Industry News of the Day for September 30, 2019

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Overall Industry News:

  • Online Poker Report, 9.27.19 – World Series Of Poker Stays With Caesars; Both Checking Out Of Rio
    • After years of rumored courtships, Caesars Entertainment is finally selling its aging Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
  • Gambling Compliance, 9.30.19 – U.S. Group To Fund New Research On Responsible Sports Betting [subscription paywall]
    • With regulated sports betting spreading across the United States, a new National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) fund is aiming to add to the available body of research to help inform policy decisions around wagering on games.
  • Gambling Compliance, 9.30.19 – Fake Gambling Apps Point To New Restrictions [subscription paywall]
    • Hundreds of so-called chameleon apps, which hide their true nature as gambling products, have been found on Apple and Google’s international stores, seemingly reinforcing the case for Apple’s looming restrictions.


  • Legal Sports Report, 9.27.19 – The Oregon Sports Betting App Now Has A Target Launch Date
    • The online sports betting trail to Oregon is nearing its end. And it appears the state’s first mobile option will soon go live in the Northwest.
  • Gambling Compliance, 9.30.19 – Oregon Lottery Nears Mobile Sportsbook Launch [subscription paywall]
    • The Oregon Lottery’s new online sports-betting product, originally anticipated before the start of the National Football League (NFL) season, is now scheduled to launch in the second week of October, a lottery spokesman confirmed Friday.


Washington, D.C.:


  • The Daily Sentinel, 9.29.19 – Voters Get Crack At Sports Gambling
    • Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports betting more than a year ago, states have been scrambling with what to do about the matter. In Colorado, however, it will be up to the voters to decide.


Federal News:

  • US Bets, 9.27.19 – New Documents Reveal Behind-The-Scenes Online Gambling Lobbying
    • Former New Jersey state Senator Ray Lesniak — in many respects the founding father of the movement that has led to the expansion of legal, regulated sports betting well beyond Nevada’s borders — recently received 76 pages worth of documentation in response to his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made in February.