Industry News of the Day for September 4, 2019

iDEA Growth Member News:

Washington, D.C.:





New York:

  • Legal Sports Report, 9.3.19 – Why The Planned Mobile NY Sports Betting Study Hasn’t Even Started Yet
    • With the Aug. 12 deadline long past for the state gaming commission to pick the winning bid to conduct an NY sports betting study, Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. recently met with executive director Rob Williams to get an explanation for the delay.
  • Spectrum Local News, 9.3.19 – Signs Point To Sports Betting In WNY Soon
    • Gaming regulators officially allowed sports gambling in New York in June and over the course of this summer, casinos have been opening their sports facilities.

Rhode Island:


  • Sports Handle, 9.3.19 – Oregon Lottery Won’t Launch Sports Betting Before NFL Season Begins
    • The Oregon Lottery’s “Scoreboard” app won’t launch ahead of the NFL season, a Lottery spokesman told Sports Handle Tuesday. The app, which some patrons got a sneak peak of at the state fair in August and earlier this month, is still in the testing phase, and the decision was made to “get it right” rather than rush.
  • PlayUSA, 9.3.19 – Oregon Online Sportsbook Won’t Go Live Until The Fall
    • The Oregon Lottery has already indicated its online sportsbook will not hit the market by its initial target date. Now, it anticipates introducing online sports betting service Scoreboard, integrated with Oregon’s online lottery app, by late-September or mid-October.

Sports League News:

  • The New York Times, 9.4.19 – Sports Betting Has Arrived To Transform The N.F.L. Or Not.
    • The N.F.L.’s centennial season begins Thursday, an anniversary the league has already begun celebrating. Some observers believe that a true transformation of the sport’s economics is only just starting now thanks to the advancing legalization of sports betting across the country.
  • ESPN, 9.4.19 – Survey: 15% Of American Adults To Bet On NFL
    • The sports betting landscape is evolving rapidly, but one thing remains the same — American bettors love the NFL.

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