- Gambling Compliance, 9.6.19 – Former U.S. Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney Working On Sports Betting Bill
- Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah is collaborating with Democratic Senator Charles Schumer, the Senate minority leader, on a bill to establish federal guidelines for sports betting, according to sources.
- US Bets, 9.5.19 – 13 States With Legal Sports Betting? AGA Boss Feeling Lucky About That Number
- A dozen states have joined Nevada’s party in time for football season — a figure which some in the U.S. gaming industry find impressive but others might consider mildly disappointing, given how many states spent the year discussing their gambling options.
iDEA Growth Member News:
- Axios, 9.5.19 – Podcast: Talking Legal Sports Betting On NFL Opening Night
- The NFL kicks off tonight, and Dan discusses the future of legalized sports betting with DraftKings co-founder and CEO Jason Robins.
- CNBC, 9.5.19 – Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff On Media And Sports Betting
- Vox Media chairman and CEO Jim Bankoff joins “Squawk Alley” to discuss SB Nation’s new partnership with Draft Kings.
- Online Poker Report, 9.5.19 – The Stars Group Completes Fox Bet Rebrand For Sports, But What About Online Poker?
- After a couple months of preparations, parent company The Stars Group (TSG) recently rolled out its rebranded sportsbook in New Jersey. The new-look platform is also working though its soft-launch in Pennsylvania, with an official launch imminent pending final approval.
- Greenwich Time, 9.5.19 – What It’s Like Inside DraftKings
- DraftKings really likes its odds. Since launching in 2012, the daily fantasy sports site has raised close to $650 million in funding.
- PlayNJ, 9.5.19 – New Jersey Celebrates NFL Kickoff With A Sweet 16 Of Sports Betting Apps
- With NFL betting set to kick off today, there’s no shortage of choices when it comes to where to take your football action in New Jersey this year.
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9.5.19 – As Football Season Begins, Mobile Gaming Brings Increased Revenues – And Risk
- According to a study released Wednesday by the AGA, 38 million adults plan to bet on NFL games this season, including 16% of adults in Pennsylvania.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 9.5.19 – Gambling’s Success In Georgia Would Likely Depend On Form It Took
- Georgia lawmakers are once again looking at gambling to bring in more money to help fund the HOPE scholarship.
- PlayWV, 9.5.19 – Football Betting Preview: WV Online Sportsbook Ready For A Big Sports Betting Weekend
- Sports bettors in West Virginia and across the country have been waiting months for this weekend. It will mark the official return of football season with two full days of games on both Saturday and Sunday.
- NBC Washington, 9.5.19 – DC’s Sports Betting App Will Let You Bet District-Wide, Except For The Hundreds Of Places It Won’t Work
- As the DC Lottery prepares to launch sports betting throughout the District, work is underway to create an app allowing you to bet while on the go. But the News4 I-Team found there are hundreds of places where that app won’t work.
- NBC Green Bay, 9.5.19 – Is Sports Betting In The Cards For Wisconsin?
- A 2018 US Supreme Court ruling made it up to the state’s to decide if they want to allow sports betting. In Wisconsin, legalizing the industry would require a Constitutional amendment.
- MPR News, 9.6.19 – Iowa Bets, Minnesota Holds On Sports Gambling
- It sounds like the start of a joke — What does Iowa have that Minnesota doesn’t? For some state lawmakers the answer is legal sports betting — and it’s no joke. They say after a failed attempt earlier this year they’ll try again next year to add Minnesota to a growing number of states that allow people to legally bet on sports.
- AP News, 9.5.19 – Rhode Island Launches Mobile Sports Betting Application
- Rhode Island launched mobile sports betting at one casino and plans to add it to a second casino next week.
- The News & Observer, 9.5.19 – Will NC Add Statewide Sports Betting? New Law Says Lottery Commission Can Study The Idea
- North Carolina’s Lottery Commission is authorized to study whether or not to allow legal sports betting statewide, according to a new law signed Thursday.
- WCNC, 9.6.19 – Legal Sports Betting May Be Coming To North Carolina
- Sports betting is only legal in 13 states right now, but that list could be growing. Four states, including North Carolina, have passed bills opening the door for legalized sports betting.
Sports League News:
- Axios, 9.6.19 – The NFL’s Slow Embrace Of Sports Betting
- It’s been 15 months since the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting. In that time, the number of states with some form of legal sports betting has grown to 13 — and the NFL is slowly warming up to it.
- CNBC, 9.5.19 – NFL Season Starts As More States Offer Legal Sports Betting. Here’s How Winnings Are Taxed
- The NFL’s 100th season, which kicks off Thursday night on NBC in a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears, comes as a growing number of states are legalizing sports betting.
- Legal Sports Report, 9.6.19 – The PGA Tour Is Now Selling ‘Official Data’ For U.S. Sports Betting, Too
- The PGA Tour became the latest pro sports organization to make a move toward monetizing official data by providing it to US sports betting operators via a new deal announced today.