Industry News of the Day for September 6, 2023

iDEA Growth Member News

  • CDC Gaming Reports: Entain Foundation U.S. Works To Educate Athletes About Responsible Gambling Practices
    • As more jurisdictions legalize sports betting, there is more scrutiny. And increased scrutiny has cost some athletes dearly. According to The Athletic, seven players and a staff member from the 2022 football teams at Iowa and Iowa State were “charged with aggravated misdemeanors in connection to a gambling probe.” All but two charged are accused of betting on their own teams. Other athletes from the Iowa universities, including baseball and basketball players and wrestlers, have also been charged.

Industry News

  • PlayUSA: AGA Responsible Gaming Education Month Begins With Strong Message, Survey Results
    • The American Gaming Association (AGA) begins Responsible Gaming Education Month by releasing a consumer survey featuring data regarding responsible gaming awareness. As legal gambling expands, roughly 84% of gamblers are aware of at least one responsible gambling resource. The new data shows that of the five measures surveyed, deposit limits (85%) have proven to be the most effective way to encourage responsible play.



  • PlayMichigan: Michigan Gambling Plays Key Role In Gov. Whitmer’s Economic Vision
    • The head of the Michigan Gaming Control Board said the state’s strong gambling industry is key to delivering Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s economic priorities. Last week, the economy was a major theme in Whitmer’s What’s Next Address at the Lansing Shuffle. “Michiganders work hard,” Whitmer said. “The numbers prove it. Our unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in 23 years… When Michigan families succeed, Michigan’s economy thrives.

New Jersey

  • SBC Americas: New Jersey AG Cautions Bettors To Avoid Offshore Sites This NFL Season
    • The start of a new football season inevitably means the start of a barrage of promotions from operators and affiliates in the sports betting space, both regulated and offshore. Even though New Jersey is the most mature online sports betting market in the US outside of Nevada, the state’s Attorney General Matthew Platkin still wanted to encourage the state’s sports fans to be on the lookout.

New York

  • PlayNY: Bally Bet Returns In Ohio, Promises For NY Sports Betting Relaunch Soon
    • The summer hiatus is almost over for Bally Bet Sportsbook. After temporarily shutting down in June, Bally Bet expects to rejoin the New York sports betting market soon after recently reintroducing its updated platform in Ohio. When exactly Bally Bet returns to the Empire State remains to be seen. But the company has New York as part of its next wave of relaunches.

North Carolina

  • The Charlotte Observer: Online Casino Expansion Is A Good Bet For North Carolina | Rep. Jason Saine
    • 2023 has been the year of gaming in North Carolina, and it’s no wonder why. As the legislature considers a wide range of gaming options, including brick-and-mortar casinos, I’ve encouraged my colleagues to look toward the industry’s future: iGaming. In recent years, an increasing number of states have authorized iGaming, which allows eligible adults to enjoy online the same games they can currently play in a casino, including poker and slots.
  • Legal Sports Report: GLI Set To Assist With NC Sports Betting
    • North Carolina regulators continue their crawl toward the launch of NC sports betting.  The North Carolina State Lottery Commission announced Thursday it hired Gaming Laboratories International, or GLI, to help get NC sportsbooks off the ground. The hiring occurred on August 11, according to the NC Lottery website. In the past year, GLI has helped Massachusetts, Vermont, and Kentucky launch sports betting. Kentucky begins with in-person sportsbooks next week, one of the quickest markets to go from governor signing to live.


  • PlayCanada: Despite New Ban, We’re Still Going To See Tons Of Ontario Online Casino Ads
    • The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario‘s recent decision to ban athletes and other celebrities from appearing in gambling advertising has been the talk of the town recently. Well, at least among those involved in the province’s online gambling industry. Right now, the focus seems to be on the word-for-word meaning of the AGCO’s ban of celebrities endorsing gambling operators. Starting on Feb. 28, 2024, Ontario gambling ads will no longer be allowed to feature athletes.


  • Gambling News: Red Rake Gaming Secures License Approval To Launch In Pennsylvania
    • This has been celebrated as a significant achievement by the company which sees the Keystone State as one of the most important frontiers of its future growth not just in North America, but in iGaming as a whole. The new license acquisition paves the way for similar opportunities in other states, but it also secures Red Rake Gaming an early start in the burgeoning iGaming market, which is poised to expand over the coming years.