Industry News of the Day for September 8, 2022

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  • SBC Americas, 9.8.22 – Paysafe partners with ClutchBet to process payments in Iowa
    • Paysafe has linked with ClutchBet as the BlueBet US-facing brand launches its mobile app in Iowa. Under the provisions of the deal, Paysafe will deploy revamped Skrill USA digital wallet and its e-cash solution, Paysafecash, to enable online payments for ClutchBet’s Iowa sportsbook. Zak Cutler, President of Global Gaming at Paysafe, is quoted in this story.
  • Sports Handle, 9.8.22 – PointsBet Adds Ryan Leaf To Broadcast Team
    • PointsBet announced the addition Wednesday of former San Diego Chargers quarterback and ESPN football analyst Ryan Leaf to its roster of on-air talent, which will broadcast from the company’s new Manhattan studio. Johnny Aitken, PoinstBet USA CEO, is quoted in this story.
  • iGB, 9.8.22 – Celebrities to feature in DraftKings’ new responsible gambling campaign
    • DraftKings has launched a new responsible gambling campaign featuring skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and WWE professional wrestler The Miz. Produced by DraftKings’ creative and media agency VaynerMedia, the Practice Safe Bets initiative will go live during the American Gaming Association’s inaugural Responsible Gaming Education Month this September. Stephanie Sherman, DraftKings Chief Marketing Officer, is quoted in this story.

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  • Sports Handle, 9.7.22 – First Year Of Legal Arizona Wagering Even Better Than Expected
    • Over the last 12 months, Arizona regulators have constantly been surprised. In a good way. On Sept. 9, 2021, the state became the biggest in the West to go live with digital and retail event wagering. From the time-release map the geofencing company GeoComply shared on that first day, to reaching $1 billion in handle in under three months, to consistently seeing handle of about $500 million per month, well, Arizona Department of Gaming Director Ted Vogt has been all smiles.



  • Play Colorado, 9.7.22 – Colorado Division Of Gaming Director Vows To End Illegal Casinos
    • Gray skies may soon be hanging over Colorado’s illegal gambling market, thanks to an investigation by news station Denver7. In its aftermath, Governor Jared Polis recently signed a new law that gives the Colorado Division of Gaming the authority to look into gray casinos in areas that haven’t legalized gambling.