Industry News of the Day for September 8, 2023

Industry News

  • PlayUSA: American Gaming Association Projects 73.5M Will Bet On 2023 NFL Season
    • More than one in four American adults will bet on the NFL during the 2023-2024 season, according to the latest projections from the American Gaming Association (AGA). The AGA’s survey revealed that 73.5 million American adults plan to bet on the NFL, a figure that represents 37% of the NFL fan base. Perhaps the most striking thing about the AGA’s new survey data is how much betting has increased among American adults since 2022.
  • SBC Americas: NCAA Survey: Sports Betting Problems On Rise In Autonomy Schools
    • The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) has released the findings of its survey of senior campus compliance administrators, who have delivered their verdict on various sports betting trends they have witnessed. Intriguingly, a “substantial increase” in sports wagering issues was reported in autonomy schools, with the survey finding 27% had dealt with a sports betting problem among their athletes or staff within the past year, up 24% on the 3% reported in 2019.


  • Delaware News Journal: Delaware Will Get Online Sports Betting, New Poker Platform As Part Of Rush Street Contract
    • The Delaware Lottery has reached an agreement with a global online gaming company that will introduce online sports betting in Delaware for the first time and take over the state’s existing virtual casino games. Rush Street Interactive is replacing 888 Gaming, the only platform the state has used since the inception of online gambling or “igaming” in 2013. Delaware Lottery Director Helene Keeley said RSI was chosen by a selection committee of lottery staff and state officials for its commitment to responsible gaming, customer service and quality products.


  • Sports Handle: Iowa Regulator Proposes Updated Betting Rules After College Violations
    • College sports wagering scandals hit the University of Iowa and Iowa State University this spring, with each school suspending multiple athletes. Several of the violations led to criminal charges being filed. A handful of players, including Iowa State quarterback Hunter Dekkers, who placed underage wagers via an account shared with his parents, recently agreed to plea deals. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s regular review of its gambling regulations included a few notable proposed changes to sports betting rules, which were posted Aug. 24.


  • Legal Sports Report: Updates From Yesterday’s Kentucky Sports Betting Launch
    • While online sports betting in Kentucky does not start until September 28, in-person sportsbooks will remain open until then as it is now legal to wager in Kentucky. There was plenty of fanfare across the state, including a barnstorming tour by Gov. Andy Beshear. With NFL betting starting in earnest tonight and plenty of Kentucky college football action to hit this weekend, the Bluegrass State industry has nowhere to go but up.
  • WDRB: Louisville Businesses Betting On Getting A Boost From Sports Wagering
    • The state is expected to make millions of dollars in tax revenue when the wager windows open Thursday at sports betting facilities, but it’s also expected to have an impact on local businesses.  The smokers at Tim Page BBQ are fired up every morning at 7 a.m. The barbecue joint off Taylor Boulevard in Louisville is about to get a boost. “The racetrack always gives us business because the people come and go, when they leave they come get something to eat.”


  • PlayMichigan: Michigan Online Casinos Making Over $5 Million In Revenue Per Day In 2023
    • It’s been an easy statement to say that Michigan online casinos are thriving in 2023. Overall revenue from the 15 online operators is up over 23% through seven months compared to 2022. That boost has put Michigan near $1.1 billion in revenue for the year thus far. The monthly Michigan online casino revenue reports have given us an indicator each month of how the industry is doing. We continually see monthly reports over $150 million, which is a big number.

New Jersey

  • Gambling News: Amelco Launches Igaming Suite In New Jersey
    • Amelco, a provider of sports betting, casino and lottery products and solutions, has rolled out its complete igaming suite in New Jersey. The move will grow the company’s presence in the United States, allowing it to supply more operators with its solutions. Amelco offers an in-house casino aggregation suite that incorporates slot games, table titles, poker and instant games.

New York

  • Gov Hochul No Longer Recused from Seneca Talks After Husband Retires
    • New York Gov. Kathy Hochul can partake in negotiations with the Seneca Nation on a new gambling compact after recusals put in place in 2021 became unwarranted when her husband retired from Delaware North. In a statement post on Aug. 30, Hochul said her recusal memo was updated to reflect that financial conflict of interest is no longer a concern. With Hochul’s participation expected to resume, the Seneca Nation’s president, Rickey Armstrong Sr., said he would welcome communication with the governor.

North Carolina

  • Gaming Today: North Carolina Opens Email Registration For Sports Betting Service Providers, Suppliers
    • North Carolina has opened email registration for sports betting service providers and suppliers who plan to operate in the Tar Heel State early next year. The email portal for service providers – or sportsbooks that set odds and lines – and sports wagering suppliers opened Sept. 1 on the NC Education Lottery website. A similar registration portal was opened on the website for online sports betting operators on Aug. 8. Potential licensees will receive application and licensing updates by signing up for updates.