Industry News of the Day for September 9, 2022

iDEA Growth Member News

  • iGB, 9.9.22 – PointsBet launches retail sports betting in Maryland
    • Sports betting operator PointsBet has launched retail sportsbook operations in the US state Maryland. PointsBet processed its first retail bet in the state yesterday (8 September), having gained market access in Maryland in June last year through a partnership with Riverboat Group’s Riverboat on-the-Potomac venue. Johnny Aitken, PointsBet CEO, is quoted in this story.
  • SBC Americas, 9.9.22 – Sportradar receives sports betting license in Kansas
    • Sportradar has expanded its North American presence by joining the sports betting party in Kansas, after it received a Sports Wagering Service Provider Provisional Certification.
  • SBC Americas, 9.8.22 – Kambi acquiring Shape Games to help bolster front-end offering
    • Sports betting platform provider Kambi is stepping up its front end to match its back end with the acquisition of Shape Games. Kristian Nylen, Kambi CEO and co-founder, is quoted in this story.

Sports League News

Industry News

  • ESPN, 9.9.22 – The rise of Gambling Twitter: Social media and the popularity of sports betting
    • The passionate online community known as Gambling Twitter has long been an intense battleground, full of bettors, bookmakers, con artists and trolls. People absolutely love it. And, now, with widespread legal betting spreading rapidly, Gambling Twitter is on the rise.
  • SBC Americas, 9.8.22 – ESPN betting content team growing across the board
    • ESPN may not have plans for a branded sportsbook yet, but the worldwide leader in sports is expanding the scope of its sports betting content heading into the new NFL season. The expansion of gambling content is not just TV and extends to digital and radio as well.