Intralot is a step closer to delivering sports betting in Washington DC after lawmakers voted narrowly to allow the DC Lottery to negotiate a new contract with its existing supplier and bypass the standard procurement process.
The first day’s panels at ICE VOX 2019 saw speakers talk up the need for cooperation between operators and regulators if the industry is to survive in the face of increasing regulatory pressure and worsening public opinion. Speakers also highlighted the importance of clarity on issues such as the Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the Wire Act and what is expected of operators when it comes to player protection.
With regulated US betting and gaming in its infancy, players searching for odds and information have helped affiliates and media sites lead the way in online search rankings, with the likes of CBS Sports and ESPN among the most-returned sites.
Sports betting solutions provider Metric Gaming has agreed a joint venture with Swedish igaming operator Bethard Group that will see the partners provide a B2B solution for the US betting and gaming market.