A bill to legalise sports betting on tribal lands in North Carolina has been passed by the state Senate, and transferred to the House of Representatives. The bill passed at the second reading, with 43 Senators voting in favour and seven against.
Indiana’s House Ways and Means Committee has advanced a sports betting bill to the House floor, but with a number of significant amendments. Approved changes include reducing the licence fee to $10,000 and setting a tax rate of 9.5% of revenue.
SkillOnNet-powered RedKings is to close its poker and sports betting products later this month, but continue to operate its online and mobile casino service. Poker and sports betting will cease operations on April 28.
The first six months of legal sports betting in West Virginia has seen the state’s licensed operators generate revenue of $10.1m (£7.7m/€8.9m), with the Penn National Gaming-operated Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races leading the market.
Australian gambling operator PointsBet has agreed a deal to take on the naming rights to Shark Park, the home ground of the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, as part of a new sponsorship deal with the National Rugby League (NRL) team.
SBTech may be formally confirmed as the Oregon State Lottery’s (OSL) sports betting partner later this month, though its selection as the preferred vendor has been protested by Scientific Games, a rival bidder for the contract.
State-owned gaming operator Svenska Spel’s lottery and gaming machine division has generated turnover of SEK906m (£74.6m/€86.9m/$97.6m) in the first two months of activity in Sweden’s newly regulated online gaming market.
The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU), the sport’s anti-corruption body, has reported 21 match betting alerts for the first quarter of 2019, the lowest quarterly figure since the data was first made public in 2015.
Lawmakers in Arkansas are to run the rule over a new bill that would legalise in-person, online and mobile sports wagering in the US state, but limit the number of licences to just four. Senate Bill 669 also includes proposals for a so-called ‘integrity fee’ to be paid to sports leagues.
Spanish gaming hall operator MGA Group’s online betting and gaming brand GoldenPark.es has migrated its offering to the Sportnco platform, completing the switch from Optima's solution earlier this week.
Online gambling operator Betway has extended its partnership with the UK’s Grand National Festival showpiece horseracing event. Betway will continue as the official betting partner to the race for a further five years.
Sports data intelligence provider Sportradar has renewed its partnership with the Rugby Football League (RFL), the national governing body for rugby league in England. The new deal will cover the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
A trio of bills that would regulate sports betting in Montana have progressed through the state legislature, with just weeks left of the state’s regular session. Two of the three have been passed by the House and transferred to the Senate, while one was approved by the Senate and transferred to the house earlier this week.