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.
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.
This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, reports on West Virginia Governor Jim Justice allowing igaming regulation to pass into law, an update on the New York budget, and new bills in Indiana and Louisiana.
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.
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.
Jason Paradise, head of trading at Digital Sports Tech, highlights why local expertise within the US sports betting market is the key to gaining a competitive advantage in the world’s most exciting emerging territory
While it may have shied away from the industry arms race seen in the weeks following the Supreme Court’s repeal of PASPA, Amelco has quietly been carving out a niche in the nascent US sports betting market. The supplier’s chief executive Damian Walton discusses the current state of the market.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has reported an 11.5% year-on-year rise in sports betting handle for February, though the state also saw gaming revenue across all verticals decline marginally for the month.
This week’s State of the Union sees the Department of Justice hit back at New Hampshire’s challenge against its revised Wire Act opinion. Elsewhere Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has ratified mobile wagering legislation, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has set the state on the path to legal casino gaming.
Online sports betting advocates have until April 1 to convince a reluctant Governor Andrew Cuomo to include mobile sports betting in the state budget. Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr tells iGamingBusiness.com why a market restricted to in-person wagering would be a mistake.
The Illinois House Rules Committee is to run the rule over four separate amendments to a bill to regulate sports betting, giving the state legislature a choice of which regulatory framework to pursue for the vertical.
London-listed Sportech has described 2018 as a challenging year for the business, which resulted in revenue declining 3.9%, though highlighted the success of cost control efforts that helped the business cut losses for the period.
This week's State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, looks at new developments in Tennessee, Ohio and Montana, as well as reporting on the performances of the regulated New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets.
February's New Jersey iGaming Dashboard, in partnership with Ficom Leisure, shows Resorts Digital growing in prominence in the online gaming vertical, while sports betting figures have been skewed by a number of licensees making losses during the month.