- NBA and MGM Resorts Tie Up Partnership – In the news that led the day yesterday, MGM and the NBA announced a deal that left many scratching their heads. MGM also tied up with Boyd to gain market entry in other states. The clear winner in all of this? Boyd Gaming. (another article here).
- MGM and Boyd Are Poised to Take Over Sports Betting, But Where Will They Start? – This deal clearly creates a major player in the sector, and the article takes a deeper look. MGM will also take the first mobile sports bet in New Jersey before the week is out.
- Illinois Lawmakers Will Hold Online Casino, Poker, Sports Betting Hearings – Illinois is going to take a serious look at gaming expansion during a pair of scheduled hearings in the coming months.
- NHL Commissioner Says Leagues Want Cut Of The Action – Says they want a cut if their IP, data, or video from games are used.
- India Law Commission to Legalize Crypto Gambling? – Recommendations were laid out to legalize the activity, which would unlock the massive market and lay the groundwork for a new type of online gaming business.
- Welcome to Our New Gambling Hell, Sports Fans – One journalist is really not looking forward to the onslaught of sports betting ads, similar to what we saw out of Fanduel and Draftkings for DFS.
- New Hampshire Lawmakers Eye Sports Betting – “The amount of money is incomprehensible,” says one lawmaker. The statements from NH lawmakers, and even the executive director of the NH lottery, clearly show they don’t understand the market. Nevada operators made $20.2m in June.
- How Long Will It Take Oklahoma to Have Legalized Sports Gambling? – Short answer: it might be awhile.
- Ifrah Law: Why We Won’t See a Federal Sports Betting Bill Soon – Commentary from gaming superlawyer, Jeff Ifrah.
- As Esports Booms, Some Investors Are Growing More Bullish – Video game industry could be worth as much as $138b by the end of the year.
- Macau “Estadium” Esports Facility Will Open at Cotai – The esports venue will open Tuesday.
- Why Esports Has a Match Fixing Problem – “It’s incredibly widespread”