Curated iGaming News – July 13, 2017

Esports

Could Overwatch Be Bigger Than Premier League Football? Developer Activision Blizzard has announced the first seven team owners for a forthcoming league. It believes – in time – the tournament could prove more lucrative than the UK’s Premier League – football’s highest-earning competition.

Is Fantasy Overwatch on the Horizon? Nate Nanzer, commissioner of the Overwatch League, tells Heroes Never Die that a fantasy league is in the planning stages, but they are not currently considering wagering. This article touches on Overwatch positioning for real money Overwatch fantasy sports.

Online Gambling

New Jersey Closes in on $600 Million in iGaming Revenue Since Legalization – New Jersey’s online casinos have generated nearly $600 million in gross revenue since online gambling was legalized and regulated in November 2013, according to analysts from PlayNJ.com.

PA Online Gambling Gets Put on Hold Again, Final Passage Still Likely – the saga continues in Pennsylvania. This could be resolved within days, or it could continue into the fall.

Google Opens Android’s Play Store to Real-Money Gambling Apps – Google is set to abolish its ban on real-money gambling apps for licensed operators in the jurisdictions they work in.

Internet Gambling Boosts Atlantic City Revenue in June – Year over year increase of 1.8%, with a 23% increase in online winnings. If the Trump Taj Mahal was not included in the calculations, the market would have shown a 10.8% increase.

Sports Betting

Connecticut Set to Adopt Sports Betting Regulations – Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy has signed a bill authorizing the state to develop sports betting regulations and to increase the number of off-track-betting facilities.