Curated iGaming News – August 9, 2017

iGaming

Esports

Daily Fantasy Sports

Payments

  • Caesars Launches WeChat Pay for Chinese Visitors – Chinese tourists can now use WeChat Pay, a Chinese digital wallet similar to Apple Pay, to buy food, show tickets, or souvenirs at 16 POS locations inside Caesars Palace, the Linq, and Paris.

 

Curated iGaming News – August 1, 2017

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Curated iGaming News – July 27, 2017

Massachusetts

  • Study Group Recommends MA Wait to Legalize Online Casinos – A special legislative commission in MA is recommending the legalization of fantasy sports, but to hold off on sanctioning additional online gaming.
  • Stronach Group Mulling Plans for MA Racing – The Stronach Group has asked the MA legislature to give the state gambling commission more power to change simulcasting and account-wagering laws in order to pave the way for a proposed partnership on a Thoroughbred meet at the defunct Raynham greyhound track in 2018. Intent of request is to control simulcasting in the state and to receive a cut of revenue from companies that compete with XpressBet.

Daily Fantasy Sports

  • Delaware Legalizes DFS, Draftkings and Fanduel to Reenter Market – Delaware became the 14th state to put (fee and tax heavy) fantasy sports law on the books. It calls for a $50k fee and 15.5% tax on GGR. Minimum age of 18 years old, bans contests on college events, horse racing, and law sunsets in 2019 with instructions for a report to revise the law due in that year. 

Pennsylvania

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Good Reads

Curated iGaming News – July 24, 2017

Sports Betting

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New Jersey

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Curated iGaming News July 14, 2017

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Sports Betting & Daily Fantasy Sports

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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

Other News

Curated iGaming News – July 12, 2017

Sports Betting

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Pennsylvania Online Gambling

Michigan Online Gambling

Gambling and the Law

 

Fanduel and Draftkings Merger Not a Sure Thing

Fanduel fails to convince judge to move FTC case to Boston

FTC Temporarily Halts Proposed Draftkings-Fanduel Merger

The proposed merger between daily fantasy sports powerhouses Fanduel and Draftkings is in jeopardy, and most recently a judge declined to allow the case to move to Boston – where Draftkings is based – and with an ostensibly more friendly legal environment for the two DFS giants.