Curated iGaming News – August 10, 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.

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  • 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. 

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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.