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The sports betting handle in Indiana saw a huge boost as expected with over $91 million for the month of October with the introduction of mobile sports betting. DraftKings Sportsbooks finished number one in handle with BetRivers and FanDuel among the leaders as well.


New York Senator Joseph Addabbo has not given up his fight to bring mobile betting to New York state. The major roadblock is Governor Andrew Cuomo who feels like an amendment must be made to the state Constitution in order to allow mobile wagering.


Proposition DD has passed in Colorado making it the 19th state to legalize sports gambling. As of May 2020, Coloradans will be able to place sports bets on mobile apps and at casinos in three cities across the state.


Penn National Gaming (PNG) is in conversation with a number of potential sports media partners according to reports. Unlike most of their competitors, PNG does not currently have a sports brand to lead with and is looking for a partnership with a company that can be fully integrated.


A public hearing on the draft regulations for the Montana Lottery's sports wagering plans was received with mixed reviews with one investment group threatening to sue. The discontent stems from the Lottery's attempt to tie sports gambling to liquor licenses.


The Michigan House of Representatives passed legislation that legalizes sports betting. That includes mobile/online, retail and fantasy sports gambling as well. The only thing missing is the signature of Governor Gretchen Whitmer who has the power to veto.


MGM Resorts has partnered up with Yahoo to integrate their BetMGM sports betting product into the Yahoo Sports app as of November. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but it is believed that access will also be available through other Yahoo platforms at a later date.


Casino operators in Missouri will not accept a deal that would allow the Missouri Lottery to regulate video lottery terminals in exchange for legalized sports betting. They also emphasized the need for easy mobile options during a hearing with The House Special Interim Committee on Gaming.


Atlantic City Race Course has been closed since 2015 due to a decline in the industry according to Greenwood ACRA who own the property. With sports betting now legal in the state, Greenwood is moving forward with a redevelopment plan that would include legal sports betting.


A Superior Court judge in the District of Columbia struck down a request for a preliminary injunction on the sports wagering and lottery contract with Intralot. The decision will allow the D.C Lottery to move forward with implementing sports betting but the lawsuit itself will proceed.


The September numbers for the legal sports betting market in Pennsylvania are very impressive. A combination of online wagering being launched with the start of the NFL season has seen the Keystone State reach nearly $200 million in wagers last month.


Google has updated their gambling ads policy and have announced that they will allow several states to have gambling related ads appear online. This means that in the near future, states that have legalized sports betting should be able to advertise more aggressively. 


The Oregon Lottery has released its new online sports betting game called Scoreboard. The mobile app will be available to IPhone users through the Apple Store while Android users can download it through the Lottery’s website. 


Major League Baseball has announced that Fox Bet is now an Authorized Gaming Partner of MLB in the United States. Although the terms of the multiyear deal were not disclosed, we do know that FOX Bet will have the right to use MLB's official league data feed.


Iowa's legal sports betting handle hit $38.5 million with net revenue of over $4.9 million in September, according to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC). September was the first full month of legal sports betting in Iowa with more than half of the wagers coming via mobile apps.


Indiana registered one of the most successful opening month handles since PASPA was struck down in May 2018. According to the Indiana Gaming Commission, sports bettors in Indiana wagered more than $35 million in September, which was the first month of legal sports betting.


The Senate Gaming and Pari-mutuel Wagering on Horse Racing and Growing Georgia's Equine Industry Study Committee met this week to discuss the topic of sports betting in the Peach State. The committee was established in April to study opportunities to regulate betting, gaming and horse racing in Georgia.