Sports Betting in the News — Weekly Round-up for February 22, 2019

Golden Nugget Launches Online Sports Book In New Jersey

Powered by SBTech

Golden Nugget launched a new sportsbook in the New Jersey this week, integrated within its online casino platform, and powered by SBTech.

The new sportsbook, the thirteenth in the market, offers a wide range of betting markets but is restricted from offering wagering on the NBA as its owner Tilman Fertitta owns the NBA’s Houston Rockets.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) released stellar January 2019 figures last week, reporting online sports betting revenues of $15.5 million contributing 82 percent of total gross gaming win that reached a record high of $31.7 million (see previous InfoPowa report).

Sports Betting Bill Approved By Washington D.C. Council (Update)

Intralot tipped to provide sports betting for D.C. district – controversially bypassing formal tender process

The approval of an emergency measure by the Washington D.C. Council earlier this week enables existing D.C. lottery provider Intralot to operate sports betting in the district without undergoing a competitive bidding process, a controversial decision that effectively locks out competitors IGT and Scientific Games both of whom expressed an interest in tendering for the business.

North Dakota House Passes Sports Betting Bill

Bill moves to Senate

The North Dakota State House has passed sports betting legislation HB1254 allowing for wagering on professional and college sports.

The bill fell two votes short on its first vote but passed on a 52-38 margin the second time around.

HB1254 now moves on to the Senate.