News and Anaylsis
Michigan Continues Octobers Record-Breaking Revenue Smash Across Gambling States
Last week we brought you the revenue roundups for October from the key US iGaming states. While Michigan might’ve been a little late getting their figures in, they certainly don’t disappoint; Michigan continues the record-break revenue streak seen across all states, reporting a 30.8% increase in sports and a 7.1% increase in casino revenue from September’s figures. Way to go, Michigan!
Senator Addabbo Sets Sights on January Launch for NY Sports Betting
New York’s Senator Addabbo has announced the possibility of sports betting as early as January 2022 in the state. This week, the gaming commission finalized regulations for operators, with the final step being to agree on the location of the gambling servers before operators can launch.
Court Ruling Stops Sports Betting in Florida
Sports betting in Florida has ground to a halt after Columbia District court this week ruled that the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s state compact violates the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.
Sports betting in the state launched on November 1st after a gaming compact was agreed between the state and Florida’s Seminole Tribe in May that granted exclusive online and retail sports betting rights.
However, the compact was challenged this week by two casino operators, who claimed that it goes against the Florida constitution, questioning if online gambling constitutes gambling on tribal lands or if it created an “expansion of tribal lands,” which according to the FL constitution must be agreed by referendum.
Judge Friedrich ruled that the compact attempted to “authorize sports betting both on and off Indian lands.” Adding, “By simultaneously authorizing sports betting on Indian lands and deeming gaming across Florida to occur on those same lands, [the compact] purports to authorize sports betting throughout the State.” Therefore, this was clearly outside of tribal gambling and considered an expansion.
Judge Friedrich ruled for the immediate revoking of FL’s new gaming compact, reinstating the 2010 pre-existing compact, and advised state and tribal parties to renegotiate new pathways to legal online gambling.
Penn National Opening Hollywood Casino, Morgantown PA
In our last nugget of news for this digest, Penn National Gaming will open a new Hollywood Casino in Morgantown, PA, on December 22nd, just in time for Christmas. The casino is a category four establishment and 80,000 square feet, featuring 750 slot machines, 30 table games, and Barstools’ sportsbook available on site.
Game of the Week
Dream Catcher RTP: 96.58%. Evolution Gaming.
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