Join Casino Cabbie in Edition #81. This week we've got sports betting figures from Delaware, Greenwood Gaming, and Rush Street Interactive increase their responsible gambling protocols, an update on the DraftKings/GNOG acquisition, and Diamond Fruits Slot review. Dive in; let's go.

News and Analysis

Esports Entertainment to Launch in NJ

This week, Esports Entertainment launched in New Jersey after completing a trial period and securing NJDGE approval. It is the first legal and licensed esports betting platform to go live in the state. Players can now join the site (VIE.gg) and enjoy wagering on games that include Call of Duty, Overwatch, and CS: Global Offensive. 

Rush Street Interactive Gets Responsible Gambling Accreditation

Rush Street Interactive has become the first US-based operator to be independently accredited under the Responsible Gambling Council’s check program. The accreditation demonstrates that Rush Street Interactive prioritizes responsible gambling at the core of its operators.

Rush Street Interactive is one the biggest North American operators, and they are known for transparency and fair gaming (piloting 1x wagering requirements=), operating the BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse brands.

Parx Joins AGA’s “Have a Game Plan. Bet Responsibly” Campaign

Greenwood Racing, the owner of BetParx and Parx Casino, has become the latest US operator to join the American Gambling Association’s “Have a game plan. Bet responsibly.” campaign.

The operator will promote responsible gambling via its platforms and support the campaign’s four guiding principles: setting a budget, keeping gambling social, understanding the odds, and only wagering at licensed sites.

Other operators currently partnered with the campaign include Barstool, BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, and others. The campaign aims to raise awareness of problem gambling and offer greater support and education to online gamblers in the US. 

DraftKings Sets GNOG Acquisition Deadline

You may remember that back in May 2021, DraftKings and Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) announced the news of a possible acquisition, and then we heard nothing more. The deal is still on the table, but it hasn’t secured the necessary regulatory approval yet. DraftKings has now announced that they expect completion of the acquisition before May 31st, 2022. The deal will see two of the USA’s biggest gambling operators merge.

Delaware Sports Betting Revenue Drops 87%

It’s been a rocky start to the year for sports betting in Delaware, and revenue figures for February, released this week, show an 87% decline in total revenue month-on-month. This was particularly clear for Delaware Park, which saw a month-on-month 91% decrease in revenue for February. 

No Movement for Georgia Sports Betting Bill

A re-introduced sports bill failed to pass Georgia’s state Senate on Monday. Resolution 135 was first introduced in 2021, passing the House Committee, and on Monday, it was considered by the Senate. Unfortunately, it was not passed before the Senate session ended. 

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