News and Notes from the sportsbooks around the country
Nevada – Nevada sportsbooks lost $483,000 in June. It is the first loss suffered statewide for the books since July 2013, a stretch of 83 consecutive months.
Colorado – handle of slightly more than $38.1 million for June, an increase of 49% compared to its initial report for May; six mobile operators and one retail sportsbook in operation in June; $2.17 million in revenue, $217,023 in taxes; hold of 5.69%, higher than May’s hold of 3.6%; 24% of the wagers were on table tennis and the $9.15 million in handle generated for that sport was a 38.8% increase compared to May.
Washington DC – Capital One Arena box office is now a William Hill sportsbook, complete with 7 betting windows and 9 self-serve kiosks, first American sports venue and 1st physical sports book in Washington DC and will be open seven days a week with normal operating hours of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m; temporary book until permanent 2 story book in the Green Turtle restaurant opens and will be open during games but people in GT will not be able to see the rink/court
Indiana – Unibet Online Sportsbook, operating as a skin of Horseshoe Hammond, received its Go Live Authorization from the state gaming board on Tuesday of last week
New Jersey – Wynn launched its online gambling sites in New Jersey on Monday (currently in five-day soft launch phase), operating under Caesars license; GameCo has received approval to offer eSports betting and skill-based iGaming products to New Jersey casinos and sportsbooks;
Illinois – Hawthorne Race Course in Illinois has received its sports wagering license. In partnership with Hawthorne, sportsbook PointsBet says it plans to unveil its retail and mobile products “soon” in the state. Also, Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin opened its William Hill Sportsbook on Saturday and it will be open 7-days a week 10am – 10pm.
Michigan – Island Resort & Casino in Harris, Mich., partners with Churchill Downs Incorporated to open retail (proposed fall opening) and online sportsbooks (no online in MI currently) through BetAmerica brand
BetMGM – Official betting operator of the PGA Tour; rights in the US to use PGA Tour marks, rights to advertise within Tour media and Tour partner platforms, content and video rights to create pre and post game betting programming as well as distribute highlights to users who have placed bets
IGT – secured a major multi-year deal this week with sports betting and igaming firm FanDuel Group. Under the terms of the agreement, IGT’s PlaySports platform will power all of Fanduel’s new and existing retail FanDuel Sportsbooks across the US until September 2024. Additionally, FanDuel Group has agreed to offer IGT PlayDigital’s PlayCasino games in states where its online casinos operate; nine US states and includes the FanDuel Sportsbook at Meadowlands, New Jersey, currently the country’s highest-volume sportsbook.