U.S Sports Betting Media Coverage

Friday, January 11th 2019

Report: Sports Betting Footprint Will Grow To Include 17 States, DC In '19

Published by Sports Business Daily, January 10, 2019

The footprint of U.S. states that allow sports betting will expand from nine to at least 17 in the coming year, along with the addition of DC, according to a report released today by gaming industry research service GamblingCompliance.

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Report: Connecticut A Good Bet To Approve Sports Wagering This Year

Published by The Day, January 10, 2019

Connecticut is one of the six states most likely to pass sports betting legislation this year, according to a report published Thursday by an independent research firm.

But it’s not going to be easy, James Kilsby, an editor with GamblingCompliance, the Washington, D.C.-based firm, wrote in an email.

“It is one state where we are provisionally expecting a bill to be passed this year, but it is by absolutely no means a slam dunk,” Kilsby wrote. “In fact, Connecticut is a microcosm of the legal and lobbying complexities facing sports betting legislation across the country.”

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Sports Betting Is Topic No.1 At Casino Industry Trade Show

Published by Bloomberg, October 9, 2018

Since the U.S. Supreme Court in May upended a federal ban on sports betting outside of Nevada, the casino business has seen a flurry of deal-making and optimism. The giddiness was evident at the industry’s big trade show, the Global Gaming Expo, which opened Monday in Las Vegas.

Manufacturers touted new sports-betting products. Panelists in conference rooms discussed everything from regulatory compliance to the role of Bitcoin in athletic wagering. And in the bars and restaurants near the Sands Expo Center, sports betting was topic No. 1.

“There are so many unanswered questions, but these are exciting times for the U.S. gaming industry and the global sports-betting sector as a whole,” said James Kilsby, managing director of the Americas office for the consulting firm GamblingCompliance.

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Sports Betting and Big Brother: Rise of Facial Recognition Cameras

Published by ESPN, October 4, 2018

Other sports leagues and event organizers appear to be following tennis' lead in looking to restrict access to the live data that power in-game wagering.

"We do not believe data companies should be allowed to enter sporting events under the guise of fans to commercially collect real-time data for use in betting," Major League Baseball executive Pat Courtney said in a statement to GamblingCompliance in March.

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William Hill Ups U.S. Stakes With Eldorado Sports Betting Deal

Published by Reuters, September 5, 2018

A crackdown in its British home market on gambling machines and stakes has driven a 19 percent fall in William Hill shares this year and encouraged it to look to the U.S. for growth. Other betting firms have made similar moves, with GVC Holdings last month announcing a venture with hotel and casino operator MGM, while a Dublin-based unit of Paddy Power struck a deal with Boyd Gaming in July.

Industry researchers GamblingCompliance estimate U.S. online sports betting will be worth $3.1 billion in revenue by 2023 as more states follow Nevada in regulating the sector.

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No Safe Bet: Millions Lost As a Result of Inaction on Sports Wagering in New York

Published by Buffalo Business Journal, August 24, 2018

Industry professionals say New York will someday overtake Nevada. The report “U.S. Sports Betting: Sizing the Post-PASPA Opportunity” by GamblingCompliance of Washington, D.C., predicts New York will become the No. 1 state in the nation in terms of annual gross gambling revenue by 2023.

“The online-betting opportunity in the Empire State alone will be worth well in excess of a half-billion dollars in annual revenue,” said the report’s authors, James Kilsby and Daniel Stone.

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U.S. Sports Betting Market: Could New Jersey Eclipse Nevada To Become No.1?

Published by Forbes, August 12, 2018

The ever-optimistic Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), David Rebuck, made a bold proclamation late this July when he told GamblingCompliance website that his goal is for the Garden State to be the top sports betting market in the United States (U.S.). Well, could it happen?

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When Sports Betting Is Legal, the Value of Game Data Soars

Published by The New York Times, July 2, 2018

Over the past year, at least 17 states have considered new laws on sports betting, including at least six where official data is in play, said James Kilsby, managing director of Gambling Compliance, an independent research service. Of those 17 states, roughly a half-dozen, including New Jersey and Rhode Island, have passed laws legalizing sports betting, or are close to doing so, Mr. Kilsby said.

For proponents of official data, New York and Pennsylvania are potential bellwethers, Mr. Kilsby said.

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Sports Betting Is Here, and Leagues Should Stay Away

Published by Associated Press, June 27, 2018

A report released Wednesday by GamblingCompliance, a Washington-based research firm, predicted sports betting will be legal in 25 to 37 states within five years. Billions of dollars will be wagered, with gross gaming wins expected to top $5 billion by 2023 alone. That translates into total wagering of some $100 billion a year alone, a staggering figure 20 times what was bet legally in Nevada last year.

“Online sports betting in New York is the single biggest opportunity we see emerging in next few years,” said James Kilsby, managing director of GamblingCompliance.

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States Are Pushing to Keep Federal Regulation Out of Sports Gambling

Published by The New York Times, May 23, 2018

In the wake of a United States Supreme Court ruling striking down a ban on sports betting, state gambling regulators are fighting suggestions by major sports leagues that gambling should be overseen at the federal level.

James Kilsby, managing director of Gambling Compliance, an independent research service, said that states see suggestions that sports betting fall under federal control as an encroachment on states’ rights. “All forms of gaming have historically been regulated at the state level,” Mr. Kilsby said. “I think you’re going to see the gaming industry be extremely reluctant to bend on that issue.”

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The Big Gamble: Is Sports Betting Really a $7 Billion Media Windfall?

Published by Variety, May 23, 2018

The Supreme Court’s decision to effectively legalize sports betting could be a big boon for media companies, according to a forecast from Evercore ISI analyst Anthony DiClemente. “Sports betting could drive $7bn incremental US ad spend in 2019,” DiClemente wrote in a note to investors this weekend, estimating that about half of that money would go to digital advertising.

GamblingCompliance, a company that tracks the activity across the U.S. and Europe, estimates that in addition to Nevada, five states will have legalized sports gambling before the end of the year. In five years, the number could grow to as many as 38.

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The Confusing Battle Over Sports Betting, Explained

Published by The Washington Post, May 14, 2018

Sports betting has been more or less banned in the states for nearly a quarter of a century. That could change drastically after the Supreme Court on Monday opened the door to make sports betting legal in any state that wants to legalize it.

Chris Krafcik of GamblingCompliance, an independent gambling analysis company, said this decision is “transformational.” It means some 20 to 40 states can and probably will soon move forward on creating their own sports betting markets worth an estimated $1 billion in annual gaming revenue.

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The Sports Betting Revolution Will Be A Slow Play Online

Published by Wired, May 15, 2018

For decades, sports betting has been illegal in the US outside Nevada. With a Supreme Court ruling Monday, that’s about to change, likely before the upcoming NFL season kicks off. But don’t get too excited—or horrified, depending on your perspective—about the future of online sports gambling just yet; it won’t come all at once, and it won’t be everywhere. 

GamblingCompliance, a company that provides legal and regulatory services to casinos, pegs the potential revenue to casinos from legalized US sports betting at anywhere between $2 billion and $5.8 billion per year, with states taking a still-to-be-determined cut.

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