Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Disney-owned media giant ESPN are aligning to provide sports betting content, to include an ESPNews show called “Daily Wager” as well as assorted online content. ESPN plans to open a branded studio in the Linq Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the Daily Wager and other related shows and content. The movement of sports betting into the mainstream continues.
On May 12, 2019, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds made Iowa the 11th state to legalize sports betting when she signed a bill passed last month by the state’s legislature. The new Iowa law provides for sports betting in the state’s casinos as well as online. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is tasked with developing rules and regulations in time for the 2019 NFL and NCAA football seasons.
Offit Kurman will continue to monitor the status of sports betting around the nation.
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