In an attempt to legalise mobile sports wagering in the state, a bill in Georgia has been passed onto the Senate Committee.
Meanwhile, BetMGM is set to launch within this vertical in Indiana. This was after Roar Digital‘s temporary licence approval became permanent.
Below are the key details from both stories.
Georgia passes mobile sports betting bill to State Senate Committee
Senate Bill 403, which would legalise sports wagering via mobile means, was introduced to the Senate last week. It had the support of Senators Burt Jones, Jeff Mullis, Brandon Beach, Ed Harbison and David Lucas.
It’s worth noting that *only* mobile sports wagering would be legalised through this bill. The planned Georgia Mobile Sports Wagering Integrity Commission, which would become part of the Georgia Lottery Corporation, would oversee regulatory matters.
Operators wishing to obtain a licence would have to pay a non-refundable application fee of $50,000. And if this was to be accepted, an annual renewal fee of $900,000 would be required.
A tax rate of 10% on gross gaming revenue would apply to licensed operators in the state. This would be paid each month, and determined by adjusted gross income from the previous month.
Georgia is home to a number of major sports clubs – including Atlanta United of the MLS and the NFL‘s Atlanta Falcons.
BetMGM receives Indiana launch approval
BetMGM has been approved to offer mobile betting services in Indiana by the state’s Gaming Commission.
The brand, which is operated by Roar Digital – a joint-venture between MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings – was at first given a temporary permit. But after satisfying the Commission with how it operated during this period, that became permanent.
As of today, the full licence is in effect.
BetMGM is already present in New Jersey, having launched there last October. And last month, it went live in West Virginia – via a partnership with The Greenbrier casino resort.
Meanwhile, BetMGM collaborated with Yahoo last November to launch a sportsbook – also in New Jersey.