West Virginia to be one of the first states to legalize sports betting the post-PASPA landscape
The 10th of March 2018 was a day that forever changed gaming industry in the US when a bill based on legalizing and regulating sport betting became law in the state of West Virginia (final approval is based on PASPA, the federal ban on state-regulated sports betting, coming to an end).
The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (more commonly known asPASPA) bans sports betting across the U.S., with the state of Nevada being exempt. Essentially, there are 4 parts to this act:
In October of last year, Eilers&Krejick Gaming, a consulting agency within the gaming industry, was asked to perform a study of the market that dealt with the impact legal sports betting would have on the gaming industry and economy of West Virginia as a whole. Eilers&Krejick Gaming, after submitting their findings, was asked to act as a resource for the West Virginia Lottery as it sought to legalize sports betting in WV.
In their recent press release, Eilers&Krejick Gaming singled out the Lottery Director Managing General Counsel of West Virginia Lottery, Alan Larrick and Danielle Boyd, for their “foresight and vision that were critical” in the process of making legal sports betting in West Virginia reality.
Eilers&Krejcik Gaming is a research and consulting firm that specializes and focuses on the gaming equipment, interactive sectors, technology and of the legal gaming/gambling industry. They offer a wide array of services and products includes company research, market research, consulting & advisory services for:
The Sports practice of Eilers&Krejcik Gaming, launch in the summer of 2017, is overseen by the highly experienced and regarded Chris Grove. Chris has since built a team that is highly respected team and have become the de facto name when it comes to marketing solutions for the legal sports betting industry.