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Betradar prepares tools for post-PASPA US

George Miller

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Betradar has revealed plans to launch sports betting services in the US, should the country scrap or amend the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act 1992 (PASPA).

 

The state of New Jersey wants to overturn PASPA which makes it unlawful for governmental entities to sponsor, operate, advertise, promote, licence or authorise betting, gambling or wagering schemes based on games played by amateur or professional athletes.

Nevada currently is the only US state in which gambling on sports is legal.

The Supreme Court hosted an opening hearing for the case, although a decision is not expected until June.

Betradar has moved to get ahead of the market by this week announcing that it will be able to provide solutions to US-facing operators should the ruling go in favour of New Jersey.

Neale Deeley, new vice-president sales for Betradar in the US, said: “For months now we have been approached by existing clients and prospects, asking us to evaluate their needs and offer a solution fit for the current and future US market.

Of course there has been a good deal of uncertainty, and that uncertainty still remains.

But we have a very modular approach that is robust enough to support any of the various scenarios, which is giving operators the confidence to plan the next steps with us now so they can be assured of being ready on time.

We have also extended our data coverage so that we are the clear market leader in terms of US and US relevant sports and competitions, and this in turn means that our data-driven tools, trackers and visualisations will set new benchmarks.

Deeley added: “ We have developed unique risk management and trading services that sit at the heart of our new offering and will deliver peace of mind and value to anyone wanting a ready-made sportsbook solution.

Finally, it is worth highlighting that we already supply services to many of the Nevada sports books and of course are ready to roll these out across the US as and when.

Ultimately, we are confident that we have the assets in place to deliver immediate roll out and value if and when the landscape changes”.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Full House Resorts Partners with Wynn Resorts in Indiana and Colorado

Niji Narayan

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Full House Resorts Inc. has entered into two new agreements with WSI US LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wynn Resorts, allowing online/mobile sports wagering throughout Indiana and Colorado.

“We are excited to partner with Wynn Resorts, allowing them to conduct mobile sports wagering throughout Indiana and Colorado. Wynn Resorts is renowned for its unparalleled focus on guest service and as the premier operator in the gaming industry. We are thrilled to see them bring their unique vision to the online space, beginning with the residents of — and many visitors to — Indiana and Colorado,” Daniel R. Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of Full House Resorts said.

With the new agreements, the Company has now utilised all of its allowed sports wagering opportunities in Indiana and Colorado.

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Red Rake Gaming closes social casino supply deal with Wind Creek Casino and Hotel Group

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Red Rake Gaming (Red Rake), a leading online casino games supplier, has entered into their first agreement as games supplier to the social casino industry. Thanks to this deal, Wind Creek Hospitality (WCH), an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, will have access to the full portfolio of Red Rake Gaming games.

WCH operates several gaming facilities in Alabama, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Aruba and Curacao, and offers online social casino games to its customers. Red Rake’s offering, which consists of slots, video bingo and table games will be available for the WCH social casino customers in the coming weeks.

Although WCH is the first social casino customer in Red Rake’s history, this is not the first step of the Spanish supplier in the social casino industry, as they have been developing and operating social casino games for almost a decade.

Nick Barr, Managing Director of Red Rake Malta, commented on the deal: “We are honoured to work alongside Wind Creek in their social casino business. This a significant step for us, because not only is this our first partner in the social casino industry as a B2B entity, but also because it is the foundation of what we expect to be another great regulated market for us in terms of real money. We anticipate a great partnership with Wind Creek for many years to come”

Ron Nesbitt, WCH Vice President of Game Operations, added: “Our social gaming site, WindCreekCasino.com, provides our customers an engaging and interactive experience that has proven to be an excellent retention tool for us over the years. We are delighted to enhance our offering with the addition of Red Rake Gaming content. The games provided are very strong, with high quality graphics, action packed feature games, and immersive bonus rounds. Combined with our top-notch rewards program, Red Rake’s game offerings will help us ensure a fantastic player experience.”

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Tim Wilmott Steps Down as Chairman of AGA

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Tim Wilmott has retired from the American Gaming Association as its chairman. The legalisation and expansion of sports betting has been a key marker of Wilmott’s term.

He told AGA members: “Once PASPA happened everything changed,” referring to a Supreme Court ruling that overturned a ban on sports betting. Since then, 13 states so far have launched legalised sports betting operations in casinos, racetracks and on mobile devices.

Wilmott, CEO of casino company Penn National Gaming, said the industry’s relations with the government had become even more important with the advent of sports betting. A bill seeking federal sports betting control is now in the Senate.

Wilmott said that during his tenure and that of his previous chairman, the profile of AGA membership had changed and it had broadened as a result of work headed by CEO Bill Miller and his predecessor.

He was speaking to members at the conclusion of the 2019 G2E trade show that had attracted 30,000 gaming professionals to Las Vegas.

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