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Convicted Ohio ex-mayor appeals in gambling case

Niji Narayan

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Ralph Infante, a former mayor of the northeast Ohio city Niles, has appealed his conviction after the court found him guilty of two charges: running an illegal gambling house and accepting bribes in exchange for jobs.

The court sentences Infante last month for 10-year imprisonment. He has appealed the verdict and also asked for his release from prison; but the special prosecutor from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has objected to releasing Infante.

Prosecutors say Infante received nearly $200,000 in unreported cash, income and gifts and ran an illegal gambling house in Girard.

Infante was Niles’ mayor for 24 years before losing the 2015 Democratic primary. Niles is roughly 70 miles (113 kilometres) southeast of Cleveland.

 

Source: The Associated Press

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Yahoo Sports, BetMGM Launch Yahoo Sportsbook in New Jersey

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Yahoo Sports has partnered with BetMGM and launched Yahoo sportsbook in New Jersey. Now players in New Jersey would have access to sports betting directly on yahoo sports.

“Today, Yahoo Sportsbook powered by BetMGM launches on Yahoo Sports allowing fans nationwide to view betting odds across a variety of sports. Users of legal age in the state of New Jersey can click through the odds to place bets on BetMGM,” Yahoo Sports said.

“The new offering gives sports fans a new way to enjoy the games they love, integrating sports betting opportunities into the Yahoo Sports app and desktop experiences. Yahoo Sportsbook powered by BetMGM elevates the experience for sports fans, getting them closer to the games they’re passionate about and closing the loop from content to transactions,” Yahoo Sports added.

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Scientific Games Expands OpenGaming Studio Portfolio with Global Launch of Everi Content

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Scientific Games’ OpenGaming solution will make Everi’s interactive content available to operators in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in 2019, Europe and Canada in 2020

Scientific Games Corporation and Everi Holdings Inc. have partnered to launch iGaming in New Jersey, Europe and Canada.

Scientific Games’ OpenGaming solution will make Everi’s interactive content library available to operators via the Open Gaming System™ (“OGS”)  content aggregation platform. The initial launch of Everi’s content library focuses on North America in 2019, with a debut in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 2020, the companies will look to expand the relationship to include launches in Europe and Canada.

Dylan Slaney, SVP Casino for SG Digital, said, “We’re thrilled to partner with Everi and bring their games to these iGaming markets. We look forward to using our reliable and dynamic platform to support third party content. Our OGS platform has proven successful in launching iGaming content, and we look forward to continuing this success as we bring Everi’s engaging content to new markets.”

David Lucchese, EVP and Interactive Business Leader, at Everi, said, “iGaming continues to grow by the day, and we’re always looking for new ways to reach our players with our extensive content portfolio that includes high-performing video titles and best-in-class, award-winning mechanical games. Partnering with Scientific Games and using their OGS platform puts our games front and center – making them readily available to the industry’s top operators.”

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Kindred Goes Online in Pennsylvania

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Only a few weeks after launching the Unibet Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Kindred Group goes live with both online sports and casino in Pennsylvania. Unibet customers in Pennsylvania will be able to experience a full range of first-class sportsbook and casino products in a safe and secure environment.

Kindred Group (previously Unibet Group) takes its next significant step in the US market with the launch of both online sports and casino in Pennsylvania. The announcement is in line with the Group’s strategy to establish a presence in what will most likely become the largest gambling market in the world. Kindred continues to adopt a local focus and global expertise wherever it operates, ensuring that customers can enjoy Unibet’s full range of first-class sportsbook and casino products in a familiar, safe and secure environment.

“After a successful launch of our betting lounge, Unibet Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono, we are thrilled to take the partnership with Mohegan Sun online and bring the Pennsylvanian guests a state-of-the-art online gambling experience, including the best online casino games and an impressive online sportsbook”, says Manuel Stan, SVP Kindred US.

“We’re thrilled to introduce to our customers an opportunity to place bets and game online within the state borders,” said Aviram Alroy, Vice President of Interactive Gaming at Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. “Our sportsbook lounge is a highly engaging and joyful experience on-premises and Kindred Group are able to extend that experience online through our strategic partnership.”

This is Kindred’s second state in the US, after launching online casino and sportsbook earlier this year in New Jersey in partnership with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The launch of the online sportsbook and casino comes only weeks after the Kindred Group officially launched Unibet Sportsbook at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with Penn State football great, LaVar Arringon, on-hand for a special ribbon cutting.

“Mohegan Sun has been a great partner throughout the preparation for this launch and we are confident that this will be a long-term and successful relationship in bringing a top-quality product to Pennsylvania“, continues Stan.

Kindred has previously communicated the partnership with Mohegan Sun Pocono to enter Pennsylvania. Together with the partnership with Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Union, Kindred sees this as a key building block in increasing Unibet’s brand awareness in Pennsylvania. Kindred will use Pala Interactive’s online gaming platform in Pennsylvania and will use Kambi’s sport betting platform, which has also been communicated at an earlier stage.

Source: Kindred Group

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