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Delaware sports betting records strong growth in November

Niji Narayan

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Delaware’s sports betting market has recorded a strong performance in November, fuelled by robust growth in customer wagers.

The overall betting revenue in November 25 increased to $16.4m, which after player winnings of $15.1m and vendor fees of $160,711 left revenue of $1.1m for the state. This marked a 151 per cent month-on-month increase, though lags behind September’s $3.2m revenue total.

Delaware Park was responsible for $805,285 of total revenue, with a total of 338,965 bets placed over the month.

Since June 24, Delaware has generated $6.8m in revenue from total player stakes of $70.9m.

Delaware’s iGaming market failed to match the sports betting vertical, with revenue falling 8 per cent from the October calendar month to $209,235, which is mainly from video lottery games accounted for $123,005 of the total, followed by $68,336 from table games, while poker rake and tournament fees generated $17,894.

 

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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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.

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Cordish Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony for $150 M Live! Casino

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Stadium Casino Westmoreland, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies, has celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for the new $150m Live! Casino.

Cordish executives were joined by Pennsylvania State Senator Kim Ward and State Representative George Dunbar, along with dozens of regional business, community and tourism leaders, for the first turn of the shovels marking the start of construction on the 100,000-square-foot gaming, dining and entertainment destination.

Live! Casino will be part of the popular 1.3-million-square-foot Westmoreland Mall development, located in Hempfield Township, approximately 30 miles from downtown Pittsburgh.

Live! Casino will feature 750 slots and approximately 30 live action table games; a Sportsbook; plus, nationally-recognised restaurants and live entertainment venues. The Project is expected to generate $188 Million in annual economic impact, with an additional $148 Million in economic impact from construction, including approximately 960 direct and indirect construction jobs, plus approximately 500 permanent new jobs for local and regional residents.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to break ground on the newest Live! Casino project and expand this distinctive brand even further into Pennsylvania. We are a family-owned company that is deeply committed to treating our guests like family, so we’re going to ensure that everything our guests have come to love about Live! Casino – first-class service, friendly atmosphere and exciting environment – is reflected in this new, unique gaming, dining and entertainment destination in Westmoreland County,” Jon Cordish, Principal of The Cordish Companies.

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