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MGM introduces growth strategy

Niji Narayan

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MGM Resorts has unveiled an over growth new strategy, which focuses on reducing costs and improving efficiency. The company forecasts an adjusted annual increase in EBITDA of $300m, consisting of $200m by the end of 2020 and another $100m by the end of the following year. MGM has announced a programme entitled MGM 2020, an initiative that it says will “leverage a more centralised organisation to maximise profitability through key investments in technology.” It will also lay the foundation of MGM’s digital transformation to drive up revenues.

“Today, we are taking the next step in our evolution as an organisation. We are building on the strong foundation that we have solidified over the past few years, to deepen our efficiencies and achieve sustained growth and margin enhancement,” said Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. “MGM 2020 is intended to further transform the way we operate and leverage the most effective operational architecture for our company.”

Murren went on: “When we launched our Profit Growth Plan a few years ago, we transformed our culture to embrace a ‘one company’ approach to operations, create best practices and efficiencies and drive significant adjusted EBITDA growth and margin expansion. Importantly, during this time, we established key centralised strategic functions and developed crucial operational expertise to enable best practices and efficiencies.

“These cornerstone strengths allowed us to exceed our initial expectations on our Profit Growth Plan, as we currently operate many of the most profitable destinations in Las Vegas and across our regional markets.”

The plan is to reallocate some of its annual capital expenditure budget to specific technology advancements to increase revenues. Murren added: “We had a solid finish to the year in 2018 and as we look to 2019 and beyond, we remain confident in the ramp of our newly opened properties MGM Cotai, MGM Springfield, Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas.”

“We will enter two attractive markets in New York and Ohio. We will continue to work toward cementing MGM Resorts as the leader in sports, following the milestones achieved in 2018 with GVC and the professional sports leagues. We remain focused on pursuing an integrated resort opportunity in Japan. MGM 2020 reinforces our commitment to increasing margins and maximising profitability.”

 

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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Bet365–EML Partnership to Launch Prepaid Credit Card in New Jersey

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Bet365, the UK based online gambling company, has partnered with EML Payments to develop a new prepaid credit card in New Jersey.

The bet365 branded card will allow both deposit and withdrawal of funds from online account. The card will launch in mid-2019, subject to regulatory approval.

The agreement with EML also includes scope to expand this service into other regulated US states where bet365 may roll out its gambling services.

Bet365 is yet to launch in New Jersey but has a deal in place to do so with the Hard Rock Atlantic City casino, as revealed in a letter sent to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). The DGE has approved the request for the two parties to enter into an agreement but bet365 is yet to begin operating in the state.

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NetEnt signs landmark deal with DraftKings in New Jersey

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NetEnt has entered into an online casino supplier agreement with DraftKings for the regulated market in New Jersey (USA).

 

NetEnt is increasing its footprint in the regulated online gambling market in New Jersey and is very proud to announce a new agreement with fast-growing operator DraftKings. In the coming weeks, a large selection of NetEnt casino games will be launched and available to DraftKings players.

“We are very excited to have landed a deal with DraftKings. As the world-leader in fantasy sports, with a large player base, they will add a new dimension to the market and we are confident that their players will enjoy our popular games,” says Erik Nyman, Managing Director NetEnt Americas LLC.

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GeoComply Receives Full Approval as a Sports Wagering Supplier in West Virginia

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GeoComply Receives Full Approval as a Sports Wagering Supplier in West Virginia
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GeoComply  announced that it has received full approval as a sports wagering supplier in West Virginia for its geolocation compliance solution. GeoComply was granted interim approval in 2018 prior to receiving full approval from the West Virginia Lottery, which regulates all forms of gaming and gambling in the state.

“Geolocation compliance technology is one of the cornerstones of online sports wagering and we’re really happy to have received full approval from the West Virginia Lottery,” says David Briggs, CEO of GeoComply Solutions. “With almost 60% of residents living close to the West Virginia border, it’s critically important to utilize accurate and reliable geolocation technology to ensure the state fully monetizes their potential sports wagering market. We’re excited to be joining our partners including William Hill, FanDuel, DraftKings and IGT who also received approval in order to move online sports wagering forward in West Virginia.”

About GeoComply Solutions:

GeoComply is a global leader in geolocation technology. Since launching in 2011, GeoComply has quickly become the iGaming industry’s trusted solution for reliable, secure, and accurate geolocation services. GeoComply currently supports regulated online casino, poker, sports betting, lottery, ADW, and DFS operators in 42 US states to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. For more information, please visit GeoComply.com

About The West Virginia Lottery:

The West Virginia Lottery regulates limited video lottery, sports wagering, video lottery and table games at the state’s four racetrack casinos and the Greenbrier Resort as well as selling more than 40 different instant games a year, offers the popular in-state online drawing games of Keno, Daily 3, Daily 4, and Cash 25, offers the Multi-State Lottery games of Powerball®, Mega Millions® and Hot Lotto.

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