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FanDuel Opens Retail Sportsbook at Tioga Downs Casino Resort in New York

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FanDuel Group has opened its first retail sportsbook in New York State, located at Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols, New York. New York Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo made the ceremonial first bet as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The FanDuel Sportsbook at Tioga Downs Casino Resort marks FanDuel Group’s fourth retail operation.

The FanDuel Sportsbook will feature bets on all major U.S. sports, including professional baseball, soccer, football, basketball, golf, boxing, motorsports racing and more.

“As we continue to expand our sportsbook operations across the U.S. the opening of our FanDuel Sportsbook at Tioga Downs Casino Resort is a history-making moment for the FanDuel Group. Jeff Gural has been an incredible partner in New Jersey, and joining forces with him and the team at Tioga Downs allows us to bring sports betting to New York sports fans while delivering new jobs and tax revenue to the Empire State,” Keith Wall, VP of Commercial Retail at FanDuel Group said.

“Our partnership with FanDuel at the Meadowlands has surpassed expectations. Now that legislation in New York has been passed, we look forward to bringing the fun and excitement of wagering on sports to the Upstate region,” Jeff Gural, Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment said.

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Montana Lottery Commission to Begin Roll-out of Sports Betting Terminals on March 9

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The Montana Lottery Commission is planning to begin the roll-out of sports betting terminals across the state on March 9. Sports Bet Montana, the Montana Lottery’s new sports betting product, will be responsible for the terminals that will be installed at licensed locations.

Once the terminals are installed, the Montana Lottery will provide training to all staff who will be working with the machines.

“We are in the home stretch of our planning and testing. We are really looking forward to getting Sports Bet Montana in the market and we’re as excited as Montanans are for betting to begin,” Jennifer McKee, Communications Manager of the Commission, said.

Consumers will only be able to place sports bets inside licensed locations across Montana. The Montana Lottery did not state whether mobile betting will also be available once the terminals go live in the week commencing March 9.

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Scientific Games and Golden Nugget Expand iGaming Partnership, add Sports Betting

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Golden Nugget Represents Another Sports Betting Win for Scientific Games as the Company Continues to Build its Industry Leading Roster of Premier Sports Betting Partners

Scientific Games Corporation and Golden Nugget, LLC, a leading US casino operator, have agreed to expand their iGaming partnerships in a new multi-state, multi-product, multi-channel agreement. Building on a long-term partnership, Scientific Games will provide its solutions to Golden Nugget across multiple states through 2024 and potentially beyond.

Scientific Games will supply Golden Nugget with its OpenGaming™ in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and, as regulations allow, potentially other states that legalize iGaming in the future. Golden Nugget will benefit from the Open Gaming System™ content aggregation platform, portal, and player account management solution to enhance its iGaming presence.

Golden Nugget has also selected to utilize the full OpenSports™ product suite and world-class managed trading services from Don Best Sports. The deployment of OpenSports™ will start with mobile sports betting in New Jersey with additional states included as new states launch.  There is also an option to roll out OpenSports™ in retail locations across multiple states including New JerseyMississippi and Nevada.

Thomas Winter, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Online Gaming for Golden Nugget, said, “We have a long history with Scientific Games, and their technology is a cornerstone of our sports betting and iGaming strategy. We’re thrilled to continue working with them to bring a consistent and best-in-class experience to our players across multiple products, nationwide.”

Jordan Levin, Group Chief Executive, Digital for Scientific Games, said, “Following Golden Nugget’s transition to our solutions, we look forward to launching Sports on top of our long-standing player account and iGaming relationship. Golden Nugget has a wide player base across the U.S., having pioneered the iGaming space in New Jersey from its earliest days, and we’re excited to power their sports betting and iGaming presence, providing a seamless and reliable end-to-end betting experience.”

Scientific Games has provided sports betting solutions since the late 1990s and currently serves a total of 35 sports betting customers in 16 countries. Scientific Games is among the first to be certified by the World Lottery Association as a responsible gaming supplier and is the first sports betting supplier to join the Global Lottery Monitoring System, which ensures the integrity of sports betting worldwide.

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About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation is a world leader in entertainment offering dynamic games, systems and services for casino, lottery, social gaming, online gaming and sports betting. Scientific Games offers the gaming industry’s broadest and most integrated portfolio of game content, advanced systems, cutting-edge platforms and professional services. Committed to responsible gaming, Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, engaging entertainment content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. For more information, please visit scientificgames.com.

 

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$9 Million Gift Galvanizes Tribal Gaming and Law Programs at UNLV

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$9 Million Gift Galvanizes Tribal Gaming and Law Programs at UNLV
From left: Stowe Shoemaker, Dean of Harrah College of Hospitality; Audrey Martinez, San Manuel Business Committee Member; Lynn Valbuena, Chairwoman of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; Marta Meana, UNLV President; Ngai Pindell, UNLV IGI Professor of Law; Loren Gill, CEO of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
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Historic agreement with San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will support teaching, education, and training opportunities for students, professionals, community members, and Native American tribes.

UNLV announced a $9 million gift from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians that will position the university as the nation’s leading source for education and innovation related to tribal gaming operations and law.

This gift — the largest out-of-state philanthropic gift that the California-based San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has bestowed on an educational or healthcare institution — will support course development and an endowed chair at the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality. It will also provide curricular, faculty, and program support at the William S. Boyd School of Law. The historic agreement will for the first time infuse the unique elements of tribal gaming into the world’s leading hospitality and gaming program, and add a tribal gaming emphasis to the nation’s only master’s degree program in gaming law.

“In the tribe’s history, tribal government gaming is the only tool that has worked to meet our economic development objectives,” said San Manuel Tribal Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena. “Yet, the full potential of tribal gaming cannot be achieved if we do not also place emphasis on developing Native people to manage our economic developments, including gaming. Therefore, we are making this investment in the partnership with UNLV to educate and prepare our children, grandchildren and future generations to help chart our path to a sustainable future.”

A $6 million portion of the gift will establish the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Endowed Chair in Tribal Gaming at the UNLV College of Hospitality. It will also enhance the college’s curriculum by incorporating tribal gaming into existing gaming courses, creating new on-campus and online degree-track courses in tribal gaming, and developing a set of online certificate courses for community members and Native Americans across the nation who are interested in learning more about careers in tribal gaming operations.

“As tribal gaming continues to expand throughout the nation, it is critical for our college to be able to educate both current and future professionals on the operational nuances of tribal gaming,” said Stowe Shoemaker, dean of the UNLV Harrah College of Hospitality. “This gift not only helps us develop greater expertise in tribal gaming operations, it allows us to make this unique educational opportunity accessible to everyone.”

The program, which will emphasize partnerships with other schools and tribes nationwide, will also host an annual, week-long executive education seminar for tribal gaming professionals. The college plans to have faculty in place this fall, with the full tribal gaming program rollout anticipated by Fall 2023.

At the UNLV Boyd School of Law, $3 million of the gift will support a professor-in-residence, a visiting professor, and a program administrator who will create opportunities for interdisciplinary dialogue and research on governance, regulation, and economic development issues.

Funds will also be channeled into a scholarship for a LL.M. student in gaming, with preference given to tribal citizens and indigenous student applicants. The Law School will also develop online courses on tribal governance and gaming regulation, expand its Tribal Law Practicum for students, and conduct an annual workshop or symposium on emerging topics and issues of interest to Native American gaming.

“The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is one of the leaders in tribal gaming in the country, and has made a sustained commitment to philanthropy and research,” said Daniel W. Hamilton, dean of the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. “We are deeply grateful for their partnership, and look forward to building the nation’s leader in developing best practices for tribal gaming law, policy and governance. This is a wonderful fit for UNLV Boyd where we offer more gaming law classes than any other law school and the nation’s only master’s in gaming law and regulation. This extraordinary gift will enable UNLV Boyd to take on a leading role nationally in an area of the law that is rapidly evolving.”

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