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Montana Lottery Reveals Proposed Sports Betting Rules for Public Consultation

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The Montana lottery has released its draft sports wagering regulations for public comment. The lottery is planning to launch legal sports wagering by the end of 2019.

The draft regulations state that sports wagering may be offered, “whenever the director, with the commission’s concurrence, finds it feasible and in the state’s best interest.”

“The sports wagering law passed in May and we’ve been working hard ever since to build something Montanans will be excited about. We’ve got a lot to share with Montanans, but the first step is making sure their voices are heard as we move forward,” lottery director Angela Wong said.

The new draft regulations to be put in place would allow for anonymous retail sports betting, in order to “allow persons who are new to sports wagering the ability to experience sports betting without providing personal information.” However, all mobile wagering must be account-based, and retail players will still have to verify their identity before they can bet.

The regulations also provide for a voluntary self-exclusion programme, as well as the option to set personal deposit, spending and time limits. Players must be aged 18 or above to place a bet. Under the regulations, any accounts which do not place a bet for 18 months must be closed.

The public consultation period will be open for at least 30 days, with a public hearing scheduled for October 28.

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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Sportradar Appoints Werner Becher as New Managing Director of U.S. Betting

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Sportradar Appoints Werner Becher as New Managing Director of U.S. Betting
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Former Interwetten CEO brought in to further enhance Sportradar’s growth and expansion in U.S. betting market

Sportradar, the world’s leading provider of sports data and content, today announced the appointment of Werner Becher as its new Managing Director of U.S. Betting.

Becher most recently served as CEO of Interwetten, where he was responsible for the global strategic positioning of the sports betting operator, more than doubling the organisation’s revenue during his seven-year tenure.

In his new role at Sportradar, Becher will be focused on the growth, development and execution of the company’s betting strategy in the U.S. Werner, who has 25 years’ experience in the digital sector, will be located in Sportradar’s New York office.

“We are delighted to welcome Werner as our Managing Director of U.S. Betting,” said Carsten Koerl, Chief Executive Officer, Sportradar. “Since we first opened for business in the U.S. several years ago, we have experienced the rapid growth of sports betting in the region and fully expect this to continue for many more years as new states regulate. I am confident that Werner’s deep expertise will help us to both maximise the tremendous opportunity we have to grow our market share and further enable the expansion of this key market.”

“On behalf of the board, we are extremely pleased that Werner has joined us to steer the company’s sports engagement platform in the U.S. Due to our continuing global success and strong balance sheet we will continue to be focused on deploying capital that helps us meet the accelerating needs of our clients through organic and inorganic investments for our U.S. and global clients, like our recent acquisition of Optima,” said Tony Aquila, Chairman of the Board, Sportradar.

Werner Becher, MD of U.S. Betting, Sportradar, said: “I am thrilled to have joined Sportradar during such an exciting period. I look forward to working closely with Carsten, Tony and management to grow our market share and ensure the future success of the organisation.”

Becher’s career to date has also seen him lead the development of several highly successful software and digital companies within the IT business community, including spending eight years as CEO of Austrian IT service provider Adesso before joining Interwetten.

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Interblock Gaming’s Stadium chosen as Land-Based Product of the Year at Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas

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Luxury gaming manufacturer and electronic table game (ETG) market leader Interblock® today announced they had taken victory at this year’s Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas, securing the prize in the Land-based Product of the Year category for its Stadium product. Stadium was chosen ahead of nine competing products that were also nominated, in a category sponsored by Evolution Gaming. The category was decided by an esteemed Judging Panel made up of 100 leading industry executives.

The Awards were presented at a prestigious ceremony held at the Sands Expo Convention Center as part of the G2E show. Each Award was decided by an esteemed Judging Panel made up of 100 leading industry executives.

Now in their sixth year, the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas recognize and celebrate achievements made across the industry in the past 12 months. Winning a Global Gaming Award is a clear sign of success for any organization and defines the winning company as one of the market leaders.

John Connelly, Interblock CEO, said: “When gaming executives across the industry are voting, it gives Awards such as this, all the more significance. We’re very honored the industry has recognized the innovation of our Stadium product and intend to take this to the next level in 2020.”

The Global Gaming Awards are powered by Gambling Insider in association with G2E, and are officially adjudicated by KPMG Isle of Man. Online and land-based gaming solutions provider BetConstruct was the Lead Partner of this year’s Awards.

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Full House Resorts Partners with Wynn Resorts in Indiana and Colorado

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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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