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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – July 20-26

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! It was again an eventful week in the USA, despite the still-active virus attack.

Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news, new partnerships and study results. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

BetMakers Technology Group has announced that it has secured exclusive rights to a further seven Race Tracks in the US and Canada to manage and distribute their Fixed Odds betting in the US racing market. These tracks will be available for betting initially in the New Jersey market and available to operators that join the Global Racing Network within New Jersey, subject to regulatory approval.

Galaxy Gaming Inc. has announced the acquisition of Baccarat Fightback from Tiange Xu of the UNLV Centre for Gaming Innovation. This acquisition boosts Galaxy’s portfolio of Asian-style offerings and adds to the growing list of new, cross-platform content ideal for iGaming and traditional land-based venues.

Hawks Talon Gaming Club, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, has lost in two games as part of a best-of-three series over 76ers GC, the official affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, in front of an international viewing audience. The results of each game were 67-85 and 48-67.

New Partnership

BtoBet and on-demand delivery company Rappi have partnered with Megared, BtoBet’s Colombian partner owning and operating the Megapuesta brand, in a landmark agreement that will widen the provision of sports entertainment to new ecommerce channels. Through this agreement, the first of its kind in the iGaming industry, BtoBet and Rappi, together with Megapuesta, will be offering an added sports entertainment value to the vast goods and services portfolio to all customers using the Rappi platform in Colombia.

New Offer

FanDuel is giving its customers free bets and $10 site credit to celebrate the return of sports. More than $80 million in site credits has been distributed to FanDuel customers to use for daily fantasy contests and legal sports bets as the NBA, NHL and MLB return to action after a long layoff.

Recruitment

Officials of the Live! Casino Pittsburgh at the Westmoreland Mall are going to start the procedures to fill more than 500 positions needed to open the $150 million facility. The casino, which is under construction in the former Bon-Ton store, will include 750 slot machines and 30 table games. Job seekers can apply for managerial and supervisory positions online at WorkatLive.com. The website will be updated as more jobs become available.

Layoffs

Bret Yunker, Chief Financial Officer of the newly combined Caesars Entertainment, has confirmed that the company plans to lay off staff after its merger with Eldorado Resorts. Eldorado Resorts got the green light for its acquisition of Caesar last week. The combined company is operating under the Caesar name.

Field Trial

Konami Gaming has announced that its SYNKROS casino management system has powered the launch of Marker Trax cashless casino slot markers at Ellis Island Casino, Hotel & Brewery. It is the gaming industry’s first field trial of cashless slot credit lines in the state of Nevada. The integration of Marker Trax with SYNRKOS enables Ellis Island Casino to seamlessly issue, record, manage and track the cashless credit lines, for optimal collections and Anti-Money Laundering compliance.

New Study

DraftKings Inc. has revealed the findings from its national consumer study of American sports fans. In the survey which includes more than 1000 self-identified American sports fans, DraftKings examined the perspectives and adaptations of modern fandom as a direct result of the novel coronavirus.

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Betting.com signs strategic commercial partnership with Denver Post Media

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We are excited to announce our first strategic partnership in the U.S. with Denver Post, the leading newspaper in the Colorado state. As part of the agreement, Betting.com will create a betting hub dedicated to articles and guides about online sports betting in the Centennial State on The Denver Post’s domain. Betting.com will also provide Denver Post with latest and most up to date betting odds.

The ambition is to educate readers about betting on all major sports leagues online, how to take advantage of picks from professional handicappers and how odds are compiled, as well as the legal aspects of online gambling in the state.

“We look forward to working together with The Denver Post in Colorado as part of our launch on the U.S. market. Our customers are always at the heart of what we do, and we want them to have the best possible tools and knowledge before they bet online.” said Betting.com CEO Martin Grozev.

The comprehensive community-based betting software has obtained licenses for multiple states and chose Colorado for its launch thanks to the deal with The Denver Post.

“Our partnership with Betting.com will offer them a channel to provide thought leadership in the ever-evolving world of sports betting. We wanted to ensure that we had the right partner to engage and educate our readership as they seek out resources in this space. With Betting.com, we feel that’s exactly what we have.” said Denver Post Director of Digital Advertising Sean Stead.

Game Lounge Group acquired Betting.com in 2020 as part of its diversification strategy and commitment to expanding into the U.S. market.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – November 15-21

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Pragmatic Play has won two awards at the prestigious Gaming Intelligence Awards Latin America 2021, being crowned iGaming Supplier of the Year, and also receiving Game of the Year for its hit title Gates of Olympus.

Alpha Esports Tech, a technology company that focuses on emerging markets in esports, mobile gaming, commerce, blockchain and high growth opportunities, has announced that Alpha’s subsidiary Paradise City Gaming has begun the development of its Metaverse technologies, which are AR-based experiences that will bring the virtual world together with the physical world.

Wondr Gaming Corp, an entertainment company uniting brands and the global gaming community through its loyalty, NFT and growing media network, has launched its first NFT auction on sports.WondrNFT.com, showcasing Olympic decathlon gold medalist, and closing ceremonies flag bearer, Damian Warner.

Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville has selected the full-suite of OPTX solutions for marketing, player development, slots and artificial intelligence. OPTX was recently honoured by being named one of the Most Promising Gaming Tech Solution Providers of 2021 by CIOReview Magazine.

Riot Games has promoted Senior Director of Global Esports and Global Head of VALORANT Esports Whalen Rozelle to the newly created position of Head of Global Esports Operations.

Prophet Exchange, the first pure peer-to-peer U.S. sports betting exchange, has announced that Victor Cruz has joined Prophet Exchange as a Strategic Partner and Advisor.

The Arkansas Racing Commission on 12th November accepted the application and $250,000 filing fee from Cherokee Nation Businesses to move forward on a casino license in Pope County.

New Partnerships               

Verasity has announced a partnership with the leading NFT-based online video game Axie Infinity for the upcoming FTX GalAxie Cup 2021. Verasity’s competitive esports and video streaming platform VeraEsports will be the official and exclusive broadcast and esports platform partner of the online tournament.

Socios.com announced its first foray into the worlds of American football and soccer via a groundbreaking partnership with Kraft Sports + Entertainment’s New England Patriots and New England Revolution.

DraftKings has announced a new mobile sports betting deal with BHCMC, a subsidiary of Butler National Corporation, manager of Boot Hill Casino & Resort, which could take the sportsbook to the state of Kansas. This is subject to sports betting legislation and regulations being adopted in the state, and the receipt of all applicable licenses and approvals.

SharpLink Gaming and Quintar have announced a partnership to integrate their respective technologies to produce an AR experience that combines live sporting events with real-time sports betting for sports fans. SharpLink’s technology development team will work with Quintar’s team to create a fully turnkey platform that will allow sports bettors to participate in live sports events via AR, check game data, compare betting lines, socialise with friends and place bets with multiple sportsbook operators.

International Game Technology has signed a multi-year agreement with Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde, Arizona. IGT PlaySports technology and trading advisory services will power Cliff Castle Casino’s retail sportsbook, enabling casino guests to place pre-match and in-game wagers over the counter or at the venue’s self-service PlaySports Kiosks.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – November 8-14

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news, new appointments and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

PlayUp has announced that it has secured market access for iGaming in Pennsylvania. The market access deal comes via a skin with Caesars Entertainment’s property Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack.

M Science has announced the launch of its Digital Sports Betting and iGaming platform. This new data solution allows clients to track key performance metrics for digital sports betting and iGaming companies, state by state on a weekly basis.

BetMGM and Gila River Hotels & Casinos announced the opening of The BetMGM Sportsbook at Vee Quiva. This marks the first opening of a BetMGM retail sportsbook in Arizona and Phoenix’s first in-casino sportsbook.

Caesars Entertainment could soon bring its online and mobile sports betting platform, Caesars Sportsbook, to New York. The New York State Gaming Commission recommended Caesars for a Mobile Sports Wagering License, giving the Caesars Empire a path to bring mobile sports betting and Caesars Rewards to the Empire State.

Lottery.com has announced that it is in the early stages of development for a platform to operate lottery, sports betting, sweepstakes and other forms of online gaming, as well as enhance the Company’s API capabilities.

Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox is stepping down from the company as of 31 January 2022 and will be replaced by Wynn Interactive CEO Craig Billings.

The New York State Gaming Commission on November 8 awarded nine temporary mobile sports betting licenses.

Bally’s Corporation has announced that it has been awarded one of nine licenses to conduct online sports betting in the State of New York.

Daily Racing Form (DRF) and DRF Bets announced the launch of a new free-to-play mobile sports app, DRF Cash Grab.

Atari revealed a commemorative 50th Anniversary logo that celebrates the five decades since Atari launched the modern video game industry.

BetMGM has announced the launch of its mobile app at MGM Resorts International’s Beau Rivage in Biloxi.

Partnerships

In the wake of its successful online summer camp last year, Cloud9 Esports is evolving its Training Grounds youth development initiative into a full-fledged afterschool programme in partnership with tennis champion Serena Williams.

Internet Vikings has announced that they will continue to support Playstar Casino’s expansion into the US throughout 2022. Global hosting services provider has recently confirmed that they have just reinforced their partnership with the international online casino provider by entering another long-term agreement in yet another state – Pennsylvania, where Playstar is expected to commence its operations in Q1 2022.

NBC Sports Next has entered into a partnership with the US Centre for SafeSport. The new agreement establishes a long-term partnership between the two entities and names SportsEngine a Preferred Membership Platform Provider of the US Centre for SafeSport.

New Appointment

The American Gaming Association has announced Hard Rock International Chairman and Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen as its new chairman.

New Acquisition

Clairvest Group has announced that it, together with Clairvest Equity Partners VI and a newly formed subsidiary of Rubico Gaming, run by experienced gaming investor Thomas Benninger, has agreed to acquire the Delaware Park casino and racetrack business.

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