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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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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – May 9-15

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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 partnerships and new appointments. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

DraftKings has reported revenue of $417m in Q1 2022, an increase of 34% compared to $312m during the same period in 2021. Revenue for the company’s B2C segment grew to $404m, an increase of 44% compared to the three months ended 31 March 2021.

The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada’s Division of Industrial Relations recognises two Boyd Gaming properties – Main Street Station Casino Brewery Hotel and California Hotel and Casino – for successful entry into the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Programme (SHARP).

Galaxy Racer has launched a fund in North America to support women in esports. The project, called HER Galaxy, features safe and empowering online platforms for gamers who identify as women.

BetMGM has announced that the first BetMGM Poker Championship is scheduled for June 23-26 at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The tournament, scheduled during the 2022 ARIA Poker Classic, will lead four days of BetMGM poker events.

Saracen Casino Resort has launched its BetSaracen mobile sports betting app and has become the second gaming company in Arkansas to accept mobile wagers. Saracen is also accepting wagers through the BetSaracen website.

Leadstar Media has announced that it is fully licensed and operational in the state of West Virginia. The sports wagering supplier license issued by The West Virginia Lottery allows the company to partner with and promote the legal betting sites in the state.

Partnerships

Ruby Seven Studios has announced a new partnership with Chicago-based online gaming company ODDSworks Inc. This partnership will expand Ruby Seven’s vast content library of games to include ODDSworks’ most popular games across Ruby Seven’s suite of social casino applications.

BetMGM has announced that the company now is the exclusive Sports Betting Partner of the Houston Astros. This marks BetMGM’s first relationship in Texas.

Sycuan Casino Resort announced that the organisation has signed a one-year endorsement deal with San Diego Padres Pitcher Joe Musgrove. As a part of this new agreement, Musgrove will be featured in upcoming marketing campaigns, promotions, social media content and make exclusive casino appearances.

New Appointments

Fanatics has announced the appointment of preeminent fintech, e-commerce and marketing executives Lydia Jett and Jonathan Mildenhall to its board of directors.

Infinite Arcade, the blockchain platform built to launch the mobile games industry into the metaverse, has announced the appointment of marketing industry leader Andrew Dubatowka as Core Contributor to their Product Marketing Department.

Digital audio advertising platform AdTonos has appointed Tony Moustakelis, former Director of Business Development at iHeart Media, as Business Development Director (US).

Super Group announced the appointment of Natara Holloway and Jonathan Jossel to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. These appointments increase the number of independent Board members and take the total directors on Super Group’s Board to nine.

Parleh Media Group announced that popular Canadian soccer broadcaster James Sharman has joined the company as an investor and new Head of Soccer Content.

Game Play Network Inc (GPN) has announced that it has appointed Ian Smith as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – May 2-8

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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 partnerships and new appointments. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Light & Wonder Inc has announced that the Company has completed the previously announced legal entity name change from Scientific Games Corporation to Light & Wonder Inc in connection with its recently announced rebranding pursuant to the sale of its Lottery business.

Beach Point Capital Management LP has announced a $30 million private credit investment in GAN Limited, a leading full-service internet gaming software-as-a-service provider.

Kings Entertainment has announced that the company’s common shares commenced trading on the OTCQB market under the ticker “JKPTF”. Kings Entertainment’s common shares will also continue to trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the ticker “JKPT”.

Brazil’s Senate has passed a cryptocurrency law project that seeks to give more clarity and protect users from different cryptocurrency-related scams that have happened in the country. The project will now advance to the Chamber of Deputies, which will be responsible for debating and approving or rejecting this new project.

The Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill that would allow legal sports betting – but with a prohibition on many forms of marketing – in the state. The chamber reviewed Senate Bill 2844, which added a clause to the Massachusetts General Laws clarifying that sports betting, whether online or land-based, was not a form of illegal gaming.

Aristocrat Gaming has broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nevada. Henderson Mayor Debra March joined hundreds of Aristocrat team members for the groundbreaking celebration.

International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has announced that it has become the first U.S. supplier in the gaming industry to receive Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4) responsible gaming accreditation for its sports betting operations.

Maine governor Janet Mills has signed a bill that would allow for both retail and tribal-operated online sports betting into law. LD 585 would allow for the state’s four Native American tribes to apply for a license to operate online sports betting.

Ainsworth Game Technology has successfully installed its award-winning Historical Horse Racing System (HHR) and 100 machines at The Brook in Seabrook, N.H. It marks the first time HHR machines have been utilised in the recently opened New Hampshire market.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has announced the addition of fantasy contest operator license applications to its official website. The agency may now issue two types of licenses.

FlowPlay has announced the launch of a new in-game fundraising campaign to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Partnerships

FanDuel Group has announced a multi-year partnership renewal to become an Official Sports Betting Partner of the New York Yankees.

playAWARDS has added experiential entertainment brand Lighthouse Immersive to its growing portfolio of reward partners.

New Appointment

FanDuel Group has appointed David Jennings as its Chief Financial Officer. Jennings will be responsible for oversight of all FanDuel’s finance functions including FP&A, strategy, accounting, procurement, tax and treasury in support of the company’s Sportsbook, Casino, Racing, Daily Fantasy, Retail and corporate functions.

New Acquisition

Playmaker Capital Inc. has acquired The Sports Drop, a US-based sports media company that focuses on NFL, NBA, MLB and collegiate sports coverage.

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EveryMatrix signs patent license agreement with IGT

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iGaming provider EveryMatrix has just signed a patent license agreement with IGT, holder of the largest slot game feature patents portfolio in North America.

This agreement will allow EveryMatrix to offer slots across North America that utilize patented game features within IGT’s portfolio and others in IGT’s game features patent licensing program, increasing EveryMatrix’s reach and strengthening its position in the U.S. and beyond.

Erik Nyman, President EveryMatrix Americas, comments: “Signing a patent license agreement with IGT was an important milestone in our U.S expansion. Through this agreement, EveryMatrix will have access to IGT’s game feature patents, allowing us to distribute our gaming content to partners across North America.”

Stephen Calogero, VP and Deputy General Counsel, Global Gaming and Intellectual Property at IGT said: “We are pleased to add EveryMatrix as a member of the game features licensing program which has fostered unprecedented innovation for game mechanics across the industry.”

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