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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – August 23-29

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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

Tipico, a Malta-based global sportsbook provider, has launched the mobile app of its sportsbook in Colorado.

theScore will be building its expansive headquarters in an 80,000-square-foot space in the Waterfront Innovation Centre, an office and retail development property in downtown Toronto.

CBL Properties is all set for a sparkling inauguration of Hollywood Casino, at CBL’s York Galleria Mall, in York, Pennsylvania. Penn National Gaming developed the 80,000-square-foot new casino facility at an estimated cost of $120 million.

Internet Vikings has expanded into the US by offering licensed hosting to igaming operators in the state of West Virginia.

National Indian Gaming Commission has announced the fiscal year 2020 gross gaming revenue for the Indian gaming industry. FY 2020 revenues totaled $27.8B, a decrease of 19.5% over FY 2019.

The Executive Committee of Brazil’s Federal Senate has appointed Senator Veneziano Vital do Rego to represent the casino bill, which was first introduced in last September.

TCSJOHNHUXLEY has installed its Qorex Electronic Gaming Solution at the iconic STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. This is the first Las Vegas property to feature Qorex.

Partnerships

BetMGM has signed an exclusive partnership deal with Liv Hospitality’s Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort and Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort for providing retail and mobile sports betting in the city of Deadwood.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx announced an official partnership with Socios.com, the leading global blockchain provider for the sports and entertainment industry.

Gaming Technologies Inc. has announced an ongoing software partnership with Ortiz Gaming to supply Gametech with some of the world’s best online Bingo gaming content.

National Football League has selected gambling platform PointsBet as an approved sportsbook operator ahead of its 2021 season.

LA Clippers, an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, has entered into a partnership with Socios.com.

WIN Group has entered into a strategic partnership with the Misfits Gaming Group.

Hero Caribbean Premier League has entered into a partnership with the fan engagement platform Socios.com.

Data analyst and odds maker Sports IQ has entered into a partnership with sports betting and igaming provider FansUnite.

Score Media and Gaming Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary theScore Bet has become the Official Gaming Partner of Golf Canada.

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana has signed a partnership with ESPN 1000 to become the new naming rights sponsor of the White Sox Radio Network.

Nexstar Media Inc. and streaming video network SportsGrid have announced a multi-year agreement to launch “SportsGrid Network,” the nation’s first-ever diginet devoted to sports wagering and fantasy sports.

Acquisitions

Scientific Games Corporation has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Sideplay Entertainment.

Jumbo Interactive has entered into an agreement to acquire Canadian lottery management provider Stride Management for a cash consideration of $11.7 million subject to satisfaction of certain conditions under the agreement.

Appointments

FanDuel Group has roped in the three-time major champion golfer Jordan Spieth as its brand ambassador in a multi-year deal.

Monarch Casino & Resort has announced that Michelle Shriver has joined the Company as Corporate Vice President of Operations.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – March 20-26

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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

Coolbet, owned by the technology provider Gan, has announced that it will be exiting the Ontario sports betting market in a few weeks. The operator will disable deposit options on 21 March and will close its gaming operations on 22 March. The site and mobile app will be completely removed by 3 April.

EGT Digital’s rich portfolio of innovative iGaming developments is ready to captivate the visitors of GAT Gaming & Technology Expo in Cartagena. The company will participate in the show together with EGT and will welcome its guests at stand A11.

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel has announced the installation of exclusive world-premiere slot machines to its casino floor throughout the month of March. To celebrate, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino will host multiple ribbon-cutting events where guests will have the chance to win prizes, receive free play and more.

To promote the importance of safer play during Problem Gambling Awareness Month, FanDuel has announced a series of initiatives and donations to further support a culture of Responsible Gaming. FanDuel will donate $100,000 to the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) that will further support the NCPG’s Agility Grants programme, in partnership with the NFL Foundation.

Partnerships

Tipico Sportsbook announced its partnership with the Dayton Dragons, the high-A MiLB affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. To celebrate the spirit of Ohio fans, the sportsbook and MiLB team unveiled the newly named Tipico Centerfield Party Deck at Day Air Ballpark. Additionally, Tipico has been named the exclusive fireworks series sponsor this MiLB season and introduced a welcome offer for new Ohio users to receive two game tickets and a $20 team store e-gift card.

International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park, Calif. to enable cashless gaming via the award-winning Resort Wallet and IGTPay solutions.

Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming, alongside Quick Custom Intelligence (QCI), jointly announced the deployment of the QCI Enterprise Platform at its casino properties. The QCI Enterprise Platform aligns player development, marketing and gaming with powerful real-time operational tools developed for the gaming industry.

Pragmatic Play has entered into a new partnership with Dinastia. As per the deal, the provider’s entire catalogue is available on the operator’s platform. Dinastia users will now have access to Pragmatic Play’s renowned Slots, Live Casino and Virtual Sports offerings, further leveraging the provider’s presence in the Latin American market.

The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) announced a robust partnership with U.S. Integrity and SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory. This partnership will enable the PDC to accomplish one of their top initiatives for 2023 by expanding their presence in the U.S. regulated sports betting market.

Appointments

JCM Global has appointed Barb Harpling as Account Executive. She will be based in JCM’s American headquarters in Las Vegas and will oversee sales for the company’s Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions, in addition to various Nevada gaming properties.

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has promoted Andrea Bossard and Mike Burger to Directors of Engineering. The two are exceptional leaders with an unwavering commitment to providing top-notch service and support.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – March 13-19

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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

Affinity Interactive (AI) announced that its affiliates have entered into a definitive agreement to sell Rail City Casino (Rail City) to affiliates of Truckee Gaming LLC (Truckee Gaming). The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

WynnBET, the online sports betting and casino app from the global leader in luxury hospitality, Wynn Resorts, announced that its online sports betting platform is live in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Players can download WynnBET on the Apple and Google Play Stores or register for an account at www.wynnbet.com/ma.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that Tom Mungham, its current registrar and chief executive officer, has decided to retire from his current roles this fall. Tom will continue in these roles while the Board conducts its search for the agency’s next Registrar and CEO and will remain to support a smooth transition until that individual begins.

Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and the State of California have entered into a Tribal-State gaming compact as announced by Governor Newsom’s office on March 9, 2023. This will replace the agreement signed in 2012. The new compact increases the number of authorised slot machines at Graton Resort & Casino from 3000 to 6000.

Tiidal Gaming Group announced that it and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tiidal Gaming Holdings, have entered into a share sale and purchase agreement with Entain Holdings (UK) Limited, pursuant to which Tiidal Holdings will sell all of the shares of the Company’s operating subsidiary, Tiidal Gaming NZ Limited (Sportsflare), to Entain.

Partnerships

Betplay has extended its partnership with Colombian football’s governing body Dimayor for a further six years. For the past three years, as a sponsor of Dimayor, the operator has held the naming rights to the body’s competitions, including the First Division (Betplay League), Second Division (Betplay Tournament), Colombia Cup (Betplay Cup), Super League and Women’s League.

The United Soccer League (USL) and global sports marketing agency SPORTFIVE have reached a new, long-term, expansive partnership to help the league grow its business globally. Under the agreement, SPORTFIVE will continue to secure key international media distribution partnerships across television and digital platforms for USL’s professional leagues, including the USL Championship and USL League One men’s competitions and the USL’s new professional women’s competition, the USL Super League, which will launch in August 2024.

Playtech has announced a landmark strategic partnership with Hard Rock Digital (HRD). Under the partnership, HRD will license a range of the company’s proven technology solutions and iGaming content to deliver the authentic experience customers have come to expect across Hard Rock’s global ecosystem of entertainment, hospitality and bricks and mortar casinos.

Elray Resources announced it has signed up its first operator, Maxibet Technology N.V., and is in the process of finalising the operator’s blockchain casino under the brand name Maxibet, licensed in Curaçao and to be operated globally.

Rush Street Gaming and Rivers Casino announced a partnership with MSC Cruises that grants Rush Reward Members at all Rivers Casino locations an annual cruise benefit that applies to most of the company’s sailings worldwide.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – March 6-12

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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

TAPPP has been named to Fast Company’s list of the Most Innovative Companies in the Sports category. The list showcases innovation-driven businesses across multiple industry sectors that are making an outsized impact on their individual companies, their business sectors and society at large.

Quixant is going to participate in the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention (IGA) 2023 in San Diego March 27-29. Designed to provide solutions that allow customers to focus their efforts solely on content design and development, Quixant’s range of game-changing solutions will be showcased at IGA booth #1924.

Odds On Compliance has announced the beta launch of its Marketing Affiliate Licensing Portal. The portal is designed to streamline the affiliate licensing process, helping sports betting and iGaming affiliate marketers achieve regulatory licensing compliance more efficiently and cost-effectively.

AXES.ai has released its kiosk integration and its reporting app for the land-based global market. The Kiosk Integration Kit allows any manufacturer of a kiosk to integrate seamlessly and in real-time to the AXES Fintech Platform.

FaZe Clan announced a ground-breaking moment for FaZe and the gaming industry: the signing of FaZe’s first all-female professional esports team. The new team, which will compete under FaZe’s VALORANT banner comprised pro players Jennifer “refinnej” Le, Emma “emy” Choe, Vannesa Emely “panini” Emory, Madison “maddiesuun” Mann and Diane “di^” Tran.

New Partnerships

Kambi Group has signed a multi-channel sportsbook partnership with Potawatomi Casinos & Hotels. The multi-year agreement will see Potawatomi Casino Hotel open the first sportsbook in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is set to become Kambi’s 22nd live US state, featuring 20 self-service kiosks along with additional kiosks at a second location, Carter Hotel & Casino, in northern Wisconsin.

Exacta Systems has announced the launch of Everi’s first Historical Horse Racing (HHR) games at Boston Billiards Club & Casino in Nashua, New Hampshire. The featured games from Everi Holdings include player-popular Patriot Extra Spin, Triple Jackpot Gems Deluxe, Wild Gems Extra Spin and Blazin’ Gems Deluxe, which are available now on Exacta Connect.

International Game Technology (IGT) and Ruby Seven Studios announced an agreement that will expand Ruby Seven’s extensive content library to include some of IGT’s most popular games across Ruby Seven’s suite of social casino applications.

Pragmatic Play has grown its presence in the Brazilian market after partnering with XSA Sports. This new deal grants access to the provider’s complete Slots portfolio. This includes recently released titles like Secret City Gold and Pinup Girls alongside longstanding and award-winning favourites such as Gates of Olympus.

New Appointments

Genius Sports Limited has appointed Kenneth J. Kay as an independent director of the Board and Michael Messara as an independent observer of the Board.

Everi Holdings announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Debra Nutton to the Board with a start date of April 1. Ms. Nutton, whom the Board has determined satisfies the criteria as an independent director for the purposes of New York Stock Exchange rules, was also appointed to serve as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee and Compensation Committee.

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