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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – July 4-10

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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

HeadsUp Entertainment International has announced that it has taken full control of the LotteryHub platform which has to date been servicing more than 4 million American users as a lottery information platform. In the lead up to the transaction, HeadsUp has secured global partnerships to expand the LotteryHub brand globally and strategically position it as the leader of online sales for state and national lotteries.

Caesars Entertainment has officially reopened Caesars Race & Sportsbook at Harrah’s Las Vegas Casino & Hotel. The newly renovated space now features 760 square feet of LED TV walls, six, 65-inch odds boards, two self-service betting kiosks and six sports betting ticket windows.

Elite Casino Resorts has submitted its paperwork for its Nebraska gaming license application to build and operate Grand Island’s Fonner Park. The Iowa-based company and Fonner Park are hoping for a speedy response to the application.

Jackpocket, the leading third-party app in the US to provide a secure way to order official state lottery tickets, has announced its launch in Montana, offering lottery fans a new way to play. Lottery players in Montana can place ticket orders for beloved lottery games, including Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto America, Lucky for Life, Montana Cash and Big Sky Bonus on Jackpocket’s easy-to-use mobile app.

Playmaker Capital Inc. has acquired 100% of the digital assets of Double Decker Group LLC dba World Soccer Talk, a US-based, soccer-focused media business that provides breaking news, deep analysis and need-to-know broadcast and streaming information related to soccer events, leagues and clubs globally.

Jackpot Digital Inc. has completed the installation of two Jackpot Blitz ETGs at Rosebud Casino, located in South Dakota.

New Partnerships

Club Deportivo Guadalajara, popularly known as Chivas, have announced a partnership with Chiliz, the leading blockchain providers for the sports and entertainment industry, to launch their official Fan Token $CHVS on the Socios.com all-in-one fan engagement and rewards app.

Digital Gaming Corporation (DGC), Betway’s exclusive US rights holder, has named advertising agency Deutsch NY as the company’s strategic partner in the US. Deutsch NY will work with DGC on growing the Betway brand, market-by-market, eventually taking it nationwide. The agency will also handle creative strategy and in-market activations as the lead agency of record in the US.

BetMGM has partnered with The Tom Joyner Foundation, which provides scholarship distribution and fundraising for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to offer an Executive Series to HBCUs nationwide beginning this Fall. The partnership will offer HBCU students the opportunity to network with BetMGM executives and navigate the recruitment process in preparation for career opportunities at the company after graduation.

Betfred Sports has signed an agreement with Long Shot’s of Frederick, Maryland to bring retail and online sports betting to Maryland pending regulatory approval.

New Appointment

Gambling.com Group Limited, a leading provider of player acquisition services for the regulated global online gambling industry, has announced that it has welcomed Michael Quartieri to its board of directors. Quartieri’s appointment to the Board was recommended by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and approved by the Board.

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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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