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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – October 10-16

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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.

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International Game Technology (IGT) announced that its award-winning cashless gaming solutions, Resort Wallet and IGTPay, are deployed at Indigo Sky Casino in Wyandotte, Okla.

Acres Manufacturing Company announced that Maverick Gaming will implement Acres’ CMS+ and Cashless Casino technology applications, both of which leverage the Company’s Foundation platform.

TransAct Technologies Incorporated announced that it has been selected by Sky River Casino located in Elk Grove, California to provide TransAct’s industry-leading Epic Edge TITO printer in all slot machines within the 100,000 square foot gaming floor.

International Game Technology has launched Wheel of Fortune Slots Zone at OYO Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The compelling space houses a dozen of IGT’s premium Wheel of Fortune slots games in an energizing environment synonymous with the popular theme.

Skilrock Technologies, a Gold Contributor to the World Lottery Association, is going to participate in the World Lottery Summit 2022 being held from October 16-20, at Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada.

Aristocrat Leisure Limited has rebranded its online Real Money Gaming (RMG) division as Anaxi. Aristocrat announced the creation of a dedicated online RMG business in February 2022, as part of its strategy to enter and grow in this important Gaming adjacency.

KeyStar Corp has acquired the assets of ZenSports and esports gaming specialist Ultimate Gamer. As part of the acquisition of ZenSports’ assets and brand, the ZenSports team has joined KeyStar.

VizExplorer has partnered with northern Michigan’s Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos for player development and marketing analysis programmes at Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel and Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge.

PointsBet announced a first-of-its-kind content experience on its app. In addition to live streaming, the platform will now feature clips directly focused on betting events, along with access to individual custom-curated feeds and PointsBet+, the company’s new content hub.

New Partnerships

Sparket’s Social Betwork has signed a partnership agreement with Station Casinos, a subsidiary of Red Rock Resorts, to license software that will be integrated into the Company’s virtual casino STN Play app.

Elys Game Technology has announced a partnership with Bookmakers LLC to provide land-based sportsbook services within the Top Hat Sports Bar & Grill, located in Parkville, Maryland.

NeoPollard Interactive has signed an agreement to deliver game content to the Georgia Lottery. The supplier will deliver games via an integration of its remote gaming server.

BetMGM has become an Official Sports Betting Partner of the Cincinnati Reds. The new relationship strengthens BetMGM’s presence in Ohio ahead of the state’s scheduled launch of legalised sports betting on January 1, 2023.

New Appointments

MGM Resorts International has appointed Gary Fritz as the new President of MGM Resorts Interactive. Fritz will oversee and advance MGM Resorts’ diversification strategy by expanding the Company’s digital platforms organically and through acquisitions.

NOVOMATIC has announced that Marcelo Suhner has resumed his role as the Managing Director of Crown Gaming México and will now become the acting CEO.

Pace-O-Matic has appointed former Pennsylvania State Police commissioner Frank Noonan to its Board of Directors.

Aristocrat Gaming has appointed Joe Kaminkow as its Chief Innovation Officer.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – April 1-7

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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

International Game Technology PLC (IGT) announced that it will showcase its performance-focused portfolio of games and solutions for tribal casinos at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention (IGA) 2024, April 9-11 in Anaheim, Calif. Under the theme “We’ve Got Game,” IGT’s booth #536 will feature a compelling array of gaming solutions designed to engage players and drive growth.

Caesars Sportsbook announced its receipt of the prestigious RG Check accreditation from the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC). The certification includes an assessment of Caesars Sportsbook’s commitment to Responsible Gaming, including areas such as player and Team Member education, public awareness advertisements and funding for organisations dedicated to Responsible Gaming research, awareness and education.

Veriff, a global identity verification (IDV) provider, announced the appointment of Jeffrey Guy as President and COO. Jeffrey brings a wealth of leadership experience at technology companies in driving profitable growth and expanding product portfolio. Before Veriff, he was Chief Operating Officer at DigitalOcean, a publicly traded cloud computing platform provider.

GAN Limited announced that Mr. Brian Chang has recently been named the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Chang had previously been serving in an interim capacity. Mr. Chang will be focused on guiding the Company towards a timely closing with Sega Sammy Creation Inc. (Sega Sammy).

Partnerships

The Commerce Casino & Hotel, home to the largest poker room in the world, has announced an exciting partnership with the richest, most prestigious and longest-running poker series – the World Series of Poker (WSOP). This collaboration signifies a pivotal moment for the poker community, bringing together two powerhouses to elevate the poker experience for players and fans worldwide.

BetRivers, powered by Rush Street Interactive, a leading US-based online betting and gaming company, has announced its partnership as the title sponsor for the upcoming NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race at Dover Motor Speedway. The BetRivers 200, set for Saturday, April 27, is being undertaken with the Delaware Lottery and marks the beginning of a thrilling new chapter in NASCAR history, as RSI commits to the long-term support of this top tier sporting event.

Elys BMG Group Inc., an interactive gaming and sports betting technology company, announced the completion of its sportsbook installation at The Ugly Mug restaurant and bar situated at 723 8th St SE, in Washington, DC. This collaboration underscores Elys’ commitment to providing unparalleled sports wagering experiences for small and local businesses across America.

SCCG Management has announced a strategic partnership with mkodo, a leading technology provider in the iGaming space. This collaboration is set to distribute mkodo’s innovative geolocation product, GeoLocs and other leading solutions across the US and key global markets, including Brazil, leveraging SCCG’s robust market presence and industry expertise.

Prove Identity Inc. announced a strategic partnership with BetMGM, a sports betting and iGaming leader, to enhance the security and user experience for BetMGM customers through the cutting-edge Prove Pre-Fill identity solution. Prove Pre-Fill accelerates digital consumer onboarding by up to 79% and is used by more than 1000 businesses globally across diversified industries, including 9 of the top 10 banks.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – March 25-31

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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.

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Bragg Gaming Group is now registered as an approved service provider by the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, allowing for the distribution of online casino games, including Bragg’s proprietary and exclusive games portfolio, via the Bragg HUB aggregation platform to operators in the soon-to-be-launched LatAm iGaming market.

PENN Entertainment announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Anuj Dhanda to the Board, subject to customary regulatory approvals. Mr. Dhanda’s appointment expands the size of the Board to ten members, nine of whom satisfy the standards for director independence under the current Listing Rules of the NASDAQ Stock Market.

SlotsCalendar has launched its tailor-made platform for American users: https://www.slotscalendar.us. The brand’s clear aim is to provide a digital environment where impartial and informative content is optimised specifically for the American market.

MGM Resorts International announced that it proposes to offer $750,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2032. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the notes to repay existing indebtedness, including its outstanding 6.750% senior notes due 2025. Pending such use, the Company may invest the net proceeds in short-term interest-bearing accounts, securities, or similar investments.

Genius Sports Limited, the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media, announced that it has been certified by the State of Wisconsin Division of Gaming as a gaming-related contractor with immediate effect.

Win Systems is going to participate in the next edition of GAT with its exclusive distributor in Colombia, Comercializadora Selan S.A.S. The event will be held in Cartagena de India on April 10–11, and the company’s booth will be A11.

Pragmatic Play is set to make another appearance at a Latin American exhibition, at GAT Expo in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. The gaming provider will be on stand A31 and A32 to showcase its diverse portfolio, including Slots, Live Casino, Virtual Sports and Bingo content, alongside its new Sportsbook offering.

Partnerships

DraftKings announced an expanded relationship with Kindbridge Behavioural Health to provide access to therapy and treatment for problem gaming in every jurisdiction where DraftKings operates its online sportsbook and iGaming products. DraftKings and Kindbridge originally joined forces in September 2023 to launch a pilot programme to deliver personalised support for sports bettors in Colorado.

The Connecticut Lottery, in partnership with Fanatics Betting and Gaming, the online and retail sports betting subsidiary of Fanatics Holdings, has opened a new retail sportsbook location at Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport. The exciting new location is more than 2300 square feet and features betting windows, self-service betting kiosks from Suzohapp and high-definition TVs situated all around the sportsbook.

The Texas Lottery and Texas Motor Speedway have joined together again to rev up luck for lottery players and racing fans through the new LUCKY 7s scratch ticket game. The new $5 game features chances to win a $100,000 top prize and integrates a series of promotional second-chance drawings. The drawings give players with non-winning tickets a chance to win exclusive Texas Motor Speedway prizes.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – March 18-24

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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.

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DraftKings unveiled My Stat Sheet, a gaming tool that gives players the ability to assess, track and interact with their personal stats through intuitive charts and information that will help empower players to make data-driven decisions on their own play and therefore promote responsible gaming. This new feature is now available across all DraftKings and Golden Nugget products.

Jackpocket announced the release of Super Pick, a new app feature that streamlines the lottery experience for Mega Millions and Powerball fans, offering an even more convenient way to participate as combined jackpots soar past $1.3 billion. Jackpocket’s new Super Pick feature gives users an easy way to pick every special and standard ball in the game with just one tap.

The Senate Tax Committee advanced legislation authored by Senator Matt Klein to legalise Sports Betting in Minnesota. This was the second time the bill has been heard in Taxes, after making a stop last year. The hearing focused on changes to tax rates and revenue disbursements.

The Arizona Department of Gaming announced that it has allocated an event wagering operator license to Fanatics Betting and Gaming as the designee for Tonto Apache Sports Betting, an organisation of the Tonto Apache Tribe, pursuant to A.R.S. § 5-1304 and A.A.C. R19-4-105 and 106.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported that the month of February 2024 at Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated approximately $100.57 million in Gross Gaming Revenue. Additionally, approximately $52.55 million in taxable sports wagering revenue was generated across the eight mobile/online sports wagering licensees and the three in-person licensees for the month of February.

Rebet, a new free-to-play social sportsbook, announced its official launch. The Rebet App, which is now available for download in the App Store across 47 U.S. states, is set to revolutionise the sports betting experience with first-of-its-kind features including an entire social sportsbook, peer-to-peer contests and dynamic user social feeds.

Partnerships

SPARKET announced an expanded partnership with the World Jai Alai League, solidifying their commitment to enhancing the fan experience and driving growth in the world of Jai Alai. Following the successful implementation of SPARKET’s innovative platform within the league, both entities have decided to deepen their collaboration. This strategic move aims to further revolutionise how fans interact with and enjoy Jai Alai, leveraging cutting-edge technology to increase engagement from at-home viewers.

Bragg Gaming Group announced the launch of a custom slot game developed for Caesars Digital, Boardwalk Slots Bankers & Cash, now exclusively live on Caesars Palace Online Casino and Caesars Sportsbook & Casino in Michigan and New Jersey. The bespoke release takes proven game features and artwork from Bragg’s popular slot title Bankers & Cash and combines it with the evocative Boardwalk Slots brand owned by Caesars Digital.

International Game Technology announced that its IGT PlayDigital iGaming content library is now available in Rhode Island via the Bally Casino Rhode Island app and on BallyCasino.com. This milestone content deployment makes IGT PlayDigital one of only two suppliers to offer content in all seven U.S. online gaming jurisdictions.

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