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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – October 16-22

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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.

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Existing non-native casinos and racinos in the Finger Lakes and Western New York and unions representing their employees are formally launching a coalition to have a voice in the ongoing negotiations for a new gaming compact between the state and the Seneca Nation of Indians. The Fair Compact for All Coalition includes representatives from del Lago Resort and Casino, Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack, Hamburg Gaming and Batavia Downs.

Gaming Innovation Group announced the launch of ApuestasArgentinas.com. Designed as a player-first experience, the site offers reviews and exclusive bonuses about sports betting operators in the Argentine market.

Betfred has announced the grand opening of its state-of-the-art sportsbook at Long Shot’s, a premier OTB, in the Capital Region. Spanning an impressive 6300 square feet, this latest addition is set to revolutionise the sports betting scene in Central Maryland.

Elys Game Technology introduced its new US-focused online and mobile sportsbook brand, www.SportBet.com. The dedicated Elys America platform will offer US-based customers an innovative and immersive way to engage with and bet on their favorite sports with unique features developed to cater to American betting styles.

Jackpot Digital has announced that it has passed all scheduled testing and received multiple certifications from Gaming Labs International for the Company’s Next Generation Jackpot Blitz dealerless electronic multiplayer poker tables.

Partnerships

New Meta Entertainment has announced a new partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation. As the Official Mental Health Partner of NME, the Foundation is partnering with and providing a grant to New Meta Entertainment’s Dignitas to enhance an inclusive and supportive environment for gaming fans and esports professionals everywhere.

The National Council on Problem Gambling and safer gambling solution provider Mindway AI announced their strategic partnership. This partnership will see the integration of Mindway AI’s innovative Gamalyze solution into NCPG’s flagship responsible gambling website, ResponsiblePlay.org.

The Snoqualmie Casino announced the renewal of its longstanding partnership with the Seattle Seahawks. With a relationship that began roughly 15 years ago when Snoqualmie Casino first opened its doors, the partnership marked the first of its kind between a casino and the Seahawks franchise and only the seventh in the history of the NFL.

PayNearMe has announced that Tipico, a leading global sports betting and iGaming operator, has selected the MoneyLine platform to consolidate disparate deposit and withdrawal solutions onto a single platform.

NeoPollard Interactive announced that, following a competitive procurement process, it has been awarded a new contract to provide the West Virginia Lottery with a turn-key iLottery System, including a fully integrated omnichannel Player Loyalty Programme and full-featured mobile application.

Appointments

Inspired Entertainment has announced the appointment of Ian Freeman as its new CCO. His responsibilities will include the innovation, delivery and growth of Inspired’s Virtual Sports products.

Gold Strike Casino Resort has named Shane Robertson as its new director of gaming and operations. In this role, Robertson will oversee all gaming operations, casino and resort facilities. Additionally, he will ensure compliance with all state gaming regulations, while maintaining the highest standards for all Gold Strike Casino Resort customers and staff.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – November 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.

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Juicy Stakes Casino has announced Thanksgiving-themed promotions, offering various incentives to its players during the festive season. The online platform aims to engage its audience through a series of offers centred around the Thanksgiving holiday. One of the main features of their promotional campaign is the Thanksgiving Dinner Lucky Pick. This offering aims to provide players with a chance to uncover surprises and exclusive deals by selecting from four Thanksgiving platters. These selections may yield Free Spins, Deposit Bonuses and Poker Promotions.

Bet365 has announced its official launch into the state of Louisiana. With this news, the Pelican State becomes the seventh state of bet365’s expansion in the US, which already includes Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio and Virginia.

New York State’s Responsible Play Partnership, consisting of New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG), New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and New York State Gaming Commission, continues to improve the voluntary self-exclusion (VSE) process at gaming facilities across the state. The NYCPG has launched a new free VSE Support Programme to help individuals who recognise they may have a gambling problem quickly find the resources they need to exclude themselves from gambling activities in New York.

Partnerships

Bet365 have extended their support of the US Darts Masters with a new sponsorship agreement for the World Series of Darts event in New York. The leading online betting sportsbook has enjoyed two successful years as the title sponsor of the US Darts Masters since the event moved to The Theatre at Madison Square Garden. The bet365 US Darts Masters is one of the World Series’ most popular events, with eight top PDC stars facing off against eight North American contenders across two days.

Hornets Sports & Entertainment and bet365 announced an exclusive long-term partnership under which bet365 becomes an Official Partner of the Charlotte Hornets and will become the Official Mobile Sports Betting Partner of the Charlotte Hornets subject to bet365 becoming licensed to operate in North Carolina. The partnership provides bet365 with significant branding and signage at Spectrum Centre, as well as on hornets.com, Hornets social media platforms, the Hornets App and the team’s TV and radio game broadcasts.

BetMGM has collaborated once again with actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens for its latest online casino campaign, “Library of Games”. The campaign premiered on Monday, Nov. 20. It is a 30-second fresh spot featuring Vanessa Hudgens in an iGame library, and it comes to life using the BetMGM app on her smartphone.

Pragmatic Play is achieving further expansion in Paraguay and Brazil after signing a multi-vertical deal with Giro Win. The deal encompasses the supplier’s Slots, Live Casino and Virtual Sports products, bringing its portfolio to an even greater LatAm audience. Pragmatic Play’s Slots portfolio has seen numerous player-favourite additions in recent weeks that will soon be available for Giro Win’s costumers, including new titles in the iconic Big Bass franchise as well as the renowned John Hunter series. The agreement also includes award-winning staples such as Sugar Rush and Gates of Olympus.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – November 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.

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Spatial announced its first season of in-house games; Punch Hero, Racing Empire, Infinite Ascent, Shooty Shooty, Mostly Only Up, Buddy Blitz, & Cyber Punk: Neon Ghost, as well a host of externally built games from leading gaming studios, IzyPlay and Zaibatsu. This marks the first of several releases for Spatial in time for the holidays, with more Spatial-built and external games to be announced, giving developers the power to build the most beautiful games for the browser straight out of Unity – redefining the boundaries of web-based gaming.

Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto announced that its brand-new, state-of-the-art poker room is now fully open with all 30 tables operating around the clock, seven days a week and the introduction of its “Bad Beat” Jackpot. Located on a private floor, this exciting addition to Canada’s largest and newest casino resort caters to the vibrant poker community’s growing demand.

Bragg Gaming Group Inc. announced that President and Chief Operating Officer, Lara Falzon, has provided notice that she will resign from her positions, effective December 31, 2023. Ms. Falzon will remain actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the Company until this date.

Everi Holdings Inc., a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, financial technology, player loyalty solutions and bingo, announced the deployment of Entegrity, Everi’s fourth-generation Anti-Money Laundering (AML) solution, at Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort in Granite Falls, Minn.

The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued PointsBet Canada Operations 1 Inc., a registered internet gaming operator, a Notice of Monetary Penalty totaling $150,000 for failing to meet Ontario’s responsible gambling requirements.

International Game Technology (IGT) announced that it recently installed its Floor Manager systems technology at Casino of Mendoza in Godoy Cruz, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, marking the solution’s first deployment in the region.

Partnerships

International Game Technology PLC announced that it is growing its sports betting presence in Puerto Rico via a multi-year IGT PlaySports technology and services agreement with Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino. Located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the casino will leverage IGT PlaySports’ award-winning technology and experienced trading advisory services team to power Puerto Rico’s first casino brand-led retail and mobile sportsbook, PlayBets by Ponce Plaza.

Paysafe, a leading payments platform, announced a new partnership with Fanatics Betting and Gaming, the subsidiary of global digital sports platform Fanatics Holdings Inc. Under the deal, Fanatics Sportsbook has integrated with Paysafe to offer its customers traditional card payments and other alternative payment methods (APMs).

Elys Game Technology Corp., an interactive gaming and sports betting technology company, announced a market access agreement with Caesars Entertainment that unlocks immediate access to the lucrative Colorado sports betting market. This strategic agreement signals Elys’ first entry into the North American mobile sports betting landscape.

emerchantpay, a leading global payment service provider and acquirer, announced that it will further support well-established gambling operator Pinnacle in the Ontario market. The announcement comes as the two businesses celebrate the one-year milestone of this strategic partnership facilitating the operator’s expansion in Ontario.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – November 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.

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Blazesoft announced that it has been awarded the Great Place to Work certification after a comprehensive evaluation conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada. This prestigious certification is a testament to Blazesoft’s outstanding workplace culture, as determined by direct feedback from employees through an extensive and anonymous survey.

Governor Kevin Stitt announced his plan to make sports betting a reality in Oklahoma. The Governor’s plan, which would allow Oklahomans to place in-person bets at gaming sites operated by federally recognised tribes, would protect tribal investments in brick-and-mortar facilities.

Genius Sports announced that it has been awarded a temporary gaming license by the Maine Gambling Control Unit (MGCU). Genius Sports now holds 43 licenses, or equivalent, in North America across US states, territories, tribes and Canada, providing its award-winning products and services to leading sportsbooks.

UK-listed gambling company Entain revealed that US fund management group Dodge & Cox has doubled its stake. The investment, which took its shareholding from 5.01% to 10.33%, took place on the same day Entain reported an update for the third quarter, during which group net gaming revenues rose 7% year-on-year.

Better Collective has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Toronto-based Playmaker Capital, a leading digital sports media group that owns and operates a number of strong sports media brands in the US, Canada and across South America.

BetMGM, a leading iGaming and sports betting operator, announced that Borgata Arcade is now available at Borgata Online in New Jersey. Borgata Arcade is the new home for fun, engaging and feature-packed non-traditional iGaming content such as LuckyTap, Slingo, scratch games and game-themed slots.

NorthStar Gaming Holdings announced that its CFO Jennifer Barber will resign from the Company effective December 1, 2023 to pursue another opportunity. At that time, Chin Dhushenthen, currently the Company’s Vice President, Finance and Compliance, will assume the role of Interim CFO.

AppsFlyer announced its acquisition of devtodev, a full-cycle data analytics solution for game and app developers. This strategic acquisition bolsters AppsFlyer’s core offerings and marks a significant step in the development of the new AppsFlyer Privacy Cloud Marketplace.

Sports wagering is live in Maine, and Caesars Entertainment Inc. announced that its flagship sports wagering platform, Caesars Sportsbook, is accepting sports wagers on mobile and desktop in the Pine Tree State.

Partnerships

7777 gaming has expanded a collaboration with NetBet to secure growth across .com markets, in addition to expanding across the Mexican online gaming space. Following an initial alliance focused towards the Romanian region earlier in the year, the iGaming supplier’s latest venture concerns Malta Gaming Authority covered regions as well as the aforementioned Latin American region.

Aristocrat Gaming has introduced the first official emoji brand slot machine, emoji ALL STARS. Following its industry unveiling at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, the for-sale, multi-level progressive game featuring iconic emoji brand icons, alongside Aristocrat all-star characters, is sure to delight and engage players in a new way. The deal was brokered by Retail Monster, the emoji company’s North American licensing agent.

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