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Derek Stevens to Transform Downtown Las Vegas with Three New Sports Betting Experiences

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Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, All-New 18 Fremont Project and the D Las Vegas to Change the Sportsbook Game with VSiN Partnership

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 6, 2018 — CEO and developer Derek Stevens will introduce three unique sports-entertainment offerings throughout his popular Downtown Las Vegas properties. The new sportsbook at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino will serve as an operational prototype for a multi-level venue which will be housed at the highly anticipated property development located at 18 Fremont, as well as the hub for the sportsbook at the D Las Vegas. Each of these experiences will come to life in partnership with sports gambling media network Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN), including an in-house broadcast studio at the soon to be named 18 Fremont project.

“The State of Nevada, and specifically Las Vegas, has always been the hub for sports wagering in the United States and with the recent Supreme Court ruling, we believe sports wagering will accelerate tremendously,” said Stevens. “Our entrance into the legal sports wagering market is timely and will be enhanced with our 10% investment into VSiN. We look forward to operating the D and the Golden Gate Sportsbooks while creating the most dynamic sportsbook in Las Vegas history and the new VSiN Studios at our 18 Fremont project.”

Whether placed by amateurs or experts, the sportsbooks at Golden Gate, the D, and the 18 Fremont location will appeal to all types of bettors and offer a competitive wagering menu. Additionally, a mobile app is currently in development, allowing for convenient wagering and opportunities for live betting at Golden Gate and the D.

The new sportsbook space at the Golden Gate is expected to debut in Q3 of 2019, and will serve as the archetype for the 18 Fremont project’s stadium-style sportsbook. The new property’s space is expected to feature the largest single screen television in the city alongside countless additional HD screens and personalized customer service kiosks.

Additionally, VSiN’s 18 Fremont broadcast studio will allow bettors to have in-depth analysis of all things sports betting from a roster of experts including broadcasters, professional bettors and athletes. From its state-of-the-art studio, VSiN will deliver insight into exclusive gambling news and statistics to aid bettors in their decisions. Fans and passersby will also be able to watch and interact as the daily broadcast airs live in the new studio.

“Since launching VSiN, one of the things I’m most proud of is the people we’ve been able to partner with to help grow this business,” said Brian Musburger, CEO of VSiN. “We’re thrilled to partner with another of this industry’s most successful luminaries, Derek Stevens, and honored to be involved in the 18 Fremont project. The VSiN team is looking forward to delivering the news and analysis sports bettors need to win – both here in Vegas and around the country.”

To help execute his vision, Stevens has hired longtime Las Vegas sports betting industry veteran Matthew Metcalf as sports director. Metcalf previously worked at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, where he helped revive the city’s love for exceptional sports betting opportunities.

Stevens’ journey in Downtown Las Vegas began in 2012 with the introduction of the D Las Vegas; the introduction of a versatile event venue where he hosts viewing parties for professional sports games; and by giving Golden Gate – Vegas’ original casino – its first major expansion. He purchased land occupied by Las Vegas Club casino in 2015 to continue his vision of revitalizing the west side of Fremont Street Experience. The land for these properties is currently being used in the development of Downtown Las Vegas’ first resort-casino to be built from the ground up in decades.

 

About the D Las Vegas
the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with downtown Las Vegas. The casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar. the D offers contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. The Showroom at the D Las Vegas features outstanding entertainment ranging from award-winning dinner theater and Broadway productions to music, comedy and more.

About Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
Opening in 1906 at One Fremont Street, Golden Gate’s legacy spans the birth of Las Vegas, the Roaring 20s, the Rat Pack era and now the 21st century. Boasting a prime location under the lights of the Fremont Street Experience and three distinctive bars, the historic property delivers an experience that is authentic and energetic. Golden Gate – where the past meets the future and the spirit of Las Vegas is very much alive.

VSiN
Launched in 2017, VSiN is the first media network dedicated to providing news, analysis and proprietary data to the millions of Americans who bet on sports and make gambling a multimillion-dollar industry. Fueled by award-winning broadcasters and legendary oddsmakers, VSiN informs and entertains these consumers wherever and whenever they want it. A dedicated SiriusXM Radio channel (204) is among the platforms on which VSiN is available, which also include live video streaming, web, mobile and social.

 

Source:  the D Las Vegas; Golden Gate Hotel & Casino

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NeoPollard Interactive Congratulates Virginia Lottery on Successful iLottery Launch

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Expanded partnership between NPi and the Virginia Lottery introduces full iLottery program to Virginia Lottery players

NeoPollard Interactive LLC is proud to celebrate the Virginia Lottery’s successful launch of its comprehensive iLottery program on July 1, 2020. Through a five-year contract extension to October 2026, with an option for renewal to 2031, NPi is honored to strengthen its longstanding partnership with the Virginia Lottery to enhance its existing eSubscriptions solution to include single-ticket, same-day purchases of draw-based games and a compelling portfolio of NPi’s industry-leading eInstant games at launch.

NPi first partnered with the Virginia Lottery to provide an enhanced eSubscriptions solution and related services in 2016, following a competitive procurement process. Since then, the Virginia Lottery has been leveraging NPi’s NeoSphere iLottery platform and NeoDraw Central Gaming System to enable an end-to-end digital experience for players to purchase subscriptions online for Mega Millions, Powerball, and Cash4Life games. The eSubscriptions solution has grown significantly since launching in 2016, slated to generate $18 million this fiscal year, an increase of approximately 27% over fiscal year 2019.

With the introduction of a portfolio of the best performing eInstant games in North America, and the ability for players to purchase single tickets of their favorite draw-based games, the Virginia Lottery is just the sixth lottery in the U.S. to offer the capability for players to purchase a full suite of lottery games online. The timing of today’s launch is significant in that the legislation enabling online lottery sales comes into effect as of July 1, 2020. The Virginia Lottery team was steadfast in their commitment to delivering iLottery on this date to maximize funds raised for K-12 public schools.

“The collaboration between the Virginia Lottery and NPi teams demonstrates a shared commitment to bring a top quality online lottery option to Virginians,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. “We are excited that our customers now can access our games wherever they are and whenever they want. By modernizing the way we deliver our products, we provide the convenience consumers have come to expect and also strengthen our ability to continue generating millions of dollars for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.”

“NPi is honored to celebrate with the Virginia Lottery team who worked tirelessly to ensure a successful launch of its iLottery offering today – the first day authorized by the legislature,” said Liz Siver, General Manager, NeoPollard Interactive. “This exciting day is the culmination of the Virginia Lottery’s careful attention to every fine detail of its program planning, strategy, and goals to ensure it will delight players and maximize funds in support of public education. We are grateful to our partners in Virginia for entrusting the success of its iLottery offering to NPi!”

The contract extension provides for an additional term of NPi’s iLottery managed services, including player experience services, such as NPi’s 24/7 Customer Support Center, and revenue-generating services such as game content and development as provided by NPi’s in-house Game Studio. The launch of the Virginia Lottery’s comprehensive iLottery program stands as a testament to NPi’s stature as the trusted provider of the most profitable iLottery programs.

 

SOURCE: NeoPollard Interactive

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Sporting Solutions partners with SCCG Management to accelerate U.S. strategy

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Leading sportsbook and lottery supplier Sporting Solutions has teamed up with U.S.-based consultants SCCG Management to accelerate its entry into the North American sports betting market.

SCCG will provide business development and strategic support to Sporting Solutions in the region, as the sportsbook supplier builds on its success in highly competitive and regulated global jurisdictions.

Alongside fully automated solutions for pricing and risk management, which leverage and incorporate machine management techniques from global financial markets to generate bespoke odds, Sporting Solutions will supply its cutting-edge sportsbook software and trader tooling. The dynamic, modular and highly configurable offerings are designed to give U.S. operators an alternative to the manual and inflexible approach of incumbent solutions.

Sporting Solutions has long been regarded as a market-leader for U.S. sports, with an extensive suite of proprietary models powered by access to a wide range of official data and overlaid with superior pricing and trading expertise. Its latest offerings are complemented by a range of features for U.S. players designed to enhance the customer experience and improve business performance.

With a head office in Las Vegas, SCCG Management has extensive experience providing business and product development services in the U.S. betting and gaming market, partnering with some of the industry’s leading operators and suppliers, including Betfred.

Edward Peace, Managing Director of Sporting Solutions, said: “We are pleased to be bringing SCCG Management on board to assist with our North American operations and have high hopes for the opportunities the partnership will present.” He added: “Our combined expertise will serve as a major advantage as we move to fast-track our growth strategy in the region and build on our strong international brand presence to gain market share in sports betting states.”

Stephen Crystal, Managing Partner at SCCG Management, said: “Sporting Solutions’ value proposition is unique in the way it helps operators deliver a bespoke, highly differentiated sports betting experience to their customers. Their pricing, risk management and software solutions are proven to help partners improve hold percentages, grow handle and win market share in competitive markets around the world, and we believe they will prove highly disruptive in the U.S. market.

“We will work closely together to cement the company’s unique market position, leveraging their established skills and products as well as our experience in driving growth in the ever-changing sports betting landscape.”

Sporting Solutions was acquired in June 2019 by FDJ Gaming Solutions, an FDJ Group company, to support its B2B strategy, which is focused on driving growth from international markets.

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Amelco secures Colorado regulatory approval

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Amelco, the leading sports betting software and trading services provider, has secured yet another major US milestone, receiving regulatory approval to operate in the state of Colorado.

The supplier of choice for the U.S. industry’s multi-territory tier one operators, including Flutter Entertainment and FOX Bet, the Colorado licence is the latest landmark in Amelco’s US development roadmap.

Already live in Colorado with the Stars Group, the provider is set to launch its second sports betting platform, BetWildwood, later in July – via a joint venture with ISI Race & Sports to deliver Wildwood Casino’s inaugural online sportsbook.

Commenting on its Colorado expansion, Brandon Walker, Head of Business Development at Amelco said:

“I’m delighted to announce that Amelco has added another licence to our growing list of US states where will be doing business – highlighting our platform’s capability to meet any compliance requirement.

“As well as the Stars Group, we’re set to deliver Wildwood Casino’s first online sports betting offering, one of Cripple Creek’s most popular VIP-centric locations, with a series of further major sports wagering partnerships due to be announced later in the year.”

With more than a decade of experience in supplying tailored software solutions, Amelco provides bespoke enterprise sports betting and trading platforms to a large number of leading sportsbooks around the world.

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