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The Stars Group’s European Poker Tour Barcelona Breaks Pokerstars Main Event Participation Record

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The Stars Group (Nasdaq: TSG) (TSE: TSGI) today announced that the Barcelona stop on its PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT), one of several major live poker tournament series sponsored by PokerStars, came to a close on Sunday, September 2, setting a PokerStars record for the number of entrants to an EPT main event.

The EPT Barcelona Main Event attracted the largest live main event player field in PokerStars EPT history with more than 1,900 entrants playing over six days generating a main event prize pool of approximately €9.4 and a first-place prize of approximately €1.6 million. Overall, EPT Barcelona attracted over 4,500 players from 109 countries and generated a total of approximately 19,600 entries across 35 tournaments and a total prize pool of $44 million.

PokerStars also awarded ten Platinum Passes to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), which takes place in January 2019, to the winners of EPT Barcelona’s main and headline events. Each Platinum Pass is worth $30,000 and includes a $25,000 PSPC buy-in, accommodation at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and approximately $2,000 for travel and expenses.

The EPT, which is regarded in the industry as one of the world’s most iconic live poker tours, has this year also stopped in the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and Monte Carlo, and will stop for the EPT Open in Sochi in September and EPT Prague in December.

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Wyoming is Next for Fanatics Sportsbook

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Fanatics Betting and Gaming, a subsidiary of Fanatics Holdings Inc, a global digital sports platform, launched the Fanatics Sportsbook today in Wyoming.

Sports fans living in and visiting Wyoming will be able to download the Fanatics Sportsbook on iOS and Android and begin their Fanatics Sportsbook experience. The Fanatics Sportsbook is now available in twenty one states and approximately 95% of the addressable online sports bettor market in the U.S.

The Fanatics Sportsbook makes being a fan easy with fast signup, easy betting, transparent withdrawals and is disrupting the sports betting industry with the following new features:

  • Building a better sportsbook: The Fanatics Sportsbook app was built natively on iOS and Android. The design, speed and quality of the navigation experience rival the sports betting apps in the market today that were not built specifically for iOS and Android.
  • FanCash: Get up to 5% FanCash back on bets, win or lose. Every bet gets you closer to more rewards like team merchandise, bonus bets, and more.
  • Discover: Get everything a customer cares about including marquee games, key stats and trending bets delivered straight to the Discover feed.
  • Search: Find promos, bets, and trending topics all from the advanced search functionality. Bet directly from the search results and spend time enjoying the game, not looking for a bet.
  • Golf Upgrades: Fanatics Sportsbook now offers an enhanced live event center with shot-by-shot data, leaderboard tracking and course maps directly in the app.

To download images and videos of the Fanatics Sportsbook, visit the Fanatics Media Center, and for more news and information, follow us on the Fanatics Sportsbook social channels on X  and on Instagram.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – May 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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NHRA announced an exciting and landmark step forward for the company with the launch of PlayNHRA, an innovative new initiative that will provide fans opportunities to engage in fantasy games, gaming, and betting for NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series events. As part of PlayNHRA, NHRA’s partnerships with leading sports books and fantasy sports providers will enable fans to sign up for free and legally wager on national events and other outcomes in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series.

The Miccosukee Casino & Resort is preparing to unveil a new and exclusive smoking casino section. The venue, located in the northwest corner of the property, is tailored for casino-goers who prefer to smoke while playing their favourite slots in a comfortable and refined indoor ambiance featuring 20-foot-tall ceilings.

Greenlite Ventures Inc. has announced the signing of an Acquisition Agreement with No Limit Technology Holdings Inc. (NLTH), an emerging powerhouse in the Sports Betting arena. The Agreement is scheduled to be finalised following a 30–45-day due diligence period.

The Commerce Casino & Hotel has announced Jamie Gold as the Team Captain/Coach for The Commerce Casino & Hotel’s very own professional poker team for the upcoming WSOP 2023/2024 circuit in Los Angeles, as well as the 100 million dollar WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas this July. Gold, an iconic figure in the world of poker, brings his legendary expertise and wisdom to lead the team to victory.

Quick Custom Intelligence, a leading provider of innovative solutions for the gaming industry, has announced a significant milestone in its journey. With immense dedication to research and development (R&D) and a steadfast commitment to customer satisfaction, QCI has expanded its presence in Nevada to over 75 sites. This achievement underscores QCI’s position as a trusted partner in the gaming community.

Michigan commercial and tribal operators reported a combined $234.8 million total internet gaming (iGaming) gross receipts and gross sports betting receipts in April. Gross receipts decreased 8.7% compared to last month.

Partnerships

International Game Technology announced that its IGT PlaySports Trading Advisory Services Team is now supporting sports betting in Michigan via a new services agreement with the Lac Vieux Desert Northern Waters Casino & Resort in Watersmeet. In addition to now leveraging IGT PlaySports’ expertise for a range of trading-related services, Northern Waters has powered its sportsbook with IGT’s award-winning platform and self-service betting technology since 2021.

Mancala continues to go from strength to strength in the Brazilian online gaming market, with the announcement of another new partnership. This time the partnership has been created with leading platform provider, XSA Sports. A prominent name across the Brazilian igaming landscape, this new partnership will allow for even more users to play Mancala games in this up-and-coming market.

Pragmatic Play has expanded its Live Casino footprint across Peru after going live with major local operator, Atlantic City. The partnership sees Pragmatic Play’s full Live Casino portfolio integrated with the operator, enabling players in Peru to enjoy market-leading titles such as Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat from the supplier’s award-winning portfolio.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – May 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

Global esports organisation Gen.G announced their acquisition of YOUR.GG, a data analysis and networking platform for League of Legends players. This partnership comes as a new method for Gen.G to enhance the Gen.G Global Academy experience for students in the programme.

FanDuel TV, the cable television network from leading online gaming company FanDuel, announced the launch of “FanDuel TV Extra,” a free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel. “FanDuel TV Extra” is currently available on a variety of streaming platforms including Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, Xumo Play, Plex, and through FanDuel’s own OTT platform FanDuel TV+.

EPIC Global Solutions have completed a hat-trick of wins at the prestigious SBC Awards North America, having been named as the event’s “Player Protection Service Provider of the Year” for a third year in a row. The globally-leading specialists in mitigating gambling-related harm were recognised once again at the New York ceremony, at an event that acknowledges excellence across all aspects of the gambling industry across North America.

Pragmatic Play is set to participate in CGS Santiago this month, as the provider seeks further inroads across the continent. The provider is also the standalone Diamond Sponsor at the event, which takes place at Espacio Riesco in the country’s capital, Santiago, on May 29 and 30.

Circa Sports has expanded its operations into Kentucky with the launch of its popular mobile betting app. Debuting via a licensing agreement with ECL Corbin LLC at its Cumberland Run harness track, the brand will take the highest betting limits in the industry along with offering tight money line splits, transparent odds, exceptional customer service and more.

Partnerships

Motorsport Games Inc. announced the launch of RaceControl.gg, a new dedicated platform designed to enhance player engagement with the latest news, updates, tips and tricks its most recent game, Le Mans Ultimate. As part of this exciting initiative, Motorsport Games has partnered with Coach Dave Academy to manage the content and development of RaceControl.gg. Under this partnership, Coach Dave Academy (CDA), renowned for their expertise in creating car setups in racing simulations, will curate and manage the content on RaceControl.gg, ensuring fans and players have access to the most relevant and useful information.

NetBet has announced that it will expand NetBet Mexico’s library of games with the addition of IGT PlayDigital titles. While there will be many exciting games from IGT PlayDigital that will be made available for NetBet Mexico customers, the library of new titles will be led by omnichannel player-favourite IGT PlayDigital games such as Cleopatra, DaVinci Diamonds and Golden Goddess.

Brazilian football club Vasco da Gama and Betfair, one of the largest online sports betting companies in the world, announced the biggest sponsorship agreement in the club’s history. The contract is valid until December 31, 2025, with the possibility of renewal for two more seasons. The company’s brand will be displayed in the men’s team’s master property, and includes the inclusion of Betfair on the shoulder blade of the women’s team’s shirts, in addition to exclusive official digital content from Legítimo Clube do Povo.

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