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Synergy Blue Signs Distribution Agreement with Reel Games, Inc. to Bring Innovative, Skill-Based Games to the Florida and Caribbean Markets

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Companies Partner to Bring Arcade-Style Games that Offer Fun for Every Type of Gambler

 

Synergy Blue, a leader in skill-based gaming, and Reel Games, a Florida-based casino vendor, signed a distribution agreement. Reel Gaming will provide Synergy Blue’s library of skill-based games and hardware to Florida, the Caribbean and cruise ship industries based out of Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Bahamas. Reel Games will provide sales, distribution and support for Synergy Blue’s skill-based games.

The deal was inked at the Global Gaming Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, where Synergy Blue showcased 19 skill-based, arcade-style gambling titles in multiple gaming styles including multiplayer, touch screen, joystick, trackball, gun and driving-style play. Several of these titles are also available on a bartop multi-game version.

“We are excited to work with Reel Games because their reputation for providing quality products and outstanding service to their customers echos Synergy Blue’s commitment to providing fun, engaging skill-based games for the next generation of gamblers,” said Georg Washington, CEO of Synergy Blue. “Florida and the Caribbean will now have access to fun they can bet on, with games for everyone.”

“Synergy Blue’s robust game library provides every demographic with new skill- or chance-based fun,” said Sean Smith, CEO of Reel Games. “Reel Games strives to provide our customers with the broadest and most cutting edge entertainment available, and Synergy Blue’s innovative games help us do just that.”

Synergy Blue’s games are based on its patented HAWG® platform, a class III certified solution that blends GLI11-compliant skill- or chance-based gambling, allowing for regulatory compliance in multiple jurisdictions, and opening new potential revenue streams for casinos and cruise ships alike. Skill-based games help increase consumer engagement, as players strive to improve their score or compete with friends, while satisfying regulatory compliance and providing casinos and cruise ships with new game play experiences. HAWG® and its games are meant to appeal to a new generation of gamers, providing an engaging experience through a seamless gambling component and uninterrupted arcade-style entertainment.

From gambling arcade-gun play to driving games, and skill-based twists on classics like Mahjong and Poker, Synergy Blue’s game library continues to deliver innovative, entertaining fun for everyone.

Synergy Blue game titles available to Reel Games:

Lucked & Loaded™ (Arcade gun play)
Lucky Karts, Traffic™ (Arcade driving play)
Lucky Fa$cination™ (Arcade trackball play)
Erickson’s Golden Quest® (Arcade joystick/button play)
Mahjong® (Touch screen & BT play)
Pixie Match (Touch screen & BT play)
Candy Ca$h™ (Touch screen & BT play)
Match Poker (Touch screen & BT play)
Ka-Ching-Ko™ (Touch screen & BT play)
Cocktail Crush™ (Touch screen & BT play)
Poker (Touch screen & BT play)
Candy Patrol (Touch screen & BT play)
Star Horizon (Arcade joystick/button play)
Dolphy Dash (Touch screen & BT play)
Kickerinho (Arcade button & BT play)
Zombie$® (Arcade gun play)
Safari Match® (Touch screen & BT play)
Lucky Karts® (Arcade driving play)
SquidWords® (Touch screen & BT play)

 

About Reel Games:

Reel Games was founded in 2001, as a service-oriented provider of slot-style gaming machines. Our reputation for attention to detail, insight into emerging gaming industry trends, and unparalleled quality quickly made us one of the major players in the field, a distinction we still enjoy today. Reel Games is backed by the R&D prowess and sustainable growth philosophy of Euro Games Technology.

Reel Games, Inc., based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been servicing the Cruise Lines, Caribbean and most US Jurisdictions for several years. We provide unequaled sales, installation and support for all manufacturers throughout these areas. Reel Games,Inc. is a leading manufacturer of video slots machines, progressive jackpot systems and progressive tables games such as Caribbean Stud and Caribbean Texas Hold Em progressive poker. Reel Games has sales and service offices throughout the US including Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Caribbean territories. Reel Games is also licensed in over fifty US jurisdictions which enables us to purchase and sell machines or equipment directly. These jurisdictions include Ms., La., N.J., MI., MN., WI. and many tribal licenses.

About Synergy Blue:

Synergy Blue provides skill-based games and platforms for an emerging class of game players, allowing casino operators to offer a new generation of entertainment with games that are certified and backed by industry leading patents. The company’s HAWG® (Hybrid Arcade Wager-based Gaming) platform blends GLI11-compliant, skill-based, Class II (in process) and III gambling with the uninterrupted entertainment of arcade-style play. Founded in 2013, the company is based in Palm Desert, CA, and has games and software applications placed in six countries.

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ICRG Receives a $600,000 Donation from Bally’s Corporation

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The International Centre for Responsible Gaming (ICRG) has announced that it has received a $600,000 donation from Bally’s Corporation to support multi-year, cutting-edge scientific research on gambling among young adults and the usage and effectiveness of responsible gambling tools.

“With this grant, Bally’s Corporation has taken a giant stride toward understanding the health risks of young adult gamblers and improving the effectiveness of existing responsible gambling tools. The ICRG salutes Bally’s Corporation for making such a huge impact on the field of gambling studies,” said ICRG President Arthur Paikowsky.

The ICRG will invite scientists from around the world to apply for these grants in a rigorous competition that ensures funding only the highest quality research. The ICRG will also sponsor programming that will extend the research findings of these projects beyond academia and provide guidelines to the gaming industry for effective responsible gambling strategies.

“We take seriously our responsibility to educate the public, including young adult gamblers, and our employees about responsible gaming, Bally’s is committed to this work. We look forward to working with ICRG on cutting-edge scientific research on gambling among young adults and the usage and effectiveness of responsible gambling tools,” said Robeson Reeves, President of Interactive at Bally’s Corporation.

Since its establishment in 1996, the ICRG has become a prominent funding source in problem gambling research, yielding hundreds of articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The donation will also help fund several programmes designed to educate treatment providers, responsible gambling professionals, regulators and public policy makers about gambling disorder and responsible gambling.

ICRG-funded research has informed the industry about the health risks of casino employees, created the only research-based website on college gambling, and launched a national campaign to make parents and teachers aware of youth gambling. Projects currently in process are evaluating the responsible gambling tool of self-imposed limits on time and money spent gambling and the national impact of sports wagering.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – August 8-14

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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

Playmaker Capital has announced that it has acquired 100% of the digital assets of sports media publisher, JuanFutbol.

GameSquare Esports has scheduled its second-quarter 2022 financial results conference call with the investment community on Monday, August 29, 2022, at 8:00 am ET.

Sports betting entrepreneur Joey Levy and media mogul Jake Paul announced the creation of Betr, the first direct-to-consumer micro-betting focused sports betting company.

Novibet announced a new multi-year market access agreement with Caesars Entertainment, providing Novibet the opportunity to conduct online sports betting and iGaming operations in New Jersey.

Flutter Entertainment has provided independent research funding to the Responsible Gambling Council in Canada to support first-of-its-kind baseline research to inform global marketing and advertising standards in gambling for Operators and Regulators.

Table Trac has announced that it has signed an agreement to install the CasinoTrac management system at both the Bighorn Casino and the Longhorn Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Barstool Sportsbook has announced plans to open the first physical sports betting facility at a NASCAR track.

New Partnerships

Evolv Technology has entered into a partnership with Hard Rock International. As per the deal, Evolv will support the casino’s mission to improve the overall customer experience at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL and in Tampa, FL by installing the company’s free flow, touchless security screening technology.

Betsson has become the sponsor of Brazilian football team Club Athletico Paranaense. Betsson will feature on the lower back of the club’s shirt, with the deal running until the end of 2023. The brand’s logo will additionally be visible on the team’s women’s kit.

ODDSworks has finalised an agreement to bring Jumbo Technology’s unique and innovative casino-proven games to the North American market via its BETguard remote game Server.

U.S. Integrity has announced a comprehensive partnership with the Silver Reef Casino, which is preparing to launch its sportsbook in the state of Washington. U.S. Integrity will provide integrity monitoring services via its proprietary dashboard to Silver Reef Casino and Lummi Tribal Gaming Agency.

Caesars Entertainment and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians announced their partnership in the development of Caesars Virginia, which officially breaks ground in Danville last week.

IGT has signed a multi-year contract with Nisqually Red Wind Casino in Washington State. Under the terms of the agreement, Nisqually Red Wind Casino in Olympia will leverage the award-winning IGT PlaySports platform, deploy IGT PlaySports betting kiosks and partner with the IGT trading advisory team.

WynnBet and SportsGrid announced a strategic programme sponsorship of the In-Game Live All Access Saturday edition. The WynnBet content sponsorship will include major sports betting coverage focused on college events, MLB, NBA, NHL and more.

New Appointments

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has announced the promotion of three client services staff to new positions. Patrick Cottingham is now Client Services Manager, and Jamie Garcia and Christos Karountzos are now Senior Account Executives.

BCLC’s Board of Directors announced that Pat Davis has been appointed BCLC’s President and CEO.

Light & Wonder Inc. has appointed Roxane Lukas as its Chief People Capability Officer (CPCO).

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – August 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

Lotto.com, the first digital platform for ordering lottery tickets on any device, with no app download or deposit required, has announced its expansion into three new states: New York, Texas and Colorado.

The Sports Betting Conference Committee has reached an agreement on legislation to legalise sports betting in Massachusetts. The legislation would allow for wagering on both professional and collegiate sports in the Bay State.

Rush Street Interactive (RSI) has opened its BetRivers retail sportsbook in Maryland last week, in partnership with Bingo World, featuring 12 self-service kiosks and three over-the-counter machines on a 3000-square-foot facility.

WarHorse Gaming held its second groundbreaking during an event at Horsemen’s Park, the future site of WarHorse Omaha. The event took featured remarks from Lance Morgan, President and CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc, Garald “Wally” Wollesen, Nebraska Horsemen President, and others.

OddsJam has announced that it has completed the acquisition of OddsBoom, an odds comparison platform. The purchase will help OddsJam expand its presence as a premium content and data provider for regulated sports betting.

PLAYSTUDIOS Inc., the creator of the playAWARDS loyalty platform and an award-winning developer of free-to-play mobile and social games that offer real-world rewards to players, has launched its new blockchain division, playBLOCKS.

New Partnerships

Resorts Digital Gaming has signed a pioneering deal with casino influencer team the Slot Squad to create a unique online experience for their customers. In a first-of-its-kind partnership, the Slot Squad joins Resorts Live, a proprietary platform developed by RDG to showcase online casino games and content.

Codere presented at a press conference held at the Más Monumental stadium, its step forward in sponsorship of the Club Atlético River Plate of Argentina. The gaming operator acquires the Club’s “Main sponsor” category, being placed on the front of the official game and training shirt.

The Detroit Lions announced a partnership with Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort which includes presenting partnership on the upcoming “Inside the Den” television specials, weekly “Inside the Pride” episodes for the 2022 season as well as Power Hour presented by Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort at Ford Field on Detroit Lions gamedays.

SB22 has partnered with Optimove. The partnership demonstrates SB22’s focus on developing highly tailored promotions using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to enhance its operator portfolio’s marketing capabilities by executing sophisticated CRM Marketing campaigns.

Sirplay has partnered with blockchain sportsbook Moonbet, setting out a joint objective to internationally rollout “Web3 sports betting”.

Bally’s Corporation has announced a marketing partnership designating Bally Bet as an official sports betting partner of New York Yankees.

Catena Media has announced a significant media agreement in North America, signing a multi-year partnership with Advance Local’s NJ.com.

New Appointments

Aruze Gaming America (AGA) has appointed Kurt Hansen as its new Vice President of iGaming. His responsibilities will include building and strengthening the company’s iGaming products. He will oversee all the company’s iGaming operations as its new VP.

FanDuel Group has appointed Carolyn Renzin to the position of Chief Legal Officer. Renzin will continue in her role as Chief Compliance Officer for FanDuel Group.

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