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National Council on Problem Gambling Selects New Communications Manager

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The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), an advocacy organization for people and their families who are experiencing problem gambling and gambling addiction, has announced the selection of Deanna Wilken, MA, as its new Communications Manager.  Wilken will oversee the organization’s external communications and public awareness and outreach efforts.

“We are very pleased to announce this new appointment with NCPG,” says Executive Director Keith Whyte.  “Deanna will bring new ideas and build on the Council’s existing structure to carry forward our communications work on all platforms.  With her capabilities, I am confident we can target our communications efforts on increasing the depth and breadth of our work while continuing to engage our current members.”

Wilken’s resume includes over five years of marketing, communications strategy and planning experience at both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the National Council on Problem Gambling, she was the Communications Manager for a nonprofit environmental organization in Los Angeles, California, where she was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to market the agency’s programs, expand donor relationships, manage internal and external communications and plan special events. Additionally, she worked as a marketing strategist for Fox Home Entertainment for several years, heading over 40 advertising campaigns for the company.

Ms. Wilken is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles and the University of Nottingham (UK) and holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in international relations.

“I look forward to working with NCPG’s team in their efforts to promote and expand their messaging on problem gambling and responsible gambling,” remarked Wilken.  “NCPG is already doing good work in communicating to a variety of stakeholders and I am excited to shape these efforts as new trends evolve in the gambling industry and the field of behavioral health.”

 

About the National Council on Problem Gambling:

NCPG is the national advocate for problem gamblers and their families.  NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling and works with all stakeholders to promote responsible gaming.  For information on the 33rd National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling, visit www.ncpgambling.org/conference.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call or text the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at 1-800-522-4700 or visit www.ncpgambling.org/chat for confidential help.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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PGCB Imposes Fine Totalling US$242k on Two Casino Operators

Niji Narayan

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has imposed the fines totalling US$242k against two casino operators.

Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC, operator of the Sands Casino Resort in Northampton County, received separate fines of US$120k for underage gaming violations and a second for US$110k regarding the awarding of free slot play. The fine stemmed from 11 incidents in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor.

The second fine was issued for permitting the issuance of free slot play by employees who were not authorised to do so and/or issuing free slot play of amounts above authorised levels.

Washington Trotting Association, LLC, operator of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington County, received a US$12.5k fine for an underage gaming violation. This fine stemmed from an 18-year-old male gaining access onto the gaming floor, wagering at table games and being served alcohol.

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Bet365–EML Partnership to Launch Prepaid Credit Card in New Jersey

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Bet365, the UK based online gambling company, has partnered with EML Payments to develop a new prepaid credit card in New Jersey.

The bet365 branded card will allow both deposit and withdrawal of funds from online account. The card will launch in mid-2019, subject to regulatory approval.

The agreement with EML also includes scope to expand this service into other regulated US states where bet365 may roll out its gambling services.

Bet365 is yet to launch in New Jersey but has a deal in place to do so with the Hard Rock Atlantic City casino, as revealed in a letter sent to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). The DGE has approved the request for the two parties to enter into an agreement but bet365 is yet to begin operating in the state.

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NetEnt signs landmark deal with DraftKings in New Jersey

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NetEnt signs landmark deal with DraftKings in New Jersey
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NetEnt has entered into an online casino supplier agreement with DraftKings for the regulated market in New Jersey (USA).

 

NetEnt is increasing its footprint in the regulated online gambling market in New Jersey and is very proud to announce a new agreement with fast-growing operator DraftKings. In the coming weeks, a large selection of NetEnt casino games will be launched and available to DraftKings players.

“We are very excited to have landed a deal with DraftKings. As the world-leader in fantasy sports, with a large player base, they will add a new dimension to the market and we are confident that their players will enjoy our popular games,” says Erik Nyman, Managing Director NetEnt Americas LLC.

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