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FanDuel partners with SportCaller for March Madness basketball

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Leading U.S. operator recruits free-to-play specialist to improve acquisition and retention on college basketball showpiece


SportCaller, the free-to-play (FTP) sports-game provider, has announced a new partnership with U.S. operator FanDuel.

The deal sees the FTP specialist roll out a series of marquee games on its light-to-deploy platform across the major American sports, starting with next month’s popular NCAA March Madness basketball (19th March – 8th April).

This agreement continues to expand SportCaller’s growing global footprint in the US market where it already enjoys an established foothold with its Super 8 and Super 5 Games for TVG.

The new March Madness FTP bolsters FanDuel’s ongoing commitment to bringing its users fresh games and jackpot formats which increase activity and player-engagement across all platforms and devices. SportCaller’s pioneering performance in the domain of enhanced acquisition and retention remains second-to-none across a raft of different sports, which will now include: college sports, NBA, MLB, golf, tennis, UFC, boxing and NFL.

Lorcan Kelly, VP of sportsbook product at FanDuel, said: “SportCaller has been a good partner for the Paddy Power Betfair Group, and we’ve enjoyed teaming up with them on March Madness – an event whose huge popularity will naturally prove a solid acquisitions driver. The relationship has already elevated our expansive set of FTP games, and FanDuel looks forward to adding more over the sporting calendar to come.”

SportCaller MD Cillian Barry added: “Having collaborated so successfully Paddy Power Betfair over the past few years, it’s a real fillip for FanDuel to have chosen SportCaller as their partner in unlocking perhaps the most significant market of all. Their underlying expertise and consumer base are vast, so it’s going to be exciting to watch our games’ signature values of outstanding gameplay and bet-conversion map on to a wider range of U.S. sports and events, driving player activity at every step.

About SportCaller:
SportCaller is the leading free-to-play sporting game provider, whose platform allows fans to connect and compete across a variety of sports. It provides free-to-play and jackpot games for operators and media owners, generating new accounts allied to trackable levels of increased player-activity and loyalty. SportCaller works with clients in UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and North America, ranking William Hill, GVC, Paddy Power Betfair, MoPlay and Lottoland amongst its expanding client-base.

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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PointsBet Partners With Catfish Bend Casino in Iowa

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PointsBet, the top-tier sportsbook operator, has entered a multi-year partnership with Catfish Bend Casino, one of Iowa’s leading casino, entertainment, and hotel destinations.

The partnership will include the launch of both premium retail and mobile sportsbook operations in Iowa, following proper licensing afforded by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. PointsBet and Catfish Bend Casino will work in tandem to build out a multi-faceted sports entertainment venue centrally located on the Catfish Bend property.

“PointsBet is thrilled to announce this partnership, enabling us to create a first-class sportsbook for Iowa’s sports bettors at one of the best casino resorts in the Midwest. Catfish Bend Casino’s executives – Gary Hoyer and Rob Higgins – are two of the most progressive and forward-thinking operators in the industry. We knew they were the perfect match for PointsBet’s long-term vision of gaming in the U.S. from day one,” Johnny Aitken, PointsBet’s U.S. CEO said.

“We couldn’t imagine a better sportsbook to bring to Catfish Bend Casino and the state of Iowa. The potential legalization of sports betting in Iowa opens an exciting new opportunity for recreational and avid players, and PointsBet’s unmatched dedication to bettors makes them the ideal partner for our brand and go-to-market plan,” Gary Hoyer, CEO of Great River Entertainment said.

 

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Delaware North Sues Miomni Gaming Over Fraudulent Claims

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Delaware North, the US based casino operator, has filed a lawsuit against its sports betting joint venture partner Miomni Gaming.

The operator is seeking monetary damages through the suit filed in the Chancery Court of Delaware, including Miomni’s 49% stake in the BetLucky joint venture, which the supplier is apparently refusing to give up. The joint venture was made to launch the BetLucky sports betting platform. Delaware North then terminated the contract earlier this month.

The operator claims Miomni made fraudulent claims to induce it to enter into a joint venture, as well as of wilfully breaching a limited liability company agreement governing the operation of BetLucky.

Delaware North claims that Miomni and chief executive Venner repeatedly claimed to own intellectual property rights to the platform, including the source code for the front end and back end of the platform.

 

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

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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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