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Totally Gaming Academy, Spectrum Gaming Sports Group Offer In-House Sports Betting Training for US Operators

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Spectrum Gaming Sports Group is partnering with Totally Gaming Academy to provide in-house sportsbook management training for land-based gaming operators throughout the United States that need staff training and management expertise to develop effective sports betting operations.

Classes will be led by trainers with global expertise in sportsbook operations and will be limited to no more than 20 in-house personnel at a time to allow one-on-one contact with the trainer. Totally Gaming Academy, a division of Clarion Events, will organize the training sessions.

The sports betting program will be led by Lee Richardson, a Principal in Spectrum Gaming Sports Group (SG2) and CEO of Gaming Economics. A General Motors-trained engineer, Richardson has held senior marketing and commercial roles with the Hertz Corporation in Europe. He is a former marketing director with the British Horseracing Board and has two decades of experience in i-gaming and sports betting, holding senior CEO/COO roles with Tote Direct, Coral-Eurobet plc, Chartwell Games International, Boylesports and ONEworks. Richardson earned his MBA from University of Strathclyde(Glasgow). He is a Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing.

SG2, a unit of Spectrum Gaming Group, provides a full suite of services, including advising on operational and strategic planning needs, regulatory and licensing services, RFP development, market analysis, and economic impact studies. Its sports-betting clients include two US lotteries, one state government, two major professional sports leagues, and global gaming operators and suppliers.

 

About Spectrum Gaming Group:

Spectrum has performed advisory and consulting work for gaming operators, regulators and legislatures in 38 US states and territories and 47 countries on six continents. Spectrum serves as Executive Director of NCLGS, an organization of lawmakers that shares the goal of promoting best practices. Spectrum’s sister companies include Spectrum Gaming Capital, based in New York, and Spectrum Asia, based in Bangkok and Tokyo.

 

About Totally Gaming Academy:

Delivering multi-level training for gaming professionals since 2007, the Totally Gaming Academy has firmly positioned itself as the global leader in gaming training across online and land-based platforms. Their diverse training courses are unbiased and intensively researched to provide the best practice training, proven to maximize the potential of gaming operations for both public and in-house clients. Delivered by gaming experts, who all have extensive operational experience in the field, courses cover casino management, online gaming, marketing, player profiling, game mathematics, sports betting, anti-money laundering and more.

 

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William Hill CEO Creates New Employee Fund and Donates His Entire Salary

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Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US, has established a new employee fund and donated his entire salary to provide economic relief for the furloughed workers who are now struggling to make ends meet.

The coronavirus has brought the entire gambling world to almost a complete halt and the companies are forced with an option – either let workers take temporary breaks or shut down completely. The latter option is not feasible for most companies including William Hill US. So, they did the only thing they could do and sent employees home.

“I didn’t feel right about continuing to get paid while so many people were out of work. So, I just decided to donate all of my salary to the foundation and encourage everybody else in the company who’s still working to donate what they can,” Joe Asher said.

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee Signs Bill Allowing Sports Betting in Tribal Casinos

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed a bill that will allow sports gambling at tribal casinos in the state.

“This will allow people to participate in a new gaming activity that is safe and well-regulated by the tribes,” Inslee said.

Washington Indian Gaming Association Executive Director Rebecca Kaldor thanked Inslee for supporting the bill.

“The revenue generated by tribal gaming funds critical needs in our communities,” Kaldor said.

“Tribal communities and governments are currently dealing with the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. As we recover from this crisis, the addition of this amenity will help tribal governments fund the essential services their members will need to get back up on their feet,” Kaldor added.

Supporters of the bill said betting on sports was widespread in Washington already and legalising it would protect consumers.

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Wildwood Casino to Partner with ISI for Sports Betting

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American Gaming Group, LLC. (AGG), operator of Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement with ISI Race & Sports (ISI) to provide hardware, software and marketing services for their upcoming sports betting offering. Final licensing approval for ISI from the Colorado Division of Gaming is pending.

“Wildwood has become the market leader for casinos in Cripple Creek and we wanted a partner who could help us achieve the same status for retail and online sports betting,” said Joseph J. Canfora, CEO of AGG.  “We are able to combine our extensive knowledge of the local Colorado market with ISI’s 20 years offering sports betting services and the Amelco betting platform and native mobile apps to create a winning experience for our customers.”

Wildwood Casino opened in 2008 and is the newest full-service casino property in the Cripple Creek market. The property features over 500-slot machines, 14 table games, and is currently in the process of building a 102-room hotel that is anticipated to open by the end of 2020.

“We are very excited about the opportunity to help bring sports betting to Colorado,” said Bill Stearns, President of ISI. “We’ve been doing this for more than 20 years and have developed best practices that help our partners get out of the gate early and maintain their lead in sports betting.”

Wildwood Casino is a top-rated, 24-hour-gaming, Vegas-style casino located in the historic mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado. “The Highest Casino in the World” operates over 500 slots, table games and multiple dining options as well as the 67-room Gold King Inn and the Gas N’ Roll gas station and convenience store. Wildwood is in the process of building a new 102-room hotel tower adjacent to the casino. Additional information can be found at www.wildwoodcasino.net.

ISI has been active in the sports betting industry since 1999 and became active in risk management and turnkey operations for sports books in 2005. ISI has helped developed some of the industry’s leading kiosk solutions including those used by William Hill in Nevada and the new Crystal Betting Terminal being launched by IGT.

Its betting platform and native mobile apps are provided by Amelco, the leading supplier of bespoke trading and sportsbook solutions for the industry’s multi-territory tier-one operators, including Flutter, GVC and Stars Group.

Headquartered in the City of London, Amelco utilises the best technical talent available to supply some of the most cutting edge modular and end to end solutions ever seen in the industry.

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