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Ted Leonsis, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Founder and CEO, to be Keynote Speaker at East Coast Gaming Congress & NexGen Gaming Forum, June 12-13 in Atlantic City

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Ted Leonsis, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Founder and CEO, will be a keynote speaker at the 23rd annual East Coast Gaming Congress (ECGC) & NexGen Gaming Forum, which will take place June 12-13 at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.

Leonsis’s Monumental Sports owns the 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the AFL’s 2018 champion Washington Valor, the AFL’s Baltimore Brigade, the NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go, and the NBA2K League’s Wizards District Gaming. Leonsis is also co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team Liquid.

“I am excited to serve as a keynote speaker at the East Coast Gaming Congress and NexGen Gaming . It’s an honor to share the stage with such visionary leaders who are shaping the sports gaming industry,” Leonsis said. “This conference presents an opportunity to further the conversation around legalized sports betting and I look forward to an engaging and meaningful discussion with other like-minded leaders who are at the forefront of the gaming and sports.”

Other ECGC keynote speakers include New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and American Gaming Association President and CEO Bill Miller. The ECGC program includes other leaders from major gaming operators, as well as regulators and legislators.

The ECGC theme for 2019 is “The Dynamic Convergence of Gaming.” The conference includes a three-track format that includes Sports and Gaming, Gaming Operations, and Gaming Market Analysis. The conference will also feature the first-ever gaming Leadership ThinkTank, where industry leaders come together and share their insights on the future of all things gaming.

More than 500 gaming operators, equipment manufacturers, regulators, attorneys, architects, analysts, public officials, investors, and other gaming-related professionals are expected to attend ECGC. The two-day conference schedule and registration are available at www.eastcoastgamingcongress.com.

ECGC is organized and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group and the Cooper Levenson law firm. Other co-organizers and co-producers are The Friedmutter Group, an industry-leading architectural and design firm based in Las Vegas, and Sysco Corporation, the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging and gaming establishments.

 

Source: East Coast Gaming Congress

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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Sports Betting Revenue of West Virginia Increases in May

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Sports betting revenue in West Virginia has increased by 69% in May to $937,065, while amounts wagered rose 4%.

The Penn National Gaming-operated Hollywood Casino remains the leading venue in the state generating $672,070 in revenue from $7.64m staked. Eldorado Resorts’ Mountaineer Casino ranked second with revenue of $222,736 and total wagers of $2.84m.

Delaware North’s Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Mardi Gras Casino did not accept any wagers again last month as its sportsbooks remained closed. Neither casino has processed any sports bets since early March. However, both the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Mardi Gras Casino paid out on a number of bets placed prior to the split, leaving them with minor losses for the month.

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SugarHouse Casino to Change Name as Rivers Casino Philadelphia

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SugarHouse casino is going to change its name as Rivers Casino Philadelphia. Greg Carlin, CEO of the casino’s parent company Rush Street Gaming said it was a corporate decision, to unify all their casinos under the same name.

“This is something we’ve been thinking about for quite a while. I think we are at the point in our company’s history where it makes sense to have a unified brand. All our properties and markets, especially with the advent of online gaming, we think it makes a lot of sense,” Greg Carlin said.

Carlin said the change will not happen overnight because they have a great deal more work to do.

“We’re going to buy all new chips, change all the signage, all the shirts, all of the business cards — it’s a long list of things that need to be swapped out. Not only that we’re upgrading the property, but we’re also going to add a state of the art sports book. We’re redoing one of the restaurants. We’re re-carpeting the original casino floor. We’re changing the decorations, we don’t want this just to be a name change, we’re really changing the property as well,” Carlin added.

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Intralot Announces New Board Of Directors For Its U.S. Subsidiary

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INTRALOT announces the appointment of a new Board of Directors at its fully owned US subsidiary, INTRALOT Inc. to include three new Independent Directors.

  • Ambassador (Ret.) Thomas Miller, Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director
  • Mr. Daniel Rappaport, Non-Executive Vice-Chairman and Independent Director
  • Mr. Nicholas Mitropoulos, Independent Director
  • Mr. Byron Boothe, Director and Interim CEO, INTRALOT Inc.
  • Mr. Nikolaos Nikolakopoulos, Director and INTRALOT Group Deputy CEO

INTRALOT Group Chairman and CEO Mr. Sokratis Kokkalis stated: “I am very pleased to welcome three very senior Independent Directors at the Board of INTRALOT Inc. joining a very experienced team, in support of our efforts to strengthen corporate governance as a driver for growth and customer satisfaction.”

Thomas Miller is a former American diplomat and three-times U.S. Ambassador, including ambassadorships in Greece, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and as Cyprus negotiator. He has also served as CEO of Plan International, a UK-based NGO, working to help children in developing countries; President/CEO of International Executive Services Corps (IESC); President of the United Nations Association; Chairman of the International Commission of Missing Persons (ICMP); and a board member of The Partnership for a Secure America. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Daniel Rappaport has served as Chairman of the Board/CEO of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX); member of the National Petroleum Council (NPC); and member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Global Markets Advisory Committee. He served as a board member of the Futures Industry Institute, a trustee on the Board of Trustees of New York Law School, and as an appointment of the Governor of the State of Connecticut on the board of directors of Connecticut Innovations.

Nicholas Mitropoulos is a political and business consultant who has previously worked with the Monitor Company. He served as Executive Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, was the Director of the Forum at the Kennedy School, as well as Deputy Director of Institute of Politics at Harvard.

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