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SportsGrid Announces Multiyear Agreement With Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment to Launch Live Programming From Its Studio at FanDuel’s Sportsbook

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SportsGrid, has entered into a multiyear agreement with Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment to produce live sports wagering programming originating from the state-of-the-art production facility located at the FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey. The agreement combines the best in breed wagering content, data, and talent with the premier retail sportsbook location.

This June, Sportsgrid takes full advantage of the production studios to create live audio and video wagering content and sports programming that will engage fans on gameday and beyond like never before. The powerful platform allows the vastly distributed network to host sponsored live events, betting conferences, sports wagering contests and fantasy tournaments.

The FanDuel Sportsbook has three distinct locations inside the New Meadowlands Racetrack. The venue has 35 retail tills and 46 self-service betting terminals, in addition to over 80 television screens, a VIP area, couches, leaning rails, bar stools, sofas, dining chairs and classic American food designed to cater to the sports fan in everyone.

“On the heels of our Sportradar announcement, we are thrilled to be partnering with and producing our rich content from the most important sportsbook in the world. In addition to traditional betting shows, SportsGrid will also be activating experiential events and programming by engaging fans from all categories,” said Louis M. Maione, President of SportsGrid. “This announcement further distinguishes SportsGrid and its partners as a one-of-a-kind destination providing content, data, and gaming information to the millions of sports, gambling, and fantasy fanatics.”

Jeff Gural, Chairman & CEO of Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment, added, “Programming goes where the audience is, and the FanDuel Sportsbook is the destination for the sports betting community. We’re excited to support SportsGrid and their new studio to bring a new dimension to the coverage of the sports betting experience.”

“SportsGrid has been a phenomenal partner, and this is a logical expansion of our current partnership,” said Matt King, CEO, FanDuel Group. “The Meadowlands is a premier location that embodies the future of sports betting and SportsGrid is helping us share that excitement nationwide. 

 

About SportsGrid Inc.:

Launched in 2017, SportsGrid is the first, free 24-hour audio and video sports wagering network. The network programming can be listened or viewed on Amazon Fire TV, AppleTV, Pluto TV, Xumo, Xbox, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Stitcher, and others. It owns industry leading subscription properties DailyRoto and RotoExperts, in addition to the FNTSY Sports Network. SportsGrid is an official partner of the NBA, Sportradar, FanDuel, The Elvis Duran Group, Meadowlands Racetrack, and other industry leaders. Its content and predictive technology has been featured on dozens of media outlets and is a leading source of wagering information and entertainment.

About Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment:

Since 1976, the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ, has been a staple in North American horse racing, known for events like the Hambletonian and Meadowlands Pace. The track hosts year-round live harness racing and simulcasting as well as Fall Thoroughbred turf racing.

In November 2013, managing partner Jeffrey Gural unveiled the newly constructed New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC. The state-of-the-art grandstand features racing, entertainment, dining and the FanDuel Sportsbook.

About FanDuel Group:

FanDuel Group is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media, including FanDuel, Betfair US, DRAFT, and TVG. FanDuel Group has a presence across 45 states and 8 million customers. The company is based in New York with offices in California, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon, and Scotland. FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of PaddyPower Betfair plc, a leading international sports betting and gaming operator and a constituent of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange.

 

Source: SportsGrid Inc.

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Evolution Selected for PointsBet US Live Casino Rollout

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Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, announced today that it has been selected by PointsBet, a premier global sportsbook operator, for its rollout of Live Casino services in the US online gambling market.

Originally founded in Australia, PointsBet is currently operational in New Jersey, Indiana, and Iowa, offering both online and land-based sports betting. PointsBet entered the US market in July 2018 when it gained a commercial licence to operate as an online corporate bookmaker in New Jersey and commenced taking bets in the Garden State in January 2019. Since then, PointsBet has built a national footprint by entering into a number of other agreements to expand US operations into other states, subject to the passing of enabling legislation.

Evolution opened its first US Live Casino studio in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in August 2018. A second Evolution studio is currently under construction in Pennsylvania with go-live scheduled for H2 2020, as well as a third in Michigan, scheduled for go-live in 2021.

Commenting on the partnership, Seth Young, Chief Innovation Officer at PointsBet, stated: “We are thrilled to partner with Evolution Gaming to launch Live Casino technology in US jurisdictions, where we plan to offer our proprietary online casino platform. The addition of Evolution Live Casino extends the appeal of PointsBet’s premium product in the rapidly growing US market.”

Sebastian Johannisson, Chief Commercial Officer at Evolution Gaming, added: “Evolution’s Live Casino portfolio offers PointsBet a rich mix of world-leading online Live Casino games including classic table games, online Poker variants that are big favourites with US players, and our new generation of award-winning, record-breaking game show games. In addition, PointsBet will have the option of exclusively branded dedicated tables and environments, should they require these.”

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Virginia Lottery launches IWG games becoming the Company’s 23rd WLA/NASPL iLottery launch

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Long-standing collaboration with NeoPollard produces fastest integration to-date

Today IWG digital instant win games launched on the Virginia Lottery’s iLottery gaming platform, making it the 23rd WLA/NASPL-member lottery to launch the instant win supplier’s games portfolio. The integration took just weeks to complete, a timeline made possible by the long-standing collaboration between IWG and NeoPollard Interactive, the Virginia Lottery’s iLottery platform provider.

Following the execution of a five-year contract agreement, the completion of a streamlined integration process, and the implementation of IWG’s locally-deployed Remote Game Server (RGS), the Virginia Lottery has elected to roll out the provider’s top-performing games. An extensive portfolio of games is planned into the Lottery’s roadmap.

Among the titles now available to Virginians is Cash Expander, a customized game from IWG that has been designed specifically for the Virginia Lottery. The gameplay, which utilizes the developer’s core ‘match three cluster’ mechanic, includes gold, silver and bronze Virginia state symbols that activate the bonus round when three appear on-screen.

The release of Virginia Cash Expander marks the fourth iteration of this instant win game appearing in the North American iLottery market, following previous localized versions in Michigan, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. These custom-made releases have proven hugely successful, with players appreciating the content that’s been adapted for their own respective markets.

The launch of instant win games with the Virginia Lottery highlights the supplier’s impressive lottery client network, with its content already live across the growing North American iLottery markets, including Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania in the US, and the Atlantic Provinces, Québec, and British Columbia in Canada.

Rhydian Fisher, IWG CEO, said: “We’re so excited to be live in Virginia, our 23rd iLottery launch. The Virginia Lottery and its entrepreneurial approach to iLottery combined with the support of its platform vendor, NeoPollard, made it possible for us to execute a contract, integrate our RGS platform, and localize a set of games, all in a very short period of time. Clearly, the leading iLottery platforms have proven they can support the integration of independent game providers, like IWG, right during a program’s initial launch.”

Kevin Hall, Executive Director of Virginia Lottery, said: IWG has done a tremendous job delivering the first of many games from its portfolio to the Virginia Lottery. They, along with our partners at NeoPollard, completed this integration within a very demanding timeline. Having seen the success of Cash Expander with other lotteries in North America, we’re confident our own localized version will also appeal to a wide range of players here in Virginia.”

 

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AGA to Report on Q2 U.S. Commercial Casino Gaming Revenue

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The American Gaming Association (AGA) will host a press call on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. EDT to provide an overview and analysis of the commercial gaming industry’s financial performance during Q2 2020. Data discussed will include national and state gross gaming revenue (GGR) broken down by gaming vertical.

 

WHO:          Bill Miller, AGA president and CEO.

 

WHAT:        Press call to discuss commercial casino GGR from Q2 2020 and YTD.

 

WHEN:          Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

 

WHERE:      Register for the Zoom call here.

 

About the Report

AGA’s new Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker provides state-by-state and cumulative insight into the U.S. commercial gaming industry’s financial performance based on state revenue reports. The first issue highlights second quarter results, ending June 30 (Q2 2020), and year-to-date comparisons.

 

 

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