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WagerTalk Adds Rick Allec to Ownership Team

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WagerTalk, the largest sports betting content provider in the world, has added Gold Sheet owner Rick Allec to its ownership team.

With over three decades of experience in the sports betting industry, Allec has not only worked on both sides of the counter, he has provided services and information to both.

“I have deeply respected Rick as an operator and executor for 15 years,” said WagerTalk President Lawrence Prezman. “There is no more talented, trustworthy, connected and genuinely nice guy than Rick.”

After working with some of the world’s largest bookmakers in the 1980s, Allec partnered with a betting group and was a daily regular at the Stardust opening line lottery, battling with the largest betting groups in the United States for a chance to bet the earliest lines.

As sports betting became mainstream, Allec moved into software development and created programs to help sports books manage their accounting, player tracking, and risk assessment.

In 1999, Allec joined the Don Best team and managed the release of their flagship odds products. Using his broad experience in the industry, Allec guided Don Best through massive growth, leading to one of the largest acquisitions in the space at that time.

In 2007, Allec founded SportsOptions and quickly grew the company into a force in the line service industry. With a reputation for the fastest updates, SportsOptions became a must-have tool for sports books and sports bettors around the world.

In 2017, SportsOptions merged with Don Best, and the SportsOptions software became the undisputed industry standard. SportsOptions was later acquired by Scientific Games, a multi-billion dollar global gaming company.

“Rick built two of the most respected brands in the sports gambling space: Don Best and SportsOptions,” Prezman said. “He will now be putting his experience, connections and brain power towards building the Gold Sheet. WagerTalk has the best team assembled in this industry, and Rick has made us even better.”

Founded in 1957, The Gold Sheet is the country’s longest-running sports betting newsletter. Each week, the Gold Sheet team delivers analysis on all NFL and college football games, along with key NBA and college basketball matchups. WagerTalk recently announced its intent to acquire The Gold Sheet.

“I have watched WagerTalk grow from a small, unknown website to one of the largest sites in the industry at an amazing pace,” Allec said. “Their growth is a testament to the skill and experience of the entire team, and the incredible customer service delivered to their clients.”

Founded in July 2015, WagerTalk’s team of writers, handicappers, and personalities create sports betting content from across the globe. The brand’s YouTube channel has generated 5.9 million views for its weekly sports betting videos. WagerTalk produces a daily radio show from ESPN Las Vegas, and publishes a series of almost-daily podcasts.

“Having worked with Johnny, Lawerence, and Marco for over a decade, I am excited to have the opportunity to bring the Gold Sheet into the WagerTalk group and expand on the synergies between our companies,” Allec said.

 

Source: WagerTalk

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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IGT PlaySports Bank and PlaySports Pod Make World Debut at G2E 2019

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New sports betting hardware gives operators added flexibility for how and where they offer sports betting

International Game Technology PLC announced today that the Company will debut its latest sports betting solutions, the IGT PlaySports Bank and PlaySports Pod, at the Global Gaming Expo (“G2E”) this week in Las Vegas.

The PlaySports Bank and PlaySports Pod feature three intuitive, self-service betting kiosks and are topped with high-definition multi-media displays that can showcase a range of content including live sporting events, betting odds, lines, game day feeds and more. The PlaySports Bank is designed to go against a wall, while the PlaySports Pod can be deployed in a standalone setting.

“IGT PlaySports Bank and PlaySports Pod are designed to expand sports betting beyond the sportsbook. They provide our customers with creativity and control in designing their sports betting offerings while improving the player experience and reducing operating costs,” said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. “We are excited to add the PlaySports Bank and PlaySports Pod to our market-leading PlaySports portfolio, as they offer a compelling way for our customers to benefit from new sports betting market opportunities.”

IGT PlaySports is currently powering sports betting in ten U.S. states. The Company will showcase the full capabilities of its PlaySports solution and sports wagering peripherals in booth 3659 at G2E. To learn why winners choose IGT PlaySports visit IGT.com.

 

About IGT:
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

The trademarks and/or service marks used herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of IGT, its affiliates or its licensors.

 

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Playtech to showcase full suite of omni-channel solutions at G2E 2019

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Global leader opens first US office to replicate worldwide success in U.S. regulated markets

Playtech, the global leader in gambling technology, is set to demonstrate its truly omni-channel suite of integrated, innovative gaming and betting solutions, known in the industry as Playtech ONE, at this week’s Global Gaming Expo 2019 in Las Vegas.

Playtech ONE delivers the end customer a real time, seamless experience across retail and online and across any product vertical, including Playtech’s industry leading Casino, Live Casino and Sports Betting offerings.

Playtech ONE is underpinned by Playtech’s proprietary IMS platform, offering data driven marketing tools and player retention and engagement – including industry leading Responsible Gambling features to ensure a safer entertainment driven customer experience. Playtech offers U.S. licensees everything they need to deliver a seamless player experience anywhere, at any time and on any device through a single account and wallet.

With $1 billion traded globally on sports each month via Playtech’s retail and online sportsbook products, the supplier is helping U.S. operators develop powerful customer-facing products with digital and mobile software proven to generate incremental revenues.

Totaling a 60,000-strong kiosk distribution representing one in three of every bets placed in European venues, including Ladbrokes in the UK, OPAP in Greece, and Codere in Spain, the Playtech team will be on hand to demonstrate its comprehensive range of omni-channel technology, content and responsible gaming tools.

Coinciding with its opening of a NY-based HQ, Playtech’s full range of on-property sports betting products will take centre stage at G2E. Including kiosks, space-saving compact terminals, and over the counter tellers, the company is set to showcase its latest state-of-the-art features, including its new Flexi-Bonus Engine, which uses sophisticated rule-based promotional campaigns for maximum flexibility. Debuting alongside will be the company’s Operator Trading Tools, which allow all operators to adjust and skew odds, as well as add prop bets at the click of a button.

Playtech ONE will also make its first Las Vegas appearance, encompassing Live Casino and Casino. With its latest Live Roulette set to feature heavily, this highly immersive experience brings visuals, sound and dealer presentation together to deliver an engaging combination of visual appeal and innovative gameplay.

With nine distinct global studios now developing content under the Playtech umbrella, the world’s leading supplier is able to deliver bespoke titles in record time and under budget across a wide range of territories, as well as offering an unrivalled selection of games to suit a range of demands via its Open Platform.

Visitors can meet the Playtech team at booth 5323 to experience its complete range of fully integrated omni-channel sports betting and gaming products.

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Table Trac to showcase DataTrac at the G2E Las Vegas

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Table Trac, Inc. announces that it will be showcasing the newest addition to CasinoTrac Casino management System, DataTrac at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo (G2E) conference October 15 – 17, 2019 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

DataTrac provides valuable in-depth insight to the performance of the slot floor, pit, and player performance, in addition to measuring the success of current promotional strategies. DataTrac incorporates easy to read visualizations and dashboards and empowers users to get the most out of their data.

Keeping a properties information safe and secure is our top priority and DataTrac does just that! Enjoy peace of mind knowing that all your data stays on your property with no need for third party vendors or cloud services. DataTrac is fully integrated into the CasinoTrac Casino Management software, giving users the information they need to make decisions in real time.

For more information on DataTrac and CasinoTrac CMS, visit us at Booth 1636.

 

About Table Trac, Inc.

Founded in 1995, Table Trac, Inc. designs, develops and sells casino information and management systems. The company has systems installed with over 90 operators, representing more than 150 sites, in North, South, and Central America, as well as the Caribbean. More information is available at http://www.tabletrac.com/.

 

SOURCE: Table Trac, Inc.

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