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Las Vegas Problem Gambling Center officially dedicated to honor founder and gambling addiction pioneer, the late Dr. Robert Hunter

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Problem Gambling Center officially dedicated to honor founder and gambling addiction pioneer, the late Dr. Robert Hunter
Stephanie Goodman and Bob Coffin
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Offering hope, recovery and a way forward for thousands of people from all walks of life suffering from a gambling addiction, the Problem Gambling Center was officially dedicated and renamed to honor its founder, the late Dr. Robert Hunter, at a special event on June 26 that included members of the community and local leaders as well as the PGC board of directors, past and current clients, staff, and new Executive Director Stephanie Goodman.

Known as the world’s leading gambling addiction specialist, Hunter (1955-2018) founded the Problem Gambling Center (PGC) in 1998 as the first nonprofit gambling addiction center. Helping those with gambling problems in Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world, became the mission of the PGC under Hunter’s direction.

His program at the PGC consists of six weeks of intensive daily counseling, followed by four weeks of weekly sessions, and upon completion one-on-one therapy sessions as long as needed. As a result of his clinical methods, Hunter’s treatment program at the PGC operates with an 80-plus percent success rate for recovery.

Recognizing Hunter’s significant impact, city of Las Vegas Councilman Bob Coffin presented a proclamation from Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman that declared June 26 as Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gambling Center Day. It said in part: “Dr. Hunter’s efforts in the area of gambling addiction have assisted individuals and their families both in Las Vegas and internationally. Best wishes to the Center as it continues to offer services and important work in his memory.”

At the event, Connie Jones, board member for the now Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gambling Center, echoed the sentiments: ““Dr. Hunter was the world expert on Problem Gambling helping our community through his compassion, understanding and science. We are looking to continue his legacy by alleviating the stigma associated with Problem Gambling and helping as many people as we can who are affected by this debilitating addiction.”

Hunter left a legacy of treating more problem gamblers than anyone in the world. The PGC continues his work and methods to help hundreds of Nevadans every year overcome the often invisible addiction of problem gambling and turn their lives around – regardless of their ability to pay for services. And the PGC helps not only those individuals who have gone through the treatment program, but also the family, friends and employers who are also affected by the actions of the problem gambler. To learn more, visit: http://www.gamblingproblems.com.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – September 26-October 2

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

PointsBet Holdings Limited announced that its wholly owned subsidiary PointsBet Louisiana LLC has received launch authorisation from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and has taken its first bet in the State of Louisiana.

Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, has completed the integration of its Bingo offering with Latin American operator Estelarbet in Brazil, Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

Paysafe has announced its entry into the new Kansas online sports betting market. The move sees Paysafe supporting multiple online sportsbooks in the state with players’ credit and debit card deposits plus ACH payments, while its marketing technology and services provider Income Access is powering the affiliate marketing programmes of several Kansas iGaming brands.

VKGS LLC (Video King) has announced the completion of its first Managed Services Agreement in the State of California with the Jamul Indian Village Development Corporation, owner and operator of Jamul Casino.

The Indianapolis Colts announced the launch of a new free-to-play “Pick Six” predictor game presented by Caesars Sportsbook, available to fans in the US through the official Colts’ Mobile App and at Colts.com/PickSix.

Holland America Line and Konami Gaming have completed the launch of the SYNKROS casino management system across all 11 ships in the fleet. Under the new system, guests can enjoy an array of top gaming services that optimise the slot machine experience.

Bally’s Corporation announced its completion of the previously announced acquisition of the Tropicana Las Vegas with Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc. and PENN Entertainment Inc.

Elys Game Technology Corp announced approval by the DC Department of Small & Local Business Development (DSLBD) of the BetDupont Certified Business Enterprise Joint Venture between the Company and District Hospitality LLC in Washington, DC.

GAN’s Risk Management & Trading Solution – an integral component of GAN Sports, which is the recent winner of the “Rising Star in Sports Betting” award in the SBC North America Awards 2022 – has received the ISO 27001 certification for the “development and maintenance of its core sportsbook platform.”

Xpoint has announced a multi-million dollar round of investment funding that will support the company’s continued growth in the US, Canada and worldwide.

Light & Wonder Inc. will be unveiling the next phase of its transformation journey at this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) (Oct. 10-13) at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Partnerships

PayRetailers Group, experts in cross-border payments with more than 250 payment methods operating from 9 offices throughout Latin America, has partnered with XBO.com, the cryptocurrency exchange making the benefits of crypto more accessible to everyone, to boost the platform’s expansion in the continent.

U.S. Integrity Inc. announced a renewal to their partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, as they aim to protect the integrity of their athletics as sports betting rapidly proliferates the US.

New Appointments

BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, announced the signing of Vanessa Hudgens as a celebrity brand ambassador.

Cordish Gaming Group, the gaming division of The Cordish Companies, has named Steve Nathan as Senior Vice President of Interactive Gaming, pending regulatory approvals.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – September 19-25

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Esports Entertainment Group has announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 30,000,000 shares of common stock and accompanying warrants to purchase 30,000,000 shares of common stock.

Sporttrade has officially launched its sports betting exchange in New Jersey. This positions Sporttrade as the first and only dynamic sports trading marketplace in the US.

The newly-opened Legends Bay Casino, Casino Fandango, and Quick Custom Intelligence (QCI) jointly announced that the two casinos in Northern Nevada have deployed the QCI’s Unified Gaming Platform – Nimble Edition.

LootMogul has secured a $200 million investment commitment from Gem Global Yield LLC SCS (GGY), part of GEM, that will expedite the adoption of blockchain gaming for sports organisations and athletes and truly deliver an immersive sports fans experience.

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek recently teamed with Irreverent Warriors, a military veterans organisation, to raise more than $35,000 following a charity poker tournament. Held in Coco Poker, the tournament hosted 224 players and featured $10,000 in prizes as well as surprise bounties awarding $250 to $500 NYY Steak certificates.

ClutchBet has made its U.S. debut in Iowa, officially launching in time for the new football season. Iowans 21 years and older can download the new ClutchBet app, or visit ClutchBet.com, and place wagers on thousands of professional and collegiate sporting events, staged both locally and around the world.

Odds On Compliance has announced the expansion of Playbook now to include Canada, with the support of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, a leading Canadian law firm.

JefeBet, the premier gambling and multimedia company for bilingual and Spanish-speaking Americans, operated by Fifth Street Gaming (FSG), announced the renovation and rebrand of the Lucky Club Casino and Hotel in North Las Vegas.

Internet Vikings has announced that it has become “the first iGaming and online sports betting hosting provider” to acquire a license from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, enabling the global supplier to start providing its services to the Nevada market.

New Partnerships

NJ TRANSIT and BetMGM unveiled a new three-year sponsorship that renames NJ TRANSIT’s Meadowlands Rail Line as the BetMGM Meadowlands Rail Line. The agreement on the naming rights is a first of its kind for NJ TRANSIT and will add additional non-farebox revenue over the course of the three-year agreement.

DraftKings Inc. announced that Amazon has selected DraftKings as a sponsor for Thursday Night Football on Prime Video.

G FUEL — The Official Energy Drink of Esports — has once again partnered with Rare Ltd. and has announced its brand-new flavour, G FUEL Zitz Juice – inspired by Battletoads – is now available for pre-order at GFUEL.com while supplies last.

Huobi Global has partnered with AstroPay, the online payment solution of choice for millions of users worldwide, to provide fiat-to-crypto payment services for Huobi Global users in Latin America.

Razor has partnered with FITGMR to support healthy gaming in high schools across the US.

BetMGM and NBC Sports announced a new partnership for the 2022 NFL season highlighted by weekly integrations on Football Night in America (FNIA) and content across other NBC Sports platforms.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – September 12-18

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Entain announced that its Sports Interaction brand has secured an online gaming license to operate in the recently regulated Ontario market, from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

BetMGM and Arizona Cardinals debuted the first sportsbook at a National Football League (NFL) stadium. The BetMGM Sportsbook at State Farm Stadium is a two-story, 17,000-square-foot entertainment destination featuring state-of-the-art sports wagering amenities.

PointsBet, in partnership with The Riverboat on the Potomac LLC, announced the opening of PointsBet Retail Sportsbook, Maryland’s newest retail sportsbook.

NOVOMATIC Americas is going to attend the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. At this year’s G2E, the company will stage fresh and exciting gaming highlights as well as new premium hardware and winning solutions.

World Champion Fantasy is looking for experienced esports gamers to beta test its new groundbreaking product, PlayerX. PlayerX is set to be released in Q4 2022.

Caesars Entertainment has announced the launch of the Caesars Sportsbook & Casino Truck Tour, an expansive fan engagement campaign featuring a fully branded 18-wheeler traveling across the US.

CT Gaming is going to showcase its latest innovations at G2E Las Vegas on October 11-13 at the Venetian Expo. The leading manufacturer and gaming solutions provider will be located on stand 2050.

The We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Arizona has launched its new sportsbook in partnership with Betfred.

Partnerships

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced a multi-year agreement with FanDuel Group (FanDuel) involving multiple facets of FanDuel’s sports wagering, advance deposit wagering (ADW) and television businesses.

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and FanDuel announced a multiyear partnership extension, making FanDuel an Official Sportsbook Partner and Official Daily Fantasy Partner of the WNBA.

Kindred and the Philadelphia Eagles extend the agreement of their partnership until the end of the 2024/25 season. The deal acts as a three-year extension, but will include a new “Unibet Landing” location at Lincoln Financial Field, which will host a range of fan engagement activities throughout the year.

BC.GAME and the Argentine Football Association have entered into a global agreement that will open an international pathway for both brands to reach a broader audience and create new activities that will bring the companies and its players closer together.

Vanta has announced its official partnership with Wisdom Gaming as the official coaching partner for the Minnesota Varsity League (MNVL).

Aristocrat Gaming and the New England Patriots announced a multi-year partnership making Aristocrat an Official Partner of the Patriots and Gillette Stadium.

XLMedia PLC announced an expanded partnership with Advance Local to create premium betting content and a new revenue stream for their MassLive.com brand.

Anomura has partnered with Atari, a founding member of the arcade game, game console and personal computer industries.

New Appointments

Allied Esports Entertainment announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Yinghua Chen as CEO. Chen had previously served as the Company’s President, Chief Investment Officer and Board Secretary.

Fanatics, a leading global digital sports platform, has appointed Jason White as Chief Marketing Officer of Fanatics Betting & Gaming, the company’s online sports betting and iGaming division.

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