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Breeders’ Cup, Fanduel Group Announce Multi-Year Sponsorship Agreement

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Comprehensive Partnership Package Includes Title Sponsorship of TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile, Television Production, Cross-Promotion On FanDuel Platforms and Other Benefits

 

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, and FanDuel Group, the parent company of TVG, America’s Horse Racing network and the largest advanced-deposit wagering (ADW) platform in the United States, today announced a comprehensive multi-year sponsorship agreement naming TVG and FanDuel the official Wagering Partners of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

The agreement also gives TVG and FanDuel official partner status for four of its business units: Advanced-Deposit Wagering (TVG) as well as sports betting, daily fantasy sports and on-line casino, all of which operate under the FanDuel brand.

TVG will also become the name-in-title sponsor of the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) races, which comprise two of the 14 races of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held on November 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

In addition, TVG will produce the Breeders’ Cup Players’ Show which is a live, wagering-focused telecast of the World Championships that is sent to simulcast outlets around the world. TVG will also provide enhanced pre-race promotion, coverage and recaps of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races on TVG throughout the year.

TVG and FanDuel will receive official sponsor designation, commercial units and other promotional rights as part of NBC Sports coverage of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and will also be the Presenting Partner of NBCSN’s “Betting the Breeders’ Cup” show, which will air multiple times during Breeders’ Cup week and include complete handicapping and analysis of the World Championships.

“We are excited to be back working with TVG and the FanDuel Group. TVG has been a long-time supporter of the Breeders’ Cup and a good friend to the horse racing industry,” said Craig Fravel, President and CEO of Breeders’ Cup. “We are equally excited about putting the very best in international Thoroughbred racing in front of a new wave of sports bettors, and our partnership with TVG and FanDuel is a big part of that plan.”

“We are looking forward to not only enhancing our ability to cover the Breeders’ Cup races themselves but to devote more coverage and promotion to the lead-up through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Win and You’re In Series,” said Kip Levin, CEO of TVG and COO of FanDuel. “This is a great opportunity to bring horse racing and the Breeders’ Cup front and center to our sports betting and daily fantasy customers and to introduce horse racing’s championship event to the next generation of racing fans.”

Breeders’ Cup and the FanDuel Group will collaborate to promote the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series of qualifying races for the Breeders’ Cup races, as well as special promotional executions surrounding the World Championships. In addition, FanDuel is developing DFS applications for horse racing and will promote Breeders’ Cup to its database of DFS players across the US.

The $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile is a race for 2-year-old males, run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track, which will culminate the “Future Stars Friday” program on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita that consists of five Breeders’ Cup races for 2-year-olds. The winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile becomes the de facto early favorite for the 2020 Kentucky Derby.

The $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile is a race for 3-year-olds and older, run at one mile on the turf course on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Mile annually draws the top mile runners from top flight international competition.

 

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 Flutter Entertainment plc, a leading international sports betting and gaming operator and a constituent of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange.

About TVG:
Headquartered in Los Angeles, TVG, an affiliate of FanDuel Group, is one of the largest legal online gaming companies in the US, processing over $1 billion in horseracing wagers annually from over 30 states. TVG network airs races at over 150 racetracks worldwide and is among the most widely distributed horseracing networks in the world, operating TVG and TVG2 in more than 44 million US homes. The company has demonstrated its commitment to the racing industry, its horse owners, tracks and fans through sponsorship of several preeminent races including the TVG Pacific Classic and TVG Super Saturday. For more information about TVG, visit: tvg.com.

About Breeders’ Cup;
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Graded Stakes with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held on November 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group.

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Problem Gambling Recovery Centres in Nevada Go Digital

Niji Narayan

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Nevada’s state-funded problem gambling recovery centres have started providing telehealth services to offer their confidential services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Reno Problem Gambling Centre and New Frontier Treatment Centre in northern Nevada have completely shifted to digital care. Las Vegas-based centres, Robert Hunter International Problem Gambling Centre and Mental Health Counselling and Consulting, will keep on offering in-person recovery observing the social distancing guidelines. They will be offering treatment via confidential phone calls and HIPAA-compliant video conferencing.

“Nevadans may turn to online gambling now that casino gaming and sports betting aren’t options. There are some Nevadans who already struggle with gambling problems and others that may begin to struggle now that they are faced with more free time and the possibility of increased loneliness or boredom. Add to this the potential economic pressures from all of the business closures, and this becomes a good time for gamblers to reevaluate their resources and seek treatment if necessary,” Alan Feldman, chair of the Advisory Committee of Problem Gambling, said.

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NGCB: Approval to Offer Wagers on 2020 Counter-Strike – ESL: Meisterschaft

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On April 1, 2020, the Nevada Gaming Control Board granted approval to offer wagers on 2020 Counter-Strike – ESL: Meisterschaft, pursuant to the provisions of Regulation 22.1201. The approved wager types are; 1) Head to Head 2) Winner of Each Match 3) Overall Winner.

Approval is granted for all licensed books to post and accept wagers on 2020 Counter-Strike – ESL: Meisterschaft, subject to the following conditions:
 Licensed books electing to offer these wagers must provide the Enforcement Division
with notification of terms via email at [email protected]
 Acceptance of wagers must cease prior to the commencement of each match.
 The results shall be based on a permissible source in accordance with
Regulation 22.060 (4).
 All audit procedures detailed in Industry Letter 2011-48 must be adhered to.
 The setting of odds is at the discretion of the book; rules governing these wagers shall
be made available to the public
 Any additional wagers which deviate from 1) Head to Head 2) Winner of Each Match
3) Overall Winner for this event will require a separate application and approval.

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Rush Street Interactive Partners With Global Leader Scientific Games To Premier Its Online Casino Games In The Pennsylvania Market At BetRivers.com And PlaySugarHouse.com

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Rush Street Interactive (RSI) is excited to partner with Scientific Games to become the first online casino operator in Pennsylvania to premier the global entertainment company’s fan favorite games on its BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com sites.  The newly launched games include 88 Fortunes, which is the most popular slot game on the PlaySugarHouse.com online casino site in New Jersey, as well as a player favorite at Rivers Casinos in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, along with Spartacus™, Starmania® and Mad Mad Monkey®.

“We are excited to partner with Scientific Games to be the first online operator in Pennsylvania to bring these top quality and well-known casino games to our players,” said Richard Schwartz, President of Rush Street Interactive, which operates BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com.  “88 Fortunes is already the most popular slot game out of over 550 slot games on PlaySugarHouse.com in New Jersey and we expect Pennsylvania players will love playing it online just as much.”

With the combination of beautiful Asian artwork and bonus features, 88 Fortunes is a fan favorite because of the bounty of winning opportunities it offers players.  88 Fortunes Fu Bat Jackpot feature offers four progressive levels with a Grand Jackpot possible.  Players also enjoy the ability to trigger the free games feature that can also be retriggered.

“Scientific Games is thrilled to partner with Rush Street Interactive, a proven online gaming operator and market leader for online casinos in Pennsylvania,” said Bob Hays, VP Commercial, North America for Scientific Games.  “We are proud to be close partners with RSI as we collaborate together to grow the exciting online casino category in the US market.”

Both BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com currently offer a match of a new customer’s first deposit, up to $250.  The award-winning sites/apps also focus on offering high quality customer service; great deposit/withdraw methods and quick payouts.  Both sites have seen an uptick of 4 to 5 times more players signing-up in the past few weeks.

Scientific Games slots join a robust but growing online casino catalog that now contains over 100 real-money slots, table games and video poker variants in Pennsylvania. In addition to fan-favorite casino slots, BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com feature online exclusive slots as well as progressive jackpot slots.  New titles are added weekly.

All ® notices signify marks registered in the United States.

 

SOURCE Rush Street Interactive

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