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PointsBet Announces Second U.S.-Based Headquarters in Denver, Colorado

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Technology-focused Denver hub to expand PointsBet presence in Western U.S. on heels of new President, Product and Technology announcement

PointsBet, a premier global sportsbook operator, announced a new U.S.-based headquarters in Colorado, set to extend the company’s footprint beginning October 2019. The downtown Denver hub will serve as PointsBet USA’s western base of operations, maintaining a focus on product innovation and technology recruitment moving forward.

The announcement is bolstered by the recent appointment of Manjit Gombra Singh as PointsBet President, Product and Technology. As an industry veteran and former Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of leading global gaming technologies provider Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), Manjit brings a track record in delivering leading product and technology strategy for mobile, social and traditional casino gaming products. His arrival is strategically timed with PointsBet’s continued U.S. expansion to the prosperous tech market in Denver, where PointsBet will utilize the strong university network throughout Colorado to help install a foundation for prolonged success.

“The PointsBet team is excited to join the great state of Colorado in establishing a new, Denver headquarters,” noted Johnny Aitken, PointsBet USA’s Chief Executive Officer. “It’s a sports-loving, tech hub that is also in a great location for us strategically. We can’t wait to have a presence in the area and have access to some of the best and brightest minds as we continue to grow.”

The announcement is also welcomed by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) and the City of Denver as the Centennial State explores the potential to welcome sports betting.

“We are happy to welcome a strong global technology company that is fueling industry innovation,” said Michelle Hadwiger, Director of Global Business Development for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. “PointsBet’s arrival underscores a continued trend of Australian companies choosing Colorado for our strategic location and access to tech talent needed to expand their operations.”

“Metro Denver EDC is thrilled to welcome PointsBet to Colorado. The company’s commitment to technology development, innovation, and great-quality jobs make it a perfect fit for the Metro Denver region. We look forward to supporting PointsBet’s long-term growth in Colorado,” said Sam Bailey, Metro Denver EDC’s Vice President of Economic Development.

Launched in the United States in January 2019, PointsBet is a rapidly growing sportsbook with unique offerings and a bettor-friendly approach. PointsBet has introduced a slew of bettor-first initiatives, including: Good Karma Payouts, which provides bettors relief in the event of unlikely circumstances that sway the fate of the game, Early Payouts, and an exclusive $10,000 gameday guarantee for all NBA and NHL playoff games, as well as the entire MLB and NFL seasons.

 

About PointsBet :

PointsBet is a U.S. Sportsbook originally founded in Australia. The company is a cutting-edge bookmaker that prides itself on having the quickest and easiest to use app (iOS and Android) and providing the best content and best experience for sports bettors. PointsBet offers the most markets on all 4 major U.S. sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) and points betting in the world, including up to 1000 markets per NBA game. PointsBet announced the company’s Initial Public Offering on the Australian Securities Exchange on June 12, 2019.

 

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Habanero strikes Rush Street Interactive deal

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Supplier debuts games with high-profile online operator in Colombia – with US social casino to follow

Premium slots and table games provider Habanero has announced an agreement with Rush Street Interactive (RSI), the first United States-based gaming operator to launch a legal and regulated online sportsbook on a national basis in Latin America and a market leader in online casino and sports betting in the United States.

The Chicago-based company is known among its industry peers as the preeminent operator in the US online gaming market, having won the EGR North America “Mobile Operator of the Year” Award for 2019 as well as “American Operator of the Year” and “Casino Operator of the Year” at the 2019 American Gambling Awards.

Under the agreement, more than 50 titles from Habanero’s portfolio of engaging slots and table games have been launched on Rush Street Interactive’s RushBet.co, as well as taking its full portfolio of 170 games live with the group’s US-based social casinos in the near future.

The deal sees the supplier’s immersive gaming suite reaching a US audience for the first time, in addition to extending its LatAm reach following a string of major continental partnerships.

Commenting on the deal, Vera Motto, Business Development Executive at Habanero said:We are thrilled to partner with Rush Street Interactive, a highly acclaimed group with an impressive multi-brand portfolio.

“We’re honoured to have been selected by an operator with such high standards and see this as testament to our record-breaking expansion over the past year. We look forward to a long and productive relationship together, especially when it comes to the US.”

Omar Calvo, GM at Rushbet.co added: “Habanero is a premium quality provider with a widely celebrated product suite, so we are delighted to partner with them as we continue to grow our existing catalogue of games for our players to enjoy.

“The supplier’s innovative slots and table games catalogue fits perfectly with our commitment to offer our players the most exciting mobile playing experience in Latin America, and we look forward to a productive commercial relationship across the Americas.”

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IGT Drives Casino Hardware Innovation with Nationwide Launch of PeakSlant49 Cabinet

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International Game Technology PLC announced that its newest upright cabinet for casino gaming, the PeakSlant49™ gaming machine, has premiered at casinos throughout the U.S. The sleek, performance-driven cabinet is backed by IGT’s engaging, player-tested content library and includes a range of innovative features that contribute to its remarkable player experience.

“IGT’s PeakSlant49 cabinet is a performance-driven hardware solution that is supported by an exceptional game library with marquee titles such as Fortune Coin Boost! and Bubble Blast slots, and is loaded with compelling technology that makes it attractive to our customers and their players,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Gaming. “As our customers look to IGT for technologies to re-engage their players, differentiate their casino floors, and ignite growth, the PeakSlant49 emerges as a cabinet that they can deploy with confidence given its research-backed design and quality game content.”

The PeakSlant49 cabinet features a progressively curved, 49-inch, ultra-HD touchscreen display that offers players an immersive player experience with ideal game-viewing angles. The cabinet’s innovative Dynamic Player Panel includes a 13.3-inch multi-touch display, inductive wireless charging pad and USB charging port for player convenience. Standing at more than six-feet tall, the PeakSlant49 is equipped with intelligent cabinet lighting and dynamic attract features that make the striking hardware a destination on the casino floor.

The first IGT game title made available on the PeakSlant49 is the celebrated Fortune Coin Boost! video slot game. An evolution of IGT’s award-winning and high-performing Fortune Coin game, Fortune Coin Boost! is a vibrant, multi-level linked progressive with a range of player-favorite mechanics. Other multi-level linked progressive IGT game themes slated for release on the PeakSlant49 include international sensation, Bubble Blast and the compelling Dragon Lights slots.

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Gaming Innovation Group receives CSIE license in New Jersey, USA

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Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) is pleased to announce its subsidiary, iGaming Cloud Inc., has today been granted a permanent casino service industry enterprise license (CSIE) from the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) in New Jersey, USA. The application was filed back in June 2018, and GiG has supported Hard Rock International’s casino operations in New Jersey under a so-called transactional waiver pending the final approval.

The license is granted for five years and gives GiG a permanent license to provide its real-money online casino platform solution to operators in the state of New Jersey.

Richard Brown, CEO of GiG says: “We are delighted to receive the CSIE license after a long and comprehensive process. This is a great achievement for GiG and gives us a solid confirmation that our platform, procedures and operations are meeting the highest standards out there.”

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