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Kambi Group plc agrees multi-channel Sportsbook partnership with JACK Entertainment

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Ohio casino operator selects Kambi to power its online and on-property sportsbook

Kambi Group plc, the leading global sports betting supplier, has signed an exclusive, multi-channel sportsbook partnership agreement with JACK Entertainment, an urban gaming company which owns and operates casino gaming and racing facilities in Ohio.

The long-term agreement will see JACK Entertainment introduce Kambi’s high-quality on-property sportsbook at JACK Cleveland Casino, a full-service casino in downtown Cleveland, and JACK Thistledown Racino, a thoroughbred racing and gaming facility in North Randell, Ohio, should enabling legislation and corresponding regulatory approvals come to pass, with an online launch to follow thereafter.

Ohio is America’s seventh most populous state and home to a large number of professional sports teams, including the NFL’s Cleveland Browns and NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. Meanwhile, JACK Entertainment is one of the Ohio’s most recognizable gaming entertainment brands and will leverage the Kambi sportsbook to cement its local leadership position.

In addition to Ohio, the contract includes provisions to extend the partnership into further US jurisdictions when commercially attractive opportunities arise.

Kristian Nylén, Kambi’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “JACK Entertainment is clearly a major player in the Ohio market, and has been a primary target for us in the US as we build on our strategy to create unique and engaging sports betting experiences with visionary operators.

“The management team at JACK Entertainment were quick to recognize the comprehensive omni-channel excellence offered by the Kambi sportsbook, and how effectively this will complement their ongoing delivery of top-quality gaming and entertainment.”

Under the terms of the deal, JACK Entertainment will gain access to Kambi’s scalable technology and utilise Kambi’s open APIs to build a unique front-end proposition. The operator also selected Kambi based on its record of delivery, excellence in sports trading, and the exciting nature of Kambi’s fast, engaging wagering markets.

Adam Suliman, Vice President of Sports and Digital Gaming at JACK Entertainment, said: “JACK Entertainment is thrilled to announce a long term strategic partnership with Kambi to support sports wagering in Ohio, should enabling legislation come to fruition. We feel strongly that Kambi’s best in class platform, combined with JACK Entertainment’s properties and brand, will allow us to deliver the very best sports betting products and experiences to our patrons in Ohio.”

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Interblock Signs License Agreement with National Hockey League

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Electronic Tables Games Decorated with all 31 NHL Team Logos

Luxury gaming manufacturer and electronic table game (ETG) market leader Interblock® announced it has signed a license agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL ®) to incorporate League and Team logos into Stadium and standalone products.

John Connelly, CEO of Interblock commented “The historical synergy between sports and table game players made signing a deal with the NHL all the more exciting.  This collaboration will create a new portfolio of Electronic Table Games designed to attract a new type of patron to casino floors across North America. The NHL has given Interblock the ability to feature all 31 team logos in the design of our machines, where available, across North America.  Interblock will begin introducing the initial products in Q1 of 2020.

 

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Gaming Regulators Seek Ban on Steve Wynn from Nevada Casino Industry

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Nevada gambling regulators have filed a complaint against Steve Wynn, saying that the casino magnate’s alleged sexual misconduct has damaged the industry’s reputation in the state. The complaint lists multiple instances of sexual misconduct allegations that have been lodged against Wynn since January 2018.

The 23-page complaint, filed to the Nevada Gaming Commission, says Wynn is “unsuitable to be associated with a gaming enterprise or the gaming industry as a whole.” Wynn has denied all misconduct allegations against him.

The move follows a $20 million fine the commission levied on Wynn’s former company in February to settle allegations that former executives failed to investigate claims of sexual misconduct against Wynn by female employees. Gambling regulators in Massachusetts levied a $35 million fine on the company in April but allowed it to keep a casino license for a Boston-area resort.

An investigation by the Nevada gaming control board detailed allegations that Wynn paid hush money to multiple women who claimed he had pressured them into nonconsensual sexual relationships.

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Two new speakers added to Sports Betting USA roster

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Senator Raymond Lesniak and Jamaal Lesane set to join stellar line-up

Two new speakers are to share their knowledge with delegates at next month’s Sports Betting USA conference in New York after being added to the roster.

Former New Jersey Senator Ray Lesniak and Jamaal Lesane, Senior Vice President, Legal and Business Affairs at The Madison Square Garden Company, will take to the stage on the second day the Metropolitan West.

Senator Lesniak, who was the instigator and driving force behind the legal battle that led to the repeal of PASPA, will deliver the keynote address.

Lesane is at the vanguard of venue owners looking to optimise in-stadia facilities for sports fans and will join the panel discussing the monetisation of the game day experience.

Sports Betting USA, which takes place 5-6 November and follows a one-day investor summit, will examine the opportunities and challenges of the wagering industry that has been estimated to be worth up to $150 Billion.

Event director Rory Credland believes the show, now in its third year, has a stronger line-up than ever and has become a must attend event for those with a stake in the growing market.

He added: “We’re delighted to welcome another two great speakers to Sports Betting USA and are confident they will have a lot to contribute to the exchange of knowledge.

“Senator Lesniak in particular needs no introduction and is one of the main reasons we are all gathering in New York. It will be fascinating to hear his take on the way other states can follow the lead of New Jersey in the coming months.”

Among the other highlights of this year’s show will be a presentation by New York Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr, who will share his state’s vision for sports betting as they look to include its legalisation in the 20/21 budget.

They will be joined by senior executives from leading operators, suppliers and media companies, including William Hill USA, Penn National Gaming and Sportradar, as well as representatives of sporting organisations including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, PGA Tour, and NASCAR.

 

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