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Spintec’s industry-leading solutions set to light up the Vegas show

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Spintec, top-ranked ETG supplier, is ready to showcase at one of the biggest trade shows in the industry, Global Gaming Expo in Vegas.

The company will bring its large product portfolio with enhanced technology, design, and materials. Besides the core Spintec products, Karma GEN2 Electronic Table Games, the focus at this year’s show will definitely highlight the company’s multigame offerings. The multigame solutions are also what the gaming market is currently asking for, and Spintec has the best to offer. Its Aura product line is ideal for Multigame amphitheatre set-ups, which combines automated, virtual, and live table games into one multigame experience. What is more, the company also offers stand-alone multigame solutions, Aura and Karma, which allows more intimacy to players and also delivers the best gaming experience.

Following a successful first part of the year which has seen the company launch a new game, Blackjack, enter a new partnership with Gauselmann Group, and make its debut in the Australian market, Spintec is very excited to attend the G2E Vegas show which will also be a great opportunity to celebrate the company’s success. The company also announced that the best is yet to come. In October they will move to new business premises and will increase their production capabilities by three times. Spintec is experiencing strong growth in the most challenging markets worldwide, which proves that the business plans are going in the right direction. Another goal to achieve is definitely entering into the markets of the United States, and the company is already working on this.

Spintec also strengthened its sales team this year and they are now perfectly set for another success. The whole team is very excited to meet their partners and partners-to-be at the G2E Vegas show. They invite visitors to stop by their booth #2046 where they will gladly receive all attendees and address every client’s needs. Spintec will advise their customers and customers-to-be on the most adequate product for their business structure, aiming at its optimization and revenue increase.

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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New Report Finds California Cardroom Industry Generates Over 32,000 Jobs and Nearly $5.6 Billion in Annual Impact on State’s Economy

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Cardroom industry supports $1.64 billion in total wages and $500 million in state and local taxes that play a vital role in underserved communities throughout California

A new economic impact analysis report released today found the total annual economic impact of California’s cardroom industry to be $5.6 billion dollars, providing over 32,000 in total local jobs. Commissioned by the California Gaming Association, John Dunham & Associates conducted an in-depth review of the direct, indirect and induced economic impact cardrooms have on California communities. The analysis reviewed jobs, wages, linked industries, state and local tax dollars, and total economic output.

In total, the California cardroom industry directly and indirectly creates about 32,425 living wage jobs with wages and benefits estimated at $1.64 billion. Tax revenue generated by California cardrooms totals roughly $500 million, with $398.8 in state taxes and $100.9 million in local jurisdiction gaming taxes.

“The data is clear – the cardroom industry is a vital part of local economies, creating irreplaceable jobs, needed state and local taxes to support local services, and, all totaled, a significant economic impact on California’s economy,” said John Dunham, President of John Dunham and Associates.

The jobs, wages, and tax dollars provided by cardrooms serve as a vital economic stimulant in communities across California. The local cardrooms support communities, and in some cases, entire cities where over 50% of the local general fund budget is derived from city gaming taxes.

“The economic impact report illustrates what we know and experience every day – local cardrooms are essential to California communities across the state,” said Kyle Kirkland, President of the California Gaming Association. “California cardrooms provide tens of thousands of steady, living wage jobs, providing an opportunity for working Californians to support themselves and their families.  Furthermore, cardrooms across California spark additional economic activity, revenue and jobs by their presence and provide valuable tax revenue to host communities.  In fact, some cardrooms generate over 50% of a city’s general fund revenue, providing the majority of funds for emergency services, fire departments, parks and other critical city programs and services.”

The economic impact analysis defines the cardroom industry as cardrooms and related third parties, associated restaurants, security services, gift shops, bars and hotels. Its findings show that the cardroom industry touches all corners of California, directly employing almost 18,000 people, providing $728.8 million in wages and benefits and generating $3.0 billion in economic activity in the state.

KEY REGIONS IN CALIFORNIA

Region

Total Jobs*

Total Economic Impact*

L.A. County

13,463

$2.3 billion

San Diego County

1,936

$318.6 million

Bay Area

6,196

$1.1 billion

Sacramento Region

1,831

$313.3 million

Fresno County

764

$128.5 million

* includes direct, indirect and induced

Methodology
“This economic impact analysis was developed by JDA based on data collected from the California Gaming Association, Infogroup, the California Gambling Control Commission, and survey information provided by cardrooms and related third parties. The analysis utilizes the IMPLAN model in order to quantify the economic impact of the cardroom industry on the economy of California, as well as in state legislative districts, counties and cities. The model adopts an accounting framework through which the relationships between different inputs and outputs across industries and sectors are computed. This model can show the impact of a given economic decision – such as a factory opening or operating a sports facility – on a predefined, geographic region. It is based on the national income accounts generated by the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).”

To view regional data from the report, please visit: https://californiagamingassociation.org/cardroomimpact/.

To learn more about the California cardroom industry, please visit Calgaming.org.

 

SOURCE California Gaming Association

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Mazooma Appoints Korry Dickout as Director of Marketing

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US payments provider Mazooma has appointed Korry Dickout as its Director of Marketing.

“So far, 2019 has been a record year thanks, in part, to the continuing expansion of online gambling and sports betting across the US. Korry brings great skills and knowledge to help us solidify our market leadership position. I’m happy to welcome him to our senior management team,” Mazooma CEO Justin Ferrabee said.

Korry has a successful track record in the payments sector which includes positions with Global Payments, TouchBistro and Ceridian. He also held senior marketing roles at multinational companies including IBM, Dell, Rogers Communications and Blackberry Limited.

“I’m pleased to join Mazooma’s team and look forward to the challenges ahead as we continue to lead payments innovation in the fast-growing US igaming market,” Korry said.

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Aristocrat CEO Trevor Croker to Serve as American Gaming Association Chairman

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Board of Directors Elects Chair for Two-Year Term Beginning January 2020

The American Gaming Association (AGA) Board of Directors elected Trevor Croker, CEO and managing director of Aristocrat Leisure Ltd, as AGA’s new chairman. Croker succeeds outgoing AGA Chairman Tim Wilmott, president and CEO of Penn National Gaming, Inc., who has led the AGA Board since 2018.

Croker has been an active participant in the AGA, serving on the board and in executive committees, since his appointment as Aristocrat CEO in 2017. Croker came to the CEO position with broad experience working across Aristocrat’s regulated and social games businesses, in key leadership roles including EVP, global products and insights, chief digital officer, and managing director of Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific.

“It’s a great privilege to lead the AGA during a time of great growth and change in the gaming industry,” said Trevor Croker, CEO of Aristocrat and AGA’s incoming chairman. “I look forward to continuing the progress made under Tim’s leadership to modernize the industry and make responsible gaming a signature priority.”

“I’m thrilled to have such a well-regarded leader in the industry step into the role of AGA’s next chairman,” said Bill Miller, president and CEO of the AGA. “Trevor brings with him invaluable insight from our supplier members and fresh perspectives on how to propel the industry into the next generation of gaming.”

Miller continued, “Tim led the AGA during a dynamic period for the industry and provided a steady hand throughout the association’s own evolution. The entire gaming industry benefited from his leadership, and I’m personally grateful for his continued and wise counsel.”

“It’s been an honor to serve the gaming industry as chairman of AGA the past two years,” said Wilmott. “I’m proud of the strides we’ve made to highlight gaming’s role as an economic engine and mainstream form of entertainment. The future of the organization and industry is bright with Trevor and Bill’s leadership.”

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