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Cordish Gaming Group Names Sean Sullivan As General Manager Of New $150 Million Live! Casino

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Cordish Gaming Group Names Sean Sullivan As General Manager Of New $150 Million Live! Casino
Sean Sullivan has been named General Manager of the new $150 Million Live! Casino set to open in 2020 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
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Cordish Gaming Group, a division of The Cordish Companies, announced the appointment of SEAN SULLIVAN as GENERAL MANAGER of the new $150 million Live! Casino in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, set to open in 2020.

The 100,000-square-foot gaming, dining and entertainment destination will be part of the popular Westmoreland Mall development, located in Hempfield Township, approximately 30 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. Live! Casino will feature 750 slots and approximately 30 live action table games; plus, new dining and entertainment venues, such as Sports & Social Steel City, a one-of-a-kind sports restaurant and social lounge.

The Project is expected to generate $188 Million in annual economic impact, with an additional $148 Million in economic impact from construction, including approximately 960 direct and indirect construction jobs, plus approximately 500 permanent new jobs for local and regional residents.

In his role as General Manager, Mr. Sullivan will oversee development, opening and oversight of the day-to-day management and operations of the first Live! branded gaming facility to open in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

A gaming industry veteran with more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Sullivan has held leadership positions with several prestigious gaming companies in a variety of U.S jurisdictions, including Las VegasLake TahoeCalifornia, and Colorado. Before joining Live!, he served as General Manager at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Red Wing, Minnesota. Prior, he was the Vice President of Special Projects at Pinnacle Entertainment in Las Vegas, Nevada.

During his career, he also spent nearly a decade as Vice President and General Manager of Meadows Racetrack & Casino in WashingtonPennsylvania, located just 25 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. His extensive experience in the gaming and hospitality sector, as well as his knowledge of the Pennsylvania market, will lead the Live! brand towards significant growth as it opens its newest endeavor.

“As Cordish Gaming Group proudly expands into new jurisdictions, we have made it a priority to hire experts of the highest caliber in the industry to lead our new Live! developments and we have certainly found that with the appointment of Mr. Sullivan,” said Rob Norton, President of Cordish Gaming Group. “Under his leadership as General Manager, we are confident the new Live! Casino will become the premier gaming and entertainment destination in the Pittsburgh market and deliver the same excellent customer service that guests have come to expect at all our Live! locations.”

For information about Live! Casino, visit www.livecasinowest.com

 

About The Cordish Companies:
The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Commercial Real Estate; Entertainment Districts; Sports-Anchored Developments; Gaming; Hotels; Residential Properties; Restaurants; International Development; Coworking Spaces; and Private Equity. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! Brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 55 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships, and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.

“The Cordish Companies,” “The Cordish Company” and “Cordish” are trademarks used under license by independent corporations, legal liability companies and partnerships (“Cordish Entities”). Each Cordish Entity is a separate, single-purpose legal entity that is solely responsible for its obligations and liabilities. No common operations or financial interdependency, and no intermingling of assets or liabilities of the Cordish Entities exists, or should be deemed to exist, as a result of the potential common reference to multiple independent entities operating under the names “Cordish,” “The Cordish Companies” or “The Cordish Company” here or elsewhere.

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Gaming Americas invades the region with Virtual Quarterly Meetups and sets up Advisory Board with Latin and North American gambling industry experts

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GamingAmericas.com announces quarterly virtual meetups, conference dates and advisory board.

 

The team at GamingAmericas.com (part of Hipther Agency), is excited to announce the launch of virtual meetup series which will increase the access to quality information to interested parties, but will also provide an excellent opportunity to participate in engaging discussions about the North and Latin American gambling industry.

The quarterly meetups will complement the yearly virtual conference and the media/publishing services offered by Gaming Americas, and will be strategically coordinated by the Gaming Americas Way Seers (Advisory Board).

2020 was a year of growth for us in terms of reaching new markets with our unique style of running conferences and publishing quality content. Gaming Americas has become an important news outlet in the region and to supplement the engagement, we are happy to announce our quarterly meetup series. We learned a lot this year about hosting virtual gatherings and we can now say that size doesn’t matter. We tested many new ways of interacting with our audience and we can say we found a great recipe which will be implemented in these meetups”, stated Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther Agency.

Gaming Americas Quarterly Meetups

The Gaming Americas Quarterly Meetups are designed to keep you up-to-date with what is fresh in the North American and Latin American gambling industry.

The dates of the meetups are the following:

The virtual meetups will be organized quarterly and the calendar looks the following way:

  • January 28, 2021 – Gaming Americas Q1 Meetup
  • April 29, 2021 – Gaming Americas Q2 Meetup
  • August 26, 2021 – Gaming Americas Q3 Meetup
  • November 18, 2021 – Gaming Americas Q4 Meetup

The tickets are sold at the rate of $99 per Meetup or you can benefit of the full year membership offer and save 25%. You can find more details about the passes here.

The meetups feature several panel discussions per region and topics that are joined by key industry experts, CEOs, C-Level Executives, Business Development Managers, and sometimes government officials/regulators.

All meetups offer the opportunity to network online in special break-out sessions, but also join a round table discussion which answers all burning questions of the industry at a certain point in time during 2021.

Sports Betting & Casino Summit North America

The team is also excited to announce the dates for the second edition of Sports Betting & Casino Summit North America, which will take place once again in the virtual world between 21-23 June, 2021.

The inaugural edition was a huge success and brought together +500 participants and 75 speakers.

The virtual conference will continue its mission of bringing together regulators, operators, suppliers, marketing managers, C-Level Executives, policymakers, and more for two days of quality online learning and networking.

To receive constant updates about the registration opening and agenda updates, subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/hfyZxf

Advisory Board

In order to fully embrace all hot topics and regulatory updates from the Americas, the strategy will be orchestrated by North and Latin American gambling industry experts.

Thus, the team is honored to announce the appointment of the following experts in the Gaming Americas Way Seers (Advisory Board):

  • Chantal A. Cipriano (Senior Director, Legal & Compliance at Mazooma)
  • Karen Marcela Sierra – Hughes (Vice President of Latin America & Caribbean at Gaming Laboratories International (GLI))
  • Dr Laila Mintas (CEO at PlayUp US)
  • Fernando Saffores (Founder & Director at Focus Gaming News)
  • Jonodev Chaudhuri (Chair, Indian Law & Policy Practice at Quarles & Brady LLP)
  • Joerg Hofmann (Senior Partner at MELCHERS LAW)
  • Evan Davis (Managing Director, Sports Betting and Gaming for SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory)
  • Jeremy P. Kleiman (Gaming Attorney and Member at Saiber LLC)
  • Lloyd Danzig (Founder & CEO at Sharp Alpha Advisors)

The excitement about 2021 is also shared by the above-mentioned experts and here are some inputs that were stated:

Gaming Americas has developed a method to disseminate gaming content and news, ways for businesses to collaborate and the opportunity for relationships to grow. I look forward to joining its Way Seer Advisory Board and helping to advance its initiatives in the gaming industry by providing a legal and regulatory perspective.” – Chantal A. Cipriano (Senior Director, Legal & Compliance at Mazooma)

The American gaming market continues to grow exponentially, catalyzed by technology, investment, and legislation. As new and existing participants increasingly seek insight into the industry, thoughtfully-constructed conferences will have the opportunity to serve as nodes that disseminate the expertise to key stakeholders. I am excited to join the Gaming Americas Advisory Board alongside a prestigious collection of thought leaders in the space.” – Lloyd Danzig (Founder & CEO at Sharp Alpha Advisors)

I am thrilled to be part of this outstanding group of international experts.  The future is bright and Gaming Americas is leading the way!” – Jeremy P. Kleiman (Gaming Attorney and Member at Saiber LLC)

“I’m really proud to participate in such interesting events with other recognized executives around the world. This ‘new normality’ leads us to think out of the box, offering outstanding solutions and being close to our customers. Hipther understood this very well.”Fernando Saffores (Founder & Director at Focus Gaming News)

“Something really big, something global, is being created here. And I am delighted to be a part of it!”Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Senior Partner at MELCHERS LAW)

 “I’m honored and excited to join the Way Seer board for Gaming Americas alongside such a diverse and knowledgeable set of experts from across the gaming community.  I look forward to an exciting year of discussions focusing on topics that are of heightened interest to our industry.”Evan Davis (Managing Director, Sports Betting and Gaming for SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory)

 

For further sponsorship/speaking and marketing inquiries, make sure to reach out to Andrada Marginean (B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency).

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency).

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – October 19-25

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! It was again an eventful week in the USA, despite the still-active virus attack.

Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news, new partnerships and new appointments. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Global gaming giant William Hill has expanded its footprint in Iowa through its partnership with Caesars Entertainment, with the addition of a full-service sportsbook at Horseshoe and betting kiosks at Harrah’s Council Bluffs. Customers can visit either retail location to open a mobile account and make their first mobile deposit.

Caesars Rewards, the largest gaming loyalty programme in the world, has grown 20% as a result of the merger between Caesars Entertainment and Eldorado Resorts. Customers from each company’s legacy rewards programmes were seamlessly integrated into the expanded Caesars Rewards loyalty programme on day one.

JCM Global has expanded its partnership with Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, upgrading the Intelligent Cash Box (ICB) system to the new ICB 3.0 on the property’s 1200 electronic gaming machines. Clearwater Casino Resort was the first casino in Washington to utilise the ICB system and has been an exclusive JCM customer since 2009.

BETSPERTS CEO and co-founder Reid Rooney has announced that BETSPERTS has just closed a second seven-figure fundraising round in 2020. This round includes some new investors to BETSPERTS including UK-based Velo Partners leading the round.

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam Adelson have donated $75m to the pro-Trump Preserve America Political Action Committee, accounting for roughly 90% of the group’s fundraising in September.

Chinese-owned mobile games firm Playtika Holding Corp has confidentially submitted paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering. The company said that the offering size and the price range for the initial public offering have not been determined yet.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has openly endorsed Question 2 on the state’s November ballot, which would allow sports betting in Maryland to raise money for education. According to an analysis by the Maryland General Assembly, legal sports betting could generate $18.2m in tax revenues in 2022.

New Appointments

Score Media and Gaming has appointed sports business leader and four-time Olympian Angela Ruggiero to its Board of Directors. Ms Ruggiero, CEO and Co-Founder of technology-powered market research firm Sports Innovation Lab, joins the Board with immediate effect and will support theScore as it continues to grow its sports media and gaming operations across North America.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has appointed A. Duncan Hannay as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective 26 October 2020. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Street Capital Group Inc.

New Partnerships

Live sports lottery game developer EquiLottery Games has entered into an agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA) that will see EquiLottery launch a new, officially-licensed lottery draw game named Slam Dunk Dollar$ based on the outcomes of NBA games.

North American esports giant Complexity Gaming has expanded its partnership with beer brand Miller Lite. The two companies have had a partnership since May 2019. Now the deal has been expanded to include more areas such as live streams and content creation.

New Launchings

International Game Technology (IGT) has launched the PeakSlant32 cabinet, the first slot cabinet in North America to feature three 32-inch displays. PeakSlant32 is IGT’s first cabinet to feature three seamlessly integrated gameplay displays. Guests of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut were the first to enjoy exciting IGT slot games on more than 20 of the eye-catching PeakSlant32 cabinets.

Compliance

Buenos Aires City Lottery (LOTBA), the gaming regulatory body in Buenos Aires, has approved the Programme for the Implementation of the Online Game Platform presented by Codere. This is the first step in an ongoing process for obtaining the license in this jurisdiction, Codere stated in a press release.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – October 12-18

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! It was again an eventful week in the USA, despite the still-active virus attack.

Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news, new partnerships and new appointments. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

A new esports organisation named Equinox Esports has been launched in Oklahoma City. Equinox will own professional teams that span multiple video game titles including VALORANT, League of Legends and Super Smash Bros, among others. Equinox will produce unique in-house content in the form of podcasts, broadcasts, tournaments, video content and articles out of its newly-build 6000 square foot facility in north Oklahoma City.

In accordance with the directives from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Caesars Entertainment has resumed gaming operations daily and hospitality operations for weekend stays at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on October 8. The reopening was with great celebration.

Win Systems is achieving huge success with its latest GameStar development, the innovative collectable link feature Rising Link. The new game has been in some of the Mexican gaming venues for many weeks now and has captured the interest of players from the very beginning.

Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan has been named a possible coronavirus exposure site by the health officials. Anyone who visited the Casino between October 2 and October 4 is asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days from the possible exposure date, according to a news release issued by the District Health Department No. 10, which covers 10 Northern Michigan counties including Manistee.

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has announced a major expansion project for its ilani Casino Resort. In partnership with the Cowlitz Tribe, Howard S. Wright, and Friedmutter Group, ilani will feature additions to its exterior and interior designs.

The PGA TOUR has announced that BetMGM will provide betting odds for all four rounds of THE CJ CUP @ SHADOW CREEK in Las Vegas, October 15-18 on the Golf Channel.

New Partnerships

InterDigital, a mobile and video technology research and development company, has announced that it will partner with global innovation and accelerator platform Plug and Play to serve as anchor member for the platform’s Media & Advertising programme. The partnership will also see InterDigital and Plug and Play work towards developing a new gaming vertical within the next year.

InterDigital has announced a new initiative with cloud-gaming specialist Blacknut to develop technologies that will enhance the performance of the existing gaming technology. The new collaboration will leverage InterDigital’s extensive technology expertise alongside Blacknut’s unique knowledge of cloud gaming services.

New Acquisition

Twin River Worldwide Holdings has purchased the iconic Bally’s brand from Caesars Entertainment Inc. Hedge-fund investor Soo Kim, co-founder of Standard General, which owns a 39% stake in Twin River, paid Caesars $20m for the purchase.

New Appointment

Rush Street Interactive has announced the appointment of Kyle Sauers as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective by October 23. He will be based in Chicago and report to Greg Carlin, RSI’s Chief Executive Officer. He will be responsible for all of the Company’s financial and treasury functions, as well as investor relations.

Compliance

Greek gambling regulator Hellenic Gaming Commission has selected Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment to develop the first integrated resort and casino in Greece. The winning bid from MGE, submitted in partnership with GEK TERNA, proposes a state-of-the-art development plan, INSPIRE Athens, that includes a luxury hotel, premier entertainment venues, convention centre, shopping, dining, casino and a comprehensive mix of premium amenities.

Michigan Gaming Control Board has granted a Provisional Internet Gaming Supplier License to Spin Games LLC. The license will enable Spin to deploy its proprietary and third-party i-Gaming content built upon the ROC Remote Gaming Server platform across Michigan’s licensed casino operator online sites once internet gaming goes live.

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