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Caesars Entertainment Donates More Than 250,000 Pounds of Food And Thousands of Personal Protection Supplies Across the U.S.

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In addition to the thousands of pounds of food donations, Caesars Entertainment’s resorts have distributed thousands of items including masks, gloves, sanitizer and more to nearby communities throughout the U.S.

Caesars Entertainment, one of the world’s most diversified gaming and entertainment companies, remains committed to helping nearby communities in this time of need, donating food, as well as essential personal protection equipment across the country to assist healthcare workers, law enforcement and more. To date, the company has supplied more than 250,000 pounds of food, which is equivalent to approximately 208,000 meals to numerous food banks and charities. Additionally, Caesars Entertainment has provided thousands of items including gloves, masks and hand sanitizer to local hospitals, first responders and local charities.

“During these extraordinary circumstances, we are dedicated to assisting our local communities across the country that are heavily impacted by donating perishables to nearby food banks and charities, as well as necessary supplies to first responders,” said Tony Rodio, CEO of Caesars Entertainment. “We will continue to seek ways to give back to our neighbors who are in need as part of our commitment to help put this unprecedented situation we are all facing behind us.”

All Caesars Entertainment resorts and casinos across the United States have volunteered to assist their local communities, including in Las Vegas. The following are some examples:

Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts

  • Donated approximately 116,000 pounds of perishable food items to Three Square Food Bank.
  • Provided gloves, masks and sanitizers from inventory to University Medical Center (UMC), Las Vegas.

Caesars Atlantic City, Bally’s Atlantic City and Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

  • The Atlantic City resorts donated more than 40,000 pounds of food to Community Food Bank of Southern New Jersey, Atlantic City Rescue Mission and Salvation Army.
  • In addition to these donations, the company has also donated food not suitable for human consumption to animal rescues in need like The Funny Farm in Mays Landing, NJ.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino

  • Harrah’s Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino donated 15,000 pounds of food to the Ak-Chin Indian Community, which will be distributed to the Community’s elders and families in need.

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

  • Harrah’s Resort Southern California donated more than 8,000 pounds of produce and refrigerated items to the San Diego Food Bank, as well as 805 pounds to The Foundry Escondido.

Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino

  • Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino donated more than 8,000 pounds of food to the Mid-South Food Bank, Memphis Union Mission, and Sacred Heart Mission.

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

  • Horseshoe Casino Baltimore donated roughly 7,500 pounds of food to the Maryland Food Bank and other organizations.
  • Horseshoe Baltimore is also partnering with Thread, Inc., Union Baptist Church and New Psalmist Baptist Church to ensure the food reaches those in need.

Harrah’s New Orleans 

  • Harrah’s New Orleans donated 7,852 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank New Orleans, which will result in 6,543 meals for the community.

Horseshoe Casino Bossier City, Louisiana

  • Donated more than 7,000 pounds of food to Bossier Schools and The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.

Harrah’s Kansas City Hotel & Casino

  • Harrah’s Kansas City Hotel & Casino donated 5,000 pounds of produce and one pallet of dairy to the North Kansas City YMCA, which is working in conjunction with several organizations in the greater Kansas City area.

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

  • Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, IN donated more than 4,000 pounds of perishable food to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.

Harrah’s Reno 

  • Harrah’s Reno donated 150 pounds of food to Food Bank of Northern Nevada, 500 meals to Catholic Charities and 100 meals to Gospel Mission.
  • Hash House A Go Go donated more than 200 pounds of food to Catholic Charities as well.

Harrah’s Laughlin Hotel & Casino

  • Harrah’s Laughlin Hotel & Casino donated over $13,000 of food to local agencies including Laughlin Meals on Wheels, Food for Families, The Arc and Laughlin Food Bank, along with several cases of toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotions to Living Waters Hospice, Hospice of Havasu and Billet Home Health & Hospice.

Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino and Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino

  • Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino and Horseshoe Council Bluffs Casino in Iowa donated 7,600 pounds of food to employees.

Caesars Southern Indiana, Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe, Harrah’s Joliet, Harrah’s Metropolis, Horseshoe Hammond, Harrah’s Gulf Coast Hotel & Casino in BiloxiHarrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs also donated perishables and essential supplies to their local communities.

 

About Caesars Entertainment:
Caesars Entertainment is one of the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment providers and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, in 1937, Caesars Entertainment has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions. Caesars Entertainment’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars Entertainment’s portfolio also includes the Caesars Entertainment UK family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars Entertainment is committed to its employees, suppliers, communities and the environment through its PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com/corporate.

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Gaming Americas announces appointment of advisory board, Way Seers

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Assembled industry heavyweights at forefront of American gaming scene

Cutting-edge betting and gaming media platform GamingAmericas.com has announced the appointment of its newly formed advisory board, Way Seers.

The board includes highly respected professionals at the forefront of the gaming industry across the Americas, who will advise on Gaming Americas’ upcoming virtual conference on 23-24th June, Sports Betting & Casino Summit North America.

The advisory board consists of Dr. Laila Mintas (Advisor and C-Level Executive at Dr. Mintas Consulting), Bill Pascrell, III (Partner at Princeton Public Affairs Group, Inc.), Jeremy Kleiman (Gaming Attorney and Member at Saiber LLC), Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW), Daniel Wallach (Founder at Wallach Legal LLC) and Zoltán Tűndik (Co-Founder at HIPTHER Agency).

The board’s assembled expertise includes the former Deputy Presidency of Sportradar US, Counsel to the Governor of New Jersey, and an ex-senior strategist for the Presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.

As well as serving in an ongoing advisory capacity, the board will be initially tasked with developing the Sports Betting & Casino Summit North America’s trending topics for debate, as well as establishing the event as an all-encompassing hub for the gambling and gaming sectors.

Commenting on the board’s appointment Zoltan Tuendik, Co-Founder of Gaming Americas said: I am honored to have to opportunity to work with such experts with a proven record in the industry and who are willing to put in extra time to help us grow.

“With an advisory board composed of some of the brightest gaming minds in the Americas, we can’t wait to begin establishing ourselves as the American gaming scene’s latest arrival.”

GamingAmericas.com is a new media site which targets the online and land-based sectors and covers news pieces on sports betting, casino, eSports, payments and the video gaming industries.

Founded by Hipther Agency (creators of European Gaming) in mid-April 2020, the site has already amassed 10k+ visitors to date, with a daily average already exceeding 800. It aims to reach at least 2k daily visitors by autumn this year.

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Esports Entertainment Group Forms New Jersey Subsidiary to Pursue Licensing Strategy in United States. Receives Additional $1.86 Million From Exercise of Warrants

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Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, is pleased to announce the formation of a new wholly owned subsidiary, “GMBL New Jersey Inc.”, for the express purpose of commencing its strategy to pursue gambling licenses throughout the United States that will further the Company’s esports gambling market.  The Company expects to make its first such application with the State of New Jersey in the near future and will provide updates for each anticipated application as they are submitted in each available jurisdiction.

The Company’s US operations will be based in New Jersey, where the Company expects to establish facilities and operating personnel.

COMPANY RECEIVES ADDITIONAL $1.9 MILLION FROM WARRANT EXERCISES

Investors participating in the Esports Entertainment Group’s public offering of securities which was consummated on April 14, 2020 (the “April Offering”),  exercised a total of 439,844 warrants at a price of $4.25 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $1,860,000 as of May 22, 2020.

Combined with the Company’s announcement on May 15th in which, the underwriters of the April Offering partially exercised and closed on their over-allotment option and purchased an additional 209,400 shares of common stock from the Company for gross proceeds of $885,762,  the Company has received  an aggregate of approximately $2,750,000 to date in the month of May  significantly bolstering its financial strength and resources necessary to execute its business plan.

“Today’s announcement marks yet another significant milestone and provides the market with even greater insight as to our growth strategy,” said Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group.  “The US market represents a very big opportunity for us and thanks to the continued support of our valued shareholders, we intend to aggressively pursue it in 2020 and beyond.”

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – May 17-23

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

The good news is that the lock-down and social restrictions to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic have been eased in many states. As a result, most of the industrial sectors are resuming their operations. Same in the case of the gambling sector too. Several gambling companies too have restarted their operations and some others are on way to resume.

We also report new partnership deals, publication of financial results, and COVID-19 relief efforts in this weekly round-up. Read on and get updated.

Partnership Deals

Evolution Gaming signed a strategic agreement with online casino operator Golden Nugget. The deal will see Golden Nugget’s existing online offering further enhanced in New Jersey, and potentially in other US states in the future, by the addition of Evolution’s US online Live Casino services. As per the deal, Golden Nugget’s online players will have access to unique Evolution game types such as Dream Catcher, Side Bet City, and Top Card, as well as other games from the Evolution portfolio.

Also, the leading sportsbook and casino platform provider BetConnections inked an agreement to obtain DS Virtual Gaming’s full list of games. The integration of the games will give players access to a selection of DS VG’s hit releases with HD video content and state-of-the-art graphics.

There was happy news about Konami Gaming too as its SYNKROS CMS has been selected by Jamul Casino to deliver comprehensive gaming enterprise management across the 200,000 square foot destination.

Konami’s SYNKROS will deliver its leading systems technology across Jamul Casino’s 39 live table games, 1600+ slot games, restaurants, bars, and more.

Financial Reports

The Delaware Lottery reported a 39% year on year increase in online gambling revenues for April 2020. While the state’s land-based venues have been forced to close due to COVID-19, players have turned to online sites instead.

Delaware Park, Dover Downs, and the Harrington Raceway generated total revenues of US$856,182, up from US$615,772 the previous year. This number was and also higher than the US$514,959 generated in March this year.

COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The Alabama Food Bank Association received support from Wind Creek Hospitality, a company owned by the Alabama-based Poarch Band of Creek Indians, to help provide 250,000 meals to Alabama families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The support comes at a critical time for food banks in Alabama as they respond to a greater need during this unprecedented crisis.

Announcements

Ulrik Bengtsson, CEO of William Hill, has revealed that the company is planning to launch online casinos in the US in the second half of 2020.

Despite taking a hit to its results in Q1 2020, William Hill is determined to power up quickly in the second half of the year.

Surveys

Fantasy sports site Monkey Knife Fight (MKF) found in a recent survey of its 1000 users that the popularity of golf will soar both on viewership and participation.

Of MKF’s users, 76% reported that they would participate in a fantasy golf prop contest once golf returns. This is in sharp contrast (181% increase) to the 27% that reported ever having played one MKF golf prop contest before the pandemic.

Compliance

The Colombian gambling regulator Coljuegos published the live casino regulations. These regulations allow the country’s licensed gambling operators to offer live casino games from casinos or studios located within Colombia or overseas, subject to the certification of games by an approved testing house.

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