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4 important reasons why you need to attend the virtual edition of Sports Betting & Casino Summit North America

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With less than 5 days left until the Sports Betting & Casino Summit North America (Virtual Conference) will open its virtual doors between 23-24 June, we created an extensive list in order to highlight the 4 top reasons why you should attend!

1. +50 Top industry experts are sharing their insights about the North American gaming industry and talking about the post-COVID-19 era.

Sports Betting & Casino Summit North America (Virtual Conference) gathers more than 50 industry experts who are joining the discussions and sharing vital information with the participants. Here is the list of all confirmed speakers:

State Representative Brandt Iden (61st District in the Michigan House of Representatives)
Kip Levin (President of FanDuel Group)
David Highhill (Vice President, Strategy and Analytics at National Football League (NFL))
Jeremy Kleiman (Gaming Attorney and Member at Saiber LLC)
Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW)
Bill Pascrell, III (Partner at Princeton Public Affairs Group, Inc.)
Joe Asher (CEO at William Hill US)
Adam Greenblatt (CEO of Roar Digital, LLC)
Benjie Cherniak (Managing Director of SG Digital’s Don Best Sports group)
Nick Papadoglou (Chief Commercial Officer at Intralot Inc/US – Head of Sports Betting in the US)
Evan Davis (Sports Wagering Consultant at Pivot Sports Group)
Jon Kaplowitz (Head of Penn Interactive)
Wayne Kimmel (Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital)
Jay Kornegay (Vice President Race & Sports Operations – Westgate LV Resort & Casino)
Seth Schorr (CEO of Fifth Street Gaming and Chairman of Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino)
Matthew Holt (President at U.S. Integrity)
J Moses (Investor & Board Advisor of Bet.Works)
Grant Johnson (CEO at Esports Entertainment Group)
David McDowell (Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at FSB​)
Mark Robson (Co-Founder at Champion Sports​)
Marek Suchar (Head of Partnerships at Oddin.gg).
John Gordon (CEO & Co-Founder of Incentive Games)
Araksi Sargsyan (Head Of Business Development at DS Virtual Gaming)
Lazar Miučin (VP of Strategic Partnerships at NSoft)
Martin Wachter (CEO at Golden Race)
Jaka Repanšek (Media and TECH Law Expert).
Dr. Laila Mintas (Advisor and C-Level Executive at Dr. Mintas Consulting)
Sara Slane (Founder at Slane Advisory)
Daniel J. Kustelski (CEO & Co-founder at Chalkline Sports)
Dmitry Starostenkov (CEO at Evenbet Gaming – the leading poker platform provider)
Ismail Vali (Chief Product & Marketing Officer at A GAME ABOVE ApS)
Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes (Director, Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development at Gaming Laboratories International)
Charles Harper (Head of North America at iGaming Academy)
Pieter Remmers (Chairman of G4 (Global Gambling Guidance Group))
Eric Weiss (Deputy Executive Director, Technical Services at N.J. Division of Gaming Enforcement)
Kevin Quigley (Indian Affairs & Gaming Business Counsel at Foley & Quigley PLC)
Tom Foley (Foley & Quigley Law PLC)
Jonodev Chaudhuri (Chair, Indian Law & Policy Practice at Quarles & Brady LLP).
Ilkim Hincer (Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer at Hard Rock International)
Benjie Levy (President/COO at Score Media and Gaming Inc)
Chantal Cipriano (Gaming & Regulatory Lawyer at Dickinson Wright)
Fernando Saffores (Founder & Director at Focus Gaming News).
Keith S. Whyte (Executive Director at the National Council on Problem Gambling)
Martin Lycka (Dir. of Regulatory Affairs at GVC)
John Millington (Head of US Operations for EPIC Risk Management)
Jack Symons (Co-Founder & Director at Gamban)
Mohit Kansal (Partner at the Clairvest Group)
Julian Fialkow (Senior Investment Associate at DRIVE by DraftKings)
Ahmad Nassar (Chief Executive Officer of OneTeam Partners LLC)
Chad Stender (Managing Director at SeventySix Capital)
David VanEgmond (Head of Strategy & Corporate Development at Barstool Sport)
Lloyd Danzig (Founder & CEO at Sharp Alpha Advisors)

2. Quality discussions on important topics

The conference will feature 13-panel discussions that span over the two days (23-24 June). You can view the program on this link to check the timetable!

The panel discussions which are in the program are the following:

  • THE STRATEGY OF RESTARTING THE ONLINE SPORTS BETTING INDUSTRY
  • NAVIGATING THE SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES IN US SPORTS BETTING & ONLINE GAMING IN AN EVER CHANGING WORLD POST COVID-19
  • THE FUTURE OF LEGALIZED SPORTS BETTING IN CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA AND TEXAS
  • OUTLOOK FOR US GAMING – WHEN CAN WE EXPECT THE US GAMING MARKET TO NORMALISE
  • LAS VEGAS – RE-LAUNCH OF THE STRIP
  • ESPORTS BETTING VS CLASSIC SPORTS BETTING IN NORTH AMERICA
  • VIRTUAL GAMING, IS IT GAINING TRACTION IN AMERICA AND CANADA?
  • INNOVATION DURING AND POST COVID-19 – HOW IS THE INDUSTRY ADAPTING?
  • COMPLIANCE AND CERTIFICATION DURING COVID-19
  • TRIBAL GAMING INDUSTRY – A NEW ERA
  • THE FUTURE OF ONLINE GAMING IN CANADA
  • RESPONSIBLE GAMING: LESSONS LEARNED FROM EUROPE AND VICE VERSA
  • THE CURRENT & FUTURE STATE OF THE SPORTS BETTING INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

3. The right time to talk about online gaming in North America

The global online gambling market size was valued at USD 53.7 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5% from 2020 to 2027.

The spread of COVID19 has accelerated the demand for online gambling. Moreover, increasing digitalization coupled with secure digital payment options are also some factors contributing to online gambling market growth. The market is further expected to gain momentum over the forecast period attributed to the rising use of digital currency and websites provided by companies for betting and gambling.

4. 8 hours of online networking, easy to use platform

We have enabled +8 hours of networking during which you can have one on one meetings with attending participants.

The free networking sessions are held between 8:00 – 12:00 AM (EDT – New York Timezone) on both day and give you the opportunity to create new contacts and possibly tie new deals and not miss out on the education, which starts at 12:00 AM (EDT – New York Timezone).

The virtual seats are limited, so hurry and register now to secure your seat(s)!

Do not miss this unique opportunity to attend a virtual conference that gathers all North American gaming industry experts for 2 days of discussions and networking. Register your seat now!

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – June 20-26

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Nuvei Corporation has launched a new risk management model underpinned by cutting-edge machine learning technology for its Instant Bank Transfer product in North America.

Aristocrat Gaming and Seminole Gaming have leveled up once again with the launch of an all-new Dollar Storm featuring a progressive jackpot starting at $1m. Building on the phenomenal success of the Dragon Link high-denomination slot and the launch of the $1m Dragon Link progressive jackpot, the $1m Dollar Storm slot game rounds out the star-studded lineup of high-limit player options.

Scientific Games and Canadian lottery partner Loto-Québec won a prestigious Gutenberg Award at the 40th Annual Gala Gutenberg for the Folie des plantes (Plant Madness) game produced on 100% recyclable paper.

WITHIN, the world’s first Performance Branding firm, announced that Hard Rock Digital has selected WITHIN as its digital media agency of record (AOR). WITHIN will create an integrated, data-driven approach to drive the digital strategy of the Hard Rock Sportsbook app, Hard Rock Digital’s new mobile sports betting platform.

Caesars Entertainment Inc., in partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks, announced that Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field is officially open. The two-story, 22,300 square-foot entertainment destination is located adjacent to Chase Field in Downtown Phoenix and is now the largest freestanding sportsbook in Arizona.

Gary Platt Manufacturing celebrated a milestone achievement for the gaming industry when the company produced its 1,000,000th casino chair. The company marked the occasion with a celebration of its employees at its manufacturing facility in Reno, Nev.

Table Trac Inc. has announced that it will provide its Table Games Management System for the Lake of the Torches Resort located in Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin.

New Partnerships

Jackpot Digital has announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Casino Pauma, located in Pauma Valley, California to install two (2) Jackpot Blitz Electronic Table Games (ETGs).

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and Major League Baseball (MLB) have announced a multi-year partnership that makes OLG’s PROLINE sportsbook product an official sports betting partner of the MLB – the League’s first sports betting partnership in Ontario.

BetMGM has announced a new partnership with Carnival Corporation to deliver world-class retail and mobile sports betting and iGaming experiences to cruise ship guests.

BetMGM has announced an agreement with Sony Pictures Television and International Game Technology (IGT) to launch Wheel of Fortune Casino, set to become the first full brand-led online casino in North America.

Better Collective, the world’s leading sports betting media group, has entered into a partnership with The Philadelphia Inquirer to bring engaging sports betting content, data and statistics to the publication’s readership of up to 10 million monthly visitors.

The PGA TOUR and bet365 announced a three-year content and marketing agreement through 2024 naming bet365 as an Official Betting Operator of the PGA TOUR.

New Appointment

Jeff Harris, a veteran casino and hospitality executive, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and President of The Commerce Casino & Hotel. Harris, who brings more than three decades of casino gaming and operations experience, succeeds Haig Papaian, who retired last year.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – June 13-19

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

Latest News

Paysafe, a leading specialised payments platform, announced that Income Access, its marketing technology and services provider, won in the “Affiliate Tracking Software of the Year” category at the 2022 SiGMA Americas Awards.

GameSquare Esports will present at the Collision 2022 Conference, in Toronto, Ontario held between June 20 and 23. Justin Kenna, CEO of GameSquare, will be joined on stage by Leonard Fournette, running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a Complexity Stars Team Member, and Marissa Roberto, host of Digital SportsCentre at TSN Sports.

EBET, a leading global provider of advanced wagering products and technology, has received two prizes at the SiGMA Americas Awards. Its online casino and sportsbook brand Karamba won Online Casino of the Year, and EBET was named Esport Product of the Year.

Cherokee Nation Entertainment Gaming Holdings, a subsidiary of Cherokee Nation Businesses, has announced that it has signed an agreement with MGM Resorts International to purchase the operations of Gold Strike Tunica for $450 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments.

Elys Game Technology has announced the closing of the previously announced registered direct offering with a single institutional investor for the purchase and sale of 3,166,227 shares of the Company’s common stock (or common stock equivalents) at a purchase price of $0.9475 per share of common stock (or common stock equivalent) in a registered direct offering.

End 2 End authorities have confirmed the company’s participation in the next edition of the Brazilian iGaming Summit (BiS), an event that will take place on June 28-29 at the Espaço Boulevard JK in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

Partnerships

BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, announced an agreement with PokerGO, the world’s largest poker content company, to host the BetMGM Poker Championship final table and a $25K freeroll tournament in the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

San Diego Loyal Soccer Club has announced a strategic partnership with Sycuan Casino Resort, San Diego’s premier luxury hotel and world-class gaming destination. As per the deal, Sycuan is now the entitlement sponsor of the newly renamed “Sycuan Endline Suites” at Torero Stadium.

PointsBet Canada has entered into a partnership with ClubLink, Canada’s largest owner and operator of golf clubs. The multi-year partnership will see PointsBet Canada become the Official Sports Betting Partner of ClubLink which hosts over 1,000,000 rounds of golf annually at its clubs in Ontario.

UFC and DraftKings announced plans to launch a new iteration of DraftKings’ “Reignmakers” gamified digital collectibles franchise focused on UFC. Reignmakers UFC will allow fans to build collections of their favorite UFC fighters and utilise them in games to compete for prizes.

Appointments

Jamul Casino has appointed Ram Patrachari as its new Chief Information Officer. With more than two decades of IT and casino experience, Ram is a sought-after gaming technology industry expert, speaker and award-winning executive.

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has again expanded its Client Solutions and Client Services teams with the additions of Steve May as Client Solutions Executive and Samuel Grunther as Account Executive.

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Bojoko doubles down in the US and Canada

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Award-winning gambling affiliate launches dedicated .us and .ca domains as part of efforts to deliver a truly localised user experience

Bojoko, the award-winning online gambling affiliate brand, has launched dedicated sites for players in the US and Canada under .us and .ca domains as it continues to work towards its goal of becoming the leading affiliate in North America.

Bojoko.us and Bojoko.ca have been completely redeveloped under the hood so that they provide players with accurate and up to date information about each of the online casino brands available to them in specific states and provinces across the US and Canada.

This allows Bojoko to offer a truly localised product to players across both markets. This includes expertly written content that covers everything players need to know about online casino in the US and Canada, as well as a selection of powerful filtering tools to help them find the best brands.

Bojoko has also rolled out its “double layer” testing and review process for all of the casinos listed in the US and Canada. Each brand is put through its paces by Bojoko’s team of independent testers who sign up, deposit and play at each casino before leaving feedback on the experience they receive.

This is combined with player reviews and ratings so that Bojoko members know exactly what to expect before they sign up and play at any of the casinos it lists.

Joonas Karhu from Bojoko, said: “Canada and the US are two of the largest online casino markets in the world and we wanted to offer players a truly localised version of Bojoko to help them learn more about online casino and find the brands that meet their preferences the most.

“We realised the only way to do this was to launch dedicated domains for the US and Canada. This was a significant undertaking, and certainly from a technical perspective, but our team has overcome all challenges faced and we now offer a superior user experience as a result.

“We have already gained great traction in both the US and Canada and now look forward to driving even more growth with our dedicated domains.”

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