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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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Spearhead Studios becomes new Fusion™ partner

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Aspire Global’s Pariplay Ltd, the leading aggregator and content provider, has taken content from Spearhead Studios live on its Fusion™ platform.

Games produced by Spearhead Studios, the gaming development company of EveryMatrix, are currently being rolled out in regulated markets worldwide through Fusion™, Pariplay’s innovative solution.

Spearhead Studios develops high-quality video slots, table games and other online real-money games, with a strong focus on localised and data-driven production. Its content is currently live with over 100 online casino operators in 14 markets across Europe, Latin America, and soon the U.S.

Pariplay’s Fusion™ aggregation platform incorporates a suite of back-office conversion and retention tools that enhance player value, while featuring thousands of titles from the industry’s leading games developers.

The Spearhead Studios content deal is the latest in a string of new partnerships as Pariplay furthers its growth in regulated markets globally.

Callum Harris, Director of Partnerships at Pariplay, said: “Spearhead Studios has carved out a deserved reputation for delivering slick content that is very carefully designed to appeal to local audiences.

“The addition of this innovative studio’s product portfolio on Fusion™ is the latest step within our mission to offer players a wide variety of content that appeals to a range of demographics in markets around the world.”

Mathias Larsson, Managing Director of Spearhead Studios, said: “By integrating with Pariplay’s aggregation platform, we are able to reach a significantly larger range of operators in regulated markets globally.

“We believe our content hits the sweet spot in terms of giving players in local markets experiences that resonate with them. We look forward to a long and successful partnership, characterised by mutual growth.”

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – January 17-23

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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 partnerships and new appointments. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

United Esports and the DFINITY Foundation have announced that independent game developers now have the opportunity to bring their dream game to life by applying to the first-ever game development competition series, with a $10 million prize pool, Achievement Unblocked. The revolutionary new series will be hosted by award-winning esports commentator Mitch “UberShouts” Leslie and is set to premiere in late 2022.

Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) is improving access to its Self-Exclusion Programme. As of January 10, patrons who wish to enroll or renew their agreements within AGLC’s Self-Exclusion Programme can do so through a virtual process instead of the previous requirement of going through an in-venue gaming facility or AGLC office.

PlayAGS announced selected preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021 in conjunction with the Company’s intention to explore a refinancing of its outstanding revolving credit facility and term loan credit facilities.

Unibet has launched a new themed live-dealer game created by Evolution Gaming. The game is called “Eagles Live Dealer Black Jack”.

fuboTV Inc. has announced that it has acquired exclusive rights to the English Premier League in the Canadian market for the next three soccer seasons beginning in 2022/2023. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

JCM Global has installed the largest sports betting screen in Oregon at the Three Rivers Casino in Florence. The 200sq.ft LED wall is the centerpiece of Three Rivers’ recently opened sportsbook.

CR Vasco da Gama, in partnership with Chiliz, the leading blockchain providers for the sports and entertainment industry, have announced that they will launch a $VASCO Fan Token on the Socios.com app.

Nuvei Corporation has announced that it has been granted approval by the New York State Gaming Commission to process payments with recently licensed digital sports betting platforms launching in the state.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has awarded Parx Casino’s holding company a license to open a mini-casino in Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County.

Crypto investment firm Mechanism Capital has launched “Mechanism Play,” a $100 million fund dedicated to play-to-earn gaming.

Partnerships

Playtech has strengthened its partnership with Banijay Brands, part of the international content producer and distributor Banijay, after being granted exclusive rights for use of The Million Dollar Drop brand in the US and retaining its rights for Deal or No Deal Bingo for a further five years.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and BetPlay, the market-leading multi-channel sports betting operator, announced a multiyear partnership that makes BetPlay the Official Betting Partner of the NBA in Colombia.

DraftKings Inc. and the Tulalip Tribes of Washington announced an exclusive market access partnership that will bring the DraftKings retail sportsbook experience to the state of Washington.

New Appointments

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has promoted Ben Murr to president of online gaming and its TwinSpires sports betting brand. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall strategy and operations of these businesses.

Pragmatic Play has expanded its Latin American team with the addition of Javier Samel as new Argentina Country Director.

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Happening next week, the Gaming Americas Q1 Meetup (26 January, 2022)

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The Gaming Americas Quarterly Meetups have proved to be of huge success for the gaming and gambling industry in North and Latin America, and the #hipthers are excited to send you a reminder that the Q1 Meetup of 2022 is taking place next week on 26 January.

Launched in 2021, the quarterly meetups are designed to keep you up-to-date with what is fresh in the North and Latin American gambling industry.

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 the year. All this is done in a safe, virtual environment.

You can register here for free to receive updates about the speaker lineup and agenda.

As mentioned above, the first virtual quarterly meetup will take place next week on Wednesday, 26 January, and here is the lineup of discussions you can join via ZOOM, WireUp, HIPTHER TV, or YouTube:

Times are EST – (GMT -5) New York Time

  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Is the LatAm market emerging or maturing (11:30 – 12:30 – Buenos Aires Time)
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Is responsible gambling being sufficiently prioritized in the US market?
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Fireside chat: Applying different tactics to reaching bettors in North America and Europe
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – US Legislation Round-up
  • 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM – The Canadian Gaming Industry Updates with Chantal Cipriano
  • 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM – Fireside Chat: SeventySix Capital welcomes new guest
  • 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM – Crypto Catchup with Segev LLP

Among the confirmed experts who are taking part in the discussions you can find:

  • Brianne Doura-Schawohl – Founder and CEO, Doura-Schawohl Consulting LLC
  • Victoria Reed – Co-Founder at Better Change
  • Jenny Lu – General Manager North America of OtherLevels
  • Charmaine Hogan – Head of Regulatory Affairs at Playtech
  • Chantal Cipriano – Vice President of Legal, Compliance & People with PointsBet Canada
  • Gabriel Szlaifsztein – General Manager LATAM at Continent 8 Technologies
  • David Mann – Chief Commercial Officer at Swintt
  • David Charnock – Business Development Executive at FSB
  • Andrea Rossi – Commercial Director Southern Europe & LatAm at Betsson Group
  • David Plumi – Regional Managing Director Latam & Spain at PressEnter Group
  • Tony Ure – Head of e-Gaming, Isle of Man Digital Executive Agency, Department for Enterprise
  • Victor Pronk – Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Incentive Game
  • Allan Petrilli – VP of Sales & Growth at Intelitics
  • Hugo Vint – Business Development and Growth for OtherLevels in Europe
  • Brandt Iden – Head of Government Affairs, US for Sportradar US
  • Martin Lycka – SVP for American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling, Entain
  • Christopher Hebert – Gaming Division Director, Louisiana Attorney Generals Office
  • William J. Pascrell, III, Esq – Partner at Princeton Public Affairs Group, Inc.
  • Ty Jackson – Sports Tech Investor at SeventySix Capital
  • Ron Segev – Founding Partner of Segev LLP

You can register here for free to receive updates about the speaker lineup, agenda, and all upcoming meetup-related information, including recordings.

Hipther Agency is the parent brand of European Gaming, PICANTE, WireUp Zone, and Gaming Americas, eSports Connect, the HIPTHER news app, and the WireUp networking app (in testing phase) found on the Play Store.

To receive constant updates from Hipther Agency and conference agenda updates, subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/hfyZxf

For sponsorship/speaking inquiries, make sure to reach out to Andrada Marginean (B2B Sales Manager at Hipther Agency) at [email protected]

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency) at [email protected]

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