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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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Summits by Gaming Americas brings you two conferences next week between 22-23 June

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Gaming Summit North America and Gaming Summit Latin America to take place next week between 22-23 June.

We are excited to announce the final agenda for the upcoming Gaming Summit North America & Gaming Summit Latin America which are taking place in a virtual layout next week.

The conference series is Gaming Americas’ flagship event in the Americas and was previously titled “Sports Betting & Casino Summit North America”, and complements the Gaming Americas Quarterly Meetups. (read more about the rebranding here).

The conferences gather regulators, top C-Level Executives, and most of the industry shareholders for two days of quality learning and engaging discussion about the gambling industry in North America and the LATAM region.

The North American conference will target compliance updates from the West Side and East Side of the US will feature the special ongoing series of talks with Chantal Cipriano about the Canadian gaming industry, and will also include discussions about Responsible Gaming, Fintech and investment tips from the top investors of the gaming industry in North America.

You can view the full program here.

The registration is free and the conference already attracted 2k registrations. So, if you haven’t yet registered, make sure you get in on the list to receive the login details. Register here!

Here is a short preview of the panel discussions on 22 June (North America):

  • (East Side) US Legislation Round-up
  • The Gaming Gold Rush has to consider the implementation of Responsible Gaming measures
  • The Canadian Gaming Industry Updates with Chantal Cipriano
  • Focus on Yahoo Sports’ sports betting strategy in North America
  • (West Side) US Legislation Round-up
  • Innovative payment technologies and the regulators catch up
  • M&A, Making of Unicorns and how VCs are reshaping the future of the sports betting industry

Among the leading speakers you can find:

  • Dr. Laila Mintas – CEO at PlayUp US
  • Ryan Butler @ Action Network
  • Chantal Cipriano – Senior Director, Legal & Compliance at Mazooma
  • Adrianna Cuccinello – VP, Online Gaming & Compliance Operations – US at Maxima Compliance
  • Lloyd Danzig – Founder & Managing Partner at Sharp Alpha Advisors
  • Andrew Crowe – SVP of Business Development at Sightline Payments
  • Rich Roberts – Non-Executive Board Member with Webis Holdings PLC
  • Bill Pascrell, III – Partner at Princeton Public Affairs Group, Inc.
  • Martin Lycka – SVP for American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling, Entain
  • Keith S. Whyte – Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)
  • Tammi Barlow – Director of Responsible Gaming and Corporate Social Responsibility at Caesars Entertainment
  • Wendy Anderson – Chief Executive Officer at RG24seven
  • Neil Erlick – Chief Corporate Development Officer at Nuvei
  • Geoff Reiss – GM of Yahoo Sports
  • Sarah Crennan – VP & Head of Content at Yahoo Sports
  • Minty Bets – Yahoo Sports’ lead betting reporter and analyst
  • Elizabeth Suever – Vice President of Government Relations at Bally’s Corporation
  • Daniel Wallach – Founder at Wallach Legal LLC
  • Wayne Kimmel – Managing Partner at SeventySix Capital
  • Matt Davey – President & CEO at Tekkorp Capital LLC
  • Daniel Bernard – Investor and General Partner at Mindspring Capital
  • and many more…

The Latin American conference targets compliance-related matters and give clear updates about the state of the industry in Brasil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Peru, and Curacao. Besides the trending topics, the experts will also dive into discussions about the state of Responsible Gaming in the region.

Among the leaders who will present during the panel discussions, you can find the regulators and lotteries representatives from Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica and Curacao.

Top brand such as Nuvei, Betwarrior, Playtech, Entain, Play’n GO, Codere, and GLI will also share their information about the region.

The panel discussions will be hosted in Portuguese, Spanish, and English, while live interpreting is ensured at all times by one of the sponsors of the conference series, All-In Global.

The conference enjoys the support of Play’n GO as sponsors.

Here is a short preview of the panel discussions on 23 June (Latin America):

  • Regulation in the spotlight: Brasil (operators, payment methods, legal update) (Portuguese to English)
  • Hear from the industry stakeholders in Argentina (operators, software providers) (Spanish to English)
  • Responsible Gaming Programs across LATAM (English to Spanish and Portuguese)
  • Regulation in the spotlight: Argentina, Costa Rica, Peru, Curacao (regulators, lotteries representatives) (Spanish to English)

Among the leading speakers’ you can find:

  • Sebastian Vivot – Head of Modernisation and Information Technology, Loter’a de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
  • Manuel San Román – Dir. Gral. de Juegos de Casino y Máquinas Tragamonedas de Perú
  • Esmeralda Britton – President of Social Protection Board (JPS) of Costa Rica
  • Jamir Barton – Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Curacao Gaming Control Board
  • Neil Montgomery – Founding and Managing Partner at Montgomery & Associados
  • Roberto Carvalho Brasil Fernandes – Senior Lawyer at Brasil Fernandes Advogados
  • Danilo Gennari – Sócio-Diretor na Distrito Relações Governamentais
  • Pedro Extremera – Regional Director at Playtech
  • Victor Arias – Vice President LATAM at Pragmatic Play
  • Cristian Acuna – Head of Sales LATAM at Play’n GO
  • Salo Leder – Business Development Executive at Codere
  • Juan Espinosa García – Ministerio de Hacienda Espana
  • Martin Lycka – SVP for American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling at Entain
  • Fernando Sussesso – Sales Manager LATAM at Nuvei
  • Alasdair Townsend – Managing Partner at Sherlock Communications
  • Georges Didier Flores – Latin America Government Relations and Business Development Representative at Gaming Laboratories International
  • Seth Palansky – Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications at Conscious Gaming
  • Richard Bayliss – Senior Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Manager at Playtech
  • José Carlos Figueroa – Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Representative Gaming Laboratories International, LLC (GLI®)

For 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).

To receive constant updates, subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/hfyZxf

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These Are the 10 Best Casinos in Las Vegas

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A brilliant blend of glam and money, the ‘cha-ching!’ of a casino is becoming increasingly popular today. Whether you want to eat luxuriously or earn big bucks, casinos are for you. With just a little confidence in Lady Luck, casinos let you enjoy a range of things for that soul-stirring trip! As the pandemic scares go down and the world opens up again, consider taking yourself out for a spin of luck for your next trip!

The 10 Best Must-Visit Casinos in Las Vegas

There is no better place to try out your luck than the resort city popular for it, Las Vegas. Read on ahead for the top ten casinos in this glamorous city.

#1 The Venetian

We have started off with a place that is right out of your luxury vacation dream. As glamourous as it sounds, the Venetian offers hundreds of table games in dazzling architecture. Guests can choose from blackjack to Pai Gow poker and many novelty games. You can join their Grazie Rewards right away by signing in through their website.

#2 Aria

Looking for one of the most exclusive high-limit slot rooms in Nevada? Aria is the place for you. This sleek beauty includes special arenas to exchange slot tickets for dollars. It also has a full-service dining area and a staff to cater to all your needs. The perfect way to pamper yourself!

#3 The Golden Nugget

Similar to a lot of downtown hotels, the Golden Nugget has retained its rustic gorgeousness. It’s a pricey place, but you are more likely to get the best value here with a player’s card. It’s the perfect place for ‘that winning feeling’ and people who love that vintage aesthetic.

#4 The D

A long-time Fermont Street casino hotel, the D is an all-time favorite. Despite all the changes it went through in the past, the D is now going stronger than ever. The D’s Dancing Dealers add that spicy spin to your game. A simple two-floored structure with vintage games and a perfect view!

#5 Circus Circus

Planning a trip with your family? Circus Circus is a stress buster for each member of your bunch. Whether it’s Adventuredome or Splash Zone, there is something fun for everyone at this family-friendly casino!

#6 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Located at the Las Vegas Strip, this casino features a real sand wave pool known as “the Beach”. Owned by the MGM Resorts International, this resort has a unique South-East Asian theme and the fifth largest convention center in the USA.

#7 Caesar’s Palace

No list of casinos can be complete without mentioning Caesar’s palace. With one of the biggest poker rooms in Las Vegas, this casino is built in the beauty of Rome. The famous Sportsbook makes it really popular among sports betters!

#8 Red Rock Casino

Managed by Station Casinos, this one is really trendy among the locals of the place. Don’t forget to try their famous steaks, their world-class spa, and a huge bingo hall while you are there! Simply one of the best casinos on the Las Vegas strip.

#9 The Palms

After a recent renovation, the Palms are reclaiming its reputation as a hip and trendy hang-out. Located just off the Strip, the clientele includes the locals and tourists, adding to slightly better odds for players. A lavishly sized casino floor, filled with a range of games from Baccarat to craps.

#10 The Cosmopolitan

Another luxury land (for your taste buds), this casino is known for its best food on the Las Vegas strip. Featuring popular celebrity chefs, this place is just perfect for foodies with a winning streak!

 

Cha-ching from home!

Has reading about these amazing places stirred your heart right away? Now, you don’t have to wait before you get started on your winning streak. With so many trusted online casinos, you can now try your luck at home in just a few simple clicks. Take home the jackpot today!

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – June 7-13

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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

Baltimore Ravens, an American professional football team based in Baltimore, has launched Ravens Gaming League, a new gaming and esports initiative and platform where fans of the team and league can participate in esports competitions and activities.

IGT has installed USwitch Multi-Game video slots at the Casino New York in Medellin, Colombia. Offered on the modern CrystalCurve gaming machine, USwitch bundles include IGT Proven Performer games in categories that vividly stand out in ultra-high definition.

Movie theatre company Cinemark Holdings has announced that it is further innovating its entertainment experience by expanding its in-theater and online esports offering. This summer, Cinemark customers will have the ability to join drop-in games in select theatres and a new partnership with Mission Control will offer online esports leagues.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has launched a VIP air charter service called Hard Rock Air. The new 30-seat facility, operated by Ultimate Jet Charters, will exclusively available for high-end customers traveling to the resort from select locations, such as Farmingdale, White Plains, Norfolk, Richmond, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Scranton and Latrobe.

LG Business Solutions USA is going to renew its sponsorship of Battle Academy, an esports multi-game tournament series for high school and college students.

Partnerships

Paysafe, a global payments solutions provider, has furthered its partnership with Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG), a US-based real-money online gaming brand. As per the deal, GNOG’s online casino in Michigan will integrate Paysafe payment platform, offering the players fast, secure and hassle free transaction options.

BetMGM has signed a deal with The Hockey News, a leading hockey media industries, to become the exclusive betting partner.

ComeOn! has become the official sports betting and online casino partner of the Canadian Premier League.

Australian-based sports betting and online casino gambling operator PlayUp has signed three market access deals with Caesars Entertainment.

The Professional Fighters League has announced a partnership that designates BetMGM as a “US Authorised Gaming Operator of the PFL”.

Appointments

PointsBet, an international online gaming operator, has appointed Nic Sulsky as Chief Commercial Officer for their Canadian operations.

Penn National Gaming has appointed Vimla Black-Gupta to its Board of Directors, subject to customary regulatory approvals.

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casinos has promoted Clayton Mason to the position of Chief Financial Officer.

MGM Resorts International has appointed Tilak Mandadi as its Chief Strategy, Innovation & Technology Officer.

Acquisitions

Bally’s Corporation, a US-based land-based gaming and interactive entertainment, has completed acquisition of the Tropicana Evansville casino.

Esports Entertainment Group has completed the formalities of the acquisition of Helix eSports LLC and ggCircuit LLC.

Financial technology company Sightline Payments has acquired casino mobile app developer JOINGO.

Compliance Updates

Las Vegas Sands is facing a $12 billion lawsuit in a Macau court.

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