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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).

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – July 12-18

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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

International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has announced that the Company is expanding its U.S. sports betting footprint to Washington to power sports betting at Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie. As part of this agreement, IGT will deliver its proven PlaySports turnkey solution, including its trading advisory services, for retail and on-premise mobile sports betting.

Aristocrat Gaming has broken ground on a new operations centre facility in Tulsa. The new Tulsa Operations Centre will offer a consolidated campus for the 300 employees of VGT Class II Innovations by Aristocrat Gaming and will house light manufacturing, a warehouse and office space.

Set to celebrate 40 iconic years on the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk this fall, Tropicana Atlantic City has launched an exciting series of dining and entertainment options for the guests to experience this summer. Whether it is hitting the dance floor at the Boogie Nights, watching New Jersey’s premier fireworks on the Boardwalk, lounging by the beach, catching a headliner perform in the Tropicana Showroom, or having a delicious meal al fresco at one of seven of the City’s top casual and fine dining restaurants, guests can customise their itinerary to make it their ideal stay.

Las Vegas Sands has announced an effort that will see the company become a strategic investor in digital gaming technologies focused primarily on the business-to-business space. As part of this effort, the company is building a digital gaming investment team, which will be led by Davis Catlin. Catlin is joining Sands after fourteen years with a leading investment firm. For the last decade, Mr. Catlin led that firm’s investments in both public and private companies in digital gaming.

Allied Esports Entertainment has completed the sale of World Poker Tour to Element Partners. The transaction was approved at a special meeting of the Company’s stockholders. As previously announced, the purchase price of the transaction totaled $105 million and included 100% of the outstanding capital stock of each of the legal entities that collectively operated or engaged in the Company’s poker-related business and assets.

JCM Global (JCM) is going to unveil new technologies designed to enhance the guest experience, increase efficiencies and boost security across the casino floor and count room, at the 2021 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention.

Partnerships

National Basketball Association (NBA) team Boston Celtics has partnered with blockchain provider Socios.com. Socios.com will have a digital presence on Celtics.com and serve as the presenting partner of the team’s website, placing it at the forefront of the Celtics’ primary hub for relevant news, updates, video highlights and information pertaining to the franchise.

DraftKings has announced a strategic sportsbook expansion and an extension of its existing Daily Fantasy Sports and sports betting partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) to now include expanded promotional rights and content inclusive of the sports betting category. Among the key components of the expanded relationship are rights to an innovative “Bet & Watch” streaming integration where fans with open and active MLB.com and DraftKings accounts will be able to watch a free, live MLB game within the DraftKings app.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – July 5-11

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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

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has installed Evolv Technology weapons detection systems at all four of its Four Winds Casinos.

International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has announced that the Company will power sports betting at Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, Louisiana. As part of this agreement, IGT will deliver its proven PlaySports turnkey solution, including its trading advisory services.

Caleta is celebrating the newest launch of its new video bingo titled Halloween Bingo. Halloween Bingo is developed in partnership with RCT Gaming.

FBM Gaming has confirmed that it will install 300 Galaxy II cabinets in different facilities of the Caliente Group in the coming months.

Z Capital Partners, the private equity arm of Z Capital Group, has announced the completion of the merger of its affiliated portfolio companies Affinity Gaming (Affinity) and Sports Information Group (SIG), creating Affinity Interactive.

Elys Game Technology has entered into a deal to acquire Bookmakers Company, the Nevada-based sports betting services provider trading as US Bookmaking (USB).

The Ontario Government has launched iGaming Ontario, a new subsidiary of Ontario Alcohol Games Commission to create a safe, regulated and competitive online game market.

Partnerships

NASCAR has entered into a content marketing agreement with BettorView, an in-venue sports betting marketing and technology platform. The partnership marks BettorView’s first with a professional sports league.

International Game Technology (IGT) has entered a new deal with the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) to provide 700 CrystalDual 27 video lottery terminals (VLTs).

FanDuel Group and Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) have announced plans to bring America’s #1 Sportsbook to the state of Connecticut.

New Appointment

Team 33, an eSports team based out of Los Angeles, has appointed Luis “Rodz” Rodriguez (33 Rodz) as its President. Before joining Team 33, Luis was working on creating one of the best LATAM teams at TWSTD.

Compliance Updates

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and the Oneida Nation signed an agreement allowing sports betting and other event wagering at the tribes’ casinos and associated locations.

Genius Sports Limited, the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media, has secured a permanent sports wagering license from the West Virginia Lottery Commission.

Yahoo has stopped conducting paid fantasy sports contests in the Connecticut fantasy sports marketplace in response to the state’s new law that requires any sports gambling or fantasy sports operator to first reach a cooperative agreement with either the state lottery or one of its two sanctioned tribes.

Two US Congressmen have proposed a bill that essentially introduces online tribal gaming in the US. Any wager placed on a site with a server located on tribal lands would be considered to be betting on tribal lands – something already legal across many US states.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – June 28-July 4

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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

Sportradar has announced the launch of emBET, an industry-first product that integrates live betting content into OTT streaming in real-time. Sportradar created emBET in partnership with leading technology company LiveLike.

Horseshoe Hammond Casino will remain under current ownership after a ruling from the Indiana Gaming Commission. The commission amended its order requiring Las Vegas-based parent Caesars Entertainment to divest the casino as part of its 2020 merger with Eldorado Resorts.

Gambling.com Group Limited has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its ordinary shares. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.

Gaming Realms has launched its Slingo Originals content in Michigan with BetMGM. Under the terms of the direct integration agreement between BetMGM and the Company, BetMGM has launched with an initial three Slingo games, with more games scheduled to follow shortly.

Scientific Games Corporation has announced that the Company, with the support of its Board of Directors, including Executive Chair Jamie Odell and Executive Vice Chair Toni Korsanos, intends to divest its Lottery and Sports Betting businesses.

Mobile Premier League (MPL), Asia’s largest esports and skill gaming platform, has announced the official launch of the MPL App in the US with nine casual games. The app is now available on the Apple App Store and Android for users to download.

Scientific Games Corporation has installed its Mural cabinet at Pechanga Resort Casino. This is the first installation of Mural in California. Mural features dual 55-inch, ultra-high-definition curved displays with popular game titles such as WILLY WONKA – Dreamer of Dreams and Emperor’s Coins – 88 Fortunes.

VegasSlotsOnline News has published its research on average yearly spend per gambler in each of the five US iGaming markets. With total US iGaming handle exceeding $54bn at the time of this research, VegasSlotsOnline News has assessed which states top the list of biggest online casino markets.

Partnerships

Caleta Gaming has entered into a software distribution deal with Virtualsoft. As per the deal, Caleta’s games will be available for Virtualsoft clients such as DoradoBet, Netabet, Ecuabet and many more.

Esports media group Gaming Community Network (GCN) has entered into a partnership with Black Fire Innovation. This team effort is anticipated to unite GCN’s gaming and esports expertise with Black Fire Innovation’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Pizza company Domino’s has teamed up with American sports betting giant DraftKings to launch “Domino’s Carside Delivery 2-Minute Guarantee Over/Under Challenge”. The free-to-play prediction game asks customers to predict whether Domino’s Carside Delivery nationwide will go faster than two minutes, more or less than 80% of the time, for the chance to win a $ 200,000 share.

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