Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – April 18-24

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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

PointsBet debuted its online casino product in Pennsylvania, following the launch of the company’s mobile app and digital sports betting product in the state in February of this year. In accordance with Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board requirements, PointsBet’s casino product is currently available in a soft launch environment.

The American Gaming Association has called on the US Department of Justice to crack down on illegal, online sportsbooks and casinos and unregulated “skill game” machines in a new letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

NorthStar Gaming has announced that it has been registered as an online gaming operator by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. This registration represents one of the last significant milestones in NorthStar Gaming’s journey into Ontario’s regulated online gaming industry and the launch of NorthStar Gaming’s Ontario gaming platform is now imminent.

GAN Limited, a leading North American B2B technology provider of real money internet gaming solutions and a leading International B2C operator of Internet sports betting, announced the launch of iGaming and online sports betting for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, who own and operate Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) authorised Soaring Eagle Gaming, the Saginaw Chippewa tribe’s gaming arm, to launch internet gaming and sports betting as the state’s 15th operator. Operating under the brand name Eagle Casino and Sports, Soaring Eagle Gaming has partnered with platform provider GAN. They have met Michigan’s regulatory requirements for licensing, and Eagle Casino and Sports is live now.

Fusebox Games, a global leader in narrative-driven mobile games, has announced the opening of its new LA studio, led by seasoned writer and producer Michael J. Cinquemani as Chief Content Officer.

Champion Gaming Group has announced that it has added Major League Baseball to its EdjSports, Champion Gaming’s premier sports intelligence subsidiary, empowers smarter decision-making with proven predictive and prescriptive analytical models and custom software solutions for sports wagerers and fantasy players.

New Partnerships

Professional Fighters League, the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, has entered into a partnership with innovative gaming platform, Rival. Through the partnership, Rival will launch the PFL’s dedicated gaming community enabling PFL fans to participate, compete and engage in competitions with popular gaming titles.

NOVOMATIC Americas has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with R2 Gaming. The agreement allows both parties to benefit from each other’s experience and reach to expand across North America and all regulated Canadian markets.

New Appointments

Elys Game Technology, an interactive gaming and sports betting technology company, has appointed industry leader Sandy Drozd as head of US and Canadian technology deployments.

Gila River Resorts & Casinos and Phoenix Suns starter Jae Crowder have formed a unique partnership in which Crowder will serve as a brand ambassador for the growing gaming enterprise.

888 Holdings has appointed media veteran Howard Mittman as president of 888 US. Mittman will be responsible for 888’s US operations, including its strategic partnership with Authentic Brands Group (ABG) a brand development, marketing and entertainment company and owner of the Sports Illustrated brand.

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