Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – December 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 partnerships and new acquisitions. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

International Game Technology (IGT) has announced that its PlayDigital organisation has won two awards at the 2021 SBC Awards North America.

FanDuel Group and The Cordish Companies opened a FanDuel Sportsbook inside Sports & Social Maryland at Live! Casino & Hotel in the Baltimore/Washington corridor, signifying the first FanDuel sportsbook in the state.

Ohio lawmakers have reached an agreement that will legalise sports betting for those 21 and older. House Bill 29, which was passed by the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate on December 8 and is expected to be signed into law by Governor DeWine in the coming days, will allow licensed gaming operations to begin accepting wagers as soon as 1 April 2022.

Esports Entertainment Group has announced that it has completed the full migration of its and iGaming sites to its proprietary Idefix platform.

The Game Day has launched its online casino website, The Game Day Casino. The Game Day Casino offers online casino insight, unbiased reviews and property comparisons, legalised gaming state information and news about the latest bonuses and promotions across the US, all with the intention of helping the casino player make informed decisions.

BetMGM has announced the launch of Borgata Bingo online in New Jersey. Borgata Bingo gives players access to the first 75-ball real money online bingo product in the US, as well as to a host of exclusive slot games and jackpot prizes.

The Board of Directors of Everi Holdings has announced that Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Rumbolz will be appointed Executive Chairman of the Board and that current Chief Operating Officer Randy L. Taylor will succeed Mr. Rumbolz as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Taylor also will be appointed to the Board of Directors. All appointments will be effective 1 April 2022.

New Partnerships

Genius Sports Limited has announced a landmark strategic partnership with the Canadian Football League (CFL), the second-largest football league globally with over 100 years of history. Genius Sports will provide a wide range of technology and services that will enable the CFL to accelerate its growth plans and engage new audiences around the world.

FanDuel, part of Flutter Entertainment, has announced a multi-year exclusive content deal with Pat McAfee.

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has announced an exclusive multi-year partnership for its new PFL Challenger Series with fuboTV Inc., the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform.

Everi Digital, the online gaming division of Everi Holdings, has announced a new partnership to bring its award-winning gaming content to Atlantic Lottery Corporation’s (ALC) online casinos.


Aspire Global has signed an agreement to acquire 25% of bingo supplier END 2 END for USD 1.75 million in cash with an option to acquire all of the shares in three- or five-years time.

Vivid Seats has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Betcha Sports.

Bragg Gaming Group has announced that it has received all required regulatory approvals to complete its acquisition of Spin Games LLC (Spin Games), which it now expects to occur in early 2022.

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