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

Latest News

PCI Gaming announced an agreement to acquire Magic City Casino in Miami. The announcement follows an affirmative decision by the Florida Gaming Control Commission (FLGC) permitting the transfer of the assets and the existing gaming license held by Magic City owners to PCI Gaming wholly-owned subsidiary Gretna Racing.

Online betting firm Flutter Entertainment said that it would start consulting shareholders for a U.S. listing. The London-listed company’s plan for a listing in the US comes at a time when its market-leading U.S. FanDuel business has become the group’s largest in revenue terms.

Graton Resort & Casino is introducing a new, updated, Graton Rewards Programme. This free incentive programme will offer exclusive access to offers and experiences based on reward levels. Guests can sign up for the free Graton Rewards Programme by visiting the Rewards Centre or the new Rewards Kiosk.

MGM Resorts International announced it has closed on the sale of the operations of Gold Strike Tunica to CNE Gaming Holdings, a subsidiary of Cherokee Nation Businesses, for $450 million in cash.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported that the month of January 2023 at Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated approximately $96.9 million in Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR).


Playtech has announced a new retail sports betting partnership with Gold Rush Gaming, whose Illinois affiliate, Gold Rush Amusements Inc, is a leading terminal operator in the rapidly expanding US video gaming market. As part of the agreement, Playtech will provide Gold Rush with its proprietary sports betting kiosk software and management systems for distribution across Ohio.

Trustly, the global leader in Open Banking Payments, partners with PointsBet, a premier global online gaming operator, to offer its players Instant Payouts in the US, powered by Cross River.

Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, has signed an agreement with Venezuelan operator Track and Races and goes live with Slots and Live Casino verticals. The agreement sees the delivery of Pragmatic Play’s award-winning Slot titles including hit releases like Book of Golden Sands and Octobeer Fortunes, as well as the multi-award-winning Gates of Olympus.

betPARX announced the launch of mobile sports betting in the state of Ohio via its partnership with the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday and the PGA TOUR. Sports fans in Ohio can download and wager via the betPARX sportsbook app for iOS, Android or on desktop.

Everi Digital, the online gaming business of Everi Holdings, has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Caesars Sportsbook & Casino to provide its award-winning online gaming content for the operator’s real-money online gaming operations.

New Appointments

PlayAGS announced that Robert “Rob” Ziems will join the Company as Chief Legal Officer, effective immediately. Ziems brings over 24 years of gaming and legal experience to AGS and will lead the Company’s legal and compliance affairs and oversee the Latin America and Interactive business strategy.

Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort, enterprises of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, announced the appointment of John Dinius as President and Chief Executive Officer.

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