Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – January 15-21

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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

A significant milestone in the fight against gambling addiction, as U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and U.S. Representative Andrea Salinas of Oregon introduced the Gambling addiction Recovery, Investment and Treatment (GRIT) Act. This groundbreaking legislation addresses a critical gap in our nation’s approach to addiction by establishing the first-ever federal funding stream dedicated to preventing, treating and researching gambling addiction in the US.

BCLC has appointed Natasha Questel as its new Chief Social Purpose Officer and Vice President, Marketing. Questel joins BCLC with significant experience in the non-profit and consumer-packaged goods sectors underpinned by her commitment to help create a better world. Most recently, she was the CEO of One Girl Can, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to breaking down poverty and gender inequality among the world’s most vulnerable girls.

Konami Gaming announced the appointment of Stephanie Lau as VP of sales enablement & gaming operations, to grow strategic positioning, processes, data, analysis and market delivery for exceptional casino customer outcomes. Since 2005, Lau has served in operations, finance and analytics for several major industry operators including Station Casinos and MGM Resorts International, across sectors spanning tribal and commercial, local and resort destinations.

U.S. Integrity, a sports betting integrity monitoring and technology company, announced that the former Chief Technology Officer of Sharplink Gaming, Dave Abbott, has joined the company’s leadership team as the Chief Product Officer. Abbott brings more than 20 years of global leadership experience leading Product and Technology teams for sports technology and gaming companies.


The American Gaming Association (AGA), in partnership with RG24seven Virtual Training, launched a first-of-its-kind, free online training to educate gaming industry employees on how to combat human trafficking. The free training is based on AGA’s Guide to Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking and draws on expertise from AGA’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, nonprofits and law enforcement.

SCCG Management, a leading advisory firm in the gambling industry, has entered into a strategic partnership with Flex Fantasy, a groundbreaking Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform. This collaboration signifies a major expansion of SCCG’s vast network of top-tier products, platforms and solutions in the gambling sector.

Underdog Fantasy announced a new partnership with Sift, the leader in Digital Trust & Safety, to protect users against fraud and streamline transactions. Sift’s platform uses machine learning and a global data network of 1 trillion annual events to identify high-risk transactions in real time.

Internet Sports International (ISI), a global provider of turnkey race and sportsbook software solutions, announced its partnership with Shoalwater Bay Casino, in Tokeland, Washington. The collaboration marks the unveiling of Shoalwater Bay Casino’s innovative sportsbook, which is powered by ISI and enhances the gaming experience for patrons with dynamic real-time odds and sports action.

SCCG Management has announced an exclusive sponsor partnership with White Label Coders (WLC), the premier WordPress development agency specialising in creating high-performance websites for the iGaming industry. As part of this partnership, SCCG Management is undergoing a complete website overhaul, migrating from Squarespace to WordPress, to provide a more dynamic and user-friendly online experience for its clients.

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