Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – January 31-February 6

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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

Penn National Gaming has announced that its subsidiary, Score Digital Sports Ventures (Canada) Inc. (theScore Bet), has received RG Check iGaming Accreditation from the Responsible Gambling Council.

Collegiate Sports Management Group, an integrated sports and entertainment media company focused on esports and traditional sports in the new creator economy, is launching ESPORTSU, its esports brand aimed at building community, content and events across the scholastic esports environment.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has shared its financial results for the last month of the year 2021, reporting that Nevada’s nonrestricted gaming licensees saw a total gaming win of $1.15bn.

Low6 has announced the successful completion of the company’s latest round of funding, ahead of an Initial Public Offering (IPO), expected to take place later this year.

Online payment solution AstroPay has launched its cryptocurrency offering, allowing clients to buy and sell crypto on the company’s platform and mobile app. The offering is cost-effective as users can trade cryptocurrencies without paying any purchase, trading, transfer, or maintenance fees.

Indigo Sky Casino & Resort has selected OPTX as its casino data platform for slots, slots artificial intelligence, player development and marketing. OPTX provides an end-to-end solution focused on slots, marketing and campaigns, player development and artificial Intelligence.

FanDuel Group and United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks, announced plans to open a state-of-the-art FanDuel Sportsbook lounge inside Chicago’s most iconic arena.

MGM Resorts has officially launched its new loyalty rewards programme, MGM Rewards. MGM’s this new loyalty rewards programme offers enhanced benefits and new ways to earn for its millions of members worldwide.

Sightline Payments announced the planned launch of its mobile loyalty platform, JOINGO, at Indigo Sky Casino & Resort in Wyandotte, Oklahoma in Q1 of this year.

New Partnerships

Caesars Sportsbook announced a partnership agreement with the New York Racing Association (NYRA) establishing Caesars as an official sports betting marketing partner and the title sponsor of the NYRA Turf Triple Series.

Betsson has signed a deal with the Federação Gaúcha de Futebol, in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, to sponsor the Gauchão 2022. In its 102nd edition of the competition, 12 clubs will play 72 games to compete for the title.

PointsBet has entered into a partnership with Women in Sports Tech Inc. (WiST), a non-profit organisation dedicated to driving growth opportunities for women at the intersection of sports, technology and innovation.

PointsBet Canada has signed a multi-year deal to become the official sportsbook operator of Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA). The agreement commences with the current 2021-2022 season.

New Appointment

Luxury gaming manufacturer Interblock has appointed international sales expert Galy Olazo to the role of regional sales manager in Latin America. Olazo will be based in the company’s office in Peru and will lead sales efforts for Peru, Colombia and Central America.

New Acquisition

Intema Solutions has signed a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire Livestream Gaming. Livestream is a private corporation which owns LOOT.BET, a licensed server-based real-money gaming platform and a top brand in the world of esports betting.

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