Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – May 23-29

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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

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has officially launched WONDR NATION. Formerly Mashantucket Pequot Interactive, WONDR NATION is the Tribe’s newest venture – an online gaming entertainment company focused on partnering with best-in-class gaming platforms and using emerging technologies and trends to create new and exciting experiences for players.

Playmaker has acquired creator agency and podcast network TPN Media Group, which owns sports betting information site, known as The Props Network. The Props Network was founded in January 2020 and publishes bookmaker reviews, sports and betting information from across the US. It also broadcasts creator content from its podcast network.

Jumbo Interactive Limited has announced that its acquisition of Stride Management Inc in Canada has been approved by both the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) and Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA).

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. and Zynga Inc. announced that the stockholders of each organisation have approved all proposals related to Take-Two’s combination with Zynga at each company’s respective Special Meeting of Stockholders.

JCM Global has upgraded its award-winning ICB Intelligent Cash Box system on nearly 7600 gaming devices at 12 Cherokee Nation casino properties. The upgrade is part of JCM’s technology roadmap for Cherokee Nation, whose properties are protected by JCM’s iVIZION and UBA bill validators.

888 has announced that it has launched SI Sportsbook in Virginia. Offering a unique value proposition for the state’s sports fans, SI Sportsbook combines 888’s world-class proprietary technology with Sports Illustrated’s iconic brand.

Kings Entertainment Group has signed a business combination agreement with Sports Venture Holdings, the parent company of online sportsbook and casino brand Bet99.

PlayUp has launched its online Racebook. The app, available on Android and Apple iOS, allows bettors to bet on races from tracks all over the world.


Cipher Sports Technology Group has announced a sports betting partnership with leading U.S. publisher Advance Local. The agreement will see Cipher STG’s predictive analytics tools and content integrated into Advance Local’s, and platforms, providing users with data rich information that will help them make more informed decisions when it comes to their sports betting.

Paysafe announced its expanded partnership with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). The new affiliate programme is powered by the affiliate software of Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider, which is also managing the programme.

Jackpot Software has entered into a partnership with BetConnections. This partnership promotes Jackpot Software’s games to new markets.

New Appointments

Esports Entertainment Group has announced the appointment of Kaitesi Munroe to the Company’s Board of Directors. Her appointment will bring the size of the Board to eight members.

FanDuel Group has appointed Andrew Sheh as its Chief Technology Officer. Sheh will be responsible for oversight of FanDuel Group’s customer facing engineering and platform development teams, as well as all IT architecture and personnel.

Gaming Laboratories International has promoted two leaders in its Engineering and Client Solutions departments. Malvina Mikaelian has been promoted to Director of Engineering and Kelly Myers has been promoted to Manager of Client Solutions.

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