Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – October 2-8

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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

Great Canadian Entertainment has announced the launch of Great Canadian Rewards Online registration. The programme is now the first gaming and entertainment rewards programme in Ontario to offer new members a fully digitised experience.

Bet365 has officially commenced sports betting operations in Kentucky. In partnership with Sandy’s Gaming and Racing, Kentucky becomes the sixth state of bet365’s expansion in the US, which already includes Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, Iowa and Colorado.

Action Network announced the immediate launch and availability of their proprietary tools and services in Kentucky. After online and retail sports betting passed both the House and Senate and was signed into law by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear in March 2023, Action Network is now available for download on iOS and Android for sports fans living and visiting the Bluegrass State.

GGPoker has launched Road to Paradise, online poker tournaments that will allow players to win their way to the newest World Series of Poker (WSOP) live event, WSOP Paradise.

McCann Systems, the leading provider of commercial audiovisual integration, has once again been recognised for its exceptional work in the casino industry. Commercial Integrator Magazine awarded McCann Systems the Best Casino award for their work on DraftKings Sportsbook at Wrigley Field.

Blazesoft, a North American leader in the online entertainment industry, has announced its brand new venture The new social casino with sweepstakes features hundreds of casino-style slots, fish and crash games supplied by the leading gaming providers across the globe. Zula Casino offers daily jackpots, tournaments, a loyalty programme and captivating promotions in an effort to always improve the player experience.

Quick Custom Intelligence has announced that its QCI Enterprise Platform has won a silver medal in the “Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology” category at the 23rd Annual GGB Gaming & Technology Awards. The GGB Gaming & Technology Awards are the only North American awards programme that recognises excellence in innovation and practical application in all gaming disciplines.

Italian casino equipment manufacturer Abbiati has appointed Ron Baryoseph and Doug Baker as agents and distributors of Abbiati products for the North American market, with a primary focus on Canada. The duo are industry veterans with more than 30 years of experience in the regulated land-based casino gaming space and strong skill sets in live table games from both an operator’s perspective and a supplier’s perspective.


Sports betting venture Circa Sports has officially launched in the Illinois sports betting market. Marking the fourth and largest state for the brand from Las Vegas casino developer Derek Stevens, Circa Sports Illinois is now available via mobile betting app and has debuted a brick-and-mortar sportsbook within the new American Place in Waukegan in partnership with Full House Resorts Inc.

Gannett Co. and the USA TODAY Network announced a multi-year agreement to become the official media partner of Jackpocket. As the exclusive digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, Jackpocket will reach a broad audience across the country and provide a fun and convenient way for the USA TODAY Network audience to order lottery tickets – right from their phones.

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