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

Latest News

The PGA TOUR and DraftKings Inc. held a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the DraftKings Sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale, with former Arizona Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald placing the ceremonial first bet.

Acres Technology has appointed David Bain as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bain spent the last 25 years as a senior research analyst and managing director of corporate finance at several investment banks, most recently at B. Riley Securities.

Rivers Casino Philadelphia, in collaboration with local elected officials and community leaders, presented the Penn Treaty Special Services District (SSD) with $1 million to support ongoing reinvestment in the community. Through grants the SSD makes to community organisations, the casino funds are used to benefit residents of Fishtown, Northern Liberties, Olde Richmond and South Kensington.

Tipico has launched a new proprietary online casino platform, available across the state of New Jersey. With the technology developed in-house for a growing audience of players, Tipico’s updated iGaming platform merges the concepts of a fun and fresh UX often found in “social casino” into its “real money” offering.

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) announced the recipients of the Fall 2023 Agility Grants. In this round, a total of $176,000 in funding will be granted to five organisations in support of programmes dedicated to advancing problem gambling prevention. The NCPG Agility Grants serve as a vital resource for nonprofit organisations engaged in problem gambling prevention.

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has unanimously granted LRGC Gaming Investors, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies, the necessary regulatory approvals required to become a gaming operator in the State. The approval clears the way for Cordish to finalise the acquisition of Diamond Jacks Casino & Hotel in Bossier City and begin its transformation into a world-class Live! branded casino resort and entertainment destination.

FanDuel TV’s daily news-breaking NBA show “Run It Back” returned with new co-host and 3-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year award winner Lou Williams. Williams joins the “Run It Back” team that includes Emmy-winning host Michelle Beadle, NBA Insider Shams Charania and former NBA star Chandler Parsons.


FanDuel, North America’s premier online gaming company and an Official Sports Betting Partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), has become the only U.S. sports betting operator offering fans three months of NBA League Pass. The sportsbook is also introducing an exciting new product feature that will help fans bet on key moments in a game in real-time to start the season.

Scientific Games will continue to provide the Kentucky Lottery with digital customer relationship management services for up to four years through a recent contract extension. Since the company’s digital CRM programme launched in 2021, the Kentucky Lottery’s online sales programme has experienced an impressive 179% growth. Kentucky is ranked among the Top 15 lotteries in the world for instant game per capita sales.

Make-A-Wish and Fanatics announced a first-of-its-kind partnership in which Fanatics will become the wish- granting organisation’s “Official Sports Partner.” Through the partnership, sports-related wishes in the US will be granted under the co-brand of Fanatics Make-A-Wish.

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