Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – October 25-31

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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

Game Play Network Inc and WPT Enterprises Inc, the internationally televised gaming and entertainment brand, announced plans for a partnership that adds real money video poker, casino games and poker tournaments to WPT’s existing suite of online poker and social gaming products.

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation, Rush Street Interactive and Sportech have launched in-person sports betting at the first of 15 PlaySugarHouse retail sportsbooks in Connecticut. With the launch, players can now place bets at Sports Haven in New Haven, CT.

Monarch Casino & Resort Inc has reported record operating results for the third quarter ended 30 September 2021. In the 2021 third quarter, the Company generated net revenue of $111.6 million, an increase of 86.5% from $59.9 million in the prior-year quarter.

Champria, an esports technology startup focused on harnessing the potential of aspiring esports athletes and their teams, has announced a $1 million pre-seed round led by Kickstart Fund. Additional investors in the round included New Mexico Arrowhead Innovation Fund, Gokul Rajaram, David Carrico and other angel investors.

Game Play Network (GPN), a licensed gaming company which offers its players the unrivaled ability to play casino-style games for real money in the vast majority of the US, announced a plan for a multi-phase programme to expand the distribution of, its B2C offering, through Ziosk’s industry-leading handheld tablets and technology.

PlayUp has announced that it has secured market access for iGaming in Iowa through a partnership with Wild Rose Entertainment.


Bally’s Corporation has agreed a deal to become the official sports betting and free-to-play partner of NHL franchise the Nashville Predators and the team’s Bridgestone Arena.

Stats Perform, the sports tech leader in data and AI technology, has extended its partnership with TruMedia for another five years. The agreement will see both companies continue to collaborate on the development of ProVision, an advanced analytics platform, currently in use at over 90 professional teams across football and cricket.

New Appointments

BetMGM, a leading sports betting and digital gaming company, has appointed NBA legend Kevin Garnett as its brand ambassador. The Hall of Fame power forward will be featured in BetMGM’s upcoming marketing campaigns, BetMGM promotions, social media content and fan events.

Caesars Entertainment has announced the appointment of Sandra Douglass Morgan to its Board of Directors, effective November 7, 2021, and subject to required regulatory approvals. Morgan, an attorney, is the past chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control board and the first African American to serve as chair.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has appointed Donna Ward as its new Vice President of Sales. By assuming this role, Ward will be in charge of overseeing the resort’s hotel sales operations, including meetings and conventions.

New Acquisition

Butler National Corporation, a recognised provider of professional management services in the gaming industry, announces its subsidiary, Butler National Service Corporation (BNSC) closed on the purchase of the minority equity ownership interest in BHCMC, LLC, (BHCMC) that results in BNSC being the sole owner of BHCMC, manager of the Boot Hill Casino & Resort.

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