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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – July 18-24

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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

Esports portfolio company X1 Esports and Entertainment has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire digital influencer management company Tyrus Talent Services.

Casino officials for Elk Grove’s Sky River Casino have announced that the casino is set to open in early September, two months ahead of schedule. Casino officials did not specify a date in their announcement, but work on the 100,000-square-foot casino west of Highway 99 near Kammerer Road is nearly complete as hiring continues.

Caesars Entertainment has received a top score on this year’s Disability Equality Index (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and DisabilityIN. Up from 80 on last year’s index, the company received a 100, marking it as one of the best places to work for disability inclusion.

Las Vegas Sands Corp has reported financial results for the quarter ended 30 June 2022. Net revenue was $1.05 billion, compared to $1.17 billion in the prior year quarter. Operating loss was $147 million, compared to $139 million in the prior year quarter.

FanDuel Casino has chosen Mischief @ No Fixed Address as its creative agency of record. Mischief is responsible for creative duties pertaining to FanDuel Casino.

FanDuel Group is expanding its online casino offerings through the introduction of its first-ever FanDuel-branded live dealer studios in Michigan and Pennsylvania in partnership with Evolution. All of FanDuel’s live dealer games, including blackjack and roulette will now be streamed for Michigan and Pennsylvania customers directly from FanDuel’s live dealer studios.

New Partnerships

PointsBet Canada has confirmed that it will continue to support curling in Canada, agreeing to a long-term partnership with Curling Canada and the newly formed Team Bottcher. The agreement will see PointsBet Canada become the official Team Bottcher sports betting partner.

ScoreBreak has announced a new, ground-breaking agreement with Genius Sports, the exclusive distributor of official NCAA data. ScoreBreak solutions, which can be delivered to the bench, sidelines, locker-room and the booth, will be powered by official NCAA game statistics across multiple sports.

U.S. Integrity has announced a comprehensive partnership with Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, which on February 11, 2022, launched their mobile sportsbook operation.

Jackpocket, the leading third-party app in the US to provide a secure way to order official state lottery tickets, and the New York Mets announced Jackpocket as the Official Digital Lottery Partner of the Mets.

New Appointments

Betsson has announced Zé Roberto as its newest brand ambassador. The Brazilian former football player, who has a successful career worldwide, signed a three-year global contract with all brands in Betsson Group’s portfolio.

Jackpocket has appointed iGaming veteran John Worthington as the company’s first-ever VP of Interactive Gaming.

FanDuel Group has announced two appointments reflecting each executive’s contributions to the success of the business. Effective immediately, Christian Genetski has been promoted to the role of President, FanDuel Group and Mike Raffensperger has been named to the newly created position of Chief Commercial Officer.

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has appointed Ginnie Hollis as Director of Engineering. Previously, she served as Senior Manager of Engineering.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – July 11-17

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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

Rush Street Interactive has announced that it has launched its RushBet online casino and sportsbook in Mexico. Residents in Mexico aged 18 or older can now sign up and place wagers on the RushBet platform through its website RushBet.mx and through its mobile apps on both iOS and Android.

FanDuel has officially opened its doors at Audi Field and is now accepting bets. Located just inside Gate A, the FanDuel Sportsbook stretches over 2700 square feet and features three wagering stations, 47 HD televisions, two large video walls, 18 self-service kiosks and an uninterrupted view to the field for fans to enjoy D.C. United matches and other sporting events.

Pragmatic Play has gone live with prominent Argentinian operator Pálpitos in Tucumán, to provide its award-winning Slots portfolio. As part of the deal, Pálpitos’ customers will now gain access to Pragmatic Play’s extensive slot portfolio.

PlayUp Limited has announced that it is working through completion of the certification process by GLI and, therefore, is closing in on approval to launch its proprietary Betting, Entertainment and Sports Technology Platform (BEST) in the US markets.

Star8 Corp has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire a group of St. Vincent operating under the name Pace Developments St. Vincent Inc. through a plan of exchange with an expected closing in the current quarter.

Table Trac Inc. announced that Stillwater Gaming’s Lucky Strike Casino, located at 444 E Williams Street, Carson City, Nevada, will soon have Table Trac Inc.’s CasinoTrac casino management system installed.

International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has announced that it has launched the highly anticipated DiamondRS mechanical reel cabinet.

New Partnerships

Nuvei Corporation and GAN Limited announced that they have entered a strategic partnership enabling gaming operators to access Nuvei’s full suite of payments solutions through an integration with GAN’s software-as-a-service gaming platform technology.

Pragmatic Play will further expand its presence across Latin America through its latest deal with leading operator MiCasino.com. MiCasino.com customers will gain access to three of Pragmatic Play’s leading verticals, including its award-winning slot titles which will see the delivery of recent hit titles such as Fortune of Giza and Zombie Carnival along with the multi-award-winning Gates of Olympus.

MGM Resorts International announced a multi-year agreement to become an Official Partner of MLB Players Inc., giving the company use of MLB Players’ branding and group marketing rights. The partnership also provides hospitality benefits to MLB Players with MGM Resorts’ properties serving as the host location for a variety of MLB player-related events.

The Cincinnati Bengals and Betfred announced a multi-year partnership to make Betfred the team’s official sports betting partner.

New Appointments

Aristocrat Gaming has appointed Deanne McKissick as its Chief Supply Chain Officer and Mark Wadley as Chief Marketing Officer. Reporting to CEO of Aristocrat Gaming Hector Fernandez, McKissick will oversee the entire global supply chain, ensuring that customers continue to have the best product purchasing experience while Wadley will oversee the comprehensive marketing efforts at a global level to maximise the value of the Gaming division and products.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – June 20-26

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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

Nuvei Corporation has launched a new risk management model underpinned by cutting-edge machine learning technology for its Instant Bank Transfer product in North America.

Aristocrat Gaming and Seminole Gaming have leveled up once again with the launch of an all-new Dollar Storm featuring a progressive jackpot starting at $1m. Building on the phenomenal success of the Dragon Link high-denomination slot and the launch of the $1m Dragon Link progressive jackpot, the $1m Dollar Storm slot game rounds out the star-studded lineup of high-limit player options.

Scientific Games and Canadian lottery partner Loto-Québec won a prestigious Gutenberg Award at the 40th Annual Gala Gutenberg for the Folie des plantes (Plant Madness) game produced on 100% recyclable paper.

WITHIN, the world’s first Performance Branding firm, announced that Hard Rock Digital has selected WITHIN as its digital media agency of record (AOR). WITHIN will create an integrated, data-driven approach to drive the digital strategy of the Hard Rock Sportsbook app, Hard Rock Digital’s new mobile sports betting platform.

Caesars Entertainment Inc., in partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks, announced that Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field is officially open. The two-story, 22,300 square-foot entertainment destination is located adjacent to Chase Field in Downtown Phoenix and is now the largest freestanding sportsbook in Arizona.

Gary Platt Manufacturing celebrated a milestone achievement for the gaming industry when the company produced its 1,000,000th casino chair. The company marked the occasion with a celebration of its employees at its manufacturing facility in Reno, Nev.

Table Trac Inc. has announced that it will provide its Table Games Management System for the Lake of the Torches Resort located in Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin.

New Partnerships

Jackpot Digital has announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Casino Pauma, located in Pauma Valley, California to install two (2) Jackpot Blitz Electronic Table Games (ETGs).

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and Major League Baseball (MLB) have announced a multi-year partnership that makes OLG’s PROLINE sportsbook product an official sports betting partner of the MLB – the League’s first sports betting partnership in Ontario.

BetMGM has announced a new partnership with Carnival Corporation to deliver world-class retail and mobile sports betting and iGaming experiences to cruise ship guests.

BetMGM has announced an agreement with Sony Pictures Television and International Game Technology (IGT) to launch Wheel of Fortune Casino, set to become the first full brand-led online casino in North America.

Better Collective, the world’s leading sports betting media group, has entered into a partnership with The Philadelphia Inquirer to bring engaging sports betting content, data and statistics to the publication’s readership of up to 10 million monthly visitors.

The PGA TOUR and bet365 announced a three-year content and marketing agreement through 2024 naming bet365 as an Official Betting Operator of the PGA TOUR.

New Appointment

Jeff Harris, a veteran casino and hospitality executive, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and President of The Commerce Casino & Hotel. Harris, who brings more than three decades of casino gaming and operations experience, succeeds Haig Papaian, who retired last year.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – June 13-19

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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 appointments and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Paysafe, a leading specialised payments platform, announced that Income Access, its marketing technology and services provider, won in the “Affiliate Tracking Software of the Year” category at the 2022 SiGMA Americas Awards.

GameSquare Esports will present at the Collision 2022 Conference, in Toronto, Ontario held between June 20 and 23. Justin Kenna, CEO of GameSquare, will be joined on stage by Leonard Fournette, running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a Complexity Stars Team Member, and Marissa Roberto, host of Digital SportsCentre at TSN Sports.

EBET, a leading global provider of advanced wagering products and technology, has received two prizes at the SiGMA Americas Awards. Its online casino and sportsbook brand Karamba won Online Casino of the Year, and EBET was named Esport Product of the Year.

Cherokee Nation Entertainment Gaming Holdings, a subsidiary of Cherokee Nation Businesses, has announced that it has signed an agreement with MGM Resorts International to purchase the operations of Gold Strike Tunica for $450 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments.

Elys Game Technology has announced the closing of the previously announced registered direct offering with a single institutional investor for the purchase and sale of 3,166,227 shares of the Company’s common stock (or common stock equivalents) at a purchase price of $0.9475 per share of common stock (or common stock equivalent) in a registered direct offering.

End 2 End authorities have confirmed the company’s participation in the next edition of the Brazilian iGaming Summit (BiS), an event that will take place on June 28-29 at the Espaço Boulevard JK in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

Partnerships

BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, announced an agreement with PokerGO, the world’s largest poker content company, to host the BetMGM Poker Championship final table and a $25K freeroll tournament in the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

San Diego Loyal Soccer Club has announced a strategic partnership with Sycuan Casino Resort, San Diego’s premier luxury hotel and world-class gaming destination. As per the deal, Sycuan is now the entitlement sponsor of the newly renamed “Sycuan Endline Suites” at Torero Stadium.

PointsBet Canada has entered into a partnership with ClubLink, Canada’s largest owner and operator of golf clubs. The multi-year partnership will see PointsBet Canada become the Official Sports Betting Partner of ClubLink which hosts over 1,000,000 rounds of golf annually at its clubs in Ontario.

UFC and DraftKings announced plans to launch a new iteration of DraftKings’ “Reignmakers” gamified digital collectibles franchise focused on UFC. Reignmakers UFC will allow fans to build collections of their favorite UFC fighters and utilise them in games to compete for prizes.

Appointments

Jamul Casino has appointed Ram Patrachari as its new Chief Information Officer. With more than two decades of IT and casino experience, Ram is a sought-after gaming technology industry expert, speaker and award-winning executive.

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has again expanded its Client Solutions and Client Services teams with the additions of Steve May as Client Solutions Executive and Samuel Grunther as Account Executive.

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Bojoko doubles down in the US and Canada

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Award-winning gambling affiliate launches dedicated .us and .ca domains as part of efforts to deliver a truly localised user experience

Bojoko, the award-winning online gambling affiliate brand, has launched dedicated sites for players in the US and Canada under .us and .ca domains as it continues to work towards its goal of becoming the leading affiliate in North America.

Bojoko.us and Bojoko.ca have been completely redeveloped under the hood so that they provide players with accurate and up to date information about each of the online casino brands available to them in specific states and provinces across the US and Canada.

This allows Bojoko to offer a truly localised product to players across both markets. This includes expertly written content that covers everything players need to know about online casino in the US and Canada, as well as a selection of powerful filtering tools to help them find the best brands.

Bojoko has also rolled out its “double layer” testing and review process for all of the casinos listed in the US and Canada. Each brand is put through its paces by Bojoko’s team of independent testers who sign up, deposit and play at each casino before leaving feedback on the experience they receive.

This is combined with player reviews and ratings so that Bojoko members know exactly what to expect before they sign up and play at any of the casinos it lists.

Joonas Karhu from Bojoko, said: “Canada and the US are two of the largest online casino markets in the world and we wanted to offer players a truly localised version of Bojoko to help them learn more about online casino and find the brands that meet their preferences the most.

“We realised the only way to do this was to launch dedicated domains for the US and Canada. This was a significant undertaking, and certainly from a technical perspective, but our team has overcome all challenges faced and we now offer a superior user experience as a result.

“We have already gained great traction in both the US and Canada and now look forward to driving even more growth with our dedicated domains.”

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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 PropsHQ.com, 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.

Partnerships

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 PennLive.com, LehighValleyLive.com and GulfLive.com 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 OLG.ca 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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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – May 16-22

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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

Galaxy Gaming has launched Triton Casino Systems, a brand-new table game progressive operating system. Triton Casino Systems has refined what made its precursor, Bonus Jackpot System, successful and adds a wealth of new features to enhance the casino floor.

Codere Online has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2022. The multinational gaming firm posted revenues of $304.8m which represents a recovery of 83% of total revenues before the pandemic hit.

Hard Rock Digital has announced the expansion of Hard Rock Sportsbook to Virginia, with its mobile app now live and a retail sportsbook scheduled to open in July at the Bristol Casino – Future Home of Hard Rock. The mobile app provides fans ages 21 and over with access to bets across major sporting events, innovative promotions and best-in-class customer support.

MGM Resorts International has announced the closing of its transaction with Blackstone to acquire the operations of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (The Cosmopolitan) for cash consideration of $1.625 billion.

TAPPP and BetMGM announced an expansion of BetMGM’s gift card distribution network. The number of stores carrying BetMGM prepaid cards will roughly double from around 6000 to more than 12,000 in the current quarter.

Global Payments Gaming Solutions has announced that Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, has selected its igaming solutions for its new sports betting app, BetSaracen.

Chewelah Casino in Washington has selected OPTX platform for its marketing products.

DraftKings has launched its online sportsbook and online casino products in the Canadian province of Ontario.

Partnerships

Casino Arizona and its sister property Talking Stick Resort will be the official casino and resort partner for the Arizona Diamondbacks under a new partnership between the D-backs and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, which owns the two locations.

Paysafe has entered into a new partnership with Strive Gaming, an advanced player account management (PAM) platform designed for the multi-state requirements of online operators in the North American market.

Butler National Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary that manages Boot Hill Casino & Resort in Dodge City, Kansas, has entered into an agreement with DraftKings and Bally’s Corporation to provide sports wagering in Kansas.

Accertify Inc has announced a partnership with Hard Rock Digital to protect its mobile sports betting platform from fraud. Accertify will protect customers’ accounts and personal information, prevent fraudulent activity and manage chargebacks, while minimising friction for users of the Hard Rock Sportsbook mobile app.

New Appointments

AviaGames, creator of the award-winning “Bingo Tour” app and Pocket7Games social competition platform, has appointed Jiangbo Tian as Director of Data Intelligence.

SCCG Management Founder and CEO, Stephen Crystal, has announced that Jenny McLauchlan has joined the Las Vegas office as their Legal Compliance and Regulatory Advisor.

FanDuel Group has announced that it has appointed Asaf Noifeld as Managing Director, Casino. In the newly created role, Noifeld will be responsible for oversight of FanDuel Group’s online casino business.

Stephen Richardson, Chief Administrative and Compliance Officer at Scientific Games, has been appointed to the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – April 18-24

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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

PointsBet debuted its online casino product in Pennsylvania, following the launch of the company’s mobile app and digital sports betting product in the state in February of this year. In accordance with Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board requirements, PointsBet’s casino product is currently available in a soft launch environment.

The American Gaming Association has called on the US Department of Justice to crack down on illegal, online sportsbooks and casinos and unregulated “skill game” machines in a new letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

NorthStar Gaming has announced that it has been registered as an online gaming operator by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. This registration represents one of the last significant milestones in NorthStar Gaming’s journey into Ontario’s regulated online gaming industry and the launch of NorthStar Gaming’s Ontario gaming platform is now imminent.

GAN Limited, a leading North American B2B technology provider of real money internet gaming solutions and a leading International B2C operator of Internet sports betting, announced the launch of iGaming and online sports betting for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, who own and operate Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) authorised Soaring Eagle Gaming, the Saginaw Chippewa tribe’s gaming arm, to launch internet gaming and sports betting as the state’s 15th operator. Operating under the brand name Eagle Casino and Sports, Soaring Eagle Gaming has partnered with platform provider GAN. They have met Michigan’s regulatory requirements for licensing, and Eagle Casino and Sports is live now.

Fusebox Games, a global leader in narrative-driven mobile games, has announced the opening of its new LA studio, led by seasoned writer and producer Michael J. Cinquemani as Chief Content Officer.

Champion Gaming Group has announced that it has added Major League Baseball to its EdjSports.com. EdjSports, Champion Gaming’s premier sports intelligence subsidiary, empowers smarter decision-making with proven predictive and prescriptive analytical models and custom software solutions for sports wagerers and fantasy players.

New Partnerships

Professional Fighters League, the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, has entered into a partnership with innovative gaming platform, Rival. Through the partnership, Rival will launch the PFL’s dedicated gaming community enabling PFL fans to participate, compete and engage in competitions with popular gaming titles.

NOVOMATIC Americas has signed a multi-year distribution agreement with R2 Gaming. The agreement allows both parties to benefit from each other’s experience and reach to expand across North America and all regulated Canadian markets.

New Appointments

Elys Game Technology, an interactive gaming and sports betting technology company, has appointed industry leader Sandy Drozd as head of US and Canadian technology deployments.

Gila River Resorts & Casinos and Phoenix Suns starter Jae Crowder have formed a unique partnership in which Crowder will serve as a brand ambassador for the growing gaming enterprise.

888 Holdings has appointed media veteran Howard Mittman as president of 888 US. Mittman will be responsible for 888’s US operations, including its strategic partnership with Authentic Brands Group (ABG) a brand development, marketing and entertainment company and owner of the Sports Illustrated brand.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – April 11-17

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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

Snipp Interactive has announced that a subsidiary of Bally’s Corporation has signed an agreement to invest $5,000,000 in Snipp. As part of the Investment, Bally’s will be entitled to nominate one director to Snipp’s board of directors, which is expected to be increased in size to five directors.

SuzoHapp is all set to participate in the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention from April 19 to 22 at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Anaheim, California. Entering its 35th year, the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention is the premier event for the Indian gaming industry with the largest gathering of tribal leaders and casino executives in the US.

The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise and Hard Rock Digital celebrated the launch of the all-new Hard Rock Sportsbook mobile app in Arizona, which provides fans ages 21 and over with access to bets across major sporting events, innovative promotions and best-in-class customer support.

Mokens League announced the completion of their $2 million seed fund. The NFT-based esports platform also announced its in-game currency, MOKA token, on the Polygon network. MOKA will serve as the main utility token in the ecosystem of company-developed esports games and in the future for third party games that get integrated into the Mokens League Platform.

New Partnerships

Riot Games has announced a multi-year partnership with telecommunications company Verizon. As part of the deal, the company will become the official founding partner of the League of Legends: Wild Rift esports ecosystem in North America.

The Toronto Blue Jays and theScore Bet announced a 10-year exclusive partnership making theScore Bet the Official Gaming Partner of the Toronto Blue Jays.

PokerStars and FanDuel Sportsbook announced their partnership together with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. The strategic partnership sees the FanDuel Sportsbook designated as an official sports betting partner and PokerStars as an official gaming partner.

Pragmatic Play has further enhanced its presence in the Venezuelan market through a new partnership with operator King Deportes. Pragmatic Play’s top-performing array of slots is now available to King Deportes players.

San Manuel Entertainment Authority, an entity of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has announced the development of a next-generation responsible gaming programme in preparation for new forms of gaming poised to enter California’s Indian Country.

International Game Technology announced that its subsidiary, IGT Canada Solutions ULC, has signed a contract with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation to provide 1375 CrystalDual 27 video lottery terminals throughout the remainder of the year.

Everi Holdings announced that its subsidiary, Everi Payments, is now live with a leading solution for the liquidity of crypto currencies, B4U Financial, at the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.

New Appointments

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment announced the appointment of Nelson Parker as Senior Vice President, Strategic Development to identify, assess and execute growth opportunities and strategic new venture projects for the company.

BetMGM announced the signing of A.J. Andrews, Major League Baseball Network personality and the first female to win the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, as the company’s newest brand ambassador and content creator.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – March 28-April 3

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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

Galaxy Gaming has announced that it has reached an agreement with John Wicks, creator of Perfect Pairs, to distribute Perfect Pairs Blackjack and Perfect Pairs Baccarat on land-based table games across licensed markets globally.

Kindred Group plc expands its North American footprint by entering the Canadian market after receiving an iGaming license in Ontario. The province is expected to be one of the largest regulated markets in North America.

UNLV’s International Gaming Institute (IGI) and iGaming Academy have collaborated to introduce “ElevateRG” training programme. This will bring UNLV’s flagship responsible gaming curriculum online for the first time.

Valley Forge Casino Resort and Rivers Casino Philadelphia will have public hearings on their license renewals next month. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has announced the meetings will take place on April 26 for Rivers Casino and April 27 for Valley Forge Casino.

Leading American e-gaming operator Pilot Games has been licensed in North Dakota to offer charitable gaming through the company’s exclusive Nitro 4K cabinet.

Scientific Games continues bringing the excitement of popular Mattel brands to lottery players through a three-year contract extension with the multi-national entertainment company.

Google has updated its advertising policy so as to allow regulated sports betting operators in Ontario to place advertisements for online sports betting, online casino and daily fantasy sports on the platform.

Pragmatic Play has grown its LatAm presence with the operator Playbonds in a deal that will oversee the launch of two of its verticals.

Playmaker Capital Inc. has announced that its brands will be promoted at the Formula 1 Heineken GP de São Paulo 2022.

Partnerships

Table Trac Inc has announced that it has signed an agreement to install the CasinoTrac management system at Best Bet Products Inc’s Phoenix Bar and Grill located in Pahrump, Nevada.

EGT’s office in Peru concluded a deal for the sale of more than 300 machines. One of the biggest local casino operators now is the owner of the slot cabinets of Premier Series which were initially rented and demonstrated impressive results in its gaming establishments in the whole country.

Real Luck Group has entered into a partnership with leading affiliate and performance marketing company Raketech Group. The agreement will see Luckbox listed on a number of Raketech-operated affiliate websites, designed to refer players to Luckbox’s next-generation esports, sports and casino betting services.

Betano has renewed its sponsorship agreement with Atlético Mineiro. As per the agreement, the online betting site continues to appear on the team’s shirt until the end of 2024.

Appointments

fuboTV Inc. has announced that Julie Haddon, an owner of the NWSL’s Chicago Red Stars and a former NFL executive, has been named to its board of directors effective immediately.

Jackpocket has announced that growth marketing and digital consumer products veteran Tony Vartanian has joined the company as Chief Growth and Revenue Officer.

Acquisition

Boyd Gaming Corporation has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Boyd Interactive Gaming, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pala Interactive and its subsidiaries for total cash consideration of $170 million.

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