Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – February 28-March 6

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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

Sporttrade has announced strategic partnerships with Penn National Gaming Inc. in Louisiana and Caesars Entertainment Inc. in Indiana, pending regulatory approval.

Pragmatic Play has extended its reach in the Venezuelan market after further developing its partnership with Facilitobet, which becomes the first brand in the country to take the supplier’s award-winning bingo product.

Wizard Games has further boosted its reach in the US after taking its content live on the BetMGM Casino platform in West Virginia.

Lottery.com, a leading technology company that is transforming how, where and when the lottery is played, has selected Algorand’s innovative blockchain to support the development of Project Nexus.

Stats Perform has announced the addition of American football to its PressBox Live platform for the upcoming 2022-2023 National Football League (NFL) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Football seasons.

Elys Game Technology’s USBookmaking subsidiary has been granted a six-month licence by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to operate a sportsbook at Ocean Casino Resort.

Pragmatic Play will be lending its industry knowledge and influence at the upcoming Gaming and Technology Expo (GAT Expo) in Colombia. Vice-president of LatAm Operations Victor Arias and part of its localised Latam Hub team will represent Pragmatic Play at the expo which is scheduled to run from March 15 to 17.

888 Holdings has become one of the first operators to have been issued an iGaming licence by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

Partnerships

Caesars Entertainment announced a multi-year partnership with the Cleveland Cavaliers to make Caesars Sportsbook an “Official Sports Betting Partner” and Caesars Entertainment the “Official Casino Partner” of the team.

International Game Technology PLC has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has signed a comprehensive 20-year contract extension with the Rhode Island Lottery to remain the exclusive supplier of lottery, iLottery, instant ticket and video lottery solutions and services through 30 June 2043.

Century Casinos Inc. announced that its Canadian subsidiaries operating horse racetracks, doing business as Century Downs Racetrack and Casino (CDR) and Century Mile Racetrack and Casino (CMR), have partnered with Betmakers’ Global Racing Network for the distribution of CDR’s and CMR’s racing content as well as the facilitation of fixed odds wagering on the two racetracks’ thoroughbred and standardbred horse races.

Delasport and Winpot announced commencing a new strategic partnership allowing them to offer a comprehensive sports betting solution. This new partnership will build on both companies’ shared customer-centric mindset and goals to provide the best player experience with a rich offering.

New Appointment

Red Rock Resorts has appointed Scott Kreeger to the position of president with immediate effect. Prior to this appointment, Kreeger had been serving the Company in the role of Senior VP of Development since rejoining the Company in September 2021 from Galaxy Entertainment Group.

New Acquisition

Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the land and real estate assets of Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia and Live! Casino Pittsburgh from The Cordish Companies for total consideration of approximately $674 million.

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