Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – November 15-21
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.
Pragmatic Play has won two awards at the prestigious Gaming Intelligence Awards Latin America 2021, being crowned iGaming Supplier of the Year, and also receiving Game of the Year for its hit title Gates of Olympus.
Alpha Esports Tech, a technology company that focuses on emerging markets in esports, mobile gaming, commerce, blockchain and high growth opportunities, has announced that Alpha’s subsidiary Paradise City Gaming has begun the development of its Metaverse technologies, which are AR-based experiences that will bring the virtual world together with the physical world.
Wondr Gaming Corp, an entertainment company uniting brands and the global gaming community through its loyalty, NFT and growing media network, has launched its first NFT auction on sports.WondrNFT.com, showcasing Olympic decathlon gold medalist, and closing ceremonies flag bearer, Damian Warner.
Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville has selected the full-suite of OPTX solutions for marketing, player development, slots and artificial intelligence. OPTX was recently honoured by being named one of the Most Promising Gaming Tech Solution Providers of 2021 by CIOReview Magazine.
Riot Games has promoted Senior Director of Global Esports and Global Head of VALORANT Esports Whalen Rozelle to the newly created position of Head of Global Esports Operations.
Prophet Exchange, the first pure peer-to-peer U.S. sports betting exchange, has announced that Victor Cruz has joined Prophet Exchange as a Strategic Partner and Advisor.
The Arkansas Racing Commission on 12th November accepted the application and $250,000 filing fee from Cherokee Nation Businesses to move forward on a casino license in Pope County.
Verasity has announced a partnership with the leading NFT-based online video game Axie Infinity for the upcoming FTX GalAxie Cup 2021. Verasity’s competitive esports and video streaming platform VeraEsports will be the official and exclusive broadcast and esports platform partner of the online tournament.
Socios.com announced its first foray into the worlds of American football and soccer via a groundbreaking partnership with Kraft Sports + Entertainment’s New England Patriots and New England Revolution.
DraftKings has announced a new mobile sports betting deal with BHCMC, a subsidiary of Butler National Corporation, manager of Boot Hill Casino & Resort, which could take the sportsbook to the state of Kansas. This is subject to sports betting legislation and regulations being adopted in the state, and the receipt of all applicable licenses and approvals.
SharpLink Gaming and Quintar have announced a partnership to integrate their respective technologies to produce an AR experience that combines live sporting events with real-time sports betting for sports fans. SharpLink’s technology development team will work with Quintar’s team to create a fully turnkey platform that will allow sports bettors to participate in live sports events via AR, check game data, compare betting lines, socialise with friends and place bets with multiple sportsbook operators.
International Game Technology has signed a multi-year agreement with Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde, Arizona. IGT PlaySports technology and trading advisory services will power Cliff Castle Casino’s retail sportsbook, enabling casino guests to place pre-match and in-game wagers over the counter or at the venue’s self-service PlaySports Kiosks.