Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Tag: North America

Wyoming changes tack, approves betting bill

Wyoming betting bill passed
Following a reconsideration of their initial vote, the Wyoming House of Representatives has changed its position and voted to pass a bill to regulate online sports betting.

Bally’s Corp to acquire SportCaller for undisclosed fee

Ballys Interactive SportCaller acquisition
Bally’s Corporation continues its streak of bolt on B2B acquisitions - this time with the rising star of social gaming, SportCaller.

The Man Above The Game: A Game Above welcomes Bill Pascrell, III as president, A Game Above, North America

Bill Pascrell III A Game Above
Customer experience marketing agency A GAME ABOVE are proud to announce having retained the skills, counsel and insight of well-known and loved industry talent, Bill Pascrell, III, as President of A GAME ABOVE, North America, to direct and lead their outreach and operations across the USA and Canada

Chicago gambling pacts raise spectre of corruption

Chicago gambling licensing DraftKings FanDuel
As daily fantasy operators, DraftKings and FanDuel, are locked out of Illinois’s betting market - lawmakers are accused of rigging competition to support..

FlowPlay gains access to IGT patents with cross-licence deal

Social Gaming
International Game Technology has signed a patent cross-licence agreement with community-based online social game developer FlowPlay Inc. The gaming operator and manufacturer will allow FlowPlay to access its slot game feature patent portfolio...

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers announces nine new members

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The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers has announced that its Board of Directors has approved the membership applications of nine new companies, bringing the trade group comprised of the world’s leading gaming suppliers to a total of 166.

Greentube’s Gabriel Cianchetto on the real value of social gaming

Social Gaming:Sports Betting
Gabriel Cianchetto, president of market development at Greentube North America, explains how social gaming provides the ultimate marketing tool for land-based casinos - and now their sportsbooks too. iGAMING TIMES: Social gaming has expanded rapidly…

GiGse Launchpad swipes right on Sports Betting app

GiGse Sports Betting app launchpad
“An awesome feeling which has opened doors and allowed access for startups like ourselves to meet with the big players,” is how Adam Kalmanson, Co-Founder of Bookee, described the feeling of taking home the GiGse LaunchPad trophy in Miami last week...

GiGse prepares for an expectant industry

Ewa Bakun, Clarion Gaming GiGse industry
The 2018 edition of GiGse (The Miami Biltmore: May 31 – June 1) could not have come at a better time as the industry on both sides of the Atlantic, digest the implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Murphy vs. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) case.

Sports Betting to open new doors for US lotteries

GiGse EquiLottery Brad Cummings lotteries
"The next big growth category” is how Brad Cummings, Founder and CEO at EquiLottery, has described the potential development of live sports lotteries on the back of the recent ruling by the Supreme Court on the Murphy vs. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) case...

Clarion underlines GiGse’s role following SCOTUS ruling

Ewa bakun GiGse sports betting SCOTUS ruling
Clarion Gaming’s Head of Industry Insight and Engagement, Ewa Bakun has welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Murphy vs. National Collegiate Athletic Association case as a key launchpad for the legalisation of sports betting

Anticipation of SCOTUS ruling drives attendance at GiGse

Ewa bakun GiGse sports betting SCOTUS ruling
Ewa Bakun, who leads the team responsible for curating the 2018 edition of GiGse believes that this year's confirmed speakers are the key decision makers likely to shape the future of the regulated sports betting market in the United States...

Over 30 thought leaders to speak at GiGse

GiGse Sadie Walters thought leaders
This year's GiGse will feature more than 30 speakers who will deliver 13+ hours of insight and 7+ hours of networking covering the entire spectrum of North American gambling, gaming and betting in 2018

EquiLottery CEO talks next level lotteries ahead of GiGse

GiGse EquiLottery Brad Cummings lotteries
Ahead of his dedicated lottery presentation at this year’s GiGse, the CEO of EquiLottery explores the potential to engage with Millennials, how experiential equals positive PR, the sector’s digital footprint and why, if you are itching to play…

GiGse continues to hit the high notes with C-Suiters

GiGse Greg Saint C-Suiters audience
GiGse continues to prove itself as the 'must attend' event for North American facing senior gaming professionals with 73% of delegates registered for this year’s edition classified as being Director or above.   The concentration of ‘C-Suiters’ is amongst the highest found in the Clarion Gaming portfolio and on a similar standing to the Latin American facing Juegos Miami, which is co-located alongside...

GiGse Early Bird closes tomorrow

GiGse Early Bird agenda
The Early Bird discount for this year’s GiGse, which for the first time has been co-located with the Latin American facing Juegos Miami, closes on Friday, April 13 at Midnight GMT. GiGse’s Early Bird promotion, which provides delegates with up to $500 saving on registration, enhances the value of participating in what is renowned as the networking, commercial and knowledge...

Super Early Bird set to close on game-changing GiGse

GiGse Early Bird agenda
The Super Early Bird discount for this year’s GiGse, which for the first time has been co-located with the Latin American facing Juegos Miami, closes on Friday, March 23 at 15:00 GMT. GiGse’s Super Early Bird promotion, which provides delegates with up to $600 saving on registration, enhances the value of participating in what is renowned as the networking, commercial...

Juegos Miami introduce personal exhibition tours

Layla Ali Juegos Miami
Clarion Gaming, organisers of Juegos Miami the invitation-only meeting place for the LatAm, South American and Caribbean facing industries (The Biltmore Hotel, Miami, May 31 – June 1), has launched a new initiative with the introduction of personal shopper style curated tours covering the exhibition floor and including the various networking opportunities that exist alongside the co-located GiGse. The ‘personal...

nQube: Winning GiGse LaunchPad was ‘pivotal’

GiGse LaunchPad nQube
nQube, which specializes in the development of artificial intelligence-based algorithms and software, has described winning the 2017 GiGse LaunchPad competition as a pivotal development in the company’s history and praised the initiative for giving a voice to small, innovative companies seeking to enter the gaming space. The company, based out of Winnipeg, Canada, won the GiGse 2017 LaunchPad with their...

GiGse Launchpad invites submissions from Latin America

Ewa Bakun GiGse Latin America LaunchPad
The 2018 edition of GiGse Launchpad, the competition which puts enterprising start-ups in front of investor judges and senior gaming executives from both the online and offline sectors, promises to be one of the most international on record.   Following GiGse’s co-location with Juegos Miami at The Biltmore, Miami (May 31 - June 1, 2018), the scope of Launchpad will include...

Clarion Gaming co-locate two major brands in Miami

Fresh from another successful ICE London, Kate Chambers and her team at Clarion Gaming will be shifting focus from the cold climes of the UK in February to the much warmer prospect of Miami in May for the first ever co-located editions of the LatAm facing Juegos Miami and its North American older cousin, GiGse. In her role as...

Gaming debates the hot issues at GiGse and Unikrn announce acquisition

Betting Business - GiGse 40 hours disruption Ewa Bakun
The role of the Launchpad initiative in helping to nurture new, fledgling businesses, was put into sharp focus on day 1 of GiGse, when news broke of the acquisition of former Launchpad finalist, LEET Gaming by Unikrn. Unikrn, CEO, Rahul Sood said the goal was to platformise the LEET brand so that casinos would be able to create localized eSports...

All eyes are on San Diego as North American thought leaders converge on GiGse

Betting Business - GiGse Gaming brands sponsors
Thought leaders from the North American gaming industry are converging on San Diego for the 2017 edition of GiGse, which runs across 26 – 28 April at the Marriott Marquis Marina.   GiGse delegates will be presented with three days of information, insight and networking, with the accent firmly on the future of gaming on the continent. Speaking ahead of the opening,...

Could fresh scandal spell the end of Sessions?

Betting Business - Jeff Sessions Donald Trump iGaming scandal
Donald Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who only last month threatened to wipe out the US online gaming industry with the stroke of his pen, could yet be the victim of his own untimely end. Whilst he seems likely to hang on in there, will he now have to show some restraint with that pen?   The scandal ensnaring one of...

iGNA Awards to celebrate excellence and innovation at GiGse

Betting Business - iGNA GiGse Alex Pratt North America
The organisers of this year’s GiGse have confirmed the closing date for iGNA nominations closes next Friday, 17 March.   The closing date for entries to the iGaming North America Awards, (iGNA) which, for the first time, are being held as part of GiGse, close on 17 March. Celebrating their third anniversary, the Awards, which comprise seven categories, recognise excellence and...

Visionary learning programme announced for C-Level event in Miami

Betting Business - Juegos Miami Kate Chambers Learning Programme
Learning programme for Juegos Miami to feature sessions on lottery, bingo, casino, sports betting and regulation for both online and land-based verticals. Juegos Miami, the unique C-Level event for the Pan Latin American and Caribbean gaming industry (May 31 – June 2, Biltmore Hotel, Miami), will once again have a visionary learning agenda at its core. It will feature keynote speakers...

Lightning Box Games signs North America distribution deal with Everi Games

Betting Business Lightning Box Games North America Deal
The independent slot game designers, Lightning Box Games, will roll out its titles in North America following an agreement with supplier Everi Games Inc.   Sydney-based slot design specialists, Lightning Box Games, has confirmed a new distribution deal with Everi Games Inc to supply its games in North American casinos. Everi Games, a leading supplier of Class II and Class III electronic...

Merger between FanDuel and DraftKings ‘incredibly unlikely’ under US law

Jason Robins DraftKings FanDuel Merger Fantasy Sport
The two largest daily fantasy sports operators are considering a ‘safety in numbers’ approach against the current regulatory onslaught in America - but legal experts say that US competition laws could be an impossible hurdle to overcome.   Legal experts have weighed in after it emerged that daily fantasy sports giants FanDuel and DraftKings were in talks over a merger, stating...

Online Poker Bill clears California committee

Online Poker Bill California Adam Gray
California’s online poker bill is headed for a vote on the state Assembly floor after a favourable vote by the Assembly Appropriations committee on 23 June. The committee officially approved Assemblyman Adam Gray’s AB 2863 legislation, the bill receiving only one ‘no’ vote from the committee, although several members abstained. This sets up what will be the first online poker...

Pennsylvania to legalise gambling and daily fantasy sports

Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Bill
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has approved a bill that could lead to the legalisation of online gambling and daily fantasy sports (DFS) throughout the state. The House voted 114-85 in favour of HB 2150 - a bill that had previously been rejected over a component regarding video gaming terminals. This element has now been removed from the approved bill,...