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IGT Signs Multi-State Sports Betting Deal with Delaware North

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International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has signed a multi-state sports betting deal with Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment Inc. to power retail and mobile sports betting in West Virginia and retail sports betting in Arkansas.

As per the deal, IGT will provide Delaware North’s West Virginia casinos Mardi Gras Casino and Resort in Cross Lanes and Wheeling Island Casino-Hotel-Racetrack in Wheeling Island with retail and mobile sports betting technology. IGT PlaySports technology will also power retail sports betting at Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis, Ark.

“Delaware North is confidently partnering with IGT to deliver sports betting to our customers and the many sports fans in West Virginia and Arkansas through world-class IGT PlaySports technology,” Brian Hansberry, President of Delaware North’s Gaming Division, said.

“IGT is a serious sports betting technology provider with a proven commitment to customer success, excellent global reputation, and a reliable, omni-channel sports betting solution for the U.S. market. We believe the IGT PlaySports solution will help us establish Delaware North as a preferred sports betting provider in West Virginia and Arkansas while enabling us to further reward our Lucky North Club members,” Brian Hansberry added.

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“We’re proud to add Delaware North to our growing list of U.S.-based customers leveraging PlaySports technology to offer reliable, best-in-class sports betting experiences to their patrons. Delaware North can count on IGT’s experienced team and trusted technology to help build a sports betting business that can scale for the opportunities of today and the future,” Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President, said.

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TIPICO SPORTSBOOK UNVEILS ITS “FAIR PLAY PLEDGE”, SETTING A NEW INDUSTRY STANDARD WITH SAFETY AND CLARITY AT THE FOREFRONT OF ITS BUSINESS

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Tipico Sportsbook, a leading sports betting operator, today announced the launch of the “Tipico Fair Play Pledge,” a first-of-its-kind initiative to establish trust with sports wagering customers.

“The sportsbook industry is criticized for misleading users with vague language and a lack of protective safeguards. This is not the case at Tipico,” said Adrian Vella, Tipico U.S. CEO. “The Fair Play Pledge is much more than just an app upgrade or generic customer service commitment. It is a repositioning of our business, reimagining the relationship with players by putting safety and clarity at the heart of everything that we do.”

Tipico is evolving its platform and redefining the act of placing a bet to make it easier for customers to understand and control. The Fair Play Pledge will foster an enjoyable and safe online atmosphere and help customers more clearly see the value they earn with each bet.

Tipico’s Fair Play Pledge is defined by the following pillars:

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Education and Protection: Tipico merges the act of placing your bet and clearly understanding what that bet entails, while making it easier than ever for customers to set limits and restrictions and personalize “cool-off periods” on its app and website.
Streamlined App Interface: Tipico creates a simpler betting experience. Improved UX and clear language in Tipico’s quick betslip help customers understand exactly what they’re betting on and the value of their bet, as opposed to a confusing sea of numbers.
Clear, Automatic, and Flexible Rewards: Tipico Cashback Rewards allow customers to earn more real cash value with each bet. Customers who place a qualifying wager with minimum -200 odds automatically earn 3% cashback on straight bets and 5% cashback on parlay bets, win or lose for any eligible players.
Commitment to Safety: Introduces a new multi-factor authentication system and allows customers to create their own unique username for secure logins.
Quick and Reliable Service: Real people, not robots, available 24/7 to guide customers and answer questions in real time.

“We want our players to feel confident knowing that they are betting in safe hands,” added Vella. “This holistic initiative represents our vision for change in the U.S. market and our passion to innovate with a customer-centric approach.”

The Fair Play Pledge is the newest phase of Tipico’s approach to advance the U.S. sportsbook industry, and carefully and meaningfully foster trust among American sports fans. The Pledge will also be incorporated into Tipico’s future campaigns, promotions, partnerships, and marketing activities, cementing its longevity and purpose to incorporate safety and clarity into its relationships with new and existing customers.

“Tipico has always maintained the philosophy that our sportsbook should enhance sports-viewing for customers, providing a simple and fun experience,” said Bryan Schroeder, Senior Vice President – Compliance & Legal at Tipico. “With online sports betting in its infancy here in the United States and a rapidly evolving landscape of regulation, the Fair Play Pledge will establish a new standard of trust. We will lean on this initiative as a catalyst to continue innovating in accordance with our core values of safety and clarity.”

 

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ACR POKER RETURNS ITS FAMOUS CAGE LIVE TO SUNNY COSTA RICA THIS APRIL

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Poker players looking for intense action on the felt, and big fun off of it, are heading to ACR Poker. The online poker site is returning its Cage Live, the cash game in a time-based tournament format, to Costa Rica this April 3rd-6th.

“We offer a lot of destination packages to places like London, Monte Carlo, Vietnam and more, but the Cage Live in San Jose, Costa Rica is my favorite,” stated Chris Moneymaker.

“That’s because players get to meet a big array of ACR Poker staff as well as ACR Pros like myself.” There are 20 total packages guaranteed via the Beast and Sit & Crush satellites on Sunday, March 3rd and 10th. The direct buy-in is $95, but many players will get in for free by ranking on one of the weekly leaderboards. Players can also qualify through freerolls and $11 Super Satellites.

Each package is valued at $8,700 and includes the $5,250 buy-in to the Cage Live, and 5-nights’ accommodation at the beautiful Sheraton Hotel where the event will be played. Players will also receive $400 for cash games, $800 for airfare and $1,000 in spending money.

In the Cage Live, blinds increase throughout the event, just like in a tourney. Players can earn chips during one or more of the Day 1’s and use that total stack to begin Day 2. When time expires on Day 2, the chips are converted to cash at a 1-to-1 ratio.

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Moneymaker wanted to remind players that they can’t cash out their chips until Day 2 is over. That’s why it’s called The Cage.

For more info on the Cage Live, visit the promo page at ACRPoker.

 

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – February 19-25

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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.

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Mohegan, a globally recognised leader in entertainment and gaming, has announced the appointment of Kurt Shotzberger as the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis. In this role, Shotzberger will spearhead budgeting, financial modeling, forecasting and financial and operational analysis, as well as strategic planning.

Sportradar announced the appointment of Felippe Marchetti as Integrity Partnerships Manager in Brazil, as the global sports technology company continues to scale its integrity services team in Latin America. In this role, Marchetti will lead the strategic development of Sportradar’s Integrity Services in Brazil, identifying business opportunities to increase the company’s integrity partnerships in the market and work closely with Sportradar’s Brazil-based integrity analysts.

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Lottery.com Inc., a leading online lottery services provider, announced the strategic acquisition of S&MI Ltd. (SportLocker). As part of the acquisition, SportLocker, rebranded as Sports.com, will immediately launch as a premier platform for sports fans worldwide, marking a pivotal leap in Sports.com’s evolution as the next-gen digital sports entertainment space.

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 that Seamus McGill has recently been named the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. McGill had previously been serving in an interim capacity. Mr. McGill’s will remain on the Company’s board of directors and will be focused on guiding the Company towards a timely closing with Sega Sammy Creation Inc.

Aruze Gaming Global (AG2) has announced that it has secured approvals from 14 tribal entities in the US and has obtained licenses from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, South Dakota, the West Virginia Lottery and the Wisconsin Division of Gaming.

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Scientific Games has added two more partners to the new SG Content Hub and Partner Programme. In addition to games from its own SG Studios, the company will now offer curated iLottery games from Bwloto and Random State to its 30+ iLottery customers globally. Currently, a total of seven lottery-focused game studios have signed on as partners.

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Gen.G and the University of Kentucky (UK) are bringing back their award winning collegiate esports industry conference, Campus Takeover, on March 30 and April 6. This two-day event will bring together esports professionals with students and administrators from different universities.

Light & Wonder Inc. announced the expansion of its integration services through a collaboration with SHR Group’s Allora CRS booking engine. SHR’s Allora CRS software enhances the capabilities of hotel operators by offering advanced booking features that effortlessly integrate with Light & Wonder’s system-independent global loyalty platform, L&W ENGAGE.

SCCG Management has announced the extension of its strategic partnership with AWARE, a world leader in biometric verification software solutions. This renewed commitment builds upon the successful collaboration initiated between the two companies, aiming to further establish AWARE’s advanced biometric software solutions across the gambling sector worldwide.

Hard Rock International has partnered with Major Food Group (MFG) to develop and curate dining experiences at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino properties around the globe. MFG’s support of Hard Rock will extend to proposed projects as well.

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