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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! It was again an eventful week in the USA, despite the still-active virus attack.

Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news, new partnerships and new acquisitions. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Sandra Douglass Morgan has resigned as chairwoman and executive director of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. She has served as the board’s chair since January 2019. Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Sandra’s departure in a news release, noting that she is “resigning to pursue an exciting professional opportunity.”

Twin River Holdings is going to invest $90 million to upgrade Bally’s Atlantic City. The Company is in the process of buying the casino from Caesars Entertainment for $25 million in a transaction that is expected to close by the end of this year.

Australian sportsbook and fantasy sports operator PlayUp has secured $25 million through the completion of an oversubscribed capital placement. PlayUp said that it has secured the $25 million funding on terms related to a “non-renounceable entitlement offer” underwritten by Investorlink Securities AFS, which the company will use to launch its US wagering proposition.

Casino table games developer and distributor Galaxy Gaming has received a loan of $4m from Zions Bancorporation through the Nevada State Bank (NSB) and the Main Street Priority Loan Programme that was enacted as part of the US government’s CARES Act in March.

Casino Reopening

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has announced that Casino Woodbine will be reopening at 10 am EST on 14 November 2020, as a result of the Ontario provincial government’s announcement allowing the reopening of certain businesses. The casino will be reopening with the significant and comprehensive health and safety protocols it introduced as part of its first reopening on September 28.

New Partnerships

WynnBET, the digital gaming division of Wynn Resorts, has entered into a multi-year national sports betting partnership with NASCAR to create and promote engaging sports betting experiences for racing fans in the US. Also, WynnBET is going to submit an application to become a legal gaming operator in the state of Virginia.

PXP Financial Inc., the US subsidiary of PXP Financial Ltd., has partnered with the US division of the global sportsbook operator Tipico. With this new partnership, PXP Financial Inc. has deployed a full-service gateway, offering multiple connections to different providers, and a full managed service including reconciliations and a risk monitoring service for Tipico.

Awards

Monkey Knife Fight (MKF) has won the EGR award for Fantasy Sports Operator. MKF received the award through EGR North America’s virtual award show, with Nic Sulsky, President, accepting the award on the company’s behalf.

Sportsbook operator PointsBet was recently honoured by eGaming Review (EGR) as the top sports betting operator, most socially responsible operator and US rising star, at the EGR North America Awards 2020.

NeoPollard Interactive LLC has congratulated the Michigan Lottery for its recognition as the Lottery Operator of the Year at the 2020 EGR North America Awards.

New Launching

William Hill US has launched its sportsbook app and website in Indiana. The William Hill Sportsbook App offers a seamless betting experience that is easy and quick to find, make and track one’s bets. The app is available for download on any Apple or Android device.

Acquisition

Stockholm-listed iGaming affiliate Acroud has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire a fast-growing company active on the US Sports Betting market for an initial consideration of approximately EUR 2.2m The acquisition would also be followed by a potential additional earn-out consideration that may be payable by Acroud to the sellers in an aggregate minimum amount of approximately EUR 2.2m.

Compliance

The Argentine Chamber of Deputies has approved the Budget for the year 2021, which raises taxes on online gaming from 2% to 5%. Now, the budget is pending full Senate approval.