Connect with us
Prague Gaming & TECH Summit 2024

Gambling in the USA

Spectacle Entertainment and Hard Rock International Break Ground On $400 Million Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana

Published

on

 

Spectacle Entertainment and Hard Rock International announced the development and construction of Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana at an official groundbreaking ceremony held on Thursday, Jan. 9. The ceremony was conducted at the construction site, located at 5400 West 29th Ave. in Gary, and included state and local officials, Spectacle Entertainment and Hard Rock executives.

Concluding the ceremony, Executive Director of the Indiana Gaming Commission Sara Tait, Spectacle Entertainment Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rod Ratcliff and Chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida Marcellus Osceola planted shovels to commemorate the start of construction on Indiana’s first Hard Rock property. Various other officials, including Gary Mayor Jerome Prince and Hard Rock International Chief Operating Officer Jon Lucas joined the trio on stage.

The premier 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex is a joint venture between the two companies and will include six food venues, a sportsbook, a retail shop, a 2,000-seat showroom and more than 2,130 gaming positions. Phase two of the project will see the addition of a 200-plus-room hotel and a multi-level parking garage.

Guests of Honor at the ceremony were Tito, Jackie and Marlon Jackson, of the world-renowned Jackson family. The brothers began their career while residing in Gary and returned to the area as a group for the first time in fifty years. With hits like “I Want You Back” and “Never Can Say Goodbye,” The Jacksons are known as one of the most influential families in musical history.

Advertisement

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is forecasting more than $20 million annually in tax revenue and payments to the City of Gary and surrounding communities. Approximately 1,000 construction jobs, with an emphasis to hire union labor, and an estimated additional 500 jobs are expected. With a location adjacent to the 80/94 Burr Street interchange and approximately 193,000 cars passing daily, the expectation is to become the leading entertainment destination for the entire Northern Indiana region.

Additionally, Spectacle Entertainment has a commitment to local investment with a pledge to work with minority and women owned businesses. Currently all 17 senior leaders at Spectacle’s Majestic Star Casino are board directors for local charitable and community organizations in Gary and the Northern Indiana region. The team has sponsored, participated and volunteered for multiple local events and programs throughout the year, with a plan to directly drive more than $500,000 in fundraising in 2020.

Ratcliff stated, “Breaking ground for Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is the start of an incredible partnership between Spectacle Entertainment, Hard Rock International and the City of Gary, Indiana. It is an honor to be here today and to see this dream become a reality. A lot of work has gone into this project, a lot of planning. I’m grateful to all those who played a part in it. There is no doubt this is a game changer for Gary, Indiana and the entire Northern Indiana region.”

Hard Rock has a presence in 76 countries and is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Spectacle Entertainment is confident the Hard Rock name will attract visitors through­out the region and beyond, maximize job creation, increase tax revenues, and greatly benefit the City of Gary and the State of Indiana.

“It’s an honor to partner with Spectacle Entertainment on this project, bringing the Hard Rock brand of world-class entertainment to Northern Indiana,” said Jon Lucas, Chief Operating Officer of Hard Rock International. “This property will be the premier casino destination in the region.”

Advertisement

 

Source: hardrock.com

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Gambling in the USA

Fanatics Sportsbook Launches Today in Indiana

Published

on

fanatics-sportsbook-launches-today-in-indiana

 

Fanatics Betting and Gaming, a subsidiary of Fanatics Holdings Inc, a global digital sports platform, launched the Fanatics Sportsbook today in Indiana. Sports fans living in and visiting Indiana will be able to download the Fanatics Sportsbook on iOS and Android and begin their Fanatics Sportsbook experience. Indiana marks the fourteenth state for the Fanatics Sportsbook.

In August 2023, Fanatics Betting and Gaming began acquiring the U.S. businesses of PointsBet and planning the migration of PointsBet customers to the Fanatics Sportsbook app. Today in Indiana only, each PointsBet customer’s username, password, account balance, rewards points and responsible gaming settings will be automatically migrated to the Fanatics Sportsbook.

The Fanatics Sportsbook makes being a fan easy with fast signup, easy betting, transparent withdrawals and is disrupting the sports betting industry with the following new features:

  • Building a better sportsbook: The Fanatics Sportsbook app was built natively on iOS and Android. The design, speed and quality of the navigation experience rival the sports betting apps in the market today that were not built specifically for iOS and Android.
  • FanCash: The Fanatics Sportsbook is the only sportsbook that gives customers up to 5% of your wager back in FanCash. Every dollar of FanCash is a dollar to spend on bonus bets or Fanatics.com.
  • Discover: Everything a customer cares about, including marquee games, key stats, trending bets, delivered straight to one location – the Discover feed.
  • Search: The Fanatics Sportsbook offers industry-leading search functionality, including a search bar, recent searches, autocomplete, synonym/alias and deep linking. Customers can search easily for the bet they want and bet directly right from the search results.

Fanatics Betting and Gaming believes that responsible gaming is a core tenet and a part of the organization’s DNA. Online customers will have access to Responsible Gaming tools to manage their time and money alongside a best in class Help Center, chat experience and knowledgeable agents with 24/7 coverage.

To download images and videos of the Fanatics Sportsbook, visit the Fanatics Media Center and for more news and information, follow us on the Fanatics Sportsbook social channels on X and on Instagram.

Advertisement

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800-9-With-It

Continue Reading

BetMGM

DWG Expands Reach with Exciting Launch on BetMGM Pennsylvania

Published

on

dwg-expands-reach-with-exciting-launch-on-betmgm-pennsylvania

 

Design Works Gaming (DWG), a leading innovator in the online gaming industry, is thrilled to announce the launch of its cutting-edge games on BetMGM Casino in Pennsylvania. This strategic collaboration marks a significant milestone for both DWG and BetMGM, a leading iGaming and sports betting operator, enhancing the gaming experience for players in ‘The Keystone State’.

DWG has been at the forefront of creating immersive, engaging online casino games in the United States and the United Kingdom. Following launches on BetMGM New Jersey and Michigan, now Pennsylvania players have the opportunity to enjoy the game studio’s top-performing slots and premium LuckyTap games.

The founder and Chief Executive Officer for DWG, Troy Zurawski, expressed his enthusiasm about the expansion and the fruitful partnership with BetMGM: “Our collaboration with the BetMGM team has been nothing short of incredible. Together, we’ve worked tirelessly to create unique, exciting bespoke content that brings a new level of excitement to players. This launch is a testament to the strong bond we’ve built and the shared commitment to delivering top-tier gaming experiences.”

“It’s always a joy collaborating with DWG,” the Gaming Product and Content Vice-President for BetMGM, Oliver Bartlett, said. “BetMGM players enjoy the LuckyTap suite of games, which is a great fit for our new Arcade product that launched in New Jersey and will be in other states soon. We are proud to be the destination for the biggest selection of exclusive games developed in partnership with the talented DWG team.”

Advertisement

The addition of DWG games to the BetMGM portfolio in Pennsylvania brings an array of thrilling titles that cater to a diverse audience, including two exclusive bespoke titles, Pittsburgh Steelers Big Kick LuckyTap and Pittsburgh Steelers QB Blast LuckyTap. Players can look forward to a seamless and enjoyable gaming experience featuring state-of-the-art graphics, captivating gameplay and exciting wins.

BetMGM’s award-winning online casino is home to over 3,600 titles across North American markets and one of the largest state-by-state exclusive jackpot networks. The inclusion of DWG games is expected to further elevate the platform’s appeal among players in Pennsylvania.

For more information on DWG, visit DesignWorksGaming. com.

Continue Reading

Gambling in the USA

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

Published

on

tipico-sportsbook-unveils-its-“fair-play-pledge”,-setting-a-new-industry-standard-with-safety-and-clarity-at-the-forefront-of-its-business

 

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:

Advertisement

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.”

 

Advertisement
Continue Reading

Trending

Get it on Google Play

Offering comprehensive coverage on all aspects of the gaming sector, our daily posts include online and land-based gaming, betting, esports, regulatory and compliance updates, and technological advancements. Regular features encompass daily news articles, press releases, exclusive interviews, and insightful event reports.

The platform also hosts industry-relevant webinars, and provides detailed reports, making it a one-stop resource for anyone seeking information about operators, suppliers, regulators, and professional services in the European gaming market. The portal's primary goal is to keep its extensive reader base updated on the latest happenings, trends, and developments within the gaming and gambling sector, with an emphasis on the European market while also covering pertinent global news. It's an indispensable resource for gaming professionals, operators, and enthusiasts alike.

Contact us: [email protected]

Editorial / PR Submissions: [email protected]

Copyright © 2015 - 2024 - Gaming News Room is part of HIPTHER Agency. Registered in Romania under Proshirt SRL, Company number: 2134306, EU VAT ID: RO21343605. Office address: Blvd. 1 Decembrie 1918 nr.5, Targu Mures, Romania