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INSPIRED TO PROVIDE “THE MOST EXCITING TWO MINUTES IN VIRTUAL SPORTS”

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“The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown” to be Televised as Part of Churchill Downs’ Nationwide Virtual ‘Kentucky Derby at Home’ Party Featured on NBC – Saturday, May 2, 2020 — 3:00 – 6:00pm ET

NEW YORK –Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) announced today that it has created ‘The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown’ for Churchill Downs Racetrack’s nationwide virtual ‘Kentucky Derby at Home’ party to be televised on NBC on May 2 from 3:00 -6:00 p.m. EDT.   During the broadcast, Derby fans will witness Inspired’s ultra-realistic 3D CGI representation of the Kentucky Derby featuring the 13 Triple Crown winners from the past century in an ultimate face-off.   Viewers will get to experience the magic of the Derby with a stunning, fully accurate re-creation of the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs and the atmosphere of Derby Day on the first Saturday in May.

‘The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown’ is a computer-simulated version of a race at Churchill Downs Racetrack.   Historical information about these horses and their racing records has been utilized in the software, which helps to determine the probability of their potential finishing positions. This probability is based on their past form and performance in other races.

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“We are very excited about this opportunity to showcase our Virtual Sports on a much larger scale in the U.S.,” said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inspired.   “Churchill Downs is the world’s most legendary racetrack and the Kentucky Derby is the premier event in horse racing. We are honored to be a part of this special tradition and support Churchill Downs in this endeavor, as we work together to help fill the gap of live sports and bring people together for some relief during these difficult times.”

Fans will be able to visit www.KentuckyDerby.com to choose their favorite horse to win and join Churchill Downs in making a charitable donation to COVID-19 emergency relief efforts, which the Churchill Downs Foundation will match up to $1 million dollars. Inspired will also be making a contribution.

Kevin Flanery, President of Churchill Downs Racetrack, said, “Our fans will be captivated by the realistic view of the virtual race and we can debate, as we do each year, our favorite to win. The anticipation of which Triple Crown winner will emerge as the ultimate champion is thrilling, but most importantly, we are proud to use this platform as a force for good by raising money for the COVID-19 emergency initiatives.”

Join the virtual party by posting your home Derby Party experience using #KyDerbyAtHome on Saturday, May 2, and follow @KentuckyDerby on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on the first Saturday in May to engage with a full day of exciting content and other at home Derby parties from around the world.

As the pioneer of Virtual Sports, Inspired has recreated the action of the world’s most popular sports for more than 15 years. Inspired has famously created the Virtual Grand National, which pits the 40 horses and riders most likely to run in the Grand National and has proven to be incredibly accurate in predicting the results of the actual race since 2017. This year the Virtual Grand National was held in place of the Grand National and attracted 4.8 million viewers, proving Virtual Sports are realistic enough to take center stage.

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“During these unprecedented times, Virtual Sports have become a great way for fans to stay connected to their favorite sports with one of the 14 different sports we offer to our customers,” Pierce continued. “We see this as a great way to provide new content and revenue streams for gaming operators that can be easily integrated into existing sportsbooks and websites.”

The company’s award-winning Virtual Sports are popular worldwide, appealing to a wide variety of players through more than 40,000 retail channels and 100+ websites in 35 countries.   Trailers and demos of the latest Virtual Sports offerings are available at www.inseinc.com/virtuals/.

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Diamondhead Casino Corporation Retains Colliers to Assist with Marketing and Financing

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Diamondhead Casino Corporation has announced that it has retained Colliers to assist the Company in marketing and financing the development of its Diamondhead, Mississippi Property and/or to sell all or part of the Diamondhead Property. Colliers has prepared marketing materials to market and promote the Property and is now in the process of soliciting interested parties.

The Company owns, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mississippi Gaming Corporation, an approximate 400-acre tract of land on Interstate 10 in Diamondhead, Mississippi. The property fronts Interstate 10 for approximately two miles and fronts the Bay of St. Louis for approximately two miles. Over eighteen million vehicles pass the site yearly. The property is already zoned as a Special Use District-Waterfront Gaming District, which permits the development of a casino resort. In addition, the Mississippi Gaming Commission has granted Mississippi Gaming Corporation Gaming Site Approval on a fifty acre site located on the east side of the property.

Patrick Slagle, Vice President of Colliers in Washington, D.C., said: “We believe the Diamondhead site is one of the best remaining gaming sites in the entire country. Its location on Interstate 10, between Biloxi and New Orleans, coupled with the accessibility to the site provided by nearby airports makes it one of the most easily accessible gaming sites in the country. It is a 400-acre blank slate with over two miles of waterfront and ready to be developed as a mixed-use resort with a casino as an anchor and a two mile boardwalk. We know of nothing comparable and no other opportunity of this nature in the industry. With over eighteen million vehicles passing the site annually on Interstate 10, it is an ideal gaming location. The Gulf Coast region of the United States where this casino would be located, is one of the fastest growing gambling markets in the United States. We look forward to finding the perfect match for this outstanding location.”

Under its agreement with Colliers, the Company is free to continue discussions with other interested parties. Unless extended by the parties, the Agreement will terminate at the end of this year.

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The Company also announced that its subsidiary, Mississippi Gaming Corporation (MGC), had entered into a Settlement Agreement with Cooperative Energy, a Mississippi Electric Cooperative, which had filed an eminent domain action against MGC, for $1,000,000 million in return for easements along the northern portion of the property. In October of 2023, Mississippi Gaming Corporation received $845,378 as part of the settlement amount. The parties are working on the wording of the easements. Once the easements are finalised and signed, Cooperative Energy will pay MGC the remaining amount due of $154,622.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – June 10-16

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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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The Michigan Gaming Control Board recently convened a panel discussion focused on college sports betting regulations and compliance measures. The June 3 informative session offered insights into the intricacies of governing college sports betting, emphasising the importance of maintaining integrity within the industry.

Traderland.io, an innovative interactive trading simulator gaming universe, has officially launched. The dynamic trading platform offers users the chance to immerse themselves in a socially-driven game landscape while honing their investment and asset-trading skills. Since its initial release, Traderland.io has rapidly gained popularity, attracting over 15,000 users.

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Oxygen Esports announced the establishment of Quick Fix Media (QFM), a new, independent esports content and media incubator. QFM’s charter provides material and strategic assistance to community-based esports news, content and media outlets, to support their growth in esports coverage and community cultivation.

Fanatics Betting & Gaming has appointed Selena Kalvaria as Chief Marketing Officer to lead brand development, leveraging an integrated marketing approach to drive creativity and growth through oversight of Brand Management, Media, Content, Creative and Communications. Selena joins Fanatics’ betting division after three years at luxury label Gucci, where she was most recently SVP, Brand & Client Engagement for its Americas business.

Boyd Gaming Corporation announced the appointment of Michael A. Hartmeier to its Board of Directors. Hartmeier is the former group head of lodging, gaming and leisure investment banking for Barclays, and previously served as group head for hospitality and gaming for both Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Mohegan announced the promotion of Nelson Parker as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer. Parker was previously the SVP of Strategic Development for Mohegan. In this new role, Parker is responsible for identifying, assessing and executing growth opportunities and strategic new ventures for the company.

RotoWire.com has launched its latest innovation: the “Picks & Props” app. Unveiled within the app store earlier this month, it is now easier than ever to stay up to date on recommendations and predictions for all fantasy pick’em and players props from any mobile or tablet device.

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Partnerships

Blazesoft’s Zula Casino has entered into a partnership with Casimba Gaming, which will see it become its newest aggregation partner. Through this alliance, Habanero’s hit slot titles like Laughing Buddha, Disco Beats and Lucky Lucky were launched on ZulaCasino.com. With the popular online social casino gaining access to Casimba Gaming’s entire content portfolio from more than 95 of the industry’s top studios, users can discover fresh titles in the lobby’s “New” category.

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Integrity Compliance 360 (IC360), formerly U.S. Integrity and Odds On Compliance, have announced a comprehensive partnership. This partnership will provide each ACC member institution access to Integrity Compliance 360’s integrity monitoring technology and data insights. The proprietary integrity monitoring technology analyses various data sets to identify irregular contest-level officiating and wagering patterns proactively.

Midnight Gaming Corporation announced that it has entered into a Venue Event Booking Services Agreement with Compass Arena. The agreement gives Midnight a five year exclusive service period to provide esports and gaming events, conventions and tournaments to Compass.

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Red Rake Gaming launches with The Score

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Red Rake Gaming are delighted to have partnered with Penn Entertainments, The Score, in the provision of the Red Rake Gaming content across North America, in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ontario, through its partnership with Light and Wonder.

Penn, one of the most renowned gaming companies across North America will have access to Red Rake Gaming’s top performing, high action games to further complement Penn’s delivery of the best gaming offering to its players. Players can expect a wide range of thrilling games, cutting-edge technology, and exclusive tournaments that will keep them engaged and entertained like never before. With the collective strengths of Red Rake Gaming and Penn, this partnership is set to elevate the gaming experience to new heights, setting a benchmark for excellence in the industry.

The partnership covers the distribution of Red Rake Gaming’s diverse, localised portfolio, including its gamification tools. Games will include the newest releases, including its record breaking Super30Stars – the non-stop, action-packed slot which combines feature games and bonus rounds from all its predecessors in the Super series of games, “Gods of Ireland,” a game that boasts a plethora of features, free spins, and immersive minigames,  “777 Heist 2: The Art Forger,” which introduces thrilling “Cascading Reels” and intriguing skill-based gameplay elements, or “Mystic Spirits”, that offers a unique twist by providing payouts in both directions, adding an extra layer of excitement to the gaming experience.

This partnership represents a pivotal milestone in Red Rake Gaming’s ongoing commitment to providing unparalleled content within its current roster of regulated markets. It also underscores the resounding demand from players worldwide for the adrenaline-fueled gaming experiences that Red Rake Gaming is renowned for delivering.

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Nick Barr, Managing Director for Red Rake Gaming Malta, commented on the partnership stating: “Partnering with The Score for the roll out of the Red Rake Gaming portfolio of games reaffirms the demand for action-packed and engaging content from players across the globe. We could not be more thrilled to be working with one of the industry’s leading brands across the regulated gaming space and we very much look forward to contributing to their ongoing successes.”

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