Fanatics Betting and Gaming, a subsidiary of Fanatics Holdings Inc, a global digital sports platform, launched the Fanatics Sportsbook and Casino in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As a standard requirement of launch, the Fanatics Sportsbook and Casino will soft launch for two days under the supervision of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, but there are no restrictions regarding customer signups or playtime.
Sports fans living in and visiting Pennsylvania will be able to download the Fanatics Sportsbook, which includes Fanatics Casino, on iOS and Android and begin their Fanatics Sportsbook experience. Pennsylvania marks the eleventh state for the Fanatics Sportsbook and the second state for Fanatics Casino.
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. Now in Pennsylvania only, each PointsBet customer’s username, password, account balance, rewards points, and responsible gaming settings will be automatically migrated to the Fanatics Sportsbook.
As part of the launch in Pennsylvania, Fanatics Betting and Gaming will debut its new online casino, embedded in the Fanatics Sportsbook app. The newly designed Fanatics Casino will feature a range of classic and popular casino favorites like roulette, slots, and blackjack.
GAN Announces Recent Appointment of Seamus McGill to Chief Executive Officer
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 toward a timely closing with Sega Sammy Creation Inc.
“Seamus has the full backing of the board of directors and we are confident that his experience and leadership make him the most qualified candidate to be GAN’s next CEO. Seamus has been with the Company since 2014 and has a deep understanding of GAN’s products, customers, and strategy. On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I’d like to congratulate Seamus on his appointment and we look forward to his success,” David Goldberg, the Company’s Chairman of the Board, said.
“It’s an honor to be named GAN’s CEO and I’d like to thank David and the board for their vote of confidence. Going forward, our focus remains unchanged. We remain committed to a timely closing of our transaction with Sega Sammy to maximize value for all of our stakeholders,” added Seamus McGill.
Lottery.com Acquires SportLocker
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. The platform merges innovative community-driven aspects with expansive content and technology, creating a new era of sports engagement.
Details of Acquisition
The stock-based acquisition is a significant step in Sports.com’s strategy to diversify and magnify its digital entertainment and sports engagement footprint, introducing a service that seamlessly blends sports and social for a truly immersive fan experience.
Creating the next Gen Sports Entertainment Platform
Sports.com is poised to redefine digital sports entertainment by introducing a platform that aims to combine: 24 hours of sports news; live streaming; hours of exciting new content, including original documentaries, films, and exclusive behind-the-scenes access. By offering innovative ways for fans to watch sports—when they want, where they want, directly on their devices, regardless of the country—Sports.com is determined to break new ground. Throughout 2024, the Company plans to add additional features to and invest in innovative technologies for Sports.com that focus on immersing sports fans with content that truly matters to them though the establishment of communities and sports-centric social media interactions with some of the biggest stars in sports: past, present, and future.
Creating a New Vision for Sports Entertainment
The Company is initially focused on rolling out Sports.com in the US and Europe, along with concentrated efforts in the Middle East. Sports.com is determined to expand globally, targeting high-energy sports such as soccer, motor racing (in all forms), football, baseball, basketball, MMA, boxing, cricket, golf, field and ice hockey, and tennis at the grassroots level. A dedicated parallel program committed exclusively to women’s sports is expected to launch, showcasing the latest methods for fan engagement, sponsorship acquisition, and generating new revenue streams for clubs and teams.
The Company previously announced plans for club acquisition, sponsorship, and media partnership programs. These initiatives, initially focused on UK soccer clubs, MLS, and USL, are spearheaded by Marc Bircham, Sports.com head of business development, and they reflect Sports.com’s commitment to making a significant impact in the sports and media landscape, particularly with the American audience in mind, leveraging the vast and lucrative American sports industry.
Mohegan Appoints Kurt Shotzberger as VP of Financial Planning & Analysis
Mohegan, a globally recognized 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. His work will be instrumental in shaping the economic future of Mohegan, ensuring sustainability and success across all facets of the organization.
“Kurt’s extensive background in finance and gaming brings a unique perspective and invaluable expertise to our team. His skills will be crucial as we navigate the ever-evolving landscape in our industry, and we’re really looking forward to seeing the innovative direction Kurt will offer as part of Mohegan,” Ray Pineault, President and CEO of Mohegan, said.
With over two decades of experience in finance, including 15 years in the gaming industry, Shotzberger brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Mohegan. His professional highlights include various senior leadership roles at IGT, a global leader in gaming technology and serving as Vice President of Gaming & Lodging investment banking with Wachovia Securities. A seasoned professional, Shotzberger’s career is marked by his achievements in enhancing brand performance and driving growth. His appointment at Mohegan is a testament to his abilities and the company’s commitment to excellence and innovation.
“Stepping into the role at Mohegan allows me to apply my background in a manner that aligns with my professional ethos. This opportunity is both a privilege and a significant responsibility which I am eager to begin while making meaningful contributions along the way,” said Kurt Shotzberger, Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at Mohegan.
Shotzberger, who is a Pennsylvania native, has an educational background that includes a Bachelor of Science in Business from Wake Forest University alongside professional certifications that underscore his expertise in economic forecasting and analysis. His approach to finance is deeply aligned with Mohegan’s core values, emphasizing mutual respect, cooperation and building lasting relationships.
- SIS and Bet365 Launch Fixed-Odds Horse Racing in Colorado
- WA.Technology Sets Sights on SBC Summit Rio 2024
- NJDGE Closes its Investigation of Evolution AB with No Further Action
- Gen.G and University of Kentucky Bring Back Award Winning Conference “Campus Takeover” Designed to Drive the Future of Collegiate Esports
- SCCG Spotlights Client Partner SlotZombie on the Verge of Hitting 10,000 Users, Showcasing SCCG’s Strategic Support and Expertise
- Continent 8 Technologies expands with strategic sales professionals focusing on South/Central American markets
- PRAGMATIC PLAY SET FOR SBC RIO APPEARANCE TO KICKSTART 2024 LATAM EXHIBITIONS
- SoftGamings Heads to SBC Summit
- AGA to Host State of the Industry Presentation, Release Report on Record-Breaking 2023 Commercial Gaming Revenue
- 2023 Commercial Gaming Revenue Reaches $66.5B, Marking Third-Straight Year of Record Revenue
- Legacy Fantasy Sports Launches On-Demand Daily Fantasy Sports and Wins Best Product Experience Award at the 2024 Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association Winter Conference
- BEAST TOURNEY RUNS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, AWARDING 30 SEATS TO RECORD-SETTING $12.5 MILLION VENOM
- SGG Media & Pro League Network Announce Social Media Sports Partnership
- BMM Innovation Group Announces its Support for CNIGA’s WIGC Show This Week Through Sponsorship, Exhibition and Education Panel
- Caesars Digital and AGS Interactive Celebrate Exclusive Omni-Channel Launch of Rakin’ Bacon Odyssey in New Jersey
Latest News6 days ago
*MEDIA ALERT* CAESARS DIGITAL AND AGS UNVEIL EXCLUSIVE RAKIN’ BACON ODYSSEY SLOT AT CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY
Compliance Updates5 days ago
Supremeland Gaming Moves into the United States Gaming Market After Gaining Landmark Approval in Pennsylvania
Compliance Updates6 days ago
GLI® First Lab to Achieve Online Gaming, Wagering, and Retail Sports Betting Accreditation by the General Directorate of Casino Games and Slots Machines of Peru
Compliance Updates6 days ago
Ensuring Integrity and Innovation in Tribal Gaming: A Look into the Latest Licensing and Renewals
Latest News6 days ago
PRAGMATIC PLAY TAKES MULTI-PRODUCT OFFERING LIVE WITH BETNACIONAL IN BRAZIL
Latest News5 days ago
Full Pull Unveils Groundbreaking Legal Gaming Offering and Digital Hub for Truck and Tractor Pulling Events
Latest News2 days ago
Kambi Group plc and Penn Entertainment Incorporated Extend Retail Sportsbook Platform Agreement Through 2025
Lottery6 days ago
IWG Relaunches with Georgia Lottery Corporation