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Gaming Society Announces FanDuel As First Official Sportsbook Partner

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Gaming Society Announces FanDuel As First Official Sportsbook Partner

 

Gaming Society, the new platform reimagining sports betting and gaming, announced a new partnership with FanDuel, marking Gaming Society’s first official sportsbook partnership. As part of the agreement, FanDuel will sponsor Gaming Society’s NFL-focused newsletter, which is distributed every Thursday and examines trending topics on-and-off the field through the lens of sports betting and gamification.

Gaming Society’s newsletters focuses on introducing new fans to sports betting through an emphasis on storytelling and betting education, underscoring the company’s commitment to making betting more inclusive, accessible and easy to understand for all fans. The NFL-focused newsletter, sponsored by FanDuel, will include regular betting tips and explainers in a weekly segment titled “The Betting Academy,” the company’s educational vertical.

For both Gaming Society and FanDuel Sportsbook, led by CEOs Jaymee Messler and Amy Howe, responsibly onboarding more women to the betting category is a priority, and the partnership serves as another initiative to help achieve this. Gaming Society’s newsletter is also women-led, with an editorial approach crafted to underscore approachability in the rapidly growing betting category.

“At Gaming Society, we are continuing to expand content and engagement features for sports fans, and we are thrilled to partner with FanDuel with a shared goal of making sports betting more inclusive and welcoming to all sports fans, and women fans in particular,” says Jaymee Messler, co-founder of Gaming Society. “Through our partnership, we will be able to reach and responsibly onboard new waves of fans to the betting industry.”

“FanDuel has driven great awareness among female sports fans – leading into this season, we found that nearly two-thirds of female NFL fans in live sportsbook states were aware of FanDuel,” said Amy Howe.  “We are excited to be the first sports betting operator to partner with Gaming Society.  FanDuel knows that women are sports fans, and we want to tap into already established communities that are seeking out sports betting content in environments that speak directly to them.”

The newsletter also highlights Bet Club, Gaming Society’s new free-to-play NFL betting game where fans can put their knowledge from newsletter stories to the test while competing for prizes in an easily digestible betting format.

Continent 8 Technologies names Brian B. Koh as Chief Commercial Officer

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Continent 8 Technologies names Brian B. Koh as Chief Commercial Officer

 

Global technology veteran has been tasked with driving the company’s growth in key international markets

Continent 8 Technologies, the leading provider of managed hosting, connectivity, cloud and security solutions to the iGaming industry, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Brian B. Koh as Chief Commercial Officer.

Brian brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role having held senior positions at global technology firms over a distinguished 20+ year career. He joins Continent 8 from Syntax, where he was Executive Vice President, and has also worked for the likes of IT Convergence and Core Services.

Brian has been involved in both executive roles and several corporate and non-profit boards across the US, Asia and Latin America. He has also been instrumental in building several large multinational companies to successful exits.

Based in New York and reporting directly to the company’s CEO, Michael Tobin, Brian has been tasked with continuing to build on the company’s ambitious growth plans and its go-to-market expansion. This includes developing and implementing its commercial strategy, where he will have crucial input into sales, account management, marketing and customer service.

He joins at a time when Continent 8 is expanding at pace, making strides in the fast-growing Latin American region where it has a presence in several regulated markets including Colombia and Puerto Rico, as well as North America where it is now live in 24 regulated US states and counting. Continent 8 operates globally, with a connected network of 85+ locations across four continents.

Michael Tobin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Continent 8 Technologies, said: “We have a world-class team at Continent 8 and our headcount has grown significantly over the past few years to ensure we remain at the top of our game. Brian is a significant addition to our team and comes at an exciting time for the organisation.

“As more countries embrace regulation and new markets open for business, we see a huge opportunity for Continent 8 to expand its reach and deliver our award-winning managed hosting, connectivity, cloud and security solutions to customers entering these jurisdictions.

“Brian has been tasked with overseeing our expansion, a job that he is undoubtedly the best person to take on. I look forward to working with him closely moving forwards.”

Brian B. Koh, Chief Commercial Officer at Continent 8 Technologies, added: “I am thrilled to join Continent 8 and its highly talented team as the business continues to grow and demand for its powerful suite of solutions increases.

“The opportunity to work with such a highly respected brand was one that I simply couldn’t turn down. Continent 8’s customer base and reputation in the industry is second to none, and I look forward to playing my part in the next chapter of Continent 8’s success story.”

Brian and the Continent 8 team will be at G2E Vegas at the Venetian Expo, 11-13 October, Booth #4410.

Strive Gaming Enters Product Partnership with Freeplay Games Provider Chalkline Sports

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Strive Gaming Enters Product Partnership with Freeplay Games Provider Chalkline Sports

 

Today, Strive Gaming has announced a partnership with Chalkline Sports to deliver best-in-class customer acquisition and retention prediction games for U.S. sports betting and casino operators.

Strive Gaming, an advanced player account management (PAM) platform designed for the multi-state requirements of online operators in the North American market, today announced a new partnership with Chalkline Sports, the leading North American customer acquisition and retention sports game provider.

The new partnership will be the entry point for Strive Gaming into free play games, allowing customers to easily deploy a turnkey free-to-play acquisition and retention tool. Freeplay sports games educate and acclimate new players to sports betting, and deliver consistently high marketing ROI for casinos rolling out sports promotions.

Strive Gaming’s integration with Chalkline will build rich, permission-based, behavioral data sets about game players’ favorite teams, favorite markets and betting level.

Max Meltzer, Strive Gaming CEO, said: “We know from our executive team’s experience: customer acquisition and retention are the biggest challenges for operators in the North American market, and this partnership addresses this opportunity head-on.

Chalkline’s localized and personalized live-odds freeplay sports prediction games engage fans around every sport, and focus on localization and personalization, which are two of the strongest features of the Strive Gaming platform.”

Daniel Kustelski, Chalkline Sports CEO, said: “Strive Gaming is one of the leading B2B platform businesses in the US and Canada with knowledgeable executives, an experienced team and great technology. Their vision aligns very well with our own, and we believe this collaboration will deliver a ton of value in North America’s rapidly growing market.”

EVERI TO DEBUT PLAYER-ENGAGING GAME CONTENT AND NEWEST CABINET AT GLOBAL GAMING EXPO 2022

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EVERI TO DEBUT PLAYER-ENGAGING GAME CONTENT AND NEWEST CABINET AT GLOBAL GAMING EXPO 2022

 

Everi Holdings Inc., a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, financial technology, and player loyalty solutions, will highlight its commitment to provide EVERIthing casino operators need to engage players with the debut of new games and a new gaming cabinet that deliver on the Company’s promise of offering EVERIgame players will want to play at the 22nd annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E®), October 10-13, 2022. Everi will introduce the stunning Dynasty Vue – the Company’s first form factor in its new Dynasty Series of game cabinets, as well as approximately 50 new original game themes and seven new licensed branded titles.

“Our sustained investment in the development of differentiated cabinets and an expanded portfolio of player-popular games will once again be on display at G2E, with the debut of new products that continue to raise the bar on player engagement and entertainment,” said Randy Taylor, Everi President and CEO. “Our G2E product debuts, such as the unique Dynasty Vue cabinet and the more than 50 new overall game titles on display, will once again highlight our successful execution on our multi-year product development roadmap.

The Everi Games team continues to support internal product innovation and execute on a well-planned product roadmap with the introduction of Dynasty Vue and compelling content on display at G2E.”

“Our newest product introductions at G2E demonstrate the success we are achieving through consistent reinvestment in our product development efforts to deliver highly differentiated gaming experiences that help our casino partners grow revenue by engaging players at increasingly higher levels,” said Dean Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader, at Everi. “Our focus is squarely aimed at fully supporting our current markets with an ever-expanding library of compelling game themes and new cabinets, including the launch of Dynasty Vue, which introduces a new era in Everi’s hardware history. By combining the benefits of three distinct cabinet form factors, it offers our game developers a platform to create entirely new games that captivate players’ attention. We are also excited to share with customers our content for the growing historical horse racing segment on both video and mechanical cabinets.”

All Everi Games’ products at G2E 2022 are available now or expected to be commercially available in less than six months and include:

New Video Cabinet

Launching in early 2023, the Dynasty Vue cabinet features a unique, custom display that enables Everi’s designers to create game mechanics that players would typically experience on a portrait cabinet, while providing the sight lines comparable to a dual-screen cabinet, and the functionality and integrated base of a slant top cabinet. This innovative form factor features a custom 36-inch display and an integrated 27-inch top box, with distinctive dual-banded lighting for maximum attract value. The edge-lit digital button deck allows for increased game configurability and player communication with a dynamic play button and wireless mobile charging capability. The cabinet’s integrated base provides flexibility in banking options with a standard 28-inch footprint and new merchandising opportunities. Dynasty Vue will debut with four launch families, including the Combo Cash Series, Money Slam Series, Wild Wheel Series, and the High Rollin’ Gems Series – Everi’s first multi-game product.

Standard Video Content

More than 10 new themes will be featured on Everi’s Empire Flex cabinet including the Press Your Luck Series and Fu Blossom Series, which are both available on Everi’s premium TournEvent® Winners Circle bank of cabinets, part of TournEvent Everiway. These marquee banks feature synchronized content with enhanced sign packages that showcase theme-specific content. The Treasure Gates Series, Fortune Teller Series, Potion Explosion Series, and Banner Series, with persistent state features available in Class II and Class III, will also be available on the Empire Flex cabinet.

Standard Mechanical Content

Everi will introduce more than six new games on the latest addition to its three-reel mechanical portfolio Player Classic Signature which has performed strongly in the field since its first deployment earlier this year. The Platinum Signature Series, Crowns Diamond Respin Series, and Pay Upgrade Series, which introduces a persistence feature to the mechanical segment, will all be showcased at G2E 2022. These themes are reflective of Everi’s commitment to innovation in the mechanical space and highlight the game entertainment elements that stepper players appreciate – a math first focus, unique play mechanics, and dynamic art and audio.

Premium Content

Based on the iconic animated variety television show, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends will be presented on the Skyline Revolve cabinet, while Everi’s high-performing banked product Flex Fusion will showcase several original titles including two follow-on games for the high energy, tornadic themed Cashnado game, Storm Surge and Super Nova. Lift Off, with Locomotion and Starboard base themes, will also debut on Flex Fusion.

Everi will present two of its strongest performing third party brands – Little Shop of Horrors and Willie Nelson – in incredible 4K display on the Empire DCX cabinet, with Little Shop of Horrors Director’s Cut and Willie Nelson Live. Super Fiesta!, with its four Mexican style gambler centric base themes, and Fruit Ninja Frenzy, based on the popular mobile game Fruit Ninja, will be presented on the banked Empire Arena product.

TournEvent Everiway

Everi will showcase the gold standard in slot tournament solutions and the latest iteration of its award-winning TournEvent offering, TournEvent Everiway. All five versions of TournEvent Everiway will be available at G2E 2022 for customers to learn how these features are designed to improve ease of player access and to drive increased enthusiasm for slot tournament style play. The traditional group-style TournEvent Classic and the time flexible “sit-in-go,” on-demand TournEvent Now® will be presented along with TournEvent Winners Circle and TournEvent Cross Play, which enables customers to offer promotions across any combination of portrait or dual-screen cabinets. TournEvent Concierge, powered by Everi’s Trilogy loyalty platform, delivers a seamless slot tournament experience, simplifying tournament registration for staff and players.

The power of TournEvent will be on full display as Everi will host a charity slot tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. in the Company’s booth, #1150, where nearly $16,000 will be donated to the winners’ charities of choice. Players include some of the industry’s most recognized slot stars on YouTube, as well as trade journalists and publishers.

LIGHT & WONDER ADDS EXCLUSIVE PLAYJEUX MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE TO OPENGAMING™ PLATFORM

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LIGHT & WONDER ADDS EXCLUSIVE PLAYJEUX MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE TO OPENGAMING™ PLATFORM

 

Light & Wonder, Inc. has enhanced its OPENGAMING aggregation platform with the exclusive addition of multiplayer platform provider and game supplier PLAYJEUX STUDIOS.

Based in Montreal, Quebec, PlayJeux is committed to building a next-generation multiplayer platform to create a gaming experience that is high quality and packed with features while also comprising a social element.

The Canadian studio’s games are designed to look, feel and play the same as they would in a casino, featuring single, multi-level, must-hit and community progressive jackpots. PlayJeux has incorporated a community-driven aspect to its games, allowing players to interact with friends through fun reactions, mini games, chat and groups, while also providing gamification tools including avatars, achievements, tournaments, missions and daily rewards.

PlayJeux’s goal is to create an industry leading multiplayer iGaming platform that has the capability to develop any type of multiplayer game format. The first PlayJeux games due to go live on OpenGaming initially are ROULETTE WHEEL OF THUNDER, BLACKJACK ROYAL POKER and BLACKJACK ROYAL PAIRS, with multiplayer content set to be rolled out in the coming months.

The latest exclusive and high-quality addition to the OpenGaming aggregation platform further elevates the delivery of dynamic, immersive content to operators, lotteries and tribes worldwide.

Sovanna Phan, CEO and Co-Founder at PlayJeux, said: “PlayJeux is bringing next-generation multiplayer games technology to the market, as a natural evolution positioned between live casino and single-player table games. PlayJeux’s multiplayer ecosystem allows multiple players to play, chat, and share an authentic casino experience on the same interactive game, whether it is slots or table games. By adding jackpots, side bets, and gamification features, we are aiming to redefine iGaming players’ enjoyment.”

Tony Plaskow, Co-Founder at PlayJeux, said: “PlayJeux has a global focus for our games and technology, so Light and Wonder, as the widest distributor of interactive games, is a natural partner. We have a shared vision for giving players more enjoyment and a richer, more authentic, gaming experience than current offerings.”

Steve Mayes, Digital Partnerships Director at Light & Wonder, said: “The PlayJeux team has put together a really fresh take on the multiplayer experience with its platform solution and we look forward to rolling games out in markets worldwide. Our mission as a company is to bring new worlds of play to our customers and PlayJeux’s innovative solution fits that bill perfectly. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”

The OpenGaming ecosystem delivers more than 3,500 games from a global network of in-house and third-party game studios with unrivalled ease of integration that is robust and secure. All games available through OpenGaming are supported with a comprehensive range of responsible gambling tools, helping to deliver a safe and enjoyable gaming experience for players.

US-based SIS Content Services expands team with Sales & Business Development Manager hire

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US-based SIS Content Services expands team with Sales & Business Development Manager hire

 

SIS (Sports Information Services) has announced the appointment of Jake Nowry to the company’s SIS Content Services Inc. US subsidiary as Sales & Business Development Manager.

Nowry will be responsible for driving business growth in the expanding US betting market, where SIS Content Services continues to capitalize on the significant opportunities available to online and retail sportsbook operators with its esports, horse, and greyhound products.

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Nowry has industry experience working at pari-mutuel betting solutions provider Sportech Racing, LLC, and more recently held a role at B2B platform provider GAN (Game Account Network).

His appointment follows on from recent hires Brenda Strickland and Sean Beirne, who joined SIS Content Services as Regulatory and Business Affairs Manager and US Commercial Manager respectively.

The latest addition to the team reflects the increasing value of SIS’ products with sportsbooks across the US and is designed to help to forge new partnerships with operators nationwide.

Richard Ames, CEO, SIS and President of SIS Content Services, said: “With the roll-out of sports betting in the US, in addition to advancements in regulations surrounding esports, we see the market as presenting major growth opportunities for SIS.

“The appointment of Jake will serve to accelerate the progress we are already making through our US subsidiary, as we further establish our market presence in multiple states. His industry knowledge and contacts will be highly beneficial.”

Michele Fischer, Vice President of SIS Content Services, said: “Jake’s appointment is further evidence of our strong belief that esports betting will become widely adopted, presenting huge opportunities for sportsbook operators.

“He brings experience in both horse racing and sports betting, which will be an asset to our growing US team and the overall SIS operation.”

Aspire Global and NeoGames to showcase full range of iGaming solutions at G2E 2022

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Aspire Global and NeoGames to showcase full range of iGaming solutions at G2E 2022

 

NeoGames S.A and its subsidiary Aspire Global will showcase a comprehensive online solution at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2022, as commercial gambling revenue records continue to tumble in the United States.

Aspire Global and NeoGames offer one of the most comprehensive, flexible online solutions on the market. It incorporates the player account management platform (PAM), a full Managed Services portfolio, Pariplay’s leading casino aggregation platform and BtoBet’s proprietary sportsbook solution. All will be presented to delegates at Stand 2032 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 10-13.

The event arrives at a particularly opportune moment for the Aspire Global and NeoGames group, given the boom in land-based and online gaming and sports betting across North America. The synergy with NeoGames expanded Aspire Global’s reach within the territory, positioning the company as one of very few PAMs with such a wide presence in the continent.

The latest report from the American Gaming Association showed that overall commercial gambling revenues across sports betting and casino hit US$34.27 billion for the year to date, up 15.5% on the previous 12 months, as the rise of seasonal visits served to boost the country’s land-based operators. Land-based and online sportsbooks generated $359.6 million in revenues across 25 jurisdictions, up by 34.5%.

With the online segment continuing to record positive results – combined revenue from iGaming in Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia hit $392.4 million in July, up 28.3% on the previous year – Aspire Global and NeoGames are positioned perfectly to serve land-based operators seeking to maximise their revenue potential by granting fast access to an online presence. The existing presence of the PAM in all regulated states, added to the strength and experience of the best-in-breed Managed Service, shape a product that helps partners to better manage their online operations.

Pariplay’s Fusion® offering now consist of over 14,000 games from 80+ suppliers, as well as a suite of back-office conversion and retention tools to enhance player value. It is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and Michigan, with further licenses to follow.

The Aspire Global and NeoGames PAM has a wide presence across North America, being already live in 20 states. Together with the Managed Services offering and the recent GLI-33 certification of its BtoBet sportsbook platform, the complete B2B iGaming offering is now certified in North America.

Tsachi Maimon, CEO of Aspire Global, said: “The market in North America continues to perform very strongly across all verticals, offering fantastic opportunities for the entire NeoGames group. Our conversations with local operators have provided evidence that there is a major appetite for the full-scale platform solutions that we are able to offer, enabling operators to enter the market quickly and efficiently with all the content, services, and tools necessary to keep players entertained.

“Our attendance at G2E will be invaluable in establishing new connections, as we continue on our growth trajectory in a region of huge potential.”

NeoGames Bolsters US Presence as Content Goes Live with BetMGM in Michigan

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NeoGames Bolsters US Presence as Content Goes Live with BetMGM in Michigan

 

NeoGames S.A., a technology-driven provider of end-to-end iLottery and iGaming solutions, announced today the launch of content on the BetMGM Casino platform in Michigan.

Moti Malul, Chief Executive Officer of NeoGames, said, “We have had a fantastic growth journey in the US.  With the addition of Michigan and the alliance with BetMGM, we further our growth. Our localized content is well-liked by their customers and making our debut in Michigan is a great moment for us as we look to further grow our presence in North America by bringing great excitement and entertainment to slot players.”

Wizard Games titles have proven to be highly popular in North America.  Games such as Spirit of Mustang and Wolf Riches are now available to BetMGM customers in the Great Lakes State. The launch is the latest in a successful collaboration between the two parties with Wizard Games’ content also live with BetMGM customers in New Jersey and West Virginia.

NeoGames’ subsidiary, Wizard Games, maintains a portfolio with over 120 titles combining time-tested recipes with fresh, innovative ideas and with customized content according to every market’s preference and needs. The studio’s portfolio is certified for more than 20 regulated jurisdictions in Europe, North America and Latin America.

Wizard Games titles are available to BetMGM through Pariplay’s Fusion® platform, which offers the studio’s expanding portfolio as well as over 14,000 titles from the world’s leading games providers, in addition to a set of gamification tools.

Nevada Gaming Control Board Appoints Kristi Torgerson as New Chief of the Enforcement Division

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Nevada Gaming Control Board Appoints Kristi Torgerson as New Chief of the Enforcement Division

 

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has announced the appointment of Kristi Torgerson as chief of its Enforcement Division. She will succeed Chief James Taylor, who is retiring after 27 years of service to the Board, on October 30.

Torgerson, an employee of the Board since January 1997, has served as Deputy Chief of the Enforcement Division since 2019. Prior to her service to the Board, she served as an interrogator and counterintelligence agent with the US Army. Immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Torgerson was deputized as a Task Force Officer with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force for two years.

“Deputy Chief Torgerson’s impressive career with the Gaming Control Board, the military, and federal law enforcement should give Nevadans confidence in the safety and integrity of gaming as she begins to lead the Enforcement Division,” Chairman J.Brin Gibson said.

Stride Esports Launches Fall Tournaments with New Partner, Practice Server

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Stride Esports Launches Fall Tournaments with New Partner, Practice Server

 

Stride Inc. is teaming up with esports tournament platform provider Practice Server to deliver a new season of tournament play for young competitors across the US.

Stride Esports will utilize Practice Server’s expertise in tournament production and support to build a platform that will grow community through esports play. Tournaments will invite gamers of all levels to connect and compete in multiple titles in the coming months, including Minecraft Build Challenges for 8- to 18-year-olds, and for gamers aged 13 and older, tournaments in Fortnite Duos, Rocket League, and Fall Guys as well as Discord Community Hangout Nights. Tournament winners will be rewarded with hardware, game-branded merchandise, and cash prizes.

Practice Server brings full-scale tournament infrastructure and production support to the recognized leader in online and blended learning programs, to build a safe arena for esports competition.

“Our goal is to deliver a premium and immersive event experience. Partnering with a community-oriented organization like Practice Server will help us bring this to life, and we are both committed to pushing the boundaries in our respective fields,” Les Ottolenghi, Chief Technology and Information Officer at Stride, said.

Stride Esports Fall 2022 tournaments will run on select Saturdays, October through December, in addition to bimonthly Discord Community Hangout Nights.


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