Connect with us

Latest News

Independent Gaming Enters Licensing Agreement for Konami Gaming’s Facial Recognition Technology Patents

Published

on

Independent Gaming Enters Licensing Agreement for Konami Gaming’s Facial Recognition Technology Patents

 

Konami Gaming announced that it has licensed its patents in facial recognition technology to Independent Gaming Pty Ltd. A leading global developer of casino games and the SYNKROS casino management system, Konami maintains a broad intellectual property portfolio across a spectrum of gaming sectors. Konami first demonstrated its SYNK Vision facial recognition add-on module to SYNKROS—which implements the intellectual property described in these facial recognition patents—at G2E 2019. SYNK Vision enables players to sign into the SYNKROS player loyalty system at EGMs and Table Games simply by sitting down in the chair in front of the EGM or a table games seat, versus having to use a traditional magnetic player card to access the loyalty system. The recent licensing agreement with Australia-based Independent Gaming is Konami’s latest signed contract to make its technology available to more players and properties worldwide.

“Independent Gaming are pleased to have reached an agreement with a great company such as Konami. Our IP agreement for facial recognition use in all our NEXTNET gaming systems continues the advancement in our technology. The benefits of biometrics within our player systems produces many possibilities for player functions and operators ensures our gaming customers have decisive access to key facial recognition solutions,” said Lawrence Shepherd, managing director at Independent Gaming.

“As Konami continues to invest in future innovation, we are excited for the opportunity to make our facial recognition intellectual property available to operators across diverse global markets in different forms. We appreciate the shared collaboration with Independent Gaming on this agreement,” said Tom Jingoli, executive vice president & chief operating officer at Konami Gaming.

Gambling in the USA

MONEYMAKER TOUR LAUNCHES COACHING PARTNERSHIP WITH FARAZ JAKA

Published

on

 

Collaboration will offer Tour participants and fans resources to improve poker skills 

The Moneymaker Tour, which was founded in 2023 by former 2003 World Series of Poker Champion Chris Moneymaker, has partnered with notable poker player Faraz Jaka’s coaching programme, JAKAcoaching to offer Moneymaker Tour players and fans with exclusive coaching offers, materials and access to tools, insights and resources to build and elevate their poker skills.

Faraz Jaka, who won his first WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 NLHE Shootout at the 2023 series and who has more than $12 million in tournament winnings to his name, will provide analyses of hands from the livestreams of Moneymaker Tour stops exclusively for JAKAcoaching members and on his Instagram channel. This analysis will start from the next Moneymaker Tour stop, which kicks off today at the Daytona Beach Racing & Card club and runs until April 29th.

“We are excited to join forces with the Moneymaker Tour to provide participants with practical resources and impact their game in a meaningful way,” said Faraz Jaka, founder of JAKAcoaching, who is also a member of the PokerOrg Player Advisory Board. “Through our partnership, we aim to empower players with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive poker landscape.”

To kick start their learning journey with JAKAcoaching, the site is offering Moneymaker Tour participants access to an exclusive, free training video featuring Florida poker legend Scott Baumstein which can be found at JAKA.poker/moneymaker.

JAKAcoaching also has a special 16% membership discount offer for Moneymaker Tour players and fans to subscribe and join the thousands of players, from beginners to experienced professionals, who benefit from the full range of coaching materials, expertise and resources offered by JAKAcoaching to take their game to the next level.

“Faraz teaches all skill sets within the game and with the majority of players lying in the mid major market, our partnership is a perfect match”, said Tony Burns, Executive Manager, Moneymaker Tour. “With Faraz’ well proven results and his high respect within the poker community from his peers, we felt our brands complimented each other nicely.”

The Moneymaker Tour, which saw its inaugural stop in May 2023, has been steadily increasing in popularity. Its third series at Hard Rock Casino in Cincinnati in September was the first to draw a $1 Million guaranteed Main Event, with a strong 788 entry field eventually won by Joseph Bakun for more than $208,000.

The Moneymaker Tour was created by 2003 WSOP Champion and ACR Team Pro, Chris Moneymaker and Moneymaker Tour Executive Manager, Tony Burns. The Tour was conceived as a way for Moneymaker to give poker players opportunities to have their own ordinary to extraordinary moments as he did. One such player was Michael Rossi, who echoed Chris’s own story when he won the first Moneymaker Poker Tour $2,500 Buy-in Main Event at Palm Beach Kennel Club. Rossi, who won his seat via an online satellite for just $95, this time courtesy of ACR Poker, took down the tournament for more than $134,000 on May 23, the 20th anniversary of Moneymaker’s 2003 WSOP Main Event victory.

The Moneymaker Tour returns to Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club from April 17-29, and moves on to the Palm Beach Kennel Club from May 2-14.

For more information visit: moneymakerpt.com

Continue Reading

Latest News

UNLV International Gaming Institute Announces Inaugural ESPN Research Fellows

Published

on

 

The resulting research will provide insights into the impact of responsible gambling messages used by media in covering the global sports wagering and gaming industry

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) International Gaming Institute (IGI) is excited to announce the recipients of the 2024 ESPN Research Fellowships. This year’s selection showcases a diverse group of scholars whose innovative project proposals will be pivotal in advancing knowledge on responsible gambling messaging in sports media.

Fellowships have been awarded to:

  • Dr Hannah Borenstein, Harper-Schmidt Postdoctoral Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Teaching Professor at The University of Chicago
  • Chance Dow, a Master’s student at the University of Memphis’ Tennessee Institute of Gambling Education and Research
  • Dr Eric R Louderback, Research and Evaluation Scientist in the Division on Addiction at Harvard Medical School
  • Dr Brian Petrotta, Assistant Professor of Sport Media and Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Dr Travis Bell, Associate Professor of Digital and Sports Media at the University of South Florida

Each of the Fellowship proposals address unique facets of responsible gambling messaging in sports media. As the intersection between sports and gambling continues to evolve, the work of these scholars is essential in promoting healthy gambling practices and awareness.

These projects will provide insights into practical strategies that policy-makers and the industry can adopt to help safeguard the wellbeing of sports enthusiasts and the public at large.

Dr Borenstein will explore the relatively untapped domain of track and field and marathon running. Dr Borenstein’s investigation focuses on the implications of integrating gambling into mainstream broadcasting and spectating of these sports.

Dow will investigate the nuances of gendered gambling and responsible gambling. Dow’s study examines how to enhance the effectiveness of responsible gambling messages, particularly among college student populations.

Dr Louderback will analyze video-based sports gambling advertisements on social media. Dr Louderback’s research looks at how responsible gambling messages influence advertisement effectiveness and demonstrates the use of publicly available social media data in advancing knowledge in responsible gambling.

Dr Petrotta and Dr Bell will analyze actual gambling broadcasts during ‘March Madness’ competitions. The study explores how responsible gambling messages are conveyed and will provide crucial insights into real-world practices during live sports broadcasts.

“The IGI is tremendously excited about these projects,” the Executive Director for the IGI, Dr Brett Abarbanel, said. “A key goal of this initiative is to support innovative and impactful research to better understand the rapidly changing global sports and betting environment. This research represents a broad range of perspectives on how gambling is represented in sports media and holds important implications for all gambling stakeholders.”

“ESPN is proud to work with IGI to advance responsible gaming standards through this comprehensive research,” ESPN Corporate Citizenship Vice-President Kevin Martinez said. “These diverse research projects will help to inform how the industry can continue to respond to and improve upon responsible gaming practices in the sports entertainment ecosystem.”

Each research fellowship lasts for a duration of six (6) months. The results of the research will be featured in an IGI webinar in early 2025.

Continue Reading

Latest News

Aposta Ganha Partners with Fast Track to Enhance Player Engagement in the Brazilian Market

Published

on

Aposta Ganha Partners with Fast Track to Enhance Player Engagement in the Brazilian Market

 

Aposta Ganha, a prominent iGaming operator catering to the LATAM market with a focus on Brazil, announces a strategic partnership with Fast Track, a leading CRM technology company, to elevate player engagement and loyalty in their markets.

Aposta Ganha, recognised for its comprehensive igaming offerings and commitment to delivering exceptional player experiences, collaborates with Fast Track to integrate innovative CRM solutions. This partnership marks a significant milestone in enhancing player engagement strategies across the iGaming landscape, leveraging Aposta Ganha’s market expertise with Fast Track’s advanced CRM technology.

By seamlessly integrating Fast Track’s AI-powered CRM platform, Aposta Ganha can now deliver personalised gaming experiences at scale, driving deeper player engagement and retention. Fast Track’s real-time data capabilities and automation empower operators to execute hyper-targeted campaigns and dynamic player journeys, tailored specifically for their audience.

“We are excited to partner with Fast Track to enhance player engagement and loyalty in the Brazilian market,” said Halison Rodrigues, Commercial Director of Aposta Ganha. “This collaboration represents a strategic move to further strengthen our position as a leading iGaming operator in the region, leveraging Fast Track’s expertise to deliver personalised gaming experiences that resonate with our players.”

Simon Lidzén, CEO and Co-Founder of Fast Track, shared his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “Partnering with Aposta Ganha presents a unique opportunity to elevate player engagement in the Brazilian market. Together, we are committed to delivering personalised gaming experiences that drive long-term player loyalty and satisfaction.”

Continue Reading

Trending

GamingAmericas.com (part of HIPTHER) is your one-stop portal for the latest news, insights, and analyses in the gaming industry across the Americas. From legislative updates and market trends to interviews with industry leaders, we provide a comprehensive look at the dynamic landscape of both online and land-based gaming. Whether you're a stakeholder looking to stay ahead of the curve or a gaming enthusiast eager for reliable updates, GamingAmericas.com has got you covered. Follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter for real-time updates and exclusive content. Make informed decisions and stay ahead in the game with GamingAmericas.com.

Disclaimer: All the information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Always check your local laws before participating in any gaming activities.

Copyright © 2018 – 2024, HIPTHER. All Rights Reserved.