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Internet Sports International Announces Strategic Partnership with Lucky Eagle Casino

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Internet Sports International (ISI), a global provider of turnkey race and sportsbook software and solutions, announced its strategic partnership with Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel, voted 2023 Best Casino by The Olympian Best of the South Sound series. ISI, which specializes in casino retail sportsbook solutions, has implemented eight new sports betting kiosks, as well as the back-end sportsbook technology infrastructure for Lucky Eagle’s brand-new Legends Sportsbook.

“In a highly competitive market, to launch a successful, modern sportsbook, we had to provide our players with an elevated modern experience focused on seamless integration and user-friendly technology. Since our launch and partnership with ISI, the results have been astounding,” said Rodney Youckton, Chief Collaboration Officer for the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel.

“ISI’s advanced analytics and reporting have allowed our operations team to adapt and scale to the specific betting needs and trends of our players, allowing our team to continually provide new betting options and experiences. These new capabilities have allowed us to offer numerous new bets to thousands of new customers. We’ve even had to increase operating hours at the sportsbook to meet the incoming demand from our regular players and new customers alike.”

The new Legends Sportsbook opened in the summer of 2023 to wide acclaim. The 2100 square foot space features a full-service bar and 25 televisions along with the area’s only self-service beer wall. The decor of the new Legends Sportsbook is focused on both the history of the tribe and the surrounding community’s rich sports history. The custom tables within Legends highlight epic sports legends and sports legends of the Pacific Northwest.

“So many small and mid-sized tribal casinos only see a one-size-fits-all solution in a licensing agreement. While bringing notable national brand recognition, these agreements tend to favor larger casinos with online capabilities, not necessarily retail-only establishments,” said Bill Stearns, President of ISI.

“ISI’s technology solutions and kiosk integration provide a competitive advantage, will help increase foot traffic, and will boost casino sales. ISI scales and flexes with the needs of Lucky Eagle, allowing the tribe to own and drive its operation, customizing the experience to its player base. The partnership has been a success and it is incredibly rewarding to watch the sportsbook show constant growth and help boost overall casino and hotel sales – from table games participation to food and beverage purchases.”

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Pace-O-Matic Wins Landmark Texas Court Case: A Victory for Small Business Owners and Community Organizations

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Pace-O-Matic, the industry leader in skill-based games, today announced a significant legal victory in Texas, affirming the legality of its skill-based games. This ruling, issued Tuesday evening by State District Judge Laurine Blake, emphasized that such games are not considered gambling under Texas law. The ruling represents a triumph for small business owners, bar owners, and fraternal organizations who rely on these games to attract customers and support their businesses.

Michael Barley, Chief Public Affairs Officer at Pace-O-Matic, stated, “This ruling is a monumental victory for the small businesses and community organizations that have been able to thrive thanks to skill-based gaming. Our commitment to providing legal, enjoyable, and skill-based gaming options has once again been validated by the courts.”

This legal win underscores Pace-O-Matic’s dedication to fostering a responsible gaming environment while supporting local economies and community groups.

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NJDGE Closes its Investigation of Evolution AB with No Further Action

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Evolution AB has been informed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) that it has conducted an investigation into allegations of misconduct by Evolution AB and that its investigation has been closed with no further action taken.

In November 2021 the NJDGE received a report prepared by an unidentified firm alleging misconduct by Evolution AB. Following receipt of the report, the NJDGE commenced a thorough investigation into the allegations to determine their validity.

The NJDGE found no evidence that Evolution sanctioned, promoted, permitted, or otherwise materially benefitted from its content offered by operators in any market that the NJDGE considers a prohibited jurisdiction.

Evolution also conducted an internal review, while concluding that its due diligence and compliance processes were sufficient, Evolution took the opportunity to enhance its processes. The NJDGE supports the enhancements that Evolution has made. The enhancements did not relate to any jurisdictional violations.

The NJDGE’s investigation into this matter is closed requiring no further action.

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Gen.G and University of Kentucky Bring Back Award Winning Conference “Campus Takeover” Designed to Drive the Future of Collegiate Esports

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Global esports and gaming organization Gen.G and the University of Kentucky (UK) are bringing back their award winning collegiate esports industry conference, Campus Takeover, on March 30 and April 6. This two-day event will bring together esports professionals with students and administrators from different universities. UK continues to pave the way as an esports ecosystem leader in the SEC and Midwest region.

Campus Takeover Day 1 is a student-focused event leading up to the professional conference, and will be live-streamed at twitch.tv/universityofky on March 30 starting at 4:30 PM EST. Campus Takeover Day 2, the flagship professional conference, will be hosted at the Don & Cathy Jacobs Science Building on the University of Kentucky campus on April 6, starting at 10:00 AM EST.

“Since we started this event, we had a responsibility to uphold what future students expect of the University of Kentucky when it comes to their budding esports careers. There’s a lot expected about the future of gaming and esports, and we want to make sure our students are well equipped to be that expected change for years to come,” Heath Price, Associate Chief Information Officer at University of Kentucky, said.

Additionally, many esports professionals hailing from different segments of esports business will participate in various panels during Campus Takeover. The panels and discussions will cover a bevy of topics, including how to maximize your time when looking for new jobs, a conversation around esports, influencers, business, and video games, a look at intersectionality in games, and much more. Other clubs and programs will also be welcome to have tables within the Atrium during Campus Takeover, so even newer students get to see everything UK has to offer.

“University of Kentucky has been our long term collegiate partner; their investment in this community allows us to have a small hand in making sure the future of gaming and esports is secure. We all want to see this industry thrive, and we hope Campus Takeover is a stepping stone for other schools to form their own ways to develop the collegiate esports ecosystem,” Martin Kim, Chief Revenue Officer at Gen.G, said.

Campus Takeover was recognized at the 2023 Esports & Gaming Business Summit Tempest Awards, where it won the award for the Collegiate Esports Program of the Year.

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