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SharpLink Gaming Ltd. Completes Domestication Merger with SharpLink Gaming, Inc.

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SharpLink Gaming Ltd. (Nasdaq: SBET) (“SharpLink Israel”) today announced that effective today, February 13, 2024, SharpLink Israel has completed its previously announced change of jurisdiction of incorporation from Israel to the State of Delaware through an agreement and plan of merger (“Merger Agreement”) with SharpLink Gaming, Inc. (“SharpLink US”).

Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, which was approved by shareholders at an Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders held on December 6, 2023, SharpLink Merger Sub Ltd., an Israeli company and a wholly owned subsidiary of SharpLink US, has merged with and into SharpLink Israel, with SharpLink Israel surviving the merger and becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of SharpLink US.

Each outstanding ordinary and preferred share of SharpLink Israel will automatically be exchanged for one share of SharpLink US’s common stock or preferred stock, as applicable, and all outstanding options and warrants to purchase ordinary shares of SharpLink Israel will convert to the options and warrants to purchase the same number of shares of common stock of SharpLink US under similar terms. For more detailed information regarding the domestication merger, please refer to the definitive proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on October 23, 2023.

SharpLink US’s common stock will commence trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the same trading symbol, SBET, effective at the market open tomorrow, February 14, 2024. The new CUSIP number for SharpLink US’ common stock is 820014108.

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Changes to Board of Directors

In connection with the completion of the domestication merger, Joseph Housman, Paul Abdo, Scott Pollei and Thomas Doering resigned as directors of SharpLink Israel and SharpLink US.

Remaining on the SharpLink US board is Rob Phythian, CEO of SharpLink US, who has also been appointed as SharpLink US’ new Chairman; and Adrienne Anderson, an independent member of the Board, who will also serve as Chair of SharpLink US’s Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee.

Obie McKenzie and Leslie Bernhard have been newly appointed to serve as independent members of SharpLink US’ Board of Directors. McKenzie will also serve as Chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee; and Bernhard will serve as a member of both the Audit and Compensation Committees.

 

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Fast Track Secures Landmark Deal with Suprema Group – Setting a New Standard in the Brazilian iGaming Market

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Fast Track Secures Landmark Deal with Suprema Group - Setting a New Standard in the Brazilian iGaming Market

 

Fast Track, the industry leader in CRM solutions for the iGaming sector, is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Suprema Group, one of Brazil’s largest and most influential operators. This deal solidifies Fast Track’s position as the dominant force in the Brazilian iGaming market.

Suprema Group, renowned for its extensive portfolio of brands, will leverage Fast Track’s cutting-edge CRM platform to enhance its operational efficiency and player engagement. Suprema collaborates with BetConstruct, empowering multiple brands in Brazil with premier online casino and sports betting experiences. As the holder of licences and a key stakeholder in all these brands, Suprema’s decision to partner with Fast Track is a testament to the platform’s unrivalled capabilities and industry-leading solutions.

By integrating Fast Track’s powerful CRM platform, Suprema intends to revolutionise its player engagement strategies, guaranteeing personalised, real-time experiences for the many monthly active users across all its brands.

“We are ecstatic to join forces with Suprema Group,” said Simon Lidzén, Co-Founder and CEO of Fast Track. “Suprema shares a commitment to innovation and excellence in the iGaming industry. We are honoured to support their vision and look forward to a successful collaboration that will benefit their extensive portfolio of brands.”

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Suprema Group’s COO, Rodrigo Teixeira, recognizes the unparalleled value that Fast Track brings to their operations. With our comprehensive suite of automation, real-time data integration, and AI-driven personalization, Suprema will be well-equipped to handle the complexities of its multi-brand environment. This collaboration will address key operational challenges, such as price scalability for smaller brands and streamline CRM strategies, ultimately driving growth and efficiency.

Fast Track’s robust platform will support Suprema’s ambitious goals, including the onboarding of all brands and the seamless integration of casino and sports verticals.

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Light & Wonder Expands Presence in Oregon with Additional Placements of KASCADA Dual Screen Multi-Games

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Light & Wonder Inc. announced that the Oregon Lottery has purchased more than 1200 additional Video Lottery Terminals (VLT). This comes less than a year after the Oregon Lottery purchased 1175 VLTs following the successful trial phase in the state.

The gaming machines will house diverse player-favorite games such as BLAZING HOT CELEBRATIONS, LIGHTNING TUSKS, AMERICAN ORIGINAL, BIER HAUS, AMERICAN ORIGINAL STARS & BARS, QUICK HIT MONEY WHEEL, TREASURE FRUITS, FLUSH FRENZY Poker, and more.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Oregon Lottery and to provide their players with our state-of-the-art KASCADA Dual Screen Multi-Games. The additional placement of over 1,200 VLTs is a testament to the success and popularity of our games in the region. We are committed to delivering innovative and engaging gaming experiences that enhance player enjoyment and drive growth for our customers,” said Niaz Nejad, Managing Director – Americas, Gaming at Light & Wonder.

“We’re excited to continue our partnership in bringing Light & Wonder’s popular games and product expertise to our Video Lottery players. They consistently use our feedback to deliver quality products that benefit our team and customers,” said Sar Richards, Oregon Lottery’s Manager of Video Gaming Products.

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White House National Security Official Confirmed as Keynote Speaker for BSA/AML Gaming Conference in Las Vegas

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The BSA-AML Compliance Group announced that Carole House, White House National Security Council (NSC) Special Advisor for Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure, will deliver a keynote address at the Annual BSA-AML Gaming Conference on Thursday, August 15, at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

Carole House brings a wealth of experience in cybersecurity, digital innovation, and financial crime prevention to the conference. Her background includes roles as an Executive in Residence at Terranet Ventures Inc., a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and Chair of the Technology Advisory Committee to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). House previously served at the NSC as the Director for Cybersecurity and Secure Digital Innovation and at the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), where she led cybersecurity, virtual currency, and emerging technology policy efforts.

“We are thrilled to welcome Carole House as a keynote speaker at this year’s conference. Her extensive experience in cybersecurity, digital innovation, and financial crime prevention will provide invaluable insights to our attendees, especially as the gaming industry continues to navigate the complex landscape of emerging technologies and associated risks,” said Brian Lopez, Co-Founder of the BSA-AML Compliance Group.

House’s military background as a former Army Captain, including a deployment to Afghanistan, adds a unique perspective to her expertise in national security and critical infrastructure protection.

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The annual BSA/AML Gaming Conference is the largest and most comprehensive anti-money laundering compliance conference in North America dedicated to the gaming industry. Last year, individuals from forty-one states plus Puerto Rico, four foreign countries, and over a hundred tribal gaming properties attended the conference.

Other keynote speakers this year include Brian Nelson, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the U.S. Department of the Treasury; James Barnacle, Deputy Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Guy Ficco, Chief of IRS-Criminal Investigation Division. The conference will feature leading experts in anti-money laundering compliance in the gaming industry, including government officials, regulators, and industry professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in money laundering prevention, emerging illicit finance typologies, fraud, and cyber threats to casinos.

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