Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – August 15-21 – European Gaming Industry News

Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – August 15-21 – European Gaming Industry News


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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Jackpot Digital has announced that it has received licensing approval from the Redding Rancheria Gaming Commission, which is the regulator for Win River Resort & Casino located in Redding, California. The Vendor’s license was the final step required for the company to officially install Jackpot Blitz ETGs at the property.

Major League Baseball announced its support of an initiative that would authorise online sports betting in California, becoming the first major sports league to take sides in the high-stakes battle between bookmaking giants and the state’s powerful tribal gaming operators. Two primary sports betting initiatives are on the November ballot. Proposition 26 would restrict betting to in-person only at tribal casinos and four horse racing tracks. Proposition 27 would allow online sports betting.

Pragmatic Play is all set to attend and sponsor the upcoming G&M News Mercosur Summit. The event, hosted at the City Centre Iguazu, in Puerto Iguazu, Misiones, Argentina from August 31 to September 1, offers attendees the chance to enjoy networking, panels and training opportunities, as well as a chance to visit the picturesque Iguazu Falls.

Peru’s president Pedro Castillo has officially legalised sports betting and online gaming, after the country voted for the move last month. The law received 91 votes in favour at Peru’s Congress last month. There were no opposing votes. The law was then signed and published in Peru’s official newspaper.

On Tuesday, August 16, Uruguay’s Senate passed a bill to legalise online gambling, moving closer to the final legislation. The bill was debated during a parliamentary session, where Uruguay’s Chamber of Senators voted in favour of its implementation.

Southland Casino Hotel, which launched the first online and mobile sportsbook in Arkansas earlier this year, has launched its Betley online and mobile sportsbook for betting anywhere in Tennessee. According to a press release, the Betly.com Online Sportsbook for Tennessee is now available on PC and Mac browsers at Betly.com.

MGM Resorts Foundation has awarded nearly $2 million in the form of 82 grants to nonprofit organisations located in communities around the country in which MGM Resorts operates, including Southern Nevada, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Northeast Ohio, the DC Metropolitan area and Western Massachusetts.

Konami Gaming announced an expansive list of gaming entertainment and systems technology planned for the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas on October 11–13. From highly-anticipated new game releases to award-winning SYNKROS casino systems advancements, Konami’s G2E 2022 lineup is rooted in the winning experience—emphasising celebration, team spirit and high-reward.

New Partnerships

rEvolution has been named as the media agency of record for Betfred Sportsbook, the wholly owned US subsidiary of Betfred Group, a UK-based bookmaker that owns and operates over 1400 betting shops in the UK with over 50 years of experience.

Riot Games has partnered with jeweller Tiffany & Co. to redesign the League of Legends World Championship Summoner’s Cup.

SCCG Management Founder and CEO, Stephen Crystal, announced the execution of an agreement with RGS provider, PDX Slots, to provide strategic advisory and business development services for North America.

Author: Tracey Gomez