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Mark Frissora – Caesars future growth must be guided by responsibility & diversity commitments

Nasdaq-listed Caesars Entertainment Corporation has released its ninth ‘Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR Report’, detailing its sustained commitment to its employees., communities and wider stakeholders. The US gambling group continues its corporate guidance under the ‘People, Planet, Play’ framework which seeks to deliver a positive corporate impact on society. ‘People, Planet, Play’ focuses on five core responsibility dynamics; improving employee …

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AGA places ‘responsibility first’ in new Code of Conduct

US industry trade body The American Gaming Association (AGA) has updated its ‘Code of Conduct’ mandate placing a higher emphasis on stakeholder social responsibility obligations, as the US gambling market expands post PASPA. AGA governance presented the updated code at the ‘Responsible Gaming Education Week – Las Vegas’ event, which featured representatives from the University of Las Vegas, BMM Testlabs, …

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GVC & MGM to create “one of a kind” platform for US expansion

As anticipated FTSE-listed GVC Holdings has this morning confirmed the establishment of its 50-50 US joint venture with MGM Resorts International (MGM). Updating the market, GVC governance states that the joint-venture will significantly expand its US position granting direct access to regulated US states, with both venture parties securing ‘meaningful early mover advantages.’ “With a proven track record as partners-of-choice, …

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The great PASPA repeal: America braces itself for the biggest Brit invasion since the 1960s

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Richard Thorp, Business Development Director at FSB, unpacks how US operators can stave off the transatlantic assault of Britain’s best bookmakers if they choose their suppliers wisely for sports betting’s grandest repeal. When Oscar Wilde wrote that Britain and the United States were two countries separated by a common language, he probably didn’t envisage sports betting getting in the way …

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Positive opening momentum sees William Hill look forward to Russia 2018

FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has detailed a positive opening to its 2018 trading, as the firm continues its digital recovery, while restructuring its operations. Issuing an unaudited trading statement for the 17-week period to 24 April 2018, William Hill details +3% gain in group revenues, driven by strong ‘Online and US performances’ which offset UK Retail declines. The bookmaker …

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Bricks vs Clicks: Why the gaming industry should never be divided

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Gaming market expert Ismail Vali has produced a short film about why the gaming industry should never be divided by Bricks vs Clicks. Upon releasing the film (see below or click here), Vali was asked about the trip that gave him the betting business bug, how online promotions have evolved by replicating a land-based focus on what he terms “The …

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IGT licence deal expands Novomatic’s creative capacity

International Game Technology (IGT), holder of the largest slot game feature patent portfolio in North America, has signed a patent cross-license agreement with the NOVOMATIC Group; a full-service provider in all segments of the gaming industry. Under the terms of the agreement, the NOVOMATIC Group can offer games including patented game features from the IGT portfolio and will pay ongoing …

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Daniel Kustelski – Chalkline Sports: The full potential of the US market

With the growth of the US sports betting space becoming a more realistic possibility, operators are left questioning the best methods to fully unlock the potential of the US market. Speaking to SBC the Co-founder and CEO of Chalkline Sports, Daniel Kustelski analysed the US market and what is likely to be the most efficient approach for operators as they enter …

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Scientific Games completes $ & € debt financing round

Updating the market, Nasdaq-listed gambling technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC), has confirmed the successful conclusion of its + $1 billion debt notes sale to private investors. The Nasdaq corporation first announced its $ and € debt sale on 30 January, seeking to restructure its long-term corporate financing. Completing the debt transactions, SGC governance secures the following financing structure: Tranche …

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GAN and SBTECH form strategic US partnership

Updating the market, B2B gambling enterprise turnkey systems provider GAN has confirmed that it has entered a strategic US services partnership with betting platform and software supplier SBTECH.  The partnership will see SBTECH’s sports betting provisions integrated within GAN’s enterprise platform software ‘GameSTACK’. Moving forward, GAN management will be able to offer sports betting services to ‘select partners’ of its …

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