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Frissora leadership departure sees ‘Caesars in play’

The confirmed departure of Mark Frissora as President & Chief Executive of Caesars Entertainment has triggered fresh rumours regarding the future of the legacy US casino operator. This morning, the New York Post reported that the governance of MGM Resorts had hired Morgan Stanley and law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges to act as corporate advisors, examining a potential $20 billion …

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Caesars launches ‘The Book’, targeting ‘next generation’ engagement

This weekend Nasdaq-listed Caesars Entertainment launched its ‘next generation’ sportsbook property ‘The Book’ at its LINQ Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas promenade. Joined by NFL legend Terrell Owens, Caesars CEO & President Mark Frissora stated that The Book would represent the next evolution of sportsbook, reimagining the proposition of sports betting as an entertainment vertical for US consumers. …

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Scout gains US vision with Metric Gaming

European B2B fantasy sports provider Scout Gaming is set to expand its services within the US market, partnering with Las Vegas-based real-time sports data and betting platform provider Metric Gaming. Issuing a market update, Scout and Metric leadership confirm that a ‘reciprocal arrangement’ has been agreed on, with both parties gaining full access to each other product portfolio and provisions. …

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Caesars bets on new comedy concept with Jimmy Kimmel

Seeking to broaden the variety of entertainment within its casino properties, US gambling and leisure operator Caesars Entertainment has partnered with comedian and TV host Jimmy Kimmel. Updating the market, Caesars will develop a ‘Jimmy Kimmel – Comedy Club’ as a new concept within its LINQ Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip promenade. “At 8,000 square feet, the …

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BetConstruct puts live betting education at the heart of US plans

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BetConstruct will be using its “huge library of live match betting choices” to educate the US market about why in-play betting has become so popular across the world. The gaming solutions provider will be at this year’s G2E in Las Vegas, the first edition of the event since PASPA repeal opened the doors for online sports wagering in the country. …

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Metric Gaming secures $10 million series A funding US vision

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Las Vegas-based online sportsbook platform and real-time betting data services provider, Metric Gaming has confirmed that it has secured $10 million completing its ‘series A’ funding round. Founded in 2013 by an enterprise team led by Martin de Knijff, Metric Gaming seeks to become a leading developer of sports betting proprietary products and platform provisions, empowered by the use of …

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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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