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Scientific Games completes $20 million acquisition of DEQ Systems

Issuing a corporate update Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SCG) has confirmed that it has completed its $20 million acquisition of industry progressive systems and table games manufacturer DEQ Systems Corp (deal first announced September 2016). Updating investors, SCG governance stated that DEQ’s current gaming inventory would be integrated within the firm’s existing services portfolio, boosting SCG’s provisions in proprietary table …

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NYX appoints Todd McTavish as group Legal Officer

Issuing a corporate update, Toronto TSX-listed NYX Gaming (NYX) has confirmed the appointment of Todd McTavish to its executive leadership team, taking on the group role of Chief Legal Officer (CLO). McTavish will be charged with leading NYX group legal and compliance functions across all divisions of NYX expanded operations following the firm’s significant growth via multiple acquisitions within the …

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Surprise Starbucks winner in Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest

Starbucks Barista - NFL Contest

Just over a week ago, a Starbucks barista on $15,000 a year picked up nearly $1 million after winning the biggest pro football handicapping contest in the world. Damon Graham correctly predicted all five games on the final day of the NFL season to beat some of the top sports bettors in the world to the $895,482 first prize, the …

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William Hill expands virtual racing in Nevada

William Hill is now taking bets on Virtual Racing at four of its Reno Sports Books in Nevada. This includes the voice of legendary race caller Tom Durkin and features a new race every five minutes. Punters can opt for Win, Place, Show, Exactas, and Trifectas on lineups that range from eight to twelve animated horses. The bookmaker trialled its Virtual …

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Scientific Games cuts costs despite social gaming success

Las Vegas-based Scientific Games has initiated a $75 million cost-cutting programme to reverse its losses, and focus on driving the company back to its core business. Kevin Sheehan, Chief Executive and President, said: “To position Scientific Games for long-term growth, we are prioritizing our business strategies, streamlining and consolidating our processes and creating a more efficient, seamless organisation.” Sheehan, who …

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XLIVE in Vegas will include esports gambling panel

XLIVE will take place in Las Vegas this December (5-7) and with an extensive esports track, one of the panel naturally focuses on the convergence of esports and gambling. Chris Grove, Partner at Narus Advisors ,who recently put on the Esports and Casino Resort conference will speak on the panel titled ‘Show Me the Money – Are esports the next …

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Gamblit launches eSports platform at G2E Las Vegas

California-based real-money games specialist Gamblit Gaming (Gamblit) seeks to enter the burgeoning eSports market by unveiling its dedicated platform ‘G-Sports’ at G2E Las Vegas, global gambling’s biggest trade show. Announcing its initial launch, the G-Sports platform will look to convert eSports content into popular slot-based games for its land-based partners. The platform sees Gamblit continue its corporate focus of making …

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Z Capital buys Affinity Gaming outright for $580 million

New York private equity firm Z Capital has confirmed that it has brought Nevada casino operator Affinity Gaming outright for an all-cash deal of $580 million (£440 million). At present the private equity firm owns 41% equity in Affinity Gaming, with Z Capital seeking to purchase the outstanding stake at a price of $17.35 per share. Updating stakeholders, Z Capital …

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How land based casinos can seize upon esports

Ask not what esports can offer Las Vegas, ask what they can offer each offer.  With casinos looking for a way to attract a younger tech savvy generation, many are looking to esports as a way to achieve this end. Some casinos have organised tournaments, the Downtown Grand for example has been a key player for some time, but the …

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New football app Gloryhunter signs deal with Betfred

Gloryhunter, the company behind a new football app described as the ‘most original, real-time football game since fantasy football’, has signed an exclusive partnership deal with Betfred. Gloryhunter players can now view updated odds from Betfred for every match and win monthly points and prizes from both Betfred and Nike, another listed partner. At the end of the 2016/17 season, …

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