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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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Las Vegas conference will explore the esports opportunity for casinos

Much has been made of the potential opportunity that esports holds for the casinos industry in attracting the younger millennial generation, and moreover for the gambling industry in general. Accordingly Narus Advisors is putting on a two day event in Las Vegas titled Esports & Casino Resorts which will explore this on October 25th and 26th at the SLS Casino …

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CG Technology facing $1.5m fine and removal of CEO

CG Technology has agreed to pay a $1.5 million fine in relation to charges of underpaying and overpaying certain bettors on the sportsbook. This comes just two months after the Nevada Gaming Control Board alleged that CG Technology had underpaid winning parlays by about $700,000 on more than 20,000 occasions from August 2011 to March 2015. The complaint also accused the …

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William Hill opens wagering on Virtual Racing in Nevada

William Hill has opened wagering on Virtual Racing at two of its Nevada Race and Sports Books. After receiving approval for a field trial from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the company will offer Virtual Racing inside the Plaza Casino and Silver Sevens Casino, both in Las Vegas. Featuring the voice of legendary race caller Tom Durkin, William Hill Virtual …

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Jay Kornegay – Westgate LV Resort – NHL franchise for Vegas

On Wednesday, National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the league had granted an expansion to include a franchise from Las Vegas. The new team will compete as the 31st team, starting in the 2017-18 season, and become the first expansion team since the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild in 2000-01. To mark this news, we caught …

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Pro-Sports heads to Vegas for 2017 as Foley gains NHL approval

US professional sports will come to the state of Nevada as the NHL granted approval for Las Vegas to launch a new expansion franchise aiming to join its league by the 2017/18 season.   The NHL Las Vegas franchise proposition received unanimous approval from a review conducted by its Board of Governors greenlighting the project for a Nevada-based franchise. NHL …

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Formula E has an esports eye on Las Vegas

The second season of the FIA Formula E championship, the world’s first all electric motor racing series, has just two races left this campaign with the Renault e.Dams team currently occupying top spot. Formula E has fully embraced esports with open arms this year and back in Easter a deal between it, the ESL and Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios has seen …

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RGT shares British advances in treatment data collection

The Director of Commissioning for the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has shared details of British advances in treatment data collection during the International Gambling Institute’s 16th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking. Jane Rigbye set out the British approach to data reporting in problem gambling treatment services in a speech to the University of Nevada, as part of International …

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Gamesys tests UK betting market with Bethotshot brand

Gamesys the operating company of UK online casino brand JackpotJoy, has confirmed that it will enter the UK betting market launching new brand Bethotshot in partnership with live betting specialist Metric Gaming. The launch of the Bethotshot.com website will coincide with the start of Euro 2016 (10 June – 10 July), with Gamesys management stating that the company would use …

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