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MGM caps US sports league hat-trick through MLB deal

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Major League Baseball (MLB) has followed in the footsteps of the NBA and NHL by striking a betting partnership with MGM Resorts. The two parties have announced an all-inclusive agreement that designates MGM Resorts as the first-ever ‘Official Gaming Partner of MLB’ and ‘Official Entertainment Partner of MLB’. The deal will combine the MLB brand with MGM Resorts and playMGM …

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SWIMA integrity marked as a critical initiative for US betting

Leading US gambling stakeholders will participate in the formation of a new non-profit body monitoring US sports betting, collaborating to help combat fraud and eliminate corruption. This week New Jersey Assistant Attorney General George Rover presented the foundations of ‘Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association – SWIMA’, which aims to monitor betting activities, creating safe and secure betting propositions for US …

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Chris Murphy: Americas Outlook – October brings Powers Plays & Happy Days

Whilst European operators suffered a bad news October, everyone and everything appears to be upbeat stateside, as US gambling incumbents begin to strike out their first sports and marketing partnerships. Chris Murphy SBC America’s editor gives readers his stateside lowdown… _____________ October proved to be the busiest yet for US sport betting, with a flurry of new commercial relationships between industry …

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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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MGM ties up New York Jets partnership

NFL side the New York Jets has partnered with MGM Resorts to announce its first official gaming partner. The “first of its kind partnership,” has been confirmed with a multi-year agreement, hailed “the most comprehensive and integrated gaming partnership in the NFL to date”. The collaboration acts as an affirmation of continued commitment to growing its brand name via sports …

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GVC Holdings confident of delivering its 2018 targets & objectives

Publishing its Q3 2018 trading update (period ending 30 September), FTSE100 betting group GVC Holdings details continued corporate growth and progress on its core strategic objectives. The enlarged FTSE firm continues its strong digital momentum, recording +28% period NGR increase, detailing growth across all its major operating territories. Boosted by the closing stages of World Cup Russia 2018, GVC sports …

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MGM appoints ‘Tech Pro’ George Kliavkoff to lead its Entertainment & Sports properties

MGM Resorts has confirmed the appointment of George Kliavkoff as its new President of Entertainment & Sports, replacing former leadership incumbent Richard Strum. Kliavkoff takes leadership of MGM’s sports and entertainment verticals at a crucial juncture for the New York-listed gambling and leisure firm, as it expands multiple live venue properties and develops new entertainment concepts. A seasoned media and technology executive …

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MGM Resorts reflects on Route 91 tragedy

MGM Resorts Group Chairman and Chief Executive, Jim Murren has issued a sombre personal statement reflecting on the first anniversary of the tragic ‘Route 91 Harvest’ music festival massacre which left 58 people dead and more than 850 injured. The Las Vegas community is still recovering from the events of 2 October 2017, when Stephen Craig Paddock opened fire on …

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New look GVC shows its digital muscle as governance targets growth on global scale

Publishing its interim 2018 results (six-month period ending 30 June), FTSE-listed GVC Holdings displays its enlarged capacity as digital and European growth helps override tough UK retail trading conditions. Presenting its first report incorporating the assets of Ladbrokes Coral (acquisition officially completed on 28 March 2018), GVC records group revenues of £1.1 billion. In its report, GVC governance highlights its …

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GVC and MGM joint venture elevates mobile betting in New Jersey

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Through the pair’s recently announced US sports betting venture, GVC Holdings PLC and MGM Resorts International have expanded New Jersey’s mobile sports betting opportunities, with the launch of playMGM. The playMGM NJ Sports betting app provides markets on a full range of US and selected international sports with customers able to sign-up, deposit and withdraw money directly from their mobile …

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