Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – August 2-8

By | August 11, 2021
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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news, new appointments and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Nuvei Corporation has announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of Mazooma Technical Services. The acquisition enhances and expands Nuvei’s portfolio of North American payment options with instant bank-to-bank payments for pay-ins and payouts and real time payments (RTP) for accelerated withdrawals, allowing customers to receive payouts immediately into their bank accounts 24/7/365.

Atlas World Sports is going to release its Atlas World Sports app at the end of this month. It will be in the iOS and Android App stores just in time to provide NFL, and all sports fans, league scores, stats on teams/players, news, and will eventually provide subscribers personalised AI.

Hard Rock International is going to open its temporary casino in Rockford in October. The temporary casino can be open for up to two years while the permanent casino is built. The location at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center is currently undergoing an $8 million renovation, and will hold over 600 slot machines; the Midway Bar sports bar; and the Rock River Bar and Grill restaurant.

Allied Esports and NASCAR announced an event tour that will bring gaming activations to racing fans in 2021. The Allied Esports Truck, North America’s first and only 18-wheel gaming truck, will make seven stops at NASCAR Cup Series race Midways and Fan Zones starting August 6-8 at Go Bowling at the Glen in Watkins Glen, New York and concluding November 7 at the NASCAR Cup Series Championship in Phoenix, Arizona.

Payment solutions provider Paysafe has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Peruvian alternative payments (APM) platform PagoEfectivo.

Bragg Gaming Group has announced that it will release its second quarter 2021 financial results prior to the opening of the financial markets on Wednesday, 11 August 2021.

TwinSpires, the Churchill Downs-owned online wagering brand for horse racing and sports, has announced that it will seek to enter the newly legalised sports betting market in Arizona in partnership with the Tonto Apache Tribe, owner and operator of the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino.


The International Esports Federation (IESF) has entered into a partnership with live event production company White Lite LLC to host more Esports tournaments in the Latin American (LATAM) region.

DraftKings has entered into an agreement to become the official and exclusive Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) partner of the Boston Red Sox. The agreement reinforces DraftKings’ existing relationship with one of the most storied teams in baseball.

Sports betting company BetMGM has partnered with digital-first news network Cheddar News to launch Cheddar Bets, a weekly programme offering a first-of-its-kind exploration of the intersection of sports betting and financial markets.

New Appointments

EPIC Risk Management, a globally leading independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy, has named leading problematic gambling prevention specialist Dan Trolaro as Vice President of Prevention, effective August 9.

Win Systems has appointed Kevin Reilly as the Sales Manager for the West Coast of the US market. Kevin has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming sector in the US, in which he developed outstanding skills in sales and product management.

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