Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – March 27-April 2

By | April 4, 2023
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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 and new appointments. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Quick Custom Intelligence (QCI) has announced the launch of version 5.2 of its flagship product, the QCI Enterprise Platform. This monumental release includes over 200 new features and enhancements, making it the most significant update in the company’s history.

Amusnet has joined the Association of Permit Holders, Operators and Suppliers of the Entertainment and Gambling Industry in Mexico (AIEJA). AIEJA, which stands for Asociación de Permisionarios, Operadores y Proveedores de la Industria del Entretenimiento y Juego de Apuesta en México in Spanish, is a community that brings together key players in the entertainment and gambling industry in Mexico.

The prestigious PlayCity Casino in Mexico has added 200 machines to its entertainment offer with Zitro’s new Mighty Hammer multi-game. This latest addition complements the already impressive collection of 2700 Zitro machines available at PlayCity across the country.

NeoPollard Interactive LLC, jointly owned by Pollard Banknote Limited and NeoGames S.A., announced that the North Carolina Education Lottery (Lottery) has expanded its Online Play offerings with the introduction of Pick 3 and Pick 4.

DraftKings Inc. announced that DK Horse, the digital gaming operator’s first-ever horse racing product, has launched in twelve (12) states and expects to launch in additional states by the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has joined United Lotteries for Integrity in Sports (ULIS) following the approval of the ULIS Executive Committee on March 17, 2023. BCLC conducts and manages commercial gambling on behalf of the Province of British Columbia, and since 1985 has generated more than CAD28 billion for the Province of B.C. to support healthcare, education and community programmes.

New Appointments

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has announced the appointment of new officers to its Advisory Board, marking a significant milestone in the organisation’s leadership. Taking the helm as Chair of the Advisory Board is Christopher Hebert, J.D., Director of the Gaming Division at the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. Mr. Hebert succeeds Stacy Shaw, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at the Oregon Lottery. Martin Lycka, Senior Vice President of American Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling at Entain Group, will assume the Vice Chair position.

BIG Cyber has appointed Jerad Swimmer as the director of business development. Swimmer joins BIG Cyber with 32 years of tribal gaming experience and is an enrolled tribal member of the United Keetoowah Band in Oklahoma.

Fanatics Betting and Gaming (FBG) has appointed Hank Couture as its new chief operating officer (COO). Couture joins Fanatics from American online food ordering and delivery platform DoorDash, where he served for more than seven years, most recently as vice president of US Marketplace.

New Partnership

Each year, the National UNITY Conference brings together more than 2000 attendees representing hundreds of Native American youth councils from Tribal and urban communities nationwide. At the Indian Gaming Association’s annual Trade Show, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) presented a $50,000 check to UNITY to support its National UNITY Conference and registration scholarships over the next three years, allowing an opportunity for more young people to attend and participate.

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