Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – May 1-7

By | May 9, 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 partnerships. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has released a toolkit to facilitate the promotion of the National Problem Gambling Helpline, 1-800-GAMBLER, and an analytics dashboard providing information on incoming traffic to the Helpline.

Two Virginia teens have turned their passion for esports into college scholarships. Ayden Price and Landon Stewart, high school students at Virginia Virtual Academy, an online public-school programme, have each been awarded $4000 esports scholarships from Robert Morris University to enroll at the university and continue their gaming careers.

Mexico’s largest media and entertainment conglomerate, Grupo Televisia, will move ahead with plans to split its core business to create specific entity focused on “gambling and soccer”.

SuzoHapp is ready to exhibit at the SBC Summit North America, set to take place on May 9-11 at the Meadowlands Convention Centre in New Jersey. At this year’s SBC North America, SuzoHapp will be presenting its latest sports betting developments, including the SBT-OTC over-the-counter terminal, the SBT-500 and SBT-500+ bar top units, the SBT-2000 seated model and the CashIO Silver payout cash redemption terminal by CountR.

Affinity Interactive (AI) has announced the appointment of Halise Ekmen Uysal as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Ms. Ekmen Uysal will oversee AI’s talented finance organisation in planning for and executing on AI’s growth initiatives across its casinos and digital and media platforms, including Daily Racing Form, DRF Bets and DRF Sports.

Sightline and GeoComply hosted the grand opening of their new offices at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Harry Reid Research & Technology Park. Dignitaries who attended the ribbon-cutting event included UNLV President Dr. Keith Whitfield, U.S. Representative Susie Lee, UNLV Vice President of Economic Development Bo Bernhard, staff from the local offices of U.S. Representatives Dina Titus and Steven Horsford, and leaders from across the casino gaming industry.


SCCG Management has announced a strategic partnership with Sparket, a revolutionary betting platform. The partnership will enable operators to offer infinite free-to-play and pay-to-play betting opportunities, appealing to a much broader audience and adding tremendous value to existing patrons.

PayNearMe, the modern and reliable payments platform designed to manage the complexities of iGaming and sports betting, announced Maverick Gaming has selected MoneyLine, which integrates seamlessly with IGT’s PlaySports platform, to offer Maverick Sports’ customers the widest range of popular payment types with one platform and integration.

Playmaker Capital announced that its owned and operated media business, Futbol Sites, has been named a media partner of Chilean women’s football tournament, the National Women’s Championship 2023, and streaming partner for professional football teams, Colo Colo and Universidad de Chile. Futbol Sites’ Chile-based media property, Redgol, will lead the partnerships and livestream productions.

Pavilion Payments has extended its relationship with eight online operators for iGaming payment solutions. These recent iGaming renewals reflect Pavilion Payments’ ongoing objective to grow their iGaming business.

CT Interactive has entered into a partnership with Skilrock Technologies. The agreement will enable Skilrock, which has a strong presence in the Latin American and African markets, to offer their clients a spectacular portfolio of award-winning slot games.

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