Consulting company InGame Esports is partnering with New Jersey's Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to increase the number of video game tournaments in Atlantic City in 2019. The plan is to hold championship, major and minor tournaments in the Atlantic City Convention Center or Boardwalk Hall.
PowerPlay.com has debuted its sports betting and online casino platform with a focus on Caribbean and Central American players. The company plans to add languages and new payment options, as well as expand to Africa, Europe and Asia.
Tribal Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Mich., has installed facial recognition software for a pilot program with VSBLTY to gather data on "dwell time," gender, age and emotions, as well as recognize objects of interest and weapons. The software aims "to create a virtual perimeter around the casino floor to analyze player behaviors, further gamify player engagement, all while augmenting security operations to make Gun Lake even safer," VSBLTY CEO Jay Hutton says.
The Mashantucket Pequot tribe has filed an appeal over a federal court ruling that prevented a joint venture casino in Connecticut. US District Judge Rudolph Contreras said in his dismissal last month that competitor MGM has the right to intervene in any follow-up appeal.
The Division of Gaming Enforcement in New Jersey has issued warning letters to affiliate sites offering unauthorized gaming links to consumers. "The division will not license or register any company that is promoting illegal sites, as this activity negatively affects that company's good character, honesty, and integrity," the warning says.
Tropicana Entertainment and Hard Rock International have applied for sportsbook licenses in Atlantic City. If approved, they would join eight other organizations with New Jersey-licensed sportsbooks.
Paddy Power Betfair has tapped Romania for its new responsible gaming initiative. The Alpha Hub startup accelerator will create prototype products utilizing data and analytics, customer matching, identity verification and other technologies.
Two Illinois House subcommittees are scheduled to meet today to discuss sports betting, online gaming, casino growth and daily fantasy sports. A Senate bill regarding gaming prospects in the state was introduced in early 2017 and could be addressed after the elections next month.
Playtech has been designated the monopoly provider of random-number-generator casino games to online gaming operators in the Philippines by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.
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