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Better Collective partners with well-established Polish news portal Wirtualna Polska

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With a vision to become the Leading Digital Sports Media Group, Better Collective has signed a media partnership with the top-ranked polish news portal, Wirtualna Polska or www.WP.pl, with more than 22 million monthly visitors. The partnership is co-branded with Better Collective’s Polish flagship sports media, Zagranie.com which will be delivering sports betting content, data and statistics to the polish media’s new sports and sports betting section.

Better Collective has established a new media partnership with one of Poland’s top-ranking horizontal portals, Wirtualna Polska with more than 22 million monthly visitors. Wirtualna Polska operates various specialized websites and e-commerce websites, and is also the largest Polish sports media provider with approximately 11.5 million monthly visitors. The agreement is for Better Collective to provide WP.pl’s users with high quality sports content, betting odds, and analyses via its new sports and sports betting section.

The content will be delivered by Better Collective’s flagship sports media, www.Zagranie .com, which is a popular Polish sports media, providing professional sports analysis and data while allowing fans to share, reviews and tips. The partnership is expected to launch by the end of March, and sport fans will be able to access the new content directly on www.WP.pl.

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The last couple of years, Better Collective has been fine tuning its media partnership business, which has come to play a significant part in the Group’s performance. Among others, Better Collective is currently partnering with well-established and authoritative news media outlets like the Telegraph and New York Post.

Michael Kopec, Director Better Collective Northeast Europe: Better Collective has extensive experience in producing data, betting tips and sports content of high quality to inform sports fans at all levels of experience. We are excited to partner with Wirtualna Polska, so we together can provide the continuous depth and breadth of content that sports fans appreciate.

Łukasz Gołąbowski, Regional Manager Wirtualna Polska: Wirtualna Polska was Poland’s first internet portal, and we have a large and loyal following. Daily, we prepare new content so our readers can access the latest information and stay up-to-date on trivia from the world of entertainment. Partnering with Better Collective means that we also will be able to provide timely and professional sports and sports betting content so Polish fans can always get the latest information about their favorite sport, team, or athlete”.

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AGA to Host State of the Industry Presentation, Release Report on Record-Breaking 2023 Commercial Gaming Revenue

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The American Gaming Association (AGA) will hold its annual State of the Industry presentation with AGA President and CEO Bill Miller today, February 20 at 11:30 AM ET/8:30 AM PT.

During the presentation, the AGA will release full-year 2023 commercial gaming revenue numbers, discuss gaming’s third consecutive record-setting revenue year, provide analysis on the current gaming landscape, and preview AGA priorities for 2024.

Media are invited to a press call immediately following the presentation for Q&A.

What: AGA State of the Industry: Gaming’s Look Ahead & 2023 Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker Release

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Who: AGA President and CEO Bill Miller and Vice President, Research David Forman

When: Today, February 20, 2024 at 11:30 AM ET/8:30 AM PT

Where: WEBINAR REGISTRATION | PRESS CALL REGISTRATION

For questions about this event or AGA’s Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker, contact [email protected].

 

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AGA’s Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker provides state-by-state and cumulative insight into the U.S. commercial gaming industry’s financial performance based on state revenue reports. This issue highlights full-year 2023 figures and Q4 2023 results. Tribal gaming revenue is released annually by the National Indian Gaming Commission.

35 states and the District of Columbia featured operational commercial gaming markets in 2023, including casino gaming, sports betting and iGaming.

AGA’s State of Play Map charts gaming’s economic impact, industry regulations and casino locations on a state-by-state basis for both the commercial and tribal gaming sectors.

 

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2023 Commercial Gaming Revenue Reaches $66.5B, Marking Third-Straight Year of Record Revenue

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Industry Contributes All-Time High $14.4B in State and Local Gaming Taxes.

U.S. commercial gaming revenue reached an annual record of $66.5 billion in 2023, according to the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker. The total surpasses 2022’s previous high of $60.5 billion by 10 percent, marking the industry’s third-straight record revenue year.

The year was punctuated by all-time high quarterly revenue of $17.4 billion in Q4 2023, anchored by $6.2 billion in revenue in December, the highest grossing month in industry history.

“From the traditional casino experience to online options, American adults’ demand for gaming is at an all-time high,” said AGA President and CEO Bill Miller. “Sustaining our momentum will take unified industry efforts around combating pernicious illegal operators and growing responsible gambling efforts in tandem with the growth of the legal market—both of which the AGA is committed to lead on throughout 2024.”

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The commercial gaming industry continues to evolve, with online gaming making up nearly one-quarter (24.7%) of nationwide commercial gaming revenue in 2023, a new annual high. Looking at each sector:

Traditional Gaming: Brick-and-mortar casino slots and table games grossed a record $49.4 billion in 2023, up 3.3 percent over 2022. On a state level, 19 out of 27 traditional gaming markets saw record annual revenue.
Sports Betting: In 2023, sports betting achieved new records for handle ($119.8B) and sportsbook revenue ($10.9B), up 27.8 and 44.5 percent respectively. This growth was largely fueled by continued maturation across most existing markets as well as several new markets, particularly in Massachusetts and Ohio.

iGaming: 2023 online casino revenue grew 22.9 percent year-over-year to $6.2 billion in the six states with full-scale legal iGaming.

In 2023, 12 of the top 20 commercial casino gaming markets reported revenue growth compared to the previous year, with the top market—the Las Vegas Strip—seeing the strongest year-over-year gains. New Jersey maintained its spot as the second-highest grossing market, while Chicagoland (third) flipped rankings with the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. market (fourth) and Mississippi Gulf Coast (fifth) rounded out the top five.

The commercial gaming industry also contributed more to state and local governments’ coffers than ever in 2023. Throughout the year, commercial gaming operators paid an estimated $14.4 billion in direct gaming revenue taxes, an increase of 9.7 percent year-over-year. The industry also contributes billions of additional tax dollars to states each year in the form of income, sales, payroll and various other corporate taxes.

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“Gaming’s success translates directly to the success of the states, cities and towns in which we operate,” continued Miller. “We are proud to be in 47 U.S. jurisdictions, acting as economic drivers, creating jobs and providing the funding that makes critical public education programs, infrastructure projects, problem gambling resources and more possible.”

Miller will make additional remarks on full-year 2023 commercial gaming revenue figures and preview AGA’s priorities for the year ahead in AGA’s annual State of the Industry webinar on Feb. 20 at 11:30 AM ET/8:30 AM PT.

For additional information about (AGA) Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker visit americangaming.org

For registration visit bigmarker.com

 

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BMM Innovation Group Announces its Support for CNIGA’s WIGC Show This Week Through Sponsorship, Exhibition and Education Panel

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BMM Testlabs, BIG Cyber and RG24seven virtual training companies to have major presence at WIGC show February 19 to 22 in Temecula, California

BMM Innovation Group (BIG), a technology conglomerate providing world-class services and cutting-edge solutions to the global gaming industry, today announced the company’s attendance and support of this week’s Western Indian Gaming Conference (WIGC) & Trade Show hosted by CNIGA at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California.

“We are honored to participate in the WIGC, a pivotal gathering that underscores the strength and vibrancy of the tribal gaming industry,” the Tribal Services Senior Director for BMM, Sean Mason (pictured), said. “At BMM, we are committed to supporting the event and contributing to the success of tribal gaming enterprises. Our engagement reflects our dedication to fostering innovation, integrity and compliance excellence within the tribal gaming sector. We look forward to meaningful discussions, networking and showcasing how BMM’s expertise can elevate the gaming experience for tribal regulators, casino operators and their patrons.”

BIG is supporting the WIGC event through a presentation hosted by BMM Testlabs, a cybersecurity defense presence with attendance by BIG Cyber and demonstrations of RG24seven virtual training in booth #69 at the exhibition. BMM Testlabs will also host a presentation for show attendees at 3:20pm on Wednesday, February 21.

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The BMM-sponsored panel, The Compliance Approach While Being Proactive to Regulations, will discuss effective ways to evolve regulatory frameworks alongside technological advancements to foster a fair, secure and responsible tribal gaming environment. The panel will be moderated by BMM’s Senior Tribal Services Manager, Holly Billy, with panelists Sean Mason (Senior Director of Tribal Services, BMM Testlabs), Tim Cotton (IT Audit Manager, National Indian Gaming Commission), Jose Gonzalez (Director of Compliance, Tuolumne Me-Wuk Tribal Gaming Agency) and Kelly Myers (Director of Governmental Affairs, GLI).

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