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BetMGM Announces Launch of Wheel of Fortune Online Casino

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BetMGM, a leading iGaming and sports betting operator, announced the launch of Wheel of Fortune Online Casino. In collaboration with IGT, Wheel of Fortune is the first brand-led online casino in North America. Now live in New Jersey, Wheel of Fortune Online Casino is home to America’s Game®-branded slot titles, along with additional themed games and features.

“We are thrilled to bring Wheel of Fortune Online Casino to players in New Jersey where they can now play for real money and experience the excitement of the beloved game show on their phones,” said Adam Greenblatt, Chief Executive Officer, BetMGM. “We have a great alliance with Wheel of Fortune and IGT and look forward to offering our players innovative and diverse selections of gaming options.”

An iconic American game show, Wheel of Fortune’s milestone 40th season premiered in September 2022. Wheel of Fortune themed slot games have been a prominent staple on casino floors for over 25 years. Today’s launch of Wheel of Fortune Online Casino represents the brand’s latest gaming expansion.

“Over the last 40 years, the Wheel of Fortune brand has been brought to life in a diverse range of products, including IGT’s extremely successful Wheel of Fortune slots. Now we’re excited to see BetMGM build on that success and take an innovative approach to bring the game to more players by launching the brand’s first online casino in the U.S.,” said Suzanne Prete, Executive Vice President of Game Shows, Sony Pictures Television.

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Enrico Drago, CEO Digital & Betting, IGT, said, “IGT’s Wheel of Fortune slots have been entertaining players for decades as the most successful slot theme of all time. We are incredibly excited to partner with BetMGM on the evolution of this celebrated theme and witness it break new ground to become the first U.S. brand-led online casino where players can enjoy their favorite IGT Wheel of Fortune slots games.”

Wheel of Fortune Online Casino is now available for download in New Jersey on both iOS and Android and accessible via desktop at www.wheeloffortunecasino.com.

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BetMGM Partners with GameCode

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BetMGM has announced a partnership with GameCode, a distinguished iGaming company focused on the North American market. The partnership includes the launch of Boom Boom Boom, HammerCash, Gold Gold Gold and Super3 series which are now live at BetMGM in Michigan and New Jersey through direct integration. BetMGM plans to offer GameCode’s full portfolio of games in all jurisdictions where the operator’s iGaming platform is live pending regulatory approvals.

GameCode’s portfolio of slot titles are built on innovative and one-of-a-kind mechanics. They develop a deep understanding of players’ tastes, and it enables them to develop games that deliver a unique and immersive experience. The initial lineup of titles includes Gold Gold Gold Miners Way, Gold Gold Gold Lions Way, HammerCash, CashPile, Triplestones, and the top performing Boom Boom Boom. Boom Boom Boom is an American-themed 5-reel, 3-row video slot featuring Wild Multipliers and the hold and respin feature on multiple reel sets.

“Boom Boom Boom and other GameCode titles have already proven to be strong performers in their first few weeks of launch at BetMGM. Our mission is to always innovate with in-house, exclusive content with Entain and partners like GameCode to provide our players with an iGaming experience that rises above the rest. This will continue to position us as a destination for players and first choice for suppliers of premium content,” Oliver Bartlett, Vice President of Gaming Product & Content at BetMGM, said.

“At GameCode, we focus on creating good games rather than disposable online gaming content. With experience gained in North American land-based casino, we provide a unique understanding of the market and player needs. We aim to make an impact with each title we release and so far we do so. We innovate at a pace that is difficult to catch up with, providing something new every time we launch a title that players have not seen before. So far, in the states we are live, GameCode’s titles are at the top of the rankings. More is coming,” Matt Hanski, Chief Executive Officer at GameCode, said.

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“I’m excited to announce our launch with BetMGM, introducing advanced online slot games powered by our robust in-house technology. These games are hosted on our state-of-the-art Remote Gaming Server (RGS) which is the backbone of its performance and security. It is a long-term play to develop and maintain a RGS that is designed with multiple layers of protection, ensuring the highest standard of data security and integrity in compliance with U.S. regulations. This launch is a testament to our dedication to providing secure, reliable, and immersive gaming experiences,” Wojciech Ziniewicz, Chief Technology Officer at GameCode, said.

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Prove Identity Partners with BetMGM

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Prove Identity Inc., the global leader in digital identity, announced a strategic partnership with BetMGM, a sports betting and iGaming leader, to enhance the security and user experience for BetMGM customers through the cutting-edge Prove Pre-Fill identity solution.

Prove Pre-Fill accelerates digital consumer onboarding by up to 79% and is used by more than 1000 businesses globally across diversified industries, including 9 of the top 10 banks. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in Prove’s journey toward providing seamless and secure digital sports betting and casino services in the U.S. states where BetMGM operates, pending regulatory approval.

“BetMGM is an innovator in the space, always looking to find new and compelling ways to improve the online gaming experience. Prove Pre-Fill is the latest example of that and allows customers to get access to the content they desire faster than ever before through the identity verification process, enabling them to take full advantage of BetMGM’s vast product offerings,” Tom Hill, Director of Digital Identity and Head of Sports Betting and iGaming at Prove, said.

“We’re committed to providing customers with a seamless and secure sports betting experience, and our partnership with Prove is a testament to that safe bet. Prove Pre-Fill adds an extra layer of security, reduces sign-up abandonment, and improves the overall user experience by streamlining the identity verification and authentication processes. Users can now enjoy the BetMGM sports betting and casino experience faster and with greater peace of mind,” Adam Greenblatt, CEO of BetMGM, said.

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Key Highlights of the Partnership:

  1. Streamlining User Onboarding: Prove Pre-Fill technology will revolutionize the onboarding process for BetMGM users, minimizing sign-up abandonment rates. By simplifying and expediting account creation, BetMGM aims to provide a frictionless experience from the start.
  2. Preventing Bonus and Promotion Abuse: Prove’s solutions will be crucial in preventing rampant bonus and promotion abuse – for example, using the same bonus code multiple times normally intended for only first-time users – within the BetMGM digital sports betting and casino platforms. This ensures a fair and secure user environment, fostering a trustworthy and enjoyable gaming experience.
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Canadian Gaming Summit: Providing the Framework for Sports Betting Success

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As sports betting professionals seek to strengthen their connection with Canadian bettors, the Canadian Gaming Summit will provide the optimal framework for stakeholders to harness brand loyalty, innovate their offerings and strike lucrative partnerships, all aimed at solidifying their presence in the region.

The Sports Betting track is scheduled to take place on the first core day of the summit, Wednesday, June 19, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. Catering to 3,000 industry stakeholders, discussions will encompass fostering mutually beneficial relationships with sports leagues, strategies to emulate the success of Canadian lotteries, analyzing the profiles of Canadian sports viewers and exploring the future of eSports and daily fantasy sports (DFS).

Opening the track is the panel entitled The Winning Ticket: How Sports Betting Can Emulate Lottery’s Appeal. It will explore the strategies sports betting operators can adopt to rival the popularity of traditional Canadian lotteries. Industry experts will examine whether sports betting operators are taking the right approach to emulate the success, brand loyalty and integrity of lotteries and whether a rise in the popularity of sports betting will affect provincial lottery models.

The session entitled It’s All In The Game: Innovations In Live Betting will shed light on how live, in-gaming betting is leading the way for innovation within sports betting. Industry luminaries will discuss the importance of crafting real experiences for bettors, analyze the profiles of potential bettors and explore strategies to fully integrate sports streaming content with sportsbooks.

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The Game Changers: Collaborative Synergy With Sports Leagues panel will explore the power of sports league partnerships and how they are redefining the Canadian sports betting landscape. Expert panelists will delve into the intricacies of such partnerships and discuss how successful partnerships can be leveraged to enhance brand visibility, fan engagement and market presence. The panel will also examine successful case studies, partnership models and ideal strategies for achieving mutually beneficial partnerships.

Expert speakers set to appear across the track will include Conor Murray (VP Marketing, FanDuel), Nic Sulsky (CCO, Pointsbet), Owen Welsh (VP Gaming, Sports Betting and Innovation, CFL), Martin Lycka (SVP American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling, Entain), Britt Doll (Global Marketing Director, Rivalry), Tomer Imber (Senior Director of Sales, Optimove), Iain Montgomery (founder, Now or Never Ventures), Michael Sandalis (founder, Wait What), Peter Czegledy (Partner, Aird & Bellis), Anthony Gaud (founder, Gaud Hammer Gaming Group), Sean Simpson (Senior VP, IPSOS), Paul Burns (President, CGA), Scott Morasch (Senior VP, IPSOS), Sebastian Jedrzejewski (Director Regulatory Affairs, US Integrity), Greg Bloom (CEO, BYB Extreme), Steve McAllister (VP, Parleh Media), Troy Ross (President, TPM Public Affairs), Witek Wachinski (VP Strategy and Development, BetMGM), Patrick Harris (Managing Partner, Rubicon Strategy) with more to be announced.

Attendees will have the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of the Canadian market through dedicated conference tracks on affiliation, advertising, leadership, land-based operations, payments and compliance. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a pre-day player protection symposium.

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