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Majority of US adults support legalization of sports betting

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A new poll revealed that a majority of United States adults are in favor of a legal sports betting market.

 

A new national survey conducted by the Washington Post in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts Lowell revealed that 55 percent of adults in the United States are in favor of legal sports betting, whilst 33 percent of the people that participated in that poll said that they’re against it.

As the Post said, this is the first time that the poll indicates a majority in support of legal wagering, even though a 2014 Seton Hall University survey revealed similar results as 55 percent also claimed that they were in favor of legal sports betting. However, 46 percent of the people interviewed said more recently that they were in favor, which means that the percentage lowered almost ten percent in three years.

This new poll surveyed 1k adults over the week of August 14-21 and asked people whether they were involved in professional sports wager in the past five years. The answers indicated that 21 percent of sports fans said that they did, whilst betting participation also increased 35 percent among them.

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The survey also showed that betting is more popular among people under 40 years old when compared to the 40-64 demographic, which decreases to 18 percent. Moreover, men are more likely to bet with a 26 percent, up from the 15 percent reported among women.

Earlier this week, the American Gaming Association (AGA) called for the National Indian Gaming Association’s (NIGA) support in order to make the final push to repeal the federal ban on sports betting as they want states to have the possibility to authorise the modality. The AGA is strongly supporting New Jersey’s case and has joined forces with NIGA and several other groups and created the American Sports Betting Coalition. The group aims to advocate for parties pushing for the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) to get overturned. Said law is the one that makes sports betting only legal in Nevada, NFL parlay sports betting in Delaware, and game square wagering in Montana.…

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Andrés Tamayo

Pragmatic Play Enhances FullReto Partnership with Virtual Sports Addition

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Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, has reinforced its commitment to Latin American expansion by strengthening its existing relationship with Colombian operator FullReto.

The latest agreement will see FullReto offer its players a broad selection of Pragmatic Play’s unique Virtual Sports titles, building on an already extensive offering of over 300 Slots and Live Casino games.

Fantastic League, Greyhound Racing, and the thrilling motor racing-themed Force 1 are among the games now available to FullReto customers as the operator looks to capitalise on the rapidly increasing popularity of Virtual Sports to consolidate its position as a leading platform in Colombia.

The multi-product partnership reaffirms Pragmatic Play’s intentions to expand its offering in the LatAm markets, with FullReto now offering a vast catalogue of Pragmatic’s award-winning games across three verticals.

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Victor Arias, Vice President of Latin American Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “Pragmatic Play is delighted to reinforce its partnership with FullReto by providing its players with access to its renowned Virtual Sports games. The deal not only emphasises Pragmatic Play’s desire to provide Colombian players with an exciting online gaming experience, but also demonstrates the supplier’s dedication to furthering its Latin American expansion.”

Andrés Tamayo, General Manager at FullReto, said: “FullReto’s continued collaboration with Pragmatic Play highlights our main objective of supplying the optimal player experience. The addition of Pragmatic Play’s Virtual Sports offering, on top of its Slots and Live Casino games, will ensure FullReto players have access to hundreds of fan-favourite games across a variety of verticals.”

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Alonso Huiman

Pragmatic Play Launches Live Casino Offer at Atlantic City

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Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, has expanded its Live Casino footprint across Peru after going live with major local operator, Atlantic City.

The partnership sees Pragmatic Play’s full Live Casino portfolio integrated with the operator, enabling players in Peru to enjoy market-leading titles such as Blackjack, Roulette, and Baccarat from the supplier’s award-winning portfolio.

This latest agreement showcases Pragmatic Play’s plans for growth in LatAm, exhibiting an array of its verticals across multiple territories in recent months. It is the latest deal signed by Pragmatic Play with a Peruvian operator, following a comprehensive growth strategy in the country.

Victor Arias, Vice President of Latin American Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “Atlantic City is one of Peru’s most reputable operators and offers another opportunity to showcase the Pragmatic Play Live Casino portfolio in Peru. With an offering that will deliver exceptional gaming experiences to players, this partnership promises to cement Pragmatic Play’s position at the forefront of the Peruvian iGaming industry.”

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Alonso Huiman, Chief of Online Casino at Atlantic City, said: “This landmark agreement with Pragmatic Play is a pivotal moment for us. Its vast selection of table and card games will resonate seamlessly with our player base and we are confident that this will propel our brand to new heights.”

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Pragmatic Play to Participate in CGS Santiago

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Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, is set to participate in CGS Santiago this month, as the provider seeks further inroads across the continent.

The provider is also the standalone Diamond Sponsor at the event, which takes place at Espacio Riesco in the country’s capital, Santiago, on May 29 and 30.

Pragmatic Play is set to attend the event as a renowned actor in the market, for its multi-product offering, comprising Slots, Live Casino content, Virtual Sports, Sportsbook, and Bingo, including fan-favorite titles Gates of Olympus and the popular Blackjack X.

With expo season now in full swing, CGS Santiago marks another conference in the region for the supplier, following its presence at BiS – SiGMA Americas in Brazil, GAT Expo in Colombia, and SBC Summit Rio earlier this year.

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Victor Arias, Vice President of Latin American Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “Latin America remains a key focus for Pragmatic Play as it gears up to make meaningful connections in Chile, a region full of potential as the iGaming industry continues to evolve in this part of the world. Pragmatic Play is also proud to be a Diamond Sponsor at this year’s expo, showcasing the importance that CGS Santiago represents and the immense opportunities that the two-day event has on offer.”

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