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New Report Finds Maryland Gaming Delivers Positive Economic and Social Benefits to Communities, Promotes Responsible Gaming

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American Gaming Association kicks off Responsible Gaming Education Week with Get to Know Gaming event at MGM National Harbor

The Maryland casino gaming industry supports small businesses, strengthens communities and provides good jobs that pave a path to the middle class, according to new American Gaming Association research released today at a Get to Know Gaming event at MGM National Harbor.

AGA’s newest report, Casinos & Communities: Maryland, offers a narrative look at the gaming industry’s economic and social contributions to communities in the Free State. The research couples key data on gaming’s economic impact—15,364 jobs supported and $713 million in wages generated annually—with testimonials from local business owners, nonprofits and elected officials about gaming’s positive impact in their communities.

“Maryland’s six casinos are driving tremendous opportunity for communities across the state. As a native Marylander, it is remarkable to see how fast this industry has grown and, at the same time, supported the communities where they operate,” said Bill Miller, president and chief executive officer of the American Gaming Association.

AGA’s Get to Know Gaming campaign engages local leaders in a discussion about the critical role gaming plays as a community partner. The event also kicked-off Responsible Gaming Education Week, taking place Sept. 15-21, with perspectives on responsible gaming programming and resources available to Maryland gaming operators, casino employees and patrons throughout the state.

“I’m pleased to be in Maryland today to kick off the 22nd annual Responsible Gaming Education Week and highlight the state’s efforts in this essential area,” Miller added. “This week serves as an opportunity to highlight gaming’s unwavering commitment to responsible gaming and, importantly, promote transparency and gaming literacy to customers.”

Monday’s Get to Know Gaming roundtable panel included U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04); Mary Drexler, program director at the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gaming; Melonie Johnson, president and chief operating officer of MGM National Harbor; Bill Miller, AGA’s president and chief executive officer; and small-business owners William Parker of the Parker K-9 Group and Carla Truitt of Be Clean Cleaning Services, Inc. Former Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III moderated the discussion.

Background

  • August 2019 was the fourth best month ever for gaming revenue for Maryland’s six casinos.
  • The Greater Baltimore-Washington D.C. commercial gaming market is now the fourth largest in the United States.
  • Gaming revenue in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. market has more than tripled since 2011, sparking economic growth that extends across the state of Maryland.

 

About Responsible Gaming Education Week:

The American Gaming Association and its members prioritize responsible gaming as an integral part of our industry’s daily operations. Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW)—Sept. 15-21, 2019—provides an opportunity to showcase our dedication to responsible gaming programs. It also provides a specific opportunity to refresh employee training, promote transparency and gaming literacy to customers and work with community partners on advancing responsible gaming initiatives.

About AGA:

The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $261 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.8 million jobs nationwide. AGA members include commercial and tribal casino operators, gaming suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to achieve sound policies and regulations consistent with casino gaming’s modern appeal and vast economic contributions.


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Google Relaxes Gambling Advertising Policies in Five US States

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Google has updated its gambling and games policy. The updated policy authorises advertising of sports betting services in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Montana, Iowa and Indiana.

These five states join Nevada, New Jersey and West Virginia who all permit sports betting via Google’s “limited beta” programme launched in June as part of the company’s efforts to keep pace with the rapid spread of legal sports betting services.

Under the Google policy, operators applying for the programme will be obliged to provide a copy of their license in each of the states it wishes to advertise in. The limited beta programme will permit operators to promote their services via Google Display Network, Google Ads, AdMob and YouTube but would be restricted in promoting online sports betting services through Google Ad Manager.


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Synergy Blue Games Make Las Vegas Debut at Palms and Red Rock Casinos

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Synergy Blue has announced that its arcade-style, skill-influenced games have been officially approved for statewide rollout in Nevada. The games will go through field trial phases at two Station Casinos properties, Palms and Red Rock Casinos. The trial will debut a variety of Synergy Blue games to the Las Vegas market via an initial placement of real-money, arcade gambling machines.

“We’re very excited to introduce our games to the Las Vegas market and to be working with Station Casinos. This agreement marks a key milestone for our company and the Las Vegas market, as we work together to progress the industry with engaging new experiences,” Georg Washington, CEO of Synergy Blue said.

“Synergy Blue’s HAWG platform and gambling solutions are incredibly unique, both in the flexibility they offer our operators and the variety of arcade-style game play they offer to guests. We see huge potential in skill-influenced games and we’re proud to have Palms and Red Rock Casinos offer Synergy Blue’s products to the Las Vegas public,” Roger Pettersson, VP of Corporate Slots at Station Casino said.


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BetWarrior launches leading mobile sports betting product

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Disruptive mobile gaming brand and platform BetWarrior has added a best-in-class sports betting product as it enters the next stage of its growth.

The fully-native BetWarrior app, which first launched in the summer, is now live with a customised Kambi-provided sportsbook in selected markets across Latin America.

Via an advanced suite of APIs, BetWarior has integrated the Kambi sportsbook into its Omega Core platform while leveraging its own AI and machine-learning tools to create a game-changing personalised mobile betting experience.

BetWarrior has spent the past weeks onboarding early users to road test the product; with sports betting now live, it will scale marketing as it targets regulated markets in Latin America and Europe.

Morten Tonnesen, co-founder and CEO of BetWarrior, said: “This is a major landmark in the development of BetWarrior, and we can now offer our users a complete mobile betting and gaming experience that stands apart from everything else out there.

“We set up BetWarrior with the intention of radically transforming the way people experience sports betting, and in partnership with Kambi, we have created a personalised mobile sportsbook like none other. We are hugely excited to watch the first players enjoying the action.”

BetWarrior has also recently been expanding its casino offering, adding content from the likes of MGA Games and Microgaming.

 


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