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New York goes ahead with plans to legalise sports gambling

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New York is moving fast to formulate a law on sports betting, following the recent US Supreme Court decision to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”). In effect, it allows the individual state to make their own law regarding sports betting.

Gary Pretlow, New York State legislator, said that he expects to introduce a bill before the Assembly this week that would legalise sports gambling in the State.  For passing the bill and making it a law, New York legislators are moving fast to approve a proposal before the legislative session ends on June 20.

What are the key components of New York’s proposed sports gambling bill?

When New York permitted the construction of additional land-based casinos in 2013, it also presciently authorised those casinos to offer sports gambling if and when the federal PASPA ban was lifted by either Congress or the courts.  Now that the prohibition has been removed, New York is advancing a bill that provides for a prospective legalised sports gambling market with the following provisions:

Permitting wagering on sporting events (other than high school sports) including, but not limited to, wagers that can be determined by the score or final outcome of the event and in-game wagering;

Permitting mobile sports wagering through platforms provided by licensed casinos pursuant to contracts with mobile vendors that register with the New York State Gaming Commission;

Limiting wagering to people that are 21 years of age or older;

Prohibitions on contest/prize advertisements that target minors or other prohibited bettors;

Taxes in the amount of 8.5 per cent of licensed operators’ sports wagering gross annual revenue;

Royalty fees of 0.25 per cent of the total amount wagered on sporting events, which would ultimately be remitted to the respective governing bodies of the various sports leagues on a pro-rata basis; and

Strict guidelines governing pay-outs of winning wagers and dispute resolution procedures for unpaid claims.

What does the Future Hold for Sports Gambling?

With this bill, New York is demonstrating the seriousness with which it is attempting to quickly legalise sports gambling in the State.  The detailed proposed regulations also offer insight into how states may approach legalised and regulated sports gambling going forward, specifically with respect to allowing mobile wagering and allowing for casinos to delegate such mobile operations to state-approved vendors.  It is anticipated that many states will follow course with their own unique sports gambling regulations until such time as federal intervention occurs.  As such, it is critical that those interested in entering this space work closely with knowledgeable gaming lawyers to review all aspects of their prospective licensing applications and associated offerings.

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Ganapati to Launch Manny Pacquiao Slot Game in September

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Ganapati PLC is going to launch boxing legend Manny Pacquiao themed slot game in September. Proceeds from the game will go to the Manny Pacquiao Foundation, supporting children’s education in the Philippines.

The game’s focus on fighting represents the local communities’ fight for a brighter future, something that Pacquiao strives for in his role as a senator of the Philippines. Elected to the Philippine Senate in 2016, he was firmly established as a leading figure in politics.

“This opportunity is extremely exciting for us as it represents Ganapati’s considerable growth within the industry. We’re delighted to be involved in this project with the octuple champion Manny Pacquiao – a true global superstar. It is wonderful to know the extent to which Ganapati is now being recognised in the industry,” Juliet Adelstein, CEO of Ganapati Europe Holding and Ganapati Malta said.

“Manny Pacquiao has defeated countless powerful players in the past – no matter how strong his opponent, he always faces them head on and without fear. This mental strength of his can be seen not only in his role as a pro-boxer, but also as a politician and future leader of the Philippines. Manny Pacquiao is the most successful and respected athlete in Asia and an incredibly skilled and determined politician. It is an honour to be able to produce his official game,” Hayato Terai, CLO of Ganapati PLC and Ganapati Malta said.

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iMovo becomes First Premier Implementation Partner for Zendesk in EMEA

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iMovo Ltd, an acknowledged leader in Customer Experience Management (CEM), Business Intelligence (BI), Workforce Management (WFM) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), is pleased to announce that it has achieved Zendesk Premier Implementation Partner status, the first such partner in the EMEA region to do so.

Building on its previous Premier Solution Provider status and having achieved a 100% successful track record of numerous implementations of the Zendesk customer service solution, iMovo’s Customer Service Engagement consultants underwent additional study and certification leading to the Premier Implementation Partner status.

With expertise across many industries and business functions, combined with a team of certified consultants, iMovo has helped organisations improve their customer service operations, foster satisfied customers and build loyal relationships as well as create new efficiencies and generate value and cost savings.

Commenting on this achievement, Emmanuel Buttigieg, Zendesk Line Advisor at iMovo said “This new status has us extremely happy and we see this as a clear sign of the commitment the two companies are making towards bringing cutting edge customer service across multiple markets including the UK, France, Malta, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Spain. Customer experience management has been a key focus for iMovo since its inception in 2010 and, with more than 60 successful projects under our belt, our team has demonstrated our vision, culture, and passion for customer experience and service management. As Premier Implementation Partners we look forward to continue working closely with Zendesk across the EMEA region.”

For more information please visit www.imovo.com.mt or send an email to info@imovo.com.mt.

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Rush Street Launches Online Sports Bets and Casino Games on iOS Devices in Pennsylvania

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Rush Street Interactive has launched online sports bets and play casino games on iOS devices in Pennsylvania. Players are finally able to place online sports bets and play casino games on iOS devices, via Rush Street Interactive’s BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com sites.

The launch has been facilitated by GeoGuard Location Validator, a new app launched through a partnership between GeoComply, a geolocation specialist.

“As we launch our casino site today, we are excited to offer Apple users a way to enjoy the innovative experiences we offer by betting from their mobile devices in Pennsylvania. We’re pleased that players with Apple mobile devices will be able to use the mobile web to play with PlaySugarHouse.com,” Richard Schwartz, president of Rush Street Interactive said.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer loyal users with Apple devices, such as iPhones, a way to get online and begin playing on our award-winning platform,” Schwartz added.

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