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MGM Resorts Named “Breakthrough of the Year” At The Sports Business Awards

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MGM Resorts leading the industry in forming groundbreaking sports partnerships

 

MGM Resorts International was honored at the 12th annual Sports Business Awards as the “Breakthrough of the Year” recipient by the Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily, a division of Street and Smith’s.  The award was presented to MGM Resorts at the Sports Business Awards Ceremony in New York last week.

Last summer, MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO Jim Murren announced a historic alliance, naming MGM Resorts the “Official Gaming Partner of the NBA and WNBA.” As the first sports betting operator in the U.S. to partner with a professional sports league in this category, MGM Resorts is a trailblazer, bringing millions of basketball fans and MGM Resorts guests together in an innovative and collaborative way. In the process, MGM Resorts is laying the foundation and setting expectations for all other partnerships, changing the way that consumers interact with sports betting operators, clubs and leagues alike.

“To win an award from the Sports Business Journal, one of the most recognizable sources for sports in the world, is an honor,” said Murren. “As Las Vegas develops into a true sports destination, MGM Resorts will continue to invest in sports and look to create new and exciting partnerships. The sky is the limit.”

In recent months, MGM Resorts has also formed groundbreaking sports betting and entertainment partnerships with the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, and Major League Soccer. MGM has also formed individual team partnerships with the New York Jets, New England Patriots, Sacramento Kings and Boston Red Sox. In addition, the company is the owner of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, Las Vegas’ first professional basketball team and is a joint venture partner in T-Mobile Arena, home of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights.

Launched in 2008, the Sports Business Awards were established by Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily to celebrate and recognize the leaders, visionaries and day-to-day practitioners who personify excellence in the business of sports. The 2019 nominees and were recognized for excellence and outstanding achievement in the business of sports for the period from March 1, 2018February 28, 2019.

The Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily’s editorial team reviewed outside submissions and put forward its own suggestions to come up with nominees for the Sports Business Awards in a variety of categories.  Winners were selected by a team of 29 industry executives based on clarity and effectiveness of presentation; specific answers and results on the criteria; and clear accomplishments over the year.

 

About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 30 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company recently acquired the operations of Empire City Casino in New York and Hard Rock Rocksino in Ohio, which was rebranded as MGM Northfield Park. In 2018, MGM Resorts opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The 83,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.

About the Sports Business Journal

With more than 80 reporters, editors and guest columnists, Sports Business Journal is the category-leading weekly magazine covering sports business. Sports Business Daily, the industry’s leading daily online site, summarizes news reported by more than 600 media outlets while its Global edition aggregates business news throughout the world by following more than 200 local-language publications and media outlets.

 

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Chief Information Security Officer Joins Continent 8

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Continent 8 Technologies, the award-winning, multi-jurisdictional global network and cloud infrastructure solutions provider, today announced that Brian Borysewich has joined Continent 8 as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Brian will bring four decades of experience in the industry to Continent 8’s Cyber security, network operations, and compliance teams.

Brian is a seasoned cyber security professional and has served in many roles from systems security administrator to the C-level suite. He has empowered Fortune 50 companies to secure their environments, has held leadership roles at both eBay and PayPal at their respective headquarters in Silicon Valley USA, as the principal cybersecurity architect.

Brian’s experience includes over 15 years within the United States government intelligence agencies. He is a former Black Hat and Anonymous hacker who has since used his experience to provide companies, governments, and educational institutions with methods and techniques to protect valuable assets and data. He has been a keynote speaker and mentor at various security conferences and panels.

“As a global leader that protects some of the world’s most valuable information, we take data security seriously,” said Michael Tobin, CEO of Continent 8. “Brian has been globally recognized as a cyber security practice leader. His accomplishments and leadership have helped companies and governments around the world protect both brand and financial resources. I look forward to working with him in these challenging, but exciting times, as businesses and nations enter ever increasing Cyber security attacks in size and velocity.”

Additionally, Brian has extensive expertise in iGaming, which will assist Continent 8 in serving its wide range of clients in that industry. A pioneer in early online gaming, he provided gaming site technology as early as 1995, when the first customers bet before the flurry of regulation. He served for four years as IGT’s Global Operations Solutions Delivery Architect and Manager.

Brian’s arrival supports the company-wide dedication to security that strives to keep client data safe, secure, and private across the global network and public cloud infrastructure on a regional, national, and global level.

Continent 8 is an award-winning, multi-jurisdictional global Cloud infrastructure solutions provider that connects, manages, and secures the world’s most valuable information. Its advanced data centers and high-quality networks support critical online operations in both private and public-sector organizations in over 50 locations across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

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Greece to Raise Tax Rates on Online Gambling

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The Ministry of Development in Greece has introduced a new proposal, which raises the costs for online gambling operations.

Permits for iGaming operations will cost €3 million (sports betting) or €2 million (online casino and poker). Greece demands online gambling licensees to pay a 35% tax on their gross gaming revenue.

Greece is soon to feature a casino resort. Two operators have already bid for the construction and operation of the facility.

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Veikkaus Appoints New Supervisory Board Members

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Veikkaus, the gambling monopoly in Finland, has appointed new supervisory board members to amplify and raise the responsible gambling standards.

There are a total of 28 members on the board. 13 members are representatives of various political parties and 13 representatives of Veikkaus’ stakeholders. There are two representatives from Veikkaus’ employees. The board would be led by chair Jukka Gustafsson and vice-chair Jani Mäkelä.

The first six months of 2019 have not been great for the state-run Finnish Gambling monopoly Veikkaus. In its financial report, Veikkaus has posted a 6% decline in overall turnover during the first six months of 2019.

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