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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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Playson signs partnership with Superbet

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Casino software developer Playson has signed a deal to provide its impressive suite of games to top Romanian operator Superbet.

The agreement will see the innovative slot provider boost the sportbook’s casino offering with titles including Solar Queen, Vikings Fortune: Hold and Win and Fruit Supreme: 25 lines, the latest addition to its Timeless Fruit Slots series.

Having recently obtained its Romanian licence from the country’s regulator (ONJN), this deal is an important step in expanding its influence in the Romanian market and across Eastern Europe.

Blanka Homor, Sales Director for Playson, said: “We’re delighted to have inked this partnership with Superbet and to offer its players our popular suite of slots.

“Expanding our presence in Romania has been paramount after obtaining our licence from the ONJN and we’re thrilled to offer our games to Superbet’s customers.”

Heather Faulkner, Head of Gaming at Superbet, said: “We’ve been hugely impressed with Playson’s portfolio, and we’re sure its games are going to be a big hit with our players.

“We’re delighted to be working alongside such a well-respected provider and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial business relationship.”

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Blueprint Gaming unleashes fury with Gods of Olympus Megaways™

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The gods of ancient Greece are rising once again to bring the power of Megaways™ onto the reels in Blueprint Gaming’s latest release, Gods of Olympus Megaways™.

The action-packed slot, which features the most powerful gods Ares, Athena, Poseidon and the greatest of them all, Zeus, is full of modifiers and free spins rounds.

During the gameplay, the king of gods has the power to award a mystery modifier on any spin, while the Zeus thunderbolt gives players the choice of a godly artefact to reveal one of four free spins rounds – Colossal Free Spins, Wild Storm Free Spins, Mighty Wild Free Spins or the epic Rise Of Olympus Free Spins.

The Megaways™ mechanic, under licence from Big Time Gaming, raises excitement levels even further with up to 15,625 ways to win.

Jo Purvis, Director of Marketing and Relationships at Blueprint Gaming, said: “Gods of Olympus is an exciting addition to our slots portfolio, with plenty of bonus rounds to keep players gripped and entertained.

“The superpowers that these famous Greek gods hold ensures that the gameplay can change in an instant, keeping players on the edge of their seat. We’re confident the game will make a thunderous impact in the coming months.”   

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NetEnt boosts offering with enhanced Butterfly Staxx 2™

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The colourful and enchanting world of butterflies is now even more magical with Butterfly Staxx 2TM – the latest release from NetEnt has been enhanced with a pick and click bonus game offering even more ways to win.

In this 5-reel, 4-row, 40-fixed line video slot, players can unlock up to three play areas in a single bet, where the reels in each play area spin independently and simultaneously. This innovation is triggered during any Re-Spin round which is activated when a full stack of four Butterfly symbols lands and covers the entire reel or by choosing Butterfly Spins when a bonus game is awarded.

The game also contains a brand-new bonus game Butterfly Frenzy where the standard

pick-and-click is taken to new exciting levels. Butterfly Frenzy consists of stages up to level 5. The game starts with 10 picks and the player picks butterflies that awards coin wins to increase the total win. Each stage awards 10 picks to the player which are added to remaining picks from the previous stage.

“Butterfly Staxx 2 is a true sequel to the highly successful Butterfly Staxx. It takes a familiar, powerful mechanic that has been amplified to meet the voracious player expectations of today. This game shows the industry needs all different types of games and this is all about player entertainment and stickiness. As always, adding enhanced player interaction means engagement and success, and the multi-level pick-and-click bonus does just that. Another modern-day classic in the making.” said Bryan Upton, NetEnt Director of Games.

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