PGRI's SMART-TECH MIAMI March 3-5, 2020

DATES: MARCH 3-5, 2020  PGRI SMART-TECH 2020 MIAMI and Women’s Initiative in Lottery Leadership Seminar
Venue: The Fabulous Eden Roc and Nobu Hotels, Miami Beach, Florida

4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140   Questions:  Call or e-mail Paul Jason at 425-449-3000  or pgrijason@gmail.com   Visit PublicGaming.org for complete information, registration,   hotel accommodations, conference updates, etc. 
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Open Night Reception Tuesday March 3, 2020 5pm-7pm   Conference Sessions:  Wednesday and Thursday March 4th and 5th 8:30am to 5pm.

Continental Breakfasts, Luncheons and Receptions Wednesday and Thursday March 3rd and 4th 

PGRI SMART-TECH 2020 MIAMI  And Women’s Initiative in Lottery Leadership Seminar

Wednesday, March 4th 8:30 am to 5:00 pm:  PGRI Conference Sessions 
Wednesday, March 4th, 12:30 to 1:30 pm:  Lunch 
Wednesday
, March 4th, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm:  Reception
Thursday March 5th  9:000 am to 12:30 pm:  PGRI Conference Sessions
Thursday March 5th, 12:30 to 1:30 pm:  Lunch
Thursday March 5th, 1:30 to 5:00 pm:   (WILL) Seminar Women's Initiative in Lottery Leadership   - Sponsored by IGT   

   
 

Thursday March 5th, 5:00 pm: Closing night Reception
ALL Smart-Tech delegates are invited to attend the WILL Seminar 

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Financial

William Hill 2019 Half-year results Delivering on our strategy and well positioned for future growth

William Hill would have reported a £51m profit if not for the FOBT curbs but instead slumped to a £63.5m loss as it took a £97m one-off accounting charge related to the impact on the value of its bookmaking business.  The firm’s chief executive, Philip Bowcock, said: “We are making good progress against the five-year strategy we outlined last year, delivering strong revenue growth in the US and other international markets and positioning William Hill well for future growth.  

International Game Technology PLC Reports First Quarter 2019 Results

"Our first quarter results confirm the consistent growth profile of our global lottery business and the progress we've made in sales of gaming machines, where global unit shipments increased 20%," said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. "The results of our Italy operations are also noteworthy, with further growth in lottery and resilient machine gaming performance. As we look to the future, our focus remains on improving revenue and profits from gaming activities, innovating with new lottery games and technologies, and pursuing emerging growth opportunities."

People

IGT’s Dan Farnon Honored with an Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 under 40 Award

“Dan’s award is based on the exceptional strength of his achievements with IGT over the past eight years,” said Nick Khin, IGT Chief Commercial Officer. “We’re proud to join the industry in celebrating his outstanding ability to build relationships, foster partnerships, and provide exceptional value to our strategic customers, ensuring that IGT delivers outstanding player experiences.”

Flutter appoints Andrew Higginson to its Board

Global Gaming Women Names GLI’s Christie Eickelman its New President

“Global Gaming Women has a strong mission statement, and our guiding principles of courage, integrity, and leadership continue to inspire our Board and the women we serve. We are grateful to the many companies and individuals who back GGW, and as we broaden our donor structure, we will ensure we will have the resources necessary to support the development of women at all levels throughout the industry,” Eickelman said.

SciPlay Board of Directors Appointed Michael Marchetti as Director

International Game Technology PLC Announces Appointment of Dr. Samantha Ravich to Board of Directors

Sports Betting

Scientific Games Chosen by FireKeepers Casino Hotel to Power Tribal Sports Betting and iGaming in Michigan

Kathy George, Chief Executive Officer at FireKeepers, said, "Our goal is to create a 360-degree entertainment experience, and we're building on the success of our award-winning casino, outstanding dining, entertainment and Four Diamond rated hotel.

Vermont Sports Betting Bill Introduced, Would Legalize Mobile Wagering

Tennessee Lawmaker Says State Plans To Roll Out Sports Betting In March

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Signs Bills To Legalize Sports Betting, Internet Gambling

888 has announced it has extended its sponsorship deal with the New York Jets of the National Football League

“The extension of the deal between the New York Jets and 888casino.com for a second year in a row only reaffirms our expansion efforts and reiterates the interest in online gaming within the US sports community,” said Yaniv Sherman, Head of Group Commercial Development. “The continuation of the partnership marks another milestone for 888casino.com in the US, as we continue to pioneer betting operations through this sponsorship agreement, our second consecutive with an NFL team!”

Rhode Island expands sports betting app to second casino

NJ Online Gambling Revenue Increases in July 2019

Scientific Games Launches Match HQ Line of Scoreboards, Bringing Sports Betting Experience to the Next Level for Punters

Kambi signs sportsbook deal with new igaming brand BetWarrior

Scientific Games and Oneida Indian Nation Receive Favorable National Indian Gaming Commission Determination on Sports Betting Partnership

Online-Only Sports Betting Now Legal in Tennessee as Gov. Lee Returns Bill Unsigned

NBA delivers official betting data ultimatum to US sportsbooks

Fantasy sports bill stalls in Senate

Louisiana Sports gambling tax approved despite still not being legalized; would fund education, more