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Rivers Casino Waukegan Proposed by State’s Most Successful Casino Owners

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The developer, operator and owners of the state’s most successful casino, Rivers Casino Des Plaines, which earns more than twice as much gaming revenue as any other casino in the state, are teaming up to propose building a 1,625-gaming-seat Rivers Casino Waukegan. Rivers Casino Waukegan expects to create over 1,200 permanent jobs; 900 union construction jobs and pump over $150 million annually into the local Waukegan and Lake County economy.

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) and Rush Street Gaming, which jointly own Rivers Casino Des Plaines, would bring their combined expertise as developers and operators of some of the most successful gambling and entertainment venues in the country to Waukegan at the Fountain Square site at Lakehurst and Northpoint Boulevard. The companies say their proven marketing and customer service approach will attract high-end patrons to Waukegan.

Rush Street, the creator of the Rivers Casino brand, is the leading developer of world-class regional casinos in Des Plaines, New York state, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. In addition to its premier position in Illinois, Rivers is the market leader in the Capital Region of New York state as well as in Pittsburgh.

CDI is an industry-leading racing, online wagering and gaming entertainment company anchored by its flagship event – The Kentucky Derby. The company owns and operates 10 regional gaming facilities in eight states, as well as Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights.

Opening a second Rivers-branded casino in Waukegan creates a synergy in the market. Rivers, with a premier reputation among its customers, would bring Illinois’ leading gaming brand and proven record to Waukegan, delivering a tremendous benefit to the city that no other applicant can offer.

Other benefits and highlights of the proposal to bring Rivers Casino to Waukegan are:

  • Rivers Casino Des Plaines is the most successful casino in Illinois and hosted 2.9 million admissions in 2018. Its extensive patron database will help to attract players from throughout the region to Rivers Casino Waukegan, complementing—rather than cannibalizing—current local video gaming operators.
  • Rush Street Interactive, recognized by industry publisher EGR (e-gaming review) as Mobile Operator of the Year for North America, will operate in-casino and online sports betting for the proposed showplace. Affiliates of Rush Street operate the most successful sports books in Pennsylvania and New York.
  • The casino would feature Luxbar, an upscale gastropub, the first Gibsons Restaurant Group restaurant in Lake County.
  • The casino would have 1,625 proposed gaming seats, including a poker room, at the opening with the flexibility to add more.
  • CDI and Rush Street are offering to purchase or lease the city-owned Fountain Square property.
  • Rivers Casino Waukegan will make annual contributions to charities in Waukegan, Park City and North Chicago.
  • Rivers Casino Des Plaines is the first and only casino in Illinois to comply with a statutory minority- and women-ownership requirement. Rivers Casino Waukegan will use that experience to build strong minority- and women-ownership participation for the new venture. Rush Street also encourages diversity in its ranks, with 46 percent of employees and 28 percent of executives being persons of color.

“We’re happy to be considered to develop and operate what we know will be a leading entertainment destination for the City of Waukegan, Lake County and the State of Illinois,” said Rush Street Gaming CEO Greg Carlin. “It would be an honor to bring the Rivers brand and experience to Waukegan.”

“We are especially proud of our long history of hiring local people and vendors in every market where we have invested. Rush Street spends more than $23 million dollars annually on firms owned by women and minorities,” said Rush Street Gaming Chairman Neil Bluhm. “We’re especially proud of our diverse workforce and the career opportunities we have provided our associates.”

“Waukegan and Lake County deserve a world-class facility and together, with our partner Churchill Downs Incorporated, that is exactly what we will develop,” said Bluhm. “We look forward to sharing more about our proposal with city leaders.”

“Churchill Downs Incorporated has a 145-year track record of offering unmatched premium entertainment experiences for horse racing fans and significant expertise developing premier casino venues for our patrons throughout the United States,” said Bill Carstanjen, Chief Executive Officer of CDI. “We are proud to partner with Rush Street Gaming to bring our shared vision for a world-class entertainment destination to Waukegan.”

About Rush Street Gaming
Founded by Neil Bluhm and Greg Carlin, Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, have developed and operate successful casinos in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Des Plaines, Illinois (Chicago area) and Schenectady, New York.  Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates has become one of the leading casino developers in the United States and operators of online casinos and sports books. Additional information at: www.rushstreetgaming.com

About Churchill Downs Incorporated
Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is an industry-leading racing, online wagering and gaming entertainment company anchored by our iconic flagship event – The Kentucky Derby. We own and operate Derby City Gaming, a historical racing machine facility in Louisville. We also own and operate the largest online horseracing wagering platform in the U.S., TwinSpires.com, and are a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming with approximately 11,000 slot machines / video lottery terminals and 200 table games in eight states. We also operate sports wagering and iGaming through our BetAmerica platform in multiple states. Additional information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.

Information set forth in this news release contains various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”), which provides certain “safe harbor” provisions. All forward-looking statements made in this presentation are made pursuant to the Act. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the use of terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently.

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include the following: the effect of economic conditions on our consumers’ confidence and discretionary spending or our access to credit; additional or increased taxes and fees; public perceptions or lack of confidence in the integrity of our business; loss of key or highly skilled personnel; restrictions in our debt facilities limiting our flexibility to operate our business; general risks related to real estate ownership, including fluctuations in market values and environmental regulations; catastrophic events and system failures disrupting our operations; online security risk, including cyber-security breaches; inability to recover under our insurance policies for damages sustained at our properties in the event of inclement weather and casualty events; increases in insurance costs and inability to obtain similar insurance coverage in the future; inability to identify and complete acquisition, expansion or divestiture projects, on time, on budget or as planned; difficulty in integrating recent or future acquisitions into our operations; number of people attending and wagering on live horse races; inability to respond to rapid technological changes in a timely manner; inadvertent infringement of the intellectual property of others; inability to protect our own intellectual property rights; payment-related risks, such as risk associated with fraudulent credit card and debit card use; compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or applicable money-laundering regulations; work stoppages and labor issues; difficulty in attracting a sufficient number of horses and trainers for full field horseraces; inability to negotiate agreements with industry constituents, including horsemen and other racetracks; personal injury litigation related to injuries occurring at our racetracks; our inability to utilize and provide totalisator services; weather conditions affecting our ability to conduct live racing; increased competition in the horseracing business; changes in the regulatory environment of our racing operations; changes in regulatory environment of our online horseracing business; increase in competition in our online horseracing; uncertainty and changes in the legal landscape relating to our online wagering business; legalization of online sports betting and iGaming in the United States and our ability to predict and capitalize on any such legalization; inability to expand our sports betting operations and effectively compete; failure to comply with laws requiring us to block access to certain individuals could result in penalties or impairment with respect to our mobile and online wagering products; increased competition in our casino business; changes in regulatory environment of our casino business; costs, delays, and other uncertainties relating to the  development and expansion of casinos; and concentration and evolution of slot machine manufacturing and other technology conditions that could impose additional costs.


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George Miller (Gyorgy Molnar) started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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DappRadar partners with EverdreamSoft to launch first blockchain game ‘Spells of Genesis’ on Ethereum

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Helping to drive adoption of blockchain gaming and NFT collectibles.

Geneva-based EverdreamSoft, pioneers in the use of blockchain technology in gaming since 2014 today announced their plan to integrate the Ethereum blockchain into their flagship game “Spells of Genesis”.

In 2017 Spells of Genesis allowed users to convert in-game cards into blockchain-based digital assets and export them into their own digital wallets.

EverdreamSoft was the first gaming studio to offer such features and Spells of Genesis is currently playable on iOS and Android with around 1.3k active monthly users.

Ethereum-based games and associated collectibles have generated strong communities that eagerly await new and innovative projects and in 2019 the Ethereum games and marketplaces categories accounted for 50% of overall daily active users, showing total growth of 195%.

Crystal Spark

Thanks to a collection of open-source software – Crystal Spark – EverdreamSoft can easily gather data from different blockchains and present them to the players in a unified and simplified way, no matter the chain. EDS believes that this approach will help the NFT community grow and bring new, less tech-savvy users into blockchain gaming.

Why is Spells of Genesis important?

As the first blockchain-based game ever made, Spells of Genesis combines trading card game (TCG) functionalities with the point-and-shoot aspects of arcade games and has arguably inspired other decentralized TCGs that have seen great success with Ethereum game projects.

Collect, trade and combine to build the strongest decks

Players have to collect and combine cards to create the strongest deck in order to fight their enemies in a series of battles with two types of card used: in-game cards and blockchain cards.

Players who have fused four cards together and leveled up the fused card to its maximum power will be able to export it from the game into their own digital wallets.

Spells of Genesis will release the first round of exclusive NFT collectibles in mid-February and have plans to launch on Ethereum in mid-2020. For now, the game can be played on iOS and Android devices.


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Hipther Agency welcomes Andrada Bota as B2B Sales Executive

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The team at Hipther Agency (parent brand for European Gaming Media and Events / PICANTE Media and Event), leading media/news organization and boutique-style conference specialist, is excited to announce that starting 2020, Andrada Bota will take on the role of B2B Sales Executive.

Andrada is an energetic person, who brings a wealth of experience ranging from Customer Care, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Marketing at international companies such as EXL or Genpact.

She is now in charge of all B2B sales activities at all Hipther Agency brands, among which advertising on several news outlets owned by the company and also caters for the events/conferences department.

Among the company-owned brands, you can find the leading news portals such as EuropeanGaming.eu, EEGaming.org, iGamingRadio.com, GamblingIndustryB2B.com, Picante.Today, TheBlockchainExaminer.com, TheFintechBuzz.com, Roboticulized.com, and GrassNews.net

As part of the role, Andrada is also in charge of securing and tailoring sponsorship packages for the already famous events portfolio, which includes CEEGC Budapest, CEEG Awards, Prague Gaming Summit, MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards, European Gaming Congress, Southern European Gaming Awards and the TECH Conference Europe (TCE) series.

We are excited to start the work with Andrada and officially welcoming her on board! We have recorded a large growth in 2019 and we intend to keep the trend for the coming years by implementing more services and features for our readers and partners. The joining of our two sister brands and activities under the Hipther umbrella is also part of our plans for the future, thus Andrada becomes the first team member to be part of our newest quest”, stated Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder, Co-Owner and Head of Business at Hipther Agency.

“I was really happy when I found out that I have been chosen one for the B2B Sales Executive position at Hipther Agency. The team members that are positive, are always constant in their work and build a business or a relationship on sustainable principles. These are my favorite kind of people, and this is the main reason why I enjoy being part of the team.

Before joining Hipther Agency, I worked in various departments such as Customer Care, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Marketing, in different companies, so I have now a complete picture in front of me, and I really hope my experience will help the growth of Hipther”, added Andrada Bota, B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency.

You can reach Andrada on LinkedIn to discuss potential partnerships or possibilities that help your brand reach the right audience.

About Hipther Agency

Hipther Agency is the parent brand for several new outlets and boutique-style conferences which are represented in large by European Gaming Media and Events, and PICANTE Media and Events.

Launched in 2019, the agency enhances the offering of the two leading brands under one strong parent brand by also offering new services and tools for a worldwide reach.

For more details visit www.hipther.agency

About European Gaming Media and Events

European Gaming Media and Events is a leading media and boutique event organizer in the European Union with a monthly reach of +50,000 readers.

The official company (PROSHIRT SRL), has been listed for 3 years in a row among the top 3 Advertising and market research agencies in the local Top Business Romania Microcompanies based on the Financial Reports.

The events division produces the prominent conferences in the region such as:

  • CEEGC (Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference)
  • CEEG Awards (Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards)
  • Prague Gaming Summit
  • MARE BALITCUM Gaming Summit
  • Baltic and Scandinavia Gaming Awards
  • EGC (European Gaming Congress)
  • The Southern European Gaming Awards
  • VIGE (Vienna International Gaming Expo)

The live events/conference division is in charge of organizing boutique style executive gaming events that focus on bringing inside information from the top gaming experts in the European Union and beyond.

In short, they cover most areas of Europe with international events that serve the local and global industry, optimize networking opportunities and bring the hottest topics into scope.

For more details about the latest industry news, events calendar or subscription opportunities, visit europeangaming.eu

 

About PICANTE Media and Events

PICANTE.today is a news publishing website which digests/handpicks the latest news about technology, entertainment, lifestyle, finance and politics and serves them to their readers and subscribers daily.

As a responsible learning source, the team at PICANTE Media and Events are committed to 3 main principles:

Trusted and Reliable Reporting & Publishing

The articles and press releases on their website are all published from verified sources.

NO Psychological and Emotional Manipulation

The editorial team and marketing team do not aim to produce emotional manipulation and always stay away from news, press release and articles that produce fear, anxiety, racism or show any sort of cruelty towards animals and humankind.

NO Fake News

PICANTE.today ensures readers will never find any “directed” lies on the news portal as the team has taken an anti-fake news standing point from their inception.

For more details, visit www.picante.today

The events division produces prominent TECH Conference Europe series. For more details, visit www.techconference.eu


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Prague Gaming Summit 2020 speaker profile: Kostandina Zafirovska (General Manager of IT Labs)

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The 4th edition of the Prague Gaming Summit will take place on 6 March 2020 and welcomes leading operators, service providers and gambling industry experts from all across Europe.

 

On the 6th of March at the Prague Gaming Summit, you have the opportunity to dive into several subjects, among which also the workhop Strategies that help you concentrate and focus on your business’s core functions”.

As mentioned in earlier press releases, Prague Gaming Summit 2020 will bring a brand new format of speeches and more trending themes as it did in the early years.

Among the leading experts that will share their latest information, you have the opportunity to hear more about business development, strategies, technology and much more from Kostandina Zafirovska – IT Labs who will be leading the workshop.

Kostandina Zafirovska is the General Manager of IT Labs, a software development company delivering excellence for more than sixteen years. Kostandina began her career as an engineer. Since then, she has accumulated over nineteen years of experience in the technology industry, focusing the last six years in executive roles.

Kostandina leads large teams in varied industries, including insurance, finance and gaming. She also possesses a unique combination of experience and knowledge in both technology and business and thrives in highly innovative environments.

 Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn and networking with the leaders of the industry.

Order your Delegate Pass or VIP Package (Delegate Pass +Accommodation) now!

Here is a testimonial that has been left by Heathcliff Farrugia, one of the attending delegates of the 2019 edition of Prague Gaming Summit:

The Prague Gaming Summit 2019 was very well organised and included a number of key international speakers. Agenda was full of interesting content and panels were aimed at discussing areas of mutual interest.

Heathcliff Farrugia

Chief Executive Officer at Malta Gaming Authority(MGA)


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