If you’re reading this, then feel privileged to be part of history, as you’re delving into the very first Gaming America. With the US market being so important to the industry, and especially generating so much interest in the last year, it makes perfect sense for us to assess all fundamental US gaming issues in a completely new publication.
It’s a fitting start that we feature DraftKings CEO Jason Robins, who Tim Poole managed to sit down with at this year’s ICE London. Robins was happy to discuss the operator’s start to life in regulated US sports betting markets, its expansion into live casino and even the possibility of some M & A activity. It is clear to see whatever happens to the US market, be it future regulation, consolidation or development of products, DraftKings has given itself a headstart and is sure to be at the heart of it. .
On the topic of online gaming, we’ve got the key points of the Department of Justice’s recent Wire Act opinion covered, and question what this means for the future of the online market. Sean Chaffin’s assessment of whether online poker can make its way back up the gaming debate pecking order is also an article not to be missed, including comment from one of the game’s all-time greats, while Oliver Lovat ponders how US land-based casinos can avoid the same decline as some iconic retail brands. .
Keep an eye out for our next issue of Gaming America, which will be our first print edition of the magazine and will be distributed at this year’s NIGA Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention at the San Diego Convention Center in April. Make sure you pick up a copy!
Oliver Lovat asks where the next evolution of US casinos will come from to avoid replicating the country’s retail giants
Jennifer Roberts and Natice Locke of UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation describe the potential impact of the Department of Justice’s latest Wire Act opinion
Tim Poole explains the DOJ's Wire Act opinion reversal in layman's terms
DraftKings CEO Jason Robins sat down with Tim Poole at ICE London 2019, discussing the operator's journey so far and outlining a growth path that has "never been clearer"