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Michigan Gaming Control Board Rolls Out Don’t Regret the Bet Responsible Gambling Campaign

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The Michigan Gaming Control Board has launched its new Don’t Regret the Bet multi-media campaign as a way of encouraging residents to wager responsibly when utilizing one of the state’s many legal and regulated forms of gambling.

The responsible gambling exercise was developed in partnership with Lansing-headquartered King Media and is to include television and radio spots broadcast as part of the local coverage of professional and collegiate sporting events. The statewide exercise is to moreover encompass point-of-sale video advertisements, digital billboards and a social and digital media push over streaming and podcast audio services.

“Michigan residents will hear and see new public service messages on local television and radio stations and on popular social media platforms reminding them to enjoy gaming responsibly,” Henry Williams, Executive Director for the Michigan Gaming Control Board, said. “March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to launch the Michigan Gaming Control Board’s educational campaign. The year-long campaign is a crucial step in our ongoing efforts to reach the public with information, tips and tactics promoting responsible gaming.”

As part of this fresh responsible gambling campaign and the Michigan Gaming Control Board has furthermore premiered the educational website at DontRegretTheBet.org for the state’s 10.1 million residents. This new domain features a broad range of responsible gaming information and links while being additionally accessible via the ‘responsible gaming’ section of the regulator’s own homepage at Michigan.gov/MGCB.

Funding for the Don’t Regret the Bet campaign was included in the Michigan Gaming Control Board’s budget for 2023, which was approved by local legislators last year before being signed into law by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The watchdog has now embarked on a campaign to secure enough cash to extend this fresh responsible gambling campaign into 2024 and beyond.

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“We are honored to partner with the Michigan Gaming Control Board to promote responsible gambling,” Coleen King, President for King Media, said. “Don’t Regret the Bet is a campaign that will have a positive impact on individuals and communities across Michigan and that aligns perfectly with our focus on meaningful work.”

 

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Rivalry to Report First Quarter 2024 Results on May 30

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Rivalry Corp. (the “Company” or “Rivalry”) (TSXV: RVLY) (OTCQX: RVLCF) (FSE: 9VK), the leading sportsbook and iGaming operator for Gen Z, today announced details of its planned release of first quarter 2024 financial results.

The Company expects to file its Q1 2024 results the morning of Thursday, May 30, 2024 prior to the commencement of TSXV trading. Management plans to host an investor conference call that same day at 10:00 am EDT to discuss the results.

Conference Call Details
Timing: Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 10:00 am EDT
Dial-in: 1-800-717-1738 (toll free) or (+1) 289-514-5100 (local or international calls)
Webcast: A live webcast can be accessed from the Events section of the Company’s website at rivalrycorp.com
A replay of the webcast will be archived on the Company’s website for one year.

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Play’n GO announces partnership with Canadian operator Loto-Québec

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Play’n GO, the world’s leading casino entertainment provider, has today announced a partnership with Canadian operator Loto-Québec, launching the Swedish gaming giant’s games into another Canadian province.

Already active in another Canadian province , this partnership sees Play’n GO’s content available in the province of Québec exclusively with Loto-Québec, a state-owned corporation, where online players now have access to titles such as Tome of Madness. 

Magnus Olsson, Chief Commercial Officer, Play’n GO said: “At Play’n GO, we have always been clear in our vision to be active in every regulated market in the world, and this partnership with Loto-Québec is the next step on that journey.

“Our past success in Canada gives us confidence that players in Québec will enjoy the best Play’n GO content, and we look forward to many years of success with Loto-Québec in the province.”

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Stéphane Martel, Head of Product and Innovation at Loto-Québec added: “As the sole iGaming operator in Québec, we pride ourselves on offering titles that truly add value to our platform, lotoquebec.com. We are happy to bring Play’n GO games to our players.”

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Court Decision Upholds iGaming Ontario’s Model

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iGaming Ontario has welcomed the decision of the Ontario Superior Court, which found that iGaming Ontario’s model is consistent with the Criminal Code and that iGaming Ontario is conducting and managing igaming in the province.

“We have always been confident in our model and are pleased that the court has ruled in our favour, and that Ontarians can continue to play with confidence in our regulated igaming market,” said Martha Otton, Executive Director of iGaming Ontario.

“Ontario’s model meets the requirements and contributes to the public good by protecting players, their data and their funds, while helping to fund priority public services in Ontario, and bringing well-paid, high-tech jobs and economic development to Ontario,” Otton added.

In dismissing the application brought forward by the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK), the Superior Court found that iGaming Ontario is the “operating mind” behind Ontario’s competitive igaming market in accordance with the conduct and manage requirements of the Criminal Code.

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iGaming Ontario will continue to conduct and manage igaming as it has since the launch of the regulated market on April 4, 2022.

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