Published on February 17th, 2014 | by Steve Gardman
GameAccount and Foxwoods Resort Casino Strike Partnership Deal For US Online Casino
Internet skill gaming software provider, GameAccount Network announced a deal with US casino operator Foxwoods Resort Casino. The deal aims at launching the first ‘Simulated Gaming’ online casino experience for players in the country. Based in Ledyand, CT, Foxwoods Resort Casino is a hotel casino on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation, with a complex of six casinos. The ‘Simulated Gaming’ platform will be launched live and made accessible to players around the globe. Games will be made available on multiple platforms including desktops and mobile devices including iOS, Android, and tablets. The platform features over 50 games from GameAccount’s portfolio. This includes slots and table games with loads of promotional offers from Foxwoods.
President and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, Scott Butera said the launch of the first simulated online casino in the U.S. will allow its guests to enjoy a wide range of gaming products that the company has to offer. According to the CEO, GameAccount’s cutting edge technology will boost the overall casino experience for players who can enjoy all the excitement of Foxwoods even on the move.
Chief executive officer of GameAccount Network, Dermit Smurfit also expressed the company’s delight in partnering with Foxwoods Resort Casino for the launch of Simulated Gaming. Smurfit said the platform can be easily integrated with Foxwoods’ casino management system to enable them to implement promotional offers as an incentive to visit Foxwoods properties. According to the CEO, the convergence of online with land-based gaming is one of their key focuses. Simulated Gaming has demonstrated the company’s ability to monetize free to play gaming, allowing for an increase in footfall at Foxwoods’ property.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (MPTN), the owner and operator of Foxwoods is reported to be focusing initially on play-money games pending legalization of real-money wagering in the U.S. The agreement that includes B2B operations is subject to regulatory approval although MPTN is set to release a play-for-fun online casino during the year. Also part of the deal is the supply of turnkey online gaming solutions for other Indian casinos and gaming operators.
Currently Foxwoods.com is reported to attract one million unique monthly visitors. While New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware have already legalized online gambling in some form, lawmakers in Connecticut have still not pushed any bill to legalize real-money online gaming within the state. MPTN’s chairman Rodney Butler was also thrilled to announce its proposed partnership with GameAccount. Butler said they aim to take a leadership position in online gaming in the U.S. just as they have in land based casino operations.