Leading global online gaming software and solution provider signs with Foxwoods Casino.
Leading online gaming system and software provider GameAccount Network has joined the ranks of international companies set to benefit from the changing US Internet gambling landscape.
Just yesterday, the UK-based company signed an agreement with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, owners of Foxwoods, one of Connecticut’s two casinos, to introduce gaming options on the casino’s online page.
Since the state has not yet legislated in favor of online gambling legalization, the casino site will only feature “play-for-fun online gaming opportunities in the U.S.,” reads a statement by the tribe, adding that “in the event that legislation is enacted allowing real-money wagering, the parties will utilize GameAccount’s cutting-edge technology and platform to ensure a safe and fair game for all players.”
Foreign operators have been eyeing the US market ever since it became clear that online gambling may actually be allowed in individual states, should they decide to legislate accordingly. Such legislation has already been passed in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey, with states line Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California and others considering it.
“We have developed the specialist experience, expertise and technical functionality required to serve Foxwoods from a hardware platform located on-property in Connecticut. We’re delighted that this experience and our unique capabilities will support our new strategic partner,” claimed GameAccount CEO Dermot Surfit.
Launching free games seems to be the method of choice for US casinos to expand online, though not everyone follows the same casino strategy. Critics claim that even under a more permissive legislation, free players do not automatically convert into paying customers.
Nevertheless, this won’t be the first opportunity for the inhabitants of the Land of Steady Habits to practice their gaming habits online. Connecticut’s other casino the Mohegan Sun already launched a cashless poker room on its site last month. They have teamed up with domestic company Bally Technologies to enhance the players’ experience.
As far as Foxwoods is concerned, the owners claim that the casino site has around one million visitors each month that will soon have the chance to play some free online Blackjack and poker games.
Says Rodney Butler, tribal chairman: “The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe has long been a leader in brick-and-mortar casino operations, and with the help of GameAccount we aim to take the same leadership position in regulated online gaming in the U.S.”
GameAccount Network will also cooperate with the Mashantucket to offer online gaming solutions for other operators in the American market.