A partnership deal has been closed recently by the owners and operators of Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (MPTN) and GameAccount Network, it was announced this week.
Aiming at positioning well for online gambling in the US in the event of legalization, the partnership will first focus on developing a play-for-fun Foxwoods branded online gaming site, which will be powered by GameAccount’s technology and platform.
In addition to providing a “Foxwoods” branded online gaming site for Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, GameAccount and MPTN will also work together on turnkey Business-to-Business solutions that they will offer to other gaming operators in the US.
It was also specified that the agreement is subject to both parties’ licensure from the relevant US regulatory authorities.
Commenting on the deal, Dermot Smurfit, GameAccount’s Chief Executive Officer said: “As one of the first European Internet gaming system suppliers that moved into the United States in advance of intra-State regulation in 2011, 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 Foxwoods as they build a new Internet gaming business in one of the World’s most exciting emerging regulated Internet gaming markets.”
It was added by Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot 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 US. Our shared vision unites GameAccount’s technical capabilities with our Foxwoods brand and our leadership in casino management.”