Prominent gaming machine and systems innovator, International Game Technology (IGT), has followed Swedish iGaming firm, NetEnt AB, in inking a supply deal with the HollywoodCasino.com domain from Penn National Gaming Incorporated.
The London-headquartered innovator used an official Thursday press release to detail that the five-year agreement signed with the Penn Online Entertainment LLC subordinate of Penn National Gaming Incorporated by its own PlayDigital subsidiary is to see it provide the Pennsylvania-facing site with its PlayCommand digital gaming platform as well as a selection of games and services.
Portfolio of video slots:
IGT explained that the arrangement will permit online gaming aficionados in Pennsylvania to enjoy a selection of its video slots including the popular Ocean Magic, Elephant King, Cleopatra and Wheel of Fortune titles while also taking advantage of its PlayPoker and PlayBingo innovations.
Addressing player needs:
Enrico Drago, PlayDigital Senior Vice-President for IGT, declared that HollywoodCasino.com is set to utilize his firm’s ‘vast portfolio of proven digital solutions’ in order to ‘quickly address’ the needs of its players ‘across online gaming, sportsbetting and on-premise mobile gaming.’
Drago’s statement read…
“The newly-regulated Pennsylvania online gaming market presents an exciting opportunity for IGT to extend the success of our PlayCommand platform and PlayCasino to Penn National [Gaming Incorporated] as it expands the scope of its entertainment offering.”
Online expansion for 2019:
For its part, Penn National is responsible for some 40 land-based casinos and racetracks in 18 jurisdictions and it paid a $10 million licensing fee in July to be able to offer real-money online poker, slots and table games to players in Pennsylvania. The operator is now awaiting official permission from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to launch cash gaming via HollywoodCasino.com and expects to be fully up and running as soon as the first quarter of next year.
Chris Sheffield, Senior Vice-President for Penn National Gaming Incorporated…
“We’re excited to leverage IGT’s platform and content for our online gaming launch in Pennsylvania. The flexibility and reliability of the PlayCommand platform coupled with the proven game library within IGT’s PlayCasino give us confidence that HollywoodCasino.com will deliver the same caliber of world-class gaming entertainment that our players have come to love in our land-based casinos.”