Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians owned Four Winds Casinos and White Hat Studios have entered into an agreement that will see the latter supply its catalog of iGaming titles to the operator’s three locations in the state of Michigan.
As part of the deal, players at the operator‘s flagship New Buffalo casino, as well as its Hartford and Dowagiac properties in the upper Midwestern U.S. state, will be able to enjoy hits from the iCasino content provider, such as Blueprint Gaming‘s branded slots Ted from 2017, Deal or No Deal, of which there are currently 9 titles in the series courtesy of UK-based game studio’s partnership with license holder Banijay Brands, and Worms, which is based on the PC game that became a huge hit with gamers in the mid to late 90s.
Commenting on the new content deal, Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer for Four Winds Casinos said they are “pleased” to offer White Hat Studios’ branded titles to their players.
“Four Winds Casinos have established a standard for excellence, not only in the Midwest, but also nationally. Our casino resorts have consistently been ranked among the best in the country, and we continually strive to enhance our amenities and level of service at our properties and to our online gaming players. We are confident these new titles will be welcomed with enthusiasm.”
White Hat Studios:
The content division of iGaming platform supplier White Hat Gaming, London-headquartered White Hat Studios was created through an asset purchase, including RGS, brand and gaming catalog, in July 2021 from UK-based game studio and part of Germany’s Gauselmann Group, Blueprint Gaming. The acquisition made content from the latter, Reel Time, Merkur and Lucksome Studios, available to players in the U.S. market via White Hat Studios.
Via company news, Daniel Lechner, Vice President Sales & Marketing for White Hat Studios expressed his own thoughts on the collaboration, stating…
“Four Winds Casinos has always exhibited an in-depth understanding of their players and we are certain they will really enjoy playing the top class branded games we are ready to roll out in Michigan. We look forward to building on this relationship as we continue to expand in the U.S.”
SYNOT Games tie-up:
The partnership with Four Winds follows White Hat Gaming’s recent distribution deal with SYNOT Games that will see the online casino software developer’s premium content made available to players across the globe.
Care of the agreement, operators integrated with the iGaming platform provider’s network are now able to access the Slovakian studio‘s entire portfolio of diverse titles, such as the ancient Greek mythology-themed Zeus Wild Thunder, Skull Bonanza and the popular, 27 Joker Fruits.
Established in 2016, Synot Games’ more than 90 in-house produced titles, including its most recent release Skull Bonanza, have made quick work of becoming popular with the largest online casino brands in Europe as well as in retail slot halls. And has made its games available to a broader player audience.
The Four Winds partnership continues White Hat Gaming’s U.S. expansion in late March via the firm’s content agreement with the sportsbook platform of MGM Resorts International (MGM:NYSE), BetMGM.
That deal, similar to the latest agreement, saw White Hat Studios supply its slots, jackpot slots, and random number generator (RNG) table content to the platform’s players in the U.S. states of Michigan, and New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.