White Hat Studios, the recently launched content division of Malta-based iGaming platform White Hat Gaming, has partnered with FanDuel Group in a deal that will see it supply slots, jackpot slots, and random number generator (RNG) table games to the sports betting and online casino operator’s players in the U.S. market.
Under the freshly-inked deal, the two companies will work together to create bespoke gaming content and “short-term exclusives” that will only be accessible to FanDuel and its customers.
In a statement on Thursday, March 24, 2022, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer for White Hat Studios, Andy Whitworth, said…
“We are delighted at the incredibly positive and enthusiastic response from FanDuel to this new venture and can’t wait to see our content live on FanDuel, PokerStars and Stardust Casinos in all the licensed igaming states.”
The CEO added, “It’s a real testament to our content that FanDuel has entrusted us as a valued partner.”
Moreover, the New York-based gambling Group’s online poker and online casino offerings for brands such as FanDuel Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, Stardust Casino, and PokerStars, which is owned by FanDuel parent company Flutter Entertainment, will be expanded in legal iGaming markets in New Jersey, Michigan, Connecticut, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Also commenting on the new alliance, Andrew Gradwell, VP of Product, FanDuel Group, said…
“We’re thrilled to bring White Hat’s Jackpot Royale product and games to our FanDuel players. Providing exciting and innovative experiences is part of our mission – we can’t wait to see what our players think.”
News of the new partnership is on the back of a March 15th announcement from White Hat Gaming, naming its former Chief Commercial Officer Andy Whitworth CEO of the UK iGaming studio that was formed courtesy of the acquisition of a remote gaming server (RGS), brand and gaming catalog from Blueprint Gaming. Thanks to that deal, for the first time, content from Blueprint, Reel Time Gaming, Merkur, and Lucksome Studios, will be made available to players in the U.S. market via White Hat Studios.
The new CEO reportedly has nearly two decades of experience in the gaming sector, including C-level and director roles at Swedish firm NetEnt most recently, and British sports betting and gambling company, Entain, and Light & Wonder, formerly Scientific Gaming.
The “right” people:
In a company statement, Whitworth said…
“Our goal is to become one of the top game suppliers in the US market, bringing not only high quality content, but also high quality service to our customers. We have been going at an unprecedented speed, so it was important for us to follow up by carefully selecting the right people and build an industry-leading team at White Hat Studios.”
The new CEO explained that the combination of an “exceptional portfolio of games,” including White Hat’s own Jackpot Royale mechanic, which will “inject life into the current online jackpot offering,” and major brands such as Deal or No Deal, Ted and many others, they are “very confident to hit our ambitious targets and shake up the market.”
Launched in August 2021, White Hat Studios has hundreds of slots, jackpots, RNG, table and instant-win titles on offer, with a commitment to delivering new games and “market-leading” jackpot mechanics. According to the games studio, operators can also plan to benefit from table and slot content that has been specifically designed with U.S. players in mind.