Monday April 22, 2013 : FOXWOODS OWNER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GAMEACCOUNT
Branded online gaming site and a B2B offering
The owners and operators of Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has entered into a partnership agreement with GameAccount Network aimed at pursuing online gaming opportunities in the United States.
The alliance will initially focus on play-for-fun online gaming opportunities in the US in anticipation of legalization being enacted allowing real-money wagering.
The agreement is subject to both parties’ licensure from the relevant US regulatory authorities.
Once conditions are met, Foxwoods.com plans to launch in 2013 with an internet gaming offering utilising GameAccount's technology and platform.
In addition to providing a “Foxwoods” branded online gaming site for Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, GameAccount and MPTN will collaborate to provide turnkey Business-to-Business solutions to other gaming operators in the US.
“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,” said Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman.
Dermot Smurfit, GameAccount’s Chief Executive Officer commented, “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.”