Sports Meets The Casino: BetMGM’s New NHL-Themed Casino Games

Details Of The Agreement

On Oct. 6, BetMGM announced the launch of its NHL-branded casino games. “As the season approaches, we’re thrilled that our players will have the ability to ‘drop the puck’ with BetMGM,” said Oliver Bartlett, BetMGM’s Director of Gaming.

The slew of games include roulette, blackjack, baccarat and their new live money wheel game, Dream Catcher. NHL Roulette features interactive results and statistics while NHL Blackjack allows players to sit at a table inside the arena’s sykbox. NHL Baccarat and Dream Catcher also offer a hands-on experience similar to a casino game. These online games are available exclusively in New Jersey, Ontario, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. 

Every game takes players directly onto the ice with the ‘go live’ button for an immersive experience. Inside the rendered arena are live dealer versions of the games, complemented by NHL and team logos. This technology was developed in partnership with Evolution Gaming, a live casino game provider. 

NHL’s Vice President of Business Development, Jason Jazayeri, said, “We’re excited to broaden our relationship with BetMGM through the development of NHL-branded casino games, particularly when these new platforms allow us to deepen the connection NHL fans have to our sport in a more immersive and compelling way. We look forward to collaborating with BetMGM on other fan-centric efforts in years to come.”  

MGM’s Partnerships Come Full Circle

This development comes roughly eight months after NHL and BetMGM announced their multi-year extension of their partnership, which made BetMGM an official sports betting partner of the league. Their plan was to deliver “innovative content programming to connect with our passionate fans” and this development aims to do just that. 

“The launch of these one-of-a-kind games further strengthens our relationship with the NHL,” said Bartlett. 

BetMGM’s roll out of these games also comes just over two years after they penned a joint venture with Evolution Gaming. The agreement sought to power live casino services for BetMGM’s brands across the U.S. 

Recent BetMGM News

BetMGM has been busy these last few months. It made history alongside the Arizona Cardinals by opening the first sportsbook inside an NFL stadium at the Cardinals’ State Farm Stadium. 

This was followed by the launch of their partnership with NBC Sports ahead of the NFL season. BetMGM’s odds and lines are now featured in Football Night In America alongside commentary from some of the network’s biggest personalities such as Chris Simms and Matthew Berry. 

It was also one of the first operators which opened in the newly-launched Kansas sports betting market coinciding with its new partnership with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Mia Fowler is a graduate of Chapman University where she studied business marketing and journalism and played on the women’s soccer team. Following her 16-year journey with soccer, she started writing for Lineups.com. She specifically enjoys analysis of the NFL.

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