BetMGM has taken another step to broaden its online casino game offerings. Last week, the online casino brand announced a new series of NHL-branded casino games. The nationally recognized brand has taken this strategic step just days before the start of the NHL season.
The new online casino games include NHL-themed roulette, blackjack, baccarat, and Dream Catcher. The announcement comes after a partnership extension between the National Hockey League and BetMGM in February of this year.
BetMGM Director of Gaming, Oliver Bartlett, commented on the partnership. “The launch of these one-of-a-kind games further strengthens our relationship with the NHL. As the season approaches, we’re thrilled that our players will have the ability to ‘drop the puck’ with BetMGM,” said Bartlett.
The new NHL-themed BetMGM games were developed in collaboration with Evolution and feature NHL-branded content. The new games will be available on BetMGM’s mobile and desktop sites in Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ontario.
“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,” said NHL Vice President of Business Development Jason Jazayeri.
The new games utilize three-dimensional renderings and animations that make the games look as real as possible. As with many BetMGM titles in their library, each game features a ‘go live’ button that takes players to the live dealer version of each game. When players click the ‘go live’ button, they’ll be taken to the BetMGM library of live dealer games.
The NHL Roulette game is your standard roulette game featuring realistic ball movements and interactive results. The game also keeps track of previous spins, allowing you to track your previous wagers.
NHL Baccarat is similar to BetMGM’s standard live baccarat but features NHL-themed content.
The new NHL Blackjack will be particularly exciting for players, with the game taking place in an NHL arena skybox. The game also allows players to virtually move between seats.
The last NHL-themed game, Dream Catcher takes place directly on the ice. The gameplay is the same as BetMGM’s original Dream Catcher game. The Wheel Of Fortune style game starts with players selecting a number and color of their choice before the game spins the large vertical wheel. If the wheel stops on your selected number, then you win!
Recent BetMGM News
BetMGM is the leading online casino provider in Michigan. The brand is constantly looking for ways to increase its offerings for players, and the new NHL-branded games are a perfect example of that. BetMGM also recently became the NFL’s Sunday Night Football premier sponsor for Football Night in America (FNIA). The partnership has resulted in BetMGM content being featured throughout Sunday Night Football. According to BetMGM, FNIA is the ‘most-watched studio show in sports,’ with an average of 18.5 million viewers every week.
Tying back to sports betting
BetMGM continues to look for ways to bring more players to their online casino platform, and the recent launch of their NHL-themed games is no different. The recent launch of the NHL games showcases how the brand is attempting to bring more sports fans to its library of online casino games. With sports betting becoming legalized in more states, it makes sense the brand is looking for ways to tie its online casino games back to sports wagering.
The NHL season began today, October 14, with the Detroit Red Wings hosting the Montreal Canadians at 6:00 pm.
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