- BetMGM has announced the launch of NHL branded online casino games.
- The games include roulette, blackjack, baccarat and a new live Money Wheel game called Dream Catcher.
- The games are currently available to players in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ontario.
Hockey season is right around the corner, which no doubt has much to do with the timing of BetMGM’s announcement of new National Hockey League (NHL) branded online casino games. BetMGM and other operators have developed online casino games featuring individual pro sports teams but this is the first league themed game to launch in North America.
The games were developed in collaboration with gaming tech provider Evolution. The games include roulette, blackjack, baccarat and a new live Money Wheel game called Dream Catcher. The games are currently available to players in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ontario. Here’s how the BetMGM press release described the game experience:
Developed in partnership with Evolution, the games feature three-dimensional renderings and animations that deliver an immersive experience. Each game features a unique ‘go live’ button, taking players onto the ice and directly into BetMGM’s live dealer version of the same game. The NHL’s logo is prominently featured in each game with team logos cycling throughout the rendered arena.
NHL Roulette features realistic ball movements and full, interactive results and statistics. NHL Blackjack players are placed at a table inside an arena skybox with the ability to move virtually between seats. NHL Baccarat offers players an experience similar to a live casino game highlighted by many of the game’s same features. Finally, Dream Catcher allows players to bet on the number on which they think the wheel will stop, amplifying the suspense various multipliers.
Here’s some quotes, starting with Oliver Bartlett, BetMGM’s Director of Gaming:
“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.”
Jason Jazayeri, NHL Vice President, Business Development, did the honors for the league:
“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.”
The NHL season gets underway on Tuesday, October 11 with a doubleheader on ESPN. In the early game, the Tampa Bay Lightning head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers while in the nightcap the Vegas Golden Knights head to SoCal to take on the Los Angeles Kings.