BetMGM will produce NHL-themed online casino games such as roulette, blackjack, baccarat and Dream Catcher after agreeing a deal with the league.
Developed in partnership with Evolution, the games are available to BetMGM players in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ontario and feature three-dimensional rendering and animations to deliver an ‘immersive experience’ for players.
“The launch of these one-of-a-kind games further strengthens our relationship with the NHL,” commented Oliver Bartlett, BetMGM’s Director of Gaming. “As the season approaches, we’re thrilled that our players will have the ability to ‘drop the puck’ with BetMGM.”
Each of the games will feature a ‘go live’ button, which takes players ‘onto the ice’ and towards the live dealer versions of the same games. Across the series, the NHL’s logo features prominently.
NHL Roulette features ‘realistic ball movements’, as well as interactive results and stats, whilst the NHL Blackjack game sees players placed at a table with the ability to move virtually between different seats.
Further immersive features see the NHL Baccarat game offer an experience similar to a live casino game twinned with classic features. Dream Catcher also allows bets on the number that the wheel will stop, creating an air of suspense.
Jason Jazayeri, NHL Vice President, Business Development, added: “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.”