Foxwoods Resort Casino of Connecticut signs new partnership deal which signals the potential for online gaming.
In the United States, online casino and poker gaming is only allowed legally in certain areas, like New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware and now Pennsylvania. Other states have considered legalizing the option and many have legislation in the works. To provide online gaming in the state, land-based gaming venues partner with online gaming operators to set the wheels in motion. A new partnership announced this week shows signs of online gaming preparation in Connecticut.
Foxwoods Resort Casino Has New Partner
Foxwoods Resort Casino has announced a new partnership with PariPlay, a signal that online gaming may be in the works for Connecticut. The partnership will start the groundwork for onsite online gaming options for real money.
According to a press release on the new partnership, Foxwoods will be using eyeON, a new ground-breaking interactive gaming platform of PariPlay. The casino would be able to provide digital on-property gaming, once legislation and regulatory reviews and approval are provided. With the new agreement, it marks the first time that Foxwoods will be offering online gaming for real money within the United States.
Seth Young is the Director of Online Gaming for Foxwoods who commented on the recent partnership by stating the Foxwoods is thrilled to have partnered with PariPlay and will leverage their world class interactive gaming platform to begin the groundwork for the brand’s entry into the online gaming market of the United States.
According to Young, the new solution located on-site will be a new amenity that will allow visitors to play games anywhere legally permissible and allow the casino to prepare for broader opportunities outside the walls of the property. The next step for the brand is to develop an interactive gaming program in order to provide expanded amenities to their customers and match the needs of their guests.
What’s Up Next?
So, what does all this mean? Basically, Foxwoods will be able to offer online gaming on-site to their customers, but legal clarity is missing. However, it would probably be safe to say that the operators of the Foxwoods know their options and have legal opinions to ensure the activity can begin. We may even see the operator begin to offer sports betting if lawmakers of the state finalize sports betting legislation they began working on last year and the US Supreme Court decides to allow sports betting to take place across the board.
Foxwoods would already be set up for an online platform and with legislation in place, sports betting would be one option the group could provide.
Based on the press release statement by Young, it seems that Foxwoods has their eyes on additional online gambling opportunities. In the release, Young states that the operator will be able to prepare for broader opportunities outside the four walls of their physical property. This clearly shows promise that the brand is looking to expand in other areas. They also point out that online gaming has shown to bring in new revenues and assist land-based operations.
It seems that Foxwoods wants to see Connecticut legalize online gaming like their neighbors. As competition continues to increase in the region, lawmakers may lean towards creating legislation to approve online gaming and let the existing facilities begin offering such gaming options.
For now, it will certainly be interesting to watch the Foxwoods as they develop their new partnership with PariPlay and what exactly they will be offering guests online in the future.