As Pennsylvania gets ready to launch online gaming, one operator is setting themselves up for success.
Online gaming is slowly growing in the United States, as Pennsylvania is setting up to be the 4th in the nation to offer casino and poker gaming online. Land-based casino operators have finally started to file the proper paperwork to gain licensing to offer such games and one operator is already working on setting up a team for their online operations. The Parx Casino is moving ahead with their venture into the online gaming world by applying for licensing and hiring new employees.
The Parx Casino is owned by Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, a company that was the very first to apply for licensing in Pennsylvania for online gaming. After that announcement, the company then got to work preparing their team that will cover their iGaming sector. Just two days ago, the company announced the hiring of an individual named Matthew Cullen. Mr. Cullen was named the Senior Vice President of Interactive Gaming & Sports, set to take care of sports betting and online gaming operations of the business.
Mr. Cullen has many years of experience in the gambling industry, 25 to be exact. In the past, he has served as the VP of US New Ventures for Paddy Power Betfair as well as within other positions with other gambling companies.
In speaking about the new appointment in a press release, CTO John Dixon, commented:
Dixon went on to comment on Mr. Cullen’s unique professional pedigree when it comes to online gaming as well as marketing, business strategy, product strategy and more, and how he is the ideal individual to lead the company’s expanding business footprint.
Parx Casino will be working with GAN for their online gaming operations, as reported by GAN themselves. GAN will be providing the online gaming platform for Parx, and this will not be the first time the two have worked together. In 2015, Parx Casino began working with GAN as they launched a free play gaming site. The social gaming site will remain on offer until the online real money gaming site has been launched.
With the partnership, Parx will be able to link their land-based casino rewards program to a player’s online account. This will be an enticing feature that players are sure to appreciate. Players will then be able to go online or be at the casino and earn rewards for the opposite offering. Rewards can be earned onsite or online, making the option enticing to everyone.
GAN is also working with other casinos based in the US. Most recently, the brand partnered with the new casino in New Jersey, Ocean Resort Casino. They have helped the brand launch their online casino as well.
Online gaming has yet to come to fruition in Pennsylvania, but players are ready. Once the sites start to launch, it will not be surprising to see players signing up for new accounts in record time. Hopefully, the gaming will get going over the next few months so we can at least see a few figures showcasing just how much is earned via the online gaming option during the first month of game play. Will the state be able to outperform competitors like Nevada and Delaware? Will they give New Jersey, the top online gaming state in the nation, a run for their money?