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Finally, we can play NHL-branded casino games

The NHL is one of the most important brands on the planet and the birthplace of ice hockey. Over the years there have been NHL branded video games, and they have become a treat for fans of the sport. But now there are more changes afoot and a reason to celebrate, because NHL-branded casino games are here.

BetMGM recently announced, a brand under the prestigious Entain banner, which also owns leading online casino PartyCasino, that they are taking over and launching a range of NHL-branded casino games that will incorporate favorites such as baccarat, blackjack, roulette, and live game Dream Catcher, the content of which is playable in New Jersey, Ontario, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

BetMGM has commissioned leading software developers Evolution Gaming, who are the creators of Dream Catcher, to bring the branded casino games to life. Evolution Gaming is renowned for being the top dog when it comes to producing live casino content, which shows that BetMGM means business.

Following the announcement, Oliver Bartlett, Head of Games at BetMGM, said, “Launching these unique games further strengthens our relationship with the NHL.

“As the season approaches, we are thrilled that our players have the opportunity to ‘drop the puck’ with BetMGM,” he added.

Creating an immersive experience has been one of the main goals of BetMGM and Evolution Gaming, and they achieve this through three-dimensional renderings and animations. An in-game “Go Live” button will take players onto the ice to enjoy live casino action that takes place in an arena adorned with NHL and team logos.

In NHL Blackjack, players will be seated at a table inside an arena skybox, but they will be able to move between seats virtually. NHL Roulette provides realistic ball movements as well as interactive results and statistics. NHL Baccarat takes on the traditional look and feel of a live casino game, with all the features in tow. While Dream Catcher functions similarly to Wheel of Fortune, the hit game show it is inspired by.

Jason Jazayeri, NHL Vice President of Business Development, said, “We are excited to expand our relationship with BetMGM through the development of NHL-branded casino games, particularly as these new platforms allow us to deepen the connection that NHL fans have with our sport. in a more immersive and compelling way. We look forward to collaborating with BetMGM on other fan-centric efforts in the years to come. Along with the new NHL-branded casino games, BetMGM has emphasized its desire to continue to advertise responsible gambling. It’s a key goal for the brand, and they insist they’re “proud to provide resources to help customers play responsibly, including GameSense, an industry-leading program, developed and licensed to MGM Resorts by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation”. GameSense is available to access and download on all platforms, including desktop and mobile, with apps available for iOS and Android devices.