NetEnt Launches Games in Pennsylvania, USA
NetEnt games are finally live and available to almost 13 million local residents in the second US state to regulate online gaming, Pennsylvania! The first games from the award-winning iGaming studio are already live at two operator sites. Here's what you need to know.
In October 2017, the Pennsylvania state legislature approved a bill that would allow online casinos to apply for a license to The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). Earlier in March this year, NetEnt, through its subsidiary NetEnt Americas LLC, was granted an Interactive Gaming Manufacturer Conditional License by the PGCB. And in the mid of July the market was officially open, making the state of Pennsylvania the second to regulate online casinos beside its neighbour, New Jersey.
Meanwhile, the company has been signing partnerships with operators ahead of the opening date, so NetEnt games can be timely found at online casinos like Parx Casino, which is operated by Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc, and HollywoodCasino.com that’s operated by Penn Online Entertainment, LLC, a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming’s Penn Interactive Ventures.
As noted by Erik Nyman, Managing Director NetEnt Americas LLC, earlier, NetEnt launches with a mix of table games, video slots, jackpot games and unique features like free spins that have been greatly appreciated by our customers and their players. This includes studio’s hits like Gonzo’s Quest, Butterfly Staxx, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Asgardian Stones, which are already live at Parx Casino.
“I am very pleased that the market in Pennsylvania has now opened. We are one of the few online casino suppliers offering our games right from the start, and I am convinced that our award-winning online casino games will be much appreciated by players in Pennsylvania”, says Erik Nyman, Managing Director NetEnt Americas LLC.
It’s worth mentioning that the news comes after NetEnt’s interim report for the first half-year, which showed weaker results compared to last year. The 4.1 percent (-6.6 percent in euro) decline has been due to continued weak development in Sweden and rest of the Nordics. For more highlights on the report and comments by Therese Hillman, Group CEO, visit the financial report page.