Parx Casino, Pennsylvania

Gaming software giant NetEnt has continued its expansions across the United States, by entering into a new agreement with Pennsylvania’s Parx Casino, located in the Bensalem Township in Bucks County, northeast of the city of Philadelphia.

This forms the latest step of preparations as NetEnt gets set to enter the regulated online casino market within the Keystone State.

Upon market opening, a wide range of NetEnt’s portfolio of slot games and table games will be available at Parx Online, being delivered by the Gan platform, which will also have the benefit of enabling free spins and its free spin widget.

Parx Online is to be operated by Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, who also operates Parx Casino, a horse racing venue and “the largest casino gaming complex in Pennsylvania”.

“We are looking forward to expanding the Parx Casino offerings into the online world. As part of this, we’re excited to be able to offer NetEnt’s outstanding suite of game content as part of our online casino launch in Pennsylvania”, stated Matthew Cullen, SVP of igaming and sports at Parx Casino.

This latest agreement alongside Parx Casino is the third such deal struck by NetEnt ahead of the market opening, which is to be overseen by state regulator the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Erik Nyman, managing director NetEnt Americas, explained: “Parx is a household brand in the gambling community in Pennsylvania. I am very excited that we have secured this important agreement ahead of market opening.

“I am certain that Parx player’s will enjoy our games and unique features, and that our tools will help Parx grow their business within online casino.”

The PGCB posted its January revenues from the play of slot machines at the state’s casino this week, highlighting a slight 1.15 per cent increase to $177.7m, with tax revenue from the activity boosted by $93.6m.

The report stated that 25,280 slot machines operated on a daily basis, contrasted to 25,808 the previous year, with Parx Casino the state leader with $33.1m, a 7.15 per cent increase from $30.9m.