Gaming manufacturer Interblock has entered into a new corporate partnership agreement, which is to see installations take place at in excess of 20 Penn National Gaming properties of the company’s portfolio across the United States.

By taking on the product portfolio, Penn National is to be enabled to offer blackjack, baccarat, roulette and craps in an array of formats.

John Connelly, chief executive officer of Interblock, commented: “Penn National has long been regarded as one of the leading operators in North America, and Interblock’s ability to work with an operator of this calibre is incredibly fortunate for our company.  

“We intend to use a combination of technology and innovation to help Penn reduce operating expenses across their properties, while increasing revenue.

“This partnership allows for Interblock to introduce several product segments designed for various casinos within the Penn portfolio. Everything from stadiums to standalone units will be utilised to address the demands within each region.

“We are thankful to Penn National for this opportunity, and will work hard to make this partnership a success.”

Under the terms of the fresh agreement, Interblock also states that it guarantees Penn National exclusivity on a number of products to be released in the future.

Each property included in the deal is to also install Interblock’s diamond stadiums, which it is hoped will attract existing and new players “to the next generation of gaming”.

Amongst the first properties to install as part of the deal are Hollywood Casino and Hotel Lawrenceburg, Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago and Hollywood Casino Toledo.

“We’ve long been fans of Interblock’s electronic table games products, and are pleased to be able to offer them at more than 20 of our company’s leading properties,” added Dan Cherry, vice president of gaming operations for Penn National Gaming.

Penn National revealed it is to close its Tunica-based Resorts Casino later this year, with the company vowing “to focus on the ongoing successful operations at our two remaining Tunica properties.”