Game Account Network has announced a binding agreement with Laguna Development Corporation to supply its simulated gaming software to the group’s Route 66 Casino.

Situated on the outskirts of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the new services are anticipated to launch to new customers during the third quarter of the year.

The agreement also provides GAN with the opportunity to supply online sports wagering to LDC in New Mexico, should enabling legislation and corresponding regulatory approvals come forward.

Jeff Berman, chief commercial officer of GAN, explained: “We are pleased to begin this partnership with LDC in bringing its Route 66 Casino online with our simulated gaming solution.

“New Mexico gaming is an over $1bn industry, and we look forward to working closely with LDC to further engage and increase its customer base as GAN continues to strengthen its position as the leading B2B enterprise software solution provider to US land-based casinos.”

LDC owns and operates the Route 66 Casino Hotel and Dancing Eagle Casino in New Mexico, with the former featuring a gaming floor with over 1,700 slot and video poker machines, 26 table games, a 500-seat bingo hall, and a dedicated poker room with 10 tables. 

Tim Perkins, chief operating officer of LDC, stated: “In the current environment, simulated gaming is more important than ever to our brands. We are extremely pleased with GAN and excited about the technology they bring to the table for our guests. We are looking forward to the launch and a long partnership into the future.”

The client is the 18th US casino operator to licence GAN’s software, which permits patrons to link reward cards to their online account and receive reward points automatically triggered by the patrons’ online activities. 

Furthermore, it represents the eighth Native American casino operator in the US to select GAN as its online gaming software service provider since launching in 2014.