GameAccount Responsible for Maryland Live! Online Casino, Launch of Simulated Gaming™ Online Experience for New and Existing Players
It has been decided that gaming technology provider GameAccount will be the chosen games supplier for Maryland Live! Casino. As a leading developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B gaming software and online gaming content, Game Account announced the partnership with Maryland Live! Casino and its launch of Simulated Gaming™ online experience.
Maryland Live! was the very first land-based casino to offer online games in 2012. When the casino launched its online platform players were able to try out the games for free play only. When Maryland Live! launched the gaming platform was powered by both Aristocrat and Game Account, but since the nLive platform was acquired by Aristocrat.
The GameAccount Network will introduce its Simulated Gaming platform onto the website giving online players many benefits to enjoying online game play such as being able to use their Live! Rewards Cards for all online play with slot games.
GameAccount CEO Dermot Smurfit, “It is a real privilege to start working directly with the casino executive team which not only pioneered the Maryland casino market in 2012, but also had the unique vision to launch a free-to-play online gaming website prior to opening their major new property at Arundel Mills.”
Teaming up with GameAccount Network will enable the casino to broaden expand its options for providing a strategic path if online gaming expands in the state. The free to play site will be launched most likely in the second quarter of this year. The casino and games provider needs regulatory approval before they can offer Maryland players online gaming.
Maryland Live! Casino currently offers 4,000 slot machines along with over 180 table games which generated $655m in gaming revenues in calendar year 2014 with a reported 58% market share among Maryland’s five casinos in December 2014.
The innovation of Simulated Gaming™ offers what the company describes as “gaming-as-entertainment consumer website enabled with unique monetization features and a compelling Internet gaming content portfolio of over 200 casino games.” The casino will be able to use Simulated Gaming™ as a way of integrating a customer management solution enable the use of the Live! Rewards Card for players.
“Unlike many vendors in the market, GameAccount is a specialized online gaming company with a genuine commitment to B2B who will not compete online by operating their own B2C Social Casino. The team at GameAccount has demonstrated their Regulated Gaming capability in New Jersey and the merits of Simulated Gaming™. By deploying their system on-property, Maryland Live! Casino will have the opportunity to launch Simulated Gaming™ this Summer. In the event the landscape surrounding real money Internet and mobile gaming changes in Maryland our partnership with GameAccount Network also provides us with a strategic path to execute both options.” – Robert J. Norton, President and General Manager of Maryland Live! Casino