The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, owners and operators of Foxwoods Casino Resort, is teaming with Irish-backed GameAccount Network, the London-based game developer and software firm, to offer simulated online gaming via computer and smartphone platforms to free-money players around the world. GameAccount will send promotional offers to potential players for Foxwoods’ virtual casino called FoxPlay with Foxwoods Resort Casino, reported The Hartford Courant.
“We think this cutting edge technology will enhance the overall guest experience and allow them to bring the excitement of Foxwoods with them wherever they go,” Foxwoods CEO and Presdient Scott Butera said in a release.
Foxwoods’ simulated gaming remains a marketing tool for now, but the move is likely in hopeful ancticaiption of intra-state regulation in Connecticut in 2015.
Foxwoods’ virtual online casino will offer more than 50 casino games from GameAccount Network’s library, including table games and slots promoted by Foxwoods. Players must first sign up for a Foxwoods Rewards Card, which requires they enter their name, address and either their Social Security or driver’s license number.
“With the changing landscape of online gaming we are excited to launch FoxPlay with Foxwoods Resort Casino,” GameAccount Network CEO Dermot Smurfit said in a statement. “The FoxPlay online casino will enhance online gamers experience across the world and make them feel like they are playing in a live casino.”
Smurfit said some of GameAccount’s key missions are “converging online with land-based gaming,” their ability “to monetize free-to-play gaming” and to “drive increased visitation to the operator’s property.”