Wizard Games announced Wednesday it has an agreement to offer its real money online casinos games to New Jersey BetMGM customers.
Wizard Games is a subsidiary of Luxembourg-based NeoGames.
New Jersey is the second state in which Wizard Games and BetMGM have collaborated. The first was West Virginia, which launched in February.
All Wizard titles are now live in New Jersey to BetMGM players on BetMGM New Jersey Casino, Borgata New Jersey Casino and Party New Jersey Casino through Pariplay’s Fusionplatform, which offers more than 12,000 titles from the world’s top games providers, highlighted by Spirit of Mustang, Dragons of the North, Wildwood Buffalo, Wolf Riches and others.
New Jersey is one of a handful of U.S. states, along with Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Michigan, Delaware and West Virginia, that have mobile casino games.
Those states, plus Nevada, offer online poker as well.
“Wizard Games combines innovative mechanics with exciting gameplay and themes, and we’ve been very impressed with how the products have performed so far,” said Oliver Bartlett, the director of gaming at BetMGM, in a news release. “Expanding our relationship into a new market is a logical next step for both parties, and we’re confident that it will have a positive outcome.”
Growing the BetMGM Footprint
BetMGM is currently live in some form or fashion in 16 states, including New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
Wizard Games delivers iGaming experiences for regulated markets around the world. The studio currently includes more than 120 titles in its portfolio, which is certified for more than 20 regulated jurisdictions in Europe, Latin America and North America.
“Our partnership with BetMGM is one we’re extremely proud of, so naturally we are delighted to be expanding into New Jersey, one of the most iconic gaming markets in the U.S.,” said Joey Hurtado, the managing director at Wizard Games. “Our games continue to perform well in the United States and we’re very pleased to increase our footprint in North America.”
Wizard games also entered into the Canadian market, when sports betting and iGaming was launched in Ontario on April 4.
Other New Jersey News in June
Here are some other developments this month in gambling in the Garden State:
- Monthly sports betting handle was down in May but revenue was up month-over-month. Sports handle posted a 17.3% decrease in May’s handle of $766.41 million as compared to April (nearly $923 million). However, revenue from April ($50.35 million) to May ($61.59 million) was up by 22.3%. Expect another relatively slow month in July sports betting with options limited, especially until the NFL season starts.
- Monmouth Park announced, in conjunction with Australia-based BetMakers, that it again will sponsor a $1 million “BetMakers Bonanza” bonus for ownership of any horse that sweeps the 55th edition of the Haskell Stakes (Monmouth Park) on July 23, the Travers Stakes (Saratoga/New York) on Aug. 27 and the Breeders’ Cup Classic (Keeneland/Kentucky) on Nov. 5.
- TwinSpires officially shut down its sports betting operation June 10. The TwinSpires website will be available until July 11 to allow funds to be withdrawn by customers. All casino games also were disabled June 10, as were deposits.