BetMGM Adds The Godfather – These Other Movies Should Get Same Treatment

Written By Grant Lucas on October 5, 2023 - Last Updated on October 6, 2023
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Michigan may be the only state to have it now. But soon, players at New Jersey online casinos will have access to The Godfather slot game on BetMGM every day of the week.

Or as Apollonia put it: “Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Saturday.”

BetMGM recently announced a partnership with Atlantic Digital, a London-based game studio that features several themed slot games derived from popular film and television titles.

At the top of the list: The Godfather, available now at BetMGM in Michigan but, as the casino company said in a press release, with a planned rollout “in all states where BetMGM’s iGaming offering is live.” Translation: New Jersey.

The Godfather arriving at BetMGM

The Godfather has made its debut in Michigan. As noted, though, The Godfather will likely make its way to BetMGM Casino NJ in the near future.

In the game, according to the press release, “players step into the atmospheric and intimidating office of Don Corleone.” The 5-by-3, 10-line game includes free spins and a hold-and-win bonus round that allows players a chance to win additional free spins and cash prizes.

“The Godfather remains one of the most iconic movies and it is quite fitting that it is the first slot we are offering with Atlantic Digital,” said Oliver Bartlett, director of gaming at BetMGM. “BetMGM is proud to be the first to bring The Godfather to the US and its exclusive online casino home. We are always looking to partner with brands our customers love and game studios that are creating new and engaging content.”

Per the release, Atlantic Digital specializes in integrating gaming mechanics with some of the most popular intellectual property in the world. And now the company adds another unique aspect to BetMGM and its portfolio of over 1,500 games.

“We are incredibly proud to partner with BetMGM and bring our popular branded games to the US market,” Sam Hobcraft, CEO of Atlantic Digital, said in a press release.

“The Godfather is just the start. Branded content has always been at the core of the land-based player experience. We at Atlantic Digital are at the forefront of this movement, and, working alongside BetMGM, we will be bringing the highest quality IP online to the US. We couldn’t be more excited about the potential of this partnership and what it could mean for US customers for many years to come.”


‘Just the start’? What could be next for NJ online casinos?

There are few things quite like combining great movies of our past to exciting online casino games in New Jersey. And with Hobcraft emphasizing that “The Godfather is just the start,” it got us wondering: What other film-related slots would we want to see most?

Dazed and Confused

Let’s start in 1993 with the breakout role of Matthew McConaughey in “Dazed and Confused.”

Just imagine that 1970s atmosphere, players stepping into Wooderson’s iconic Chevrolet Chevelle SS, also known as Melba Toast.

Aim to match Melbas or Pontiac GTOs, avoid the paddles and earn bonus spins and mini-games at The Emporium. It would be a lot cooler if you did.

The Sandlot

Like Dazed, it’s been 30 years since this iconic movie hit the scene. But its core elements live on.

Set at the legendary field, Hercules aka The Beast looms beyond the fence. Earn bonus spins and a carnival-style mini-game. The likes of Wendy Peffercorn awaits to reward you with the jackpot.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

How has this not already been made? That 1990 film was epic (if you were young enough), from the introduction and evolution of the turtles to the mastery of Splinter to the fall of Shredder.

Now that a new TMNT has hit the screen, it creates another opportunity to capitalize on Raphael, Donatello, Michaelangelo and Leonardo — from their martial arts to their quick wit to their pizza-based diets.

Anything Disney/Marvel

For years, Disney kept its distance from the world of legal gambling, frequently and consistently disputing and refuting rumors that the company would ever dip its toes into the industry.

Well, now that ESPN Bet NJ could arrive in November, it opens the door to future expansion, doesn’t it?

Just imagine the Disney titles, Star Wars stories and Marvel superheroes we could see grace the online slots in NJ. The possibilities are seemingly endless.

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Grant Lucas is a longtime sportswriter who has covered high school, collegiate, and professional levels. A graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, Grant now focuses his attention on the growing NJ online gambling and sports betting scene.

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