White Hat Studios and PokerStars have joined forces, giving the former access to regulated US online casino markets, including New Jersey.
The deal will see White Hat Studios bring its games to Flutter’s platforms in New Jersey and three other legal states: Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. White Hat Studios games will become available on all Flutter-owned NJ online casinos.
Daniel Lechner, vice president of sales and marketing for White Hate, said:
“We are thrilled to be partnering with PokerStars, a prominent name in the US iGaming market, and the deal exemplifies that the industry’s key players recognize the quality of our content. The partnership is another major milestone for White Hat Studios and having recently gone live across all regulated states will allow us to further expand our presence within each.”
NJ online casinos to get infused with White Hat
White Hat’s deal with PokerStars ushers in a new era for New Jersey players, with many fan-favorite games coming to the PokerStars NJ online casino.
Masters of Atlantis, Almighty Buffalo Megaways, Peaky Blinders, Rick & Morty Wubba Lubba Dub Dub and The Goonies Return are just a few of the titles available from White Hat Studios.
Flutter Entertainment also operates FanDuel NJ online casino, which already hosts White Hat Studios titles.
White Hat has sure stayed busy
The PokerStars partnership is the latest in a long line of announcements from White Hat Studios. The developer recently launched its games in West Virginia via a deal with BetMGM.
White Hat struck another landmark partnership earlier this month when it teamed up with Kindred Group Plc. That partnership brought White Hat games to Unibet online casinos in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. A week before the Kindred deal, White Hat struck an agreement with betPARX, adding its games to the provider’s online platforms in Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Jersey.
On July 22, White Hat expanded its relationship with Caesars Digital to bring its games to Tropicana online casino.
Believe it or not, those are only the deals White Hat has announced in the last month. The studio has been on a rapid expansion trajectory.
Flutter also making some moves
For its part, Flutter Entertainment has stayed busy, albeit not in the most positive sense.
Flutter recently announced the shutdown of Fox Bet, consolidating the company’s online gambling brands. Fox retains use of the Fox Bet brand when the online platform closes by Aug. 31.
The move wasn’t intensely surprising. Fox Bet struggled to gain a foothold in the online gambling space, and Flutter already manages household-name brands such as FanDuel and PokerStars.