BetMGM Announces Agreement with Sony Pictures Television and IGT to Launch Wheel of Fortune Online Casino
Wheel of Fortune Casino makes its debut in New Jersey This year
CITY OF JERSEYNew Jersey , June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, today announced an agreement with Sony Pictures Television and International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) to launch the Wheel of Fortune Casino, set to become the first fully branded online casino in North America. Wheel of Fortune, an iconic American game show, is gearing up for its landmark 40th season. Over 250 versions of Wheel of Fortune slot games have been introduced over the past 25 years and this online launch of Wheel of Fortune Casino will represent the latest gaming expansion for the brand.
“Wheel of Fortune is watched by millions of people every night and BetMGM is honored to partner with Sony Pictures Television and IGT to bring this online casino experience to life,” said Matt Prevost, Chief Revenue Officer, BetMGM. “Once live, Wheel of Fortune Casino will bring players the excitement of their favorite game show and real money betting to the palm of their hand.”
Suzanne PreteExecutive Vice President of Game Shows, Sony Pictures Television, said, “We are thrilled to partner with BetMGM for the launch of Wheel of Fortune’s first-ever online casino. Wheel of Fortune celebrating its 40th season this year, we’re excited to continue bringing players new ways to play the games they know and love.”
First launch in New JerseyWheel of Fortune Casino will host America’s Game® branded slot titles produced by global gaming leader IGT, as well as many other themed games and features.
Enrico DragoCEO of Digital & Betting, IGT, said, “We are thrilled to celebrate the evolution of the IGT Wheel of Fortune slots brand with BetMGM and Sony Pictures Television with the launch of Wheel of Fortune Casino. The Wheel of Fortune brand has been synonymous with slot gaming for over 25 years, and this unprecedented brand-led online casino, driven by BetMGM’s compelling platform and promotional capabilities, is well placed. to engage and entertain new players and long-time players. we will continue to explore new and exciting ways to leverage our third-party and local brands with our operating partners.”
As BetMGM continues to expand into new markets, responsible gaming education remains a key focus. BetMGM is proud to provide resources to help customers gamble responsibly, including GameSense, an industry-leading program developed and licensed to MGM Resorts by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. Through the integration of GameSense into BetMGM’s mobile and desktop platforms, customers can directly access responsible gaming tools.
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About the Wheel of Fortune
Trademark registered as America’s Game™, Wheel of Fortune won seven Emmys, including a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Play/Audience Participation Show. Wheel of Fortune is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. It is distributed nationally by CBS Media Ventures and internationally by Paramount Global Content Distribution, two divisions of Paramount.
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and broadcasting programs worldwide in all genres and for all platforms. In addition to managing one of the largest libraries of award-winning feature films, TV shows and formats in the industry, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating a strong portfolio of wholly-owned production companies and in joint ventures across the United States, Europe, Latin Americaand Asia Pacific, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. SPT is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, a subsidiary of Tokyobased at Sony Group Corporation.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We provide entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all regulated channels and segments, from lotteries and gaming machines to sports and digital betting. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investments in innovation, player insights, operational expertise and cutting-edge technology, our solutions deliver unparalleled gaming experiences that engage players. players and stimulate growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in over 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity and accountability. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.
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