AN Limited, a business-to-business supplier of internet gambling software-as-a-service solutions to the U.S. land-based casino industry, announced last week that Cordish Gaming Group, the global gaming division of The Cordish Companies, has engaged GAN as their enterprise software Platform provider to power their new “PlayLive!” branded online business in Pennsylvania, complementing the development of two new Live!-branded gaming facilities in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
The new Live! Casino & Hotel, located in the Stadium Entertainment District in the City of Philadelphia, will be a world-class hotel, gaming & entertainment destination featuring 2,200 slot machines and 150+ live action table games.
The second new Live! Casino, located in Westmoreland County, near Pittsburgh, will feature more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, dining and entertainment space, including 750 slots and approximately 30 live action table games. Both locations are expected to open in 2020.
Leveraging the nationally-recognized “Live! Rewards” customer loyalty program, this new Internet gambling destination website, and counterpart mobile apps will launch in Fall 2020, in advance of the new Live! Casino openings—the first time a branded online gambling site has launched prior to the bricks and mortar facility. “PlayLive” will enable residents of Pennsylvania to enroll in advance, online, for their Live! Rewards Players Card, and feature a full range of gambling content for end users to engage with, encompassing Internet slots, table games and non-traditional online gambling games.
Live! is an existing client of GAN’s Simulated Gaming launched online in 2015 as an amenity complementing the Live! Casino & Hotel at Arundel Mills in Hanover, Maryland.
Live! Casino will be GAN’s third client of real money Internet gambling enterprise software in Pennsylvania, expanding GAN’s real money Internet gambling operations in the U.S. These operations now include the following states: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Michigan and Ohio, both of which are expected to commence in the first half of 2021.
"We’re delighted to expand upon our long-standing relationship with one of America’s premier commercial real estate families," said Dermot Smurfit, CEO of GAN Limited. "Bringing Pennsylvania’s newest casino online later this year will be a genuine privilege, and we look forward to supporting their on-property gaming business by leveraging our U.S. patented iBridge Framework, bridging the Internet gambling experience with that of retail gaming. Online will remain the growth driver of this Industry for decades to come, not just in Pennsylvania but across the nation."
"With our established relationship, GAN was the logical provider of our enterprise platform for launching real money Internet gambling and offers Cordish the ability to extend on-property rewards into the online channel, which has been shown to increase loyalty amongst players of Simulated Gaming," said Robert J. Norton, President of Cordish Gaming Group.