The West Virginia online casino industry just got stronger, as DraftKings Casino announced on Feb. 6 that it has partnered with AGS.
AGS is one of the industry’s leading slot, table, and interactive game suppliers. It’s a global company but still relies on its roots. And those roots are “firmly planted in the Class II Native American gaming market,” according to a news release.
AGS offers Class II and Class III slot products. The company gives customers the chance at real money gaming and social casino solutions.
Right now, through their partnership, AGS boasts more than 10 titles with DraftKings Casino in New Jersey alone. Games include:
- River Dragons
- Fu Nan Fu Nu
- Rakin’ Bacon!
- Jade Wins
- Capital Gains
How will AGS and DraftKings work in West Virginia?
According to the statement, new titles are slated to be released in the coming months, adding to the expansive existing West Virginia online gambling package.
New Jersey and West Virginia are two of the six states that offer online casino gambling. The other four are Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
Under this agreement, AGC will supply DraftKings with 20 slot titles to bolster the DK casino’s already strong offerings. Gary Hardy, AGS senior vice president and general manager of Interactive, said in a news release:
“The launch of AGS’s real-money gaming (RMG) content on DraftKings Casino represents a considerable accomplishment for the company.”
This is the second major online gambling deal by AGS
Before its partnership with DraftKings, AGS secured a deal with Caesars Casino in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Caesars Casino customers have access to the same games as DraftKings users.
“We anticipate this new content to be popular among our players given its successful track record for performing well both online and in brick-and-mortar casinos,” said Caesars’ Digital Senior VP of iGaming Mathew Sunderland.
West Virginia online casino space continues to grow
In December, West Virginia residents gambled more than $300 million through online casinos. In November, that number came out to around $311 million. It’s been quite the journey since the state legalized the sector in July 2020.
Play’n Go — another major gaming supplier company — secured its West Virginia license in December. Similar to AGS, the Swedish supplier offers a handful of popular online slot games. West Virginia marked the company’s third US license, and CCO Magnus Olsson couldn’t have been happier.
“West Virginia’s regulated iGaming marketplace is thriving, and it’s brilliant to be able to finish the year strongly by acquiring a license,” he said in a statement.
Then, in November, the West Virginia online casino industry saw two more additions. Hacksaw Gaming gained its first US license in the Mountain State, which signaled “significant expansion” into the country.
Just before Hacksaw’s announcement, Internet Vikings partnered with EveryMatrix to assist in online gambling services. In the deal, Internet Vikings provided hosting services to EveryMatrix.
The industry as a whole is starting to grow, and expansion could mean big dollars across the board. A VIXIO Gambling Compliance report from the fall noted that if all 42 states that offer land-based casinos or online sports betting legalized online casino gambling, the market for iGaming could reach $30 billion.
The same report also indicates that the internet gambling industry could equate to $6.35 billion in annual state tax revenue, based on the projections. Currently, seven online casinos are operating in the Mountain State:
- Golden Nugget