MGM and Playtech partner to broadcast live casino content from Las Vegas

June 20, 2024 9:54 PM
  • Sam Bentham, Special to CDC Gaming Reports
June 20, 2024 9:54 PM
  • Sam Bentham, Special to CDC Gaming Reports
  • Asia
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Oceania
  • Nevada

Hospitality giant MGM Resorts International and gaming software provider Playtech have agreed to launch a series of live casino game broadcasts from the MGM Grand and Bellagio Resort Las Vegas.

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The games won’t be available to U.S. casino players, but online casinos in other regulated markets worldwide will be able to license “MGM Live” games. This continues MGM’s gambling expansion, which recently saw its U.S. platforms launch new themed slots.

“The launch of this new and exciting live casino offering, in partnership with Playtech and directly from Bellagio and MGM Grand in Las Vegas, furthers our strategic vision to be the world’s premier gaming entertainment company,” said Chief Executive Officer & President of MGM Resorts Bill Hornbuckle. “This collaboration amplifies our commitment to providing unparalleled experiences and expands our global reach to our customers. We believe the content, celebrity talent and sophisticated gaming experience that we will offer – all from the trusted and highly reputable brands of MGM Resorts – will be unmatched in the industry.”

At the initial stage, live streams of single-zero and double-zero roulette will be available, as well as some baccarat games. However, a press release describing the new partnership outlined the intention to expand this portfolio of live dealer games, with suggested future titles including branded TV game shows, Playtech games and celebrity-hosted trivia shows. The press release also mentioned plans to launch “one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences for which Las Vegas and MGM Resorts are known.”

“We are thrilled to partner with MGM Resorts, a world-renowned gaming and entertainment brand. This alliance combines the strength of MGM Resorts’ global prestige with Playtech’s extensive international market knowledge and innovative games. As a leading technology provider in regulated markets, we are delighted that this partnership is pioneering a new live entertainment category and product offering for players in these regulated territories,” said Playtech’s CEO Mor Weizer. “Our alliance is built on a shared vision to create an innovative and unique customer experience alongside our commitment to safer gambling. Both Playtech and MGM Resorts are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of player protection and ensuring our offerings are enjoyed responsibly.”