Wind Creek Hospitality, the owner and operator of the Wind Creek Bethlehem casino resort, has entered Pennsylvania’s online gambling fold with the recent launch of its digital gaming platform powered by Pala Interactive.
Under the terms of the partnership between Wind Creek and Pala Interactive, the latter has agreed to provide the casino and hospitality operator with its online player account management system and real money casino.
In addition to the online gambling offering, Wind Creek will also gain access to Pala Interactive content designed for social casino play. Wind Creek operates a free-to-play social casino-style gaming platform.
Wind Creek Hospitality is the casino and hospitality authority of Alabama-based Poarch Band of Creek Indians. It purchased the Wind Creek Bethlehem casino in the summer of 2019. The property was previously owned by Las Vegas Sands and operated as Sands Bethlehem.
Wind Creek’s newly launched online gambling operation was the latest to join Pennsylvania’s regulated iGaming market. The state legalized online gambling in the fall of 2017, but it was in mid-2019 when its first online casinos were launched to mark a new era in how gambling services are provided on the territory of the Keystone State.
Honored to Be Working with Wind Creek
Wind Creek was able to get its online casino going after the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved the launch of the digital gaming operation at the end of July.
The gaming and hospitality company said that this recent launch represented the first phase of a multi-phase real money and social casino plan it will be implementing over the coming years.
The next phase will be joining the Pennsylvania sports betting mix. Wind Creek has teamed up with Betfred USA, the US wagering division of British bookmaker Betfred, and Scientific Games Corp. to deliver betting experience to sports fans in the Keystone State. Wind Creek expects to launch its wagering operation later this fall.
Commenting on their partnership with Pala Interactive and the launch of their online casino, Wind Creek Hospitality President and CEO Jay Dorris said that their partner has been great in supporting their needs throughout the preparation for their digital gaming debut.
Mr. Dorris went on to say that they were impressed by the quality of Pala Interactive’s iGaming platform, its knowledge and guidance “related to all matters necessary to securing regulatory approval, supplier content, payment and other relevant supply agreements.
Pala Interactive CEO Jim Ryan said that they were honored to have been selected as Wind Creek’s technology partner for the launch of regulated online gambling in Pennsylvania.
Pala Interactive was formed in 2013 in anticipation of the growth of regulated online gambling opportunities across the United States. The company offers a proprietary iGaming platform for real money and social gaming.
Its proprietary technology includes a player accounts management system, online casino and poker products, an integrated sports platform, marketing tool integrations, and optional marketing and customer support services.
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