Ongame Network Signs Online Poker Deal with Mohegan Sun
The Ongame Poker Network, which was recently acquired by the Canadian gambling group, Amaya, announced that it has been chosen by one of the most popular US gambling destinations, the Mohegan Sun, to power the casino’s online poker offering.
The Mohegan Sun, which is owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is moving into this online gambling sphere with the launch of its new play money poker site (www.mohegansun.com), that will allow players to enjoy play-for-fun poker action off their PCs, their Macs and on the go through smart phones and tablets.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Mitchell Etess said that the group had been looking for the “best possible fit” as a poker partner for over six months.
Mohegan Sun needs a provider who has outstanding regulatory experience and flexibility to offer intra-state play-for-free poker at first, and the technology to enable real money online poker when it is legalized, he said.
We are proud to announce that this partner is Ongame.
Online Poker Part of Future Business Strategy
This is the first time in history that an East Coast casino operation has moved into the world of online gaming and poker. The Mohegan Sun is situated on 185 acres in southeastern Connecticut and serves as a magnet for US and international visitors, attracted to its casino and entertainment facilities. The new free play online poker platform provided by Ongame will be an excellent new feature for visitors to the casino.
As one of the largest B2B poker providers in the industry, Ongame is well positioned to provide the Mohegan Sun with the platform it requires to break into this sphere. The Managing Director of Ongame, Peter Bertilsson said that it was exciting to be part of the move online for one of the most dynamic and expansive casino operators in the United States.
He said that the Mohegan Sun is the second largest casino site in the United States and it would be very exciting to be a partner in their online gaming operations as this becomes
an important part of their future business strategy.