Boyd Interactive and Playtech Announce Partnership for Stardust Online Casinos in the US
Boyd Interactive’s Stardust-branded online casinos in the US are set to feature a wide array of Playtech slots and table games following a new partnership between the two companies. This collaboration will bring a variety of Playtech’s online casino games to customers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including popular titles like Age of the Gods, Gold Rush: Cash Collect, and Adventures Beyond Wonderland. Live casino games will also be available through the partnership.
The partnership comes after Boyd Gaming acquired Pala Interactive and its subsidiaries in a $170.0m deal in 2022. Following the acquisition, Boyd Gaming rebranded Pala Interactive as Boyd Interactive and launched its Stardust online casinos in the spring of 2023. The move proved successful for Boyd Gaming as it reported an increase in Q3 revenue attributed to successful online growth.
Marcus Yoder, the chief commercial officer of Playtech USA, expressed confidence in the collaboration, stating that he believes it will bring mutual success. Playtech highlighted Boyd Gaming’s reputation for excellence and unique entertainment experiences as reasons for choosing them as an ideal collaborator.
The US market has been a significant focus for Playtech in 2023. In July, the supplier announced plans to launch a live casino game show format in the US and revealed plans to open a dedicated studio in New Jersey. Furthermore, Playtech launched a new Pennsylvania Live Studio for live casino games at the end of November. The company also posted record H1 earnings in September, driven by growth in the US and Latin America.
Overall, the partnership between Boyd Interactive and Playtech brings an exciting new phase of growth for the US online casino market, aligning with both companies’ ambitions to expand their presence and offerings in the region.