Casino fans in West Virginia will be excited to learn that more online slot games are coming to the Mountain state.
A new brand is making its way to West Virginia: Hacksaw Gaming. Hacksaw is hardly the only igaming brand seeking approval in West Virginia, as many game developers have recently expressed interest in expanding to the state.
Hacksaw’s US Debut
Hacksaw Gaming announced its US debut on November 14th, 2022, making West Virginia the only US state where you can play games made by the developer. The recent development by Hacksaw in the US is just the start of the “significant expansion” they have planned for the North American market.
Company officials were thrilled to have yet another market approve its iGaming offerings, instant win games, and scratchcards. In 2022, the iGaming developer was also approved to operate in Romania and the Isle of Man.
“This latest expansion comes after our licence approvals in Romania and the Isle of Man earlier in 2022, so we’re finishing the year just as strongly as we started it,” said Hacksaw’s CEO, Marcus Cordes. “Being granted this licence is testimony to the quality of our games portfolio and shows just how robust and engaging our content is.”
Cordes also stated that the development in West Virginia was “the start of a significant expansion in the US.” While players in the US may not recognize the brand, our neighbors to the north are familiar with Hacksaw Gaming. As one of the largest gaming markets in North America, Ontario is number one on the list for many game developers. Hacksaw Gaming was able to secure a provisional gaming license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission for Ontario (AGCO) last May.
Referencing the recent development in West Virginia, Hacksaw SVP of Compliance North America, said, “We have an exciting strategy for the US, and our team is focused on delivering yet more excellent and memorable products to delight that market.”
Hacksaw has partnered with Light & Wonder to offer West Virginia players its new games. The partnership with Light & Wonder will also make it easier to expand to other US states in the future.
About Hacksaw Gaming
Hacksaw Gaming was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The creative technology company builds online casino games from the ground up. The company claims to have more than 120 exciting games. Hacksaw also specializes in creating digital scratchcards based on traditional lottery scratchcards found at convenience stores or gas stations. With fixed prize games, digital slots, instant win games, and scratchcards, Hacksaw has something for everyone.
According to its website, Hacksaw Gaming is available in 18 regulated markets, including the UK, Malta, Sweden, and Italy, as of December 2022.
Other West Virginia Casino Development
As mentioned, several other game developers are capitalizing on the growth the West Virginia iGaming market is experiencing. At the end of December, online game provider Play’n Go was also approved to begin offering their games in West Virginia. EveryMatrix continued its US expansion in November by entering WV’s online casino market. The Florida based game developer partnered with cloud hosting partner Internet Vikings to provide hosting services in the state of West Virginia.
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