Maryland Live! Casino, the new gaming and entertainment destination set to open next year in the state of Maryland has signed a major systems contract with Aristocrat Technologies Inc, a subsidiary of Australia’s Aristocrat Leisure Limited.
The state of Maryland seems to have the notion that state by state online gaming regulation is imminent. With the Aristocrat contract, Maryland Live!Casino is set to launch a fully-branded play-for-fun online casino, which we all know what that is a precursor for.
Maryland’s newest $500m gaming and entertainment destination will include more than 4,750 slot machines and electronic table games, and is scheduled to open in June 2012, pending final approval from the Maryland State Lottery Agency.
Aristocrat will provide the casino with a complete suite of the company’s Oasis 360 systems products, as well as its new online play-for-fun solution.
Maryland Live! will be the first property to integrate Aristocrat’s innovative online solution, nLive. Powered by the new Aristocrat online platform, the casino will launch a fully-branded play-for-fun online casino in March 2012 ahead of the property’s grand opening in June 2012.
Oasis 360’s nLive Link will also enable Maryland Live! to integrate players’ online and land-based profiles.
Casino president and general manager Rob Norton said in the news release: “We are creating the most unique casino gaming experience on the East Coast, right in the heart of one of the most populous regions in the country…We only want the very best for our customers in every aspect of the property, and after carefully considering everything on the marketplace, we decided Aristocrat and Oasis were the partners we needed to open strongly and position us for success far into the future.”