Hacksaw Gaming to debut in the US market with West Virginia licence 

Hacksaw Gaming has signalled its US debut after receiving a full supplier licence from the West Virginia Lottery. The move will see Hacksaw Gaming become able to provide games to a US audience for the first time as the supplier will look to form partnerships across the pond and increase the output of slots such as Wanted Dead or a Wild, Gladiator Legends and Hand of Anubis. Hacksaw Gaming CEO, Marcus Cordes, stated: “Entering the US, a nation with a rich gaming heritage, represents a huge milestone in our relatively short lifespan, building on the good work we have made across Europe and Canada over the previous months. “It’s a reflection of the team’s ambition and hard work that we’re finally approved to deliver our award-winning content to players in the States, and we’re in no doubt they will love what we have to offer. Our games borrow from a mix of themes and concepts while incorporating a range of mechanics and features designed to please casino fans of all types.” Entering the US online casino market sees Hacksaw add West Virginia to an expanding list of certified jurisdictions in which it can offer its products, which currently consists of Malta, the UK, Romania, Greece, the Netherlands, Latvia, Ontario, Italy and Sweden. Cordes continued: “The West Virginia market has enjoyed tremendous growth since moving to regulate igaming activity and we’re overjoyed to bring our games to the state’s players, kicking off an exciting new chapter. “Owing to West Virginia’s favourable gaming climate and robust legislation, Hacksaw Gaming is perfectly positioned for continued growth on the international stage. We’ll be aiming to expand our US presence across additional states by teaming up with a number of tier-one operators in the coming months.”

Igaming provider Hacksaw Gaming is set to launch its games in the US for the first time next year, after receiving a provisional licence for the state of West Virginia

In what Hacksaw’s CEO, Marcus Cordes, stated is “the start of a significant expansion in the US”, the firm has set sights on going live in the Mountain State in Q1 of 2023 through its partnership with Light & Wonder.

Cordes continued: “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.

“Being granted this licence is testimony to the quality of our games portfolio and shows just how robust and engaging our content is.”

Adding to its 18 regulated market positions, Hacksaw will supply its igaming offering made up of slots, instant win games and scratch cards to West Virginia-based players. 

This licence comes as the state’s licenced igaming operators saw a year-over-year increase of 60 per cent in October, with a 12 per cent increase in September of this year. 

Christine Bordeaux, Hacksaw’s SVP of Compliance North America, added: “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.”