Platform provider White Hat Gaming has entered into a long-term Player Account Management igaming agreement with Penn National Gaming, which operates more than 41 gaming facilities across 19 US states.

Nasdaq-listed Penn National chose White Hat Gaming as its online PAM provider after a selection process and will integrate with the platform before embarking on a multi-state real-money online rollout.

Legal sports betting is currently active or pending in numerous states where Penn National operates gaming properties, potentially giving it unrivalled access to regulated sports betting markets across the country. The first launches are due to take place in Q3 2020.

Phil Gelvan, White Hat Gaming’s CEO, said: “It is an honour to be working with an organisation of the size and reputation of Penn National Gaming. In Penn National, we have found an ideal partner who share our passion for the consumer gaming experience and are committed to the highest standard of regulation. We look forward to partnering with them to build one of the leading businesses in American sports betting and online casino.”

Jeff Kaplan, VP of strategy and finance for Penn Interactive Ventures, said: “We’re proud to be partnering with a leading platform provider like White Hat Gaming.

“The team at White Hat shares our vision for providing a best in class, intuitive product experience for our customers.”