The NFL and Aristocrat Gaming have announced a multi-year slot machine licensing agreement, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Aristocrat have obtained an exclusive global license to build "land-based NFL theme slot machines". This represents the first time the NFL has made any type of deal of this kind and will be regarded as a huge coup for software developers.
Schefter tweeted this morning: "NFL and Aristocrat Gaming announced a multi-year slot machine licensing agreement. Aristocrat will have an exclusive global license to build land-based NFL-themed slot machines for virtual sports games, marking the first deal of its kind for the NFL."
NFL and Aristocrat Gaming announced a multi-year slot machine licensing agreement. Aristocrat will have an exclusive global license to build land-based NFL-themed slot machines for virtual sports games, marking the first deal of its kind for the NFL.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 3, 2021
The NFL-themed slots will offer fans the chance to customize their experience based on their favorite teams. They are expected to drop at casinos during the 2023 NFL season. It's unclear yet whether or not the slot machine will be available to play at New Jersey online casinos or top Pennsylvania online casinos.
Aristocrat currently operates in over 90 countries and has a plethora of online gaming products available to their clients that are enjoyed by millions of casino players around the globe.
Rachel Hoagland, Vice President, Gaming and Partnership Management for the NFL, said: "The world of casino gaming is transforming, and the NFL is thrilled to be teaming up with industry leader, Aristocrat Gaming, with their proven track record in slot machine innovation and commitment to responsible gaming," "Today's slot machines offer engaging experiences akin to popular video game consoles that our fans adore, and we believe with Aristocrat's vision, we can bring that exciting gaming experience to fans on the casino floor looking to show their love of football."
The Australian based software-developer boasts top real money slots such as Buffalo Slots and Queen Of The Nile, with the Buffalo series representing their progressive jackpot series too in the shape of Buffalo Grand, Buffalo Diamond, and Buffalo Gold.
Hector Fernandez, President of Aristocrat Americas and EMEA, commented: "At Aristocrat, we are changing the game. In that spirit, we are thrilled to enter this agreement with the NFL, whose similar mission made this a natural partnership.
"Fans worldwide love watching the NFL, and casino players worldwide enjoy Aristocrat games. This agreement presents a new opportunity to reach tens of millions of NFL and Aristocrat fans with exciting new entertainment options on the casino floor and beyond."
Aristocrat has launched a number of award-winning game cabinets. Their products include Verve HD and several versions of the Viridian. The company continues to innovate and uses the latest gaming technology to maintain its status as one of the best suppliers of slots in the industry.