Great Luck LLC, a new interactive gaming enterprise, unveiled its first-to-market electronic Class II iGaming platform during G2E.
Led by experienced and highly regarded Native American gaming experts, Great Luck is uniquely focused on the technological development, marketing and legal deployment of a full suite of iGaming products and services designed to benefit sovereign Indian nations and other affiliate partners.
The new company unveiled a free-play beta version of its offering prior to G2E. The Alturas Indian Rancheria Tribe in Northern California is expected to be the first to formally deploy Great Luck’s platform when it launches a bingo offering in the fourth quarter of this year. It will be the first web browser-enabled, nationally accessible iGaming destination in the United States.
“At a time when online-focused gaming developments are accelerating in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware, the introduction of our company and our alternative web browser-based technology represents a meaningful, nationally deployable solution for the industry,” said Joseph Valandra, CEO of Great Luck, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and former National Indian Gaming Commission chief of staff. “We believe our iGaming technology will play a significant role in transforming the iGaming experience.”
Great Luck’s iGaming platform centers around a proprietary Virtual Private Network Assisted Play System (VPNAPS), allowing registered users located anywhere it is legal to gain access to electronic Class II games such as bingo, and expanding access to Class II games that reside on a tribe’s trust land. VPNAPS will be accessible via any web browser on any computer or Android and iOS mobile phone or tablet devices, and is specifically created for use by all federally recognized Indian tribes.
Game play is achieved via “proxy play,” in which the VPNAPS connects game participants to servers located on Indian lands. Once a player is properly registered and approved, the VPNAPS creates a “proxy” that executes game play on behalf of the game participant, thus ensuring that all actual game play is taking place within sovereign Indian lands.
The placement and operation of Great Luck’s iGaming platforms is designed to comply with all regulatory requirements. Through the licensing and application of its VPNAPS, Great Luck is focused on partnering with Indian tribes nationwide and committed to transforming the legal, Class II gaming experience for millions of enthusiasts globally.
“Great Luck is at the epicenter of creating and implementing a system that will generate real revenue that benefits all our proprietary relationships,” said Great Luck COO JR Mathews, who is a past chairman of the Quapaw Tribe and also served two terms as treasurer of the National Indian Gaming Association in Washington, D.C.