MASHANTUCKET, CT – The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has announced the launch of Wondr Nation. Formerly Mashantucket Pequot Interactive, Wondr Nation is the tribe’s newest venture – an online gaming entertainment company focused on partnering with gaming platforms and using emerging technologies and trends to create new experiences for players. Wondr Nation will focus on expanding the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation’s digital footprint while continuing to partner with other Native American tribes and technology companies.
“I’m proud and honored the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has entrusted me to lead this new venture and I’m very excited to share the vision for Wondr Nation,” said Anika Howard, Wondr Nation President & CEO. “With Wondr Nation, we hope to bring a fresh approach to what’s next for the gaming industry.”
“The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has always championed innovation and empowerment, which are core values incorporated into Wondr Nation’s foundation,” said Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler. “From lawmakers and regulators to community members and patrons, we are deeply grateful and honored to continue sharing our tribe’s ongoing passion for entertainment through the next frontier of interactive gaming.”
Wondr Nation aims to create opportunities, profitability, and impact for industry partners. The company manages Foxwoods’ social casino, FoxwoodsOnline, bringing play-for-fun online casino-style games to Foxwoods players. Additionally, Wondr Nation works in coordination with DraftKings on the co-branded Foxwoods online gaming and sports betting experience in Connecticut, and soon Puerto Rico.
“The gaming and entertainment industry is evolving at an incredible rate, which has created innovative new opportunities for our players that we’re deeply excited about,” said Jason Guyot, President and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino. “Wondr Nation will provide our guests with the interactive gaming experience that Foxwoods is known for with the flexibility and access that’s needed for the modern player.”