Scientific Games, a Las Vegas-based igaming provider, recently announced its acquisition of Lightning Box. The move aims to increase their content portfolio and build on its current strategy of growth and development.
Lighting Box is a casino games studio founded in 2004 that has produced a long list of popular slots for land-based and online casinos. The two companies already had a long-standing partnership, so the integration should be straightforward. Lightning Box games have proven to be successful on the OpenGaming platform in the United States, and the studio will continue to create new and engaging games while utilizing Scientific Games’ extensive resources, including data analytics and commercial support.
What Does This Mean for Scientific Games Future?
The acquisition of Lightning Box was perhaps not surprising to those with knowledge of the industry. Both companies had been working together for some time, and Scientific Games’ ambitions to increase its portfolio of gaming content is clear. The move will give Scientific Games more reach when it comes to partnering with new online gaming platforms, as an impressive collection of fun games is always important.
Since the acquisition was announced, both companies have responded positively to the news, as it aligns with the overall strategy for both. For Scientific Games, the move means a continued expansion and development of their portfolio, while for Lightning Box, it means a chance to work more closely with experienced gambling specialists.
Dylan Slaney, SVP Gaming, Digital at Scientific Games, said:
“Lightning Box games are hugely popular with slots players around the world, and we’re excited to welcome these talented game designers to our team. Our strategy is a simple one: talented, passionate people make great games, and the addition of the Lightning Box team is another example of this and how we will continue to be the igaming industry leader.”
Peter Causley, CEO and co-founder of Lightning Box, gave the following statement about the move:
“Wow, what an amazing opportunity and recognition of our team’s efforts. Joining the Scientific Games team and working even more closely with them comes at the perfect time to drive forward our ambitious product innovation plans. Having been an OpenGaming partner since its early days, we knew that Scientific Games had the capabilities to propel our games to new heights. We’re now in a better position than ever to bring our robust pipeline of high-quality slots more effortlessly to our global online casino partners.”
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