“Amazing opportunity”: Scientific Games acquires Lightning Box

By Peter Lynch

Scientific Games Corporation has acquired Sydney-based slot developer Lightning Box.

The acquisition comes as Scientific Games “continues to execute on its vision to become a leading, cross-platform global game company,” a statement read.

The two groups have a long-standing partnership, with Lightning Box games already proven performers across Scientific Games’ OpenGaming platform in the US, its end-to-end digital ecosystem for operators.

“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,” said Dylan Slaney, SVP Gaming, Digital at Scientific Games.

“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.”

Lightning Box is currently live with over 50 US, Canadian and European operators, including the likes of William Hill, Betsson, LeoVegas, Unibet, Sky Bet, 888, FanDuel, BetMGM, Golden Nugget, Rush Street.

Peter Causley, CEO and Co-founder of Lightning Box, commented: “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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