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Light & Wonder enters South Africa market with Hollywoodbets partnership

The launch was approved by both the Mpumalanga Economic Regulator (MER) and the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board (WCGRB).

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Light & Wonder has expanded into South Africa's regulated iGaming market by collaborating with operator Hollywoodbets. This venture is Light & Wonder's debut in the region, introducing its proprietary content to South African players.

Alongside Light & Wonder's in-house content, players at Hollywoodbets can soon access titles from third-party studios, including ReelPlay, Big Time Gaming, Blueprint, Greentube, Gaming Realms, Inspired, Elk Studios, Relax, G Games and Fantasma.

James Bustin, Commercial Director at Light & Wonder, said: “Entering South Africa’s online regulated market is an exciting move for Light & Wonder, allowing us to deliver on our promise of bringing new worlds of play to consumers worldwide.

"We are excited to have launched our online games that we know South Africans already love playing in land-based casinos and now we look forward to launching even more content from our partner studios in the coming months.”

Wayde Dorkin, Head of Product at Hollywoodbets, added: “We want our players to enjoy the best possible casino experience and this launch with Light & Wonder means we have expanded access to a wide range of highly compelling content within a very potent new market.

"The initial range of games produced by Light & Wonder is very impressive and this is only the first step. By integrating Light & Wonder’s platform, we are looking forward to adding other third-party studios to our audience.”

This expansion follows Light & Wonder's recent full acquisition of SciPlay, a move aimed at strengthening its cross-platform strategy and consolidating its position within the gaming industry.

Light & Wonder's Q3 financial results also showcased growth, with net income surging to $80m, marking a 300% year-on-year increase.


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