Gambling software giant Scientific Games has acquired Sydney-based independent online casino games maker Lightning Box in a move that will further help it execute on its wider vision to become a leading, cross-platform global provider of content for the gaming industry.
The company further pointed out that the transaction marks an important step forward for its strategic plan to establish itself as a content-led sustainable growth gambling provider.
The acquisition of the online slots-making specialist is also set to help Scientific Games continue to capitalize on the largest growth opportunities that it comes across, with a focus on digital gaming markets.
Lightning Box will join a host of in-house studios that produce content exclusively for Scientific Games and its operator partners.
The Sydney-based studio was established all the way back in 2004 by casino game development veterans Peter Causley and David Little. Lightning Box is a leading developer of content for both the online and land-based industries.
The developer has a long-standing content distribution partnership with Scientific Games and its products have been part of the latter company’s OpenGaming platform in the US since its early days.
The partnership between the two companies will facilitate the ongoing integration of Lightning Box into its new parent company’s operations and will enable it to continue to focus on crafting and delivering new exciting content while also benefiting from Scientific Games’ comprehensive range of resources.
Excited to Welcome Studio’s Talented Team
Commenting on the acquisition of Lightning Box, Dylan Slaney, SVP Gaming, Digital at Scientific Games, said that the studio’s games are hugely popular with online slots aficionados around the world and that they are excited to welcome its talented game designers to their team.
Mr. Slaney went on to note that their strategy is pretty simple – “talented, passionate people make great games” – and that the addition of the Lightning Box team comes as yet another example of this and of how they will continue to cement themselves as an iGaming industry leader.
Lightning Box CEO and co-founder Peter Causley said that joining Scientific Games and working even more closely with its team “comes at the perfect time to drive forward our ambitious product innovation plans.”
Mr. Causley went on to note that from working with Scientific Games for years now, they already know the company has the capabilities to propel their games to new heights and that Lightning Box is now in a “better position than ever to bring our robust pipeline of high-quality slots more effortlessly to our global online casino partners.
Lightning Box and Scientific Games recently celebrated another big milestone – the launch of the former’s content in West Virginia via the OpenGaming ecosystem.
Source: Scientific Games Acquires Lightning Box, August 4, 2021