Hacksaw Gaming Content To Be Exclusive on Scientific Games’ OpenGaming™ Platform in North America
New partnership adds innovative content portfolio to platform
LAS VEGAS – July 27, 2021 – Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) has boosted its OpenGaming content offering by signing a deal with Hacksaw Gaming to distribute mobile-first slots and instant win games from Hacksaw Gaming to regulated markets worldwide.
The agreement will see the Malta-based studio, whose hit titles include Chaos Crew and Cubes 2, go live this summer initially with OpenGaming partners in the U.K. and other regulated markets with exclusivity on the platform in the U.S. and Canada later this year.
In addition to this exclusivity, the Company and Hacksaw will be working together on an exclusive slot and instant win game, these games will be exclusive to operators using OGS later in 2021.
Hacksaw Gaming’s expanding content portfolio comprises more than 60 titles, featuring a mix of award-winning scratch cards and slots that include responsible gambling tools, The portfolio offers players the chance to earn big rewards which prove popular with over 120 operators worldwide.
The full integration with the OpenGaming ecosystem was completed in a record time of only five weeks and OGS customers will get access to Hacksaw’s innovative range of content next month in August. The deal further enhances the OpenGaming games offering and demonstrates the growing appeal of the platform to operators and lotteries across the globe.
Marcus Cordes, COO at Hacksaw Gaming, said: “Partnering with Scientific Games is a huge milestone for Hacksaw Gaming. Scientific Games is one of the industry’s largest content distribution networks, so being able to deliver content through one channel to multiple operators with international presence will help with our growth strategy in the years to come. As a fairly new provider, it’s really great to know industry leaders such as Scientific Games want to work with us and see the potential in our content for their operators. Our current portfolio is very strong and we are confident that this partnership will only enhance our position in the market even further to ensure great success for both parties.”
Dylan Slaney, SVP Gaming, Digital at Scientific Games, said: “This deal with Hacksaw Gaming assists in our mission to bring the widest variety of ground-breaking content into the OpenGaming ecosystem. With its strong offering of scratch cards and slots games, the partnership provides operators with the ability to differentiate their product offering, using our powerful platform in order to appeal to new players.”
About Light & Wonder, Inc.
Light & Wonder, Inc. (formerly known as Scientific Games Corporation), is the global leader in cross-platform games and entertainment. The Company brings together 5,000 employees from six continents to connect content between land-based and digital channels with unmatched technology and distribution. Guided by a culture that values daring teamwork and creativity, the Company builds new worlds of play, developing game experiences loved by players around the globe. Its OpenGaming™ platform powers the largest digital-gaming network in the industry. The Company is committed to the highest standards of integrity, from promoting player responsibility to implementing sustainable practices. To learn more, visit lnw.com.
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