Innovative Canadian developer boosts global operator network
LAS VEGAS – October 7th, 2022 – Light & Wonder, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNW) (“Light & Wonder,” “L&W” or the “Company”) has enhanced its OPENGAMING aggregation platform with the exclusive addition of multiplayer platform provider and game supplier PLAYJEUX STUDIOS.
Based in Montreal, Quebec, PlayJeux is committed to building a next-generation multiplayer platform to create a gaming experience that is high quality and packed with features while also comprising a social element.
The Canadian studio’s games are designed to look, feel and play the same as they would in a casino, featuring single, multi-level, must-hit and community progressive jackpots. PlayJeux has incorporated a community-driven aspect to its games, allowing players to interact with friends through fun reactions, mini games, chat and groups, while also providing gamification tools including avatars, achievements, tournaments, missions and daily rewards.
PlayJeux’s goal is to create an industry leading multiplayer iGaming platform that has the capability to develop any type of multiplayer game format. The first PlayJeux games due to go live on OpenGaming initially are ROULETTE WHEEL OF THUNDER,BLACKJACK ROYAL POKER and BLACKJACK ROYAL PAIRS, with multiplayer content set to be rolled out in the coming months.
The latest exclusive and high-quality addition to the OpenGaming aggregation platform further elevates the delivery of dynamic, immersive content to operators, lotteries and tribes worldwide.
Sovanna Phan, CEO and Co-Founder at PlayJeux, said: “PlayJeux is bringing next-generation multiplayer games technology to the market, as a natural evolution positioned between live casino and single-player table games. PlayJeux’s multiplayer ecosystem allows multiple players to play, chat, and share an authentic casino experience on the same interactive game, whether it is slots or table games. By adding jackpots, side bets, and gamification features, we are aiming to redefine igaming players’ enjoyment.”
Tony Plaskow, Co-Founder at PlayJeux, said: “PlayJeux has a global focus for our games and technology, so Light and Wonder, as the widest distributor of interactive games, is a natural partner. We have a shared vision for giving players more enjoyment and a richer, more authentic, gaming experience than current offerings.”
Steve Mayes, Digital Partnerships Director at Light & Wonder, said: “The PlayJeux team has put together a really fresh take on the multiplayer experience with its platform solution and we look forward to rolling games out in markets worldwide. Our mission as a company is to bring new worlds of play to our customers and PlayJeux’s innovative solution fits that bill perfectly. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
The OpenGaming ecosystem delivers more than 3,500 games from a global network of in-house and third-party game studios with unrivalled ease of integration that is robust and secure. All games available through OpenGaming are supported with a comprehensive range of responsible gambling tools, helping to deliver a safe and enjoyable gaming experience for players.
About Light & Wonder, Inc.
Light & Wonder, Inc. (formerly known as Scientific Games Corporation), is the global leader in cross-platform games and entertainment. Light & Wonder brings together approximately 6,000 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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