Light & Wonder Announces Digital Launch of Smash-Hit Fan Favorite Willy Wonka™: World of Wonka

Feature-packed slot debuts online with Light & Wonder in UK and Europe as key component within omni-channel strategy

LAS VEGAS – Oct. 25, 2023 – Light & Wonder, Inc. (NASDAQ and ASX: LNW) (together with its subsidiaries, “Light & Wonder,” “L&W” or the “Company”) has brought vibrant new worlds of play to operators through the landmark online and mobile launch of casino favorite WILLY WONKA: WORLD OF WONKA.

The first game to be released through an expanded multi-year global licensing partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment (WBDGTE) for the Light & Wonder content aggregation platform, WILLY WONKA: WORLD OF WONKA will be initially available to players in the UK and Europe, starting today, October 25, 2023

The land-based version of the slot has proven to be a massive success on casino floors across the globe. Now, for the first time, players can replicate the exciting in-person experience digitally, representing a significant moment in the execution of Light & Wonder’s cross-platform vision.

Leveraging iconic characters and moments from the popular 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Light & Wonder’s in-house developers have created a game packed with bright, nostalgic imagery and animations, an enchanting soundtrack and sugar-sweet features.

In the base game, the Oompa Loompa feature expands the column of reels while adding paylines, two or more columns are covered by Wild Reel symbols.

The Wonka Wheel offers prizes ranging from credit values to features. The player may be awarded up to 12 Free Spins, the Chocolate River Bonus, or additional bet multiplier awards.

The Golden Ticket Bonus grants players a chance to find the elusive big prize, with a maximum win of 500x up for grabs.

A series of further Wonka-themed titles are scheduled to appear on Light & Wonder’s market leading aggregation platform across a variety of gaming verticals in the coming months, including the first-ever live casino title to utilize the IP.

Rob Procter, VP Game Development at Light & Wonder, said: “WILLY WONKA: WORLD OF WONKA is a casino-floor favorite that has achieved legendary status in the United States and beyond. Our in-house teams have done a fantastic job packing this new digital version with all of the fun of the original.

It’s a hugely exciting moment to be able to deliver a Wonka experience to our operator partners in the UK and Europe and we are sure their players will respond very positively. The launch is also very significant in presenting our omni-channel vision and we look forward to delivering more games from the franchise in the months ahead.”

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WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s23)

About Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment

Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment (WBDGTE), part of Warner Bros. Discovery Global Brands, Franchises, and Experiences, is a worldwide leader in the creation, development, and licensing of location-based entertainment, live events, exhibits, and theme park experiences based on the biggest franchises, stories and characters from Warner Bros.’ film, television, animation, and games studios, HBO, Discovery, DC, Cartoon Network and more. WBDGTE is home to the groundbreaking locations of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal theme parks around the world, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, The WB Abu Dhabi, The FRIENDS Experience, The Game of Thrones Studio Tour and countless other experiences inspired by the Wizarding World, DC, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Game of Thrones, FRIENDS and more. With best-in-class partners, WBDGTE allows fans around the world to physically immerse themselves inside their favorite brands and franchises.


About Light & Wonder, Inc.
Light & Wonder, Inc. is the leading cross-platform global games company. Through our three unique, yet highly complementary businesses, we deliver unforgettable experiences by combining the exceptional talents of our 6,000+ member team, with a deep understanding of our customers and players. We create immersive content that forges lasting connections with players, wherever they choose to engage. At Light & Wonder, it’s all about the games. The Company is committed to the highest standards of integrity, from promoting player responsibility to implementing sustainable practices. To learn more, visit

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Date: 10/25/2023

Category: Digital

Type: Release