Light & Wonder set to expand US OpenGaming™ platform offering after signing landmark Konami aggregation deal
Konami content available via OpenGaming™ to players in Michigan and Pennsylvania
LAS VEGAS – April 28, 2022 – Scientific Games Corporation, doing business as Light & Wonder, (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Light & Wonder,” “L&W” or the “Company”) takes another bold leap forward significantly boosting its OpenGaming™ platform offering in the U.S. after signing an aggregation partnership with Konami Gaming, Inc.
The deal will see a wide selection of the iconic gaming developer’s online portfolio arrive on the OpenGaming™ platform, meaning operator customers in regulated markets across the U.S. will gain access to a host of classic Konami fan favourites.
Barstool Sports players in Michigan and Pennsylvania, along with Golden Nugget customers in New Jersey are among the first to have access to Konami slots such as Adorned Peacock™, China Shores™ and Astronomical Magic™.
This partnership serves as a major statement of intent for the recently rebranded organization, as it strengthens its position as the leading cross-platform gaming company in the world.
Steve Mayes, Partnership Director at Light & Wonder said: “This landmark aggregation deal is a huge moment for Light & Wonder in the United States. It’s no secret that Konami is one of the biggest providers of quality omni-channel content, and its offering is truly second to none.”
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to offer OpenGaming customers its incredible portfolio of slots and confident they’ll prove hugely popular with players across multiple states.”
Megan Wolkoff, Director, Online Product at Konami Gaming, Inc. said: “Our team is excited for the launch of this partnership, particularly after the recent rebrand of Light & Wonder and the ongoing growth of the iGaming sector.
"The audience reach that OpenGaming provides is hugely appealing and means our immersive content can be accessible to even more players. We’re happy to see our games live already via OpenGaming and look forward to a fruitful partnership with Light & Wonder.”
The OpenGaming™ ecosystem delivers more than 2500 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. 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.
In this press release, the Company makes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as "will," "may," and "should." These statements are based upon management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates and are not guarantees of timing, future results, or performance. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated in these statements due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those factors described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including the Company’s current reports on Form 8-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K that was filed with the SEC on March 1, 2022 (including under the headings "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors"). Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except for the Company’s ongoing obligations under the U.S. federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.