In-house team develops innovative future-proofed solution to provide operators with high quality games with market focused features
LAS VEGAS – February 6, 2023 – Light & Wonder, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNW) (“Light & Wonder,” “L&W”) presents its new, ground-breaking Wonder 500 ™ product exclusively with Sky Betting & Gaming in the UK.
Created by Light & Wonder’s in-house development team as a result of direct operator feedback, changes in play behavior and impending reduction in maximum online staking levels in the UK, the pioneering Wonder 500 ™ range of titles on the OPENGAMING ™ platform offers operators a market specific, player friendly and engaging suite of content to elevate any homepage.
The Wonder 500 ™ series provides players with a £2 maximum stake level and a maximum win of 500x the stake also provides a frequent bonus hit rate which offers players an enhanced entertainment experience. This innovative product which combines proven mechanics and themes, offers a new take on casino entertainment which players can enjoy safely and responsibly.
Light & Wonder’s long-term operator partner Sky Betting & Gaming will exclusively roll out the first Wonder 500 ™ games to their players later this month, with MIGHTY BLACK KNIGHT ™, SPARTACUS ™ and ROD & ANNETTE GO FISHING ™ amongst the first titles from the series to hit the market. Many more games are planned for 2023 and beyond and the launch will be accompanied by a promotional campaign that features a 10-day Prize Draw.
Rob Procter VP Game Development at Light & Wonder said: “With an ever-changing UK iGaming landscape, operators are facing a different environment that is packed with shifting player dynamics, new regulatory focusses, and fresh challenges. At Light & Wonder, we continually innovate our iGaming content and products to engage players, whilst keeping responsible gaming at heart.”
Eamon Beardsley Head of Content at Sky Betting & Gaming said: “Having worked with Light & Wonder for many years, we have seen how they create products with the player at the front and centre of the development process and that fit with our strategy for the UK market.
“Wonder 500 ™ is a fantastic addition to Light & Wonder’s in-house portfolio of games and we can’t wait to put the product in front of our audience. We have a major promotional campaign in place to support our exclusive launch and are fully behind the series believing that it offers players a superb gaming experience.”
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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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