SciPlay Scores Two-Year Partnership with Austin FC

SciPlay Named The Official Free-to-Play Social Gaming Sponsor of the Austin FC

Austin, TEXAS (March 4, 2024) – Light & Wonder, Inc.’s (NASDAQ and ASX: LNW) social games business unit, SciPlay, and Austin FC today announced a two-year sponsorship deal. The deal includes SciPlay’s sponsorship of three main areas at Q2 Stadium: The SciPlay Sports Bar in the venue’s north building, the SciPlay Gate (northwest gate) and the SciPlay North Parking Lot. The collaboration also features stadium marquee digital billboard signage, stadium-wide LED branding and multiple digital, online, and live fan engagements and activations. SciPlay is the first company in the larger video game industry in Austin to sponsor the top-tier professional Austin soccer club.

“AFC's vibrant spirit and fiercely loyal fanbase resonate deeply with SciPlay and mirrors our own passion to win," said Josh Wilson, CEO, SciPlay. "This deal is a powerful connection, weaving our organizations deeper into the vibrant and diverse tapestry of Austin. We believe SciPlay's sponsorship of the AFC will be a true game-changer!"

SciPlay is one of the fastest growing gaming businesses in Austin. It has evolved to become a dominant force in the social mobile gaming industry, driven by innovative marketing, best-in-industry LiveOps, strategic investments and the successful acquisition by Light & Wonder. SciPlay’s success is a direct result of the hard work, dedication and innovation of its incredible team and vibrant culture. SciPlay prioritizes inclusion, diversity, passion, and performance. The company’s culture has been celebrated through various awards in multiple regions. Its portfolio includes chart-leading games, Jackpot Party Casino Slots, Bingo Showdown and Gold Fish Casino which are enjoyed by millions of people worldwide for their authenticity and fun.

“We look forward to collaborating with SciPlay on a number of unique and innovative activations,” said Austin FC President Andy Loughnane. “It will be terrific to work alongside another brand and employer that calls Austin home.”

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About Austin FC

Austin FC joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the League’s 27th club in January 2019. Austin FC officially began competing in MLS in April 2021 and played its first match at home on June 19, 2021, in the new, 100% privately financed, state-of-the-art Q2 Stadium in Austin. In its second year, Austin FC finished the regular season 2nd in the Western Conference, while also making a run to the Western Conference Finals during the 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Austin FC also operates Austin FC II, a professional-level development team which competes in MLS NEXT Pro and which won the league title during its inaugural season in 2023. In addition, Austin FC operates Austin FC Academy which is the fully funded developmental academy representing the highest level of competition for elite youth soccer players in Central Texas, while serving as the exclusive developmental pathway to MLS for the region’s most talented young players. Combined, Austin FC II and Austin FC Academy teams complete the pro player pathway between elite youth soccer (MLS NEXT) all the way to MLS, and allow for players to develop, improve, and move up to Austin FC or Austin FC II.


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Cameron Koubek, Communications and Media Director, Austin FC
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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: 03/04/2024

Category: Social

Type: Release