Scientific games have completed the acquisition of gaming studio Lightning Box to help continue supporting its digital markets. Details and figures have yet to be disclosed by either party but Scientific Games have made the purchase to allow them to focus on game production and grow their in-house studios.
Peter Causley, CEO and co-founder of Lightning Box said about the acquisition “Wow, what an amazing opportunity and recognition of our team’s efforts. Joining the Scientific Games team and working even more closely with them comes at the perfect time to drive forward our ambitious product innovation plans. Having been an OpenGaming partner since it’s early days, we knew that Scientific Games had the capabilities to propel our games to new heights. We’re now in a better position than ever to bring our robust pipeline of high-quality slots more effortlessly to our global online casino partners.” As mentioned by Peter Lightning Box Studios already have an existing business relationship with Scientific Games with them creating slots already for the OpenGaming platform made by Scientific Games for their US audiences. The studio will be able to draw on Scientific Games resources including commercial support, data analysis and distribution avenues.
Dylan Slaney SVP Gaming, Digital at Scientific Games, said “Lightning Box games are hugely popular with slots players around the world, and we’re excited to welcome these talented game designers to our team. Our strategy is a simple one: talented, passionate people make great games and the addition of the Lightning Box team is another example of this and how we will continue to be the iGaming industry leader.” Much like our recent coverage of Red Rake Gaming's distribution deal with Playtech these deals can only be beneficial for us the players. Lightning Box can now focus their efforts on creating innovative and revolutionary slots whilst Scientific Games focus on all the back office work both hopefully playing to their strengths and therefore helping each other in creating the best slot releases possible! If more information comes to light about this acquisition we will or course keep you in the know and update any details.