Scientific Games acquires Sydney-based content studio Lightning Box

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Scientific Games Corporation has confirmed the acquisition of Sydney-based slot developer and content studio Lightning Box, describing the move as a key step forward in its strategic plan to become a content-led sustainable growth company. 

Both parties are already linked through a long-standing partnership, which should lead to a seamless integration, said SG. 

Lightning Box games are currently integrated across the OpenGaming platform in the US and the studio will continue to deliver new titles while benefiting from SG’s comprehensive range of resources, including data analytics and commercial support.

The Lightning Box portfolio includes strong performers such as ChickenFox, Lightning Horseman, Lightning Leopard, ChickenFox5x Skillstar, Astrocat and Silver Lion. 

The firm is currently live with more than 50 operators including BetMGM, Rush Street, Golden Nugget, FanDuel, BCLC, Loto Quebec, Unibet, 888, Sky Bet, LeoVegas, William Hill, Betsson and others.

Dylan Slaney, SVP Gaming, Digital at SG, 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.”

Peter Causley, CEO and co-founder of Lightning Box, added: “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.”