Scientific Games and White Hat Studios agree four-year US content aggregation deal

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Scientific Games Corporation has formalized an exclusive four-year content deal with White Hat Studios, the US-facing casino content division of White Hat Gaming.

SG, using its OpenGaming platform, will become the sole content aggregator in the US to distribute titles from White Hat Studios, including hundreds of slots, jackpots, RNG table and instant-win games. 

Recently, the studio acquired a catalogue of games and RGS for the US market from the UK slot provider Blueprint Gaming, allowing operators in regulated states to utilize a wide range of content from one of Europe’s biggest online developers.

Through OpenGaming, operators will have access to leading titles such as Ted, Almighty Buffalo Megaways and Eye of the Dead as well as land-based igaming content from Merkur Gaming and Reel Time Gaming (RTG) and Lucksome. 

As part of the agreement, games that feature Jackpot Royale – a progressive jackpot system – will also be made available through the platform. 

The deal will see White Hat Studios content made available in Michigan, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia beginning in 2022. More state launches are expected to follow as iGaming legislation accelerates in the US.

Steve Mayes, Partnership Director at SG, commented: “As soon as we heard about the launch of White Hat Studios, we knew there was a huge opportunity for us to combine forces. This is a landmark deal for both parties and will provide our US operators with access to a fantastic suite of slots, table games and jackpots. It’s a perfect synergy of content, scale and innovation.”

White Hat Gaming CCO Andy Whitworth added: “When we originally came up with the idea of forming White Hat Studios specifically to cater for the booming US market, we knew that selecting the right aggregation platform would be vital to our chances of making an immediate impact. 

“We firmly believe that we could not have chosen better than OpenGaming, given its unrivalled distribution network and scalability, which are both of paramount importance as the US market continues to grow. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Scientific Games and OpenGaming.”