Boutique studio set to dazzle players with supercharged games developed via Playzido technology featuring memorable art, design and bonus features
Light & Wonder Incorporated (NASDAQ: LNW) has added Bang Bang Games content to its market-leading OpenGaming content aggregation platform, bringing new worlds of play to operator partners worldwide.
Founded in 2020, Bang Bang Games is a boutique gaming studio that specializes in creating simple, yet powerful gaming concepts wrapped in memorable themes that implement high quality art, design and animation and supercharged crescendo-style bonus rounds.
The studio has released a string of hugely popular titles over the last three years including Super Cash Drop, Jokrz Wild UltraNudge and Rainbow Power Potz UltraNudge.
As part of this deal, exclusive content developed by Bang Bang Games will be distributed to a global network of operators via the OpenGaming platform through Playzido technology. The Light & Wonder-owned content creation platform allows independent studios to develop and rapidly deploy exciting and localized content.
The addition of Bang Bang Games to Light & Wonder’s roster of game studio partners further solidifies its OpenGaming platform as one of the world’s leading digital casino ecosystems. The deal also demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to diversifying its content offering as well as providing an opportunity for independent studios to significantly boost their international reach.
“Bang Bang Games is an up-and-coming studio that fills us with excitement,” the Digital Partnerships Director for Light & Wonder, Steve Mayes, said. “We could not be more delighted to have them on board as our latest OpenGaming platform partner. We are looking forward to rolling out some truly first-class content from this team and we’re confident that our operator partners will agree that the addition of Bang Bang’s games will be a real boost to their offerings.”
“We have worked with Light & Wonder and, more specifically, Playzido for a number of years now on various development projects and couldn’t be more excited to finally be offering our own game portfolio through this incredible technology,” the Chief Executive Officer for Bang Bang Games, Frank McPolin, said. “The opportunity to bring a packed roadmap of brand-new exclusive games to the Playzido network is very exciting. We can’t wait to start distributing our awesome games to the wider audience base that Light & Wonder brings us.”
Hacksaw Gaming Debuts DraftKings Partnership in New Jersey
The launch celebrates another North American venture with DraftKings this quarter.
Hacksaw Gaming established its business relationship with DraftKings this time last year. The pair have embarked on a North American takeover since, having successfully set the collaboration in motion in West Virginia after receiving full regulatory approval in June. The studio has already set eager sights on Pennsylvania as another future target.
Gripping the charts as renowned industry lead in the US, DraftKings has rolled out Hacksaw’s classic slots, Chaos Crew and OmNom, alongside fan-favourite Dare2Win games Mines and Boxes. The games have received a warm welcome in the online casino lobby following a fruitful agreement to brand Hacksaw’s first 10 games with exclusivity in the market for the next 2 weeks.
“Having secured such a significant presence in the US in 2023 is something we are incredibly proud of,” said Marcus Cordes, CEO of Hacksaw Gaming, “our hard work takes form in our ever-increasing footprint”.
SPORTSNET PARTNERS WITH SPORTRADAR TO PROVIDE DATA-RICH CONTENT TO THE CANADIAN MARKET
Following a competitive tender process, Sportsnet, Canada’s #1 sports network, has selected Sportradar to deliver innovative, data-driven content that creates a more immersive experience for sports fans in the North American region.
Viewers can anticipate the seamless inclusion of real-time statistics, player information and advanced data sets into Sportsnet broadcasts, all made possible through Sportradar’s OnAir service. Additional access to both statistical experts and radar360, Sportradar’s web-based research application, will elevate Sportsnet’s real-time storytelling capabilities. This support includes the integration of enhanced digital graphics and in-depth research to bolster Sportsnet’s MLB and NHL broadcasts.
“We are proud to partner with Sportsnet, a market leader, who is committed to entertaining and informing Canadian sports fans,” said Brian Josephs, Head of Regional Sales, North America, at Sportradar. “This collaboration showcases Sportradar’s expertise in enhancing sports content through data and technology. Together, we will bring fans closer to the action, providing them a unique, more engaging viewing experience.”
Sportradar’s comprehensive support will apply to Sportsnet’s entire brand portfolio, which includes their regional channels, East, Ontario, West, and Pacific, as well as Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet World, Sportsnet+, the Sportsnet Radio Network, Sportsnet.ca, the Sportsnet app and podcasts.
PRAGMATIC PLAY GROWS EVEN FURTHER IN BRAZIL WITH JOGAR.COM.VC
Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, has maintained its market-leading position in Brazil, signing an operator agreement with Jogar.com.vc in one of Latin America’s most flourishing markets.
More Brazilian players than ever before will be able to enjoy Pragmatic Play’s extensive portfolio of games as a result of this new partnership with award-winning classics such as Gates of Olympus™ and Sugar Rush™ alongside more recently released titles such as Zeus vs Hades – Gods of War™.
Live Casino fans will be delighted by the inclusion of player-favourite games such as Sweet Bonanza CandyLand™ and PowerUP Roulette™, alongside classic table games with intriguing twists.
Virtual Sports content is set to complement the huge library of Slots and Live Casino, delivering cutting-edge 3D renderings of popular sports such as horse and greyhound racing, football and motorsport.
Another multi-discipline deal in the region, this latest agreement with Jogar.com.vc follows several similar recent partnerships and strengthens Pragmatic Play’s position at the fore of the burgeoning Latin American iGaming and betting market.
Victor Arias, Vice President of Latin American Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “This is yet another delightful agreement for Pragmatic Play to sign. Its continued success with new partnerships across Brazil and Latin America as a whole shows that the brand is producing the content that players here want and are trusted to deliver them efficiently and with a speed to market that operators demand.
“I’m confident this relationship between Pragmatic Play and Jogar.com.vc will achieve just the right kind of results they’re both expecting.”
A representative from Jogar.com.vc said: “Pragmatic Play is one of the most requested content developers by players here in Brazil and so we had to ensure we had its full complement of games and products. This new deal gives us just that and empowers us to be more competitive than ever in a crowded and growing space.”
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