Playtech Games to Launch on SG OpenGaming Platform
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) and Playtech (LON: PTEC) have announced the signing of a mutual distribution deal that will first rollout in New Jersey.
The deal will see Playtech’s games, including its slots and live casino titles, made available to operators using Scientific Games’ Open Gaming System (OGS). In time, Playtech’s full portfolio of casino games will be integrated into the platform.
After the rollout in New Jersey, there are plans to expand to a number of other states. According to the group, the deal will allow both companies to benefit from each other’s scale and reach across the US, Latin America, and Central, Eastern, and Western Europe.
Together with Playtech, we’ll bring quality and exciting gaming content to the US market and beyond. This latest partnership once again demonstrates the key role that OpenGaming plays in opening new opportunities for gaming providers to extend their footprint within key regulated markets. We’re very excited to be bringing Playtech’s world-renowned games to our operating partners across the globe and providing their player base with exceptional entertainment experiences.
Scientific Games has a long-standing deal with Resorts Digital Gaming and Resorts Casino Hotel in New Jersey, which has seen them use OpenGaming since 2015. The platform offers more than 2,500 games, including in-house developed titles and those from third-party developers.
Shimon Akad, the chief operating officer at Playtech, said the deal would help the company’s expansion plans in North America, “This partnership will significantly increase SG’s distribution to regulated markets in LatAm and Europe while also providing our customers in those markets with an even richer portfolio of exciting iGaming content.
The new deal was announced as Scientific Games seeks to divest its lottery and sports betting businesses as part of its efforts to reduce debt and improve long-term stability. Last week SG announced that senior executive Keith O’Loughlin would be leaving the group amid reports that he is backing a takeover of the OpenBet business by Eddie Jordan, the motorsports tycoon.