Scientific Games acquires Sideplay Entertainment to expand digital lottery

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    Scientific Games acquires Sideplay Entertainment to expand digital lottery

    Scientific Games has announced an agreement to acquire Sideplay Entertainment. Through this acquisition, the supplier aims to grow its digital portfolio of lottery content and expanding its share in lottery markets.

    The addition of digital game content distribution technology (to Scientific Games’ existing digital tech stack) will also allow for increased speed-to-market, according to the organisation.

    Pat McHugh, Lottery Group Chief Executive for Scientific Games, said: “We’re excited to welcome Steve Hickson and the entire Sideplay team to Scientific Games Lottery Group, to help us advance our strategy as a growth company, delivering the best retail and digital content platforms and game category services that maximise proceeds for our lottery customers.

    “Sideplay’s highly experienced digital game developers have a proven track record of delivering exceptional iLottery content to market quickly. We have already integrated Sideplay’s digital games into our iLottery platforms, and combining their unique approach to game development for Scientific Games’ more than 20 iLottery customers worldwide will accelerate our iLottery offerings for our customers and their players.”

    Hickson, Founder and Director of Sideplay, commented: “All of us at Sideplay are thrilled to be joining forces with Scientific Games Lottery Group, one of the world’s leading lottery suppliers,

    “Our goal has always been to be the best at what we do, and this transaction shows we have in fact achieved that level of success. We are excited to leverage Scientific Games’ global lottery footprint and create the future of iLottery together.”

    Scientific Games also recently acquired Lightning Box Games, with Lightning Box CEO Peter Causley speaking exclusively to Gambling Insider about the deal.