Scientific Games signs agreement with Sideplay Entertainment

Scientific Games Corporation has signed the agreement that allows them to acquire Sideplay Entertainment. This agreement was mainly done for the growth of Scientific Games’ line of iLottery games and fasten the global market expansion of its iLottery content, which has its final regulatory approval pending.

This agreement allows the combination of Sideplay’s innovative line of digital games and content distribution with Scientific Game’s iLottery content and digital solutions. This is expected to boost the player engagement and help further grow the Company’s iLottery Solutions around the globe.

Scientific Games Lottery Group is the leading provider of iLottery solutions to over 20 lotteries globally. This success is mainly due to the company’s success as an interactive innovator and integrator of digital assets.

Along with the above, Scientific Games aims to expend its share in digital lottery market all the while integrating Sideplay’s library of content into its iLottery programs.

On the other hand, Sideplay is main supplier of digital eInstant games to UK National Lottery which is one of the largest interactive lotteries across the world.

“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 maximize proceeds for our lottery customers,” said Pat McHugh, Lottery Group Chief Executive for Scientific Games. “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.”

The founder and director of Sideplay, Steve Hickson, and the entire team will join the Scientific  Games Lottery.

“All of us at Sideplay are thrilled to be joining forces with Scientific Games Lottery Group, one of the world’s leading lottery suppliers,” said Hickson. “Our goal has always been to be the best at what we do, and this transaction shows that 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.”

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