An agreement has been reached between Konami Gaming, the Las Vegas-based subsidiary of Japan’s Konami Holdings, and Lightning Box, an independent studio producing video slots based at King Street Wharf in Sydney, Australia.
Under the agreement, Lightning Box will supply its most popular titles to Konami in order to strengthen their offerings in the North American market.
Lightning Box has previously launched its products in North America with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and Ruby Seven Studios’ social casinos earlier this year, as well as gaining a foothold in New Jersey’s online market.
Lightning Box Co-Founder and CEO Peter Causley stated, “This is another significant deal for us as we continue to expand on three fronts in North America: land-based, online and social. Konami has established a very strong customer base in the United States and we’re really looking forward to the reaction of casino players, who can now enjoy our games in more places than ever.”
Konami Gaming Senior Vice President & Chief Product and Strategy Officer Victor Duarte added, “Like us, Lightning Box has a proven track record in the United States, and it made sense to team up with them to deliver more great gaming content on our gaming machines.”
Consolidation of the bases and advancement in adversity was the thrust of Macau Chief Executive’s policy address for 2021, though it gave little away when it came to the current pillar of the economy - the gaming industry.
Gaming suppliers, like all areas of the industry, have felt the pinch from the Covid-19 crisis, though their growing digital businesses have proved a bright spot and helped offset the impact of the crisis.
While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.