SG buys Lightning Box to enhance digital strategy

Scientific Games said it has bought Sydney-based Lightning Box to build on its strategy to be a content-led company with a focus on digital markets.

Lightning Box develops land-based inspired games that deliver exciting experiences for online slot players worldwide. The studio’s titles include strong performers such as ChickenFox, Lightning Horseman, Lightning Leopard, ChickenFox5x Skillstar, Astrocat and Silver Lion.

Lightning Box is currently live with more than 50 of the leading U.S., Canadian and European operators, including BetMGM, Rush Street, Golden Nugget, FanDuel, BCLC, Loto Quebec, Unibet, 888, Sky Bet, LeoVegas, William Hill, Betsson and many more.

Dylan Slaney, SVP Gaming, Digital at Scientific Games, said, “Lightning Box games are hugely popular with slots players around the world, and we’re excited to welcome these talented game designers to our team. Our strategy is a simple one:  talented, passionate people make great games and the addition of the Lightning Box team is another example of this and how we will continue to be the iGaming industry leader.”

The company gave no details on the price of the acquisition.