Scientific Games Acquires Authentic Gaming to Kickstart Live Gaming Capabilities

Published November 5, 2021 by Sol FH

Scientific Games Acquires Authentic Gaming to Kickstart Live Gaming Capabilities

Scientific Games jumps into the live dealer gaming market after the successful acquisition of Authentic Gaming.

Live dealer gaming is becoming one of the most popular ways to play at an online casino and until now, Scientific Games did not have the live capabilities. Well, they've kickstarted their live dealer offering after a successful acquisition of Authentic Gaming. The deal will give Scientific Games the ability to develop live dealer products to be supplied to players all over the world. This is a major part of Scientific's growth strategy, wherein a major part of it is expanding into the North American market and new game capabilities.

Acquisitions Making an Impact

Back in August, Scientific acquired Lightning Box studio, which diversified its portfolio. 

Europe has always been the main focus of Authentic Games, as the studio supplied casino products to operators like Betway, Entain and Mr Green.

Scientific Games CEO Barry Cottle commented: “We are thrilled to have Authentic Gaming join the Scientific Games family and expand our premium product portfolio as we execute on our vision to become the leading, cross-platform global game company.

“The collective power of Authentic, our proven Table Games titles, and our OpenGaming platform allow us to capitalize on a growing U.S. market opportunity with our unique omni-channel approach.”

Lottery games were a small part of Scientific Games' portfolio but they sold that business vertical to Brookfield Business Partners in a $6.05bn agreement. Sports betting also got the chop as the OpenBet platform was sold to Endeavor back in September.

Authentic Gaming CEO and founder Jonas Delin commented: “Scientific Games’ leading position in the U.S., their focus on quality games content and market-leading iGaming platform make them the ideal home for Authentic to expand our footprint in the U.S. and European markets.

“Our proven technology and live dealer platform is ready for scale and now, as part of Scientific Games, we are able to embark on our studio expansion and game diversification strategy in full force.”

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