European top-tier gaming content to reach the US and Canada
On December 1st, 2021, Scientific Games completed the acquisition of Stockholm based Elk Studios. The Swedish game developer will be taken overseas to launch their highly sought after video slot content into the US and Canada.
Delivered via Scientific Games OpenGaming™ platform to millions of players worldwide, Elk Studios will broaden its reach and strengthen its brand of captivating game mechanics with enthralling features and impressive artwork, already successful with online casinos and enjoyed by players.
The President and CEO of Scientific Games, Barry Cottle, had this to say:
“Acquiring ELK Studios demonstrates once again our commitment to make targeted, value enhancing investments designed to advance our cross-platform content capabilities. The ELK Studios team is packed with talent and enhances our existing in-house teams and capabilities. The highly synergistic combination of their top-ranked games and our leading OpenGaming ecosystem offers exciting distribution opportunities in the U.S. and Canada. I am thrilled to welcome them to our team.”
Dylan Slaney, CEO of iGaming at Scientific Games, added:
“We have had a strategic partnership with ELK Studios for a number of years and its games have performed brilliantly across the OpenGaming platform. ELK is one of the most innovative, and top-ranked studios in iGaming. Their passion and enthusiasm for producing games of stand-out quality is infectious. They will play a pivotal role in helping us continue to provide players with even more immersive and engaging experiences.”
It’s been a wild ride for the game studio born in 2013, whose talented design and desire to create unique, engaging mechanics has propelled the team into producing industry-leading video slots since the launch of their maiden creation, The Lab.
Since then, Elk Studios’ catalogue has grown to more than sixty titles, including players favourites Wild Toro and Respin Circus, innovative creations such as Chi, Nitropolis and Cygnus, and a highly successful Gold series games including Ecuador Gold and Tahiti Gold. Found on all the latest games, the X-iter Feature brings a popular choice of pre-paid spin scenarios for players to choose from.
Filip Säfbeck, CEO at ELK Studios, declared:
“This deal is the fruit of many years of hard work by a team that is fully committed to crafting high-quality online gaming experiences. We see it as the perfect time to join the Scientific Games team, given that our ambitions to grow through innovation and into the U.S. and Canada are in total alignment. We have experienced first-hand through our OpenGaming partnership that Scientific Games can take our games to the next level. This acquisition offers us a solid base to bring to market a wide range of exciting new slots more smoothly than ever to online casino partners across the globe.”
The addition of Elk Studios instantly recognisable designer content to Scientific Games adds diversity to the industry giants portfolio and lays claim to a set of ready-made engaged fans. Scientific Games Corporation, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, are listed on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange and take charge of more than 3 billion game rounds per month.
Source: Scientific Games Press Release