Author: Debbie Hewlett
Last Updated: 16th September 2021
Scientific Games has signed a new North American exclusive distribution arrangement with Design Works Gaming, which will add to the company’s OpenGaming portfolio.
DWG, based in Arizona, will use the OpenGaming platform to distribute its online casino games across the United States and Canada over the course of three years, giving users with more content and chances for bespoke game development.
Scientific Games’ igaming titles will first be available in New Jersey, before expanding to Michigan and Pennsylvania, as well as other jurisdictions that allow online gambling.
Troy Zurawski, CEO of Design Works Gaming explained: “When I founded DWG in Scottsdale, Arizona, the thought of launching our games in regulated, real money online casinos in the US felt like a distant dream.
“Over the past 16 years I’ve grown DWG in this direction, slow and steady – but with purpose. As you can probably imagine, it feels incredible to be launching in the USA. Even more so knowing the proven success behind our products.
“We couldn’t have found a better partner to bring us home than SG Digital. With their backing – we can now change up the game across North America, starting with this first launch in New Jersey.”
This exclusive agreement for Scientific Games’ OpenGaming technology comes after a similar agreement with Hacksaw Gaming earlier this year.
During the summer, the Malta-based studio went live with OpenGaming partners in the UK and other regulated markets, with exclusivity on the platform in the US and Canada to follow later in the year.
Scientific Games’ digital partnerships director, Steve Mayes, added: “Securing this exclusive deal with DWG furthers our momentum across North America.
“DWG has a wealth of knowledge on what players in the region want from their gaming experiences and the addition of their content significantly enhances the product offering operators can put in front of players. It is a perfect alliance and we look forward to working and growing together for the next three years and beyond.”