Scientific Games has just bolstered its iGaming content suite and production activity by acquiring ELK Studios, a powerful and innovative developer from Europe. This acquisition of a well-versed digital studio represents another important milestone as the Company continues with its vision to become the best cross-platform game company.
ELK Studios is a Stockholm-headquartered developer with an impressive history of creating crafted content with outstanding mathematics, superb graphics, and a mobile-first approach. The digital studio’s hit games are Wild Toro II, Katmandu, and Cygnus, and its releases also include the innovative X-iter™ tool enabling players to start the action via a selection of special modes.
More Details on the Recent Milestone
The acquisition is the most recent in a series of important, targeted content-centered agreements as the Company continues to invest and extend its presence in digital markets. By including ELK Studios in its gaming portfolio, the Company has additionally enhanced its capacity for producing innovative, entertaining iGaming content and will also be interested to take ELK’s top-ranked games into the U.S. and Canadian markets while increasing its position as a top content producer in the U.K. and Europe.
Commenting on the latest milestone, President and CEO of Scientific Games, Barry Cottle said:
“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.”
CEO iGaming at Scientific Games, Dylan Slaney says that the company has had strategic cooperation with ELK Studios for a number of years and its titles have performed excellently across the OpenGaming platform. ELK is one of the cutting-edge, and top-ranked providers in the iGaming sector. Its passion and enthusiasm for delivering games of great quality is infectious. They will have a pivotal role in supporting the company in providing players with more immersive and appealing content.
ELK Studios is already available with different operators through the powerful OpenGaming™ ecosystem, with its games proving highly entertaining with key brands across the U.K. and Europe. The studio works independently to produce appealing new titles, while also taking advantage of Scientific Games’ selection of tools such as commercial scale, expansion, game IP, data analytics tools, and more.
“Scientific Games Advances Original Igaming Content Offering And Production Capabilities With Acquisition Of Elk Studios”, scientificgames.com, December 1, 2021.