Scientific Games To Take Elk Slots To The Next Level
They say variety is the spice of life, and when it comes to slot games, we want ALL the spice! Generally, when big companies buy other companies, it's only interesting to people who follow that kind of thing. However, when Scientific Games announced its acquisition of Elk Studios, we had to pay attention.
Elk Studios is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has built up a loyal fan base across Europe thanks to its quality over quantity approach. Any slots player who has spent some time playing favorites like Wild Toro and Ecuador Gold can attest to that. However, global access to Elk Studios' portfolio may have been somewhat limited, especially in regulated markets.
Scientific Games is is rapidly enhancing its digital torque and the addition of Elk Studios to its in-house offering means that more players across the US and Canada may soon get access to some of the best slot games online.
“Acquiring ELK Studios demonstrates once again our commitment to make targeted, value enhancing investments designed to advance our cross-platform content capabilities,” said Scientific Games CEO Barry Cottle. “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.”
In addition to North American distribution, Elk's presence in the UK and across Europe will also be strengthened with the power of Scientific Games behind it. The studio will keep making its innovative casino games, but will have the additional support of Scientific Games' commercial reach and data analytics tools.
"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," said Elk Studios' Filip Säfbeck. "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.”
Thanks to this partnership, players who live in states where online gambling is regulated may soon be able to find Elk games at the best online slots sites in the US.