On Monday, High 5 Games and Electrotank, Inc revealed that High 5 Games will acquire all of Electrotank’s intellectual property and assets. The two companies have worked together closely in recent history to move some of High 5’s landbased games into the Facebook sphere.
“This move will allow High 5 Games to strengthen and finalize our upcoming Game Server Platform, which will allow our content to be real-time streamed to both regulated real-money gaming sites, as well as to social casino sites throughout the world,” said Anthony Singer, CEO of High 5 Games in a press release. “We are overjoyed to bring in the many talented individuals from Electrotank into High 5 Games.”
Electrotank is a company known not only for its high-performance online game development (used by the likes of Disney, MTV Nickelodeon and Comedy Central), but also its server technology, which allows for robust real-time multiplayer gaming.
This acquisition, like the new partnership between Bally Technologies and iSoftBet we reported about a few hours ago, seem to be the start of a trend that has American software companies setting their sites on regulated real-money and social-based markets outside the United States. With state and federal online gambling regulation still in the fledgeling stages in the United States, it seems its prominent software providers want to secure their piece of the international profit pie to be better positioned for the US market when and if it comes online.
Scientific Games (SG) Corporation will deliver lotteries, digital instant electronic games, and Wave retail lottery terminals from Sisal in Morocco. This is a valuable step towards the developer’s goal of significantly increasing its presence in the growing African lottery market. Sisal is one of the biggest Italian providers, which delivers, lottery, betting, AWP machines. In February 2018, it received a ten-year contract to operate the Moroccan lottery, which was released in January 2019.
Casino operator, Red Rake Gaming (RRG), has grown its presence in the Eastern European market following a partnership with Pokerdom, which it praises as one of the biggest providers in the region. As a result of this deal, the provider from Spain and Malta will distribute its lobby of slot games to Joker Online and Pokerdom. Red Rake Gaming continues to push the limits with new gaming concepts based on the experience of players in the game development cycle.
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