Scientific Games Corp. have exited the B2C real-money gaming business in he UK to focus its efforts on its interactive casino business.
When Scientific Games Corp. acquired WMS Industries back at the beginning of 2013, CEO Lorne Weill said the: “transformational” acquisition would enable Scientific Games to offer “a complete portfolio of lottery and gaming products and service to both new and existing customers around the world.”
It seems the UK might not be that prominent in the equation after the WMS Industries subsidiary Williams Interactive confirmed that they had decided to exit the B2C real-money gaming business in the UK where they have a foothold with JackpotParty.com.
Williams Interactive has instead decided to focus their attention on publishing and distributing their interactive casino gaming products, and JackpotParty.com players have been migrated to the SkillOnNet gaming platform SlotsMagic.com.
Speaking about the decision Orrin Edidin, CEO of Williams Interactive, said: “As we make this important step forward in our company’s journey to provide the world’s most compelling iGaming experiences, we have great confidence that SkillOnNet is the perfect partner to continue delivering the high-end player experience for which JackpotParty.com is known.”
Scientific Games Corp. Paid $1.42b for the rights to own WMS Industries and has various online gaming deals throughout the world.
Andy Andrew, business development manager for SkillOnNet said: “SkillOnNet will offer the same classic WMS slots JackpotParty.com players have come to love, plus our suite of exclusive 3D slots and games from many other popular slot providers.
“Acquiring the activity of JackpotParty.com will put SkillOnNet in position to become a serious player in the very competitive UK market.”
SkillOnNet operates around 20 online casinos in 22 different languages and counts EUCasino, PlayMillion and MegaCasino amongst its brands. All WMS and Barcrest online slot machines will be available on SkillOnNet platforms on both desktop and mobile devices.