Gaming Realms Plc has signed a three-year sublicensing deal with Scientific Games Digital, a leading online gaming, sports and iLottery business and licensee of the Monopoly brand rights. As part of the agreement, Gaming Realms will develop and publish the new real money game, Monopoly Slingo, which is set to launch globally in early 2019 across Gaming Realms’ existing Slingo B2C and B2B channels, as well as their third-party sites.
Patrick Southon, Chief Executive Officer of Gaming Realms, said: ‘Being given the opportunity to develop a game using the world-renowned Monopoly brand is a really exciting moment for Gaming Realms. We continuously look to develop new concepts and offer players an expansive and engaging range of games and believe that Monopoly Slingo will offer just that. We are now focused on the development of the game and look forward to announcing the worldwide launch early this year.’
The game will employ the recognisable slingo mechanic, whilst incorporating familiar features from the classic board game, which is just one of the major success stories of Hasbro, Inc. The global play and entertainment company has many strings to its bow, from toys and games to television and movies. A collaboration with such a globally recognised brand is a huge step for Gaming Realms, and one that will push Slingo Originals to greater heights.
Chief Creative Officer at Scientific Games Digital, Tom Wood, adds: ‘The timeless Monopoly brand has proven immensely successful in the online space, and we are delighted to partner with Gaming Realms on this innovative new spin on the classic board game.’