Gaming Realms enters new deal to sells its real money gaming platform

Patrick Southon, chief executive of Gaming Realms PLC (LON:GMR), talks Proactive London’s Andrew Scott through a new agreement they’ve signed to sell the company’s real money gaming operating subsidiary for £11.5mln.

The cash consideration for these transactions will include the settlement of the contracted deferred consideration of £4.2mln owed by River UK Casino to the group, due in October 2020.

Gaming Realms will retain the Slingo brand and slingo.com intellectual property (IP).

Gaming Realms signs 3-year Sublicensing Deal with Scientific Games Digital to Develop New Slingo MONOPOLY game

Gaming Realms PLC (AIM: GMR), (“Gaming Realms”, the “Company” or the “Group”) a developer, publisher and licensor of mobile real money and social games, is pleased to announce that it 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 for the online gaming space.

Under the terms of the agreement, Gaming Realms will develop and publish the new real money game, Slingo MONOPOLY. The exciting and unique format is set to launch globally in early 2019 across Gaming Realms’ existing Slingo B2C and B2B channels, as well as through its distribution channel of operators and third-party sites.

“Being given the opportunity to develop a game using the world-renowned MONOPOLY brand is a really exciting moment for Gaming Realms,” Said Patrick Southon, Chief Executive Officer of Gaming Realms. “We continuously look to develop new concepts and offer players an expansive and engaging range of games and believe that Slingo MONOPOLY 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.”

Tom Wood, Chief Creative Officer at SG Digital added “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.”

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About Gaming Realms

Gaming Realms creates and publishes innovative real money and social games for mobile, with operations in the UK, U.S. and Canada. Through its market leading mobile platform and unique IP and brands, Gaming Realms is bringing together media, entertainment and gaming assets in new game formats. The Gaming Realms management team includes accomplished entrepreneurs and experienced executives from a wide range of leading gaming and media companies.

Distribution Agreement with Endemol Shine Group

Gaming Realms plc (AIM: GMR), the developer, publisher and licensor of mobile real money and social games, announces it has signed a 3-year revenue share agreement with Endemol Shine Gaming for the distribution of Deal or No Deal Slingo.

Under the terms of the agreement, the distribution of Deal or No Deal Slingo, which has been live on Gaming Realms’ Slingo B2C sites for two years, will expand to include the Group’s network of B2B operators across the UK, EU and USA.

Patrick Southon, Chief Executive of Gaming Realms said: “Combining our hit game Slingo with the excitement and suspense of Deal or No Deal has proven to be a great success. We are very pleased that we will now be able to offer the game across more platforms and territories, reaching a greater international audience.”

Mark Woollard, Commercial Director at Endemol Shine Gaming commented: “The Deal or No Deal brand continues to entertain audiences all around the world, both on-air and through our off-air activations, such as our extensive global gaming programme. Deal or No Deal Slingo has been extremely well received and we are delighted to be extending our partnership with Gaming Realms.”

The global gameshow phenomenon Deal Or No Deal has been commissioned in 83 territories worldwide with 324 productions internationally. This December brand new episodes of Deal or No Deal will launch on CNBC in the U.S. after a 10 year hiatus. Fronted by original U.S. host Howie Mandel, the new series returns with 30 one-hour episodes featuring all the high energy and risk-reward that captivated audiences, with some exciting new twists.

Gaming Realms to Host Scandinavian Online Casino

Gaming Realms plc (AIM: GMR), the developer, publisher and licensor of mobile real money and social games, is pleased to announce that its B2B software division, Alchemy Bet, has signed a gaming platform deal with River Game Operations, a subsidiary of River iGaming, the Norwegian listed real money gaming company.

The agreement, which includes a revenue share arrangement, will see Alchemy Bet help to launch River Game Operations’ new casino brand, Casonic, in the Scandinavian market, which will be hosted on Gaming Realms’ proprietary gaming platform, Grizzly. The new multi-language gaming site will accept and pay out in a number of different currencies, with payments operated by Entercash, which allows players to register direct from their online banking account. Casonic is expected to launch before the end of the year.

This agreement marks an extension of Gaming Realms’ relationship with River iGaming, following the acquisition of a number of Gaming Realms’ B2C sites and associated business by River UK Casino, a UK subsidiary of River iGaming.

Patrick Southon, Chief Executive Officer of Gaming Realms, said: “This is a significant milestone for Gaming Realms. Whilst we have built games for international markets, this is the first time our proprietary platform will service a casino in a market outside the UK. We’re looking forward to seeing Casonic grow its player base and further developing our relationship with River iGaming.”

Gaming Realms to Capitalise on its Platform and Slingo Originals Library

Patrick Southon, chief executive of Gaming Realms PLC (LON:GLM) caught up with Proactive Investor’s Andrew Scott to discuss the recent set of interim results.

The period saw 6 new contracts signed to license their ‘Slingo Originals’ portfolio of games in New Jersey and Europe, plus since period-end, Gaming Realms disposed of its UK B2C brands to River UK Casino in a deal worth up to £23.1mln.

Gaming Realms’ Slingo – Still Going Strong After 20 Years

Philip Tuck, director of Business Intelligence at Gaming Realms PLC (LON:GMR), talks to Proactive Investor about the decision to focus more on licensing and content development rather than operating games.

Tuck also gives a walk through and demonstration of one of their popular games – Slingo.

It originated twenty years ago – Gaming Realms bought the IP in 2015 for US$18mln – but is still going strong.

Worldwide licensing agreement with GVC Holdings

Gaming Realms plc (AIM: GMR), the developer, publisher and licensor of mobile real money and social games, announces that it has signed a two-year licensing and revenue share agreement with GVC Holdings to roll out its “Slingo Originals” content worldwide.

Under the terms of the agreement, GVC Holdings will distribute Gaming Realms’ Slingo Originals content across all of its sites and have a six-week exclusive period of hosting Gaming Realms’ new ‘BlackJack X-Change’ casino game.

The agreement follows the announcement made in July 2017 that GVC Holdings would be distributing the Company’s Slingo Originals portfolio of games in New Jersey, USA.

Patrick Southon, Chief Executive Officer of Gaming Realms, said:

“We are delighted to be extending our relationship with GVC Holdings, one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups. We believe that the Slingo game format has mass player appeal, so we are excited by the prospect of the game entering a number of new territories through the GVC partnership and gaining exposure to a large new player audience.”

Liron Snir, GVC’s Chief Product Officer said:

“We constantly strive and are committed to providing our customers with innovative and creative gaming content. Slingo Originals has had great success since its roll out on our New Jersey network and we now look forward to offering this content to our customers worldwide, enhancing their player experience.”

Licensing deal with Sony Pictures Television

Gaming Realms plc (AIM: GMR), the developer, publisher and licensor of mobile real money and social games, is pleased to announce that it has signed a three-year licensing deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT). The deal will see Gaming Realms create and host the new gaming website millionairegames.com on its proprietary platform following the successful return of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ in the United Kingdom.

The new millionairegames.com site went live in tandem with the return of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ on ITV, marking the 20th anniversary of SPT’s hit global game show. The deal will also see the creation and launch of a Slingo game format of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ later this summer.

Commenting on the agreement, Patrick Southon, CEO, said:
“We are honoured and excited to be partnering with Sony Pictures Television and developing gaming content around one of television’s most successful gameshows, in celebration of its 20th anniversary. This opportunity is proof of our ability to build creative and innovative content and we look forward to the launch of the new Slingo ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ format in the coming months.”

Games development and licensing agreement with ITV

Gaming Realms plc (AIM: GMR), the developer, publisher and licensor of mobile real money and social games, is pleased to announce that it has signed a multi-show game licensing agreement with ITV.

The agreement, which follows on from the success of the loveislandgames.com site launched in Summer 2017, will be initially based around the television shows Dancing on Ice, The Only Way is Essex and Hell’s Kitchen.

The new games will be hosted on Gaming Realms’ proprietary platform under the umbrella brand tellygames.com, as well as licensed to 3rd party operators as part of Gaming Realms’ ‘Slingo Originals’ licensed content model.

Commenting on the agreements, Patrick Southon, CEO, said:
“These are great commercial developments for Gaming Realms and we are delighted to be extending our partnership with ITV on the creation of entertaining gaming content based on these popular television shows.”