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NORTHERN LIGHTS GAMING SIGNS MULTI-GAME DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH SKY VEGAS

Newly founded premium online slot game developer, Northern Lights Gaming, has secured its first game distribution deal with Sky Betting & Gaming brand, Sky Vegas.

The deal, which consists of a three-game contract for exclusive UK content, is Northern Lights Gaming’s first content deal and will see exciting new game titles go live on Sky Vegas later in 2018.

Sam Downey, Head of Commercial and Content at Sky Vegas, said ‘The Northern Lights Gaming team have previously delivered some of the most successful games on the European market. Their new games look very promising, so we are naturally very excited about having them launch first here on Sky Vegas.’

Andrew Goodale, CEO of Northern Lights Gaming, said ‘We are delighted to sign with Sky Vegas and look forward to build on the solid working realitionship we already have with Sam and the team. We look forward to the launch of our games and further developments in this space.’

For further information:

Adam Smith    
Head of Corporate Communications
T: 07989 202 937
E: adam.smith7@skybettingandgaming

Zoe Hebblethwaite
Corporate Communications Manager
T: 07937 641 558
E: zoe.hebblethwaite@skybettingandgaming 

About Sky Betting & Gaming

Headquartered in Leeds and led by Chief Executive, Richard Flint, Sky Betting & Gaming was formed in 2001 and has since grown to become one of the UK’s leading online bookmakers, with a team of 1300 employees and a strong track record of innovation. With additional offices in Sheffield, London, Rome and Munich the business has expanded internationally into Italy and Germany. 

As one of the first bookmakers to recognise the potential of online and then mobile platforms for betting and gaming, Sky Betting & Gaming today operates five major online products - Bet, Vegas, Casino, Poker, and Bingo – as well as leading sports affiliate Oddschecker. Its success means it has risen to be the biggest online player by customer numbers in the UK market.

In 2015 Sky Betting and Gaming became an independent company following the sale of its majority share by its parent company Sky to CVC Capital Partners, one of the world’s leading private equity houses in a deal which valued Sky Betting and Gaming at £800million. Sky has entered into a long-term brand license agreement and other commercial arrangements with Sky Betting and Gaming in connection with the sale.

Northern Lights Gaming (NL Gaming Sweden AB) is a newly founded iGaming studio based in Manchester and Stockholm focusing on creating high end online video slots for the European market. Founded by ex Barcrest and WMS executives with decades of experience at the forefront of the online gaming industry. Team members are behind some of the most successful games ever on the UK market, and have repeatedly created and successfully launched games and entire gaming platforms both for desktop and mobile game play. The company will deliver it’s content to consumers via leading online casino sites across Europe, beginning in 2018.

Andrew Goodale, CEO
andrew@ntlgaming.com,  +44 7765 846 421

Northern Lights first to join Yggdrasil’s YGS Masters

Stockholm and Manchester – 17th April, 2018 – Yggdrasil Gaming has announced that Northern Lights Gaming will be the first independent game studio to develop on its platform as part of the Yggdrasil Game Server (YGS) Masters programme.

The partnership will see Northern Lights’ high-quality, UK-targeted slots content made available to Yggdrasil’s operator partners. The agreement is the first of its kind since the launch last month of YGS Masters, an invite-only, semi-open platform where Yggdrasil will curate content from the world’s leading independent games studios. As part of the programme, Yggdrasil will provide access to BOOST™, the collection of in-game promotional tools, allowing studios to develop their own versions of these tools within their game clients. Manchester and Stockholm-based Northern Lights was formed in 2017 by a group of industry veterans with decades of combined igaming experience. Its top-end, UK-focused content will significantly bolster Yggdrasil’s offering.

Stuart McCarthy, Head of Studio Partnerships at Yggdrasil, said: “Since launching YGS Masters last month, we have received many enquires and I am thrilled to announce our first partnership.
“Northern Lights Gaming has built a team with unparalleled expertise when it comes to developing for the UK market, and we’ve been hugely impressed by what we’ve seen so far.
“We are certain YGS Masters will help take Northern Lights’ content to the next level, and we are excited to share the games with customers in the coming months.”

Andrew Goodale, CEO of Northern Lights Gaming, said: “As we are finishing off our first games and preparing to show them to the world, we are extremely proud to be the first external game developer to gain access to Yggdrasil’s innovative platform.
“We look forward to building a close working relationship with Yggdrasil and making the most of the powerful tools they have developed. These are exciting times for Northern Lights Gaming.”
Northern Lights Gaming (NL Gaming Sweden AB) was founded by ex-Barcrest and WMS executives with decades of experience at the forefront of the online gaming industry.
Team members are behind some of the UK’s most successful games, including Rainbow Riches, and have repeatedly created and successfully launched games and entire gaming platforms both for desktop and mobile gameplay.

CONTACT

Andrew Goodale, CEO

andrew@ntlgaming.com, +44 7765 846 421

Northern Lights Gaming sign game development deal with SG Digital

Stockholm and Manchester – April 11th. Northern Lights Gaming - the newly founded online slot game developer focusing on high-end games for the UK gamer - is pleased to announce their first platform distribution deal with SG Digital. The deal will see Northern Lights range of video slots going live on the SG Digital platform throughout UK and Europe with selected gaming operators during 2018 and beyond. Additionally, Northern Lights Gaming will develop titles using SG Digital’s Game Development Services, allowing them to reach more than 280 customer brands worldwide.

SG Digital operates Open Gaming System ("OGS"), which offers gaming operators access to the broadest online distribution network available in the industry. 

Andrew Goodale, CEO of Northern Lights Gaming said ‘SG Digital’s OGS platform is by far and wide the broadest distribution network available. The team at SG Digital are working hard to support our gaming launches, and we are very excited to be working with the teams across Europe to deliver our content to the huge customer base that is supported in the SG Digital Platform.

Steve Mayes, Partnership Director, Gaming at SG Digital, is delighted to add Northern Lights Gaming as a content partner. “Northern Lights Gaming have built a fantastic team, and we are looking forward to offering their content to the OGS Network. The content roadmap they have developed offers some unique and exciting features and is very much in line with our focus on best of breed content for our partners and customers.

“We have seen phenomenal growth in the success of our Game Development partners, and it’s fantastic that we can help an exciting new developer distribute their content on a truly global scale.”

Northern Lights Gaming (NL Gaming Sweden AB) is a newly founded iGaming studio based in Manchester and Stockholm focusing on creating high end online video slots for the European market. Founded by ex Barcrest and WMS executives with decades of experience at the forefront of the online gaming industry. Team members are behind some of the most successful games ever on the UK market, and have repeatedly created and successfully launched games and entire gaming platforms both for desktop and mobile game play. The company will deliver its content to consumers via leading online casino sites across Europe, beginning in 2018.

CONTACT

Andrew Goodale, CEO

andrew@ntlgaming.com,  +44 7765 846 421

Northern Lights Gaming granted UKGC and Alderney Gaming License

Stockholm and Manchester – April 5th 2018. Northern Lights Gaming – the newly founded online slot game developer focusing on high-end games for the UK gamer – is pleased to announce that the company has been granted both a UKGC Remote Gaming License as well as an Alderney Gaming Core Services Associate certificate this week. This paves the way from a regulatory perspective for the company to start offering its online slots content to the UK market.

Andrew Goodale, CEO of Northern Lights Gaming said ‘After working closely with both jurisdictions and after a huge amount of effort we are extremely delighted to have been granted these gaming licenses which will see the Northern Lights content being distributed to the UK market during the second half of 2018. It’s a great achievement and a huge step forward for us on a day that makes me very proud to be part of this new and exciting venture.’

Northern Lights Gaming (NL Gaming Sweden AB) is a newly founded iGaming studio based in Manchester and Stockholm focusing on creating high end online video slots for the European market. Founded by ex Barcrest and WMS executives with decades of experience at the forefront of the online gaming industry. Team members are behind some of the most successful games ever on the UK market, and have repeatedly created and successfully launched games and entire gaming platforms both for desktop and mobile game play. The company will deliver it’s content to consumers via leading online casino sites across Europe, beginning in 2018.

CONTACT

Andrew Goodale, CEO

andrew@ntlgaming.com,  +44 7765 846 421