International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has reached a licensing agreement with Gamesys, providing the entertainment online gaming company with intellectual property usage rights for certain game features offered in IGT’s innovative patent portfolio.
As a leading end-to-end gaming company, IGT holds more than 2,000 game feature patents worldwide, according to company literature.
“We are very pleased to reach an agreement with Gamesys to provide licensing for IGT’s best-in-class game feature patents,” said Victor Duarte, global chief product officer, gaming, for IGT. “Working in partnership with Gamesys to enhance its online games leverages our industry-leading R&D investment to deliver better games to more players.” The license agreement provides Gamesys with compelling game and bonus features found on IGT slot machines. This enables Gamesys online players to experience player-favorite game features in the Gamesys library of slot titles.
“This agreement with IGT allows Gamesys to utilize compelling and well-established game mechanics in key jurisdictions where such IP is protected by patents,” said Hans Elias, head of games studios at Gamesys. “By further extending our partnership with IGT we have ensured we can benefit from their investment in R&D to develop yet more compelling, unique content for our partners and players.”