Monopoly has been one of the most popular board games for decades. It has undergone some cosmetic changes over the years, but the general theme still revolves around acquiring valuable property on the famed Boardwalk in Atlantic City. The game was around before real money casino gambling became the No. 1 attraction in town. This brings a bit of irony to the fact that Monopoly has recently been launched as a new slot machine gambling app around the same time that this iconic coastal New Jersey gambling town is enjoying a rebirth with two brand new land-based casinos.
When Did Monopoly Slots Become Featured in A New Mobile Slot Machine App?
As recently reported on GGRAsia.com in a post covering the latest news and trends in technology, Scientific Games Corp announced that its social gaming division has just launched a mobile app for a slot machine that his themed around the classic Hasbro board game.
Sci Games social gaming division is known as SG Social and it has quickly become recognized as one of the most innovative players in the rapidly expanding social gaming industry. In a press release quoted in this report, the company states, “Building on SG Social’s successful history of social slot innovation, ‘Monopoly Slots’ offers new features and functionality that further engage fans with the iconic brand’s popular characters, gameplay, and movers.”
The new mobile app has been released worldwide. It is available for download on multiple online platforms such as the Apple App Store, Google Play, Facebook and Amazon App Store according to the Sci Games’ press release.
Barry Cottle is the company’s new chief executive. In a prepared statement that was part of the recent press release, he added, “Monopoly and Scientific Games have a longstanding history of successful collaboration, and this new game launch further signifies the strength of our relationship with Hasbro .”
Monopoly Slots Has A Relationship With Scientific Games And Hasbro
Going back to February of this year, Sci Games first announced the launch of SG Digital as a new business unit to enhance its past and future ventures into the social gaming industry. It combines the company’s ‘existing portfolio of interactive business-to-business products and services’ with some recent acquisitions. One of the newest players in this expanding portfolio is NYX Gaming Group Ltd. as a sports betting entity.
Sci Games added that SG Digital would expand its overall workforce to 1,500 employees working in 34 offices around the globe. This unit will provide technical support and services to more than 200 corporate customers. The total mobile app game portfolio includes over 2000 products as part of an aggregate of 40 individual licenses on a global scale.
These recent corporate moves have helped to position Sci Games as a major player in the social gaming industry. The recent expansion in the United States of legal sports betting on a state-by-state basis. This could offer future opportunities for a number of social gaming companies looking to expand their business into the realm of legal real money sports betting in the US. This is why the addition of NYX Gaming to the Sci Games, SG Digital business unit is both timely and appropriate.