Online casino content developer Ganapati has unveiled a new link-up with Manny Pacquiao, ahead of the eight-division world champion returning to the ring against Keith Thurman in Las Vegas later today (Saturday 20 June).

Becoming the exclusive producer of a new official slot title based on the Filipino fighter, the deal aims to support relations between Japan and The Philippines by giving back to the local community, with proceeds from the game going to the Manny Pacquiao Foundation, supporting children’s education in the Philippines. 

Juliet Adelstein, CEO of Ganapati Europe Holding and Ganapati Malta, explained: “This opportunity is extremely exciting for us as it represents Ganapati’s considerable growth within the industry. 

“We’re delighted to be involved in this project with the octuple champion Manny Pacquiao – a true global superstar. It is wonderful to know the extent to which Ganapati is now being recognised in the industry.”

Set to be released in September, the title is set to feature imagery of Pacquiao inspired by his boxing talent, with the central focus of fighting design to represent the local communities’ fight for a brighter future, something that Pacquiao strives for in his role as a senator of the Philippines, a position he was elected into three years ago. 

Hayato Terai, CLO of Ganapati PLC and Ganapati Malta, added on the impending launch: “Manny Pacquiao has defeated countless powerful players in the past – no matter how strong his opponent, he always faces them head on and without fear. This mental strength of his can be seen not only in his role as a pro-boxer, but also as a politician and future leader of the Philippines.

“Manny Pacquiao is the most successful and respected athlete in Asia and an incredibly skilled and determined politician. It is an honour to be able to produce his official game.”