Scientific Games has inked a multi-year agreement with Pixiu Gaming, which will see the group distribute the developer’s titles into North American regulated markets through its OpenGaming ecosystem.
Pixiu’s first game for the New Jersey market, Lucky Squeeze Baccarat, is set to go live via the OpenGaming platform with select partners later this year, and will feature an 8-deck shoe, full ‘5 Roads’ scoreboard and full player control to squeeze the cards.
Dylan Slaney, SVP gaming and digital at Scientific Games, explained: “Our deal with Pixiu reflects the reach and power of the OGS. By continuously adding more quality content from a wide range of providers such as Pixiu, we’re generating strong momentum within the North American market.
“We look forward to building on our long-standing relationship and working with Pixiu to bring new and unique mechanics to our partners throughout the US.
“With a focus on non-slots products, including powerful keno, baccarat, and reactor titles, Pixiu gives operators the opportunity to reach new players and differentiate their portfolios away from slots.”
Pixiu, which will make its maiden entry into the US following te deal, develops keno, baccarat and reactor titles for key partners in Canada including Loto Québec, British Columbia Lottery Corporation and Atlantic Lottery Corporation.
Sharing the lotteries’ focus on supporting local communities and charitable causes, Pixiu has also made donations to charities including the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Kamloops Food Bank.
Tony Plaskow, Pixiu Gaming founder, added: “We are thrilled to be extending our partnership with Scientific Games into the growing US market. With a focus on high quality, intuitive games, often customised with our partners’ logos, Scientific Games is a natural partner for us and we look forward to launching more exciting titles through the year.”