Yggdrasil has struck a commercial partnership with International Game Technology, which will see the igaming supplier make its maiden move into North America.

The multi-year online casino content distribution agreement will grant IGT exclusive access to a selected number of the group’s online slots for dispersal to operator partners in the US and Canada, where igaming is permitted.

“Partnering with high-performing game developers such as Yggdrasil Gaming is a pillar of IGT PlayDigital’s growth strategy and an additional differentiator of the IGT PlayCasino value proposition,” said Enrico Drago, IGT CEO of digital and betting

“Yggdrasil Gaming’s artistic talents, passion for innovation and commitment to quality and performance shine through in all their games and we believe Yggdrasil games will complement our player-favourite IGT PlayCasino games.”

Lauded as a “landmark” deal by the supplier, the partnership will include games such as Vikings Go Wild, Valley of the Gods and Cazino Zeppelin. IGT expects to feature the first title on its platform in December 2021.

“Yggdrasil continues to deliver on its growth strategy, and US and Canada are key territories for driving continued sustainable long-term growth, and shareholder value,” explained Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO of Yggdrasil.

“We are delighted to partner up with IGT, the world’s leading gaming supplier, who will have exclusive territorial distribution rights for a selected number of our best-in-class Yggdrasil game titles. 

“As the online gaming market continues to expand in North America, we look forward to supporting IGT’s PlayCasino customers to realise their goals through our player-centric, highly entertaining and iconic games.”