BeyondPlay and Pragmatic begin ‘next chapter’ via integration agreement

Darwin Gaming

BeyondPlay has teamed up with Pragmatic Play in its first “major” integration partnership with an initial launch period of exclusivity with LeoVegas

Under the terms of the deal, various titles from Pragmatic’s catalogue of igaming content will be integrated with BeyondPlay’s software solution before launching on LeoVegas’ platform for a period of exclusivity. 

Yossi Barzely, chief business development officer at Pragmatic Play, explained: “We have monitored BeyondPlay’s journey very closely and we are absolutely thrilled to sign this landmark agreement with Karolina and the team.

“Multiplayer functionality begins a new chapter in igaming and opens the door to a world of new opportunities. To see our market-leading titles playing a major role in the launch of the multiplayer era is very exciting.”

Following the completion of BeyondPlay’s licensing and certification process, the partnership will enable operators to offer slot titles from the Pragmatic Play portfolio, coupled with a multiplayer mode, developed by BeyondPlay, and featuring a wide array of social and interactive features. 

The B2B start-up has hailed its collaboration with Pragmatic as a “major milestone”, after the start-up closed a sizable investment round last year that witnessed the venture arm of LeoVegas become a lead investor. 

The software from BeyondPlay is said to turn solo game sessions into multiplayer entertainment. The product enables both online gambling operators and their suppliers to offer a multiplayer experience on existing certified content. 

With the implementation of a multiplayer software wrapper integrated with selected slot titles and launched on an operator website, players can join the same game session on a chosen slot, combine their stakes through BeyondPlay’s patented syndicate bet functionality, while also interacting with each other.

Karolina Pelc, founder and CEO of BeyondPlay, added: “We are super happy to see Pragmatic Play get behind our innovative vision and commit to be an early mover on this exciting opportunity. 

“Having worked with the Pragmatic Play team and their slots titles in my operator roles in the past, I am confident this will be a mutually beneficial partnership. For us, to be able to showcase our solution on some of their legendary games, is beyond exciting. We look forward to announcing many more such supplier deals in the coming months.”