Raw iGaming purchases Leander Games to expand SuperSlice engine

Raw iGaming has strengthened its SuperSlice engine presence around the globe after the firm purchased Leander Games.

As part of the acquisition, Raw will see its SuperSlice games launched across regulated, utilising Leander’s customer base across Europe and South America, along with the introduction of a new aggregation business. 

“This is an amazing opportunity to bring together our SuperSlice innovation with one of the best distribution platforms in the industry along with access to the studio that is known for great titles like Ave Caesar and Alibaba and the Forty Thieves.” explained Tom Wood, CEO of Raw.

“After meeting with Leander management, we felt the immediate cultural connection, identified their deep skillset in platform and distribution, as well as the clear synergies we both bring in game development making Raw a new force to reckon within content and game distribution.”

Moreover, Raw stated that, following the purchase, the company aims to focus on developing entertainment technologies with the Leander Games platform, live in 13 regulated markets, said to “play a big part” in distributing and expanding Raw’s product offering. 

Steven Matsell, Leander CEO added: “We are very excited to become a part of the Raw family and start the next chapter in Leander by marrying Raw’s innovative vision with our market-leading platform as well as the integration of the game teams to deliver even more innovative, ground-breaking content.

“This strengthens our dedication to our customers and partners, offering new games and platform innovations which are sure to shake up the market. We look forward to being a part of Raw and supporting the fight against industry monotony. We welcome new operators and studios that are ready to join as well.” 

The transaction witnessed Oakvale Capital act as financial advisor to Leander as Raw labelled the acquisition as the firm’s “arrival as a major player” within the online vertical and cited its intention for “additional acquisition opportunities” as the company positions itself as “the pink shark in the sea of sameness”.