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Scientific Games gains rights to BTG’s Megaways mechanic


Scientific Games has expanded its existing partnership with Big Time Gaming (BTG) to license the Australian games developer’s Megaways mechanic for use in its online slot games. 

Megaways is a random reel modifier which allows any spin produce a different number of symbols across the reels, creating a huge number of possible game scenarios, and virtually endless payline combinations to enhance the player experience.

The feature has proved wildly popular, with BTG licensing the mechanic to peers such as iSoftBet, Red Tiger Gaming and Blueprint Gaming, among others. In January this year GVC-owned Ladbrokes launched a dedicated tab for titles using the Megaways feature as part of its gaming offering.

The first SG Digital title featuring the mechanic is Medusa Megaways, which offers five in-game bonus features, including one that gives players a choice of replaying a free game for a chance to win a larger prize. 

“This deal is a great reflection of our truly open platform, Open Gaming System (OGS), and our long-standing relationship with Big Time Gaming,” SG Digital’s senior vice president of casino Dylan Slaney said.

“We are thrilled to license Megaways, making this feature available on Medusa Megaways and many more titles to come will fuel future success for SG Digital and BTG. 

“This is a huge deal for both parties, and we are really excited to see how Medusa Megaways is received by casino managers and players alike.”

BTG chief executive Nik Robinson added: “We have a great relationship in place with Scientific Games’ Digital group, so licensing Megaways was a natural extension of our long-term plans to bring Megaways to more players than ever.”

The launch of Medusa Megaways will be followed by Raging Rhino Megaways, scheduled for launch in June, then Rainbow Riches Megaways in July.