Light & Wonder expands licensing deal with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment

July 12, 2023
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The company will deliver online versions of Warner Bros. themed land-based slot titles.

Light & Wonder and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment (WBDGTE) have expanded their multi-year global licensing agreement. The amended partnership will allow Light & Wonder to implement additional themed titles like Willy Wonka: World of Wonka into its current online platform.

Players have been able to enjoy Willy Wonka: World of Wonka as a physical slot machine for decades. The online slot version will be one of the first iGaming titles to launch under the expanded partnership.

Light & Wonder iGaming CEO Dylan Slaney commented, “The Warner Bros. Discovery brand portfolio is legendary, and our partnership has led to the creation of casino content, including Willy Wonka: World of Wonka.

“To bring this title online for the first time is incredibly exciting and we can’t wait to deliver for our operator partners and their players. This is a huge step forward in terms of presenting our omni-channel vision to the world, as we continue to develop the most entertaining branded content available anywhere on the market.”

Light & Wonder said it anticipates launching a series of Wonka-themed iGaming titles throughout the US, UK and in Europe across all iGaming verticals sometime next year. The company is currently working on releasing other well-known Warner Bros. themed games in 2024, including The Wizard of OZ: Road of Emerald City.

In other Light & Wonder news, the company recently signed a deal with Shift4, allowing the integration of its AToM cashless table-top debit solution with Shift4’s payment processing software.

This partnership gave players the ability to access their funds without needing cash and without having to leave the table during game play. In addition to its user-friendly and accessible features, AToM offers efficient reporting, as well as providing real-time accounting and increased player retention.

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