NTN Buzztime Enters into Licensing Deal With Scientific Games

NTN Buzztime said Tuesday it signed a licensing agreement with Scientific Games (SGMS) to deliver Buzztime trivia as part of Scientific Games’ Elite Bonusing Suite offered to casino operators around the world. Shares dropped over 6% intraday. The game will provide a “bonusing experience unlike any other and will help casinos provide exciting new tournaments that keep players engaged and entertained,” according to a company statement.

As part of this agreement, Scientific Games will offer a customized version of Buzztime’s Trivia in single packs and bundles directly to their casino customers for a license fee. Furthermore, during slot tournaments, casinos can end device downtime and mitigate lost revenue as players can compete in Buzztime bonus games for prizes right at the device. “Casinos want to increase player duration, create engaging experiences, and increase loyalty,” Tom Doyle, vice-president of product management at Scientific Games, said. “Buzztime has achieved these goals for over 30 years at bars and restaurants, where the dynamics are similar to those at casinos.”

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