PLAYSTUDIOS ACQUIRE SCENE53

And launch new free-to-play POP! Slots app.

U.S. casino games developer PLAYSTUDIOS has acquired the Tel-Aviv-based game studio credited with creating its latest mobile app for an undisclosed consideration.

Scene53 and PLAYSTUDIOS jointly developed the new POP! Slots app which allows players to play in groups, share jackpots, and interact with friends as they explore virtual versions of iconic Las Vegas resorts.

PLAYSTUDIOS will establish Scene53 as an independently operated studio, PLAYSTUDIOS Israel (PSI) with the Tel Aviv team now focusing on growing the POP! Slots product while also pursuing other opportunities in the casual, free-to-play casino category.

"Scene53 built an incredible platform for running multi-player, real-time games and hosting virtual events in a 3D setting,” Andrew Pascal, chief executive officer of PLAYSTUDIOS said.

“They used this technology to create some very promising online experiences. We quickly saw their companys potential and believed that together we could build something really great.

“Their entrepreneurial spirit is evident in all that they do, and their passion is inspiring."

POP! Slots takes its place alongside PLAYSTUDIOS other casual casino games, myVEGAS Slots, my KONAMI Slots, and Lucky Life. 

As with the companys other titles, it gives players real rewards from a collection of travel, leisure, and entertainment partners such as MGM Grand, Bellagio, ARIA, Royal Caribbean International, Genting UK, Resorts World, Wolfgang Puck, Cirque du Soleil, the Hippodrome, and others.