RAW Acquires Sapphire Gaming, Adding a Hidden Gem to Raw iGaming
RAW iGaming through the acquisition of Sapphire Gaming, adds a little known industry gem, which will boost the game production capacity, deliver a world-class framework and will be an enabler to achieve RAW’s ambitious goals in 2022 and beyond. Sapphire Gaming will be instrumental in delivering ground-breaking SuperSlice games as well as the next patent-pending engine, soon to be unveiled.
Tom Wood, CEO of RAW comments “I am so happy and proud to be able to work with one of the smartest, hidden, minds in the iGaming industry, Alec Horley, including his brilliant Sapphire team, which will continue their work in our new office based in the UK. Alec and his team will work on innovative game mechanics, develop new technologies, support external partners around our new aggregation platform in Leander and will boost our existing game studio capacity in Malaga.
Tom adds, “Having known and worked with Alec and his team for years where they delivered amazing results, sometimes achieving the impossible, it was a no-brainer for us to polish this hidden gem and add them to the RAW family. With the acquisition of Sapphire, we strengthen our development capacity as well as our technology platform and gaming know-how.”
Alec Horley, CEO of Sapphire Gaming adds “We couldn’t be more excited to join forces with RAW and the team is thrilled to be part of this amazing journey, which is about shaking up the industry and standing out in a Sea of Sameness. Having worked with Tom for many years and seeing his vision for RAW, we already know we will continue to develop innovative, differentiated game engines and new never-before-seen technologies which will push the boundaries of gaming further”.
The acquisition of Sapphire Gaming further solidifies RAW’s arrival as a disruptor and someone to be reckoned with in the iGaming space going forward. The RAW motto to “Stand out or stand down” and the developments that coincide clearly have hit a tone in the industry and we already see big appetite for new and innovative content among industry operators. The best is still yet to come.
In April RAW acquired a market-leading platform and games supplier in Leander Games and is always looking for additional acquisition opportunities as we carry out our quest to fight industry monotony. With Sapphire RAW now has offices in four countries, Malta, Spain, Argentina and the UK.