Fantasma Debuts in United States with BetMGM via Light & Wonder

By Simon Wright, Last updated Jul 1, 2023

Fantasma Games (Nasdaq First North: FAGA) announced today that its games portfolio will debut exclusively on the BetMGM Casino platform in Michigan and West Virginia. The first games to be made available to players are Wins of Nautilus Megaways and Bounty Showdown, with additional titles set to follow. All Fantasma’s slots will be delivered to BetMGM via the studio’s US distribution partner, Light & Wonder, Inc. (formerly Scientific Games).

Wins of Nautilus Megaways, available on 5 May in West Virginia and 12 May in Michigan, takes inspiration from Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and sees players embark on an underwater adventure where there are plenty of bonuses to discover. Bounty Showdown, available on 5 May in Michigan and 12 May in West Virginia, puts players right in the middle of a Wild West showdown.

The launch was facilitated by Light & Wonder’s OpenGaming™ content aggregation platform, highlighting how the ecosystem allows go-getting game creators, such as Fantasma, to increase their audience reach and penetrate exciting new territories.

Fredrik Johansson, Founder and CEO at Fantasma Games said: “This is a milestone moment for Fantasma Games and something we have been working on for almost three years, marking our hotly anticipated arrival in the fast-growing US market. Each of our games has been designed to deliver experiences beyond gambling and this is achieved by combining thrilling themes with edge-of-your-seat gameplay.”

“To enter the US market in Michigan and West Virginia with BetMGM a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, is a testament that our games can attract the interest necessary for the US market, on top of all the proven markets in Europe. We look forward to BetMGM’s players enjoying the high levels of excitement and entertainment that our slots deliver.”

Oliver Bartlett, Director of Gaming, BetMGM added: “BetMGM, the top online casino operator in the United States, continually invests in its industry-best games portfolio. We’re pleased to introduce our players to Fantasma Games, exclusively beginning in Michigan and West Virginia.”

Steve Mayes, Director of Partnerships at Light & Wonder, said: “Fantasma Games is home to a creative team that produces highly entertaining and immersive games, and has already built a strong reputation among our OpenGaming™ operator partners.”

“Providing studios with routes into important markets such as those in the U.S., in conjunction with an operator brand as strong as BetMGM, is a key part of our mission and we firmly believe players in Michigan and West Virginia will love the content on offer.”

Simon Wright

Simon Wright has been both a player and an observer of the online casino industry for over 15 years. His knowledge of the online casino industry – to include sports is massive. Not many folks have the experience or his knowledge about online gambling. His adoration of football is also noted. He has painted his house blue (Chelsea) and annoys his neighbors with local football songs on game days.

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