International Game Technology, Plc. announced that it has completed its sale of Double Down Interactive LLC, the social casino subsidiary operating the DoubleDown social Facebook casino, to an affiliate of DoubleU Games Co., Ltd., for a cash purchase price of $825 million. IGT expects to use the proceeds from the transaction primarily to reduce debt.

“Today, we are also entering into a long-term game development and distribution agreement with DoubleU Games for social casino content,” said Marco Sala, CEO of IGT. “This is an important development in supporting our strategy of leveraging our substantial content catalogue across multiple distribution platforms. Through this partnership with DoubleU, we will continue participating in the social casino market, as we will be collecting ongoing royalties on our casino game content.”

Author: GGB Staff

Staff writers for Global Gaming Business magazine, Las Vegas, Nevada.