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US – AGS buys into social gaming with RocketPlay purchase

By - 26 June 2015

AGS, a leading supplier of Class II and Class III slot machines as well as specialty table games, announced has acquired social gaming company RocketPlay.

RocketPlay, founded by Mani Honigstein and backed by Pitango Venture Capital, is a leading gaming company developing social casino titles for mobile devices. With primary offices in San Francisco and Tel Aviv, RocketPlay’s flagship product, Lucky Play Casino, gives players a casino-quality experience with slots, table games, tournaments, and live events.

“Our players love casino-quality slots, and AGS content is going to significantly enhance our games,” said Mani Honigstein, Chief Executive Officer for RocketPlay. “We’re already working on integrating select content, and are extremely excited about the opportunity to join the AGS team.”

“Adding an experienced developer like RocketPlay to our team is a huge win for us,” said David Lopez, President and Chief Executive Officer for AGS. “With renowned social game themes that are synonymous with exciting entertainment, RocketPlay enables AGS to enter this fast-growing market segment. Additionally, our recent acquisition of Cadillac Jack and entry into the table games space last fall underscore our strategy to amass compelling content and technologies that we can leverage across various platforms. RocketPlay is a perfect example of a whole new channel and player base in which to introduce the full complement of our content library.”

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