Isle of Man based internet betting giant Microgaming has announced that it has signed a licensing deal with HBO Global Licensing and will be developing an online video slot based on the popular television show "Game of Thrones".
The slot is due to be released later this year, and will incorporate the fantasy look and feel of the hit show, which stars Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington. The Game of Thrones franchise was originally conceived as a book series dubbed "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin, which was released in 1996.
Commenting on the deal Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever said, "We are incredibly excited to have signed a licensing agreement for Game of Thrones, a highly relevant and extremely popular show. We plan on taking all of the features of the small screen fantasy epic to create a masterpiece of a slot. This will be a fantastic addition to our branded content games portfolio. Our operators and their players have plenty to look forward to this year!”
HBO Global Licensing Director Josh Goodstadt added: “Game of Thrones has a huge global presence online, and our partnership with Microgaming will extend the show’s reach into a completely new realm. We’re thrilled to be working with Microgaming, a giant in its field, and we have every confidence that the show’s active fan base will be very excited to find another new way to engage with the show.”