Konami Gaming, one of the largest designers and manufacturers of slot machines and casino management systems, has announced the completion of a licensing agreement with Hasbro and Hasbro International, whereby Konami has the rights to design and manufacture slot machines using the popular Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) brand.
Ross O’Hanley, Konami Gaming VP of Domestic Game Sales, said, “We are proud to partner with Hasbro, one of the world’s leading toy and game manufacturers, to bring D&D to the gaming industry. D&D is an iconic brand known for capturing the imagination of its fans through its seemingly limitless cast of characters, engaging stories and vast worlds. We plan to utilize those attributes to create a diverse product line which appeals to a wide variety of slot players.”
Mark Blecher, Hasbro Senior VP of Digital Media & Gaming, commented, “D&D is known for delivering entertaining experiences across a variety of platforms, and we are pleased to be partnering with Konami to bring D&D fans yet another expression of the brand through casino gaming.”
Steve Sutherland, Konami Gaming COO, added, “Konami is very particular about the brands we choose to license. In Hasbro, we found a collaborative partner with a shared vision of product development. Therefore, we are excited about working with Hasbro to create gaming products that leverage the robust nature of D&D and reflect the Konami brand.”
Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of Konami Corporation. The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market.
Hasbro, Inc. is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative, well-known and beloved brands such as Transformers, Littlest Pet Shop, Nerf, Playskool, My Little Pony and Monopoly.
The company’s Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for markets around the world. Programming in the US is distributed on The Hub TV Network, a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications. It has been recognized as one of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s ‘100 Best Corporate Citizens’.