Boomerang Digital confirm key business win at ICE and set out Tier 1 credentials

Boomerang Digital’s dynamic start to the year continued at ICE where it announced a new partnership with London-based video virtuals and instant win games specialist Highlight Games Limited.

Following its December 2023 launch the streamlined entertainment brand created by Andrew Ludlow in partnership with the Finnish games developer Air Dice has purchased IHL Tech, announced a substantial long-term development and supply agreement with UK independent operator the Rudd Group and secured the partnership with Highlight Games.

Under the terms of the agreement Boomerang will use its market-leading technology stack and HG’s innovative game concept and extensive video archive portfolio to create a new ‘Lotto Goals’ numbers game and distribute it to a leading tier one UK retail operator in time for the UEFA Euro 2024 Championships this summer.  Distribution will thereafter extend to Highlight and Boomerang’s respective UK and international customers in the gaming, betting and lottery sectors.

Image: At ICE 2024 Boomerang Digital announced a new partnership with London-based video virtuals and instant win games specialist Highlight Games Limited

Lotto Goals requires the player to pick six football shirt numbers from a pool of 22 options.  A series of goals from favourite players and teams featured in Highlight’s video archive then play out to reveal if the player’s chosen shirt numbers come in as winners.

Andrew Ludlow, co-founder and CEO Boomerang Digital, said: “We are thrilled to be working with the team at Highlight Games to facilitate the development and distribution of its exclusive content.  The exceptionally innovative concept which marries numbers games and real football footage is something our customers have been crying out for. Together, Highlight and Boomerang will grow their respective UK and international customer bases across the world in this mutually beneficial agreement.”

Steven Holmes, CEO, Highlight Games added: “I’m delighted to be working with Boomerang Digital to deliver our award-winning content to the entire retail network of a tier one UK retail operator ahead of the UEFA Euro championships this summer.  This partnership will enable our business to expand its distribution of content across the UK and internationally – it’s an exciting step in our growth as a video virtual sports and instant-win game supplier creating the cross over between lottery/numbers games and archive video footage.”

Reflecting on the brand’s participation in what was the last edition of ICE to be held in London prior to its January 2025 relocation to Barcelona Andrew Ludlow said: “To be at ICE as a part of the Air Dice stand has brought both businesses even closer together. The fusion of offline and online retail works exceptionally well, and ICE was the perfect platform to unite those two constituent parts. 

 “With a proven skill-set spanning compliance, membership, mobile, bulk SMS provision, handheld tablets, as well as bingo and numbers games Boomerang is  genuine one-stop shop delivering compelling customer engagement solutions for the international land-based gaming and entertainment sectors.”

 “There is a strong international flavour to our product portfolio and  I believe that through our participation at ICE we have made a compelling case to be considered amongst Europe’s leading retail gaming and gambling entertainment solutions providers.”