Slot machine manufacturer and online gaming business Aristocrat Leisure is to settle a US class action by paying out $47.4 million (US$31 million).
The Sydney company has entered into an in principle agreement with plaintiffs who took action in Washington State over Aristocrat’s purchase of Big Fish social gaming platforms from Churchill Downs Inc in 2018.
Two class action lawsuits in the US Federal District Court alleged that Big Fish games, including Big Fish Casino (pictured), were games of chance prohibited by state law.
Other games involved were Jackpot Magic Slots and Epic Diamond Slots.
Under the terms of settlement the two companies will pay the plaintiffs $237 million, with Aristocrat paying out $47.4 million of the total.
The agreement, reached after mediation, has yet to be approved by the court.
Picture: Aristocrat Leisure/Big Fish Casino
Subscribe to our free @AuManufacturing newsletter here.