As you would expect, there is no love lost between the two largest slot machine developers in Australia, those being Aristocrat and Ainsworth Technologies, however the former company has just accused the latter of stealing the codes of some of their most popular slot machines.
This came to light in a statement that Aristocrat filed in Federal Court yesterday that alleges Ainsworth had copied the codes used on their hugely popular Dragon Link and Lightning Link slot machines and made use of them on their own very similar versions of those two slots.
The Lightning Link slots very quickly have established themselves as some of the most played slot machines of all times, with slot players every eager to play them when they see them on any casinos gaming floor, and with some huge jackpots up for grabs players do give them a lot of play time and attention too in the hope of bagging one of more of those ever rising progressive jackpots.
Those slots of which there are several different variants in the series of slots first appeared around 2014 however it was in mid-2017 that Ainsworth then launched their own similarly playing and paying series of Jackpot Strike slots.
It soon became apparent to the powers that be at Aristocrat that there were way too many similarities between those new Ainsworth slots and their own, and they launched an investigation which came to the conclusion that one of their employees, that being one Sujay Prabhu had made available to the development team at Ainsworth copies of the codes of the Lightning Link slots.
The case has yet to go before a judge obviously, but when it does it will be very interesting to see how the case pans out, with Aristocrat claiming copyright infringements by Ainsworth who are of course denying that allegation