ELK Studios

Quick facts

  • Established in 2013
  • Mobile-first approach
  • More than 60 video slots
  • Multiple currencies and languages

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ELK Studios is one of the newer software providers from Sweden that specialises in developing premium mobile-first video slots and has a fantastic portfolio of unique titles.

Pros :

  • Impeccable artwork
  • Strong mathematical models
  • Cross-platform
  • Multiple licenses
  • Innovative game mechanics

Cons :

  • No table and live games

About ELK Studios

ELK Studios is one of the leading providers in the online casino industry, always delivering content with the highest standard.
Highly recognized by the industry, ELK Studios won Game of the Year 2017 with their still highly performing slot Wild Toro. And during Deloittes Fast 50 award 2018, ELK Studios took 4th place as the fastest growing tech company in Sweden.

All ELK games are truly developed for Mobile First. Since ELK started in 2013, focus has always been on optimizing the gaming experience for mobile players. With no legacy, they have focused on building Mobile First games without any restrictions due to previous releases. This allows ELK to maximize the user experience on all devices, small and big.

ELK Studios has made a big effort in pushing boundaries with their promotional offerings. Since the traditional tools of the industry have become somewhat stagnant. Since the release of ELK Compete, promotional activities have become part of their offering, used by most of their clients.

The latest innovation coming from ELK Studios is X-iter™, a unique new way of playing video slot games. X-iter™ is a system of different modes integrated in specific games that allows players to enter straight into a number of different bonus games. These bonus games can be free spins with multipliers, guaranteed base game features, and more. All of the X-iter™ modes are game specific, and there can be up to five of them in each slot.

History and Milestones

ELK Studios have had some exciting moments in their history, such as:

  • 2013 — ELK Studios were founded in Stockholm, Sweden;
  • 2014 — ELK Studios launched first slot game, The Lab;
  • 2015 — ELK Studios received a gambling software license from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission;
  • 2017 — ELK Studios visited ICE Totally Gaming in London;
  • 2017 — ELK Studios launched the Ivanhoe retro slot optimized for one-handed gameplay;
  • 2017 — ELK Studios’ game Wild Toro scoops an award from EGR Operators Award;
  • 2018 — First exhibition of ELK products at an ICE;
  • 2018 — ELK Studios came in 4th in 15th edition of Sweden Technology Fast50 competition;
  • 2019 — ELK Studios exhibited at ICE London;
  • 2019 — ELK Studios displayed its products at Sigma Malta;
  • 2019 — ELK Studios received B2B Critical Caming Supply License from Malta Gaming Authority;
  • 2019 — ELK Studios came in 9th in Di Gasell’s list of the fastest growing companies in Sweden;
  • 2020 — ELK Studios had another exhibition of products at ICE London;
  • 2020 — ELK Studios released Nitropolis, a slot game that would turn out to be a major hit;
  • 2021 — ELK Studios released a series of X-iter™ slots;
  • 2021 — X-iter™ won Game Innovation of the Year Award at 5 Star Starlet Awards;
  • 2022 — ELK Studios release Nitropolis 3 with X–iter™.

Information About Management

ELK Studios is a privately held company with Filip Säfbeck as the CEO, Jens-Christian Villadsen as the Business Development Manager, and many other gaming experts at its helm. The annual revenue is estimated at $5 million.

Key Persons

  • Filip Säfbeck, CEO
  • Jens-Christian Villadsen, Business Development Manager
  • Yrsa Thunholm, Brand & Marketing Manager

ELK Studios Software

Level up with ELK platform through innovative promotion tools and a rock-solid feature set to cover a multitude of regulated markets. ELK Compete is an awesomized way to engage players while playing their favorite game.

Connect players by challenging them to chase down Matadors in Wild Toro or see who can get the highest coin win in Vegas Diamonds! ELK Compete is highly customizable, with the ability to run individual challenges as well as multiplayer tournaments on almost any in-game event. It provides instant visual gratifications to players for achieving point milestones, top positions and hitting big wins.

ELK Rewards is the ELK free-rounds engine supporting the full suite of ELK games. ELK Free-Rounds can be configured in numerous different ways to match your specific customer need.

The quality of our games is matched by the quality of our supporting platform, providing second to none uptime and 24/7 monitoring support.

Software Features

Software: ELK Studios
Software technology: HTML5
Games: Slots
Software licensed: Yes
Browser Play: Yes
Free Play: Yes
Video Quality: High
Mobile: Yes
Game and Software Features: X-iter™, free spins, multipliers, wild symbols

ELK Studios API Integration

ELK Studios continues to improve the quality of their already fantastic games with each new release and as the number of their games continuously grows, ELK is becoming one of the most sought-after gaming studios.

If you would like to add ELK Studios’ games to your casino platform, the quickest way to do that is through our Softgamings unified API platform. By going through the integration process only once, you will gain access to the full suite of ELK Studios’ games. In addition, you will also be able to integrate 100+ other software providers and 10,000 other games available on our platform


After their inception, ELK Studios has gradually built up its portfolio of games. As we’ve mentioned, video slots are the only type of games they have in their library. Some of their most popular titles are Voodoo Gold, Wild Toro, Vegas Diamonds, Lake’s Five, Ivanhoe, and Tahiti Gold.

Zulu Gold

Zulu Gold takes you to an expedition in Southern Africa, through the infamous KwaZulu-Natal district where you will see animals sacrificing gold to appease the gods. This six-reel slot with four lines of animal symbols is packed with different symbols and features, starting with stacked symbols, walking wilds, and a special Multiplier Free Drops that can boost your payouts up to 500 times.

Book of Toro

Book of Toro is the latest ELK Studios release featuring the fearless Toro and Matador, a duo set to save the treasures of the ABU Simbel temple from Matador’s evil ancestor. Book of Toro is played on five reels with three rows of symbols and is home to the classic Book mechanic and multiple other features, like Toro Goes Wild and Mummy Respin.

Fate of Fortune

Fate of Fortune is a 5-reel mystery slot set deep in the Nordic woodlands where three guardians of the fortunes reside and grant fortunes to all. The slot is filled with enticing and highly rewarding symbols, like four types of wilds, multipliers, and a special bonus round with progressive multipliers. Three or more bonus symbols trigger that free spins round where a progressive multiplier is increased with every spin.


As is the case with every studio out there, ELK uses various technologies to ensure the best quality of their products. One of the most notable technologies they use helps them detect the specifications of your mobile device, such as speed and connection, for example, which then allows the game to adjust the settings accordingly to your device’s specs. As a result, players are guaranteed to have a seamless gaming experience, regardless of the device they’re using.

Furthermore, ELK uses machine-learning technology that enables players to adjust the game they are playing so that it can fit their playstyle. The Betting Strategy feature comes with four different settings, and players can take full advantage of it to form their gambling strategy.

X-iter™, the latest technological innovation from ELK Studios, is on route to change the way slot games are played. It allows players to choose up to 5 different game modes and grab hold of base game features, free spins with multipliers, and many other perks. X-iter™ gives players greater control of the game scenario, which leads to a more immersive gaming experience overall.

Mobile Gaming

Even though their games are designed primarily for smartphones, each title is optimised to run flawlessly on any device. Thanks to HTML5 technology, ELK’s games can scale and adapt to screens of all sizes. In other words, players can enjoy the games regardless of the device they are playing on, be it a mobile phone or desktop computer.

Promotions & Bonuses

Another fantastic thing regarding ELK Studios is their ELK Compete add-on, an optional feature that allows operators to create and run slot tournaments through ELK’s games. These tournaments come in different forms, such as individual challenges or big multiplayer challenges where the players gain access to the leaderboard and compete for various prizes.


ELK Studios is licensed by multiple gaming authorities, which is a testament to how secure the software developed by ELK Studios is. In other words, all of their titles have met the highest security requirements.

Credibility & Fairness

When it comes to credibility and fairness, we can also use developers’ licenses to confirm the quality of their software. In order for a software provider to obtain a license, they must ensure that their games are fair and the outcome of every spin truly random. ELK Studios has licenses from the MGA, UKGC, and Gibraltar Gambling Commission, all of which testify to the fairness of their games.


Although a young company, ELK Studios has managed to scoop important prizes early on in their career, such as:

  • 2017 — Game of the Year Award for Wild Toro from EGR Operators Awards.
  • 2021 — Game Innovation of the Year Award at 5 Star Starlet Awards.

Casinos That Offer ELK Studios’ Games

Another proof of the quality of ELK Studios’ games is the fact that their titles can be found in many online casinos. Some of the most reputable casinos that have already added ELK’s games to their library are:

  • Casumo Casino
  • Betsafe Casino
  • Cashmio Casino
  • Everum Casino
  • Slotum Casino
  • Melbet Casino
  • Thrills Casino

ELK Studios FAQ

1. Who is ELK Studios?

ELK Studios is a Swedish software developer that specialises in online casino games.

2. Is ELK Studios licensed?

ELK Studios is licensed by The Malta Gambling Authority, UKGC, and several other notable gambling regulators.

3. What types of products does ELK Studios offer?

ELK Studios is focused on producing video slots.

4. Are ELK Studios’ games fair?

Yes, all of their games have passed rigorous tests that have confirmed their fairness.

5. Why integrate ELK Studios through SoftGamings?

SoftGamings’ unified API integration is well-thought-out in order to seamlessly integrate innovative video slots from ELK Studios into any casino. The expert team at SoftGamings is responsible for overseeing operators’ daily requests, while skilled customer support specialists are always on the alert to solve potential issues and respond to routine queries. The customer support team is available and accessible round the clock.