Social casino developer Ruby Seven Studios has finalised a partnership with gaming device manufacturer Grand Vision Gaming (GVG) to develop free-to-play variants of its real-money games.

The partnership is designed to allow GVG to combine its slot development expertise with Ruby Seven’s core social capabilities to create a selection of social casino products.

Ruby Seven will roll out repurposed variants of GVG’s games for Facebook and mobile, with the slot game Fire and Ice the first to be published through the partnership, going live on Facebook, Android and iOS in the coming weeks.

The collaboration has been established as part of Ruby Seven’s strategic initiative to achieve convergence between land-based, online and social casino games. The studio has also established a relationship with Chicago-based casino operator Rush Street Gaming, which has agreed to invest $3.5m in the business.

Ruby Seven chief executive Michael Carpenter said he was excited to leverage his company’s social and live game abilities to bring “incredible” games to millions of players on Facebook and mobile devices.

He also noted that Montana-based GVG had successfully proved out its slot game designs in casinos across the US. The supplier is licensed in Nevada, South Dakota and Louisiana, and also works with Native American gaming organisations.

It has already experimented with mobile game development, launching the Power Nova Keno app for iPhone and iPad.

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