25 October 2023. Playtech, the world’s leading gambling technology company, has signed a new deal with the premier online gaming company in North America, FanDuel, launching branded Live Casino content on their Canadian platform.
The deal is a key milestone for both companies, as FanDuel solidifies its position as a premium provider of online casino experiences and builds its Live Casino offering in Canada and Playtech continues its expansion across North America.
As part of the deal, Playtech has built a dedicated Live Casino studio to serve FanDuel Canada. Based in Riga, Latvia, the studio is designed to meet the specific needs of the Canadian market and FanDuel's audience and will provide high-quality casino games for FanDuel customers in Ontario, Canada, offering Roulette, All Bets Blackjack, Baccarat and 7-Seater Blackjack.
The agreement extends the provision of the Live Casino studio to other provinces across Canada, if and when they regulate, retaining flexibility for future expansion with this deal being the latest announcement from Playtech as it drives its expansion across North America, following recent studios built for Adventures Beyond Wonderland and Big Bad Wolf.
George Voyatzis, VP Commercial for Playtech said: “It’s brilliant to see Playtech Live continue its growth in North America. Our partnership with FanDuel marks a really exciting moment for Playtech, and we look forward to delivering our Live Casino games for FanDuel and its users across Ontario. As we build more studios globally and release new content, this announcement is yet another example of Live taking over the gambling industry on a global scale”.
Dale Hooper, General Manager for FanDuel Canada said: “We are proud to be announcing this deal with Playtech, which will bring our users across Canada the highest quality Live Casino experience. The addition of the innovative FanDuel Live Casino studio has been specifically localised to cater for the Canadian market and FanDuel. This unique proposition cements FanDuel’s premium position for online casino in the North American market. The agreement marks the beginning of what is sure to be a successful and exciting partnership with one of the world’s largest game providers”.
This marks the first collaboration between Playtech and FanDuel, as both companies demonstrate their appetite to enter into newly regulated markets and expand their global offerings, as well as the increasing dominance of Live Casino across the global gambling industry.
Founded in 1999 and premium listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a technology leader in the gambling industry with over 7,300 employees across 19 countries.
Playtech is the gambling industry's leading technology company delivering business intelligence driven gambling software, services, content and platform technology across the industry's most popular product verticals, including, casino, live casino, sports betting, virtual sports, bingo and poker. It is the pioneer of omni-channel gambling technology through its integrated platform technology, Playtech ONE. Playtech ONE delivers data driven marketing expertise, single wallet functionality, CRM and responsible gambling solutions across one single platform across product verticals and across retail and online.
Playtech partners with and invests in the leading brands in regulated and newly regulated markets to deliver its data driven gambling technology across the retail and online value chain. Playtech provides its technology on a B2B basis to the industry's leading retail and online operators, land-based casino groups and government sponsored entities such as lotteries. Playtech directly owns and operates Snaitech, the leading sports betting and gaming company in online and retail in Italy.
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About FanDuel Group
FanDuel Group is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favourite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media, including FanDuel, Stardust Casino, and TVG. As the leading online gaming operator, FanDuel believes it is critical to lead from the front on responsible gaming and safer play and employs a number of tools across its entire product portfolio to empower users to play safely. FanDuel Group has a presence across all 50 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Ontario with 17 million customers. The company is based in New York with a Canadian office in Toronto. FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of Flutter Entertainment plc, the world’s largest sports betting and gaming operator with a portfolio of globally recognized brands and a constituent of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange.