London, 2 March 2020 – Playtech, the world’s leading gambling technology company, has announced the launch of three new Live Roulette tables with industry giant GVC in the key growth market of Spain.
The new tables – the first Roulette tables designed around Playtech Live’s unique green screen technology – will be available via GVC’s PartyCasino, PartyPoker and Bwin brands, and will be hosted 24/7 by native Spanish-speaking dealers.
The introduction of the three new tables comes hot on the heels of GVC’s market-first launch of Quantum Ruleta Live in December 2019 – the first Roulette game available in Spain to offer exciting multiplier boosts in every game round, plus unique Quantum Boost and Quantum Leap special events.
Figures released in late 2019 by Spanish gambling regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) show a 22.5% YoY increase in gross gaming revenue (GGR) from online gambling to €812.0m* – the fourth consecutive year of annual growth in the territory. With Ficom Leisure predicting the market will be worth at least €1 billion annually by 2023, with potential to reach as much as €1.5 billion**, Spain represents a combination unique in European online gambling markets of established success and sustained, long-term growth.
Shimon Akad, Chief Operating Officer at Playtech, comments: “Central to our partnership model with licensees is our commitment to deliver innovative and engaging products with industry leading and reliable technology. I am pleased to see our operators trust us to always be there for them. With Spain a highly attractive market presenting many ongoing opportunities, we are delighted to be able to support our partners on delivering growth and leading on innovation across the region. GVC is a key international partner for us, so the expansion of what is already a ground-breaking live offering is a fantastic sign of things to come.”
Colin Cole-Johnson, Gaming Product Director at GVC adds: “Delivering a varied, engaging experience for our players is central to our mission across all markets, so being able to expand our Live offering in a key growth territory is a great step forward. The innovative technology behind the new tables allows us to deliver a distinct feel across three individual brands, and with the support of highly trained native-speaking dealers, we believe we can offer our Spanish players something truly special.”
Founded in 1999 and premium listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a technology leader in the gambling and financial trading industries.
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 safer 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. As of June 2018, through the acquisition of Snaitech, Playtech directly owns and operates the leading sports betting and gaming brand in online and retail in Italy, Snai. Snaitech operates a B2B2C model as a service provider, allowing franchisees to utilise the Playtech technology stack in the retail environment while operating the leading brand, Snai, directly online as a B2C business.
Playtech's Financials Division, named TradeTech Group, is a technology leader in the CFD and financial trading industry and operates both on a B2B and B2C basis.
Playtech has in total c.5,900 employees across 18 countries and is headquartered in the Isle of Man.
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