Playtech has been announced as the winner of the Casino Platform Supplier Award at the EGR Italy Awards 2018, recognising the quality, performance and innovation behind the company’s industry-leading platform.
The EGR Italy Awards honour Italy's leading online gaming operators and service providers, celebrating excellence within the industry over the past 12 months. Playtech is the first recipient of the Casino Platform Supplier Award, introduced for the 2018 ceremony. The award honours innovation in platform technology, plus the integration, scalability, stability and flexibility of that technology. The judging criteria pays particular attention to commercial success and a focus on understanding customer needs.
Key innovations of the last year highlighted in Playtech’s submission include the development of the Playtech Engagement Platform – a 360° player engagement and communication toolset, designed to deliver a customised end-to-end player journey. The integration of BetBuddy, industry-leading Responsible Gambling technology, into Playtech’s IMS platform was also emphasised as a major development.
Shimon Akad, Chief Operating Officer at Playtech, comments: ‘We’re delighted to have been recognised by EGR Italy for our success in the Italian industry and our platform innovation. EGR is one of the world’s leading news networks in our industry, so to be honoured in their awards is a great achievement.
‘With Italy now one of the largest gambling markets in Europe*, it is only going to increase in importance as a territory for Playtech. The completion of our acquisition of Snaitech in June demonstrates the scale of commitment to the Italian market, and we look forward to building and delivering on this success over the next 12 months’.
The Casino Platform Supplier Award is the latest in a long line of honours for Playtech in 2018, following recognition at events including the EGR UK Awards, Women in Gaming Awards, WhichBingo Awards and Gambling Compliance Awards.
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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 responsible gambling solutions across one single platform across product verticals and across retail and online.
Playtech’s 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 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 B2C and B2B basis.
Playtech has in total c.5,800 employees across 17 countries and is headquartered in the Isle of Man.
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