Playtech Taps into Portugal Through SAS Deal

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One of the world’s most distinguished iGaming providers – Playtech – has secured an important deal with Sociedade de Apostas Sociais (SAS) which opened doors to the lucrative Portuguese market.

Playtech in Portugal!

Portugal’s leading online operator SAS signed an agreement with Playtech which will have its IMS player management platform supplied by the top-notch Playtech products together with a new sportsbook offering to this operator.

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS)-powered new SAS sportsbook should hit the market shortly much to a delight of the company which could not hide its satisfaction over a secured Portuguese deal. New and emerging regulated markets remain one of the main segments of Playtech’s growth strategy, according to company’s chief operating officer Shimon Akad.

“Portugal is a significant territory in our growth plan. This market has great potential and we’re excited to be at the forefront of gaming innovation and growth in Portugal.”, he commented.

Portugal allowed and fully regulated its online gambling landscape some 18 months ago when SAS – as the operator partly owned by Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa – became one of the first operators to be allowed a license to launch a wide selection of online products and services to Portuguese players.

The two companies have penned a multi-year deal which will allow Playtech to deploy its brand-new sport betting platform which is supported by data feeds, risk management services and operational tools aimed to improve player retention.

Playtech’s industry-leading sportsbook solution focuses on straightforward navigation and in-play betting with a special highlight on the emerging mobile betting.


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