London: September 20th 2017 – Playtech BGT Sports (LSE: PTEC) has officially started rolling out software and services for the Self-Service Betting Terminals (“SSBTs”) of leading Greek betting and lottery operator OPAP.
Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) will not only supply software and services for self-service betting terminals, but also introduce a new and highly-customised over the counter (OTC) sports betting solution specifically developed for the Greek market.
Under the agreement PBS will supply software and services for a combination of full-sized SSBTs, as well as the recently launched compact SSBTs, with the initial rollout of machines having commenced in August 2017.
The introduction of the new OTC solution, complete with a substantial in-play offering, is planned in the coming months. PBS will provide a fully-managed service to OPAP, including trading and more than 25,000 in-play markets.
Several thousand SSBTs will be rolled out in the next 12 months, while all OTC betting activity will be migrated to the PBS platform across OPAP’s entire network of more than 4,500 locations.
Dr. Armin Sageder, Chief Executive Officer of Playtech BGT Sports, said: “The agreement with OPAP is a milestone for Playtech BGT Sports and we are proud to be supplying such an important lottery supplier with our solutions.
“There are multiple opportunities to further develop our relationship as OPAP looks to enhance its digital retail offering and we believe today’s agreement marks the start of a long and successful relationship.”
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Playtech is a market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries. Founded in 1999 and listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech has more than 5,000 employees in 17 countries.
Playtech is the gambling industry’s leading software and services supplier with more than 140 licensees globally, including many of the world’s leading regulated online, retail and mobile operators, land-based casino groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants opening operations in newly-regulated markets. Its business intelligence-driven gambling software offering includes casino, live casino, bingo, poker and sports betting.
It is the pioneer of Omni-channel gambling which, through Playtech ONE, offers operators and their customers, a seamless, anytime, anywhere experience across any product, any channel (online, mobile, retail) and any device using a single account and single wallet. It provides marketing expertise, sophisticated CRM solutions and other services for operators seeking a full turnkey solution.
Playtech BGT Sports (“PBS”) is Playtech’s sports betting division, headquartered in Nicosia with more than 600 employees across 6 different business centres. PBS is the provider of the market leading Self Service Betting Terminals product with over 26,000 terminals supplied to retail operators in the UK and internationally as well as digital sports betting platforms and user interfaces to many major online licensees.
Playtech’s Financials division operates both on a B2C and B2B basis. Its B2C focused offering is an established and growing online CFDs broker, operating the brand markets.com. Its B2B offering includes the division's proprietary trading platform, CRM and back-office systems, as well as its liquidity technology platform which provides retail brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services, liquidity and complementary risk management tools.
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