16th June 2017, London – Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), the leading provider of omni-channel sports betting solutions, has extended its Self Service Betting Terminals (SSBTs) agreement with Betfred to expand its coverage across the bookmaker’s entire retail estate.
As part of the deal, PBS will supply an additional 570 terminals to the UK bookmaker, which takes its total number to over 2,800 across its 1,700-strong estate.
The deployment of machines is expected to be completed before the start of the new football season in August.
In addition, PBS’ innovative mobile BetTracker product has also been released across the Betfred retail network.
The phone app allows customers to transfer their sports bets to their mobile devices after placing them in-shop, track their bets and cash out back to the terminal.
John Pettit, Managing Director for UK, Ireland, Asia, and Australia at Playtech BGT Sports, said: “We are thrilled Betfred has decided to extend its relationship with Playtech BGT Sports with the deployment of more machines across its entire retail estate.
“Betfred is a very important partner for us and is one of the leading retail bookmakers in the UK, where SSBTs are increasingly significant to betting shop customers.
“The agreement underlines the strategic importance of our product to those operators wishing to grow incremental revenues.
“We are particularly delighted to see BetTracker released across Betfred’s retail network, marking a significant step in our ongoing mission to digitise the retail betting space.”
Mark Stebbings, Managing Director of Betfred Retail, said: “The growing popularity of SSBTs, our record-breaking football business and the growth in in-play turnover were the key reasons behind our decision to expand this service across all our betting shops.
“We’ve witnessed a growing trend towards the use of self-service terminals, so to expand them to our entire retail estate was the logical next step for us.
“Furthermore, the addition of BetTracker will prove to be an important tool for us in the crossover of retail and online customers.”
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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 was created in 2016, following the acquisition of Best Gaming Technology and integration of other Playtech businesses into one sports division. Founded in 2005, BGT has been at the forefront of retail technology in the betting and gaming industry ever since. Its self-service betting terminals provide an automated wagering experience to customers in a variety of countries around the world. The terminals deliver a comprehensive variety of broadcast, data, and pricing models that are flexible enough to allow Playtech BGT Sports’ many operator partners to integrate their own pricing feeds and liability management practices into the system. Playtech BGT Sports offers products and services across both land-based and digital platforms and has a global footprint spanning four continents and multiple languages. For more information about Playtech BGT Sports please visit www.best-gaming.com
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