ESCONLINE.pt goes live with JV partner’s GAMING1 platform
Tuesday 8th August, 2017 – Estoril Sol, Portugal’s biggest land-based gaming group and operator of the region’s first ever legal online casino, has significantly expanded its online offering with the launch of a new sportsbook powered by platform provider GAMING1.
The newly rebranded ESCONLINE.pt site has gone live with GAMING1’s state-of-the-art sports betting platform, which is fully compliant with Portuguese regulations.
The launch follows the EstorilSolCasinos.pt joint venture set up by Estoril Sol and GAMING1 last year, with both parties owning 50% of ESCONLINE.pt, which brings their particular expertise to the gaming table.
Exclusive to the operator, the sportsbook includes an innovative new feature which boosts the odds of any multi-bet slips to offer the best odds to its players.
Opti-odds, developed by GAMING1, is designed to mitigate the effect of high taxation in the Portuguese market, which leads to operators offering lower odds than in other regions.
Sylvain Boniver, CEO of GAMING1, said: “Following the success of launching Portugal’s first ever online licenced casino last year, we’re thrilled to have boosted Estoril Sol’s online offering with the addition of sports betting for the first time.
“The launch of our sportsbook underlines the position of GAMING1 as an all-round partner and not just a provider. Our joint venture provides a win-win situation for both parties as we share the investment, risks, and profits, as well as bringing the two companies closer together to achieve the same goal.
“Our innovative Opti-odds feature will provide Esconline.pt with a competitive edge, offering the best odds in the Portuguese market.”
Rui Magalhães, CEO of Estoril Sol Digital, said: “Since moving online, we’ve enjoyed great success and the next logical step for us was to bolster our offering with sports betting.
“By combining our knowledge of the Portuguese market, along with GAMING1’s state-of-the-art technology and online sportsbook expertise, we were more than confident to offer sports betting to our players.”
GAMING1 specialises in the convergence of land-based operators in regulated markets which are ready to take their business online for the first time.
The GAMING1 casino and sportsbook platform is fully customisable to meet the requirements set out by various jurisdictions.
GAMING1 is a full-service partner that specializes in high-performance online casino and sports betting projects. It provides a complete range of services and solutions which enable operators to set up, promote and improve the results of their casino and sports betting websites.
The company was created by an experienced land-based operator with over 20 years’ experience, which means that it’s in GAMING1’s DNA to focus exclusively on land-based casino operators who are ready to take their business to the next level by moving online.
Drawing on years of experience, GAMING1 provides a fitting answer to the operators’ needs, ranging from the set-up of an online casino platform to marketing support and extensive consultancy services.
All of the GAMING1 team strives to take online gaming one step further every day. Developers, graphic designers, engineers, marketers… GAMING1 works together to make sure your casino or sports betting website stands out from the crowd.
Estoril Sol group is the biggest and most prestige casino group in Portugal, operating for more than 50 years with their land-based casinos: Casino Estoril, Casino Lisboa and Casino da Póvoa.
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