Distribution deal sees instant win provider significantly expand global reach
London, Tuesday 27th November 2018 – IWG – the award-winning supplier of online, instant win games – has partnered with Playtech, the world’s leading omni-channel gaming company, in a deal which significantly improves the reach of its instant win catalogue.
Under the agreement, IWG’s content has been integrated onto the Playtech Bingo Network, enhancing the platform’s instant win offering.
Playtech’s global network of operators will now have access to leading IWG titles including the award-winning Cash Buster series.
Rhydian Fisher, CEO at IWG, said: “Our commercial business continues to go from strength to strength and partnering with one of the leading platform providers in Playtech is a very important deal for us.
“Playtech has a wide network of operators and opens the door for us to expand our international presence while also greatly improving their instant win portfolio with our award-winning content.”
Angus Nisbet at Playtech, said: “IWG is one of the first suppliers to benefit from the Playtech Open Platform, our new, industry leading content aggregation technology. We are thrilled about this partnership, as it exemplifies Playtech’s mission with this new platform – to drive innovation in the gaming industry and provide unparalleled access and capabilities to users. We look forward to sharing IWG’s hugely popular catalogue with our partners.”
IWG started to offer its services to commercial brands and platforms in the wider online gaming industry in late 2016 and the supplier’s instant win titles are live with William Hill, Mecca Bingo and across GVC’s B2C brands.
IWG has provided a full online instant win service to lotteries for over 15 years, producing more than 250 high quality instant win games. It won online lottery supplier of the year at the 2017 EGR B2B Awards.
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IWG is a world leader in supplying online, instant win games to lotteries and commercial brands and platforms in the online gaming industry. It has over 15 years’ experience of making top selling, high quality instant win games and the strategic know how to make them work.
IWG has launched over 300 games that perform consistently at the highest level, engaging and retaining players while driving excellent results for customers. It has the knowledge to deliver a winning portfolio of games, the experience to make it grow and the sales figures and data to back this knowledge up.
IWG delivers an end-to-end solution covering all aspects of game development and portfolio management and a Remote Game Server (RGS) delivering content in multiple regulated jurisdictions from data centres in the UK, Gibraltar, Canada and North America. It has a broad library available via the RGS with games covering many proven themes and mechanics that can be developed into an ideal offering for a partner’s instant win portal.
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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