Poland’s first regulated online casino goes live with Playtech Caisno platform
London: December 5th 2018 – Playtech, the world’s leading omni-channel gaming company, today celebrates the launch of Poland’s first regulated online casino. The launch marks Playtech’s landmark entry in the fast-growing Polish market as it continues its strategy of partnering with leading, established operators in regulated and newly regulated markets.
The new venture will be known as Total Casino. Hosted at www.totalcasino.pl it will be operated by Totalizator Sportowy which has a distinguished history as the operator of Poland’s national lottery and is the largest operator in the country. Earlier in 2018, Totalizator Sportowy selected Playtech to be its official online casino partner, providing the underlying platform, games portfolio and support services that launches today.
Totalizator Sportowy has run Poland’s lottery services for six decades and today has a network of more than 17,000 points of sale across the country. The company was originally created to generate funds for the construction and renovation of sports facilities, a practice which continues to this day.
The Totalizator Sportowy project follows Playtech’s work with other World Lottery Association members who have taken similar steps to expand their gaming offering. In recent years, Playtech has developed broader offerings for Greece’s OPAP, Portugal’s Santa Kaza, Sisal in Italy, and a trio of lotteries operating in the Nordics including Finland’s Veikkhaus, Denmark’s Danske Spil and Norway’s Norsk Tipping.
Mor Weizer, Chief Executive Officer, Playtech, said: “This is a significant day for Totalizator Sportowy and for Playtech. A lot of hard work has gone into the last nine months to build an exciting, robust, safe platform for Poland’s players. We owe a big thank you to our new partners at Totalizator Sportowy and look forward to a long, successful relationship.
“Our commitment to innovative, industry leading products and the scale and flexibility of our gaming platform means Playtech is the clear partner of choice for the leading land-based operators in newly regulating online markets.”
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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