Playtech BGT Sports extends Paddy Power retail self service terminals agreement

Playtech BGT Sports extends Paddy Power retail self service terminals agreement

Operator continues to take retail industry’s pre-eminent SSBT product 

Playtech BGT Sports extends Paddy Power retail self service terminals agreementLondon, 22nd January 2019 – Playtech BGT Sports, the market-leading provider of omni-channel sports betting solutions, has extended its agreement to supply Paddy Power Retail with the software for its suite of self-service betting terminals.

The new multi-year contract covers the popular operator’s retail estate throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The extension of the partnership at a time of increased pressure on retail operators reflects the growing demand for Playtech BGT Sports’ SSBTs, which have bucked the trend in retail sports betting to produce double digit growth year on year.

A host of exciting new content and unique features will ensure they deliver the latest sporting events and information direct to shop customers, alongside thousands of pre-match and in-play betting opportunities.

In addition, it will see the trial of PBS’ new Tap2Bet functionality, which allows customers to place bets directly onto the terminals with their debit cards.

David Newton, Managing Director Retail at Paddy Power, said: “I’m very pleased to have extended our agreement. It is a critical time for LBOs and we had a long review of our options before concluding that Playtech BGT Sports was the best one for us.

“Our partnership with them means we can continue to provide our customers with an increasing number of excellent in-shop betting options.”

John Pettit, Chief Commercial Officer at Playtech BGT Sports, said: “We’re delighted to have extended our deal with Paddy Power and look forward to providing their customers with the best product available over the next four years.

“This partnership allows us to continue investing in innovation and demonstrates the faith we both have in the future of retail betting in the UK and Ireland.” 

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About Playtech

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.

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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