Playtech Wins Contract with Polish National Lottery Provider
Playtech will supply Totalizator Sportowy with its online casino platform, game portfolio and related services
London-listed online gambling company Playtech PLC has won an exclusive contract with Poland’s national lottery provider Totalizator Sportowy following a public tender, the company announced Thursday. As part of the contract, Playtech will supply Totalizator Sportowy with its online casino platform, game portfolio and marketing and consulting services.
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In February, Playtech announced the appointment of former U.K. Gambling Commission (UKGC) executive Richard Bayliss as its regulatory compliance manager. In his new role, he will head the strategy development of Playtech’s “responsible gambling initiatives.”
The contract with Totalizator Sportowy is in line with Playtech’s plan to partner with leading land-based brands and institutions in newly regulated online markets, the company said in a statement.
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In 2017, Poland instituted a new online gambling regime, in line with other European countries, making online gambling games like Casino, Poker and Bingo legal—as long as they are offered by Totalizator Sportowy. The state-owned company does not have such platforms of its own, and therefore set up a tender.
Playtech did not give a timeframe for the launch of its services in Poland.