IGT expands strategic partnership with Optima Group for delivery of sports betting services
Agreement provides international customers with quality ongoing support, maintenance, and development of current platform
LONDON, U.K. – IGT has announced that it has signed an agreement with Optima Group for the licensing, support, and development of IGT’s sports betting platform in all international regions outside of Italy, the United States, and Canada.
As part of the agreement, signed on Dec. 15, 2017, IGT is licensing its Sports Betting platform to Optima, enabling it to provide the day-to-day management of IGT’s existing sports betting relationships in international markets, and to be IGT’s preferred supplier for delivering sports betting solutions in these regions.
“IGT, as legacy GTECH, has successfully partnered with Optima since 2014 when we licensed our sports betting platform to them for a group of existing GTECH betting and gaming customers,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “With this new agreement, Optima will ensure that all IGT sports betting customers in the international market receive high-quality ongoing support, while benefitting from Optima’s ability to develop and enhance the IGT sports betting platform.”
“This strategic partnership gives Optima the opportunity to focus on our strength as a B2B Sports Betting provider in the international space,” said Optima Group CEO Jacob Lopez Curciel. “As a result, we can continue innovating on our previous investments in the IGT platform, and ensure a first-class experience for sports betting customers and their players.”
About IGT (www.igt.com)
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.
About Optima (www.optimagaming.com)
Optima is a licensed B2B supplier of turnkey sports betting and gaming solutions, based in Gibraltar, Spain and Malta. Optima’s aim is to supply first class technology solutions that are branded and customised to a partner’s requirements so that partners can deliver, to their players, an excellent sports betting and gaming experience.
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