Playtech extends long-term Fortuna Entertainment partnership
Playtech, the world’s leading omni-channel gaming company, announced the extension and expansion of its long-term partnership with Fortuna Entertainment Group, the largest betting & gaming operator in Central and Eastern Europe.
The new agreement will see Playtech’s IMS player management platform become the core platform used by all FEG brands across the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Romania and Croatia.
This represents an expansion of Playtech’s initial contract with FEG, which was agreed in August 2016. After a successful two-year period focused on the Czech Republic and Romania, which was highlighted by FEG’s continued growth across regulated markets in Europe, this partnership has been expanded to cover all of its brands across all markets.
As part of the deal, Playtech’s partnership with FEG has also been extended for a further seven years.
Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech, said: “This is a significant agreement for Playtech and FEG. The extension and expansion of our partnership highlights both the success we’ve had, and the further growth we see ahead. This is a perfect example of how Playtech technology leads the way when it comes to enabling operator growth across regulated markets, and a further reflection of our role as the infrastructure of the industry.”
Per Widerstrom, Group CEO at Fortuna Entertainment Group, added: “When we first partnered with Playtech, we stated our aim was to become the leading betting and gaming operator in the CEE region. Having achieved this ambition, we will continue looking to grow and build our offer further in new and existing regulated markets. Our close partnership with Playtech will continue to be crucial in delivering on this strategy and delivering an industry leading omni-channel approach to our players.”
The agreement will see Playtech support the continued growth of FEG in both new and existing regulated markets. In 2017, FEG saw a 93% increase in total stakes to just over €2 billion, driven primarily by growth in online.
Playtech’s initial agreement with FEG was to supply it with a scalable, omni-channel platform and seamless wallet technology. As part of this partnership, in February last year Playtech became the first supplier to launch online casino in the Czech Republic with FEG.
Across retail and online Playtech’s IMS platform will now facilitate the integration of FEG’s sports betting offering in all territories, and more broadly its omni-channel strategy across retail and digital.
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.
CT Interactive’s 10 New Games and Hot Luck Jackpot Certified for the Czech Republic
CT Interactive continues to increase its market share in the Czech Republic. The company was granted with a certificate for a package of 10 more games and the Hot Luck Jackpot.
“We are very excited about our next step in the Czech market which we value very much. We see a lot of potential in this market and this is why we are going to provide to all of the local operators we work with more of our exciting content,” Milena Tsankarska, Business Development EMEA at CT Interactive, said.
The list of certified games consists of the most popular names such as Bavarian Forest, Big Joker, Brilliants on Fire, Dark Woods, Fortune Pig, Fruity Hot, Hot 7 ‘s X2, Mystic Moon, Pick the Pig and The Power of Ankh. The portfolio for the Czech market contains also Hot Luck Jackpot.
“The certified content contains some of our best-selling games and it is ready for launch with the operators,” Ivan Zoumpalov, Business Development Manager at CT Interactive for the Czech Republic market, said.
Endorphina Enters into Partnership with ForbesCasino.cz
Endorphina has partnered with ForbesCasino.cz to bring its portfolio of certified games to Czech players.
Zdenek Llosa, partnership manager at Endorphina, stated that kicking off the year by entering new markets is always a treat and its games have just landed in the Czech Republic.
“We are delighted to have agreed on a promising partnership with the well-established forbescasino.cz. Our full portfolio of certified games for the Czech Republic includes top performers like Lucky Streak 3 and 2022 Hit Slot, which will be available for Czech players to enjoy and experience a new wave of quality and entertaining games. We are looking forward to seeing how our games will be received in the market,” he said.
“The entry of the brand (global game manufacturer Endorphina through our online casino is a great event for all online gaming lovers. Every visitor to our platform will greatly benefit from the cooperation between the two companies,” Petr Zemba, VIP manager of ForbesCasino.cz, said.
“We want to present all the games one by one in an online stream with commentary. We will also bring reviews, and there will be a competition or tournament. We have high expectations, and we believe that the whole market will like the games,” he added.
Edict Egaming Partners with 888casino
Edict egaming GmbH has officially signed an agreement with 888casino, one of the world’s leading online casino brands and part of 888 Holdings. Within the scope of the collaboration, the Merkur games, which are a game provider of edict and produced by the Gauselmann Group subsidiary that specialises in sales and distribution of games for the online casino market, have been made available for players on 888casino’s platform.
Currently, more than 10 Merkur slots are available on 888casino’s website, including popular classic games such as Eye of Horus, El Torero and Blazing Star. The selection will be successively expanded to include more Merkur games in the coming weeks.
“888casino is one of the world’s leading online casino brands and, through this collaboration, we have gained a globally established partner. We are proud to be able to offer 888casino users our diverse portfolio of Merkur games and are confident that our offering will be met with great enthusiasm by customers,” Dominic-Daniel Liénard, CEO of edict egaming GmbH, said.
“We are delighted to be collaborating with edict to add its Merkur slots to our entertaining and content-rich portfolio of games on 888casino. Partnering with quality organisations like edict is a critical part of our product and content leadership strategy and ensures we continue to offer the very best gaming experience for players around the globe. We look forward to working with Dominic-Daniel and the team in the months ahead,” Nir Hakarmeli, International Managing Director of 888 Group, said.
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