03/09/2012 :  MULTIPLE SPANISH PARTNERSHIPS FOR GTECH G2
 
GTECH G2 popular with Spanish operators
 
Lottomatica interactive subsidiary GTECH G2 has announced a host of new sign-ups in software supply deals that include some of the largest land-based operators in the Spanish market.
 
GTECH G2 will provide its partners with a range of products and services including its new mobile solution and enhanced Gaming Management System (GMS) debuted earlier this year at the ICE Totally Gaming exhibition.
 
New partners include Casino Barcelona Grup Peralada, Acrismatic, Grup Comar, Grupo Orenes, Winga and Suertia. Expansions on existing partnerships include Sportingbet and bet365 for the development of their new offerings to the Spanish market.
 
Xavier Picola, CEO of Casino Barcelona Grup Peralada, said: “As we look to enter the world of iGaming we wanted to make sure that we had a partner that would enable us to protect and grow our existing reputation and enhance our relationship with our players. Working with GTECH G2 allows us to do this.”
 
Steve Ibberson, Managing Director – Gaming at bet365, said: “GTECH G2 provides us with a partnership that we can trust to allow us to successfully enter the regulated Spanish market with our games offering, it’s a continuation of the successful relationship we already have with GTECH G2.”
 
Walter Bugno, the newly appointed chief executive officer of both GTECH G2 and SPIELO International added: “The changes in the regulation in the Spanish market represent an exciting opportunity for us as a Group. We are proud to have partnered with so many new and existing clients, many of whom are existing operators and we will work with our partners to ensure that they take a leading position within the online gaming market when the regulation comes into effect.”
 
The announcement comes on the back of a strong set of FY2011 results from parent company Lottomatica detailing a robust performance from its interactive division that delivered revenue contributions up 8.9 percent versus the prior year amounting to Euro 81.2 million.  GTECH G2 service revenue in 2011 increased Euro 7.6 million over 2010, principally due to intersegment sales of new casino and poker products to the Italian Operations segment, and continued strong performance from the interactive video terminal market in Central Europe.