Wednesday January 8,2014 : PLAYTECH CONFIRMS DEAL WITH HOLLAND CASINO
Industry rumours confirmed by official announcement
The rumours that online gambling software provider Playtech plc has secured a lucrative deal with the Dutch operator Holland Casino have been confirmed by an official announcement from the software provider Wednesday.
The announcement notes that the agreement is in anticipation of the legalization of the online gambling market in the Netherlands.
"This agreement builds on Playtech's major customer relationships in regulated markets with other successful operators such as RAY of Finland and many leading operators in Italy, including SNAI, Sisal and Eurobet," the statement boasts.
"The Dutch online gaming market is expected to regulate in early 2015 and presents a strong opportunity for both Playtech and Holland Casino in the Netherlands, considered to be one of the more exciting markets in Europe.
"Playtech will partner with Holland Casino as it moves into the online gaming space and will launch Playtech's entire gaming product suite including casino, poker, bingo, mobile and portal.
"In preparation of forthcoming regulations, Playtech will deliver a play-for-points offering, which will support Holland Casino's efforts to establish itself in the online space and build an online player base.
Commenting on the Agreement, Willem-Jan van den Dijssel, Holland Casino's chief executive, said:
"During the tender procedure, Playtech presented itself in a very convincing and promising way. As the world's largest online gaming software supplier, we're convinced that Playtech will deliver the high quality and state-of-the-art user experience that we seek for our players."
Mor Weizer, Playtech's CEO, said: "Playtech will ensure Holland Casino meets all the new regulatory requirements to be set out by the Netherlands legal authorities to provide its customers with an appealing localised product experience. We are confident that our industry experience coupled with our current work in many regulated markets will ensure Holland Casino will provide its players with an unparalleled online gaming offering."