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Betfair Poker To Launch In Spain With Playtech

New Deal Will Allow Online Betting Exchange Access To Regulated Markets

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Betfair has struck a deal with Playtech which will allow it to offer online poker in regulated markets which it does not currently have access to.

The company currently hosts all its poker on the Ongame network which is for sale.

It will offer poker via Playtech in the Spanish market, which was regulated earlier this year, by the end of October. It is also looking at entering the Italian online poker market.

Group operations director at Betfair, Ian Chuter, said, “Betfair has built a strong relationship with Playtech over a number of years and after a full evaluation of the available options, they were the logical choice for providing us with what we now need.

“This deal allows us to offer a compliant Poker solution in markets where historically we have not been able to and the wider agreement is further evidence of how serious we are in providing our customers with a high quality one-stop shop for all their betting needs.”

Earlier this month Playtech announced it had signed a deal with BetClic Everest Group to host the formerly independent Everest Poker on its poker network.