IGT will provide retail and online sports betting in Puerto Rico after penning a deal with the Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino.
Under the terms of the deal, IGT will power the casino’s sports betting capabilities via its IGT PlaySports platform and supply a retail and mobile experience with its trading advisory services.
“IGT has been a valued Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino gaming equipment supplier for many years, and we are thrilled to expand our strategic alliance and entertainment portfolio with PlayBets by Ponce Plaza, our soon-to-launch IGT PlaySports-powered sportsbook,” said Ramon Muñoz, Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino General Manager.
“Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino has been serving the local community since 2008 and we could not be prouder to be the first casino operator in Puerto Rico to run and operate its own sportsbook and to give sports fans an amazing betting experience backed by a local operator who they know and trust.”
The IGT PlaySports platform has expanded across the US in the last 12 months as IGT seeks to be a big player in the sportsbook space powering omnichannel experiences for casinos nationwide.
“IGT PlaySports looks forward to helping Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino deliver the excitement of multi-channel sports betting to fans in the region through our proven technology and comprehensive services,” said Joe Asher, IGT President of Sports Betting.
“By adding sports betting to their gaming enterprise, Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino will be equipped with a valuable new player acquisition tool that will drive new customers to the property and enhance the overall experience at the hotel.”