Playtech first to enter Czech online casino market with Fortuna Entertainment

Shimon Akad

FTSE-listed Playtech Plc has confirmed that it will be the first industry platform provider to launch a licensed online casino property for the Czech Republic in partnership with Eastern European operator Fortuna Entertainment.

Updating investors, Playtech governance revealed that on 24 February the Czech Republic Ministry of Finance granted Fortuna the country’s first ever licence to operate ‘online technical games’.

Fortuna and Playtech, had reached a wholesale omni-channel platform agreement in August 2016 which sees the supplier provide lead provisions for Fortuna online casino, CRM and sports betting services.

Playtech Plc now services Fortuna platforms for the Eastern European markets of Romania, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech, said: “We are delighted to be the first supplier to go live in the Czech Republic with our pioneering omni-channel platform technology and best-performing casino content and to further expand Fortuna’s offering in this newly regulated market.

 “We pride ourselves on being leaders in regulated markets and today’s announcement highlights just how we always aim to lead the way,”

David Vanek, General Manager, Fortuna CZ, said: “We are proud to be the first company in the Czech Republic to have met the demanding conditions defined by the new legislation and to be granted a licence as a result. Broadening our product range to complement our sports betting offering is a major priority. We are therefore very pleased that our customers will be the first to play online roulette and casino games in full compliance with Czech legislation.

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