IGT enters agreement to power first casino brand-led sportsbook in Puerto Rico
International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has announced a multi-year agreement with Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino in Puerto Rico to provide its PlaySports technology and services. This partnership will enable the casino to launch PlayBets by Ponce Plaza, which will be the first casino brand-led retail and mobile sportsbook in Puerto Rico.
Ramon Muñoz, the General Manager of Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino, expressed his excitement about the collaboration, stating, “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.” He emphasized the trust and familiarity that local sports fans have with the casino, making it an ideal choice to provide an enhanced betting experience.
Joe Asher, President of Sports Betting at IGT, highlighted the potential of adding sports betting to the gaming enterprise of Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino. He stated, “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.”
IGT PlaySports, a part of IGT PlayDigital, has been recognized as the “Sportsbook Supplier of the Year” in the 2023 SBC North America Awards. This technology powers sportsbooks at over 90 gaming venues across North America.
IGT is a global leader in gaming and has a strong presence in more than 100 jurisdictions worldwide. The company aims to deliver responsible gaming experiences for players and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility.
In light of the forward-looking statements made in this announcement, IGT emphasized the potential risks and uncertainties associated with such statements and advised individuals to consider these factors carefully.
For further information about this collaboration or IGT’s services, interested parties can reach out to their Global Communications representative, Phil O’Shaughnessy. They can also visit the IGT website or get in touch with the Investor Relations team.