November 10, 2023 3 min read


IGT Launches IGT PlaySports-Powered Sportsbook in Puerto Rico

IGT inks technology and services multi-year agreement with Puerto Rico's Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino for the launch of the first casino brand-led retail and mobile sportsbook

Leading global supplier of entertaining and responsible gaming, International Game Technology PLC (IGT), has announced it would strengthen its sports betting foothold in Puerto Rico through a newly signed deal with Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino

The multi-year agreement will allow the Ponce-based casino to harness IGT PlaySports’ premium technology and trading advisory services to power PlayBets by Ponce Plaza, the pioneer casino brand-led retail and mobile sportsbook.

Ponce Plaza, “Thrilled to Expand” Strategic Alliance with IGT

Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino’s general manager, Ramon Muñoz, took the opportunity to praise IGT as their “valued” supplier of gaming equipment in the past few years while expressing their thrill for extending their “strategic alliance” with the launch of the up-and-coming sportsbook powered by IGT PlaySports. 

Muñoz also mentioned the way Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino has successfully catered to the needs of the local community since 2008 while expressing pride for becoming the first operator in Puerto Rico to manage and operate its own sportsbook

Domestic sports aficionados can expect to enjoy a top-tier experience with backup from a trustworthy and well-known local operator.

IGT’s president of sports betting, Joe Asher, announced their excitement to assist the casino operator with adding the “valuable new player acquisition tool” and delivering “the excitement of multi-channel sports betting to fans in the region.” 

Using IGT’s comprehensive trading advisory and risk management services and proven technology, Asher further explained, Ponce Plaza can expect to attract a large number of customers to the premises and improve their overall hotel experience. 

IGT’s professional team of experts based in the US offers on-call expertise for all aspects of daily sportsbook operations, featuring risk advisory, odds-making, and localized promotions and pricing.

Over 90 North American Gaming Venues Powered by IGT PlaySports

IGT PlaySports received the award for Sportsbook Supplier of the Year at the SBC North America Awards in 2023

At the moment, the leading business-to-business sports betting supplier that offers flexible and innovative solutions to commercial gaming, tribal, and lottery operators is powering sportsbooks spread across over 90 gaming venues in North America

In February, Betfred announced it would launch IGT’s PlaySports-powered sportsbook in Nevada. The following month, the Global supplier of gaming and lottery solutions announced it would increase the number of PlaySports kiosks in Ohio with the help of BetSkybox.

At the end of April, IGT launched its PlaySports-powered retail sports betting solution with Tama-based Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Iowa.

After finishing her master's in publishing and writing, Melanie began her career as an online editor for a large gaming blog and has now transitioned over towards the iGaming industry. She helps to ensure that our news pieces are written to the highest standard possible under the guidance of senior management.

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