OpenBet continues to dominate the UK market, but almost everywhere else SBTech is cleaning up.
The company closed landmark deals in Argentina and Mexico, and these could just be the tip of the iceberg. While Argentina will be a tough nut to crack with SBTech’s client already in hot water with the authorities, Latin American operators are queueing up for online and omnichannel sports betting solutions.
If emerging markets remain SBTech’s speciality, it also flashed a signal of intent by winning licences in more established markets such as the UK and Italy, as well as newly regulating markets such as Portugal and Romania.
Other deals were closed with the Czech Republic’s largest lottery, Sazka, and with rising Nordic star ComeOn, which was acquired by another client in the shape of Cherry. SBTech’s star is clearly in the ascendancy.
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