Sports betting and gaming solutions provider SBTech will enter the regulated French gaming market in the first quarter of 2019, with several high-profile operators set to deploy its solutions.

France will mark the supplier’s 21st regulated market, with the launch furthering the company's international expansion strategy.

“Our strategy is to enter every leading regulated market and 2018 has seen our presence grow significantly across key regulated and newly regulated territories,” said SBTech chief executive Richard Carter. “France has emerged as one of the strongest and most mature online sports betting markets in Europe, delivering consistent quarterly and annual growth.

“We firmly believe, however, that there is room for further growth and that the operators which are poised to integrate our platform and technology solutions next year will reap sizeable benefits.”

SBTech added that it will continue to expand its regulated market footprint with further launches in regulating and emerging markets, including Sweden, South Africa and Pennsylvania in 2019 and beyond.