IGT overtook Pragmatic Play as the largest individual iGaming supplier in the Canadian market in January, according to the latest Online Game Performance Reports from Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG).

Each month, EKG releases the reports alongside Fantini Research. Gathering data directly from operators, the reports provide an in-depth recap of US and Canadian online casino and iGaming performance.

Below are some of the latest standout market figures, through to January 2024, presented in partnership with NEXT.io.

US GGR share by supplier

The top three suppliers in the US market, Evolution, IGT and Light & Wonder, all managed to increase their overall share of GGR between the December and February editions of the report.

Evolution remained in first position with 19.5% of overall GGR, up from 19.2% in the previous report.

That improvement came despite drops in its share of slots GGR, from 12.5% to 11.6%, and its share of table games GGR from 23.4% to 12.5%.

The firm’s dominance of the live casino sector, however, helped it to maintain its leading position on the board.

In second place, IGT’s share of GGR increased modestly from 17.7% to 17.8%. That improvement came amid a slight increase in its share of table games GGR, from 43.2% to 43.8%, and a small drop in its share of slots GGR, from 14.1% to 14%.

Light & Wonder remained in third place with 14.1% of GGR, up from 13.7%, as its share of slots revenue grew steadily from 15.8% to 16.7%. That meant the firm continued as the largest individual slot supplier included in the report, by share of GGR.

The company’s share of table games revenue, meanwhile, slipped from 11.4% to 10.8%.

In fourth place, Digital Gaming Corporation’s portfolio of games, now under the Games Global brand since it was acquired from Super Group, held 9.7% of overall GGR, up from 9.6%, as the company secured 12.8% of overall slots GGR.

That represented a solid improvement from December, when the firm accounted for 12.4% of slots revenue.

Elsewhere on the top suppliers leaderboard, Everi remained in fifth place despite a drop in its share of GGR from 6.5% to 6%, while operators’ internal titles remained in sixth place, though their share of GGR grew from 5.1% to 6%.

Other big movers this month included White Hat Studios, whose GGR share grew from 3.3% to 3.7%, and Anaxi, whose fate went the other way as its share fell from 4.9% to 3.5%.

Top US game titles by GGR

In the previous report, Anaxi’s Buffalo slot made a surprise first-time appearance at the very top of the leaderboard of highest grossing individual game titles by GGR.

This month, the game slipped from its top spot with 4.08% of GGR to third place, with 2.14%, marking a significant reduction between the last report and this one.

That opened up the top spot for IGT’s Blackjack, which returned to pole position having consistently ranked as the top grossing game title in the US market across multiple monthly reports.

The table game regained its top position from second in the previous report, despite a reduction in its overall share of GGR from 3.54% to 2.64%.

In second place this month was another IGT game, Cash Eruption, which moved up from third place amid an increase in its GGR share from 2.53% to 2.6%.

In fourth, Games Global’s (previously Digital Gaming Corporation) Blazing Bison Gold Blitz slot accounted for 1.36% of GGR, compared to 1.26% in the previous report, where it came in at fifth place.

Evolution’s Lightning Roulette, meanwhile, had a significantly better month than previously, jumping from 12th place with 0.87% of GGR to fifth place with 1.16%.

The live casino specialist’s RNG Blackjack offering, meanwhile, remained in sixth place with 1.05%, down from 1.12%.

One particularly big mover this month was Digital Gaming Corporation slot Fire and Roses Joker. 

In the previous report, the game occupied fourth place by its share of overall GGR, accounting for 1.7% of all revenue analysed in the report.

This month, the game fell from grace right down to 13th place, with just 0.9% of GGR.

Top game titles in Canada

One of the key differences between the US and Canadian iGaming markets is the list of suppliers currently active in each market.

Pragmatic Play, for example, is not included in EKG’s rankings of the top suppliers in the US, but stormed to the top of Canada’s leaderboard in December’s report with 18.6% of GGR.

This month, the supplier came in second place with 15.5% of GGR, while IGT beat it to the top spot with 16.8%, up from 15.2% in the December report.

When analysing the top individual game titles in Canada, however, the prominence of Pragmatic in Canada can be seen, as it accounted for five of the top 25 titles this month.

That marked a decline from the last report, however, when seven Pragmatic titles made it onto the leaderboard.

In December, the supplier’s Sweet Bonanza slot was the top ranked individual game title in the Canadian market by GGR share, as it accounted for 1.94% of all revenue analysed in the report.

This month, the title fell to third place with 1.26% of overall GGR.

Instead, Evolution’s Live Dealer Roulette took the top spot this month with 1.47%, of GGR, up from third place last month, despite previously accounting for a larger proportion of revenue at 1.73%.

Previous number two, Light & Wonder’s Jin Ji Bao Xi Endless Treasure slot, also fell precipitously this week to 20th place with just 0.57% of GGR, down from 1.82%.

Instead, IGT’s Cash Eruption ended up in the second spot this month with 1.29% of GGR, up from fourth in the previous report despite another dip in its overall share of revenue, which previously came in at 1.52%.

Overall, IGT held eight of the top 25 ranked game titles, Pragmatic Play held five, Evolution and Light & Wonder each held three, while Fortune Factory Studios, Hammertime Games, Everi, AGS, Pixiu Studios and Games Global each held one.


For a month-on-month comparison of some of the above data points, you can read the October Online Game Report write-up here.

If you are interested in learning more, subscribing, or participating in the Eilers-Fantini Online Game Performance Database, reach out to Rick Eckert at reckert@ekgamingllc.com.

Pragmatic Play, the leading content provider to the iGaming industry, has selected Optimove, the #1 CRM marketing solution for the iGaming sector, to enhance personalized experiences across its digital assets.

Pragmatic Play will utilize Opti-X, Optimove’s Digital Experience Platform (DXP), in its operator portfolio to provide instant personalized player recommendations to increase player engagement, retention, and lifetime value.

Pragmatic Play’s operator portfolio will incorporate the AI-powered web search feature of Opti-X, providing personalized search results for fast and seamless discovery of games and products.

It will also leverage dynamic content personalization across various channels using pre-designed widgets, enabling operators to craft the ultimate personalized player experience by integrating business rules with over 20 sophisticated AI models on their website or mobile app.

Optimove has strategically incorporated web personalization technology into its set of capabilities, addressing a critical challenge faced by brands – maintaining a consistent voice across web platforms and CRM marketing.

Opti-X bridges that gap, aligning the personalized experiences customers encounter on-site with the communications they receive.

This seamless integration is powered by Optimove’s orchestration technology, facilitating data sharing for a unified and harmonized experience, including personalized offers and more.

“To capture and hold the attention of players, it’s becoming increasingly important for casino operators to provide a true real-time personalized experience from the first visit,” said Matthew Gilbery, director of personalization offering at Optimove.

“We are thrilled to be chosen by Pragmatic Play – an industry-leading supplier dedicated to the delivery of exceptional gaming experiences that keep players coming back for more.”

A spokesperson for Pragmatic Play added: “Our collaboration with Optimove reflects Pragmatic Play’s commitment to providing operators and their players with the very best in personalized entertainment experiences.”

Sportingtech boasted the most impressive stand at ICE this year, according to the NEXT.io WhatsApp community group.

The sports betting technology supplier fought off stiff competition, with more than 800 companies understood to have exhibited at the final edition of ICE in London.

The show, which welcomed more than 40,000 attendees to the ExCeL between 5-9 February, will now move to Barcelona from 2025.

The biggest suppliers in online gambling were eager to go out with a bang and Sportingtech did so in style, with a futuristic creation in sleek white.

NEXT.io was unable to confirm whether the vast array of drinks on offer at the Sportingtech bar – including draught pints of Guinness and freshly mixed Caipirinhas – had a significant impact on voter behaviour.

Endorphina – which is no stranger to a stand-out stand – came in second with an artistic black and white effort, boosted by the appearance of a real-life mime artist. Visitors were urged to get creative and add their own touches to the stand’s canvas.

White Hat Gaming’s British pub-inspired build followed closely in third, as Pragmatic Play’s gigantic wall-to-wall effort rounded out a runaway top four.

Casino game innovator Spribe is also deserving of an honourable mention, having safely secured fifth place. The full list of top five votes can be found below:

“The ICE stand of the year award is a little bit like the Eurovision of iGaming,” said NEXT.io MD Pierre Lindh.

“It is bound to create controversy and divide opinion, and sometimes the most obvious choice doesn’t do as well as you would expect.

“I suppose the only difference is that the home nation of the winning company doesn’t need to deal with the headache of hosting ICE next year,” he added.

The NEXT.io WhatsApp community boasts more than 1,000 members. A separate group of 463 members was created for ICE London this year.

The NEXT.io community nominated finalists, and then more than 100 users voted for their favourite ICE exhibitor via an online form.

The votes of people voting for their own company were removed.

To become a new member of the NEXT.io WhatsApp community group, join here today!  

In a new series for NEXT.io, Testa provides crowdsourced product insights from a specific iGaming market. 

This time, the crowdtesting provider examines the performance of different live dealer blackjack suppliers in Ontario’s regulated iGaming market.

To do so, Testa looked at the performance of live blackjack products from Evolution, Pragmatic Play and Playtech, across six different operator brands.

Ontario background

Having launched its regulated online sports betting and iGaming market in April 2022, Ontario now boasts some 47 licensed operators.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that operators in Ontario handled C$17.2bn in wagers during the third quarter of the fiscal year 2023/24 (three months ended 30 December 2023).

Total gaming revenue for the quarter reached C$658m, marking a 42% increase year-on-year.

Method

Testa used a combination of game load times and audio/video lag to determine which of the suppliers performed the best across each operator’s platform.

Crowdsourced testers recorded load times using a wide range of devices and operating systems, and Testa averaged the data for comparative reporting.

Testers were also asked to analyse AV lag by answering yes or no to whether there was any display or audio lag during gameplay, and whether the live dealer visuals were synced with the audio.

Test data

Betway

Combined game load time: 21.31 seconds

Betway mobile app load time: 7.31 seconds

Playtech led the way for load times on Betway’s platform, with an average load time of 6.68 seconds. 

That made Betway one of just two operators tested for which Playtech’s live dealer blackjack loaded faster than Evolution’s.

Evolution did secure second place in this test, with a load time of 7.02 seconds, while Pragmatic Play’s load time came in at 7.43 seconds.

With just 0.75 seconds between the slowest and fastest loading games, Betway was the operator with the lowest overall variance between load times.

According to the testers, none of the three suppliers’ games suffered from any AV lag or syncing problems on Betway’s platform.

Royal Panda

Combined game load time: 27.72 seconds

Royal Panda platform load time: 5.64 seconds

In Royal Panda’s tests, Evolution emerged as the clear winner among suppliers with its average game load time of just 6.95 seconds.

That put the live casino specialist well ahead of its competitors Playtech, at 8.77 seconds, and Pragmatic Play, at 12 seconds.

Again, testers reported that there was no AV lag and that audio and video were well synced across all three suppliers.

LeoVegas

Combined game load time: 28.2 seconds

LeoVegas mobile app load time: 4.23 seconds

LeoVegas boasted one of the fastest-loading platforms among those tested, and was beaten only by Betano with its 1.32-second load time.

Evolution’s live dealer blackjack was also the single fastest loading game across all suppliers and operators at just 4.8 seconds.

Competitors were significantly slower, with Pragmatic Play’s blackjack offering taking 11.4 seconds to load, and Playtech’s taking 12 seconds.

Again, no problems in AV syncing were identified by testers.

PokerStars

Combined game load time: 31.66 seconds

PokerStars platform load time: 9.85 seconds

PokerStars was the only operator besides Betway to see Playtech’s live dealer blackjack outpace Evolution, with a load time of 8.89 seconds.

Evolution followed in second place with a 10.7-second load time, while Pragmatic’s live dealer blackjack followed with a 12.7-second load time.

In the PokerStars platform, however, users reported problems with both display and audio lag in Evolution’s game, while also reporting display lag and AV syncing problems when using Pragmatic Play’s game.

Playtech’s live dealer blackjack did not see any display or audio lag reported, but users did report some problems with AV syncing.

Betano

Combined game load time: 31.84 seconds

Betano platform load time: 1.32 seconds

Betano boasted by far the fastest platform load time across all six tested operators.

As for live dealer blackjack specifically, Evolution took the crown here again as its game loaded in 9.86 seconds.

There was just over one second of variance between the fastest and slowest-loading games on Betano’s platform, however, with Playtech’s offering loading in 10.98 seconds and Pragmatic Play’s in 11 seconds.

Users did not report any display or audio lag from any of the three suppliers, but all three were reported to have had some AV syncing issues.

Party Casino

Combined game load time: 39.4 seconds

Party Casino mobile app load time: 5.9 seconds

For Party Casino, Evolution again stood out as the fastest supplier by a significant margin, with a 9.76-second load time.

In second place, Playtech’s live dealer blackjack loaded in 14.25 seconds, while Pragmatic Play’s offering on Party Casino was the slowest game recorded overall, as it took 15.39 seconds to load.

Testers also reported AV syncing issues across all three suppliers, as well as display lag in Playtech’s game.

Conclusions

First, Betano stood out as by far the fastest-loading operator tested, with its load time of just 1.32 seconds.

LeoVegas, Royal Panda and Party Casino also boasted load times of under 6 seconds, while Betway and PokerStars continued to lag behind the competition.

Elsewhere, when considering the average load times across all suppliers and operators, Evolution was significantly faster than its competitors with an average time of 8.18 seconds.

In second place, Playtech’s live dealer blackjack took an average of 10.26 seconds to load, while Pragmatic Play’s lagged behind at 11.55 seconds.

The especially fast performance of Evolution’s game on LeoVegas platform, with a 4.8-second load time and no AV lag, suggested “an optimal integration or a highly efficient game version,” according to Testa.

“Operator variations in game load times highlight the influence of factors such as infrastructure and integration, with the Betway and Royal Panda platforms showing better speed and overall optimisation,” Testa added. 

“Ultimately, an approach that can be tested in different environments and iterated upon is essential for optimising provider offerings, as the integrations with operators vary.

“The integration itself should prioritise fast load times, stable performance, high-quality graphics, and synchronised audio/video to compete for the best live dealer experience,” it concluded.

About Testa

Testa is a full-service crowdtesting provider built specifically for the iGaming industry. Our global team of quality testers helps iGaming businesses improve quality and gain valuable insights from real people on the ground. We know the unique challenges gaming companies face and are the key partners to help them deliver top gaming experiences. If you found this data useful and would like to have a free test conducted in a market of your choosing please contact us.

Stakelogic Live has hired Edgars Isajevs as its new head of live casino.

With over a decade of experience in the iGaming sector, Isajevs has worked with major content developers, including Evolution, where he served as operations manager and operations team lead for four and a half years.

Previously, Isajevs also served as head of operations at Pragmatic and later as COO at Winfinity.

Stakelogic said these roles have equipped Isajevs with a “deep understanding of live casino operations and technology.”

In his new role, he will be tasked with advancing Stakelogic Live’s offering to new heights “in terms of technology and organisational efficiency.”

Stakelogic CEO Stephan van den Oetelaar said: “After talking with Edgars for 10 minutes, I knew he would be perfect to lead Stakelogic Live.

“His passion for our industry in combination with his profound knowledge of live casino operations make Edgars the perfect executive to strengthen our management team.”

Isajevs added: “I am very excited to start with Stakelogic Live. To me, Stakelogic Live, certainly at this moment, is the most innovative game supplier in the industry.”

Stakelogic Live previously promoted Dejan Loncar from head of live operations to head of live casino in September. NEXT.io understands Loncar is now serving a notice period with the company.

Loncar joined Stakelogic Live in December 2022 from live casino rival OnAir Entertainment.

He also started his gaming career at Evolution, initially as a game presenter before being promoted to team manager.

Pragmatic Play is the leading supplier of iGaming titles in the Canadian market, according to the latest Online Game Performance Reports from Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG).

Each month, EKG releases the reports alongside Fantini Research. Gathering data directly from operators, the reports provide an in-depth recap of US and Canadian online casino and iGaming performance.

Below are some of the latest standout market figures, through to November 2023, presented in partnership with NEXT.io.

US GGR share by supplier

Evolution held onto the top spot as the largest individual US iGaming supplier in this month’s report, despite a significant reduction in its overall share of GGR from 21.2% to 19.2%.

That drop came about as the firm’s share of slots GGR fell from 13.4% to 12.5%, and its share of table games GGR slipped from 24.3% to 23.4%.

Meanwhile the second largest supplier in the report, IGT, managed to increase its share of overall GGR from 17.2% to 17.7%.

That increase came about as IGT’s share of table games GGR rose from 42.3% to 43.2%, which appeared to offset a slight drop in its share of slots GGR from 14.3% to 14.1%.

Light & Wonder continued as the third largest US supplier in the report, as its share of overall GGR improved from 13.3% to 13.7%.

The firm grew its share of slots GGR from 15.5% to 15.8%, meaning it continued as the single largest US supplier of slot games in the report.

In fourth place, Digital Gaming Corporation continued to account for 9.6% of overall GGR, while in fifth place Everi’s share fell from 7% to 6.5%.

Anaxi slipped from sixth place to seventh as its share of GGR fell from 5.2% to 4.9%, while operators’ own internal titles moved up one spot to sixth, accounting for 5.1% of total GGR (up from 4.8%).

Elsewhere, Inspired remained in 12th place despite a significant increase in its share of total GGR, from 1.7% to 2.3%.

Gaming Realms also saw good growth in 13th place, as its share of GGR increased from 1.6% to 1.9%.

Greentube also increased its GGR share from 1.3% to 1.5%, moving up from 16th place to 15th as a result.

Top game titles by GGR

Looking at the best performing individual game titles in the US, Anaxi’s Buffalo slot held onto the top spot for the second month running, despite a drop in its share of overall GGR from 4.55% to 4.08%.

IGT’s Blackjack also held on in second place, as its share of GGR grew slightly from 3.49% to 3.54%.

Another IGT title, Cash Eruption, also held position in third place with a GGR share of 2.53%, up from 2.19%.

Digital Gaming Corporation’s Fire and Roses Joker slot, meanwhile, maintained its 1.7% share of GGR in fourth place.

Evolution’s Lightning Roulette took a serious fall this month, having appeared last month in fifth place in the rankings with 1.54% of GGR. This month, the live casino title dropped to 10th place with 0.99%.

Taking its place in fifth was Digital Gaming Corporation’s Blazing Bison Gold Blitz slot, with 1.26% of GGR. The slot game did not appear in last month’s top 25 game titles ranking.

Elsewhere, Evolution’s Blackjack moved up from eighth place to sixth, despite a modest reduction in its share of overall GGR from 1.16% to 1.12%.

Other big movers this month included Light & Wonder’s 88 Fortunes slot, whose share of GGR fell from 1.14% to 1.01%, and Evolution’s Live Dealer Lightning Roulette, which fell from 13th place with 0.97% of GGR to 18th with 0.8%.

AGS’ Mega Diamond slot also suffered significantly. After appearing in sixth place on last month’s list with 1.35% of GGR, the game slipped all the way to 25th place with just 0.61% this month.

New titles on the list included IGT’s Game King Video Poker, which entered the rankings at number 24 with 0.63% of GGR, and operators’ internal Craps titles, which accounted for 0.81% of GGR in 17th place.

Of the total top 25 performing game titles, six each came from Evolution and IGT, three each from Digital Gaming Corporation and Light & Wonder, two each from Reel Play and AGS, one each from Everi and Anaxi, and one from operators’ internal titles.

Top performing games in Canada

This month, EKG introduced a new report analysing the performance of suppliers in Canada’s iGaming market.

The report shows several key differences between the Canadian and US markets, as the presence of different suppliers in the market impacted the popularity of certain game titles.

For example, according to the report, Pragmatic Play was the largest supplier in the Canadian market by GGR, accounting for 18.6% of all revenue and therefore placing ahead of the largest US suppliers Evolution, IGT and Light & Wonder.

Pragmatic’s popularity in Canada is further evidenced by the list of the top 25 performing individual games in the market, seven of which were made by the supplier.

The top grossing game by GGR in Canada was Pragmatic’s Sweet Bonanza slot, which accounted for 1.94% of overall revenue.

Elsewhere, the supplier’s Gates of Olympus slot came in at fifth place with 1.46%, Sugar Rush came in at 11th with 0.81%, and the firm also saw titles occupy the 13th, 15th, 17th and 23rd positions in the rankings.

In Canada, IGT accounted for a further seven of the top 25 game titles, Evolution held four, Light & Wonder and Nolimit City each held two, while Everi, AGS and Reel Play each held one.


For a month-on-month comparison of some of the above data points, you can read the October Online Game Report write-up here.

If you are interested in learning more, subscribing, or participating in the Eilers-Fantini Online Game Performance Database, reach out to Rick Eckert at reckert@ekgamingllc.com.

Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, has expanded its relationship with Flutter to supply live casino content to its Paddy Power and Betfair brands.

The deal sees premium game show titles such as Sweet Bonanza CandyLand, Snakes & Ladders Live, and Mega Wheel go live with the operators, while hotly anticipated adventure Treasure Island is set to follow towards the end of the month.

Paddy Power and Betfair players can also enjoy an extensive array of casino classics, such as Roulette, Mega Roulette, and Blackjack 14.

Pragmatic Play has supplied its award-winning slots content to Flutter-owned brands since 2019.

Irina Cornides, chief operating officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “Paddy Power and Betfair are iconic gaming brands in the UK and have a reputation for delivering bold, standout entertainment experiences. Pragmatic Play is proud to make its live casino content available to their players.”

Andrew Kerr, head of haming at Paddy Power Betfair, added: “live casino is an increasingly popular area for players seeking immersive and engaging content.

“Pragmatic Play stands out as a provider of incredible game show products, and we’re delighted to add their live casino content to our offering.”

Pragmatic Play currently produces up to eight new slot titles a month, while also delivering live casino and bingo games as part of its multi-product portfolio, available through a single API. 

Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, will begin supplying its slots to the prominent Slovak operator Niké in its latest partnership.

Niké’s players will now gain access to Pragmatic Play’s impressive lineup of award-winning player-favourite titles, from iconic hits like Wolf Gold and Big Bass Bonanza to the popular Sugar Rush and Gates of Olympus.

As one of Slovakia’s market leaders, partnering with Niké will catalyse further growth across the country for Pragmatic Play and introduce more players to its content for the first time.

The agreement is the latest in a string of major partnerships for Pragmatic Play in Europe, following deals with Napoleon in Belgium and GAMRFIRST in Switzerland, as it continues to solidify its presence in the region and globally.

Irina Cornides, chief operating officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “Pragmatic Play continues to expand in regulated markets, and partnering with major operators like Niké in Slovakia provides a great opportunity for us to deliver our rich portfolio of games to even more players.

“We look forward to a great partnership with Niké as it continues to strengthen its offering as a top operator in the market.”

Robert Vizvari, chief revenue officer at Niké, said: “Adding Pragmatic Play games to our game lobby is a significant step forward for us.

“It has gained an enviable reputation for delivering some of the industry’s most entertaining experiences and opening those opportunities up to our player base heralds the beginning of a fantastic collaboration.”

Pragmatic Play currently produces up to eight slot titles a month, while also delivering live casino, virtual sports and bingo games as part of its multi-product portfolio, available through one single API.

Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, has rolled out its new Sportsbook product through DAZN Bet in Spain.

The launch of Pragmatic Play’s Sportsbook follows a landmark deal with DAZN Bet to deliver a full-service iGaming solution, providing not only sports betting, but also player-favourite Slots, Live Casino and Virtual Sports.

It marks a new chapter in product development for Pragmatic Play, as the company continues to work towards its goal of becoming the industry’s preferred supplier across all verticals.

The Pragmatic Play Sportsbook has been integrated to DAZN Bet via the Player Account Management (PAM) Platform technology provided by Pragmatic Solutions which has been the core technology layer for DAZN Bet since launch.

The integration with Pragmatic Solutions makes the Pragmatic Play Sportsbook an available product option to all licensees of the Pragmatic Solutions PAM.

Following the successful migration onto Pragmatic Play’s platform, DAZN Bet is set to build on its record monthly active users and turnover experienced in October.

Pragmatic Play’s successful Sportsbook launch means the supplier now offers five gambling verticals, following Slots, Live Casino, Bingo and Virtual Sports.

Gareth Crook, VP of sports at Pragmatic Play, said: “Pragmatic Play’s collaboration with DAZN Bet is something we’ve been incredibly excited about since we announced our intention to power its disruptive sports betting market entry. We’re now seeing the fruits of our labour come to life for the first time.

“We are proud to be associated with this flagship brand and have no doubt that DAZN Bet will establish itself as a leading operator in the country, powered by Pragmatic Play’s Sportsbook.”

Simon Gatenby, CMO at DAZN Bet, added: “Pragmatic Play has a reputation for technical and creative excellence, and we’re thrilled to be the first operator to utilise its Sportsbook offering.

“Working in tandem with Pragmatic Solutions, we’re confident that our customers in Spain will love the new platform, and that we’ll give them an unforgettable sports betting experience.”

Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, further expanded its partnership with global giant bet365 into two key European territories.

Pragmatic Play has already taken an array of its leading Slot titles live in Spain, with Spanish customers now able to enjoy titles such as Gates of Olympus, Sugar Rush, Big Bass Bonanza and Sweet Bonanza.

In addition to the expansion in Spain, Pragmatic Play have just rolled out their product portfolio in Sweden with bet365.

Players in the Nordic country are able to enjoy a plethora of Slot titles, as well as Pragmatic Play’s engaging live games, including the Boom City and Snakes & Ladders Live game shows. In addition, its award-winning bingo solution will soon go live in the market.

This marks the latest expansion between the two powerhouse brands, following agreements in both the UK and Ontario.

Irina Cornides, chief operating officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “Expanding our presence in Spain and Sweden not only speaks volumes about the strength of Pragmatic Play’s partnership with bet365, one of the world’s leading gaming brands, but it also highlights the increasing demand for our premium Slots and Live Casino content. This is an exciting time for both companies as we continue to grow in key regulated markets.”

A bet365 spokesperson said: “We are proud to extend our partnership with Pragmatic Play into the Spanish market, and now Sweden. Its portfolio of award-winning and innovative content perfectly fits bet365’s product offering and Pragmatic Play is a welcome addition for our customers in both Spain and Sweden.”