IGT Expands Strategic Partnership with Optima Group for Delivery of Sports Betting Services

LONDON, U.K. – IGT has announced that it has signed an agreement with Optima Group for the licensing, support, and development of IGT’s sports betting platform in all international regions outside of Italy, the United States, and Canada. 

As part of the agreement, signed on Dec. 15, 2017, IGT is licensing its Sports Betting platform to Optima, enabling it to provide the day-to-day management of IGT’s existing sports betting relationships in international markets, and to be IGT’s preferred supplier for delivering sports betting solutions in these regions. 

“IGT, as legacy GTECH, has successfully partnered with Optima since 2014 when we licensed our sports betting platform to them for a group of existing GTECH betting and gaming customers,” said Walter Bugno, IGT CEO International. “With this new agreement, Optima will ensure that all IGT sports betting customers in the international market receive high-quality ongoing support, while benefitting from Optima’s ability to develop and enhance the IGT sports betting platform.”

“This strategic partnership gives Optima the opportunity to focus on our strength as a B2B Sports Betting provider in the international space,” said Optima Group CEO Jacob Lopez Curciel.  “As a result, we can continue innovating on our previous investments in the IGT platform, and ensure a first-class experience for sports betting customers and their players.”