International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has decided to strengthen its sports betting presence in Puerto Rico through a new partnership with Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino. The multi-year agreement will allow the casino to utilize IGT PlaySports’ technology and trading advisory services to power their sportsbook, PlayBets by Ponce Plaza.
Ramon Muñoz, the general manager of Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino, expressed his excitement about the strategic alliance with IGT and the upcoming sportsbook launch. He also mentioned the casino’s successful history of catering to the local community and their pride in being the first operator in Puerto Rico to manage their own sportsbook.
IGT’s president of sports betting, Joe Asher, also shared his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating that IGT will assist the casino operator with player acquisition and bring multi-channel sports betting excitement to fans in the region.
IGT PlaySports was recognized as the Sportsbook Supplier of the Year at the SBC North America Awards in 2023. The supplier is currently powering sportsbooks in over 90 gaming venues across North America.
In recent months, IGT has announced partnerships with Betfred in Nevada, BetSkybox in Ohio, and Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Iowa to expand the reach of its PlaySports-powered sports betting solutions.
Overall, IGT’s collaboration with Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino and its expansion in other North American regions demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing innovative and flexible sports betting solutions to gaming operators.