Poland’s only legal online casino and lottery sites are now live following Totalizator Sportowy unveiling of TotalCasino.pl and iLotto.pl with the promise that it will ‘listen to the opinion’ of its players.
Olgierd Cieślik, Totalizator Sportowy’s President, said: “This big step towards meeting the needs of customers means the digitisation and implementation of innovative and modern tools for online sales of products, as well as increasing Totalizator Sportowy’s revenues, and thus also increased funds transferred to the development of sport and culture. This is the beginning of a very important process of further development of our services. By implementing it, we will listen carefully to the opinions of our players.”
TotalCasino offers slots, table games and lottery products and is powered by Playtech with International Game Technology supplying the lottery products.
The launch marks Playtech’s landmark entry in the fast-growing Polish market as it continues its strategy of partnering with leading, established operators in regulated and newly regulated markets.
Earlier in 2018, Totalizator Sportowy selected Playtech to be its official online casino partner, providing the underlying platform, games portfolio and support services that launches today.
Totalizator Sportowy has run Poland’s lottery services for six decades and today has a network of more than 17,000 points of sale across the country. The company was originally created to generate funds for the construction and renovation of sports facilities, a practice that continues to this day.
The Totalizator Sportowy project follows Playtech’s work with other World Lottery Association members who have taken similar steps to expand their gaming offering. In recent years, Playtech has developed broader offerings for Greece’s OPAP, Portugal’s Santa Kaza, Sisal in Italy, and a trio of lotteries operating in the Nordics including Finland’s Veikkhaus, Denmark’s Danske Spil and Norway’s Norsk Tipping.
Mor Weizer, CEO at Playtech, said: “This is a significant day for Totalizator Sportowy and for Playtech. A lot of hard work has gone into the last nine months to build an exciting, robust, safe platform for Poland’s players. We owe a big thank you to our new partners at Totalizator Sportowy and look forward to a long, successful relationship.
“Our commitment to innovative, industry leading products and the scale and flexibility of our gaming platform means Playtech is the clear partner of choice for the leading land-based operators in newly regulating online markets.”
Poland’s regulated online market grew by 22 per cent in 2017 with revenues hitting €2.7bn..