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UK – Playtech BGT Sports and Betfred sign SSBT extension

By - 16 January 2020

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has extended its long-term partnership to supply self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) to Betfred.

The contract, which now runs until the end of December 2021, will continue to cover the operator’s high street shops throughout the UK. The extension of the successful partnership reflects the growing customer demand for PBS’ award-winning SSBTs, which have bucked the trend in retail sports betting to produce double digit growth year-on-year.

A host of exciting new content and unique features will ensure they deliver the latest sporting events and information direct to shop customers, alongside thousands of pre-match and in-play betting opportunities.

With Betfred customers able to enjoy more live action, comprehensive stats and a wider range of betting markets than ever, Lee Drabwell, Regional Manager UK, ROI, Belgium and Italy at Playtech BGT Sports, said: “We’re delighted to be extending our deal with Betfred and look forward to continuing to deliver the latest sporting events and information directly to their customers’ fingertips via our award-winning SSBTs.

“With an action-packed summer of football ahead, we’re confident that 2020 will prove to be another record-breaking year for PBS as we deliver the most modern, digitised, in-shop user experience available on the market.”

Mark Stebbings, Group Chief Operating Officer at Betfred Group added: “Self-service betting has quickly become an integral part of our retail estate’s offering and we’re thrilled to be extending our agreement with PBS through to 2021. Our partnership with them means we can continue to provide our customers with an increasing number of excellent in-shop betting options via PBS’ SSBTs; all proven to drive footfall and incremental revenue.”

PBS is set to unveil its latest innovative products and features designed to boost both customer engagement and revenue for retail operators at next month’s ICE 2020.

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