IGT and Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino partner for online and landbased sports-betting in Puerto Rico. This collaboration will see the launch of Puerto Rico's first casino brand-led retail and mobile sportsbook, 'PlayBets by Ponce Plaza,' a significant development in the region's burgeoning sports betting sector.
Leveraging PlaySports Solutions
IGT will utilize its PlaySports solutions to empower Ponce Plaza's sports betting offerings. This technology integration will provide customers with an advanced and seamless betting experience, enhancing online and in-person sports betting services.
Ponce Plaza: A Pioneering Local Operator
Located in the city of Ponce, Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino has been a prominent local establishment since 2008. With this move, it became the first casino operator in Puerto Rico to manage and operate its sportsbook, offering a unique, locally trusted betting experience. Ramon Muñoz, General Manager of Ponce Plaza, expressed pride in leading this initiative, emphasizing the casino's commitment to delivering an exceptional betting experience to sports fans in the region.
IGT's Commitment to Enhancing Sports Betting
Joe Asher, IGT's President of Sports Betting, noted the company's eagerness to assist Ponce Plaza in introducing multi-channel sports betting through IGT's reliable technology and comprehensive services. This addition of sports betting is anticipated to attract new customers to the property and enrich the overall experience at the hotel, positioning Ponce Plaza as a central hub for sports betting enthusiasts.
Expanding Presence Among Industry Leaders
IGT's partnership with Ponce Plaza places it alongside other prominent names in Puerto Rico's sports betting market. This includes Caesars Entertainment, which launched online sports betting in July, and BetMGM, which went live in June. Additionally, local operator ZingSports teamed up with SB22, while new operator Ballers Sportsbook announced plans to launch in collaboration with Sportradar.
A Landmark Development in Puerto Rico's Betting Market
The joint launch of 'PlayBets by Ponce Plaza' represents a landmark moment in Puerto Rico's sports betting landscape, combining IGT's technological prowess with Ponce Plaza's local market insight. This development not only enhances the sports betting offerings in the region but also signifies the growth and diversification of the gaming industry in Puerto Rico. As IGT and Ponce Plaza set a new standard for sports betting experiences, they pave the way for further innovation and growth in this vibrant market.