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IGT and Ponce Plaza Pioneer Puerto Rico’s Casino-Led Sports Betting Revolution



International Game Technology (IGT) is making a significant foray into the Puerto Rico sports betting market through a groundbreaking partnership with Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino.

Leveraging its advanced PlaySports solutions, IGT will power both online and retail sports betting offerings for Ponce Plaza, strategically located in the city of Ponce on Puerto Rico’s southern coast. This collaboration marks the launch of Puerto Rico’s first casino brand-led retail and mobile sportsbook, aptly named ‘PlayBets by Ponce Plaza’.

The partnership, building on a longstanding relationship where IGT has provided gaming equipment to Ponce Plaza, represents a major step in evolving the gaming and betting landscape in Puerto Rico. It offers sports fans an unparalleled betting experience backed by a trusted local operator.

As sports enthusiasts in Puerto Rico eagerly anticipate this new venture, IGT and Ponce Plaza are poised to deliver a top-tier, multi-channel sports betting experience, enhancing the overall entertainment value at the hotel and casino.


Further Expansion and Impact:

IGT’s Comprehensive Sports Betting Technology: Joe Asher, IGT’s President of Sports Betting, emphasizes the company’s commitment to enhancing Ponce Plaza’s gaming enterprise with a new player acquisition tool through its proven technology and comprehensive services.

Local Community Engagement: General Manager Ramon Muñoz of Ponce Plaza highlights the significance of being the first local casino operator to manage its own sportsbook, deepening community ties and trust.

Growing Presence of Major Operators in Puerto Rico: IGT’s entry into Puerto Rico’s sports betting market places it among other industry giants like Caesars Entertainment, BetMGM, and newcomers like ZingSports and Ballers Sportsbook. This burgeoning market is rapidly becoming a hotbed for sports betting innovation and growth.


Expanding IGT’s Global Footprint: IGT’s latest move into Puerto Rico underscores its strategic global expansion, positioning the company as a leader in providing cutting-edge sports betting solutions in diverse markets.


IGT’s partnership with Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino in launching Puerto Rico’s first casino-led sportsbook is a landmark event in the region’s sports betting industry. This venture not only solidifies IGT’s position as a key player in the global gaming market but also enhances Puerto Rico’s growing reputation as a vibrant sports betting destination. As IGT continues to expand its reach, the company remains at the forefront of delivering innovative gaming experiences to players worldwide.


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