Casino Portugal awarded ninth online gambling licence
Casino Portugal has been awarded the ninth online gambling licence by the Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ).
Sociedade Figueira Praia, a Portuguese land-based casino operator, will operate its online casino site under its existing Casino Portugal brand.
The firm also received an online sports betting licence from the SRIJ in June.
Eight of the nine online licences issued by the SRIJ are shared between four companies, including the Sociedade Figueira Praia.
Betclic Everest Group, BET Entertainment Technologies and Estoril Sol are the remaining licence holders, all of which operate both casino gaming and sports betting sites.
Portugal’s licenced operators generated a total of €31m ($37.3m) during the first quarter of 2017, up 13.7% from the previous quarter.
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