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Playtech’s Quickspin moves into Italy with PokerStars deal

| By iGB Editorial Team
Launch comes after PokerStars was awarded an Italian online casino licence earlier this year
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Quickspin is to launch its gaming content in Italy for the first time after entering into a new partnership with The Stars Group's flagship PokerStars brand.

The Playtech-owned games studio will initially roll out a selection of slot titles such as Sakura Fortune, Dragon Shine and Phoenix Sun, with more content to follow in the coming months.

“We are delighted to have secured a deal with Pokerstars. Going live with them is exciting for us and continues our exciting plans for expansion,” Quickspin chief executive Daniel Lindberg said.

“We live and breathe slots and are passionate about what we do,” he explained. “Our mission is to create ones that players love, and we’re looking forward to taking the country by storm with some of our most exciting games.”

PokerStars joins the likes of LeoVegas, Betsson, Mr Green, JackpotJoy's Vera&John, Kindred Group and Danske Spill as operators that have content deals in place with Quickspin. The studio was founded in 2011, before being acquired by acquired by iGaming solutions giant Playtech in 2016.

PokerStars was awarded an online casino licence in Italy earlier this year. It was one of around 80 operators that submitted applications to the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli after the Italian regulator opened a new licensing window for the country's iGaming market in January this year.

Last month, The Stars Group reported a 74% year-on-year increase in revenue to $572m (£449.5m/€504.2m) for the third quarter of 2018, including 12% growth in revenue from Italy to €37.8m.

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