Betfair has taken a move that pretty well signals the departure of the company from the Ongame network for internet poker. This move was announced by the company this last Tuesday when it stated that it has extended its business relationship with Playtech.
This extension includes the renewal of the contract with Playtech, an agreement that will witness the launching of bingo gaming and the offer to grant players at Betfair the ability to access the internet poker network of Playtech.
The gaming products are going to be offered to the customers via the website and the mobile channel of Betfair. It will also give Betfair the ability to provide ring-fenced poker offerings to the gambling markets that need this kind of poker.
Betfair is also going to work hand in hand with the software developer in order to offer a licensed and a regulated local poker solution to the Spanish market sometime in this financial year.
It is also going to work with Playtech in order to offer the same solution to the Italian market after the launching of the betting exchange as stated by the director of operations at Betfair, Ian Chuter.
Chuter also stated that the business relationship between Playtech and Betfair has been growing year after year, the relationship started back in 2009 when Betfair was supplied with a gaming suite by Playtech. He also added that Betfair has studied all the available options and it saw that Playtech is the only company that would offer them with what they need.