ESA Gaming enters Portuguese market through Casino Portugal deal

ESA Gaming has signed a new partnership with Casino Portugal, marking the supplier’s first foray into the Portuguese gaming market. 

Through the agreement, ESA will supply its portfolio of EasySwipe games to the local operator including Fruit Staxx, with further titles due to be released later this year.

Zorica Smallwood, director at ESA Gaming, said: “Entering new markets is a key focus for us this year as we look to further expand the reach of our products. Portugal is a market of great potential and we are excited to make inroads into the country together with Casino Portugal, a leading and highly regarded local operator.

“We look forward to introducing our EasySwipe portfolio for the first time to their customers.”

ESA says that the EasySwipe portfolio has been developed to ‘seamlessly integrate into sportsbooks’, enabling operators to offer casino games ‘without disrupting the sports betting portfolio’.

Online gaming revenue in Portugal increased by 58 per cent during the fourth quarter of 2020 with online slots accounting for 71 per cent of gameplay. Fifteen operators have licences to offer both online gaming and sports betting in the country.

António Laranjo, Co-CEO at Casino Portugal, added: “Through this partnership with ESA Gaming we will be able to add a new layer of content to our existing offering. EasySwipe™ games will be a great addition to our casino portfolio and we are thrilled to be the first operator in the country to offer their titles to our growing customer base.”