August 29th - 2012
ANTONY HOPKINS, Head of International Business, reflects on SIS’s success in the Spanish betting market The news that Valencia has opened its door to betting operators marks another milestone in SIS’s continued success in the Spanish market. Around 400 shops and arcades and 2,000 terminals could be taking our service in Valencia alone after the region granted licences to betting operators in June this year. Those operators already take our Spanish Channel, which is based on the UK FACTS service, so Valencia’s new punters will see UK and Irish horseracing and BAGS greyhound racing, as well as graphics and commentaries in Spanish all underpinned by supporting information and chat around Spanish related sport. Our entry into Valencia marks the latest stage in a remarkable journey for SIS, because we were stepping into the unknown five years ago when we committed to produce a dedicated channel for what was then a brand new betting market. Whilst Spain is one of the biggest gambling...
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