Azartia Games secures Portuguese licences

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The licences will enable Azartia Games to offer online sports betting and games of chance in the country. Azartia will operate via the website.

Both licences were issued by national regulator Comissão de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ).

Azartia joins a host of other brands in securing approval to offer online gambling in Portugal. Other licensed operators include 888, Betway, bwin, PokerStars and Betclic.

Another approved operator is Casino Solverde, which this week had its licence renewed. 

Casino Solverde can continue to offer online sports betting to players in Portugal, as well as a range of casino games.

The casino games available at Casino Solverde include slots, blackjack and French roulette.

Market growth

The news comes after SRIJ last month announced growth in Portugal’s online betting and gaming market in Q1.

Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in the first three months of 2023 reached €196.4m, up 24.8% on the same period last year.

Online sports betting GGR made up €85.7m of the total, while other online activities accounted for €110.7m.

Land-based GGR – which is generated by casinos and game machine rooms – totalled at €65.9m for the quarter, a decline of 1.7% since Q4 2022. However, this was up by 22.2% year-on-year.

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