MDJS Awards Sisal 8-Year Deal to Run Sports Betting in Morocco
Flutter Entertainment subsidiary, Sisal announces it has won the rights to manage sports betting in Morocco put out to tender by La Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports (MDJS).
MDJS is the state-owned brand that oversees the national lottery and other gambling operations throughout Morocco. Under the terms of the successful bid, Sisal has been awarded an 8-year contract to run all sports betting in Morocco, which starts in 2024, and also has the option of a 2-year extension.
This agreement increases Sisal's footprint in the country as it has also had the rights to manage the national lottery in Morocco since 2018. Sisal believes operating the national lottery and sports betting in Morocco will result in the company achieving certain synergies.
Flutter completed its takeover of Sisal last year, and Sisal has stated that it believes it will be able to use its parent company's Flutter Edge and Risk & Trading technologies in this new agreement to run sports betting in Morocco.
Related: Flutter Entertainment purchases Sisal for €1.91 billion.
Flutter will see its footprint in the African region increase significantly through this partnership. As well as increased growth in Morocco, the gaming operator also has a greater presence in Tunisia, having been awarded another operating contract.
We are extremely pleased to announce the consolidation of our offering in Morocco. The decision by MDJS is a testament to the quality of our work and how much we have achieved in the last three years in a country with a strong growth trajectory and great potential.
This is our fourth successful international tender, all of which have been highly competitive, recognizing the commitment, investment, and know-how that make us unique in the market. Being part of the Flutter Group enhances our value proposition and enables us to develop joint products and services for different market segments.