SIGNING OF THE MANAGEMENT CONTRACT FOR THE EXPLOITATION OF THE GAMES OF THE MOROCCAN GAMES AND SPORTS COMPANY
(MDJS) BETWEEN MDJS AND SISAL JEUX MAROC FOR SPORTS BETTING IN MOROCCO
Casablanca, February 08, 2023 – Following a well-publicized tender process, which drew significant interest from the global gaming community, the Marocaine des Jeux et des Sports (MDJS) and Sisal Jeux Maroc have signed the Contract for the management of the exploitation of the games of MDJS for the management of sports betting in Morocco. This eight-year contract, renewable for two additional years, provides for the management and development of a portfolio of products including fixed odds sports betting and pari-mutuel betting. These games will be distributed by SISAL Jeux Maroc through an extensive network of points of sales and online, using the latest technological innovations and the best international standards.
«We are delighted to have reached an agreement with SISAL JEUX MAROC, the winner of our sports betting tender, which establishes a highly responsible and forward-looking framework and provides the National Sports Development Fund with growing resources. This agreement represents a quantum leap for the MDJS and strengthens its position in an ever-changing sector,» said Younes El Mechrafi, General Manager of MDJS.
We are very pleased to announce the signing of this contract. The decision of the MDJS in this tender confirms the quality of our offer in a country where the sporting tradition is deeply rooted and where the sector has a very strong potential, especially in the online segment» – commented Marco Caccavale, CEO of Sisal Gaming Morocco and International Managing Director of Sisal – «We are delighted and honored that the MDJS has placed its trust in us to further develop the gaming sector with a focus on innovation, social responsibility and consumer protection».
Created in 1962, MDJS is a State-owned company that holds the monopoly on the organization and operation of betting on all sports competitions, including virtual sports competitions, throughout the national territory, with the exception of horse and greyhound racing. The MDJS may also organize and conduct raffles, lotteries and instant lotteries of a sporting nature. Responsibility is at the heart of its raison d’être: its mission is to ensure the integrity, security and reliability of gaming operations and the transparency of their operation, to channel the demand for games into a circuit controlled by the public authority and to regulate the consumption of games.
Sisal Jeux Maroc is a newly established company, constituted by a joint venture between Sisal and Paddy Power, one of Flutter Entertainment plc’s leading brands in the UK&I market. It is part of Sisal SpA, one of the leading international operators in the regulated gaming sector and which is currently active in Italy, Morocco and Turkey, with an offering that includes lotteries, betting, online games and amusement machines. The Company operates at international level in the retail channel through a network of over 47,000 points of sale, and in the online channel with 1.8 million consumers. As of 4 August 2022, Sisal became part of Flutter Entertainment plc, the world’s largest online gaming and betting operator, with a portfolio of globally recognised brands and which is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the FTSE index.