Betfan goes live in Poland

17 May 2019

Betfan has rolled out its gambling services in the Polish market, claiming to be the only with the online operator offering consumers in the country the chance to wager on a range of non-sporting events.

Punters will have access to traditional sports betting and esports wagering, as well as a selection of bets on entertainment, media, politics, show business, economics and the weather.

Betfan has said this diversified service means that it can offer more than 1.5m different bets every month.

CEO Piotr Sienkiewicz said Betfan is keen to change the perception of bookmaker bets, with the operator setting a goal of becoming one of the top five betting brands in Poland - in terms of turnover - within the next three to four years.

“We are not focusing solely on just sporting events and their results, we look closely to the surroundings and we try to offer our fans a variety of bets matching their various interests,” Sienkiewicz said.

“With us you can bet on almost anything. In order to not to create additional barriers, we take on us payment of tax on games, and each new player can take advantage of the highest welcome bonus on the market, worth PLN 3,000.”

Betfan becomes the 10th online gambling operator to go live in the regulated Polish market. The launch comes six months after it secured a licence from the country’s Ministry of Finance.

Last year, Betfan was one of a number of operators that were awarded licences, along with the likes of Typiko and Traf Zakłady Wzajemne, a subsidiary of state-owned gaming operator Totalizator Sportowy.

Cherry, Betclic Everest, Totalbet, and Ewinner also secured licences in 2018.

Betfan is managed by a team of experienced industry professionals, with chief executive Sienkiewicz previously working at Polish bookmaker forBET and Totolotek, the Intralot sports betting subsidiary acquired by Gauselmann Group in March this year. Its head of IT Jarogniew Muszyński also worked for the two operators, while operations chief Grzegorz Kiczko also spent time working for Totolotek.