French heritage leisure and casino operator Groupe Barrière will launch its new sportsbook property ‘Barrièrebet’ this week, which will be powered by BetConstruct.
The operating firm of 28 luxury casinos and 18 five-star hotels across France, Barrière entered the French online gambling marketplace after securing its sportsbook licence from ANJ – France’s new ‘unified federal authority’ – regulating all gambling activities.
BetConstruct has confirmed that tomorrow (16 September) it will launch Barrièrebet’s initial sportsbook product, which the technology group will further expand with additional betting markets, live horse racing and a poker room within the coming weeks.
Founded in 1912 by leisure industry icon François André, Groupe Barrière is recognised as the haute couture brand of luxury hotels and resorts, managing the exclusive properties of Le Fouquet Paris, Grand Dinard, Le Majestic Cannes and Les Neiges Courchevel.
Dominique Desseigne, Chairman and CEO of Barrière Group, commented: “The online gaming market is a new axis of development which will allow the Group to consolidate its positions and promote its brands, as well as increase our brand awareness toward our new players and retain our land-based Casino customers.”
Vigen Badalyan, BetConstruct Founder and CEO, added: “With a remarkable journey that began back in 1912, Barrière has gone through many eras of growth and transformation to establish itself as one of the market leaders in French casinos.
“Now they seek to leverage the strength of their brand and their expertise to make the transition to online and we are happy to partner with them as they look to realize their online ambitions. We wish Barrière hundreds of years of success and growth in the online world.”