Insight into the biggest iGaming companies active in Portugal

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Portugal is the fastest growing iGaming market around the world and in Europe. The gambling market in the country has many hiccups with the increase regulations and strict bans on many activities. However, the industry continues to persist and grow. The evidence is the apparent growth in revenue generated in 2020 amid the pandemic. The country’s revenue amounted to €84.2 million, increasing from the previous year with a margin of 55.6%. The country also issued 24 operational licenses for gambling operators with proper sanctions from the government. Also, the country is witnessing more partnerships with global operators, a trend we expect to continue into 2021. What many are asking is, “what is the driving force for the Portuguese iGaming market?”


1. Scientific Games

Scientific Games, is one of the internationally recognized iGaming providers,and is also a lottery instant game provider in Portugal. Scientific Games signed a contract between Portugal’s Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML) or the country’s national lottery. The deal that came into being in June will see to the provision of instant lottery games in the country. The American-based Corporation provides lottery services to other countries, including Italy, France, and the UK, showing its trustworthiness for the people of Portugal.

Scientific Games ranks fourth out of the ten instant game providers and operators in Europe. The listing follows the popular instant lottery games providers available in the international market.  The company promised to expand the local gaming market by providing entertaining instant lottery games. John Schulz indicates that some proceeds from the lotteries will go into the lottery providers’ charitable causes.


SkillOnNet has had much success after joining the Portugal iGaming market back in November of 2020. The online slots and casino games provider entered the market via the BacanPlay proprietary brand. SkillOnNet through offers Portuguese gamblers and players a chance to access over 3,500 online slots and casino games. The online operator integrates the BacanaPlay with the needs of Portuguese players, ensuring localized game offers and payment options.

The gaming operator integration provided the players with safe, secure, and responsible gambling iGaming tools. Also, BacanaPlay introduced loyal quality schemes for all players, local currencies, and cutting-edge iGaming technologies.

3. Doppio Games

Doppio Games took the Portuguese gambling and iGaming market a step further by introducing a voice-powered AI into the gaming industry. In conjunction with Netflix, Doppio Games developed the 3% Challenge gaming with Doppio Games, showcasing that voice control can be helpful and effective in playing video games, seamlessly. The game launch was on Alexa, Google Assistant, an AI voice-powered assistant developed by Google.

The Portuguese-based voice-game provider aims to create more iGaming titles using voice control and launch the title via The Vortex. The CEO takes pride in the faith shown by various investors and hopes to launch the newly designed titles in 2021.


Exeedme driving force for the Portugal iGaming market is one of a kind. The iGaming provider believes that “gaming for fun is good, but gaming for money is much better.” The Portugal-based company came up with a strategy that allows providers and the country to earn millions in revenue to offer a professional player a chance to make while playing. Gamers can now use their gaming skills to earn money while having fun online.

The Exeedme Play2Earn platform was a success and is currently accessible to any gamer in Portugal desiring to earn some cash while playing. The CEO Nuno Fernanda states that the company motto includes helping gamers to make a living while doing what is in their hearts!

5. Emote

Emotai is another Portugal-based company that takes iGaming technology to the future. The iconic EMOTAI headband is an excellent device that monitors your brain waves, measures them, and helps you regulate your heart rate for better game results. The device is a simple headband on his head to measure the waves, feed the data into your app on the phone, and help conclude.

EMOTAI is a definite success in the iGaming industry for professional gamers. Improving performance is tantamount to better gaming skills; with the invention of iGaming tournaments, sports, and competition events with potential winning, each player searches for ways and means to improve performance. EMOTAI delivers all the benefits to a player with minimal effort!

6. Estoril Casinos

Estoril Casinos has set the pace for other online providers being the first operator to receive a license from the Portugal gambling authorities. The Estoril Casinos has extensive online casino games, including slots and table and card games such as blackjack and roulette. The Estoril Casinos currently partnered with Pariplay, which adds 100 more fun to the wide selection from the operator.


The above operators have a driving force in the Portugal gaming industry, making them unique contributors. For instance, Scientific Games is a significant provider for instant lottery games, and Doppio Games introduced voice-controlled video games. Exceedme has an online gaming platform that provides payment to players depending on their gaming skills. EMOTAI provides innovative gadgets to help improve gaming performances. None other can have the title of “the best driving force” in the iGaming Market in Portugal.

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