12 May 2020
Blip from Porto joins the largest online gaming group
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After the merger between The Stars Group and Flutter Entertainment, Blip will start producing software for the largest betting brand conglomerate. 

Technological Blip, based in Porto, will start producing software for what will be the largest online betting conglomerate in the world, after the merger between The Stars Group and Flutter Entertainment.

The Porto company already developed software for brands such as Paddy Power, Betfair, or Fanduel, brands integrated into the Flutter Entertainment group. After the merger, Tecnológica believes that "new business and growth possibilities for Blip can be opened".

As stated by Ângelo Valente, senior employer brand manager, in a statement, "it is an honor and a great responsibility to work for an organization of this size”, reinforcing also being confident that Blip has a team prepared and capable of responding to this new challenge "To do so, you just need to continue to strive with the same energy and deliver with the same high-quality standards as the last eleven years".

The Flutter group, now the largest globally in the gaming & betting market, now has all the operators that made up The Stars Group, such as PokerStars, Fox Bet, or Sky Betting & Gaming.

Through a statement, Blip details that the next step will be to streamline the integration of all companies and their brands through the creation of a new international division. "The process will be done gradually and taking into account the fragility and characteristics of the context in which we live and to which we have to adapt," says Peter Jackson, CEO of the group. Due to the instability caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, operators will maintain, for now, some independence, it is possible to read.

Announced in late 2019, the merger between the two online gambling and betting groups received the green light from the British market regulator as early as April this year.

Blip was born in Porto in 2009, dedicated to the development of technology and software for the web and mobile platforms. In 2012, the company was acquired by the British Paddy Power Betfair. After the acquisition, Blip went from three people at an early stage to around 300 workers.

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