A SUNDERLAND-BASED company’s gamble on success has paid off.
Tombola has been confirmed as the largest operator in both Spain and Italy, only two years after expanding into Europe.
The company, whose head office is located at Wylam Wharf, Low Street, is the most successful bingo operator in the UK, and employs more than 200 people in the city.
Leon Thomas, managing director, said: “The online gaming and entertainment market is well established in the UK, and Tombola has been ranked number one in a market including more than 300 competitors for several years.
“By comparison, the market in mainland Europe is relatively new and we have climbed to the top spot in two more countries from a standing start, in a very short time.
“We’ve just celebrated our second anniversary in Spain with confirmation that we are now number one there based on player numbers.
“In terms of market share, Tombola also boasts more than 40 per cent of the online market in Spain, which is more than double our nearest rival.”