RPM Gaming has recruited asian supplier Jade Entertainment to deploy the first GLI-33 certified sportsbook in the Philippines at the integrated resort of Okada Manila, the Entertainment City.
Under the terms of the deal, RPM Gaming will provide the software and operational consultancy for specific application in the Philippines, providing sports betting facilities to customers inside the flagship casino of Okada Manila.
Thanks to an all-time high of 644,943 visitors in the final month of 2019, the 993-room property recently posted a 76 percent YOY uptick in December’s gross gaming revenue to $91.14 m.
Joe Pisano, Jade’s CEO, said: “We were particularly taken by RPM Gaming’s innovative portfolio of products and are delighted to be working with them to enhance the overall experience at Okada Manila.
“The GLI-33 certificate, awarded for cohesive technical excellence, affords our partners total peace of mind for sports wagering systems across retail, while this new EPOS puts our clients at the forefront of retail innovation.”
The deal heralds Arkle’s first Asian launch, the Biztech Software EPOS programme, a staple of the Irish independent bookmaking circuit. Arkle is currently being rolled out across the retail estate of Paddy Power, but this agreement signals the launch of Biztech in the Asia-Pacific, as the Northern Irish software house is seeing growth into new international territories.
This platform is said to have “successfully passed rigorous compliance testing,” making Jade Sportsbet the only sportsbook in the Philippines with GLI-33 certification for sports betting operations.
Following the launch, players in Okada Manila can now choose between a wide range of different sports, both pre-playand in-play.
Richard Thorp, the RPM Gaming director added: “We’re thrilled to have teamed up with Jade and Biztech at Okada Manila, and we look forward to a long, fruitful partnership in this region with our market-leading sportsbook software.
“It’s exciting to see the reaction of retail customers at such a storied land-based venue. We continue to raise the bar for customer service and product performance.”