Jade Entertainment and RPM Gaming align for Okada Manilla sportsbook

Asian supplier Jade Entertainment has been recruited by RPM Gaming to deploy the first GLI-33 certified sportsbook in the Philippines at Okada Manila, the Entertainment City integrated resort.

Under the terms of the deal RPM Gaming will be providing the software and the operational consultancy for specific application in the Philippines, delivering sports betting facilities to customers within Okada Manila’s flagship casino. 

The 993-room property recently posted a 76 per cent YOY uptick in December gross gaming revenues to $91.14m, thanks to an all-time high of 644,943 visitors in the final month of 2019.

Joe Pisano, CEO of Jade, commented: “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 agreement heralds the first Asian launch of Arkle, the Biztech Software EPOS system, a mainstay of the Irish independent bookmaking circuit. Arkle is currently being rolled out across Paddy Power’s retail estate, but this deal announces Biztech’s arrival in the Asia-Pacific, as the Northern Irish software house eyes expansion 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, Okada Manila players can now choose from a wide range of different sports, both pre-play and in-play.

Richard Thorp, director of RPM Gaming, 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.”