Bede clinches OLLGC digital platform deal

News on 13 Sep 2018

Online gambling software and platform provider Bede Gaming announced Thursday that it has scored a major deal in being selected by the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation as the corporation’s new digital platform provider.

The agreement marks Bede’s entry into both the North American and Lottery markets, and the provider expects OLG’s new platform to be in place in early 2020.

OLG, one of the world’s largest lotteries, selected the digital platform specialists following a fair, open, and transparent procurement process, with a view to transforming the corporation’s digital offering, bringing new products and player experiences to adult Ontarians.

Bede’s Responsible Gambling (RG) technology will provide the lottery operator with a range of options to help manage RG in real-time and give players the ability to set fine-grained limits, self-exclusions, and other supports tailored to their needs. These RG tools will comply with requirements of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and uphold OLG’s track record as a responsible operator.

OLG is the third operator to select Bede this year following the signing in early 2018 of Sun International and LeoVegas, who acquired Bede-powered Rocket X.

Michael Brady, co-founder, Bede Gaming, said the award of the OLG contract represents a landmark win for Bede and the start of a long and fruitful relationship with the Canadian lottery corporation.

Greg McKenzie, OLG’s chief operating officer, added, “We are investing in digital technology and product solutions to improve the customer experience and ensure we are responsive to changing customer expectations. The platform Bede will provide will be a central point of integration for OLG’s products and channels. We are looking forward to developing our relationship with Bede as OLG continues its digital transformation.”

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