Bede Gaming, a supplier of software to the online gaming industry, has been selected as the new digital platform supplier for the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG). OLG, one of the world’s largest lotteries, selected the digital platform specialist 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.
The agreement marks Bede’s entry into both the North American and Lottery markets and, said the firm, serves as a testament to the strength of its platform. It expects OLG’s new platform to be in place in early 2020.
Bede’s Responsible Gambling (RG) technology will provide the lottery operator with 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.
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: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome OLG to Bede and am extremely proud of the team effort involved in bringing this agreement to fruition. It is a huge recognition of the strength of our offering and firm proof of our status as a leading gaming platform in the industry. This is a landmark contract win for Bede and I am sure will be the start of a long and successful relationship with one of the most respected names in the worldwide lottery sector. We are looking forward to supporting OLG in achieving digital excellence.”
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.”