4th December, 2017 – Bede Gaming, digital platform specialists to the online gaming industry, has agreed a landmark deal with Sun International which will see Bede enter the South African market for the first time.
Under the terms of the agreement, Bede will become the group’s preferred online gaming technology partner and will license its flexible platform to Sun International to provide sports betting to customers exclusively in South Africa.
Sun International will leverage the Bede platform to support its digital growth ambitions in the market, including its leading Sunbet brand.
Bede continues to establish itself as the number one choice for operators looking to grow quickly in the digital arena. Its flexible platform is supplier agnostic and has proven its ability to integrate quickly, giving operators an extensive choice of suppliers.
Anthony Leeming, CE, of Sun International, remarked “To leverage in the digital environment we require a flexible platform that will allow us to deliver the world-class experience which our customers expect.
“For this reason, it was an easy decision to partner with Bede Gaming, which has enjoyed significant success in other markets.
“The team has been a pleasure to work with and we are excited to continue working in partnership.”
Michael Brady, CEO of Bede Gaming, said: “To enter the South African market with such a respected name as Sun International really underlines our commitment to grow Bede’s footprint in global regulated markets.
“We have been selected by Sun International because we offer a flexible platform and lightning fast integrations that have proven successful in multiple jurisdictions.
“Operators are demanding greater speed and flexibility, which is something we are able to deliver.
“We look forward to building a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Sun International, and will continue to build upon our market-leading offer.”
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About Bede Gaming
Bede Gaming is a leading supplier of software to the online gaming industry, powering some of the biggest brands globally. The platform provider works in regulated markets and processes tens of millions of transactions per month.
The Bede platform is flexible, scalable, modular and fully open meaning operators can integrate any third party software required into the platform or use its bespoke solutions. Bede’s platform also integrates into land based systems, offering operators a genuine omni-channel convergence solution.
Bede Gaming, which is headquartered in Newcastle upon-Tyne, in the heart of the north-east of England, UK, is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and is an approved supplier of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.
About Sun International
Sun International is one of Africa’s largest tourism, leisure and gaming groups with a diverse portfolio of world-class resorts, luxury five-star hotels and contemporary, well-located casinos. The group, which pioneered gaming in southern Africa in the 1970s, continues to be the leader in the field. It also sets the standard for hosting large-scale international and local events.
Sun International has a presence in Latin America that began with the opening of the Monticello Grand Casino in Chile in 2008. Following a merger with Dream S.A. (Dreams), Sun International is now the largest gaming company in Latin America with operations in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Panama.
In 2013, the company launched its sports betting platform, SunBet.