Category: Announcements

Bede has agreed a partnership with fraud prevention and authentication specialists iovation.

The agreement will give Bede the ability to offer its clients access to iovation services to ensure the highest possible levels of security via a proven suite of device based services.

Michael Brady, CEO of Bede Gaming, said: “Bede has used iovation’s market-leading services for some time, and it provides an important component of our fraud prevention and security strategy. It was a logical step to enter a formal partnership to extend this provision to our own clients.”

Duane Burcham, Senior Sales & Business Development at iovation, said: “The gaming industry is subject to some of the most sophisticated fraud techniques in the world, so it is vital that operators stay one step ahead by utilising the very latest tools to ensure a safe and secure environment for their players.

“We have been impressed with Bede’s commitment to security and look forward to working closely together to ensure the industry’s high security requirements are consistently met.”

Earlier this year, Bede was granted ISO 27001 certification by the International Standards Organisation (ISO), in recognition of its continued offering of the most secure platform provision available to operators in regulated markets globally.

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, which has enjoyed significant success in other markets.

“The team has been a pleasure to work with and we are excited to continue our 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.”

Swedish app developer, SpiffX, announced today that they have signed a distribution agreement with Bede Gaming to release their content through Bede PLAY. Once integrated, Spiffx will be able to reach all Bede’s customers with one connection.

Lennart Gilberg – Acting CEO and Director of Spiffx AB said: “The partnership with Bede Gaming gives Spiffx the ideal distribution platform for the Take5 games with prominent Tier 1 industry operators. By integrating with Bede, we can integrate quickly and efficiently to multiple operators via the one connection. We are very happy to be working with the Bede team and to have our content on a respected, market leading platform.”

Michael Brady – CEO of Bede Gaming said We are always looking for new and innovative content to add to our platform. The Take5 in-play games are fun, dynamic and a great acquisition, retention and cross-sell tool for operators who have a sportsbook license.  The Spiffx team are constantly launching alternative content, which we can offer to our customers.”

SpiffX operates a trading platform with an option market and a darkpool for trading in sport odds through the web site www.spiffx.com. Furthermore, SpiffX develops and provides consumer products with leverage. The operation is conducted and operated by SpiffX Malta Ltd under gaming license LGA/CL3/851/2012 issued by the Malta Gaming Authority on the 26th of April 2013. SpiffX AB is listed and publicly traded on First North in Stockholm, Sweden and G&W Fondkommission is its certified advisor. 

This press release is a translation of a release made earlier today by SpiffX in Swedish. The release contains insider information that SpiffX AB is obliged to make public according to EU’s market abuse regulation. The information was given by the contact person for public release on the 29nd of August 2017 at 10:15 CET.

For further information please see www.spiffx.se

Two of Bede’s largest clients have been listed in the EGR Power 50 of top global gaming companies, which was published this morning. The Power 50 is considered the online gaming industry’s most important ranking of companies and is compiled in conjunction with global accountancy company, BDO.

 

The Rank Group came in at 17th in the Power 50 listing, up from 19th in 2016. Intellectual Property and Software (IPS) came in 40th, marking its debut in the Power 50.

 

Ian Erskine, managing director of IPS, said: “We are delighted to be listed in the Power 50 and that is a reflection of our stellar growth. We were Bede Gaming’s first ever client and they have supported our growth and provided the technology to allow us to create a differentiated product in the world’s most competitive online gambling market.”

The Rank Group plc reported digital growth of 19% for the 16 weeks to 15 October 2017 at their Annual General meeting today.

Digital revenues at Grosvenor Casinos was up 34% and Mecca Bingo’s online operations were up 11%.

Rank moved their entire digital operation to Bede in March 2016 and has seen strong growth since that point.

Michael Brady, chief executive of Bede Gaming, said: “We are delighted that Bede’s biggest client is seeing such excellent digital growth and we look forward to supporting them in the years to come, both online and in their retail offering.”

Both Rank chief executive Henry Birch and his digital team have publicly stated that Rank’s digital growth has been strongly enhanced by Bede’s platform. Adam Joseph, director of digital operations for Rank, has said: “The perceived risk of moving to newer technology was unfounded. Bede allows us the flexibility, speed and control we need to amplify our digital plans and we look forward to continuing our work with them to see how much they, and we, can grow in the future.”

Ivor Jones, leisure analyst at Peel Hunt, wrote in a note to clients this morning: “The digital speedboat continues to grow and have an increasing impact on the growth of the liner it is pulling along. The best is yet to come, with single wallet completing the digital transformation project and giving management the tools to monetise the substantial player base of the offline
Business. We reiterate our Add recommendation.”

Developer’s full suite of games seamlessly integrated onto Bede PLAY

Bede has significantly expanded its content portfolio after entering a partnership with The Games Company.

Under the agreement, the developer’s full suite of HTML5 desktop, mobile and tablet games have been integrated onto Bede’s content aggregator platform, PLAY.

The Games Company is an independent UK company, which has a wholly owned development team based in Portugal and offers third-party content through its own platform.

Premium titles such as Mariachi Mayhem, Cash Cowboy and Two Tribes are now available to all Bede’s clients, including Tier 1 operator The Rank Group.

Michael Brady, CEO of Bede Gaming, commented: “Adding premium content to our offering is a key part of our ambition to become the first-choice gaming platform in regulated markets. Partnering with The Games Company is a major step towards achieving that goal.

“We’ve been hugely impressed with the high standard of games they offer, and with their games performing well, they make an attractive proposition for our customers.”

Hans Winkelmann, MD of The Games Company, said: “Bede Gaming is known for its high-performing gaming platform, and we’re thrilled to be working alongside them.

“The integration process has been very straightforward, thanks to the platform’s flexibility and scalability. The speed of it means we are quickly accessible and the openness of Bede PLAY means our content is now available to any of their clients’ brands without need for separate integrations.”

Bede Gaming signs a partnership agreement with leading online content developer Core Gaming.

The deal sees Core Gaming’s portfolio of state-of-the-art HTML5 titles delivered through the Bede PLAY platform, all available to Bede’s operating partners via a single integration.

Core Gaming joins an extensive group of premier suppliers integrated into the Bede PLAY platform, including IGT, Novomatic and Scientific Games.

Michael Brady, CEO of Bede Gaming, said: “Core Gaming has established itself as a preeminent provider of content to the igaming industry, and we are excited to make its titles available to our operating partners via Bede PLAY.

“Bede PLAY now has more than 2,000 titles from accomplished suppliers available via one easy integration, and this agreement with Core Gaming marks an important milestone as we build on our reputation as a leading software provider.”

Justin Chamberlain at Core Gaming, said: “We have been tremendously impressed by Bede Gaming’s commercial and technical acumen from when we first began discussions, and are thrilled to have signed a deal to integrate our games onto the Bede PLAY platform.

“Our high quality HTML5 software has proved hugely popular with players across the board, and we look forward to working closely with Bede Gaming as we grow our operations together.”

Bede PLAY offers a completely flexible gaming solution and robust security measures, and is quickly establishing itself as the first-choice option for innovative operators globally.

Founded in 2012, Bede Gaming employs the latest in modern technology to provide secure, high-quality products to create a world class gaming experience.

Bede Gaming, one of the fastest growing tech firms in the North East, has thrown its backing behind one of the region’s junior swimming stars. Emily Large is the European Junior Champion for 200m Butterfly, in which she also holds the British record for her age group, which she set at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Hungary last year.

The hugely talented Ponteland teenager, who swims for Newcastle Swim Team and is coached by Ryan Livingston, is a rising star in the swimming world with two other British short course records to her name in the 200m Butterfly and 400m Individual Medley. She is the current British National champion for her age group in 50 / 100 / 200m Butterfly.

At the end of 2016 she was named Pullbuoy’s Junior Swimmer of the Year and was shortlisted for the British Swimming’s Emerging Athlete of the Year.

Andy Thompson, HR Manager at Bede Gaming, said, “We’re extremely excited to be sponsoring Emily in her bid towards world swimming domination. It’s fantastic that we have such talent here in the North East and we want to do everything we can to give her the resources she needs to reach her goals. Shes already the fastest female in her age group in the world for the 200m Butterfly and we’re really looking forward to seeing her further successes as she progresses her career.”

Bede Gaming were able to connect with the King’s Priory School student through Sport Newcastle, a sports charity who support North East athletes.

Sponsorship Bede Gaming

Mike Booth, vice-chair Sport Newcastle, added, “Sport Newcastle are delighted to welcome Bede as the major sponsor of Emily Large one of our brightest young Sports Scholars. Emily will join a long list of scholars, including Victoria Pendleton and Jonny Wilkinson whose early sporting progress was assisted by the generosity of local businesses. The support that Bede are providing will undoubtedly help Emily financially but it also gave her a huge boost as she headed off to compete in the World Juniors.”

Jenny Large, Emily’s mum, commented, “Emily’s rising profile and swimming success means a daily learning process for us as parents and family. We are proud of what Emily is doing in the pool and know that this is made possible by her dedicated coaching team at Newcastle Swim Team.  The generous support of both Sport Newcastle, through nominating her as one of their Sports Scholars, and her new sponsor Bede Gaming will be a key factor in helping her pursue her dreams.”

Since this press article was released, Emily has been crowned the World Junior Champion for 200m Butterfly, breaking the championship record in the process, which had previously stood for 9 years. She also found out she received straight As and A*s in her GCSEs!

Bede has strengthened its casino offering by striking a deal with live dealer provider Ezugi.

Under the agreement, Ezugi’s full suite of live casino games including blackjack, roulette and baccarat, have all been integrated onto Bede’s content platform, PLAY.

Through Ezugi’s products and services, Bede’s clients will be able to provide their players with the same excitement, trust, and sophistication found in the real casino gaming experience.

Michael Brady, CEO of Bede Gaming, said: “The live casino market is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the industry and as such is highly important that we offer our partners a wide-selection of live dealer games to choose from.

“Partnering with Ezugi, one of the industry’s premier providers, will ensure we meet our client’s expectations. We’re thrilled to be working alongside them and to share their full portfolio of innovative games.”

Sagi Ifrach, Commercial Director of Ezugi, added: “We’ve been admirers of Bede Gaming for some time now and it’s great to be working alongside such a high-performing gaming platform.

“Partnering with Bede was a no brainer for us and following a straightforward integration, our games are now available to their customers via Bede PLAY. Enhancing our partners’ offerings is what we strive for and this will clearly bring fantastic opportunities for both Ezugi and Bede.”

Bede PLAY offers a completely flexible gaming solution, combining the top content in the industry with first class marketing tools and robust security measures, and it is quickly establishing itself as the first-choice option for innovative operators globally.

Red Tiger Gaming announces today that its suite of market-leading slots games are now live on brands operated by Intellectual Property and Software (IPS).

IPS, which is powered by Bede Gaming’s platform, operates casino and bingo brands in the UK, Ireland and Sweden, including Pink Casino, 21.co.uk, Health Bingo, Bingo.ie, Svenska Casino and Rosa Casino.

The deal means players will now have access to top-performing titles such as Dragon’s Luck, Arcade Bomb and Lucky Wizard, with the supplier’s innovative jackpots to be added in the coming weeks.

The integration includes Red Tiger’s ground-breaking Smart Spins promotional tools, which offer a uniquely flexible suite of bonusing and cross-sell functionality delivered via an in-game dialogue module.

It follows hot on the heels of several new high-profile Red Tiger partnerships with GVC, PokerStars, iGaming Cloud, Betsson and the recently announced supply deal with Rank Group.

Red Tiger’s Managing Director, Gavin Hamilton, said: “This is yet another great deal for Red Tiger Gaming, putting our award-winning slots games in front of new players in the UK, Ireland and Sweden.

“Our games take player engagement and fun to the next level, as demonstrated by their outstanding KPIs. We believe they will be a great addition to the IPS brands, and will be a big hit with their players.”

Michael Brady, CEO of Bede Gaming, added, “We are always seeking top quality games providers to strengthen our products and give our clients, like IPS even greater choice, so integrating Red Tiger was a no-brainer for us. They are a fantastic addition to our list of premium partners.”

Ian Erskine, MD, IPS, said, “Integrating Red Tiger’s award-winning slots was a straightforward decision for us. We always look to bolster our portfolio to give our players an even better playing experience and Red Tiger Gaming is the perfect partner for this. We are particularly excited about adding the Red Tiger jackpots, proven in the industry to drive player engagement and increase lifetime value.”

Red Tiger Gaming has rapidly become well-known in the industry for its quality games and innovative bonus tools that drive incremental revenue, and recently took home the trophy for Innovation in Slots Provision at this year’s EGR B2B Awards.   

Just over two years old, the company is now at full pace with its European roll out.