Jade Sportsbet, certified and regulated by PAGCOR, is primed for growth in the fast-moving Philippine market. Already live in Okada Manila, Jade has now signed with a number of licensed properties to provide its sportsbook services. These services are restricted to the Philippine Territory and Jade Entertainment only provides the services to licensed operators.
Jade is a multi-national organization and currently has sales and support centres in Malaysia, Vietnam, Macau and Nepal. Jade Nepal is also a service provider and has delivered its services to Lucky Yeti which is operated by Black Ocean N.V. and operates under a Curacao license that features a mobile-first tailored interface, localized for responding to native demands and player enthusiasms around the most popular sports in the territory. These culturally-contingent Indian-market offerings also extend to casino where popular lottery and virtual TV games sit alongside classic card games, whose immersive gameplay is tailored to give players an engaging experience in a card-playing, sports-mad territory.
Joe Pisano, CEO of Jade Entertainment, said: “We’re thrilled to be a service provider to licensed operators. Thanks to our software and platform partners at RPM Gaming, we were able to construct and curate these customized websites from scratch. Based on encouraging performances in both acquisition and retention metrics, it seems our customers are loving these local touches, too.
“That said, I’m thrilled to say that Jade Sportsbet has now returned to Okada Manila and is performing extremely well.”
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Although much of the world is closed down to international travel, destinations interested in attracting the Mainland Chinese visitor should be aware of new trends and preferences and tailor their offer accordingly.
For this edition of our magazine, we focus on Southeast Asia, with a particular look at the Philippines. The country’s casino industry has been among the hardest hit in Asia, with the integrated resorts in Manila’s Entertainment City having remained mostly closed to the general public since the beginning of the crisis last year.
The world is bouncing back, or at least coming to grips with the fact that going forward not much will be the same as before. Commendably, this industry quickly understood the need to adapt to a new normal, and that the days of targeting the low hanging fruit of the VIP sector are gone.