Hippodrome Casino adds Okto.Wallet to mobile app
London’s Hippodrome Casino has introduced cashless payments from Okto, marking the provider’s entry into the UK casino market.
The payment provider will supply its Okto.Wallet solution to the property, located in the West End, under a new agreement signed between both parties.
The Okto.Wallet will be integrated into the Hippodrome Casino Members mobile app, where it can be selected as a payment method. This makes Hippodrome Casino’s membership app the first in Britain to include a customer wallet.
Simon Dorsen, Okto’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), called the Hippodrome a “cornerstone of West End life” and said it has always been at the forefront of “digitalisation.”
“The Hippodrome was the first to interpret changes in legislation bringing about a new style of UK casino that has put the venue firmly on the world map,” said Dorsen.
“Now the established cornerstone of West End life introduces Okto to its visitors, being always in the front line of digitalisation.”
Dorsen went on discuss the partnership, adding: “Under the terms of our agreement, the Okto.Wallet payment method will be embedded within the Hippodrome Casino mobile app, providing customers with enhanced payment experiences and capabilities.
“The proprietary platform meets all the niche demands of gaming customers, allowing users to transfer funds responsibly and enjoy real-time payments.”
Hippodrome Casino’s Head of Online, George Constantinou, expressed a similar sentiment, remarking: “Since opening nearly a decade ago on 13 July 2012, the Hippodrome is the UK’s largest and subsequently most popular casino and entertainment venue.
“It has set new standards in everything that it has done and that includes digital payments and the first casino membership app that includes a customer wallet.”