Hippodrome players get cashless payments through OKTO deal

Payments provider OKTO has been dealt a partnership contract with the London-based Hippodrome Casino, the fintech released in a statement.

Pundits will now be able to go cashless, with the OKTO.WALLET payments solution being integrated into the Hippodrome Casino Members mobile app. According to OKTO’s CCO Simon Dorsen, the offering will cater to “all the niche demands” of players, allowing for “responsible and real time payments”.

He said: “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 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. Now the established cornerstone of West End life introduces OKTO to its visitors, being always in the front line of digitalisation.”

Highlighting the innovative outlook of the venue, George Constantinou, the casino’s Head of Online, commented that Hippodrome is happy to welcome digital payments and the security they bring with them, as safer gambling and customer experience are “close to the heart” of the business.

“Since opening nearly a decade ago, on 13 July 2012, the Hippodrome – the UK’s largest and subsequently most popular casino and entertainment venue – 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.

“The OKTO.WALLET is a digital payment method that delivers safe and secure transactions which will be embedded into our members mobile app, which at the same time is embracing safer gambling – a philosophy close to the heart of the Hippodrome business.

“The OKTO App features responsible gambling tools including secure KYC and age verification. These features are vitally important to progressive brands like the Hippodrome. We are pleased to be working with the team at OKTO and look forward to building a strong relationship going forward,” Constantinou concluded.