Forward Systems integrates OKTO’s cashless payments

Forward Systems, Unidesa Interactive’s management system for arcades and casinos, integrates OKTO to bring real-time, mobile-first, cashless and responsible payments directly on gaming machines in arcades, bingo halls and casinos in Spain. Forward Systems is connected in over 40,000 machines across more than 3,000 venues in Spain, Italy and Latin America,

Unidesa Interactive is part of CIRSA, the leading multinational operator in the gaming and leisure sector in Spain and Latin America.

Customers across gaming halls will be able to embrace a true cashless payment experience, using the OKTO app on their mobiles to interact with machines, connected with Forward Systems. The OKTO service provides a responsible payment experience but also, open-loop payment options for consumers, offering them the freedom to use a single payment app that can be used anytime and anywhere.

Nacho Frade, OKTO’s country manager for Spain, said: “To stay competitive in an increasingly digital world, merchants should be able to cater to different needs and demands of consumers as well as to different demographics.

“OKTO solution, designed to meet all the niche demands of land-based gaming operators and users, revolutionise the traditional payment experience while making effortless the process for operators to continue maintaining the highest standards of compliance.

“Our partnership with Forward Systems is well-timed, as the land-based gaming industry, now more than ever, steps into the digital world, and it’s imperative for operators to have a digital payment strategy to level-up the retail customer experience. We are glad to cooperate with Unidesa Interactive, to provide more operators and customers in Spain with what is a perfect blend of advanced digital wallet that completely relies on accessible mobile and proprietary technology.”

Lluís Cabré, director comercial de Unidesa Interactive, added: “”Forward Systems is the pioneering system in providing new means of payment (TITO and cashless) to gaming and bingo halls in Spain, a reality in full growth. Now, with the integration of the OKTO wallet, we take another step to continue offering advanced payment solutions to operators, in line with current trends. We are delighted to collaborate with OKTO.”