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Saracen Casino Resort Implements Pavilion Payments Gaming Solutions

LAS VEGAS – January 17, 2023 – Today, Global Payments Gaming Solutions announced its partnership with Saracen Casino Resort to implement a new payment platform. The integration of new payment technologies will significantly improve consumers’ payment experience on Saracen’s sports betting app, BetSaracen.

The Global Payments solution will dramatically enhance the user experience for Global Payments’ industry-standard e-check network, VIP Preferred®. With the innovative solution, BetSaracen patrons can use online banking credentials to make enrollment quicker and simpler. This product also includes up-to-date technology that keeps patron information safe and secure. 

Founded in 2019, Saracen Casino Resort provides an exceptional in-person gaming experience featuring an 80,000 square-foot gaming area including 1,800 slot machines, 40 table games and Arkansas’ only poker room.

Earlier this year the state of Arkansas approved legal sports betting through mobile channels, and casinos such as Saracen Casino Resort were ready to provide their patrons with innovative and advanced mobile solutions. Now BetSaracen will be the first mobile sports betting solution in Arkansas to integrate Global Payments Gaming Solution’s innovative technology. According to the American Gaming Association (AGA), as legalized sports wagering is being newly adopted in many states, a push for responsible gaming and commitment to compliance should be the top priority. Global Payments Gaming Solutions President Christopher Justice is an active board member of the AGA and ensures all partnerships allow for a safe and responsible gaming experience. 

“By leveraging innovative technology from Global Payments into our sports betting app, BetSaracen is providing our customers with the latest technology to keep personal information safe,” said Carlton Saffa, CMO at Saracen Casino Resort. “Early in our mobile gaming development Global Payments provided us with a wide variety of gaming and payment options. We are confident that our partnership with Global Payments’ VIP Preferred will continue to create a seamless payment process that furthers our connection with our patrons.”

“Global Payments Gaming Solutions is always eager to create a positive and safe environment for mobile sports betting,” said Christopher Justice, President of Global Payments Gaming Solutions. “With the capabilities of the industry-standard e-check network VIP Preferred, BetSaracen will continue to be the innovative and cutting-edge app for mobile sports betting in Arkansas.”  

About Global Payments Gaming Solutions   
Global Payments Gaming Solutions, a division of Global Payments, enables the world’s gaming entertainment leaders to create amazing consumer experiences and maximize spend across all their physical and digital properties. Our complete suite of payment solutions enables safe, secure and trusted cash access at the cage, on the casino floor, or online. Learn more at

About Saracen Casino Resort
Saracen Casino Resort is the state’s first stand-alone, purpose-built casino. Saracen is proudly located in Pine Bluff and home to an 80,000-square-foot gaming area. The casino also features on-site restaurants, with choices including a sophisticated steakhouse, lively sports bar, and a world-class buffet.