Spielo G2 launches iGaming operation in Ontario
Italian lottery and gaming giant Gruppo Lottomatica's new Spielo G2 subsidiary has been selected to serve as the primary service provider of online casino games for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).
Spielo G2 is the recent amalgamation of Lottomatica’s GTECH G2 and Spielo International companies and revealed that its Boss Media AB division will additionally supply OLG, which is a Crown corporation in charge of Canada’s largest lottery, with back-office and player services set to include account management facilities and a responsible gambling solution.
“Spielo G2 is pleased to provide a solution that will support and enhance OLG’s modernisation plan to become a more innovative and sustainable organisation while continuing to be a North American leader in responsible gambling,” said Walter Bugno, President and Chief Executive Officer for Spielo International.
“We will ensure that its entry into the online gaming space meets those goals by providing products and services that will delight players while adhering to the highest standards of responsible gambling and player protection.”
Under the terms of the five-year agreement, which includes one three-year and a separate two-year extension option, Spielo G2 will provide OLG with its Player Account Management system via its Gaming Management System. The developer is also set to supply the Canadian operator with a suite of online slots and table games including its high-definition French Roulette title.
“Moving into the Internet gaming market is an important milestone for the modernisation of OLG,” said Rod Phillips, President and Chief Executive Officer for OLG.
“We are pleased to offer a safe, secure, regulated and entertaining Internet gaming option in Ontario where profits will support those things that are important to the people of this province; health care and community infrastructure.”
Spielo G2 launched the first legal online poker network in North America, the Canadian Poker Network, in December of 2010 following agreements with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation and Loto-Quebec and subsequently signed a deal with the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation to offer this service to players in the province of Manitoba.