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Canada – Ontario Lottery and Gaming launches PlayOLG.ca

By - 12 January 2015

Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) has now officially launched its new Internet gaming site, PlayOLG.ca, driven by GTECH interactive technology, content and services.

OLG’s Internet gaming site offers interactive casino games including slots and table games such as Blackjack, Baccarat, single-player Poker, and Roulette, as well as the sale of lottery tickets.
As OLG’s Primary Service Provider for PlayOLG, GTECH is providing its award-winning product portfolio, player services, and its Player Account Management system to OLG via its Gaming Management System (GMS). GMS provides operators with player protection and responsible gambling features, as well as a complete view of the interactive player.

“GTECH’s solution supports OLG’s plan to become a more innovative and sustainable organization, while continuing to be a North American leader in Responsible Gambling,” said Matteo Monteverdi, GTECH Senior Vice President, North America Interactive and SVP, iGaming. “Our flexible and innovation solutions will meet OLG’s goals, and will adhere to the highest standards of responsible gambling and player protection.”

“With the launch of PlayOLG, OLG joins seven other Canadian provinces in offering provincially regulated, safe Internet gaming,” said John Wisternoff, Vice President of iGaming at OLG.
“GTECH’s solution provides a safe, secure, regulated and entertaining Internet gaming option in Ontario, with profits supporting initiatives like health care and community infrastructure for the benefit of all Ontarians.”

Canadian law requires all gaming operations to be conducted and managed by provincial governments or their agencies, making PlayOLG the only option for Internet gaming that is regulated by the government of Ontario.

GTECH provides interactive solutions to lotteries around the world, such as Veikkaus in Finland, Norsk Tipping in Norway, Austrian Lotteries, Svenska Spel in Sweden, and Lottomatica in Italy. GTECH launched the first and only legal poker network in North America, the Canadian Poker Network (CPN), in December 2010 through an agreement with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and Loto-Québec. In addition, through BCLC’s arrangement with Manitoba Lotteries, players in Manitoba have been able to play in the CPN since January 2013. In June 2014, GTECH, Loto-Québec and BCLC launched North America’s first government-regulated interactive bingo network, offering GTECH games to adult residents of British Columbia, Manitoba and Québec.

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