A new coalition of provincial regulators in Canada is calling for an end to illegal gambling websites. The Provincial Lottery Corporations are concerned about the business and consumer concerns. They have outlined an action plan to address the issue. They believe it is the first significant call to change the otherwise lenient rules on offshore gambling in the country. It is also a response to the upcoming iGaming and sports betting legalization. iGambling is legal in some parts of the U.S. and Canada. In Canada, it's illegal. Atlantic Lotteries Corporation President and CEO Patrick Daigle is among those who oppose illegal sites.
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News: Scientific Games named new primary instant games partner for Loto-Québec
Loto-Québec launched a new campaign called "We're All Play". The campaign features a one-minute-long spot showcasing the premium amenities of the Crown corporation's land-based casino properties across the province of Quebec. Loto Québe is a state-run Crown Corporation responsible for overseeing and conducting all regulated casino and lottery offerings in the Quebec province.
Scientific Games has become the primary instant games partner of Loto-Québec. The new contract significantly expands the number of instant scratch games the company will design and produce locally for Lotto-Quesbe's players. Scientific Games is a trusted supplier to Lottery for more than five decades and employs generations of workers at its Canadian operations in Québec, which is celebrating the Lottery's 50th anniversary in 2020.
Scientific Games and Loto-Québec have been partners for 50 years. The companies have signed a new five-year contract extension. Scientific Games will become the lottery's primary instant games provider. Lotto-Quesbec has been able to develop 4,500 games for the company since the launch of the Lotteries. Scientific games accounts for 70% of global lottery sales of instant game. It supports four provincial lotterie in Canada. Its business was sold to Brookfield Business Partners for $5.8 billion. In 2010, Scientific Game changed its name to Light & Wonder.
Conrad Brennan explains to you what questions to ask before choosing a Canadian gambling platform. Online casino games offer a number of advantages over land-based casinos.
Loto-Québec has posted record numbers for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The industry is growing and it doesn't look like it will be slowing down any time soon.
Loto-Québec has posted record numbers for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The industry is growing in popularity. In this article, we will see what the future of online casinos and gambling looks like in Québec.
Crown corporation has signed a deal with Fantasma Games to launch its premium portfolio of slot games on the Crown's website. Fantasmas Games is a Swedish game development studio based in Stockholm.
Light & Wonder helps Fantasma Games enter the Canadian lottery market. Fantasmas games are now live with Loto-Québec’s online casino offering. The OpenGaming platform is the leading content aggregation platform provider to the global iGaming industry. Light &Wonder is a leading cross-platform global game company. It delivers immersive content for operators, lotteries and tribes worldwide. Its network of clients includes third party studios. They believe Fantasma's games portfolio will resonate with a wide audience. Fomas Games and Light and Wonder have a global content distribution agreement since 2021.
Evolution's Dual Play live gaming tables go live with Loto-Québec, first lottery and iGaming site in Canada. Lotto-Q is the first Lottery Corporation and the online game site provider to offer Evolution’s Dual play solutions in Canadian. Evolution Dual PLAY tables embody land-based and online casino convergence.
Croupiers at the Montreal Casino de Montréal will picket Sunday afternoon. They launched a general strike on Saturday. The strikers will gather at Jean-Drapeau métro station at 2 p.m. and walk to the casino. Loto-Québec management says the operations will continue as normal. Clients will have access to gaming tables, restaurants, slot machines and shows. Poker lounge is closed. Croupier's union is seeking a 10-per-cent cut to starting salary.
Loto-Québec becomes first Canadian lottery to offer Evolution's Red Tiger games. Loto Quebec has already launched four of Evolution’s Dual Play live gaming tables. Evolution hopes this will be the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership. It is also hoped that Lotto Quebec will benefit from its innovative new titles as it continues to grow.
Gaming Realms has launched its services in Québec. It is focusing on Slingo Originals games. Loto-Québec is the province's only licensed online gaming operator.
The launch of the first sites operating under the new system will take place on April 4. Many Canadians are confused about the legal status of online gambling under Canadian law.
Gaming Realms has launched its portfolio of Slingo Original mobile games in Quebec in partnership with Loto-Québec.
Gaming Realms launches Slingo games in Québec through its partnership with Loto-Québec. Lotro-Quesne is the only regulated iGaming operator in the province.
Loto-Québec is the first provincial lottery in Canadato to offer Red Tiger games. It's portfolio includes some of the most popular recent releases in North America.
Inspired Entertainment has been granted a supplier license to operate in Ontario, Canada. Inspired Entertainment supplies its products to over 170 top gaming operators in more than 35 jurisdictions around the world. The company is already operating in Canada as Loto-Québec and has business deals in regulated markets within the US, including New Jersey, Connecticut, and Michigan. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has granted Inspired Gaming an AGCO gaming license.
Loto-Québec announced a content arrangement with Red Tiger Gaming. Red Tigers is a subsidiary of Evolution Gaming, a trusted partner of the state-run Crown corporation since 2018. The company's products are available in numerous jurisdictions from all around the globe. Loto Québebec will offer its premium slot titles and unique jackpot mechanics to the Crown agency’s online platform lotoquebec.com. The content includes Piggy Riches Megaways, Gonzo”s Quest Megaway, Primate King, and Cash Volt.
Red Tiger agrees first Canadian lottery deal with Loto-Québec. Lotto-québebec will offer games from Evolution-owned games studio Red Tiger. Evolution AB shares were trading 2.89% lower at SEK1,013.60 per share in Stockholm Monday morning.
Evolution has launched four Dual Play live casino tables with Loto-Québec in Montreal. Customers at Casino Montreal can play Roulette and Baccarat with players from Lotto-Qbec's online gaming site. Evolution shares were trading 0.36% higher at SEK1,053.40 per share in Stockholm on Thursday morning.
Loto-Québec has added live casino games created by Evolution Gaming. Evolution recently announced that its yearly revenue has topped $1 billion.
Evolution has brought four of its “Dual Play” tables to Canada’s French-speaking province of Quebec. Operator Loto-Québec will host Evolution‘s tables at its land-based property, Casino Montreal. The company originally offered online players six dedicated tables from the provider, including five hosted by French dealers. Now, under the companies“Latest deal, Lataqueba and Evolution are looking to combine land based and live casino gaming.
Inspirational Entertainment has been granted a gaming-related supplier license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
High 5 Games has been granted a supplier license by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. The approval allows H5G to launch its games with licensed operators when the newly regulated market opens on April 4th. H 5G will work to cement its position in Ontario by proving games to its existing online gaming operator clients in New Jersey, Michigan, and Connecticut.
Agreement between High 5 Games and Loto-Québec confirms. High5 Games will increase its online casino game offerings for Lotto-Quesne's players.
This week's round-up from Gaming Intelligence features Red Tiger, Playtech, Betsoft Gaming, iSoftBet, Relax Gaming and Inspired.
High 5 Games and Loto-Québec have agreed on terms of a new working partnership. This agreement will see games from the US-based slot provider launched on Lot-Quesne's online casino in the near future. High 5 has a collection of over 500 casino game titles. New titles are planned to be launched in 2022. Stéphane Martel, Head of Products and Innovation of Lotto-Quebec, believes the partnership will offer a larger game portfolio.
1X2 Network has taken its partnership with Loto-Québec to the next level with the launch of its Branded Megaways mechanic. Lotto-Qbec will be able to capture its personality, character and voice in a game that is instantly recognizable as a Megaway title. Branding Megawards slots have allowed operators to drive player engagement.
1X2 Network has strengthened its partnership with Loto-Québec. Lotto-québe has launched its first-ever branded slot game via Branded Megaways. Brands Megaway's allows operators to alter or personalise design aspects of a slot games. Stéphane Martel, Head of Products and Innovation at Lotro-Quesne, is pleased with the launch of the new Branding Megaret's slot.
Inspired has signed a deal with GAN to access GANS network across multiple US states. The move marks Inspired's expansion into other sectors. In October it launched its latest ilottery with Loto-Québec. Inspired also recently acquired Sportech Lotteries. GAN's Super RGS system has the potential to work with any US operator.
Scientific Games Corporation announced the sale of its lucrative lottery business to Canada’s Brookfield Business Partners L.P. in a definitive agreement valued at $6.05 billion. The deal is expected to be consummated in the second quarter of 2022.
Casino Lac-Leamy and some of its staff members have failed to reach an agreement over salary increases. 80 security guards and surveillance workers from the property are threatening to go on a general strike. The previous collective contract expired back in 2018 and it has not been settled yet.
The Lotto Max draw for Friday, December 10, includes a jackpot of $60 million and approximately six $1 million prizes. A lucky winner in Ontario won one of the four $ 1 million prize in Tuesday night’s Loto-Québec draw.
The Lotto Max jackpot stood at CA$12 million during its last draw on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. None of the purchased tickets for the round managed to guess correctly the winning combination. The main prize will grow even bigger for next draw, on Friday.
The Lotto Max jackpot from November 12 draw is worth CA$50,000,00. Five people from Capitale-Nationale have won the jackpots. They bought Formule groupe tickets at Galeries de la Capitell.
Loto-Québec has added Blueprint Gaming's games to its lottery offering. The Gauselmann Group's subsidiary will supply the lottery with more titles over the coming months. The lottery is now live with a selection of the developer's best-known titles. These include Megaways hits Buffalo Rising and Prospector, as well as branded games including Rick and Morty Wubba Lubba Dub Dub, Sausage Party, and The Goonies. Blueprint has a portfolio of over 300 games. In July, the company secured a Canada deal with Ontario Lottery and Gaming.
Evolution has gone live with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). It is providing the provincial lottery and gaming agency with Live Casino services for its online casino at OLG.ca from Evolution’s production studio in Vancouver. The games are Blackjack, Roulette, and Baccarat. OLg is the fourth Canadian province to partner with Evolution, joining BCLC, AGLC, and Loto-Québec. In Live dealer games, players interact directly with real casino dealers via internet video feed.
Loto-Québec has requested help from the police department and federal lawmakers in its fight against illegal online gambling sites. The Crown corporation's new President and CEO Jean-François Bergeron spoke before an audience at the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.
Loto-Québec wants to compete with illegal online gambling sites. The Crown corporation is asking the police and the federal government to do more to stop these companies. Jean-François Bergeron, the new president and CEO of Loto Québe, made the comments at the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.
This week's Lotto Max jackpot is now a staggering $50 million. No winning ticket was sold for Tuesday's draw. One ticket won $196,118. The big prize is up for grabs on Friday. Two additional prizes of $2 million are also up to grabs.
Evolution and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation launch online Live Casino on OLG.ca. Evolution is providing the provincial lottery and gaming agency with Live Casinos services from its production studio in Vancouver. The live dealer games are unique in the fact that players interact directly with real casino dealers via internet video feed. Ontario is the fourth Canadian province to partner with Evolution. It joins BCLC, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis, and Loto-Québec in streaming live games to their respective players from Evolution's Vancouver studio.
Evolution has launched its games with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Evolution is providing Live Casino services to the lottery's online gaming site OLG.ca from its production studio in Vancouver. Evolution shares were trading 4.46% lower at SEK1,472.20 per share in Stockholm on Thursday morning. Evolved AB (STO:EVO) was trading at 446.6 SE k Swedish kronor on Wednesday.
This week's games round-up from Gaming Intelligence includes new releases for Greentube, Red Tiger, Evoplay, Endorphina, iSoftBet, Pragmatic Play, Inspired and Ezugi.
Loto-Québec and Inspire Entertainment have signed a content distribution deal. Loto Québece will introduce the provider's iLottery offerings on lotoquebec.com. Scarab Treasures and Fruit Drop Scatterdrops will be the first iGaming titles for the province.
Evolution and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation launch live casino. The partnership results in a wide range of Evolution-powered live dealer and RNG games for the online casino OLG.ca. It is the fourth Canadian province to partner up with Evolution. Jeff Millar, Commercial Director, North America at Evolution, said the signing further strengthens the company's position in Canada.
Inspired Entertainment has enhanced its partnership with Loto-Québec. Lotto-québec will be the first customer to launch Inspired's iLottery games. Inspired is expected to release Scarab Treasures and Fruit Drop Scatterdrops in 2022. In August, the company posted a strong Q2 report with revenue climbing 166% to $41.5 million. The interactive business achieved a 69% year-over-year increase in revenue. It has expanded its content portfolio in the last few weeks.
The Lotto Max jackpot for Tuesday's draw will be $70 million. There will also be 13 Maxmillions prizes worth $1 million each. Friday's drawing didn't produce any big ticket wins, but two people came close with a prize of $179,391.
The Lotto Max draw on September 28 will have a jackpot of $70 million and 13 Maxmillions prizes worth $1 million each. There was no winning ticket sold for the draw September 24. The next Loto-Québec draw is on Sunday, September 30 at 10:30 p.m. You have until then to buy a ticket that costs five dollars. According to Lot-Qébe, you have one in 33,294,800 chance of winning.
Olivia Delos Reyes has just won a $10,990,458 jackpot on Lotto 6/49. She played the same combination of numbers for 16 years. Reyes is splitting the prize money with her lottery group. She will buy a house, buy car, save for retirement and send money to her siblings.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation handled over $800,000 in the first week of legalized single-sport betting in Canada.
Scientific Games Corporation has acquired digital lottery studio Sideplay Entertainment. Side play is the primary supplier of digital “eInstant” games to the UK National Lottery and exclusive distributor of Side Play’s content for iLottery programs in North America. Scientific Games announced in June plans to divest its lottery and sports betting businesses in order to deleverage and provide resources to further invest in digital. The company also acquired Australian slot game company Lightning Box.
Alberta will introduce AGS’s Starwall x Orion slot merchandising attraction and Orion Curve slot cabinet in its casinos. AGs supplies operators with Class II and Class III slot games, table games and real-money gaming platforms.
The $70 million jackpot was won by two tickets from Ontario and B.C. The winning numbers are 07, 11, 22, 28, 33, 44, 49, Bonus 10. Before this, the $ 70 million prize had been won six times since it was introduced back in 2019.
Loto-Québec is concerned with the growing amount of advertisements from illegal online casinos. Crown corporation is working on measures to remind players that its online platform LotoQuebec.com is the regulated, secure and legally operated digital casino in the province.
Quebec's illegal online casinos continue to operate untroubled. Businesspeople from Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto are hosting such platforms. According to the Criminal Code, such websites are prohibited unless supervised by Loto-Québec. The Montreal police focuses on violent and organized crime and hasn't received a complaint against the online platforms for the last three years.
Loto-Québec has signed a partnership agreement with the gaming provider Greentube. The company made its Canadian debut in May. Greventube's games are available on the Crown corporation's platform. Greestube is part of NOVOMATIC Interactive division. It provides safe and regulated gaming entertainment solution and services to many jurisdictions from the whole world. Its games include fromBook of Ra deluxe, Apollo God of the Sun delux, and Lucky Ladies Charm del Deluxe. They are integrated with Scientific Games’ OpenGaming System.
Police inaction towards illegal online casino sites in Quebec. La Presse found businesspeople who host gambling sites within the reach of law enforcement. Most of the business are headquartered overseas or on treaty reserves. Some shareholders and managers of private online casinos are neither out of country nor on reserves, but in areas overseen by large municipal police forces. In Montreal, investigators focus on "violent and organized crime on the fringes" of gambling and sports betting. In Quebec, they declined to comment on ongoing operations. in the past three years, there were no complaints about any online gambling site.
American Gaming Systems has increased its presence in Canada. Its content was launched with Loto-Québec via Scientific Games’ Open Gaming System. The Asian-themed PowerXStream game, Golden Wins, launched first and is now available via the Crown corporation-owned company's OLG.ca.
Scientific Games Corporation has signed a multi-year agreement with bespoke game developer Pixiu Gaming. Pixi developed Keno, Baccarat and Reactor titles for key partners in Canada. Scientific Games will distribute Pixio's games into North American regulated markets through its OpenGaming ecosystem. Lucky Squeeze Boccarat for New Jersey market is set to go live via the Open gaming platform with select partners later this year. The deal shows the growing appeal of the platform to operators and lotteries within North America.
Loto-Québec is ready to introduce some changes to the way gambling takes place on a provincial level. The Crown corporation recently announced the temporary closure of Casino de Charlevoix and video lottery terminals in Montérégie, Centre-du-Quesnel and Capitale-Nationale regions.
1X2 Network is a UK-based game developer. It has been working with Loto-Québec since 2013. The partnership will allow Lotto-québe to offer its games to Canadian players. 1X3 Network was awarded Game of the Year in this year’s edition of EGR Operator Awards. 1x2 network's games will be available on the Canadian market. They will also have access to the studio's rich portfolio of existing games and any new installments in the future. i.e. Battle Maidens, Million Megaways, Blood Queen, Rainbow Wilds, etc.