Online Gambling Service Provider Selected In Ontario

Published Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Online-Casinos.com

After a long wait the punters in Ontario Canada are going to get to play online in late 2013. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has finally decided on a vendor to provide the gambling services. Rod Phillips, OLG president and CEO, said in a prepared statement "OLG will offer the only safe, lawful and regulated internet gaming option in Ontario,”

The selection process concluded recently that SPIELO G2 will provide interactive casino games for online play, including slots, video poker games and table games. PlayOLG.ca will also provide gamblers with internet service to purchase available lottery tickets, including LOTTO 6/49, LOTTO MAX and ENCORE. Bingo sports and poker will become available at a later date. Phillips continued to add, "We're pleased to have an experienced company on board to help OLG provide an interactive gaming experience that will be a secure option, regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario."

The five year contract with BOSS MEDIA AB, a SPIELO G2 company includes options to renew. OLG's internet gaming program, provided by SPIELO G2 will give players an account management system that will implement a strong online Responsible Gambling program and offer increased player protection, secure transaction and data security. The obligation to verify age and the tools to manage play while online with time and fund management options will also be available to gamer in Ontario. Other provinces that allow online gambling include British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba and others.

The same situation holds true in Ontario where the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation estimates that regulated Internet gaming could increase the net profit to the province by $375 million over its first five years in operation. This is a significant increase in revenues for the corporation that estimates Ontario gamblers spend $400 million already on offshore gambling sites that the government does not gain any tax or profit from. Canada seems to be leaving the regulation of online gambling up to individual provincial governments similar to what is going on south of the border.

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