Ontario Lottery and Gaming Launches Live Casino Powered by Evolution

    Evolution Gaming announced the launch of a new live casino platform in conjunction with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Evolution will be providing live dealer games for the official iGaming portal of the provincial agency, OLG.ca.

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    It's expected that a substantial number of its products will be on offer on the website. The provider's Canada studio is located in Vancouver, and the games will be broadcast from there.

    Introducing a Unique Online Casino Experience

    The live casino, since its inception, has seen a tremendous amount of interest from players. This is because it offers a hybrid gaming experience that mixes the convenience of online gambling with the authenticity of traditional casinos. Games are broadcast via a webcam from a physical studio, allowing players to interact with dealers and among each other.

    "OLG is a leader in the digital gaming space, and we're thrilled to be able to work with Evolution to extend our online game offering," said Dave Pridmore, OLG's Chief Digital and Strategy Officer. He added that the lottery corporation wishes to provide the best live dealer experience available. They are confident that players will love the quality and the choice of games Evolution has to offer, playing at tables with other Canadian players and game presenters.

    With this partnership, the gaming site will begin providing Live Roulette, Live Blackjack, and Live Baccarat variants, among others. Evolution also has a lineup of game show-style games the likes of Monopoly Live, Live Dreamcatcher, and Crazy Time.

    The game company also owns the highly innovative slots provider, NetEnt, whose games will most likely appear alongside OLG's current lineup. The online casino currently features lottery, e-instant, and slot games. The addition of a live dealer portfolio will enable them to reach a wider audience and provide a more versatile gaming experience.

    Evolution's Footprint in the Canadian Market

    Evolution has already partnered with three other Canadian provinces before Ontario. They've gone live with British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC), and Loto- Québec.

    Commenting on the OLG deal, Jeff Millar, Commercial Director, North America at Evolution, said: "This latest signing further strengthens our position in Canada. From the start, our intention was to create a world-leading Live Casino studio with the capability and capacity to service all the Canadian lotteries. We are excited to provide OLG our growing library of live dealer games and share the invaluable insight we have gained in serving the other Canadian provinces."

    Evolution is the leading live casino provider worldwide, with over eight studios across Europe and North America. The company plans to eventually launch with all the lotteries to further strengthen its foothold in the country. Canada is a gambling market with huge potential, and the legalization of favorable gaming laws in recent times has seen several gaming brands pining to solidify their position in the market.

    Andrew Flack
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