In August 2010, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced that it was moving into the online gaming business. OLG was directed by the provincial government to set up an online gambling site that included poker, lottery ticket sales, and interactive casino-style games.
The goal at that point was to launch the real-money gaming site, PlayOLG, in 2012. But the process took longer than anticipated, and OLG didn’t select a gaming provider until April 2013.
In a statement announcing the deal, OLG said it selected Spielo G2 in a “competitive procurement process” to supply OLG with “interactive casino-style games for online play including slots, video poker games, and table games.” Lottery tickets will also be for sale on PlayOLG.
Spielo G2 will also handle player account management and age verification and be responsible for following responsible playing guidelines.
PlayOLG is expected to launch in phases. In fall of 2013, the site is expected to debut lottery ticket sales and online casino games. Online bingo and poker will launch during later phases, as will limited sports betting. Single-game wagering in Canada is illegal.
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