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Spin Games obtains gaming license from British Columbia

Niji Narayan

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Spin Games LLC, a US-based remote gaming server technology and interactive content provider, has received Class B Supplier license from British Colombia Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch. The license would allow the company to deploy its interactive gaming content built upon the proprietary ROC™ Remote Gaming Server (RGS) platform via BCLC’s online site www.playnow.com.

Since implementing online gaming, BCLC’s eGaming segment has posted year on year revenue growth with 2017–18 fiscal year revenues exceeding $180 million. Spin’s versatile ROC platform combined with its extensive game content library put the company in an excellent position to expand its North American footprint in Canada via BCLC’s popular PlayNow site.

Kent Young, Spin Games’ Chief Executive Officer and founder commented that “we are delighted to announce our receipt of this landmark gaming license as it represents a key approval for Spin that allows us to establish a critical online presence in the British Colombia market. As the only authorised online gaming provider throughout the British Columbia province, BCLC’s PlayNow site provides cutting-edge iGaming options to Western Canada players, and we are proud to be able to enhance their online gaming services with our award-winning products.”

Young continued: “Spin’s successful licensure by GPEB also signifies a key milestone for our Company, as expanding our regulatory licenses is a critical part of our future growth and success. We are currently pursuing gaming licenses in multiple commercial and tribal jurisdictions throughout North America and look forward to working with other operators and regulators to expand their online gaming resources.”

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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2018-2019 fiscal year – Loto-Québec reports strong financial results

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2018-2019 fiscal year - Loto-Québec reports strong financial results
Photo Source: radio-canada.ca
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Loto-Québec’s 2018–2019 Annual Report was tabled this morning in the National Assembly. The Corporation’s total revenues were $2.827 billion, exceeding its previous fiscal results by $84.9 million, or 3.1%. The net income totalled $1.408 billion, up $72.7 million, or 5.4%.

KEY FIGURES

Total revenues

            $2.827 billion

+3.1%

Net income

            $1.408 billion

+5.4%

Prizes paid out1

            $1.160 billion

+12.9%



REVENUES BY BUSINESS SECTOR

Lotteries

      $955.7 million

+8.7%

Casinos

      $917.9 million

+1.2%

Gaming establishments2

      $979.5 million

-0.2%

Online gaming3

      $105.4 million

+23.2%

 

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“Over the past five fiscal years, even with our total revenues on the rise, we’ve maintained tight control over our expenses. That’s helped to improve our productivity,” says Lynne Roiter, President and CEO of Loto-Québec. “The ratio of net income over revenues has also risen from 45.5% in 2014–2015 to 49.8% in 2018–2019. All of our business sectors are contributing to the increase in net income, which reflects the efforts being made right across the Corporation.”

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The increase in lottery revenues is primarily due to the strong performance of Lotto Max, for which sales were over $52.3 million, or 30.6% higher than those of the 2017–2018 fiscal year. The instant lottery category also showed continued growth (up $18.8 million, or 12.3%) due to the overwhelming popularity of permanent games and the holiday collection.
  • The casino sector delivered strong results, mainly due to the success of its themed promotions, which attracted close to 10 million customers. Despite road work and difficulties getting to the site, the Casino de Montréal managed to see an increase in revenues.
  • The drop in gaming establishment revenues can be attributed to the reconfiguring of the video lottery terminal network in bars, for which sales decreased by $6.7 million, or 0.7%. The drop was more pronounced in sectors that lost terminals.
  • The total revenues (lottery and casino games) generated by lotoquebec.com totalled $105.4 million, which is an increase of $19.8 million, or 23.2%, versus the previous fiscal year. Improving the ease of navigation between product lines improved the website’s market share.
  • Responsible commercialization is a constant priority for Loto-Québec. Several information and awareness-raising initiatives were launched in the 2018–2019 fiscal year, including a campaign about the importance of respecting one’s limits, an online video explaining how luck works, and a new slide-out menu on lotoquebec.com that links to information on responsible gambling.
  • Loto-Québec owes its outstanding results to the vision outlined in its 2017–2020 strategic plan: the Corporation has stayed focused on the customer, strengthened its focus on gaming and entertainment, maintained its responsible commercialization approach, and continued to improve its work processes in order to optimize convergence, agility and efficiency.

 

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1 Prizes paid out to lottery, bingo and Kinzo winners.

2 The gaming establishments sector includes the bar network, and gaming, bingo and Kinzo halls.

3 The revenues generated by lotoquebec.com are included in both the lottery and casino portions of the financial results.

 

Source: Loto-Québec

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Raketech expands into Canada with CasinoFever.ca

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Raketech, a leading online affiliate and content marketing company, has strengthened its international footprint with the launch of CasinoFever.ca, a new online casino comparison website tailored for the Canadian market.

CasinoFever.ca will provide users in Canada with a comprehensive guide to the online casino world, offering reliable product, operator and bonus reviews, as well as useful tips and news related to the online casino world.

Michael Holmberg, CEO of Raketech said: “The launch of CasinoFever.ca further establishes Raketech’s strategy to expand into North America, a continent where we are currently developing a handful of sites that see increasing traffic trends. CasinoFever.ca is one of those sites and has already converted its first ever user into a new casino player at one of our partners.”

The website was developed by the people behind the successful CasinoFeber.se product, which has grown considerably in short space of time to become one of Sweden’s most popular casino comparison sites. CasinoFever.ca runs on the same platform and will be continually improved to help guide Canadian players to the best available online casinos.

Michael Holmberg concluded: “I am happy to witness our beneficial partnership model with CasinoFeber.se – one of Sweden’s most successful casino products in recent times – successfully enter an overseas market in the form of CasinoFever.ca. This is a stamp of quality for our operational model, that offers an opportunity for entrepreneurs to join forces with Raketech post-acquisition and grow the business together.”

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OLG Signs Casino Operating and Services Agreement for Niagara gaming bundle

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OLG Signs Casino Operating and Services Agreement for Niagara gaming bundle
Pictured from left to right: James Gessner Jr., Interim Chairman of Mohegan Tribe, Richard Taylor, President of Niagara Casinos, Mario Kontomerkos, CEO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and Stephen Rigby, President & CEO of Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation
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Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has signed a Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with MGE Niagara Entertainment Inc. (MGE) for the Niagara Gaming Bundle.

This is the latest step in the transformation of land-based gaming in Ontario, which is creating the conditions for a vibrant gaming industry and bringing jobs and investment to communities across the province.

MGE now assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara. MGE will also operate the future 5,000-seat Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre.

OLG has an internationally-recognized Responsible Gambling (RG) program and embeds its high standards for RG into the contracts it has with service providers.

OLG provides the provincial government with its largest source of non-tax revenue. Modernization helps OLG provide more money to Ontario for key government services.

 

About Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment:

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) is a master developer and operator of premier global integrated entertainment resorts, including Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut and Inspire in Incheon, South Korea. MGE is owner, developer, and/or manager of integrated entertainment resorts throughout the United States, including Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Northern Asia, and Niagara Falls, Canada. MGE is owner and operator of Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team in the WNBA and New England Black Wolves, a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. For more information on MGE and our properties, visit mohegangaming.com

About OLG:

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $50 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario

Source: OLG

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