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SIGA Reports US$262 Million Revenue for 2018–2019

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The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) has reported a profit for its casinos in 2018–2019. The seven casinos operated by SIGA had profits of CAD$82.5 million last year and revenues of CAD$262 million.

SIGA’s CEO Zane Hansen said: This performance is credited to the frequent and loyal patrons and “hard work” from employees for the successful year.

SIGA operates the Bear Claw Casino near Carlyle, Dakota Dunes Casino near Saskatoon, Gold Horse Casino in Lloydminster, Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford, Living Sky Casino in Swift Current, Northern Lights Casino in Prince Albert and the Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton.

Half of the profits go into the First Nations Trust fund, which then goes to bands in the province, 25% of the profits go into the Saskatchewan General Revenue Fund and the remaining 25% is shared with regional Community Development Corporations.

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Lightning Box launches in Canada with Loto Quebec

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Lightning Horseman is first game out of the gate for Aussie studio

Slot design specialist Lightning Box has continued its expansion into the North American market by launching its first titles in Canada.

Having enjoyed considerable success in the United States, the Sydney-based supplier unveiled Lightning Horseman with Loto Quebec, via an integration with SG Digital.

The popular game recently went live with the Quebecois state lottery and quickly became its highest-earning game in the first 24 hours.

Last week Lightning Box also launched their popular title Silver Lion and there are now plans to roll out further games in the coming months.

Peter Causley, CEO and co-founder of Lightning Box, said: “We’re very excited to have launched Lightning Horseman in Canada, our first game in the country.

“Though this is our first title there, we have lots of experience in the North American market and this game adds to the impact we have made in real money gaming, social and land-based casinos.

‘Marie-Eve Laberge, Product Manager at Lotto Quebec, said: “We’re delighted to be the first operator in Canada to go live with Lightning Box’s games.

“Their games have always been well-received across the border and given how well Lightning Horseman has performed already, we’re looking forward to rolling out further titles in the near future.”

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Gambling at Online Casinos for Canadians

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Canucks are treated to a wide variety of quality games when it comes to online casino gaming for Canadians. The wide variety is only one of the advantages of laws that work in favour of online casino gaming in Canada. If you are looking to gamble in Canada or you are a curious Canadian looking to find out more about gambling at online casinos, you are in luck. Here is everything you need to know about the fine skill players so enjoy when gambling online.

Gambling for Real Money vs. Free Casino Games

For serious gamers, it’s about money. Canadian online casino sites offer Canuck players a real shot of unlocking life-changing sums of money. While this may be a highlight for many players who frequent Canada or reside in a beautiful country, there are those who enjoy a good casino game for free. Free casino gaming is a massive attraction for first-time players as well as players seeking more first-hand information on games, especially slot games.

Sign Up Bonuses

Before signing with an online casino look for the sign up bonuses which are rather common for Canadian casino owners to offer potential new members. Because of the high-quality games Canadian casinos are so famous for, these casinos attract a rather impressive following and in order to outdo one another they offer extravagant bonuses and competitive prices which allows Canucks the pleasure of saving money while simultaneously winning money.

Promotional Offers

Both land based gambling and online gambling in Canada provide players with some of the most innovative promotional offers, however, online gambling in Canada is far more tailored as players are able to choose their promotional preferences and benefit accordingly. Promotional offers usually run on certain days of the week or for a time period of a month, really allowing Canucks better value for their coin.

Gaming Variety

Canadian developed online casinos have been designed with the intention of attracting Canucks and one way of guaranteeing new and returning players is by offering a wide variety of casino games. Enjoy a list of games that include video poker, baccarat, blackjack, slots and so many more innovative ideas that have been developed for your pleasure.

Withdrawal and Payment Options

A contributing factor to the popularity of online casino gambling is that there are many available payment and withdrawal options which make for faster turnaround times for players looking. There is however a concern here as players should be aware that certain transactions take longer than others and may vary in fees. This is due to bank marking up transactions by charging users to utilize their services unless of course you are using an eWallet. The point is to make sure your Canadian casino has supplied you with enough information on the deposit and withdrawal options so that you can make an informed decision when withdrawing winnings or depositing cash into your real casino account.

Real Money Casino Licensing

Because you are dealing with real cash as mentioned above, you will need to ensure that your casino of preference is licensed and fully regulated so that when the time comes and you want to withdraw your winnings, there are no delays or reasons as to why the online casino refutes your request to withdraw what is rightfully yours. How you check the authenticity of a Canadian online casino is by scrolling to the bottom of the page and seeking out the casinos licensing number or certification of the casino. This then proves the legitimacy of the casino you have chosen, ensuring you get your cash out when wanted. Be sure to read the fine print in order to understand any delays should they arise.

Some of the leading online casinos in the world are Canadian casinos and you have the opportunity to explore these casinos as if they were in your backyard. There is nothing quite as satisfying as finding a reliable casino with all the perks, offers, and discounted rates to enhance your gaming experience. If you know what to look for and where to find it, it could be yours and that is why so many players are choosing to sign with online casinos for Canadians.

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Scientific Games Expands OpenGaming Studio Portfolio with Global Launch of Everi Content

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Scientific Games’ OpenGaming solution will make Everi’s interactive content available to operators in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in 2019, Europe and Canada in 2020

Scientific Games Corporation and Everi Holdings Inc. have partnered to launch iGaming in New Jersey, Europe and Canada.

Scientific Games’ OpenGaming solution will make Everi’s interactive content library available to operators via the Open Gaming System™ (“OGS”)  content aggregation platform. The initial launch of Everi’s content library focuses on North America in 2019, with a debut in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 2020, the companies will look to expand the relationship to include launches in Europe and Canada.

Dylan Slaney, SVP Casino for SG Digital, said, “We’re thrilled to partner with Everi and bring their games to these iGaming markets. We look forward to using our reliable and dynamic platform to support third party content. Our OGS platform has proven successful in launching iGaming content, and we look forward to continuing this success as we bring Everi’s engaging content to new markets.”

David Lucchese, EVP and Interactive Business Leader, at Everi, said, “iGaming continues to grow by the day, and we’re always looking for new ways to reach our players with our extensive content portfolio that includes high-performing video titles and best-in-class, award-winning mechanical games. Partnering with Scientific Games and using their OGS platform puts our games front and center – making them readily available to the industry’s top operators.”

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