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IWG goes live with British Columbia Lottery Corporation

George Miller

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Canadian lottery integrates supplier’s portfolio onto its PlayNow.com portal

 

IWG, the world leader in supplying online, instant win games, has partnered with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to provide the lottery with its entire portfolio of online instant win games.

Following an integration using IWG’s Progressive Play Remote Gaming Server (RGS), popular releases including the world-renowned Cash Buster series, Slingo and Monopoly are now live via web and mobile on the lottery’s PlayNow.com portal.

As part of the agreement, IWG will also develop bespoke content for BCLC, as well as deliver new games on a regular basis.

The partnership with BCLC highlights IWG’s growing presence within the North American lottery market, following similar launches with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation and Loto-Québec.

Rhydian Fisher, CEO at IWG, said: “Delivering our games to BCLC, one the most successful internet Lottery programs in North America, is an exciting move for us.

“This latest partnership further strengthens our position as a leading supplier of instant win games to the lottery sector, with players across the territory able to enjoy our content.”  

Jason Lisiecki, Vice President of North America at IWG, said: “Through our RGS integration, BCLC players can now play our wide range of instant win games featuring a variety of themes, play styles and mechanics. Most excitingly, BCLC will have direct access to our new games as we continue to evolve and push our product offering.

“At IWG, we’re committed to working alongside our lottery partners to deliver online revenue growth alongside their successful retail offering and help raise funds for good causes.”

IWG has been a successful service provider and supplier of content to lotteries for over a decade, producing and delivering over 300 high quality instant win games on desktop and mobile, as well as offering valuable strategic and marketing support.

The Progressive Play platform currently delivers more than 60 games a year for its clients, with IWG investing in the RGS to integrate new and exciting features to improve its offering.

 

 

About IWG

IWG is a world leader in supplying online, instant win games to lotteries and commercial brands and platforms in the online gaming industry. It has over 15 years’ experience of making top selling, high quality instant win games and the strategic know how to make them work.

IWG has launched over 300 games that perform consistently at the highest level, engaging and retaining players while driving excellent results for customers. It has the knowledge to deliver a winning portfolio of games, the experience to make it grow and the sales figures and data to back this knowledge up.

IWG delivers an end-to-end solution covering all aspects of game development and portfolio management and a Remote Game Server (RGS) delivering content in multiple regulated jurisdictions from data centres in the UK, Gibraltar, Canada and North America. It has a broad library available via the RGS with games covering many proven themes and mechanics that can be developed into an ideal offering for a partner’s instant win portal.

 

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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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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Bojoko heads to Canada…

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The hugely popular online casino comparison site launches in Canada with a completely localised offering

 

Bojoko, the hugely popular online casino comparison site, has launched in Canada for the very first time after enjoying massive success in the UK market.

Bojoko is the Airbnb of the online casino world and allows operators and game developers to upload their own listings which players then rate and review.

Good Game Limited, the company behind Bojoko, has been preparing to launch in Canada for more than two years and enters the market with a completely localised offering.

This includes partnering with licensed online casinos that offer dedicated promotions and bonuses to Canadian players and that offer localised payment options.

All content on the Bojoko website has also been re-written in Canadian English, and all currencies are in Canadian dollars, too.

Bojoko is now calling on online casino operators that accept players from Canada to post their listings and allow players to start rating and reviewing their sites.

Players that sign up to Bojoko can take advantage of exclusive offers and promotions, be notified of any news and updates and “follow” their favourite casinos and game developers.

Joonas Karhu, Chief Business Officer at Bojoko, said: “Bojoko is just what online casino players in Canada need. It is a place where they can find reputable brands and discover the best bonuses and promotions available to them.

“Bojoko has proved to be very successful in the UK by allowing operators to upload their own profiles which are then rated and reviewed by players. We believe this formula will be just as popular in Canada and look forward to welcoming Canadian players to our growing community.”

Bojoko’s Canada launch kick-starts the brand’s expansion into international markets, with plans to go live in additional online casino jurisdictions later this year.

 

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Canada Amends the Criminal Code Offence of Money Laundering

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The Government of Canada has amended the Criminal Code offence of money laundering. The regulation changes criminalise moving money on behalf of someone despite money laundering suspicions.

“This change modernises Canada’s money laundering criminal offences to be consistent with key allies (e.g. U.K. and Australia) and provides an additional tool to disrupt and more effectively investigate and prosecute money laundering, particularly when dealing with sophisticated actors such as professional launderers,” Finance Department spokesman Greg Sommerville said.

Canada also considers other recommendations produced in the past 18 months. 120 recommendations were filed, but only 19 have been approved so far.

“Canada has fallen so far behind for so many years, we’re playing catch-up,” James Cohen, executive director of Transparency International Canada said.

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