Gaming Realms has made further headway across Canada, as the developer and licensor follows up an Ontario regulatory green-light by going live with Loto-Québec.
Under the terms of the agreement, the studio’s entire suite of Slingo Originals titles are to launch across the igaming platform of the state corporation, which is the only regulated operator of the activity in Quebec.
Stéphane Martel, Head of Products and Innovation team at Loto-Québec, said: “Gaming Realms’ games are a great addition to our growing online casino game portfolio. Our players will enjoy this new offer.”
Slingo Extreme and Blackjack Xchange will become the first titles to go live during an initial integration, which will be facilitated by Gaming Realms’ collaboration with North American partner Light & Wonder.
Following this, the remaining titles that fall under the Slingo game portfolio will be made available for players imminently. The Slingo brand is already present in the Quebec lottery market through its branded scratch tickets.
Mark Segal, Chief Financial Officer of Gaming Realms, commented: “Hot on the heels of being awarded our Ontario igaming licence, we are delighted to have gone live with Loto-Québec.
“2022 is set to be an exciting time for the company as we move to establish a strong foothold in the Canadian market and work towards our longer-term plan of expanding further into the North American market.”
Earlier in the month, Gaming Realms lauded a “significant milestone” for the group after disclosing that its Alchemybet subsidiary had become the latest firm to become awarded with an igaming supplier licence for Ontario.
This comes as the Canadian province prepares to debut its regulated online gaming market on a revised opening date of April 4, 2022, as disclosed in January, after originally expecting to be operational in December, 2021.
According to a recent report released by PlayCanada, the launch of private online gambling operators within the market is expected to bring nearly 1,300 additional jobs to the province.