Videoslots makes Canadian play with ‘milestone’ Ontario launch

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Videoslots has its maiden manoeuvre into the Ontarian online gaming space, with the operator looking to build on past “great success in Canada” in the “promising jurisdiction”.

Coming a week after iGaming Ontario revealed that the first full year contributed nearly C$1.6bn to Ontario’s GDP, the online casino operator’s latest market entry represents a seventh international gaming licence.

This sees Ontario follow in the footsteps of Malta, where the group’s headquarters are located, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Spain, and the UK.

In addition to offering “a tempting welcome bonus”, Videoslots has also gone live with a number of engagement features, which include Battle of Slots, Clash of Spins, and The Wheel of Jackpots

Furthermore, alongside sister brand Mr Vegas, the firm will also enter the market with games from an array of global studios, such as Pragmatic Play, Play’n GO, Evolution, Light & Wonder, Pariplay, NoLimit City, Quickspin, Greentube, Relax Gaming and Games Global.

Ulle Skottling, Deputy CEO at Videoslots, said: “Launching in Ontario is another milestone for the Videoslots team, and we are excited at the prospect of entertaining players in the region. 

“We have always enjoyed great success in Canada and it makes business sense to join the regulated market now that it is up and running and proving to work for both players and operators alike.” 

The aforementioned report, compiled by Deloitte, took a closer analysis of the gambling industry’s impact on the province’s local economy.

It was also revealed that the industry has created almost 12,000 jobs for Ontario residents, with around C$900m of the billion dollar plus figure coming in the form of wages. 

The cornerstones to success, importance of collaboration and illegal entities also formed a smattering of the touchpoints at last week’s Canadian Gaming Summit as panellists waxed lyrical about Ontario’s first year of legalised gaming.