Evolution & Loto-Québec continue a relationship already 3 years in the making
Evolution’s latest venture into Canada will operate under its existing Autorite Des Marches Financiers (Quebec) certification, while the deal itself is with Loto-Québec, which is the owner of the land-based establishment, Casino Montreal.
It’s worth noting that this is not a new partnership between the 2 organisations. The original coming together came to light in 2018 via the Casino en direct in French in which members of the Loto-Québec online gambling portal could access dedicated live casino tables with 5 of those tables using French speaking dealers/croupiers, while Loto-Québec also streamed a number of games from Evolution’s British Columbia live casino studio based in the New Westminster area of Vancouver and operating under a Gaming Services Provider (Class B Supplier) licence issued by the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch.
Since then, Loto-Québec branched out and began to stream live casino games and game shows from Evolution’s live casino studios in Riga. The move means Loto-Québec clientele now have access to the full suite of Evolution live dealer titles, thus adding further diversity to its live casino game portfolio.
Evolution Looking to Initially Dominate Ontario’s Newly Regulate iGaming Market
In other news involving Evolution and Canada, the Ontario iGaming market is about to come online, and Evolution appears to be the only Ontario-based live dealer brand in town. Pragmatic Play Live, Playtech, BetConstruct, as well as new entrant EGT Interactive are yet to make any announcements as to whether they will register or have in fact been approved as an official Ontario iGaming Ontario. For Evolution, that leaves little competition, and the brand will probably have permission to stream games from its Vancouver studios as well as from its European operations.
Ontario iGaming grand opening: The Ontario iGaming market officially opens on 4 April. When it does, all iGaming operators will have to prevent Ontario citizens from accessing games from online casinos not operating under the new Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).