Being the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) can be bring a lot of attention and sizzle to what you do – creating online and offline tools that allow people to take advantage of one of the oldest desires of mankind. No, not that one, the other one – gambling. However in a province such as Ontario, that leaves you open for a lot of scrutiny and government regulation, especially when it comes to the age of participants. Recently the OLG selected SPIELO G after a competitive bidding process to provide a player account management system that will implement a strong online responsible gambling program and offer increased player protection, secure transaction and data privacy. This system will provide an age-verification requirement and customers will have the ability to manage their online play with time and money limits, and the option to take breaks from play.
“OLG will offer the only safe, lawful and regulated internet gaming option in Ontario. The move into internet gaming is an exciting step in OLG’s modernization,” said Rod Phillips, President and CEO of OLG. He continued, “We’re pleased to have an experienced company on board to help OLG provide an interactive gaming experience that will be a secure option, regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.”
OLG’s current offering includes interactive casino-style games for online play including slots, video poker games and table games. PlayOLG.ca will also allow customers to purchase lottery tickets including LOTTO 6/49, LOTTO MAX and ENCORE. OLG’s internet gaming program will be launched in phases with the first to include lottery and gaming offerings. Subsequent phases will include bingo, sports wagering, online poker and the introduction of other new products.