IGT To Launch e-Bingo Across Ontario
International Game Technology, known industry-wide as IGT, is a celebrated and recognized leader in iGaming the world over. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation recently became the first Canadian operator ever to partner with IGT and will, going forward, be featuring the software developer’s electronic Bingo content on its operator-platform.
The new partnership will most certainly ensure that a wide array of electronic Bingo content is made available to players all over Canada, which will in turn, extend IGT’s reach in the country. 12 charitable gaming venues are operated throughout Ontario, and these will all be offering IGT’s top-class premium e-Bingo content. The OLG has also confirmed that just as soon as all licensing kinks have been ironed out, the electronic Bingo games will be available online too.
More Than Just Matching Numbers
Bingo today is a far cry of the numbers game played in the Bingo halls of the past. Today, elaborate games and themes have been developed, and IGT has developed an entire portfolio of superb e-Bingo content. Some of the games scheduled to be on offer at the 12 Bingo outlets include the very popular Golden Rooster, Bengal Eyes, and Pharaoh’s Legacy.
One of the main motivations behind IGT’s renewed focus on the Canadian market is the fact that new legislation dictates that the proceeds gained from all Lottery-related games will not be taxable. What this means, is that players will not be liable to include these winnings in their annual tax returns and will be able to enjoy every cent won.
What’s more, the OLG invests much of what it makes in profits back into the community at large. Players appreciate this for the many social benefits, and are incentivized to play at OLG-owned outlets because of the fact.
But IGT is no newcomer to the Canadian Lottery market. Not only does it administrate the platform for all online Lottery ticket sales, but it also oversees all legal Poker operations in the country. One can only imagine the extent to which these services will be complimented by an e-Bingo offering.
Ontario isn’t the last stop on its list, according to the award-winning software developer. It has said that once electronic Bingo has been rolled out at all 12 land-based outlets, it will proceed to punt the product to the rest of Canada too.
All the best to IGT and their impressive resolve in terms of expansion-strategies.