Last week OLG.ca became the fourth Canadian provincial casino to offer customers live casino games streamed from Evolution’s Vancouver dealer studio.
OLG.ca is owned and operated by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. It launched (as Play OLG) back in 2015 and has been offering RNG casino games to residents of Ontario ever since.
Now those customers will get a taste of playing real casino games, with real dealers online.
Live blackjack from Evolution’s Vancouver studio…
Dave Pridmore from OLG had the following to say of the casino’s enhanced game line-up:
“OLG is a leader in the digital gaming space, and we’re thrilled to be able to work with Evolution to extend our online game offering. “We want to provide the best live dealer experience available, and we are confident that our players will love the quality and the choice of these games, playing at tables with other Canadian players and game presenters.”
The provincial governments of Canada’s largest 4 provinces all now operate online casinos via their respective state lotteries. And all four now offer live games powered by Evolution.
This latest OLG deal was proceeded by the following supply deals with other provinces.
- British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s Playnow.com: Evo live dealers added 2018
- Loto-Québec: Evo live dealers added 2019
- AGLC’s PlayAlberta: Evo live dealers added 2021
This effectively means that almost 90% of Canada’s adult population can now have a punt on an Evolution powered live dealer table via a government run online casino.
The downside for Canadian players is that their access to competing offshore casinos, or at least the full game suite at those casinos will be restricted further. This is highlighted by the following communication from Leo Vegas:
We are contacting to inform you that the Live Casino provider Evolution will be restricting access to the Canadian province of Ontario for non-licensed operators as of 27th of October.
This means that, in addition to the previously restricted provinces – British Columbia, Manitoba & Quebec; Ontario will, after the 27th of October, be inaccessible.
Since these states cover a substantial part of the Canadian population, we have taken a business decision to disable Evolution as a provider in Canada as a whole, in order to avoid a negative user experience.