Ontario will introduce Bingo to their gaming portfolio
It has been reported that Canadian province Ontario’s Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is soon to launch a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Bingo software provider. Last month Spielo G2 was chosen to be Ontario’s primary internet gaming supplier, to deliver the body of their gaming products and services, but what is now desired by the province is a Bingo Product Manager with “a strong understanding of gaming and betting”.
The Bingo provider would preferably have experience in the highly lucrative European online Bingo market, along with “[a] good understanding of technologies (mobile/tablet) and future technologies (smartTV)”. The provider will require the capability to develop new game variants and will be expected to keep up to date with competitor brands in order to identify opportunities for product development and enhancement of their own Bingo experience. It has been reported that OLG will also seek out third-party casino software. A Casino Product Manager with more than ten years’ experience in the industry has already been appointed, but is yet-to-be named. The Casino Product Manager’s role will include overseeing and quality-checking all casino games and lottery products provided by Spielo G2, which will be launched within the Play OLG brand later this year.
This includes Slots and all table games. As Ontario issues RFPs for Bingo and Casino expansion, there have been no reports of plans for OLG to break in to the Poker and Sports betting markets. Manitoba, who offers both Poker and Sports betting, joined British Columbia and Québec earlier this year, but the Canadian Poker Network, (also powered by Spielo G2 software) currently ranks well below the Nevada-licensed Ultimate Poker site in terms of cash-game traffic. Its seven day average players is just 145, which goes some way to explain why OLG is not yet pursuing this market.