02 October 2020

AGLC launches PlayAlberta an online gaming platform for gamers

The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC) has released its NeoPollard Interactive-powered PlayAlberta.ca regulated igaming platform for gamers.

The website contains a range of slot and table game content, in addition to integrating British Columbia Lottery Company’s GameSense, a responsible gambling portal which gives customers with a variety of support and suggestion on sustainable play.

The platform additionally features tools just like betting and time limits to assist gamers limit their activity the place necessary.

“PlayAlberta.ca is another way AGLC is delivering a responsible gambling choice for the benefits of Albertans,” AGLC president and chief executive Alain Maisonneuve mentioned.
“The province’s regulated online gambling website will offer players expanded entertainment options with integrated responsible gambling features and generate revenue to support valuable programs and services Albertans rely on every day.”

Work on the launch of an igaming product started within the province in January final 12 months, with AGLC launching a request for proposals (RFP) for a expertise associate for the venture. 

It's not yet clear what impact the release could have on AGLC’s revenue projections for coming years. The budget forecast revenue declining to $1.41bn for the yr ended March 31, 2020, then to $1.40bn for a year to March 31, 2021.

The launch means there is only one province in Canada – Saskatchewan – which doesn't but provide some type of on-line gaming.

However, although revenue from igaming was included in Alberta’s 2020 funds, the roll-out was initially expected to take place next year. Nonetheless, after NeoPollard Interactive was founded as the technology partner in June, the roll-out has been accomplished just over 3 months later.  Income was then expected to tick upwards, rising from $1.45bn in 2021-22, then to $1.47bn in 2022-23.

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