Alberta Chooses an Online Gambling Platform

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Alberta is set to launch its very own online gambling segment through cooperation with NeoPollard Interactive.

The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC) is set to launch an iGaming site for the province in collaboration with NeoPollard Interactive.  According to the arrangements, NeoPollard will operate the platform for a period of seven years, with an option to extend further.

Alberta’s 2020 provincial budget has already made provision for this launch.  For some time, the province has been contemplating the launch of its own online gambling platform, and this marks the first step towards achieving that goal.

NeoPollard a Tested Partner for Provincial Gambling Expansion

NeoPollard has a solid track record and is the official provider of lottery solutions across four US states: Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina and West Virginia.  According to Liz Silver, the General Manager of NeoPollard, the company guarantees that its platform will generate substantial revenue for the provincial administration that, in turn, will benefit all Albertans. 

Player Safety Comes First

The NeoPollard platform will offer lottery, online casino, bingo and sports betting options to all players in Alberta who are over the age of 18.  The platform has stringent security layers in place to provide an age-controlled and secure environment where fun and safe gambling can take place. 

The platform will also be fully integrated with AGLC’s GameSense responsible gambling programme.  According to AGLC, the platform will provide a dynamic entertainment solution that will align Alberta with other provinces that already offer regulated online gambling.

Online Gambling Regulations in Canada

In Canada, both gambling and online gambling are regulated on a province-to-province basis.  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, as well as the four smaller Atlantic provinces, all offer online wagering.  However, online gambling remains prohibited in Saskatchewan, Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

When it comes to sports betting, the current regulation stipulates that all bets must comprise of a minimum of three games.  However, the federal parliament is currently reviewing this regulation, with new strides being made to enable single-game sports betting across the country.