Boss Media AB, a division of SPIELO G2, has been selected as the primary service provided for online gaming in Ontario, Canada.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced on Friday that SPIELO, best known for operating the International Poker Network, will provide online casino games to Ontarian residents.
SPIELO was selected after what OLG called “a competitive procurement process.” According to reports, Canadian Amaya Gaming, new owner of Ongame Poker Network, and London-based OpenBet also submitted applications.
The website PlayOLG.ca is expected to go live by late 2013 with lottery sales and real-money casino games. Bingo, sports betting, and online poker will be introduced at a later date.
The software platform for online poker has not yet been selected, though SPIELO’s Boss Media makes certain sense: It already operates the only regulated online poker network in Canada—the cunningly-named Canadian Poker Network—which currently shares liquidity across two sites—Espacejeux.com and PlayNow.com.