In another step closer to the full legalization and regulation of gaming in Quebec, a pair of British companies has announced that they’ll be providing software to Loto Quebec, provider of Internet gambling in Canada’s French-language province.
UK firm Openbet (formerly known as Orbis Technology) has announced its signing a contract to provide table game and customer account management software to Loto Quebec, while poker services will be provided by GTechG2. GTech uses the International Poker Network to host tables.
Loto Quebec is planning to begin providing online gaming sometime after October 1 and will soon be opening its first office in the Montreal area for the website. Some 15 citizens will be employed in the operation.
In announcing the contracts, Loto Quebec CEO Alain Cousineau stated that his company would be working with Quebec’s Online Gaming Monitoring Committee in providing safety and security in online gambling. “Now that the government has given the green light, various measures will be put in motion to ensure that fans of online gaming can access a secure, legal and aboveboard site this fall,” said Cousineau.
“We will be offering Québecers a choice of entertaining games like poker, various table games and sports betting within a controlled circuit and in a secure environment whose integrity will be beyond question.”
Canada gambling laws are currently trending toward regulation in a few provinces such as Quebec and Manitoba, who are given the right to formulate such law independently.