Playtech Launches New Ontario Partnerships Following Regulations

London, April 12, 2022 – Playtech, the global gaming technology leader, today announced the launch of several partnerships in Ontario.

The partnerships, which are launching with RNG Casino and Live, quickly followed by the full platform, went live on day one of the market opening last week.

Ontario is the newest regulated market in North America since the Ontario Gaming Commission licensed a number of providers. Playtech will announce a new wave of partnerships in Ontario in the coming weeks. The new regulatory framework in Ontario will ensure high standards in a number of areas, including responsible gambling, where clear policies and procedures to identify, prevent and minimize the risk of gambling-related harms and mechanisms to monitor profiles player risk will be required.

Shimon Akad, COO at Playtech, said: “This is a significant market size and a major milestone for Playtech in North America. We are thrilled to have launched with multiple licensees on day one and look forward to continuing to launch with more of our partners in We also expect Ontario to be at the forefront of responsible gambling, where our technology and our ability, through artificial intelligence, to analyze the behavior of certain players will be particularly relevant and important.

Playtech has already been active in Ontario through its work with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, to which it has provided, among other things, data analytics technology.

Charmaine Hogan, Regulatory Affairs Manager at Playtech says “As we continue to improve our efforts on the sustainability of the gaming industry in general, we wholeheartedly welcome the launch of the iGaming market in Ontario. An effective regulatory framework puts operators and providers under local scrutiny and, as is the case in Ontario, with an emphasis on player protection from the start.

At Playtech, artificial intelligence is used to enable early analysis of player behavior and flag signs of problem gambling, and to engage with these players, in-game and in a personalized way, using tools automated and personalized messages. We offer our technology, our tools, as well as our experience to all, and although adoption is with operators, we want to see a more responsible and sustainable entertainment industry in the long term. And we aim to continue to engage, wherever we can, with all interested parties and to share best practices as well as the results of our research.”

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About Playtech

Founded in 1999 and listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a technology leader in the gaming and financial trading industries with over 7,000 employees in 24 countries.

Playtech is the gaming industry’s leading technology company providing business intelligence-based gaming software, services, content and platform technology in the industry’s most popular product verticals , including casino, live casino, sports betting, virtual sports, bingo and poker. It pioneers omnichannel gaming technology through its integrated platform technology, Playtech ONE. Playtech ONE offers data-driven marketing expertise, unique wallet functionality, CRM and responsible gaming solutions on a single platform across product verticals and in retail and online.

Playtech partners with and invests in leading brands in regulated and newly regulated markets to deliver its data-driven gaming technology across the retail and online value chain. Playtech provides its technology on a B2B basis to the industry’s leading retail and online operators, land-based casino groups and government-sponsored entities such as lotteries. Playtech directly owns and operates Snaitech, the leading online and retail sports betting and gaming company in Italy.

Playtech also owns Finalto, a technology leader in the CFD and financial trading industry that operates on both a B2B and B2C basis. Finalto has been classified as a discontinued operation since December 31, 2020.

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