Quebec online casino to feature new games from 1×2 Network.
Espacejeux is getting a substantial upgrade this week. The website – the provincially managed online lottery and casino site of Quebec, Canada – will be integrating a whole new suite of digital gambling games. The news comes following a landmark partnership agreement between Loto-Quebec and award winning software group, 1×2 Gaming.
Quebec Online Casino to Feature New Games from 1×2
1×2 Network (formerly 1×2 Gaming) is a well established developer of iGaming systems based out of Brighton, England. Dating back to its 2002 founding as Football 1×2 Ltd, the independent software brand is a premier developer of HTML5 games for the global iGaming industry. Their extensive portfolio consists of digital slot machines, table games, sports games, instant wins and more.
The iGaming production studio has expanded its horizon widely in the last year, and is especially proud of this latest partnership deal. Aligning with Loto-Quebec gives 1×2 its first solid footprint in the Canadian iGaming market; an already lucrative market with potential for immense growth in the very near future.
In a social media publication announcing the deal on Wednesday, 1×2 Network credited another major partner, SG Digital, for its “exciting new alliance” with Loto-Quebec. “Scientific Games has a strong, long-term partnership with Loto-Québec and we’re delighted to have enhanced that relationship further by facilitating the launch of 1X2 Network’s games with the Canadian lottery,” said Dylan Slaney, SVP of Digital Gaming for SG.
“This latest partnership demonstrates the power of OpenGaming™ in North America,” Slaney went on. “We continue to deliver exceptional content to operators and lotteries that is proven to be very popular with a wide range of players.”
1×2 Brings Iron Dog Studio Along for the Ride
1×2 Network is bringing along Iron Dog Studio,a relatively new brand that’s now an integral part of its core gaming network. Iron Dog is smaller firm, but one with very big ideas and esteemed talent. Its portfolio of interactive 3D slot machines include a number of trademark Megaways slots games. In fact, this developer’s Branded Megaways series earned them the Game of the Year Award at the 2020 EGR Operator Awards.
What it All Means for Espacejeux
Loto-Quebec’s online gaming site, Espacejeux, can use all the good publicity it can get right now. Canadians are not limited by local laws in choosing where to gambling online. Espacejeux is the only online casino that locally licenced and regulated, but it’s not the legal and reputable brand open to Quebecois. Promoting a larger, more exciting variety of games is certainly one way to get the attention of new players.
Ramping up public perception is also a good idea when there’s such a major shift in legal gambling opportunities on the horizon. There’s a federal bill working its way through the political mill right now that would remove the ban on single event sporting bets. If it passes – and by all analytical accounts, it will – sportsbooks will be launching in the physical and virtual realm, drawing countless new customers from the woodwork. No doubt, Loto-Quebec will be looking to capitalize on that action as well.
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