Although most of our readers are slots players, anyone who has played at an offshore online casino will know that aside from thousands of slot games, many of these casino sites also offer live casino games. The best live casino software provider in the world is undoubtedly Evolution Gaming, so if you've ever played live blackjack, roulette or game-show style games in a live online casino, then you have probably played Evolution games.
Why does this matter? Well, since its inception back in 2000, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has been the only regulated online gaming provider in Ontario, so if you wanted to play at a licensed site, the OLG was the only choice.
With online casino regulation approaching at the end of 2021, OLG will face much stiffer competition as new slots sites will start operating legally in the province. If these new, fully regulated Ontario slots sites have similar software providers to their offshore brethren, it is highly likely that they will offer live dealer casino games as well as a vast selection of slot games.
OLG Partners With Evolution Gaming
OLG have realised this too, and its partnership with Evolution was announced yesterday (27 October 2021). British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC), and Loto-Québec already have partnerships with Evolution, so although the OLG is only the fourth on the list, its partnership puts it ahead of casino sites that are still waiting for their licensing applications to be approved.
Welcome to the Live Casino party, OLG!
Related:If you would like a little more info, our article, Ontario Gambling Regulation: Who Will Be In Charge? explains how OLG's position has changed since iGaming Ontario was created to take charge of regulation in the province.