Alberta First To Introduce Gaming Arts’ Pop’N Pays Slots

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on October 22, 2021 - Last Updated on June 29, 2022
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Alberta is the first province to introduce Gaming Arts’ slot product.

Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) installed the Gaming Arts’ slot series Pop’N Pays across multiple casinos in the province.

The launch is the result of a collaboration between Gaming Arts LLC and Bet Rite Inc, a distributor offering total sales and service support.

The series is live in six Alberta casinos, including Century Mile Racetrack and Casino and Cowboys Casino. AGLC also rolled out the games at Deerfoot Inn & Casino, Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, River Cree Resort and Casino, and Starlight Casino Edmonton.

The premier slot game franchise offers players a unique experience with products like Pinatas Ole™, Big Top™, & Sweet Spin™. The titles also feature pop-up wins, free game rounds, and progressive slots.

The next wave of Gaming Arts games to reach Alberta include Da Fa Ba, Dice Seeker, and Casino Wizard. These will roll out later this year in other parts of the country.

“Gaming Arts is very appreciative of AGLC’s decision to launch our games in Alberta, for the first time anywhere in Canada,” said Mike Dreitzer, CEO of Gaming Arts. “This is a true milestone for Gaming Arts, and we are humbled by AGLC’s show of confidence in our product.”

Dreitzer also noted Gaming Arts looks forward to working with AGLC to earn more floor share across Alberta and Canada.

“We are very excited and grateful that AGLC is our first Canadian customer to introduce Gaming Arts slots to the Canadian market,” Bet Rite president Billy MacLellan added.

“We are confident that slot players in Alberta will enjoy these fun series of games for years to come.”

IGT continues to be AGLC’s central systems provider

International Game Technology PLC announced that its subsidiary, IGT Canada Solutions ULC, has prolonged its five-year contract with AGLC.

The deal delivers an improved version of its INTELLIGEN™ software, the AGLC’s central systems provider.

The extension runs through July 2026.

“IGT’s INTELLIGEN systems software supports the volume, complexity and security of monitoring video lottery terminals throughout Alberta,” said Nick Khin, IGT chief operating officer, gaming

“As the leader in the regulated video lottery industry with more G2S deployments and specific VLT features than any other vendor, IGT developed its INTELLIGEN system to respond to the unique needs of its customers. AGLC will receive the most advanced updates INTELLIGEN has to offer,” added Khin.

Access that will allow quick access to insights for their entire VLT network.

Under the terms of the extension, IGT will upgrade AGLC’s video lottery central system to the latest version of INTELLIGEN. It also includes improved network diagnostics and stability.

IGT also recently extended a similar contract with Atlantic Lottery.

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Katarina is a Toronto-based online gambling writer who holds a master's degree in journalism. Before joining PlayCanada, she was part of the AskGamblers crew where she reported about the world of online casinos and interviewed numerous iGaming experts. Being in the industry for 5 years, she became an expert in online slots.

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