FanDuel Inks Deal With Playtech To Launch Live Casino Product In Canada

Written By Matthew Lomon on October 26, 2023 - Last Updated on October 27, 2023
Woman holding phone with FanDuel casino

Two heavyweights in the global gambling game are teaming up to deliver a fresh online gaming experience specifically designed for Canadian players. On Oct. 25, gaming technology provider Playtech announced a deal with operator FanDuel to launch branded Live Casino content in Canada.

As a result, FanDuel’s offering among Ontario online casinos will now feature several new live offerings, including:

  • Roulette
  • All Bets Blackjack
  • Baccarat
  • 7-Seater Blackjack

The latest additions to FanDuel’s Canadian catalogue will also come from a unique source.

Playtech goes all-in on commitment to Canadian market

As part of the agreement, Playtech has constructed a dedicated Live Casino studio to serve FanDuel Canada.

Located in Riga, Latvia, the studio’s primary objective is to ensure the particular needs of both the Canada online casino market and FanDuel’s audience.

“It’s brilliant to see Playtech Live continue its growth in North America. Our partnership with FanDuel marks a really exciting moment for Playtech, and we look forward to delivering our Live Casino games for FanDuel and its users across Ontario,” George Voyatzis, VP Commercial for Playtech said in a press release.

“As we build more studios globally and release new content, this announcement is yet another example of Live taking over the gambling industry on a global scale.”

The Riga facility falls in line with Playtech’s recent expansion efforts across the North American iGaming sector. Before developing a Canadian-centric studio for FanDuel, the supplier also built structures for Adventures Beyond Wonderland and Big Bad Wolf.

New deal accounts for possible market openings across Canada

The recent pact between supplier and operator is by no means a single-focus dealing. In fact, it’s the complete opposite.

Buzz about a second regulated Canadian market took off last month after the National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer, and Canadian Football League all vowed their support in favour of a bid to legalize private-sector online gambling in Québec.

On Sept. 22, a spokesperson for the Québec Online Gaming Coalition told PlayCanada that the effort is gaining momentum.

While there is no concrete timeline in place for Québec or any other province, neither Playtech nor FanDuel will be caught off guard. Their agreement extends the provision of the Live Casino studio to other provinces across Canada, if and when they decide to regulate online gambling.

In other words, both sides will retain flexibility should more provinces follow Ontario’s lead.

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Matthew Lomon has been a contributor at Catena Media’s network of regional sites since July 2022. He first broke into covering the legal North American gambling industry with PlayCanada. Since then, Matthew's reporting has extended to PlayMichigan, PlayPennsylvania, and PlayIllinois. Based out of Toronto, Ontario, Matthew is an avid (bordering on fanatic) sports fan.

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