Multi-Year Deal Brings Yggdrasil Slots To Canada/US

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on November 16, 2021
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Canadian online slot fans have something new on the horizon. 

Yggdrasil Gaming is making its Canadian debut after a recent deal with International Game Technology (IGT).

The leading software supplier signed a multi-year content distribution deal with IGT. The agreement gives IGT exclusive access to a selection of Yggdrasil slots for distribution to US and Canadian casinos.

For Yggdrasil, it’s a big deal. The agreement marks its entry into the North American market.

Yggdrasil games to complement IGT

As it stands, Yggdrasil is live with operators in 17 licensed jurisdictions, including the UK, Malta, Isle of Man and Sweden. Now, the supplier is aiming for a presence in North America through IGT’s PlayCasino.

“Yggdrasil continues to deliver on its growth strategy,” said Fredrik Elmqvist, Yggdrasil Gaming’s CEO. “And US and Canada are key territories for driving continued sustainable long-term growth and shareholder value.” 

Elmqvist is thrilled to team up with IGT with exclusive territorial distribution rights for select Yggdrasil games.

“As the online gaming market continues to expand in North America, we look forward to supporting IGT’s PlayCasino customers to realize their goals through our player-centric, highly entertaining, and iconic games.”

IGT is optimistic Yggdrasil’s first game will be live on PlayCasino next month.

“Partnering with high-performing game developers such as Yggdrasil Gaming is a pillar of IGT PlayDigital’s growth strategy and an additional differentiator of the IGT PlayCasino value proposition,” said Enrico Drago, IGT CEO digital & betting.

“Yggdrasil Gaming’s artistic talents, passion for innovation, and commitment to quality and performance shine through in all their games,” Drago added. “And we believe Yggdrasil games will complement our player-favorite IGT PlayCasino games.”

What Canadian players can expect

There’s a reason Yggdrasil slots are among the most popular online casino games

For a start, the games are entertaining. Secondly, Yggdrasil slots also offer attractive features and generous multipliers. Plus, they feature stunning graphics and catchy sound effects.  

Notable titles are Vikings Go Wild, Vikings Go Berzerk, Valley of the Gods, Golden Fish Tank and Cazino Zeppelin. Yggdrasil also provides lottery games, instant lotto and keno, but their specialty is video slots.

Yggdrasil deploys titles through the YG Masters programme. And, as of Dec 2019, the company depends on innovative GATI technology

To date, the company has won numerous awards, including EGR B2B Awards’ Slot Provider of the Year (2016 and 2017). They also captured EGR B2B’s Software Rising Star (2015) accolade. 

Additionally, Yggdrasil won the Gaming Awards’ Innovator of the Year award four times in a row – in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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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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