Las Vegas, NV-based Shuffle Master, which provides automatic card shufflers and proprietary table games, has signed a license agreement with software supplier OpenBet for the Canadian market.
The agreement will enable OpenBet to provide more online games to legal Canadian gaming sites operated by Loto-Quebec and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). The games will be based on Shuffle Master’s Three Card Poker, Casino War, and Fortune Pai Gow Poker.
“Given the growing popularity of online gaming in Canada, offering our popular brands to this key market through OpenBet’s platform is a natural next step for Shuffle Master and part of our strategy to leverage our intellectual property online,” said Gavin Isaacs, chief executive of Shuffle Master.
“The agreement with Shuffle Master allows us to deliver even more content to the Canadian lottery market as their enabling technology platform and e-casino provider. OpenBet partners with the market’s top suppliers to ensure that it gives customers the very best offering,” said Max Francis, OpenBet’s commercial partner manager.
The OpenBet deal follows the signing of a new online gaming agreement earlier this month between Shuffle Master and Chartwell Technology.
OpenBet became the first European software supplier to enter the Canadian online market in July 2010 through its partnership with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.