Québec Online Gaming Coalition adds GeoComply as a partner

Coalition continues to grow and act heading into 2024

The Québec Online Gaming Coalition (QOGC), an industry-led group comprising major online gaming operators, has recently announced the addition of GeoComply as a partner. The Coalition, comprising gambling operators Betway, Bet99, DraftKings, Flutter, Entain, Rush Street, and Apricot, advocates for the modernization of Québec’s existing gaming framework and an end to Loto-Québec’s monopoly on gambling in the province.

QOGC proposes the establishment of a licensing and taxation system, along with the creation of an independent regulatory body to supervise the gaming sector in the region. The Coalition’s efforts are geared towards promoting a responsible and secure gaming environment, focusing on consumer protection.

The group has been active in the last few weeks, releasing a survey from Mainstreet Research that claimed that only 26.6% of players use Loto-Québec’s platform for online casino gaming. This, the group claimed, was proof that a reform of Loto-Québec’s monopoly was desperately needed but Loto-Québec has questioned the results of the research.

GeoComply is recognized for its expertise in anti-fraud and geolocation solutions. The company is already engaged with multiple online gaming platforms in Ontario and aims to bolster the Coalition’s activities in Québec. The company plans to provide comprehensive data regarding the online gaming habits of Quebecers. This data ensures the privacy of individual players and does not disclose any specific operator data.

GeoComply specializes in cybersecurity, providing solutions that identify location fraud and authenticate a user’s digital identity. With a decade of experience, the company’s geolocation solutions have been implemented across over 400 million devices, analyzing more than a billion transactions monthly.

“We are thrilled to have GeoComply join our efforts to push for a new regulatory and licensing framework in Québec. GeoComply’s data will help paint a clear picture of Quebecers’ playing habits and provide additional guidance to our mission,” said QOGC spokesperson Nathalie Bergeron.

“Their cutting-edge technology can help ensure safer online interactions for operators and users at all stages of the player journey while achieving the highest standards in compliance. We look forward to [working] with them as the Coalition continues its engagement in Québec,” she added.

“GeoComply proudly joins the efforts of the coalition to advocate for a modernized online gaming market that maximizes consumer protection, strengthens integrity and delivers meaningful revenues to Quebec. Ontario’s success has proven that in an open yet regulated market, everyone wins,” said GeoComply SVP of Compliance Lindsay Slader.

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