Inspired Entertainment given green light to add 720 VLTs in Saskatchewan

This latest news will mean Inspired has over 1,500 VLT's in the province

Inspired Entertainment has expanded its reach in Saskatchewan after the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) awarded the company an additional 720 Valor video lottery terminals (VLTs).

This latest agreement will increase the number of Inspired Entertainment Valor VLTs in Saskatchewan to over 1,500.

The B2B gaming supplier expects to deliver the additional Valor VLTs by the end of 2024, with new games to be released at the end of 2025.

“We are thrilled to announce the deployment of an additional 720 VLT cabinets in Canada through our partnership with WCLC. This expansion underscores Inspired’s commitment to enhancing the success of the Saskatchewan VLT program, and we are honored to support WCLC and the Canadian market with our player-popular cabinets and content,” said Inspired President and CEO Brooks Pierce.

The WCLC has selected Inspired for VLT contracts in the past, and this latest deal is the third award in four years.

According to Inspired, backing from the WCLC demonstrates its continued success in delivering top-quality gaming solutions.

“We are committed to providing our VLT players in Saskatchewan with high-quality content and hardware to enhance their gaming experience,” added WCLC Vice President of VLT Gaming and Operations Eric Karmark. “Inspired’s Valor VLT has impressed us, and their ongoing success in launching new games in the market is commendable.”

Ontario celebrates second iGaming anniversary

Elsewhere in Canada, April marked the second anniversary of the regulated iGaming market in Ontario following the passing of Bill C-218 in Summer 2021.

Since the market opened in April 2022, it has grown from 12 private online gaming and betting sites to 47 registered operators offering 77 regulated sites today.

Two years on Ontario bettors have wagered $17.2 billion up until the end of 2023 and the government projects that iGaming will generate $423 million in net revenue through the first three years of the market, far exceeding the predicted three-year revenue total of around $75 million.

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