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Jackpot Digital Inks Lucrative Partnership with SIGA

Jackpot Digital has secured another major partner, as this week, the gambling provider announced a partnership with the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. As per the collaboration, the provider will install its cutting-edge Jackpot Blitz® dealerless poker electronic table games with SIGA. However, the integration is subject to acquiring regulatory and licensing approvals.

Based in British Columbia, the supplier is a leading manufacturer of dealerless multiplayer electronic poker tables for the cruise ship and brick-and-mortar regulated casinos sectors. The company is popular for its focus on dealerless poker which is complemented by a comprehensive suite of backend tools allowing casino operator to optimize poker offerings to their needs.

First Canadian Entry in 2024

The partnership is one of tremendous importance to the supplier as SIGA operates seven land-based gaming properties across the Province of Saskatchewan. Via the collaboration, the regulator will initially integrate Jackpot Blitz® machines at its Dakota Dunes and Gold Horse Casino locations, which are located in Saskatoon and Lloydminster, respectively.

In addition to seven brick-and-mortar locations, SIGA also runs online gambling in the province via Its gaming operations deliver entertainment, via slot machines, live table games, electronic table games, and live entertainment and dining options. Meanwhile, its employees deliver a unique customer service experience, thanks to the regulator’s traditional First Nation culture and hospitality.

Jackpot President & CEO, Jake Kalpakian, commented that the gambling provider is thrilled to be joining forces with SIGA and gain entry to the Saskatchewan market. The province marks the first of several debuts that the company is seeking to enter in 2024. Currently, the company is up and running in 12 states and territories in the U.S. and several international jurisdictions.

Province Expands Gaming Offerings

In the fall of 2022, SIGA launched PlayNow, which was the province’s first regulated online platform for gambling and sports wagering. The iCasino went online on November 3, 2022, and the platform was provided by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. At launch, it offered over 500 casino games and a full suite of world-class sports betting offerings.

Once SIGA issued its annual 2022-23 report, it confirmed that the online gaming expansion was off to a great start and generated solid profits in its first fiscal year. The market registered 15,000 customers since the debut of the market and the iGaming sector was profitable in its first FY. Profits from the websites will be split evenly between the province and First Nations.

PlayNow reported that it in its first fiscal period, the online gaming platform handled more than CA$113 million in online slot play. This was in the window of November 4, 2022, to the end of March 2023. It also accumulated over CA$50 million in slot spins and CA$4.99 million in new wins. However, only CA$117k was placed on sports wagers.

Source: “Jackpot Digital Signs Provincial Casino Operator Saskatchewan Indian Gaming AuthorityYahoo, February 6, 2024