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Paysafe and NeoPollard Interactive announce Canadian collaboration in Alberta’s regulated online gambling space

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Mar 17, 2021

Integration of AGLC’s regulated online gambling website PlayAlberta.ca sees Paysafe gateway now processing online payments for majority of Canadian provincial lotteries

Houston, Texas – Paysafe, a leading specialized payments platform, has expanded its partnership with NeoPollard Interactive (“NPi”), the premier provider of the most profitable iLottery programs in North America. Through this partnership, NPi leverages Paysafe’s proprietary payment gateway to power Alberta’s only regulated online gambling website PlayAlberta.ca.

With the integration of PlayAlberta.ca, launched in late 2020 by Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (“AGLC”), Paysafe now processes payments for the majority of Canada’s regulated lotteries, including the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (which represents New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island), BCLC, Loto-Québec, and Ontario Lottery and Gaming. Each of these lotteries uses Paysafe’s payment gateway technology to enable players to make secure deposits and withdrawals of winnings.

PlayAlberta.ca, which features virtual slots and table games in addition to lottery games, represents NPi’s first client solution for a North American Lottery that offers multi-vertical content. These products are paired with NPi’s existing suite of iLottery content, including eInstant and instant lotto games. By leveraging NPi’s NeoSphere player management platform, which incorporates Paysafe’s best-in-breed payment technology for credit and debit card deposits and withdrawals, PlayAlberta.ca features the advanced technology and flexibility needed to support AGLC’s long-term vision and meet evolving player expectations.

As the contracted operator for PlayAlberta.ca, NPi has implemented a full suite of managed services, including its Customer Engagement Marketing service designed to maintain a strong player funnel from acquisition to conversion to retention. Additional operations provided by NPi include player experience services such as a Customer Support Center that provides phone, e-mail, and chat support.

The expansion of Paysafe’s partnership with NPi follows the July 2020 agreement whereby Paysafe supplied its payment gateway to the North Carolina Education Lottery through an NPi platform integration.

Gregory Kirstein, Director of Business Development for iGaming at Paysafe, said: “Our latest partnership with NPi further strengthens Paysafe’s leadership position in North America’s regulated gambling and lottery markets. Collaborating to support AGLC and PlayAlberta.ca is especially exciting as it creates an opening to expand our existing Canadian customer base.”

Liz Siver, General Manager at NPi, commented: “We are honored to be entrusted by the AGLC team to deliver its long-envisioned PlayAlberta.ca program to market this year. Our ongoing partnership with Paysafe plays an integral role in ensuring that we offer best-in-class online gambling experiences for players in Alberta. As this is NPi’s first Canadian venture, Paysafe’s expert teams were essential to successfully meeting requirements of operating in Canada.”

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About Paysafe
Paysafe Group (Paysafe) is a leading specialized payments platform. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, and online cash solutions. With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualized transactional volume of over US $98 billion in 2019, and approximately 3,000 employees located in 12+ global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 70 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments. 

Further information is available at www.paysafe.com.

For further information about Paysafe, please contact:
Nick Say Manager, Corporate Communications, North America
T: +1-514-452-8747; E: Nick.Say@paysafe.com

About NeoPollard Interactive
Born in the digital domain, NeoPollard Interactive LLC (“NPi”) is an award-winning supplier of best-in-class iLottery solutions to the North American lottery market. Serving the largest share of U.S. lotteries that currently sell online, NPi helped pioneer the successful introduction of iLottery in the U.S. and, is North America’s proven partner of choice to enable regulated lotteries to design and deploy complex gaming solutions in support of generating incremental revenue for good causes through the online channel. NPi offers cutting-edge technology, a full suite of managed services, and the industry’s top performing game content, as part of its innovative and comprehensive approach to partnering for iLottery success. Jointly owned by Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) and NeoGames S.A. (Nasdaq: NGMS)—both globally recognized industry leaders—NPi powers the most profitable iLottery programs. Visit us at www.neopollard.com.

For more information about NeoPollard Interactive, contact:
Liz Siver, General Manager, NeoPollard Interactive
E: liz.siver@neopollard.com

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