Press Release

Successful Launch With AGLC Marks NPi’s Entry To Canadian Gaming Market


LANSING, Michigan, November 17, 2020 /CNW/ – NeoPollard Interactive LLC (“NeoPollard Interactive” or “NPi”) is proud to announce its successful launch into the Canadian market through its new agreement with the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (“AGLC”). Contracted as the operator of AGLC’s program, PlayAlberta.ca, NPi deployed its cutting-edge technology, a full suite of managed services, and its top performing game content on September 30, 2020.

This complex deployment marks the beginning of Alberta’s only regulated online gambling website. NPi’s advanced NeoSphere platform fulfilled AGLC’s vision to bring a world class online gambling entertainment solution to Alberta, while ensuring flexibility for the further evolution of AGLC’s program.

“PlayAlberta.ca is another way AGLC is implementing its promise to generate revenues for the benefit of Albertans,” said Alain Maisonneuve, President and CEO of AGLC. “AGLC is excited to work with NPi and apply their vast experience as we provide a regulated online gambling website that will offer players expanded entertainment options with integrated responsible gambling features and generate revenue to support valuable programs and services Albertans rely on every day.”

NPi has also implemented a full suite of managed services for AGLC ranging from revenue-generating activities to enhancing the player experience. NPi is focused on a strong customer experience, which includes Customer Engagement Marketing and NPi’s Customer Support Centre, which provides real-time player support through phone, chat, and email. Additionally, NPi’s Compliance service enhanced its monitoring, reporting and data collection policies to comply with the rigorous reporting requirements published by Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC).

PlayAlberta.ca offers players a range of digital content including casino style games, plus NPi’s industry-leading eInstant games. Future offerings include lottery, a full sportsbook, poker, bingo and live table games — ensuring that PlayAlberta.ca will maintain a competitive edge throughout its evolution. The website also incorporates AGLC’s GameSense responsible gambling program, which offers players tools and resources to make healthy and informed gambling choices.

“NPi is delighted to celebrate the launch of this exciting offering alongside our partners at AGLC,” said Liz Siver, General Manager, NeoPollard Interactive. “NPi’s growth into the broader North American market exhibits how committed we are to providing the best and most profitable iLottery solutions. We look forward to continuing to evolve PlayAlberta.ca in support of returning revenue to the citizens of Alberta.”

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 and NeoGames S.à.r.l.—both globally recognized industry leaders—NPi powers the most profitable iLottery programs.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NEOPOLLARD INTERACTIVE, CONTACT:
Doug Pollard
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
E-mail: doug.pollard@neopollard.com
Moti Malul
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: 1-734-353-4275
E-mail: moti.malul@neopollard.com
Liz Siver
General Manager
Telephone: 1-734-294-1695
E-mail: liz.siver@neopollard.com

About Pollard Banknote

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality instant ticket products, licensed games, Schafer Systems and Fastrak retail merchandising solutions, and a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from world-class mkodo game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also provides pull-tab tickets, bingo paper, and its Diamond Game and Oasis-branded electronic ticket machines to charitable and other gaming markets in North America. Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 67.5% by the Pollard family and 32.5% by public shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.

Forward-looking Statements

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For More Information

Doug Pollard
Co-Chief Executive Officer
dpollard@pbl.ca

John Pollard
Co-Chief Executive Officer
jpollard@pbl.ca

Rob Rose
Chief Financial Officer
rrose@pbl.ca