AGS’ Rakin’ Bacon Hits Canadian Market

AGS launching with Loto-Québec via Scientific Games’ OpenGaming platform.

Scientific Games Corporation on Thursday said it has enhanced its partnership with long-term OpenGaming customer Loto-Québec by facilitating the launch of content from AGS.

AGS is a publicly traded, global gaming equipment supplier that develops slot cabinets and games, proprietary table games, and associated equipment. The company has an interactive division that provides both online social and online gaming solutions for operators and players.

The two parties said Rakin’ Bacon will be the first AGS game available with Loto-Québec. The fantasy pig-themed game features the golden pig in a coin-filled room and offers cartoon-like animations for players, with the inclusion of responsible gaming tools to promote player safety.

The integration was made possible through Scientific Games’ OpenGaming System (OGS), a content aggregation platform for the betting and gaming industry. OGS consists of more than 3,000 games from third-party providers, as well as from the company’s in-house gaming studio.

“Launching in Canada is the next step for AGS and our aim to bring our content to the widest audience, and we are thrilled to have Rakin’ Bacon as the first title to go live with Loto-Québec and we are looking forward to seeing our games resonate with Canadian players,” Matt Reback, EVP operations for AGS, said in a statement.

Stéphane Martel, acting senior director, products and innovation at Loto-Québec, added, “This agreement and launch underpins our relationship with Scientific Games and how the OpenGaming platform is a key component in offering a vast array of content to our players.”

Marc Crean, commercial director, Canada and LATAM, digital at Scientific Games, said the company is pleased to welcome AGS to the OpenGaming ecosystem in Canada. “We are sure their content will be a massive success for Loto-Québec and our other Canadian partners.”