Integrated payments platform Paysafe announced on Wednesday it has expanded its partnership with NeoPollard Interactive (NPi), the provider of iLottery programs in North America. Through this partnership, NPi uses Paysafe’s proprietary payment gateway to power Alberta’s only regulated online gambling website PlayAlberta.ca.
Paysafe further revealed with the integration of PlayAlberta.ca, launched in late 2020 by Alberta Gaming, Liquor, and Cannabis (AGLC), Paysafe is now able to process payments for the majority of Canada’s regulated lotteries, which includes the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (which represents New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island), BCLC, Loto-Québec, and Ontario Lottery and Gaming. Paysafe noted that each of these lotteries uses Paysafe’s payment gateway technology to enable players to make secure deposits and withdrawals of winnings.
The expansion of Paysafe’s partnership with NPi reportedly follows the July 2020 agreement whereby Paysafe supplied its payment gateway to the North Carolina Education Lottery through an NPi platform integration. While speaking about the partnership’s expansion, Gregory Kirstein, Director of Business Development for iGaming at Paysafe, stated:
“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, added:
“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.”
Founded in 1996, Paysafe claims to be a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. 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.