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R2 Gaming Inc. (R2) is a Canadian-based company specializing in product sales and technical services to the gaming and lottery industry across Canada. R2 was started by two Canadian gaming professionals, Ravi Sharma and Rocco DiPaola, with the company roots spanning back to 1998 in lottery and 2005 for casino gaming.
At the onset, R2 strategically partnered with Konami Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of the world-renowned entertainment developer Konami Holdings Corporation of Osaka, Japan, with a mission to expand the Konami product offering throughout the Canadian market. Konami products at the time represented less than two per cent of the Canadian market share. With a passion for building lasting strategic partnerships, and providing world-class solutions and products, the owners spent the first five years building their reputation and fostering close relationships with their customers and partners, while taking the time to understand market needs across all provinces.
The two worked tirelessly to augment Konami’s market share to over 14 per cent in the first seven years and now at over 20 per cent in many provinces. R2 went on to partner with JCM, a leader in innovative transaction technologies and solutions in banking, finance, gaming, kiosks, retail, transportation and vending where speed and accuracy are essential. Today R2 is Canada’s official distributor of all JCM products including printer technologies, cash handling, system and digital media solutions.
In July of 2017, R2 announced its partnership with Jackpot Digital as their exclusive distributors for the Canadian market. Jackpot Digital is an industry leading designer, developer and manufacturer of electronic table games and mobile games for casinos, cruise ships and online operators.