Tag Archives: BCLC

WLA pays tribute to founder Guy Simonis

SBC News WLA pays tribute to founder Guy Simonis

The World Lottery Association (WLA) has paid tribute to Guy Simonis, as its ‘founding father’, who passed away on October 5 at the age of 91. Simonis played an instrumental role in the lottery industry, particularly in Canada where he developed the country’s first sports lottery to help fund the activities of the Manitoba Amateur Sports Federation he founded in the 1960s. The scope of …

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Sue Yoxall ends 20-year journey with mkodo

SBC News Sue Yoxall ends 20-year journey with mkodo

Sue Yoxall has ended her 20-year executive tenure leading mkodo, the business she co-founded alongside venture partner Stuart Godfree in 2001.  This week, Yoxall announced on LinkedIn that she had completed her ‘20-year journey with mkodo’ and would no longer be involved in the day-to-day running of the business.   Fresh to the gambling sector in 2001, Yoxall and Managing Director …

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BCLC PlayNow launches Canada’s first single-sports wagering markets

SBC News BCLC PlayNow launches Canada's first single-sports wagering markets

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) will begin offering single-event sports bets and bets on racing and fighting on its website, PlayNow.com, when Bill C-218 – the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act – comes into effect today. PlayNow.com players can now place a single wager on the outcome of a football game, such as Saturday’s meeting between the BC Lions and Ottawa Redblacks, or the …

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Keith O’Loughlin: The four pillars supporting state lottery success for Scientific Games


Scientific Games is now serving seven lotteries with sports betting solutions in Canada, Europe and Asia after a second half of 2019 littered with lottery contract wins. After closing the summer by finalising a fresh deal with Milli Piyango (Turkey’s National Lottery), Scientific Games has celebrated an autumnal double by extending its player account management (PAM) and instant games partnership …

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ELA lotteries recognises mkodo as a trusted developer

SBC News ELA lotteries recognises mkodo as a trusted developer

Mobile innovation studio mkodo has underlined its status as a technology developer for the global lottery sector by securing ‘associate membership’ to the European Lottery Association (ELA). Joining the ELA’s membership, mkodo will uphold the association’s guiding mandate to ‘promote sustainable gaming models for the benefit of society’. Updating stakeholders, Stuart Godfree, Managing Director and Co-Founder of mkodo, explained the …

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Scientific Games secures BCLC Canada’s digital extension

SBC News Scientific Games secures BCLC Canada's digital extension

Nasdaq-listed industry technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has announced a further major contract renewal, as Canada’s British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) expands its lead services agreement for a further five years through to 2024. Expanding its existing remit, Scientific Games’ subsidiary SG Digital will act as lead online sports betting and igaming systems provider for BCLC domains, covering all core …

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OpenBet partners with BCLC to launch Sports Pools

SBC News OpenBet partners with BCLC to launch Sports Pools

OpenBet has partnered with The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to launch Sports Pools on PlayNow.com, British Columbia’s gambling website. OpenBet has worked closely with BCLC since they launched their initial online gaming offering in June 2010, when it delivered Canada’s first online casino on OpenBet’s leading platform and centralised account (Player Account Management). Since then, OpenBet and BCLC have continued …

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UI can hold the key to holding customers longer

SBC News UI can hold the key to holding customers longer

Mark Gibson, Business Development Director at mkodo, says that an effective user interface can make an operator stand out from the crowd. The online sportsbook market is a relatively mature one and, certainly, a competitive one. Market advantage for operators is hard-won and probably even harder to maintain with substantial pressure being placed on user-loyalty through the widespread use of …

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