Digital experiences provider mkodo has released a significant app upgrade of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s (BCLC) official app which now offers customers the functionality to purchase and check lottery tickets.
Following an extensive update, the native iOS app is now fully transactional so customers can register, login, deposit funds, withdraw funds and purchase lottery tickets for national and regional games
Players can also scan retail tickets to instantly see if they are a winner.
The fully iOS native app is compliant with Apple’s updated guidelines which requires apps to be standalone and sufficiently different from a Safari browsing experience.
Stuart Godfree, Managing Director and co-founder of mkodo, said: “We first launched BCLC’s Ticket Scanner app over a year ago, but customers have been regularly asking to have the functionality of easily purchasing lottery tickets via mobile, and we are thrilled to now be able to offer BCLC’s customers this option and hope they enjoy the new experience.
mkodo has extensive experience from working with lotteries as well as betting and gaming clients, which include the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, Grosvenor Casino, Mecca Bingo and Danske Spil.
The supplier was recently granted an Associate Membership to the World Lottery Association in recognition of its status as a respected supplier to the global lottery sector.
Scientific Games Expands OpenGaming Studio Portfolio with Global Launch of Everi Content
Scientific Games’ OpenGaming solution will make Everi’s interactive content available to operators in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in 2019, Europe and Canada in 2020
Scientific Games Corporation and Everi Holdings Inc. have partnered to launch iGaming in New Jersey, Europe and Canada.
Scientific Games’ OpenGaming solution will make Everi’s interactive content library available to operators via the Open Gaming System™ (“OGS”) content aggregation platform. The initial launch of Everi’s content library focuses on North America in 2019, with a debut in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 2020, the companies will look to expand the relationship to include launches in Europe and Canada.
Dylan Slaney, SVP Casino for SG Digital, said, “We’re thrilled to partner with Everi and bring their games to these iGaming markets. We look forward to using our reliable and dynamic platform to support third party content. Our OGS platform has proven successful in launching iGaming content, and we look forward to continuing this success as we bring Everi’s engaging content to new markets.”
David Lucchese, EVP and Interactive Business Leader, at Everi, said, “iGaming continues to grow by the day, and we’re always looking for new ways to reach our players with our extensive content portfolio that includes high-performing video titles and best-in-class, award-winning mechanical games. Partnering with Scientific Games and using their OGS platform puts our games front and center – making them readily available to the industry’s top operators.”
Scientific Games and BCLC Sign Five Year Extension for Digital Sports and iGaming Solutions
Scientific Games Corporation and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation have expanded their longstanding relationship an additional five years through 2024.
The renewed relationship will see Scientific Games provide a fully upgraded suite of digital sports betting and iGaming solutions, including player account management services. BCLC will benefit from the full range of Scientific Games’ OpenSports™ product suite, including promotions, scoreboards, and seamless user interface. OpenSports powers sports betting operations with the player at the heart of its solutions, keeping engagement, reliability, and an intuitive interface top-of-mind.
Jordan Levin, Group Chief Executive of SG Digital, said, “We’ve worked closely with BCLC for years, and we’re excited to continue building momentum with them in the Canadian market. Our gaming platforms and sportsbook solutions are a perfect fit for their large audience, and the continued trust, confidence, and innovation on both sides will drive positive growth in the industry.”
Cameron Adams, Interim VP, Digital & Enterprise Services at BCLC, said, “We’re excited to continue our relationship with Scientific Games and offer a comprehensive array of sports betting technology to our players. Scientific Games has helped power significant growth for BCLC’s PlayNow.com digital gaming site over the past several years, and this will help us to continue to grow and evolve our customer experiences into the future.”
Second Quarter of 2019-2020 – Loto-Québec on track with its budget forecasts
Loto-Québec reported total revenues of $1.415B for the first half of the 2019–2020 fiscal year, while consolidated net income reached $736.0M.
“Since 2015–2016, our total revenues for the first six months of the year (for the same number of days) have increased by $127.2M (+9.9%). During the same period, tightly managed expenses have helped boost our consolidated net income by $110.3M (+17.6%). All our sectors contributed to this increase,” said Lynne Roiter, President and CEO.
- Revenues from this sector decreased compared to the same period in 2018–2019. The decline was expected, as an exceptionally high number of Lotto Max Maxmillions was offered last year.
- A total of 24 prizes of $1M or more were won in Québec during the second quarter.
- This sector, which includes Loto-Québec’s brick-and-mortar casinos, online casino and gaming halls, saw its revenues grow.
- Two themed event series attracted visitors to the casinos during the second quarter: Futuristik and Vegas.
- The video lottery terminal (VLT) network reconfiguration plan will produce its full effects this year. Consequently, revenues from VLTs located in areas targeted by the removal of terminals declined. Revenues from bingo and Kinzo halls continue to grow.
Note: There were six more days in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2018–2019.
The quarterly report is available on Loto-Québec’s website.
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