Scientific Games Corporation and its long-standing Canadian customer, Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC), have introduced real-time odds, futures and single game sports bets across the region’s lottery retailers.
The launch is being powered by Scientific Games Lottery’s sports betting engine, customized for WCLC to integrate directly with its central gaming system also provided by the company.
Tedda Sandercock, VP of IT for WCLC, stated: “We’re extremely proud of the hard work by both the WCLC and Scientific Games Lottery teams that helped us rejuvenate the sports betting experience in western Canada and introduce real-time odds, futures and single game betting. By integrating new sports betting functionality with our gaming system, we’re now able to offer players an experience they’ve never had before.”
As part of the modernization, WCLC offers several betting options under the umbrella of SPORT SELECT, including Point Spread, Pro-Line, Props, Over/Under, Pools, and Futures. There is a $100 limit on wagers.
Sandercock added: “By using the new ticket builder functionality found online at sportselect.com, players can make their picks using real-time odds to generate a QR code which they then take to a lottery retailer to purchase their ticket.
“We’re thrilled to offer this convenient new online approach to building a betting slip, while maintaining a more traditional method of building a ticket at retail for players who prefer it.”
Christian Kometer, Managing Director International Lottery Systems for Scientific Games, noted: “We are excited to collaborate with WCLC to bring another first-to-market lottery offering to western Canada and support WCLC’s strategic plan and generate maximum proceeds for the provincial partners it serves. This is another great example of a multi-channel solution from Scientific Games Lottery technology that is modernizing the lottery experience.”
In addition to the new sports betting solution and central gaming systems technology, Scientific Games also provides WCLC with an online subscription program that utilizes a player account management platform as well as online instant games.