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Canada – OpenSports platform launches singles betting for BCLC, Loto-Quebec and Atlantic Lottery Corporation

By - 31 August 2021

Scientific Games has become the first regulated sportsbook platform provider to offer singles betting in Canada.

The regulated Canadian market embraced singles betting on August 27 and Scientific Games went live with its offering from day one, with the OpenSports product suite powering the sportsbooks of British Columbia Lottery Corporation (“BCLC”), Loto-Quebec and Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

Charlene Nielson, Director of Product Management at BCLC, said: “We are pleased to extend our relationship with Scientific Games and to expand our sportsbook offering with its singles offering. We look forward to continuing to work with Scientific Games as we innovate and evolve our business.”

Louis Beaudet, Director, Sports and Entertainment Betting at Loto-Quebec, commented: “To be able to offer singles betting to our customers on day one of the new legislation being implemented was very important to Loto-Quebec.

“Offering these bets using Scientific Games’ OpenSports platform makes this even more special, such is the longstanding relationship we have had and we are excited to bring yet more sports betting options to our players.”

Scott Eagles, Manager of Sports Betting at Atlantic Lottery Corporation, said: “We’ve been looking forward to this moment for a long time. We’re beyond excited to be offering our players a safe and regulated alternative to place single-event sports wagers.

“To be able to do this using the OpenSports platform is very special as we’ve built a strong relationship with Scientific Games and we are ready to bring the most immersive and user friendly sports betting experiences to our players.”

Marc Crean, Commercial Director, Digital at Scientific Games, added: “The ability to offer singles betting to players from the very first day of its availability in Canada illustrates the speed in which we can adapt to regulatory changes.

“As the first to market, we are now well-positioned to enjoy further growth in Canada and provide our key customers BCLC, Loto-Quebec and Atlantic Lottery Corporation with a world-class sports betting experience.”

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