OpenBet, BCLC to launch Sports Pools in British Columbia
OpenBet has struck a deal with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to launch a new ‘Sports Pool’ feature on the PlayNow.com gambling website in the Canadian province.
Sports Pools, a first for a regulated online gambling site in the country, enables punters to buy-in for a chance to win or share a prize pool.
Players pick the winning outcome for the match-ups on a betting card, or opt to randomly choose winners with the ‘quick pick’ feature, with the jackpot being awarded to the players who pick the required amount of correct outcomes.
“Sports Pools offers sports fans an innovative and easy point of entry into sports betting that is fun and appealing,” BCLC’s vice-president eGaming, Monica Bohm, said.
Jeremy Thompson-Hill, chief executive of OpenBet, added: “OpenBet is focused on working with our customers to develop technology that offers a superior player experience with new entertaining ways to play.
“Sports Pools is a great new product for BCLC and one we have been pleased to work with them in developing.”
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