WCLC launches single-event betting with Scientific Games

The Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) has launched a slate of new sports betting options in partnership with Scientific Games through its existing Sport Select platform, including single-event sports betting for the first time.

The new offerings include ticket-builder capabilities for bettors, real-time odds, and futures odds. New sports betting games include Point Spread, Pro-Line Props, Over/Under, and Futures as part of the site revamp, with a $100 limit on wagers.

Sport Select is available to bettors in the Prairie Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, as well as the northern territories of Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories. It is powered by Scientific Games’ sports betting engine and central gaming systems technology. Bettors can use the online platform to build their betting tickets, but still need to generate a QR code, and then officially purchase their tickets at participating retailers.

In addition, Scientific Games also provides WCLC with an online subscription program that utilizes a player account management platform as well as online instant games.

“We’re thrilled to offer this convenient new online approach to building a betting slip,” said Tedda Sandercock, vice president of IT for WCLC, “while maintaining a more traditional method of building a ticket at retail for players who prefer it.”

These options will add to the PlayNow online platform run by the Alberta Gaming, Liquor, and Cannabis Commission (AGLC) in Alberta and Manitoba. Bettors in Saskatchewan, Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories still don’t have an option to bet online, but Saskatchewan has said it intends to launch an online gaming option available sometime in 2022 through the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA).

In addition, Alberta is now accepting a Request for Proposals for two private operators to revamp its sports betting options.

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