Intralot solidifies Canadian presence via BCLC sports betting extension

Deal includes the provision of Intralot's Orion sports betting platform

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) will be supplied with a ‘next-generation sports betting platform’ after extending its agreement with Intralot’s US subsidiary, Intralot Inc.

Under the terms of the three-year deal, which includes an option of three annual extensions, Intralot Inc will provide its sports betting platform ‘Intralot Orion’ – including the Photon X retail terminals and GameStation self-service terminals – to enable the operations and management of BCLC’s retail sportsbook.

Furthermore, Intralot Inc has added its BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) solution where players can view a full betting offering, paper digital betslips and generate a QR code, which can be scanned at retail terminals.

Nikos Nikolakopoulos, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Intralot Inc., commented: “We are excited to extend our partnership with BCLC in the sports betting sector.

“We are looking forward to a close cooperation with the lottery in order to provide an enhanced retail player experience and responsibly drive the lottery’s growth to further benefit the British Columbia community.”

The terminals are expected to be in market ‘this winter’, offering sports and lottery products, with Intralot’s retail sports betting solution to be deployed in more than 700 self-service terminals and 3,400 clerk operated terminals across the province.

Intralot first entered the Canadian market in 2019 when the firm agreed to provide a lottery central system to BCLC, signing terms for an initial five-year period with the option of a further six years.

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