Manitoba Lottery to Provide Online Gambling
10 April 2012
BCLC released a press release showing that it is headed in a new direction concerning its online business. It is partnering with Manitoba Lotteries to provide the people of Manitoba, Canada online gambling.
“We launched online gaming in British Columbia to provide a secure and legal option for people who play online and to keep revenues in the province that otherwise would be going to illegal gambling sites,” said the Honourable Rich Coleman, Minister Responsible for BCLC. “We are pleased to share our expertise with Manitoba to strengthen regulated online gambling in Canada.”
BCLC provides regulated online gambling to British Columbians since 2004 through their PlayNow.com website.
“Innovation is key to growth in any business,” said Michael Graydon, President and CEO of BCLC. “We are creating a new revenue stream for BCLC by leveraging our experience and the expertise of our best-in-class vendors and providing these services to another jurisdiction.”
The website is expected to launch in 2013 and will be developed, designed, tested and mostly managed by the BCLC. It is suppose to start out with casino and poker games and a possibility of sports betting and bingo. The site will be regulated by the Manitoba Gaming Control Commission.
Read the entire press release here.
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