OpenBet has an extensive and illustrious relationship with the province of British Columbia. In June of 2010, the digital gambling software developer provided Canada with its very first online casino, PlayNow.com. In the 7 yeas since that time, the gaming platform provider has continued to add more digital gambling opportunities to its core platform, and is proud to announce the latest addition to the Canadian online gambling line-up, sports betting.
British Columbian sports bettors will now be able to log onto PlayNow.com and place wagers on a wide assortment of sporting and racing events. PlayNow already provides residents of British Columbia with online casino games, an online poker room, online bingo hall and online lottery sales, all powered by the innovative designs of OpenBet.
Play Now Sports, and all other Play Now gambling opportunities, is managed by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) to ensure a safe, secure, legal and socially responsible environment that is both entertaining and lucrative for the community. BCLC has been in operation for 25 years now, evolving from its original stance as a lottery sales catalyst to overseeing an entire mecca of land-based and online casino, poker, bingo, and now sports betting capacities. All of its gambling revenue is put back into the community for the benefit of the BC public.
To celebrate the inauguration of PlayNow Sports, Canadian punters are privy to an exclusive, limited time offer of a $10 free bet. To qualify for the $10 free bet, punters must sign up an account (unless they already have one), login and enter the PlayNow Promo Code “PLAYNOWSPORTS”. Next, they must place a sports bet of at least $10. The bettor will then be credited with the $10 free bet, which can be used on future wagers that include customized parlays, live bets, power picks and money back specials.
PlayNow Sports presents British Columbia’s online gambling enthusiasts with the opportunity to bet on a plethora of sporting events: Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Field Hockey, Football, Futures, Golf, Hockey, Olympics, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo.
All odds at PlayNow Sports are supplied by Paddy Power, delivered to the user’s browser in real time by OpenBet’s LiveServ and LiveOdds to ensure all markets are accurate up to the second. Serious punters will appreciate the Stats Tool at PlayNow Sports that conveys current information regarding all players and leagues, such as injuries, standings, transactions and more.
“After helping BCLC become the first jurisdiction in North America to offer legal online casino games in 2010,” declared OpenBet’s CEO David Loveday when asked about the venture, “we are excited to be involved in the next phase of their offering. BCLC wanted a software provider that allowed them the flexibility to upgrade their offering as regulation developed and we have provided them with the support and expertise needed to do just that.”
PlayNow Sports, PlayNow Poker, PlayNow Bingo, PlayNow Lottery and PlayNow Casino are open to current residents of the province of British Columbia, Canada. OpenBet also supplies its extensive digital gambling platform to a host of European clients as well as Canadian-based Loto-Quebec, Manitoba and Atlantic Lottery.