Sportsbook operators and platform providers are launching products to take advantage of the new legislation with single-event wagering under way in Canada.
In Canada, Scientific Games Corporation was one of the first sportsbook platforms to provide single-game betting.
Scientific Games’ OpenSports product suite powered the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), Loto-Quebec, and Atlantic Lottery Corporation sportsbooks when single-event betting was launched in Canada on August 27.
Charlene Nielsen, Director of Product Management at BCLC said that
“We are pleased to extend our relationship with Scientific Games and to expand our sportsbook offering with its singles offering. We look forward to continuing to work with Scientific Games as we innovate and evolve our business.”
Players could only bet on parlays in Canada’s regulated market before the country’s updated legislation that allowed single-event wagering. Canadians now have access to a broader range of sports betting experience.
The simplicity of single-event wagering brings live betting on games and makes sports wagering more accessible to recreation players.
Louis Beaudet, Director, Sports and Entertainment Betting at Loto-Quebec, said in a media release that
“To be able to offer singles betting to our customers on day one of the new legislation being implemented was very important to Loto-Quebec. Offering these bets using Scientific Games’ OpenSports platform makes this even more special, such as the longstanding relationship we have had and we are excited to bring yet more sports betting options to our players.”
Scientific Games in North America
This summer, Scientific Games continued to expand across North America.
On August 24, Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona, revealed that Scientific Games would power SolSports, its first-ever sportsbook. On September 9, sports betting will be available in Arizona.
FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan, announced in July that it would use Scientific Games to launch its online casino and mobile sports betting content in Michigan.
Scientific Games also expanded its collaboration with FanDuel Sportsbook in June, allowing the company’s sports betting technology to go live in Tennessee and Michigan.
In addition to those two states, FanDuel is is now live with OpenSports technology in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana and West Virginia.