Kamloops, B.C., November 3, 2022 – Today, BCLC launched its PlayNow.com to a third province in Canada, with its industry-leading online gambling platform now available to players in Saskatchewan.
As part of a partnership with the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) and SaskGaming, Saskatchewan players can now enjoy more than 400 entertaining casino and sports-betting products on PlayNow.com, available through strategic partnerships BCLC has with world-class gaming vendors.
“BCLC is thrilled to help bring legal, online regulated gambling to Saskatchewan, in line with our social purpose to generate win-wins for the greater good,” said Pat Davis, BCLC President and CEO. “We would like to thank our partners at SIGA and SaskGaming for their collaboration in bringing our safe, secure and industry-leading PlayNow.com platform to the province of Saskatchewan.”
Whether playing on PlayNow.com in British Columbia, Saskatchewan or Manitoba, players have access to robust player-health safeguards on PlayNow.com, including dedicated player-health specialists – known as GameSense Advisors – who are available via phone and live chat to answer gambling-related questions and provide additional support resources and referrals, if needed. PlayNow.com is one of few gambling websites in the world to offer this service to players as just one way to support positive play.
“We are excited to be the exclusive provider of Saskatchewan’s first and only legal online gaming site, which will provide a safe and secure option for residents to play their favourite casino games and bet on their favourite sports teams online,” said SIGA President and CEO Zane Hansen.
“Today is a historic day for casino gaming and entertainment in Saskatchewan,” said SaskGaming President and CEO Susan Flett. “PlayNow.com will change the gaming industry as we know it and I want to extend my appreciation to BCLC and SIGA in helping make this launch a reality.”
In 2023, PlayNow.com will introduce additional products for Saskatchewan players, including its popular Live Casino and poker products.
BCLC launched PlayNow.com in British Columbia in 2004, and it is currently the fastest-growing channel of BCLC’s business. BCLC began providing PlayNow.com to Manitoba players beginning in 2013. Profits from PlayNow.com go back to support programs and services in the provinces in which it operates.
As the only legal, regulated online gambling website in B.C., Manitoba and Saskatchewan, PlayNow.com meets high standards for technical integrity, age verification and responsible gambling, as well as federal anti-money laundering requirements.