Pollard Banknote Limited has congratulated the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) on the launch of Ticket to Ride, the lottery industry’s first-ever instant ticket based on Days of Wonder’s Ticket to Ride, an acclaimed board game in which players compete to claim routes, connect cities, and build the longest rail line. Featuring a top prize of $50,000 and a wild card bonus, BCLC players are on the fast track to experience all the fun of the award-winning board game in an entertaining new way.
As summer travel plans kick into gear, the $3 ticket takes British Columbians on a trip across Canada with colourful, Pollard Banknote-designed artwork that echoes the look and feel of the board game. Leveraging the ever-popular lucky lines play mechanic, players embark on a cross-country adventure to reveal all four numbers within the same-coloured rail line. A wild card bonus provides players with an extra chance to hop aboard for a cash prize. The Ticket to Ride board game rocketed to fame after winning the prestigious Spiel des Jahres prize in 2004 and has sold over 10 million copies in more than 50 countries worldwide.
The inaugural instant ticket launch features an integrated and multi-faceted marketing program supported by Pollard Banknote, which includes an engaging social media campaign and the production of a how-to-play video for BCLC’s website.
“We are delighted to offer British Columbians a brand new way to experience the fun and the spirit of Ticket to Ride this summer. Collaborating with Pollard Banknote has resulted in a great new game that will provide our players with many moments of excitement and adventure, and is a welcome addition to our Scratch & Win portfolio,” Erin Neoh, Senior Product Specialist of Instant Games at BCLC.
“We congratulate BCLC on being the first to market with its exciting new Ticket to Ride Scratch & Win game. Our licensed portfolio features many established game brands, such as Ticket to Ride, which translate seamlessly into engaging instant tickets for all types of players. We’re confident that British Columbians will embrace the thrill of this exciting new game,” Brad Thompson, VP of Sales & Marketing at Pollard Banknote, said.
Ellipse Entertainment Enters Geolocation Partnership with GeoLocs
mkodo Limited (mkodo) is proud to announce that it has partnered with United Kingdom-based casino operator Ellipse Entertainment. Ellipse Entertainment has chosen mkodo’s advanced geolocation verification service, GeoLocs, to enhance its iGaming operations in Ontario, Canada.
Ellipse Entertainment has seamlessly integrated GeoLocs’ specialised iGaming geolocation platform into its High Flyer Casino brand. This integration will provide a safe, secure and fraud-free environment for its players across Ontario that meets and exceeds the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s (AGCO) regulations and requirements.
GeoLocs is a leading geolocation verification service, one of the largest in the Ontario region, specialising in North America’s regulated sports betting and iGaming markets. The platform was built specifically to support iGaming operators, ensuring they are operating in licenced jurisdictions and guaranteeing that they are providing responsible gaming to their customers.
Through this partnership, GeoLocs will bring its cutting-edge solution to Ellipse Entertainment’s High Flyer Casino brand, addressing unique challenges faced by iGaming operators through a swift and smooth integration process. Ellipse Entertainment will benefit from GeoLocs’ support in enhancing compliance strategies, optimising revenue opportunities and meeting regulatory standards. Additionally, users will experience a seamless journey, eliminating the need for additional downloads or companion apps.
“We’re thrilled to collaborate with Ellipse Entertainment in Ontario introducing GeoLocs to enhance its iGaming operations,” the Managing Director for mkodo, Stuart Godfree, said. “Our partnership supports Ellipse Entertainment’s High Flyer Casino brand, ensuring a secure and seamless geolocation verification experience for players across Ontario.”
“GeoLocs has been the ideal solution for our geolocation verification needs in Ontario,” the Director for Ellipse Entertainment, Andy McDowall, said. “The platform’s advanced technology and expertise, tailored for iGaming operators, align perfectly with our commitment to responsible gaming. Teaming up with mkodo and its GeoLocs service allows Ellipse Entertainment to provide High Flyer Casino players with a compliant and enjoyable online gaming experience.”
GGPoker and Great Canadian Casino Bring WSOP Circuit to Toronto
GGPoker partners with Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto to bring first-ever WSOP Circuit event to Daniel Negreanu’s hometown
From March 22 through April 1, Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto will host eight WSOP Circuit events
GGPoker, the world’s biggest poker room, and Great Canadian Entertainment, Canada’s leader in gaming and hospitality, today announced the richest, most prestigious and longest-running poker series, the World Series of Poker (WSOP), is heading to Toronto for its first-ever WSOP Circuit event at Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto from March 22 to April 1, 2024.
The new series builds on the momentum generated by the record-breaking 54th annual WSOP, which took place this past summer. Featuring eight Circuit ring events in total, the Toronto edition of WSOP boasts a total of $3.9 million in estimated prize pools including a $2,000 main event with a $2.1 million estimated prize pool and $3,500 high-roller event with over $850,000 in estimated prizes.
“We are thrilled to partner with GGPoker to bring the World Series of Poker to the city of Toronto for the very first time,” the General Manager for Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto, Robert Katsavelos, said. “This is a fitting milestone that will create further momentum for our 30-table poker room that recently opened at Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto, Canada’s newest and largest casino resort. We are excited to welcome tournament participants from across the North American poker community and from right here in the city of Toronto.”
GGPoker, which sent 774 players to the main event at last summer’s WSOP and 1,000 players to WSOP Paradise, is launching satellites today across Ontario and Canada with buy-ins starting at only $1.
As well as online qualifiers, GGPoker will be represented at Toronto’s first-ever WSOP Circuit event by some of its brand ambassadors including local poker hero Daniel Negreanu.
“I have been playing WSOP events around the world for over 25 years,” GGPoker Global Ambassador Negreanu said. “There is something quite special about being able to finally compete in one in my hometown.”
The full schedule of events will be announced in the coming days. The WSOP reserves the right to cancel, change or modify the tournament or any tournament event, in part or in whole, without notice.
Push Gaming and NEO.bet roll out Ontario deal
B2B gaming supplier Push Gaming has secured fresh regulated expansion in North America thanks to a new partnership live with NEO.bet, providing content for its online casino in Ontario.
Push’s critically acclaimed slots portfolio is now available to players in the burgeoning Canadian province including its high-profile titles. The smash hit of 2023, Razor Returns, now graces the screens of Neo.bet’s players, along with established titles such as Jammin’ Jars, Big Bamboo and Retro Tapes.
Also featuring in the agreement is the studio’s recent launch Hearts Highway and upcoming launches, Samurai’s Katana and the keenly anticipated sequel to one of Push’s most popular games, Wild Swarm 2.
The partnership marks Push Gaming’s latest commercial activity as it continues to ramp up its 2024 expansion in regulated markets across the globe.
Fiona Hickey, Director of New Business and Markets at Push Gaming, said: “NEO.bet is a fantastic example of a slick, contemporary brand and an exciting new operator, so of course, we’re pleased to see our content feature on its platform.
“We’re proud to boast an equally compelling content library that will suit its players, and with our release schedule for this year, the outlook is extremely positive for slots fans in Ontario.
“We have a busy year ahead of us at Push and we’re hard at work with new deals in regions worldwide to match our expanded content roadmap.”
Simon Erpenbach, Head of Casino at Neo.bet, added: “Push has one of the most vibrant and invigorating range of slots in the market today so we had to make sure they were part of our online offerings. We pride ourselves on providing the very latest in entertainment for our loyal customers and this partnership with Push fits the bill perfectly.”
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