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BCLC Finds its Next Data Provider

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation continues to improve its services as the Crown corporation has acquired a brand-new data provider. The deal is a multi-year one and it is with Genius Sports Limited, which is a data, technology, and commercial partner that connects sports, betting, and media. With this, the Crown prepares for the introduction of single-sports betting in the country.

The BCLC is the entity that manages and oversees all regulated gambling in the province of British Columbia including land-based and digital casinos, lottery offerings, bingo, and sports betting. Genius Sports’ technology is adopted and used in over 150 countries from around the globe, providing exceptional services to many fans in all kinds of sports.

Preparing for Single-Sports Betting

Genius Sports has already established partnerships with over 400 sporting organizations worldwide, including the biggest ones such as the NFL, EPL, FIBA, NCAA, NASCAR, AFA, and PGA. Now, the Crown agency will gain access to the company’s cutting-edge LiveData and LiveTrading brands to provide fans with real-time data and exact pricing on hundreds of sporting events each year.

The sports company’s exceptional portfolio of official data rights will also be included in the newest agreement with the BCLC. This way the Crown corporation will have at its disposal the company’s data rights to the Canadian Premier League, English Premier League, Euroleague Basketball, and many other sports leagues from around the globe.

CEO of Genius Sports, Mark Locke commented that the company’s partnership deal with the Crown entity. According to him, the deal displays how the uprising sports industry of Canada now realizes the importance of official data, as a way of helping protect players and still delivering entertaining and safe products to the industry’s consumers.

Mr. Locke continued his statement by claiming that the company’s products and services are powered by the quickest, most accurate, and reliable data. He believes that the company can significantly help out the BCLC and provide it with a competitive advantage when it comes to fully explore the potential of the high potential sports betting market of Canada.

Novelty Betting

The BCLC is always on the move to provide its many gambling enthusiasts with a new and improved set of betting offerings. Previously, the Crown revealed odds for its Expansion Draft wagering. On gamblers, were able to place their bets on who the Canucks will say goodbye to with the draft. For example, the team’s prospect Kole Lind has an index of 3.00/ +200 and was the most preferred choice against players.

Prior set of novelty wagering opportunities on the Crown’s official platform included placing bets on the last edition of the Oscars awards. Cinephiles were able to predict the winners of many categories, with Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress gathered most of the attention of the public and accumulated the biggest betting volume.

Source: “British Columbia Lottery Corporation Appoints Genius Sports As Official Data Provider”, American Press, August 4, 2021