BCLC integrates full Scientific Games sports betting system

BCLC's Marie-Noëlle Savoie

Canadian operator British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has integrated Scientific Games’ OpenTrade Managed Trading Services (MTS) for sports betting.

As part of the continued relationship, BCLC’s PlayNow.com digital gaming site is now live with the full OpenTrade risk and liability management service. BCLC has access to proprietary feeds services, pre-match and in-play pricing across the full range of U.S. sports and many more.

Through Scientific Games’ OpenTrade service, BCLC will soon be able to offer 300,000 events, 200,000 events in-play and over 25 million markets per year, once global sporting activity returns to normal levels.

BCLC now uses the company’s full OpenSports product suite, following the Lottery’s agreement with Scientific Games to power its digital sports betting offering through 2024.

Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook, Digital at Scientific Games, said: “BCLC is a valued customer and we’re excited to launch OpenTrade with the Lottery. OpenTrade is the final piece of the jigsaw that will allow BCLC to provide its large customer base with exciting experiences that are backed by reliable technology and trading expertise.

“We’re looking forward to next chapter of our journey with BCLC. They have an excellent team who are demonstrating the power of bringing digital gaming and betting experiences to the forefront of world lottery strategies.”

Meanwhile BCLC has announced Marie-Noëlle Savoie as its new Vice President of Legal, Compliance and Security and Chief Compliance Officer. 

Savoie, who will be based out of BCLC’s Vancouver office, starts in the role effective 29 June, 2020.

Savoie comes to BCLC from Raymond James Ltd, where she was most recently its Vice President of Private Client Group Compliance as well as the Chief Compliance Officer & Chief Risk Officer of Raymond James Trust (Canada)

With several years of operational experience in compliance, privacy, anti-money laundering and risk management in regulated industries, Savoie applies a strategic and solutions-oriented leadership style to the workplace. 

An experienced lawyer, Savoie was called to the bar in Quebec in 2009 after obtaining her Bachelor of Laws at the Université de Montréal in 2008. She worked in litigation representing banks at a Quebec law firm from 2008 to 2010, for Quebec’s financial regulator, the Autorité des marchés financiers from 2010 to 2013 and as compliance and senior legal counsel in the securities and trust industries from 2013 to 2020.

The addition of Savoie fulfills BCLC’s Executive team. Once two, recently hired Vice Presidents re-locate to Kamloops later in 2020, half of BCLC’s Executive team will work from BCLC’s head office in Kamloops, and the other half will work from the Vancouver office. Interim President and CEO Greg Moore continues to divide his time between both offices.