Tag Archives: playnow
- Irate sports bettor suing BCLC’s Playnow.com over voided Blue Jays bets
October 14, 2015
The Toronto Blue Jays’ late season winning streak left plenty of Canadian baseball fans smiling, but at least one sports bettor is sporting a frown after the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s online sports betting site clipped his wings. BC resident Gregory Butchart recently filed suit in small claims court, accusing...
- BCLC’s PlayNow.com TV ads wouldn’t play with an arms-length regulator
November 28, 2010
I recently got a gander at the new Canadian TV adverts for PlayNow.com, the provincially run online gaming product from the British Columbia Lottery Corp. (BCLC). The dominant theme of the ad campaign is a guy or guys gambling with beautiful women draped over them, cheering them on, eager to...
- Writer condems government embrace of ‘drinking, gambling, whoring’
August 28, 2010
A Vancouver Sun columnist has written yet another dumb-ass editorial, but for once, the byline does not read ‘David Baines’. While the editorial’s venom was directed at provincial governments in Canada over their supposed embrace of ‘drinking, gambling and whoring’, we here at CalvinAyre.com take this swipe somewhat personally, as...
- BCLC dreaming if it expects $150K/day revenue from PlayNow
August 21, 2010
So British Columbia’s oft-delayed, problem-plagued, punter-betrayed online gambling site PlayNow.com is back up and running (for the moment). Now that it’s actually been functioning for a longer period than it takes time to blink, I have to say it doesn't look half bad. But that’s not really all that much...
- BCLC’s revamped PlayNow fails to launch, reps plead for ‘patience’
August 20, 2010
You know, we were only half-serious when we said some book ought to put up odds on how long it would take BCLC’s relaunch of PlayNow to crash and burn, but even we wouldn’t have guessed the site wouldn’t even make it out of the starting gate. The Mark II...
- Self-regulated BCLC regulators say wonky PlayNow all better now
More than a month after its spectacular flameout just after liftoff, British Columbia’s online gaming site PlayNow is back in business. (Just how long it will stay that way would make a pretty good prop bet for some cheeky competitor.) Anyway, we know that the problems that caused players’ financial...
BC gov’t accused of burying casino money laundering report
September 22, 2017
Vancouver’s newest and biggest casino gets opening date
September 11, 2017
Canada’s financial watchdog reviewing BCLC casino money laundering report
September 28, 2017
BCLC’s online gambling site posts double-digit revenue growth
August 25, 2017