OMNI-CHANNEL POWERBUCKS JACKPOT LAUNCHED IN CANADA
IGT and BCLC partner up.
International Game Technology (IGT) and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) have partnered up to launch Northern America’s “first omni-channel jackpot” with a prize pool upwards of $1 million.
“Powerbucks” links the jackpot pool from the land-based “Powerhits™” slot games at BCLCs 33 gaming facilities, the mobile and desktop versions of which are found on PlayNow.com in British Columbia and Manitoba.
The deal expands IGT’s 19-year relationship with BCLC and marks a digital milestone for both entities.
"Powerbucks delivers a whole new jackpot experience to PlayNow.com players that is unique in North America," Monica Bohm, BCLC Vice President of eGaming, said. "Players can play Powerbucks for a chance to win jackpots of $1 million or more anytime from their mobile devices, home computers or local casinos."
Powerbucks players betting $0.50 to $2.99 are eligible for the games static $1 million jackpot and players wagering a minimum $3 bet are eligible for the games progressive jackpot that starts at $1 million.