Loto-Québec turns to iGaming

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Canada will turn to iGaming and continue to sell lottery tickets.

Loto-Québec is focusing on iGaming offerings amid the coronavirus crisis that forces people to stay home.

Canada.- Loto-Québec is pushing its iGaming offerings to counter the coronavirus crisis. While the pandemic spreads, the provincial operator suspended retail sales but wants to cut its losses.

“With the health and wellbeing of its customers in mind, Loto-Québec, takes the current situation very seriously and will not hesitate to put into place additional measures as needed,” Loto-Québec explained. “We will inform the public as soon as possible concerning the implementation of this new measure.”

The operator made very clear it sees an opportunity in iGaming sales, as quoted by iGB. They assured that all tickets bought prior to the suspension are valid, while people can keep buying online.

After the government took action, they had to contact 8,500 retailers and kiosk operators. However, Loto-Québec keeps selling through its iGaming channels.

Besides lottery sales, other venues had to shut down in the Canadian province. Bars, cinemas, interior mall stores, sample counters, gyms and libraries will remain closed until the crisis ends.

According to WHO’s latest report, there are at least 1,384 confirmed cases in Canada and 19 people died from the coronavirus across the country.

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