A new innovation was recently announced by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation‘s (BCLC’s) long-term partner, Instant Win Gaming (IWG). The company launched its new mechanic InstantReplay which can be experienced on the PlayNow.com platform and offers players a second chance at winning when playing eInstants online.
IWG supplies online instant win games to various lottery organizations, providing a full service that includes strategy and design expertise. At the moment, the brand supplies more than 250 top-performing games to its partners.
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The BCLC and IWG have a long-standing relationship that has generated success for both parties. The Crown corporation is the first to offer the new mechanic that has been integrated into its holiday-themed title, Winning Tree. This game features a progressive jackpot, which can be claimed with the second chance drawing.
Every game purchased will reward players with additional entries for the second chance drawing. The provider explained that the InstantReplay mechanic is contained completely within its InstantRGS remote game server, ensuring that no development support is needed for its partners to launch the new product.
Rhydian Fisher, the CEO at IWG shared that the new feature is a marvellous addition to the lottery’s offering. He stated that the mechanic is perfect for traditional lottery players who are giving eInstants a first try. Fisher added that in launching InstantReplay, the company has seized on the momentum generated by the releases of its InstantPulse and InstantJackpot technologies.
InstantPulse allows lotteries to instantly update game visuals and InstantJackpot allows for the integration of progressive jackpot options to eInstant game titles. Fisher additionally applauded the Crown corporation, for being the first to introduce InstantReplay-enabled eInstants to the world.
The BCLC and IWG’s partnership began in 2018, with the agreement term being extended in 2021. As per the new contract, the eInstant supplier will remain as the main provider of related products to the Crown until at least 2026.