Pollard Banknote is pleased to announce that its subsidiary company, mkodo limited (mkodo), has partnered with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) to launch a fully functional mobile lottery app for iOS and Android on July 19. The transactional app is fully integrated into OLG’s online platform, provided by Bede Gaming (“Bede”), and offers players across the province the ability to conveniently purchase and scan lottery tickets, play their favourite casino games, as well as a host of other features.
As one of the most sophisticated and accessible lottery apps on the market, mkodo collaborated with Bede, OLG’s platform provider, to create a best-inclass design featuring enhanced navigation and an intuitive user interface. In addition to ticket purchasing capabilities, the newly launched app provides OLG players with an engaging mobile play experience, as well as information on current games, instant rewards for small wins, subscriptions to multiple draws, and a lottery retailer locator functionality. In addition, the app utilizes mkodo’s exclusive geo-location platform, mCloud Gateway, to ensure that only users within OLG’s jurisdictional boundaries can engage with the app.
Accessibility was prioritized throughout the app’s design to ensure all OLG players, including those using assistive technologies such as voice assistance/talkback/screen readers, have the ability to utilize and enjoy all of its features. The app is compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA, the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
“OLG.ca is the trusted digital platform of choice in Ontario and now our players can have that same confidence in the OLG app, whether they’re OLG Mobile App Home Page making a deposit, playing their favourite game or scanning their tickets to check for winners,” said Duncan Hannay, OLG President and CEO. “With over 1 million registered players on OLG.ca, we are intent on continuing to deliver world-class gaming entertainment for Ontarians while driving forward as a leader and an innovator in the digital space. We’re thrilled to be accompanied on this journey by such strong partners as Pollard Banknote and mkodo.”
“We were delighted to be OLG’s chosen partner for the development of their new market leading lottery app,” said Stuart Godfree, Managing Director of mkodo. “OLG has always been at the forefront of lottery innovations and in the current digital landscape, it is imperative that lotteries look for more ways to reach their players through interactive means. OLG’s new mobile app provides players the opportunity to
conveniently purchase and play their favourite games, while helping the Lottery to build more effective and direct connections with its players.”
“We are very proud to partner with OLG and help broaden its scope of work within the digital sphere with the launch of their new mobile app,” said Brad Thompson, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote. “We look forward to continuing to provide the Lottery with innovative products that drive excitement among players and generate returns for the many good causes OLG supports.”