Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited powers MLB 50/50 raffle prize record for Jays Care Foundation

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(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, CAN – April 04, 2019): According to JAYS CARE FOUNDATION, the charitable arm of the TORONTO BLUE JAYS with its digital raffle technology partner CANADIAN BANK NOTE COMPANY, LIMITED (CBN), the largest 50/50 raffle prize of $538,897 in MLB history occurred at the Toronto Blue Jays game vs. the Detroit Tigers on March 31st. Tickets for the 50/50 raffle went on sale March 15th to fans across Ontario that could be purchased either online or available for purchase at Rogers Centre from fixed and mobile point-of-sale sellers during the Toronto Blue Jays home opening series against the Detroit Tigers.

“It’s exciting and fun to bring our online 50/50 sales solution to the province of Ontario for the Charitable Gaming sector. This historic Jays Care Foundation raffle event will benefit kids across Ontario, which is what it’s all about and CBN is very proud to partner with this highly regarded charity. CBN’s new online 50/50 sales fulfillment solution is a true end-to-end turnkey digital solution that makes it easy for not-for-profit organizations to administer and operate giving them the time to focus on maximizing revenue for good causes that will impact their local communities. Our state-of-the-art innovative digital raffle technology is a testimony to CBN’s Sault Ste. Marie’s Lottery and Gaming operations and development talent that we have built over the years in collaboration with the Sault Ste. Marie Lottery and Gaming cluster,
says Kirk Arends, Executive Director, Business Development for CBN’s Lottery and Gaming. “The digital raffle system for the Jays Care Foundation adds to the charitable gaming solutions CBN provides to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and is a natural extension to CBN’s turnkey lottery and gaming systems we provide to several international governments.”

Arends knows great things have come from the great companies in the lottery and gaming sector in Sault Ste. Marie: “The Soo has produced world-class gaming talent and has proven to lead the industry in innovative ways. UP’s dedicated lottery and gaming cluster support has given CBN the opportunity to continue to grow our employee base here in Sault Ste. Marie.”

About Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited dates back to 1897 when it started out as Canada’s trusted security printer with its head office in Ottawa, Ontario. Today, we apply the highest standards to the design, development and integration of secure, leading-edge technology for governments across the globe. Our product offerings include currency, drivers’ licenses, passports, vital statistics, event ticketing, lottery and gaming solutions that include electronic bingo, raffles, lottery daily and jackpot games, VLTs, sports betting, and virtual sports games. We have customers in over 80 countries.
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About UP

To bolster economic and job growth in Sault Ste. Marie’s unique lottery and gaming cluster of companies, UP pursues new industry partners and business environment enhancements. Through business attraction, innovation collaborations, industry awareness of the SSM cluster, and proactive talent resourcing and support, UP enables Sault Ste. Marie to strengthen and diversify this proprietary sector of its knowledge economy. UP elevates Sault Ste. Marie’s business performance infrastructure for lottery and gaming cluster partners, helping them grow their markets from a Sault Ste. Marie base within a massive sector of the global entertainment technology industry.
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For more information, please contact:

Kirk Arends, Executive Director, Business Development, Lottery & Gaming

Ian Plumley, VP Market Innovations, UP