BCLC Braces for Lunar New Year with New Title – Casino Reports

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation continues to add new and exciting iGaming content to its PlayNow.com. This time the Crown agency has launched Monopoly Lunar New Year on its regulated platform, which as the name suggests comes just in time for the celebrations of the Lunar New Year, which starts on February 1, 2022.

PlayNow.com is the official online platform for the BLCL and the only regulated one for online gaming one for the province of British Columbia. On it, the Crown offers all kinds of digital entertainment starting from wagering on sporting events, iLottery products, along with a broad variety of iGaming titles for anyone eligible to play from the province.

New Year and New Luck

Now, one of the newest offerings on PlayNow.com is the Monopoly Lunar New Year, which as the implies is an iGaming title based around the well-known board game of Monopoly that millions of households love and play. This slot is also themed after Lunar New Year, and it is supposed to bring good luck and news reasons to celebrate to its players.

Developed by Scientific Games, the game comes with tons of variety in terms of game styles and hefty payouts. It was released by the developer last month, and it comes with fixed jackpot prizes, as well as Free spins, Lightning Link, and the ability to expand the reels when playing. It utilizes a five-reel wheel, which B.C. players will quickly familiarize themselves with.

Besides a user-friendly interface, the game also offers immense winning possibilities as it has over 7,776 paylines. By landing a Lunar Coin from the base game, players will receive eight free spins. Also, it is worth mentioning that during Expanding Reels Free Spins, the reels may expand from 5×3 to 5×4, 5×5, or 5×6 in size.

The Lunar Chest Free Spins mode is activated when a Crescent Moon is rolled on the same reel as a Lunar Feature Chest. Once this happens, eight free spins are awarded on a grid where the Lunar Coin can appear, along with chests showing above all the reels. Then Lunar Coins reveal a token value multiplier, with a rate up to 50, along with extra spins.

More on PlayNow

Another New Year offering from the BCLC includes its recent limited-time product Canucks Fanuary Contest. This promotion is based on the Vancouver Canucks, and runs from January 1 to January 31, 2022. By wagering at least CA$5 on a game during this January and by using code CANUCKSFAN on of the games from NHL this month, and be in contention for numerous rewards, such as winning the ultimate VIP game experience.

Change in Staff

At the end of last month, the BCLC announced that President and CEO Jim Lightbody will be stepping down from the position. Due to being diagnosed with cancer and related treatment, Mr. Lightbody has been on medical leave since September 9, 2019. Now, the position has been assumed by Board Chair Greg Moore from December 20, 2021. The Crown wished Mr. Lightbody a speedy recovery.

Source: “Monopoly Lunar New Year”, BCLC, January 2022