PlayNow Sports Betting

  • Betting site for British Columbia
  • Major sports covered in depth
Payment method
  • Mobile Betting
  • Live in-play betting
  • Funds BC community projects
  • No 24/7 customer support

Launched in 2004, PlayNow.com  is owned and operated by the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), with net revenues from gambling activities going towards essential services, like healthcare, education and community groups across British Columbia and Manitoba.  So you get betting with a social benefit for the local population.

BCLC is authorized to market and distribute games within the province of British Columbia only and as such, as things currently stand, only registered players physically located in BC may bet on the PlayNow Sports site.

PlayNow Sports betting features all the most popular sports, including Ice Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Golf, Soccer and Tennis.  There are also novelty bets, politics, eSports, player props and much more besides.

Coverage of sports is pretty comprehensive, there are plenty of markets to choose from when betting on specific events and live in-play betting is on offer for numerous events around the globe.

PlayNow Welcome Bonus

  • $50 matched PlayNow sports bet
  • 100% matched 1st Deposit bet up to $50

Just follow these simple steps to claim your PlayNow Welcome Bonus now…

  1. Register on PlayNow.com
  2. Enter your PlayNow promo code on the ’My Promotions’ page
  3. Make an Initial Deposit into your account
  4. Place an initial Sports bet at minimum odds of 1.50 to claim your Matched Bet amount (up to $50)

It’s a pretty decent and straightforward deal.  For example, a new PlayNow.com player registers their account, logs in on PlayNow.com and enters the promo code.

The player then makes a first initial deposit of $25 and then makes a $10 single sports bet at odds of 1.50 or greater. The player will then automatically receive a $10 PlayNow Sports Free Bet.  Please note, that should your first bet be in excess of $50, the Free Bet received will still be for the maximum $50.

When you register for a new account with PlayNow Sports, there are several factors to take into account.

  1. You must be a BC resident
  2. You must be 19+ years of age
  3. You must have a valid Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard or Mastercard Debit under your name and be the primary cardholder (this information is only used to validate your identity)
  4. Use of prepaid or corporate credit cards is not permitted

More PlayNow Promotions

PlayNow Sports does offer additional Free Bet promotions from time to time.  At present there are a couple of other PlayNow promotions available: 

  • Sports Pools $5 Free Bet – Try Sports Pools and get a $5 Free Bet!  Pick the Pool.  Pick the winners!  Bet $5.  Win or Share the Jackpot!
  • Bet-back Bonus – The opportunity to win a matched Free Bet up to $100 when your bet is a loser.  You can only qualify for 1 Free Bet per promotion – this applies to first qualifying bet placed.

PlayNow Mobile

PlayNow Mobile is easy to access from your mobile devices. There’s no download required, so just head to mobile.playnow.com on your smartphone or tablet to access PlayNow Sports (also their Lotto and Casino products).  

You can use your same login details to access PlayNow.com mobile optimized site, which lets you to quickly bet on any games you wish on the move.  You can also sign up directly from your mobile device if you’re not yet a member.

With PlayNow Mobile you have all of your favourite sports and events available at your fingertips.  Bet on “Power Picks” or take advantage of “Bet-Back Bonuses (BBB)” from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet. Just go to mobile.playnow.com on your mobile device!  

The BBB mobile promotion means that should you place your first bet on the PlayNow Mobile Web App and your bet loses, PlayNow will give you a Free Bet. Simply go to website on your Mobile device for full details.

You can also click the “Menu” tab to gain access to all your current game and account information, including your fund balances and an easy deposit option.

Whether you’re at home or out and about, you can also now bet “LIVE” with PlayNow Mobile and with hundreds of “live” games available each and every week, PlayNow Mobile provides you with the perfect opportunity to wager as and when you want to.

PlayNow Customer Support

  • General support daily from 07:00 to midnight
  • Telephone: 1-877-706-6789
  • Live Chat
  • E-mail: via contact form on the site
  • FAQ’s

There are all the standard options available when it comes to customer support with PlayNow, albeit there isn’t 24/7 availability for Sports customers at present.  

Live Chat is usually the preferred choice of most customers today when it comes to ease and speed.  For more general enquiries there is also a useful FAQ’s tab that should be able to answer most questions.  There is also telephone and email customer support on hand should you need it.

Payment Methods

Deposits:  PlayNow payment methods are restricted, with players having to use a verified credit card to deposit money into their account.  Most, but not all, Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard or Mastercard Debit cards issued to Manitobans can be used to deposit funds on PlayNow.com.  

Your personal and financial security is important to PlayNow and the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption is used for all PlayNow.com sessions and whenever your personal information is requested by PlayNow.

Withdrawals:  All funds must be withdrawn to your bank account.  For withdrawals of $1,000 or more, you must provide BCLC with your occupation as required by Federal anti-money laundering regulations.

You should allow up to two business days for BCLC to process your withdrawal.  Once this is completed, the transaction will typically require approximately one additional business day before it will appear in your bank account, although that time will vary depending on your financial institution.

PlayNow Summary

PlayNow Sports might only be available to customers physically located in British Columbia, but there’s still plenty to recommend what is a very decent sportsbook.  

Yes, it’s not got the most extensive range of sports and markets available, but it’s certainly a secure and reliable option for any players in British Columbia.