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.”
CBN’s 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.”