MONTRÉAL, Jan. 25, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Beginning today, and for the first time in its history, Loto-Québec will be offering four questions on the US presidential election for political enthusiasts to bet on. Who will be the Democratic nominee? Who will be the Republican nominee? Which party will win the White House in 2016? Who will be the next President of the United States? Place your bets!
Customers will be able to register their predictions with a retailer or online. The payoff rates range from 70% to 90% depending on the question. Players looking for better odds will find them online thanks to Mise‑o‑jeu+, only available since December 2015.
Mise‑o‑jeu+ can be accessed using the Mise‑o‑jeu mobile app or by going to the miseojeu.com website. Customers must be members of Espacejeux.com (Loto‑Québec's transactional website) to perform online transactions.
The Mise‑o‑jeu mobile app enables customers to view the entire betting offer for several sports, to see the results of their bets, to read columns by expert sports analysts and to check tickets purchased from a retailer, as well as to make bets, of course.
Customers may also bet on non-sport categories such as cinema (for example, the winners of the Golden Globes and the Oscars) and, now, US politics.
"We are excited to offer yet another type of bet to Mise‑o‑jeu's non-sport betting offer. Of course, not all our players watch awards ceremonies or follow American politics, but we are offering these bets to cater to a specific clientele," stated Louis Beaudet, Director of sports and entertainment betting.
For Mise‑o‑jeu's website, visit miseojeu.com. Please note that bets on US politics will be available as of 10 a.m. today.
Loto‑Québec's mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion, in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. The Corporation is the only commercial entity authorized to offer legal sports betting in the province. For the first nine months of the 2015‑2016 fiscal year, sales related to events betting rose 16% compared to the same period in the previous year.
For further information: Source: Patrice Lavoie, Director, Communications and Press Relations, Loto-Québec, 514-499‑5130, [email protected], twitter.com/PatriceLavoie_; Information: Marisol Schnorr, Communications Advisor, Loto-Québec, 514-499-8691, [email protected]