Canada’s British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has posted record net income of CAD$1.3bn for its latest financial year, following strong growth in lottery and online gaming.

During the 2015/16 financial year the company benefited from a significantly larger number of major lottery jackpot rollovers, while slot revenue also improved as more British Columbians visited its land-based casinos.

This helped improve total revenue for the financial year ended March 31st by 7 per cent to $3.1bn, exceeding budget forecasts by $212.0m. The lottery and eGaming businesses combined contributed revenue of $1.3bn, an increase of 17 per cent year-on-year.

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