HALIFAX, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - LottoFairness.ca today released an electronic
posting that suggests Atlantic Lotto's contract with a foreign gaming company
was being discussed in England as early as January, even though a public
announcement was never made in Atlantic Canada until earlier this week.
The electronic posting appears to arise from the ICEi (remote gaming)
program of the International Casino Exhibition trade show held in London,
England, from January 23-25. According to the commentator:
"As a side note, Boss Media was quite vocal about having entered
into an agreement with Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) to
provide an online Bingo system which should go live in May. They
are also in discussions with other Canadian lotteries to offer a
similar solution. Meanwhile, Parlay, Chartwell or 1Gaming, 3
Canadian companies with a Bingo product don't seem to have been
invited to the table."
The post appears on the stockhouse.ca BullBoards, typically used by
investors to share information about companies. Visit
www.stockhouse.ca/bullboards and enter 14063113 as the Post ID No. in the
window at the right.(*)
Spokesman Michael Dunn explained that a representative of LottoFairness.ca
came across the electronic posting while using an Internet search engine.
"It's ridiculous to think that people must rely on Google and Yahoo Search to
obtain information that Atlantic Lotto should have disclosed without being
asked," he said.
If the posting is accurate, it means that the dealings between Atlantic
Lotto and the Swedish company were discussed by gaming industry members as
early as January 25.
"Atlantic Lotto did not make an announcement for at least 250 days after
gaming industry members were in England talking about Atlantic Lotto's big
contract," said Dunn. "In all the time, Atlantic Lotto never announced the
news to Atlantic Canadians. This company is supposed to serve the people of
Atlantic Canada. It was wrong to keep us in the dark."
Atlantic Lotto's announcement did not come until 237 days after the
foreign company said the contract was signed and 124 days after the foreign
company confirmed the identity of Atlantic Lotto as its contract partner.
During all that time, Atlantic Lotto did not:
- publicly announce that it was searching for an iBingo supplier
- announce that it has entered into a contract with a foreign iBingo
- announce the identity of the foreign supplier
LottoFairness.ca is a campaign to ensure that Atlantic Lotto never makes
secret, untendered deals again.
(*) Or follow this link:
commentator is identified only as "JP" and "johnstone55."
For further information:
For further information: Michael Dunn, (902) 229-5378