Honesty and integrity standards for retailers are enshrined in legislation. Amendments to The Gaming Control Act bring third-party, independent oversight to lottery retail operations and confirm that lottery ticket retailers are expected to adhere to the same standards of honesty and integrity as those applied to other gaming industry employees, equipment, suppliers and games. These measures complement player-focused education initiatives and enhanced ticket-checking by WCLC and MLC.
Plans for Spirit Sands Casino are announced. The AMC announces preliminary details of the casino planned for southwestern Manitoba, based on completion and implementation of a formal business plan.
50/50 tickets go electronic. The Brandon Wheat Kings Foundation is the first Manitoba licensed charity to sell 50/50 tickets by carrying handheld electronic devices in place of traditional two-part tickets. The real-time computerized sales tracking provides an additional layer of accountability to boost game integrity and player protection.