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Sunday, July 18, 2010

BC Lottery's Online Casino Overwhelmed On Day One

With British Columbia's population spending $100-million on online gambling websites every year, the government decided to build it's own "legal" site and keep the money at home where it could be used for "health care, higher education and improved infrastructure." The government did not however anticipate the overwhelming interest that there was in a home grown site and was forced to shut it down for several hours for maintenance. 


While typing this I attempted to view the site and was met with the following:



PlayNow.com is Currently Unavailable
We are experiencing technical difficulties and will have the matter corrected shortly.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause you.
If you require more assistance, please contact Consumer Services at consumerservices@bclc.com or 1-866-815-0222.
Thank you for your patience.


PlayNow.com is reportedly North America's only government sanctioned online gambling site, though I think that is open to interpretation. I fully expect that I would have been blocked from attempting to play on the site as I reside outside of the province.  



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