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Online casino glitch let players use others' money




Online casino glitch let players use others' money
Online casino glitch let players use others' money



http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc-shuts-down-online-casino-after-security-glitch/article1646314/ 

By Rod Mickleburgh
Globe and Mail 
July 20, 2010

For more than a hundred gamblers who logged on during the first few 
hours of British Columbia's new online casino, the odds could not have 
been better. They were able to bet using other people's money.

While it's not clear how many took advantage of the rare opportunity to 
experience risk-free gambling, the bizarre security breach prompted BC 
Lottery Corporation to close down the heavily travelled site soon after 
it opened for business last Thursday.

PlayNow.com, the first government-sanctioned site in North America to 
offer online casino games, remains closed while software developers try 
to figure out what went wrong.

BCLC initially blamed an overload of gamblers seeking to bet early and 
often on the much-ballyhooed service for the embarrassing shutdown.

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