By Chat Skelton
September 14, 2010
BC Lotteries CEO Michael Graydon failed to immediately inform the
government about the July 15 security breach at its online casino,
PlayNow, according to internal BCLC documents obtained by The Vancouver
The lottery corporation has been criticized for initially telling the
public the PlayNow site went down due to high traffic, taking five days
to admit the real reason was a security breach that compromised players'
Now, internal BCLC emails obtained by The Sun through the Freedom of
Information Act, reveal the public wasn't the only one kept in the dark
about the true cause of the site's shutdown.
Housing Minister Rich Coleman, the minister responsible for BCLC, wasn't
told the whole story right away, either.
The e-mails make clear that BCLC knew within hours of PlayNow's launch
on July 15 that it was having serious security problems with the site.
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