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Atlantic Lottery Starts Selling Tickets Online

25 August 2004

NEW BRUNSWICK, Canada -- As reported by the CBC: "The Atlantic Lottery Corporation started, Monday, to offer lotto tickets online.

"Spokeswoman Darlene Doucet said Atlantic Lottery is looking to attract people who already use the internet to bank, make purchases and seek entertainment.

"Anti-gambling advocates fear the new service could create a new wave of addiction problems, but Doucet said a number of safeguards have been put in place to prevent that..." The site does not accept credit cards. It also has spending limits and a lock-out option for people with gambling problems. By lunchtime Tuesday, 100 people had bought their tickets online.

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