The province's slot machines have been paying out too much to British Columbia's casino-goers, according to the government agency responsible for gaming. Last year, the corporation found those machines were keeping 6.93 percent of all the wagers played over the entire life of the game. But those machines are supposed to keep 8 percent of those wagers. As a result, in March, British Columbia Lottery Corp. "made some adjustments to align the actual average slot machine payout with BCLC's targeted average slot machine payout." Although, a corporation spokesperson stated "it is too early to tell what impact this will have on BCLC's revenue given the adjustment was made recently."
May 4, 2009