British Columbia Lottery Corp. will be spending $75 million to upgrade the computer system that monitors and links their slot machines and other electronic games. The corporation quietly announced it was looking for a contractor to do that work in November 2009. According to its service plan, the procurement process is now complete, with the project being a "top corporate priority" and the "highest level of focus." The plan states the cost of the upgrade "is expected to exceed $50.0 million." But government's budget and fiscal plan is projecting the final price tag will be $25 million more.
February 15, 2011