Use Of Private ATMs Affected Fiscal Controls: SLGA

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 17:29



More light is being shed on how $1.2 million went missing from First Nations casinos in the province.


It was just days ago that the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority filed a lawsuit against several corporations and three individuals, claiming the money had been siphoned away through ATMs.


Since that time, one person has come forward to take responsibility for the affair.


However, it leaves the question of whether or not it could happen again.


David Morris, a spokesman for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, says one reason why the loss escaped the SLGA’s oversight is because none of the ATMs that were used belong to major banks or credit unions, but rather were owned by private entrepreneurs.


Morris says the SLGA is currently reviewing the situation, but that could take some time.