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Saskatchewan Not Gambling with Gamer Privacy

PERSONAL PRIVACY

January 12, 2010

Government-owned casinos in Saskatchewan have announced a change in policy that means patrons purchasing event tickets with cash will no longer be required to provide personal information, CBC reports. Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson announced the change this week after reviewing the ticket purchasing policies at Casino Regina and Casino Moose Jaw. Dickson believes businesses should only collect the information needed to transact business and told the CBC: "We started investigating and we had a number of discussions with Saskatchewan Gaming and have worked with them over the last year to redo their policy. They now have signage at the casinos in Moose Jaw and Regina indicating that if people are paying cash for a ticket, they don't have to provide personal information."
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