Raffle irregularities being investigated

The B.C. Gaming Commission and Nakusp RCMP received a complaint about irregularities in a raffle that took place during the Nakusp rodeo.

A prize up for grabs at the 2012 Nakusp Rodeo may not have made it into the hands of the winner.

The B.C. Gaming Commission and Nakusp RCMP received a complaint about some irregularities in a raffle that took place during the rodeo held in Nakusp July 27 to 29.

The RCMP are now taking the case to the public and asking for more information from anyone who purchased raffle tickets at the rodeo.

“It’s upsetting for sure, but it’s important we look into the matter,” said Nakusp RCMP officer Mark Macaulay.

Ticket purchasers will be given a short questionnaire that they can pick up at the office or have emailed to them. Questions include how and where the raffle was advertised, and what the ticket holder’s expectations of the raffle were.

Once the questionnaire is completed, RCMP will contact them if they may be able to answer more questions.

Because of the sensitive nature of this ongoing investigation, no more details are being released by RCMP, said Macaulay.


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