Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"Raffle Waffle" - Wally Martin's Letter To Premier Gordon Campbell - Demands Bateman & Coleman Resignations

(This is Part 4 of the Raffle Waffle Controversy. See Part 5 here. See Part 3 here. See Part 2 here. See Part 1 here.)

November 12, 2007 <>

The Honourable Gordon Campbell - Premier of British Columbia,

Box 9041
Victoria, BC
V8W 9E1

Dear Premier Gordon Campbell

The publicity below has been posted on the web site, , that belongs to Jordan Bateman a councillor in Langley Township .

I have alerted the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch.

I draw your attention to the BC gaming rules (see below).

You should immediately demand the resignation from public office of both MLA Rich Coleman and Councillor Jordan Bateman for their involvement in unlawful gaming.


Wally Martin

21628 48 Ave
Langley BC V3A 3M8

Ministry of Public Safety
and Solicitor General

Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch

3. The Gaming Event Licence Generally, a licence is issued for a single ticket raffle where tickets are sold and winning tickets drawn during a period of time not exceeding four months. A licence may be issued for up to a 12-month period, permitting a series of ticket raffles of the same type with similar selling periods, number of tickets and price of tickets.

Class A gaming event licences are for gaming events that could potentially generate more than $20,000 in gross revenue.

For ticket raffles, the three categories are:

• Registered Raffle – when anticipated gross revenue is $250,000 or more. All licensees of registered ticket raffles must satisfy the Branch’s registration requirements. The minimum requirement is registration of the person in charge of the event and of the person in charge of financial accountability for the event;

• Major Raffle – when anticipated gross revenue is $100,000 or more but less than $250,000; and

• Minor Raffle – when anticipated gross revenue is more than $20,000 but less than $100,000.

A Class B gaming event licence is issued for any ticket raffle whose potential gross revenue is $20,000 or less.

Class C gaming event licences are issued to the Board of an eligible fair or exhibition.

Unless otherwise noted, standard procedures for Class A, Class B and Class C licensed ticket raffles are the same.

To conduct any form of a ticket raffle without a licence is unlawful.


No comments:

Post a Comment