For the majority of our employees the answer is yes;
however, it's not a clear-cut yes or no, so let us explain.
We have a play policy in place that has ‘role-based play restrictions.’ This means that due to the hands-on nature that some of our employees' roles require, they can’t play certain games. Even though the security and integrity of all of our games prevent any one employee from influencing the outcome of the games, this decision was made to further ensure that all Atlantic Canadians trust Atlantic Lottery as the provider of safe and regulated gaming products.
An example of this is our employees who service VL terminals. They aren’t allowed to play video lottery. Our PRO-LINE employees who set the odds for these games aren’t allowed to play PRO-LINE.
Lottery games are games of chance – totally random – with no way of predicting what the outcomes might be so because no single employee (or any person for that matter) can play a role in determining the outcome of a lottery game, there is no reason to not allow them (and their family members) to play. If, however, one of our employees (or a member of their immediate family) does win a major prize, before it can be paid, our Security and Compliance team undertakes a different verification process, which may take up to 30 days.