Public hearing on investigation of CT Lottery’s 5 Card Cash Game

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– A public hearing was held at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, in which members of the Public Safety and Security Committee were updated with information on the investigation into the Connecticut Lottery Corporation’s 5 Card Cash Game.

The game was suspended in 2015 because retailers were able to manipulate the game to print winning tickets. The practice was known as palming.

Related: 5 Card Cash Agreement ‘Close’, State Investigation Ongoing

The lottery’s Director of Security told the committee that before the 5 Card Cash game was brought to Connecticut, he spoke to lottery officials in other states where the game was being already being played.

“The common response from all of the was that this game you need to be very very careful with. There is a very, very distinct possibility that you will have retailer fraud because there is a process known as palming of tickets from the terminal before the player gets the actual ticket from the terminal,” said Fred Dupuis, CT Lottery Director of Security.

Since then, fifteen people have been arrested. Last Year the News 8 Investigators reported that lottery officials had knowledge about the issue months before the game was shut down.

Related: Lottery ‘Security Issues’ Known Months Before Game Shutdown

Details about the severance package given to former lottery CEO Anne Noble was also discussed at Tuesday morning’s public hearing.

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