Doing some "techie stuff" at Bernie's home over the years, I've watched him work very hard at this and know a bit of the history.
Sadly, Bernie's co-creator of the game, Al Piccirillo (of the Canadian 70's rock band "Looking Glass") passed away in 2010.
Alex worked at Casino Niagara as a courtesy "trainer" (teaching newbie patrons how to actually play the games on the floor). Bernie was a dealer there before going to Casino Brantford for a spell (if memory serves). No doubt, that's how they came up with the idea.
I agree with those who think this is a good game and deserves a chance.
Trouble is that the OLG is so highly regulated that it's hard to crack the line-up.
Perhaps they will have more luck in the States eventually.......or even some on the American Indian Reservation Casinos south of the border.
If I had any money to speak of, I'd invest in this for sure.
Anyways, just thought you guys would be interested in this.
BTW, I'm enjoying reading all your threads when I get the chance. Sadly, I have no time to participate anymore (some are thankful without a doubt)...hahaha
C,mon football season ! 8)
Cheers to all !