What started out as political fun for a few extra bucks has ended as political fun for bragging rights.
An online pool where participants could make their selections for the rumoured Alberta government cabinet shuffle had its raffle licence suspended because it did not meet requirements for a paid contest, according to the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.
Sean Libin, who put together the pool for others to become more engaged in politics, said the site has since been switched to a free pool.
“This may turn out to be a better opportunity because it will allow more people to participate without any cost. It’ll be more fun for more political observers, which is what it was intended to be,” said Libin, who noted that in the end, he was more than happy to comply with the AGLC request.
“It’ll just be for bragging rights instead of cash.”
AGLC spokesperson Christine Wronko said the original application was reviewed, and it was determined it did not meet the organization’s charitable-giving policy. She added that Libin voluntarily surrendered the licence.
“It’s not that the AGLC went in and bullied him and shut him down,” said Wronko.
To enter, visit cabinetshufflepool.com