05/24/2012 08:23 EDT | Updated 07/24/2012 05:12 EDT

Atlantic Lottery to replace 5,900 old video lottery terminals

MONCTON, N.B. - The Atlantic Lottery Corp. says it will replace 5,900 obsolete video lottery terminals across the region over the next two years.

The agency says it will not add to the existing number of terminals, in keeping with provincial government policies.

The terminals being replaced are almost ten years old.

Spokesman Byron Bridger says it's difficult to get parts for the old machines.

He says the new terminals will continue to have "responsible gambling features," such as length-of-play reminders, forced cashouts and a $60 deposit limit.