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Canadian Gaming Association appoints new President & CEO

Will CGA’s new leader lobby for single sports betting in Canada? On the whole, Canada has a relatively open gaming policy. Many forms of gambling are legal in most provinces. They offer commercial and charitable casinos, with slot machines, table games and poker, lotteries, bingo and sports betting. In some of the nation’s largest provinces, these activities are available both on land and online. But when you take a closer look, some activities are highly restrictive. Sports betting, in particular, has some rather unsavory stipulations. Due to the current legal status, bettors may only place parlay wagers on sports. This means they must select at least two – sometimes at least 3 – teams, contests or athletes. If all of their picks don’t win, the bet is lost. This is not a favorable way to bet on sports. Sure, the payouts are higher for a win, but the odds of … Continue reading

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Innocent Holiday Wine Exchange or Illegal Gambling Online?

When we think of illegal gambling, we picture things like unsavory characters taking bets under the table in the shadowy back room of a hole-in-the-wall bar, or maybe a high-stakes poker game in some mobster’s basement. We don’t think of what appears to be an innocent holiday gift exchange on our favorite social media platform. Unfortunately, that seems to be the case this holiday season. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning Canadian and US residents of a new scam that’s not only duping Facebook friends out of money – it’s being classified as a form of illegal gambling online. There’s a post showing up on thousands of Facebook pages these days (and other social media websites) that’s encouraging people to partake in a Holiday Wine Bottle Exchange. The poster claims that it’s a 100% genuine opportunity to exchange wine as gifts with people all over the world. Holiday Wine … Continue reading

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