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Manitoba’s Veterans Reap the Rewards of VLT Gambling

Manitoba’s Premier fulfills promise to give more gambling revenue to Legions. Gambling is a tricky topic. Some people love it. Other people hate it. A few think they can make a living from it, while some lose everything they hold dear trying. The morality and legality of gambling has for decades been a matter of great religious and political debate. But if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the governments who regulate it are mesmerized by the amount of money it generates. Most governments are prone to increasing taxes to suck every bit of money they can out of casinos and other gambling businesses. While Manitoba’s leaders do appreciate the cash flow it generates – perhaps more so than any other Canadian province – they’ve exhibited a greater level of respect and appreciation for the people of the province than the gambling money in their coffers. … Continue reading

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Canada Lottery Aims for More Interactive Gambling

Lotteries looking to make digital gambling games fun for young players. The decade old question of how to get today’s millennial generation to gamble rages on. Casinos have had this discussion time and again, creating more nightclubs and lounge atmospheres with integrated digital touch-screen gambling tablets to play on. All this is in an effort to counter the fast-rising popularity of online and mobile casino gambling. It’s not just slot machines that fail to interest the younger generation. Canada’s lottery programs are suffering, too. Adults under 35 aren’t interested in filling out paper slips. They’re used to getting entertainment by way of much more sophisticated technology. So, the lotteries are hoping to pique their interest with new interactive gambling games. Online Lotteries Not Enough to Attract Millennials The idea to make lottery tickets available over the internet was an obvious one, but not a very effective one. Most provinces now … Continue reading

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Understanding US & Canada Online Gambling Licenses

US & Canadian Internet Gambling Jurisdictions by Province / State As promised in a previous segment detailing National Online Gambling Licensing Jurisdictions, today’s edition will cover more locally run regulatory bodies—specifically those in the states and provinces of the US and Canada—where online casino and/or poker games are locally operated. In these countries, the federal government has limited control over internet gambling laws. Both nations have decreed that gambling is not specifically legal or illegal, unless deemed so—one way or the other—by the state or province in which one resides. Therefore, the legality and regulation of internet gambling depends entirely upon where one lives in North America. We’ll give a brief run down of US and Canada online gambling licenses, where they exist, and what they permit. Important Note on Federal Gambling Laws United States: Unless otherwise legislated, online gambling is generally illegal in any US state where the activity … Continue reading

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Online Gambling Canada vs US in 2018

Regulatory Climate: US vs. Canada online gambling in 2018 We have a lot in common with our neighbors to the south. We both live in free countries, with federal and provincial/state governments scripting our laws. Canadians and Americans share a lot of cultural and social values, and we have similar industrial interests. But there are a lot of differences too, especially when it comes to the legalities of internet gambling. As for which has the better iGaming model, that’s a highly debatable issue. It really depends on what types of wagers you like to place, and in what jurisdiction you live. US vs Canada Online Gambling Laws – Similarities The most significant thing we have in common with the United States is that neither of our federal governments like to deal with the issue of online gambling directly. Both have identified gambling as an illegal activity, unless authorized by a … Continue reading

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International vs Local Online Casinos in Canada

Comparative study of online casinos Canada, detailing the most common differences between international and locally regulated internet gambling sites. If you live in Canada, and have a desire to gamble over the internet, you’re probably aware that there are two ways to go about it. You can sign up an account with a locally regulated iGaming website, or you can register with an offshore operator that’s governed by international authorities. There are lots of questions circulating about these types of websites. Is one any better than the other? Which is safer? Who has the best game variety? Can I place all types of wagers, such as casino, poker, bingo and sports bets? These are all valid questions, and the importance of each answer will determine which is best for individual players. International vs Local Online Casinos Canada Let’s start by looking at the mot significant difference between the two types, … Continue reading

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