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GCG Leads Charge in Canada Casino Closures

Kudos to GCG for shutting down all Canadian casinos ahead of mandates. How many of you readers out there would agree that the casino industry is a greedy one? They provide an entertainment service, true, but their service draws customers based on the idea that they can win money. And yes, some can win, but many more will lose. That’s just how gambling it works. Poker rooms collect money from rake. Betting exchanges collect commission. Sportsbooks constantly slide the odds scale into their favor. No doubt there are a lot of people that consider gambling industry CEOs to be rich scoundrels who would do anything to make yet another buck. But at a time like this, when the world is under ghost-like attack from an invisible virus that threatens our existence as we know it, I was pleasantly surprised to find that one major casino corporation thought first and foremost … Continue reading

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Canada’s Easy Online Casino Safety Checklist

Online Gambling 101: Safe and secure casino gaming for all. In Canada and all over the world, online gambling isn’t what it used to be. The games, the technology, the legal environment – each of these elements have evolved, and continue to do so with each passing year. In the beginning, it wasn’t just the games players were taking risks on. Each user’s safety and security was a gamble. All of the available sites were new, making operator selection a proverbial toss of the dice. As the years went by, due diligence was the answer to player protection. We were directed to investigate every aspect of an online casino, and if every safety category was checked off, the operator could be trusted. It was a reliable method, but such a tedious pain in the you-know-what. Today, there are much easier ways to ensure the online casino you’re depositing with isn’t … Continue reading

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Gambling Laws Manitoba Online and On Land

Legal Betting FAQ: Manitoba online casino and land-based gambling laws in 2020. Manitoba is one of Canada’s most unique provinces. The central most among them, its landscape is the most diverse in the country, stretching from its southern border with the US, where the bustling capital city plays host to NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and Valour FC, to its northern oceanic coastline, where the town of Churchill has rightfully earned the nickname, ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’. Due to its diversity in both climate and landscape, natural resources are among Manitoba’s most important domestic products. From forestry to mining, to drilling for oil, the land of the Glorious and Free is brimming with hard workers who take the enjoyment of their pastime activities seriously. One such pastime popular in the Keystone Province is gambling, but it’s not so readily available as it is in some other parts of Canada. Manitoba … Continue reading

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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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