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    Default Canadian provinces wagering on online gambling

    With news last week that Ontario will offer legalized online gambling in 2012, more Canadian provinces are looking at doing the same. British Columbia has already legalized it (with some controversy). Quebec is expected to legalize it next month. Is Alberta next? The Calgary Herald doesn't hope so.

    Alberta has the second-highest proportion of problem gamblers in Canada (2.2 per cent of the population), the third-highest proportion of moderate problem gamblers (1.7 per cent) and is average in the proportion of severe problem gamblers (0.4 per cent) compared to other provinces, according to a study by the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

    This small percentage of the population generates 41 per cent of all gambling revenue, according to a University of Lethbridge study.

    For a government to potentially take even more money from addictive people in the uncontrolled online environment is a game it should not play.

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    Hmm... Maybe these provinces just realized how much money online gaming will produce. Fingers crossed for Alberta to legalize online gambling next..

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    Canada from coast to coast is busting into the Online Gambling scene or at least contemplating in doing so. I see this as something good and has some real good earning potential for all affiliates.

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    Canada has always been friendly to causes that will put money into the hands of the Government, enabling better treatment of their people

    I fully agree that this is good for all people involved.

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    I see a glance of hope for the US as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casinorep View Post
    I see a glance of hope for the US as well.
    Yes, I certainly hope so as well. That's nothing but good news for the affiliate industry

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    This is absolutely good news for the US market.

    The American Government will monitor the relative success/failure of how Canada adopts and moderates it and will probably take the best points and improve the ones that are weak in the Canadian system.

    Makes sense, and is a step towards the eventual legalization of online gambling.

    I still believe it will happen at a state level before a federal level.

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    I see a glance of hope for the US as well.

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    Just in Toronto Sun

    If the government enters this business it could provide a safe and regulated option for online gamblers and raise tax revenue at the same time. Jobs could be created. They could use some of the money raised to educate the public about how to gamble safely in a purely recreational manner.

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    And from what I been seeing count me in for regulation. I see too many scams and affiliate earnings dwindle suspiciously. I see rogue sites, fraud, extortion, abuse, and now maybe these rotten apples will finally see how they pissed away a golden opportunity.

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    I think this is great news for the Canadian market and I agree with Adamvv, I believe this will be good for the US market as well.

    Legalization will pave the way for safe, reputable casinos, and help to weed out the ones that are not.

    Let's hope that this will become a reality very soon.



    Quote Originally Posted by Adamvv View Post
    This is absolutely good news for the US market.

    The American Government will monitor the relative success/failure of how Canada adopts and moderates it and will probably take the best points and improve the ones that are weak in the Canadian system.

    Makes sense, and is a step towards the eventual legalization of online gambling.

    I still believe it will happen at a state level before a federal level.
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    Hello,

    Most likely this will become a reality.

    Cheers,
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    I was wondering if this is something connected to their crave to grow their population by increasing immigration statistics through legalized gambling in their arena so people addicted to gambling or totally relying their source of income from it may choose to migrate to Canada.

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    I'm sure once they start earning from the taxes it will become much more than a reality

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