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Online gambling is booming in Canada,
with clear demonstrations of such a declaration with the fact that both
the British Columbia and Quebec Lottery Corporations have taken internet
casino access to a whole new level by launching the first state-run
programs in North America. But not all Canadians are enthused about the
new opinion of internet gambling, with one provincial chief being quite
overt about his opposition, and saying that his state will not host such a
The arguments are originating from the mouth of Danny Williams, the provincial Premier for Newfoundland and Labrador, who says he won’t stand for it. In an interview conducted with CBC this week, Williams made clear that he thinks that online gambling holds a threat of danger too high to be worth the profits, saying that he will vote against it when the inevitable proposals come to the cabinet for consideration.
And inevitable it is, as Newfoundland and Labrador is the latest state-run facility to look to internet gambling as an opportunity to close the gaps that continue to plague the governments in terms of budget and finances. The government is currently taking a closer look at the pitch made by the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, which claims that as much as Cdn $50 million is flowing out of the province every year to offshore internet casinos, profits that could benefit the state should they be allowed to operate an online gambling platform.
If Williams were to lose out, the province would be the next in line to gain access to internet gambling, joining the ranks of Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. Saskatchwan is also supposedly considering making a move, though no details are yet available on their progress.
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