The Evolution of Online Gambling in Ontario: Opening Doors to a Competitive Market

The status of online gambling in Ontario has undergone significant changes in recent years, leading to the establishment of a competitive and consumer-protective iGaming market. This article provides an overview of the key developments and milestones that have shaped the landscape, from the government’s intention to open the market to the opening of the market itself. By adopting a standards-based approach, the Alcohol and Gaming … Continue

Can the Ontario Sports Betting Market Recover from a Sluggish Debut Year?

The Ontario sports betting market has completed its first year of operation, but there is still ample room for growth. Since its regulated commercial launch on April 4, 2022, the iGaming market in Ontario has seen a total of CAD $35.6 billion (USD $26.5 billion) in wagers, with operators generating CAD $1.4 billion (USD $1 billion) in revenue, according to recent data from iGaming Ontario. … Continue

Canadian Gambling Legislation in 2021

It is illegal to operate an online casino in Canada without a license, however, it is perfectly safe and legal for Canadians to play at any offshore casino. It is estimated that by 2023 global revenues from the gambling industry will reach 525 billion US dollars. Online gambling and betting account for a significant portion of this revenue with a market estimate of $ 66.72 billion … Continue

How to Run a Raffle Legally in the US and Canada

How to Run a Raffle Legally in the US and Canada

Almost everybody has participated in raffles for a good cause, supporting a church, a school, or a local sports team. Raffles are excellent fundraisers, but they have legal restrictions, too. If you want to run a raffle yourself, you should get to know how to do them right. Before starting operating a raffle business,  be sure to get current legal advice for your situation. Raffles … Continue

Canada Sports Betting is Legal as Bill C-218 passes the vote

Canada sports betting is Legal and is ready to launch next months as the Canadian Parliament amended the nation’s Criminal Code to allow for single-game wagering Tuesday. The Senate of Canada passed Bill C-218 without any amendments Tuesday, 57-20 with five abstentions. Now, the bill heads to the Governor-General for royal assent to become law, likely within the next few days. The passing of the … Continue

Canadian bill to legalize sports betting

Kevin Waugh a Conservative Party Member of the Canadian Parliament is sponsoring a bill that aims to legalize single-event sports betting across the country. The bill, was filed on February 25th, aims to repeal paragraph 207(4)(b) of the Canadian Criminal Code to allow gambling operators to offer sports betting on a single event or athletic contest. Currently, the Criminal Code states that only bets on … Continue

B.C. government changes the Gaming Control Act to support First Nations communities

The changes proposed by the BC government to the Gaming Control Act will ensure a stable, long-term source of revenue for B.C. First Nations. If passed, will provide B.C. First Nations with 7% of BC Lottery Corporation’s net income for 23 years. The gaming control amendment act will allow the government to finalize a long-term agreement to share approximately $100 million per year from provincial … Continue

10 ways to show you’re preparing and why its not too late

If this is the first time you’ve heard that as of May 25th, the EU will begin enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), take a brief moment to freak out. Now take a deep breath and know that you’re not alone in being behind on preparation. Despite having two years of warning about coming into compliance with the new privacy requirements that shape how … Continue

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