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Canadian Gambling Law

by Jerry "Jet" Whittaker
July 18, 2006

A general overview

Gambling is game of fortune. The most interesting thing in gambling is that there is a chance of winning a lot of money. Gambling can be legal or illegal, but the popularity of gambling can never decrease. It is the inherent nature of every person to take risk. For most of the people gambling is the place to enjoy and also to make money. Gambling can be done in casino, at home and also with the help of Internet on the computers. The gambling can be done only if it is allowed in the state laws. Canada has given some exemption to the gambling laws.

Gambling laws in Canada

The gambling was banned in Canada under the Criminal Procedure Code of the state, which treats the gambling as inherently criminal in nature. It is banned in Canada since 1892 under the article 206. It is exclusively the matter of federal regulation in Canada therefore on only the federal parliament can alter this law. In the year 1969,the criminal code was amended in Canada, which gave some exemptions to the gamblers. This amendment allowed the groups on limited basis, as long as they contribute to the public good. Another amendment came in the year 1985, which lifted the ban on gambling in the provinces and the Canadian provinces agreed to pay the federal government a share of the proceeds. Since then, gambling has became a major part of the economy of Canada and relying on the gambling trends it is essential for Canada to lift all the bans on gambling.

Online gambling laws in Canada

Online gambling is not legal in Canada. Despite this fact a lot people are gambling on the Internet and it is very difficult to control the online gambling. it is difficult to control online gambling because it is difficult to control the website and any person having a computer. In a recent research it was seen that the number of gambling websites were 15 in 1997 have increased there number to 250, by the end of the year 1998. This growth is even more than the United States of America. So, the gambling especially the online internet gambling has an amazing prospects in Canada.




















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