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New Pan-Canadian Coalition of Provincial Gaming Companies Calls for Cooperation Between Jurisdictions to Tackle Illegal Online Gambling

Hundreds of illegal gambling sites operating in Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, August 4, 2022 /CNW/ – a federation of five regional game companies Canada urges the federal government to work with provincial and regulatory agencies to protect Canadians from misleading advertising and the operation of illegal gambling websites in the country. Canada.

Lottery Coalition logo (CNW Group/Coalition of Provincial Lottery Corporations)

The Coalition is made up of lottery companies in British Columbia. Alberta Gambling, Liquor and Cannabis; Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation. Lottery-Québec; and Atlantic Lottery Corporation (collectively, the “Provincial Lottery Corporations”).

In all states operated by Coalition members, offshore operators are prohibited from illegal gambling by promoting Miller’s “free to play” website in all forms of media, especially during popular live sporting events. You are promoting your website. These ads are broadcast nationally, blurring the lines between locally regulated gaming sites on the one hand and illegal operators on the other.

The President and CEO of Atlantic Lottery Corporation said: Patrick Daigle“This is a significant amount of money that could stay in our area to fund public services, but instead help our communities for the sole benefit of illegal operators. It keeps getting stolen from me.”

In response to serious concerns expressed by Canadians about the rapid increase and frequency of these advertisements, provincial lottery companies have banded together to combat these illegal operators and their misleading and intrusive advertising.

Part of the Coalition’s argument is to raise public awareness about the prevalence of illegal operators and to force media platform owners to break existing laws and regulations by refusing to accept misleading advertising for illegal gambling websites. It serves to notify you of your obligation to comply with regulations. The coalition also encourages the federal government to enforce current laws and regulations to keep these operators out of markets operated by state lottery companies.

according to June 2022 According to a study conducted by H2 Gambling Capital, Canada’s online gambling market is rated as follows: $3.8 billion By 2022, it is estimated to grow to $6.2 billion By 2026. “Illegal operators believe the whole Canadian situation is ripe enough,” said Alberta Gaming, CEO of Liquor and Cannabis, Candice Machado“They use misleading advertising to dominate the market, providing Canadians with countless opportunities to unknowingly engage in illegal betting.”

commercial gambling is illegal Canada Unless controlled by various state governments. State overseers are committed to ensuring that players are protected by providing controlled and safe play environments, protection from predatory practices, age restrictions, safe play resources that support healthy play, and accountability to the public. Offshore illegal gambling websites are not regulated or approved by any state jurisdiction.

“Our coalition members give back to the states in which they operate.
These profits help fund critical programs and services such as healthcare, education, and community programs. ” Manny Atwal“Illegal gambling websites advertise to Canadian players, but often operate outside of Canada. Canada, take profits with them. ”

For more information on legal online gambling safeguards, please visit the following information pages for Coalition members:

British Columbia Lottery Authority:

Gambling, liquor and cannabis in Alberta:

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation:

Lotto-Quebec: Home – Games should remain games – Loto-Québec (

Atlantic Lottery Corporation:

SOURCE Union of Local Lottery Companies



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