The Watch On Canada's Internet Gambling Sites

Published Tuesday, March 02, 2010 -

Canada or rather some provinces in that vast dominion are set to make legal playing poker for money online. It has been reported recently how the Atlantic, Quebec, British Columbia and now even Ontario provincial governments are set to legalize online gambling. This action has a few other provinces looking at their current approach to the issue. Alberta in the west seems to have invested a great deal of thought into not allowing Native bands to operate the way Quebec has allowed.

The Alexander First Nation sovereign Indians of Alberta were denied the right in 2007 to host online gambling websites within it's own territory. reported recently that the Mounties have been notifying some websites to watch there actions if they have concerns in the online gambling sector. It has also been suggested that a few high profile payment companies recently charged with offences in the USA regarding the processing of funds from the online gambling sector were located or had some connection in the province of Alberta. It's not unlikely that the US Department of Justice may have had a talk with the RCMP in Alberta to maintain a vigilant police watch on online gambling. Alberta is known for it's research into gambling addictions and problems. The Alberta Gaming Research Institute is a consortium of the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge. Its primary purpose is to support and promote research into gaming and gambling in the Province of Alberta. The efforts from this Institute makes it's findings available to countries around the world as well as businesses and teachers. Valuable insight is gained by the academics who pursue this research avenue that is backed by tax dollars. There are facilities available across Canada in every province and territory to help with addiction of all sorts, gambling being one of them. Gambling responsibly is the highest priority and the first rule of all gaming.

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