The government of New Brunswick is not willing to reject making lawful internet gambling in Canada, at least within the province, in spite of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island all refusing to accept the possibility.
Instead, officials in New Brunswick are considering following the path paved by British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. Now, the government of New Brunswick has confessed to monitoring “with interest” events in nearby Quebec, which started enabling internet gambling via the Loto-Quebec website last November.
Simultaneously, the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, a gambling firm which controls lottery games for the governments of five provinces in Canada, will initiate a first round of study into the viability of an internet gambling site in New Brunswick.
By contrast, lost October, the Nova Scotia premier rejected online gambling. After consulting members of the public and gambling experts, Premier Darrell Dexter concluded that legalizing online gambling in Canada would confound the province’s goal of decreasing gambling-related damage. Graham Steele, his finance minister, flip-flopped on the issue after research revealed that government participation encourages people to wager even when they previously had no such inclination.
As noted by Marie Mullally, Nova Scotia Gaming Corp CEO, online gambling sites in Canada will continue to flourish whether the government gets involved and profits or not. As previously reported by GamingZion, no secret password is necessary to access illegal online poker rooms in Canada.