Month: April 2017

Canadian Online Gambling Advertising Laws Under Review

Up until now, in Canada online gambling was banned from being publicized on television. However, thanks to a loophole in the law, online casinos still continued to advertise in commercials in every major network. How is this possible? Easy. What was advertised were the free features that the casinos offered but without the mention of money.
However, recently these laws came into review and have been criticized as being too lenient and easy going. A new proposal threatens to ban all such advertisements from the networks, and to banish gambling from television completely. The question is asked, is this a good thing? People see the online casinos, and gambling, as the great enemy, but this attitude is not always legitimate or right. When people gamble, no one forces them to gamble. Crime in gambling is all but a thing of the past, since the new laws are especially strict. In addition, if people are worried that minors will fall to gambling, it is highly unlikely that they will do so. The online casinos use the most advanced encryption techniques and use every precaution. Online gambling is a business, just like any other, and where we be if we do not allow freedom of speech?…