Is Online Gambling Legal in Canada?

Is Online Gambling Legal in Canada?What are the legal restrictions regarding gambling in a Canada? There are a lot of legal directives that relate to gambling in casinos and online in Canada. What do those directives tell us? Taxes on winnings made from different types of gambling have also been a subject of controversy for far too long. I will…

How well is the gaming industry doing in Canada?

How well is the gaming industry doing in Canada?What to do in these tension-laden times of the coronavirus pandemic? You could gamble with your life by indulging in various people-centric pursuits, or you could gamble on line – avoiding contagion, smoke-filled rooms, body odour, and pointless conversation … The thrill will still be there, the danger not so much … Now that we’ve…

The high social cost of allowing human indulgences

You don’t discourage bad behaviour by making it easier and more pleasant to engage in. Except Canadians have when it comes to gambling and drug use

The high social cost of allowing human indulgencesNot long ago, governments prohibited behaviour that was bad for its citizenry, like gambling and smoking pot. But now, government seems to encourage it, to the detriment of society. In gambling, those insufficiently aware of statistical probabilities are induced to lose money to those with a deeper knowledge of the odds – a sort of…

B.C. money-laundering crackdown carries hidden costs

The province needs to get its house in order. That means, among other things, good old-fashioned police work

B.C. money-laundering crackdown carries hidden costsBritish Columbia is hardly a tax haven in the mould of Panama, yet organized crime has still established a foothold for laundering,– according to some estimates, $1 billion or more a year. Until last year, despite mounting activity, the problem flew under the radar. Now several reports have made their way to the media and…

Is gambling a big deal to the NFL? You can bet on it

With billions now being bet legally on sports, the simple outcome of the Super Bowl game will no longer be the only story

It’s late in Super Bowl LIII this Sunday. The driving New England Patriots, favoured by a field goal, have a three-point lead in the game. Hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide ride on whether the Los Angeles Rams can keep them out of the end zone or whether quarterback Tom Brady will push it in…

Roulette: The ‘little wheel’ keeps on rolling

The little ivory ball of the roulette table (now usually made of a synthetic material) has been rolling for centuries

The little ivory ball of the roulette table (now usually made of a synthetic material) has been rolling for centuries. Blaise Pascal, that intellectual giant of the 17th century, became the accidental “father of roulette” – French for the little wheel – when he stumbled upon it in 1655 during his quest for a perpetual…