Casinos accepting players from Canada
In Canada we have two types of territories that set their own rules and regulations regarding gambling activities. These are provincial, such as British Columbia and Quebec, and federal governments, such as Kahnawake. All in all, any sort of gambling, including online gaming, should be in accordance with the Canadian Criminal Code. Moreover, online casino operators may soon face the same regulations as Canadian land based casinos, thanks to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, which the Conservative government plans to expand.
As of now, Canadians can legally play at any online casino they want and usually it’s the one not licensed in this country or in one of the aforementioned exceptions. In British Columbia licensees are regulated by BCLC and Gaming Control Act (www.playnow.com), whereas Ontario has Lottery and Gaming Corporation OLG. By the way, Ontario is soon to launch its first casino and lottery games site PlayOLG at www.playolg.ca. Furthermore, to play legally in Quebec, try their Espace Jeux at www.espacejeux.com.
With regards to the sports betting, Canadians are allowed to play on provincial sites, but only if they bet on a minimum of two to three games at once, depending on the province. With the new C-290 Bill on the horizon, this could finally allow for some more freedom and set better ground for legal online betting activities.