February 9, 2010
With the growth of the card game poker already in full flow, it is no wonder that so many countries are looking to break into the online gambling industry in order to turn a handsome profit, the latest that have looked to join the game is the Canadian province of Quebec.
The province has successfully negotiated a deal that will see a state authorised online gaming operation aimed towards the hugely popular game.
Loto-Quebec who are seen to hold the monopoly in terms of the online lottery within Canada, have stepped forward to offer the deal to the state which was accepted and will now be placed into action.
According to CTV Montreal, Loto-Quebec and two other companies will look to form one site that will operate under the sanction, creating a site that should be open to members to play in the second half of 2010.
The deal has not been accepted by a large number of people who are now aware of its existence with the likes of Quebec finance minister Raymond Bachand been quoted as saying “Our citizens are not protected and the money goes into illegal channels.”
The statement obviously hit home for Loto-Quebec who have revealed that they will be looking into ways to fully protect the members who head to the site to stake a wager, saying that their planned site will feature a number of security measures that are designed to protect the user.
An operation of this scale is not an easy matter and so Loto-Quebec are looking to model their new assignment on that of a European existing one, naming the one based in Sweden as a good template.
The move by Canada is seen by a number of Americans as a step to offer something that at present their country can’t due to the introduction of the legal bill that restricts US based gamblers to their options regarding online gambling.
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