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Maintaining Provincial Monopolies: The Legality of Online Gambling Sites in Canada

Canadian Gaming Lawyer Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 1, May 2010

6 Pages Posted: 19 May 2010  

Emir Crowne

University of the West Indies (Mona)

Sanjay Roy

University of Windsor - Faculty of Law

Abstract

In this paper the authors examine the legality of online gambling in Canada. We concern ourselves less with the “user” perspective, and more on the “provider” perspective. Especially since it appears that 60% of the world’s online gambling traffic is received by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (a gambling commission created by the Kahnawake First Nation’s people, an indigenous group in Quebec, Canada), despite the fact that the operation of an online gambling site is clearly illegal under Canadian criminal law, unless licensed and authorized by a provincial government.

Keywords: gambling, crime, criminal, legality, aboriginal, native, gaming, online, poker

Suggested Citation

Crowne, Emir and Roy, Sanjay, Maintaining Provincial Monopolies: The Legality of Online Gambling Sites in Canada. Canadian Gaming Lawyer Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 1, May 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1611862

Emir Crowne (Contact Author)

University of the West Indies (Mona) ( email )

Faculty of Law
1-3 West Road
Kingston, 7
Jamaica

Sanjay Roy

University of Windsor - Faculty of Law ( email )

401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4 N9B 3P4
Canada

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