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Ontario’s Ford Government Promises Online Gambling Legislation In 2020 Budget by Online Poker Report's Alex Weldon

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Canada‘s most populous province is poised to lead the way on internet gambling.

In its 2020 budget, Ontario’s Conservative government promises to introduce legislation which would end the provincial lottery’s current monopoly on legal online casino games.

Canadian federal law delegates most forms of gambling to the provincial lotteries. There are some exceptions for charitable gambling. Conversely, a few specific types of gambling are outlawed entirely, including single-game sports wagering.

In Ontario, the government body in question is the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). In addition to selling lottery tickets, it operates dozens of land-based casinos in the province, and an online casino site.

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