Ontario Moving Ahead With Online Gambling

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The Canadian province of Ontario is set to publish a Request for Proposals to supply an online gambling platform to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

A report in the Toronto Sun states that Canada's most populated province will have an online casino in 2012. In 2010 the OLG unveiled its intention to offer an online casino. It is currently estimated that Canadians are spending CDN $400 million on offshore internet casinos.

When online gambling comes to fruition in Ontario, it will have several regulations. Among those included are measures to combat underage and problem gambling, as well as monetary and time limits on gaming. Gamblers who wish to buy lottery tickets would need to be aged 18 or older, while punters would need to be 19 or older.