Alberta to Submit Presentation on Internet Gambling to Lawmakers

The Canadian province of Alberta is preparing a presentation about online betting to lawmakers in an attempt to sway opinion for regulated online betting.

The presentation is being put together by the Alberta Gaming and Lottery Commission, whose president Bill Robinson will make the claim that millions of dollars from Alberta's residents are being spent at offshore online casinos, and makes the case that regulation could keep that money in the province.

The AGLC will present a plan to regulate online betting, as only it and Saskatchewan are the only two provinces not to offer regulated online gaming to residents.

“What we estimate is about $120 Million or more is played every year. By creating an opportunity here in Alberta, those dollars that now float away off-shore can stay in Alberta and be used by charities; can be used by our government for great programs right across the province,” said Robinson.

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