Quebec May Block Some Gambling Sites

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This week it was revealed that the Quebec Consumer Protection Act is poised to have amendments added to it that would allow Loto Quebec the ability to block online gambling sites that it designates.

The move would potentially allow the state gambling monopoly Espacejeux to bring in millions of dollars in extra business every year. With that being said, there are a sizable amount of Canadians who feel that the move is a form of censorship and would set a bad standard moving forward for other industries.

"It is censorship. It's blocking access to otherwise legally available sites in the interests of enhancing one's gambling monopoly," Timothy Denton, chairman of the Canadian chapter of the Internet Society told The Globe and Mail. "A lot of countries try to do it, but we don't call them liberal democracies."

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.