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National Gaming Survey States that Canadians Like Online Betting and Mobile Betting

Referring to a national survey, pollster Allan Greg said to the 2008 Canadian Gaming Summit in Montreal on April 29, 2008 that about 1/3 of Canadians commented that they are betting less than they did 3 years ago while those people under the age of thirty-five years old and below are likely to try out gambling. The chairman of Harris/Decima said to the 200 participants said that the lottery jurisdictions in Canada are at a disadvantage because the younger group of players favors betting with their cellular phones and computers.

Betting on the Internet and playing online casino games like poker are acceptable examples of gaming by fifty-six percent of those eighteen to thirty-four years old, according to the survey of 3,047 Canadian citizens. Greg commented that only twenty-percent of those respondents belonging to the age group over fifty-five years and thirty-five percent of those respondents belonging to the age group over thirty-five years old like online sports wagering.

The 2008 National Gaming Report stated that younger individuals like interactive online lottery games and prefer buying lottery tickets and betting with their mobile phones or playing games for real cash from their television.

Paul Burns, the vice-president of the Canadian Gaming Association said that although the existing rule does not allow majority of electronic or Internet gaming in Canada, Canadians spend around $300 million up to $400 million annually on Internet gaming by logging in computer servers that are located overseas or the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake.

The Mohawke council that they have the right to manage computer servers on their reserve that host a variety of online gaming sites. The Mohawk Internet Technologies is one of the important hubs of Internet gaming all over the world. The provincial and the federal government did not contest the issue.

The gaming industry in Canada, which is managed by provincial organizations like the Loto-Quebec-employs around 136,000 Canadians. The study states that the total profit from gaming activities-casinos, lottery, VLT, mobile gambling and pari-mutuel gaming is more than $15.3 billion in 2006. The Government and the non-profit organizations received around $8.7 billion of those profits.


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