Gambling Laws: Canada vs USA

Gambling Laws – Canada and the USA share a border, but they have many differences, especially in the stance they both take on gambling and how it is regulated.

It is widely viewed that the gambling laws within both countries are quite strict, in part due to both state and federal laws having to be adhered to. The stance however is way more liberal in both countries than it has been in the past. Historically gambling was completely illegal in the USA and the Federal Wire Act of 1961 meant that it was illegal across many states, however some started to introduce their own laws. For example, casinos became legal on riverboats in states such as Iowa, Louisiana and Illinois. In Canada the turning point was in the 1970s, which saw a reformation of the criminal code which meant that provinces throughout the country were able to govern themselves in terms of gambling laws and to…

Original published: 2018-07-30 12:06:54 Read the full Montreal News here


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