IGT and Canadians

dionysus

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Ok, silly Q. Canadians can't play IGT.

Or can they? A casino rep is telling me the issue isn't that I'm Canadian, but that the currency is USD which is blocking me from playing and if I switch my currency over I can play the games?
Is he talking out his ass, or is it really that simple?
 

Balthazar

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Aug 14, 2012
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Woodbury
Ok, silly Q. Canadians can't play IGT.

Or can they? A casino rep is telling me the issue isn't that I'm Canadian, but that the currency is USD which is blocking me from playing and if I switch my currency over I can play the games?
Is he talking out his ass, or is it really that simple?

From what I've read, the general consensus seems to be that we can't play IGT/WMS/Aristocrat/Konami/Bally slots online because they are only released in countries where online gambling is legislated. Since online gambling in Canada is legally sitting in a grey area, we don't get to play them (outside of the land based casinos, of course). Australia is in the same boat.

These are huge companies that have contracts with government licensed casinos and I'm sure that they wouldn't want to do anything that isn't 100% legal.
 

Balthazar

The Governor
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Aug 14, 2012
Location
Woodbury
Aristo seems to be hit and miss; I can play it at several places

Even the cool games like More Chilli and 50 lions? I've seen lesser known Aristocrat games available in lesser known casinos but they were buried in tons of other games from tons of different providers. It looked more like a mistake that we weren't blocked than anything else.

Now they (Aristocrat) seem to release their big titles online and I don't think that we'll be able to play them.
 
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