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Law to block gambling sites in Quebec making progress

Discussion in 'Casino Industry Discussion' started by fun4all, Apr 3, 2016.

    Apr 3, 2016
  1. fun4all

    fun4all Senior Member

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    That is non government sites of course :rolleyes:

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    Hate to see stuff like this, gambling or not I believe in personal freedom.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2016
  3. Steviedoo

    Steviedoo Senior Member

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    "She said problem gambling is a health issue which falls under provincial jurisdiction.
    "Loto-Quebec and our government have constitutional competence and the responsibility to act to protect citizens by offering regulated, responsible, honest and secure gambling.""

    Its only a health issue when others offer gambling services. So this is how they will bypass the federal law. They might as well just say the truth cuz it's blatant. Everyone knows it and everyone sees it. Why are they trying to disguise it as a health issue. It's a money grab and they are getting rid of the competition. That's the truth.

    Instead of doing what normal companies do in a free market. Offer a better service. Offer a better site. Do it better than the competition that is out there and maybe just maybe your numbers will go up. They will do it the way state run countries do. Eliminate a free market. What is next on the list. French only sites? no more Amazon for us cuz our own Quebec bookstores are doing badly. What is next?

    I hate this government and those that came before it. This is something we'd expect from the Chinese or Russian governments.
     
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  5. barbara12

    barbara12 Senior Member

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    So pathetic. But, that is par for the course in Quebec/Ontario. Although I think you guys have it worse in Quebec. At least we have half decent land casinos here in Ontario.

    We are next guys. Just wait and see. To tell you the truth, they would probably be doing me a favour.
     
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  7. goatwack

    goatwack enthused hangman CAG

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    Personal freedoms are a dying breed and things will surely get worse in this day and age. People imagine themselves to be living in an enlightened age but individuality is being eroded at a rate of knots and governments are taking control of every aspect of our lives.

    But on certain issues I can almost understand some type of regulation, even if enforced. When it comes to gambling, anything to deter and piss people off enough to limit their choices can almost be viewed as positive. If this bill is passed in Quebec then surely other places will follow in time.

    I personally think there are way too many online casinos and that can be off-putting too.

    Envisage just a handful of online casinos, and one can only play Starburst though. That'd be hell on earth :mad:
     
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  9. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

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    Where there is money to be made, there will be govt involvement, this is a given. We have seen this with the US situation and the use of the Safe Port Act in 2006 to get the UIGEA through. We have the Point of Consumption Tax in the UK and other markets continue to close the net on online gaming.

    Indeed, as someone that has given up smoking thanks to ECigarettes or Vaping, the EU have the Tobacco Product Directive which goes live next month. Which in short, will over regulate the vaping industry to such an extent, that many businesses will be forced literally out of business. There are rumours too that taxes will rise steeply.

    Where there is money to be made, there is over regulation. Because at the end of the day, our governments want a big slice of the pie. It sucks!
     
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  11. goatwack

    goatwack enthused hangman CAG

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    A fellow vaper, good stuff! Dripper?

    Which reminds me, annoyed at missing Vape Jam today goddammit :mad:
     
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  13. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

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    Oh yes. I was going to go to Vape Jam. Gutted it crept up on me too quickly. Phil Busardo, Grimm Green, Todd and Dimitri were also there :(

    I do my own coils and have a good selection of mods, but don't use drippers.
     
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  15. BrianGhattas

    BrianGhattas Where's My Handpay?!?

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    Sadly, I have to agree with you. I love gambling but the easy access to it can lead to out of control gaming at times for me.

    I can't see Kathleen Wynne doing it, though. She's too busy covering up her corruption.
     
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  17. AndiMaldita

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    I guess it should be the casino sites that should put restriction into, since we all know for a fact that it is easy to enter a gambling site. As for the rules well its not just in Quebec a lot of countries are having a problem with the legalization of online gambling.
     
  18. Apr 4, 2016
  19. jetset

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    I have to agree that this appears to be nothing more than an attempt to neutralise competition so that the provincial government's Espace Jeux site can better perform (without having to compete with genuine offers).

    In fact several reported comments from the provincial parliament over the past two or more years underline the need to block competitive sites so that Espace can prosper.

    Having followed the progress of Bill 74 and the political discussions surrounding it, I'm surprised that CTV is airing this now, as I don't see any really new developments in a story that has been dragging on for some time.

    The government has already butted heads with some of the ISPs on it's apparent intention to force them to censor the internet by blocking websites, and Net Neutrality and freedom of speech organisations have threatened to challenge the passage of any legislation.

    Still, it's always good to read again the reasons for not doing this, albeit through previously expressed opinions by respected experts.
     
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  21. deepsky2

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    Any updates on Quebec bill 74? I thought it was to go to court months ago.
     

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