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RE: Banning Canadians Casinos should be carefull

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by darkpixie, Apr 5, 2007.

    Apr 5, 2007
  1. darkpixie

    darkpixie Senior Member

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    I think alot of casinos are putting the cart before the horse here in thier banning of Canadian players purely based on proxiamaty (sp?) to the states. As a proud canadian I would need a darned good reason to return to a casino that has banned me in the past simply for being next to the USA. Give us some hard evidence that this is neccessary and I may change my mind.
     
  2. Apr 7, 2007
  3. frufrugirl

    frufrugirl Senior Member

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    Did I miss something? Where did you get that idea? I dont think a Casino would risk shutting itself down with the additional lost revenue for that reason . Something, eminating from Canada's government, is causing this reaction. I havent heard anything about Mexico being banned!
     
  4. Apr 7, 2007
  5. amatrine

    amatrine Crazy Cat Lady webmeister

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    Mexico banned? Naa, Chavez probably owns a few rouged sites of his own,lol

    Ama
     
  6. Apr 7, 2007
  7. tennis_balls

    tennis_balls Dormant account

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    Chavez? Mexico?

    when did Venezuela invade Mexico? they must have a bigger navy than I thought?
     
  8. Apr 7, 2007
  9. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    I think they invaded Mexico City by You must register/login in order to see the link.
     
  10. Apr 7, 2007
  11. amatrine

    amatrine Crazy Cat Lady webmeister

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    ooops,...lol

    Who runs Mexico now?

    Ama
     
  12. Apr 7, 2007
  13. darkpixie

    darkpixie Senior Member

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    Can you please provide me with the proof that the Canadian government is making moves to bad online gambling? I live here and keep pretty up to date on that sort of thing and I haven't heard our government mention a thing.
     
  14. Apr 8, 2007
  15. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    It may not be the government, per se, but pressures on financial institutions to stop servicing Canada leaving you in the same sorry state as the US.

    Remember, it is not illegal for me to gamble online, nor to deposit or withdraw. But it is very difficult and potentially risky to my money. I hope the same doesn't occur for you.
     
  16. Apr 8, 2007
  17. darkpixie

    darkpixie Senior Member

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    I bank and do gambling transactions via a few different banking institutions, including credit cards, so far no one has said a thing about it.
     
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  18. Apr 8, 2007
  19. dominique

    dominique Dormant account

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    The Canadian government doesn't have to do anything. The US government will not let Canadian banks trade in US dollars if they allow gambling funds to go through their banks.

    The only banks that don't care about that are very small local banks. Most banks need to trade in US dollars.

    This is how come the pressure is felt world wide.
     
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  20. Apr 8, 2007
  21. java1980

    java1980 Banned user - fraudster - rogue webmaster

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    i would say, i am a free canadian. us should control there state and must stop interfering with other countries . in other words. screw ....... mind your own business
     
  22. Apr 8, 2007
  23. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    Absolutely!!! ^
     
  24. Apr 8, 2007
  25. Pinababy69

    Pinababy69 RIP Lisa

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    As far as I know, there is no anti-gaming legislation on the books, or in the works...in Ontario, or Canada period. Except for the one banning advertising for online casinos/poker rooms here in Ontario. And a lot of good that one has done, as I still see tons of ads, mostly late night, for assorted poker rooms.

    After everything that happened in the US, I made it a point to start questioning my politicians as to their stance on the legality of gaming, specifically in Ontario. That's where I reside and from my understanding, each province would be responsible for drafting/passing their own laws.

    At the current time, our government in Ontario is Liberal, but I have a feeling that may change come next election. So I went to the leader of the Provincial Progressive Conservative Party (John Tory), and at the time I was making noise, they were holding a by-election in my riding. His office was only too happy to set up a meeting with him, and he came to my house. We had a pretty good discussion about the whole online gaming thing and in particular the US situation. He assured me (I know, politicians are master liars) that neither the present government, nor his party, have any interest in banning online gaming in Ontario. And he wasn't aware of anything in the works federally either. He was extremely well versed on the whole subject, so I can only assume he has a top notch research staff who prepped him well.

    He asked if I'd like to come work on his campaign when election time draws near...and if I'm feeling up to it, I just may do that. It's one way to keep my finger on the pulse of what's going on up here. For the time being, I really don't think the government has anything to do with the few casinos (and Neteller) that have decided to pull out of Canada. I think they've put the cart way before the horse.

    Again, don't shoot the messenger, I'm only repeating what I was told. And did I mention that politicians lie? :D
     
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  26. Apr 8, 2007
  27. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    The only thing I've been able to find in the news a bout Canada and online gaming is regarding Alexander First Nation setting up servers like Kahanawake.

    ArticleYou must register/login in order to see the link.
     
  28. Apr 8, 2007
  29. jenn1381

    jenn1381 Meister Member

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    Canada
    I also live in Ontario and have heard absolutely nothing about online gambling even being talked about. That's what makes all this so maddening. We are being dropped into a group that we don't even belong in, and pushed out for no good reason. I gave Neteller a chit load of money in transaction fee's and exchange fee's, so I guess that's their loss. But now I find myself unable to gamble as the few things I have tried will not work (instadebit can't find my identity, Citadel pulled out of Canada). Click2pay is my last option, but I just be bothered setting up an account. I am uncomfortable with these processor's having all my personal information and then pulling out of the Canadian market.
     
  30. Apr 8, 2007
  31. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    Same for me as a US player. I figure enough folks in the online gaming/processing business already have enough info to cause me a whole heap of trouble -- why spread it around more. :D
     
  32. Apr 8, 2007
  33. darkpixie

    darkpixie Senior Member

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    Where did you hear that the US Gov will not allow Canadian banks to trade in US dollars?
     
  34. Apr 8, 2007
  35. darkpixie

    darkpixie Senior Member

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    Thank you Pinbaby! Finally someone with a statement that actually holds some weight rather than people just talking out of thier ass about what they 'think' is going on.
    Now lets keep our fingers crossed that Microgamming Casinos don't start acting up like this! :D
     
  36. Apr 8, 2007
  37. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    See KingKong098's post (last in the thread) HERE

    Also just as added info ... HERE

    Anyone have a list of casinos that have shut out Canadian players? I had one started somewhere on my computer, but I can't find it...
     
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  38. Apr 8, 2007
  39. Pinababy69

    Pinababy69 RIP Lisa

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    Thanks Mousey. I hadn't seen that. It somewhat backs up Dominique's statement that this may be related in some way to the banking sector up here, and not the Canadian government.

    As to which casinos, I'm aware of VIP.com and Virgin (probably all Wagerworks casinos). Beyond that, I haven't been around. I will miss VIP, but never played at a WW, so that one doesn't affect me personally.
     

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