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Virgin Casino - Again with no canadians

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by darkpixie, Aug 31, 2010.

    Aug 31, 2010
  1. darkpixie

    darkpixie Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Just got this email...

    What recent changes in Canadian regulation???

    Edit: Did some more research, they have closed some loopholes that allow Organized Crime units IN Canada to get away with crooked gambling houses, HOWEVER the general consensus from everything I have read is that Canadians are still freely permitted to gamble online on overseas platforms all they like. I think this pull out by Virgin is premature by a long shot. But I bet Rival is going to have to relocate or shut down if they are not on a reserve.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2010
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  2. Sep 1, 2010
  3. me_and_ed

    me_and_ed Ueber Meister CAG MM

    Occupation:
    Selling out
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Complete and utter nonsense yet again by Virgin, however you can bet your bottom dollar that the government will find away to f**k us over now that they are in the game so to speak, just look at the HST, Christ I just built a new house and between HST and transfer tax I had to shell out $59952 on a 700k house.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2010
  5. darkpixie

    darkpixie Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Vancouver
    I don't think the gov will ever go after overseas online gambling, that would simply cost too much, that is why their way to fight back is implementing government based competing services, unfortunately so far what I see is very sloppily put together and has had no research into what players really want invested.

    In terms of taxing gambling proceeds, that would never happen either because then the average taxpayer could claim their losses as well. What a magnificent loop hole that would be.



    <totally off topic>

    I certainly hope your house is a mansion in a non-volatile area. Otherwise its an excellent example of the impending crash and the governments efforts to squeeze every last dime out of this bubble that is about to burst. I can't speak for other parts of Canada but I sure know that they have been enormously enjoying the bubble in Vancouver and have been doing everything they can to sustain these ridiculous house prices so they can reap the benefits of extra house taxes.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2010
  7. Pinababy69

    Pinababy69 RIP Lisa

    Occupation:
    Crusader
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario - Canada
    I must be living in a cave, because I wasn't aware that Canadians were EVER allowed to play at Virgin? I had opened an account there a few years ago, and just went back through my emails...and found this one, dated April 3, 2007:

    I had also registered at a couple of other Wagerworks casinos, but have never been allowed to play for Real Money at any of them. I don't believe that Wagerworks have ever allowed Canadians to play....or at least not in the last few years.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2010
  9. darkpixie

    darkpixie Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Yes at one time all wagerworks allowed Canadians, then the USA screwed it up for everyone :( Canadians were off Virgins list until they adopted some games from other platforms, IE MG and Intercasino

    I played there sometime last month after a rep posted that Canadians were allowed to play again. Unfortunately I could only play the new games from the other platforms.

    Personally I think it has more to do with the games offered by the casino that are available in Canadian B&M casinos, so the software license likely prohibits Canadians to play because our great government wants a monopoly on games offered in the casino. And NOTHING to do with Canadian regulation. They just won't come out and say that is what the issue is. I actually emailed support inquiring EXACTLY what laws in Canada prohibit us from playing at Virgin in response to their email, no response no surprise.
     
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  10. Sep 1, 2010
  11. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    That's exactly what I thought!

    Thanks for the clarification Pixie :thumbsup:

    KK
     
  12. Sep 1, 2010
  13. Nobunaga

    Nobunaga Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    Service Clerk
    Location:
    Cambridge ON
    Virgin Casino.

    Virgin's rep Virgin Ace, gave me a private e-mail explaining why Canadians were banned from playing some of the games on their website, even though Canadians invest a lot of money into other owned Virgin products, like cell phones.

    For any of you who are upset over Virgin's casino operation towards Canadian gamblers, there are other laws involved, that the average gambler wouldn't know about, that industry people would know about.

    Contact Virgin Ace on here like I did, and he will help you.He was very polite towards me and answered my questions.

    Nobunaga
     

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