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How the history of the Canadian casino began

If in Ukraine the legal status of casinos was received only in 2020, then casinos of Canada began their legal activity in 1999.

How it all began

Interesting information has reached our time. Back in the 15th century, the discoverers of Canada found facts confirming the fascination of ancient tribes with gambling.

The long-term ban on gambling was prolonged by the English king Richard III (1380) so that the soldiers would not be distracted by this and did not waste too much time on empty ventures.

In the 19th century, the Canadian Criminal Code renewed the ban on gambling. Probably, it was the imperative of the times.

The ban was weakened much later. Beginning in 1900, the government of Canada moved a number of games beyond the ban, giving relief to games such as bingo and raffles.

Concerned about the question of benefits for the state from gambling, in 1969 the government decided to legalize lotteries. In order to finance the Montreal Olympics (1974), the first lottery was held. And only at the end of the 20th century, gambling finally became “free”.

In comparison with other countries, for example, with Ukraine, where the legal opportunity to openly visit casinos was dated only 2020, Canadian players have been able to have fun and play for as long as 40 years. If we mentioned Ukraine, it would not be superfluous to invite our readers to visit the website in order to have an idea of ​​our domestic online casino:

Let's go back to Canada. The first commercial casino opened its doors in 1989 in Winnipeg. In Montreal, it was only four years after that. And finally, in March 1999, the rest received permission to live a life free from prohibitions.

Gambling in Canada today 

Canada has never tried to be the first in the gambling sphere. But nevertheless, more than a hundred casinos, more than a dozen horse racing tracks, several bookmakers and bingo halls are currently open and successfully operating on the territory of a small state. Casinos are located mainly in the following provinces of Canada: Alberta and Ontario (about 80 percent of casinos), Yukon, Newfoundland, Labrador and Prince Edward Islands.

An interesting fact is that in different provinces, permission to gamble comes at different age: in some, such a period begins with the coming of age (from 18 years), in others - from 19 years.           

There are provinces where betting on horse races are allowed, but casinos are prohibited. In other provinces, only lotteries have received permission. The state is small, but the law on the legalization of gambling does not have the same force everywhere.

Today, Canadian casinos have gained their fame all over the world. These include: Casino Niagara, the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort. These casinos are located in the province of Ontario, within the famous Niagara Falls. Thousands of slot machines and several hundred gaming tables are available to visitors.

In short, everything is in Canada, as in most countries. Legalization made it possible for casinos to develop and grow. Everyone is happy.

What else do players need to have an interesting time, recharge their batteries, and try Her Majesty Fortune for luc