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Ontario Passes Anti-Online Gambling Advertising Law

The Province of Ontario has passed new consumer protection legislation that contains provisions prohibiting the advertising of Internet gambling sites.  The provisions underwent important changes at committee (first reading, second reading after committee), however, so that the final bill looks somewhat different from the one that was introduced in the fall.  When first introduced, the bill contained a blanket prohibition on advertising an "an Internet site that operates an internet gaming business contrary to the Criminal Code."  The bill defined advertising as:

(a) the promotion by print, publication, broadcast, telecommunication or distribution by any means, of information intended to promote the use of an internet gaming business,

(b) self-promotion and a contract under which one person obtains the services of another to develop or distribute the advertisement,

(c) a link in a website intended to promote the use of an internet gaming business.

After committee, the bill contained some important changes. 

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December 15, 2006 10 comments News

Online Gambling Ad Bill Advances to Committee

The Ontario online gambling advertising bill, introduced as a private member’s bill, appears to have some life.  The bill has received second reading and is headed to committee.  John Gregory reports that the bill has support from the Woodbine Entertainment Group, which may be looking to protect its horse racing […]

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March 4, 2006 1 comment News

Internet Gambling Advertising Bill Introduced in Ontario

Thanks to John Gregory for pointing out that a private member’s bill was introduced yesterday into the Ontario legislature that seeks to prohibit advertising of unregulated Internet gambling.  If enacted, the Bill C-60 would amend the Consumer Protection Act by adding the following provision:

"No person shall print, publish, distribute, broadcast or telecast an advertisement or representation that includes an Internet gaming business website address unless the person believes in good faith that the Internet gaming business has been licensed or otherwise granted permission to operate in Ontario or Canada by the appropriate authority and is operated in accordance with the applicable laws of Ontario and Canada."

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February 16, 2006 3 comments News