Alberta interested in online gambling

The Canadian province is looking to expand its gambling reach and offer online services as well.

Canada.- The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) has revealed that it is interested in getting into the online gambling business. The agency put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a contractor to offer online gambling services in the province.

The proposal details that locals spend more than US$350 million every year on unregulated gambling websites, Global News reported. The RFP says that online gambling will help capture a portion of the annual (spending) by Albertans on gambling internet sites that are not regulated by Canadian authorities.

“Online gambling isn’t new and many Albertans already play on offshore sites. These sites are unregulated and do not provide any tools for responsible play,” said AGLC spokesperson Angelle Sasseville.

The RFP document also reads that online gambling will allow the AGLC to pursue new revenue opportunities beyond land-based options. “Without an online gambling presence, the AGLC and its products are not relevant to Albertans who are seeking their gaming environment in the channel that best suits their style.”

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