The ALC is allowing larger bets to made on online platforms despite low limits in the land-based gaming market.
Canada.- The Atlantic Lottery Corp (ALC) has increased its limit on wagers made through the online casino it launched in New Brunswick in August.
Players will be allowed to wager up to CAD$100 (US$78) on slot machines. That’s 40 times higher than the legal limit for physical video lottery terminals.
Spokesperson for the ALC, Molly Cormier, told local media: “The regulations for Atlantic Lottery’s online casino-style games are separate from video lottery regulations.
“The product mix and gaming rules for (the) online casino offering would be similar to land-based casino sites in New Brunswick. The products and standards are also consistent with other regulated online platforms operated by lotteries across Canada.”
The lottery’s online casino has table games with higher betting limits, including online baccarat, on which players can wager up to $250 (US$196.38) at a time, and online blackjack, which allows $500 (US$392.75) per hand.
The regulator enforces small betting limits on its physical gambling operators, especially video gaming terminals, in order to “help manage responsible play”.
The online casino site is also soon to be made available to gamblers in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.