No online casino gambling expansion for P.E.I.
October 24, 2010, 12:41 pm (7 years ago)
According to the finance minister of Prince Edward Island, online gambling is not going to expand anytime soon in the province.
Wes Sheridan had at first been supporting a proposal by Atlantic Lottery to introduce casino-type games to website of the government agency. However, he says he is now having a second thought.
"Right from the beginning this has been all about player protection on Prince Edward Island," he commented. "And although we have a very firm working relationship with Atlantic Lottery, we don't feel that the online site that they would provide is the suitable solution for Prince Edward Island at this time."
Sheridan suggested that the province needs to come up with a way to regulate online sites where Islanders are now playing. He also commented that these unregulated sites take around $50 million out of the province on an annual basis.