Gambling and Online Casinos in Canada
Canada is known for its tolerant attitude to many issues, including gambling business. Casinos in Canada have been legalized since 1999. Around this time, the government issued legislation and established the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, as well as gambling commissions in the provinces. Compared to other countries with legalized casinos, Canada can not be called a gambling capital. Yet gambling there is developing quite successfully. As of 2019, Canada has the following gambling establishments:
- 114 casinos;
- 12 tracks for horse racing;
- 1 bookmaker's office;
- 8 bingo rooms.
Most of the casinos are in the provinces of Alberta and Ontario - each province has 30+ casinos, respectively. The smallest gambling provinces - Yukon and the islands of Newfoundland, Labrador and Prince Edward. Each of these provinces holds only one casino.