Over the summer months the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, the gambling regulatory body for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and, Newfoundland and Labrador, launched the first regulated casino in New Brunswick.
This is the latest province to follow the examples of bigger provinces like Ontario and Quebec, which have been running their own online casinos for a number of years.
Plans are in motion to do the same for Nova Scotia. But what does this all mean for Canadians residing in the Atlantic provinces?
The New Brunswick online casino
Managed by the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, the casino features all the games favoured by Canadian players; keno, bingo, instant win and all the popular local lotteries.
Apart from that, the casino features a decent selection of colourful online slots, by providers like Big Time Gaming and others, together with a small selection of jackpot games.
If you’re a cards-lover, you won’t be disappointed, as you can find a few titles of online Blackjack, Roulette, Poker and Baccarat.
Each game can be played for free or for real money, giving you the option to try out some of the titles before you commit any of your money.
Nova Scotia to get its own online casino?
Talk between the provincial government and the Atlantic Lottery Corporation has been ongoing since February 2021, however, nothing has been decided yet.
While many welcome the launch of a dedicated gambling site after the positive results achieved by other online gambling sites, some have expressed concern.
The government has decided it needs more time to weigh the pros and cons and to decide what kind of protection should be in place.
The next few months might decide the issue, right as Ontario has taken the first step to start regularized offshore operators.
Keep tuned and we’ll let you know what developments are taking place in the Atlantic provinces and the rest of Canada.