When and Where is Gambling Legal in Canada?

Gambling has been with the Canadian for years unknown. It was reported that archaeologist unearthed some gaming sticks dated 6000 BC at a site in Canada which give an evidence of an earlier gambling activities in the country. Thousand years later, historian said John Cabot found early occupants of the present day Canada playing game of chance in 1497. But all these gaming activities were not officially recognized by the national government.

When was gambling officially make legal in Canada? Note here that gambling is legal in Canada only if it is control by the provincial government or it representative.

Gambling was make legal in Canada back in 1969, and that was when the criminal code was amended to pave way for the control gaming.

In 1985 another amendment was made which transfer the control of all the gaming activities to the provincial government.

Dice games was make legal on March 15, 2015 when the 1380 law which prohibit such activities was lifted.

Gambling is legal in all of Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories, although the quantity of available options may differ from one region to another. While all forms of gambling – internet, casino, lottery, parimutuel, sport betting and more – can be found in the province such as British Columbia, Alberta and Nova Scotia, lottery is the only known form of gambling in Newfoundland and Labrador and until now they do not allow internet gambling.