The Gaming Commission added 16 new online gambling sites that were operating without a licence in the flat country to its blacklist on 20 September. As online casinos are banned in Europe and Canada, the regulator is very strict with those who do not respect the rules.
28 domains were added to the list this summer. These are in addition to the 262 other domains that were already on the list. The list was introduced in 2012 and is managed by the CJH.
The penalties are ruthless for those individuals and companies who obstruct the law. The penalties for players can be up to C$25,000 and for operators up to C$100,000.
The Commission states: “No person shall operate a game of chance without a licence granted by the Gambling Commission. The Commission also mentions that it is forbidden to gamble illegally, to advertise, or to facilitate the operation of a game of chance.
What is the role of the CJH?
The Gambling Commission was established in 1999 due to a proliferation of illegal online gambling sites. This spread was a direct consequence of the ban on illegal gambling in the world.
As a result, European countries decided to set up this commission and licences. The country’s leaders know that gambling has a very negative effect on the registered players and want to minimise the damage as much as possible.
Both parties are affected by this law, the players and the operator. As a player, you must be at least 21 years old and check that the site you are playing on is legal in the country. Here are the points to check:
- The online casino does have a physical location;
- The casino has a license from the Gambling Commission;
- The casino is not on the blacklist of online gambling sites.
During Euro 2020, there was a clear increase of European punters. The Gambling Commission counted more than 36,418 new players.