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Ontario to introduce online gambling

Plan could mean $100 million in additional revenues for the province


 

Ontario will join a growing list of provinces that have adopted online gambling. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced Tuesday that it will set-up an online gaming program by early 2012. Finance Minister Dwight Duncan promised the plan will roll-out in a “prudent manner” and said it may become a source of revenue for the province, which is currently running a deficit of $19.7-billion. It’s been estimated online gambling could net the province $100 million or more in annual profits within five years of being set up. According to the OLG, Ontarians spend approximately $400 million each year in unregulated online gambling.

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Ontario to introduce online gambling

  1. Online gambling programs are essentially a tax on stupid people. Most of that $100 million in additional revenues for Ontario will probably come from those who can least afford it.

    • Should we take from you statement that you are for it, or against it?

      • Ten bucks says he's against.

        • Sean, you just won ten bucks. Pay the man, Stewie!

          • Sorry Crit… you may have missed this but Sean has been pretty well convicted on at least previous 2 counts under the revised Conservative organized crime initiative. Here is a peak at your future.

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          • As a Kermit purist, I can't believe you robbed me of ninety seconds of my life by making me watch that ghastly cartoon. It's enough to make me reconsider my choice of avatar. ;-)

          • blame Henson for selling out

          • I do blame Henson, but I hate to speak ill of the dead.

            Seriously, though, do you know how many hours of psychotherapy I'm going to have to pay for to heal the emotional wounds from that Muppet Babies musical number?

            Not cool, Stewart. I'd be weeping right now if I had tear ducts instead of nictitating membranes.

          • I thought you could take anything after being subjected to Kermit's version of Hurt.

  2. I can empathize with you. Personally, I'm afraid of Animal. Unless he's a baby.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm afraid of adult Animal.

    • plug in another three years pull the @ 2012, pay em off dont pay em, to me your all losers, tyvm for the effort though!
      and there comin down the stretch!!!!