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September 23, 2020

Joey Cormier, director of marketing for iLottery, Atlantic Lottery

"USD 72 M left Atlantic Canada to offshore gambling websites in 2017"

"Most Atlantic Canadians are not aware that offshore gambling sites operate illegally in our region, without any regulatory oversight by local government agencies, " Cormier said.
Canada | 01/10/2018

In a letter published by Canadian Telegram a day ago, the director of marketing for Atlantic Lottery's iLottery intended to raise awareness over offshore gambling sites operating illegally in the region and affirmed the company's role as the only authorized provider of internet gambling.

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he letter written by Joey Cormier, director of marketing for iLottery, was published by Canadian Telegram:

An estimated $90 million will leave Atlantic Canada and go to offshore gambling websites in 2017. These offshore companies do not pay local taxes, contribute no profit to our provincial governments, create no local jobs and do not purchase local products and services.

The online gambling industry is not slowing down. Revenues for offshore sites are predicted to grow by 80 percent over the next five years. By 2022, an estimated $162 million will be spent by Atlantic Canadians on offshore gambling websites. The fact is, Atlantic Lottery is the only authorized provider of internet gambling in Atlantic Canada. Most Atlantic Canadians are not aware that offshore gambling sites operate illegally in our region, without any regulatory oversight by local government agencies.

Atlantic Lottery has been selling products online since 2004, including lottery games, bingo, instant win games and parlay sports betting. To help combat the black market, several Canadian provinces have also successfully introduced regulated, legal casino and poker options online. As a result, over 75 percent of Canadians now have access to a regulated internet casino in their province.

Atlantic Lottery feels that the case to regulate internet casino in our region is becoming more compelling every year. Atlantic Canadians deserve a safe, legal alternative for all of their online gambling entertainment.

Atlantic Lottery takes responsible gambling seriously. When responsible practices are in place, online gambling can offer options to help players responsibly manage their play and make informed choices.

Atlantic Lottery exists to fund crucial services like hospitals, schools, and roads. We have two jobs: to provide Atlantic Canadian adults with government-regulated and responsible lottery products, and return 100 percent of profits from lottery sales to the four Atlantic Canadian governments. Atlantic Canadians have trusted us to do these jobs for the past 40 years and we have delivered.

 

Joey Cormier, director of marketing,

iLottery, Atlantic Lottery

Moncton

Yogonet.com / The Telegram
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