The gambling take: balancing revenues and responsibilities

Collier, Roger
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/1/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 1, p21
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the government-operated gambling in Canada and discusses how to balance gaming responsibilities. According to Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling, 90% of Canadian gambling revenues are from government-operated gaming accounts. It is stated that gambling is good for provincial budgets since gambling netted $6.8 billion for provincial governments in 2006-2007. It is noted that Canada leads the world in gambling research and though it is prohibited in most societies, gambling is now a socially acceptable activity. According to William Eadington, economic professor, gambling has became an important revenue source in Canada and in places like Australia. The government is the benefactor of gambling but is also responsible for protecting gamblers.


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