Saskatchewan online gambling site

On the 5th of November 2012, a Canadian provincial government said online gambling sites will not be allowed to be hosted in the province of Saskatchewan.
The local Canadian government has been considering online gambling for several years to boost laggind revenues, but on Monday, Donna Harpauer, the minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, has decided against the idea for the time being.
Ms. Harpauer spoke to reporters after a former chief of White Bear First Nation said he will launch Saskatchewan's first online casino, despite not having been issued a license or approval from any level of government. It is likely this will need to be determined by the courts at a future date.
While speaking to a CBC reporter Monday, Mr. Bernie Shepherd was able to confirm a Saskatoon Star-Phoenix story that said Northern Bear online casino is set to open on Tuesday.
Shepherd was a key figure fighting for First Nations jurisdiction over land based gambling when the first on-reserve casino was built up on White Bear First Nation in the 1990s.
He said there will be a formal press release about his casino Tuesday morning.
Harpauer said if anyone were to open an online casino in Saskatchewan, it would be illegal.
Provincial authorities have played with starting their own online casino by itself or in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.
However, six months ago, it decided the risks were greater than the benefits, she said.
There is no compelling business reason for introducing another form of gambling to the region and there are issues of social responsibility, too, Harpauer said.
“Gambling is a problem and we know that and we are then being involved as a government in another form of gambling,” she said.
Hopefully, an amicable settlement is reached in the coming days and we can welcome another casino to the already super saturated online gambling arena.
Keep your eyes peeled for another out. We certainly will be.
All the best!

On the 5th of November 2012, a Canadian provincial government said online gambling sites will not be allowed to be hosted in the province of Saskatchewan.

The local Canadian government has been considering online gambling for several years to boost laggind revenues, but on Monday, Donna Harpauer, the minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, has decided against the idea for the time being.

Ms. Harpauer spoke to reporters after a former chief of White Bear First Nation said he will launch Saskatchewan's first online casino, despite not having been issued a license or approval from any level of government. It is likely this will need to be determined by the courts at a future date.

While speaking to a CBC reporter Monday, Mr. Bernie Shepherd was able to confirm a Saskatoon Star-Phoenix story that said Northern Bear online casino is set to open on Tuesday.

Shepherd was a key figure fighting for First Nations jurisdiction over land based gambling when the first on-reserve casino was built up on White Bear First Nation in the 1990s.

He said there will be a formal press release about his casino Tuesday morning.

Harpauer said if anyone were to open an online casino in Saskatchewan, it would be illegal.

Provincial authorities have played with starting their own online casino by itself or in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.

However, six months ago, it decided the risks were greater than the benefits, she said.

There is no compelling business reason for introducing another form of gambling to the region and there are issues of social responsibility, too, Harpauer said.

“Gambling is a problem and we know that and we are then being involved as a government in another form of gambling,” she said.

Hopefully, an amicable settlement is reached in the coming days and we can welcome another casino to the already super saturated online gambling arena.

Keep your eyes peeled for another out. We certainly will be.

All the best!

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