Blog entry published on 19 July 2010
Canadian Online Gambling Conspiracy Theory Debunked
Author: Anton Johan
I have a friend - who I will not name in this blog to protect her identity (Mary K. from Toronto, you know who you are) - who despite being razor sharp and a holder of not one, but two MBAs, is what I like to call a conspiracy theory 'nut job'. As one of my oldest and best friends, I can call her that and she just laughs it off, but it's one hundred percent true. Ask her about the moonwalks from the 60s, the JFK assassination, seal clubbing or why the Mounties wear red etc, and she'll come up with some kind of conspiracy theory that will blow your booties off.
But my favourite conspiracy of hers by far involves Canadian online gambling. My smart and very beautiful friend (who unfortunately for me is attracted to the ladies rather than men) is convinced that online casinos and other online gambling sites do not pay the big prizes and jackpots to Canadians. Sure, she acknowledges that most 'good' online casinos are only too happy to accept Canadians as players and even offer CAN$ as one of their preferred currencies, but that is where their allegiance to us 'Maplelanders' begins and ends. You see, my friend is convinced that most online casinos view us Canucks as 'unworthy to pay out.' (You know, the more I write about my friend, the more convinced I am she needs serious psychiatric help. Though I'm not sure what the other partners at her law firm would say to that).
But I digress. Now that you understand what a wackjob my friend is (with love) you'll no doubt appreciate what a kick I got from emailing her an online news article recently, which focused on a Canadian online slots fan who won a not-too-shabby $25,000 payout while playing 5-reel, 25 pay line Totem Treasure slots at top-rated online casino, AllSlotsCasino.com. What's more, the lucky winner (Lynne R. from British Columbia) won the windfall just in time for Canada Day. Naively, perhaps, I expected my friend to respond to my mail by admitting that maybe online casinos do pay out Canadians (which believe me they do and often. I myself am a professional online gambler). But no. Instead she responded with the following three questions: Who wrote that article? Where did you get it from? How do I know you are who you say you are?
|Posted by Anton Johan at 08:49 on 19 July 2010|