New Canadian Gambling Information Site Launched
The Interactive Gaming Council, the Vancouver based trade association which focuses on gambling in North America, has launched a new site, especially for Canadian gamblers.
IGC's new Canadian gambling information site will provide updated news and information about online gambling in Canada and its jurisdictions.
"The Interactive Gaming Council (IGC) believes that well regulated online gaming in Canada will accomplish three key things: provide legal clarity for Canadian players and online gaming companies with Canadian customers; harmonize standards with other leading jurisdictions to enhance consumer protection; and provide additional tax revenue opportunities for governments," reads the statement by IGC.
The IGC will continue to run its existing IGCouncil.org, which will remain focused on the American gambling industry, and provide information about the group's activities, as well as the latest industry news.
IGC Commits to Continued Activity
"The reality is that vast numbers of Canadians are already playing on online gaming sites and deserve the full protection of these governments," reads the statement on the new IGC site. "To that end the IGC has and will continue to meet with provinces and provincial lottery and gaming corporations in order to campaign for a regulated online industry."
The IGC said that it was in the best interests of players, government, regulators and the gambling industry as a whole to ensure that all parties involved are held to the highest level of transparency and integrity, and "have a clear understanding of the rules of engagement."
Important Canadian Gambling Information
The new IGT gambling info site is easy to navigate and contains important information pertaining to Canadian gambling.
The site is divided into several categories, including an About Us link which explains the objectives and philosophy of the Interactive Gaming Council.
Readers will also find categories such as iGaming 101, Responsible Gambling, Membership to the IGC and News, which is updated very regularly.
The iGaming 101 section explains in a simple, easy-to-read manner what exactly regulated online gaming entails, going over terms such as monopolies, the hybrid model and regulated industries.
Responsible Gaming explains the main goals of the industry to keep players well protected through specific programs and systems. Issues covered include the promotion of responsible gambling, preventing identity fraud (including access by minors), protecting personal information, ensuring the integrity of games and detecting money laundering and other crimes.