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1

What kind of gambling was legal prior to 1969?

- betting between individuals
- horse race betting done in person at a racetrack
- occasional charity or religious raffles (includes bingo) involving small prizes
- games of chance at agricultural fairs

2

What kinds of illegal gambling took place prior to 1969?

- illegal lotteries
-punchboards
- slot machines
- sports betting

3

What happened in 1969?

- Some forms of gambling made legal in canada
- lottery schemes done by provinces, federal issued gaming licenses,
- beginning of major changes to CCC that led to availability of most forms of gambling in Canada

4

What year was Alberta's first lottery?

1974

5

What mistake did Ottowa make in 1979?

Withdrew from lotteries in return for a small inflation-adjusted payment from the provinces. They seriously underestimated the future revenue from lottiers and the payout was too small in retrospect.

6

What happened in 1985?

Federal government modified to make all forms of gambling (except horse racing) solely under provincial jurisdiction

7

What percentage of Albertans contribute what percentage of all gambling revenue?

- 6% contribute 75% of all gambling revenue

8

What province has the highest gambling revenue per adult?

- Saskatchewan
- Alberta has the highest expenditure per capita however.

9

What is the current legal framework for gambling in canada?

- all gambling illegal, except:
- betting between individuals
- betting on horse racing (on or off-track)
- "lottery schemes" this is interpreted by provincial governments as any form of gambling operated by provincial governments.

10

What forms of gambling may the provincial governments NOT operate?

- pari-mutual horse racing
- betting on single sporting or racing events
-3-card Monte
-punch-boards

11

Who owns and operates casinos in Alberta? What is the revenue structure?

- owned and operated by private companies
-operators collect all revenue from table games and 15% of revenue from EGM's in the casino
-charities who host 2 day casino events also recieve 15% of the revenue from the EGM's during those 2 days.
- all 365 days are assigned to different charities ( 3 yr waiting list in lethbridge for a charity group to have a 2 day casino event.)

12

What is the main difference in first nations casinos (origin) in the US vs Canada?

- in the US, native casinos are dominant outside nevada
-introduced prior to non-native casinos
- in canada, first nations casinos are much less common and were primarily introduced after non-first-nations casinos

13

which province has the most first nations casinos?

- Saskatchewan (6/8)
- 5/24 in Alberta

14

What percentage of Canadians gamble?

76% gamble at all
- 65 percent took place in lotteries
- 36 in scratch tickets