The Canadian province of Ontario is planning an overhaul of gambling which it says could create over 6,000 new jobs over the next six years and increase annual revenues by more than CAD$1.0bn.

“With internet-based gaming growing, a higher Canadian dollar and U.S. border communities building their own gaming sites, our gaming system has to change,” said Ontario’s ministry of finance. “These reforms will modernise gaming in Ontario by allowing safe, responsible access to gaming opportunities.”

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