Canada urged to gamble on Internet casinos

6/8/2001 (Tom Blackwell, National Post) TORONTO – Governments should stop trying to ban Internet gambling and face the fact the rapidly growing, Canadian-flavoured business is here to stay, delegates of an international online gaming conference heard yesterday. That means provinces in Canada should set up Web casinos and offer their citizens a legal, regulated option to offshore sites that are outlawed here, said one e-gaming entrepreneur attending the Toronto convention. “It is virtually impossible to prohibit online gambling,” said Darold Parken, chief executive of Chartwell Technology Inc., a Calgary software…

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