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Bodog and on-line poker laws in Canada

2012-03-05

Queen’s University law professor emeritus Stanley Sadinsky is available to talk about legal issues surrounding the arrest of Calvin Ayre, the Canadian founder of the popular gambling website Bodog.com. U.S. prosecutors shut down Bodog and indicted four other Canadians for running an illegal gambling operation that generated more than $100 million in winnings.

Professor Sadinsky is an expert on gambling law and can talk about on-line gambling in both Canada and the United States.

“In Canada, it is questionable if a Canadian can gamble on an offshore poker website, but Canadian authorities are not pursuing Canadian players. Right now Quebec, B.C. and Ontario are/or are about to enter the on-line gambling market. The U.S has had a big problem with U.S. on-line poker players gambling on offshore poker sites. The U.S has already closed down three other sites – Bodog.com is just the most recent,” says Professor Sadinsky.

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