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Alberta band warned about online gambling haven

8 March 2007

EDMONTO, Alberta – As reported by the Canadian Press: "Alberta's top cop is warning a Cree band to halt plans to set up an Internet gambling haven on their reserve near Edmonton.

"Solicitor General Fred Lindsay also says he's become aware that the Mohawks, who run illegal gambling operations in Quebec, have been advising the Alexander First Nation.

"Lindsay says he has no intention of allowing the Alberta band to copy the Mohawks, who operate a web hosting company to facilitate more than 400 Internet gambling sites around the world.

"…The Alexander band has set up a web hosting company identical to one operated by the Mohawks. The Alberta band has also established its own gaming commission to offer online gaming licences, with application fees starting at US$20,000…"

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