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Canada: Ontario's bill to prohibit online gambling adverts

24 October 2006

The specific text of Bill 152 that refers to recent proposed prohibition of online gambling advertising in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Bill 152 2006

An Act to modernize various Acts administered by or affecting the Ministry of Government Services (Ontario, Canada)

Consumer Protection Act, 2002

8. (1) Section 1 of the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 is amended by adding the following definitions:

"internet" means the decentralized global network connecting networks of computers and similar devices to each other for the electronic exchange of information using standardized communication protocols; ("Internet")

"internet gaming business" means a supplier that accepts or offers to accept wagers or bets over the internet,

(a) as part of the playing of or participation in any game of chance or mixed chance and skill that is to take place inside or outside of Canada, or

(b) on any contingency or on any event that may or is to take place inside or outside of Canada,

including, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, a casino game, card game, horse race, fight, match, sporting event or contest; ("entreprise de jeu en ligne")

(2) Part II of the Act is amended by adding the following section:

Prohibitions

Advertisements

13.1 (1) No person shall advertise an internet site that operates an internet gaming business contrary to the Criminal Code (Canada).

Sponsorships

(2) No person shall enter into a sponsorship relationship with an internet gaming business that is operated contrary to the Criminal Code (Canada).

Facilitating

(3) No person, other than an internet service provider, shall arrange for or otherwise facilitate the activities prohibited under subsections (1) and (2) on behalf of another person.

Definition, "advertising"

(4) In subsection (1),

"advertise" includes,

(a) the promotion by print, publication, broadcast, telecommunication or distribution by any means, of information intended to promote the use of an internet gaming business,

(b) self-promotion and a contract under which one person obtains the services of another to develop or distribute the advertisement,

(c) a link in a website intended to promote the use of an internet gaming business.

(3) The definition of "internet" in subsection 20 (1) of the Act is repealed.

http://www.ontla.on.ca/documents/Bills/38_Parliament/session2/b152_e.htm

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