But, when it comes to online gambling, this area is regulated a bit differently, which is why it is stated that the relationship that the gambling industry has with the government is a bit complicated. Residents in this country can only gamble in a few provinces – Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Alberta.
The state gives power to the provinces to decide whether online gambling should be legal or not, which is why residents in the aforementioned provinces can access online casinos. But, here is the thing. The only casino sites that can operate in these provinces are those that are licensed by Kahnawake (First Nations Tribe). Additionally, online casinos can only accept players from the province that they operate from.
Every online casino that is not licensed by the provinces of the Kahnawake Gambling Commission is illegal, which is why it is advised for players to stay away from these sites. Online casinos that operate illegally are prosecuted, but only if they have a physical branch in the country.