iGaming Business – Atlantic Lottery Corporation, which operates Canadian lottery games, has raised the prospect of introducing online gambling.

The corporation said it was “time for a discussion” about the issue in its annual report for 2013-14, which showed another decline in video lottery earnings as well as a struggle to sell lottery products to adults under the age of 30.

“In recent years, we’ve seen an explosion in gaming technology and accessibility,” the corporation said. “Along with it came the introduction of more than 2,500 unregulated online gaming providers from places like Malta and Gibraltar.

“Atlantic Canadians are spending millions of dollars annually on these gambling sites that operate outside of any regulations established by our governments. Unlike Atlantic Lottery, those sites’ profits don’t stay in the region to support our communities.”

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