As already mentioned, in addition to online casinos, other gambling games are legalized in the country. Among them, various lotteries, bingo, card games (especially poker) and horse racing are extremely popular.
Let us focus on lotteries. Canada has a large number of lotteries of all kinds, and virtually every province has its own company that organizes these games. The biggest are 2 national lotteries: the Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max.
From this pair, the leader is certainly the Lotto Max, because it was able to break all records, paying out $70 million per ticket. And in total, it pays more than $100 million in prize money each year.
In addition to casinos, bingo games are also in high demand, both offline and online. Of the most popular sites for the game of bingo is Bingo Billy and Bingo Cafe.
And of course we should not forget about poker, which is completely legal in the country, and, as a result, enjoy high popularity. You can play in various poker rooms located all over the country as well as in online poker rooms. Unlike casino winnings, poker can be considered a job. Therefore, regular winnings in it can be equated to earnings. As a consequence they are taxed, but if several conditions are met:
- You have a number of special skills (know how to play poker well).
- There is a regularity of payments.
- You expect subsequent payouts.
Thus, taxes are levied on professional poker players, and do not affect amateurs who play for fun.