Nova Scotia rolls the dice on online casino
Nova Scotia has launched an online casino. The platform is accessed through the lotto corp's website. Finance Minister Allan MacMaster said the platform went live Thursday. He had extensive discussions with his cabinet colleague Brian Comer, the minister responsible for addictions and mental health, and officials from Comers office. Macmaster said it became difficult to overlook how prevalent online gambling has become.
The provincial gaming corporation is projecting the website will generate $10 million in its first year. Nova Scotia is the second Atlantic province to launch an online casino. New Brunswick made the jump in 2020. Atlantic Lotto has been pushing for years to get the four Atlantic provinces onboard for online casinos. P.E.I. government gave approval for an in 2021.
Nova Scotia government will monitor the website. The former Liberal government passed an order in council last year that would permit an online casino in the province.