Online Casino Offering 40x Higher Wagers Compared to Physical Games

Online Casino Offering 40x Higher Wagers Compared to Physical Games

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation claims that it is normal to find discrepancies in online and physical wagering maximum limits. It is now justifying the higher CA$100 cap on slots and CA$500 cap per hand in blackjack available in its New Brunswick online casino.

Is it okay to have higher caps online?

Molly Cormier, the corporation spokesperson, said that regulations for online casino games and video lottery terminals are different in New Brunswick. However, online games and land-based casinos in Brunswick have similar gaming rules. Cormier added,

“The products and standards are also consistent with other regulated online platforms operated by lotteries across Canada.”

Online Casino Offering 40x Higher Wagers Compared to Physical Games

The corporation tried to receive permission for online casino games from the 4 Atlantic Canadian governments since 2016. Its plans materialized in 2018 when its New Brunswick plans were approved. Its online casino started operating two years later. The online casino has 3 dozen slot machines where the maximum stake of CA$40 to CA$80 is being offered for the White Orchid slot. Other slots like Gladiator of Rome and Spartacus have a higher cap of CA$100 which is being offered exclusively to the residents of New Brunswick.

Lower limits at physical video lottery terminals

The physical video lottery terminals come with a cap of CA$2.5 per spin, which means that online gaming caps would be 40x higher than land-based caps. The online table games also have a similar discrepancy. Players are allowed to wager CA$250 per hand in Baccarat while blackjack figures could go as high as CA$500 per hand. The number of games in Atlantic Lottery Corporation’s online casino is also higher than the maximum payback cap for users which is 96% in New Brunswick.

The corporation includes messages of smaller wagers and their benefits on physical video lottery terminals in all 4 provinces in a part of its website. These messages are designed to promote the responsible play. However, they are absent on the virtual casino website.

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