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First Nation Ex-Chief Denies Gambling Den – Gaming Post

June 14, 2019

Unlicensed operators are under no circumstances permitted to offer gambling or betting opportunities to anyone present at any given moment within Canada’s borders. Illegal gambling isn’t only dangerous because the people who operate the games are accountable to no one; but its also extremely unfair towards those operators who have jumped the hoops to get the required licenses and are paying regular taxes for the privilege of making use of those licenses.

The taxes contributed by operators are put to good use in local communities and in aid of charitable organisations and operators attempting to trade without a licence are in essence stealing from those who do good work in society. All of this is perhaps why the allegations brought against Sheshatsiu Innu First Nation’s former Chief Andrew Penashue came as a huge shock to many. Penashue is being investigated for having operated an illegal gambling den.

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