Pandemic leads to an increase in Canadian online gambling

increase in Canadian online gambling

During the pandemic there has been an increase in Canadians who gamble. The lockdown and the limited social life have amongst other things sat the gambling in motion. Read further if you want to know more about the pandemics effect on gambling as Montreal have faced another lock down. 

Since Covid-19 made most of the world shut down, people have been seeking ways to cope with this sudden and extreme change of life. People work from home; social events have been cancelled and all entertainment and culture have been of limits. And even though we write 2022, the restrictions are yet again a part of Canadians every day. Now into the new year the pandemic will still not loosen its grip on society. Working from home seems to be the new COVID-19 normal. And yet again we face a lockdown where we have to find our own ways to cope with the restrictions the pandemic forces on us.

increase in Canadian online gambling
increase in Canadian online gambling

During the pandemic the Canadians have amongst other things been seeking to online gambling to cope with these times. Probably to find ways of entertainment inside the household and maybe even to create some excitement in an unpleasant reality. 

From online entertainment to gambling

Online entertainment is a common thing for most people, and it has long been a part of our habits. And online gambling is becoming more and more normal. Almost everybody has a smart phone where they play some type of online game. And gambling is for most people only moving from one gaming platform to another. When the shift from one thing to another does not seem so big, it does not take too much to get into gambling.

Gambling is connected to excitement as it presents a risk of losing money and a chance of winning money. It is probably exactly that risk that attracts many of the online gamblers during the paralysing pandemic. And even though it can be risky, the online casino sites are getting safer as the regulations get better. However, it is always important to be attentive when visiting a casino site. If you want a good guide, you can find attractive bonuses here between some of well-reviewed sites.

increase in Canadian online gambling

Lockdown and casinos closing

The fact that all casinos have had to close is probably one of the reasons there is an increase in online gambling. When Covid-19 entered Canada and the country was closed in 2020, the casinos were naturally closed as well. The situation is repeating these months. With the new Omnicron variant and a high volume of contagion, the entertainment in Montreal was closed right before Christmas. From 20th of December all casinos, bars, cinemas, performance venues and gyms were shot down. And restaurants have been limited to take in 50 per cent capacity. Not only did the entertainment shut down, but the restrictions also reach into the household as from 26th of December private indoor gatherings where limited to only six people. When most other activities are unavailable most seek online.

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