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Window of Opportunity? Internet Gambling in Canada


  • Justin Rex
  • David J. Jackson


This article investigates the current condition and possible future of Internet gambling in Canada. We apply Howlett's (1998) refinement of Kingdon's "policy windows" theory to examine four windows of opportunity through which Internet gambling might be placed on the Canadian policy agenda. We conclude that Internet gambling is unlikely to reach the agenda through a routine means; instead, the issue might be recognized by policy-makers through alternative routes such as connection to another Internet-related issue or to a crisis that would intensify the political or economic problems related to the current murky status of online gambling.

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  • Justin Rex & David J. Jackson, 2009. "Window of Opportunity? Internet Gambling in Canada," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 35(1), pages 121-137, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpp:issued:v:35:y:2009:i:1:p:121-137

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