The laws in canada are similar to the US. Virtually very cop, prosecutor, judge, politician and lawyer will say it’s illegal. The only case in canada was Starnet, about 5 years. They were running sportsbook, hosted offshore from Canada, but their homepage redirect server was in canada. The agreed to plea bargain, paid $10 million fine, moved operations to UK
The canadian media is very anti-gambling and each springs features all the horror stories of gambling. So the climate isn’t good, but the government hasn’t done much yet. The mounties are in the midst of scandal or two, so maybe they’re distracted.