Canadians Banned From ‘Jeopardy’?

Anti-SPAM law to blame

Alex Trebek - Jeopardy Promo Photo

Blame Canada!

Our neighbors to the north are no longer able to compete on JEOPARDY.

The new policy is linked to a Canadian anti-SPAM law which strictly forbids “unsolicited commercial email, the installation of software without consent, deceptive online marketing, harvesting email addresses in bulk, and collecting personal details with spyware.”


It is unclear what the real reason is.  (Perhaps producers are trying to collect too much information from potential participants?)

A statement posted on the show’s official website reads:  “At this time we are precluded from accepting registration information from Canadian residents. We are currently evaluating this matter.”

Ironically, the show’s iconic host, Alex Trebek, is (you guessed it!) Canadian!

Read more about the situation via The National Post.

JEOPARDY is produced by Sony Pictures Television and airs in syndication around the world.

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