November, 2015


Canadian Rules for Winnings, Taxes and Lottery Support for American Players

The Canadian lottery is one of the most extensive and profitable lotteries in the world. All of the Canadian provinces are involved in lottery activities and lottery players enjoy a wide range of options, ranging from the interprovincial Lottery 6/49 which includes players in all provinces to the provincial 649 and Lotto Max lotteries along with a number of scratch card, poker and other smaller lottery options. Canadians love their lottery – it’s estimated that over one quarter of Canadians over the age of 18 play the lottery more thanRead More

How to Get the Most out of Your Race Track Visit

Race track betting is one of the most popular forms of gambling entertainment in Canada. There are race tracks in almost every province, ranging from Woodbine, Mohawk, Ajax, Grand River and Hanover Downs in Ontario to the Hippodrome-de-Quebec and  Hippodrome Trois-Rivieres in Quebec, the Truro track in Nova Scotia, the Northlands Park track in Alberta, the Assiniboia Downs in Manitoba and the Hastings Racecourse and Fraser Downs in British Columbia. Everyone, it seems, loves to get in on the horse racing action in Canada. But unless you’ve been part ofRead More

What Fuels Bingo’s Popularity?

I was asked recently at a gathering of friends to expand on the overall popularity of bingo.  The questioner made it clear that she wasn’t specifically referring to bingo the children’s game or bingo the online gambling game.  Nor did she have in mind bingo at bingo centres for good charitable causes.  She meant very specifically, why bingo can be enjoyed just for itself whereas all the other games that can be played at a casino can only be truly enjoyed if the player has money riding on the outcome.Read More

Would the NHL All Star Game Be Improved by Going to a 3 on 3 Tournament?

The NHL is toying with a new idea to make the All Star game more entertaining.  The word “more” in the previous sentence is a blatant lie because the NHL All Star is anything but entertaining.  Players slow down because they don’t want to be injured or cause injury.  Remember, professional hockey is a really tight-knit community.  Many players have known each other since early childhood.  They play as hard as they can during the regular season, ratchet up the intensity during the playoffs when the significance of every possessionRead More

Quebec Government and Loto-Quebec Takes Steps Against “Unauthorized” Online Casinos

  An international free internet advocacy group is leading the protest against Loto-Quebec’s attempt to IP-block online casino operators. The group, headed by online rights watchdog Michael Geist, is getting ready to go to court to prevent the Quebec provincial government from adopting new legislation that will force internet service providers to IP-block “unauthorized” online gaming operators. Legislation The proposal comes as part of the 2015-2016 budget plan, submitted in March. The regulation would change the Consumer Protection Act to revise gambling laws. The proposal included a request that wouldRead More

How to Find the Best Land-Based Casino Bonus Promotions in Canada

There’s a significant amount of information about how to find the best casino venue for online gambling entertainment. However, if you’re planning to travel to a local brick-and-mortar casino (or take a vacation and head to a more remote casino site, how do you prepare for your trip? Casino advisors suggest that you determine which brick-and-mortar casino offers the best bonus options. There are dozens of casino venues around Canada, and each features its own promotions options. Here is some data to help you make your choice about the mostRead More

When You Feel the Need for Speed

There is something undeniably visceral about racing cars. Even before kids start to play video games, they have probably played with car tracks and Hot Wheels racing sets or built models of sports cars  and created their own tracks in their living rooms. Movies like Cannonball Run and Fast and Furious show that racing cars is more than a recreation, it’s a lifestyle and state of mind. Naturally, some of the first video games were based on the concept of car races. And the idea has only grown more advanced and more realistic. AndRead More

Playing Poker Online

Playing poker online

One of the ways that many people play poker in these modern 21st-century times is playing poker online. There are both advantages and disadvantages to playing poker online, and in this article we will attempt to explore them objectively. Advantages of Playing Online Poker The biggest advantage of playing online poker is the convenience factor. You can, literally, play online poker any time and any place. There is no need to get dressed up and travel to a casino. Play from the convenience of your own home, or play anywhereRead More

Beware of Bingo Addiction: The Consequences May Be Catastrophic

I read about a woman who killed her uncle in order to steal £300 from him.  This is a terrible tragedy and leads to a subject that I haven’t touched upon yet. Bingo addiction is a form of gambling addiction.  About 5% of North Americans have some form of gambling addiction.  We think that, if we’re playing a “harmless” children’s game, we cannot possibly become addicted to it.  Every reputable online casino has a section on responsible gambling because they know that online gambling can lead to an addiction.  ButRead More

How to Win at Roulette

Every casino has its own specialty. Some specialize in sports betting while others have an extensive table games arena. In some casinos, card games are a highlight with poker rooms that are open 24/7 and multiple poker tournaments and progressive poker games hosted weekly. The most popular Canadian casino game, slot machines, are featured at all casinos – they line the walls of every part of the casino as well as the corridors and even in some of the casino’s eateries . Regardless of the emphasis that each casino putsRead More