New Instant Roulette From Evolution Gaming

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2020

Live casino specialist and live dealer entertainment giant Evolution Gaming has officially launched an all-new multi-wheel-style Roulette game. Instant Roulette, initially teased and introduced at ICE 2020, is the latest exciting Roulette...Read More

Play’n GO’s New Riddle Reels Slot A Hoot

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2020

Play’n GO’s recent big slot release will have Sherlock Holmes-wannabees scrambling about feverishly for their own magnifying glass, houndstooth, and pipe – eager to solve the next big mindboggling mystery. Riddle Reels: ...Read More

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Has Bought The XFL

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Actor and former WWE wrestling superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has acquired professional American football league XFL. The 48-year-old wrestler-turned-actor made the announcement on social media, and even though did not c...Read More

How Bingo Once Went High-Tech In Moose Jaw

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Around for literally hundreds of years, Bingo certainly has a super colourful and rich history. Legend has it that Bingo could very well have been played as far back as the early 1500s – this would have been shortly after it had evo...Read More

Lightning Box Inks Deal With Konami Gaming

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Leading iGaming and land-based slots developer Lightning Box has inked a significant new supply and distribution deal with Vegas-based Konami Gaming. Founded back in 2004, the Aussie developer, with its headquarters based in Sydney, has ...Read More

Kristen Bicknell Wins 3rd WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Canadian Poker-pro and partypoker ambassador Kristen Bicknell this past weekend not only won Event #44 of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Series, but also her 3rd WSOP gold bracelet. The Canadian player beat a field of 8...Read More

Raptors Show Support For Black Lives Matter

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Basketball is finally back – and living in a bio-bubble and playing in front of virtual fans only aren’t the only tangible changes to how teams such as the Toronto Raptors and the LA Lakers are now approaching the game. Playe...Read More

Outrage Over Poor Pay Increases At Blizzard

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

What had started out as an attempt to create a fair and equal wages playing field, has only created an even deeper chasm between gaming and development giant Blizzard Entertainment (a division of Activision Blizzard Inc.) and its employee...Read More

Florida Teen Behind July Twitter Hacks

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

A 17-year-old teen from Florida in the US has been identified as the alleged mastermind behind the massive July Twitter hack that saw the accounts of several high-profile individuals and corporations compromised. The alleged teen masterm...Read More

Nahrain Tamero Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

Online Poker player Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero not only won $310,832 in incredible first-place prize money when he recently outlasted quite the field of players in the 2020 WSOP Online $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship ...Read More

Netflix Wants To Make Big Films By Big Names

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

According to its VP of original films, Netflix is eager to pursue new ideas and in future create exciting new Jumanji-type content with the help of big-name directors. These are just some of the thoughts shared by Netflix’s Tendo Na...Read More

Negreanu & Polk Shake Hands On Fight Terms

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

They used to be the best of friends but are now sworn rivals. They’re two of the biggest names in Poker today – and possibly even in the history of the game. And they’ve just shook hands on the terms of what promises to ...Read More

Illegal Sports Book Arrests Made In Ontario

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

Illegal gambling and sportsbook operations remain a major challenge for Canadian lawmakers. This once again made news headlines when Ontario Provincial Police charged several people following an illegal gambling ring raid conducted provin...Read More

YGAM Calls For Inclusive Player Involvement

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

Social charity and education-focused organisation the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has called on a more inclusive approach being followed whenever initiatives are staged for the purpose of gaining user-focused experien...Read More

Authorities Issuing Warning About Mystery Seeds

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

Canadian agriculture and food inspection authorities are cautioning local gardeners about unsolicited seeds received by post, ordering recipients not to plant anything they did not specifically order. Reports related to packages of which ...Read More

Superior Court Rules In Favour Of Breeders

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

The Superior Court of Canada, in a recent landmark ruling, ordered those individuals affected by the cancellation of government’s Slots at Racetracks program, deserving of monetary compensation for damages suffered. The way in which...Read More

MATCH Eatery Reopens At Cascades Chatham

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

Gambling at the premises of Gateway’s Cascades Casino Chatham may for the moment remain closed, but the good news is that the entertainment venue’s on-site food courts are about to be re-opened to the general public – bo...Read More

Wazdan Rearing To Go With Infinity Hero Slot

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2020

This year more than 10 years in the business of creating great quality games, Wazdan is a team of people self-professing to be “fascinated by gamers”. And the studio’s upcoming Infinity Hero slot is every bit as unique a...Read More

Bee Shortages Affecting Crops In B.C. & U.S.

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2020

Bees are among the hardest-working creatures on earth, ensuring the reproduction of a variety of wild and cultivated plants by pollination, thereby protecting everything from biodiversity to global food production and security. And accord...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Apologises For Twitch Tirade

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2020

Canadian Poker-pro and GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu has issued the type of apology that leaves everyone uncomfortably aware of its non-apologetic nature. Negreanu three days after he physically threatened a commenter named Tom Estr...Read More

CLA In Support Of Iroquois Olympic Inclusion

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2020

The Canadian Lacrosse Association has thrown its full weight of support behind a movement that hopes to see the Iroquois Nationals included in the 2022 World Games. The Iroquois Nationals, representative of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy,...Read More

Pragmatic Play Release New Street Racer Slot

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2020

Star casino games developer Pragmatic Play invites players to experience an all-new side to the Vegas Strip in its latest online slot, Street Racer. Burning rubber whilst tearing down the legendary Las Vegas Strip has never seemed quite ...Read More

Tony Dunst Wins WSOP Event And Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2020

Poker-pro, World Poker Tour presenter, and World Series of Poker regular Tony Dunst has won his second WSOP bracelet. Dunst not only got to walk away the champion of Event #21, complete with a WSOP bracelet in tow, but also now gets to b...Read More

WSOP Player Susie “Q” Zhao Dead At 33

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2020

World Series of Poker player Susie “Q” Zhao, 33, has died. Last seen by her mother on July 12, Zhao’s badly burned body was discovered in a car park at Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in Oakland County, Michigan, only a da...Read More

2020 F1 Canadian Grand Prix Cancelled

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2020

The ongoing world health crisis has claimed yet another casualty. Due to the high cost of bringing cars to North America from Europe, and with no spectators being permitted in the stands as per the orders of public health authorities, the...Read More

Rush Street Aiming To List On The NYSE

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

An anonymous source has leaked information about social casino and real money games developer Rush Street Interactive’s plans to become a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange. And according to the same source, Rus...Read More

New Shows Coming To Netflix In August

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

Netflix is going about this coming August in a cutting-and-pasting kind of way, and so some binge-worthy content won’t be available for much longer. Lucky for us, the streaming giant is at the same time bringing back quite a few all...Read More

Clipwire’s Bingo Story An Evergreen Success

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

Mobile gaming is on a rapid approach to surpassing $100 billion in annual revenue, a target the industry is expected to reach before the current year is out. This according to a recent report released by software-and-app-tracker data and ...Read More

Advertisers Testing Ads In Console Games

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

A migration of ads from television to console gaming may be the perfect antidote not only to the massive loss of live sports coverage, but also to challenges surrounding advertising content reaching a younger audience no longer interested...Read More

CES 2021 Called Off – Bad News For Vegas

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

Rising concerns over a second massive wave of global health crisis-induced infections have left the organisers of CES with no other option but to call off the 2021 in-person instalment of the world’s largest consumer electronics sho...Read More

Former Maple Leaf Eddie Shack Dies Aged 83

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Former NHL veteran player and Maple Leaf Eddie Shack has died, Toronto announced on Twitter on the weekend. Shack was 83. Known for his colourful antics on and off the ice, his bruising playing style, off-beat skating gait, and huge pers...Read More

Deciphering The Meaning Of Cancel Culture

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

The internet is awash with a new piece of terminology. And even those who claim to understand its meaning seem to be largely straddling the fence of confusion as to a proper definition the rest of us can get our heads around. It’s c...Read More

ALC Pleased With Class-Action Dismissal

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Canada’s Superior Court has dismissed a class-action lawsuit previously reinstated by the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal regarding the addictive and harmful nature of Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) operated by Atlantic Lo...Read More

Red Tiger Wins 5 Top Awards At 2020 EGR

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Premium slots developer Red Tiger Gaming has received no fewer than five top awards at the prestigious 2020 EGR B2B Awards Event. The leading creative force beat a field of strong and deserving competitors to the following five awards: I...Read More

First Online Pokémon GO Fest A Huge Success

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Given that this year’s Pokémon GO Fest was for the first time in the event’s history open to all players irrespective of where they were physically situated in the world, it’s no surprise at all that it also turne...Read More

Play’n GO Releases Powerful Win-A-Beest Slot

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

A majestic and beautiful creature often overlooked despite its raw power and mighty presence, the African wildebeest, or gnu, is the star of Play’n GO’s new Win-A-Beest online slot – the developer’s second new rele...Read More

MGA’s Buffalo Bingo Goes Global Online

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

  Online casino software developer MGA Games’ new Buffalo Bingo title is officially live with all licensed international partner-operators. MGA specialises in big-scale online Bingo gaming products and focuses specifically on ...Read More

Man Uses Prosthetic Mask To Rob Casino of $100k

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

The 55-year-old man accused of having donned prosthetic face masks in order to disguise himself as an old man and rob VIP casino customers out of more than $100,000, has been arrested and is currently being detained in Kansas. The man sin...Read More

Former Stars Group CEO Joins BlueRibbon

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

Rafi Ashkenazi, the man who only recently guided Canadian gaming giant The Stars Group through a massive merger with Flutter Entertainment in his capacity as CEO, has been confirmed as having joined BlueRibbon Software in the capacity of ...Read More

Elon Musk Has Royal Aspirations For Baby X

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

Elon Musk may be best known for Tesla and his SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) program, but there’s apparently much more to the man described by his mother as a “little boy genius” for having read and memorised en...Read More

Little Nugget Casino & Diner To Close Down

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

Downtown Reno’s legendary Little Nugget Casino & Diner will close its doors for the second time this year at the end of July – and this time round, it will sadly be for good. A world-wide crisis completely unforeseen as l...Read More

Massive Nintendo Code Leak Reported

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

A massive source code leak of what is being described as an incident of giga proportions has left Japanese video games and console manufacturer Nintendo covering wildly for its loose bits. This after an anonymous poster on a popular gamin...Read More

Keep The Distance With Tall Canadian Celebs

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

Having trouble keeping the recommended 6-feet distance from your fellow humans in a queue or while shopping for essential items? Not exactly keen on whipping out the old tape measure when out in public? Don’t fret, because since we&...Read More

Evolution Gaming Wins EGR Global B2B Award - Again

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

Live casino specialist developer Evolution Gaming has done it again. The studio has just for the 11th consecutive year in a row been named Live Casino Supplier of the Year at the EGR Global B2B Awards 2020. Due to the rules of...Read More

Spearhead Studios Launch 2 New Games

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

After having made its debut-appearance at ICE London 2020, EveryMatrix Group-owned Spearhead Studios is quickly becoming an iGaming force to be reckoned with. The studio recently released not only one, but two new games: Blackjack, as wel...Read More

Konami Test-Runs First Cashless Slot Credit

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2020

The global cashless movement is as strong and forceful as what it’s ever been. A wind now full-on from behind, i.e. the result of a global health crisis, is steering the way money changes hands in an all-new direction. And US-based ...Read More

Delta Bingo To Resume Games In Sudbury

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2020

July 27th will at long last see Bingo return to Greater Sudbury, a Delta Bingo spokesperson has confirmed. Delta’s Sudbury and Val Caron venues will be among the first to resume in-person games in the Greater Sudbury regi...Read More

Top Ubisoft Resignations Raising Questions

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2020

The Canadian gaming industry, though a major contributor to the country’s annual GDP, isn’t without an ugly side – as evidenced by the wave of women who in the past few weeks worked up the courage to share their own pers...Read More

Lenovo To Release 5G-Enabled Gaming Phone

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2020

Tech-giant and smart phone manufacturer Lenovo is about to take mobile gaming to all-new levels. The manufacturer has just announced what will probably emerge as their most enthralling gaming smartphone to date. It’s called the Leno...Read More

Bill Nye Uses Science To Disqualify Racism

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

Bill Nye says since colour is a thing only skin-deep, we had better start treating one another as equals. And yes, it’s the same Bill Nye you’re thinking of. The only Bill Nye. The Bill Nye who knows everything there is to kno...Read More

Park MGM May Ban Smoking

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

A steal-photograph captured inside of a still-closed Park MGM Casino hints at Park becoming the first casino on the Las Vegas Strip getting ready to ban smoking. And judging by the specific wording of the sign, if such an assumption can i...Read More

NFLPA & GVC Launch Betting Education Program

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is launching an initiative focused on creating a better understanding of what sports betting is about, how it functions alongside the professional sports world, and why, now that more and more US states...Read More

WPT Renames Champions Cup After Mike Sexton

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

The World Poker Tour has announced that it has decided to rename the WPT Champions Cup after veteran WPT television commentator and partypoker ambassador/chairman Mike Sexton. The travelling trophy will from now on be called the ‘Mi...Read More

Microgaming’s Diamond Inferno Slot Goes Live

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

Teased to players as early as the beginning of last month, Microgaming has now made good on its promise and launched the newest slot developed by independent studio developer Triple Edge Studios. Diamond Inferno officially launched on Jul...Read More

Blue Jays Denied Pittsburgh Home-Season

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

The Toronto Blue Jays have had yet another door shut firmly in their faces following Pennsylvania State’s denial of a request by the MLB team to play home games in Pittsburgh in the upcoming season. The Pennsylvania Department of He...Read More

Yggdrasil & AvatarUX Present WildPops Slot

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

Yggdrasil Gaming and studio-partner AvatarUX have released the second game to make use of the PopWins mechanism – a gamification mechanism that works on the premise of increasing the number of ways to win by replacing each single wi...Read More

Buzz Bingo Announces Slots Tournaments

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

UK Bingo giant Buzz Bingo has ventured into all-new territory by now offering to their players the chance to complete in online slots tournaments. And best of all is that these are played alongside fiends and/or fellow online players, whi...Read More

Walmart Canada To Invest $3.5bn Locally

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

Walmart Canada has announced major investment plans for the next five years. The retail giant has declared itself in the position to invest at least $3.5 billion in improving its online service offerings as well as in-store service offeri...Read More

Woodbine Gives Social Media Reign To Charity

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

Woodbine Entertainment is a proud supporter of local charities, and in particular of those seeking to empower the black youth of Rexdale. And to show just how committed the racetrack is to those youth disadvantaged by their heritage and c...Read More

Tioga Downs & Vernon Downs To Remain Open

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Two of New York State’s largest harness-racing racetracks, Tioga Downs Casino Resort and Vernon Downs, are contrary to recent rumours, to remain open for business for the foreseeable future. This according to owner/manager Jeff Gura...Read More

All 12 WPT Online Champ Events Live-Streamed

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

The world of live online Poker is doing what it can to make the game as entertaining as possible to online viewers, fans, and participants. To this end, the World Poker Tour (WPT) World Online Championship, which just so happens to be und...Read More

Online Bingo Is Fuelled By Female Players

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Bingo remains as popular a game as ever before. And since technology has now catapulted humanity into a full-on digital reality, the online sector has experienced phenomenal growth. But even though land-based and online Bingo are essenti...Read More

Gateway’s Sudbury Casino Yet To Reopen

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Since Stage 3 of Ontario’s provincial business reopening plan is now officially in force, casinos and Bingo venues across the province are able to do business for the first time since nation-wide closures in mid-March. Gaming venues...Read More

Twitch Tells US Army To Quit Faking Giveaway

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Games and eSports streaming platform Twitch has told the US Army to stop advertising free fake goods and prizes on its Twitch eSports channel in an attempt to get users to land on the Army’s recruitment page. The clever tactic by th...Read More

Football’s 2020 Ballon d’Or Award Cancelled

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

Football’s prestigious annual Ballon d’Or award is the latest big event to have been cancelled as a result of the disruptions caused by the ongoing global health crisis. Awarded every year for the past 64 years by France Footb...Read More

Casino Tycoon Suing Insurance For Millions

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

Billionaire real estate investor and casino-tycoon Phil Ruffin is suing two prominent US insurance giants for millions in damages suffered and income lost as a result of the knock-on effect on business caused by the global health crisis. ...Read More

Video Games Industry Reports Record June

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

A report compiled by leading New York-based consumer spending market research company NPD Group recently revealed that spending across video game hardware, software (the actual games), accessories and game cards during the month of June 2...Read More

Play’n GO Unveils New Gold Volcano Slot

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

It’s barely been two weeks since star online casino games developer Play’n GO released its Nyjah Huston: Skate for Gold slot, and already the developer giant is back again with yet another new stunning release. Gold Volcano i...Read More

Pat Lyons Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet Ever

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

A year that’s been particularly gruelling to some, has turned out one of the best years ever for Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons, who has just won his first ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Lyons, who in 2016 won the W...Read More

Leisure Acquisition Scraps Gateway IPO Deal

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

It certainly seems as if Canadian casino operator giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s prospects of listing on the New York Stock Exchange in association with special purpose acquisition vehicle Leisure Acquisition Corp., are...Read More

Canadian Museum Wronging The Rights

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

It’s a museum wholly dedicated to celebrating human rights. And in a time of physical distancing especially, it’s supposed to be a safe haven inviting people out of living in the shadows for fear of discrimination and being sh...Read More

NetEnt & Evolution Gaming Post Stunning Q2 Results

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

NetEnt AB and Evolution Gaming, the two casino games behemoths currently locked in talks over a possible merger, both posted outstanding results for the second quarter of the current year. This all most likely as a result of a super-hike ...Read More

Strauss Off The Hook After Naked Vegas Rant

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

When Kenneth Strauss got himself kicked out of last year’s 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event by having removed his trousers, exposed basically everything he had to show, followed by an unceremonious throwing of one of his shoes ...Read More

CFL Quarterback Henry Burris A Hall Of Famer

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

Last Thursday, Former Canadian Football League quarterback Henry Burris was announced a 1st-ballot inductee into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame – and it’s an announcement that has left Burris speechless. Burris...Read More

Meghan Markle On Challenging The Norm

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2020

No longer on a palace-controlled royal leash, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, was able to add a touch of challenge to her first speech since the couple’s royal divorce from Buckingham Palace. Markle d...Read More

Two More Canadian Casinos Sign Up With Passport Technology

Ben Hamill - July 18, 2020

Two more Canadian casino properties have now partnered with cash solutions provider Passport Technology in an attempt to streamline their cash responses in management structures in a way that is safe and compliant with current limited-con...Read More

Endorphina’s Chance Machine 100 Slot Launches

Ben Hamill - July 18, 2020

Prague-headquartered casino software developer Endorphina has just launched a new online slots creation called Chance Machine 100. Endorphina Limited is a prolific developer of premium-quality online slots and their latest title follows h...Read More

Buzz Bingo To Close 26 Of Its UK Venues

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

UK retail Bingo giant Buzz Bingo (previously Gala Bingo) says it’s decided to permanently shutter at least 26 of its UK-based gaming halls due to the financial strain caused by the global health crisis. The permanent closures could ...Read More

Ronald Perelman To Sell His Stake In SG Corp

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

Big news this week is that Scientific Games chairman Ronald Perelman wants to sell his 39% stake in the company. The American billionaire and investor recently filed a sale interest (notice of intention to sell) with the US Securities and...Read More

Blizzard Waives Fee To Change Genders In WoW

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

World of Warcraft inhabitants (read: players) have been chopping and changing their physical features and appearances using the in-game barbershop long before the battle of Azeroth began – changing physical features such as the face...Read More

Trump In Possible Federal Violation Re Goya

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

US President Donald Trump, ever the rogue scoundrel in business, appears to be setting himself up for whatever happens after the US elections this November. And judging by the zeal with which he now appears to be backing Hispanic-focused ...Read More

Alpine Canada To Soon Resume Training

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

Timing really is everything, apparently. Not only was the Alpine skiing season one of the few sports seasons largely unphased by the global outbreak of an epic health crisis, but the 2020-21 season is scheduled to get underway in Austria ...Read More

WSOP Regular Bob “Big Tex” Talbot Has Died

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

World Series of Poker regular and cash-games enthusiast Bob “Big Tex” Talbot has died aged 73. The Granbury resident passed on July 9; his family confirmed. Born November 3, 1946, Big Tex Talbot had throughout his Poker caree...Read More

Ontario Casinos To Reopen From July 17

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

Select casinos and charitable gaming venues located in Ontario are celebrating as Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan is scheduled to come into force on July 17. This according to a recent announcement made by the Ontario Lotte...Read More

Rare Super Mario Bros Fetches Record Price

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

Gaming isn’t what it used to be. And whoever still considers it a pastime of the lazy, troubled, or even the unemployed, needs to get their quacking ducks in a row, because a rare version of the original 1985 Super Mario Bros releas...Read More

888casino Signs Up With NetEnt Live Casino

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

So popular have live casino games become, that 888 Holdings’ 888casino brand has decided to add a whole new range of games to its online gaming menu. And, as an added plus, the games are developed by none other than online casino en...Read More

9Stacks Unveils Voice-Enabled Poker Table

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

9Stacks, India’s leading and fastest-growing Poker operator, has just launched the world’s first voice-enabled tables on its premium online platform. Voice-enabled Poker tables are according to 9Stacks, the opportunity for pla...Read More

Edmonton Eskimos Likely To Get A New Name

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

Money talks. And one team firmly in the running for a name-change because of this is the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos. With financial pressure from sponsors and social pressure from fans steadily mounting, many sports experts believe that...Read More

BCLC Sportsbook Now Powered By SG Corp.

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

The BCLC has roped in the expertise and services of Scientific Games and its OpenTrade Managed Trading Services (MTS) product for the purpose of upgrading and expanding the Crown corporation’s online sports betting service offerings...Read More

Pennsylvania Family Sentenced Over Illegal Gaming

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

A Pennsylvania family has been sentenced by a US district court judge following their having operated illegal video poker machines for more than four decades. Patriarch Robert Biros (85), son Andrew Biros (54), son John Biros (58), and da...Read More

Alberta Gaming Raffle Tickets Now Online

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) has, in an attempt to modernise its approach to doing business, announced that its 50/50 raffle tickets will in future be available to buy online. The raffle tickets will be available digitally...Read More

The Smiths And The Rules Of Entanglement

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

Anyone with even the subtlest of a social media presence over the past couple of days is bound to by now be familiar with the term (albeit not necessarily the exact meaning of) entanglement. Courtesy of course of the latest Will-and-Jada ...Read More

Microgaming Seals New Deal With Stakelogic

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

Leading casino games software developer and content platform provider Microgaming has announced a new partnership with fellow-developer Stakelogic. The new partnership provides that Stakelogic avails its own premium online games and iGami...Read More

Parking Lot Bingo Comes To Windsor

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Fancy a game of Bingo and all dressed up but with nowhere to go? Windsor residents this past weekend finally got to enjoy their long-awaited fill playing Parking Lot Bingo at the All Star Gaming Center. And it was quite the sight to behol...Read More

Bang Bang Games Joins YG Masters Programme

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Established earlier this year, emerging young casino games development studio Bang Bang Games has selected Yggdrasil Gaming’s YG Masters program as its global partnership programme of choice. Bang Bang will be drawing on the experti...Read More

Microgaming Teams Up With eSports’ Unikrn

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Great news for eSports fanatics is that leading casino games developer and online entertainment giant Microgaming has finally joined their world. The casino software giant recently concluded a partnership deal with sports betting and ente...Read More

Domi To Enter Into Pre-Season Waiting Period

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Training camp for the National Hockey League’s long-awaited return gets underway on Monday, but Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi won’t be joining in – not immediately, in any event. Domi, who has Type 1 diabetes and c...Read More

Kid Poker Flips Out Over Internet Glitch

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

It’s easy to forget that Canadian Poker-pro Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu is only human and not only the no-emotion-show guru we so often perceive him to be. Recently forced out of hand by an internet connection glitch whi...Read More

Sony Acquires Minority Stake In Epic Games

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2020

Japanese video games console giant Sony has acquired a minority stake to the value of $250 million in Fortnite’s Epic Games. And it’s a move analysts regard as much bigger and strategically broader than gaming only. In fact, m...Read More

MLB To Implement Extra-Innings Rule

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2020

Traditionalists had better watch out, because arena baseball is coming to the MLB. But instead of it heading Major League Baseball’s way for sole purpose of stirring the pot, the extra runner on second base at the start of each extr...Read More

How Research Is Changing Solar Energy Yield

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2020

In an industry racing toward sustainable, green, and affordable solar energy, the measure of whether that which should be achieved is actually being achieved, has always been solar panel efficiency. And that efficiency is measured in whet...Read More

Ivey Settles Protracted Dispute With Borgata

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2020

Controversial Poker player Phil Ivey has allegedly finally reached a settlement agreement with the Borgata, Atlantic City. The supposed settlement relates to a nearly decade-long dispute between Ivey and the popular MGM-owned casino over ...Read More

Lightning Box Stuns With Spartan Fire Slot

Ben Hamill - July 11, 2020

Spartan Fire is slots developer Lightning Box’s latest attempt at greatness, and good news is that the game is now live and available to play at all participating operators. And even better news is that players can expect to enter a...Read More

Britney Spears Expresses Appreciation For Canadians

Ben Hamill - July 11, 2020

So hooked is Mississippi-born singer-superstar Britney Spears on Canadian art and music, that she’s been spending quality time at home swaying her body to the sound of Nelly Furtado and appreciating the art of local Ontario-based ar...Read More

BetMGM Benefits From Further Investments

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings have reportedly invested a further $250 million in ROAR Digital, which company trades as the US-focused BetMGM sportsbook and online casino. MGM and GVC originally pushed $200 million in investme...Read More

Gateway & Unifor Reach Benefits Agreement

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

Gambling industry labour union Unifor and Canadian operator Gateway Casinos & Entertainment have after protracted negotiations and a threat of legal action reportedly reached an agreement in regard to the extension of employee benefit...Read More

Bingo Back In Saskatchewan

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

July 9 after an exceptionally long wait at long last saw in-person gaming return to the community of Saskatchewan. The day was anticipated for a long time in advance, as the latest regulations now authorise the return not only of live cas...Read More

Global Gaming Expo 2020 Officially Cancelled

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

The 2020 edition of the annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E), staged each year in Las Vegas, has been cancelled. The American Gaming Association (AGA) earlier this week issued a joint statement with partner Reed Exhibitions confirming that the...Read More

NYC Casinos Struggle As Tribal Venues Thrive

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

Commercial New York casinos appear to be falling further and further behind their tribal casino counterparts. And it’s a situation now made all the worse by NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision that the hotel venues at both Tioga D...Read More

HBCU Students Graduate Bingo Party Style

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

Bingo, perhaps more so than any other game or activity, is proving a lifeline in challenging times. While many students have not been able to enjoy celebrating graduating from college in the way they would have been able to do in the past...Read More

BCLC Finally Spills Beans Over FINTRAC Fine

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has after a nearly a decade-long battle trying to keep secret the reasons behind the $700,000 fine it got slapped with by Canada’s anti-money laundering watchdog, finally come clean. ...Read More

Social Casinos Are Shaping iGaming’s Future

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

Human beings are wired for social connections. To connect socially with others and to create are two very primal human needs. And since playing and interacting with games are considered strong creative outlets, we are by our very nature a...Read More

Two More WSOP Bracelets Won

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

With Event #5 and Event #6 of the WSOP Online Event officially in the bag, two more Poker enthusiasts recently managed to each book a WSOP bracelet win. First up to win his WSOP bracelet was Allen Chang – which bracelet also just to...Read More

Great Whites Summering Up In Atlantic Canada

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

Animals and marine life, like humans, tend to gravitate toward ideal conditions in terms of the availability of food, a safe and protective environment, and a suitable climate. And these are all thought to play a role in why Atlantic Canada...Read More

Gateway Won’t Be Listing Publicly Just Yet

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

When Canadian gaming operator giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment announced late last year that it was about to merge with a special purpose acquisition vehicle called Leisure Acquisition Corp. for the purpose of listing on the NY S...Read More

Millions Lost Due To Caesars Windsor Closure

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

Caesars Windsor’s inability to trade for what is quickly approaching the 5-month mark could leave a hole the size of at least CA$36.6 million in the local City Council’s annual budget for the current year. This according to th...Read More

Microsoft Looking To Buy Warner Bros. Games

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

Warner Bros. owners AT&T are potentially looking to sell off the corporation’s gaming division, also known as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. What’s more, Microsoft is potentially interested in buying it. If Micro...Read More

NHL Shed Light On How The Season Will Work

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

It should be a relief to many that labour peace finally appears within reach within the ranks of the National Hockey League. The NHL and NHLPA (National Hockey League Players’ Association) earlier on this week announced having tenta...Read More

Monster Blast Slot Coming To Quickfire

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

Exciting news in the world of gaming this week is that Monster Blast, an all-new match-3 cluster slot, is about to go live on Microgaming’s Quickfire platform. The official Quickfire release date has been confirmed as July 20, where...Read More

Las Vegas’ Gambling Focus Back on Track

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2020

Sin City has long been recognised as the world’s gambling capital. But this is not to say that for a considerable amount of time Las Vegas didn’t focus on family-friendly offerings instead. Even so, a recent study conducted by...Read More

Resorts World Host Unique 4th July Fireworks Show

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2020

While Genting Group’s Resorts World Las Vegas won’t be opening before at least the summer of next year, this did not stop its operator from celebrating Independence Day with a fireworks extravaganza displayed on a 100,000 sq. ...Read More

How Kanye West Shortened His Presidency Odds

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2020

The same guy who in 2018 sent the internet into a fit of rage and confusion when he tweeted a call for the abolishment of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, has just made known his intention of running for president. In...Read More

Pariplay Unveils New Spin ‘n’ Hit Slot

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2020

Pariplay’s new Spin ‘n’ Hit slot is 50 paylines of pure reel spinning fun. The 3x5 reel game features an RTP of 96.25% and offers players the chance to trigger an exciting bonus game and a free spins bonus feature. Wilds...Read More

Online Poker Boom Bubble Bursts

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2020

The recent online Poker boom probably won’t last, and an unprecedented global dilemma won’t turn out to be quite the game-changer the industry had hoped. This according to data released late last week by GameIntel, an industry...Read More

Superior Court Hears Other Side Of KED Story

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2020

If businessman and anti-gambling activist Tom Fortin had expected his legal representation to walk all over Gateway and the City of Greater Sudbury during a virtual presentation of arguments before the Superior Court this week, then he&rs...Read More

Ad Boycotts Will Hurt Companies – Not Facebook

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2020

Smaller businesses and companies pulling their ads from Facebook in support of a cause, even for a month, is tantamount to someone cutting off their own nose in an attempt to spite their face. This according to several business analysts o...Read More

Amazon’s Crucible Pulled Back Into Beta

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2020

Amazon’s first ever free-to-play team-based shooter game designed for PC just got pulled back into “closed beta” stage. And that Crucible, developed by Amazon’s Relentless Studio, always did run the risk of floppin...Read More

Astronauts Complete 2nd Battery-Spacewalk

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken have just completed their 2nd spacewalk in under a week – this time round to replace old and worn-down batteries outside the International Space Station. The bulky box-batteri...Read More

Nick Nurse Says He’s Impressed By His Team

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says he’s impressed with his players’ collective state of physique and individual fitness levels; fitness levels all the more impressive because of the Raptors not having played or trained...Read More

Analyst Pegs Eldorado Shares At 3-Digit Potential

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

Eldorado Resorts, the soon-to-be new owner/operator of Caesars Palace, remains a 3-digit promise on the stock market. Shares of Eldorado last week traded at least 10 percent higher (at times showing an even better improvement) on NASDAQ (...Read More

Travel Poker’s Silk Road With WSOP & GGPoker

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

The feeling of the proverbial letting out of the air from the wheels of life is a sensation intimately familiar to the world’s live Poker playing cream of the crop. Not only did a global crisis of epic proportions swoop in threateni...Read More

NetEnt To Release Gonzo’s Quest Megaways

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

When big-name Swedish gaming giant NetEnt released its Gonzo’s Quest slot exactly a decade ago in 2010, the game made headlines for having been the first-ever online slot featuring cascading symbols that would, after the completion ...Read More

Evolution Gaming Launch New Crazy Time Game

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

Evolution Gaming must have been in a very giving mood when it created its latest gameshow-style title. Originally showcased at ICE 2020 and based on the studio’s popular Dream Catcher money wheel live gameshow concept, Crazy Time wa...Read More

Cirque Du Soleil Files For Bankruptcy

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

Quebec-based high-quality artistic entertainment company Cirque du Soleil has for more than three decades been providing premium performance entertainment to people in over four hundred cities in sixty countries. What had started out as a...Read More

David Coleman Wins WTP Online Poker Open

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

Online Poker may not be turning out to witness quite the online revival the industry had hoped it would, but that doesn’t mean that recent tournaments haven’t made for one heck of a ride and virtual money-making thrill. The Wo...Read More

NeoPollard Named Alberta iGaming Partner

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

Exciting news making headlines this week is that Lotteries ticketing solutions provider, online gaming platform and technology provider NeoPollard Interactive has secured a significant new partnership with the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and C...Read More

Trump Temporarily Booted By Twitch

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

The world of social media has apparently had its fill of hate-speech and overall hateful conduct voiced by US President Donald Trump. Gaming live streaming platform Twitch, a subsidiary of online sales powerhouse Amazon, earlier this week...Read More

Casino Execs Sue Drew’s Witkoff For Millions

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

Controversial New York City real estate developer Steve Witkoff and his Witkoff Group have once again been named at the centre of a legal spat involving millions, as well as alleged fraudulent activities. A group of high-profile casino ex...Read More

Canada Now Trumps US On Top Economies List

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

So brightly burning a trash fire has Trump’s US trade war with China become that small (but certainly forceful) countries are for the first time ever sticking it to the US’ reputation as the world’s most competitive econ...Read More

iSoftBet Digs Deep With New Gold Digger Slot

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

Fancy yourself a talented gold-digger? Then be sure to give iSoftBet’s latest mining-themed slot a go. Gold Digger is the latest attempt at iGaming brilliance by the leading online slots developer. And judging by the inclusion of 8 ...Read More

Apple More Interested In Gaming Than Ever

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

It’s official: Apple is interested in gaming. As in big-industry gaming. Also – as in iPad gaming. Not that the tech-giant’s intensified focus on gaming support should come as any surprise. This is after all the same ind...Read More

Supreme Court To Rule On KED In September

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

This week, Greater Sudbury businessman Tom Fortin brought an application before the Supreme Court in an attempt to prove that the go-ahead for the Gateway’s Kingsway Entertainment District development was the result of a biased city...Read More

Insiders Say The Luxor’s Days Are Numbered

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

One of the highest buildings on the Last Vegas Strip at the time of its official opening in 1993, the Luxor Resort & Casino remains a sight to behold and is as Vegas as Vegas gets to be. It’s so much more than just another popul...Read More

New England Fined For Illegal Film Scandal

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

New England coach Bill Belichick has denied having at any point as much as laid eyes on the video footage that has now resulted in the Patriots having been fined US$1.1 million by the NFL, along with a third-round pick penalty in the 2021...Read More

ALC Wants To Lure Players Back Home

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) is losing upwards of CA$100 million in annual revenue to illegal foreign operators. And according to ALC president and chief executive officer Chris Keevill, the Crown corporation is doing everything...Read More

Online Bingo More Popular Than Ever Before

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

Now that so many of us are stuck at home, we’re obviously looking for alternative ways to enjoy a bit of gaming fun. And the world wide web is doing exactly that. In fact, if any one industry has managed to escape the perils of a gl...Read More

BCLC Working On A Reopening Plan For Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

B.C. casinos were only expected to open during Phase 4 of the province’s reopening plans but may now be reopening well ahead of schedule. And since casinos (and certainly all businesses) have been closed since around mid-March, news...Read More

Live 5 Gaming Secures White Hat Supply Deal

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

UK-headquartered innovative online and mobile slots developer Live 5 Gaming have announced the securitisation of a key and significant supply deal with online casino platform administrator and tech provider White Hat Gaming. The deal will...Read More

Netflix Pride Event To Include Canadian A-Listers

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

Since we’re each of us part of a re-invigorated digital revolution, we’re basically doing online what we used to be able to enjoy in person. And that includes this year’s Pride festivities on Netflix. The streaming giant...Read More

Mike Matusow Courts Controversy Over Mask Law

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

So peeved off is four-time WSOP bracelet winner Mike Matusow with Caesars Entertainment’s decision to change its policy from only employees being subject to the mandatory wearing of masks to masks being now compulsory across the boa...Read More

Vancouver Off NHL’s List Of Hub Cities

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

Choosing an NHL hub city at the time of a health crisis is, to say the least, precarious business. A concern over public health and safety is also the main reason behind the NHL’s decision not to include Vancouver on the list of hub...Read More

Atlantic Lottery Corp’s Online Migration Causes Job Cuts

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation says that a shift in favour of digital gaming has been the main catalyst behind its decision to lay off about 9% of its work force, or 61 employees. Folks not being permitted to enjoy in-person gaming ente...Read More

Joey Ingram Weighs In On Postle And Dancing With Death

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2020

Not only is Vancouver native Joey Ingram notorious for his crazy prop bets and for being the man behind the public calling out of Mike Postle, but he’s also making headlines of an altogether different (not to mention not necessarily...Read More

eSports Revenue Projected To Double In 2020

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2020

The trick to turn the current boom permanent is effective consumer education. This according to Martin Bradley, who is the research director in technology and entertainment at global consumer research giant 2CV.

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Google Reveals Plans To Pay For News Content

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2020

So dedicated is to high-quality news content, that the search engine giant intends to start paying qualifying news publishers for their stories beginning later this year. The plan, announced Google on Thursday, is to launch the licencing...Read More

David Beckham Co-Launches New eSports Team

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2020

The latest big star to rise in the growing world of is none other than a franchise co-owned by football legend David Beckham. Guild eSports says it aims to soon compete with the leaders making name in the global booming professional vide...Read More

MGA Confirms Several Licences Cancelled

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2020

CEO Heathcliff Farrugia has stated that 2019 was very challenging, but at the same time it was also a very rewarding year for the casino regulator. It was a year that saw the world’s leading gaming authority stepping up its efforts...Read More

888 Holdings Strikes Gold With Playzido Deal

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2020

Casino games brand giant is recognised as a global leader in the Bingo and iGaming industry. And following the successful conclusion of a series of recent high-profile deals and partnerships, the operator has managed to boost even more i...Read More

The Stars Group Posts Strong Q1 Revenue Report

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

The recent Q1 revenue report release by online casino and Poker operator cements even further the notion that the time to capitalise on a diversified product offering is right now. The Canadian online entertainment colossus has announced...Read More

Atlantic City Casinos To Reopen On July 2

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has cleared Atlantic City’s casinos to reopen on July 2. This means that AC casinos will reopen just in time for this year’s 4th of July celebrations. Occupancy numbers will however b...Read More

Kim St-Pierre Joins Hall Of Fame 2020

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

Being a girl who wanted to play was never easy going, says the most recent inclusion in Canada’s Hockey Hall of Fame. Even though the 1980s made no provision for girls’ hockey in Kim St-Pierre’s hometown of Chateauguay,...Read More

Atari Partners with Unikrn Inc.

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Californian electronic entertainment industry megalith Atari has announced a partnership with Seattle-based esports giant Unikrn Inc. 
Via its thriving cryptocurrency ecosystems, Unikrn will help speed up the integration of the...Read More

Canadian Sports Programs Too Slow Re Inclusivity

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Canada hasn’t done nearly enough to ensure the inclusion and empowerment of the country’s Indigenous athletes in sports. So say those who participated in a recent online discussion panel hosted by CBC Sports in collaboration w...Read More

PokerStars Announces Upgraded Home Games

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Leading online gaming giant PokerStars, obviously eager to keep the online and mobile Poker momentum going, has just made several changes and upgrades to its Home Games offering. Not only has the operator upgraded Home Games so as to incl...Read More

Unifor Seeks Court Relief Re Gateway Demands

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Casino workers’ union Unifor Local 1090 has filed an official violation complaint against casino operator giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment. The union has said that it is nothing short of appalled at Gateway’s decision...Read More

Red Tiger Unveil New Reel Keeper Slot

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Red Tiger Gaming has only just gone live with its new Reel Keeper online slot, and already it’s shaping up to be one for the history books. The game is the very latest to have been released by the award-winning developer and promise...Read More

Ontario Casinos & Hotels Desperate To Reopen

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Those representing Ontario’s local casino industry on Friday voiced their concerns before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, painting a scenario of ‘do or die’ in the face of a slow and harrowing eco...Read More

Apple Under Fire Over Mobile App Monopoly

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Tech and software giant Apple have since as recently as February this year, no fewer than 5 times rejected Facebook’s application to have its Facebook Gaming app included in Apple’s App Store. The fifth and most recent applica...Read More

Two OLG Players Hit It Lucky With Powerbucks

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Exciting news from the thrilling world of online slots this week is that no fewer than two exceptionally lucky Canadian players have managed to hit jackpots well in excess of a million Canadian dollars playing IGT’s Powerbucks Wheel...Read More

Vegas Poker Rooms Exceeding Expectations

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Las Vegas Poker rooms this weekend reopened their doors to 5-handed Poker games and according to the majority of casino managers, it proved to be a weekend of exceeded expectations as far as participation went. Games were obviously hoste...Read More

SpaceX Keen To Provide Internet To Rural Canada

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has reportedly applied to provide high-speed internet to those Canadians living in remote parts of the country. The company owns several near-earth satellites capable of providing lightning-fast internet to just a...Read More

Genting To Close All UK Poker Rooms For Good

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

Really sad news recently handed down to UK-based card playing enthusiasts is that major operator Genting will not be reopening any of its . All rooms situated across Genting’s 42 UK casinos will therefore remain permanently closed e...Read More

Sussexes Hit Trademark Paperwork Snag

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

If life as ordinary citizens were what former royals the had been hoping for, then they’ve just had yet another prayer answered because according to several British news outlets, the registration of their new non-profit trademark a...Read More

Apple Next In Loot Box Line Of Fire

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

It now seems as if is the latest company to have landed in the regulatory line of fire over the controversial nature of loot boxes. According to an Apple insider news source, the tech giant may have to answer to a California class action ...Read More

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Re-Opens

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is yet again officially open for business and welcoming players through its doors. The venue officially resumed business activities on June 18 and players were super excited at finally being able to ...Read More

Latest BCLC Report Shows Casino Allocations

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

for the moment remains limited to online gaming platforms, and since the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has declared itself in no hurry to resume in-person gaming, no reopening date has been scheduled for casinos in the prov...Read More

CFL Commissioner Ambrosie Reveals Pay Cut

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2020

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie says he’s not expecting any more from the league’s players than what he himself is willing to do. Ambrosie on Thursday revealed that he has taken a 20 per cent pay cut – along with every o...Read More

Players Divided As NBA Prepares To Play Ball

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2020

The NBA may be planning for a return to play at Orlando in Florida late next month, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is equally on board with the plan. The greatest incentive to restart is, of course, money. According to the term...Read More

Play’n GO Thrills With Troll Hunters 2 Slot

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2020

Award-winning casino games software developer Play’n GO would definitely have made more than just a few players’ day with the recent release of the studio’s Troll Hunters 2 slot. Many will know that the game is the seque...Read More

Dame Vera Lynn Has Died Aged 103

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

The wonderful Dame Vera Lynn has died aged 103. Best known for her morale-boosting hit “We’ll Meet Again”, which she dedicated to the troops fighting on the frontlines during the Second World War, the singer’s deat...Read More

Manitoba Bingo And Gaming Halls To Reopen

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

VLT and Bingo games enthusiasts living in Manitoba are without a doubt absolutely thrilled by the news that the province has declared indoor entertainment and recreation centres next to reopen as part of the third phase of reopening the l...Read More

North Bay Cascades Roadwork Bid Awarded

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has confirmed having now received a long-awaited North Bay Council go-ahead regarding the planned Cascades Casino North Bay roadwork project. Once completed, the upgrade to the intersection connecting P...Read More

BCLC Announces Exciting New Betting Upgrade

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

Now that the British Columbia Lottery Corporation has officially extended its existing partnership with leading iGaming and sports betting platform provider Scientific Games Corporation, B.C. players can expect to be treated to quite the ...Read More

Meet Harper’s Bazaar’s New Editor-In-Chief

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

American fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar, first published in 1867, was the very first fashion magazine that focused exclusively on fashion viewed through the lens of a woman. And since the classic publication has just appointed its...Read More

Charity Bingo Reports Major Revenue Loss

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

Nationwide shutdown orders in the US (and certainly the world over) are reported to have taken a huge toll on especially charities. And since Bingo halls in Amarillo, Texas, have been closed since mid-March and are now only permitted to f...Read More

First Nations Lash Out At Casino Smoking Ban

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

Manitoba’s First Nations have voiced their extreme unhappiness over an ultimatum declared by Premier Brian Pallister regarding the reopening of tribal casinos in the province. According to Pallister, only those casinos willing to in...Read More

George Russell Wins Virtual F1 Canadian GP

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

On Sunday, British racing driver George Russell secured a fourth successive virtual Formula One victory for team Williams. And with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc absent, Russell easily beat Red Bull’s Alex Albon into a neat second...Read More

Venetian First To Return To Multi-Table Play

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

If all were to go ahead as planned, The Venetian in Las Vegas will become the first Poker room to host a multi-table tournament post March’s shut-down orders. Up until now, the only live tournaments to have been played in person hav...Read More

Microgaming Releases Stunning June Slots Lineup

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

Big-gun online casino software developer Microgaming has released quite the new-games lineup for June. This includes the release of more than 20 new slots developed by Microgaming’s award-winning family of partner studios. Themes he...Read More

BCLC In No Hurry To Reopen Its Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

No specific timeline for the reopening of casinos in British Columbia has been set and, says British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) interim CEO Greg Moore, the Crown corporation is in no hurry in terms of speeding along the process. ...Read More

Paw Patrol And The Police Scrutiny Spotlight

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Canadian American hit preschool television series Paw Patrol, a furry franchise themed around a German Shepherd police dog named Chase and his team of rescued canine helpers tasked with keeping their neighbourhood safe, is a multi-million...Read More

Negreanu Willing To Bet On 2020

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Canadian golden Poker boy Daniel Negreanu is obviously in no mood to have his professional career up-ended even further than what it already has. Last week Friday the star GGPoker ambassador challenged interested parties to a bet based on...Read More

KFC’s KFConsole Gets Quite The Reaction

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Fast-food giant KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is regrettably not really planning on giving console masters Sony and Microsoft a run for their new-consoles money. But that’s not to say that the fried-chicken franchise didn’t man...Read More

Canadian Leagues Pushing For Legal Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Legalised single-event sports betting in Canada is a conversation that’s in recent years seen its fair share of ups and downs. But it’s also a conversation that’s gained increased traction ever since the ban on professio...Read More

Oneida Indian Nation Reopens 3 NY Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

Following months of temporary closures, the Oneida Indian Nation has reopened their Turning Stone Resort Casino (Verona), Point Place Casino (Bridgeport), and Yellow Brick Road Casino (Chittenango) to the general public. All three casinos...Read More

Luckbox’s TSX Expectations Far Exceeded

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

Isle of Man-based eSports bookmaker Luckbox certainly seems to have aced ‘eSports Betting Done Right’. Luckbox last week confirmed having completed a public listing funding round to the tune of CA$3.8 million in preparation of...Read More

Canadians Need To Learn How To Trust Again

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

Canadians are known for a surprisingly positive stereotype; that of extreme politeness. But the global health crisis has even the politest nation on earth on edge. We’re surrounded by precautionary health measures promising to prote...Read More

Playtech Debuts Spin & Win With PokerStars

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

Leading online casino games developer Playtech has announced the official launch of its brand-new Spin & Win live-dealer product across PokerStars brand-domains. The game is now live and available to online Roulette enthusiasts via po...Read More

Kami Hudson Aces WSOP Online Finale Event #9

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

At the end of last week we saw the World Series of Poker Online Finale Circuit Series wrap up a 9th successful tournament event. The 12-ring series concluded on June 14, and was open to all players in New Jersey, Delaware and N...Read More

Men Quicker To Return To Work Than Women

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2020

Current ratings show that Canada is experiencing its highest rate of joblessness since 1976. And even though according to a prediction published by Capital Economics earlier this week, roughly 1.75 million Canadians will get to go back to...Read More

What The Future Holds for Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2020

Predicting the future of any industry is a precarious affair – if 2020 has taught us anything, then it’s got to be a thing of unavoidability we’ve known since just about forever: you can only really rely on death and tax...Read More

Clearview AI Refuses To Delete Canadian Images

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2020

Whether or not facial recognition technology is ethically sound is a hot topic of global interest at present. The value of facial recognition technology used without consent undoubtedly has its safety benefits from a citizens’ polic...Read More

MLS Is Back Tournament Scheduled for July

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2020

This week, the Major League Soccer announced its plans for the restarting of the 2020 season. All 26 MLS clubs will complete in a special MLS is Back Tournament at the Walt Disney World Resort Florida’s ESPN Wide World of Sports com...Read More

Police Raid Uncovers Tribal Casino Scheme

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

A recent police raid carried out on a total of six illegal pot shops reportedly owned and run by the Oneida Nation of the Thames has exposed more than just a secret stash of marijuana. The First Nation had apparently also been working on ...Read More

Bill & Ted’s Message To The Class Of 2020

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

Graduates of California’s Sam Dimas High School enjoyed quite the graduation send-off. Even though students had to this year make peace with a virtual graduation, they’ll always be able to tell of how they were wished well on ...Read More

USOPC Looks Into Relaxing Anti-Protest Rules

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

All people – including professional Olympic and Paralympic athletes – should have more freedom to protest at Olympic events. This according to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, which committee has now created an athle...Read More

partypoker Overhauls Its MILLIONS Online

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

Popular Poker operator partypoker’s MILLIONS weekly online tournaments were even before the cancellation of all major live Poker tournaments and games, a super success. MILLIONS Online is presented in the style of a flighted tournam...Read More

Play’n GO Stuns With Rainforest Magic Bingo

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

Award-winning casino software developer Play’n GO has just released an exciting new online game called Rainforest Magic Bingo. According to the developer the new release was inspired by their Rainforest Magic slot, and it features t...Read More

WSOP Announces 85-Bracelets Online Series

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

The World Series of Poker has announced that the newly created World Series of Poker Online, which was effectively created in order to replace the cancelled 2020 WSOP in Las Vegas, will officially kick off on July 1st. What&rsq...Read More

Montreal’s Surprise Whale Visitor Has Died

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

Montreal’s Surprise Whale Visitor Has Died The 9.5-metre-long humpback whale that had managed to captivate the curiosity and attention of folks living in the Montreal area in recent weeks, is reportedly suspected t...Read More

Alberta Charities Suffering Without Bingo

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

Non-profit Alberta charities and charitable support organisations are beginning to suffer the consequences of province-wide temporary casino, Bingo and charitable gaming venue closures. According to Brenda Thiruchelvam of the Edmonton Col...Read More

Musk’s Vegas Loop Gets First 2 Casino Stops

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

Elon Musk’s Boring Company has completed digging a second tunnel underneath the Las Vegas Convention Centre, and news that emerged this week is that Wynn Resorts and Resorts World Las Vegas have both lodged applications to become st...Read More

AGA Reports Record 2019 For US Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

US casinos may currently be reeling from the after-effects of shutdown orders, but according to the latest annual State of the States report as released each year by the American Gaming Association (AGA), 2019 saw quite the opposite state...Read More

Bob Eubanks To Host New LetsBingo On Mobile

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

Popular television game show host Bob Eubanks has been named as the man about to give away daily cash prizes as the presenter and host of LetsBingo, an exciting new free-to-play live Bingo game developed specifically for the mobile gaming...Read More

UK To Call On Evidence Regarding Loot Boxes

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

Discussions focused on the controversial nature of loot boxes are on the rise again. The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has said that it will what is expected to be within the week, launch a call for evidenc...Read More

GiG Seals Exciting Deal With GS Technologies

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

Casino technology and leading platform provider Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has confirmed having secured what it describes as being a long-term agreement with affiliate brand marketing specialist, GS Technologies. According to the provi...Read More

Conor McGregor Is Retiring - Again

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

UFC star Conor McGregor says he’s retiring. And it’s an intention UFC big boss Dana White is willing to (albeit tongue-in-cheek) accept.  McGregor on Sunday after what appears to have been yet another spur-of-the-moment d...Read More

Cascades Casino Delta To Plant 500 Trees

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s Cascades Casino Delta will, once complete, become home to more than 500 trees – of which at least 225 trees will be new trees. But in order for this to happen, and certainly in order for t...Read More

Gamblers Flock To Vegas After 78 Day-Hiatus

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

Vegas is back, baby! On Thursday morning Las Vegas casinos opened their doors for the first time since mid-March. And to say that 78 days of locked-up shop did a fair bit of damage is probably a gross understatement. Even so, the majority...Read More

Bill Pascrell A GAME ABOVE’s New President

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

Exciting news on the gaming events business front is that Bill Pascrell III has been named the new president of marketing behemoth A GAME ABOVE. And it’s an appointment proudly welcomed by Pascrell, for the simple reason of a lesson...Read More

Pragmatic Play Release New Ultra Burn Slot

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

Leading casino games developer Pragmatic Play has released the latest fruits of its labour created in partnership with exciting new independent studio developer and partner Reel Kingdom. Ultra Burn is the second slot released from the ran...Read More

Climate Change Doesn’t Have To Cost The Economy

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

A global health disaster is too big a price to pay for positive climate change and a really painful system of working toward decreased carbon emissions. A cool hard truth as voiced by Corinne Le Quéré, who is a Canadian prof...Read More

Mike Postle Off The Hook

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

Its apparently true that it never rains in California. Just ask the 100+ aggrieved plaintiffs in the recently dismissed class action attempt to call one of Poker’s biggest cheats to accountability and owning up to his many sins. And...Read More

Ontario’s LHRA Says About Live Horse Races

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

Ontario’s horse racing industry certainly faces challenging times as it continues to try and navigate towards a public health-compliant new normal. Following a strategy similar to what Woodbine Entertainment has begun implementing, ...Read More

schimmelgodx Wins GGPoker WSOPC Main Event

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

GGPoker’s WSOP Super Circuit Series is officially complete – and a sterling win for the Good Gaming Network-owned online Poker platform at that. A whopping total of 9,779 entries and a superb $5 million guaranteed prize-pool o...Read More

Microgaming Reaches Crucial Green Milestone

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

Leading online casino software developer this World Environment Day got to celebrate a very special environmentally friendly milestone of its own when the company completed and passed its International Organisation for Standardisation 140...Read More

Atari Ready To Launch Token Crypto

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

Gambling, and especially online gambling, has a strong and supportive ally in the video games industry. This has never proved more evident than in the present day. In fact, it was as far back as 2014 that we got to put actual brand names ...Read More

Gateway Mulling Over Re-opening Procedures

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment says its currently still evaluating processes and decisions around the reopening of its land-based casinos in the province of Ontario. All physical casinos in the province; as well as the country, for t...Read More

Khari Jones Knows All About Racism

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Montreal Alouettes head coach and former Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Khari Jones says he’s all too familiar with George Floyd’s tragic story – or at least with the sort of racism that’s obviously alive and we...Read More

Canadian National Hockey Star Haley Irwin Retires

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Canadian women’s national hockey team forward and two-time Olympic gold medallist Haley Irwin is retiring from national pro-hockey. The 31-year-old Thunder Bay, Ontario, native during her career playing Canadian pro-hockey compiled ...Read More

Loto-Québec Faces Class Action Over Poker Glitch

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Crown corporation and popular online gaming and Poker destination Loto-Québec has been confirmed as facing serious charges as well as a class-action lawsuit as a result of what appears to be a nasty technical glitch that caused unf...Read More

Skyrocket Entertainment Joins YGS Masters

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Leading casino games developer Yggdrasil Gaming has just added Skyrocket Entertainment’s The Games Company to its growing list of YGS Masters official studio partners. This means that that The Games Company will now enjoy full acces...Read More

Relax Gaming Goes All Out With Mega Flip Slot

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Leading online slots and casino games developer Relax Gaming is all about creating fresh new takes on beloved casino classics. And the developer has done exactly that yet again with the release of its brand-new Mega Flip ...Read More

Evolution Gaming Launches Power Blackjack

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Live casino games specialist developer and supplier Evolution Gaming has rolled out its latest superb Blackjack product. Power Blackjack was first showcased at this year’s ICE 2020 London gaming and iGaming expo in London in the UK....Read More

How Video Games Grew To A $100 Billion Global Industry

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Strange though it may be in our day and age to imagine a world without gaming, it’s true that as recently the 1950s games and the first gaming machine was regarded with a suspicion of sorts. To the minds of most, video games were no...Read More

Man Pleads Guilty To Village People Casino Scam

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Oregon’s The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park is a popular North Bend tourist destination offering all-year round entertainment and hotel accommodation. And so, when a Florida man in August 2015 contacted tribal casino management cla...Read More

Reach’s Mirror Bingo Relaunched With Jumpman

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Well-known UK operative Reach plc is the largest commercial, national and regional news publisher in the United Kingdom today. The publisher creates superbly engaging content which is then distributed via a colossal range of newspapers, d...Read More

Pragmatic Play Releases New John Hunter Slot

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2020

Globetrotting hero and dashing explorer John Hunter could give any Indiana Jones a run for his money. And the good news is that Pragmatic Play has just released the fourth instalment in the studio’s John Hunter series of adventure-s...Read More

Canadians Tune In As Bob & Doug Go To Space

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2020

Space adventure enthusiasts from Canada and all over the world huddled together separately but in solidarity on Saturday as they tuned in for a historic NASA and SpaceX launch. The Falcon 9 rocket was a successful lift-off from pad 39A at...Read More

Bingo Toonz On Zoom A Huge Hit

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2020

“Bingo Toonz” is nothing new to the majority of Edmontonian’s – it has, after all, been played in local bars all over the province for the past 12 years. But the game replacing traditional balls with snippets extra...Read More

Why A Good Old Swear Word Can’t Be Beat

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2020

Bad words go a long way to making us feel better when in a physically painful situation. Many would argue this to be a truth long known in the sphere of popular opinion, but even so, research now suggests that our feelings on the matter h...Read More

MLBPA Proposes Extended Season Finish

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

The Players Association (MLBPA) on Sunday rejected the league’s proposal involving players taking additional pay cuts necessitated by an extended period of inactivity that resulted from worldwide public health concerns. Instead, th...Read More

Harness Racing At Rideau To Resume June 7th

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

Live harness racing is expected to make its return to Rideau Carleton Raceway this June 7th.  And even though spectators will not be physically present in the stands,  enthusiasts will be able to follow all of th...Read More

Reitmans Axes Addition Elle, Thyme Maternity

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

Canadian clothing retail giant Reitmans (CA) Limited has announced plans to permanently its Addition Elle and Thyme Maternity brands. The decision to close up double shop will result in some 1,400 job losses and follows a complete intern...Read More

Pure Canadian Gaming To Go Cashless

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

Contactless cash access and payments technology has been a long time coming and soon, Canadian players will be in a position to benefit from the convenient safety-first approach made possible by payment solutions developer Passport Techno...Read More

Casinos Anxious To Reopen Despite Protests

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

As the of Las Vegas and Reno prepare for a desperately needed reopening of the gambling industry on June 4, many now fear the possibility of a protracted financial nightmare caused by the presence of a heavily armed National Guard in the...Read More

MGA Games Stuns With Golden Lucky Cat Bingo

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

Luck is just about on every player’s side now that leading online casino software developer Games has officially released its new Golden Lucky Cat video Bingo game. The game is of course based on the Far East cultural concept of a ...Read More

Betting Lines Changed After NHL Announcement

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

The recent confirmation received from Commissioner Gary Bettman regarding a changed-format season return plan to be applied to the remainder of the 2019-2020 season is having far-reaching consequences, including major changes to NHL bett...Read More

WSOP Edging Nearer Pennsylvania Online Poker Entry

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

The fight for the keys to the legalised online Poker kingdom in the US state of Pennsylvania is officially good and proper on. And as these things go, current one-man monopoly show PokerStars may soon have competition in the persona of th...Read More

NetEnt Pulls Street Fighter II Slot After 1 Week

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

Leading online casino games developer has only a week after having gone live with its Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot, completely pulled the game from circulation. Based on the popular Street Fighter arcade video games franchis...Read More

Zynga Acquires Peak In $1.8 Billion Deal

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

Popular mobile gaming developer Peak, the team behind popular mobile gaming franchises Toon Blast and Toy Blast, will following a recent acquisition deal to the tune of $1.8 billion, be taken over by developer Zynga. According to recentl...Read More

Jack Eichel On The Sabres And Hating To Lose

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Sabres captain Jack Eichel thinks losing sucks. And after a tough 5 years Eichel seems to feel he’s basically been going nowhere slowly playing for a team that’s failed to make the playoffs for the duration of his time spent a...Read More

Online Poker Steps Into a New Era

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Whoever thought a whole lot of good could come of a time challenging all of humanity on a global scale? But it has, and talk of sickness and mortality aside, it seems to have given old players and new a completely new lease on life. And ...Read More

Why Zoom Fatigue Is A Real Concern

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

  It’s a strange new world out there at the moment. And come to think of it, it’s an even stranger new world ‘in here’. And while our reasons for feeling this way may vary, much of what we&rsqu...Read More

Quickspin Man Mats Westerlund Joins Fantasma

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Quickspin co-founder Mats Westerlund, who also happens to have been part of the collective mastermind behind works of genius the likes of Quickspin’s Big Bad Wolf and s Starburst, has just been named the newest senior advisor and pa...Read More

Loto-Quebec Launches Kronos Unleashed Promo

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Loto-Quebec’s online offerings are all the rage right now, and it’s about to get even better thanks to host of new promotions, games and bonuses having been introduced to award-winning and respected Crown corporation online p...Read More

Mayfair Casino Wants Saudi Sheikh To Pay

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2020

Saudi business mogul and Sheikh Salah Hamdan Al Balawi, thought to be at least £100 million strong in liquefiable assets, has reportedly proved successful at convincing a UK High Court judge to suspend a applied to his assets follo...Read More

SG Corp Reveals Contactless Gaming Solution

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2020

Scientific Games, forever at the very forefront of innovation in , is officially rolling out a portfolio of 100% contactless gaming and casino solutions. These, declared the solutions provider, are as a whole designed to assist operators ...Read More

Niantic’s Pokémon Fest To Go Virtual

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2020

The annual Fest will this year be held online instead of the usual hosting by select cities the world over. The fest previously allowed players to meet up at physical locations around the globe, which locations typically involved large p...Read More

Daniel Cates Admits To Ghosting Allegations

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2020

Daniel “Jungleman” Cates has reportedly admitted to having ghosted a (none-pro) friend’s account in a high-stakes home Poker game played around three weeks ago. This after businessman and Poker enthusiast/player Bill Per...Read More

Sonya Gaudet Included In Canadian Hall Of Fame

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2020

World and Canadian wheelchair Curling gold medalist Sonya Gaudet is one of 11 athletes to have been named as having been included in the Class of 2020-2021 set to be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. And its according to ...Read More

The Comfort Foods That Aren’t Comforting

Ben Hamill - May 29, 2020

Ever notice how comfort meant to make you feel ‘better’ and, well, comforted, often only does the trick for literally a couple of minutes before the familiar old lag, slug and bad mood sets in as if with renewed vengeance? Ex...Read More

Playtech Owns Up To Past Failures

Ben Hamill - May 29, 2020

Leading casino technology and games provider has said that it is more than willing to assume full responsibility for its former failures regarding social responsibility, and that despite whatever may have transpired in times gone by, the...Read More

Habanero Launches New Techno Tumble Slot

Ben Hamill - May 29, 2020

Leading casino games developer has launched its latest online slot and Techno Tumble is bound to be a futuristic-themed hit among fans of techno and science fiction. The slot even incorporates the spirit of retro-style 60s diners by incl...Read More

Bill Perkins Outs Cheat Worse Than Postle

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

According to well-known businessman and long-time Poker enthusiast Bill Perkins, there walks among us a player who makes Mike Postle’s cheating antics resemble innocent fooling-about shenanigans. This has obviously catalysed a massi...Read More

Greta Thunberg Calls Out Sonya Savage For Honesty

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

Swedish climate- and environmental activist isn’t exactly impressed with Alberta energy minister Sonya Savage’s sense of timing. Savage in a recent podcast proclaimed people’s inability to protest amid a global health c...Read More

Cullen Commission Enters Inquiry’s 2nd Phase

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

Tensions escalated this week as the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into in the Canadian province of British Columbia announced its readiness to resume its inquiry and move head into the second phase of the proceedings. The hope and expecta...Read More

Bettman Reveals NHL Season Finale Format

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

The NHL’s Gary Bettman has reached an agreement with the Players’ Association (NHLPA) regarding the way forward for a possible season finale. The format will involve a 24-team playoff specifically designed so as to lead up to...Read More

PokerStars Unveils New DoJo Training App

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

Trust to save the boring day. The leading Poker room operator has now launched a rather superb new (and free!) training app intended to help players master specifically the basics of the game. Poker DoJo is available to all U.K. and U.S....Read More

New BoltBet® Casino Game At Spin Casino

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

The seasoned professionals at Spin Casino have launched a brand to bring the entertainment home to Canada’s online slots enthusiasts. A fresh look and reimagining of the Vegas Flush™ online slot, with some of the best in tech...Read More

William And Kate Play Surprise Virtual Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate Middleton recently brought a great deal of happiness and certainly many smiles too to a group of highly surprised residents living at Cardiff’s Shire Hall Care Home. The unsuspecting resi...Read More

King Of Gambling Stanley Ho Dies

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

The man who became famously known as the ‘king of gambling’ for having transformed into the modern and world-class casino gambling capital it is today, the enigmatic Stanley Ho, has died at the advanced and celebrated old age...Read More

Queen’s Brian May Tells Of Heart Attack

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

Queen’s Brian May has reportedly revealed details around his recent emergency trip to hospital after the legendary suffered what he described in typical May-form as his having had a “small” heart attack. The famous guit...Read More

Belarus’s Alexgirs Wins Biggest SCOOP Event

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

“Alexgirs”, an online Poker champion hailing from Belarus, has just won the largest prize of the entire 2020 PokerStars (SCOOP) awarded so far. The player did this by acing the SCOOP $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, ...Read More

OLG Approved For CA$500M In Government Aid

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

The  is in desperate need of help in order to stay afloat in a new and unprecedented slowed gaming landscape and has as such had to apply to Ontario’s government for a CA$500 rescue loan, which has now officially been granted. ...Read More

Aim Assist In The Works For Fortnite

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

Fortnite’s console players will have to wait a little longer for aim assist justice after announced that change is on the way but that the update will not be released before the FNCS Invitational, which is currently underway, has d...Read More

GiG Joins Playtech’s iPoker Network

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

Leading casino games tech-supplier and platform administrator this week announced having successfully migrated high-velocity casino content developer Playtech’s iPoker online network to its own aggregator platform. Playtech’s...Read More

Woodbine Ready To Launch Dark Horse App

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

is doing everything in its power to gift to horse racing lovers the best possible betting experience once live horse racing returns to Ontario’s beloved tracks come June 5. Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson has announced the upcoming unveili...Read More

MLB Considering A Spring Training Return

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

is feverishly trying to suss out ways in which the 2020 season can take place given bans on air travel and large gatherings. One idea that seems to be sticking somewhat more effectively than most others is the idea of playing in spring t...Read More

Aristocrat Finally Settles Big Fish Lawsuits

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

Australian slot machine manufacturer Leisure knows all about falling victim to terrible timing. The company has agreed to part with a settlement in the amount of $31 million in order to at long last put a class action lawsuit instituted ...Read More

Seneca Gaming Corp. Appoints Interim CEO

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Native American-controlled Seneca Gaming Corporation (SGC) is looking for new ways in which to boost its stay-at-home-affected casinos and part of the change is not renewing current CEO Holly Gagnon’s contract, which is set to expir...Read More

OneComply Inc. Joins Forces With GameCo LLC

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

If law-abiding operators and gambling-related companies such as suppliers and tech-providers are most concerned about any single aspect of business, then that aspect would have to be a streamlined and effective licensing solution. And tha...Read More

How Facebook Plans To Move In On E-Commerce

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Not only does Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook own Instagram, and more recently too, but the social media mogul now wants to control the online shopping experience as well, a privilege currently enjoyed mainly by Jeff Bezos’ Amazon...Read More

Microgaming Revamps Immortal Romance™ Slot

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Casino software giant sure has a knack of breathing new life into old classics. Enter Microgaming’s recently revamped adaptation of classic online casino slot Immortal Romance™. It’s been nearly a decade since the initi...Read More

Luckbox Looks To List on TSX

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Accelerated IPO is the name of the game right now for bookmaker Luckbox. The Isle of Man-headquartered information technology giant is looking to list its business on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange as soon as practically possible a...Read More

MPN Says Its Final Goodbye

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2020

One of the oldest online Poker networks has dealt its final spread. The  Poker Network (MPN) on May 19, after nearly 18 years actively running, flipped the final goodnight switch. Founded in March 2003, the gaming giant’s Poker...Read More

CFL Talks About Season, Grey Cup Changes

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2020

The (CFL), not unlike the majority of leagues the world over, is eager to the point of desperate to salvage as much of the remainder of the current season as possible. CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie in an official statement sent to seas...Read More

NASCAR Inks Brand Bet Deal With IMG Arena

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2020

The latest news on the sports and front is that NASCAR sports betting has just gone global thanks to a deal with IMG Arena. NASCAR has confirmed that it is now in a licensed position to for the first time ever, provide live streaming rig...Read More

How Bumper Tables Are Keeping Diners Safe

Ben Hamill - May 23, 2020

A Baltimore company has come up with a rather ingenious plan to get diners to keep their distance whilst engaged in eating and chatter at outdoor-style and café venues. Revolution Event Design & Production debuted their bumper...Read More

Microgaming Reveal Trio Of Sports Slots

Ben Hamill - May 23, 2020

Online casino games colossus has gone the full Monty on an exclusive range of sports-themed titles. The gaming and entertainment giant have announced that it is ready to debut a fantastic trio of football-themed slots as early as this su...Read More

NetEnt Launch Highly-Anticipated Street Fighter II Slot

Ben Hamill - May 23, 2020

Leading casino software developer ’s new Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot has officially gone live. The title incorporates strong and popular elements of the famous arcade game from the early 90’s. And since its NetEn...Read More

Gold Rush Files Countersuit In Gaming Saga

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2020

Gaming terminal operator Gold Rush Gaming, Inc., appears to be calling shenanigans by way of a countersuit filed in an Illinois case involving a lawsuit filed Illinois gaming cafés chain Stella’s and Shelby’s. Gold Rush...Read More

Take-Two Says About 93 Games In 5 Years

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2020

Take-Two Interactive, the video games giant behind brands like Grand Theft Auto and , is looking at various ways in which to strengthen the brand and future lineup. Take-Two president Karl Slatoff said during a recent May earnings call th...Read More

40th Terry Fox Anniversary Shoes A Huge Hit

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2020

The timelessness of Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope in support of research exactly 40 years ago has once again been reaffirmed. Fox ran his 1980 cross-country marathon passage in a pair of Adidas sneakers of royal blue and thanks to a...Read More

Evolution Gaming Signs Deal With Golden Nugget

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

Specialist live casino and live dealer games supplier has confirmed having concluded a new partnership deal with the U.S. division of the Golden Nugget Casino group. What the deal effectively means is that Evolution Gaming will make avai...Read More

Safety 1st As Casino Rama Prepares To Reopen

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

Gateway’s Resort is in the process of preparing to reopen its doors to its players, the operator’s Rob Mitchell has said. Mitchell is the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Gateway Casinos and Entertainment. An...Read More

YouTube Drops Coming To Blizzard Leagues

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

Activision and Google-owned streaming platform YouTube’s January-announced multiple-year deal that saw YouTube appointed the exclusive streaming partner for Activision Blizzard’s eSports leagues has finally come full circle. ...Read More

Lightning Box Is Back With New Eagle Sun Slot

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

We’re barely clear of a month since we saw casino games developer Lightning Box Games debut its Blown Away online slot, and the developer is back again with something new. Last week, Games confirmed in a press release that they wou...Read More

NFL Owners Vote Yes To Expanded Rooney Rule

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

The on Tuesday passed what is possibly one of the most important votes that can be passed by any business, sport-focused or otherwise, which is to improve opportunities for minorities to be appointed in executive positions. In the case o...Read More

Queen’s Plate Rescheduled To September 12

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

Dating back as far as 1860, ’s Queen’s Plate is Canada’s oldest Thoroughbred horse race. What’s more, the annual Queen’s Plate is also the oldest continuously run race in all of North America. Which is why th...Read More

Leonard Patrick Bags $1.61M Career Win

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

GGPoker’s Circuit Ring Event #8: HR Championship has seen to it that U.K. Poker prodigy Patrick Leonard nabs the biggest score of his long and celebrated career so far when he finished in the runner-up position on May 17.

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New Sky Hunters Slot from Kalamba Games

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

Sky Hunters is the latest to be released by the enigmatic Kalamba Games. This time around the Malta-based studio went to town on everything from creating a show of natural backdrop beauty, to crafting a game with incredible feature appea...Read More

Museums Helping Folks Lock Down Artfully

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

Kintsugi is the centuries-old art of repairing broken pottery with gold. It’s a method based on the powerful idea that by embracing flaws and imperfections, something stronger than the original design can be created. Something stro...Read More

RCMP Warns Against Rogue Bingo Games

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

The best of intentions aside, Canadians have been warned by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to refrain from participating in unlicensed Bingo and Lottery games, even when engaged with via platforms. Hosting or even just participating i...Read More

Getting To Know partypoker’s Steven DWStevie Kok

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

21-year-old Poker streamer Steven ‘DWStevie’ Kok says he’s positively “digging winning” in his capacity of official Twitch team member. The Netherlands-based streamer was signed by famous online Poker room p...Read More

Red Tiger Release Robin Hood’s Wild Forest Slot

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

Fans of Robin Hood popular storytelling culture will be delighted to know that award-winning developer has just released a brand-new storied slot titled ‘Robin Hood’s Wild Forest’. What’s more, in keeping with the...Read More

Tell All Book About Harry & Meghan Coming In August

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

Whether or not the upcoming book revealing all about Harry and wife s official royal-capacity exit will unveil hidden Royal Family secrets remains to be seen. But what is pretty much a done deal is that the August 11 release of the Harper...Read More

Minecraft Smashes Through the 200M Ceiling

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

’s Minecraft has been around for an astounding 11 years – a period of time bordering on ancient when talking the typical expected popularity-lifespan of a game. But Minecraft continues to entertain and with sales having now of...Read More

Live Races At Kawartha Downs Come June 6th

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

Great news is that live races will be returning to by as early as June 6. This following a preliminary approval granted by Ontario’s Provincial Government. Races will be live but on condition that no spectators will be invited to a...Read More

Tokyo 2020 A Major IOC Financial Loss

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

The wasted accumulated costs to be settled by the International Olympic Commission (IOC) and host-country combined, may well end up running into billions of U.S. dollars, the IOC has now said. The commission itself has set aside a prelim...Read More

PokerStars Extends SCOOP To End Of May

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

is going to town with bells and whistles on with its now-extended 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). The operator last week announced that not only will it be extending its SCOOP by very close to two additional weeks of pl...Read More

NetEnt Live Shows Off Its New Live Casino Lobby

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

has allowed operators a sneak preview glimpse at its new Live Casino Lobby and Mini-Lobby. The entire layout has been designed with a single goal in mind, explains Director of NetEnt Live, Andres Renfigo, and that single goal is player r...Read More

Loto-Quebec Celebrates Birthday With New Online Games

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

The residents of may not enjoy all of the perks of freedom of movement at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a great deal of entertainment to be enjoyed online. And since Loto-Quebec is this year celebrating i...Read More

Sheraton May Join Cascades Casino North Bay

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

If all were to go according to plan, the community of North Bay will eventually become the new home of not only the under-construction  North Bay, but also of a 120-room Four Points by Sheraton hotel right next door. Plans surroundin...Read More

Quickspin Unveil New Diamond Duke Slot

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2020

Feeling on the down-low with precious little left to do? Then worry not, because has just released its new Diamond Duke online slot and it’s the ultimate boredom buster. And who couldn’t do with a healthy dose of good old fee...Read More

T-Rex May Have Been Built for Long Walks

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2020

Food – and in particular how animals feed and used to feed – is important when trying to understand just about anything else about an . And when that ecosystem no longer exists (as in of the pre-historic variety), figuring out...Read More

Why Canadians Are Loving Working from Home

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2020

A recent Angus-Reid survey carried out on behalf of employment firm ADP Canada indicates that nearly half of survey participants working from home are perfectly happy adopting working from home as a permanent new normal. And since nearly ...Read More

Frozen Star Kristen Bell Talks Parenting

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2020

During a recent instalment of her web series “#Momsplaining With Kristen Bell” Frozen star Kristen Bell got up close and real personal with the issue of double standards in parenting. A question particularly perplexing appears...Read More

Mega Moolah Atlantean Treasures™ Jackpot Won

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2020

Not only are players now at liberty to explore everything that the wonderful world under the water has to offer thanks to Microgaming’s Atlantean Treasures™: , but one very lucky player experienced the payday of a lifetime whe...Read More

Epic Teases Unreal Engine 5 – And Its Big

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2020

’ Unreal Engine 5 has landed. And yes, it’s a tease like nothing before it. Already as it is one of the world’s most broadly used game engine’s today, Unreal is used far and wide not only be games developers, but a...Read More

Cascades Casino Langley Remains Closed

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2020

Gateway’s Cascades Casino Langley may have to remain closed for a little while longer. No possible re-opening date has been announced by the operator as of yet, but the expectation is that casinos may be permitted to open somewhere ...Read More

BCLC GameSense Advisors Now On The Phone

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2020

Just because we’ve been ordered to stay at home unless it’s to leave the house for essential items like food or medicine, doesn’t mean we’re now at the mercy of our own devices when having to keep a healthy balance...Read More

Woodbine Looks To Resume Live Races In June

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson during an online question-and-answer session on Tuesday said that barring a caveat to be approved by government and local health authorities, there appears to at this stage be no reason why horseracing, albei...Read More

Alabama Player Rakes It In With Global Poker

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

is quickly becoming the new go-to online Poker room guys and judging by everything that’s been happening at the currently in-play Rattlesnake Open, running from May 3 through May 25th, it’s not difficult to see why...Read More

Red Tiger Gaming Stuns With The Wild Hatter Slot

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

’s new The Wild Hatter slot is like something straight out of a fantasy novel. Set against a colourful background, the game’s reels are populated by symbols that a wonderfully detailed and almost appear to come to life once sp...Read More

How Riot Gave Volibear A New Lease On Life

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

, it seems, is all about bringing old-time characters back to life. And it does this by literally re-inventing those beloved old champions much in the same way as comic books would with superheroes like Superman and Batman. In a way, once...Read More

Las Vegas Sands Pulls The Plug On Japan IR

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

Not only has Japan; albeit by no fault of its own; lost out on hosting the and Paralympic Games, but according to several market commentators, may lose out on the business of numerous potential gambling industry investors too – thi...Read More

Atlantic Lottery Reports Online Gaming Surge

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

has said that it has seen a definite surge in online gaming over the course of recent weeks. The corporation puts this down to folks having been ordered to stay safe by staying at home. The surge has according to Atlantic Lottery CEO Chr...Read More

AGS Cites Strong Approach To Rest Of 2020

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

Las Vegas-headquartered casino group has apparently discovered the secret to beating all odds. The firm recently documented the impact the current global economic crisis has had on its Q1 performance and has assured its investors that de...Read More

Conor Wants A Piece Of Justin After UFC 249

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

Saturday’s 249 caused quite a bit of melodrama for some and an unexpected payday for others. Extensive travel bans leading up to Saturday’s fight between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and scheduled opponent Tony Fe...Read More

Rounders And The Hidden Lessons In Cheating

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

It’s no secret: Rounders has instilled itself dead centre into modern-day culture. We’ve borrowed the taglines, we’ve adopted the adages – basically, we live and dream what we imagine it must be like to live the l...Read More

Yggdrasil Packs A Punch In New Neon Rush Splitz™ Slot

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

Dogged perseverance has any crisis beat and iGaming developer/distributor is a study in exactly that. The award-winning casino software developer has just released its brand-new Neon Rush Splitz™ slot, complete with built-in custom...Read More

Corey La Barrie Dead On 25th Birthday

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

Tragic news this week is that celebrity figure Corey La Barrie has passed away on his birthday. La Barrie, only 25, died in a car accident on Sunday. His brother Jarrad revealed the tragic news on Monday in a post on social media platfor...Read More

Georges St-Pierre Enters UFC Hall Of Fame

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

The Canadian described by ’s (UFC) Dana White as the greatest sportsman and most famous athlete to ever have come out of Canada, is well on his way to joining the ranks of the UFC Hall of Fame. Welterweight and middleweight UFC cham...Read More

Play’n GO Release Agent Destiny Slot

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

Leading casino games developer is obviously in 1st gear and raring to go. The developer’s latest slot hot off the production line is real James Bond-adventure style game. Agent Destiny is in fact like something straight ...Read More

Actor Jerry Stiller Dies Aged 92

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

Celebrated actor Jerry Stiller, perhaps best known for his role playing the hilariously borderline-offensive father of George on the comedic television sitcom Seinfeld, has died.  Actor and son Ben Stiller confirmed the news of his p...Read More

Valorant Aims To Be The Next Big Thing In eSports

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

Riot’s Valorant may still be in its closed beta phase, but that doesn’t mean that the new tactical shooter game released by the creators of League of Legends isn’t perfectly primed to become the next big franchise in the...Read More

Peterborough Losing Out On Casino Income

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

The value of municipal casino allocations is often grossly underestimated. And now that casinos all over , and certainly all over the country, have been forced to closed down indefinitely in an attempt to protect not only their employees ...Read More

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Felt In San Diego

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that the moving of the earth experienced and reported by San Diegans on Sunday afternoon was in fact a 4.5 magnitude earthquake. The is thought to have originated in Imperial County, after which i...Read More

Beloved Soul Singer Betty Wright Dies

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

Beloved soul singer Betty Wright has lost her fight against , her family has confirmed. Wright was only 66 at the time of her passing at her Miami home. The beloved artist was diagnosed with endometrial cancer a little less than a year ag...Read More

Little Richard Dies Aged 87

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Self-proclaimed king of Rock ’n Roll Little Richard has died aged 87. Of such an explosive magnitude was Little Richard’s influence not only on one particular genre, but on how we appreciate as a whole, that it’s hard t...Read More

Andre Harrell Dies At Only 59 Years Old

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Sad news confirmed by Universal Music Group late last week is that R&B producer and founder of Uptown Records Andre Harrell, has passed away. He was only 59. The label at the time of the tragic announcement described Harrell to have b...Read More

Canadian Sport To Benefit From Federal Funding

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Crucial relief has been pledged by federal government to the thousands of Canadian athletes struggling to make even basic ends meet as a result of the indefinite cancellation of all major sports events.  Government has promised a sum...Read More

Poker Rooms To Limit Players Upon Reopening

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Sufficient distance geared at limiting the spread of any infectious diseases, airborne or otherwise, will be the new normal once operators are given the go-ahead to reopen by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Physical distancing policies w...Read More

NetEnt Release East Sea Dragon King Slot

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

has released yet another riveting sea-farer’s slots adventure. The good news is that the developer’s East Sea Dragon King has been released as part of its popular Cluster Pays series of slots, which obviously means that win-m...Read More

New Animal Crossing A Nintendo Sales Driver

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons proved a massive driver of revenue income in terms of actual sales registered for the period leading up to March 31st for Japanese video games giant Nintendo. Despite current market difficulties, ...Read More

UK Player Wins Big In Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Vicky Bevan is proof yet again that one need not have played for years and years on end to come out the other side a big winner. The Wigan (Lancashire, UK) resident, and a mum of three at that, has much to celebrate after having nabbed a...Read More

Boris Johnson Reveals Meaning Behind His Baby’s Names

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and girlfriend Carrie Symonds have officially announced the name of their son to be Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson. And, the couple added, the names pay tribute to the couple’s grandfathers as ...Read More

Poker’s Darkest Friday Nearly 10 Years Old

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2020

former CEO and founder Isai Scheinberg’s March plea and guilty verdict was likely the beginning of the end of what will forever be known as Poker’s own Black Friday saga. The once-respected online Poker boss earlier this year...Read More

Second Chance Loto-Quebec Bad Beat Jackpot

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2020

It now seems that even the worst of luck “pays” when playing OK Poker on Loto-Quebec’s premium gaming platform. And since we could all do with a bit of beating the odds right now, ’s Bad Beat Poker progressive jack...Read More

Livestream Reveals All About Xbox Series X

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2020

A recent livestream allowed a sneak-peek into what we can expect to play once the new Xbox Series X console is released later on this year. Microsoft previously let on that it would be available in the run-up toward Christmas 2020 and no...Read More

Yggdrasil Welcomes True Lab To YG Masters

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2020

Leading casino games developer Gaming’s YG Masters program appears to be growing exponentially, with the latest partner to have been added to the esteemed initiative this week confirmed by the developer as independent games develop...Read More

Old Alberta Wells May Become Energy Hotspots

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2020

Alberta isn’t at all happy to allow its redundant and old out-of-use crude oil wells to simply sit there now that they’re no longer in action. And since there are literally tens of thousands of these sites sprinkled all over t...Read More

Youssef Hossam Banned From Tennis For Life

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2020

Top young tennis seed Youssef Hossam has been banned from playing tennis for life. The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) this week handed down the ruling after Hossam was declared guilty of match-fixing during a disciplinary hearing in London i...Read More

Netflix’s “Becoming” Is Right On Time

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2020

New documentary “Becoming” not only shares its name with former first lady Michelle Obama’s memoire – it’s the actual documented footage that was recorded at the time of her having book-toured to present the...Read More

Sidewalk Withdraws From Toronto City Project

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

A whole lot of years-long noise this week led to a futile dead end when Sidewalk Labs announced its decision to withdraw from the somewhat controversial Toronto Waterfront Smart City project. The company cited economic uncertainty as the...Read More

eSports Players Facing Match-Fixing Charges

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

Australian authorities have confirmed having arrested five Victoria-based Counter Strike: Global Offense (CS:GO) players on charges of eSports match-fixing. 4 of the 5 arrested are 20 years of age and the 5th is 27. Police hav...Read More

Police Confirm Major Hong Kong Gambling Bust

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

Police have confirmed having busted wide open a massive illegal gambling ring operated by a Hong Kong syndicate. The illegal organisation had allegedly prompted players to play everything from online Blackjack to and dice games on its ro...Read More

The Senseless Killing Of Ahmaud Arbery

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

African American Georgia (U.S.) resident Ahmaud Arbery, only barely 26, was completely unarmed when he was gunned down by two white American men. In fact, Arbery had been out jogging, effectively minding his own business, when he was for ...Read More

Why Adele’s Weight Loss Is Unsettling

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

It goes to show, you can’t please everybody. When singing sensation Adele first burst onto the music scene 12 years ago, she was only 19, and considered heavily overweight. What’s worse, people not only noticed, but had a who...Read More

Viral Controversy Over Strange Kawasaki Disease

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

Kawasaki illness. Every bit as mysterious as a recent wave of folks losing all sense of touch and smell, let alone vascular inflammation. As for what causes the mysterious illness, thought to only affect children, have not yet been able ...Read More

Elon Musk Cryptic About Coded Baby Name

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

Elon Musk’s Canadian songstress girlfriend Grimes has given birth to a perfect healthy baby boy. Now, the name of the child, as divulged shortly after the birth by dad Elon has been questioned as it seems a bit odd. Not that “...Read More

Canucks Willing To Host Games Without Fans

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

While current circumstances remain far too volatile for actual in-person fan attendance, Canucks top doc Dr. Bonnie Henry is of the opinion that there may be a fine alternative to be found in terms of broadcast games being a solution to t...Read More

PokerStars Announces Celebrity Poker Event

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

is doing more than just its bit for relieving the plight of those affected by the current global calamity. The operator has announced the launch of a special charity initiative called “Stars Call for Action – Powered by Poker...Read More

Leaked Lenovo Legion Footage Causes A Stir

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

Computer systems manufacturer Lenovo has been dabbling in mobile technology for quite some time now and has even released a couple of pretty swanky smart devices – including note pads, idea pads and of course full-on laptop systems....Read More

GCGC Working On A Re-Opening Strategy

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

The tenacity and determination shown by casino operators across the country has yet again borne witness to the industry’s commitment to the safety of its employees and of its players. No man; or for that matter, industry; is an isla...Read More

Microgaming To Launch More New Games In May

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

It seems as if leading casino software developer and market leader has quite the new-games collection up its sleeve for May. The developer certainly is making good on earlier promises of more games and more diversity than ever before bei...Read More

Online Poker Continues To Thrive

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

During a time when an invisible enemy is wreaking havoc with most markets around the globe, one particular industry is proving to be quite the star; the industry. Now that most folks have been ordered to sit the crisis out by staying at ...Read More

GoT Actor Sets New Deadlift World Record

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

actor Hafthor “The Mountain” Bjornsson has set a new deadlift world record. The HBO superstar on Saturday made lifting a staggering 501 kilograms of dead weight look like light work at Thor’s Power Gym in Iceland. The 3...Read More

Casino Regina Blackjack Scammers Stole Over CA$30k

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

It’s now been revealed that the Blackjack defrauders responsible for having swindled Saskatchewan’s Casino Regina in January this year managed to bag at least CA$30,000 in fraudulent winnings. The rogue team responsible for th...Read More

Starlight Casino London Construction On Hold

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

What was supposed to have been a new development right and ready to welcome its first customers by no later than the warmer months of 2021, will now in all likelihood have to bump up its opening-party plans by literally months into the fu...Read More

GGPoker Welcomes Fedor Holz And Pokercode

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

That nothing but recognition as the world’s leading Poker room will be good enough for is becoming increasingly more evident. An entire host of celebrity-style ambassadors have joined the brand’s family over the course of rec...Read More

Celebrating A Special Cinco de Mayo At Home

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

This year, though not off to the grandest or most momentous of starts, still has a lot going for it after all. And even more so if celebrating Cinco de Mayo is on your list of events worth hanging it all out for. And widespread close-of-s...Read More

Miami Dolphins’ Don Shula Dies Aged 90

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

NFL legend and former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula has died. The 90-year old inspired terms like “winningest” being coined within the ranks of professional league football and is widely regarded as a man who helped write the...Read More

Valve Cancels The International

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

may be considered a lone survivor during a time of challenges untold, but even professional video gaming has not escaped the threat of an invisible enemy. Due to the mass-gatherings inspired by Valve’s annual flagship The Internati...Read More

Las Vegas Casinos Look Into Protective Screens

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

When the going gets tough, the tough get down to formulating a new normal. casinos may not yet know the when of a possible post-ghost-town reopening, but they’ll be damned if they’re going to be caught without a how. Since co...Read More

TravelPulse Hosts Massive Virtual Bingo Game

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

TravelPulse Canada has pulled off what may very well be the largest virtual travel agent game ever staged. Friday afternoon saw very close to 500 virtual participants take part in the live video feed event on Facebook. Hosted by Toronto&...Read More

Amazing Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

With Mother’s Day on the fast approach, folks have been wondering what to get mom this year, especially since not all supplies are currently in full circulation. But thanks to some pretty awesome suggestions compiled by concerned on...Read More

Asian Murder Hornets On The Way To NYC

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

China is supposedly to blame for an enemy of a different kind now that a giant Asian “murder hornet” has made its way into U.S. airspace. And on the topic of whether the murderous flesh-eating hornets are really all that dange...Read More

Nolimit City Unveils Harlequin Carnival Slot

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

Let nobody accuse Nolimit City of failing to show up at the party. The leading software developer recently unveiled its fabulous new Harlequin Carnival online slot, and its nothing short of a Venice masked-ball extravaganza. A rich explos...Read More

George Street Festival Confirmed Cancelled

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

The annual George Street Festival draws thousands of festivalgoers to St. Johns. Ironically, it’s for exactly this reason that what would have this year been the 36th anniversary of the festival, has now been cancelled fo...Read More

Graysen Cameron Talks About His Recovery

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2020

To those of us unfamiliar with the challenges posed by a sudden and traumatic shift in reality, imagining what it must be like to come to terms with the imminent threat of physical disability, can be near impossible. But hope springs eter...Read More

Microgaming Praises Staff-Led PlayItForward

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2020

Now in its 6th year of operation, staff-led PlayItForward initiative has raised more than £120,000 in charitable donations, the majority of which was raised since the entire initiative was entrusted to the gaming giant&r...Read More

Microsoft’s Cross-Gen Policy Gets A Buff

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2020

The cross-generation games conundrum is a particularly sharp thorn in the side of many a developer. Re-creating a game originally created for a current-generation console, so as to make that game compatible with a last-generation console,...Read More

Pragmatic Play Wows With Fruit Rainbow Slot

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2020

has just released a colourful new take on the old classic fruit machine slot. Fruit Rainbow is the latest creation by the brand, and certainly promises to live up to the leading developer’s quality online slots reputation. The 40-p...Read More

Xbox Series X Hailed The Dawn Of A New Era

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2020

So confident is Microsoft in the pure work of genius that is its new Series X console, that Xbox big boss Phil Spencer has described the latest Xbox innovation as a piece of equipment that will usher in the biggest change in gaming since...Read More

Epic Announces Massive Invitational Event

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2020

’s Epic Games may have been suspiciously mute and on the down-low until now, especially when compared with various major charity drive events recently spearheaded by League of Legends and EA’s FIFA in an attempt to keep high-p...Read More

OLG Municipal Allocations Are Pure Lifelines

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2020

Casinos across Canada’s provinces have shown support and heart to local communities during a time of unprecedented crises. Some have displayed massive hearts of light across hotel towers whilst others have opened their kitchens to s...Read More

Stay-At-Home Netflix Magic Coming In May

Ben Hamill - May 02, 2020

Judging by the inward-bound and the outward-bound shows presented to subscribers by Canada this May, staying at home promises to be more than just blissfully bearable. We’ll be treated to everything from the dramatic to the insane ...Read More

RevenueWire Ordered To Pay Millions To FTC

Ben Hamill - May 02, 2020

A Victoria-based e-commerce facilitation support and service provider has been ordered to part with $6.75 million by a B.C. Federal Court. The court ruled that according to evidence presented in the civil action matter between the U.S. Fe...Read More

Get Ready For The Super High Roller Bowl

Ben Hamill - May 01, 2020

There’s nothing quite like riding the wave and keeping a good thing going. Which is exactly what plans on doing following the smashing success that was the 2020 Poker Masters Online Series. The leading online gaming site has announ...Read More

Evoplay Launch Texas Hold’em Poker in 3D

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2020

has just added yet another entertainment masterpiece to its existing table games portfolio. The latest launch is a Wild West-themed 3D online Poker game that packs a real punch. Texas Hold’em Poker 3D is pure online card action at ...Read More

Beloved Actor Irrfan Khan Dies Aged 54

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2020

  Popular Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who starred in dozens of Hindi-language films and shot to round-the-world fame after he appeared in movies like Jurassic World, Slumdog Millionaire and Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, has died ...Read More

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid Confirmed Pregnant

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2020

It certainly appears to be true that something pink may be a-foot in the land of One Direction-star Zayn Malik and Victoria’s Secret supermodel-girlfriend Gigi Hadid. Rumours of a baby daughter on the way started flying about when H...Read More

Relax Confirms Important New ReelPlay Deal

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2020

Only a couple of weeks ago, inked the deal of a lifetime with Finnish operator Paf. Now they have just confirmed having nabbed yet another lucrative partnership, and this time around with Australia’s ReelPlay. The new licensing dea...Read More

WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Sets New Record

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2020

Unprecedented times call for creative measures. And creativity often-times leads to unexpected positive outcomes. This certainly appears to be the case with the upcoming Super Circuit Online Series, to be presented in partnership with on...Read More

Pragmatic Play Launch Bingo Blast

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

Part of Bingo’s magical appeal is its relaxing laid-back nature. In fact, it’s a game that caters for every preference, with some choosing to dab at various cards at once and others preferring to choose a more relaxed pace of ...Read More

Betsoft Ready For Journey To The West Slot Launch

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

This May 21st is a day to look forward to as it just so happens to be the date on which plans to release yet another fantastic on action-packed online video slot. Going live in may is the new Journey to the West slot and this o...Read More

Cascades Casino North Bay On Further Hold

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

Since the construction of a new casino complex isn’t considered a service humanity can’t do without (although die-hard gaming enthusiasts would disagree!), operator & Entertainment will have to wait a while longer yet bef...Read More

Google Doodle Games Aim To Beat Boredom Blues

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

Search engine giant is doing its bit to bust an unexpected modern-day peril: stay-at-home boredom. What many originally anticipated would feel something like a holiday on the bargain, is quickly beginning to turn into a battle that invol...Read More

Dennis Rodman – Enigma Of 1990s NBA

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

The man rumoured to have dated R&B superstar Toni Braxton is often overlooked and especially so when positioned next to The Last Dance NBA superstar and GOAT of the basketball industry, Michael Jordan. But Dennis Rodman’s absolu...Read More

Marc Eversley Looks Set To Manage The Bulls

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

The latest inside-NBA scoop is that Marc Eversley, previously the VP of player personnel for the Philadelphia 76ers, has been appointed the new General Manager for the Chicago Bulls. This means that Eversley is to officially replace the f...Read More

Kamloops Councillor Wants iGaming Allocation

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

Times are changing and as the world of gaming heads in an exciting new direction, which just so happens to be mainly in the realm of the digital, the expectation is that certain other support-changes must necessarily be adopted too. This ...Read More

The Stars Group Rebrands BetStars

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

The Stars Group is slowly but surely building its brand into a name to be reckoned with. And since knowability is the name of the Fortune-500 game, the group’s recent rebrand applied to its online sports book BetStars – which...Read More

NHL Latest To Join The eSports Revolution

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

Present-day challenges have all but hastened the pace and extent of the digital revolution. It’s become increasingly clearer that the world needs an alternative to in-person professional sports leagues and that eSports is that alter...Read More

GGPoker Welcomes Boris Becker As Brand Ambassador

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

The news is official: 6-time Grand Slam tennis legend Boris Becker is the latest to join  impressive list of representatives and celebrity brand ambassadors. Becker joins the likes of Canadian pro and miracle-maker Daniel Negreanu, t...Read More

Play’n GO Turns Up The Heat With That’s Rich

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

Leading casino software developer is back with yet another fantastic online slot. That’s Rich is everything the name suggests and more: everything that’s needed to create a life of luxury and a glamorous existence fit for the...Read More

Celebrities Giving Viewers an Eyeful

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

It turns out there’s a term for it. For why we’re so fiercely fascinated with the lives of celebrities.  Oscar psychology. And since we recently graduated from a controlled sneak peek into celebrity homes every once in a ...Read More

Southern California Rattled By 3.7 Quake

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2020

Southern California this year experienced not your typical Earth Day – not by a long shot. In addition to folks being stuck mostly indoors due to the ongoing global health crisis, nature had quite the bagful of tricks in store for t...Read More

Roger Federer Calls For Single Tennis Body

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2020

All-time tennis great and multiple Grand Slam title-holder Roger Federer recently released a string of tweets on social media intended to gauge the industry’s reaction to a possible merger of men and women’s professional gover...Read More

888poker To Host 11 Days Of XL Inferno

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2020

2020 certainly is shaping up to be quite the year for online Poker. Since the majority of us are currently under unofficial house arrest, most major sports events and competition events have been either postponed or outright cancelled. h...Read More

Halle Berry Spills The Beans About Nahla’s Hair

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2020

Hollywood actress Halle Berry (53) has had her hands full with hair-health troubles after her daughter Nahla (12) promptly stopped brushing hair. Nahla apparently did not divulge this bit of information to her mom and according to Berry, ...Read More

Evolution Gaming Credits No Sports For Boost

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2020

significant revenue and profit boost during the first quarter of 2020 is according to the live casino games specialist, the direct result of a lack of sports betting opportunities. Now that nearly all major sports events for what seems l...Read More

Former Aristocrat Pioneer To Join SG Corp

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2020

Leading casino and Lottery tech supplier Corporation has announced that former Aristocrat chief product officer Rich Schneider will be officially joining its ranks in 2021. Schneider, who is considered a true industry-visionary, previous...Read More

NetEnt Wows With New Gorilla Kingdom Slot

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2020

For as long as casino games giant is around, players need never fear the possibility of running out of gaming and entertainment options. The developer has just released yet another top title, this time round featuring the mighty Gorilla K...Read More

Fox’s Empire Says Goodbye Without Jamal

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2020

Six seasons of music and drama led to a season-finale hype of note as the music dynasty of the decade came to an Empire-cal close on Fox primetime on Tuesday evening.  And even though it turned out to be not quite the ending many wou...Read More

Valve Disarms CS Leak – Quiet About TF2

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2020

Remote code executions, which basically enables hackers to access any computer in any country by tapping into the software of a network-linked application or game, is a real concern for many gamers, professional as well as recreational. W...Read More

Meghan Markle Is Back On The Small Screen

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2020

Now that the of Sussex are free to decide for themselves how to spend their time, we’ll hopefully start to see a whole lot more of Meghan Markle on the platform that first introduced her to the world: television and the small scree...Read More

Kamloops Officials Want iGaming Allocations

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2020

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented solutions. And since land-based casinos are temporarily out of action, the municipality of Kamloops considers it due and proper that the BCLC should donate a portion of its proceeds to local com...Read More

Carolyn Goodman Embarrasses Herself In CNN Interview

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2020

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is every news anchor’s biggest nightmare. She’s the type of fuel that causes the fire of decent conversation to rage completely out of control and into the realm of the positively barbaric, some...Read More

Demi Moore Shelters In Place With Ex & Kids

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2020

A never-before-seen side of long-time Hollywood Demi Moore recently popped up on Instagram – much to the hilarious amusement of her fans. Moore can be seen donning a fake moustache and a wiry thin-framed pair of copper spectacles a...Read More

Girl Scouts Troop’s Kindness Bingo A Hit

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2020

It’s true that the most challenging of times often mark periods of exceptional human kindness. And our present-day human health crisis is no different. Just ask the members of Girl Scout Troop 83824. Wanting to spread some desperate...Read More

Communities Benefit From OLG Allocations

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2020

The community of Belleville, Ontario, will despite widespread temporary closures of businesses and casinos in the city and province, continue to receive casino revenue allocations, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation () has promise...Read More

North Bay Accepting Road Reconstruction Bids

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2020

Not only will the community of North Bay benefit from regular cash allocations once Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s new has been completed, but a project involving a major upgrade to the roads in the immediate vicinity of whe...Read More

Bettor Turns $0.50 Racing Bet Into $500k

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

Sometimes those long-shot underdog and against-all-odds types of bets truly do pay off. And when they do, it’s generally in stellar style. This was exactly how betting history was made when a particularly lucky Florida bettor manag...Read More

L'Aquarium de Vancouver a besoin de financement

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

L'Aquarium de Vancouver, qui est non seulement le plus grand aquarium de Vancouver, mais aussi le plus grand du Canada, a désespérément besoin d'une aide financière. Le complexe abrite des animaux marin...Read More

Andrew Neeme Is Master Of Poker Meet-Ups

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

His is so much more than a desire to be YouTube- or -famous. He plays not because he’s a show-off, or even because he gets paid to stream clips of himself playing cards. Online Poker master Andrew Neeme is in fact, the real deal, an...Read More

Play’n GO Excites With New Ring Of Odin Slot

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

It’s true: players are every bit as interested in Norse mythology and the Asgard, the skyward home of the gods, as they are in Ancient Egypt-themed slots. And so many will be happy to hear that read on the launch with a new online ...Read More

Rob Gronkowski To Trade Fox For Tom Brady

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

The show isn’t over for retired NFL footballer Rob Gronkowski. The 30-year-old former Patriots tight-end caused quite the stir when on Tuesday afternoon he made the shock announcement that he is officially coming out of retirement. ...Read More

Special Tribute Celebrates The Life Of Prince

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

Tuesday night on CBS would have been an emotional affair for fans of the legendary Prince and his . And to say that former Saturday Night Live comedian Rudolph, whose Prince cover-band Princess performed the tribute to the magnificent art...Read More

Penn National Announces Tropicana Sale Deal

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

Casinos all over the world are trying their best not to buckle under the financial pressure of extended closures. No income for extended periods of time means that many have had to furlough workers without pay. And those operators owning ...Read More

Vancouver Aquarium In Dire Need Of Funding

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

The Vancouver Aquarium, which is not only Vancouver’s largest aquarium, but also Canada’s largest, is in desperate need of financial relief. The sea-life facility houses not only marine life like sea otters and jelly fish, but...Read More

Malindi Elmore Tells All About Her Marathon Record

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

Setbacks and defeats are worth their weight in gold. So says the Canadian record-holder, Malindi Alberta Elmore. The 40-year-old mother of two recently elaborated on what it meant to smash the Canadian national record running only the sec...Read More

EGT Interactive To Launch Rainbow Luck Slot

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

Most of us could do with a little colour right now, let alone a healthy dose of luck. The good news is that EGT Interactive has announced the upcoming launch of a brand-new slot titled Rainbow Luck, bringing the best of colour and luck to...Read More

Kim Jong-Un Could Very Well Be In Bad Health

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

North Korean officials are vehemently denying all reports that the country’s leader, Kim Jong-Un, is in a serious and grave state of following emergency heart surgery. And it’s all beginning to look a whole lot like way too m...Read More

Markets Reel As Oil Crashes To Sub-Zero

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

We appear to have reached the proverbial tipping point. The proof? The price of U.S. crude oil earlier this week for the first time in history plunged all the way down and into a negative value, before it resurfaced briefly only to hover ...Read More

Facebook Launches Gaming Ahead Of Schedule

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

At a time when the world appears suddenly a little too interested in crowning the next big banana bread baker, Facebook has been making the most of its time in an entirely different way. The social media giant has now gone live with its F...Read More

Caesars Postpones World Series Of Poker

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

We’re living in precious but precarious times. And since even medium-sized gatherings are now considered life-threatening given humanity’s current normal, the organisers of the epic annual  have taken the decision to post...Read More

Apollo 13 Experience Finally Relived

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

When James A. Lowell Jr., Fred W. Haise Jr. and John L. Swigert Jr. stepped into the what they had deemed to be safe enclosing of the Apollo 13 fifty years ago, the last thing they had expected was that they had just become part of one of...Read More

Harry & Meghan Fed Up With British Tabloids

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

British tabloids have eventually managed to tick of to such an extent that the couple on Sunday announced that their private relations team will no longer engage in any way with four separate British tabloids. The couple gave new meaning...Read More

Casino Montreal Opens Kitchens For Charity

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

Quebec’s Casino Montreal, overseen by regulating authority and Crown corporation Loto-Quebec, may not be able to offer the usual in terms of high-quality and entertainment value to its surrounding communities, but that doesn’...Read More

Celebrating Canmore’s Unsung Bingo Hero

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

When unprecedented circumstances forced all of Canmore indoors for the better part of every day and night, local Bingo caller Randi Lynn Rinaldi stepped up to the challenge of trying out for an entirely new title: that of local hero. What...Read More

Nova Scotia Killer Not Your Typical Shooter

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

The small-town Portapique neighbours of 51-year-old denturist Gabriel Wortman, the man who over the course of a 12-hour violent shooting spree killed at least 16 Nova Scotia residents, including RCMP officer and mother of two Heidi Steven...Read More

How The Last Dance Sparked A Twitter Frenzy

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

If Twitter is nuts over prime television viewing content, then it’s going absolutely bonkers over ESPN’s new documentary series documenting the life and career of NBA enigma Michael Jordan, with a special focus on Jordan&rsquo...Read More

Ex-Calgarian Bill Peters To Coach In Russia

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

Ex-Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters made a return to gainful employment and professional hockey recently. Peter’s was unofficially booted by way of a voluntary resignation from the Flames last year, following his supposed earlier ha...Read More

Pragmatic Play Unveils Bronco Spirit Slot

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

Anyone who’s ever wanted to experience the joy of running wild and free alongside a majestic herd of wild horses across the magnificent plains of the Americas is now in luck. Players will be elated to hear that top online casino gam...Read More

Eddie Vedder’s Superb One World Performance

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

Pearl Jam frontman, main lyricist and lead vocalist Eddie Vedder is a man well-versed in the art of biding his time laying patiently in wait for that perfect moment of musical magnificence. And musical magnificence it was when the man beh...Read More

One World Concert Thanks Health Care Workers

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

Saturday’s One World: Together At Home special music event, curated by Lady Gaga and presented in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the Global Citizen, will in all likelihood remain as fixed in our memories as the...Read More

Canadiens Defenseman Andrei Markov Retires

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

The retirement of former Montreal Canadiens defenceman is perhaps proof that all good things must necessarily at some point come to an end. Markov, now 41, who on Thursday past formally announced his retirement from professional hockey, ...Read More

Gearing Up For PokerStars SCOOP

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

Exciting news this week is that the official schedule for the 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has been released. And best of all is that it will this year feature an incredible $85 million in guarantees! These include $1...Read More

Introducing Absolootly Mad Mega Moolah

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

Microgaming’s is to the minds of many, arguably the best progressive jackpot slot ever created. And judging by the game’s popularity ratings, this certainly appears to be the case. And best of all is that thanks to the expert...Read More

Schitt’s Creek Says Thank You

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

When the stars of Schitt’s Creek recently let fly a stream of lives that has so far raised more than $200,000 for Canadian and U.S. food banks, the idea was to do something truly meaningful as a way to say thank you for six seasons...Read More

Mixed Reality Game HoloVista Set For iOS Launch

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

To say that HoloVista, a new game from relatively new storytelling studio Aconite coming to iOS later this year, is based on a concept not all that different to , explains but a very miniscule part of what the experimental mixed reality g...Read More

Galfond Off To 2nd Round Of Challenge

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

Run It Once-man has just kicked off the second leg of his Galfond challenge and this time round, its amateur Poker enthusiast and hedge fund manager Bill Perkins on the other side of the virtual table. The duo is playing $100/$200 Pot-Li...Read More

Woodbine Races To Return Without Spectators

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

Horse racing events may return to Woodbine as early as June/July, but in all likelihood without spectators present – or at least not in person. This is according to a recent online conversation made public by CEO Jim Lawson. The co...Read More

Bingo Crook Finally Meets His Fate

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

The man accused of having benefited from more than $10,000 in ill-begotten wins by having rigged a series of Bonanza Bingo games in Monroe in the U.S. state of Louisiana, has just got what’s been coming to him after having been fou...Read More

Apple’s New iPhone SE To Hit The Market On April 24

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

.’s new iPhone SE is symbol of a failing global economy. At $399, its nothing short than a basic bargain model aimed at a tight-budgeted struggling target market. In fact, one cannot help but experience feelings not all that differe...Read More

Quickspin’s Ticket To Rome - Nero’s Fortune

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2020

Swedish slots developer is no newcomer to the development game. We’ve seen a vast variety of games released by the company over the course of the last decade or so and the really good news is that the creative team is keeping a ste...Read More

David Haye Stars In New Poker Documentary

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2020

Exciting news this week is that a new documentary following former professional boxing champ David Haye’s transition from professional sports player to Poker player will be aired on Prime starting April 17. David vs Goliath will te...Read More

Beloved Actor Brian Dennehy Dies

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2020

Beloved U.S. Hollywood actor and strong-man figure Brian Dennehy has died. The 81-year-old actor, who will be fondly remembered for his firm jaw and towering hero-style figure, died of natural causes, his agent has confirmed. But not many...Read More

Jalen Green Set To Be The Next Big NBA Star

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2020

wonder-boy Jalen Green is the class of raw basketball talent that warrants giving the traditional college route into the NBA a complete skip and joining the NBA’s developmental G League directly. And no one appears to be more thril...Read More

Fortnite Announces Season 3 Roll-Out Delay

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2020

Fortnite may be one of the world’s most popular video games ever created, enjoying the patronage of literally millions, but that doesn’t mean that its completely exempt from the countless roll-out challenges faced by the entir...Read More

Zoom Hires Former Facebook Security Chief

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2020

The last thing anyone wants to see popping up in a videoconference is a naked adult male blabbering racial slurs. And even more so when said naked racist pops up during a password-protected high school online meeting possibly involving h...Read More

Microgaming Confirms New Inspired Agreement

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2020

Leading online gaming giant has now announced having concluded a new content agreement with the UK’s Inspired Entertainment Inc. The agreement provides that Inspired will distribute its games via Microgaming’s content aggrega...Read More

PNC Bank & Others Buckle Under Heavy Load

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2020

U.S. banks are having a rather trying time trying to keep up with online banking tech issues. Wednesday proved a particularly stubborn monster as platforms buckled under the increased pressure of an influx of stimulus relief checks. And i...Read More

Denise Richards Brings the Drama Back to Reality TV

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2020

Not being able to leave the house for just any old reason hasn’t stopped Real Housewives of Beverley Hills star Denise Richards from cooking up, in her words, “a breakfast for champions”. The actress recently spilled the...Read More

BCLC Adds to Its Online Bingo Offering

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

Since remaining indoors and at home is the right thing to do right now if we’re to save our economy, we’re going to need a whole lot more activities to keep us free of the dreaded cabin fever. And thanks to the , not only will...Read More

Yankees Co-Owner Hank Steinbrenner Dies

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

Henry “Hank” Steinbrenner, who co-owns the New York Yankees, has died. He was only 63. The official reason provided by the team was that of his having suffered from a longstanding illness. Hank and brother Hal Steinbrenner too...Read More

California Governors 6-Point Plan Out Of Lockdown

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom has revealed a six-point guide that will in his opinion, prove effective at safely reopening the state and lifting the restrictions imposed on March 19. Newsom unveiled his guide in view of officials curre...Read More

Science Reports Biggest Supernova Ever Seen

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

have just discovered the biggest supernova ever detected, and one radiating nearly five times the amount of explosion energy released by a typical supernova. This in itself is an unprecedented occurrence when considering that the amount o...Read More

Golf’s Best To Play in Charity Online Poker Tournament

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

Now that all in-person non-essential activities have had to be put on hold until further notice, the majority of us have at our disposal quite a bit of free time. But instead of fooling around with nonsensical activities at home in a bid ...Read More

888 Reports Record 2019 Revenue Year

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

has been gunning for gold and it now seems as if all of its hard work is beginning to pay off. The operator has released a report tracking its highs and lows for 2019 and the comparative year-on-year study delivered some surprising resul...Read More

Adelson Still World’s Richest Casino Tycoon

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

Even despite financial markets being at an all-time low right now, Las Vegas Sands founder and chairman Sheldon Adelson remains one of the richest men on earth. This is according to the latest version of ’s annual World Billionaires...Read More

Rivers Casino Staff Enter Into Furlough

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

Many U.S. have no more than a question of weeks’ worth of financial reserves remaining in their operational kitties due to ongoing lockdowns. New York’s Schenectady-based Rivers Casino & Resort recently became the latest ...Read More

Wisconsin Election Chaos Leads To Outrage

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

Times are tough and as humanity adapts to an entirely new normal, it’s very easy to lose sight of the fact that there is a race for U.S. presidency in motion. And at the heart of any election, whether presidential, primary, for Supr...Read More

Former Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson Has Died

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

Ex-NFL player and former Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson, 36, died in a car crash on Sunday evening, Alabama authorities have confirmed. The former quarterback’s car had reportedly left the road whilst driving on Pike Road, which is abo...Read More

Japan Has No Plan B Beyond 2021 Olympics

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

Whenever Plan A proves a fail, most of us tend to have Plan B or even a C and D up our sleeves. Especially when whatever the initial plan was supposed to have achieved is a thing of importance. Unless we’re talking about the Olympic...Read More

Poker’s Phil Galfond Makes A Surreal Comeback

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

It wasn’t all that long ago that Run It Once Poker celebrity Phil Galfond took to Twitter to publicly bemoan his supposed fate playing Pot-Limit Omaha against online opponent VeniVidi1993. A clearly deflated Galfond wrote on Twitter...Read More

The Right and Wrong Way to Donate

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

We all have different ideas about what it means to constructively pass the time. And when suddenly confronted with more time on our hands than before, our idea of what constitutes boredom and what we consider to be time well spent, varies...Read More

New #selfcare Game a Mental Health Hit

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

We could all do with a bit of peace and quiet right about now. But to many of us, “traditional” means of destressing can create even more tension, achieving the exact opposite of what we had set out to do in the first place. B...Read More

OLG Allocates Prize Money To Horse Upkeep

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

Ontario horseracing drew to a complete halt on March 23. All industries typically reliant on mass gatherings have been forced into a state of complete lockdown. And the horseracing industry has sadly not been spared.

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Ben Affleck’s Poker Game Raises $2M For Charity

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

Trump’s plans for a “normal” Sunday may not have panned out quite in the way that he – and certainly the world – would have hoped, but that doesn’t mean that Easter was a total no-deal this year. In fa...Read More

Nintendo Switch In Short Supply

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

Business as usual came to a screeching halt a little over a week ago when Japan declared, in what many consider overtime, a state of emergency. The country may have stopped short of the draconian measures implemented by some other world g...Read More

Cosmopolitan Drops $500k Suit Against Kane

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

The ’s Evander Kane is no goodie shoes. In fact, he’s exactly the opposite. And so, when in November last year the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Last Vegas instituted a lawsuit against the left winger for some $500,000 in...Read More

Virtual Bingo Carries Saint John’s SPCA

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

Virtual Bingo is doing for the animals in shelter at Saint John’s SPCA Animal Rescue what otherwise freely giving folks simply no longer can as a result of everyone having to reign it in on spending due to uncertain times.

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Severe Storms Kill At Least 32 In The South

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

At least 7 people are now confirmed dead and several more hospitalised after several severe tornado-like storms ripped through various parts of George in in the early hours of Monday morning. The fatalities all occurred among residents of...Read More

Andrea Bocelli’s Solo Easter Concert Moves Millions

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

On Easter Sunday, beloved opera tenor Andrea Bocelli performed the type of concert - or “prayer”, according to the singer - that most of us will only witness once in our lifetime. His for Hope concert was first broadcast on th...Read More

Donald Trump Appoints 4th Secretary Of Press

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2020

U.S. is hogging news headlines yet again. The businessman and former Apprentice reality-TV star now turned president continues to lead one of the most controversial White House communications operations to date, having just hired one of ...Read More

Trump To Look Into Aid For Casino Workers

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2020

has reacted to a plea levied by a group of senators regarding the exclusion of gambling and gambling-related businesses from being legible to benefit from the country’s Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, by saying that ...Read More

Why Biking Is Getting a Popularity Boost

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2020

We all, at some point or another, need to move from point A to point B. And since social (physical) distancing guidelines imposed certain limits on the way we get around, there’s no time like the present to do it on a bike.

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A Sneak-Peek At PokerStars’ Anti-Cheat Team

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2020

It may be argued that the majority of Poker players can reasonably be expected to be aware of the anti-cheat safeguards implemented by online operators like . And yet, thousands of transgressions are reported each year, ranging from playe...Read More

Riot Unleashes Whole Lot Of Crazy On Twitch

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2020

Riot’s Valorant closed beta drew some 1.6 million  viewers on its first day of going live.  And those eager to be first to get to play are literally forking out hundreds of dollars on eBay for the privilege of securing a c...Read More

The Home of Poker Goes Quiet

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2020

Las Vegas Nevada, the once bustling and happening home of , is hardly even recognisable in its current devoid-of-all-movement state of lockdown. No one unfamiliar with Sin City would be persuaded to believe that the town that now lies des...Read More

WSOP Yet To Confirm 2020 Series Cancellation

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2020

Save for a global health pandemic that has caused nearly 2,000 deaths in a single day in the US alone, there is probably nothing quite as paralysing as uncertainty and the inability to plan for the future. And the r’s supposed inabi...Read More

Realistic Adds 2 More Games To Quickfire

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2020

Established as far back as 2002, Reading-based only ever dreamt of distributing its games throughout the UK. But things have changed considerably since then and today, the once-small-town developer is a leading contributor to Microgaming...Read More

Tampa Bay Bucs Unveil New Colours

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2020

 won’t be resembling orange creamy puff pies during his debut season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs revealed their new attire on Tuesday, and fans no doubt let out a collective sigh of relief that the franchise won&rsq...Read More

Easter Bunny & Tooth Fairy Now Essential Workers

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2020

Whoever would have thought that access to the delivery of those goods cooked up by the Tooth Fairy and the Bunny would one day be considered “essential” in the face of a global health pandemic killing thousands of people the ...Read More

Cannabis Curbside Deliveries Now Authorised

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2020

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has following a former complete lockdown order, now said that authorised cannabis stores will be permitted to sell and deliver by way of curbside pickups for the remainder of the declared emer...Read More

Elk Studios Unveils New Blood Lust Slot

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2020

Leading online casino games developer Elk Studios is playing its part in keeping us home and occupied. Elk has just released a and this time round, it’s a vampire-style scare adventure that’s headed for our screens. Blood Lus...Read More

Sony’s New DualShock PS5 Controller Revealed

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2020

Sony’s PS5 console may only be making its way to our shores sometime between October and December this year, but this week the gaming giant treated its loyal band of fans to a first glance of its new . And to say that Sony has truly...Read More

Seniors Play Bingo With Matthew McConaughey

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2020

It could be argued that if any one group of people were to be singled out as most severely affected by the , or at least from a physical and mental health point of view, then that group would have to be senior citizens. A category of peop...Read More

Casino Operators On The Brink Of Bankruptcy

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2020

US casino operators are on their last reserves, reveals a recent report compiled by Macquarie Research. Most companies have, at best, 14.3 months remaining before running completely out of cash and available credit resources. Some have as...Read More

How An NS Library Is Helping To Save Lives

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2020

When a Nova Scotia South Shore public library initially bought a  a few years ago, the last thing on anyone’s mind would have been that the printer would one day be put to use to not only train minds and imaginations, but to sa...Read More

E3 Online Event Cancelled Now Too

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

It appears as if industries across the globe are set to adopt a whole new normal once the Coronavirus pandemic has run its course. Even before what used to be the annual gaming expo of the year was cancelled because of the current pandemi...Read More

Lockdowns Are CO2 Breathers Not Erasers

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

Earth’s atmosphere is a CO2 bank and we’ve been making deposits to that bank for decades on end. To think that failing to make a deposit for a couple of months in a row is going to completely deplete the funds just doesn&rsquo...Read More

Gen X The Most Likely To Use Credit Cards For Gambling

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

So vastly does Generation X differ from ; and even more so from those who make up Generation Z, that the differences in their approach can even be seen in the types of cards favoured to pay for something like gambling - or, as it were, on...Read More

British Open Cancelled Due To Covid-19

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

Golf’s British Open will not be played this year because of the . Reconfiguring an annual major championship schedule is proving to be a tricky task indeed as golf officials this week scramble to try and create a new schedule with n...Read More

Canadian Hits the Mega Moolah Slot’s Jackpot

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

Canadian dollars certainly do appear to be the luckiest currency of them all when it comes to striking it lucky with ’s progressive jackpot slot, Mega Moolah. Just a few days ago the iGaming giant revealed that the first jackpot for...Read More

John Prine Dies Of Coronavirus

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

Country and midwestern-folk singer/songwriter John Prine has died due to -related complications after spending a little under two weeks in hospital under intensive care. Pine was, in the weeks leading up to his death, treated at the Vande...Read More

Red Rake Unveils New 777 Heist Slot

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

It’s true that there’s nothing quite like a good old cash heist. And those who have always dreamt of nabbing a piece of fine art or a valuable artefact can now indulge in the adventure in a whole new way thanks to a new slot f...Read More

OLG Says Cash Allocations Will Continue

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

Regular casino cash allocations will continue to be paid by venues under the control of the , the Crown corporation this week said. This means that the municipalities of Ajax and Scugog will continue to benefit from cash payments payable ...Read More

Ari Engel Wins Online Borgata Poker Event

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

There’s no keeping a good game down. And in a time that we’re basically all just fighting to stay alive and doing what we can to hold on to our livelihoods, is showing its steel. Consider, for example, the annual Borgata Spri...Read More

NHL Considers Resuming Play In Empty Arenas

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

Change is tough. And uncertainty a many-headed monster. Whilst it’s true that restoring at least some form of order and familiarity to the will bring about not only a measure of financial stability in world sports, but also provide...Read More

Quarantine Efforts Lead To On Going Gaming Boom

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

There is no question that the spread of has turned the world upside down. Social distancing measures, stay at home orders and even outright quarantines have forced millions to stay indoors. Though, we can certainly all be thankful that t...Read More

Ezra Miller Seen Choking A Woman In Iceland

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

American actor Ezra Miller appears to be more beast than what he is fantastic. The hunky future Flash actor has been doing the rounds in the worst possible way on Reddit and Twitter after a slightly confusing video showing him choking a w...Read More

Donald Trump Continues To Tout Wonder-Cure

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

U.S. is particularly fond of latching onto an idea and then selling that idea off as gospel. And according to medical health experts, this is exactly the case with his current opinions expressed about hydroxychloroquine, a cheap and quit...Read More

Fans Treated To Special Country Music Awards

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

  Americans may have to wait until September 16th for this year’s in-person live Academy of Country Music Awards, but that doesn’t mean that fans will have to go without all of the special performances that ha...Read More

Bronx Zoo Reports Covid-19 Symptoms In Tiger

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

New York City is one of the hardest-hit cities of all by the deadly . And it now seems as if not only humans, but also innocent animals, are being made to suffer as a result of the outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, late last year....Read More

NetEnt Enchants With New Wilderland Slot

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

A magical trip right into the heart of an enchanted forest seems like the perfect flight of fancy right about now. And thanks to the creative team at leading casino software developer , players can now book a visit to exactly such a dream...Read More

Covid-19 Takes a Bite Out of Apple

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

Apple’s appetite for cheap labour is starting to pay off. As in getting what they paid for. Despite various warnings by a hidden few Apple executives regarding the tech-giant’s unhealthy dependence on as far back as 2015, Tim...Read More

IGT Announces Covid-19 Survival Plan

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

The gambling industry is unfortunately not exempt from the crippling effects of and operators and business leaders all over the world are increasingly faced with having to make some very tricky and oftentimes downright heart-wrenching de...Read More

Gateway Extends Layoff Benefits To June 30

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

What with all casinos across the country having temporarily shut down their operations in a joint effort to help fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus, it stands to good reason that temporary layoffs are now part of everyday life for...Read More

The Town Heroes Present Isolation Bingo

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

In times of anxiety and even self-isolation at home, sometimes all you need to keep you going is to take your mind off the new normal for just an hour. Which is exactly what Halifax-based alternative rock band The Town Heroes are doing wi...Read More

New Orleans Saints Hero Tom Dempsey Has Died

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

Ex- record kicker and New Orleans Saints football hero Tom Dempsey has died from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel human Coronavirus. The 73-year-old, long-time NFL Saints sweetheart and the man whose 64-yard field goal remained u...Read More

Covid-19 Puts UK PM Boris Johnson In Hospital

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

No. 10 Downing Street has confirmed that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday evening. Johnson has been in self-isolation since having started displaying symptoms caused by Covid-19 about 10 days ago. A spoke...Read More

Pragmatic Thrills With The Wild Machine™ Slot

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

has just released a new online slot, and players are bound to go nuts for its new The Wild Machine™. The new online slot is a beehive of activities, overflowing with special 3D animation effects, awesome graphics that make symbols ...Read More

Live Shows Cancelled All Over Ontario

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

Having to cancel or reschedule any major event is a headache under perfectly normal circumstances. But rescheduling events during a time when nobody is able to realistically predict what future dates may be suitable for postponement purpo...Read More

Rockstar Pledges 5% Revenue To Covid-19

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

Online entertainment giant has pledged 5% of its monthly in-game generated revenue to the fight against the Coronavirus. Rockstar earns monthly online revenue from two of the most-played titles in the history of online gaming, namely Red...Read More

MGM Gives Jim Murren a $32M Handshake

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

CEO Jim Murren has officially resigned from his position at the head of the table at casino giant Resorts, thereby effectively prematurely ending his tenure by months. Murren’s $32 million-dollar handshake awarded by MGM Resorts In...Read More

Bingo Supports Animals In Need In Niagara

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

Bingo has helped save the day so many times in the past that its truly earned its charity support reputation. By joining in on a game, players get to not only have fun and stand the chance to win some money, but also get to contribute to ...Read More

161st Queen’s Plate Postponed Indefinitely

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2020

What would have been the 161st running of the annual Queen’s Plate, has officially been cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson announced the news on Wednesday. The event was schedule...Read More

Oilers, Flames, Announce Staff Reductions

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2020

We’re living in unprecedented times indeed. The financial strain caused by the human coronavirus is taking its toll on industries all over the world and it certainly does feel as if no industry has been spared. The sports industry i...Read More

Wimbledon 2020 Officially Cancelled

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2020

Humanity is grappling to come to terms with tumultuous times indeed. The latest shock to the system of the professional sports world is that Wimbledon has for the first time since the Second World War, been cancelled. The Coronavirus pand...Read More

Luckin Coffee A Financial Fake

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2020

There are vital lessons to be learnt from ’s Luckin Coffee disaster. Most importantly perhaps that the simplest explanation nearly always tends to be the correct one. Or in layman’s terms: if it seems too good to be true, it p...Read More

Draper James Gifts Free Dresses To Teachers

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2020

So touched has Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon been by the creative and exceptionally selfless efforts displayed by teachers in the U.S. in order to enable children to keep on learning even when stuck at home during the Coronavirus pa...Read More

Florida Lockdown Won’t Affect Religion

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2020

Controversial Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has at long last ordered the state’s residents to stay at home after a number of nerve-wracking weeks of absolute inaction in the midst of a global pandemic of monstrous proportions. DeSanti...Read More

Betsoft Impresses With Monster Pop Slot

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2020

Leading online casino games developer and distributor Betsoft Gaming has released a new online video slot, and by the looks of it, this one’s going to be a real blast. Monster Pop is a fun and feisty collection of other-worldly char...Read More

Microgaming Announces Thrilling April Slots Line Up

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2020

Leading casino games giant Microgaming isn’t about to allow the Coronavirus to spoil anyone’s gaming fun. The developer is continuing with business as usual, and has just released a rather stellar lineup of releases for the mo...Read More

Playground Poker Moves Cash Games Online

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2020

Our world is in actual fact no more than a digital village and Playground Poker Club has decided that there’s no time like the present to make the best of an otherwise very worrying time by taking full advantage of the unique opport...Read More

Google Honours The Life of Dame Jean Macnamara

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2020

April 1st is a date that’s proved particularly poignant this year during a time that sees humanity once again fighting for survival. Search engine giant on April 1 honoured the scientist who developed a vaccine for one o...Read More

Florida Lockdown Won’t Affect Religion

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2020

Controversial Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has at long last ordered the state’s residents to stay at home after a number of nerve-wracking weeks of absolute inaction in the midst of a global pandemic of monstrous proportions. DeSan...Read More

Musician Adam Schlesinger Dead At 52

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2020

The exceptionally talented singer/songwriter and co-founder of popular band Fountains of Wayne, Adam Schlesinger, has died from Coronavirus-related complications. He was only 52 years old. The news of the artist’s untimely and certa...Read More

U.S. Census Hit By Coronavirus Confusion

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2020

A decade has passed since the last U.S. census and this year’s April 1st has rolled around during a time of unprecedented challenges equal to no other census year in the history of American record-keeping. But despite the...Read More

Valve, Sony and Other Brands Helping Preserve Bandwidth

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2020

The internet is a lifeline that the majority of people cannot do without – and now more than ever before. What with the majority of countries being either in a state of nation-wide lockdown or big scale voluntary quarantine in an at...Read More

Why It’s OK Not To Do Anything During Quarantine

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2020

The old adage rings more true now than ever before; its OK if simply getting through the day is all you’ve managed to do. Consider the idea of quarantine and the growing sensation that many people really are living their best lives ...Read More

Why Essential Services Vary From Place to Place

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2020

The global Coronavirus pandemic has bestowed upon the world what certainly feels like a whole new vocabulary. We’re each day confronted with terms like flattening the curve, social distance and the concept of essential services. And...Read More

Pragmatic Play Lauds New LeoVegas Bingo Deal

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

Leading online casino content and Bingo games developer Pragmatic Play is celebrating an extension of its partnership with LeoVegas, which extension will see the globally renowned operator roll out a number of the developer’s online...Read More

Saskatchewan Casinos Issue Layoff Notices

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

As the country continues to reel under the new and mostly unprecedented challenges brought about by the , Canadian casinos are struggling to keep head above water. Uncertainty regarding current as well as future income has now caused vari...Read More

Harry & Meghan Announce Instagram Interval

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

For the past number of weeks, Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle have been providing regular updates regarding their work as well as their personal journey via their Sussex Royal Instagram account. The pair however announced on Monday th...Read More

Jay Bouwmeester On The Mend Says Blues Cap

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

When St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench early in February during a game against the Anaheim Ducks, many feared for the worst. But according to Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo, Bouwmeester appears to be out of...Read More

QuakeCon Cancelled 1st Time In 25 Years

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

The ongoing is leaving a trail of casualties in its wake, with the latest being QuakeCon, an annual convention and mass tournament dedicated exclusively to Quake, arguably the most-played shooter game in the history of first-person shoot...Read More

CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo Is Covid-19 Positive

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

CNN lead anchor and brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Chris Cuomo, has confirmed having tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the potentially deadly human Coronavirus. Chris revealed his diagnosis on Twitter on Marc...Read More

Idaho Hit By Biggest Earthquake In 40 Years

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.5 hit the state of Idaho on Tuesday evening. The earthquake’s epicenter appeared to be located about 80 miles northeast of Boise and just outside of Stanley and was the state’s most pro...Read More

Ronaldinho Grants 1st Interview Since Arrest

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

Brazilian golden boy Ronaldinho, though not completely out of the legal twang following allegations of his having attempted to enter Paraguay using a fake passport last month, has at least been released from prison.

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Joe Diffie Dies from Covid-19 Complications

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Country music legend Joe Diffie has died. The 61-year-old chart-topping musician died of complications caused by the . Diffie was an absolute force in country music all throughout the 90s and beyond, and throughout his career released a t...Read More

Evolution Gaming Closes Its Georgia Studio

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Live casino specialist Evolution Gaming has announced the temporary closure of its Georgia-based live studio. The brand made the announcement earlier on this week and informed shareholders of its proposed plans to cover future shortfalls ...Read More

NetEnt Issues Positive Red Tiger Acquisition Report

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Leading casino games developer and distributer  has reported having significantly streamlined its entire operation company-wide resulting from its Red Tiger Gaming acquisition. NetEnt acquired market competitor and leading developer ...Read More

GGPoker Launches StayHome Freerolls

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Online Poker provider GGPoker may not have mentioned the current by name, but its quite obvious that its new hourly StayHome $100 freeroll prize pools are intended to give those stuck at home something fun and completely free to do with ...Read More

Tom Renney Says Sports Will Heal Us Post-Pandemic

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Sports is in many ways the glue that keeps a nation together. And this is especially true for Canadians. For this reason, sports organisations all over the country have a leading role to play in uniting Canada once the coronavirus pandemi...Read More

Active VLTs Spell Covid-19 Disaster

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Crown corporation Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries a couple of weeks ago remotely deactivated at least half of the (VLTs) under its control in Manitoba province. This in “keeping” with social distancing policies instituted by go...Read More

Yggdrasil Welcomes Azure To The Franchise Family

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

has added Azure Tech to its franchising licensing family, the supplier/distribution giant confirmed earlier on this week. The Asian gaming supplier is the second partner to be incorporated into Yggdrasil’s franchise portfolio in as...Read More

Karim Mané Looking To Fast Track NBA Success

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Montreal South Shore resident Karim Mané cannot be accused of playing things by ‘the book’. The 19-year-old Saint-Hubert player last week declared himself eligible for the NBA’s 2020 draft. And while this does not...Read More

Covid-19 Has John Prine Critically Ill

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Long-time singer/songwriter John Prine is critically ill with and is currently fighting for his life in hospital. Prine’s wife Fiona Whelan Prine took to Twitter on Sunday and announced that Prine had contracted the Coronavirus and...Read More

Microgaming Annonce La Fermeture Du Réseau De Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

Cela fait à peine six mois que Microgaming a fermé son réseau de poker propriétaire, Microgaming Poker Network, et il est maintenant sur le point de fermer sa section de bingo. La société a d&eacu...Read More

Trump Refuses to Foot Harry And Meghan’s Bills

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

As if the fact that Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle moved from Canada to Los Angeles during a time of tight airspace lockdowns isn’t controversial enough, simply had to try what can only be described as stealing the limelight. ...Read More

Andrew “DrDisRespect” Dean Wins WSOP 15

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

A little over two weeks ago the launched its own tailor-made response to covid-19 and a global lockdown: an 18-ring online series consisting of as many events for all online players residing within the borders of Nevada, Delaware and New...Read More

Smartphone Tracking May Be Used to Fight Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

The saying about desperate times calling for desperate measures has probably never rung truer than what is currently the case. In times of crisis, all bets are off, especially when the crisis involves a big-scale loss of human life. Prime...Read More

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Faces 5 Years In Jail

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

The drama surrounding founder Isai Scheinberg finally drew to a close last week when Scheinberg pled guilty to various charges stemming from a 2011 slew of indictments imposed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Each of the charges brough...Read More

Bruno Mars Pledges $1M To MGM Fund

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

Pop star Bruno Mars has donated $1 million to be divided between the Employee Emergency Grant Fund and the Children’s Medical Support Fund. The money was pledged to the MGM Resorts Foundation, which foundation is in charge of the t...Read More

Microgaming Announces Bingo Network Shutdown

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

Its barely been six months since Microgaming closed its proprietary and now its about to shut down its Bingo operations too. The company has said that the decision was made on the strength of it having headed in a new direction, being th...Read More

How Covid-19 Quarantine Cooking Is Saving The Day

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

To many people, cooking simply doesn’t come naturally. It could be a case of never having needed to cook before now, or simply having fallen out of practice because of busy schedules involving a balancing act between work and raisin...Read More

Call of Duty: Warzone Plagued by Cheaters

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

If there is one thing that free battle royale games struggle with the most, it has to be cheaters. Call of Duty: Warzone has just been released and has managed to attract millions of players in a very short space of time. That’s gre...Read More

Evoplay Appoints Ivan Kravchuk As CEO

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

There’s a great deal to be said for the value of long-term experience in any industry. And Entertainment newly appointed CEO Ivan Kravchuk is proof in human, breathing form. Kravchuk is widely considered to be a significant driving...Read More

Tornado Sows Mayhem In Jonesboro, Arkansas

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

The world – and in particular the U.S. – is in a state of absolute chaos and crisis due to the death and destruction caused by the deadly Coronavirus. And as if a global pandemic threatening to completely destroy entire econom...Read More

All My Children Actor John Callahan Dies

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

Long-time veteran soap opera actor John Callahan has died at the untimely age of only 66. The All My Children star played a number of leading roles in various other popular soaps too, including Days of Our Lives, Falcon Crest and even San...Read More

PokerStars Crowns Richest Sunday Millions Champ

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

Live Poker may be off limits right now but that doesn’t mean that online Poker isn’t living an absolute heyday. Last week Sunday saw Brazilian online Poker player “AAAArthur” earn a fantastic $1,192,802 in prize mo...Read More

Why Home-Made Masks Are A Bad Idea

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

  With N95 masks now in critically short supply, it seems pretty reasonable that Canadians are looking towards other means in order to stay protected and avoid contracting . But whilst sewing together a couple of make-shift alternat...Read More

Hotels & Casinos Lighting Up Hearts In Dark Times

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

There are now more than 1,500 confirmed cases of in Ontario alone. Industries all over the province are suffering severe economic consequences because of the Coronavirus-induced lockdown. And while some are able to continue to function a...Read More

Social Distancing Bingo Is Changing Lives

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

Bingo has saved the day so many times in the past that it’s become impossible to keep count. And thanks to Stacy Bruner from Madison, Wisconsin, Online Bingo has in a very short while raised thousands in support of various local ch...Read More

Earthquakes Leave West Texas Slightly Rattled

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2020

Earthquakes centred in a remote area of West Texas shook the region on Thursday, March 26th, 2020. The first occurred early in the morning and was followed six hours later by a larger tremor, according to the scientific agency ...Read More

Megxit 2 - The Canada Edition

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2020

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced their departure as senior British royals in January 2020, the world dubbed the move . The play on words was clear; it’s a portmanteau of the words exit a...Read More

No More Training Or Grooming At Woodbine

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2020

Race season at Woodbine Racetrack commencing on schedule on April 18 is looking like less of a possibility now than ever before as the Coronavirus continues to spread across Canadian provinces and also the world. The plan up until very re...Read More

Pragmatic Play Unveils Wild West Gold Slot

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2020

There is a positively booming demand for fresh new online casino content right now, made all the more pressing by the global coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc in the land-based casino industry due to national as well as global shutdowns...Read More

Olympic Games Postponed–Relief & Uncertainty

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2020

Relief. Excitement. Uncertainty. These are the seemingly confusing, but really perfectly understandable, emotions experienced by athletes all over the world following the recent (and mostly anxiously anticipated) announcement that the Tok...Read More

Des séismes laissent le Texas de l’Ouest légèrement secoué

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2020

Des séismes centrés dans une région éloignée du Texas de l’Ouest ont secoué la région le jeudi, 26 mars 2020. Le premier a eu lieu tôt le matin et a été suivi...Read More

U.S. Approves Record $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Package

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2020

The U.S. Senate has officially made history by having passed a $2.2 trillion emergency relief package in an attempt to save the economy from a complete collapse amid the Coronavirus global pandemic. The stimulus package is officially the ...Read More

“Until Tomorrow” – A Very Human Challenge

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2020

is a thing and truly is trending in the oddest of ways on social media platform Instagram. Gen Z’s may be steering clear of public spaces, but they’ve now taken their unique variety of crazy online. And anyone who has over th...Read More

Union Outraged By OLG Layoffs

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2020

Labour unions are calling on Canadian business owners and administrators to draw on any possible means available to them for the purpose of saving jobs and avoiding lay-offs as far as possible. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union h...Read More

CGA To Launch Pandemic Gaming Impact Survey

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2020

The gaming industry finds itself in murky waters the likes of which the modern world has not seen because of the Coronavirus global pandemic. Never before has the industry been confronted with anything even remotely similar to the current...Read More

Syndicats scandalisés par licenciements OLG

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2020

Les syndicats demandent aux chefs d'entreprise et aux dirigeants canadiens de faire appel à tous les moyens à leur disposition pour sauver des emplois et éviter autant que possible les licenciements. Le Syndicat d...Read More

New NWHL Team In Toronto

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

The National Women’s Hockey League () will soon be expanded to Toronto, which means that it will effectively be adding the first Canadian team to its ranks. The expansion will be deemed part of the 2020-2021 season and will be led b...Read More

Taylor Swift Relives Kanye West Feud

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

Singer has had her fair share of high-profile feuds, and some stretch back an entire decade. Which makes it all the more unsavoury that she is once again at loggerheads with fellow celebrities over seeming trivial matters. And trivial th...Read More

Prince Charles Tests Positive For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

The Coronavirus obviously has no preference when it comes to choosing between king and ordinary countrymen. Buckingham Palace this week confirmed the news that Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and air to the British throne, has tested posi...Read More

Las Vegas Reels As Shutdown Continues

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

There are currently 219 casinos trading in Las Vegas. Hundreds of thousands of people are wholly dependent on the casino industry for daily survival. And now that the entire hatch has been closed following a shut-down order issued last w...Read More

ICE North America Postponed Due To Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

It’s becoming more obvious now than ever, or at least since last year’s Coronavirus outbreak, that is in all likelihood going to be around for some months yet. The ongoing global pandemic has led to various events being postp...Read More

Safe Gambling A Focal Point For Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

Operator WhichBingo has just released its 5th Market Report and what keeps on recurring as a decidedly strong theme all throughout the report is that operators are collectively moving toward safer gambling tools as a key consu...Read More

Ryan Reynolds Responds to Trudeau’s Covid-19 SOS

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

Ideas like “flattening the curve” and “social distancing” are new to the human race and yet the current coronavirus global pandemic have brought these and other curiosities right to our doors. Canadian Prime Minist...Read More

KED Project Now Plagued By The Coronavirus

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

Gateway’s controversial (KED) may see even more delays now that the global Coronavirus pandemic has caused a nation-wide commercial stand-still. Matters that were supposed to have been resolved during a meeting on May 5 were earlie...Read More

Covid-19 Gives eSports A Boost

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

Major sports- and entertainment events all over the world are either being cancelled or pushed back as the coronavirus continues to make its way across the continents. The pandemic is driving us online as we look to alternative forms of e...Read More

China’s Hantavirus No Cause For Concern

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

As if battling one isn’t devastating enough, it now seems as if mankind has another even more deadly viral strain on its hands. Whether or not the new hantavirus is something to be concerned about is still up for debate and its exa...Read More

Donald Trump Wants An Open Easter

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

U.S. has said that he wants the country open and functional to the point of folks being able to pack churches to the brim on Easter Sunday. To be clear, Easter Sunday is less than 3 weeks away. Trump spoke about his dreams for a “n...Read More

Playson Releases Sunny Fruits Online Slot

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

Playson truly nailed it with their Funky Fruits series of slots. And the good news is that the developer has just released a third title to the popular series. Sunny Fruits is just in time to get us ready for those long and warm summer mo...Read More

Poker Pro Launches Covid-19 Support Group

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

That the Coronavirus pandemic is testing the casino industry to its absolute limits is no secret. Casinos all over Canada and the US have closed up shop amid the global pandemic. All manners of Poker tournaments have been cancelled and ca...Read More

Zoom Makes Working From Home Easy

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

Since many of us are suddenly home-bound and having to not only stay indoors, but also, for the first, time work from home instead of from a tech-supported office, things can get daunting on the technology front. But thankfully, help is a...Read More

Rand Paul Refuses to Self-Isolate After Covid-19 Test

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

Despite it by now being pretty much common knowledge that not everyone infected with the new human show any immediate symptoms (with some showing absolutely no symptoms at all, despite being highly infectious), there are still those biza...Read More

Phil Galfond Trying To Turn Poker Challenge Around

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

Run It Once poker pro has gone from utterly defeated to what some might describe as a mixture between stupidly positive and positively stupid. But money talks and tells its own story and the story being told right now is that Galfond has...Read More

Play’n GO Releases Riches of Robin Slot

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

It’s not even been a full month since leading games developer released its superb Dawn of Egypt slot, and already the developer is back again with yet another top title. This time round, its Riches of Robin making online casino new...Read More

Online Casinos Booming During Covid-19 Lockdown

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

Staying home and national lockdowns are threatening to cripple various industries in many countries all over the world, with the sports betting industry not being the least of these in terms of the severity of the situation that is now un...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Will Survive Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

That the temporary but complete shut-down of all casinos across all Canadian provinces is going to ultimately have a concerning impact on revenue as well as job-security is by now, a given. Operators are cutting back on staff and the thre...Read More

Tokyo Olympics To Be Postponed

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

Japan finally on Tuesday conceded to what the rest of the world has known for weeks now. The 2020 Tokyo Summer have been postponed. Canada last week became the first major country to withdraw from the games, followed by Australia earlier...Read More

Lucky Slots Player Wins Big With Divine Fortune

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

It took no more than a 2-dollar bet for one very lucky player to win more than a quarter of a million dollars playing . The 50-year old player is a woman living in the U.S. and accessed the progressive jackpot online slot via Play Sugar H...Read More

Covid-19 Pick-Up Lines Offer A Much-Needed Laugh

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

So apparently social distancing has a funny side too. As in hilariously funny. Covid-19 pick-up lines may very well be the funniest thing to have come out of social distancing yet as singles get creative in the absence of being able to da...Read More

Square Enix Wants To Help With Free Games

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

  Games publisher Square Enix is doing its bit to keep gamers occupied and with something to play during a time of self-isolation and other social challenges caused by the global Coronavirus outbreak. The company has announced that ...Read More

Raleigh Diner Gets Innovative With Car Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

It’s heartening to see that even in particularly challenging times, people aren’t losing their sense of fun and innovation. players, especially, have been adopting creative means in an attempt to keep engaging with their favo...Read More

David Doc Sands Tests Positive For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

Poker pro David “Doc” Sands this week became the first high-profile Poker player to test positive for the Coronavirus. The Poker champ took to  to share the news with his followers and said that he hoped that by providing...Read More

Tom Brady Signs With Tampa

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

That the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is as good a new home as any for a down-sizing quarterback as any is probably a reasonable statement to make. Unless that quarterback’s name is former New England Patriots player . It’s a matter o...Read More

Country King Kenny Rogers Dies

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

Long-time country music and industry sweetheart Kenny Rogers has died. Rogers (81) died of natural causes at his home in Sandy Springs, George, on Friday night, the family has confirmed. The three-time Grammy awards winner is the 10...Read More

Pragmatic Play Unveils Dance Party Slot

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

If there’s one party not to be missed, and especially since most of us now have a bit of extra free time on our hands, then its s new Dance Party online video slot. The gaming giant on Tuesday released information about its latest c...Read More

GoT’s George R.R. Martin Marks Himself Safe

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

Game of Thrones penman George R.R. Martin has declared himself “safe” amid the Coronavirus global pandemic. The 71-year-old Martin this week provided an update regarding his current state of health after Indira Varma, who play...Read More

The Stars Group At Ease But Aware Amid Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

has indicated that it for the time being remains confident that the current global Coronavirus pandemic won’t have too much of an impact its projections for the remainder of the year. The group recently provided an update to its ye...Read More

Amazon’s Interest In Gambling Is Evident

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

Amazon’s recent talks with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) over a possible bid for the UK National Lottery is possibly the clearest indication yet of the tech-giant’s interest in entering the global gambling industry. Local ...Read More

No More Bingo For Quebec’s Seniors

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

Senior citizens face a set of unique circumstances in general. Loneliness, social isolation and other related challenges are very much a part of daily life for many people and oftentimes, the only reprieve in an otherwise dull existence i...Read More

Adam Silver Bats About NBA Suggestions

Ben Hamill - March 22, 2020

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday addressed the challenges posed by the Coronavirus outbreak during a televised interview on sports broadcasting network . The commissioner discussed various considerations currently under discussio...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Puts Hold On Races

Ben Hamill - March 22, 2020

The Coronavirus is pushing world economies right to the precipice of another global recession and the casino and betting industries are among the hardest hit of all. Great Canadian Gaming’s horseracing operation is the latest of the...Read More

Indie World Showcase Teases Switch Releases

Ben Hamill - March 22, 2020

Indie is hot right now, and especially so for Nintendo. The games giant has just announced that fans are in for a royal Indie treat on . The company made the announcement via its latest Indie World Showcase video broadcast and it certainl...Read More

Covid-19 Push To Legalise Online Poker in US

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2020

According to data provided by PokerScout, online games on ’ platforms attracted more than 2,700 cash game players on Tuesday alone. And in Italy, there were roughly 5,000 players at online tables on the same day, which represents ro...Read More

Winnipeg Casino Workers Face Corona Lay-Offs

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2020

The industry is one reliant on the exact opposite of social distancing. And as such, the Coronavirus has just become public enemy number 1 to this industry too. Casino workers employed across the Canadian provinces are now being made to ...Read More

WPT Final Tables Postponed Until May

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2020

Three more live Poker Tour final table events have now been postponed in an attempt to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Enterprises chief executive officer Adam Pliska announced on Tuesday that the three WPT tables that were supposed ...Read More

Online Gaming Outages As Covid-19 Spikes

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2020

Social distancing may seem like a whole lot of boredom to some, but to gamers, it’s the perfect opportunity to play catch-up with all of the latest titles as well as with long-time favourites. So much so that online gaming platforms...Read More

Playtech Halts Dividends Amid Health Crisis

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2020

It’s one thing to have a social distancing-compliant betting platform but it’s quite another to not have anything to bet on. Gambling and betting tech giant  this week said that it will be temporarily suspending its share...Read More

Finding The Right Balance for Social Distancing

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2020

As the  continues to spread at an alarming rate, governments all over the world are turning up the volume on the social distancing advice. But what exactly is social distancing? And how much is “too much”? Worst yet, how ...Read More

Alberta Bingo Halls & Casinos Go Into Shutdown Mode

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Alberta is the latest province to have joined the casino shut-down line. As continues to spread like wildfire, Canadian industries are reeling under the pressure of trying to keep afloat amid various restrictions on large gatherings, act...Read More

Why Curling Is A Thing Of Complexity In Canada

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Forget love and war and taxes – all is fair in curling, apparently. Curling free agency every 4 years isn’t a thing. Or at least; it isn’t a thing in Canada. Unlike most other countries and in fact, most other sports, Ca...Read More

Experts Issue Home Network Warnings During Pandemic

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

As if dealing with a global pandemic isn’t enough, federal employees working from home now face having to navigate an additional challenge. experts are warning public servants as well as employees working in corporate industries to...Read More

Doug Poke Done With YouTube Poker Channel

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Controversial online figure and former Poker-pro Doug Polk says that he has decided to quit making videos about Poker. Polk recently uploaded a 15-minute video titled “This Is My Final Poker Video” to his YouTube platform as w...Read More

NetEnt To Release Super Striker Slot

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

What was supposed to have been a well-coordinated launch so as to coincide with the now-cancelled Euro 2020, has resulted in  having had to make a call on whether or not to go ahead with the release of its new Super Striker slot. Read More

Tom Brady Shocks With Exit Announcement

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Back in the early 2000s rookie became the unlikely new face of the New England Patriots when he was selected by head coach Bill Belichick to replace the then injured Drew Bledsoe, very few saw any future beyond a short-term solution for ...Read More

Yggdrasil Unveils New All Star Knockout Slot

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

There’s a on the entertainment block, and according to a recent press release issued by the gaming giant, its new All Star Knockout game is by none other than YGS Masters partner studio and prolific creator of leading slot titles, ...Read More

Dating Apps Issue Covid-19 Cautions

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

You know it’s bad when begin issuing warnings about, well, dating. But considering that humans will be humans, and our quest for love and finding our happily ever after doesn’t exactly go away when a global health pandemic re...Read More

First Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Now Underway

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

The first people to have signed up for the purpose of experimental vaccination against the say that they are hoping to do something of significance as the world continues to fight the deadly pandemic. The volunteers are healthy and will ...Read More

New MOU Agreed To Between The MGA And FIAU

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

Leading global regulator the Malta Gaming Authority () has reportedly entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with security and intelligence specialist the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) for the purpose of sharing da...Read More

Spaniards Get Bingo-Creative In Quarantine

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

Let it not ever be said that Spain’s community lacks creativity. The country may be on lockdown, with residents now only permitted to leave their homes on a have-to basis when in need of fuel or medicine or food supplies, but that ...Read More

WPT Goes Online With partypoker

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

There’s a whole lot of exciting Poker headed our way, even amidst all of the deadly Coronavirus drama. Great news is that the , in association with online giant partypoker, will in May of this year be hosting its very first WPT Onli...Read More

Workers Say CSEC Move A Slap In The Face

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation took quite a bit of rap over the weekend on social media following a prior announcement and email to hourly staff informing of the fact that in view of a possible full-on season suspension...Read More

Tips for Coping with Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

With so much hype around the doing the rounds it’s easy to become confused. And it’s even easier to struggle to differentiate between what is true and what is fake. And now that Covid-19 has been labelled a global pandemic by...Read More

VLTs Shut Down As Fears Over Covid-19 Mount

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

Not only has Loto-Quebec temporarily closed all four of its casinos in an attempt to help stop the spread of the dreaded , but the Crown corporation has now also pulled the plug on its Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs). Quite literally. The ...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Venues Close Over Covid-19 Fears

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

Ontario’s has joined the nation-wide gaming Covid-19 facilities lockdown, and on Monday confirmed that it would be temporarily shutting down all gaming facilities under the corporation’s control. These include facilities in O...Read More

Negreanu Says Online Poker Best For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

Canadian pro player believes that now is the time to legalise online Poker, if only as a trial-run of sorts. Negreanu a couple of days ago called on US government officials to reconsider legalising online Poker nation-wide and specifical...Read More

Phil Galfond Resumes Challenge

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

Pot-Limit Omaha master and Run It Once Poker-pro is on the money-mend after having a little over a week ago resumed attempting to win at his own heads-up challenge and having re-engaged on the battle field with fellow online-challenger V...Read More

Booming Games Unveil New Gladiator Arena Slot

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

is treating its fans to yet another top-notch online slot, and hot on the heels of the previous one too! Its Wild Energy slot isn’t even cold off the production press and already the developer has announced that its ready to premie...Read More

Covid-19 Travel Bans Causing Chaos And Uncertainty

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

In an attempt to drastically slow the spread of the dreaded , governments across the globe have rapidly imposed various travel bans. U.S. President Donald Trump is even considering domestic travel bans and believes that this will help sto...Read More

Blueprint Impresses With Wonder Of Ages Slot

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

There’s seemingly simply no slamming on the breaks in ’s vocabulary. As the rest of the world enters into a Coronavirus-induced stasis of sorts, developers are releasing new content as if life on earth depended on it. Not that...Read More

Sophie Trudeau Tests Positive For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for the . Sophie Gregoire Trudeau began experiencing mild flu-like symptoms upon her return from a public speaking engagement in the UK on Wednesday. The Prime Ministe...Read More

Sony Reveals Plans For Future Of PlayStation

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

Sony may have been headed for a second-year-in-row no-show at this year’s E3 (that was before the event got chopped because of ), but that apparently doesn’t mean that it hasn’t a trick or two up its sleeve after all. Th...Read More

Loto-Quebec Closes Casinos Amid Health Panic

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

Crown Corporation Loto-Quebec has, amid the panic caused by the , officially closed all four of the casinos and both of the gaming halls under its control in the province of Quebec.  The announcement was made by Loto-Quebec spokesper...Read More

Nunavut Minister Stunned By Bingo Deductions

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

Nunavut’s family services minister, Elisapee Sheutiapik, has expressed her surprise at having discovered that winnings classify as a stream of income according to the wording contained in current legislation relating to the Income ...Read More

NYC Announces Covid-19 New Rochelle Barrier

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2020

The City of New York has created a Coronavirus “barrier” supposed to act as a containment area around a small community in New Rochelle. The idea is to limit the capacity of the virus to spread any further from that particular...Read More

Trump Announces EU Travel Ban

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2020

U.S. President is playing the blame game yet again and has now said that the European Union, to his mind, has failed horribly regarding halting the spread of the Coronavirus. Trump has furthermore said that as from 11:59 p.m. (eastern ti...Read More

WHO Declares Coronavirus A Global Pandemic

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2020

The World Health Organisation finally on Wednesday declared the a global pandemic. The leading global medical authority has up until now been hesitant to classify the virus as such, for fear of the panic that this type of designation has...Read More

Official Forced To Apologise Over Olympics Cancellation Rumour

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

A list of global sports events as long as the longest arm has been cancelled due to the global Coronavirus outbreak. And so, one could reasonably assume that this year’s will follow suit. Japan may not have seen the surge in cases ...Read More

Greentube Acquires CBC’s Crypto Assets

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Novomatic’s Greentube (digital division) has completed a purchase deal that now sees the company owning the majority of the cryptocurrency and related blockchain-tech assets previously owned by CashBet Coin. Greentube first became ...Read More

MGM Suspends Buffets Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

A global coronavirus panic is in full swing. Markets are struggling to keep head above water and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing for a worst-case scenario, firm in the belief that what with there being no therapy nor immunity...Read More

Floyd Mayweather’s Ex Josie Harris Dead At 40

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Josie Harris, ex-girlfriend of boxing champ Floyd Mayweather and mother to the boxer’s three children, is dead. The 40-year-old was found dead outside of her home in Valencia, California. She was pronounced dead at around 10 p.m. by...Read More

E3 Cancelled In Wake Of Global Pandemic

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

The latest casualty is as disappointing to some as what an Olympic Games cancellation would have been to others (and very well may still turn out to be). The world’s biggest gaming convention, E3, has officially been cancelled. A g...Read More

North Bay Revenue-Share Contract Now Signed

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

The ball is now fully in motion, staff appointments well underway and only final touches remain doing before the Cascades Casino North Bay opens its doors to the public. The venue will be operated by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corpora...Read More

Bingo Loco To Host Rebecca Black On Tour

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

may have been pooping sports parties left right and centre, but at least Bingo seems to be right and ready for the next Bingo Loco event series to tour Australia during the month of May. And better still is the news that internet pop ico...Read More

NCAA Says No March Madness Due To Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic is negatively impacting sports in so many ways right now that it’s becoming difficult to keep count. The latest news is that the National Collegiate Athletic Association () has called off March Madness and h...Read More

Phil Ivey Wins Big In Sochi

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Phil Ivey is no stranger to relying on pure luck. And luck certainly sealed the deal on what very nearly turned out to be another major victory for the pro player at a high-stakes event in Sochi. One of Ivey’s opponents ended up on...Read More

Tom Hanks & Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson have both tested positive for . The 63-year-old Hollywood actor is working on a new currently still-untitled production about singer Elvis Presley on the Gold Coast in Queensland and has been sight-seeing Au...Read More

Woodbine Makes Changes Following Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Some 37 cases of the have now been reported and confirmed in Ontario, with at least one of those cases in Sudbury. And so, following growing concerns about the spread and impact of the virus on the province and its people, Woodbine Entert...Read More

Team17 Hits It Up With New Worms Teaser

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

New worms – new ways to play. So reads the feed posted by Team17 about its upcoming new Worm`s release. The developer even posted a teaser video to whet the gaming appetites and even though this isn’t really anything more tha...Read More

Joe Biden Owns Super Tuesday II

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

Joe Biden has taken command of the Democratic race for U.S. presidency. Which of course means that may just as well give up all hope of holding on to Michigan and a comeback in a state where he’d all but stuck it to Hillary Clinton...Read More

Billie Eilish Takes a Stand In New Music Video

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

Billie Eilish is 18 years old. Let this statement sink in for a moment within the context of what has transpired over the internet’s airwaves over the course of the last couple of days. Let it first up not be said that the No Time t...Read More

Home-Based Search For Alien Life On A Break

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

For the past 21 years SETI@home has been relying on personal users and their personal computers (at home!) to collect chunks of data hoping to ultimately prove; or disprove as it were; the existence of extra-terrestrial intelligent alien ...Read More

Deslauriers Pulls Hat Trick Win For Anaheim

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

He’s no stranger to grinding down the centre and raising mayhem on the enforcement front. And so, Nicolas Deslauriers would in all likelihood have laughed at a suggestion that his Anaheim left wing antics would one day ensure his en...Read More

Negreanu Says Covid-19 Bets Are Cold-Blooded

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

Betting may be all good fun and games, but only up to a point. As soon as human lives are at stake, very poor taste enters into the equation. Which is exactly why Canadian GGPoker professional and brand ambassador Daniel Negreanu has labe...Read More

Quickspin Completes SkillOnNet Content Migration

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

Playtech’s Quickspin has just completed a content integration deal long in the making. The company has now ported its entire suite of award-winning iGaming content to SkillOnNet’s multi-supplier platform of games. The deal got...Read More

Coronavirus Runs Amok With Dow, S&P500

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

The deadly this week continued to run circles around the markets and so much so that the Dow Jones has officially plunged more than 2,000 value points – the largest plunge and decline since the 2008 recession. The plunge furthermor...Read More

White House - Trump Not Tested For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

Having shown no flu-like symptoms, US President Donald Trump has not been tested for the , despite his having been in close contact with a group of lawmakers concerned about their own prior proximity to someone infected with the dreaded C...Read More

KED Project May Face Yet Another Major Delay

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

If local Greater Sudbury businessman Tom Fortin has managed to be anything, then that thing will in hindsight have to have been a spanner in ’s (KED) works. Fortin’s legal representative recently addressed a letter requesting ...Read More

Loot Boxes Are (Finally) A Dying Breed

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

The loot box controversy has been making waves for quite some time now. But whilst product owners like EA have been defending loot boxes (loot, loot crates) tooth and nail, some others are very clearly beginning to move away from the pay-...Read More

Bingo Helps Clear School’s Lunch Debt

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

Bingo has championed for charities for as long as what anyone is able to remember. Whether the need involved raising money for medical care for retired vets or for upgrades to housing for seniors, has consistently stepped up to the plate...Read More

Special Poker Cruise Coming This September

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

Longing for a bit of colour, sea and adventure? Then be sure to sign up for a very special tournament to be hosted by Card Player Poker Tour in partnership with Card Player Cruises this September 10 – 19. The tournament will be pla...Read More

Foods From Black Cultures Worth Preserving

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

The devaluation of black Canadian cultural cuisine is an interesting, albeit damaging, dynamic. The idea that black food is somehow inherently of a lower value than, say, fine French cuisine, has a great deal more to do with the ...Read More

Aria Sued By Former Employee Over Tip-Pool

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

March 2018 saw the Fair Labour Standards Act (FLSA) amended to the extent that casino operators were no longer permitted to pool the tips earned by general employees with tips earned by senior staff, i.e. managers and supervisors. This wa...Read More

Why Buttigieg Meant More Than A Campaign

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

may no longer be part of the current presidential campaign, but what the man many had hoped would become the first gay president of the most powerful country in the world did, far outweighed running for the next US leader. Husband Chaste...Read More

Oregon Declares Covid-19 State Of Emergency

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

Oregon State Governor Kate Brown has officially declared a state of emergency following 7 new cases of the Coronavirus () having been confirmed in a matter of just a couple of days. By Sunday, Oregon’s number of confirmed Coronaviru...Read More

Casino Rama Wants Smoking-Friendly Gambling

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

It’s a fact that many gamblers are also smokers. Regardless of how any outside party may view the act of either gambling or smoking, or both, that smokers will smoke (whether they’re gamblers or no) remains a given. Smokers ar...Read More

OLG CEO Stephen Rigby To Soon Be Replaced

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

The reign of current CEO Stephen Rigby has not been without controversy. In fact, his 5-year term at the Crown Corporation has been marked by little else. And the fact that Rigby is now on his way out of office; to be replaced as soon as...Read More

Yggdrasil Thrills With New Brazil Bomba Slot

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

Gaming is no stranger to being recognised and applauded for its unique approach to thematic development. And going all out on theme is definitely where the focus was at with the developer’s new Brazil Bomba slot. The team has creat...Read More

partypoker’s New Update Includes Rabbit Hunt

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

 is going all out on adding additional elements of enjoyment to its current online Poker offerings. The award-winning operator describes its new March 5 update as a collection of things and elements that simply aim to make all games ...Read More

CBC Voices Commitment To Women In Sports

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

It’s been famously said that focus, determination, anger, relief, a lot of the time disappointment even, are all part of the professional sports game, whether you’re a man or a woman. And even though gender equality in sports ...Read More

Twitter Bot Leaks New EA Star Wars Game

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

Bots. You gotta love’em, then hate’em, then love’em again. Unless you’re EA at present of course, in which case hating would probably be what you’d be going for. EA has not yet issued anything by way of a rep...Read More

More New Microgaming Slots Coming In March

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

is reaping massive rewards following the launch of its independent studio partner model a few years ago. The casino games giant is going all out on variety and volume, none of which would have been possible had it not been for the new ap...Read More

Apollo Bingo Ladies’ Night Goes Full Monty

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

On February 15th the Apollo Bingo Hall in Barrow hosted with a bit of a twist as male strippers took to the stage after the evening’s Bingo proceedings, showing “it all” Full Monty style. Needless to say, non...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Posts Stellar Report

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

has released details about its financial performance for the 12-month period leading up to December 31st, 2019. It’s good news all round for the operator thanks to a 15% revenue spike. Quarterly improvement proved a char...Read More

Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek Talks About His Health

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek recently updated his fans about his general state of health after having been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer about a year ago. The 79-year-old is loved and revered by fans of the gameshow, which he has ...Read More

Alabama State Executes Nathaniel Woods

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

On March 5 the state of Alabama executed Nathaniel Woods by lethal injection for his alleged involvement in the deaths of three police officers from Birmingham. The 43-year-old did not issue a final statement and was pronounced dead at 9:...Read More

Alex Karev Says Goodbye to Grey’s Anatomy

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

His was a story of how being human is the ultimate lesson in survival. And from a television writer’s point of view, proof that raw and unbiased vulnerability of the variety that isn’t polished for entertainment value’s ...Read More

Katy Perry Reveals Her Pregnancy in New Music Video

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2020

A four-second teaser clip is all it took to convince Katy Perry’s fans that she may in fact be pregnant. The 35-year-old music superstar teased her latest music video “Never Worn White” on Twitter and Instagram earlier o...Read More

What Covid-19 Means When Talking Mortgages

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2020

The isn’t only wreaking havoc with humanity’s state of health; with the World Health Organisation moving ever closer toward changing its tune about Covid-19 not yet qualifying to be called a global health pandemic; the litera...Read More

Google Cloud Team Up With MLB

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2020

Google Cloud is the official new home of the MLB’s business processes and fan-experiences. this week announced that it has secured a multi-year partnership with search engine giant Google which will see the league’s various b...Read More

Mobile Poker Moves To Portrait Mode

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2020

Operators are shaking it up in the spirit of making online more accessible to mobile clients. The fact is: horizontal video has adapted to typical mobile behaviour. And it’s a basic thing of efficient practicality too. Mobile devic...Read More

Pourquoi la thérapie est efficace, même si vous êtes heureux

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2020

De temps en temps, la plupart d’entre nous devraient regarder la réalité en face. Et parfois, la personne plus qualifiée qui peut nous aider à voir la vie en face est un thérapeute. Pour certains, ...Read More

Nicki Minaj’s Husband A Defaulting Sex Offender

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2020

As if it wasn’t bad enough that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj felt the need to defend the dark and dubious past of then-new-boyfriend Kenneth Petty when the celebrity couple first started dating, the singer will now have to navigate comm...Read More

Elk Studios Releases New Micro Knights Slot

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2020

has released a new title as part of its ELK Friends Series. Micro Knights is an adventure-style slot that invites the player to become part of a defence force tasked with the honourable responsibility of defending the kingdom walls of Ch...Read More

Relax Gaming Stuns With New Mega Masks Slot

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2020

The deep and dark mysteries of the Guatemalan Jungle set the stage for Relax Gaming’s newest adventure. Mega Masks makes for a great reveal following centuries of secrets and things hidden under the cover of darkness and overgrowth...Read More

No More Skate-In-The-Air Rule For NHL

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2020

The has spoken: the time has come to do away with the old skate-in-the-air rule. According to Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Kris King, the general consensus among NHL GMs is that many a good hockey goal has been shot down be...Read More

Shania Twain et la maladie de Lyme

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2020

La maladie de Lyme a peut-être causé des dommages importants à ses cordes vocales et à sa voix, mais l'auteur-compositeur-interprète Shania Twain n'allait pas laisser cette maladie nuire à ...Read More

Les nouveaux horizons du jeu responsable

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2020

La BCLC (Société des loteries de la Colombie-Britannique) est pleinement engagée pour un avenir totalement exempt de dommages causés par le jeu. Et c'est à cette fin que la prochaine conférenc...Read More

California Declares Covid-19 State Of Emergency

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2020

California has officially declared a state of emergency following 53 cases of the now having been confirmed by health officials in the state. Early Wednesday morning saw the confirmation of the first death resulting from infection report...Read More

Why Your Fitness Routine Should Evolve With Age

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2020

Aging may not be optional (yet) but aging poorly or even badly certainly is. Most of us are aware that regular exercise helps fight a variety of diseases and even helps the body to stay mobile and younger for longer. In fact, calculations...Read More

Hulu TV Comes To PlayStation 4

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2020

announced in October last year that it would be shutting down Vue in order to free up time and resources to focus on core gaming instead. Vue was essentially PlayStation’s streaming service. The TV service was first showcased at E3...Read More

Nova Scotia To Take Anti-Harm Steps Over VLTs

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2020

, or VLTs, are once again firmly and controversially under the regulatory looking glass. And in an effort to divorce itself from any future ramifications or negative consequences Nova Scotia is stepping up to the plate by way of a propose...Read More

Tulsi Gabbard Refused Action Against Google

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2020

Tulsi Gabbard’s free speech suit against search engine giant has been rejected by a federal court judge. The Hawaii presidential hopeful last year instituted legal proceedings against Alphabet’s Google for what she considered...Read More

BC Astronomy Student Discovers 17 Planets

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

Scientists have long agreed that exoplanets exist and that if life were to exist anywhere else in the known universe, the exoplanets would be it. One such Earth-like world was recently discovered by Universi...Read More

La vision politique du PDG d’Epic Games

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

Il est très probable qu’il soit présentement l’homme le plus important dans l’industrie du jeu vidéo. Cet homme est bien entendu le PDG et le grand patron d’Epic Games, Tim Sweeney. Il est auss...Read More

KISS-Themed Casino Headed For Mississippi

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

1970s American rock band KISS wants to develop a themed around the group’s rock ‘n roll antics, and they want to do it in Mississippi. If the band’s negotiations with a local casino development company do pan out, fans ...Read More

Palace Bingo Rolls Out Coronavirus Checks

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

Forget about the price is right – try the temperature is right! Bingo lovers wanting to get their game on at Palace Bingo in Great Yarmouth will no longer be allowed to participate or even enter the club to begin with, unless their ...Read More

24 Confirmed Dead After Tennessee Tornado

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

At least 24 people have died, and more than 30 businesses have been destroyed as a result of the tornado that ripped through central Tennessee in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Severe storms and gale force winds wreaked havoc to hund...Read More

Joe Biden Does A Double On Super Tuesday

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

practically owned Super Tuesday. Exceeding all expectations, Biden scored an absolute blowout result in the south, and very nearly stole Texas from Bernie Sanders. In fact, he still might as the race for Texas eventually resulted in a dr...Read More

Levi’s Hints At Nintendo Super Mario Deal

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

has dropped a bomb without dropping a bomb. True to the Japanese gaming giant’s old want of saying something without actually saying anything concrete at all, Nintendo has alluded to the fact that its “working on something&rd...Read More

PokerStars Reveals Surprise Disqualification

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

recently all but dumbfounded the online community when it announced that the winner of the 2018 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event is no longer regarded the real winner. Not only has “wann2play” ...Read More

Canada Loses Ground On Hurun’s Billionaires List

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

Rich lists. You got to love ‘em. Unless you’re no longer on them, of course, which appears to be what is happening to Canada. If a new report published last week by Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute is anything to go by,...Read More

3 Cops Injured At Encore Boston Harbor

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

It’s only fun and games until it’s not. Which appears to have been what had gone down this past weekend at ’s Encore Boston Harbor. The fun and games managed to get out of hand to the extent of law enforcement having had...Read More

Bingo Drag Queens Accused of Felony

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

Washington State had better have a solid plan in place in terms of the future support of its senior citizens. Especially since its now calling out those hosting charitable drag queen Bingo nights on acts of alleged class B felony. Why the...Read More

Hardball Anchor Resigns On Air

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

There’s something to be said for quitting live and on air. Enter Hardball With Chris Matthews; soon to be known as Hardball with who-ever-next. The surprise on-air resignation by the leading anchor was supposedly driven full circle ...Read More

Clare Crawley Is The New Bachelorette

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

Many 28-year-olds can only dream of looking anything like Clare Crawley. The 38-year old has just been named the next star to feature on The Bachelorette, and ironically, her age is exactly what drew the producers to her. Aside of course ...Read More

Coronavirus Scare - WSOP May Call Off Tour

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

It’s absolutely mind-blowing to even try to begin to understand the sheer scope of the trail of collateral damage currently being created by the dreaded Coronavirus (). And the industry’s most at risk are those reliant on larg...Read More

Betsoft Makes A Comeback With Monster Pop Slot

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

Gaming is finally back with a brand new slot. Monster Pop is due for release at desktop and mobile casinos on March the 26th and since Betsoft has been suspiciously absent on the new games release front, fans will be expecting...Read More

Pete Buttigieg Quits Presidential Race

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

Pete Buttigieg, for reasons mostly known to him only, has exited the race for Democratic presidency, saying not too much more than his stepping down had been motivated by his desire to help bring the party and the country back together. B...Read More

Plans for Toronto Smart City Ignite Privacy Concerns

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

Various privacy concerns have been raised ever since Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs (a sister-company to Google) first announced its plans for creating a “smart city” along ’s eastern waterfront area back in October of 2...Read More

Red Tiger Launches Wings of Ra Slot

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

Chances are we’ll never tire of Ancient Egypt-themed games. There’s just something positively magical and absolutely promising about them. And to ensure that our insatiable appetite for all things Egypt is being catered for, R...Read More

Temtem’s Battle Pass Causes Uproar

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

Game development isn’t cheap. Which is exactly why free-to-play games have now other option but to annoy players with incessant advertising content. But even a constant stream of advertisers doesn’t guarantee long-term surviva...Read More

Caesars Casinoless Resort Coming To Arizona

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

The Caesars Entertainment Corp. group is looking to expand its brand by venturing anew into the world of hotels and hospitality. The group recently announced the upcoming development of its first US-based non-gaming . Caesars Republic is ...Read More

Bingo Raises $13.2M For Pickering Charities

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

Bingo has been doing it for charity since right from its humble beginnings. And thanks to the evergreen popularity of the game, sixty-two local Pickering charities now stand to benefit from the cool $13.2 million raised by the Pickering C...Read More

Joe Biden Chalks Up a Much-Needed Win in South Carolina

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

There’s much to be learnt from the South Carolina Primary. And there’s much to be learnt from Joe Biden. The democratic presidential candidate and former vice president of the United States racked up quite the comfortable win ...Read More

The Stars Group Performs Well Beyond Expectation

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

Canadian giant The Stars Group has released its financial and performance results for all of last year – the full 12 months. The group is very satisfied with its results post Fox Bet-launch and when looking at the reported financia...Read More

Harry & Meghan To Pay Their Own Way In Canada

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

Now that Megxit appears to be a done deal, even to the point of Harry and having had to agree to no longer make reference to the word “royal’ in any of their future brands, whether commercial or philanthropic, all that remain...Read More

Why Social Media Wants Our Games

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

They’re where we go to connect and where we sometimes go to hide behind the anonymity of an alias not altogether unlike your typical avatar. They help us to vent and say our say without the immediate blow-back of having to “s...Read More

Canadian Water Polo Team To Miss Camp Over Covid-19 Fears

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

There’s no time like the present to have a proper plan B in place for all eventualities. And the spreading like a right wildfire through all of Europe has necessitated exactly that for Canada’s women’s water polo team. ...Read More

WPTDeepStacks Montreal Coming To Playground

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

If DeepStacks Poker is your thing, then be sure to enter the upcoming WPTDeepStacks event this coming April. The WPTDeepStacks has been a firm favourite on the global Poker circuit ever since it won the coveted Mid-Major Circuit of the y...Read More

Lucky Player Lands $100,000 Bingo Win

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Just about anything beats leaving the casino empty-handed after an evening of sheer gaming entertainment. And whilst its perfectly alright to go home with fun memories only, it’s a whole lot more exciting to leave with a money windf...Read More

Netflix Line Up For March

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

It’s hard to believe that we are entering March, but here we are. And as for what to expect to find on during the month, as well as what to expect not to find, March appears to be solid mix between nostalgia and modern-day contempo...Read More

Valve To Release New Half-Life Alyx On VR

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Valve was once the company that made the best ever, hands down. Their titles, from Half-Life to Portal, were universally praised on every level, with many even considering them genre defining. But then a rather unfortunate thing happened...Read More

Eric Afriat Has Won His 3rd WPT Big Title

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Poker master Eric Afriat has won the 2020 World Poker Tour Fallsview Poker Classic $5,000 CAD No-Limit Hold’em event. One of Canada’s best Poker players, Afriat outlasted a sweltering field of 549 entries and bested them all. ...Read More

iSoftBet Releases Fishin’ for Gold Slot

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Leading casino software developer has added another slot game to its renowned portfolio. Fishin’ for Gold has an ice fishing theme, and offers various special features including the new Bonus Chance mechanic.

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Chances Kelowna’s Expansion Plans are Approved

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

The City Council in Kelowna, British Columbia, has just voted to approve the expansion to the metropole’s popular Chances Kelowna casino. While its owners welcome the decision, main rival Playtime Casino has expressed its discontent...Read More

partypoker Heads To Russia For High Stakes Action

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

It’s official: is heading to Russia. Specifically, partypoker is bringing the best in high-stakes Poker to Russia - winter or no winter. Not that things aren’t already heating up at host venue Casino Sochi. This is the highes...Read More

NetEnt’s Gold & Silver Studios Now Live

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Knowing and following the news that the award-winning studio is ready to launch two new live casino product offerings, it’s safe to say that the developer is about to give its competitors a run for their money. NetEnt earlier on th...Read More

3rd Push For Legal Sports Betting In Canada

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

The push for a legal Canadian appears to be a never-ending one. Legalised single-game sports betting is yet again under the looking glass following a third attempt at successfully passing a bill and this time round by politicians and spo...Read More

It’s Zion Williamson’s Time To Shine

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Zion Williamson has what it takes. And not only according to LeBron James. The kid seemingly primed to be named Rookie of the Year appears to have been conditioned for exactly this accolade. Williamson, a former Duke player, has been rack...Read More

Coronavirus Vaccine Development Causes Conundrum

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Now that the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that there are indeed confirmed cases of the in no fewer than 6 US states, the heat is well and truly on to not only try and contain cross-infection, but also to de...Read More

Milwaukee Mass Shooting Shakes Wisconsin

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

What with trending on every possible news platform and literally threatening life and limb and livelihood, there appears to be little room for much else. And so, when the words “mass shooting” suddenly pop up in the feed, the...Read More

CDC Warns US Of Possible Covid-19 Pandemic

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, has urged US citizens to prepare for the worst-case Coronavirus scenario. The CDC obviously does not share the optimism voiced by the US president and has said that the time has ...Read More

My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising Hits Screens

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Love ? Who doesn’t? And what better way to spend time anime-ing away than by indulging in the latest creation by Kohei Horikoshi, My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising. This is a theme that lends itself to anime across the anime-engageme...Read More

Mazzy Star’s David Roback Dead At 61

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Mazzy Star co-founder, guitarist, songwriter and the haunting but velvety voice that can be heard in what is perhaps the band’s biggest hit, Fade Into You, David Roback, has died of metastatic cancer. Roback’s management team ...Read More

Blueprint Presents Mighty Griffin MegaWays Slot

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

Big Time Gaming’s MegaWays mechanic is all the rage right now and has just announced having completed its Mighty Griffin MegaWays online slot. But not only will the game feature the popular MegaWays mechanic, but it will also offer...Read More

Hasbro To Bring Back Classic 90s Handhelds

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

now may be a whale of a job better than the games those of a more mature variety had to make do with back in the days when the concepts of streaming and consoles with the ability to converse with other consoles would have been regarded a...Read More

Be A Lady They Said – Nixon Video Goes Viral

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

We may no longer be oppressed to the extent of not being permitted to drive a car or even not being allowed to leave the house without a father or brother by our side; at least not in most parts of the world; but despite the liberties we ...Read More

Oklahoma Player Refused Winnings By Casino

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

Most of us have dreamt about winning big on the and finally being able to do all the things we would otherwise never have been able to do. A gambler from Oklahoma now claims that exactly that had happened to her at the local Newcastle Ca...Read More

Coronavirus Only A Catalyst of Tesla Stock Drop

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

The reality-mongers and the unbelievers will be the first to say that they practically saw it coming. But not everyone is equally overjoyed by the fact that the coronavirus; coupled by a definite economic wake-up call of note; has caused ...Read More

NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Has Died

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

mathematician Katherine Johnson, the woman famously known as the ‘human computer’, has died at the blessed old age of 101. Not too many people know all that much about Johnson or that if it had not been for her super-human ma...Read More

Evoplay Teases First RPG Video Slot

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

Leading software developer Evoplay has just launched the world’s very first RPG (role playing game) online video slot. It’s exciting, its reality-style 3D and its ominously titled Dungeon: Immortal Evil. The game was introduc...Read More

Women’s Sport Association Undergoes Rebrand

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity will soon officially change its name to simply, “Canadian Women & Sport”. And according to national CEO Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, a compl...Read More

When Money Not Talent Is Driving Hockey

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

Costly. Prohibitively expensive. And ultimately, an unattainable goal. These are just some of the words and expressions flying about the majority of middleclass households whenever the topic of a child (or worse yet, children!) wanting to...Read More

Relax Gaming Debuts BTG’s MegaWays Mechanic

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

When first patented its MegaWays mechanic in the US, the innovative gaming giant would probably not have been able to foresee the major impact that the concept would eventually have on a modern-day iGaming industry. But it did. And the l...Read More

Endorphina Releases Cash Tank Battle Slot

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

Leading software developer Endorphina Gaming is ready for some battle tank action and has just released the latest game to be added to its impressive portfolio of slots: Cash Tank. Simple and uncluttered but most definitely more than up ...Read More

Loto-Quebec Wants To Streamline Reporting

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

Crown Corporation is on a mission to streamline its financial reporting model. And even though it does seemingly make sense to want to simplify systems in order to make revenue reports more abridged and to the point, there is a negative ...Read More

Cullen Comm Shocked By 20 Years of BC Crimes

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

When former Mountie Peter German first caused the money laundering confetti to rain down all over British Columbia some 3 years ago, it could be argued that even he would not have foreseen the exact nature and scope of the mess that would...Read More

SkillOnNet Goes Big With Slingo Deal

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

Online Bingo-and-slots content supplier SkillOnNet wants to not only give players what they want, but also to elevate the entire player experience to new levels. And after having sealed a distribution deal with , SkillOnNet is one step cl...Read More

Weinstein May Spend 25 Years Behind Bars

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

27 hours of deliberation spread out over 5 days and the fate of film mogul Harvey Weinstein has at long last been sealed. The 67-year-old, who also happened to have inspired the controversial worldwide #metoo movement, was on Monday found...Read More

Google Rolls Out Its Hottest Invention Yet

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

has just unleashed just about the best damn feature ever. And best of all, it’s nothing new. Even so, most people would not have noticed as much as Google Docs’ new Smart Compose functionality has been doing the rounds on Gma...Read More

Details of Pop Smoke’s Tragic Death Emerge

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

In the short time since up-and-coming rap star Pop Smoke was fatally shot at the Hills mansion where he was staying, new details of the tragic event have come to light. Smoke, whose real name was Bashar Barakhar Jackson, was just 20 year...Read More

Bethesda Follows Blizzard and Splits From Nvidia

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

Game streaming services may be the next big thing for the world of video games but what’s become quite clear too is that these are potentially the makings of some pretty nasty gaming politics. The latest bickering in the chicken cou...Read More

Loto-Quebec Introduce New Video Slots To 2 Casinos

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

Video slots have made for a phenomenal addition to a contemporary bustling modern-day casino industry. Interactive features, high payouts and super-fast action have all combined to turn video slots into firm gaming entertainment favourite...Read More

All Eyes On Cullen Commission Of Inquiry

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

What with the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into having officially regained traction this February 24th, BC locals are wide-eyed with interest regarding what is expected to become a “big reveal” once the second phas...Read More

End 2 End’s ICE London Debut A Huge Success

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

End 2 End is fresh from a simply superb inaugural appearance at London and according to company CEO Alejandro Revich, online Bingo, more than any other game or offering, continues to lead the way when talking social interaction. So much ...Read More

Why Vancouver Should Enter 2030 Olympic Bid

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

We have the tools, and so why not put them to repeated good use? Such is the opinion of the man responsible for having helped secure the bid for the 2010 Winter and Paralympic Games on behalf of the city of Vancouver. John Furlong has su...Read More

ESPN & Poker Central To Broadcast WSOP 2020

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

and Poker Central will this year for the fourth time be partnering it up in order to broadcast all of the exciting live-action play that is the World Series of Poker (WSOP). The 2020 WSOP broadcast schedule has just been released and the...Read More

NetEnt Makes a Splash With Ocean’s Treasure Slot

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

is back with a brand new underwater maritime treasure hunt adventure. The leading developer has just lifted the covers from its latest creation and players had better brace themselves for the awakening of the great and ominous Kraken, pr...Read More

Ryan Newman Lives To Race Another Day

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

sensation Ryan Newman is a walking miracle. But when race team Roush Fenway seemed hesitant to reveal too much about Newman’s state of health following a terrifying Daytona 500 crash on Monday evening, fans feared for the worst. Ne...Read More

Bernie Sanders Celebrates Nevada Caucus Success

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

Its official, Bernie Sanders has won the Nevada caucuses. Which really isn’t all that different from saying that Bernie Sanders has won Nevada. But Sanders is far from done fighting for what he wants. The man from Vermont now has hi...Read More

Pragmatic Play Spooks With New Mysterious Slot

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

It’s not even Halloween and is treating players to a spooky slots adventure. The award-winning developer has just released its new Mysterious slot, and it’s a Victorian haunted house adventure to die for. Set against a shadow...Read More

Jeff Bezos Pledges $10bn To Earth Initiative

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

The richest man on the planet remains convinced that despite the magnitude of the threat that is climate change, Earth can be saved. So much so that CEO Jeff Bezos is willing to throw a cool $10 billion at the problem. Bezos some days ago...Read More

Showdown at Las Vegas Democratic Debate

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made his first onstage appearance alongside his presidential rivals on Wednesday, February 19th, at Town Hall in Nevada. He landed the spot after winning 10% support or more in 4 nationa...Read More

Red Dead Redemption 2 Gets The Hot Coffee Treatment

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Red Dead Redemption 2 now has a Hot Coffee minigame of its own but Take Two Interactive and are having none of it. Explanation: the coffee isn’t really coffee and Take Two and Rockstar aren’t the ones responsible for having w...Read More

Woodbine’s Mohawk Million Race Fully Booked

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

 is headed into a year for the books. Not only will Woodbine this year be hosting the 161st edition of the Queen’s Plate, but event organisers have also just confirmed that all -9 of the available spots in this year&...Read More

MGM Ramps Up Security Following Massive Hack

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

The personal data of more than 10.6 million people to have stayed at resorts during the period leading up to the summer of 2019, is confirmed as having been breached. Even though no credit card information was successfully accessed by th...Read More

Evolution Gaming en route vers une nouvelle année pleine de réussites

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Le spécialiste des casinos en direct, Evolution Gaming, connaît son âge d'or. Le fournisseur a récemment révélé ses excellents revenus pour les 12 mois précédant le 31 d&eac...Read More

Alysha Newman Has Her Sights On Olympic Gold

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Alysha Newman is a woman on a mission. The wants to achieve what no other Canadian female athlete has managed to do, which is to bring home Olympic Gold in pole vault. And the fact that she’s had a much slower-than-usual start to t...Read More

Playground Poker’s Power Weekend Coming Up

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Poker is about to return to Playground Poker Casino in smash-hit kind of way and it’s all happening on February 27th when the CA$140,000 GTD Power Weekend returns to the popular Quebec venue.  The main attraction is...Read More

WSOP Announces Feb 25 Online Poker Tour

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2020

This February 25 is the big day. Also known as the opening day to one of the most exciting online Poker tournaments of the year. The online tournament kicks off in a couple of days’ time, and this year, a cool total of 13 online to...Read More

Eddie DeBartolo Presidentially Pardoned

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2020

It’s seemingly unachievable to even begin to imagine what $400,000 would look like when laid out on a table in $100 bills. That’s four thousand $100 bills, to be exact. It also happens to be how former San Francisco 49ers owne...Read More

Why Fitness Is A Deeply Personal Thing

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2020

The hardest part about anything is constantly showing up. Getting started isn’t nearly as daunting as faithfully keeping at it, day after day (after day!) over a long period of time.  This is true whether we’re talking sh...Read More

Evoplay Entertainment Announces New Retro Slots

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2020

Retro is big; in fact, when talking gaming and entertainment, its bigger than big – it’s positively humungous. Which is why the news that Entertainment is bringing Vegas-style retro back is of the simply fantastic variety. Ev...Read More

Ninja Advocates Anger And Rage In New Tweet

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2020

Not unlike the Trumpster, streamer Ninja isn’t doing the Internet any favours with his tweets. Ninja recently pulled yet another idiotic stunt when he proclaimed on social media that the only way to learn from your mistakes (presum...Read More

Major Pro-Teams Join Forces Against Bullying

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2020

Even though we may not enjoy thinking about it all that much or often, bullying is alive and real. Which is why the launch of the first-ever anti-bullying and bullying prevention initiative by four Canadian major league teams is just abou...Read More

Why We’re Still Not Healthy Enough

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2020

We like to think of ourselves as a progressive nation and one reasonably in control of living a healthy . And as it turns out, we’re not at all wrong. Over the past decade or so, we’ve managed to increase our life expectancy b...Read More

Osoyoos FN Tribe Eyes Okanagan Valley Casino

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2020

First Nations tribes are constantly looking for new and more effective ways of supporting their member communities. Tribal gaming venues are a real boost to tribal economies and obviously a valued benefit to Canadian players and gamers. A...Read More

Macau Casinos To Re-Open Subject To New Rules

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

Some may argue that its way too soon, but Macau casinos are expected to reopen for business within the next couple of days following a 15-day period of no trade for fear of the possibility of further spreading the deadly . But the propose...Read More

Will You Catch The Corona Virus?

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

is shutting down the world. As millions of Chinese are quarantined, the rest of the world is struggling to comprehend the impact of this threat. Around the world, isolated groups of people are being shut inside hospitals and even cruise ...Read More

Convicted Felon Blagojevich Walks

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

Walking out the front gates of The Federal Correctional Institution, Colorado, Ron Blagojevich wore a smirk that throbbed with defiance and no remorse after serving a reduced prison sentence, which has been of 8 years.  Thanks t...Read More

How Bingo Generates Millions For Charity Each Year

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

Not only is it fun, but Marathon Bingo is also a massive generator of big-business revenue for non-profit organisations and players alike in the state of New Jersey. So much so that one New Jersey town benefits from funds to the tune of $...Read More

New Yorkers Boosting New Jersey Betting Revenue

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

New Yorkers are as it turns out, full-on into online and mobile sports bets. No surprises there. The latest market statistics show that New York-based sports bettors spend between US$203 million and US$286 million betting on New Jersey mo...Read More

Woodbine Confirms Amended Schedule For 2020

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

is taking the new year by the horns. The leading Thoroughbred Racing venue has quite the schedule worked out for 2020 and the idea is obviously to bring more excitement than ever before to the local horse racing industry. Not only has ma...Read More

PokerStars Ramps It Up With 6-Card Omaha

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

Thanks to a genius initiative dreamt up by leading operator , a brand-new product is headed in the direction of card playing enthusiasts. Pot Limit 6 Card Omaha will instead of following the usual 4-card model, make provision for 6-card h...Read More

Video Game Industry Still Male-Dominated

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

To maintain that more men are into hard-core gaming than women is by now a fully debunked fallacy. Even so, female representation in the video games development industry remains seemingly limited. And that’s not to say that women ar...Read More

Vancouver Model At Work In The US Too

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

There’s no place like home. Except maybe Vancouver. It’s just a pity that the cost of living in one of the greatest of Canadian cities, and certainly even in the world, has become so exorbitant that its now incredibly pricy to...Read More

Chances Kelowna Ready For Massive Expand

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

Chances Kelowna is ready to take on the future of pure entertainment in gaming head-on. The BCLC-operated casino is now pushing hard to have card table games incorporated as part of its entertainment portfolio. Now that City Council&rsquo...Read More

B.C. Locals Want Terry Fox To Grace $5 Bill

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

The search for a new face to grace Canada’s $5 bill is officially on. And according to the residents of Port Coquitlam, B.C., no face is more deserving of the honour than their own Terry Fox. The news that federal government would s...Read More

Montreal Canadiens Coach Fined Over Comments

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

Thinking what you will is one thing - but blurting it out for all to hear is an entirely different ballgame. Not to mention potentially explosive. Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien is learning this the hard way, what with his ha...Read More

Curling Coach Apologises For Rant

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

Curling Dan Carey became so flustered at having been ordered by an official overseeing the Canadian women’s curling championship to wrap it up as he was about to run out of time to speak to his team during a timeout, that he respon...Read More

Play’n GO’s Leprechaun Goes Wild Slot Goes Live

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

It’s time for a bit of Irish luck to grab hold of the new year, and thanks to the genius collective creative force that is the development team at leading iGaming giant , gaming is about to hit the Irish countryside with a big bang....Read More

BCLC To Face VLT Class Action Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

There’s seemingly no leaving VLTs alone. And now that yet another class action lawsuit has been made to loom on the horizon by one Corina Riesebos of Kelowna, it’s this time round the that is being made to scramble for its we...Read More

Sahara Las Vegas Reopens Its Poker Room

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

This Valentine’s Day marked a special occasion for Vegas-based enthusiasts. After 9 long years of having been closed, on February 14th the Sahara Las Vegas reopened its Poker room. The grand opening celebration is yet to ...Read More

Online Thrift Revolution Brings In The Big Bucks

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

Thrift has officially gone . E-commerce sites have been around for many years, but their main target market didn’t exactly regard a second-hand pair of classic sneakers or even a vintage coat to be anything close to a “main at...Read More

Fruit Stickers Are Global Warming Culprits

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

Plastic stickers affixed to fruit and veg may soon become a thing of the distant past. The latest significant move in the war on is the removal of produce stickers from fresh produce. The fresh produce stickers have up until now typicall...Read More

Blueprint Impresses With New Megaways Slot

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

Digging for diamonds has just become a great deal more exciting than ever before. And it’s all thanks to the creative genius of the design team at leading online casino software developer . Diamond Mine Megaways Extra Gold is the la...Read More

Beware The Free Charge for Your Smartphone

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

Nothing free truly ever is. Not even the smart phone charging stations offered “for free” to travellers and shoppers who pass through airports and big city shopping centres. And if you thought that the term “juice jackin...Read More

Sony Still Silent On PS5 Price

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

The truth is that simply cannot afford to get it wrong. And by “it” we mean the Japanese gaming giant’s PlayStation 5 console. Notable too is the fact that the gaming giant has not yet come to the party regarding a pric...Read More

Canada Leads The Way With Global Digital Gaming

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

Not only is Canada officially now the 10th largest economy in the world after the China-US trade war managed to knock South Korea from 10th position on the list, but significant to mention too is the fact that the ga...Read More

Nolimit CityUnveils Punk Rocker xWays Slot

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

The new year is officially fully under way and this is perfectly clear from the influx of in the casino games industry. Malta-based leading casino software developer Nolimit City Limited has just released a new slot of their own and judg...Read More

BCLC Conference To Focus On No-Harm Future

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

The BCLC fully committed to a future that is complete free from gambling harm. And future-proofing the gambling industry against the dangers posed by problem gambling will to this end be the main focus of the upcoming New Horizons in Resp...Read More

Lucky Bingo Numbers From Around Our World

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

So, you consider yourself a believer in luck. Or in lucky numbers, to be more to the point. Also, you’re a self-professed expert in where it all originates from. You love numbers, you especially love and generally, you’ve got...Read More

How Lyme’s Disease Nearly Broke Shania Twain

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

Lyme disease may have caused a substantial amount of damage to her vocal chords and voice, but singer-songwriter Shania Twain wasn’t about to allow anything to get the better of her ability to sing, let alone a disease caused by an ...Read More

Gamers Disappointed By 5 New Stadia Games

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

Gamers are difficult bunch to please. But the unhappiness following Google’s announcement of 5 new games coming to may not be rooted in unreasonable expectations. Subscribers have not had a great deal to be sinking their teeth into...Read More

Epic Games CEO On Politics And Division

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

He’s perhaps the biggest name in the video games industry at present. We’re referring of course to big boss and CEO Tim Sweeney. He’s also a man convinced that that even though video games should by all means comment on...Read More

WPT Cancels Asia Stops Due to Coronavirus

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

Not to be flippant about the global threat of a potentially fatal influenza-like infection, but the is pooping on even Poker’s party. The World Poker Tour (WPT) has officially cancelled all of its events planned for Asia for the ne...Read More

Why Therapy Is Good For You, Even If You’re Happy

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Most of us could do with a good old reality check from time to time. And sometimes, that check is best delivered by a trained therapist. But whilst for some people the decision to check in with a specialist in the field of understanding t...Read More

Epic Games CEO Likens Loot Boxes To Slots

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Even though Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney is a solid believer in the value of cross-platform play, the boss holds an altogether different view on loot boxes. In fact, so strong does Sweeney feel about loot boxes being not all that different...Read More

Caesars Windsor A Boost To Mental Health

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

The promotion of mental health in Windsor is about to receive a massive financial boost thanks to a new Social Prescription Program offered by the Hospice of Windsor-Essex County being made possible by an investment by none other than Cae...Read More

Pro-Poker US Candidate Andrew Yang Withdraws

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

To say that the withdrawal of Andrew Yang from the US presidential race is a real blow to the online Poker community is a gross understatement. Yang, the only candidate in the current presidential candidacy run vocally in favour of the le...Read More

GCGC To Reveal Money Matters On 3 March

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is getting ready for yet another big reveal. The leading gaming giant will be spilling the beans regarding revenue and profits and overall performance for 2019 to the markets on March 3rd. ...Read More

partypoker Announces Cash Game Leaderboards

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Cash game leaderboards are all the rage right now. And if Poker is your thing then the good news is that online Poker operator a couple of days ago announced that cash game leaderboards will soon be implemented as a means by which to rew...Read More

Awkwafina To Star In New Baccarat Film

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Phil Ivey plays cards. Poker cards. And sometimes even  cards. But the true brains behind the operation that would ultimately become one of the most notorious edge-sorting schemes in the history of the US casino industry is somebody ...Read More

Microgaming Unveils February Game Line-Up

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2020

The word is officially out, and the news has broken. Microgaming has an entire selection of exciting new titles planned for 2020. The developer alluded to a big reveal earlier on this year but finally went the whole hog on the details at ...Read More

Microgaming dévoile sa gamme de jeux pour février

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2020

Le mot est officiellement lâché, et la nouvelle est tombée. Microgaming a prévu toute une sélection de nouveaux titres passionnants pour 2020. Le développeur a fait allusion à une grande r&e...Read More

Microgaming Dominates ICE With New Content

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2020

Leading casino games developer positively shone at this year’s ICE London international casino games expo. The team all but dominated the new games presentation action and to sweeten the deal even more, attendees were actually able...Read More

The Canucks Celebrate 17 Seasons Of Sedin

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2020

Their unique chemistry was more often than not after a time lost on all who cheered them on. The fact that they were brothers playing for the same team initially seemed to border on the miraculous, but this too soon enough become just an...Read More

New Tyrannosaurus Found in Canada

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2020

Two fossilised skulls on Canadian soil proved a charm to researchers trying to figure out what one of the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex’s cousins must have looked like when having first prowled the badlands of Alberta. Not that the gu...Read More

Why Men Struggle To Say I Love You To Each Other

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

It’s no secret that the majority of men find it particularly hard to say I love you to one another when not within the boundaries of a romantic or relationship setting. Quite the pity too because when men do express love within the ...Read More

Coronavirus May Cause NHL Gear Shortage

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

It’s the unfolding of a plot not all that different to having read an entire mystery drama and with only five pages remaining in the book, there being not even the hint of an indication of how the author could possibly tie together ...Read More

Martin Piik Wins The Very Last MPN Tour

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

It’s said that most good things must eventually come to an end. That this applies to Microgaming’s last-ever tournament is a sure thing. The very last MPN competition and 23rd MPN Poker Tour recently came to an end...Read More

Wholehearted Living – The Key To Happiness

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Barring extreme exceptions, most of us deeply and desperately want to be happy. We want to live our best possible. But what not everyone knows or thinks to consider is that a non-negotiable prerequisite to being happy is to live wholehea...Read More

Lack of Nintendo Direct Updates An Issue

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Google search “Nintendo Direct” and you’re bound to see results like, “When is the next Nintendo Direct?” and, “Will there be a Nintendo Direct in November 2019?”. It would be an understatement to...Read More

Canadian Court Rules On Taxable Tips

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Canada may not impose taxes on winnings generated by gambling activities but according to recent court ruling, the same doesn’t apply when it comes to tips earned by local casino workers. The reason for winnings not being taxed is t...Read More

Breathing New Life Into Age-Old Bingo Ways

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

We love , and we’ll continue to love it until the cows come home. It’s a game that’s been around for the longest time, after all. Its many benefits are widely celebrated; sung even. There are so many positives and outrig...Read More

Toronto’s Ujiri Says Lawsuit Is Malicious

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Even though prosecutors decided it fair and just not to press criminal charges against Raptors president Masai Ujiri following a brawl with a police officer during the moments right after Toronto won last year’s championship, the o...Read More

Galfond Calls Off Poker Challenge

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Self-professed Pot-Limit Omaha expert and 3-time bracelet winner Phil Galfond used to own a Manhattan apartment with an in-built custom-designed slippery slide for those no-stair days. You know the kind. But these days the creator of Run...Read More

Evolution Gaming Set For Another Successful Year

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Live casino specialist is living its heyday. The supplier recently revealed its stellar revenue performance for the 12 months leading up to December 31st and the results are nothing but positively superb. At a super 49% year-o...Read More

Nevada Gaming Report Full Of Surprises

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

Nevada’s casinos appear to have for the most part recovered from 2018’s collective dismal financial situation caused at the time by s forced reorganisation, pending bankruptcy. This certainly appears to be the case considering...Read More

Traffic Prompts Hard Rock Ottawa Change

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

Expected to attract players from as far east as Hawkesbury and as far north as the Ottawa River, the soon to be expanded Hard Rock Casino Ottawa is perfectly primed to become a true landmark. The original plans for expansion involved exte...Read More

EA’s Bioware To Completely Redesign Anthem

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

EA-owned Bioware’s Anthem isn’t exactly the roaring success that the creative team behind the game had hoped for. In fact, judging by Bioware’s decision to temporarily halt all further updates and releases, the realisati...Read More

QTech Announces Epic Media Merger

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

Major mergers have been known to be the stuff that landmark expansion deals are made of. The latest news populating casino news headlines is a confirmed merger of exactly such a nature and significance, being the merger between leading re...Read More

Parasite Actor Choi Woo-shik A Real Canadian

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

A life of growing between two cultures and of having to face the multitude of challenges associated with is daunting, to say the least. But at the same time, challenges are particularly useful when it comes to forming our identities as h...Read More

Oryx Gaming Embraces Gamification

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

Gamification: morning, noon and night. Oryx Gaming is fully intent on going the whole hog Sunday-through-Monday on gamification and says that it plans on achieving this via its Group’s brand-new player engagement platform. It used ...Read More

IRS Issue Behind Bingo-Suspension In Emmett

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

It’s safe to assume that this January 22nd did not at all go as planned for the players who regularly frequent twice-weekly games night at Emmett’s Gem County Senior Community Center. Players made their way on over...Read More

Woodbine Mohawk Park Ready For Million Race

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

Woodbine Mohawk Park is amped and ready to turn 2020 into a simply fantastic harness racing year. And to get things going, is this year hosting a brand-new harness racing event expected to shadow all others. Those interested in making ha...Read More

Evolution Gaming Unveils Lightning Baccarat

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

industry leader Evolution Gaming has just added a brand-new title to its Lightning series of games: Lightning Baccarat. Following in the footsteps of the smash-hit Lightning Roulette and the equally popular Lightning Dice live casino rel...Read More

PokerStars To Give Away 21 Platinum Passes

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

is all about creating core value by expanding on rewards. The latest news is that the operator has officially launched its Platinum Madness Promotion, which aims to dish out 21 Platinum Passes in as many days. Not that’s Platinum v...Read More

Blueprint Announces New Pirates’ Frenzy Slot

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

British casino software developer needs no introduction. The Gauselmann Group subsidiary has after all given us some of the best games available on the market today and has just confirmed the release of yet another stunning new slot. Pir...Read More

Release Date Revealed For Space Channel 5 VR

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

Sega’s Dreamcast masterpiece and cult classic Space Channel 5 is coming to VR. The news that a popular Sega title that wasn’t Sonic the Hedgehog was coming to VR was announced sometime last year but no official launch dates we...Read More

Cascades Casino Construction Nearly Complete

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

The word is out and everyone’s excited. ’s Cascades Casino North Bay is at long last ready for a grand opening this summer. This is a venue that has been a very long time coming, with first ground broken as far back as May las...Read More

Music Bingo Catches On Big Time

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

  Once you get to do what you love, you never again have to work another day in your entire life. Just ask Elliot Piper. The entrepreneur didn’t exactly hold his breath hoping for anything longer than a 6-month run, but now th...Read More

Amazon Names Fort McMurray The Most Romantic City

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

The owl and the pussycat went out to Fort McMurray. Apparently. That’s Fort McMurray, Alberta. And no, we’re not attempting to re-write classic English poetry. But it is interesting to note that according to what folks are spe...Read More

Switch Game Release Delay Caused by Coronavirus

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

Few people realise the sheer volume of work, money and creative prowess that go into the making of a single video game. And suffice to say, a lot goes on behind the scenes too. Which is why it’s a complete stump when something as se...Read More

Rapper Nelly Involved in Mohegan Sun Casino Brawl

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

Rapper Nelly is no stranger to making news headlines for all the wrong reasons. The latest grubby news on the airwaves involves an incident involving the famous “Hot in Herre” rapper getting involved in a heated confrontation ...Read More

Pete Rose Re-Applies for Lifetime Ban Lift

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

Let no one accuse former manager and player Pete Rose of not having cast a vote of confidence in favour of his own team. If only Rose hadn’t done this whilst managing and playing for the Cincinnati Reds and with real gambling money...Read More

Climate Chaos to Blame For Bumblebee Decline

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

Bumblebees face an uncertain future. And according to a new study led by climate change and specifically region-specific heat waves, are to blame. Bumblebees are less abundant in areas that have become hotter in recent times and research...Read More

Online Poker in Favour Of Facial Recognition Technology

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

When businessman and partner Rob Young recently posted a poll on Twitter requesting votes in favour of facial recognition technology being employed by the site in order to rule out issues related to ghosting, multi-accounting and general...Read More

Microgaming Unveils New Vegas Single Deck Blackjack

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

Love but forever stuck between whether to play American or European variations of the game? Then no problem because Microgaming, in partnership with exclusive Microgaming independent studio partner Switch Studios, has just released Vegas...Read More

Canada’s Grocery Delivery Wars In Full Swing

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

More and more folks are cashing in on saving time as well as money by doing their shopping online. And whilst less than 2% of Canadian shoppers are currently making use of online grocery shopping services, this figure is expected to grow...Read More

Alyssa Nakken Appointed 1st Female MLB Coach

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

Now that Alyssa Nakken has officially been named the MLB’s first female major league coach its probably a good thing that she describes herself as being “most comfortable at a field”. This is where Nakken will be spendin...Read More

Relax Gaming Rakes In Top Poker Award

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

This year’s 2020 Gaming Intelligence (GI) Awards, a top-class casino games and entertainment awards event, has crowned none other than leading casino games and platform provider with the highly sought-after Poker Supplier of the Ye...Read More

NetEnt Kicks Off 2020 With FashionTV Deal

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

Leading games and solutions provider are on an all-out mission to continually diversify its portfolio. NetEnt’s Connect platform at the end of last added three new suppliers to its existing range of service providers. Games Inc, Sco...Read More

OLG Teaches Students About Problem Gambling

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

The , in partnership with Ontario’s Ministry of Health and non-profit organisation Check Your Reflex, recently allowed students at Morningside Avenue’s Centennial College campus to experience first-hand the potentially negativ...Read More

Celeb Gambler Gorodetsky Guilty Of Fraud

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

When big-time celebrity sports better and gambler Robert Gorodetsky appeared before Chicago Federal Court Judge Elaine Bucklo on February 5, his was a silhouette far removed from the grandiose persona portrayed by the one and same up to n...Read More

Shepherdstown Bingo Isn’t Only About Winning

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

fans all over the world know that this is a game of which the guilty pleasures and sheer value far outweigh the joy of winning a cash prize. Winning some unexpected cash is a charm for sure but being part of a regular community is worth ...Read More

Evolution Gaming Teases 12 New Live Games

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Those who missed out on this year’s ICE London missed out on quite a bit. Live casino experts , for one, had quite a bit hanging from the wheel of big reveal. Evolution this year will be launching no fewer than 12 new live casino ti...Read More

Poker Central Now Owns High Stakes Poker

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Poker Central recently confirmed having acquired the famous High Stakes Poker brand, along with all of its assets. The good news for players is that Poker Central’s PokerGO subscription streaming platform will over the course of the...Read More

Millennials Are Living At Home – Here’s Why

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

were arguably hit hardest of all by the Great Recession. And since outrageous rent is a monster most Canadians have no other option but to either embrace with great difficulty and tremendous effort, or totally avoid by living with parent...Read More

Kobe Bryant And The Psychology Of Grief

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Basketball legend touched us all. And it did so in the most unexpected of ways. And whilst it’s definitely true that there’s no right or wrong way to mourn or to grieve, the practice of shaming those who grieve remains a tren...Read More

Nvidia Confirms GeForce Now Beta Complete

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Nvidia has officially concluded beta-testing of its new cloud-based games streaming service. Best of all is that those signed up for access to a beta account will now enjoy free access to a GeForce Now “free” account. There ar...Read More

Coronavirus Causes Macau Casino Shutdown

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

In an attempt to stop the deadly Coronavirus; now declared an international crisis; from spreading from spreading to the point of international disaster, gambling authorities have now ordered a complete closure of all Macau-based casinos...Read More

Why Online Gaming in Canada Continues to Thrive

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Just about everybody is playing some sort of online video game. Which is why today, is a multi-billion-dollar industry world-wide. It’s no surprise to learn that the Canadian online gaming industry is a leading contributor to the g...Read More

Mum Wins Big At Online Bingo and Buys 1st House

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

There’s nothing quite like finally being able to buy one’s dream home. And this dream recently came true for mum-of-two and Porthcawl United Kingdom resident Samantha McKay and husband Damien, who incidentally had been saving ...Read More

Yankees Pitcher James Paxton To Sit Out

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

The New York Yankees have not exactly been enjoying the best of injury-free times. And the latest news that starter and Canadian pitcher James Paxton will be effectively “out of it” for 3-4 months following back surgery, isn&r...Read More

Canada’s AI Boom A Foreign Free-For-All

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Artificial Intelligence is without a doubt the next big creator of wealth. So much so that Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban famously pointed out that in his opinion, the world’s first trillionaires are bound to be those who master the ...Read More

Playground Poker Club To Host Valentine’s Day Dinner

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Love Poker enough to want to spend with your significant other in true Poker club style? Then Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake is just the place to spend this February 14th in the company of your loved one. A special romanti...Read More

NetEnt Secures Rights To Hell’s Kitchen Slot

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

It’s no secret: expert casino games developer is on a roll. It’s only been a matter of a couple of weeks since the Swedish developer launched its Serengeti Kings slot and already the team is onto its next big project for 2020...Read More

Microgaming Reveals Plans For New GoT Slot

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

It’s true that there are more fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones now than ever before. That it’s a timeless classic is no secret and even though the final curtain has dropped on the Lannisters and the Targaryens, the show is ...Read More

Tyler’s New Bingo Hall Does It For The Vets

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

A new community venue has come to town for the residents of Tyler and it’s all for a very good cause: supporting the nation’s veterans. January 24 saw Christian Restoration Community Women Veteran Program Bingo open its doors...Read More

NetEnt Streetfighter II Slot In The Works

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

There’s hardly a soul not familiar with Capcom’s early ‘90s Streetfighter II: The World Warrior game. The arcade classic shot to ultimate cult-fame what seemed like mere moments following its release. And now that casino...Read More

UFC Boss Dana White Wants A Vegas Super Bowl

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

UFC big-boss Dana White wants to see the come to town. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) may have banked on VP of Marketing Fletch Brunelle to bring the deal (and the Super Bowl!) home when he was commissioned to do...Read More

Steam Smashes Its Own Two-Year Record

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

You know you’re pretty much the buzz and a big deal at that when you’re a personal record smasher in an industry the likes of the challenge that is the gaming industry. has done it again. The games streaming platform has offi...Read More

EA’s Record Revenue Not Without Controversy

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

Fancy yourself up for assembling the ultimate digital soccer team and willing to spend a couple of dollars on the offchance of that happening? Then you had better act quick because leading video games developer (EA) may soon find itself ...Read More

Pickering Casino Set For April Launch

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

Leading local operator Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is the winning entertainment team behind the new scheduled to open as early as April this year. The operator has now confirmed that construction is on track and that the residents ...Read More

Dealer Schools Currently Thriving In Japan

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

Japan’s emerging industry may not be all smooth sailing or budding roses, but this hasn’t stopped a handful of dealer schools from popping up like mushrooms all over the country. Despite the various scandalous stories involvi...Read More

Phil Galfond Down €500k At His Own Game

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

Some would argue that former Poker-pro Phil Galfond had better cut his losses and run, because given his current situation of being €500,000 out of pocket at a game organised by his truly, it’s too late to quit whilst he’...Read More

Good Shepherd Players Win $1M Playing Lotto

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

Doing good unto others; especially those who are down and out or less fortunate; acts like a boomerang and that it always comes back round. Just ask the pool of 14 co-workers at Hamilton’s Good Shepherd Centre because it’s a l...Read More

NFL Sponsorships Driven By Gambling Industry

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

The NFL is nothing short of a royal cash cow. This is also the biggest reason behind its 32 football franchises having attracted in excess of $1.47 billion in sponsorship revenue for the period 2019-2020 alone. That’s a single seas...Read More

Microgaming To Launch deadmau5 Branded Slot

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

Microgaming has a number of top gaming ideas in the pipeline for 2020 and the announcement was made early on already that the year to come will be dominated by branded slot releases. The latest news is that the leading developer is curren...Read More

Console Kings Atari To Build 8 Gaming Hotels

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. So goes the old saying supposedly coined by the late Benjamin Franklin. Lucky for video game console pioneer , that knowledge certainly appears to be rooted in a tough-as-nails variety of...Read More

Vegas Casino’s Poised To Go Cashless

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

The benefits of cashless gaming are too many to mention and casinos appear to be catching on in a big way. The Palms Casino Resort, along with Red Rock Casino & Resort, were the first to gambling venues to have given Automatic Cashle...Read More

Byfuglien All Set For Permanent Jets Exit

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

When Winnipeg Jets fan-favourite defenseman Dustin Byfuglien failed to pitch for camp training in September, the last thing on his mind would have been an imminent divorce settlement being on the cards as far as his long-time marriage to ...Read More

Netflix Using Cues from The Adult Entertainment Industry

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

Video streaming giants , Amazon Prime and even YouTube are coaxing people into watching their content on an ongoing and near-obsessive schedule by taking the cue from what the adult entertainment industry is doing. This according to Unive...Read More

NY Governor Suggests VLT Allocation Cuts

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced by way of the release of a proposed executive NYC budget for 2020 that some significant changes may very well have to be implemented to the current revenue allocations generated by Video Lotter...Read More

MPN Tour Grand Finale Heads To Madrid

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

The time has come to celebrate the end to an era; to say goodbye. From the 6 – 9 February the Poker Tour will make a super stop for the very last time. The grand finale, which will be hosted by Spanish capital Madrid, will mark the...Read More

Blizzard May Have Gone Too Far with WoW Ban

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

Blizzard is for bummed. Bummed and badgering and soon possibly even busted. That Activision’s has this time gone way too far is a done thing. The latest controversial move by the creators of World of Warcraft and Overwatch is an ou...Read More

Canada To Officially Ban Single-Use Plastics

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

Canadians are all about keeping it clean. During a time when the rest of the world; for the most part at least; are jabbering on and on about what to do about the horrible after-effects of climate change and ; Canada’s federal gover...Read More

Microgaming To Develop 2nd Tarzan Slot

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

Microgaming is without a doubt one of the most player-conscious developers on the block today. Having piloted the very first back in the days when even the internet was a hot new concept, the Isle of Man-based gaming giant has been aroun...Read More

Unicode Reveals Gender-Inclusive Emojis For 2020

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

The Unicode Consortium, i.e. the good folks responsible for each year greenlighting the roll-out of relevant new , has just released some pretty exciting information regarding what to expect of this year’s additions. The fresh new 2...Read More

Sigma to Go Green at Malta Gaming Awards

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2020

Not only will this year’s Malta Gaming Awards celebrate and recognise the various contributions made by those working tirelessly towards creating a successful global and entertainment industry, but event owner-organiser Sigma Group...Read More

GVC Holdings Extends Microgaming Partnership

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2020

The latest big story making casino news headlines is that games giant Microgaming has extended its existing supply contract with global sports betting and casino games operator . GVC first partnered up with the gaming giant back in 2017. ...Read More

Synergy Blue to Launch Arcade-Style Games

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2020

is gearing up to improve Canada’s gaming offerings even further thanks to its recently signed content deal with Bet Rite. Players across the nation will soon be able to enjoy all-new, premium gaming opportunities because of the exc...Read More

WSOP 2020 Schedule Unchanged Despite Coronavirus Threat

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2020

The organizers of the 2020 recently revealed that the event would be postponed until further notice following the Coronavirus outbreak that started in China earlier this year. Following this, Poker players have been rightly concerned abou...Read More

Kinsmen Club $640k Bingo Jackpot Won

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2020

Winnipeg’s Kinsmen Club will finally award its $640,000 , and by the end of Monday, February 3rd the winner will be named. The news comes after the game was won on Saturday, February 1st, but the lucky player c...Read More

Seccafien’s Tokyo Training on Track

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2020

Canadian long-distance runner Andrea Seccafien is in the middle of preparing for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be held in from the 24th of July to the 9th of August. If her recent performances are anything to ...Read More

Yggdrasil Gaming Looks To Future With New

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2020

It’s hard to believe that the now-well-known global gaming giant Yggdrasil Gaming launched its first slots as recently as 2013, having that year acquired its very first development licence. Today, the slots giant is regarded as one...Read More

Taxpayers Have Been Footing NY Casino Bills

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

The taxes and allocations payable by land-based operators are largely defined by tax and gambling legislation implemented by each individual US state. The main element taken into account by each state is that taxes and specifically alloc...Read More

Aspire Global Partners With Authentic Gaming

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

Authentic Gaming is a leading games and Live Roulette specialist developer and has just confirmed having entered into a world-wide partnership service agreement with none other than esteemed casino games platform provider, Aspire Global....Read More

Elk Gaming Releases Hit It Hard 90’s Slot

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

The 90’s was an era among eras, and many think back fondly of how they used to “hit it hard” on the dance floor. The good news is that thanks to the creative genius at Elk Gaming, 90’s fans can now relive exactly t...Read More

Yggdrasil Teases Splitz-Mech Temple Stacks Slot

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

It’s an exciting time indeed for the team at . The leading developer is getting ready to launch for the very first time its new Publishing division of business at this year’s ICE London, and has just unveiled its very first sl...Read More

Yggdrasil Gaming To Launch Publishing Division

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

It’s almost time for ICE London and is ready to launch right off the mark with a promise to customers of their being able to grab hold of the “keys to its kingdom”. What Yggdrasil is bringing to the table this year is a...Read More

BC Telescope Provides Insight Into FRBs

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

Trying to figure out the exact nature of what they are and where they originate from is not all that different to a celestial game of Clue. Astrophysicists all around the world have been playing a cosmic game of cat and mouse ever since f...Read More

Malindi Elmore May Be Headed For Tokyo

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

B.C. native Malindi Elmore made her Olympic debut some 16 years ago. The year was 2004 and Elmore had qualified to run the 1,500 at the Olympic Games that was hosted by the city of Athens that year. But Elmore missed qualifying for the se...Read More

Akwesasne Mohawk’s Sportsbook Now Open

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

New York-based tribal gaming operator Akwesasne Mohawk Casino launched its much-anticipated sportsbook on January 17th and it’s an operation rolled out in partnership with none other than Canadian gaming giant, the Stars ...Read More

Federal Prison Time For Baccarat Cheats

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

There’s been a duo of working the Maryland block and its not Ivey and edge-sorting partner in crime Yin Sun. The FBI recently confirmed certain details of how Chenguang Ni and dealer Ming Zhang in 2017 conned a Maryland casino out ...Read More

Genting Hands Out Donations To NY Lawmakers

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

Asia-based casino giant is as it turns out so eager to this year witness a massive expansion on especially the New York casino and betting front, that its willing to put its money where its mouth is as far as contributions go. The group ...Read More

How To Get Through Flu Season

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2020

What with there being commonly known  risks associated with getting the flu, its surprising; shocking even; that many Canadians continue to pay absolutely no regard to actively avoid getting and/or spreading the virus. What makes thi...Read More

IGT Rolls Out Powerbucks In Ontario

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2020

International Game Technology (better known as IGT) is making massive progress in leaps and bounds in the world of online slots games. The latest news is particularly exciting, as IGT has just rolled out its smash-hit Powerbucks wide area...Read More

Wazdan Announces 9 New Slots

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2020

is preparing to hit a new-games homerun in celebration of the start of a new year. The developer/supplier will not only be showcasing three new slot titles at the upcoming ICE London gaming expo but has also announced that it will soon b...Read More

Super Bowl LIV Sports Betting Odds Posted

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2020

The NFL betting season has come to its end, with the San Francisco 49ers set to battle the Kansas City Chiefs in the much-anticipated Super Bowl LIV. Just a few hours after the last game’s final whistle was blown, odds were posted ...Read More

Larry Walker Waiting for Hall of Fame Nod

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2020

If anyone is perfectly able to imagine the different emotions experienced by Canadian legend Larry Walker ahead of this year’s Hall-of-Fame new inductees announcement, its without a doubt ex-fellow-teammate Tim Raines. Raines is af...Read More

Dan Bilzerian Loses $1M in MMA Bet

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2020

The fact that Irishman and king of MMA had not set foot in the ring; at least not to officially fight; for 14 months prior to Saturday’s stand-off with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, proved the undoing of a supposedly massive...Read More

Mattress Mack Down $2M In Baseball Bets

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2020

US furniture mogul and avid Houston Astros fan Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale may have to either curb his spending or find himself a team or two worthy of his support if he’s to quit throwing his money into the water. The...Read More

Quickspin Launches Its First Slot For 2020

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2020

It’s a spine-tingling combination of tropical island adventure meets the grim face of the reaper, its developed specifically for viewing and playing in portrait first mode, and its without a doubt what we would classify as being &ld...Read More

Phil Galfond’s Challenge Kicks Off

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2020

When not too long ago started hinting at a high-stakes challenge in favour of those players willing and able to part with hands levelling out the playing field at $100 a pop, it all seemed almost too good to be true. But what with Galfon...Read More

Gateway’s Sarnia Casino To Reopen Jan 30th

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

Some exciting news was announced earlier on last week and that’s that the official re-opening date of , which is situated at Ontario’s Hiawatha Horse Park, a premium horse racing and entertainment center preferred by people fa...Read More

Biggest eSports Stadium Ever Is Coming To Canada

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

It’s an industry enjoying nothing short of a rabid and radical fandom. It’s massive investments and powered play. It’s audiences filling towering stadiums to maximum capacity. It’s the coming together of profession...Read More

How You Can Beat The Winter Blues

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

Fighting off the general low mood and varying degrees of lethargy during the cold winter months can be a dreary affair indeed. The winter blues isn’t anything uncommon and according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, at leas...Read More

Lotto MAX Pays Out Big – Again

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

It certainly seems as if the lucky Brampton player who recently won the colossal CA$70 million jackpot has opened the floodgates for others to rake in their own slice of the Lottery pie. It happened ahead of the January 17th d...Read More

Why Harry & Meghan Will Be Happier In Canada

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

If the are primarily concerned with escaping a life that involves being constantly ostracised by the press (case in point: typical British journalism) then their planned move to Canada may very well prove to be the best thing for them ye...Read More

Kobe Bryant’s Death Shocks the Basketball World

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

NBA star LeBron James was spotted weeping inconsolably on the tarmac at LAX after he and Kobe Bryant’s former teammates landed in Los Angeles. He’d just been informed that not only had the Basketball legend passed on, but th...Read More

NCEL’s Play Smart To Educate Lottery Players

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2020

Whenever conversations around problem gambling behaviour are had, national games tend to be overlooked. And yet, these do classify as gambling games too. The North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) recently became the first Lottery in th...Read More

WSOP Announces 2020 Value Menu Schedule

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2020

The has been working relentlessly and tirelessly at trying to make larger events more accessible and more affordable for players who don’t necessarily play Poker for a living. The recent announcement regarding the schedule for the ...Read More

Bingo Fan Celebrates 100th Birthday In Style

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2020

Not only did great-great-grandmother Eunice Greenwood recently celebrate her 100th birthday, but the West Yorkshire resident also boasts a pretty amazing personal record. Greenwood has been playing  for the past 45 years, ...Read More

Why Online Bingo Is Enjoying A Revival

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2020

may very well be headed in the direction of a global resurgence as online gaming in general continues to make headlines. This is very much a case of one sector garnering support for all related sectors and as far as the game of Bingo goe...Read More

Why Lying When Dating Is A Bad Idea

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

We’re all familiar with “white lies” and whilst its true that the majority of us do not see anything wrong with saying, “I’m fine” when we’re actually not, or telling a fib as to why we’re l...Read More

Why A Sincere Compliment Goes Both Ways

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Receiving a sincere compliment does wonders not only for the soul and for a feeling of being connected to those around us but it also infiltrates every aspect of , including our level of performance at work, to name but one example. The t...Read More

Greg Fossilman Raymer Wins at Heartland Poker Tour

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Greg “Fossilman” Raymer is no stranger to winning multiple Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) titles. The World Series of Poker legend does after all adorn no fewer than fewer than four HPT crowns; all won during 2012, for which he al...Read More

Griffin Paul Makes WPT History

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Griffin Paul is a legend. The type of legend capable of achieving the impossible by winning both a  Main Event, and a WPT500 Main Event. A piece of masterly trickery incidentally only ever achieved once before in the history of the W...Read More

Harrah’s Reno To Halt Casino Operations

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

The merger of is in all likelihood the biggest reason behind the legendary Harrah’s Reno preparing to cease all casino and gaming operations later this year. The iconic casino has been around for some 82 years and is currently oper...Read More

Google Hints At Big Reveal At Games Event

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Hot, happening and tremendously exciting is the news that may at long last be on the brink of launching its own video games initiative. Google announced earlier on this week that it will be hosting a special keynote event at San Francisco...Read More

IIGET Dead And Buried Due To B.C. Fail

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

The fact that industry watchdog Integrated Illegal Gambling Enforcement Team (IIGET) was declared dead and buried in 2009 is now being blamed on B.C.’s budding money-laundering industry, and also indirectly, on the . The manner in w...Read More

Kalamba Releases Joker MAX Online Slot

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

It’s the start of a new year and the industry is off to a great start thanks to developers heading head-on into the challenge of making 2020 a promising year for fresh new content. One of the gaming world’s top online slots d...Read More

Excitement As MSPT Heads To The Venetian Again

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Not only will the Las Vegas Venetian feature as a top stop on this year’s World Series of Poker’s official tournament schedule, but the latest news is that it will this year for the fourth year in a row, and again in partnersh...Read More

Pokémon Go Updates On the Cards

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

, Niantic’s blockbuster Augmented Reality game, is still going strong. While not quite as popular as when it was at its peak in 2016, it still has a huge following. In 2020, those fans will be treated to plenty of action, events and...Read More

Time To Show Your Moves To TikTok & Fortnite

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Got TikTok and reckon yourself capable of some pretty smooth dance moves? Then be sure not to listen up because has launched a dance moves competition in collaboration with TikTok encouraging the latter’s users to show their swing ...Read More

Why We’re In Love With Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

It’s true; is no unsung hero. It’s a game that’s not only stood the test of time but one that’s also as versatile as it gets as far as people-centered games go. What better way to enjoy any old night of the week t...Read More

eQube Bingo Rolls Out The Tringos

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Meet the Tringos! A community of characters who are no larger than a standard Bingo ball. But the Tringos do more than merely lap up the sweet tropical sun on the sandy white beaches of Bingoland because they also happen to be part of a c...Read More

Lighthouse Keeper Lotto Winner Ready for Bright Future

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Ivan Dubinsky, a lighthouse keeper who works near Port Hardy in British Columbia, has just claimed a $1 million nest egg in the nationwide Lotto 6/49. The draw is held every Wednesday and Saturday, after 7:30 pm Pacific Time, and offers a...Read More

OLG Does Its Bit For Local Communities

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

The OLG has been an on going boon of financial support to the communities hosting its various casinos and gaming venues across Ontario. Canadian casino legislation determines that all operators donate regular allocations to their individu...Read More

How Chat Apps Are Saving Dads Sanity

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

It is said that but that at the same time, in a truly ironic twist of fate, only technology can save them. It’s all about balancing the good with the not-so-good. But it’s a balancing act of time vs. tech that has left many o...Read More

NetEnt Connect Enjoys International Support

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

NetEnt’s new content aggregation platform Connect may be new to the online games aggregation network scene, but that doesn’t mean that numerous top international operators have let the news slip through the cracks. The top ca...Read More

SkillOnNet Now Offers Relax Gaming Titles

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

That SkillOnNet is fast clawing its way up the popularity ladder is no secret. The casino software provider’s tireless expansion efforts are beginning to pay off in a big way and its quickly becoming a one-stop-shop for everything f...Read More

McDonalds & The Coffee Cup Conundrum

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Canadians have over the course of the past number of years grown increasingly more concerned about the environment, and specifically about the impact of single-use plastics on the . The fact that coffee cups and lids are among the top 5 i...Read More

McGregor Intent On Mayweather Rematch

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

hasn’t been back in the UFC fight ring since he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov by way of a 4th round submission at the Octagon in Las Vegas back in October of 2018. Not that McGregor has been enjoying the time off at home; ...Read More

Scientists Date Dust Older Than The Sun

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Whatever your personal belief system about how Earth was made or came to be, scientists believe that the material discovered inside the meteorite that crashed into Australia’s rural outlands back in 1969, is older still. So old in f...Read More

Diversification The Secret To Bingo’s Success

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Bingo’s many virtues are well-sung, especially its absolute tenacity in terms of having stuck around for literally centuries when many other games and entertainment-style activities have in actual fact perished or changed to the ext...Read More

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander A Legend In The Making

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Every industry has its greats and judging by how things stand at the moment, second-year guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander may very well become the NBA’s next great player. But what exactly is it that sets Thunder’s golden boy apa...Read More

Hollywood Casino Fined Over Illicit Poker Games

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control board has confirmed having slapped local games venue Hollywood Casino with a $20,000 penalty fine. The fine was for having hosted four tournaments at Penn National Race Course in Grantville at increase...Read More

Sony Teases Smart PS5 Controller

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Imagine being able to bark commands at your and never again having to bother with a cumbersome and at-times bulky headset. Now imagine being never again having to leave a game when confronted by the ultimate anti-hero on conundrum-style ...Read More

Pragmatic Play Unveils 2nd Slot For The Year

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

2020 is off to a phenomenal start as far as what the world of online slots is concerned. The creative juices are flowing like never before and leading developer is wasting no time pumping out brand-new online slot content at warp speed. ...Read More

Texas Gamer Saves Life Of Friend In England

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

A US gamer in all likelihood saved the life of her fellow-gamer and friend some 8,000 km away in the UK earlier on this month when she called for help on his behalf after noticing that he was having a life-threatening seizure.

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Vegas Teachers Call For Casino Tax Hike

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

  Las Vegas may be best known for its and legendary Strip, but it’s easy to forget that the region is also home to a fully functioning community. A community focused on the quality of the local...Read More

Houston Managers Hinch And Luhnow Fired

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

Sign stealing is just about the lowest that any professional sports team could possibly stoop to. The latest wrongdoers to have committed the atrocious wrongdoing are none other than Houston Astros team manager A.J. Hinch and General Mana...Read More

MGM’s Flagship Grand Casino Is Sold

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

When first announced its intentions of including the real estate on which its flagship Grand Casino proudly stands tall on the Las Vegas Strip in a slew of sales aimed at lightening fixed assets load, it all seemed almost too drastic a m...Read More

Universal Teases Nintendo Theme Park Launch

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

Imagine being able to play “real-life” version of your favourite game. Talk about a childhood fantasy come true. The good news is that it needn’t remain a fantasy as Universal Studios Japan has announced that it will be...Read More

Sony Now A Repeat No-Show At E3

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

Not exactly great news, but certainly by this time fascinating news what with it not being new news, is the fact that Sony will yet again this year be giving E3 a skip. 2020 will be Sony’s second year in a row as a no-show at the wo...Read More

Quickspin Ready To Shine At 2020 ICE London

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

It’s the start of a new year and this means one thing and one thing only. It’s time again for the internationally acclaimed gaming and innovation expo of the year, 2020 ICE London. This year’s expo show promises to be bi...Read More

Streamers Swapping Twitch For YouTube

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

It’s nothing short of a walk over, but its one that’s part of the game in a booming market. earlier on this week announced that it had acquired the talent of three popular live-stream gamers. Gamers who will all three be movi...Read More

Genting Staff Accused Of Discrimination

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

Rupaul Race finalist Leo Loren, better known by stage-name Baga Chipz, may wear make-up, but that doesn’t mean that the entertainer appreciates being referred to as a “fella in make-up” by casino door staff, let alone be...Read More

Encore Boston Accused of Replacing Staff With Robots

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

When Boston’s Harbour Casino first opened its doors in the Greater Boston area in June last year, much excitement prevailed. Excitement mainly due to the promise of the many new job opportunities that the newest business in the reg...Read More

Bingo And Bass A Star-Combo At Banff

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

pairs well with just about anything, however seemingly unlikely a fit. And perhaps this is the main reason behind the game having stood the test of time; surviving world wars and famine and poor politics for literally decades on end. In ...Read More

Andrew Burke Appointed Bluberi Gaming’s New CEO

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

Canada is home to some of the world’s best and for the longest time hidden specialist games studios in the world. And its no secret that ranks among the best that Canada has to offer; both locally as well as to international market...Read More

Mama Duck To Return To Canada In June

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

When organisers of Toronto’s annual Redpath Waterfront Festival announced 2 years ago that the star attraction set to make an appearance at Canada’s birthday celebrations was not only six storeys tall, weighed some 13,600 kilo...Read More

BCLC Offers GameSense For Free To North America

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

Lining up a unified Lottery games community of partners with a shared commitment to player health. Such is the nature of the motivation behind the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s decision to permit all members of the North Am...Read More

eSports Has Hit The $1 Billion Revenue Mark

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

The news is out and its official, (competitive video gaming) has officially hit the $1 billion revenue mark. This according to official data released by specialised analytics company Newzoo. Its no secret at all that eSports is huge busi...Read More

Betsoft Set To Launch Super Sweets Slot

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

Perhaps the most exciting thing about start of a new year is that its bound to bring along with it a bombardment of thrilling new games from the world’s leading developers as each is more eager than the next to make anew a good impr...Read More

Court May Have Been Misled in Kingsway Saga

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2020

The name Tom Fortin is one that has become synonymous with the controversial Greater Sudbury’s Entertainment District (KED) topic of conversation, and not exactly in the most honourable of ways either, especially not following rece...Read More

Starlight Casino London To Break Ground Soon

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2020

Its all systems go now for new Starlight Casino London. Following months of elaborate planning, the official ground breaking ceremony is at long last set to take place by no later than the end of the month. The $75 million Wonderland Sou...Read More

National Lottery Hacker To Serve Prison Time

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2020

No crime is ultimately without a victim. And nobody should ever think that they’d end up just automatically getting away with it, even if the crime in question was committed online. So cautioned National Crime Agency (NCA) senior in...Read More

NetEnt Announces Live Roulette Upgrades

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2020

Creating an already-fantastic product isn’t enough; at least not when you’re a major global casino games giant like AB. The developer/supplier recently announced a massive and exciting new update to its existing live dealer po...Read More

888poker LIVE Tour Schedule Announced

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2020

It’s no secret that last year’s LIVE Tour was hailed a massive success by all who experienced it. It harnessed complements and slaps on the back from far and wide and it was immediately quite clear that competition brands wer...Read More

Tom Brady Faces Uncertain Patriots Future

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2020

New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady is adamant about the fact that he isn’t done playing football just yet. But whether the Patriots will eventually end up re-signing the quarterback is another issue altogether. The fran...Read More

WPT Announces Venetian Stop For 2020

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2020

Big news to have recently hit Poker circuit news pages is that the legendary Venetian will this year yet again feature as a tour stop on the World Poker Tour schedule. This, said organisers at the time of the announcement, would be in ord...Read More

Climatologist Creates Educational Board Game

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2020

Science needn’t be and isn’t boring. This we know from many afternoons spent watching Bill Nye the Science Guy do his science-magic on the telly. Bill Nye explained to us in simple and engaging terms a topic previously regarde...Read More

New Pro-Swim Club Wants Local Talent

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2020

Toronto is home to a brand new swim league and the main goal now is to procure homegrown Canadian professional swimmers for the team. The man tasked with securing said talent is none other than former competitive swimmer and North Battlef...Read More

IGT Secures Instant Ticket DC Lottery Deal

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2020

And so it’s come to pass that leading gaming and solutions provider International Game Technology, better known as IGT, has won a Lottery of sorts of its own. According to a recent announcement made public by the Lotto-tech provider...Read More

January Jones Badly Wanted Birthday Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2020

Not only is American actress January Jones the face and persona of popular series Mad Men’s Betty Draper, but she’s also a self-professed fan of . Playing Bingo while drinking wine, in a church basement to be exact. Jones rece...Read More

Mike Postle Accused Of Avoiding Legal Service

Ben Hamill - January 17, 2020

Ostrich-minded alleged cheat Mike Postle is supposedly hoping that it will all simply end up magically “going away”. The man at the centre of the biggest Poker cheating story of 2019, Mike Postle, is allegedly doing everythin...Read More

Millions Of Canadians Betting It Up In Vegas

Ben Hamill - January 17, 2020

The time has come for Canadian gaming and betting authorities to seriously re-consider their stance on the legalisation of single-event and online gambling. Records show that throughout the course of 2018 alone, some 1.6 million Canadian...Read More

Overwatch 2 Confirmed By Blizzard

Ben Hamill - January 17, 2020

When giant ESPN last year alluded to the fact that it had in its possession certain “inside info” about a probable Overwatch 2 being in the making by Blizzard Entertainment, it all seemed simply...Read More

Why A Simple “Hello” Can Change The World

Ben Hamill - January 17, 2020

According to psychology and research, the majority of us (and especially the introverts who dwell among us) dare not believe that we are even good enough to been seen, recognised or celebrated in any way. Many people simply do not deem th...Read More

Kim Boutin Withdraws From Four Continents

Ben Hamill - January 17, 2020

Canadian pride and champion speed skater Kim Boutin will not be competing in the inaugural Four Continents short track championship event to be hosted by the city of Montreal. The 24-year-old 6-time gold medal winner, of which the first ...Read More

Yggdrasil Awarded Isle of Man B2B Licence

Ben Hamill - January 16, 2020

Good news on the growth front is that top casino supplier Yggdrasil Gaming has been successful in its application for a B2B software licence from the Isle of Man Supervision Commission. This serves to secure a situation of long-term prese...Read More

Lottoland Launches Its Very 1st Sports Book

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2020

Online Lottery betting giant Lottoland has confirmed having sealed a deal whereby the operator will for the first time ever be in a position to offer sports betting offerings to its customer base. Lottoland recently confirmed that as a di...Read More

B.C. Money Laundering Conversations Continue

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2020

When the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering was officially launched last year, it did not take very long for the massive involvement of various British Columbia parties to become evident. The main aim behind the initial co...Read More

Casino Charlevoix To Celebrate 25yr Anniversary

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2020

Canada’s Casino Charlevoix opened its doors to the public an impressive 25 years ago. To mark the fact that it is this year a quarter of a century in operation, the casino will be celebrating having served its players for so long by...Read More

$CA70M Lotto Jackpot Won in Brampton

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2020

The news is out and its effectively crashed the OLG’s Lottery’s App as folks continue to feverishly check their tickets in their drones following the operator’s confirmation that the biggest Lotto MAX jackpot in the hist...Read More

DraftKings Look Into Celeb Cheat Allegations

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2020

Sports betting giant DraftKings has officially launched in-house investigations into whether Bachelor in Paradise celebrity couple Tanner Tolbert and wife Jade Roper Tolbert had been in unfair cahoots that led to the type of unfair advant...Read More

Playground Kicks Off 2020 In World Cup Style

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2020

2020 has kicked off with a bang and players looking to really get their money’s worth would be well advised not to miss out on Playground Poker’s upcoming World Cup of Cards. The event gets underway on January 19th ...Read More

OLG Has Big Plans For Casino Windsor

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2020

What with more and more Canadians each year flocking in their drones across the US border looking for casino and betting entertainment, Ontario’s Lottery and Gaming Corporation has become increasingly more resolved to up the ante in...Read More

Casino Mogul Donates Millions To Australian Wildfire Relief

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2020

Aussie billionaire, Crown Resorts casino mogul and well-known businessman James Packer and his family have donated some $2.75 million in the hopes of supporting fire fighters currently attempting to stop the monstrous ...Read More

CWA Launches Major Gaming Labour Initiative

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2020

Major US labour union Communication Workers of America (CWA) has just launched a controversial but supposedly long-overdue new initiative aimed at supporting the “organisation efforts” by those working in the areas of tech and...Read More

Twitter Goes Nuts Over Royal Split Announcement

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2020

How times have changed. Instead of reacting in a manner typical of 1950s British disappointment, upon having learnt of the announcement by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that they had reached the decision that the best thing for them invo...Read More

How To Master The Art Of Complaining Well

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2020

There are those among us who appear to have truly fine-tuned the art of complaining effectively. And if complaining isn’t something you’d previously considered to be something that anyone should be good at, then Colorado Unive...Read More

Two Men Arrested For Attempted Lotto Fraud

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2020

Winning the Lottery is a stroke of luck not destined to befall everyone during their lifetime. People embrace a variety of good-luck superstitions and charms in an attempt to make those winning numbers drop and some have even claimed repe...Read More

Gordon Ramsay To Launch Branded Casino Games

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2020

Hell’s Kitchen Group owner and potty-mouthed celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is supposedly planning on launching a series of casino games and online casino offerings based on and themed around his Hell’s Kitchen restaurant and ce...Read More

Poker Cheats Who Made 21st Century History

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2020

There’s an enormous difference between being famous and being regarded as infamous. With the latter being far less desirable that the first-mentioned as far as having one’s name permanently entered into the pages of Poker hist...Read More

Pistons To Make Do Without Blake Griffin

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2020

Dwane Casey’s Detroit Pistons could be facing an entire season with the support of star forward Blake Griffin. Casey spoke to members of the press right ahead of Tuesday night’s stand-off with the Cleveland Cavaliers and said ...Read More

Vegas Strip Operators Boosting Society

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2020

Las Vegas today isn’t the same Las Vegas of the 1950s. In fact, it’s a much more mindful and responsible Strip shining brightly against the night sky than what was the case some 50 or 60 years ago and according to Nevada&rsquo...Read More

Bingo Saving Challenge Gets Players Attention

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2020

Bingo lovers all over the world know that if there’s a problem that requires a truly creative solution, then there’s bound to be a game of Bingo out there somewhere that holds the answer. According to popular online news publi...Read More

New CEO At NY Resorts World Venues

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

It’s no secret that New York’s gambling playing field is just about as unforgiving as it. What with 4 commercial casinos and no fewer than 7 tribal ones each desperately trying not to succumb to the ongoing canniba...Read More

Jason Somerville Announces PokerStars Split

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

The man famously regarded as the founding father of Poker streaming, Jason Somerville, has announced having split with PokerStars. Sort of. Somerville announced on New Years Day via a video message announcement on soci...Read More

4 Rovers Set for 2020 Mars Missions

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

For many of us, the imminent arrival of 2020 meant one thing and one thing only: getting to fly around in inner city space in our very own flying car. Complete with UFO-style sunroof of course. This was what had been p...Read More

Pro-Women’s Hockey Rally Raises Awareness

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

A viable women’s professional hockey league is a lot to ask for by the looks of things. But Canadians of all ages remain ever hopeful it now seems, as could be witnessed on just another ordinary Saturday early-Januar...Read More

Fitness Need Not Be Daunting – Here’s Why

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

The majority of us know the drill. We’re fully aware of the mental and physical benefits associated with regular exercise, but we just can’t get ourselves to get out there and get started. All in all; for many of u...Read More

Massive Illegal Betting Ring Bust By OPP

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

The value of the global sports betting market is expected to reach an incredible $8 billion by the time 2025 comes around. This according to the general consensus among panellists at last year’s New York City Sports ...Read More

Alienware Teases Concept UFO At CES 2020

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

Its as high-end as only Dell’s Alienware technology can get, its currently still undergoing further development and has the pre-fix “concept” attached to its name, and perhaps most newsworthy of all; it closely m...Read More

888casino Announces New Skywind Deal

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2020

World renowned Gibraltar-based online casino giant 888casino has officially joined forces with Skywind Group, a provider of top casino content as well as a superb range of player engagement tools in multiple licensed m...Read More

Divine Fortune Slots Player Wins Big

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2020

Is there any better way to bid a year farewell than by celebrating a massive windfall? We think not, and suspect that the lucky Hollywood Casino player who won a whopping $285,285 playing NetEnt’s famous progressive ...Read More

Woodbine Mohawk Park Rolls Out New Wagers

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2020

When Woodbine Mohawk Park announced a revamp of everything from its guest lobby to its car valet service late last year, we knew that more grandness was on the cards for 2020. And we weren’t wrong. 2019 drew to close...Read More

The Witcher 3 Breaks Records on Steam

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2020

It may not have a typical chronological storyline, but The Witcher (the original moving-pictures storyline, that is) is epic and fantastic fantasy at its very best. This is a tale riddled with monsters and magic and va...Read More

What To Expect At CES Las Vegas 2020

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2020

It’s time again to feast our eyes and imaginations on everything new and promised (not to be confused with promising!) planned for the year ahead at the 2020 CES Las Vegas (CES being derived from the show’s former ...Read More

Lotto MAX Jackpot Grows to CA$70 Million

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2020

The new year has barely gotten off to a proper start, and already Lotto MAX is popping from its own seams. The January 3 draw saw the big CA$70 million jackpot remain untouched and unclaimed, which means that the next ...Read More

Playground Poker To Re-Launch Bust The Bank

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2020

The coming Winter months just got a great deal less daunting as cash will be raining down on gaming’s own once more in Kahnawake. The latest news is that host Freeway Frank will be making his return to the venue for ...Read More

Gateway Confirms Significant Leisure M & A

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

Leading Canadian gaming and entertainment giant Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited is embarking on an exciting new business venture that will see its parent company GTWY Holdings not only in a position to finall...Read More

Welcome To 2020 Awards Season Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

The 2020 Hollywood Awards season is upon us and this year promises to be no different to any other year when talking all of the old hashed-out perfectly predictable old favourites. It’s very much its own kind of sill...Read More

Ontario Poker’s Land Of Big-Win Champions

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

Ontario native Daniel Negreanu needs no introduction. The career Poker champion tournament and cash player first discovered a love for Poker and all things hustling at the age of only 16. His early participation in tou...Read More

Bieber & Binnington To Play For Charity

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

Ontario native and superstar pop sensation Justin Bieber made the best of his time of having been “home for the holidays”, and in true NHL style too. Bieber celebrated the last stretch of 2019 by not only announcin...Read More

Tropicana Likely To Change Hands Very Soon

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

Described at the time by the Las Vegas Sun as “lush luxury, extremely good taste, warmth, intimacy and functional efficiency”, the iconic Tropicana Las Vegas first opened its stylish and lavish doors on April 4, 19...Read More

Why A Booze-Free January Isn’t A Bad Idea

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

We aren’t exactly famous for being a people terribly fond of complete abstinence. Especially not when abstinence refers to having to abstain from the occasional drink. If truth be told, booze connects us in a variety...Read More

Mega Moolah Does It Again With Massive Slots Win

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

Microgaming is in the business of creating wealth for players from all walks of life. And as far as massive life-changing jackpots go, few slots in the developer’s Progressive Jackpot Network top the perennially popu...Read More

The Most Influential Video Games In The Last Decade

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2020

From 2010 to 2020 there have been some major moves forward in the world of gaming. But some games made more of a splash, so we’ve revealed the titles that had the most impact for every year of the 2010s, and what mad...Read More

3D Printing Reveals Dinosaur’s Secrets

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2020

The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta is among the growing number of institutions that are using 3D printing technology to replicate dinosaur bones. The printed bones complete skeletons in a way that has not been possibl...Read More

The Evolution of Alex Burrows

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2020

Alexandre Ménard-Burrows was an old-school player during his National Hockey League career. He started out undrafted in the minor leagues and fought his way through, believing in himself and his remarkable skills when...Read More

Notable Sports Trends Of The Last Decade

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2020

As the new decade begins, individuals and industries are reviewing the past 10 years in earnest. Sport in Canada is no exception, and there are plenty of positive and negative elements to reflect on. Take a look at the best and worst t...Read More

Scientific Games Unveils TETRIS EXTREME Slot

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2020

Scientific Games’ latest slots release, TETRIS EXTREME, is a new twist on the beloved, classic video game. Those who played it on their Gameboys in days gone by will appreciate the nostalgia factor, while the action ...Read More

Woodbine Announces 2023 Jimmy Freight Stakes

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2020

Jimmy Freight is the only millionaire son of champion racehorse Sportswriter, and was retired in late 2019 after a very illustrious career with total earnings of CA$1,457,405.00. Now the bay’s progeny will compete in...Read More

Lotto 6/49 Winners Aim To Stay Down To Earth

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2020

Big lottery wins are almost always life-changing events. As exciting as they are, they can also bring their fair share of challenges. Winners can have friends and relatives demand money, and can spend irresponsibly unt...Read More

College Dropout Turns Poker Prodigy

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2020

Malcolm Trayner, a 20-year-old college dropout who hails from Sydney, Australia, has just banked AU$100,000.00 (CA$91,419.50) in Poker winnings. What makes this feat especially remarkable, and the reason why so many pe...Read More

Positivity Bingo A School Success

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2020

A group of eleventh graders at Kitchener’s Eastwood Collegiate Institute are spreading positivity around their school in a unique and simple way; they’re playing Positivity Bingo. The big lesson being learned by th...Read More

BC Opens Independent Gambling Control Office

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2020

The Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch of British Columbia is about to become the autonomous Independent Gambling Control Office, thanks to an amendment to Canada’s existing Gaming Control Act. The change comes as a direct resu...Read More

BCLC Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2020

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has appointed Alan Kerr as the new Chief Financial Officer as well as the new Finance & Corporate Services Vice President. His official duties, which he’ll discharge from ...Read More

MGA Report Reveals Crackdown on Corruption

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2020

The Malta Gaming Authority has released its interim performance report covering the first 6 months of 2019. Decisive action was taken by the MGA in an attempt to curb money laundering and terrorism funding, and to prop...Read More

Alex Foxen Wins 1st WPT Title and GPI POY

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2020

Former Footballer and current professional Poker player Alex Foxen won the 2019 Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event of the World Poker Tour (WPT). This is Foxen’s first WPT title, as well as his biggest caree...Read More

Epic Gaming Fails In The Last Decade

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2020

The last decade has been full of highs in the gaming industry, but there have also been plenty of lows. Join us as we take a look at some of the biggest gaming disappointments of the 2010s. Read More… Read More

Why The GPI POY Race Is A Tight One

Ben Hamill - January 02, 2020

If the copy error that had wrecked havoc on this year’s World Series Player of the Year winners’ list was more excitement that what was bearable, then perhaps don’t read on because the points race for 2019 is far...Read More

Alberta Makes An Impact In Ghostbusters Trailer

Ben Hamill - January 02, 2020

Canadians; and especially those living in Alberta; have been taking to Twitter for days on end and saying their piece about having immediately recognised those terribly telling “big Alberta skies and wheat fields” ...Read More

15 Friends To Share In Lotto Prize Pool Win

Ben Hamill - January 02, 2020

Office Lottery pools are exceptionally popular among Lotto enthusiasts, mainly because these enable players to increase their chances of winning as a result of either being able to afford to play more often, or getting...Read More

Resorts World Las Vegas Offers More Than Gambling

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2020

The Las Vegas Strip is getting its most expensive casino and resort venue in the history of Sin City. Resorts World Las Vegas will furthermore be breaking the mould in more ways than one as in addition to it being the ...Read More

Gerrit Cole Causes Upset at Bookmakers

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2020

Bookmakers are excited. The type of excitement that’s generally only unleashed by the likes of MLB rainmaker Gerrit Cole being offered a nine-year deal to the value of $36 million. And yes, that’s $36 million per y...Read More

Why You Need To Keep Tabs On Browser Tabs

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2020

Time –sucks. Don’t you just love to hate ’em? And as far as prominent usurpers of available time go, multiple open browser tabs are the bomb. In a very uncool “da bomb” kind of way, of course. The “state of...Read More

London’s SBC 2019 Awards Shows The Gold

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2019

With London’s expanded SBC 2019 Awards now declared a done and dusted success, the industry officially has a better idea as to who was responsible for making the year the super-nova success that it turned out to be. ...Read More

Realistic Games Launches 3 New Titles

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2019

The latest exciting news on the new games development front is that top casino games provider and distributor Realistic Games has added an impressive selection of 3 brand new instant-win titles to its growing portfolio...Read More

Glassdoor Ranks Microsoft As Top Employer

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2019

At the end of each year, career website Glassdoor lets the cat out the bag about which companies are the best ones to work for, as nominated by the folks who actually work or used to work for those businesses. The fact...Read More

Fintrac Warns Against Dirty Drafts

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2019

There’s a brand new money laundering monster rearing its ugly head in the provinces. Money laundering via direct electronic bank transfer. Fin-watchdog the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada...Read More

3 Top Gadgets Of The Past Decade

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2019

We’re most of us in what can only be described as a dysfunctional, if occupational, relationship with our gadgets. We complain about having to “hold the line” or spend a few extra minutes hanging around waiting f...Read More

Why Smelling A Book May Lift The Mood

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2019

The human brain is a truly magnificent thing. Ever wonder why cracking open a book and smelling its pages tend to make you feel instantly happy and positively convinced that life has just taken a turn for the better? L...Read More

Monroe Man Charged For Rigging Bingo Games

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2019

Monroe resident John Cook, age 43, is a man with a dubious Bingo plan. But hopefully those “plans” will be off the streets for a while as Cook was recently arrested and charged with felony thievery for having rigge...Read More

Cameos Feature Added To Snapchat

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2019

Snapchat is apparently feeling particularly upbeat about the possibility of some serious festive season quirk, and so much so that its developers have just released a brand new motion feature that will allow users to become the loopy sta...Read More

What Type of Lottery Player are You?

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2019

As social beings, people are interested not only in what their fellow humans are doing, but in how and why they are doing it. Professional (and armchair) anthropologists study different behaviours and try to put reason...Read More

Books About Poker You Need To Read

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2019

In Poker, much like life, if nothing else, you simply have to have a plan. And even though life’s “how to guide” may at times appear to be non-existent, luckily this isn’t the case with Poker. And better yet is...Read More

How Legalised Sports Betting Has Benefitted the USA

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2019

May 2018 was a monumental month for the USA’s gambling industry. The US Supreme Court overturned PASPA, legalising sports betting and opening the way for the country to benefit from it in various ways. According to a...Read More

Festive Season Responsible Gaming Tips

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2019

The festive season is that strange time of year when many Canadians try to relax amid financial strains or feel at their loneliest, even when surrounded by people. It can also be a time of year when the urge to gamble ...Read More

The Different Lottery Types Explained

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2019

Lotteries have been popular games for hundreds of years, so the fact that different varieties have developed is unsurprising. The market is full, but most games fall into 1 of 5 main categories outlined, below. Read More

Pro Tips for Avid Bingo Players

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2019

Bingo is enjoyable from the very first time it’s played, and with practice it’s possible to develop great strategies and skills too. Experienced players have several tricks up their sleeves, to help them have more ...Read More

Inaugural Galfond Challenge Heats Up

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2019

Three-time World Series of Poker champion Phil Galfond is stirring up some excitement with his first-ever Galfond Challenge. Nearly 7 years after the infamous and never-completed Durrrr Challenge, the legendary high-st...Read More

Greta Thunberg Named Time’s Person Of The Year

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2019

In only a few months, Greta Thunberg went from striking from school to raise climate change awareness in Stockholm, Sweden, to a household name. Now, the 16-year-old climate change activist has been named as Time Magaz...Read More

Predictions For Popular Casino Games In 2020

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2019

With thousands of online casino games already available, and with many more released every year, you can easily understand that titles and genres rise and fall in popularity. 2019 has seen developers and providers rais...Read More

7 Tips to Boost Your Poker Game

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2019

Poker can be a notoriously tricky game to master. If your table results are average at best, don’t worry – you aren’t alone. Even the best players took years of dedication to get to where they are now. Often, mak...Read More

Online Casino Predictions for 2020

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2019

Technology is developing at an incredible rate, and this growth is affecting almost every industry. Online casinos are no exception, and as the decade draws to a close many insiders are looking ahead to what next year ...Read More

How To Enjoy Bingo on a Budget

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2019

A big part of responsible gaming is setting a budget, and then sticking to it. Bingo can be enjoyed on small, medium or large budgets; you just need to adjust your playing habits accordingly. Find practical advice for ...Read More

Crazy Lottery Spending Sprees

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2019

While choosing winning lottery numbers can be difficult, for many players this is actually the easy part. Deciding how to spend their payouts is where they run into issues. There are many stories of successful ticketho...Read More

Overwatch Star’s Pro Gaming Or College Dilemma

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2019

Jonathan Huffman finds himself faced with a dilemma that may well become the reality for many other teenagers in the near future. The 16-year-old from Chicago, USA, must decide whether to attend college or whether to b...Read More

Strong Casino Systems Projections Revealed

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2019

A brand new study by QYReports titled ‘Casino Management System Software Market’ has evaluated the scope of the lucrative management systems market. The study has used a methodical range of data that includes recen...Read More

2019’s Biggest Slots Payouts

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2019

2019 is drawing to an end, and it has certainly been a busy year for online casinos and their players. Some truly remarkable jackpots have been won so far this year – and there are still a few weeks left, so more cou...Read More

Canada’s 5 Most Famous Poker Players

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2019

Canada is full of skilled and talented gamblers, particularly when it comes to the game of Poker. Here are the nation’s 5 best players and innovators that have taken the industry to new heights. Read MoreR...Read More

The Great US – UK Bingo Divide

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2019

Bingo is well known in the United States and in Britain, but there are some key differences in the games. As the saying goes, these nations are “two countries divided by a common language” and the cultural distinct...Read More

Amazing and inspiring Stories of Lotto Wins

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2019

Buying a lottery ticket, carefully checking the numbers, celebrating your win and then claiming your prize is exciting enough. However, the stories of when the simple process has a few unexpected twists in it can make ...Read More

The Many Modern Uses of Bingo Cards

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2019

You may think that Bingo cards only really have one specific purpose. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth! Bingo cards are highly versatile and can be used in numerous different settings, not just in the...Read More

Microsoft Teases Two New Xbox Consoles

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2019

Tech giant Microsoft has revealed some exciting news for its gamer fan base this quarter. The company is reportedly developing not one, but two next-generation Xbox consoles that are scheduled for a 2020 release. The t...Read More

The Darker Side to New Year’s Resolutions

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2019

The festive season is fast approaching, and once Christmas and Boxing Day are over, New Year’s Day is the next big event on the calendar. This is the time of year when we all start to make our list of New Year’s resolutions...Read More

OLG Joins The Ranks Of Top Integrity Force

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2019

The Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) has become the 33rd global organisation and only the 2nd Canadian entity to have joined international Lottery and sports betting integrity watchd...Read More

Injured Player Calls On Health Canada For Policy Changes

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2019

When former Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki stepped onto a Broncos team bus April of 2018, the last thing on his mind would have been even the vaguest hint of an idea suggesting that he would not be getting ...Read More

Game-Changing Lottery Innovations

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2019

Lottery games have been popular for hundreds of years; Keno slips dating all the way back to Han Dynasty have been found in China and the importance of the lottery for civil works in Europe dates back to Augustus Caesa...Read More

Cheating Baccarat Dealer Heads To Jail

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2019

Former Maryland Baccarat dealer Ming Zhang had supposedly bitten off more than what he was able to chew when he first decided it a good idea to supplement his income by conspiring to transport stolen funds. The 32-year...Read More

Making New Year’s Resolutions That Stick

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2019

New year’s resolutions: good or bad idea? This is a surprisingly contentious issue for people, especially near the end of the year. Almost everyone is familiar with that burning desire to start the new year off “be...Read More

Google To Allow Online Gambling Ads In US

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2019

Google has announced that recent updates to its gaming advertising policies in the US includes an update that will allow the 4 US states to advertise online casino games and offerings. The states included in Google’s...Read More

Mohegan Gaming Celebrates Niagara Success

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2019

The “plan” truly has come together for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. The tribal operator has released its financials for 2019’s Q4 and it’s definitely a very far cry from the type of revenue that was prev...Read More

The Most Popular December Baby Names

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2019

Many people feel quite stuck when reaching the point of having to pick a new baby’s name, perhaps realising the permanence of it all what with there being no possibility at all of changing one’s mind later on. And ...Read More

Mississauga Man Wins CA$17.6m in Lotto 6/49

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2019

Its by now no secret that Lottery games are changing the lives of ordinary Canadians for the better. Aside from the massive financial help channelled towards local communities and no-profit organisations, players too, ...Read More

Lucky Charms Give Bingo Players a Boost

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2019

Gamblers are quite a suspicious group, and Bingo players most of all. People choose to play at specific times, or pick particular games, believing they’ll be more successful than they would be in other situations. Th...Read More

Mobile Tech Making a Major Impact on Gambling

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2019

Managing weight and health, dealing with work documents, and sharing news on social media sites are now all daily activities that are possible in mobile browsers and on apps. As well as these and services for almost ev...Read More

Why Live Dealer Casinos Are Becoming So Popular

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2019

The continued growth in popularity of live dealer casinos has been one of the biggest gaming trends in 2019. Just one example was Evolution Gaming’s reporting that its annual revenue rose by 38% to €245.4m in 2018,...Read More

Maurice Hawkins Voices WSOP Gripes

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2019

Maurice Hawkins isn’t afraid to speak from the heart. This is something that has awarded the WSOP champ his fair share of friends as well as haters. With that having been said, when a 13-time WSOP gold ring winner de...Read More

Cascades Casino Chatham Boosts Business

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2019

Stories about how gaming operators and casinos have literally changed the financial fates of entire communities for the better are often found to be doing the rounds. The good news is however mostly delivered in drips ...Read More