Evolution To Acquire Big Time Gaming

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2021

Live casino games giant Evolution is on the verge of acquiring yet another big iGaming player in the world of digital and gaming entertainment. The company earlier this week confirmed that it has now tabled an offer to acquire Megaways-cr...Read More

First Nations Head To Court Over PlayAlberta

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2021

First launched in the fall of 2020, provincial online gambling platform PlayAlberta.ca caters to the needs of Alberta’s gaming enthusiasts. Two First Nations are now dragging the provincial government as well as gaming regulator the...Read More

Wynn To Pay $5.6M In Unpaid Dealer Tips

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2021

Wynn Resorts has finally agreed to end the protracted legal feud with around 1,000 current as well as former dealers at its Las Vegas properties. The feud, which revolved around the supposed non-payment of tips, has been ongoing for the p...Read More

Casino Restaurant Reopens At Kamloops

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2021

Great news for those who enjoy a hearty meal during a night out on casino-town is that the Atlas Steak + Fish eatery at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment’s Cascades Casino Kamloops will soon re-open its doors to hungry customers. Th...Read More

Entain Funds Research Into Ontario Gaming

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2021

International sports betting and online gaming giant Entain, formerly GVC Holdings, widely regarded to be one of the biggest iGaming and sports wagering brands in the world, has reportedly taken a keen interest in Ontario’s gaming s...Read More

888 Holdings Reportedly Eyeing William Hill

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2021

So magnificently successful a year did 2020 emerge to be for online gaming and entertainment giant 888 Holdings, that it is reportedly eyeing a couple of big-money M&A targets in 2021. And though as of yet unconfirmed, rumour has it o...Read More

Bally’s Casino Corp Tables Superior Offer For WPT

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2021

The famous Bally’s casino brand has reportedly submitted a superior proposal to acquire the World Poker Tour (WPT) From Allied Esports. Although Allied has not formally accepted Bally Corporation’s $90 million offer, it’...Read More

Rivers Casino Ready For Betting’s Big Return

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2021

New York’s Rivers Casino in Schenectady is reportedly anticipating a busy rest-of-March, with sports betting set to take the exciting sports events remaining for the month to new levels of hype. Sports fans will not only be able to ...Read More

B.C.’s Playgon Games Receives MGA Licence

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2021

Playgon Games Inc., a local and upcoming British Columbian mobile gaming powerhouse provider, is celebrating yet another remarkable achievement. Playgon recently announced that they’ve now been endorsed with a Type 1 Gaming Service ...Read More

Dawson Creek City Rejects GCGC Request

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2021

Council representatives of the city of Dawson Creek, B.C., have expressed their hesitance over conceding to a request made by struggling gaming and entertainment giant Great Canadian Gaming regarding the writing of a letter of support for...Read More

Las Vegas Sands To Offload Sin City Venues

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2021

Las Vegas Sands is offloading its Sands Expo and Convention Center as well as its Venetian Resort Las Vegas in a bid it says will enable it to shift its focus to Asian markets. It furthermore confirmed that it had agreed to sell is famous...Read More

Tropicana Casino For Sale For $384 Million

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2021

The Tropicana in Vegas is for sale, and owner Gaming & Leisure Properties has finally settled on a selling price. The official asking price: $384 million. While talk and speculation about the fate of the historical Las Vegas gaming a...Read More

Casino New Brunswick Reopens Its Doors

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2021

Casinos all over the country have been suffering as a result of stay-at-home orders and the global health crisis. One such casino has been Great Canadian Gaming’s Casino New Brunswick, a venue that has not been able to welcome patro...Read More

Wynn Announces Sale Of 6.32 Million Shares

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2021

Casino giant Wynn Resorts is taking full advantage of a recent hike in the value of its shares. The operator announced earlier this week that it plans to offload up to 6.32 million shares in an attempt to boost its cashflow. The decision...Read More

Rama Gaming House To Benefit From SG Systems

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2021

Patrons of Rama Gaming House in Ontario are in for a smashing new treat. The popular gaming establishment now gets to offer even more high-quality gaming services and products following the successful inking of an exciting new deal with S...Read More

Casino Regina Dealer Fired Over Racist Talk

Ben Hamill - February 09, 2021

An employee from Casino Regina has learnt the hard way that racism never pays. The employee was fired by Crown corporation and operator Saskatchewan Gaming Corp. in 2018 after making several racist remarks towards fellow employees. The g...Read More

Commission Hears How Losses Fueled BCLC Inaction

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2021

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering In B.C. late last week heard how the possibility of major financial losses had fueled money laundering-inaction on the part of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). Several...Read More

Hard Rock Casino To Pay $1M In Bonuses

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2021

Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino earlier this week announced that despite the challenges posed by the global health crisis, employees will for the second year in a row receive bonus payments for their hard work and loyal...Read More

Playtech Showed Resilience In Difficult 2020

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2021

Online casino software developer/supplier Playtech is a company that takes great pride in its history, achievements, and perhaps most significant of all, its resilience. Established in 1999, Playtech is a true industry stalwart, and certa...Read More

Foxium Dazzles With New Foxpot Slot

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2021

Foxium’s soon-to-be-released Foxpot slot is every high-roller’s dream. The exciting and colourful new slot recreates a virtual gameshow setting and environment – complete with action, dazzling lights, and camera. The id...Read More

Larry Flynt Scores Victory In Gambling Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2021

Porn king and Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt on Thursday scored a minor victory over the state of California in his bid to have an archaic law overturned. Flynt, who owns two major California card rooms, the Hustler Casino and Lady ...Read More

Former OLG Chair Appointed Bragg Director

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2021

Gaming and entertainment giant Bragg Gaming Group has appointed former OLG Chair Paul Godfrey to its board of directors. Godfrey, a well-known Canadian publishing baron, has many years of experience in the world of media, gaming, and spor...Read More

SG Extends Supply Deal With Loto-Quebec

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2021

Big gaming technology provider Scientific Games (SG) has announced an extension of its instant and hybrid Lottery games supply contract with Canadian Crown corporation Loto-Quebec. The partnership has officially been extended for another ...Read More

Coming New From Microgaming This Month

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2021

Leading iGaming giant Microgaming has an impressive selection of new slots releases planned for January 2021. The range of topics is exciting, including bounty hunting, a leprechaun detective investigator, an oversized gorilla, and wild h...Read More

Yggdrasil Extends Slot Mechanics To Partners

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2021

Leading online casino games giant Yggdrasil has opened up its proprietary mechanical frameworks in such a way that slot mechanics such as Splitz, Gigablox, and MultiMAX are now available for incorporation by development partners part of i...Read More

HeadsUp Entertainment Readying for New Laws

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2021

Ahead of changes to Canadian laws around online gambling and sports betting, HeadsUp Entertainment International is reviewing possible mergers and acquisitions in 2021. HeadUp Entertainment, the global media company based in Calgary Cana...Read More

Amazing New Slots Coming Our Way In 2021

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2020

Several big-name studio brands have released teaser previews of what online slots enthusiasts can expect in 2021. Coming from studios the likes NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Wazdan, Play’n GO, ELK, Microgaming, Scientific Games – SG Digi...Read More

News Of Vaccine Driving Casino Stocks Up

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2020

Investors have seemingly out of the blue resumed betting with confidence on casino stocks. And financial and stock exchange experts are convinced it has everything to do with Pfizer and BioNTech’s announcement regarding the 90% effe...Read More

Boyd Gaming To Offload Eldorado Casino

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2020

Big gaming brand Boyd Gaming Corporation has inked a deal that will see it divest itself of Clark County gaming landmark Eldorado Casino. Reportedly set to acquire Eldorado is local gaming entity DeSimone Gaming Inc. The actual purchase p...Read More

LeoVegas’ Pink Casino Brand Coming To Canada

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2020

Canadians will soon be able to enjoy all of the best online casino entertainment offered by LeoVegas’ Pink Casino brand. The international online casino operator announced on Monday that it will for the first time ever take its Pink...Read More

BCLC Awarded Level 4 WLA Certification

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2020

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has for the fourth year in a row been awarded Level 4 World Lottery Association (WLA) certification. Awarded for excellence in responsible gambling, Level 4 certification is the highest leve...Read More

Historic Moulin Rouge Sold To Foreign Firm

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2020

After years of failed promises, false hope, and contractual setbacks, the historic and long-deserted Moulin Rouge near downtown Las Vegas has been sold to a new owner. Once the sole desegregated gaming and entertainment venue in the South...Read More

ORYX Gaming Announces WGES 2020 Sponsorship

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2020

Bragg Gaming Group’s ORYX Gaming has announced that it will be one of the proud sponsors of the 2020 edition of the World Gaming Executive Summit (WGES). The event is scheduled for 8 – 9 Dec., and will this year be held virtua...Read More

Habanero Releases Christmas Gift Rush Slot

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2020

Habanero is helping online video slot enthusiasts celebrate the festive season with their newly released Christmas Gift Rush game. The 3x3 slot truly succeeds at setting a festive Christmas mood with its explosion of colourful symbols and...Read More

NGCB Loses Steve Wynn Local Licence Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2020

The 2019 court application by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) to have Wynn Resorts founder Steve Wynn declared unfit to a hold a casino licence in the state has been dismissed.  Clark County District Judge Adriana Escobar rule...Read More

Casino Rama To Finally Reopen Its Doors

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2020

Ontario’s Casino Rama will after eight long months of closure finally reopen its doors. Though a definite reopening date has not yet been announced, Rama First Nation Chief Ted Williams this week confirmed that the popular venue is ...Read More

Iconic Bally’s Brand To Be Given New Life

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2020

The iconic Bally’s, only the third casino to open in Atlantic City New Jersey, making its grand debut in 1979, has been given a new lease on life. Recently acquired from Caesars Entertainment by the Rhode Island company previously k...Read More

BCLC Accused of Turning a Blind Eye To Money Laundering

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2020

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry Into Money Laundering In B.C. has heard a first-hand account of how a former casino investigator had been met with a culture of indifference upon being appointed by the province’s Gaming Policy and E...Read More

Loto-Québec Launches Reels On Instagram

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2020

Crown corporation and gaming giant Loto-Québec is officially on Instagram. The local gaming and entertainment supplier says that it hopes to step up its presence on social media, and by so doing, connect more effectively with local...Read More

New Twist In Greater Sudbury’s KED Plot

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

An unexpected development in Greater Sudbury City recently threatened to add yet another twist to the already-complicated Kingsway Entertainment District plot. Greater Sudbury District Council recently heard how 3rdLine Studio, a local de...Read More

Gateway Loan Causes Stir In House Of Commons

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

The CA$200 million Federal Government loan extended to Gateway Casinos & Entertainment as part of government’s Large Employer Emergency Financing project has emerged quite the subject of dissension in the House of Commons. ...Read More

Police Raid Gambling Den At Toronto Mansion

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2020

Law enforcement authorities have seized a massive mansion in a quiet neighbourhood just north of Toronto – along with alcohol to the value of CA$1.5 million, roughly a million dollars in cash, 11 firearms, and thousands of rounds of...Read More

Gateway Benefiting From $200M Kickstart Loan

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

Based in British Columbia and established in 1992, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is a private employer that operates 26 casinos and gambling venues scattered across three provinces. As such, the company employs tens of thousands of pe...Read More

Jamie Foxx To Star In New BetMGM Campaign

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2020

Grammy and Academy Award-winning superstar and beloved celebrity personality Jamie Foxx is set to star in an upcoming new big-brand campaign for sports betting and iGaming operator BetMGM. The big-brand bookmaker welcomed the film star t...Read More

Fremont Casino LV In Trouble With NGCB

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

Popular gaming venue the Las Vegas Fremont Casino Resort has found itself in hot water after local regulator the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) filed an official unsuitable operations complaint against the gaming establishment earlier...Read More

Bruce Buffer Named Twin Casino Ambassador

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

Bruce Buffer is no stranger to the world of broadcasting, entertainment and live events. The man dubbed the “Voice of Mixed Martial Arts” would not have spent the past 24 years announcing Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) e...Read More

BCLC Report Shows Online Gaming Potential

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

British Columbia has always been able to rely heavily on the support of a high-performing provincial online gaming industry. This is true in the present and was true even before global disaster hit around mid-March. And even though B.C.&r...Read More

Station Finally Gives Up Reno Casino Dream

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2020

Las Vegas-based hotel and casino gaming company Station Casinos has thrown in the towel on a 15-year-long battle to raise a successful casino in Reno. According to the Reno Gazette Journal (RGJ), the company recently put all of its Reno ...Read More

Caesars & VICI Sell Harrah’s Racino For $22M

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

Gaming and entertainment giant Caesars Entertainment, and racino operator and co-owner VICI, have reportedly agreed to offload Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Racino on buyer Rubico Acquisition Corp. in exchange for US$22 million. Of the ...Read More

River Cree Casino Re-Launches Table Games

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2020

Following a harrowing 6 months-long safety moratorium on all gaming activities across Alberta province, government at long last gave the official June 12 reopening thumbs-up. Slot machines and VLTs would be permitted to resume operations ...Read More

BCLC Report Shows iGaming Spike Amid Crisis

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

Online gambling continues to increase in popularity, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s latest financial report has revealed. Even though reporting an overall 2.2% drop in terms of year-on-year revenue for the period 2019-20...Read More

Bragg Cites Big Expansion Driver Of Success

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2020

Toronto iGaming giant Bragg Gaming Group Inc. has released its financial results pertaining to the three months leading up to the end of June this year. A continued focus on growth as well as global diversification is according to the gr...Read More

Locals To Petition Salon De Jeux Relocation

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2020

Recommendations pertaining to vulnerable individuals and potential problem gamblers have some of the residents of Vanier steaming hot under the collar. A recent announcement confirming the planned 2021 relocation of popular Loto-Qué...Read More

CA$1M Poured Into Niagara Casinos Re-Opening

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

One million Canadian dollars. Such is the size of the investment poured into improving and strengthening the health and safety barrier in place at Ontario’s Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara. Now closed for 5 months+, and ...Read More

Blog Sued Over Sahara Closing Down Claims

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

A reportedly unfounded rumour spread by way of a popular Las Vegas blog has led to casino giant Sahara Las Vegas filing a lawsuit against the blog’s founder. Scott Roeben, founder of popular Las Vegas blog Vital Vegas, is being sue...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Yggdrasil Gaming. 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 i...Read More

Yggdrasil Gaming To Launch Publishing Division

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

It’s almost time for ICE London and Yggdrasil Gaming 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 tabl...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

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

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

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

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

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

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 NetEnt AB. The developer/supplier recently announced a massive and exciting new update to its existing live de...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BCLC’s GameSense Now In Two More Languages

Ben Hamill - December 20, 2019

The BCLC has announced that going forward, its proprietary GameSense program will be available not only in English, but also in Cantonese as well as Mandarin, at pre-selected casinos. GameSense is available across the ...Read More

Microgaming Unveils New Slots Throughout December

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2019

Microgaming is officially in a festive mood and to anyone whose idea of a perfect Christmas is gaming content, this holiday season is going to be nothing short of spectacular. Boredom is indeed nowhere to be found this...Read More

Blackstone Sews Up Bellagio Deal

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2019

It’s by now no secret that MGM Resorts International has sold its famous Bellagio Casino property to Blackstone Real Estate Investment Trust. The $4.25 billion deal was announced as recently as October 25 and is offi...Read More

Play’n GO’s Hottest Online Slots Of 2019

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2019

2019 has been another year in which Play’n GO never ceased to surprise players in Canada. Every month brought another exciting online slot from the provider, so finding the best releases of the year has not been easy...Read More

Microgaming Increases Table Games Offering

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2019

Microgaming has had a fantastic 2019 in online slots, thanks to a host of new titles from its elite indie studio club. Now, just in time for Christmas, the award-winning provider is in the throes of expanding its table...Read More

Apple Reveals Its Best Of 2019 List Of Apps

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2019

Each year, tech giants Google and Apple reveal to the world their lists of top games and apps for that particular year. And this year, Apple decided to make an event out of the announcement. The tech and smart phone gi...Read More

Gateway & OLG Confirmed As Awards Sponsors

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2019

Gateway and the OLG are in it for much more than just the profit and monetary gain. The operators have both been confirmed as main sponsors of the next instalment of the Outstanding Business Achievement Awards in Sault Ste. Marie. The ...Read More

Former Tribal Chief Acquitted Of All Gambling Charges

Ben Hamill - November 29, 2019

Former Sheshatsiu Innu First Nations Chief Andrew Penashue has been exonerated of all charges previously instituted against him by a local court in Happy-Valley Goose Bay. The charges, totalling at least 9 in total and...Read More

Red Tiger Unveils New Dynamite Riches Slot

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2019

Renowned online slots developer Red Tiger Gaming has been at it again, and has just released an exciting new gold-mine-themed game for the win. Dynamite Riches is a right gold and riches digging adventure and features ...Read More

Yggdrasil Launches New Aldo’s Journey Slot

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

Aldo is a world traveller and a merchant in search of the beauty of riches, as well as being the star of a brand-new adventure-style treasure hunt slots game launched by award-winning casino software developer Yggdrasi...Read More

Caesars-Eldorado Merger Gets The Nod

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2019

What started out as a mere rumour earlier on in March; albeit one of the rocking-the-boat variety; has now come full circle. The latest news on the casino commercial front is that shareholders owning stocks and financi...Read More

Unlikely Vandal Arrested At MGM Springfield

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2019

When reports of a vandal having caused what appeared to be malicious damage to MGM Springfield’s restaurant were telephoned through to the offices of local state troopers, the last person law enforcement officials wo...Read More

Carry On Camping Slot Released By Blueprint Gaming

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2019

Who would have thought that the cast and storyline of the 1969 classic British comedy Carry on Camping would eventually make it all the way into the plot of a slot machine? Blueprint Gaming obviously did, as the leadin...Read More

Floyd Mayweather Eyes Japanese Casino Market

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2019

Controversial boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is reaching for more than fame or the stars. Mayweather wants to build his own casino empire in Japan. And now that the country has begun moving forward with its plans to au...Read More

First-Phase Launch for Taza Exchange

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2019

The CA$4.5 billion Taza Experience, situated in the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino area, has started preparations for an official first-phase launch, named the Taza Exchange. Initial projections stated that it would be...Read More

Conor McGregor’s Joker Gambling Ad Bombs

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2019

There is finally something everyone agrees on regarding MMA superstar Conor McGregor. His Joker-themed gambling ad for Parimatch, the sports betting site from Russia, leaves a lot to be desired and fans and critics ali...Read More

New Volatile Slot Released By Microgaming

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2019

Judging by the looks of it, November and volatility get along like a house on fire at Microgaming. The leading online casino games software developer has just released its latest slot; developed exclusively by independ...Read More

Bragg Gaming Enjoys Q3 Revenue Surge

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2019

Toronto based iGaming group Bragg Gaming have finally made public their third quarter report for 2019, covering the three-month period ending on the 30th of September. A quick look reveals that the period sa...Read More

Cascades Casino Delta Aims for 2020 Opening Date

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2019

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is currently busy with the construction of its latest project, the building set to become the Cascades Casino Delta. Initially, it was projected that the complex’s launch ceremony ...Read More

Play’n GO Unleashes Doom Of Egypt Slot

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2019

It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen an Ancient Egypt-inspired slot hit the market.
This is a theme named by millions of players as being their ultimate favourite of all, and thanks to Play’n GO, the ga...Read More

BCLC Declares GameSense Roll-Out A Success

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2019

The BCLC has completed the rollout of its GameSense Advisor (GSA) program. What this means is that ever casino in BC is now kitted out with a contact station that will be providing guidance and general counsel to playe...Read More

NetEnt’s CEO Comments On Q3

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2019

That NetEnt’s Therese Hillman has one hand firmly on the pulse of the industry and the other expertly directing everyday operations is no secret. This is evident right down to the fact that not even the company’s Q...Read More

Casino Rama’s 2019 Career Expo A Big Hit

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2019

Recent lay-offs at casino venues all across the country have put a particularly negative spin on the casino employment industry. At least 150 workers lost their jobs over the course of the summer and mainly due to oper...Read More

SG Corp Drives A Hard Q3 Bargain

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2019

During a time renowned to have posed new and particularly daunting challenges to many, big-time entertainment player and industry force Scientific Games Corporation has lifted the veil from its financial books for Q3 a...Read More

Cascades Casino Sparks Traffic Conversation

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2019

The proposed development and eventual grand opening of the Cascades Casino North Bay; which incidentally is expected to happen as soon as May next year; has been a long and winding and at times exhilarating road and ri...Read More

Wazdan Has Big Slot Plans For SIGMA 2019

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2019

It’s almost time again for SIGMA. The annual Malta convention attracts thousands of top casino officials and gambling industry role-players, each more eager to network and connect than the next. This year’s event p...Read More

Meet Play’n GO’s Nostalgic New Big Win 777 Slot

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2019

There’s a lot to be said for the glamour and allure of classic Vegas. These are the games that we think back on fondly when we think back on when we first discovered the magic of gaming. Thanks to top casino software...Read More

Evolution Gaming’s Monopoly Wins EGR Game of the Year

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2019

The undisputed leader in live casino games and technology has done it again. Evolution Gaming has for the second year in a row been crowned creator of the Game of the Year at the 2019 EGR Operator Awards. What nudged t...Read More

Cascades Casino North Bay Braces For Winter

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2019

If Cascades Casino North Bay seems to be enjoying a great deal of valuable casino news airtime, then it’s for good reason. Once complete and open to the public; which will according to current projections be somewher...Read More

Google Set To Lift Online Casino Ad Ban

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2019

Google keeps the gate to the world of online advertising. This is no secret. And soon, as early as 2020, online casinos will be able to advertise their games and brands on the search engine in the US following a long-t...Read More

MGM Finds A Successful Bellagio Buyer In Blackstone

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2019

MGM Resorts International has officially off-loaded its flagship Bellagio casino to Blackstone Real Estate Investment Trust. The $4.25 billion deal will establish a joint operation and property venture between MGM and ...Read More

NetEnt Live Partners With Anti-Fraud Specialists

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2019

Let it not be said that NetEnt isn’t going all out on the anti-fraud front. The casino games development giant has enlisted the services of an anti-fraud expert called Live Fraud Solutions in order to protect its new...Read More

Tribes May Soon Benefit From BCLC Income

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2019

As matters stand at the moment, there are a total of 203 indigenous communities spread out all over the Canadian province of British Columbia. First Nations communities are significantly dependent on aid from various p...Read More

IGT Invited To Join Esteemed Steering Group

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2019

The global discussion around diversity in the workplace is one that has gained unprecedented momentum. And with more and more companies declaring a commitment to the cause, the conversation is bound to be levied by eve...Read More

Red Tiger Gaming Launches Hourly Jackpots

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2019

Red Tiger Gaming has definitely done a one-up on its already impressive online casino network with the recent introduction of hourly jackpots. The developer’s proprietary network, despite only having been launched as recently a...Read More

BCLC Goes All In On Trump Novelty Bet

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2019

An unholy alliance between two presidents has now turned into the makings of a rather superb novelty bet. The BCLC is taking full advantage of the big whistleblower reveal involving US President Donald Trump and his Uk...Read More

Evoplay Announces New VR Sprinkle Slot

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2019

Developers are constantly trying to decipher a different type of code; that of coming up with fresh new ideas that will keep players entertained. Evoplay Entertainment really is onto something with their brand new Sprinkle slot as the ga...Read More

NetEnt Launches Live Perfect Blackjack

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2019

NetEnt has done it again on the industry pioneer front, and this time round it will be Blackjack fans enjoying the fruits of the award-winning developer’s labour. Over the course of some recent months the iGaming bra...Read More

Stars Group & Flutter Announce Merger Talks

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2019

There is more than one way to skin a cat, or so the old (if nasty) saying goes. And The Stars Group (TSG) appears to have latched on to this particular truth, as is clear from the recent announcement that it has offici...Read More

Skywind’s New Breed Of Retention Tools

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2019

Skywind Group, in an attempt to strengthen its existing partnerships as well as make its overall offering more alluring to potential new operator partnerships, has created and launched two brand new player engagement t...Read More

Yggdrasil Unveils New Sahara Nights Slot

Ben Hamill - September 29, 2019

If being whisked away on a magic carpet to a land where the days are warm and the nights are cool and long, where sultans are handsome and the beauty of princesses trumped only by the splendour of a mighty desert nigh ...Read More

Sleight Of Hand Casino Cheat Caught In The Act

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2019

Whilst it may be true that Poker is first of all a game of skill, it certainly doesn’t mean that all odds are instantly out the window. The same goes for dealer-derivatives like High Card Flush. This may be regarded ...Read More

GiG Calls It A Day On In-House Development

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2019

Gaming Innovation Group, or GiG, has decided to pull the plug on its in-house games development studio, with the official reason provided by the service provider being that of freeing up resources; human as well as fin...Read More

BC Attorney General Fights Dirty Money War

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2019

There’s nothing quite like actual camera footage for driving a message home; proof that a picture or image really is worth a thousand words. British Columbia Attorney General David Eby applied this logic in an attemp...Read More

Fox Bet Is Off To A Platinum Start

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2019

Fox Bet is basking in the glory of the US sports betting sun. The Stars Group / Fox Sports partnership is alive and kicking and recently launched a sportsbook in partnership with Mount Arie Casino Resort in Poconos. Bu...Read More

Mohegan Sun Sues Eugene Melnyk For CA$900k

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2019

Casino group Mohegan Sun wants billionaire businessman and NHL Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk to pay his dues. The Canadian billionaire had allegedly issued drafts to the Connecticut casino but when the time came ...Read More

New Details Emerge About Bellagio And Grand Sale

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2019

Speculations have been rife following the industry’s first whiff of MGM’s plans involving the selling off of its flagship Bellagio and MGM Grand casino and entertainment venues some months ago. A recent Bloomberg report alleg...Read More

Caesars Entertainment Donates $1M To NCRG

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2019

Casino and entertainment group Caesars Entertainment is celebrating 30 years of unwavering commitment to responsible gambling and the protection of the under-aged. As part of the special milestone celebration, Caesars has donated $1 mill...Read More

Aristocrat Nabs $3M Castle Hill Settlement

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2019

Aristocrat Leisure Limited has proved victorious in its legal dispute with Castle Hill Gaming Inc. and has been awarded a $3 million settlement in compensation. The US-based Aristocrat subsidiary Video Gaming Technolog...Read More

Microgaming Launches Aurora Wilds Slot

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2019

This week, we don’t only get to thank our lucky stars but also to follow them all the way to the glorious majesty of the Northern Lights. Microgaming has just released the very first title developed by its newest ind...Read More

Wynn Wants To Build World’s Biggest Casino

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2019

When talking the future of casino gaming, there’s no place quite like Japan. So says Wynn Resorts Developments Japan President Chris Gordon. And this is precisely why the operator is really ramping up its efforts to ...Read More

New Pixies vs. Pirates Slot By Nolimit City

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2019

Casino software developer Nolimit City is renowned for its high-quality slot games. The developer has just released a new slot titled Pixies vs. Pirates and its every bit as impressive as all of the other stunning games to come from its ...Read More

All-In Diversity Project Launches 2nd Survey

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

The All-In Diversity Project has called on iGaming and casino businesses all over the world to participate in its second annual survey. The survey’s results will be used by the project to create its All-Index report....Read More

SAHARA Las Vegas Returns

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

Not only has SLS Las Vegas undergone a complete transformation ever since the venue was sold to investor Alex Meruelo in April 2018, but the iconic casino has also been given its equally legendary name back. Thanks to ...Read More

Yggdrasil Impresses With Yokozuna Clash Slot

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2019

Sumo wrestling is very much a classic cultured sport in that it is very much intertwined with and part of Japanese tradition and culture. Yggdrasil Gaming has based its recently–released Yokozuna Clash slot on th...Read More

US Sports Betting Market A Revenue Machine

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2019

Sports betting is now legal and sportsbooks officially open in a total of 13 US states. And needless to say, the US sports betting industry is experiencing its heyday and generating literally billions in revenue income. But according to ...Read More

Playtech Celebrates Record Jackpot Payout

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2019

Playtech has just paid out its biggest online jackpot awarded to date to a local player. The London-listed developer’s Gladiator: Road to Rome slot was the title responsible for the landslide win, and the lucky playe...Read More

British Columbia The Home of Big Winners

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2019

There’s no shortage of jackpot money flying about British Columbia. August 20 marked a very special day in the life of Prince George resident Brittany Hammell. And really, any day capable of adding a superb CA$1,060,...Read More

Hastings Plot Thickens – BCLC In Hot Water

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2019

The plot has thickened and considerably so for the BCLC after the recent questionings and arrests that took place trackside at the operator’s Vancouver-based Hastings Racecourse. Attendees were shocked when members o...Read More

Baton Rouge Seniors Enjoy Bingo With PD

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2019

Many have sung the praises of Bingo, and as it turns out, there’s even more reasons to celebrate the game than its social and charitable attributes. Bingo is able to bridge any divide and is the perfect catalyst for getting folks t...Read More

Immigration Act Arrests Made At Hastings

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2019

Visitors at Vancouver’s Hastings Racecourse recently witnessed more excitement that what they would have bargained on. And, the action did not have much to do with what was unfolding on the track, but instead, had ev...Read More

Canada Aiming to Beat Own 2015 Pan Am Performance

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2019

Any athlete will readily admit that the most daunting and difficult of records to beat are one’s own. Canada will have to really take the bull by the horns at the upcoming Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, if it has ...Read More

Canada Files Official North Pole Claim

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2019

When former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had 5 years ago given the order for a report detailing what Arctic scientists had at the time considered to be true in terms of which portion of the continental shelf extending all the w...Read More

Japan To Use Facial Recognition Tech To Fight Problem Gambling

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2019

When the announcement finally came that Japanese lawmakers had given the green light for the development of not one, but three Integrated Resorts, each including a fully functioning casino, many were surprised. But we knew that, consideri...Read More

The Era of Japanese Integrated Resorts Has Begun

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2016

The Japanese gambling law that finally permitted casino gambling after so many years of controversy, discussions in Parliament, forward steps, backward steps, and no steps at all has passed the Diet. It now needs to be implemented. This b...Read More