Canadians Are The Biggest Gamblers Worldwide

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2022

It’s official. Canada is amongst the biggest gambling nations in the world, and likely to become the biggest before long. According to a recently released report, the region generates a staggering $31 billion in gambling yield annuall...Read More

Ontario License Awarded To Bragg Gaming Group

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2022

Bragg Gaming Group certainly has reason to celebrate, having officially been awarded an Ontario operating license. This means that the company will now be allowed to offer its services in the province, the value of which can’t be over...Read More

Marketing Forbidden For Ontario iGaming Brands

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2022

Ontario is holding its breath as the opening of the region’s iGaming market draws near. It is only a matter of time before licensed operators are allowed to offer their services, though they certainly won’t be able to market any...Read More

New York Looking At Online Casino Legislation

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2022

It wasn’t long ago that New York introduced legal online sports betting. Now, unsurprisingly, it seems as if the state is swiftly moving on to legalising an online casino market. Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr has come forward with the ...Read More

Manitoba Regulator To Expand Online Gaming

Ben Hamill - January 17, 2022

After a particularly trying 2020-21 financial year, the province of Manitoba is considering several options in order to raise much-needed revenue. One such option currently on the table before the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation...Read More

More Delays In The Pipeline For KED

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2022

It’s the casino saga that never seems to end. Even though it’s a new year with new possibilities, to many of the residents of Greater Sudbury, the Kingsway Entertainment District centre remains a bone of contention. Last week s...Read More

More Drama In PlayUp CEO Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - January 13, 2022

The drama involving Australian sports betting firm PlayUp and its former US CEO, Laila Mintas, has just taken yet another interesting turn. The company previously accused Mintas of having soured a $450 million deal that would have seen it...Read More

New Safe Gambling Initiative For Ontario

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2022

A new safe gambling initiative has been launched in Ontario – with a specific focus on local gamblers resident in the province. Titled “Mindfulness Before Gambling”, the initiative is the handiwork of the Responsible Gam...Read More

What Makes An Online Casino Legal In Canada?

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2021

Wondering what makes an online casino legal in Canada? Now, the question of online gambling in the country is a murky one, but one that doesn’t mean players cannot enjoy the many winning opportunities available on the worldwide web....Read More

Evolution Accused Of Illegal Gambling Action

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2021

Development studio Evolution, well known for providing cutting edge live dealer services, could be in serious trouble. The gambling giant has been accused of offering services illegally in various parts of the world, including Hong Kong, ...Read More

Ontario AG Comments On iGaming Model

Ben Hamill - December 06, 2021

While Ontario’s new iGaming and sports wagering model remains on course to be launched early next year, much work remains to be done in terms of the finer legalities. So wrote Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk in a recently deliv...Read More

Legal Sports Betting In Canada – Who Wins?

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2021

When it comes to gambling, Canada has a long and complicated history. For the longest time the majority of games of chance were outright banned, including sports betting. Only the government ran a few operations, and native residents were...Read More

BCLC Spearheads Love Local BC Fundraiser

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2021

The holiday season is incoming, and it looks like the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is taking this to heart. It is, after all, the season of giving, which is why the country’s legal lottery and gaming company is aiming...Read More

Update On Ontario’s Online Gambling Market

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2021

The Ontario online gambling market is on the brink of opening. Currently, numerous global operators are waiting to get the go ahead, eager to get busy and start offering their services. With single event betting having recently been legal...Read More

CGA Officially Announces Four Board Members

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2021

It was on November 10th that the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) hosted its Annual General Meeting. Amongst other announcements, the most interesting turn of events is that four new members were elected to join the Board of D...Read More

Loto-Quebec Tackles Illegal Online Gambling

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2021

The new CEO of Crown Corporation, Jean-François Bergeron, recently cried out for help. In a recent statement he called on federal law makers to assist in the fight against illegal online gambling, declaring that he is unable to han...Read More

Record Month For Ontario-Based Rivalry

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2021

Sports betting company Rivalry, based in Toronto, Ontario, declared some time ago that it was on mission to become a dominant force in Canada. Now, with the company’s latest performance statistics being released, it seems as if that...Read More

Ontario Gears Up To Officially Launch iGaming

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2021

The world of iGaming is waiting with bated breath as Ontario nears the launch of its online gambling market. Word was that things would be kicking off before the end of the year, but now it seems as if the first quarter of 2022 is more li...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

The Canadian Online Gambling Debate Continues

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2019

Canada is, and has been for quite some time, experiencing a right surge in online gambling spend. This applies to money spent on legal online Lottery games offered by crown institutions, as well as money spent offshore...Read More

Cannabis Edibles Now Legal In Canada

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2019

The use of cannabis for recreational purposes, including the process of cultivation and drying, was legalised exactly one year ago in Canada. And as of October 17, so is selling and consuming what is commonly referred ...Read More

Extinction Rebellion Gaining Momentum

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2019

A London-based group going by the name of Extinction Rebellion (XR) is risking livelihood and legal limb in an attempt to awaken the minds of government officials as well as civilians to the fact that essentially, time...Read More

Red Tiger Impresses With Well Of Wishes Slot

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2019

Superb content, said NetEnt, and the untapped potential for even more superb content to come, was the number 1 motivation behind the big-games corporation’s decision to acquire market rival Red Tiger Gaming, which it...Read More

Big Apple Given Permission to Mix Wine And Bingo

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

Not all spirits are created equal. And if a Bingo card-and-dab in one hand a glass of wine in the other sounds like your idea of a good time and you just so happen to live in New York, then the winds of change are blowing favourably upon...Read More

MGA Launches New Sports Integrity Unit

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2019

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has established a new unit tasked with promoting integrity in sports and sports betting. The special sports integrity unit is a new addition to the regulator’s forte and will focus on the freeing up...Read More

Blueprint Launches Super Lucky Charms Slot

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2019

The future has never before looked quite as exciting as at this moment. This is especially true if you’re fan of Blueprint Gaming’s super slot titles. The developer is well known for its offbeat style and is a lead...Read More

Colorado Heads Towards Legal Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2019

A public vote with regards to an increase in taxes is the final hurdle to be crossed for the US state of Colorado to offer fully legalised retail as well as online sports betting. Lawmakers are no doubt exhaling a sigh of relief as they ...Read More

No Bets On The Sports Betting Ballot In California

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

Californian tribal casino operators are quickly becoming sports betting’s most notorious enemy in the state. The state is a complicated playing field not just in as far as it relates to betting on professional sports...Read More

US’s Betting Legalization Pressures Canada

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2018

Moves towards boosting players’ experiences and introducing regulated sports betting offerings have been waxing and waning unsuccessfully over the years in Canada. Another motion was indicated recently, however, as Canadian legisla...Read More

Legal Sports Betting Coming to Rhode Island

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2018

Eager punters in the US state of Rhode Island will finally be able to get their hands on legal wagering options. The regulated sportsbook offerings for the state will officially begin to hit the market from Monday, November 26 onwards. L...Read More

Mississippi Casinos Suffer as Sports Betting Grows

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2018

The sports betting operations at Mississippi (MS) casinos have reported a small increase in their overall wagering handle for the month of October. However, revenues for the establishments dropped by more than three-quarters during the sa...Read More

Virginia Set to Legalize Lotto & Betting

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2018

A bill aiming to repeal Virginia’s current online sports betting and lottery bans was reportedly pre-filed with the Virginia General Assembly (VGA). The bill was filed by Delegate Mark Sickles on November 20, 2018. As it is pre-fil...Read More

Investors Called On To Support Cannabis

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

Investors who have avoided the in the past out of concerns about the possible implications of legalization for Canada should consider buying in to help boost the industry and control how it operates, according to impa...Read More

Poker Pro Hired by Mavericks

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2018

Marc Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks has hired pro poker player and expert sports bettor Haralabos ‘Bob’ Voulgaris as the team’s newest director of quantitative research and development. ...Read More

Legal Sports Betting Could Benefit NASCAR

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2018

After the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the PASPA law against sports betting in May, major organizations quickly had to rethink their views on local wagering. NASCAR is one of the organizations now investigating the potent...Read More