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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spain’s Amazing Christmas Lotto

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2019

It’s the second oldest Lottery in the world; beat to the time post by the Netherlands’ De Lotto only; having survived a civil war and even an outbreak of global influenza that wiped out millions; and nothing says C...Read More

The Superstitions That Help Us Win The Lotto

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2019

You just gotta love superstitions. And especially the colourful, interesting and at times absolutely whacky ones perpetuated by Lottery players as their personal secrets to jackpot success. And its not only Lotto playe...Read More

Lightning Box Launches With Loto-Quebec

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2019

Top Australian slots studio Lightning Box has just signed in on a deal that ticks all of the boxes on an expansion dream come true. The company has, thanks to an integration deal with SG Digital, concluded a games dist...Read More

Richmond Player Celebrates A Lotto Birthday

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2019

Richmond Lottery player Marlon Coronado won’t be likely to forget his 36th birthday. The lucky man celebrated another year in the land of the living right ahead of the Lotto 6/49 draw that saw him win a fa...Read More

Ford To Ensure OLG’s Affairs Are Above Board

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

The fact that Ontario Lottery & Gaming (OLG) CEO Stephen Rugby recently saw it fit to spend money on a complete redesign of his office as well as on the construction of a massive boardroom most probably had a great...Read More

Gold TV ISP Ruling May Mean iGaming Changes

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2019

A recent federal court ruling stipulating that local Canadian ISPs are to block all online traffic to and from Gold TV may mean significant implications for local and foreign online gaming providers. Gold TV has offici...Read More

Scratch Cards Setting Guinness Book of World Records

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2019

If there’s one itch that demands to be scratched, it’s without a doubt the Lottery scratch off itch! Scratch Off tickets are very popular, mainly because of the fact that they are quite cheap and readily available ...Read More

BC Winners Disbelieving Of Lotto Luck

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2019

Two separate draws made for much disbelief recently in British Columbia and this is exactly how it tends to go when folks discover that they’ve actually won a life-changing sum of money by playing the Lotto. Kenneth ...Read More

2 More Lotto MAX Big Wins Announced In B.C.

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2019

Lottery excitement is at an all time high in the provinces as Lotto MAX continues to do its thing. British Columbia is the focus at present as there are currently not one, but two, big draw jackpot prizes awaiting the ...Read More

Quebec Players Treated To Super Jackpot Wins

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2019

Quebec players are treated to the very best that the casino games, Lottery and Poker world has to offer. Poker recently paid it forward to one of its loyal players when Fadi Seeman grabbed hold of a really lucky opport...Read More

Loto-Quebec’s Latest Report Reveals Player Preferences

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

Canadian operator Loto-Quebec has released its latest financial and revenue report. According to the first-half of 2019/2020 assessment, Quebec players are now more than ever before choosing to spend time and money on ...Read More

Scientific Games & BCLC Ink Extended Deal

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2019

Scientific Games will be providing the BCLC with its range of tech products and support services for another 5 years, a recent press release confirmed. This thanks to the two parties having recently entered into an ext...Read More

Casino Contributions Support Municipalities

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2019

Many people don’t realise that much of what they see in terms of improved road infrastructure, general repairs to roads, the beatification of cities even, are funded by casinos and other gambling organisations such a...Read More

Exes Wage War Over Lotto Winnings

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2019

Winning the Lottery is supposed to be an outright joyous celebration. And the truth is, 99% of the time it is. Unless you’re Maurice Thibeault or Denise Robertson from Chatham. The former pair has been going at a leg...Read More

Quebec Lotto Winners Rolling In the Money

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2019

Quebec Lotto players have really been living it up in Lotto 6/49 land, and this Thanksgiving had just a little bit extra to be grateful for, following the recently spate of big-money wins to have befallen the province...Read More

CGA Wins Motion To Intervene In ALC Appeal

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is exceptionally pleased with the country’s Supreme Court’s decision that the association will be allowed to intervene in the matter between the Atlantic Lottery Corporation In...Read More

EuroMillions Pays Out Largest Jackpot Ever

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2019

Tuesday night’s EuroMillions draw started off just like any other. Many assumed that the roll-over jackpot would yet again do the same; having rolled over a total of 4 times in a row since it was last won on July 11....Read More

Alberta Residents Celebrate Big Lotto Wins

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2019

What a time to be alive and living in Alberta. Weekly Lotto draws are all the rage right now and Canadians are literally walking away with millions of dollars in their pockets every single week. Lotto 6/49 and Lotto MA...Read More

Calgary Player Confirmed $65M Lotto Winner

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2019

A very lucky Lottery enthusiast from Calgary has just entered the history books as having landed one of the largest jackpot wins ever secured on Canadian soil. The size of the jackpot is also a new record for the provi...Read More

Couple Leads the Way By Striking Lottery Gold

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2019

A classic 1966 Jaguar XKE has the name of one half of a very lucky Port Alberni couple written all over it. Harold and Madelaine are now able to turn their wildest dreams and desires into a reality because the Port Alb...Read More

Lottery Luck Strikes Three Times In One Place

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2019

Loto-Quebec recently revealed the identity of another big winner, but this winner is a little more unusual than most. Jeannine L’Esperance Drolet has just bagged her third big lottery jackpot win. That’s right, it...Read More

Why We Love Playing The Lottery

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2019

Granted, the probability of winning a Lottery jackpot prize is significantly smaller than most other games of chance but even so, when that big-win money does hit all the way home, it changes life as we know it in the ...Read More

Instant-Win Lotto Games Making Headlines

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2019

Canadians have been smiling all the way to the bank following weekly big cash Lottery jackpot wins. Lottery scratch card games have been making headlines all over the country and are proving especially popular among Ca...Read More

Lotto MAX Winner Acted On Gut Feeling

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2019

Its quite prominent, and even to the point of being uncanny, how often big-jackpot Lottery winners refer to having had a “gut feeling” about a specific draw or set of numbers. Roblin resident Dianna Bahrey is espec...Read More

Lotto 6/49 And MAX Players Too Lucky For Words

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2019

A big Lotto or instant scratch card win can change a life. Even though it sometimes at first appears way too good to be true. Just ask William and Margaret Dumas, a couple from Thompson. The couple recently won a massi...Read More

Greg Moore Appointed BCLC Acting President

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2019

British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) board director Greg Moore will be the man occupying the hot seat in the organisation’s top management structure during the coming months. Moore has temporarily stepped down...Read More

Lottery Games Turn Canadians Into Winners

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2019

Lotto MAX and Lotto 6/49 have turned Canadians into a Lottery-crazed people. Its no surprise either, considering the incredible cash jackpots won every week. Both games feature regular weekly draws and each week the na...Read More

IGT Inks 7-Year Deals With Mississippi Lotto

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2019

IGT has inked a new 7-year supply deal with the Mississippi Lottery Corporation. This is in addition to its existing similar-term contract. The latest deal involves the supply of mainly instant-win ticket systems, dist...Read More

ALC Warns Players of Technical Glitch

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2019

A technical system glitch is causing a bit of excitement on the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) front. Lotto MAX winners residing in the Atlantic regions will have to wait just a little longer than usual in order to...Read More

$60M Winner Played Same Numbers For 30 Years

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2019

If ever there was an argument in favour of solid consistency, then this one take’s the cake as well as the candles. The Canadian landscaper who recently showed up at the offices of the WCLC a few days short of two mo...Read More

Record Prize Awarded To BCLC Jackpot Seller

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2019

B.C. resident Verna Holmes owns the Seafair Smoke and Mixers smoke shop on No. 1 Richmond and has been serving the local retail market for going on all of 35 years. Which makes it all the more special and befitting tha...Read More

Washington DC Says Yes To Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

Washington DC is officially joining the sports betting party. Just days ago, the District of Columbia Lottery announced that sports enthusiasts would soon be able to legally wager on sports events and competitions. Acc...Read More

$60 Million Lotto MAX Winner Knew All Along

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2019

There’s a lot to be said for remaining cool-headed to the point of winning CA$60 million and then waiting 10 months before cashing in, and all in the spirit of wanting to mull things over so as to ensure a responsibl...Read More

IGT Expands Minnesota Lottery Supply Deal

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2019

IGT, thanks to an extended service agreement having been signed with the Minnesota State Lottery, will be providing its tech-services to the latter for a further period of 3 years. The casino and Lottery tech supplier ...Read More

Canada Revels In The Lottery Money

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2019

One can hardly even believe the magnitude of the Lottery and slots jackpots currently falling down like rain on various Canadian provinces. Just ask slots player Brenda Lloyd, a player from Lloydminster. Lloyd is officially CA$1.8 million...Read More

Biggest Scratch Card Ever Debuts In Britain

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2019

Nothing says “I was born British” quite like pork pot pie, Yorkshire pudding and a propensity to profusely apologise even when one isn’t at all in the wrong. A recent addition to the list, confirmed as worthy of being as...Read More

Next Triple Crown Stop – Prince Of Wales

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2019

The 160th Queen’s Plate trophy is in the bag and the honour of winning this historical event this year went to 3-year old Thoroughbred One Bad Boy. The horse, jockeyed by Flavian Prat, finished in 1st...Read More

WCLC Iqaluit, Rankin Lotto Terminals Suffer Outage

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2019

A network upgrade intended to serve the Western Canada Lottery Corporation’s Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet communities in a more efficient manner backfired ever so slightly when players from the local communities were unable to purchase ...Read More

Court Rules Against Colorado Lotto Claim

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2019

Boulder resident Amir Massihzadeh should thank his lucky stars for having been permitted to hold on the $568,990 that was received by him as a settlement portion of his initial $4.8 million Colorado Jackpot Lottery win, and has been advis...Read More

Oregon Lottery Chooses SBTech As Bet Partner

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

The US state of Oregon could see a legalised sports betting market in full swing by September. Eager to launch a host of retail and mobile online products, Oregon State Lottery has contracted the services of sports betting tech giant SBTe...Read More

Loto-Quebec Revenue Breaks Records

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

Loto-Quebec President Lynne Roiter hasn’t much of a care in the world as it stands in business at the moment. Especially not after the provincial Lottery operator recently revealed a 3.1% year-on-year increase in terms of overall re...Read More

How Lotteries Offer An Alternative Support System

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2019

Lotteries all over the world have become experts at boosting their jackpots. During October of last year, to name but one of many examples, a woman from North Carolina won a heart-stopping $1.6 billion playing Mega Millions. Lotteries lik...Read More

Man Wins Powerball Thanks To Fortune Cookie

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2019

Many of us would not even think about actually playing the “lucky Lottery numbers” often found on the inside of a fortune cookie. But judging by the story of how a retiree from North Carolina won $344.6 million playing the Pow...Read More

Pennsylvania Casinos Call For iLottery Games Removal

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2019

Pennsylvania’s casinos want regulators to do away with what they have described as “slot-style” iLottery games offered by online Lottery operators. The casinos are of the opinion that the games are too close for comfort ...Read More

Lotto Winner Says He Won’t Stop Working

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2019

According to Filipino and Surry resident Vito Halasan, who now permanently lives in Canada and works as a janitor, he won’t be quitting his job anytime soon despite having won CAD$7 million in the Lotto 6/49. The Surrey resident&rsq...Read More

Supreme Court To Rule On ALC Class Suit

Ben Hamill - June 06, 2019

Musgrave Harbour resident Fred Small says his application to institute a class action lawsuit against the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) with regards to its Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) is more than a mere attempt to call a corporat...Read More

mkodo Confirms Associated WLA Membership

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2019

Apps and digital user experience supplier mkodo is living proof that hard work and commitment towards the industry of one’s trade always pays off in the end. The company recently announced that it was proud to confirm its having bee...Read More

Lotto Max Player Continues To Deny Pool-Scam

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2019

The Surrey Lotto Max player who made news headlines a number of months back when he had supposedly scammed his co-workers out of a shared prize pool, is sticking to his story that his co-workers were in fact not entitled share in the proc...Read More

Lotteries Lash Out At DOJ And Wire Act

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2019

The US Department of Justice has responded to a lawsuit filed by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission concerning the DOJ’s statements concerning the illegality of Lottery games in the state (as well as most other US states) followin...Read More

Macomb County Woman Wins $300,000 Bingo Prize

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2019

Gone are the days when winning at Bingo meant leaving with a bag of prize sausage and a smile on one’s face. And we’re in no way suggesting that there’s anything wrong with sausage and smiles. But when compared to a $300...Read More

Amanda Hobson To Step Down As BCLC CFO

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2019

Following the recent bout of news about the BCLC’s supposed involvement in government’s perceived inability to eradicate dirty money from British Columbia’s ranks, it’s about time to read about something entirely d...Read More

Long-Time Tumbler Ridge Woman Hits the Lotto

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2019

Winning the Lottery was probably the very last thing that long-time Tumbler Ridge resident and grandmother Vivienne Mills had seen coming. It was in fact such an unlikely thought to Vivienne’s mind that, upon having opened the email...Read More

Canada’s Unclaimed Lottery Millions

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2019

A winning Lottery ticket, purchased by an unidentified player in Guelph, is worth a cool CAD$1 million. The ticket’s winner is unidentified not because the player has asked to remain anonymous, but because the winnings have not yet ...Read More

Lansing Man Wins $1M After $100 Windfall

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2019

A man from Lansing enjoyed the feeling of having won $100 in an instant Lottery game so much, that he purchased another ticket during the following week. Good job that he did too, because that time round the player, who has requested to r...Read More

Ontario To Open Up The Online Playing Field

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2019

Ontario may soon follow in the footsteps of Sweden. Canada’s biggest province has indicated that it plans on ending its current online gambling monopoly by allowing private operators to enter the game. As it stands at the moment, on...Read More

Lucky Utica Man Scratched His Way To $5M Win

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2019

One very lucky New York Lottery scratch-off player has won a $5 million jackpot cash prize after he purchased a winning “100X the Cash” ticket from the Price Chopper store in Genesee Street, Utica. The 49 year-old Michael Shep...Read More

High Lottery Sales Highlight Need For Warning Label

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2019

The order of things at times makes one to think that for every silver lining there is also a cloud. Last Thursday saw a vote in favour of an addiction warning being affixed to all Lottery tickets sold in Florida state, survive yet another...Read More

Newfoundland And Labrador Love The Lottery

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2019

The Atlantic Lottery Corp. has revealed that residents of Newfoundland and Labrador appear to love playing the Lottery just a little bit more passionately than any other province in all of Atlantic Canada. In 2018 alone, they managed to w...Read More

Michigan Lottery Continues Record Spree

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2019

The Michigan Lottery has been focused on providing aid to public schools ever since it was first established back in 1972. This may seem like just another statistic, but when that statement is put into actual numbers, it makes a world&rsq...Read More

Lotto Max Jackpot Now Worth $55 Million

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2019

$50 million. That was the size of Friday night’s Lotto Max jackpot. What’s more, no winning ticket was recorded, which means that the draw scheduled to take place on Friday, April 5, has the potential of bestowing upon a very ...Read More

ALC Fighting VLT Ban in Canada’s Supreme Court

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2019

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) has made its intent to fight for its right to continue to operate Video Lottery Terminals (VLT’s) across Canada as clear as day. The corporation has been fighting more than one fire on the cont...Read More

Lotto MAX Approaches The CA$50 Million Mark

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2019

The joy of becoming an instant millionaire is most probably one of the most life-changing experiences that any person can have. Thanks to Lottery games, the possibility exists for literally everyone. It’s a revolutionary considerati...Read More

Ontario Horse Racing To Receive Major Boost

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

Ontario’s horse racing field is about to receive financial aid to the tune of an annual CA$10 million contribution. The province’s Minister of Finance and pro-sportsbetting advocate, Vic Fedeli, recently made the announcement....Read More

$4 Million Lotto Winner Proves Perseverance Pays Off

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

South Carolina thrift store worker Larry Fitzgerald is a firm believer in perseverance paying off, even when it comes to something like playing the Lottery. Whether Larry actually ever believed that he would win, especially a $4 million j...Read More

UK Worker Says Lottery Will Change His Life

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

It’s always positive news when someone wins the Lottery, but when it’s a downright ordinary everyday worker employed in a UK factory, it’s just so much more special. Lives are changed by Lottery wins, and this particular...Read More

IGT Signs Offer Of Extended Loto-Quebec Deal

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2019

If luck is indeed a thing capable of turning, then gaming-tech supplier International Game Technology (IGT) has stumbled upon the Holy Grail. Not too long ago, the brand was struggling to keep their ship from sinking, but it certainly app...Read More

Office Lottery Pools – The Good And The Bad

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2019

Office Lottery pools are all the rage and it makes perfect sense to want to improve one’s odds at winning, even if that means having to share the prize pool with 10 or 12 other people. And when millions are at stake, sometimes even ...Read More

Community Receives First Shorelines Funding

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

It’s payday for the Peterborough community and mayor Diane Therrien could not be more chuffed at having received the very first contribution from the Shorelines Casino Peterborough. In most parts of the gambling world, it’s be...Read More

Man Wins $1M Lottery Twice In Two Years

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

It’s an argument in favour of the belief that some people are in fact born lucky. Well, either that or Sam’s Mini Stop in Concord is somehow founded on luck itself. A lucky player Concord in North Carolina could not believe hi...Read More

Illinois Lottery Glitch Prompts Over-Payment

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2019

Who doesn’t enjoy getting more than their money’s worth? Most of us have at some point fantasized about winning the Lottery; and some have even done just that thanks to a major stroke of luck. But what about being paid more th...Read More

OLG Insider Win One Step Closer To Payment

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

One can hardly even begin to imagine the disappointment: winning a smashing cash prize only to be told that payment won’t be possible due to the presence of the red tape of bureaucracy. Hard luck has probably never been quite as dif...Read More

NH Lottery Considers Launching a Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2019

It was just a few weeks ago when the US Department of Justice changed its stance on a variety of popular forms of iGaming, essentially making the sale of online lottery tickets illegal in America. Seemingly, however, the New Hampshire Lot...Read More

IGT To Launch e-Bingo Across Ontario

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2019

International Game Technology, known industry-wide as IGT, is a celebrated and recognized leader in iGaming the world over. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation recently became the first Canadian operator ever to partner with IGT an...Read More

KY’s Keeneland Races Coming to Equilottery

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2019

The historical Keeneland racetrack and Equilottery Games, a popular live sports lotto title supplier, have inked a deal to feature races from the 2019 Keeneland Spring Meet as part and parcel of Kentucky’s upcoming Win Place Show tr...Read More

Big Weekend for Canadian Lotteries

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2019

The past weekend was the making of more than one celebration as two giant-sized Lottery wins were registered, followed by millions in Canadian Dollars being paid out the lucky winners. One of the winning Lotto tickets were sold in Quebec,...Read More

Michigan Lotto Player Wins $100,000 Online

Ben Hamill - January 31, 2019

Could you imagine a 10-minute break from shoveling snow in the cold turning into a hundred thousand dollars? Most people don’t associate snow shoveling with money of that magnitude, but for one lucky Michigan man, this association q...Read More

OL’s Mega Millions Online Sales Prohibited

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2019

Last month, the Oregon Lottery (OL) over in the US agreed to end a profitable partnership that allowed local retailers to sell Mega Millions tickets online through a Maltese digital company called Lotter.com. This is the same company tha...Read More

Michigan Woman’s $300k Super Bingo Win

Ben Hamill - January 17, 2019

Although bingo is known for delivering some huge wins, most players expect a few hundred dollars in prizes at best when they take a trip to their favorite local halls. However, this is a game that is always full of surprises, so it should...Read More

US Shutdown-Affected Family Wins $140k

Ben Hamill - January 16, 2019

A family that has been battling to make ends meet after the US government shutdown has seemingly managed to win the favor of Lady Luck herself. The wife of the clan recently won a cool $140,000 in a local lottery, giving them a much-neede...Read More

Alberta’s $60m Jackpot Still Unclaimed

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2019

If you’ve stashed away last year’s lottery tickets in a dusty hiding spot, officials are hinting that it might be a good time to double-check your numbers. The record-breaking $60 million Lotto MAX jackpot ticket that was sol...Read More

$16 Million Lotto Winner Drawn

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2019

Sometimes we need a reminder of just what is at stake when we buy lottery tickets – and a massive jackpot is often just the ticket! Most recently, one extraordinarily lucky player over in Calgary managed to score a jackpot worth man...Read More

Evolution Gaming Inks Deal With Loto-Quebec

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2019

In a bid to improve its offerings and further up its game, Canadian operator Loto-Quebec has partnered with Evolution Gaming according to an official press release posted on Monday, 6 January. The new partnership aims to introduce live c...Read More

Alberta’s Gaming Revenues On the Rise

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2019

Following two years of concerning revenue decline, gambling revenues in Alberta have managed to turn themselves around of late. Earnings grew by $4 million during the course of 2018, driven primarily by increased use of video lottery term...Read More

$5 Million Lotto 6-49 Jackpot Still Up For Grabs

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2019

According to officials in Toronto, no winning ticket has been sold for the mouth-watering $5 million jackpot on offer in Saturday night’s Lotto 6-49 draw. For gambling enthusiasts who still want a shot at the dream prize, now is the...Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against VLT’s

Ben Hamill - January 02, 2019

Most of us are familiar with the term “cognitive distortion”. Magicians refer to its effects as sleight-of-hand and its generally accepted that this kind of visual deception only works because of each person having a number of...Read More

Cannabis License Lotto Set for January 2019

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2018

For many weeks now, cannabis producers and retailers have been preparing their documents to apply for the licenses needed to open marijuana shops in Ontario this coming April. Last week, that work was effectively shredded as the provincia...Read More

Cryptocurrency Lottery Revolution On The Cards

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2018

By now, maximising the potential of the Lottery business is second nature to Mark Hutchinson, CEO of GG World Lottery. He has been at it for going on three decades and familiar with all of the ins and outs of the business. Hutchinson cons...Read More

Islands Lotto Adds Wazdan’s Games

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2018

Being the preferred partner of the New Jersey Gambling Commission, Islands Lotto is an online gaming operator that is independently owned and run. Boasting a wide selection of slot machines and instant win games, the company has now taken...Read More

Scratch Card Winner Accused of Fraud

Ben Hamill - December 20, 2018

56-year old Eric Walker from Sheffield is calling foul on a decision by UK Lottery organisers Camelot to not proceed with a jackpot payout to the tune of £200,000. According to Sheffield, he had legitimately managed to match three s...Read More

The Lotto’s Most Unusual Results

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2018

There are countless lotto draws taking place all over the world at any given point in time. Each of them offers players the chance to win jackpots beyond their wildest dreams, but the actual winning numbers of each draw don’t get ne...Read More

No Anonymous Wins for New York Players

Ben Hamill - December 16, 2018

If you win a lotto jackpot over in the US state of New Jersey, it is guaranteed to be something of a public affair. Should you win hundreds of millions of dollars, the state’s lottery commission has legal jurisdiction to publicize ...Read More

Microgaming’s Poker Network Launches in Bulgaria

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2018

Isle of Man iGaming giant Microgaming is back with news of yet another exciting expansion into European terrain. This time, the world’s leading software provider has revealed that it has gone live with the National Lottery AD in ord...Read More

OLG To Put Sports Betting Plans Into Motion

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

Sports betting is, for the most part, illegal in Canada. Operators are not permitted to run retail betting shops or on-location kiosks. This is quite ironic, as Canada is a sports-loving nation. As a result, Canadian p...Read More

Business Booms for Bede Gaming in 2018

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

Bede Gaming, the popular developer of online and mobile gaming software, has hailed 2018 as its ‘most successful year’ to date, thanks in part to its completion of no less than ten content integration deals. Another developme...Read More

BC Childhood Friends Win a $19.8m Jackpot

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

Never did John Prpich and David Dubbin, two long-time childhood friends from Nanaimo, BC ever think that they would win a life-changing lottery jackpot – and even less one that would be shared equally between them. However, that is...Read More

GCE May Regret Recent Orillia Deal

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

Too many cooks spoil the broth, or so the old saying goes. Sadly, it now appears as if one of Canada’s most prominent and successful gaming and entertainment groups, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment (GCE), will be learning one of l...Read More

$60m Lotto Max Winner Yet to Step Forward

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2018

The winner of a record-smashing $60 million Lotto Max jackpot during the month of October has still not come forward to claim their fortune, according to local officials. However, surprisingly, this kind of occurrence is far from rare. I...Read More

Louisiana Couple Score $1.8 Million Prize

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2018

A couple over in Louisiana, USA, have discovered just how lucky they really are after finding their winning lotto ticket mere weeks before it was set to expire. The pair is now significantly wealthier than they ever could have dreamed of...Read More

BCLC’s Hobson Among CA’s Leading Ladies

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2018

Amanda Hobson, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s (BCLC) Chief Financial Officer and long-time VP of Finance and Corporate Services, has officially been dubbed one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. This is acco...Read More

Gateway Completes Phase 1 of Langley Revamp

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2018

Just after it was revealed that its $70 million Cascades Casino Delta project had received final approval from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment has announced that the first phase of its $18 milli...Read More

Canada’s Lottery Luck Continues to Shine

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2018

September, October and the first half of November were all extremely lucky months for lottery players in both Canada and the USA. After the record breaking $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot was struck by a lucky punter over in South Car...Read More

Ontario Pair Score $9.6m Lotto 6/49 Win

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2018

It was just under two weeks after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) revealed that the winning ticket for its November 3 had been sold in London that a thrilling announcement was made. It was then when the provincial opera...Read More

Largest Ever Powerball Win Breaks Records

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2018

Last month, the largest lottery jackpot in New York State’s history was struck. A retired government employee from Harlem stepped forward a few weeks ago to claim his windfall – an unbelievable Powerball jackpot prize of $343....Read More

Alleged Lotto Betting ‘Threat’ Disproved

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2018

Online ‘lottery betting’ operators across the pond in Ireland are systematically disproving the notion that they are negatively impacting the revenues earned for good causes by the Irish National Lottery (INL). A recent repor...Read More

Nebraska Lotto Player Misses Out on $1,000

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2018

Over in Nebraska, US, when Friend resident Chris Wood purchased a lottery ticket and discovered that he had won a cool $1,000, he immediately tried to claim his prize at his local retailer. Unfortunately for him, however, there was actual...Read More

$9.6m Lotto Jackpot Won by Ontario Ticketholder

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2018

CBC News Canada has just made an announcement that will come as a particularly exciting one if you’re an avid lottery player. According to officials and the national news agency, a winning Lotto 6/49 ticket was recently sold in Lon...Read More

Hamilton Couple Scoop Latest $1m Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2018

The streak of lucky Canadian lottery wins continues! This time, two Hamilton-based residents managed to scoop the guaranteed $1 million prize offered in the October 20 Lotto 6/49 draw. Paula Rouleau and Frank Reeves both work for the loc...Read More

IWG and BCLC Sign Exclusive Content Deal

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

Premium supplier of online instant-win lotto games, Instant Win Games (IWG), has reportedly entered into a new content deal with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. The partnership agreement will see the provider supplying its compl...Read More

BCLC Enlists Third Party Auditor

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2018

In the latest Canadian land-based casino news, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has recently revealed that it has enlisted the services of a third-party auditor. The move comes as part of the company’s bid to ensure t...Read More

$60m Lotto Max Winning Ticket Has Been Sold

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2018

Are you one of Canada’s millions of avid lottery players? If you were clever enough to buy yourself a Lotto Max ticket in Edmonton for this week’s upcoming draw, be sure to check your ticket twice! According to the Western Ca...Read More

Ajax Downs Casino Gets Permission to Stay

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced an agreement that would give permission for two local casinos in extremely close proximity to each other to operate simultaneously. The decision was made in a bid to appease two dif...Read More

New Revenue Record for OLG

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

The have contributed a whopping $2.8 billion to local coffers over the past twelve months. The bulk of these impressive earnings have reportedly stemmed from casino game and slots offerings, according to recent reports. As noted by new ...Read More

Kroeker Resigns Amid Regulatory Pressure

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2018

Robert Kroeker, the gambling industry veteran who has long been the chair of the Justice Institute of British Columbia’s Board of Governors, has now opted to resign from his current role. Kroeker...Read More

Craziest Lottery Stories

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2018

Lotteries are famous for , but sometimes the stories of how people chose their lucky numbers; how they spent their winnings are just as crazy. Here are the top 5 craziest.

Trying Luck in Atlantic City

Avid player Evelyn Adams d...Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Lottery Spend

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2018

Newfoundland and Labrador is the only one of the Maritime Provinces where the Atlantic Lottery Corporation failed to reach its targets for this year. In fact, the company’s Chief Financial Officer Patrick Daigle says profits are a l...Read More

Idemia to Supply Canadian Lottery Terminals

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2018

Enhanced gaming is coming the way of Canadian players in retail outlets around the country. Augmented identity leader Idemia has been chosen by the to provide 10 700 new lottery terminals. According to reports, the OLG hopes the camera-...Read More

NetEnt to Enter Regulated Canadian Market

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2018

After reporting exceptional growth in its latest financial report, Stockholm-listed expert in casino software development NetEnt has recently revealed its entry into two new, regulated iGaming markets. In...Read More

Gateway Hanover Casino Renovation On the Cards

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2018

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited, Canada’s largest private gambling operator, has recently revealed that it will be pumping $14 million into the renovation of its casino in the small Ontario town of Read More

What Are Your Odds of Winning the Lotto?

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2018

If you’re like the majority of Canadians, you will likely have dreamed of being incredibly rich at least once. Money opens up so many doors to the lucky few who have it – and one way to come across it is to play the lottery! ...Read More

N.L. Scratch Card Players Win $1 Million

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2018

Newfoundland and Labrador’s newest lotto-made millionaires celebrated their life-changing win with an impromptu dance on the side of the road, just beside Newfoundland’s south coast. Read More

Canada’s Love Affair with Lottery Games

Ben Hamill - September 24, 2018

Canada and its residents have long had a love affair with lotto games, dating back to the very first national lottery launch back in 1974. That first jackpot of $1 million was split among nine lucky ladies hailing from Quebec – but ...Read More

Premier D. Ford Plans Ontario Place Casino

Ben Hamill - September 24, 2018

Canadian Premier Doug Ford’s plans to revamp Toronto’s waterfront has garnered plenty of interest in the gambling industry. Now, it seems that a downtown casino complex could once again be o...Read More

$6.1m Lotto Winner to Travel the Globe

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2018

There are millions of folks in Canada alone who would love nothing more than to pack a suitcase and jet across the globe for a few years, seeing some of history’s greatest landmarks, trying exotic foods, and having a generally fanta...Read More

Bede Gaming Inks Content Deal with OLG

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2018

Newcastle software firm Bede Gaming has reportedly struck a huge deal with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation – one of the world’s largest lottery operators. The exclusive new agreement will see it launch its products ...Read More

Mohegan Wins Niagara Gaming Bundle License

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2018

In local Canadian gaming news, US firm like Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Hard Rock International in the tender process to operate Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara for the next 20 years. According to an officia...Read More

Mohegan Gaming Enters Canadian Industry

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2018

Popular tribal gaming operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (colloquially known as just Mohegan) has finally begun its expansion into Canada. The move was revealed after the operator was chosen by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corpor...Read More

Lucky Winnipeg Man Lands Two Lotto Prizes

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2018

Over in Winnipeg, one exceptionally lucky local man has claimed a fantastic $2 million lottery prize. While there is nothing particularly notable about this event, it should be kept in mind that the win was landed by the same man just fiv...Read More

The US’s Biggest Lottery Scam

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2018

In 2005, an innocent comment set events in motion that would eventually culminate in one of the largest lottery scams that the world has ever seen to date. American local Eddie Tipton, a Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast and employee at the...Read More

Lotto Fraud family Goes To Prison

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2018

A father, son and daughter trio who won a hefty $12.5 million on a free lottery ticket they had scammed off a customer at their variety store were officially sentenced by Canadian courts on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The father of the f...Read More

BCLC’s Record-Breaking 2018 Earnings

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2018

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation earned record-breaking revenues in its most recent financial year, thanks to an exceptional performance from its online gaming arm. The BCLC recently revealed its fiscal results for the 2017-18 pe...Read More

GCGC Accused of Shredding Financial Records

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2018

The Western Canadian operator of River Rock Casino Resort was given a warning in 2017 that some of the establishment’s staff members may have violated federal financial reporting laws by allegedly shredding paper records detailing h...Read More

Bad Behavior Delays California Lottery Conference

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2018

Over the border in the USA, the California Lottery has reportedly opted to postpone a long-planned sales meeting in light of some concerning allegations regarding its upper management. The allegations stem from an anonymous employee&rsquo...Read More

WCLC Inks Lotto Content Deal with IGT

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2018

The Western Canadian Lottery Corporation (WCLC) has reportedly inked a new major deal with gaming products supplier IGT, which will now provide 700 CrystalDual 27 Video Lottery Terminals for the Saskatchewan market. The VLTs are set to be...Read More