Pete Rose Re-Applies for Lifetime Ban Lift

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

Let no one accuse former manager and player Pete Rose of not having cast a vote of confidence in favour of his own team. If only Rose hadn’t done this whilst managing and playing for the Cincinnati Reds and with real gambling money...Read More

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 reasons and numbers to ...Read More

Books About Poker You Need To Read

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2019

In Poker, much like life, if nothing else, you simply have to have a plan. And even though life’s “how to guide” may at times appear to be non-existent, luckily this isn’t the case with Poker. And better yet is...Read More

2019’s Top Ten Women In Poker

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2019

Being named one of the top Poker players in the world isn’t an honour enjoyed or deserved by many. It requires grit, determination, wit and a healthy dose of tenacity for good measure. And if you thought that these a...Read More

Top 10 Poker Players For 2019

Ben Hamill - December 05, 2019

There are Poker players and then there are top Poker players. Those players raking in the big money, playing against their fellow big-guns and racing each year towards the ultimate accolade of being named Player of the...Read More

Adrian Mateos Wins MILLIONS World Bahamas

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

Spanish Poker-pro Adrian Mateos may be young but he’s everything but inexperienced or inadequate. The player recently strutted his Poker stuff when he absolutely aced the MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event for $1.1 mi...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 casino gaming ent...Read More

Stones To Answer To $10M Conspiracy Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2019

Its not every day one gets to read about a $10 million conspiracy lawsuit. And even more rare is the occurrence when it involves something like playing Poker. But given the circumstances leading up to the civil lawsuit...Read More

Two Women Arrested Over Bingo Card Scam

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2019

All is fair in love and war, and Bingo apparently. Police have confirmed a Thursday night New Jersey incident during which two players had supposedly taped the missing winning number needed for a win on to their card. The incident in q...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 Alberni couple are the...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

US Interrupts Canada’s AmeriCup Winning Streak

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2019

6 years and 17 straight victories. This was what Canada was made to offer up in terms of a previously uninterrupted winning streak when the Americans recently beat Canada to the victory post in the FIBA Women’s Ameri...Read More

Twitter Abuzz After Brits Play Money List

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2019

There’s no need to be constantly aware of Britain’s high stakes Poker schedule, at least not when you’re a Twitter user. Twitter users are notorious for taking to the platform to vent about especially the equalit...Read More

Meek Mill Bemoans $70k Gambling Loss

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2019

One may be tempted into thinking that Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is particularly unlucky, if even there was such a thing. Earlier this year Mill bet $200,000 on the San Francisco Warriors sticking it to the Raptors ...Read More

Bianca Andreescu Makes Canadian Tennis History

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2019

All hail Bianca Andreescu, queen of the North. The 19-year-old Canadian tennis star is now officially 195 spots closer to number 1 glory on the world tennis ranking and the new number 14 overall. The young star this we...Read More

PEGI Responds To NBA 2K20 Age Outrage

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2019

The cat is wreaking havoc in the chicken coop following the release of the official trailer and age rating for the upcoming new NBA 2K20 video game by games developer Visual Concepts. The authority for the implementati...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. According to DC Lotter...Read More

Ryan Dunn Wins Poker bestbet Summer Warm Up

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2019

The WSOP and European Poker Tours aren’t the only Poker tournaments offering some pretty decent buy-ins and prize pools. A lot is happening stateside too, with the popular Poker room bestbet Jacksonville having very recently wrappe...Read More

Study Hopes To Negate Football Head Injuries

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2019

A team of Montreal researchers hoping to better understand and negate the occurrence of head injuries in football have enlisted the members of 3 local varsity football teams in a new study. The study hopes to make head...Read More

Pro-Gamer Ninja Announces Adidas Deal

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2019

The world’s most famous professional gamer has been a busy beaver. A new book and a brand-new sponsorship deal with sport and fitness clothing and attire giant Adidas are just some of the latest developments going do...Read More

Annie Duke To Team Up With Hartford Funds

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2019

Annie Duke, famously known as the Duchess of Poker, may no longer be actively playing major tournaments, but this hasn’t stopped the rest of the world from continuing to idolise her as being a true “Poker professio...Read More

PokerStars Slashes Cash Games From 24 To 4

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2019

PokerStars has slashed the number of cash tables that any player is able to play simultaneously at any given time from 24 down to 4. In spite of the fact that this is bound to prove highly unpopular as far as changes go; especially among...Read More

Bryn Kennedy Is The $55 Million Dollar Man

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2019

Bryn Kennedy is Poker’s very own moneymaking machine. The man who not too long ago, despite having finished second in the wealthiest game on earth, the £1,050,000 Triton Million – A Helping Hand for Charity, still manage...Read More

Bride-To-Be Wins £50k Playing Bingo

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2019

Not only is Kylie Preece about to be married, but the 30-year old mother of 3 from Kidderminster, England, is now also able to contribute towards the wedding of her dreams. Kylie is after all £50,000 richer thanks to her having boug...Read More

Vancouver’s Planet Bingo A Beacon Of Hope

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2019

Planet Bingo in Vancouver is the largest hall in the Lower Mainland region and its management is particularly proud of the sheer size of the 400-seater venue. But this BCLC owned powerhouse is about much more than just a place where peopl...Read More

Richard Lyndaker Dead At 33

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2019

Yet another one of Poker’s legendary players has died. Former online legend Richard “nutsinho” Lyndaker passed away in his San Diego apartment following a suspected accidental pain medication overdose. A close friend of ...Read More

Rooney Takes A Beating Over Gambling Shirt Sponsorship

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2019

Former Man United and England captain Wayne Rooney recently managed to attract quite a bit of controversy when he revealed to the football world that the wheels of his leaving current team D.C. United and joining Derby Country, had been ...Read More

Players Not Able To Detect Slot Variances

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2019

A significant new study shows that contrary to popular belief, players aren’t quite as tuned in to the likelihood of a win based on the actual detection of percentile statistics as what is currently still assumed to be true. Antony ...Read More

Daniel Sturridge Guilty Of Leaking Betting Info

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2019

The English Football Association (FA) has sanctioned English football star Daniel Sturridge, after it was discovered that the player had leaked information about his possible transfer. An independent regulatory commiss...Read More

How Gambling Almost Made For An NBA No-Show

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2019

Now a US marriage made in heaven, it’s hard to imagine that gambling once almost stopped the NBA from extending its reach into Canadian territories. The year was 1993 and a very resolute then NBA Commissioner David Stern had at the ...Read More

$888 Event Won By Former Fast Food Worker

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2019

As honourable as what an honest day’s work may be, whether its flipping burgers at a local fast-food joint or performing open-heart surgery, winning a gold bracelet and a load of cash still beats it all. Especially if your name is R...Read More

Gronkowski Cuts Short Rumours Of A Come-Back

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2019

Rumours of Rob Gronkowski’s intentions to make his way back out of retirement and onto the field have been doing the rounds for quite some time now. The player has however said that, even if this is a very tempting i...Read More

Chris Moneymaker Embarks On 2nd Tour

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

Player power in Poker. The concept is nothing new and it is proving to be a popular occurrence on the international scene. Players are doing their own thing and branding away at leisure, becoming household names and celebrities in their o...Read More

Poker Player In Hot Water Over Movie-Piracy

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2019

If Poker players are anything, then let that thing be recognised as being resourceful. But resourceful isn’t always what one should be going for, especially not when one’s particular brand of resourceful makes one to steal sha...Read More

Husband Unbelieving Of Wife’s Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2019

Allan Coe, the husband of a Lottery winner from Creighton in Saskatchewan, was so surprised at having been informed by his son that his (Allan’s) wife had just won $1,000,000 in the Saskatchewan Lottery thanks to a Western Max ticke...Read More

Auger-Aliassime’s Rise To Super-Stardom

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2019

It tends to leave you with a strange sensation of disparity. Young Canadian men’s tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime’s statement that despite now being able to buy just about any flashy supercar under the sun, he can’t r...Read More

Andrew Neeme Live In Canada On The Weekend

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2019

Canadian Poker players and fans are in for a special treat this coming weekend. Andrew Neeme, who is known for his popular in-person meet-up game events, will be hosted by 888poker in Canada. Thanks to the initiative, Neeme will have the ...Read More

Bingo Inspires Award-Winning Musical

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2019

Bingo has been the inspiration behind everything from raising funds to social programs aimed a relieving loneliness in the lives of the aged. But treat of all treats; the game has now also inspired its very own musical! Bingo! The Winnin...Read More

Bianca Andreescu Makes History By Winning Indian Wells

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2019

Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu has made tennis history. The 18 year-old on Sunday won her very first tournament at Premier Mandatory level when she won the women’s final at Indian Wells. But the most amazing part is ...Read More

Koon Kicks Ivey Off The Top 10 List

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2019

As if being forced, admittedly all of one’s one doing, to resort to playing low-budget Poker and having your name stripped from one of the most esteemed Poker rooms in Vegas isn’t bad enough, Poker’s disgraced golden boy...Read More

Canada Paves The Way For Young Tennis Stars

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2019

Not quite as excitable as the US, as full of swag as Australians, or as stiff upper lip as the British, Canadians have always managed to stay relatively grounded in sports, no matter what the rest of the world appeared...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

Felix Auger-Aliassime Defeated In Rio Final

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2019

Rio’s ATP 500 final saw Serbia’s Laslo Djere beat playerplayerCanadian teen Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday past.  18 year-old Aliassime is from Montreal, and on Sunday he became the youngest player ever to have...Read More

Danny Ibrahim Wins World Cup Of Cards

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2019

The 2019 Card Player Poker Tour World Cup of Cards draw 317 entries, and Danny Ibrahim ran circles around each and every one of the entrants. Three days was all that it took for the Ottawa, Ontario pro-player to secure the ultimate $1,100...Read More

Ramon Colillas Takes Home $25k PSPC Win

Ben Hamill - January 16, 2019

With every level that passed in the $25,000 PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC), the stakes grew even higher for those still in the running for the grand prize. A group of 38 participants reached the second last day of action on Januar...Read More

Bingo Player Calls for Support for Female Gamblers

Ben Hamill - January 16, 2019

An overwhelming majority of bingo players are able to have a healthy, normal relationship with their gambling game of choice. However, there is a small percentage that suffers from addiction, as with all gaming-related activities, and tho...Read More

The Evolution of Bingo Halls

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2019

Way back in the 1960s, bingo players used to select one day a week on their calendars to set aside for their favourite game. On this particular evening, they would disappear into a cloud of cigarette smoke to chat, socialize, and enjoy th...Read More

partypoker Makes History Online

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2018

History was made last week as online Poker once again managed to re-invent itself. The biggest online Poker tournament in history ran on partypoker, proving that the game of Poker has evolved into something that is bigger and better than ...Read More

Two-Time WSOP Master Thor Hansen Dies

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2018

Legendary Norwegian Poker player Thor Hansen was a legend in his own right. A regular on the scene, Hansen quickly acquired the honourable nickname of the “Godfather of Poker”. Sadly, after a 6-year long battle with cancer, Ha...Read More

MGA Announces New Dispute Directive

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

Whilst most of us try our best to make love and not war, sometimes, disputes are inevitable. The reality is that we do not always see eye to eye because we’re viewing the same situation from different angles. We’re not talking...Read More

Japan’s Mikiya Kudo Aces APT Main Event

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2018

We can hardly think of a better feeling in the world than being the Poker player to have taken down a field of 307 opponents in a prestigious and world-renowned tournament. This particular honour has befallen Mikiya Kudo after he managed ...Read More

Canada Qualifies For Basketball World Cup

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2018

It’s been almost a decade since Canada’s last participation in a FIBA World Cup, but thanks to the obvious resolve to make it happen by players like Kyle Wiltjer, Canada’s men’s Basketball team will be competing i...Read More

WSOP-C Winners Share Golden Poker Advice

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

In October, two players scored their first World Series of Poker Circuit rings, both of whom hailed from Indiana. The first ring was won by Heather Alcorn in the $1,700 Main Event at Horseshoe Southern Indiana, while Mo Nuwwarah scored th...Read More

Canadian Grandmother Scores $700k Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2018

A grandmother living in the Canadian region of Saskatchewan was thrilled with a lovely birthday surprise earlier this month. The lucky gran is now more than $700,000 wealthier thanks to a winning lottery ticket that was gifted to her by h...Read More

Miguel Goncalo Wins WPT500 Montreal

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2018

The World Poker Tour’s Montreal Main Event has just wrapped up at Canada’s Playground Poker Club. Before the tourney got underway, it was headed up by the $500 buy-in WPT500 Montreal – an event that attracted a whopping ...Read More

5 Of The Best Footballers in the World

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2018

So you’re sitting in your local pub, minding your own business, catching up on the latest sports news. But then, from nearby, you hear two patrons discussing who the top 5 football players in the world are. You know already that the...Read More

Most Expensive Football Transfers Ever

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2018

What would the world of football be if it didn’t have the obscene player value amounts dangled in front of our eyes? After all, watching the games and cheering for the goals is one thing, but gasping at the utterly outrageous sums of ...Read More

Tim Andrew Bests 3,250 Players to Gold

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2018

Canadian small-stakes grinder Tim Andrew made his first-ever bracelet event appearance into something of an unforgettable day. The strong-willed player took down the Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT for $116,015, claiming the title and besting ...Read More

Gera Claims H.O.R.S.E Gold Ring and $8,303

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2018

In the USA, Manju Gera has officially been named the latest winner of a gold ring. Earlier in the week, the professional grinder bested a large field in the $400 H.O.R.S.E tourney at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, claiming her first cash ...Read More

Online Poker’s US Resurgence Makes Going Pro Easier

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2018

On April 15, 2011, the chances of being a professional online poker player in the US were essentially altogether extinct. Thousands of players who earned the bulk of their living online were suddenly forced to consider either playing on t...Read More

Kevin Martin Keeps Raking In the Wins

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2018

Not long after his first big win of last month, local legend and Team PokerStars Online Pro Kevin Martin managed to bank his , and then go on to win a 3rd. The player, who is also a well-known poker streamer and winner of Big Brother Can...Read More

Canada’s Pro Poker Stars

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2018

Canada has produced some of the world’s strongest and most passionate poker pros of all time. In celebration of BC’s Tim Andrew winning Canada’s first bracelet in WSOP 2018, we are delving into the great nation’s b...Read More

The World's Top 3 Female Poker Players

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2018

The days when Poker was strictly a man’s world are long gone. The ladies have arrived, and are doing a pretty good job at holding their own, too. The changing tide is evident in every online room and at : there are more women at the...Read More

Discover the Wonderful World of Poker

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2016

Poker has been played in smoke-filled rooms from time immemorial.  Many gamers play poker at land-based casinos and many play online.  At a land-based casino you can play video poker or you can sit down and play poker with real ...Read More