9Stacks Unveils Voice-Enabled Poker Table

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

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

Google Reveals Plans To Pay For News Content

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2020

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

Clearview AI Refuses To Delete Canadian Images

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2020

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

GiG Seals Exciting Deal With GS Technologies

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

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

Breathing New Life Into Age-Old Bingo Ways

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

We love , and we’ll continue to love it until the cows come home. It’s a game that’s been around for the longest time, after all. Its many benefits are widely celebrated; sung even. There are so many positives and outrig...Read More

Online Poker in Favour Of Facial Recognition Technology

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

When businessman and partner Rob Young recently posted a poll on Twitter requesting votes in favour of facial recognition technology being employed by the site in order to rule out issues related to ghosting, multi-accounting and general...Read More

CWA Launches Major Gaming Labour Initiative

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2020

Major US labour union Communication Workers of America (CWA) has just launched a controversial but supposedly long-overdue new initiative aimed at supporting the “organisation efforts” by those working in the areas of tech and...Read More

3D Printing Reveals Dinosaur’s Secrets

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2020

The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta is among the growing number of institutions that are using 3D printing technology to replicate dinosaur bones. The printed bones complete skeletons in a way that has not been possibl...Read More

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

Mobile Tech Making a Major Impact on Gambling

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2019

Managing weight and health, dealing with work documents, and sharing news on social media sites are now all daily activities that are possible in mobile browsers and on apps. As well as these and services for almost ev...Read More

Why Live Dealer Casinos Are Becoming So Popular

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2019

The continued growth in popularity of live dealer casinos has been one of the biggest gaming trends in 2019. Just one example was Evolution Gaming’s reporting that its annual revenue rose by 38% to €245.4m in 2018,...Read More

New App Leverages Indigenous Inuit Knowledge

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2019

As apps become more commonplace it is time, in the words of Nunavut elder and former MLA Peter Kattuk, for “the harpoon and the computer to work together”. The late hunter, who also previously served as Sanikiluaq...Read More

3 Innovations That Advanced Online Casinos In 2019

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2019

From newly regulated markets to huge mergers, and from new site launches to new games, 2019 has been a thrilling year for the online casino industry in Canada and abroad. One of the most exciting aspects of this year i...Read More

Local Schools No Longer Dissecting Animals

Ben Hamill - December 06, 2019

The nightmarish practise of dissecting real animals at school level is one that haunts many people well into adulthood. Its inhumane, it’s particularly disturbing and according to the Windsor Essex Catholic District ...Read More

Gateway To Host Job Fair For Casino Sarnia

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

Exciting times are headed towards patrons of Gateway Casinos and Entertainment’s newly revived Gateway Casino Sarnia at Hiawatha Horse Park once the slots entertainment venue reopens its doors to the general public c...Read More

Project Understood Improves Google Accessibility

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2019

By 2020, 50% of all Internet searches are expected to be undertaken with voice commands alone. To date an estimated 52 million Google Home devices have been sold but just 4 years from now, in 2023, it’s expected that...Read More

Google Splashes Out $2.1bn To Buy Fitbit

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2019

And so it turns out that the rumours and online nudges are true. Google has acquired Fitbit for $2.1 billion. Which is in a way just a little bit like suddenly acquiring an over-sized friend able to knock all of one’...Read More

How Gaming Technology Is Paying It Forward

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2019

It’s a versatile sector, and a giant global success at that. It’s rated a top form of entertainment and relaxation, and at $131 billion in revenue generated every year, it now officially generates more money than w...Read More

Sobeys Inc. Teases New Smart Trolley

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2019

Long gone are the days of pushing one another around in squeaky-wheeled grocery shopping carts, much to the annoyance of our parents who only wanted to navigate the grocery isles and get done with it. There’s a new b...Read More

Konami Gaming To Roll Out Facial Recognition Tech

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2019

Casinos face a daily battle trying to suss out and keep tabs on folks either trying to cheat the system or violating exclusion or self-exclusion rules. In order to embrace a system way more effective than a typical loy...Read More

Calgary City’s CA$4m Tech-Talent Ad Campaign

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2019

Calgary Economic Development is preparing a CA$4 million ad and awareness campaign for launch. The campaign will focus specifically on attracting tech-talent to the city as at any given time, there are between 2,000 an...Read More

River Rock Casino Rolls Out Safety System

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2019

In a show of commendable commitment towards the safety of its workers Richmond River Rock Casino & Resort has launched a new initiative aimed at creating a safe and positive work-environment for all of its employee...Read More

MADD Canada Has A Clever VR Trick Up Its Sleeve

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2019

It’s one thing to be teaching kids about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, but now that cannabis has been legalised in Canada, it’s important that the concept behind the lesson be extended so as to includ...Read More

Apple Extends September Native iOS Deadline

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2019

Apple has postponed its 3 September native iOS deadline by six months. The tech-giant had the entire casino games development industry running around in flat panic when it announced a slew of significant App Store poli...Read More

Seniors Tackle Ageism in Technology

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2019

Seniors are doing it for themselves. Or at least, they very badly want to. Technology is notorious for its want of selectively excluding older members of society, a tendency referred to as “ageism”. But seniors, bl...Read More

Canada Making Its Mark In iGaming

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2019

We are an innovative nation, as attested to by our innovations in food-tech, our raw material exports, our unique approach to and keen interest in space exploration and even our absolute commitment towards preserving t...Read More

Sony Acquires Insomniac Games

Ben Hamill - August 23, 2019

Sony has acquired leading games developer Insomniac Games. The studio is responsible for titles like Ratchet & Clank and the recently released Marvel’s Spider Man for PS4. The studio has a long-standing relations...Read More

Rush Street Sites Now Compatible With iOS

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2019

Mobile casino games and sports betting applications developer Rush Street Interactive has re-launched its two online gambling and betting sites, namely Betrivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com, so as to enable iOS users in Pennsylvania to enj...Read More

Asus To Release Phone Made In Gamers Heaven

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2019

It’s more than just a visual masterpiece; it’s a celebration of mobile gaming performance and its officially expected to be its closest competitor on steroids. Wondering what we’re on about? Introducing the new Asus ROG ...Read More

Oculus Co-Founder Jack McCauley Loses Faith

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2019

The co-founder of Oculus VR has lost faith in the concept of VR being the future of gaming. Jack McCauley left Oculus in 2014, shortly after it was acquired by social media giant Facebook and cites his loss of confidence in the product as...Read More

Aristocrat To Challenge Ainsworth In Court

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2019

Major casino tech and games giant Aristocrat Technologies is more than just calling the bluff or blowing the whistle on industry rival Ainsworth Game Technology for what Aristocrat has described as “more than just copyright infringe...Read More

Clean Fuel Co. Receives Millions In Funding

Ben Hamill - July 11, 2019

anada is home to some of the world’s brightest minds in Science. The focus on clean technology is currently at an all-time high and Canadian clean air company Carbon Engineering Ltd. is pioneering the kind of technology that re-pur...Read More

Local Tech-Corp May Win The Hyperloop Race

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2019

Hyperloop technology has been a hot but also very controversial topic of debate for quite some time. Tech-companies have been running the race with vigour, hoping to be the first to come up with the technology needed t...Read More

Apple’s New Rules Wreaking Havoc

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2019

When tech giant Apple announced some weeks ago that it had planned to make important changes in order to better align itself with being primarily an entertainment provider instead of throwing all of its resources at manufacturing and hard...Read More

Sidewalk Labs Big Tech Plans For Toronto Waterfront

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2019

A run-down section of the Toronto Waterfront is in for a major tech-first city revamp, if Google sibling-company Sidewalk Labs has any say in the matter. But what Sidewalk is proposing is much more than what most peopl...Read More

Nova Scotia’s Ocean-Tech Sector Booming

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2019

Canada’s Nova Scotia province has boomed into nothing short of an ocean-tech powerhouse hub. But the journey hasn’t been without its particular challenges, say local industry experts. The proverbial fly in the wine...Read More

New Solution For Wasted Eye Drops

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

Waste not, want not. There’s been an increase in “no waste” awareness all over the world, but it generally relates to either not wasting water or food. But there’s another valuable resource that goes to waste l...Read More

US-China Tech-Divorce – Consumers Will Pay

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2019

If the US and China were to go ahead with what is shaping up to be a dirty tech-divorce, just like with any other nasty divorce, it will ultimately be the children who will face the brunt of the consequences; with “children” i...Read More

Science Says Beware The Neuro-Wearable

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2019

Use with caution. Such is the nature of the message preached by neuroscientists following a broad-based overview of some of the wildly fantastic claims made by the manufacturers of wearable “neuro-devices”.  Neuro...Read More

Video Games Worth $300 Billion By 2025

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2019

According to a recent report by GlobalData, the video games industry could very well be worth a stellar $300 billion industry by as early as 2025, mostly thanks to the rise of mobile games and cloud streaming services. Virtual Reality tec...Read More

Smart Helmets To Solve Footy Concussion Woes

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

We are lovers of football and we’ll do everything in our power to keep playing; even to the point of applying our best scientific minds to ensure that the concussion-controversy is eliminated. Smart helmets make it p...Read More

Google Education Team Heads For Sudbury

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2019

According to Aaron Brindle, a spokesperson for Google Canada, at least 50% of Canadian businesses do not have an online presence. Many estimate this figure to be even higher and 50% to be a conservative estimation. Gro...Read More

New Satellites Shed New Light On Emissions

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

The use of satellite technology in determining which countries are responsible for sending the highest volumes of greenhouse gasses into earth’s atmosphere is nothing new. But up until recently, this was no particula...Read More

Study Finds Significant Tech Pay Gap

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2019

According to a recent study, women in tech jobs in Canada holding a bachelor’s degree or higher are earning an average of $20,000 per year less than their male peers. This pay gap also seems to be just as pronounced ...Read More

Smart Devices May Outpace TV Sales in 2019

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2019

In 2019, finding a fridge that simply stores food might become as challenging as buying a television that only allows you to flick between channels. Interconnected ‘smart’ systems are making their way into thermostats, refrig...Read More

SLT Launch New Blockchain eSports Platform

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2019

In the latest industry news headlines, local Canadian company Ubique Networks has teamed up with Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) in order to launch a brand new eSports platform powered by blockchain. The agreement was officially inked on November...Read More

Scientific Games & Shuffle Tech Reach Settlement

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2019

In August, when the news first made headlines, it was hard to fathom that a company the likes of Scientific Games could be accused of instituting frivolous legal proceedings relating to a patent for automatic card shufflers, in an attempt...Read More

Aristrocrat Inc. Opens New Las Vegas Campus

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2019

Leaders in land-based casino technology and games cabinets, Aristocrat Technologies Inc., have just opened a brand new campus in Summerlin, Las Vegas. An opening ceremony was recently held and a celebratory ribbon cut in order to official...Read More

The Stars Group Awarded Swedish Online Licence

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2018

It’s official: PokerStars parent company, The Stars Group (TSG), has just been welcomed into Sweden’s newly regulated online gambling fold. The Stars Group, together with four other operators, have become the latest operators ...Read More

SG Corp’s Gavin Isaacs Resigns

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2018

Some changes appear to be headed in the direction of Scientific Games Corporation’s internal management structure. Vice Chairman Gavin Isaacs has reportedly decided to step down from his position, as well as to relinquish his seat o...Read More

Lightning Box Enters North American Market

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2018

Thanks to the expansion of an existing agreement between SG Digital and specialist slots developer Lightning Box, the latter is now in the very fortunate position of being able to extend its global presence by entering brand-new territory...Read More

IGT Electronic Bingo Comes to Canada

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2018

On Wednesday, November 14, it was officially announced that New York Stock Exchange-listed firm International Game Technology (IGT) (NYSE:IGT) had entered the Canadian electronic bingo market for the first time ever. Thanks to an exclusi...Read More

North Redesigns the Smartglasses Concept

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2018

Some of the world’s biggest tech giants have tried (and failed) to market ‘smartglasses’ to their customers. However, one small Canadian firm thinks that they have the juice to reinvent the wheel, promoting the smart spe...Read More

Wheel of Fun Debuts at FunFair Casinos

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2018

By fusing together a combination of highly popular game mechanics, the developers at FunFair Technologies have supplied players with a thrilling new online casino game packed with winning potential. Called Wheel of Fun, the brand new rel...Read More

Galactus’ MPL App Attracts Major Funding

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2018

According to a report published by VCCircle, India-headquartered Galactus Funware Technology PVT Ltd has finally finished a Series A funding round that attracted some big-name investors into the mix. Galactus operators a virtual skill-ba...Read More

Borgata Scrutinizes Ivey’s Nevada Assets

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2018

The Borgata’s latest filing after its longstanding is a motion to have the casino’s docket and its $10.13 million judgement filed in Nevada. It is in this US state where Ivey currently lives and has identifia...Read More

Students Host Disability Awareness Deaf Bingo

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2018

A great time was enjoyed by all when Texas Tech Student Disability Services hosted its much-anticipated Deaf Bingo event last month. The game evening is part of the service’s annual Disability Awareness Week...Read More

Phil Ivey Ventures Back Into Live Poker

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2018

Phil Ivey is commonly regarded as one of the in the world – and also one of the planet’s strongest professional gamblers. With that said, his controversial gaming tactics have landed him in various sticky situations, one of w...Read More

2018 GGA Las Vegas Voting Opens

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2018

The voting period for the  is now in session after the list of final nominees was distributed to this year’s expert judging panel. Now in its fifth edition, and with the largest judging panel the event has had to date, this ye...Read More

Drive-Thru Supermarkets Coming Right Up

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2018

The concept of the drive-thru is about to be taken to the next level, and we are all invited along for the ride. Especially if we need to stop for milk, bread, and loo paper long the way. According to reports, a few companies as well as ind...Read More

Canadian Hospital Turns to VR Therapy

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2018

A pioneering new wound and injury treatment at Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary is allowing patients to remove their minds from their painful conditions with the help of virtual reality. Rockyview is the very first hospital in Canad...Read More

Wazdan and Relax Gaming Team Up

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2018

Award-winning iGaming software developer Wazdan has now revealed yet another exciting partnership for its thriving business. The popular supplier has launched its range of boutique titles with Relax Gaming, an omni-channel gaming software...Read More

IGT Sees Second Quarter Dip

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2018

International Gaming Technology, also known as IGT, has filed their financial report for the second quarter of 2018. Known for providing digital casino games, lottery services and physical land based slot games; the company has had a soli...Read More

Bingo’s Technological Evolution

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2018

There’s no denying that bingo has come along way since its inception in the 1930’s. Traditionally enjoyed on a large scale in dedicated halls, the future of bingo now seems to lie in the realm of the Internet thanks to the emerg...Read More