Poker’s Staples Brothers Share Their Secrets

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2021

Poker brothers Matt and Jaimie Staples have long been stalwarts in the world of streaming, and the partypoker associates recently revealed what they deem to be the secret to their convincing success on attracting traffic to their Twitch p...Read More

The Rise Of Bitcoin In Canadian iGaming

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2021

Bitcoin has come a long way since the first units were mined back in 2009. Today, it is a fully-fledged digital currency that relies on advanced coding and mining using blockchain technology. And Canadian online casino enthusiasts have st...Read More

Entain Funds Research Into Ontario Gaming

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2021

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

Clearview AI and RCMP In The Wrong

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2021

While what companies like Clearview AI do is illegal and a gross infringement on the privacy of Canadians, a pending class action lawsuit currently being considered against the RCMP highlights the fact that mass surveillance technology wo...Read More

Bingo Could Help Save Hawaii’s Economy

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2021

Bingo and Lottery games may be just what the doctor ordered for saving Native Hawaiians from the troubling state of their economy. Local lawmakers are actually considering the idea of legalising Bingo halls and Lottery games on the island...Read More

GGPoker Names Daiva Byrne Community Advocate

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2021

GGPoker is making good on its signing of Instagram playboy Dan Bilzerian by levelling the playing field in favour of the fairer sex. The online Poker giant has just named Fantastic Ladies in Poker (FLIP) founder Daiva Byrne its new Outrea...Read More

Shania Twain Celebrates Women At Super Bowl

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2021

Canadian superstar songstress Shania Twain this year celebrates the 26th anniversary of the release of her smash-hit “The Woman in Me” album, which sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Featuring smash hits like, &...Read More

Clearview AI In Breach Of Canadian Privacy Laws

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2021

American facial recognition software developer/provider Clearview AI’s mass surveillance of Canadians amounts to the violation of federal as well as provincial laws regulating the use and distribution of personal and private informa...Read More

Jaime Elizondo Appointed Edmonton Head Coach

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2021

Edmonton has appointed a new head coach and replacement for Scott Milanovic, who late last week resigned as head coach and offensive co-ordinator in order to pursue a job with the NFL. Jaime Elizondo was hired on as the new coach-in-charg...Read More

888 & Caesars Extend Poker Partnership

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2021

Following the successful extension of a multi-year B2B Poker link-up between casino and entertainment giants Caesars Interactive Entertainment and 888, the World Series of Poker online Poker rooms get to enjoy the best online gaming tech ...Read More

KED Cleared To Proceed–But New Reality Looms

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2021

Since all remaining appeals against Sudbury’s controversial Kingsway Entertainment District (KED) development were finally dismissed late last year, the development is now legally free to proceed as planned. The development passed t...Read More

HeadsUp Entertainment Readying for New Laws

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2021

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

Shania Twain And Harry Styles Dreaming About Collab

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

Canadian superstar and Music Hall of Famer Shania Twain was hitting the highest notes of her career when disaster struck. Lyme disease would ultimately keep her from singing and performing for 15 years. But before that, she had already ma...Read More

New Twist In Greater Sudbury’s KED Plot

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

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

Isai Scheinberg Sentenced

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2020

A U.S. federal judge has sentenced online Poker offender and PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg to a $30,100 fine and suspended prison time over his involvement in online gaming operations after the coming into force of America’s Un...Read More

Air Pollution Warning Issued For Vancouver

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2020

A high-risk health warning has been issued for Metro Vancouver. Issued as part of a special air quality statement, Environment Canada has issued said warning as a result of wildfire smoke caused by wildfires burning in the United States h...Read More

BTG Inks Megaways Deal With Playzido

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

Big-industry player Big Time Gaming, the company behind the popular Megaways game mechanic, has confirmed having inked a deal that will authorise platform solution specialist Playzido to make use of the famous Megaways patent in future en...Read More

Leisure Acquisition Scraps Gateway IPO Deal

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

It certainly seems as if Canadian casino operator giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s prospects of listing on the New York Stock Exchange in association with special purpose acquisition vehicle Leisure Acquisition Corp., are...Read More

Gateway Won’t Be Listing Publicly Just Yet

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

When Canadian gaming operator giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment announced late last year that it was about to merge with a special purpose acquisition vehicle called Leisure Acquisition Corp. for the purpose of listing on the NY S...Read More

Superior Court Hears Other Side Of KED Story

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2020

If businessman and anti-gambling activist Tom Fortin had expected his legal representation to walk all over Gateway and the City of Greater Sudbury during a virtual presentation of arguments before the Superior Court this week, then he&rs...Read More

Unifor Seeks Court Relief Re Gateway Demands

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Casino workers’ union Unifor Local 1090 has filed an official violation complaint against casino operator giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment. The union has said that it is nothing short of appalled at Gateway’s decision...Read More

North Bay Cascades Roadwork Bid Awarded

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has confirmed having now received a long-awaited North Bay Council go-ahead regarding the planned Cascades Casino North Bay roadwork project. Once completed, the upgrade to the intersection connecting P...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

Play’n GO Stuns With Rainforest Magic Bingo

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

Award-winning casino software developer Play’n GO has just released an exciting new online game called Rainforest Magic Bingo. According to the developer the new release was inspired by their Rainforest Magic slot, and it features t...Read More

Skyrocket Entertainment Joins YGS Masters

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Leading casino games developer Yggdrasil Gaming has just added Skyrocket Entertainment’s The Games Company to its growing list of YGS Masters official studio partners. This means that that The Games Company will now enjoy full acces...Read More

Why A Good Old Swear Word Can’t Be Beat

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2020

Bad words go a long way to making us feel better when in a physically painful situation. Many would argue this to be a truth long known in the sphere of popular opinion, but even so, research now suggests that our feelings on the matter h...Read More

Mayfair Casino Wants Saudi Sheikh To Pay

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2020

Saudi business mogul and Sheikh Salah Hamdan Al Balawi, thought to be at least £100 million strong in liquefiable assets, has reportedly proved successful at convincing a UK High Court judge to suspend a applied to his assets follo...Read More

Why Adele’s Weight Loss Is Unsettling

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

It goes to show, you can’t please everybody. When singing sensation Adele first burst onto the music scene 12 years ago, she was only 19, and considered heavily overweight. What’s worse, people not only noticed, but had a who...Read More

Billie Eilish Takes a Stand In New Music Video

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

Billie Eilish is 18 years old. Let this statement sink in for a moment within the context of what has transpired over the internet’s airwaves over the course of the last couple of days. Let it first up not be said that the No Time t...Read More

Alex Karev Says Goodbye to Grey’s Anatomy

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

His was a story of how being human is the ultimate lesson in survival. And from a television writer’s point of view, proof that raw and unbiased vulnerability of the variety that isn’t polished for entertainment value’s ...Read More

Canada Loses Ground On Hurun’s Billionaires List

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

Rich lists. You got to love ‘em. Unless you’re no longer on them, of course, which appears to be what is happening to Canada. If a new report published last week by Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute is anything to go by,...Read More

Caesars Casinoless Resort Coming To Arizona

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

The Caesars Entertainment Corp. group is looking to expand its brand by venturing anew into the world of hotels and hospitality. The group recently announced the upcoming development of its first US-based non-gaming . Caesars Republic is ...Read More

Lucky Player Lands $100,000 Bingo Win

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Just about anything beats leaving the casino empty-handed after an evening of sheer gaming entertainment. And whilst its perfectly alright to go home with fun memories only, it’s a whole lot more exciting to leave with a money windf...Read More

Relax Gaming Debuts BTG’s MegaWays Mechanic

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

When first patented its MegaWays mechanic in the US, the innovative gaming giant would probably not have been able to foresee the major impact that the concept would eventually have on a modern-day iGaming industry. But it did. And the l...Read More

Evoplay Entertainment Announces New Retro Slots

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2020

Retro is big; in fact, when talking gaming and entertainment, its bigger than big – it’s positively humungous. Which is why the news that Entertainment is bringing Vegas-style retro back is of the simply fantastic variety. Ev...Read More

Nevada Gaming Report Full Of Surprises

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

Nevada’s casinos appear to have for the most part recovered from 2018’s collective dismal financial situation caused at the time by s forced reorganisation, pending bankruptcy. This certainly appears to be the case considering...Read More

OLG Has Big Plans For Casino Windsor

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2020

What with more and more Canadians each year flocking in their drones across the US border looking for casino and betting entertainment, Ontario’s Lottery and Gaming Corporation has become increasingly more resolved to up the ante in...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

How To Master The Art Of Complaining Well

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2020

There are those among us who appear to have truly fine-tuned the art of complaining effectively. And if complaining isn’t something you’d previously considered to be something that anyone should be good at, then Colorado Unive...Read More

Gateway Confirms Significant Leisure M & A

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

Leading Canadian gaming and entertainment giant Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited is embarking on an exciting new business venture that will see its parent company GTWY Holdings not only in a position to finally list its public i...Read More

Mohegan Gaming Celebrates Niagara Success

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2019

The “plan” truly has come together for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. The tribal operator has released its financials for 2019’s Q4 and it’s definitely a very far cry from the type of revenue that was prev...Read More

Best Gambling Movies For The Festive Season

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2019

So what to do when you simply love to play games and have more free time than the usual on your hands this December holidays. There’s no need to lie around being bored and frustrated, because there’s a long list of...Read More

Caesars Windsor Goes Green With Bullfrog

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2019

Caesars Windsor is doing its bit for the environment. And whether or not its decision to partner up with Bullfrog Power in an attempt to be greener and environmentally friendlier originates from a place of cunning PR o...Read More

Caesars-Eldorado Merger Gets The Nod

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2019

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

New Documentary Explores How AI Tracks Our Emotions

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2019

Forget Cambridge Analytica and Zuckerberg’s Facebook’s supposed involvement in selling off for commercial gain our personal data in all the sneakiest of ways. According to a recently released short documentary by i...Read More

Why Bibliotherapy Offers a Health Boost

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2019

Bibliotherapy is a modern word for an ancient practice – reading texts that are prescribed, as medicine might be, to help with healing. The material can be nonfictional or fictional, depending on the “patient’s...Read More

KED Absorbing CA$500k In Legal Costs

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2019

What was once the making of a dream come true for many living in the Greater Sudbury area is threatening to turn into a financial nightmare. Kingsway Entertainment District (KED) is both proof of what is possible when ...Read More

Drag Queen Bingo Fundraiser Changes Lives

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

Tommi Rose, who is a successful drag queen entertainer in the Coachella Valley, uses his passion for Bingo for the greater good of everyone he meets, because in the entertainer’s own words, “Everybody loves Bingo!...Read More

Evolution Gaming To Provide Live Games To Flutter

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2019

Live casino games specialist and industry leader Evolution Gaming has inked a new agreement with gaming powerhouse group Flutter Entertainment. According to the provisions of the recently concluded deal, Evolution Gami...Read More

Lotto Winner Waits 10 Months Before Claiming

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2019

A Lotto 6/49 winner spent some 10 months checking and double checking her winning ticket before approaching Saskatchewan Lotteries in order to claim her CA$248,296.10 in jackpot prize money. One Duc Tran from Saskatchewan had purchased...Read More

IGT Invited To Join Esteemed Steering Group

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2019

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

Dr. Seuss Is Coming To Mississauga Ontario

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2019

The time leading up to the holidays and to Christmas is practically a highlight on the annual Canadian calendar and this year is shaping up to be no different. An interactive experience based on the books and stories o...Read More

Vontaze Burfict Suspended For Helmet Bashing

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2019

The NFL has neither the time nor the tolerance for dirty behaviour on the field. This is something Oakland Raiders’ Vontaze Burfict would have been well-advised to keep in mind before he went about helmet-bashing Ind...Read More

Lacey Evans Traffic Rant Was Staged

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2019

Viral social media video footage showing WWE wrestler Lacey Evans flying off the handle and tearing into an Edmonton RCMP traffic law enforcement officer has been confirmed as having been staged. Or rather, Evans’ pe...Read More

Zynga Poker & Brad Garrett Present Hope Fundraiser

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2019

Zynga Poker is on a full-on mission to bring hope to those who need it the most. The operator has teemed up with award-winning actor, comedian, and celebrity star Brad Garrett. Garrett, a semi-pro Poker man himself, will team up with Zyn...Read More

Caesars Entertainment Donates $1M To NCRG

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2019

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

All-In Diversity Project Launches 2nd Survey

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

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

8 Games Tables Coming To Western Fair Ontario

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2019

The community of London, Ontario, is in for a real treat. Canadian casino operator Gateway Casinos & Entertainment recently afforded local players an elite sneak peak into what the future of gaming may hold at its ...Read More

Winner Of CA$60M BCLC Jackpot Comes Forward

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2019

Its official, the search for the winner of the largest ever Lottery jackpot ever won in British Columbia is finally over. For nearly a month, the BCLC went at it on every conceivable public platform, reminding ticket holders to check the...Read More

Rogers Cup Highlights The Gender Wage-Disparity

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2019

Despite our modern and liberated day and age, the gender pay-gap remains as contentious an issue as ever before and not even pro-sports is exempt. In fact, the international sports world often has much to reveal about the general state o...Read More

Microgaming Introduces Gameburger Studios

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2019

Microgaming has embarked on a true American-style development adventure and the skilled team at independent development house Gameburger Studios have been mandated to see that the job gets done. The driving force behind the inclusion of ...Read More

Sony & Microsoft Enforce Loot Box Changes

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2019

The loot box controversy has been raging on for what feels like years and years. And those governments who have been tirelessly trying to make sense of it all and also limit the effects of loot boxes in terms of a possible gambling-relat...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

Mohegan Gaming Q2 Sluggish But Positive

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2019

Major expansion and costly diversification were two of the main culprits behind a sluggish Q2, according to casino and casino resorts operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment. The group issued a public commentary following the release of...Read More

Studying Millionaires – The Roads To Wealth

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2019

Want to create financial wealth? Then study the rich and emulate their behaviour, says self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, “How Rich People Think”. Interesting to note is that the book isn’t titled, “H...Read More

Unifor Steps It Up With #NoJobsNoDice Rally

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2019

CA labour union Unifor is holding on to its guns in true lockjaw style. If the workforce top-dog has any intentions of letting go of the rope, then it’s putting up a winning performance at hiding the fact. The latest development in ...Read More

Uninterrupted Is Coming To Canada

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2019

Curious about what Canada’s top athletes get up to when away from the fields and events? Then look no further because a new collaboration between music superstar Drake and the Lakers’ LeBron James has something special and ve...Read More

Mohegan To Soon Release Q3 Performance

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2019

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment is a tribal operator force to be reckoned with. The operator owns and manages various US casino venues and properties and more recently, ventured over the border and into Ontario. Mohegan has been going ...Read More

July 26 Lotto MAX CA$60M Win Not Yet Claimed

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2019

An unsuspecting millionaire may very well be wondering the streets of Richmond as we speak, according to information released by the BCLC following the release of the July 26th Lotto MAX draw results. A lucky player eligible fo...Read More

Unifor Slams Gateway Entertainment Job Cuts

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2019

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment will have to clean up its act if it hopes to enjoy continued support from local communities. Such was the nature of the warning recently issued by Unifor, Canada’s largest gaming sector and privat...Read More

US Comedian Calls Sour Grapes On Caesars Ban

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2019

US comedian Doug Stanhope has by his own submission been banned from entering any of Caesars Entertainment’s properties worldwide. Stanhope recently took to social media to rant about the fact that the entertainment giant had addres...Read More

How Blockchain Is Infiltrating Our Games

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2019

The global gaming industry is a rapidly evolving landscape and has undergone a complete metamorphosis since characters like Donkey Kong and Super Mario first blasted onto the scene. Mario, for one, is no longer a single dimensional charac...Read More

Cascades Chatham Soft Opening A Big Success

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2019

The Cascades Casino Chatham is the latest of Gateway Entertainment’s pride and joy to have opened its doors, if only for a soft opening. The July 16th introductory event attracted around 150 people from the Chatham and Ke...Read More

Pluribus The AI Bot Rocks The Poker Word

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2019

AI bots have become rather expert at beating humans at their own games. Poker is the latest game to have travelled down this particular road and apparently nobody bluffs quite like a motherboard. Researchers from Facebook’s AI lab r...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

OLG Excited About Meeting New Millionaire

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2019

Canada’s Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is not only one of the world’s top recognised Lottery operators, but its also an institution that takes great pride in and derives a lot of joy from making possible life-changing...Read More

Hope Is A Little Free Pantry In Toronto

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2019

Toronto resident Melissa Rafael wanted to make a real difference to the quality of everyday life experienced by those less fortunate than what she was; people who often did not know where their next meal would come from. Melissa eventuall...Read More

Joe Sal Allegedly Robbed At Gunpoint At Rio

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2019

The fact that security at major events where Poker players are most likely to carry large amounts of cash on their persons is in desperate need of major sharpening up has been an issue of contention for quite some time. Self-proclaimed Po...Read More

Manitoba Is The Slurpee Capital Of The World

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

Any day is a good day for enjoying a Slurpee when you’re from Manitoba. In fact, even a freezing winter’s night is a good time, according to 7-11 Canada. The convenience grocery chain group recently confirmed that Manitoba is ...Read More

Canada & California Unite Against Vehicle Emissions

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

The US state of California isn’t about to allow president Donald Trump to throw its vehicle emissions strategy off course, even if this means being at odds with the rest of the country and seeking legal relief to boot. Canada has j...Read More

Canadian Astronaut Heads Back To Earth

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2019

Many Canadians will only ever progress as far as dreaming about life at zero gravity as, for the moment at least, travelling to outer space isn’t a privilege afforded to many. But weightlessness has its drawbacks, which is something...Read More

Icahn Disagrees With Caesars About Shares

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

When New York billionaire and entertainment business tycoon Carl Icahn, who also happens to be the single biggest shareholder in Caesars Entertainment Corp., first put Caesars before the ultimatum of “merge or sell”, he must h...Read More

Lilly Singh Looks For Diverse Team for TV Show

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2019

Indian-Canadian YouTube sensation and comedian Lilly Singh is getting her very own late night show. And says Singh; she’d very much like her team to be representative of the world. Quite befitting actually, as Singh is the very firs...Read More

Loblaw To Join The No-Plastic Revolution

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2019

Reports on the damage being done by single use plastics have been rife in the global media, especially of late. Canada has been one of the first countries to react to the pleas of environmentalists to cut down on the use of single use pla...Read More

North Bay Turtle-Controversy Far From Over

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2019

The soil at the site of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s new North Bay Cascades Casino has officially been broken, following all of the necessary environmental and construction permissions now having been obtained. But what is ...Read More

Construction Of Cascades Casino Now Underway

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2019

It’s official. Construction of North Bay’s Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Cascades North Bay Casino is finally underway. The official ground-breaking ceremony took place on the last day of May, with most of the conversati...Read More

Jeopardy! Champ Says Gambling Schooled Him

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2019

According to James Holzhauer, the man who made history following his 31-game winning streak on the popular television gameshow Jeopardy!, its his history as a gambler and sports betting fanatic, more than anything else, that prepared him ...Read More

SG Corporation Co-Founds New All-In Project

Ben Hamill - June 06, 2019

Diversity, gender-equality and a culture of inclusivity in the work place. These are the elements that make up the worthy cause that is the latest partnership between Scientific Games Corporation and the All-In Diversity Project, of which...Read More

Canada Spends $1.14M On Garbage Shipment

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

69 containers of rotting garbage, some of them more than 5 years old, will be brought back to Canada from the Philippines at a cost of no less than $1.14 million – and Canada is paying for it. The trash has been a contentious issue...Read More

Millionaire Plans His UK Lottery Bid

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

British millionaire Richard Desmond is royally rich for a reason. The 67 year-old is obviously not in the habit of waiting on the money to come to him. Despite the fact that the current licence for the British National Lottery only runs o...Read More

ESPN And Caesars To Launch Branded Studio

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2019

ESPN is a brand that is exclusively sport-driven and it’s become synonymous with some of the biggest sports tournaments in the world. When talking gambling and betting, the same can be said of Caesar’s Entertainment. Combine t...Read More

May 4 LottoMax Winner Yet To Claim CA$2M

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2019

Winnipeg has an unsuspecting millionaire on the loose. According to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC), a winning ticket to the tune of CA$2 million remains unclaimed, following a May 4 Lottery draw. The corporation has taken t...Read More

X-Rated Film Causes Shock at Bingo Hall

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2019

Bingo night at Canada’s Carnival Bingo Hall recently put the luck into Bingo in new and unexpected ways; or so some would say. But not everyone present was equally impressed by the fact that a TV monitor suddenly went all out X-rate...Read More

Lara Croft® Temples and Tombs™ Slot Now Live

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2019

Have a secret crush on Lara Croft, everyone’s favourite Tomb Raider? Then say no more, because a brand new instalment of our heroine’s adventures has hit the ether. It’s all thanks to Microgaming’s visionary partne...Read More

Caesars Partners With UNLV To Create Edu-Hub

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2019

Some would say that it’s been coming for quite some time: casinos catching up with the times in terms of new technological advances. And it now seems as if casino giant Caesars Entertainment has answered to the call. The entertainme...Read More

WSOP Poker Room Opens At Harrah’s Philadelphia

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2019

Christmas came early this year. Just ask Harrah’s Casino Philadelphia, which has just opened its very own brand new and wonderfully grand World Series of Poker-branded room. 27 brand spanking new tables were on show at the grand ado...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

Bevy Bingo To Raise Money For Animal Shelter

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2019

Thanks to a simply stellar initiative by a group of students, fun-lovers and Bingo players are invited to congregate at the Siberia Bar & Hotel in Aberdeen on May 1st to have a drink or two and play some Bevy Bingo. But wha...Read More

Rambo Headed For Online Slot Reels

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2019

Players who are still mourning the demise of Playtech’s Marvel online slots finally can cheer up. New gaming provider Skyrocket Entertainment reportedly has acquired the rights to develop a series of games based on Rambo IV and seve...Read More

WSOP Unveils 50th Anniversary Vegas Guest List Competition

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2019

Anyone who has ever had big dreams of attending a WSOP main event should listen up, as that dream may just have the chance of finally becoming a reality. The World Series of Poker is offering players and supporters of their social Poker s...Read More

Irish Poker Initiative Helping Marty Wilson

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2019

The Poker community has called on fans far and wide to join in and raise funds for one of the game’s most beloved players. There was a time when “Mad Marty” Wilson was a regular on the Poker scene; always up for a laugh ...Read More

Alo Tops Canada’s 100 Bests For Third Year

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2019

Good food breeds more good food, and by default; according to magazine editor Jacob Richler; attracts money, people, and the world’s top chefs. According to the latest Top 100 Canadian restaurants list, Montreal and Toronto are home...Read More

Caesars Entertainment Ready For Sale

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2019

Controversial Wall Street investor Carl Icahn has not even held his current 28% piece of the Caesars Entertainment pie in his sticky little mitts long enough for anyone to say “hostile investment” and already he’s feveri...Read More

Assange Arrest Reminds Canadians of Close-To-Home WikiLeaks

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2019

Some have preferred to vilify the man as well as his actions; others consider his arrest as a direct blow to freedom of press. Love him or hate him, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains a prominent figure that cannot be ignored. Assan...Read More

Pennsylvania To Issue 2 More Betting Licenses

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2019

Operating a sportsbook in the newly regulated US state of Pennsylvania doesn’t come cheap. But according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) this doesn’t appear to be slowing anyone down in their quest to obtain a ...Read More

Celine Dion On World Tour, Healing And Joy

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2019

French-Canadian superstar Celine Dion is on top of the world. The beloved vocalist, now 51, says that she feels in control of her life once more and considers herself to be at an all time career-high. So much so that she’s announced...Read More

Century Mile Racetrack And Casino Now Open

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2019

The province of Alberta has entered an exciting new phase in terms of internal development to its infrastructure, as well as having started on a new chapter that holds much promise for new income possibilities. Those who have been followi...Read More

Companies Go All Out for April Fools Day

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2019

News outlets have released outlandish stories on April Fool’s Day for many years. With the rise in social media, a lot more companies are doing the same thing. This 1 April saw some really entertaining news items making the rounds, ...Read More

Wait For CSA 2019 Winners Is Over

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2019

The wait to find out who won what at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards is over. The winners were announced at a glittering event at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on 31 March. The event, held annually since its 2013 launc...Read More

Patagonia Confirms Digitain Content Deal

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2019

The team at Patagonia Entertainment needs little introduction. The brand has earned a name for themselves for creating intriguing and exciting iGaming solutions for the global market, and they have a particular focus on Bingo. Now, they h...Read More

Ben Palmer Wins Venetian’s First WPT Event

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2019

The only thing better than winning a World Poker Tour main event, is winning a World Poker Tour main event at your favourite Las Vegas casino. Just ask Ben Palmer. Palmer recently won the very first WPT main event hosted by the Venetian i...Read More

Amimoca Teams Up With F1 To Create Crypto-Game

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2019

Formula 1 motor-racing will be making its official blockchain game debut thanks to an agreement with Amimoca Brands, a top games, blockchain and AI provider. F1 Delta Time will feature will feature both a collectable component as well as ...Read More

Arguments In Favour Of Online Charity Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

Most of us like to feel that we’re making a difference in the lives of others, whether it’s helping family or friends or even complete strangers. Human nature is to assist, and the trick is mostly simply to find one’s ni...Read More

Why Bingo Is The Brain’s Best Friend

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2019

Over the years, Bingo has been credited with many a good deed. It does its bit for charities all over the world, and even plays a vital role in social progression by inviting senior citizens back onto the social scene. And whilst on the t...Read More

Delta Tennis Unhappy About Bubble’s Future

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2019

Delta City officials may have bitten off more than what they are able to chew, all as a result of having acted in haste. The construction of the proposed Cascades Casino Delta may very well still be nowhere near the allocation of a start ...Read More

Lotto Player Finally Claims October Jackpot

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2019

One very lucky Lottery player has won the largest jackpot ever awarded to a single ticket-holder in the history of the United States, and has finally claimed the prize too. The South Carolina Lottery has confirmed that the prize has been ...Read More

WSOP Announces Value-Adding Overhaul

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2019

The World Series of Poker is 50 years old and in celebration of half of a century, a host of benefits will this year be re-routed back to the players who have made it all possible. The WSOP has just announced its schedule for 2019, and se...Read More

Bingo Used to Raise Funds for Special Olympics

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Bingo is doing its bit for kids with special intellectual needs. Every Spring, the Special Olympics host their games at the Westminster High School in Carroll County, and according to Donna McGuire, fundraising co-ordinator for the Specia...Read More

Fundraiser Gets Fancy Bingo Off the Ground

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2019

If any one game is to be singled out as the heart of the gambling industry, then let that game be Bingo. The game has done much for charitable organisations since first having been employed by the Catholic Church as the perfect fund-raise...Read More

Wasaga Residents Want To Keep Money At Home

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2019

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment has put its money on the small town of Wasaga Beach and has repeatedly confirmed its commitment towards the community. And yet, residents remain worried about one very important aspect: the exact location...Read More

AIDP Teams Up with Responsible Gambling Council of Canada

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2019

The All-In Diversity Project (AIDP) has been making plenty of news headlines of late. Now, the project has revealed its latest strategic partnership after teaming up with the Responsible Gambling Council of Canada (RGCC). The move has see...Read More

MGA & All-In Diversity Project Join Forces

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2019

Diversity and inclusion are two workplace terms that are on everyone’s lips at the moment. The world is at long last starting to address social, economic, gender, religious and racial inequality on a widespread scale, and at the for...Read More

Calls For Canada To Keep Its AI-Tech At Home

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2019

Canada has, over the course of the last three decades, invested a lot of money and human resources into research into the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. A recent study shows that fewer than half of the last 100 ma...Read More

Northlands Park & Casino Closes For Good

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2019

Canada’s Northlands Park and Casino has officially closed its doors for good, as of last Friday, February 1, 2019. The popular gaming venue’s closure has come a mere three months after horse-racing services came to an end at t...Read More

Future Bookies to Embrace New Technologies

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2019

With the whole of North America and other jurisdictions across the globe legalizing and regulating online sports betting, operators of these services are being pushed to new lengths to gain the edge over their rivals. Comparable to the ve...Read More

Laundering Kingpins ‘Violated’ by Raids

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2019

The masterminds behind British Columbia’s spate of illicit businesses that managed to launder more than $220 million a year was targeted late last year by the province’s Civil Forfeiture Office (BCCFO). Now, Caixuan Qin and he...Read More

Tennessee To Legalize Bingo for Fundraisers

Ben Hamill - January 31, 2019

Officials in Tennessee, US have long been pushing for the legalization of bingo games and other gambling-related activities between state borders. Most recently, a proposed joint resolution in the state’ senate is seeking to legaliz...Read More

Stars Group Could Team Up with Paddy Power

Ben Hamill - January 30, 2019

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has reportedly been hosting merger discussions with Canadian gaming giant The Stars Group (TSG) since late in 2018. Recent media reports hinted that the merger negotiations were held last year, b...Read More

Microgaming & Square Enix Ink New Tomb Raider Deal

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2019

More than ten years after its last instalment was released, UK slots giant Microgaming has renewed its exclusive deal with Square Enix. As a result, the developer is now busy creating a third Tomb Raider branded game for fans of the legen...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

Gateway Abandons Western Fair Casino Plans

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2019

The largest private casino operator in Canada, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, has abandoned its plans for a new hotel, eatery and gambling complex at the Western Fair grounds in London. Instead, the behemoth has signed a deal at a ne...Read More

Changes Coming to Central Gaming Bundle

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2019

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is without a doubt one of Canada’s leading gambling venue developers and operators. This reputation has also been cemented even further over the past year, with the OLG selecting Gateway for the new...Read More

Groundbreaking Space Ventures Set for 2019

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2019

In terms of space exploration, 2018 was quite a prestigious year. The SpaceX Falcon Heavy was successfully launched, and NASA’s InSight spacecraft landed on Mars for the first time ever. Another NASA spacecraft, OSIRIS-Rex, arrive...Read More

Six Nations Paid $4.5m under Casino Deal

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2019

Thanks to a previous agreement, Elements Brantford Casino has been supporting its local economy and the nearby Six Nations community with hefty financial payments. The first of these, coming to an impressive $4.5 million, was recently pai...Read More

American Sports Gambler The Most Influential Person Of 2018

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2019

In a turn of events that is nothing short of astounding, mind-blowing even, the collective representative the “American Sports Gambler” has been named the most influential person of the year by top media publicatio...Read More

Shortlist Finalised For Global Gaming Awards

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2018

It’s one of the gaming industry’s top awards events: the Global Gaming Awards London. The shortlist for 2019 has just been released and those who have made the very tough cut are now in the process of being contacted. The comp...Read More

North Bay Votes Yes To New Cascades Casino

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2018

A vacant plot of land near Pinewood Park Drive in the North Bay area has been a topic of hot discussion due to the proposed construction of a brand new casino and entertainment development that isn’t only set to benefit the North Ba...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

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

North Bay Casino Meeting Finalizes Details

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2018

North Bay is reportedly in the process of making an essential decision for the future construction of Gateway Casinos’ most recent planned project. Wednesday, 12 December saw a long-awaited meeting hosted by the City Council, which ...Read More

Local Kindersley Store A Lotto Hot-Spot

Ben Hamill - December 16, 2018

It’s a Lucky Number 6 for Midtown Foods and Confectionery, a convenient store in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada. Owned by Indo-Canadian Neil Patel, the store has just been the making of the sixth Lottery millionaire in as many yea...Read More

Why Britain’s Bingo Industry is Still Thriving

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2018

Despite the closure of more than a few of its land-based halls, Britain’s bingo industry is actually doing as well as ever. In fact, according to recent statistics featured in a Mirror Online article, the game has now surpassed the...Read More

Tara Reid Sues Producers over Sharknado Slot

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2018

Tara Reid, the Hollywood actress who features in The Big Lebowski, American Pie, and the B-list cult classic Sharknado, is reportedly suing the producer of the latter film for $100 million. Reid filed a suit against Asylum Entertainment ...Read More

iGaming Fraud Solution Headed For ICE London

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2018

We’re all, each and every one of us, very much at risk of falling prey to fraudsters and their unsavoury activities, especially in the age of the Internet, when most of us leave some form of a digital footprint out there. Online cas...Read More

Curbing Air Pollution Will Save Lives

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2018

As foolish a thing as it may be to do, people gladly ignore warnings of global warming because it’s considered to be something that may or may not have negative consequences in the future. But as soon as a problem becomes an immedia...Read More

W.H. Bush Honoured For Environmental Legacy

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2018

Acid rain is the last topic that one would expect to receive airtime at anyone’s funeral, let alone that of a former US president. But considering the fact that the environment and its protection was a passion and a priority that ...Read More

PokerStars and Player Agrees to Drop All Charges

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

If you’re going to try and have your cake and eat it too, you best make sure that on your end of the net, the court is squeaky clean. Just ask world-renowned professional Poker player, Gordon Vayo. Vayo had previously tried to take ...Read More

Ex Disney Director To Build Sin City in Spain

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2018

For all of the Walt Disney Co.’s refusal to be involved with anything even vaguely smacking of casino games, it’s quite obvious that not all of their top guns share their archaic views. Former Disney Director and top businessm...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

PGCB Grants PokerStars an iGaming License

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2018

PokerStars, the highly popular online gaming brand run by Canada’s own The Stars Group, is reportedly taking its first steps back into the US’s online poker market thanks to a ground-breaking new deal. The successful company&...Read More

IPO Documents Clarify Gateway’s Operations

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2018

Documents that were filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this November have given residents of northern Ontario a deeper look into the company that operates three regional casinos – and is planning to construct anoth...Read More

Gateway Files for a $100m New York IPO

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2018

Canadian gaming operator Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, which runs 26 local properties across the nation, reportedly filed with the SEC last week in a bid to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering, or IPO. The British...Read More

Vayo Drops Fraudulent Lawsuit Against REEL

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2018

Gordon Vayo, the iconic 2016 WSOP runner-up and popular online poker player, has reportedly dropped his former lawsuit against the parent company of PokerStars, Rational Entertainment Enterprises Limited (or REEL) after it was revealed th...Read More

Cascades Casino Delta Gets BCLC’s Approval

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2018

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has reportedly given its approval to a new casino project that is expected to be built on the site of the old Delta Town and Country Inn. Construction on the gaming venue is set to begin ear...Read More

Shorelines Launch Raises Addiction Concerns

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2018

The Shorelines Casino Peterborough was proud to open its doors in mid-October this year, boasting 500 slot machines, 22 table games, and a 230-seater buffet diner. Also on offer is a 40-seat a la carte restaurant and plenty of entertainm...Read More

New Rules Set Back Ontario Casino Project

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2018

The proceeding, which recently started at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) as part of a debate on the proposed , has raised some important questions about a new provincial rule that has come into the fray. According to the rule,...Read More

Lottery Winner Seeks Boyfriend for $100k

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2018

A woman who in 2013 became the UK’s youngest-ever lottery winner at just 17 is now reportedly looking for a ‘loyal’ boyfriend. Nothing out of the ordinary there – except that she is also willing to pay him a $100,0...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

Mysterious Comet May Be of Alien Origin

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2018

A long, flat and mysterious piece of space rock that flew past Earth last year might actually, in fact, be a piece of alien technology. This startling news comes from a paper written by top Harvard scientists, who are starting to suspect...Read More

WPT and Partypoker Decide to Join Forces

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2018

After a period of social media fights and name-calling, Canadian firm Partypoker and the World Poker Tour (WPT) have at long last reached an amicable agreement. They will soon be jointly holding a series of live tournaments in both Europe...Read More

How Bingo Jackpots Work

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2018

Ever wondered how bingo jackpots really work? We’ve all looked forward to winning them at action-packed game nights, but the inner workings of jackpot pools are actually more complex than most players would expect. The typical priz...Read More

Dave Duncan Opens Up About Olympic Arrest Saga

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2018

Canadian-born ski cross athlete Dave Duncan has sat down with reporters to set the record straight about the incident in which he, his wife, and Willy Raine were arrested for a car theft during the South Korea 2018 Winter Olympic Games in P...Read More

William Hill Ad Deemed Acceptable by ASA

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2018

British gambling and betting superpower has narrowly escaped possible punishment from the local Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after a complaint was filed about one of its recent advertisements. The writer of the complaint, who w...Read More

Jack Sinclair’s Race to Win the WSOPE 2018 Title

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2018

The final day of the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) 2018 at Kings Resort saw just six remaining players battling their way to live poker glory. After an action-packed series, spectators were excitedly speculating as to who would be ...Read More

BC’s Climate Change Plans Require Updating

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2018

The Vancouver Aquarium’s research division is beginning to ring its warning bells about the future of British Columbia’s coasts and oceans. Researchers are saying that the current plans in place to deal with climate change and...Read More

GDFS Inc. Inks Omega Systems Deal

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2018

Canadian B2B daily fantasy sports (DFS) software supplier Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc. (GDFS Inc.) has recently revealed their signing of a three-year content agreement with Omega Systems. Under the deal, GDFS Inc. will supply the iGa...Read More

NHL Open To Cannabis Treatments

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2018

As of October 17, 2018, recreational marijuana use is now legal across Canada. Interestingly, the NHL has one of the most lenient cannabis policies of any major team sports in North America – but when combined, those...Read More

Blockchain’s Massive Potential in Gaming

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2018

The world of gaming is focused heavily on Blockchain technology at the moment – but what does this mean for the industry and its future? Plenty of news agencies have been speculating on the futures of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin ...Read More

3 Companies Fight for Greek Casino License

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2018

As the bidding tender process for a Greek gambling license has kicked off, only three US operators have remained in the race for the chance to run the planned €8 billion Elliniko integrated casino resort. Hard Rock, , and Caesars En...Read More

Senior Centers Going from Bingo to Tai Chi

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2018

Bingo and a meal have always been a firm favorite at senior centers. However, it can no longer be denied that the elderly adults of today are demanding much more from these establishments than just these classic staples to keep them enter...Read More

Blockchain Casino Hub Planned for Macau

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2018

Macau casino management company DeClub has just announced a new partnership with Wide Rich Global, an investment firm headquartered in Macau. Together, they aim to launch the first blockchain-based casino hub in the world, in the autonomo...Read More

The Fate of Unclaimed Lottery Jackpots

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2018

Almost every real money lottery in the world has a specified time window during which you can collect your winnings. No matter how much you have won, the general time frame varies from 6 months to a year – and after that, the ticket...Read More

Bingo’s Pros as a Charity Fundraising Tool

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2018

Bingo has been used to for about as long as the modern version of the game has been around! The pastime was first used for a charitable application when Pastor Charles H. Hagus approached Edwin S. Lowe, the inventor of the game, to ask f...Read More

Still No Winner for $60m Lotto Max Prize

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2018

seem to be an especially common occurrence in Canada, with millions in prizes forsaken each year under mysterious circumstances. People lose their tickets, forget to have them validated, leave the country for a while… anything can...Read More

Wasaga Beach Casino Complex Confirmed

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2018

A new casino venture has just been confirmed, with the establishment likely to be built in the town of Wasaga Beach in Ontario. According to Mayor Brian Smith of Wasaga Beach in a recent press release, a...Read More

Patagonia & Booming in Content Supply Deal

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2018

Online gaming groups Patagonia Entertainment and Booming Games revealed earlier this week that they have now entered into an exclusive content supply deal. The agreement will see Booming’s full rang...Read More

Canadian Player In Line for Women’s Ballon d’Or

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2018

, the soccer star from Canada, is 1 of 15 players in the running for the first women’s Ballon d’Or. France Football magazine is launching the individual award this year to a female player and a mal...Read More

MGA Unveils Cryptocurrency Sandbox Framework

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2018

Malta is a step closer to realizing its strategy to become one of the world’s leading hubs of cryptocurrency and . Its Gaming Authority (MGA) shed light on its new Sandbox Framework at the inaugural Delta Summit, held in St Julian&r...Read More

Kingsway Entertainment District on Shaky Ground

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2018

The area where the is to be built, in Sudbury, may be geologically unstable. Impartial geologist David Wood, who works as a rock engineer and a consultant, has studied the area carefully. He reports that there is an active fault line pas...Read More

Gambling Adds $260 Billion to US Economy

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2018

$261.1 billion poured into the US economy in 2017, thanks to the gambling industry. According to an Oxford Economics report, $40.8 billion of that plumped up local, state and federal tax coffers. The rep...Read More

Veerab Zakarian Wins MSPT 2018

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2018

At the during the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), Canadian Veerab Zakarian found the perfect opportunity to claim his very first MSPT title. The $63,340 has come has the biggest win of his...Read More

Big Expansion Plans for The Stars Group

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2018

A few years back, The Stars Group was struggling with debt after being shaken by an insider trading scandal involving its founder and CEO David Baazov. After paying off its debts from the acquisition of PokerStars...Read More

MGC to Further Discuss Steve Wynn Saga

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2018

On September 27, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) discussed the next step in the re-evaluation of Wynn Resorts’ suitability to hold a casino operation license. The discussions have come as yet another step ...Read More

Boost Your Mood in 2 Minutes

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2018

There is good news for Canadians whose long commutes to work and long working hours mean they know only too well that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. A boosted mood – and improved physical fitness – are only 2 minu...Read More

Study Reveals Brain’s Risk-Taking Center

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2018

Experiments performed on two monkeys have helped scientists to pinpoint a small part of the brain that plays a crucial role in decision-making processes. The area could also be responsible for the control of risk-ta...Read More

Greater Sudbury Casino Expansion a Mystery

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2018

The fate of the Greater Sudbury Casino project in Ontario is still a mystery, with discussions about the future of the Kingsway Entertainment District addition still one of the most-covered topics in the ...Read More

FanDuel Pays Out Full $82k Erroneous Win

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2018

Daily fantasy sports giant FanDuel has opted to pay out the full $82,000 to New Jersey-based punter Anthony Prince on a $110 bet he made on the Denver Broncos versus Oakland Raiders game ...Read More

Starlight Casino Edmonton Opening Soon

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2018

Over in Western Canada, Limited has now revealed that its $43 million revamp project of the Palace Casino into its upcoming Starlight Casino Edmonton has finally been completed. The new gaming venue is set to officially open its doors in...Read More

Sports Stars Sponsored By Casinos

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2018

The world of sports is an every changing one. It was not so long ago that it was all but expected that alcoholic beverage brands or electronics companies would sponsor sports teams. It was an accepted situation, almost as if the two had alw...Read More

Bingo Player Wins a Whopping $250k

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2018

On September 10, Gaming Arts announced that a lucky woman from Pennsylvania has won a hefty $250,000 jackpot while playing its Super Coverall Bingo game at Seneca Gaming and Entertainment in Salamanca, NY. The winner’s jackpot is th...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

Automation Slowly Replaces Vegas Staff

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2018

The gambling mecca of Las Vegas is all but recognizable from its past glory days of the Riviera and Stardust. The city has undergone countless aesthetic overhauls over the decades, with casinos coming and going and changing up their looks...Read More

Microgaming to Release Village People Slot

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2018

In the latest news to come out of Microgaming’s professional studios, the iconic software developer has now finalized an exclusive new licensing deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The culmination of this agreement? A brand ne...Read More

Playtech Offloads Plus500 Stake for £176m

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2018

Playtech’s recent choice to sell off its 9.99% stake in the online trading platform Plus500 has come as no surprise, , according to iGaming industry analysts. In a regulatory report filed last week, the developer noted that the sal...Read More

EPT Season Off to a Great Start

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2018

The European Poker Tour (EPT) started 15 years ago in the Spanish capital of Barcelona. Every year since then, the sizzling Spanish destination has been the site of the first event in each new Tour season, as well as being one of the la...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

Belgium Game Developers Remove In-Game Loot Boxes

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2018

The loot box-gambling debate is one that seems on going, and now, the Belgian Gaming Commission’s strong negative opinions on the topic have seemingly had an impact on game developers that sell their products on local soil. Now, the...Read More

Hone Your Samurai Skills in Hanzo’s Dojo Slot

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2018

Hanzo’s Dojo is the unique title of latest new video slot release. The exciting Japanese-themed title was launched to Yggdrasil’s casino partners on Thursday, 23 August, and boasts beautiful graphics paired with a handful of ...Read More

Pascal Lefrancois Wins Big at Barcelona

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2018

, this year’s partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona Main Event was still a roaring success. This year, it was pro player Pascal Lefrancois who walked away victorious, winning an unbelievable €1,700,000 and the grand wi...Read More

Maxmillions $1m Winning Ticket Unclaimed

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2018

In Alberta, the winning . So far, the purchaser of the ticket bought in Edmonton has not yet stepped forward to claim a whopping $1 million prize. Just to deepen the mystery even further, a $250,000 Extra Prize won on exactly the same da...Read More

Hydrogen Set To Replace Fossil Fuels

Ben Hamill - August 23, 2018

Hydrogen has been drawing hype as a potential replacement for gasoline and diesel for decades now. And while its use as a substitute for fossil fuels is still in its early stages, hydrogen’s popularity is burgeoning rapidly in Canad...Read More

FanDuel Co-Founder Opposes $465m Takeover

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2018

Nigel Eccles, a co-founder of daily fantasy sports giant FanDuel, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against British bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair. The case is based on the sports betting operator’s recent $465 million takeover of the a...Read More

The Man Who Cracked Roulette in the 1970’s Dies

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2018

Richard Jarecki, a researcher who cracked the mysteries of roulette back in the 70’s, has passed away at the age of 86. Jarecki managed to become an international icon by taking advantage of imperfect roulette wheels and earning m...Read More

Malls Bust for Tracking Customers Via Mobile Phone

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2018

A former employee of Cadillac Fairview has revealed that he is aware of at least one of the firm’s Canadian shopping centres having a system installed to track mobile phone movement throughout one of its malls. The system was appare...Read More

Mountain Goats Influenced By Climate Change

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2018

Climate change is on everyone’s lips, and one of . It’s a serious issue, and one that is being approached from multiple different angles. United States wildlife scientist Katarzyna Nowak is taking her own approach, using her s...Read More

Host Games Building Blockchain Protocol

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2018

Host Games is a platform for online gaming that is powered by blockchain. It allows its users to host a variety of real money fare with the simple click of a button, have bet over US$100 million, and they have big news! An announcement w...Read More

A Poker Bot That Plays Perfect Games

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2018

The computer science department in the University Of Alberta have created a program that plays perfect Heads-Up Limit Hold’em Poker. The announcement triggered a frenzy in the media, with many declaring that the age of computers rul...Read More

Integrated Resort Schools Open in Japan

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2018

A brand new program educating students on how to manage integrated casino resorts (IR) will be landing soon in Japan and the gaming hub of Macau. Galaxy Entertainment, Toyo University, and the University of Macau (UMAC) have teamed up to ...Read More

How Blockchain & Bitcoin are Changing Gambling

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2018

As the original cryptocurrency, Bitcoin has had a large impact on several industries. Many would argue that the impact of the blockchain technology behind it has been even more influential. Online gambling is among the most affected secto...Read More