Great Canadian Gaming Corp. In Q2 Recovery

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2021

Great Canadian Gaming Corp. recently published its most recent state of financial affairs, being its performance as recorded for the second quarter of the current year. From the information available, it is clear the gaming giant is showi...Read More

Casino Workers Sue Great Canadian Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2021

A number of former employees at Great Canadian Gaming Corporation’s (GCGC) Casino Nanaimo in British Columbia have filed class action lawsuits in response to what they believe is wrongful dismissal. A total of 27 staff members indiv...Read More

Bragg Gaming Acquires Wild Streak Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

Bragg Gaming group has energised its US casino games operations by acquiring premium casino content creator Wild Streak Gaming. The acquisition price of $30 million is made up of $10 million in cash, and the balance in Bragg shares to be ...Read More

OLG Extends Pollard Banknote Supply Term - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2021

Pollard Banknote Limited, a leading provider of instant Lottery tickets, has announced that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission has extended its supply contract by another 10 years. This means Pollard will supply the OLG with instan...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Hard Hit By 2020

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2021

The global health crisis has taken a significant toll on the performance of business across the country ever since it first emerged in early-2020. The gaming industry, in particular, has suffered a massive blow as a direct result of count...Read More

Shareholders Unhappy About Offer For GCGC

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation shareholder Burgundy Asset Management has expressed its dissatisfaction with the some of the sale conditions on the table in terms of the offloading of the company to an investment vehicle of Apollo Globa...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Comments On Q3 Report

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corp. has reported net losses amounting to CA$36.5 million for the three months spanning the third quarter of the year and ending September 30. Though recently permitted to reopen its Casino Woodbine and Casino New B...Read More

Apollo Inc. To Acquire Great Canadian Gaming

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation confirmed on Tuesday that its board of directors have voted unanimously in favour of the company being acquired by Apollo Global Management Inc. Apollo will according to the terms of the agreement, acquir...Read More

CGA Back Ontario iGaming Overhaul

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2020

Ontario provincial government’s forging ahead with the legalisation of a privatised online gaming sector in the province has been hailed commendable by the Canadian Gaming Association. The organisation has said that government has a...Read More

OLG Names Banking Exec Duncan Hannay As New CEO

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2020

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has appointed a new CEO and President. Experienced banking specialist with a strong focus on digital innovation, Duncan Hannay will officially take over the reins from Stephen Rigby on October th...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Reveals Reopening Date

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2020

British Columbia-based Crown corporation and gaming giant Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) has finally released a proposed reopening date following more than 6 months of country-wide closures of all 25 its gaming venues. Gaming ac...Read More

GCGC Posts Poor But Unsurprising Q2 Results

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) chief executive Rod Baker says he’s anticipating a slow recovery from the several challenges the Ontario-based casino operator has had to circumnavigate as a result of the global health crisi...Read More

QuakeCon Cancelled 1st Time In 25 Years

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

The ongoing is leaving a trail of casualties in its wake, with the latest being QuakeCon, an annual convention and mass tournament dedicated exclusively to Quake, arguably the most-played shooter game in the history of first-person shoot...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Will Survive Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

That the temporary but complete shut-down of all casinos across all Canadian provinces is going to ultimately have a concerning impact on revenue as well as job-security is by now, a given. Operators are cutting back on staff and the thre...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Venues Close Over Covid-19 Fears

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

Ontario’s has joined the nation-wide gaming Covid-19 facilities lockdown, and on Monday confirmed that it would be temporarily shutting down all gaming facilities under the corporation’s control. These include facilities in O...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Posts Stellar Report

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has released details about its financial performance for the 12-month period leading up to December 31st, 2019. It’s good news all round for the operator thanks to a 15% revenue spike. Qu...Read More

GCGC To Reveal Money Matters On 3 March

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is getting ready for yet another big reveal. The leading gaming giant will be spilling the beans regarding revenue and profits and overall performance for 2019 to the markets on March 3rd. ...Read More

Pickering Casino Set For April Launch

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

Leading local operator Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is the winning entertainment team behind the new scheduled to open as early as April this year. The operator has now confirmed that construction is on track and that the residents ...Read More

Pokémon Go Updates On the Cards

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

, Niantic’s blockbuster Augmented Reality game, is still going strong. While not quite as popular as when it was at its peak in 2016, it still has a huge following. In 2020, those fans will be treated to plenty of action, events and...Read More

Texas Gamer Saves Life Of Friend In England

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

A US gamer in all likelihood saved the life of her fellow-gamer and friend some 8,000 km away in the UK earlier on this month when she called for help on his behalf after noticing that he was having a life-threatening seizure.

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The Witcher 3 Breaks Records on Steam

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2020

It may not have a typical chronological storyline, but The Witcher (the original moving-pictures storyline, that is) is epic and fantastic fantasy at its very best. This is a tale riddled with monsters and magic and va...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

Cameos Feature Added To Snapchat

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2019

Snapchat is apparently feeling particularly upbeat about the possibility of some serious festive season quirk, and so much so that its developers have just released a brand new motion feature that will allow users to become the loopy sta...Read More

AGS Nabs 2019 Hire Vets Program Reward

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2019

AGS isn’t only a top developer, supplier and distributor of casino games, but the leader in top-class gaming also holds special place in its heart for retired veterans. And its this commitment towards supporting those who have self...Read More

Elements Casino Chilliwack To Re-Open Soon

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2019

1 November will see Elements Casino Chilliwack display to locals the fruits of many months of hard work and a complete do-over when it reopens is newly revamped doors to the general public. A change is as good as a holiday and this par...Read More

CGA Wins Motion To Intervene In ALC Appeal

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

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

Players GoWild For BetSoft’s Wolf Moon Rising Slot

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2019

Casino games developer BetSoft Gaming is going free and wild on the double with the release of its latest slot. Wolf Moon Rising is a celebration of rewarding slot features and the developer has gone all out to ensure ...Read More

HTC Vive Cosmos Does One Up On Oculus Rift S

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2019

HTC is all in on the virtual reality hardcore gear game. It recently announced that it no longer plans on playing second fiddle for market leader Oculus Rift and plan on giving its competitor a run for its money with its newest HTC Vive ...Read More

SAHARA Las Vegas Returns

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

Not only has SLS Las Vegas undergone a complete transformation ever since the venue was sold to investor Alex Meruelo in April 2018, but the iconic casino has also been given its equally legendary name back. Thanks to ...Read More

Why Great Canadian Wants To Keep It Local

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2019

The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) is fully committed towards “keeping it local” and it hopes to ramp up the initiatives connected to this level of commitment by continuing to focus on hiring local talent...Read More

Ajax Downs Celebrates 50 Years In Business

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2019

The legendary Ajax Downs Racetrack this year celebrates its 50th birthday. That’s half a century in business and a very special achievement by any measure. The track is a popular entertainment hot spot and the only one of...Read More

DraftKings May Be Negotiating SBTech Deal

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

Reasonably reliable rumour has it that fantasy sports betting giant DraftKings is on the verge of signing an acquisition deal that will see the operator acquire ownership of SBTech and in effect, its own in-house sports betting platform a...Read More

IGT Wins London Award For Women In Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2019

Gaming and tech distribution giant IGT has won a very special and prestigious award at this year’s Women in Gaming Diversity Awards. The company has been recognised for its outstanding achievements in diversity and inclusion, and re...Read More

Rank’s Mecca Bingo Set To Acquire Stride Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2019

Mecca Bingo, which belongs to the Rank group, has confirmed that it has entered into talks to buy one of its biggest rivals in the market, namely Stride Gaming. The group has confirmed that it has indicated its willingness to acquire Stri...Read More

Great Canadian Sells Shares To Maverick

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2019

Great Canadian Gaming (GCG) has been looking to sell some the shares owned in Great American Gaming for a while now. The company appeared to be going this way and that on the issue of who to be offloading to, and one can only assume that ...Read More

Las Vegas Sands Court Case Settled After 15 Years

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2019

The importance of putting pen to paper whenever an agreement is reached cannot be overestimated. Just ask Hong businessman Richard Suen. Suen had supposedly played in instrumental role in putting casino operator Las Vegas Sands in touch w...Read More

Great Canadian’s Stock Values Soar in January

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2019

Great Canadian Gaming (GC:CA) has been enjoying great success over the past few months, and January 7 was a particularly positive day for the massive Canadian gaming entity. The company’s stock finished the day having risen by an ...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

CGA Launches New Gaming-Related Initiative

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2018

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has revealed its plans to launch a fresh new education and credential-revealing initiative by the name of ‘Get To Know Gaming Canada’. The goal of the program is to highlight the numerous,...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

Great Canadian Raised to ‘Buy’ Status

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2018

Great Canadian Gaming (GCG), Canada’s largest operator of bingo halls and other licensed casino gambling facilities, has recently been upgraded by TD Securities analysts from its prior ‘hold’ rating to a ‘buy&rsquo...Read More

Sizeable Growth for Great Canadian Gaming in Q3

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2018

It’s been a fruitful year for the Canadian gambling industry as a whole, with some operators in particular enjoying great results from their business to date. Great Canadian Gaming (GCG) has also enjoyed notable revenue growth durin...Read More

NHL Signs Exclusive Betting Deal with MGM

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has recently extended a warm welcome to the National Hockey League after the latter organization announced its first-ever sports betting partnership with MGM Resorts International this week. The dea...Read More

Shorelines Casino Peterborough Opens

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2018

The Shorelines Casinos group has proven to be committed to the province of Ontario, where its properties are located, and to its hundreds of players. This is clearly seen in its new Peterborough establishment, which held its grand opening...Read More

Ajax Downs Casino Gets Permission to Stay

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

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

Kroeker Resigns Amid Regulatory Pressure

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2018

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

Sen. Campbell Dodges Money Laundering Questions

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2018

has recently been dubbed the ‘epicenter’ of money laundering by global organised crime groups. However, throughout its troubled years, Senator Larry Campbell has earned over $800,000 in compensation, not to m...Read More

GCGC Accused of Shredding Financial Records

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2018

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

GCGC Q2 2018 Financials Show Great Growth

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2018

At long last, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) has revealed its financials for the second quarter of 2018, ended on June 30. The company has reported an excellent 90% increase in its overall revenues up to $305.3 million, whil...Read More

CGA Reveals Newest Board Members at AGM

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2018

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has now announced its appointment of no less than five new Board of Directors members. The exciting announcement was made during the CGA’s Annual General Meeting towards the end of June, and has...Read More

GCGC to Release Q2 2018 Results in August

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2018

After a fruitful year of operations so far, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) has revealed that it will release its official financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2018 after market close on August 14. The natio...Read More