Live Casinos Are Changing Gambling Forever

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2021

Imagine telling a gambler from a few decades ago that they would soon not only be able to stay home and win real money, but that they would also be able to do it via a live real time video feed. That gambler would probably think you were ...Read More

CA$31.8m Lotto Max Jackpot Continues To Grow

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2021

Another Lotto Max draw has passed, and yet again the jackpot has not been claimed. This means that the amount carries over, pushing the zeroes into the stratosphere. The unclaimed jackpot now sits at a total of CA$31.8 million. This isn&r...Read More

KED Project Continues To Unravel

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2021

If anyone thought that the now infamous Kingsway Entertainment District (KED) project was finally free of controversy, that person clearly hasn’t been paying attention. The proposed Sudbury located entertainment venture has been awa...Read More

IGT Creates Dedicated iGaming Team

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2021

When thinking of International Gaming Technology (IGT,) most tend to think of land-based venues and physical electronic gambling machines. It is, after all, IGT that created the extremely popular Wheel of Fortune console. But now, in a no...Read More

Potential Birth Of The First Poker Union

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2021

Professional Poker players are known to be a disorganised, potentially even difficult group of individuals. In fact, Poker pros are sometimes so strange in their behavior that organising them has been referred to as herding cats. Rob Yong...Read More

Possible New BetRegal Office For North Bay

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2021

Mike Mirtl, CEO of BetRegal, has announced plans to open a new office. Though, according to him the location for the new facility will be in his old hometown of North Bay, Ontario. The decision is an unexpected one, but not unwelcome. Acc...Read More

Spearhead Unveil New Video Bingo Release

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2021

iGaming developer Spearhead Studios have released their latest creation, and it may just be the finest work by the company to date. The new game is called Muertitos Video Bingo, and it invites players to travel into a world rich with cult...Read More

Epic Tries To Monetise Unreal Tech Demo Skin

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2021

Epic has quickly become one of the biggest names in video games, having struck a seemingly infinite goldmine with Fortnite. But Epic has also become synonymous with attempting to digitally sell just about anything. In a recent move that i...Read More

Canadian Player Turning Heads at US Open

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2021

It was with such little fanfare that Leylah Annie Fernandez entered the US Open that most didn’t think she stood much of a chance. But now after blazing through the competition it seems as if this virtually unknown tennis profession...Read More

Divisive KED Saga Shambles Clumsily Onwards

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2021

The Kingsway Entertainment District (KED) project has been nothing short of a controversy magnet, with numerous parties throwing up various legal blockades. Yet somehow it seems as if gradual progress is still being made, with the propose...Read More

Quick Tips For New Online Casino Players

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2021

So, you heard that everyone is now heading online to play casino games and thought you might give it a try. But hang on, just how different is iGaming from land-based gambling? What if you’ve never gambled in your life before? Don&...Read More

How To identify A Legal Online Casino Canada Site

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2021

The online casino industry is an ever-changing one. And while largely to a positive extent, Canada is no exception. That’s why playing at a legal online casino Canada has to offer is essential. Now single-event sports betting has b...Read More

Ontario Casinos To Require Vaccination Proof

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2021

As casinos once again open their doors in Ontario the industry is breathing a sigh of relief. However, with the world health crisis still looming, and a fourth wave of infections currently causing concern, things are about to take a drast...Read More

Taxes Breakdown For Sports Betting Canada Fans

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2021

While many sports betting Canada enthusiasts would love to gamble for a living, the reality is very few make their only income from what they love to do. And according to Canadian laws, this means very few people are obliged by law to pay...Read More

New Bid For Great Canadian Gaming Corporation

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2021

Rumors have been swirling for some time that the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation will be acquired. It was in November last year that the mega-corporation entered into discussions with Apollo Global Management, ultimately arriving at the...Read More

WSOP Commentary Threesome Finally Reunites

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2021

When it comes to the World Series of Poker (WSOP), at least as far as watching it at home is concerned, many argue that enjoyment hinges on the quality of the commentators. Much of the viewing experience is, after all, listening to the co...Read More

Wild Streak And Sega Sammy Renew Contract

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2021

It was some time ago that casino industry development studios Wild Streak Gaming and Sega Sammy Creation joined forces. Now, after working together on a number of projects, it seems as if the companies are renewing their collaboration. Wi...Read More

Single Event Betting Off To Flying Start

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2021

After years of delays, single event sports betting is now finally legal in Canada. Not surprisingly locals have been scrambling to try out the new betting options, with the first weekend having now officially passed. It has, without quest...Read More

Playtika Acquires Development Studio Reworks

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2021

iGaming corporation Playtika has announced a major purchase. The company reportedly forked over a massive $600 million in the process, making it amongst the bigger acquisitions in recent months. The identity of the studio that the company...Read More

PokerStars Petitions $1.3bn Kentucky Verdict

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2021

Flutter Entertainment owned PokerStars is once again going head-to-head with the state of Kentucky. The original case, which saw Kentucky residents suing PokerStars, originally blossomed over a decade ago in 2011. Since then, legal disput...Read More

Lady Gaga’s MGM Show Breaks VIP Package Records

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2021

Lady Gaga is widely regarded as one of the most successful music artists in the world, having sold a staggering 120 million albums. When she performs live it is, of course, a big deal, generally drawing massive crowds. Though, those that ...Read More

Sports Betting Could Become A $2 Billion Market

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2021

As single event sports betting passes into law in Canada speculation is already running wild. Researchers have wasted no time in doing some calculations, checking the signs, and throwing out a few incredible predictions. Some go as far as...Read More

What To Expect At Top Canadian Online Casinos

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2021

The Canadian iGaming industry is thriving, and players have a massive range of online casinos to choose from. But this also makes it tougher to know what’s fair to middling and what’s amazing. Keep the following characteristi...Read More

Nevada Posts Unmatched Monthly Record Revenue

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2021

With the world health crisis gradually being brought under control it seems as if Nevada is finally on the road to recovery. Or, as it now appears, it seems as if land-based casinos in the region are doing better than ever. A monthly repo...Read More

Golf Canada Gets Official Betting Partner

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2021

It seems as if Golf Canada has finally secured the betting partner that it has been searching for. An announcement revealed that theScore Bet and Golf Canada are officially in a partnership, paving the way for an interesting future. The p...Read More

KED Project Seemingly On A Downward Spiral

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2021

The Kingston Entertainment District (KED) project seems to be up against a wall of growing resistance. Since its original announcement the plan has come up against numerous hurdles yet has somehow managed to stay alive. Now a petition aga...Read More

Adams Concedes Defeat In Galfond Challenge

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2021

The Galfond Challenge, notorious in the world of professional Poker, is not to be taken lightly. The latest victim was Brandon Adams, rated by many as one of the best Pot-limit Omaha (PLO) players in the world. However, these credentials ...Read More

AGCO Outlines iGaming License Requirements

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2021

With Ontario on the verge of opening to iGaming operators, it is a frantic time for local authorities. Much is being done in preparation, all in aid of facilitating a smooth transition into a new era. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of ...Read More

Woodbine Considering On-Site Sportsbooks

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2021

Ontario is known for a number of iconic venues, including the world-famous Woodbine Entertainment Racetrack. As it stands the property is known for action packed races, fine dining, and other entertainment options. What it isn’t kno...Read More

Hastings Park Reformation Still Happening

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2021

The plan to transform Hastings Park is still apparently in the works. At least it is according to Vancouver officials, who insist that the reformation strategy is just undergoing a few changes. Yet now, a full decade after the plan was or...Read More

MGM Possibly Targeting Skillz And Flutter

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2021

It is no secret that consolidation is on the horizon for the iGaming industry, with the only real question being which companies will come out the other end. As it stands, sportsbook operator Flutter and mobile game developer Skillz are b...Read More

Bingo Fan Aims To Visit 60 Halls Before Turning 60

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2021

Yvette Price-Mear is nearing her 60th birthday, but certainly isn’t using age as an excuse to not be active. Instead, she is using the incoming life milestone as a reason to raise funds for charity. She decided to embark ...Read More

AGCO Releases An iGaming Application Guide

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2021

Ontario is a highly lucrative region as far as iGaming is concerned, with many companies hoping to get a license. The process for getting a license is, however, not an easy one, and many companies are expected to be rejected. This is why ...Read More

Bridesmaid Attends Wedding Via Hologram

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2021

The world health crisis is still limiting travel around the world, including in Canada. But that didn’t stop a sneaky bridesmaid from attending a wedding in Ontario. Though, the crafty lady didn’t have to break any rules in or...Read More

Casino Niagara Welcomes Back Table Games

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2021

There is no question that the global economy is still suffering due to the world health crisis. Canadian casinos, however, are slowly making their way back to being fully operational. The world famous Casino Niagara has announced that it ...Read More

Controversial KED Project In Trouble Again

Ben Hamill - August 23, 2021

The Kingsway Entertainment District (KED) project has hung in uncertainty now for 3 years. As soon as it seems as if the project is gathering steam, another hurdle seems to appear, once again putting on the brakes. It is the Minnow Lake R...Read More

Rideau Carleton Officially Back In Business

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2021

It has been a long road to recovery for Canada, but now it appears as if things are officially getting back on track. At least to some extent. As Ontario enters Stage 3 of its so-called Roadmap to Reopen, many businesses are once again ac...Read More

Epic Store Beta Testing Self-Publishing Tools

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2021

The Epic Games Store, seen by most as the only real competition to Steam, is a controversial online PC game storefront, to say the least. The company has already drawn waves of animosity from the video game community for a number of reaso...Read More

Erik Seidel Achieves WSOP Legendary Status

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2021

Erik Seidel has always been a respected figure in the Poker community, even if he hasn’t been particularly outstanding for the last few years. But his incredible achievement at the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online has now th...Read More

Woodbine Enlists New Celebrity Ambassadors

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2021

Woodbine Entertainment, knowing for facilitating Canadian horse racing events, is clearly hoping to draw some attention to the anticipated Queen’s Place event. The company announced that it has enlisted the help of a few athlete cel...Read More

Boom Entertainment Strikes Golden Nugget Deal

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2021

It looks as if development studio Boom Entertainment has managed to strike a major deal. The company announced that it is now in business with Golden Nugget Online Gaming Incorporated, having finalised an official contract. This means tha...Read More

Entain Enters The eSports Betting Market

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2021

Entain, the prominent online and land-based sportsbook operator in the United Kingdom, is said to have signed a deal to acquire Unikrn Incorporated. The American eSports betting provider will form something of a doorway into the market fo...Read More

Unusual WSOP Health Rules Confusing Players

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2021

There is no question that the world health crisis is still running rampant. But, despite the challenges, the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) has been given the go ahead. This is good news for poker pros, but many are a little confused. Event...Read More

Quebec’s Bingo Industry On A Death Spiral

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2021

As it stands the roughly 50 Bingo halls in Quebec are on their last legs. Reports have repeatedly chronicled that the venues are, simply put, bleeding millions on an annual basis. If things continue as they are it is all but guaranteed th...Read More

Evolution & BetMGM Ink Partnership Deal

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2021

Live dealer online casino powerhouse Evolution (previously Evolution Gaming) has teamed up with BetMGM. Evolution is now BetMGM’s live dealer partner, and the two will work together to create fresh content branded after the Detroit ...Read More

Twitch To Ban Casino Content

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2021

Twitch, the world’s leading online streaming service, has made a move to ban gambling streams. This has been done in order to protect its users from any harmful content that may turn out to be scams. The platform has completely done...Read More

NBC Launches New Betting Focused Division

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2021

NBC Sports has officially launched a new arm, referred to as NBC Sports Next. The dedicated division of the company is aimed at combining Youth and Recreational Sports, Golf and Betting, under a single umbrella. Although relatively small ...Read More

Single Event Sports Betting Set for August 27th

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2021

It seemed like it would never actually arrive, but the date has now been marked down as official. From August 27th Canadian sportsbooks can officially accept single event sports bets. Delay after delay made it seem as if Bill C...Read More

Max Desmarais New Wondr Gaming CSO

Ben Hamill - August 15, 2021

Wondr Gaming Corporation announced the appointment of its new Chief Strategy Officer on the 10th of August 2021. Max Desmarais was chosen for the role, thanks in part to his status as a leading media and technology entrepreneur. His exper...Read More

Special SciPlay Board Considering Takeover Bid

Ben Hamill - August 15, 2021

SciPlay is a company focused on bringing engaging social casino slots, Bingo, and Hyper-Casual games to a global audience. Last month, its one-time parent company Scientific Games, presented it with an acquisition offer. SciPlay has gone ...Read More

Top TikTok Trends And Tags In 2021

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2021

The world of TikTok is a fast-paced place, and trends and tags are something which come and go – often, far too quickly for many to best make use of them. Some of these trends, however, have had pretty good luck with their staying p...Read More

Tech Trends Changing Canadians Lives

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2021

Technology continues to grow as the general public and businesses continue their upward trend of using, consuming and wanting faster, sleeker, more powerful gadgets. As development into these areas continue to grow – driven in part ...Read More

Microsoft Launches xCloud Gaming For PC

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2021

Software giant Microsoft has officially launched xCloud gaming for Windows PCs via its Xbox app. While still in beta form, this means Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, or Xbox Insiders, are now able to access games previously unavailab...Read More

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

MP Calls For Sports Betting Bill Urgency

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2021

So urgent has the passing into law of Bill C-218 for the regulation of single-event sports betting become to Windsor West MP Brian Masse, that he’s now addressed a letter asking for immediate action to the office of Canadian Prime M...Read More

Van Fleet & Nemeth Sunday’s Poker Money Stars

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2021

Final table action proved on the cards for two of Poker’s online stalwarts on the weekend as both Andras “probirs” Nemeth and Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet cashed in on Sunday majors on the weekend. Last-mentione...Read More

Great-Gran Wins Big With Buzz Bingo

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2021

Bingo has been at it making dreams come true yet again, and this time it’s a great-grandmother from Stoke-on-Trent in the UK living the dream after a massive and life-changing win. The 86-year-old Mima had been visiting Buzz Bingo ...Read More

MGM Secures $17.2bn Property Sell Off Deal

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2021

MGM Resorts International has secured one of the biggest acquisition deals in the casino industry history. The mega-corporation announced that it is officially handing over a number of valuable properties, including the MGM Grand Las Vega...Read More

BetRegal Signs PGA Canada Sponsorship Deal

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2021

It wasn’t long ago that sportsbook BetRegal made a debut appearance in Canada. But, after having only just entered the market, the company has been going to great lengths to establish itself as a competitive entity. It was just anno...Read More

No Word On CHR Hall Of Fame Ceremonies

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2021

There are still no updates on the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (CHRHF) ceremonies. However, the organisation’s Board of Directors did issue a statement with regards to the gathering of its 2020 and 2021 classes. According to t...Read More

Howell City Melon Festival To Host Drag Queen Bingo

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2021

Howell, a conservative small town in Michigan, has been faced with a great deal of controversy following a decision made by its city leaders. Every year for the past 60 years, the town has played host to its annual Melon Festival. This fa...Read More

Hellmuth And Dwan To Battle It Out

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2021

Poker legend Phil Hellmuth is set to go head-to-head with his rival, Tom Dwan in the High Stakes Duel Poker match on 25 August. Just a few days ago, hypeman Hellmuth teased his Twitter followers by asking who they think his next ...Read More

Canlan Sports And theScore Ink New Deal

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2021

theScore has just announced that it will be partnering up with Canlan Sports, the sports betting company based in Toronto. theScore will promote Canlan Sports brand throughout Canada and will allow both firms to benefit from promotion acr...Read More

Kyle Lowry Bids Fond Farewell To Toronto

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2021

Kyle Lowry, the star basketball guard, has officially said his fond farewell to his teammates, fans and the city of Toronto. On Wednesday, Lowry posted a farewell message to his Instagram account and said that over the past few basketball...Read More

Tensions Rise In Sudbury Downs Dispute

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2021

It seems that the city of Greater Sudbury is displeased with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) and its evaluation of the lands that formerly housed Sudbury Downs. Now, the municipality is appealing to the Assessment Rev...Read More

US Border Casino Eagerly Awaiting Canadians

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2021

The world health crisis has had an enormous impact on all industries, and the casino industry is no different. The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino, located in Minnesota, has seen business drop off to a staggering degree. But a saving grace...Read More

Tipico Group Enters William Hill Bidding War

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2021

It wasn’t long ago that Caesars Entertainment managed to purchase globally known mega-corporation William Hill. The landmark acquisition clocked in at a whopping $4.05 billion, making it one of the biggest transactions in the gambli...Read More

Will The USA/EU Travel Ban Impact WSOP?

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2021

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) online 2021 event is winding down, pushing the Poker world’s attention towards the WSOP Online international leg, as well as the traditional, in-person WSOP held annually in Las Vegas. The in-person ...Read More

Little Canada Exhibition Opens its Doors

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2021

Little Canada, a labour of love and one of the sweetest passion projects to grace the country, is ready to open its doors. So far, it includes iconic Canadian landmarks such as Downtown Toronto, the CN Tower and the Niagara Falls, all in ...Read More

Ranchers Worry As Grasshoppers Swarm B.C.

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2021

This year’s summer has brought about record-breaking temperatures throughout British Columbia. There have been dire consequences resulting from the multiple heat waves that the province has faced over the past few months, including ...Read More

BetRegal Broadens Ontario’s iGaming Options

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2021

BetRegal is helping Canadian players experience a more diverse range of gaming options. The firm is standing proud and helping to transform the country’s virtual gaming field and in so doing, is making it possible for local patrons ...Read More

Women Dominate Canada’s Olympic Wins

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2021

So far, the Tokyo Olympics has been filled with plenty of action, but perhaps the most notable performance has come from the women of Team Canada. Of the country’s nine medals won so far, all of them have been earned by women, with ...Read More

Referendum Signatures Continue To Threaten Kingsway

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2021

Kingsway Entertainment District (KED) is attracting plenty of attention, and not necessarily in the best way. The group is the topic of numerous discussions throughout Greater Sudbury, despite the fact that its projects have proven time a...Read More

Chinese Tech Giants Buy Up Gaming Studios

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2021

For decades, the United States and Japan have dominated the global gaming space. Now, however, China is doing everything that it can to grow its own influence. Recently, a pattern of Chinese tech giants buying up gaming studios around the...Read More

Moonbet To Revolutionise Decentralisation In iGaming

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2021

A new project from Decentralised Gaming Technologies SV, named Moonbet, is about to take decentralisation in iGaming by storm. So far, the project is billed as the next generation in iGaming. The platform will make use of blockchain techn...Read More

Food Day Canada To Remember Anita Stewart

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2021

July 31 is the date set for this year’s Food Day Canada. The event promises to be a truly memorable one as it marks the first Food Day in the history of the event to not be spearheaded by Anita Stewart. The founder, who is also a c...Read More

Activision Blizzard In Trouble Over Employees

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2021

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard has officially come under the microscope in the worst way possible. After a lawsuit was filed against the corporation by the State of California, alleging that a toxic environment exists within the...Read More

Lucky UK Bingo Player Scoops Life Changing Win

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2021

A UK National Health Service (NHS) nurse has managed to scoop a life changing sum of cash. While attending a Bingo evening at Hollywood Park in Barrow, the nurse and her daughter sat down to a game at the Apollo Bingo Hall. Neither was ex...Read More

Canadian Olympic Rugby Team Loses To New Zealand

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2021

There were high hopes for the Canadian 7s rugby team going into the Tokyo Olympics. But now after a 21-10 loss to New Zealand it is no longer possible for the Canadians to achieve a medal victory. The team isn’t out of the event ent...Read More

Tribal Nation Unhappy About Pickering Casino

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2021

It is a time of both celebration and controversy for the Pickering Casino Resort. The new venue welcomed visitors for the first time, making it a landmark day for everyone involved. However, celebrations were soured by ongoing protests fr...Read More

US Cop Gets 15 Months For Illegal Sportsbook

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2021

Nicholas Stella, a disgraced Chicago police officer, has been handed a 15 month sentence in a federal prison. He plead guilty to participating in an illegal sportsbook operation, but ultimately managed to get a reduced sentence. The judge...Read More

Gateway Casinos Introduces Match On Wheels

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2021

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment venues are mostly known for offering gambling services to locals, but also for their Match Eatery and Public House brand. The Match restaurants provide an excellent range of customised dishes, only availa...Read More

Rideau Carleton Set To Reopen Doors Soon

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2021

After being on lockdown due to the world health crisis, Ontario is again gearing up to get back to business. The province is currently on Stage 3 of its economic restart plan, meaning that venues such as casinos are again allowed to accep...Read More

DraftKings To Launch NFT Digital Marketplace

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2021

Online sports betting brand Draftkings is the latest company to announce a move into non-fungible tokens (NFTs.) The mega-corporation has officially announced that a DraftKings Marketplace is soon to be launched, the purpose of which is t...Read More

Mike Postle Poker Saga Seriously Heating Up

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2021

Things have been going from bad to worse for Mike Postle, the American Poker pro who has been accused of cheating. It wasn’t long ago that Veronica Brill and Todd Witteles called him out for cheating at a game of streamed low stakes...Read More

Compulsive Gambler Gets 50 Months Jail Time

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2021

Virginia has been left reeling after it was discovered that the Virginia Medicalaid Program has been systematically defrauded out of around $2.8 million. The guilty party was found to be Katrina Lynch, 39, who revealed that she spent a la...Read More

Netflix To Enter Video Game Industry

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2021

As it stands, Netflix is already the dominant name in video streaming services. But if the latest announcements are anything to go by, the company may also soon be a big name in video games as well. Greg Peters, chief product officer and ...Read More

Poker Pro Layne Flack Found Dead In His Home

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2021

Layne Flack is a well-known name in the world of professional Poker. The 6-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner is recognised as having an incredible wit, exceptional skill for the game, and a winning attitude. But profession...Read More

Indiana Jones Collection Sets New Record

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2021

Les David, a resident of Manitoba, has been amassing memorabilia related to the Indiana Jones franchise for the last 40 years. And in the process, he may well have collected more items than anyone else and will thus be eligible for entry ...Read More

Drone Stops Manitoba Fire Fighting Efforts

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2021

It is not known who is responsible, but somebody flying a drone in the course of a water bomber trying to put out the fire in the Whiteshell Provincial Park area of Eastern Manitoba made all efforts impossible. The bomber was forced to tu...Read More

Olympic Betting Takes A Twist

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2021

The 2020 Summer Olympics, the XXXII Olympiad, or Tokyo 2020, was rescheduled to unfold this year instead of last, from the 23rd of July to the 8th of August, in the Japanese capital. According to the American Gaming Association, around 20...Read More

Technical Issues Cancel PokerStars Tournament

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2021

PokerStars’ weekly Sunday Storm tournament has seen its 10th-anniversary event cancelled due to a glitch in the software. The error occurred after 64 617 entrants had bought in and saw the clock running, blinds raising, but players ...Read More

Porketta Bingo at the Beef N’ Bird is Back

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2021

Porketta Bingo as hosted by the Beef N’ Bird Tavern in Sudbury, Ontario, will once again be enjoyed by regulars thanks to the province reopening. The pub’s owner, Anthony Toppazzini, reports that his customers are very excited...Read More

Return Of The ATP 500 Tournament Celebrated

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2021

The world health crisis has had a devastating impact on sporting events, but now it seems as if the time of recovery is at hand. It has been announced that the ATP 500 tournament will be going ahead this year, taking place between July 3...Read More

Legion Officially Reopen For Bingo In Orillia

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2021

Popular Orillia Bingo hall, Legion, has once again opened its doors. Having been officially closed since December due to the world health crisis, guests are again able to visit. Legion president Rick Purcell was overjoyed with the announc...Read More

CES Adds New Categories To Official Schedule

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2021

The popular Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is officially set to take place in Las Vegas in January. Though, it seems as if the scope of showcases allowed has finally been broadened. This year space and food are now included categories, al...Read More

Introducing Valve’s New Steam Deck Portable

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2021

Valve is without a doubt the biggest company in PC gaming. If there is a PC gamer out there, chances are overwhelming that they also have a Steam account. Steam being the Valve-owned company that acts as an online PC game marketplace. But...Read More

Alberta To Introduce AGS Premium Products

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2021

Gamblers in Alberta, Canada, will soon have the opportunity to experience premium products from AGS. Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis has purchased several products from the gaming corporation, meaning that gamblers in the area will so...Read More

Doug Polk Makes A Comeback

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2021

Known around the global poker community as the biggest poker content creator around, Doug Polk is officially back after a long hiatus. His YouTube channel, to which he currently has 318,000 subscribers and a whopping 121 million views, re...Read More

Fight At Casino In British Columbia Under Investigation

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2021

Recently, a video emerged on numerous social media platforms. In it, it is clear that a fight broke out between several individuals at Grand Villa Casino Hotel & Conference Centre. Located in Burnaby, British Columbia, the venue has ...Read More

Brandon Carlo Re-Signed To Bruins For Six Years

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2021

It’s official: Brandon Carlo has been re-signed by the Boston Bruins. The new deal will see the defenceman signed to the NHL team for at least another six years. The player’s extension cost a whopping $24.6 million – a s...Read More

Canada’s Star Swimmers Prep For Olympics

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2021

In March 2012, Canada’s top swimmers were preparing for the Olympic swim trials in Montreal. At 16-years-old, Kylie Masse was just grateful to be at a meet of this magnitude so early on in her swimming career. She had no expectation...Read More

GCGC Celebrates Reopening

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2021

Finally, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is able to reopen its doors! This comes as Ontario is officially moving into the third stage of its reopening plan. The Corporation quickly reacted to the news of the province’s reopening a...Read More

WSOP.com Launches In Pennsylvania

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2021

Pennsylvania’s players are in for a real treat now that the World Series of Poker has officially launched its online Poker room in the state. The site went live on Monday afternoon and is said to be hosting a four-day long soft laun...Read More

Man Steals Thousands Of Dollars From Bingo Hall

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2021

In Pensacola, Florida, deputies are searching high and low for a man who reportedly ransacked a Bingo hall. It is also believed that the assailant burglarised the hall and was able to make off with thousands of dollars in a massive blow t...Read More

Canadian Woman Wins 4,800 KM Bike Ride

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2021

Leah Goldstein, a 52-year-old Canadian, has become the first woman to ever win the Race Across America! Her history-making feat involved cycling 4,800 kilometres in just 11 days, three hours and three minutes. From Vernon, B.C., the cycli...Read More

Can A Four-Day Workweek Work Everywhere?

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2021

In Zorra, a rural township just to the east of London, Ontario, the largest public-sector trial of four-day workweeks in Canada is currently underway. All 14 of the township’s municipal staff have been participating in an eight-mont...Read More

Caesars Windsor Casino Set To Reopen On 16 July

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2021

After months of lockdown due to the global health crisis, Canada’s province of Ontario is finally entering the third phase of its reopening plan. With this has come the official announcement that Caesars Windsor will once again open...Read More

Entain Doubling Studio Staff In Online Studios

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2021

Entain plans to double the number of staff in its game studios by this time next year. The sports betting operator’s bold strategy to expand its online gambling offering to customers will see the number of employees rise to 300. The...Read More

Computer Analyst Embezzles Loto-Québec Customer Money

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2021

A computer analyst was charged with fraud and other criminal offenses after Quebec’s anti-corruption united discovered a security breach at Loto-Québec a year ago. 37-year-old Martin Raymond from Terrebonne allegedly used his...Read More

Online Bingo Chatroom Reunites Long-Lost Sisters

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

A pair of sisters who completely lost contact for 15 years has been reunited by chance, thanks to their shared love of Bingo. The sisters last saw each other when they were teenagers. Amanda and Melissa Paterson started chatting to each ...Read More

Landon Tice Concedes Heads-Up Challenge To Bill Perkins

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

Landon Tice, the up-and-coming American Poker star, has officially conceded his No Limit Hold’em Poker challenge to hedge fund manager and high stakes player Bill Perkins. On Saturday, 22-year-old Tice waved the white flag. This eve...Read More

Ontario Gov. Creates New Gambling Industry Division

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

The government of Ontario has announced a new division aimed at regulating the province’s upcoming online gambling market. Unveiled on Tuesday, iGaming Ontario is now a subsidiary of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, als...Read More

Major Games To Expect On Next-Gen Consoles

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

While we saw a splashy release of next-gen consoles rounding off last year, it remains clear that the gaming landscape is still in a phase of transition between consoles. This may be the case, but we are fast approaching the point where o...Read More

SaskGaming Reports Huge Financial Losses

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

The global health crisis has taken a massive toll on yet another one of Canada’s gaming corporations. SaskGaming has reported massive financial losses for the first time in its existence. According to the firm, it lost CAD13,4 milli...Read More

Post-Lockdown Anxiety Poses Problems

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

As provinces around Canada are rushing to re-open and lift as many restrictions as possible, some citizens are feeling apprehensive about finally being able to venture out. What once seemed like easy tasks, such as going into a coffee sho...Read More

Surrey’s Elements Casino Reopens

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2021

The casino properties of British Columbia have officially reopened after 16 months of shutdowns due to the global health crisis. Elements Casino Surrey, one of the properties owned and managed by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, reopene...Read More

$250M Bid For Playtech’s Finalto Branch

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2021

Playtech’s Finalto branch has become the centre of a brewing financial war. Hong Kong-based Gopher Investments has made a massive $250 million cash bid to purchase the financial division of the iGaming brand, which is significantly ...Read More

Moreno Takes Wynn Millions 2021 Title

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2021

The $10,000 buy in for the Wynn Millions Poker tournament puts things into perspective. It is not a game for amateurs, especially not considering the nearly $1.5 million in prize money. But, after 1,328 contestants went head-to-head, the ...Read More

GCGC To Be Purchased By Raptor Acquisitions

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2021

The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) is a well-known company, owning numerous land-based casinos across the country. However, after struggling tremendously due to the world health crisis, it seems as if the corporation is set to b...Read More

Robinhood App Faces Record High Penalties

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2021

US-based Robinhood Financial LLC, owners of the Robinhood trading app, have been blasted by the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA.) The watchdog authority handed out the biggest financial penalty in Wall Street History, over ...Read More

Bill C-218 Moves Forward With Royal Assent

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2021

Currently Canada has a restrictive set of gambling regulations in place, allowing only parlay bets for sports betting. Single bets are entirely restricted, much to the ire of local bettors. But this is all set change with the much-anticip...Read More

British Columbia Casinos To Finally Reopen

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2021

After having been under lockdown restrictions for nearly a year and a half, British Columbia is finally seeing some normality. In particular, casinos in the area have had their doors firmly shut, with the world health crisis risks outweig...Read More

Sockeye Salmon Return To Okanagan Lake

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2021

It has been at least five decades since sockeye salmon have been spotted in Okanagan Lake, but thanks to conservation efforts, the body of water is now once again home to the long-lost species. The fish is usually found in the North Paci...Read More

Kingsway Entertainment District Causes Controversy

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2021

A meeting that occurred in Greater Sudbury recently has come under fire. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers regarding the much-anticipated Kingsway Entertainment District (KED). The discussion was...Read More

ASA Issues Warning Over Bingo Advertising

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2021

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has officially put out a warning to operators. After an advertisement for Bingo seemed to suggest that lottery games could solve debt problems, the watchdog group wasted no time in pouncing. Accor...Read More

Sports Illustrated To Launch 2021 US Sportsbook

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2021

Legendary magazine publisher Sports Illustrated has announced that it will be entering the fast-growing US sports betting market. Working alongside operator 888 Holdings, the two are aiming to create a world-class online sportsbook unlike...Read More

Stakelogic Enters Live Casino Sector

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2021

iGaming developer Stakelogic has taken bold new steps into the already competitive Live casino sector. The company has released numerous new Live dealer games, including AutoRoulette, Roulette, Blackjack, and even a selection of its own G...Read More

National Bingo Day Celebrated On June 27th

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2021

The United States takes June 27th each year to celebrate Bingo. It may seem strange that casual casino entertainment deserves an entire day for appreciation, but it should also be taken into account that this is not only one of...Read More

Wage Agreement Finalised At Chances Casino

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2021

Serious tension has been brewing at Chances Casino Abbotsford. Previous lockdowns in accordance with the world health crisis left members of the United Steelworkers union unable to work for over 15 months. Now, upon their return the venue...Read More

What Gamers Can Expect From Windows 11

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2021

On Thursday, Microsoft gave players a little glimpse into what exactly they can expect from the software giant. This insight was shared during a virtual event, which put the latest operating features that can be expected from Windows 11 o...Read More

Ontario Pushing For Single-Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2021

Wayne Gates of Niagara Falls, Percy Hatfield of Windsor-Tecumseh and Lisa Gretzky of Windsor West have all sent a letter to Premier Ford urging him to take advantage of Bill C-218. The MPs believe that the legislation will help create new...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Ready For WSOP

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2021

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule has finally been released for the fall series! This has fans of the game in a frenzy trying to figure out how to attend the event. Las Vegas will likely find itself buzzing by September as profess...Read More

Canada’s Volleyball Teams Loses Olympics Qualifier

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2021

The Tokyo Olympic Games are just around the corner. Scheduled to start on 23 July after being postponed for a year due to the global health crisis, the Games are expected to attract millions of eyes from across the world, all rooting for ...Read More

World Series of Poker Making A 2021 Comeback

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2021

Following a hiatus that has lasted more than two years, the World Series of Poker will be returning to Las Vegas in 2021. The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will play host to the championships which will kick off on Thursda...Read More

Las Vegas Welcomes Resorts World

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2021

On Thursday, Resorts World held its grand opening on the Las Vegas resort corridor. The event marked the first time in over 11 years that a new establishment has opened in that location. With a price tag of $4.3 billion, Resorts World La...Read More

Saskatoon’s Casinos And Bingo Halls Reopen

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2021

On Sunday morning, dozens of people were lined up outside of Casino Regina. Many of them were looking for a return to regular life as residents in Saskatoon were finally allowed to visit casinos and Bingo halls once more. As of 20 June, t...Read More

Toxic Chemicals In Cosmetics Under The Spotlight

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2021

Those who use waterproof and long-lasting cosmetic products could be exposing themselves to toxic chemicals, dubbed “forever chemicals” by scientists. New research from the US, Canada and Switzerland has revealed that traces o...Read More

Hellmuth Emerges Victorious From High Stakes Duel

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2021

Phil Hellmuth has once more done what he always seems to do – won a high-stakes game of Poker despite being the underdog. This marks the third time that he has beaten Daniel Negreanu and a sixth consecutive win. With the High Stakes...Read More

Wagr Hits Multimillion-Dollar Seed Funding Target

Ben Hamill - June 25, 2021

Wagr, the US sports betting start-up, has successfully completed its round of seed funding. The founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, emerged as the lead investor. He committed $4 million to the project through his venture capital firm, Seve...Read More

Player Sues BetMGM For $3M In Lost Winnings

Ben Hamill - June 25, 2021

A woman from Detroit, Michigan, is gearing up to sue BetMGM. She claims that she won millions of dollars after an initial $50 wager during an online game of Roulette. Now, however, she says that the casino is refusing to pay up. Jacqueli...Read More

Pragmatic Play Sign New Online Bingo Deal

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2021

Pragmatic Play, the online casino giant, has made quite a big move to enhance its collaboration with BetVictor, the online gambling operator. The main focus of the collaboration has been on Bingo games, and these have very recently gone l...Read More

Canadian Senate Passes Sports Betting Bill C-218

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2021

The Canadian Senate has passed Bill C-218, which will allow for single-event wagers. At present, only parlay betting is permitted. The bill, which was passed without any amendments, is expected to open the market up. Kevin Waugh, a membe...Read More

Vancouver Motorists Face Pollution Charges

Ben Hamill - June 23, 2021

The city of Vancouver is looking at a Climate Emergency Parking Program that could see around 150000 motorists paying extra to park their cars in residential areas, as well as annual pollution charges for owners of high-emission vehicles....Read More

Canada’s Best Swimmers Perform To Empty Stadiums

Ben Hamill - June 23, 2021

The global health crisis has meant that many sporting events in the past year and a half around the world had to be cancelled or postponed. While the world finally seems to be returning slowly to normalcy, some of the best swimmers in Can...Read More

Loto-Quebec Tackles New Casino Crime Wave - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2021

Loto-Quebec finally seems to have found a solution to the casino crime wave that has been sweeping the province. Recently, there have been several criminal undertakings occurring at local casino properties. Just last week, the government...Read More

Phil Ivey Teases Return To Pro Poker

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2021

As the winner of 10 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and one of the game’s most iconic faces, every move that Phil Ivey makes is one of great interest to the Poker community. He recently sat down for a lengthy, revealing inter...Read More

Bill C-218 Moves Forward

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2021

Bill C-218 has officially returned to Canada’s Senate. To date, the bill has received a great deal of criticism from the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake. The First Nation believes that the bill could harm its wellbeing and will see prov...Read More

Racing Night Live Makes A Comeback

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2021

Live harness racing has made its official comeback in Ontario and Woodbine Entertainment will be broadcasting Standardbred and Thoroughbred races on television. All of the racing action from Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack wil...Read More

Metroid: Dread Released at E3 2021

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2021

Gamers were in for a big surprise at E3 2021: the launch of Yoshio Sakamoto’s creation Metroid Dread was finally announced by Nintendo. The 2D side-scroller game was first conceived by Sakamoto about 15 years ago but development was...Read More

America’s Cardroom CEO In Trouble Over Comments

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2021

This week, the game of poker suffered yet another major setback as Phil Nagy, Chief Executive Officer of America’s Cardroom, displayed an instance of overt misogyny within the community. During a Twitch stream, he made a number of c...Read More

Wolfville Welcomes Vegas-Style Wedding Chapel

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2021

Wolfville, Nova Scotia has something a little bit different on offer for couples planning their nuptials. Those who are eager to walk down the aisle now have the option of doing so at Wolfville Wedding Chapel, a newly opened venue that of...Read More

Drive-In Bingo Coming To Two Sudbury Locations

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2021

Players who love dabbing tickets in Greater Sudbury soon will be able to do so at two venues that bring together convenience, social distancing, and a hugely popular game. Players who join the drive-in Bingo offerings at Delta Bingo and G...Read More

Ex-Gaming Exec Pleads Guilty In Vaccine Trial

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2021

Multimillionaire former Great Canadian Gaming Corporation CEO Rod Baker and his actress wife Ekaterina Baker officially pleaded guilty to crashing a Yukon Covid vaccine clinic in January. The pair faced charges of failure to follow declar...Read More

Ex GCGC CEO Still In Trouble With Beaver Creek

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2021

Rod Baker, the former CEO of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, and his wife, actress Ekaterina Baker, made headlines at the beginning of the year. The two infamously attempted to jump ahead in the vaccine queue in the remote town of Beav...Read More

Peters Wins Second US Poker Open Event

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2021

This year’s US Poker Open is drawing to a close and with two events left to decide who the winner will be, David Peters and Ali Imsirovic seem to be the tournament’s stand-out stars. Peters is the first ever player to have won...Read More

Lack Of Scoring Concerns Canada’s Olympic Soccer Team

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2021

While the Canadian women’s soccer team has had a fairly respectable season of three wins, two losses and two draws, there has been a worrying lack of scoring. Overall, the team has managed to score just six goals over the course of ...Read More

Joe Ingram’s Phil Ivey Interview Digs Deep

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2021

For many Poker fans, ten-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) winner, Phil Ivey, has always been a mysterious figure. Despite being one of the most famous Poker players in history, very little is actually known about him. Throughout the cour...Read More

Century Casinos Reopens Four Alberta Establishments

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2021

Century Casinos, the Colorado Springs-based gaming company, has announced that four of its Alberta establishments have reopened as of June 10, 2021. After the company had to close all casinos in the Canadian province on 13 December last y...Read More

Local Food Week Comes To Canada

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2021

The first full week of June means a celebration for Ontario. The Local Food Act declares these seven days, otherwise called Local Food Week, as a time to acknowledge farmers who make sure all Canadians have access to the best quality frui...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

Increase In Virtual Bingo Players in Alberta

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2021

As the global health crisis continued to disrupt everyday activities across the world, many of us were forced to turn to virtual experiences. Avid Bingo players in Alberta know this all too well. While there was, at first, some worry that...Read More

Players Welcomed Back To Great Northern Casino

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2021

After over a year of being stuck in limbo due to the global health crisis, Alberta is taking the necessary steps to move closer to a sense of normality. Players will be pleased to know that as of Thursday, 10 June 2021, Great Northern Cas...Read More

WSOP 2021 Updates Announced

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2021

We have less than four months to go until the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) begins on Thursday, 30 September. Throughout the global Poker community, a vivid sense of excitement is brewing as players look forward to returning to Las Ve...Read More

New Amazon Sidewalk May Be Sharing Your Bandwidth

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2021

A new program launched by Amazon this week has made it possible for neighbours to access one another’s home wireless bandwidth with certain Amazon devices – without your knowledge. This has raised alarm about the increased vul...Read More

E3 2021 Goes Virtual

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2021

E3 2021 will take place online this year, allowing companies and developers to showcase their new arrivals to a global audience via a free livestream. Tech giants Nintendo and Microsoft will be displaying brand new titles, along with Ubis...Read More

Wayne Gretzky Named BetMGM Brand Ambassador

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2021

National Hockey League icon Wayne Gretzky says he’s always loved his relationship with the MGM brand. And that his journey with the brand makes of it an absolute delight to be joining the BetMGM team as official brand ambassador. W...Read More

AGS Joins SG’s Link-Up With Loto-Quebec

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2021

The brand association between Scientific Games and Crown corporation Loto-Quebec has just become even stronger, with the addition of iGaming provider and gaming cabinet manufacturer American Gaming Systems (AGS) to SG’s OpenGaming p...Read More

Loto-Quebec Casino Revenue Takes a Dip - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2021

The latest news from Crown corporation Loto-Quebec has been anything but good. Loto-Quebec late last week published its latest financial results for the financial year that ended on March 31, which included a disappointing decline of near...Read More

Saskatchewan Casinos To Reopen On June 20

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2021

Saskatchewan is finally preparing for the grand reopening of its casino and gaming venues after over a year of closures. The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority announced this week that the seven gaming venues spread out across the regio...Read More

Bingo Supports Local Manhattan Businesses

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2021

Residents of the bustling Midtown East neighbourhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City, can now have their Bingo cake and eat it too. The East Midtown Partnership, a business improvement district working towards the improvement of the qua...Read More

Local Cities Rank In Top 20 For Work-Life Balance

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

Out of 50 cities ranked for helping their residents achieve the best work-life balance globally, four of them are Canadian. According to a new index released by Kisi, a US-based tech firm, Ottawa ranked sixth, Vancouver ranked eighth, Cal...Read More

Osaka Withdrawal Decision Spotlights Issues

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

Current tennis world No. 2 Naomi Osaka’s controversial announcement that she’s withdrawn from this year’s French Open continues to make headlines across the world. The four-time champion earlier this week announced her o...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

The Biggest Bluff” Is Coming To Paperback

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

Bestselling author Maria Konnikova’s “The Biggest Bluff” is officially being launched in paperback format on June 8. And the Doctor of Psychology, who is also the author of three best-selling books, will on the date of l...Read More

Larry Smith Among Senate Hearing Bill C-218

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

Former CFL commissioner Larry Smith will be among those tasked with reviewing Bill C-218 once its presented to Senate’s standing committee on banking, trade, and commerce this week. Bill C-218 is the privately tabled legislation set...Read More

Canada’s “leblond1996” Wins Spring Series #8

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

A Canadian player has won 888Poker’s XL Spring Series #8: $50,000 High Roller event that’s part of the premium provider’s XL Spring Series. According to a report by a prominent Poker news broadcaster, Canadian “leb...Read More

Cashman Bingo Slot Hits Canadian Shores

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

Aristocrat’s Cashman Bingo slot is officially the highest-grossing game ever to be released on the games and manufacturing giant’s Cashman Casino app. In fact, eight months after its initial launch, it’s still a top-five...Read More

How Co-Working Spaces Are Transforming The Workplace

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2021

Canada is slowly emerging from the global health crisis and seeing vaccinations roll out across the country. With this, businesses and their employees are coming to terms with the fact that they will soon need to leave their work-from-hom...Read More

Payment Solutions Central To Global Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2021

The video games industry has experienced nothing short of a boom from a time marked by stay-at-home orders and a halt on in-person social and sports gatherings. The industry in 2020 alone reported revenue to the tune of $175 billion, whic...Read More

Truth Revealed For Marquis Downs Closure

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2021

When Saskatoon’s Prairieland Park announced earlier this year that it planned on pulling the plug on horse racing at Marquis Downs, the immediate assumption was that the global health crisis was to blame. However, it has now emerged...Read More

Virtue Poker Attracts Big Names For Charity

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2021

The colourful world of Poker hardly ever does anything on a small scale. After Virtue Poker, the world’s first licensed Ethereum-based decentralised Poker app and platform, went live on Friday, it has now been confirmed that some of...Read More

Chances Casino Kelowna Partly Reopens

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2021

The provincial government of British Columbia has finally announced a potential reopening plan that will allow casinos and other gaming venues to potentially resume business on July 1st - this after more than a year of closures...Read More

Fandom Sports Links Up With The CGA

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2021

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has announced its latest member addition. According to a recent press release, it has now been joined by eSports gaming provider Fandom Sports. The CGA is a countrywide trade organisation representin...Read More

Nvidia Says PC Gaming Its Biggest Market

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2021

While chipmaking giant Nvidia raked in revenue to the tune of $155 million from the sales of crypto mining cards during the first quarter of the year alone, it maintains that PC gaming is still its most important avenue of revenue. Nvidi...Read More

Evolution Signs Landmark Deal With SG

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2021

Specialist live casino provider Evolution has announced the signing of a thrilling new deal that will see the gaming powerhouse bring its Lightning Roulette game to land-based casinos worldwide. The deal, which was signed with technology ...Read More

Evolution Signs Landmark Deal With SG

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2021

Specialist live casino provider Evolution has announced the signing of a thrilling new deal that will see the gaming powerhouse bring its Lightning Roulette game to land-based casinos worldwide. The deal, which was signed with technology ...Read More

Evolution Signs Landmark Deal With SG

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2021

Specialist live casino provider Evolution has announced the signing of a thrilling new deal that will see the gaming powerhouse bring its Lightning Roulette game to land-based casinos worldwide. The deal, which was signed with technology ...Read More

Authorities Ignore Illegal Salamander Sales

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2021

A New Brunswick woman has been breeding axolotls, a kind of salamander, and selling them to various people across her home province. However, doing so is illegal. Up until recently, the woman, named Nadine Comeau, was unaware of this. The...Read More

Old Guard Poker Legend Tommy Hufnagle Dies

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2021

One of Poker’s few true old-school legends, Tommy Hufnagle, has passed away. After suffering an incapacitating heart attack on Feb. 15 this year, Hufnagle died on Friday. He was 77. Originally from Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, the ...Read More

L.L.Bean To Open Two Stores In BC In 2021

Ben Hamill - May 29, 2021

L.L.Bean, the American lifestyle chain, has announced that it will open two new stores in British Columbia before the end of this year. One will be located at Brentwood Mall in Burnaby, while the other will be at Victoria’s Mayfair ...Read More

Trashed $1M Lottery Ticket Returned To Owner

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2021

Finding a million-dollar winning Lottery ticket in the trash and knowing the identity of the person who mistakenly discarded that ticket got to present the finder with a moral dilemma of epic proportions. And yet, for one particular famil...Read More

Alberta Designer Creates Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Ring

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2021

The Bachelor alum Kaitlyn Bristowe has become something of a household name. While she didn’t find love on the reality TV show, she has now become engaged to Jason Tartick, who also featured on a season of the show. To mark...Read More

Casino Rama’s Sights Set On August Reopening - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2021

The race for rolling out vaccines remains on as part of the provincial government of Ontario’s economic recovery plan. The recent announcement of local government’s plan for economic recovery has ignited new hope for the manag...Read More

How Bingo Is Fostering A Love For Reading

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2021

Not only has Bingo emerged a lifesaver in the time of physical distancing, combatting isolation and helping to raise desperately needed funds for those in need, but it’s now also doing its bit for fostering a love for reading. And w...Read More

Excitement As Bill C-218 Passes 2nd Reading

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2021

The news is official: the bill set to legalise single-event sports betting in Canada has passed a second reading before Senate. The Senate of Canada announced in a Twitter tweet on Tuesday that Bill C-218 has passed its second reading and...Read More

BCLC Names Greg Moore Its New Chairman - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2021

Crown corp. and gaming regulator the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has announced the appointment of a new chair to its board of directors. The corporation confirmed this week that experienced public services expert Greg Moor...Read More

Slow Indian Summer Coming For Online Poker

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2021

With warmer weather on its way, not to mention the gradual lifting of stay-at-home orders and other restrictions to movement and socialising, this summer is quickly turning into a period of reckoning for online Poker. This is an industry ...Read More

Urban Gardeners Mitigating Climate Change

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2021

What could be more exciting than transforming something from dull and grey to alive and green? Today, the concept of urban gardening is about so much more than growing flowers or herbs in a windowsill. In fact, experts in urban gardening ...Read More

Fair Interactive Coming Soon To Canada

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2021

With Canada moving ever nearer online gambling regulation, several big-brand operators have expressed a keen interest in serving the Canadian market. One such operator has been confirmed as Fair Interactive Group N.V., a private online ca...Read More

Ontario Gets Ready For Horse Racing Return

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2021

While there isn’t an industry likely to come away completely unscathed from the effects of the global health crisis, Ontario’s horse racing community has suffered a particularly big blow. And certainly continues to do so given...Read More

Take-Two To Release 62 New Games By 2024

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2021

Video games giant Take-Two Interactive has now announced that it plans to release at least 62 new games by the end of 2024. The video games content titan announced the news on Tuesday during an official earnings call.  The games env...Read More

AGA Report Highlights Casino Sector Recovery

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2021

The American Gaming Association (AGA) on Thursday released its “State of the States” commercial casino survey for 2021, which report clearly highlights the enormous effects the global health crisis and stay-at-home orders have...Read More

BCLC Announces Partnership With Greentube

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2021

Exciting news for Canadian gamers is a new partnership recently forged between the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and leading games-maker and supplier Greentube. The deal marks Greentube’s first point of access to the C...Read More

Lego Unveils New Everyone Is Awesome Set

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2021

Lego has become the playground not only of young brick-building fans, but also of adults interested in living their creativity in new ways. Fans can build everything from castles to entire cities – complete with moving parts and wor...Read More

PokerStars To Expand Content For Canadians

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2021

Canadians will soon have access to so much more content than ever before when signing up at PokerStars. The gambling giant recently announced that it will soon be launching PokerStars sports betting offerings and PokerStars Casino across ...Read More

Kyle Lowry Says Toronto Is Home To Him

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2021

Playing more NBA championships, winning more, and money: these are the things that matter to Kyle Lowry. And if he can have all these things while staying on with the Toronto Raptors, then he’ll be all the happier for it. Because To...Read More

Woman Embezzles Over a Million To Gamble

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2021

A 60-year-old woman from Temple Hill, Maryland, has admitted to having embezzled at least $1, 501,285.13 from a former employer, the Universal Ballet Foundation. According to an FBI statement from 2019, embezzler Sophia Kim stole the mone...Read More

Bingo Not To Be Messed With Senate Hears

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2021

Monday saw a possible deadlock situation emerge with regard to changes in state rules over Bingo in Florida. While Senators considered everything from the establishment of an official gaming authority governing the state to laws that woul...Read More

Poker Pros Going Crazy For Prop Bets

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2021

The world of Poker clearly has gone prop-bet mad. And while many Poker players will insist they’re nothing like the gamblers we see showing off in front of their mates with fearless bets in the movies, recent developments insinuate ...Read More

Canadians Send Cog Players For Recondition

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2021

The Montreal Canadiens have temporarily re-assigned two of their star players to the franchise’s American Hockey League Affiliate, the Laval Rocket. Forward Brendan Gallagher and netminder Carey Price have both been re-assigned to t...Read More

Elon Musk Makes Haters Of Poker Community

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2021

Tesla and SpaceX billionaire CEO Elon Musk is far from the favourite person in the Poker room right now. This after a couple of tweets from the space-tech visionary late last week sent the price of Bitcoin on a rollercoaster adventure of ...Read More

Sony Files PS Patent For eSports Betting

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2021

PlayStation users may actually soon be able to place bets on live eSports matches using an automated system accessed via their consoles. This after gaming giant Sony Interactive Entertainment has now officially gone public with details of...Read More

Former Poker-Pro Accused Of Spying On FBI

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2021

Former Poker-pro and Survivor star Anna Khait has been accused of spying on FBI employees during former US President Donald Trump’s term in office. According to a report ran on Thursday by the New York Times, Khait did so on behalf ...Read More

Cops Accused Of Bad Behavior During Den Bust

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2021

Police are now being accused of having planted evidence at the Toronto mansion exposed earlier this year as having been turned into an illegal gambling den by supposedly rogue Asian businessman Wei Wei. The investigation into the goings-...Read More

Study Shows Sports Betting More Addictive Than Gambling

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2021

An insightful new study published by the University of Guelph offers an interesting opinion on the connection between sports betting and problem gambling. According to the study, sports bettors are exponentially more prone to develop prob...Read More

Why Your Phones Blue Light Isn’t Stopping You Sleeping

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2021

For several years now we’ve been told that the blue light emitted from our smartphones can be detrimental to our sleeping patterns. And, that if we can’t put our phone away, using a blue light-reducing feature for at least an ...Read More

Dvoress Wins 1st GGPoker Super MILLION$

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

Canadian Daniel Dvoress has finally done it. The Poker-pro, following his May 11 rampage on the felt, can now tick off yet another major milestone: GGPoker Super MILLION$. And although certainly nothing to smirk at, the fantastic $394,852...Read More

HAGI TV Bingo Takes A Bow – But Not For Long

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

Is there anything more satisfying, not to mention rewarding, than to play along with televised Bingo from the comfort of home, while knowing it’s all for a phenomenally good cause? Probably not. And that’s exactly what HAGI TV...Read More

How Small Fish Led To A World Food Prize

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

Having smaller fish to fry isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Just ask nutrition expert Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, who on Tuesday was named the recipient of the World Food Prize for her pioneering efforts in finding innovative ...Read More

Price Hike Makes GCGC Take-Over Likely

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

Following financial and asset vehicle Apollo Global Management Inc.’s concession to increase the price of its bid for purchasing Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, a takeover is beginning to look more likely than ever before. The NY...Read More

The Toronto Rock To Move To Hamilton

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

National Lacrosse League team the Toronto Rock has announced having signed a five-year deal that will see it return to Hamilton, the city where the franchise was first launched. The team made the announcement via an online news conference...Read More

Locals Fight For The Life Of Marquis Downs

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2021

Horse racing supporters are desperate to prevent the closure of Saskatoon’s Marquis Downs track. This after in March, Prairieland Park confirmed that it would be calling a permanent halt on all races at the park and that the aim was...Read More

Ubisoft To Shift Focus To Free-To-Play

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2021

Significant changes are coming to how Ubisoft has traditionally approached the release of new premium AAA games titles. The gaming software giant during its full-year earnings update on Tuesday announced that instead of focusing on the de...Read More

Online Bingo Helps Rotary Clubs Do Good Work

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2021

Since the outbreak of the global health crisis, many charities and community clubs have had to shelve their usual fund-raising initiatives because of safety concerns, physical distancing, etc. But the Golden Rotary Club realised very quic...Read More

Bingo Loco Announces Bingo Rave Of The Year

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2021

Anybody assuming rave music and events to be part of an era long gone has it horribly wrong. Thanks to Bingo and Bingo Loco, a world leader in Bingo party events, rave has an all-new party jacket going on. And what’s more, it’...Read More

Dan Colman Issues PSA On Sean Perry

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2021

So convinced is Poker pro Dan Colman that he’s been had by Sean Perry for a cool $1 million, that he’s now taken to Twitter to warn the general Poker public about the supposed scam. Colman on the weekend tweeted a PSA to the P...Read More

Woodbine Welcomes New CCO Michael Copeland

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2021

Ontario horse racing leader Woodbine Entertainment may not have lived the best of times of late, with the world of sports and entertainment in absolute turmoil over the ongoing effects of the global health crisis. But with that having bee...Read More

MGM Reaches Amicable Settlement With Ocean

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2021

MGM Resorts International and its Atlantic City Borgata have reportedly now dropped the trade secrets lawsuit previously instituted against AC rival Ocean Casino Resort. According to a statement issued last week by MGM, the issue had been...Read More

Bluff-Fest As Daniel Loses Twice To Phil

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2021

“The Poker Brat” Phil Helmuth recently pulled off yet another one up on Canadian Poker-pro Daniel Negreanu when he beat his worthy opponent to the victor’s post in Round 2 of the High Stakes dual on PokerGO. After Round ...Read More

Rise in Homesteaders after Global Health Crisis

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2021

The recent global health crisis saw many people located outside of New Brunswick buying up large tracts of land in the province and working to become more self-sufficient. This was because the land here is very well-priced, and people can...Read More

Professional Bank Hauls Evander Kane to Court

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2021

Evander Kane might be a National Hockey League superstar, but it doesn’t seem to be doing him any good. Professional Bank wants the $15 million it lent him back and says the athlete never intended to make good on his repayments. Th...Read More

Bingo Operator Celebrates Provincial Reopening

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2021

It’s taken months but finally, this week, General Manager of Saskatoon’s City Centre Bingo Gordy Ouellette was given the good news he’s been hoping for. Ouellette was delighted to hear that the Saskatchewan government is...Read More

Video Poker Industry Forecast

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2021

In the world of casino games there are some that are more popular than others. Slots tend to be tops, as do classic games like Roulette and Blackjack. However, there is one game that has seen a significant increase in popularity in the la...Read More

PEIHRIA Live Harness Survey Released

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2021

The Prince Edward Island Harness Racing Industry Association (PEIHRIA) has announced that it will be building on the momentum that the live harness industry has reaped over the last year. It is looking for feedback in order to help improv...Read More

Leak Reveals Two New Star Wars Games

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2021

A new report has emerged claiming that Disney is being pitched on two new Star Wars games. Fans will be pleased to know that games for The Mandalorian and High Republic, two popular branches of the franchise, ma...Read More

Senate Officially Introduces Bill C-218

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2021

Players in Canada are keeping a close eye on the current gambling scenery in the country and how the status of Bill C-218 will unfold. This bill will allow for sports and gambling fans to place bets on individual sporting events. Many bel...Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City Embarks On $20 Million Renovation

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2021

Hard Rock Atlantic City has announced that it will spend at least $20 million in capital improvements. The bulk of this budget has been allocated to renovating 91 of the suites at the Boardwalk casino. Hard Rock opened this integrated res...Read More

Alomar Resigns From Hall Of Fame Board

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2021

On Monday, it was announced that Roberto Alomar has resigned from the Baseball Hall of Fame board. Chairperson of the board, Jane Forbes Clark, announced the board’s acceptance of his resignation. Alomar had been elected to serve on...Read More

Phil Hellmuth Looking To Extend Winning Streak

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2021

Phil Hellmuth will face off against Daniel Negreanu in the second round of High Stakes Duel on Wednesday night. This is the fifth instalment of PokerGo’s heads-up poker show. Prior to the match between the poker world&rsquo...Read More

Playtech Launches Dedicated Live Casino Studio

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2021

Leading online casino software developer Playtech has announced the launch of a brand new dedicated Live Casino studio. This studio is part of Playtech’s exclusive partnership with Sky Betting & Gaming’s own brand, Sky Veg...Read More

GGPoker Crowns Its First Ring Winners

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2021

The dust from GGPoker’s dazzling $150 million GG Spring Festival has barely settled and another nine-figure extravaganza has kicked off to keep the action going. Accompanied by an impressive $100 million in guarantees, 20 WSOP ring ...Read More

Apple Faces Epic Games In Court

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2021

After several months of hype and warring, Epic Games and Apple are finally facing each other in court. The trial, one of the most important in Apple’s history, began on Monday. Tim Cook, Apple’s big boss, will be providing evi...Read More

Patrick Pads Leonard Blows Points Whistle

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2021

Patrick “Pads” Leonard has shown himself to be a true sportsman after blowing the whistle on a points mistake that saw him mistakenly topping the PokerStars SCOOP Player of the Series leaderboard resulting from his performance...Read More

Training To Resume At Woodbine Mohawk Park

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2021

Despite the ongoing struggle against lockdown restrictions in Ontario, Woodbine Entertainment has now announced that training will soon resume at the leading horse racing facility. The racing leader said late last week that limited operat...Read More

Salon De Jeux Move Estimated At CA$12M

Ben Hamill - May 02, 2021

Loto-Québec outgoing president Lynne Roiter on Tuesday revealed the actual costs involved in the relocation of the Salon de Jeux. Roiter during an open-door finance committee meeting revealed that the cost of the move of the gaming...Read More

Gaming Set To Continue Hitting The Mark

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2021

Long gone are the days of old-school arcade gaming on the Atari’s of yester year – with those games and consoles now the playground of retro gaming enthusiasts. Gaming has travelled a long and oftentimes even beaten road since...Read More

Ontario’s Homebuyer Complaints Surge

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2021

The Ontario housing market is under scrutiny after numerous buyers voiced their complaints in recent weeks. Carla Vanderdeen-Fenech was the first to draw attention to the issue after she was forced to live in a friend’s basement wit...Read More

Casino Nova Scotia Closes Down

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2021

With the global health crisis showing no immediate signs of letting up, Canadian casinos continue to struggle under the pressures of closures across the provinces. The latest bad news was the shuttering of the Great Canadian Gaming Corpor...Read More

Irish Twitch Champ Wins Second SCOOP Title

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2021

Irish online Poker ace Fintan “EasyWithAces” Hand made full use of what could very well be described as the biggest virtual gaming weekend of the year when he only just beat a power outage to grab the second SCOOP title of his...Read More

Urban One The Favourite For Richmond Casino

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2021

Richmond’s lone gaming licence has a potential taker Urban One, a media conglomerate focused on television, radio, and digital platforms. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Urban One is on mission to become the preferred brand and mo...Read More

Canada’s Women’s Soccer To Open With Japan

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2021

Canada’s women’s soccer team got quite the mix-up of events during Wednesday’s Olympic soccer draw. In the bag was a high-octane opener against Olympic hosts Japan, the treat of a banana skin against Olympic newcomers Ch...Read More

Athleta To Enter Canadian Market

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2021

Athleta, the Gap Inc. lifestyle brand, has announced that it will enter the Canadian market later this year. This marks its first expansion outside of the United States. The brand will also launch an e-commerce platform later this summer,...Read More

Canada Facing A Shortage Of Boba

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2021

Of all of the difficulties that the world has faced since the start of the global health crisis, Canada’s shortage of tapioca pearls was certainly not one at the front of people’s minds. However, the Taiwanese export, also kno...Read More

eQube Announces Resignation Of Directors

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2021

Electronic Bingo systems provider eQube Gaming have announced the resignation of two of its board members. Directors Douglas Osrow and Damian Zapisocky have both resigned, the Edmonton-based eBingo giant announced on Wednesday. eQube than...Read More

Cullen Commission Hears Former BC Premier

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2021

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia continues. Recently heard testifying had been former B.C. premier Christy Clark, who emphasised all throughout her account of the events, that she was never warned...Read More

New Hockey Program Encourages Fans To Exercise

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2021

A new program designed to motivate hockey fans to exercise and to get in shape has just recently been launched. The program, named Hockey FIT (which stands for Fans In Training,) has been taken to cities all across Canada.  It began...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

IOC Announces Olympic Virtual Series Tokyo

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2021

Big gaming news from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week is the grand launch of a new series of virtual sports events set to take place in the run-up to this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. The Olympic Virtual Series is ...Read More

Leon Tsoukernik Sues Facebook Over King’s Ad

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2021

King’s Resort owner Leon Tsoukernik is reportedly trying to take social media giant Facebook to the cleaners for around $24 million over fraudulent and false advertising. Tsoukernik owns King’s Resort in Rosvadov in the Czech ...Read More

Matusow Says He Lost Millions On Black Friday

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2021

Mike “The Mouth” Matusow claims Full Tilt Poker’s Black Friday cost him around $186 million. Matusow revealed on a recent episode of the Robbie Strazynski-hosted The Orbit that Poker’s darkest day cost him much mor...Read More

Electric Cars Hampered By Lack Of Stations

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2021

British Columbian motorists are reportedly keener than ever to make the switch to electric cars. But a follow-up report by the Metro Vancouver Climate Action Committee explained why the adoption rate has been lagging. According to the fin...Read More

Self-Driving Cars Trained By Video Games

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2021

It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of a fully autonomous car was only science fiction. But now, with numerous major manufacturers pushing ahead with the required technology, it seems as if science fiction will soon be a reality. H...Read More

Famous Arlington Bus Stop Discontinued

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2021

Wolseley resident Sally Papso may not be a regular on the bus, but she’s probably more intimately acquainted with the world of inner-city transit and bus stops than most Canadians. What makes Papso’s journey with bus stops so ...Read More

WSOP.com Reveals Full Schedule For 2021

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2021

The WSOP.com has now announced its complete US schedule planned for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) online for 2021. While the online version of the World Series of Poker will run from July 1 through August 1, featuring as it goes a cool...Read More

Human-Kind Bracelet Feeding BC’s Hungry

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2021

Countless ways exist in which to show and spread a little kindness. And wearing a bracelet that represents an idea and tells a story is one of the best ways achieve exactly that. Just ask Vancouver-based real estate advisor Karim Virani a...Read More

Stadium Gaming Headed For Manitoba Casinos

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2021

Manitoba’s government-run casinos will be embracing a new way of doing table games once current restrictions ease and gaming venues finally get to un-shutter their doors. “Stadium gaming” is anticipated to be the perfect...Read More

Successor Named For Loto-Quebec’s Roiter

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2021

Loto-Québec President and CEO Lynne Roiter will this June step down after 35 years of service to the Crown Corporation. The first woman appointed to the role of President and CEO in the history of the regulator’s existence, R...Read More

Sam Trickett Taking A Break From Poker

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2021

English Poker master Sam Trickett has opted to take a break from his responsibilities as partypoker ambassador. The Brit has explained his decision as one motivated by a desire to focus more of his attention on his “growing” f...Read More

There’s No Getting Rebecca Peggy Down

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2021

They may be inspired by the wonderful flavours and layers of Caribbean cuisine, but Guyanese-born Canadian businesswomen Rebecca Peggy’s products are as local and home-grown as they come. Peggy, who is better known as “Miss P&...Read More

Poker Fans Get Ready For WPTDeepStacks

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2021

Grand excitement happens to be headed in the direction of Poker players and fans alike this summer. The World Poker Tour will this year make a return in its online form, with this year’s edition of the beloved tour set to include se...Read More

Usher In Confusing Spat Over Fake Tips

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2021

Pop star Usher recently landed himself in the twang with the ladies when a stunt intended to promote his upcoming residency at a Las Vegas casino ended in mayhem, insult, and general confusion. The singer ended up being accused of using ...Read More

Online Drag Bingo Fundraising Event A Success

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2021

Bingo has yet again stepped up to the plate for an organisation in need of funding. After the Queer Student Union of the University of Virginia last year had no other option but to cancel one of their leading fundraising events of the yea...Read More

Peter German Denies David Eby Influence

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2021

Former RCMP officer Peter German, the author behind the two damning and now-infamous reports on money laundering in British Columbia, has denied having been unduly influenced regarding his findings. German during this week’s testimo...Read More

Ontario Racing Avails More Relief Aid

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2021

Following the recent announcement of a new lockdown period in Ontario, and the resulting re-closure of the province’s horse racing industry, it has now been announced that there remain available funds under the OLG’s funding a...Read More

Demand For Dealers A Positive Sign For Vegas

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2021

Owners of Las Vegas schools that train people how to become casino dealers say their graduates have no problem at all getting hired. So much so, that nearly all of their students are getting hired now that the global economy is once again...Read More

Woodbine Desperate For Re-Opening Relief

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2021

Woodbine Entertainment has now addressed a formal request to Milton mayor Gordon Kranz, with the hope of opening positive discussions over a potential reopening of the region for the live racing season. Woodbine says it is hopeful that ha...Read More

Evolution To Acquire Big Time Gaming

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2021

Live casino games giant Evolution is on the verge of acquiring yet another big iGaming player in the world of digital and gaming entertainment. The company earlier this week confirmed that it has now tabled an offer to acquire Megaways-cr...Read More

WPT To Co-Launch Live NFT Marketplace

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2021

The world of digital collectables is an interesting new force to be reckoned with in the global marketplace, and the World Poker Tour has just bought in on a piece of the action. Following a link-up with decentralised video delivery netwo...Read More

Canada Soon A Legal Sports Betting Market - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2021

The passing of Bill C-218 is beginning to now look like a more likely event than ever before. And according to Canadian Gaming Association President and CEO Paul Burns, bringing single-event sports betting out of the offshore dark and int...Read More

Pavel Veksler Crowned Irish Poker Open Champ

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2021

Ukrainian Poker-pro Pavel Veksler has been crowned the new Irish Poker Open champion. Veksler on Wednesday entered Day 4 of the event as the player ranked seventh among the final nine before catapulting into the lead with a handful remain...Read More

UK-Based Online Casinos A Local Favourite

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2021

Studies clearly show that not only are online casinos becoming increasingly more popular all over the world, but that online casinos based in the UK are becoming a firm favourite among Canadian players. The popularity of online casinos, ...Read More

First Nations Head To Court Over PlayAlberta

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2021

First launched in the fall of 2020, provincial online gambling platform PlayAlberta.ca caters to the needs of Alberta’s gaming enthusiasts. Two First Nations are now dragging the provincial government as well as gaming regulator the...Read More

First Nation Stakes Claim To NS Elvers

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2021

First Nation treaty rights are again under the spotlight following a recent Nova Scotia incident involving federal fishing authorities and Sipekne’katik fishermen’s right to fish for a modern livelihood. Officers a little over...Read More

Digital E3 Confirmed For 2021

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2021

It’s official: E3, the biggest gaming conference in the world, is going online. Instead of welcoming the gaming community to its usual location in Los Angeles, the event will this year be hosted 100% digitally and free so as to allo...Read More

Cascades Casino North Bay Building Resumes

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2021

Canadian operator giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has released a new update regarding the construction and development of its new Cascades Casino North Bay venue. The building of the casino is on schedule and on track and will a...Read More

Kinsmen Bingo Celebrates Record $3M Win - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2021

Long-time Manitoba Bingo host and broadcaster Kathy Kennedy says this past weekend’s $3 million win at Winnipeg’s Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo was one of the ultimate highlights of her more than three decades with the popular contest...Read More

Grand Casino Tycoon Heading For Steam In May

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2021

Heading for Steam this May is every budding casino operator’s dream. A tycoon-style strategy simulation game that will allow players to own and operate their very own virtual casino. And while Grand Casino Tycoon by Aerosoft and sti...Read More

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

Wynn To Pay $5.6M In Unpaid Dealer Tips

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2021

Wynn Resorts has finally agreed to end the protracted legal feud with around 1,000 current as well as former dealers at its Las Vegas properties. The feud, which revolved around the supposed non-payment of tips, has been ongoing for the p...Read More

Toronto Mourns Loss Of An Iconic Drag Queen

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2021

The city of Toronto is mourning the loss of legendary drag icon Michelle Ross. She is being remembered as a kind and loving person. On the steps of Crews and Tangos, a drag bar that Ross frequently performed at, mourners have left flowers...Read More

Playtech To Open First Live Studio In US

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2021

Award-winning games maker and live casino provider Playtech has secured the lease for its first live casino studio in the U.S. The industry giant announced on Monday that it has secured a long-term property least in Michigan state, from w...Read More

Casino Restaurant Reopens At Kamloops

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2021

Great news for those who enjoy a hearty meal during a night out on casino-town is that the Atlas Steak + Fish eatery at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment’s Cascades Casino Kamloops will soon re-open its doors to hungry customers. Th...Read More

Bally’s Corp. Completes Acquisition Of MKF

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2021

Big news this month is that Bally’s Corporation has now completed its acquisition take-over of one of the fastest-expanding online gaming platforms as well as the third-biggest daily fantasy sports operator in Northern America. Ball...Read More

Patrick Leonard Unleashes Poker Training War

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2021

That the road to Hades is paved with good intentions is no secret. And apparently even more so when your name is Patrick Leonard and your playground the online Poker scene. Leonard on Friday sparked a spat between two of Germany’s ...Read More

Krystina Alogbo Quits The Olympic Dream

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2021

Walking away from the ultimate dream for any athlete, qualifying for and competing in the Olympic Games, certainly does not make any sense to the outsider looking in. But to Canadian water polo star Krystina Alogbo, choosing between follo...Read More

Horse Racing Now Excluded From Bill C-218 - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2021

Horse racing has officially been removed from the bill set to introduce the legal wagering on single sports events in Canada. This after a House committee on Thursday removed horse racing from Bill C-218, which is the legislation seeking ...Read More

B.C. Casino Workers Say They’re Forgotten

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2021

So significant is the impact of ongoing casino closures in British Columbia, that casino workers say they feel as if government has forgotten about them. Gateway Casino workers recently appeared in a video they hope will draw to their des...Read More

Officials Say B.C. Light Show Wasn’t A Meteor

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2021

Weather officials now say that despite its uncanny meteor-like appearance, the fiery show of light that on Thursday night lit up British Columbia’s night sky, wasn’t a meteor after all. Pacific coast residents late last week s...Read More

Pospisil Apologises For Miami Open Rant

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2021

Canadian Miami Open contender Vasek Pospisil has apologised for his on-court profanity-laced tirade directed at ATP Tour chief Andrea Gaudenzi on Wednesday. Pospisil lashed out at Gaudenzi during his first-round defeat against American Ma...Read More

PSPC PokerStars Barcelona Again Postponed

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2021

The unprecedented global health crisis has taken its toll on yet another major Poker tournament. PokerStars this week announced that this year’s PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), played each year at the ...Read More

Ottawa’s Carbon Pricing Ruled Constitutional

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2021

Now that Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled the federal Liberal government’s carbon pricing approach as being fully in line with the country’s constitution, Ottawa will be at full liberty to forge ahead with its plan of en...Read More

Qualcomm Planning A Switch Doppelganger

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2021

Wireless tech giant Qualcomm is rumoured to be working on a Nintendo Switch look-alike. According to a company insider, Qualcomm is hoping to showcase its flagship Snapdragon chipsets in a way other than the traditional PC-based performan...Read More

Cullen Commission Granted Deadline Extension

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2021

So mammoth and challenging has the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia turned out to be, that the commission has now been granted an extension to its deadline for delivering its full report. The commissi...Read More

Alberta Phase 3 Reopening Expected Soon

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2021

March 29 is shaping up to become a deciding day for casinos and several other businesses in Alberta. Local government will on Monday announce its decision over whether or not the province is ready for a Phase 3 reopening. While most busi...Read More

Kade Banks Big Sunday Million Win

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2021

Not only has Canadian Poker-pro Vanessa Kade managed to get her own back by signing with PokerStars following her misogyny fuelled fall-out with Dan Bilzerian and GGPoker, but she’s just sweetened the victory by winning the Sunday M...Read More

Employee Defrauds Crown Corp. Out Of $275k

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2021

An employee of Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries has been arrested and charged after she reportedly defrauded the Crown Corporation out of more than $275,000. The 51-year-old Lori Ann Mann was arrested on March 2 and has since been charged wi...Read More

Pizza Hut’s KFC Collab Breaks The Internet

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2021

An exciting new collaboration between Pizza Hut Canada and KFC is being branded as an Internet-breaking collab. A recent tweet shows Pizza Hut going bonkers for a new cheese pizza that has been infused with KFC’s signature gravy and...Read More

Vanessa Kade Signs With Americas Cardroom

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2021

High-profile Canadian Poker-pro Vanessa Kade is clearly determined not only to put the entire Dan Bilzerian-GGPoker debacle behind her, but to push even harder to make a difference in a profession traditionally plagued by misogyny and all...Read More

Blacklisted Bingo Helping Local Businesses

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2021

Several local organisations in Louisiana, US, have collaborated to create a very special project in support of local Black-owned businesses and projects. Blacklisted Bingo, a month-long event running from March 15 through April 16, will s...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

888 Holdings Reportedly Eyeing William Hill

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2021

So magnificently successful a year did 2020 emerge to be for online gaming and entertainment giant 888 Holdings, that it is reportedly eyeing a couple of big-money M&A targets in 2021. And though as of yet unconfirmed, rumour has it o...Read More

Leylah Annie Fernandez Wins Monterrey Open

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2021

Upcoming young Canadian tennis star Leylah Annie Fernandez has won her very first career WTA Tour title. The 18-year-old beat Swiss national Viktorija Golubic 6-1, 6-4 in the Monterrey Open final on Sunday. Fernandez, who is from Laval, ...Read More

Postle Enlists HONR Network For Legal Aid

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2021

Mike Postle is clearly determined to be considered the real victim in his response to the anti-SLAPP motions filed by Veronica Brill and Todd Witteles. So much so, that he’s taken steps to enlist the help of the HONR Network –...Read More

2021 Heralds The Return Of Grudge Poker

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2021

A Poker world literally starving for news and entertainment resulting from the big hiatus on every form of live action that was 2020 has resulted in the rise of a strange and peculiar set of circumstances. And among those at the very top ...Read More

CEBL Perplexed By Sudden OHL Funding

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2021

Funding to the value of $2.35 million extended to the Ontario Hockey League by government on Wednesday had Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) commissioner Mike Morreale scratching his head in confusion. According to Lisa McLeod, Ont...Read More

The Rock Says Canada Loves His Tequila

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2021

He has a finger in every pie, including the tequila manufacturing pie. And according to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, nowhere has the demand for his new ultra-premium, small batch tequila Teremana been more prominent than on Cana...Read More

Bally’s Casino Corp Tables Superior Offer For WPT

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2021

The famous Bally’s casino brand has reportedly submitted a superior proposal to acquire the World Poker Tour (WPT) From Allied Esports. Although Allied has not formally accepted Bally Corporation’s $90 million offer, it’...Read More

Rivers Casino Ready For Betting’s Big Return

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2021

New York’s Rivers Casino in Schenectady is reportedly anticipating a busy rest-of-March, with sports betting set to take the exciting sports events remaining for the month to new levels of hype. Sports fans will not only be able to ...Read More

Poll Shows Canadians Don’t Need The Queen

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2021

Most Canadians believe Meghan Markle was treated in a horrible and unfair manner by Britain’s royal family because of the fact that she’s a Black woman. And according to a new Ipsos poll, many – if not most – would...Read More

Starfield Could Launch As Early As November

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2021

While it may be true that precious few details have been leaked about Bethesda’s upcoming new title Starfield, the new release has attracted a world of interest from the gaming community. And if a recent rumour is to be believed, St...Read More

Gambling’s Colourful Evolution In Canada

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2021

Gambling has come a long way for many a westernised country in the world – and Canada is no exception. The evolution of gambling in Canada is a rich and eventful full circle coming together of stories and events almost as old as Can...Read More

Marquis Down Facing Permanent Closure

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2021

While live harness racing may be returning in measured extent to at least some parts of the country, it appears as if Prairieland Park’s Marquis Downs racetrack may be about to close down for good. While no official statement has be...Read More

Crypto Lawsuit Against Nvidia Dismissed

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2021

Leading chip-maker Nvidia has scored a victory in a protracted and potentially financially devastating lawsuit that has been dragging on ever since 2017, thereby effectively dodging a major bullet. Investors four years ago set into motion...Read More

New Resorts World Casino To Allow Smoking

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2021

Resorts World Las Vegas, the long-anticipated latest hot new development on the Strip, is expected to open this summer in all its red-tinted glory. And according to Resorts World’s president, Scott Sibella, the property will be a ma...Read More

Playstudios Adds myVEGAS Bingo To Lineup

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2021

Playstudios has just broken royal style into the booming world of online Bingo. The award-winning studio has newly launched myVEGAS Bingo, which takes the entertaining world of online Bingo to all new levels of social interaction, and whi...Read More

Man Sentenced For Ponzi Betting Scheme

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2021

A fraudster from Kansas City, Missouri, has been sentenced to eight years and one month behind federal prison bars, and without the possibility of parole. 51-year-old Matthew R. Peterson, who got handed his sentence by US District Court J...Read More

Rogers Enters Bid Of The Year For Shaw Comms

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2021

Telecommunications giant Rogers Communications has reportedly entered a bid to acquire Shaw Communications Inc. for a whopping CA$20 billion. Should the deal be approved by local competition regulators, it could very well see the formatio...Read More

Chicago Mayor Hoping For Vegas-Style Casino

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2021

A potentially exciting new development could be coming to the city of Chicago. And if Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot were to have her way, it would be nothing short of a casino resort straight out of the pages of Sin City Las Vegas. Curren...Read More

EA Investigating EA Gate FUT Trade Scandal

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2021

Video game giant EA has confirmed that it is officially investigating one or more employees accused of having been involved in selling high-value FIFA Ultimate Team cards on the black market. EA Gate went viral on Twitter after users star...Read More

Harry’s Vegas Visit Resurfaces In Interview

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2021

What happens in Vegas typically stays in Vegas – unless you’re third in line to the British throne. Just ask Prince Harry, who recently was reminded of his 2012 “naked billiards” romp at a famous hotel-casino on th...Read More

WPT Final Table Action Here At Long Last

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2021

Spring is finally coming – and so are the final World Poker Tour tables delayed for more than a year now due to the big global interrupt. Originally reached during the first couple of months of last year, the tables in question were...Read More

Trudeau Dodges Questions About Head Of State

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2021

Other than a shocking exposé about what really goes on behind closed doors within the machinery of a traditionally excluding British Crown and monarchy, Sunday night’s Oprah Winfrey interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Mark...Read More

B.C.’s Playgon Games Receives MGA Licence

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2021

Playgon Games Inc., a local and upcoming British Columbian mobile gaming powerhouse provider, is celebrating yet another remarkable achievement. Playgon recently announced that they’ve now been endorsed with a Type 1 Gaming Service ...Read More

Dawson Creek City Rejects GCGC Request

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2021

Council representatives of the city of Dawson Creek, B.C., have expressed their hesitance over conceding to a request made by struggling gaming and entertainment giant Great Canadian Gaming regarding the writing of a letter of support for...Read More

EU Approves Microsoft’s Bethesda Bid

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2021

The European Commission (EU) has finally approved software giant Microsoft’s bid to acquire gaming and media giant ZeniMax Media in a stunning $7.5 million deal. ZeniMax Media is the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, the studio ...Read More

Ottawa Pushes For On-Demand Busses

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2021

A new transit model is being called on by an Ottawa city councillor. As OC Transpo continues to experience low ridership numbers resulting from the new normal ushered in by the global health crisis, a ride-on-demand model not unlike those...Read More

Poker World Enraged By GGPoker’s Misogyny

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2021

GGPoker have pulled the plug on their affiliate deal with women’s Poker-pro Vanessa Kade. And the Poker world is divided in its reaction. Kade earlier this week announced the termination on Twitter, confirming that the popular Poker...Read More

Concerns Raised Over Single-Event Betting

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2021

Although Canadians have voiced wide-spread support of likely new legislation set to legalise single-event sports betting in the country, the local horse racing industry have raised several concerns over how this might affect the future we...Read More

Bingo Hall Wants Younger Players To Join In

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2021

A Charlottetown Bingo hall has come up with an innovative new way to attract a younger crowd of potential Bingo enthusiasts who may never otherwise have discovered the joy of the game. Although closed due to current health and safety rest...Read More

Quebec Skater Adds To WC Podium Finishes

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2021

Canadian world champion short track speed skater Courtney Sarault has added yet another stunning accolade to her champion’s medal haul at the short track world championships in Dordrecht in the Netherlands. Sarault first won a bron...Read More

Torstar Announces Interest In Online Gaming

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2021

Online casino entertainment may very well become a lifeline for the Torstar Corp., which owns several newspapers circulating in Ontario, including the Hamilton Spectator and the Toronto Star. The media giant made a surprising and unusual ...Read More

Alberta Casinos Expect Mass Return Of Patrons

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2021

Canada’s Alberta province is moving ever closer the re-welcoming of the gaming public to local casinos and Bingo halls. Local government has in the meantime started working on a plan of action for ensuring a smooth un-shuttering pro...Read More

Doug Polk Says Malinowski-Holz Was Staged

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2021

Doug Polk is accusing Fedor Holz and Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowski of having staged their recent heads-up match. So convinced was he of his opinion, that he ended his coverage of the competition early, saying that he had been ...Read More

2021 Pepsi North America Cup List Revealed

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2021

Now that Canadian horse racing has finally got the green light to resume its operations and activities on a more widespread scale, live harness racing has eventually made its long-awaited comeback following a trying and unprecedented hiat...Read More

Former Dealer Testifies At Cullen Commission

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2021

The Cullen Commission of Enquiry into money laundering in British Columbia on Wednesday heard even more damning evidence about the involvement of loan sharks in Richmond’s VIP gambling scene. Testimony given by former Vancouver Edge...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

Dara O’Kearney The King Of Poker Content

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2021

It’s no secret that the holy grail for professional Poker players is being selected to become sponsored ambassadors for renowned Poker sites. More than a means to making a living and being recognised for one’s skills and accom...Read More

BCLC Launches IWG’s InstantJackpots™ Module

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2021

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is constantly looking for new ways to spice up the experiences of players when interacting with its games and products. The Crown corporation’s latest effort in this regard recently sa...Read More

DraftKings Named First UFC Betting Partner

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2021

Sportsbook and daily fantasy betting giant DraftKings have nabbed quite the new partnership privilege. The Boston-based sports betting and entertainment provider announced on Thursday that it has completed an historical deal by being name...Read More

No Races In Saskatoon This Year - Again

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2021

There will this year for the second year in a row be no horse racing at Saskatoon’s Marquis Downs. The 2021 season, not unlike the situation that prevailed for most of last year, is been officially cancelled as a result of the restr...Read More

B.C. Court Uphold e-Bike Ruling

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2021

Electric scooters are once again making headlines in British Columbia. This after a British Columbia Court of Appeal recently ruled that a previous Supreme Court ruling that e-bikes that function more like scooters or mopeds than human-po...Read More

Crown Cast Moved By Prince Harry’s Response

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2021

Golden Globe winner Emma Corrin, crowned winner for her stunning performance of playing Princess Diana in the fourth season of award-winning Netflix series The Crown, says she’s moved by Prince Harry’s take on the popular show...Read More

Poker-Pro Brent Carter Charged Over Hoaxing

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2021

Long-time professional Vegas Poker player Brent Carter, 72, recently appeared in the US District Court over charges brought against him by the state over a supposed grudge he’s allegedly been nursing against the New York State Gamin...Read More

Zitro Named Best Video Bingo Provider

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2021

Zitro has been named Best Video Bingo Provider by the judges of the SAGSE awards. This stellar recognition clearly shows that despite its phenomenal growth in the online video slots industry, the company has continued to lead the way with...Read More

Las Vegas Sands To Offload Sin City Venues

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2021

Las Vegas Sands is offloading its Sands Expo and Convention Center as well as its Venetian Resort Las Vegas in a bid it says will enable it to shift its focus to Asian markets. It furthermore confirmed that it had agreed to sell is famous...Read More

Millions Made Off Female-Focused Games

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2021

Japanese twin sisters Anna and Mizuki Nakajima have created a multi-million dollar fortune out of floating their female-focused mobile games company on the local stock market. Their stake in Coly, the company joint-founded by them, was va...Read More

Cullen Commission Hear Vancouver Testimony

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2021

More shocking details emerged before the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in B.C. this week. The commission recently heard how Vancouver had become a central checkpoint in the underground Chinese banking system, with mon...Read More

Fedor Holtz To Take On Wiktor Malinowski

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2021

Notwithstanding his incredible Poker prowess and more than $18 million in live and online tournament winnings, Poker prince Fedor Holz will be the underdog even as he takes on a “drunk” Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowsk...Read More

Canada Set For Record Olympic Appearance

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2021

This Summer will see Canada represented in record-equalling style across various team sports codes at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. A total of eight Canadian teams have already qualified, and if only one more should make it in on the ...Read More

Wampanoag Tribe Gets Casino Go-Ahead

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2021

All isn’t lost for a Massachusetts tribe hoping to construct a 10,000 square-foot casino and Bingo Hall in Martha’s Vineyard. The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, who first started experiencing resistance from the community back i...Read More

Skyrim Is Coming To The World Of Board Games

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2021

Skyrim is finally coming to board game. According to the pre-release details of an upcoming new crowdfunding initiative, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, if all were to go according to plan, will soon be available in board game format. Altho...Read More

Why The Golden Globes Is A Sham

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2021

The annual Golden Globe Awards have never actually been regarded a study in integrity, with rumours of corruption plaguing the event every year. They’re decided on by a group of unnamed international journos based in Southern Califo...Read More

Cascades Casino Staff Celebrating Benefits

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2021

Staff employed by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s Cascades Casino Chatham are reportedly overjoyed after new and improved employment contracts were negotiated between the operator and the union representing them. The new, more...Read More

Natural8 Presents Super MILLION$ Week

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2021

Exciting news is that a right royal Poker big-money feast is coming to Natural8. In fact, Super MILLION$ week is already underway, having kicked off on February 28, and set to continue all the way through March 9. In total, the week-long ...Read More

Canada To Focus On Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2021

When Canadian Prime Minister met with U.S. President Joe Biden mid last week, the discussion points – it has since become clear from the roadmap released after the fact – revolved mainly around Canada and the U.S. working more...Read More

Gen-Z Fashion Trends Out The Ordinary

Ben Hamill - March 01, 2021

Generation Z is no ordinary kettle of fish. Not only are they a generation of people who have no memory or working knowledge of what the world used to look like before smartphones or instant internet access, but they’re also strange...Read More

Retirement Incentives At Caesars Windsor

Ben Hamill - March 01, 2021

While workers at Caesars Windsor Casino have not yet been able to return to their place of employment due to health and safety restrictions, they’ve at least in the meantime heard of improvements to their early retirement bonus ince...Read More

More Men Are Enjoying Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 01, 2021

What’s been dubbed a seismic shift in how online Bingo is played across the UK has prompted WhichBingo to call on a complete reinvention of how online Bingo is approached on the development-end of things. According to a report recen...Read More

Court Says Seneca Nation Should Pay Up

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2021

Following Monday’s siding by a US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit with the state of New York, the Seneca Nation of Indians will have to fork out roughly $435 million to local state bodies. The Indian tribe is reportedly curr...Read More

Can Tiger Woods Pull Off A Comeback?

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2021

More details have now surfaced about the physical injuries sustained by champion golfer Tiger Woods during the recent rolling of his SUV vehicle in Southern California. And none of it sounds good. A statement issued by Woods’ team ...Read More

Woodbine Reschedules Winter Racing Events

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2021

Ontario’s horse racing industry is finally about to catch a break from the trying times that have prevailed ever since the country went into shutdown nearly a year ago. Provincial government recently announced that it will soon begi...Read More

Hillary Clinton Pens Novel With Canadian Author

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2021

Not only is Hillary Clinton about to pen her very first novel, but she’s chosen Canadian mystery writer Louise Penny to help her do it. Penny, a native of Quebec, said she could not say yes quick enough when approached by the forme...Read More

Gateway’s Casino Rama Gets A Revamp

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2021

While there remains no new word regarding a possible reopening date for Gateway’s Casino Rama, the operator has clearly decided to bide the time, and has embarked on a complete revamp of the popular Ontario venue. The Casino Rama, w...Read More

Score Media Files For US IPO Listing

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2021

Canadian gaming, betting, and sports media giant Score Media and Gaming has filed for a US IPO to the value of $183 million. Score filed for the IPO on Monday, and said it expects the SEC to raise the full anticipated value via the initia...Read More

Poker Re-Embraces An Era Of Education

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2021

The world of Poker has passed through its fair share of historical paradigms. Poker players have traditionally made use of a wide variety of tools and resources in an attempt to better understand the game, as well as increase their levels...Read More

PokerStars To Shut Down Full Tilt Poker

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2021

PokerStars is finally pulling the plug on Full Tilt Poker. The operator giant has announced that come Feb. 25, Full Tilt’s entire database will be merged with that of the PokerStars platform, thereby discontinuing Full Tilt’s ...Read More

B.C. Self-Care Bingo Card A Pandemic Fail

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2021

Canadians have become so frustrated with the challenges and heartache caused by the global health crisis that not even a "self-care" Bingo card is able to cut the mustard anymore. B.C. residents on Friday labelled an effort by t...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

Daniel Negreanu To Take On Phil Hellmuth

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2021

  Those who followed the action between Doug Polk and Canadian Poker champion Daniel Negreanu will be happy to know that the hype has resulted in talk of a similar stand-off between 15-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winn...Read More

2020 Job Losses Were All In Low-Paid Work

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2021

During 2020, thousands of jobs were lost due to the economic downturn sparked by the global health crisis, and new research suggests all Canadian job losses had something prominent in common: they all paid CA$27.81 an hour, or less. But w...Read More

Wynn Partners With Data Corp. Genius Sports

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2021

Wynn Resorts’ WynnBET has partnered with sports betting data provider Genius Sports by inking an agreement that will see the provider offering sports book operator services to Wynn’s betting unit. The London-based provider wil...Read More

U.S. Lawmaker Contests Sports Betting Loans

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2021

Tennessee lawmaker and state representative Darren Jernigan has declared war on a sports book that offers payday loans to its customers. Jernigan has said sports betting and payday loans don’t belong together on a shared menu. And ...Read More

The Rise Of Gaming’s Roblox

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2021

So much has the popularity of the children’s video games platform Roblox grown during the last year, that the enormously popular brand’s value has grown from $4 billion in 2020, to an incredible $30 billion in January 2021. W...Read More

Tropicana Casino For Sale For $384 Million

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2021

The Tropicana in Vegas is for sale, and owner Gaming & Leisure Properties has finally settled on a selling price. The official asking price: $384 million. While talk and speculation about the fate of the historical Las Vegas gaming a...Read More

Homebuying Intentions Spike Among Canadians

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2021

Canadians are more eager now to own their own homes than ever before. And it’s a need to “nest” that’s being driven by a global crisis and by more and more people working from the office at home. The irony is obvi...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

World’s Longest Hockey Game Sets New Record

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2021

The world’s longest hockey game ever played has stolen multiple new records this February. But since this was a game not necessarily played for individual fame and glory, it’s been a win for more than Guinness World Record pur...Read More

How eSports Are Teaching Us Corporate Skills

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2021

eSports may well have emerged the perfect antidote to lag and fatigue in the workplace. So claims a company by the name of Corporate eSports Association (CEA). The company describes itself to be a modern-day twist to the traditional corp...Read More

Ontario Horse Racing Back On Track

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2021

Ontario has finally given the green light for the resumption of live horse racing at the province’s four racetracks. Horse racing has not been permitted since provincial closures last year, and its return is certainly massively welc...Read More

Loto-Québec In Hot Water Over Poker Glitch

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2021

A ruling by the Superior Court of Quebec late last week might spell trouble afoot for Crown corporation Loto-Québec after a technical glitch occurred on its OK POKER online platform. Between July 9, 2019 and May 18 last year, playe...Read More

Canadian Condos Are Going Green With Geoexchange

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2021

The reason so many condominiums in Canada are considerably more green than those that went before them, is that many of the high-risers being built right now are kitted out with the technology necessary for turning natural heat or cooling...Read More

Casino New Brunswick Reopens Its Doors

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2021

Casinos all over the country have been suffering as a result of stay-at-home orders and the global health crisis. One such casino has been Great Canadian Gaming’s Casino New Brunswick, a venue that has not been able to welcome patro...Read More

Canucks Owner Says Nothing Will Be Changed

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2021

Despite a particularly bad run this season, Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini took to Twitter on the weekend to say he won’t be making any changes. Aquilini said although he’s disappointed by the team’s struggling start, ...Read More

Cullen Commission Told About Assault Cover Up

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2021

The ongoing Cullen Commission into money laundering in British Columbia recently heard how a manager of River Rock Casino had tried to smooth over a complaint of assault reported by a casino staff member about a VIP high-roller – al...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

Terrence Chan Upset Over Poker Bet Misunderstanding

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2021

As bets tend to come and go, not every last one can be a good one. Some leave you wondering whether the odds you’ve just wagered on might not perhaps have been too good to be true. Especially when you’re Terrence Chan, and you...Read More

Bryn Kenney Strikes Out Ex-Philly Pitcher

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2021

Bryn Kenney is the reason former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Michael Schwimmer rues the day he decided to agree to be pitched by High Stakes Poker against some of the champions of the felt. Shuffling up alongside a player of Kenney&rsqu...Read More

Huawei Hinting At Making Own Gaming Console

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2021

Word on the street is that smartphone giant Huawei might be working on a special new project. The tech giant is currently working on a gaming laptop that will hopefully make it further down the production line that what did its geopolitic...Read More

Wynn Announces Sale Of 6.32 Million Shares

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2021

Casino giant Wynn Resorts is taking full advantage of a recent hike in the value of its shares. The operator announced earlier this week that it plans to offload up to 6.32 million shares in an attempt to boost its cashflow. The decision...Read More

Rama Gaming House To Benefit From SG Systems

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2021

Patrons of Rama Gaming House in Ontario are in for a smashing new treat. The popular gaming establishment now gets to offer even more high-quality gaming services and products following the successful inking of an exciting new deal with S...Read More

Twitter Outraged By Britney Spears Doccie

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2021

The Twitter community wants former boy-bander Justin Timberlake to “pay” for the humiliation he’s caused Britney Spears. Responsible for sparking the latest outrage is a recently released documentary about the superstar ...Read More

Leyla Fernandez Ousted From Australian Open

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2021

Rising young Canadian tennis star Leylah Annie Fernandez has been eliminated from the Australian Open. The tour came to an abrupt end for the 18-year-old when she was dropped in straight sets during Tuesday’s first round by world No...Read More

Drag Queen Bingo Keeping Campus Connected

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2021

With social gatherings basically off-limits for going on a year now, virtual events have had to substitute in a variety of forms so as to keep people socially connected. And Bingo has, and continues to, play its part in a significant way....Read More

DraftKings And NFL Moving Into Canada

Ben Hamill - February 09, 2021

DraftKings, the official daily fantasy sports partner of the National Football League (NFL), is taking its operations north of the border to Canada. Forged back in September 2019, the partnership’s operations were until now restrict...Read More

Casino Regina Dealer Fired Over Racist Talk

Ben Hamill - February 09, 2021

An employee from Casino Regina has learnt the hard way that racism never pays. The employee was fired by Crown corporation and operator Saskatchewan Gaming Corp. in 2018 after making several racist remarks towards fellow employees. The g...Read More

Daniel Dvoress Wins WPT Mike Sexton Classic

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2021

Canadian Poker player Daniel Dvoress has won the World Poker Tour Mike Sexton Classic. The million dollar guaranteed event formed part of the WPT Montreal Online Series, and saw the 125 players play for charity by contributing to a good c...Read More

GTA 6 Details Leaked

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2021

An anonymous leaker on Reddit claims to have inside information regarding the launch of GTA 6 – stating that the open-world sequel will feature a single, male, leading character in 1970s Florida, and could be launched in October 202...Read More

New Amazon CEO Recommits To Making Games

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2021

While Amazon’s efforts in the video games industry turned earnest a few years ago, the tech giant hasn’t achieved much success with any of the games developed in-house to date. Of the first three titles developed by Amazon Gam...Read More

Polk Celebrates Grudge Match Win

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2021

The battle is done. The ultimate grudge has been put to rest between Canadian master Poker player Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu and American semi-retired player Doug Polk. And it now seems as if the score between the pair of long...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

Commission Hears How Losses Fueled BCLC Inaction

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2021

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering In B.C. late last week heard how the possibility of major financial losses had fueled money laundering-inaction on the part of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). Several...Read More

Trump Avenue In Ottawa To Get Renamed

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2021

A street in Ottawa’s Central Park area may soon get the name change many residents have been banking on for a very long time. Those who live on “Trump Avenue” may very well have their wish granted now that U.S. President...Read More

AI Ready To Reshape Online Bingo’s Future

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2021

Artificial Intelligence technology may soon transform the way online Bingo players get to engage with their favourite game. Bingo giant Best New Bingo Sites has already started looking at new and exciting ways AI could potentially improve...Read More

Raptors Guard Fred VanVleet Makes History

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2021

Tuesday saw an undrafted guard make his way into the pages of Toronto Raptors and NBA history. Toronto guard Fred VanVleet this week not only set a new Toronto Raptors record with 54 points scored in a single game, but also set a new benc...Read More

Yong Kwon Named 2020 WSOP.com POY

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2021

American-based online Poker grinder and phenomenal player Yong “LuckySpewy1” Kwon has been named the 2020 WSOP.com Player of the Year. The 31-year-old, who is a resident of New Jersey, received $10,000 in cash prize money as p...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

Hard Rock Casino To Pay $1M In Bonuses

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2021

Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino earlier this week announced that despite the challenges posed by the global health crisis, employees will for the second year in a row receive bonus payments for their hard work and loyal...Read More

Amanda Gorman To Bring Poetry To Super Bowl

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2021

2021 certainly is turning out to be a year of many firsts for young poet Amanda Gorman. Not only is the 22-year-old Harvard graduate America’s first Youth Poet Laureate, but she’ll soon become the first poet ever to perform th...Read More

Google Pulls The Plug On Stadia’s SG&E

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2021

Google has announced that it will be shutting down its in-house Stadia game studio, SG&E – Stadia Games and Entertainment. Instead of creating games and investing in building new gaming content from the ground up, the search eng...Read More

Six Nations Bingo Hall About To Go Green

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2021

A Bingo hall belonging to the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation is about to go green. The Government of Canada has announced its support of the facility’s goal to cut down on harmful emissions by making availabl...Read More

Canada Hot And Cold On Sports Betting Bill

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2021

Canadians may have to wait a little while longer than expected to enjoy legal single-event sports betting in the country. This after the successful passing of the necessary legislation, most recently the 2020 introduction of Bill C-13, ha...Read More

Canada’s Marino To Star In 1st Major In 8 Years

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2021

Canadian tennis star and former WTA world No. 38 Rebecca Marino is about to compete in her first Grand Slam in 8 years at the upcoming Australian Open. The 30-year-old will compete in the main draw of the 2021 instalment of the major even...Read More

PokerStars Officially Live In Michigan State

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2021

Top online Poker operator and brand PokerStars recently become the first online Poker room ever to go live in Michigan state. In turn, Michigan has become only the fifth U.S. state to legalise online Poker – having recently joined N...Read More

15 More Gambling Markets Added To Play Store

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2021

Google has announced an important upcoming change to the gambling terms of its Play Store. From March 1st, Google will allow real-money gambling apps to be downloaded in an additional 15 countries – including the U.S., Sw...Read More

New Push For A Casino On Governors Island

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2021

New York City mayoral candidate and cryptocurrency entrepreneur Andrew Yang may have missed last year’s Democratic Presidential candidate-boat, but he’s clearly not given up on becoming the next mayor of NYC. His latest big ca...Read More

Canada’s Sport Betting Bill Headed For 3rd Reading - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2021

Legalised single event sports betting is well and truly back on the table for Canada. A combined effort by the federal and Ontario governments late last year has laid the foundation for the decriminalisation of single event sports betting...Read More

Great Canadian CEO Resigns After Arrests

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2021

Now-former CEO and president of Great Canadian Gaming Corp. Rod Baker, and his wife and actress, the 32-year-old Ekaterina Baker, have both been charged with breaking Yukon quarantine rules. The couple reportedly first travelled from Vanc...Read More

Microgaming Partners With PearFiction Studios

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2021

Casino games and iGaming giant Microgaming has announced an exclusive new partnership with Montreal-based games developer/studio PearFiction Studios. The deal will see PearFiction supply iGaming content to the industry leader’s prop...Read More

Playtech Showed Resilience In Difficult 2020

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2021

Online casino software developer/supplier Playtech is a company that takes great pride in its history, achievements, and perhaps most significant of all, its resilience. Established in 1999, Playtech is a true industry stalwart, and certa...Read More

Phil Galfond Wins 3rd Match By Concession

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2021

Champion Poker ace Phil Galfond has added yet another victory march to his Galfond Challenge performance. Galfond on Saturday won the third match in his namesake challenge when he accepted a match-concession from rival Chance Kornuth. No...Read More

$100M Pledged For Best Carbon Capture Tech

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2021

Billionaire tech entrepreneur and Tesla boss Elon Musk has promised $US100 million to whoever comes up with the most effective technology for capturing carbon dioxide emissions. Musk on Thursday tweeted that more information would be made...Read More

Former Maple Leaf George Armstrong Dies

Ben Hamill - January 26, 2021

Former Toronto Maple Leafs captain George Armstrong, who led the outfit to an unbelievable four Stanley Cups in the 1960s, has died aged 90. Armstrong, who served as captain across an impressive 12 seasons, and played for his beloved Leaf...Read More

New Wire Act Ruling May Benefit Online Poker

Ben Hamill - January 26, 2021

Potentially good news for online Poker in the U.S. is the recent overturning of a Trump Administration opinion on the controversial Wire Act by a federal appeals court. What the court’s ruling means for Poker could ultimately lead t...Read More

VLTs To Support Broader Mental Health In NS

Ben Hamill - January 26, 2021

The Nova Scotia government’s decision to disband a non-profit government organisation that previously focused on the funding of gambling prevention and research, has attracted criticism from a community group that used to receive fi...Read More

Postle Without Aid As Court Plot Thickens

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2021

Mike Postle is staring down the barrel of a gun of hundreds of thousands in potential legal fees. The alleged Poker cheat will also have to find new legal representation after lawyer Mac Verstandig last December applied to a Sacramento co...Read More

B.C.’s Golden Bingo Continues To Boom

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2021

Many a great movement initially starts small, only to go on to become something greater than even its creators anticipated or intended – and Golden Rotary Club’s Golden Bingo is an excellent example of exactly that. Initially ...Read More

Valve Fined Over EU Anti-Trust Breaches

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2021

Valve, owner of online PC gaming store Steam, has been slapped with an anti-trust fine by the European Union’s Competition Commission for breaching antitrust rules. Valve and five other firms, all games publishers, were fined €...Read More

Rhian Wilkinson To Join England’s Lionesses

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2021

Rhian Wilkinson, former assistant coach for the Canadian soccer team, having quit the position only a little over a week ago, has been hired as part of the England women’s soccer team. Wilkinson could soon face her former team at th...Read More

OneComply To Facilitate FansUnite Expansion

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2021

Licensing and regulatory compliance specialist OneComply Inc. has been tasked with assisting sports betting and entertainment giant FansUnite Entertainment Inc. as it makes its way into additional gaming jurisdictions in North America. On...Read More

Toronto Charity Hosts Special Bingo Night

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2021

Hellenic charity and women’s organisation the Toronto Daughters of Penelope (DOP) Mycenae Chapter #220 has been around since March 5, 1950. Over the years the organisation has held numerous fund-raising initiatives, and on January 1...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

Larry Flynt Scores Victory In Gambling Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2021

Porn king and Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt on Thursday scored a minor victory over the state of California in his bid to have an archaic law overturned. Flynt, who owns two major California card rooms, the Hustler Casino and Lady ...Read More

Tika The Iggy Is Montreal’s Own Fashionista

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2021

Montreal has a new best-dressed celeb and ultra-cool fashion icon. With more than 200 outfits in her Ville-Émard  closet, Tika the Iggy is the most fashionable Italian greyhound on the block. Tika’s Instagram posts about...Read More

Former OLG Chair Appointed Bragg Director

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2021

Gaming and entertainment giant Bragg Gaming Group has appointed former OLG Chair Paul Godfrey to its board of directors. Godfrey, a well-known Canadian publishing baron, has many years of experience in the world of media, gaming, and spor...Read More

Poker Legend Howard “Tahoe” Andrew Dies

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2021

Beloved live Poker legend Howard “Tahoe” Andrew has died aged 86. Tahoe is considered by many one of Poker’s most beloved characters and is an industry stalwart who competed in every World Series of Poker Main Event from...Read More

Coast Guard’s New Tech Protects Whales

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2021

Radar and real-time vessel tracking technology are proving useful tools in an intensified effort to protect British Columbia’s southern resident killer whales from the dangers of vessel strikes, entanglements and marine traffic. The...Read More

Pragmatic Play Launches New Replay Feature

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2021

Industry leader Pragmatic Play has launched a brand-new feature expected to greatly boost the overall iGaming player experience. “Replay” will allow slots players to re-watch and experience again up to 100 of their biggest pas...Read More

Starbucks To Close 300 Canadian Stores

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2021

Multinational coffeehouse chain Starbucks says it plans to complete its planned store closures of as many as 300 stores by the end of March. The Seattle-headquartered corporation previously announced that it would be shuttering up to 200 ...Read More

Market Reacts To Death Of Sheldon Adelson

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2021

The recent death of casino businessman billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who died at his southern California home on Monday night at the age of 87, isn’t anticipated to have much of an impact on the foreseeable future of Las Vegas Sands ...Read More

Negreanu Plays Catch-Up In Polk Poker Match

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2021

Canadian Poker master and GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu on Monday squashed his losses to under $500k for the first time since day number 12 of his high-stakes Grudge Match against archrival Doug Polk. The 26th session of their WSOP.c...Read More

SG Extends Supply Deal With Loto-Quebec

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2021

Big gaming technology provider Scientific Games (SG) has announced an extension of its instant and hybrid Lottery games supply contract with Canadian Crown corporation Loto-Quebec. The partnership has officially been extended for another ...Read More

Riot & Bungie Join Up In Cheat Maker Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2021

Cheat makers literally cheat games makers out of millions of dollars each year and are sooner or later made to pay for their sins by the companies whose creations they’re undermining. The latest lawsuit from several recently actione...Read More

WSOP Reveals Online Circuit Line-Up For ‘21

Ben Hamill - January 13, 2021

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) recently announced quite a line-up of online events to be played as part of a Circuit series of virtual events all throughout 2021. Since live Poker events may be off the table for a while yet, the idea is...Read More

Retired Ontario Mother Wins $50k Instant Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 13, 2021

Being at the right place at the right time has paid off for 65-year-old retired banker and mother of four, Diane Webster. The Barrie native recently won an incredible $50,000 top jackpot prize with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporati...Read More

Casino Mogul Sheldon Adelson Dies At 87

Ben Hamill - January 13, 2021

Las Vegas Sands chairman and chief executive Sheldon Adelson has died. He was 87. Adelson, the single biggest donor to the Donald Trump administration as well as several other Republican causes, and an unwavering and significant challeng...Read More

Tokyo Olympics Hangs In The Balance

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2021

Two recent polls in Tokyo have revealed that more than 80% of people want the Olympics postponed, or cancelled altogether. A recent surge in infections has led to a state of emergency, once again putting plans for the Olympics in jeopardy...Read More

Cascades Casino Delta Construction Ongoing

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2021

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s Cascades Casino Delta in Ladner is a project a few years in the making, with actual underground construction work underway since the beginning of 2020. The CA$87 million project received approva...Read More

BCLC Calls On Banks To Promote Safe Gambling

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2021

Financial institutions such as the banking industry could play an important role in the protection of consumers from gambling-related harm. So said BCLC Director of Player Health Jamie Wiebe during his address at the Crown corporation&rsq...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

Raptors And Suns Link Arms In Solidarity

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2021

The NBA on Wednesday reacted strongly to the storming of the Capitol by an angry mob of Trump supporters – a day fittingly described by President-elect Joe Biden as one of the darkest days in the history of the U.S. nation. Raptors...Read More

Obsolescence The No. 1 Enemy Of Greener Tech

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2021

Doing away with a disposable smartphone blueprint which underscores obsolescence is the secret to greener technology and electronics, Earth advocates are now saying. And this change in approach has to do with a great deal more than just s...Read More

IGT Confirms Nevada Approval Of Resort Wallet

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2021

Global casino tech giant International Game Technology (IGT) is celebrating yet another significant milestone achievement following the approval of its carded cashless system, Resort Wallet. The prototype has now successfully passed throu...Read More

Yggdrasil Extends Slot Mechanics To Partners

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2021

Leading online casino games giant Yggdrasil has opened up its proprietary mechanical frameworks in such a way that slot mechanics such as Splitz, Gigablox, and MultiMAX are now available for incorporation by development partners part of i...Read More

Alphonso Davies Named L’Equipe World Player

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2021

Edmonton native and star soccer fullback Alphonso Davies on Monday became one of 4 current Bayern Munich players to be named by prominent French sports daily L’Equipe as part of its world team of the year for 2020. The 20-year-old C...Read More

Gateway Donated CA$78k To Charities In 2020

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2021

Despite a year of bizarre circumstances and a 2020 of which the better part of ten months had been marked by immense challenges, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has remained committed to host communities and charity organisations who ...Read More

PlayOJO Announces Exciting Bingo Year Ahead

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2021

  PlayOJO have an exciting year lined up, with the company proudly announcing a major branded partnership. The online casino will be launching a Bingo room branded around The Masked Singer UK television phenomenon. According to the he...Read More

KFC Announces New Dedicated Gaming Console

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2021

In what many initially thought was an elaborate hoax, fast food chain KFC announced their own gaming console; the KFConsole. One of the key features of the device is that it has a chamber for warming chicken, which is certainly not someth...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

Charles Spencer Buys Property In Muskoka

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2020

Residents of Ontario’s famously untouched Port Carling area have expressed anxiety following the news that Princess Diana’s younger brother has purchased a strip of forest land in Muskoka. Earl Charles Spencer and Canadian wif...Read More

Dan Sewnig Aiming For NJ Poker Pro Top Spot

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2020

Dan “mj23style” Sewnig says though he enjoys the occasional live tournament at venues like the Borgata and Parx, he considers himself a full-time professional online Poker player. Born and raised in New Jersey, the 29-year-old...Read More

More U.S. States Say Yes To Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2020

While the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election may have resulted in a fair quota of excitement on the governance front, the ushering in of a new President and era wasn’t its only focus. Several more decisions were made by way of the ball...Read More

Regulated iGaming Promised In Ontario Budget - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2020

Ontario is officially gearing up to become the first Canadian province to legalise and regulate online gambling. In the province’s budget for 2020-21, Ontario’s Ford Administration commits itself to the introduction of legisla...Read More

2020 A Game-Changing Sports Betting Year

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2020

According to data published by the American Gaming Association, 28 U.S. states had by the end of 2020 either already launched a regulated sports betting market or signed into force the legislation necessary for regulation in the near futu...Read More

Loto-Quebec To Support AML Independent Audit

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2020

Crown corporation Loto-Quebec has pledged its full support and cooperation to a planned independent anti money-laundering and loansharking audit of its oversight of the province’s casinos. Announced by Quebec Minister of Finance Eri...Read More

AEW’s Big Game Announcement Of The Year

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2020

All Elite Wrestling’s big video game announcement of 2020 may just be exactly what fans of wrestling video games have been asking for and craving for years – decades even. But stoking our high expectations of what’s to ...Read More

Vancouver Mayor Wants Indigenous Olympic Bid

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2020

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart believes any future bid to bring another Winter Olympic Games to the city should be headed by Indigenous leaders. So passionate is Stewart about an Indigenous-powered Winter Olympic Games, that he’s n...Read More

Cambridge’s Darwin Notebooks Assumed Stolen

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2020

In 2001, two Charles Darwin notebooks went missing from the Cambridge University Library. At the time, library staff didn’t think too much of the fact that the books could not be found, assuming they’d probably been incorrectl...Read More

News Of Vaccine Driving Casino Stocks Up

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2020

Investors have seemingly out of the blue resumed betting with confidence on casino stocks. And financial and stock exchange experts are convinced it has everything to do with Pfizer and BioNTech’s announcement regarding the 90% effe...Read More

Online Bingo Performs Well In Midst Of Crisis

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2020

A new study focusing on the impact of the online Bingo industry has led to some interesting results. With markets analysed spanning North America, South and Central America, the Middle East and Africa, and even Europe, Asia, the Baltics a...Read More

Top 10 Live Poker Earners Of 2020

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2020

2020 has been a strange and precarious year for most people and certainly the majority of industries. The live Poker industry, in particular, has taken a massive hit – not only in 2020 but also over the past several years. Live Pok...Read More

Women Exiting Workforce As Men Enter Jobs

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2020

A new Royal Bank report reveals that men are entering the job market at three times the rate of their female colleagues amid the challenges and new opportunities created by the global health crisis. In terms of the actual figures, the rep...Read More

Star Citizen Adds Canadian Studio

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2020

Massively multiplayer online game Star Citizen, which is widely known as the never-ending MMO, is adding a brand-new studio to its development portfolio. And best of all is that new addition to the development pipeline is in fact a Canadi...Read More

Mobile Gaming To Surpass $200 Billion By 2023

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2020

The most recent estimations are that mobile gaming could be a market worth well in excess of $200 billion by 2023. And that it’s an economic explosion part-created by the global health crisis of 2019-20. While game segments across t...Read More

Noisy Albertans To Help Keep Coyotes Wild

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2020

The conservation of Alberta’s wild coyotes has become an increasingly more urgent appeal in recent years, with the animals grown more at ease in their interactions with people as well as domesticated pets. This is obviously not desi...Read More

No Politics For Nintendo’s Animal Crossing

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2020

Since the game was first launched in March 2020, Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become a favourite platform among many with a brand or an idea to sell to players. Much of what has been happening is however about to bec...Read More

Canadian Online Gaming To Benefit From 5G Tech

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2020

The advent of 5G technology has sparked its fair share of conspiracy theories – even amongst famously level-headed Canadians. Activists buying into false 5G news doing the rounds on social media have even gone as far as setting fire...Read More

The Likely Future Of Online Poker In Canada

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2020

The global health crisis has turned our world and country upside down. So much so, that even as the world celebrates the successful development of a likely vaccine, it will likely be several more months before Canadians will be able to re...Read More

How Bingo Lifted Our Spirits Throughout 2020

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2020

When more than 400 people made their way to a single public parking lot in Windsor, Ont. earlier this year, the message was clear: something big and newsworthy was in the air. And exactly so it turned out to be too, because all 400+ of th...Read More

NFL Rolls Out Seven-Point Mobility Plan

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2020

Initially adopted by the NFL in 2003, the recently expanded diversity hiring-focused Rooney Rule has seen a much smaller share of successes than what it has witnessed a system lacking actual bite. But the league hopes to change all of tha...Read More

ANR Says Q3 Hike Proof Of Smoke-Free Casino’s Success

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2020

Non-smoking policies do not pose any material risks to the earning power of land-based casinos. So said the American Non-smoker’ Rights Foundation (ANR) in response to the release of positive Q3 revenue reports by so-called “s...Read More

New Study Shows The Mental Health Benefits Of Gaming

Ben Hamill - December 20, 2020

Playing video games – so suggests a ground-breaking Oxford University study – can be good for mental health. The breakthrough study, which focused primarily on Nintendo’s Animal Crossing and EA’s Plants vs. Zombies...Read More

Hyperloop May Prove Too Big A Deal For Canada

Ben Hamill - December 19, 2020

2020 witnessed high-speed ground level transportation history in the making when humans for the first time ever travelled at airline speeds in a hyperloop pod across a half-kilometre stretch of Nevada terrain. Success meant that the Virgi...Read More

Curacao Announces iGaming Overhaul

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2020

So desperate has the state of Dutch-controlled Caribbean island Curacao’s economy reportedly become, that the region has stated its intention of overhauling its entire online gambling system and regulatory approach to comply with th...Read More

Excitement As Neymar Jr Rejoins PokerStars

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2020

He’s a world champion Olympic gold football star with a 50 million+ fanbase. But Forbes’ fourth highest paid athlete of 2020 is also a Poker fan without parallel – so much so that his dog’s named Poker! And now tha...Read More

Economic Analyst Predicts Positive 2021 For Casinos

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2020

Prominent television host Jim Cramer says he’s optimistic about casino stocks as he looks ahead to 2021. The CNBC economic analyst said once vaccinations have been rolled out globally, there will be nothing stopping people from trav...Read More

Boyd Gaming To Offload Eldorado Casino

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2020

Big gaming brand Boyd Gaming Corporation has inked a deal that will see it divest itself of Clark County gaming landmark Eldorado Casino. Reportedly set to acquire Eldorado is local gaming entity DeSimone Gaming Inc. The actual purchase p...Read More

LeoVegas’ Pink Casino Brand Coming To Canada

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2020

Canadians will soon be able to enjoy all of the best online casino entertainment offered by LeoVegas’ Pink Casino brand. The international online casino operator announced on Monday that it will for the first time ever take its Pink...Read More

BCLC Awarded Level 4 WLA Certification

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2020

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has for the fourth year in a row been awarded Level 4 World Lottery Association (WLA) certification. Awarded for excellence in responsible gambling, Level 4 certification is the highest leve...Read More

Google To Allow Users To Limit Gambling Ads

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2020

Google has announced that it will in future be allowing its users to limit the number of ads seen across certain categories – most notably alcohol, and with gambling an additional option. The new feature will likely be available wor...Read More

Disney Drops Anti-Gambling Stance With ESPN+

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2020

Traditionally a company opposed to gambling, and to such an extent that only a little over 2 years ago it had been willing to drop millions in support of its family-friendly cause, Disney has clearly done a one-eighty on the topic of spor...Read More

More Accounts Of Abuse Added To CHL Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2020

A class action lawsuit filed against the Canadian Hockey League by two former league players in June 2020 has been joined by at least fourteen more former CHL players. The newly-joined players have now submitted affidavits with the Ontari...Read More

Saskatoon Bingo Hall Say They’re Not Spreaders

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2020

Saskatoon Bingo hall City Centre Bingo has lashed out at Saskatchewan health officials over their October 24 warning about the possibility of the venue being a potential super spreader of infections. Despite the venue’s November 3 o...Read More

Historic Moulin Rouge Sold To Foreign Firm

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2020

After years of failed promises, false hope, and contractual setbacks, the historic and long-deserted Moulin Rouge near downtown Las Vegas has been sold to a new owner. Once the sole desegregated gaming and entertainment venue in the South...Read More

Cree Artist Creates Indigenous Ikea Showroom

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2020

Indigenous representation has finally come to Ikea. The world-famous retailer’s Edmonton location has bunched up with Bigstone Cree Nation visual artist Lance Cardinal to create the big brand’s very first Indigenous showroom. ...Read More

BGaming Inks Huge Deal With SoftGamings

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2020

Recognised iGaming studio BGaming has inked a significant partnership in association with mobile-focused software solutions and gaming platforms provider SoftGamings. The deal is focused on integration and global distribution and is expec...Read More

5 Saskatchewan Bingo Halls To Temporarily Close

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2020

Although permitted to remain open even with the latest safety restrictions in place, several Bingo halls in Saskatchewan have opted to voluntarily close. A combination of a major reduction in capacity and concerns about safety has led som...Read More

WSOP Saves Face And Resolves Payout Error

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2020

A recent high-profile presumably technical glitch very nearly threatened the integrity of the 2020 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event. What had started out a $100 rebuy satellite event wasted no time at all devolving into mass confu...Read More

Coming New From Microgaming This December

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2020

Coming from casino software giant Microgaming this December is a world of online gaming entertainment simply waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. There’s a smashing new online Poker game, a Las Vegas-style African safari slot, and ...Read More

ORYX Gaming Announces WGES 2020 Sponsorship

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2020

Bragg Gaming Group’s ORYX Gaming has announced that it will be one of the proud sponsors of the 2020 edition of the World Gaming Executive Summit (WGES). The event is scheduled for 8 – 9 Dec., and will this year be held virtua...Read More

Habanero Releases Christmas Gift Rush Slot

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2020

Habanero is helping online video slot enthusiasts celebrate the festive season with their newly released Christmas Gift Rush game. The 3x3 slot truly succeeds at setting a festive Christmas mood with its explosion of colourful symbols and...Read More

Microsoft Is Building A Future In Gaming

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2020

Microsoft is a company very much focused on gaming. When asked about the company’s efforts in terms of coming out at the top of the console war during Microsoft’s annual shareholder meeting for 2020, CEO Satya Nadella made the...Read More

Canada Sports Betting Bill Gets Green Light

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2020

Regulated single-event sports betting is coming to Canada. This will be made a reality by the passing of Liberal Government MP Kevin Waugh’s Bill C-218, better known as the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act. Sports betting in C...Read More

Evolution Begins NetEnt Integration Process

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2020

Live casino specialist Evolution has officially commenced with a reorganisation of online video slots giant NetEnt. This forms part of NetEnt’s full integration with Evolution following the latter’s successful $2.30 billion ac...Read More

Partypoker To Exit All Unregulated Markets

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2020

Online Poker brand partypoker, which is owned and operated by GVC Holdings, has confirmed having begun its exit from roughly a dozen unregulated markets. This as a result parent company GVC’s decision to depart from all markets clas...Read More

Grover Gaming & TNT Settle Hacking Dispute

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2020

Grover Gaming and sister affiliate Banilla Games, a South Carolina-based gaming tech and development company, have reportedly now settled out of court its copyright infringement dispute with North Carolina-based competitor TNT Amusements....Read More

Netflix December Line Up Delivers The Goods

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2020

It’s December and celebrating the holiday season with even more Christmas releases than those launched in November is Netflix Canada. Also coming our way are several non-Christmassy highlights - include the George Clooney-directed T...Read More

Slingo Originals Stun With Slingo Lightning

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2020

Slingo Originals have once again nailed the crossover from Bingo into the wonderful world of online video slots with the release of their electrifying new Slingo Lightning title. The 5x5 Bingo slot boasts several thrilling features and a ...Read More

Rising Soccer Star Aiming for Olympics

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2020

Exciting young Canadian soccer talent Julia Grosso has a winning outlook on sport and on life. Instead of becoming impatient with the process of being moulded into the best young midfielder that she can be, she’s embracing the growt...Read More

Kwalee To Explore In-Game Ads With AdInMo

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2020

According to the results of a new survey conducted by Pocketgamer, more than a quarter of all mobile game developers plan to begin monetizing their free-to-play games in the next six months. And they plan on achieving this with actual in-...Read More

Microgaming Welcomes Aurum To Network

Ben Hamill - November 29, 2020

Online casino games pioneer Microgaming’s independent game makers’ collective only continues to grow larger and more impressive. The latest new addition to the clan is specialist online video slots creators Aurum Signature Stu...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

Playtech Inks Significant eSports Deal

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2020

An exciting new agreement between casino software development powerhouse Playtech plc and Nevada-based gaming tech giant Golden Matrix Group Inc. will focus on increasing both industry giants’ shares and interests in the global eSpo...Read More

Troubled Teen Schools Under Fire For Abuse

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2020

U.S. boarding schools for so-called troubled teens are thought to currently house roughly 40,000 children across their facilities – many of whom are Canadian children sent south of the border by parents in search of secure housing a...Read More

Buzz Bingo To Launch NetEnt-Powered Slots

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2020

Buzz Bingo, the UK’s largest Bingo operator, has now integrated online video slots giant NetEnt’s highest quality premium iGaming titles with its own offerings and platform. Following a successful integration, Buzz Bingo&rsquo...Read More

MGA Games Launch New Sweet Home Bingo Game

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2020

Bingo is bigger than big not only online, but specifically also in terms of its popularity among mobile Bingo enthusiasts. And ready to answer to the demand for more Bingo entertainment is MGA Games, who have just launched an updated and ...Read More

NGCB Loses Steve Wynn Local Licence Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2020

The 2019 court application by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) to have Wynn Resorts founder Steve Wynn declared unfit to a hold a casino licence in the state has been dismissed.  Clark County District Judge Adriana Escobar rule...Read More

All41Studios Links Up With Pronet Gaming

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2020

For All41Studios, making a name for themselves in exclusive partnership with industry giant Microgaming is starting to really pay off. By now a familiar name across the global iGaming playing field, the studio has aced yet another stellar...Read More

Record-Setting Raffle In Memory Of Joey Moss

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2020

An incredible $991,800 has been raised for the benefit of a memorial fund created by Edmonton’s Winnifred Stewart Association in honour of long-time Edmonton Oilers and EE Football Team locker room attendant the late Joey Moss. The ...Read More

Cascades Casino Cladding Up For Winter

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2020

Though present challenges are making it difficult to wager an accurate prediction regarding when construction can be expected to resume at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s North Bay Cascades Casino, the operator giant has stres...Read More

WhatIfGod Wins PokerStars EPT Main Event

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2020

PokerStars’ European Poker Tour Online Series concluded with a spectacular $5,200 buy-in Main Event on Wednesday, with the final table and $1,019,081 first prize winner none other than two-time WCOOP champion, Sweden’s “...Read More

Actor Michael J. Fox Announces Hit Retirement

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2020

Edmonton-born Hollywood actor Michael J. Fox is retiring from acting to focus on his health. The beloved Spin City actor, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at only 29, revealed his retirement plans in his new memoir, No Tim...Read More

iPoker Network Confirm A Surge In Bitcoin Withdrawals

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2020

A recent surge in Bitcoin’s value has led to Costa Rica-headquartered online operator Winning Poker Network having had to buy millions of dollars in bitcoin nearly daily in order to keep up with players’ withdrawal demands. Pl...Read More

Lions Club To Revisit Bingo Safety Plans

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2020

The relief experienced by Bingo enthusiasts at the return of their favourite pastime to Parkdale Sherwood Lions Club after six months of no Bingo seems to have not been destined to last. Only two months of Bingo enjoyment later, as approv...Read More

Casino Cash Restrictions Could Have Halted Money Laundering

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2020

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in B.C. has been told that, had restrictions been imposed on the amount of cash customers were permitted to bring onto the casino floor, money laundering would have not as been so sim...Read More

Bill Perkins Calls Time On Grudge Match

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2020

Fans and followers of Canadian Poker player Daniel Negreanu and Doug “Truck Driver” Polk and their rather bizarre WSOP.com Grudge Match were this week treated to the stuff that makes of Poker such an entertaining experience &n...Read More

Casino Rama To Finally Reopen Its Doors

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2020

Ontario’s Casino Rama will after eight long months of closure finally reopen its doors. Though a definite reopening date has not yet been announced, Rama First Nation Chief Ted Williams this week confirmed that the popular venue is ...Read More

Newcomer Landon Tice Wins MSPT Main Event

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2020

Sunday’s 2020 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,100 Main Event saw a field of 1,123 entries spend nearly 16 hours battling it out on the felt for a whopping $201,529. The winner turned out to be 21-year-old Landon Tice from B...Read More

EA Rolls Out Spending Limits For FIFA 21

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2020

Video games maker EA recently rolled out new measures it believes will offer protection to players of its FIFA games that typically feature FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) packs, which are essentially loot boxes. FIFA Playtime, EA’s versio...Read More

Yggdrasil Unveils New Moley Moolah Slot

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2020

With the launch of their new Moley Moolah online video slot, Yggdrasil helps players dig deep in the garden for big cash prizes. A medium volatility slot developed for the studio by YG Masters partner Gameflex, Moley Moolah is set in the ...Read More

Alberta Horse Racing Celebrates Upswing

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2020

Horse racing in Alberta has witnessed record figures in terms of revenue generated by Thoroughbred live racing events over recent weeks – with Edmonton’s Century Mile Racetrack and Casino alone reporting spend totalling a stag...Read More

ALC Takes Record Number Of US Election Bets

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2020

Even though Canadians enjoyed no voting rights in the November 3 U.S. Presidential Election, they still displayed a keen interest by wagering about CA$436,000 via Crown corporation Atlantic Lottery Corp.’s Pro-Line platform. This ac...Read More

Badziakouski & Eibinger Pocket EPT On A Chop

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2020

That the 2020 PokerStars European Poker Tour Online has only been running for a little over a week has not deterred some of the biggest names in the competition from already having scooped up some of the largest of the big-money prizes. T...Read More

IOC Banking Tokyo Success On Vaccination

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2020

Not only is next year’s successful staging of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, a main order of business for the country as well as the International Olympic Committee right now, but also that spectators will be in a position ...Read More

Play’n GO Unveils New Viking Runecraft Bingo

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2020

Play’n GO has just turned one of its most popular slots of all time into a super impressive Bingo game. Featuring 90-ball online video Bingo, Viking Runecraft Bingo allows players to play up to 4 cards at any given time. Just the s...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

Kim Ng Becomes The First Female GM In The MLB

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2020

Baseball stalwart Kim Ng has become the first female General Manager in the history of the MLB when she was named the new GM of the Miami Marlins. Ng previously served in the role of Senior Vice President of Baseball operations for the ML...Read More

WSOP To Host $10,000 Live Main Event In 2020

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2020

Since unprecedented times call for unique solutions, there will this year be a 2020 World Series of Poker live Main Event, after all. The World Series of Poker on Friday announced that the official Main Event for the year will begin onlin...Read More

Black-Ish Star’s Mom Chose Bingo Over Obama

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2020

American actor and television show presenter Anthony Anderson’s mom Doris is such a big Bingo fan that she chose the game over a chance to accompany the star on a visit to the White House and a meet-and-greet with President Barack O...Read More

Iconic Bally’s Brand To Be Given New Life

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2020

The iconic Bally’s, only the third casino to open in Atlantic City New Jersey, making its grand debut in 1979, has been given a new lease on life. Recently acquired from Caesars Entertainment by the Rhode Island company previously k...Read More

Lewis Hamilton Seen Revving To Go At GGPoker

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2020

Six-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton was recently seen playing high-stakes online Poker alongside Poker greats Isaac Haxton, Niklas Astedt, Artur Martirosian, and Christian Rudolph in the $1.25 million-guaranteed Event #7 of...Read More

Playtech Add New Game To Age Of Gods Slots Series

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2020

Games development powerhouse and casino software provider Playtech has just released a brand-new progressive jackpot online slot of epic proportions. Age of the Gods Norse: Book of Dwarves is the latest title to be added by the award-winn...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

Bagsful Of Christmas With Netflix November

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2020

Netflix Canada’s November line-up is all about the magic of Christmas. Barring the fourth season of The Crown, a show about Brazilian drag queens, and the odd crime dramady, it’s pretty much a jingle-belling show planned for t...Read More

DraftKings Facing Legal Action Over Proxy Bet

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2020

Sports betting and fantasy sports operator DraftKings may have to defend its decision not to permit the placing of bets by means of a proxy after freezing a Florida man’s New Jersey mobile sports betting account in October. This onl...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

Fallsview Casino Jewelry Thief Charged

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2020

A 55-year-old Brampton resident and driving instructor by trade will not be permitted to visit Niagara Falls’ Fallsview Casino Resort or any of the other on-site stores and amenities for at least 16 months. Following a February 2020...Read More

New Witches Movie In Trouble For Making Disabilities Scary

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2020

A Warner Bros. remake of Roald Dahl’s scary children’s classic “The Witches” is causing quite the upset among social activists and people living with disabilities. Now out on HBO Max in the U.S., and coming to Cana...Read More

Cross-Party Sports Betting Bill Getting Cross-Party Support

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2020

Canada has moved another step closer to legalised single-game sports betting. MP Kevin Waugh put the facts to the table with the second reading of a bill that would allow Canadians to benefit not only from taxable revenue generated by par...Read More

Hanover Man Wins Big With Instant Bingo

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2020

A resident from Hanover, Ontario, is an incredible CA$100,000 richer after playing the uber-popular Instant Bingo Doubler, a product of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). 61-year-old Hanover retiree Merlin MacKinnon is the late...Read More

Microgaming Reveal New Game Releases For November

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2020

Casino games giant Microgaming has quite the treat in store for iGaming enthusiasts this November, with several exciting new slots and RNG casino games scheduled for release throughout the month. There’s a celebrity collaboration wi...Read More

Valve Unveils New Streamlined Steam Playtest

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2020

  Great news for players who enjoy trial-playing new title releases on Steam is that Valve is now adding a feature to the platform that will invite gamers to test new games directly from the Steam client – meaning no more need...Read More

Microgaming’s New deadmau5 Slot Goes Live

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2020

Leading online casino software developer Microgaming’s new deadmau5 online video slot has officially launched globally. And taking centre stage is none other than Canadian superstar DJ and electronic music master Joel Thomas Zimmerm...Read More

PokerStars & Team Furia Ink eSports Deal

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2020

The world of eSports is living an explosive boom not showing signs of settling down anytime soon. And riding the wave of success by making the most of every new opportunity to come its way is online Poker titan PokerStars – courtesy...Read More

A Christmas Of Racing Planned For Woodbine

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2020

Christmas is coming to Woodbine Mohawk Park. Ontario’s Woodbine Entertainment this week announced an all-new live racing schedule extending well into December and the holidays. Breaking with the traditional schedule will allow more ...Read More

BCLC Accused of Turning a Blind Eye To Money Laundering

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2020

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry Into Money Laundering In B.C. has heard a first-hand account of how a former casino investigator had been met with a culture of indifference upon being appointed by the province’s Gaming Policy and E...Read More

Glider May Be The Key To Right Whale Survival

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2020

An underwater acoustic glider has proven to be successful at detecting the presence of North Atlantic right whales migrating to and from Canadian waters. The technology, which was developed by the University of New Brunswick in associatio...Read More

Cullen Commission Hears Of $1.8M Cash Gamble

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2020

The Cullen Commission has heard how in December 2014, a VIP patron had, over the space of a single week hauled cash to the value of $1.8 million into British Columbia’s River Rock Casino & Resort – ready to be gambled. The...Read More

Rotary Clubs Helping Others With Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2020

Since it is the mission of Rotary International to stand in service and support working towards the goodwill of others, community and charity events are an important part of what the organisation does. And since Bingo is stalwart go-to ac...Read More

All-Canadian Division On The NHL Table

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2020

Since the continued closure of the Canada/U.S. border is a deciding factor impacting how the NHL will have to operate in the coming season, the league is currently considering creating a competition to be played among Canadian clubs only....Read More

GGPoker Sets World Record With 2020 WSOP

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2020

It’s official. The World Series of Poker Online Event 77: $5,000 Main Event hosted by GGPoker on September 6, 2020, has emerged the holder of a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Prize Pool for an Online Poker Tournament. The...Read More

Yggdrasil Gaming Receives ISO Accreditation

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2020

There’s obviously no stopping online casino industry leader Yggdrasil Gaming. Just days ago, the studio announced that it has now been awarded ISO 27001 accreditation – proof yet again of the online casino games developer/dist...Read More

Galaxy Store Overhaul Focused On Gaming

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2020

Tech and smartphone giant Samsung have given its Galaxy Store a complete overhaul. And not surprisingly, the focus is this time around nearly exclusively on gaming and the mobile gaming experience. Notable also is that Samsung has comple...Read More

Quebec Man Wins CA$1.3M Playing Powerbucks™

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2020

October 18 is a date Laval resident Elie Chebli is unlikely to ever forget. This was the day the Quebec native won a whopping CA$1,321,851 playing Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Gateway at Loto-Québec’s online gaming we...Read More

Poker Pro In Tax Battle With Canadian Authorities

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2020

2010 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Jonathan Duhamel reportedly owes the Canadian federal government an amount of CA$1,2,114 in back-taxes from money earned playing professional Poker during the period 2010-2012. What’s mor...Read More

Microgaming Teases Exciting New Poker Suite

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2020

Big news making Poker headlines this week is that online casino games titan Microgaming has announced the upcoming launch of an all-new offering. The news comes only months after the industry-leading developer/supplier closed down its Mic...Read More

Court Dismisses Climate Change Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2020

A Federal Court judge this week dismissed an application pushing for the Canadian Government to be held responsible for its role played in contributing to climate change. The lawsuit was brought before the court by a group of 15 young Can...Read More

Apple’s Arbitrariness Yet Again Scrutinised

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2020

Technology giant and iPhone-maker Apple Inc.’s arbitrary rules of inclusion and exclusion are behind Facebook’s cloud games launch on Android, but not on iOS. Facebook’s failure to launch on Apple devices is the latest s...Read More

Tim Hortons To Trial Reusable Containers

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2020

Canadian fast food restaurant chain Tim Hortons is on a mission to reduce single-use waste. The multinational chain says it hopes to achieve this through a new partnership with private recycling giant TerraCycle’s Loop, a zero-waste...Read More

Cullen Commission Turns Focus To River Rock

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2020

Though only a few days into the next phase of hearings, the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia has already managed to unearth more shocking information. The hearings have delved into the unsavoury going...Read More

Researchers Discuss Right Whale Plight

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2020

This week, virtual gatherings were conducted and attended by researchers from all over the U.S. and Canada - with the focus being on the preservation the endangered right whale. The North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium invites input from...Read More

Yggdrasil Gaming’s Hades Gigablox™ Goes Live

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2020

This past October 22 saw the release of a phenomenal new video slot by leading online casino software developer Yggdrasil Gaming. Hades Gigablox™ is only the second slot featuring the studio’s new GIGABLOX™ mechanic. Th...Read More

NetEnt And Red Tiger Enlarge Canadian Footprints

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2020

Premium iGaming solutions and casino software provider NetEnt, along with NetEnt-owned online slots development specialist Red Tiger, have announced a major expansion initiative in the Canadian online gaming market. An enlarged operator b...Read More

Rank Names Playtech Exclusive Bingo Partner

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2020

Premium casino software and technology solutions supplier Playtech has successfully reached yet another of its group transformation objectives by inking an extended dal with the Rank Group. UK Bingo and online casino giant the Rank Group ...Read More

Google And Apple Facing U.S. Federal Action

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2020

Three federal lawsuits filed in Alabama and Connecticut take issue with Apple and
Google’s free-to-play casino games offering in-game currency in return for real money. Two Selby County residents and a third person from Connec...Read More

B.C.’s Cullen Commission Enters Next Phase

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2020

Monday this week saw the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia enter its next phase of hearings in Vancouver, B.C. Resumed only on October 26 instead of the initially-scheduled October 13, the current phas...Read More

Dixon Beats Newgarden To Win IndyCar Title

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2020

Sunday’s grand finale IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix race at St. Petersburg, Florida, saw New Zealander and Team Penske driver Scott Dixon deny Joseph Newgarden his IndyCar crown by a mere 2 points on the roster.  Not even...Read More

B.C. To File Loot Box Class-Action Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2020

British Columbia is on the verge of its very first official loot box class action lawsuit. Filed on September 30 by plaintiffs Mark Sutherland and Shawn Moore, from British Columbia and Ontario, respectively, the suit alleges that loot bo...Read More

Kornuth Back In The Black In Galfond Challenge

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2020

Whether or not career Poker player Chance Kornuth will ultimately succeed where both VeniVidi1993 and ActionFreak have failed remains to be seen. But as for right now, and following Wednesday’s session, Kornuth’s $190,000 fini...Read More

Pragmatic Play To Power EGR Operator Awards

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2020

Leading iGaming content provider Pragmatic Play will act as headline sponsor for the annual EGR Operator Awards 2020. This year, the event that’s been dubbed the Oscars of the iGaming world will be hosted virtually for the first tim...Read More

Google Stadia Launch Free Games

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2020

Google is luring people into cloud gaming by enticing them with a series of free-to-play Stadia game demos. Games such as Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle and Humankind, launched earlier this week on Stadia, will be available to play for free f...Read More

Poker Veteran Sam Grizzle Dies

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2020

Professional player Sam Grizzle, widely known as one of the funniest guys in the Poker world, has died. Grizzle was 67 years old. After suffering a serious stroke and brain aneurysm on Sunday, October 18, Grizzle reportedly fell into a co...Read More

Vegas Casinos Ramp Up Security Amid Crime Spree

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2020

Violent crime on The Strip and in especially the Las Vegas Boulevard has witnessed a steady rise. Aggravated assault in particular is up at least 4 per cent compared to this time last year. As a result, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has r...Read More

Negreanu Says He Has No Problem With VPNs

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2020

Canadian Poker whizz Daniel Negreanu says he has no problem with players making use of a VPN to hide their real physical location – just as long as they are who they say they are. The GGPoker Ambassador shared his personal views on ...Read More

Google Lawsuit Welcomed Despite U.S. Agenda

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2020

The U.S. government has launched an antitrust pre-election litigation war on search and tech giant Google. And though such a move certainly indicates a new willingness on government’s part to take action against big-tech monopolies,...Read More

Loto-Québec Launches Reels On Instagram

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2020

Crown corporation and gaming giant Loto-Québec is officially on Instagram. The local gaming and entertainment supplier says that it hopes to step up its presence on social media, and by so doing, connect more effectively with local...Read More

Greg Vanney Upset Over Supporters’ Shield Award

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2020

Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney says the decision to not award the Supporters’ Shield to any club this year is disappointing and disgraceful. The decision referred to by Vanney was made by the group charged with overseeing the han...Read More

Pragmatic Play To Supply Huge Bingo Operator

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2020

Pragmatic Play, this year’s lead sponsor of the prestigious EGR Operator Awards 2020, continues to make online casino news headlines this week. The award-winning content supplier has been named the exclusive Bingo provider to leadin...Read More

Verley Calls Out Nyx Dream Catcher Video

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2020

The message from Canada’s Drag Race queen Ilona Verley is clear; Indigenous cultures aren’t costumes and should be respected as such. Verley and several others were recently seen calling out Nyx Professional Makeup for cultura...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

Yggdrasil Thrills With New Hyperburst Slot

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2020

Yggdrasil Gaming has released a new online slot, and judging by first appearances, this one plans on sticking around for many more years to come. From the boosting of lucky streaks to a superb show of features, the award-winning online ca...Read More

Doug Polk’s Trash Talk Falls Flat Ahead of Negreanu Game

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2020

There’s now less than a fortnight remaining until Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu’s heads-up match on PokerGO. And judging by Doug Polk’s pre-game trash talk, his intention of taking out the trash is nothing more than fear...Read More

Playtech Welcomes Espresso Games To The Fold

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2020

One of the world’s leading suppliers of online gaming and sports betting software and a celebrated provider of turnkey solutions in the online gaming arena, Playtech needs no introduction at all. The company’s Playtech Games M...Read More

Exciting Link-Up Between Evolution And Wynn

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2020

American casino and sports betting operator Wynn Sports Interactive has announced an exciting new partnership alongside live casino iGaming specialist Evolution, formerly Evolution Gaming. The alliance will allow Wynn Sports Interactive t...Read More

VLTs & Casinos Re-Shuttered Across Quebec

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2020

Unprecedented situations call for unique and targeting responses. Which is why Crown corporation Loto-Québec’s decision to temporarily close one of its most popular best-performing casinos, as well as all Video Lottery Termin...Read More

Police Called To Break Up Huge Bingo Event

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2020

So eager are residents of Montreal to continue to play Bingo that on Wednesday, police had no option but to visit a local gaming hall and order organisers to send 170 players home. This official visit came after an initial warning had alr...Read More

Toronto Raptors Unveil 3 Of 5 New Uniforms

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2020

The Toronto Raptors this week unveiled three new uniforms to be worn during the coming season. Five new uniforms will be worn, announced the team, of which two will only be revealed closer to the start of the new season. The jerseys, so ...Read More

Late Humboldt Broncos Coach Honoured In Alta

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2020

The coach who died in April 2018 in the fatal crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team’s bus and a private semi was recently honoured with a bronze statue in his hometown of Peace River, Alberta. Darcy Haugan, 42 at t...Read More

Microgaming Inks Megaways™ Deal

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2020

Leading online casino games developer and distribution giant Microgaming has announced the inking of a partnership alongside Big Time Gaming. The new deal will authorise the development giant to incorporate Big Time’s proprietary Me...Read More

Bingo Hoping For A Break In Colorado Vote

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2020

Bingo may be about to benefit from the biggest legislative break Colorado has ever seen. Bingo halls will be banking on voter support in November and a dice rolling in favour of Amendment C. Should the chips fall in favour of the amendmen...Read More

Xbox Series X Is Quick & Quiet, But It’s Also Too Hot

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

So hot to the touch is the Microsoft’s Xbox Series X that some reporters, influencers and creators who have managed to get their hands on an early release, found themselves using the hardware as a makeshift fireplace, with others ye...Read More

NetEnt Hyped About Expanded DraftKings Deal

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

Top online slots and casino games developer NetEnt remains fully focused on U.S. expansion. To this end, the Stockholm-listed iGaming provider has now expanded its existing partnership with American daily fantasy sports and sports betting...Read More

Buffalo Sabres Sign Taylor Hall In $8M Deal

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

They’ve been called everything from moribund to the NHL’s biggest disaster. But the Buffalo Sabres are hoping to soon turn all of that around – and they’re banking on an US$8 million deal involving the sweepstakes ...Read More

Light Source Synchrotron To Upgrade To 2.0

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

More than 3,000 experiments have been completed at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron in Saskatoon – experiments that are helping scientists develop everything from cancer treatments to new processes in geology and biochemistry. ...Read More

Racing Night Live At Woodbine Returns To TSN

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2020

Woodbine Entertainment is eager to allow everyone keen on horseracing to experience the thrill of the live event. And even though in-person attendance currently remains restricted to only a limited number of fans permitted through the gat...Read More

Play’n GO Launch New Reactoonz 2 Slots Sequel

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2020

Only a few weeks ago Play’n GO launched the sequel to its smash-hit Jolly Roger slot, Jolly Roger 2. Now, the Växjö-headquartered developer has announced the release of yet another anticipated sequel to an equally popular ...Read More

GTO Leads To The Ultimate Poker Conundrum

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2020

Game Theory Optimal Poker is about as controversial and disparity-invoking an issue as counting cards in Blackjack. And since Poker is a game of player-on-player as opposed to Blackjack’s player-vs-dealer, GTO supporters are natural...Read More

Amazon Finally Cans Crucible

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2020

Ecommerce and online entertainment giant Amazon have officially canned Crucible, their free-to-play multiplayer shooter game. Crucible has no sustainable future explained Amazon’s Crucible team in a recent blog post. And no surprise...Read More

Facebook QAnon Ban Left Too Late

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2020

Facebook’s recent announcement regarding its planned removal of any accounts associated with or affiliated to conspiracy theory QAnon is necessary and welcome – but at the same time also a case of too little, too late, say exp...Read More

Derek Stevens Waves MLB Bet Payday Goodbye

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

Las Vegas casino mogul Derek Stevens is expected to lose two major MLB bets bound to see him literally thousands of dollars out of pocket. Thanks to calculated money wagered on the Miami Marlins winning the National League as well as the ...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

Gateway Loan Causes Stir In House Of Commons

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

The CA$200 million Federal Government loan extended to Gateway Casinos & Entertainment as part of government’s Large Employer Emergency Financing project has emerged quite the subject of dissension in the House of Commons. ...Read More

PACOOP 2020 A Success, Next Up New Jersey

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

Thanks to Canadian online Poker and iGaming operator PokerStars, online Poker is thriving in regulated U.S. states such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania. With the second edition of PokerStars’ Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker...Read More

Missing Poker Man Possibly Killed By Backer

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2020

Jon Jonsson, the Icelandic Poker player last seen alive leaving a hotel in Dublin, Ireland, on February 9 last year, may have been killed by a backer. According to an unnamed detainee currently serving time in a local prison in Iceland, J...Read More

Dorion Shooting To Rope In Matt Murray

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2020

Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion has put his money on netminder Matt Murray – no doubt hoping for a period of reprieve following at least two superbly difficult seasons. And difficult seasons, no less, that included a roaring upset ...Read More

Indoor Bingo Helps Save Service Clubs

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2020

Branch 56 of the Royal Canadian Legion in the Pleasantville neighbourhood St. John’s aren’t wishing the summer they’ve only just managed to survive on their worst enemies. A normally bustling summer of weddings and recep...Read More

Apple’s Craftiness Called Out By Ex-Director

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2020

Apple Inc. is the epitome of the double industry standard. So says former Apple App Store Director Phil Shoemaker of Apple’s keep-out policies responsible for preventing Xbox Game Pass and Google Stadia from selling their wares to i...Read More

Mar Arrested At Illegal Gambling Den Tied To Canadian PM

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2020

One of the individuals associated with the illegal gambling den raided by police this summer as part of Project Endgame has now been confirmed as having what appears to be commercial development ties with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Tr...Read More

US Sports Betting Hits a Record High

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2020

Despite a year bringing about more challenges than what the world has witnessed in a very long time, sports betting, at least, seems to be on the road to recovery. Figures recently published by the American Gaming Association show August ...Read More

Canada Experiences Massive Retail Marijuana Boom

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2020

Canada’s adult-use Marijuana retail market now stands valued at a phenomenal CA$2.8 billion per year. The latest annual projection follows a record July and a 15.2 per cent improvement over June’s record – in July all th...Read More

Negreanu And Polk Talk About Grudge Match Rules

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2020

They’re ready to launch, say Poker champs Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk. Having in July agreed to a heads-up style Poker grudge match, it now seems they’ve finished hashing out the final details. The so-called grudge match wi...Read More

Mike Postle Suing His Critics For Damages

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2020

In an unexpected turn of events, alleged Stones Gambling House cheater Mike Postle has turned plaintiff in his own legal matter raised against certain members of the Poker community. The man previously accused of having bamboozled hundred...Read More

Spearhead Unveils Wilds Of Wall Street II

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2020

Spearhead Studios’ original Wilds of Wall Street online slot was so successful that the developer has now released a sequel for the enjoyment of fans of the wildly popular game. Wilds of Wall Street II, which game was first shown at...Read More

Ex-Crown Chairman Admits To Shameful Threats

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2020

An inquiry into the suitability of Crown Resorts to hold its licence for its new casino planned for Sydney later this year has unearthed quite the pandora’s box of embarrassments. The government enquiry has now led to former Crown R...Read More

Why Caring About Your Looks Isn’t Being Vain

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2020

There exists a terrible misconception that if true beauty comes from within, then by some strange and twisted logic, it must also be true that spending too much time looking our outer best must be vain. This isn’t true and is actual...Read More

Police Raid Gambling Den At Toronto Mansion

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2020

Law enforcement authorities have seized a massive mansion in a quiet neighbourhood just north of Toronto – along with alcohol to the value of CA$1.5 million, roughly a million dollars in cash, 11 firearms, and thousands of rounds of...Read More

London Western District Restart Live Races

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2020

After a long hiatus live horse racing is finally making a return to London’s Western District Fair in Ontario. Horse racing eventually returns to the popular premises this week – with live harness racing expected to thrill hor...Read More

Gaming Deals At Play In $381M Playboy Sale

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2020

The late Hugh Hefner’s Playboy brand has long enjoyed strong ties with the world of casinos and gaming. And now that New York special acquisition vehicle Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. is forking out a cool $381 million to acquire...Read More

Evolution Rebrands and Launches Craps Live

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2020

The planned launch of an upcoming new live dealer online casino game by live casino specialist developer/supplier Evolution - previously Evolution Gaming - could mean that Craps Live may become the first-ever game released under the banne...Read More

LoL Virtual K-Pop Group To Release 1st Album

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2020

The long-anticipated debut album by League of Legends universe virtual K-pop group K/DA will eventually be released on November 6, LoL creators Riot Games have said. K/DA released its first single in two years earlier on this year in Augu...Read More

AGLC Unveils Legal Online Casino Domain

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2020

On Thursday, the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC) launched Alberta province’s first 100 per cent legal online casino. PlayAlberta.ca now offers to local players a big variety of online casino entertainment &ndas...Read More

Dale Selection Gets Women’s Football Trending

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2020

Football is a sport enjoyed by many Canadians. And to some, it’s a sport enjoyed by entire families, and in many cases, families made up of mostly women. One example of a family of female football players and enthusiasts is WWCFL st...Read More

PokerStars Announces Active Waiting List

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2020

The practise of bum hunting has long plagued online Poker. But it’s just been dealt yet another blow. PokerStars has now rolled out active waiting lists for the protection of new and recreational players typically preyed on by more ...Read More

McGregor Could Fight Poirier

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2020

It may not yet be the ultimate stand-off dream opposite Manny Pacquiao come true for Irishman and controversial UFC Mixed Martial Arts fighter Conor McGregor. But UFC President Dana White has tabled an offer that, if accepted, will see Mc...Read More

New Rosh Immortality Cube Megaways Slot

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2020

Exciting casino games developer GameArt has launched its latest new online slot. Rosh Immortality Cube Megaways slot is a real-money slot now live and available to play. The Megaways super-boosted 6 x 7 layout makes it possible to win in...Read More

LeoVegas Makes First Foray Into Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2020

Online casino gaming and entertainment giant LeoVegas has expanded into the booming world of online Bingo. The operator recently launched its very first online Bingo product and range of games. According to a pre-launch press release to ...Read More

Kruse Debacle Draws New Attention To RTA

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2020

Real-Time Assistance (RTA) in Poker is a hotter conversation topic now than ever before because of what we saw happening as a result of the Fedor Kruse debacle. Since many Poker players weren’t even aware of such a thing as cheating...Read More

Playtech Joins Safer Digital Gambling Cause

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2020

Leading casino games developer Playtech has confirmed having entered into a partnership initiative with the Responsible Gambling Council. Playtech’s involvement in the initiative forms part of the company’s ongoing commitment ...Read More

Real Poker Coming To Nintendo Switch

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2020

Poker has often in the past been incorporated in video games. But despite this presence, the game has traditionally been included as a sort of by-product by developers of games like Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto. But thanks to ...Read More

Microsoft Launching New Xbox Connect For iOS

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2020

An upcoming new update by Microsoft will enable iOS users to stream Xbox One games directly to their iPhones. The update will form part of a big new Xbox App update created specifically for iOS. Scheduled to be available soon via Apple&rs...Read More

What’s Coming To Netflix In October?

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

October is here. This means Halloween, the final stretch before the holidays, and curling up in front of the TV to a series and a movie, or two. Which is why the good folk at Netflix appear to have gone to great lengths to bring us some o...Read More

Microgaming Adds ORYX To Supply Their Portfolio

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

Leading casino games developer and global iGaming distributor Microgaming has announced having welcomed Bragg Gaming Group-owned ORYX to its rapidly expanding list of aggregation platform gaming content suppliers. The deal reportedly incl...Read More

NetEnt Inks U.S.-Focused SG Partnership

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

NetEnt has announced having inked an exciting new U.S.-focused partnership alongside casino games colossus Scientific Games. The partnership has allowed NetEnt to integrate its own suite of award-winning iGaming titles to Scientific Games...Read More

NBA Positive About 2021, But Also Realistic

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league remains as upbeat as ever over the possibility of teams playing in their home arenas in front of fans in the seats come next season. But – cautioned Silver on Wednesday as part of his ann...Read More

No Bingo, No Jobs Say Greene County Residents

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

To the residents of Eutaw in Greene County, Alabama, Bingo is more than just gaming entertainment or an opportunity to connect socially with others – it also generates around $400,000 in revenue every month, not to mention even hund...Read More

Mesquite Launches Two All-New Bingo Bonuses

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

Thanks to a special initiative undertaken by Mesquite Gaming’s Virgin River Hotel & Casino alongside digital Bingo application provider sidePlayR, Bingo enthusiasts will from now on out be treated to an enhanced and premium gami...Read More

Gateway Benefiting From $200M Kickstart Loan

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

Based in British Columbia and established in 1992, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is a private employer that operates 26 casinos and gambling venues scattered across three provinces. As such, the company employs tens of thousands of pe...Read More

Amazon Is Getting Into Gaming – Unveils Luna

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

Amazon is officially getting into gaming. And not unlike practically everything else we’ve seen the internet giant get into, its new Luna cloud gaming platform is expected to grow large enough to give market rivals Google Stadia and...Read More

Yggdrasil Go Live With Valley Of The Gods 2 Slot

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

Few developers do Ancient Egypt-style slots quite like Yggdrasil Gaming does. In fact, few developers do online slots quite like Yggdrasil does. Which makes it really good news that on September 24 the award-winning developer released a l...Read More

Galfond & Co Out To Prove Postle A Cheat

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

Stones Gambling Hall supervisor and Postlegate-sympathiser Justin Kuraitis may be convinced of the Poker community’s apathy regarding alleged cheat Mike Postle. But some of the biggest names in the industry aren’t about to sim...Read More

First U.S. Debate Leads To Bolt For Border

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

If Tuesday’s presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump resulted in anything, then it’s a realisation among Americans that the U.S. is probably no longer the best place to be. So much for the land of the brave and ...Read More

Peterborough Casino Says No Mask, No Entry

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

Ontario’s Shorelines Casino Peterborough isn’t making light of the province’s reopening health and safety guidelines. Earlier this week the casino reportedly refused two customers entry to its premises because of the fac...Read More

Cat Osterman Crowned Athletes Unlimited Champ

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

Cat Osterman, a 37-year-old Team USA pitcher and star left-hander, has been crowned the very first Athletes Unlimited softball champion. She was crowned based on the total number of points scored whilst playing in a five-week long bio-bub...Read More

Two Loto-Québec Casinos To Re-Enter Lockdown

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

A mandated return to a state of lockdown for several regions in Québec spells nothing good for the province’s casinos and gaming venues. So much so that Crown corporation Loto-Québec has announced that it has decided t...Read More

New First Nation Study Calls For Gaming Regulation Changes

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

An insightful new study by Canadian research and public policy organisation Frasier Institute has identified specific key reforms that, if implemented by the country’s lawmakers, will help First Nations create value for their commun...Read More

Boyd Gaming Hit With $300k Fine For Detention Incident

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2020

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has slapped Boyd Gaming’s Las Vegas Fremont Casino with a massive $300k fine. The fine is in response to a November 2019 incident that saw a female gambler man-handled and unlawfully detained by secur...Read More

Canada Signs Biodiversity Pledge

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2020

Earlier this week, Canada and Britain week pledged to protect a third of their land and seas by the year 2030. The 30 per cent protection pledge was made alongside the European Union and with the focus on curbing an anticipated biodiversi...Read More

Laing & Jones’ Return To Curling Results In a Win

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2020

After a long break from the ice, Canada’s favourite curling couple are back. Brent Laing and Jennifer Jones have made a triumphant return, winning the doubles event at Waterloo’s KW Granite Curling Club. The freshness of bran...Read More

Better Days Await In ‘21 Says Kawartha Downs

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2020

Better days are coming to Ontario’s horse racing scene – and it’s a future Kawartha Downs is determined to make a bright and successful one. Harness racing, especially, has a promising future in the region, said racetrac...Read More

Loto-Québec Implement New Operating Curfews

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2020

Crown corporation Loto-Québec recently announced in-depth details regarding several changes set to be implemented post-reopening in an attempt to more effectively safeguard those visiting its casinos and gaming halls – all si...Read More

Michael Hogan Recovering From Brain Injury

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2020

Really tragic news recently revealed is that Canadian actor Michael Hogan is currently fighting hard to recover from a potentially life-altering brain injury sustained earlier this year in February. According to the beloved actor’s...Read More

Hellmuth Upsets Esfandiari A Second Time

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2020

High-stakes Poker pounders Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari have been arch-rivals on the felt for longer than any of the two would probably care to remember. In fact, for 18 years has Esfandiari been a professional thorn in Hellmuth&r...Read More

Jamie Foxx To Star In New BetMGM Campaign

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2020

Grammy and Academy Award-winning superstar and beloved celebrity personality Jamie Foxx is set to star in an upcoming new big-brand campaign for sports betting and iGaming operator BetMGM. The big-brand bookmaker welcomed the film star t...Read More

Evolution Gaming & NetEnt Under Antitrust Spotlight

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2020

The CMA, which is short for the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority, reportedly on September 22 launched an anti-trust investigation into live casino specialist developer Evolution Gaming’s proposed acquisition of online ...Read More

Rob Howley Signs 3-Yr Deal With Rugby Canada

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2020

  Former Wales and British Lions attack coach Rob Howley, the man late last year slapped with an 18 months-long fine (half of which was suspended), for breaching rugby’s betting and gambling rules, has signed a three-year assi...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

Bongo’s Bingo Takes The Party Action Outside

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

It’s doubtful whether even Bongo’s Bingo founder Jonny Bongo himself could have foreseen just how popular an outdoor and physically distanced edition of the company’s famous Bingo parties was going to be. But popular pro...Read More

UK Gov Launches Loot Box Call For Evidence

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

The U.K. government this week officially launched its previously hinted-at call for evidence regarding the effects and impact of loot boxes in video games. Driven by government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCM...Read More

How Therapy Is Helping Men Become Mentally Healthy

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

Nearly four times more men die each year by suicide than women. And in Canada, almost as many men die by suicide than by prostate cancer. This is obviously a crisis that’s been made only all that much worse by the endless challenge...Read More

Fremont Casino LV In Trouble With NGCB

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

Popular gaming venue the Las Vegas Fremont Casino Resort has found itself in hot water after local regulator the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) filed an official unsuitable operations complaint against the gaming establishment earlier...Read More

Bruce Buffer Named Twin Casino Ambassador

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

Bruce Buffer is no stranger to the world of broadcasting, entertainment and live events. The man dubbed the “Voice of Mixed Martial Arts” would not have spent the past 24 years announcing Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) e...Read More

Chase Claypool Makes NFL History

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2020

The man who on Sunday aced the longest Touch Down from scrimmage in the history of the NFL – an 84-yard touchdown reception – is no one other than Abbotsford, B.C. native Chase Claypool. In only his second career game played ...Read More

Why Tatiana Maslany Is The Perfect She-Hulk

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2020

Those who marvelled (yes, literally) at all fourteen characters played by her in the award-winning series “Orphan Black” will know that it was only a matter of time before Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany landed a master role ...Read More

Seneca Resorts & Casinos Cancel Live Shows

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2020

All live performances and music shows previously scheduled by New York’s Seneca Resorts and Casinos for the remaining months of 2020 have been cancelled, the gaming and entertaining establishment has confirmed. Cancelled shows incl...Read More

Parker Talbot Wins First-Ever WCOOP Event

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2020

Whether or not he himself ever thought he’d actually nail it is anyone’s guess – but luckily, that doesn’t take anything away from the fact that Canada’s Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot finally became a ...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

Penny Gambling Ring Father And Son Charged

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2020

A Pennsylvania-based father and son alliance recently pled guilty to several charges related to everything from illegal betting on state Lottery numbers to unlicensed bookmaking. Pittsburgh’s Robert “Bobby I” Iannelli, ...Read More

Bose Named Official LoL Headset Partner

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2020

Northeastern American audio equipment and technology specialist developer and manufacturer Bose has been named the official headset partner of all global League of Legends (LoL) events. Beginning with the upcoming League of Legends World ...Read More

Brad Booth Confirmed Alive & Well By Family

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

Prominent Canadian born Poker player Brad Booth has been found and is alive and well, Booth’s family has confirmed via a tweet. On July 30 Booth was reported missing after he failed to make contact with neither friends nor family fo...Read More

PS4 Games Won’t Be Backwards Compatible with PS3 & PS2 Consoles

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

PlayStation fans who had been hoping to play their old PS3 and PS2 games on Sony’s upcoming new PS5 console are unfortunately in for a disappointment. Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan during a recent interview with a hig...Read More

BCLC Report Shows Online Gaming Potential

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

British Columbia has always been able to rely heavily on the support of a high-performing provincial online gaming industry. This is true in the present and was true even before global disaster hit around mid-March. And even though B.C.&r...Read More

Woodbine VideoCon Shines Light On Claiming

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

A recent Wednesday videoconference hosted by Woodbine Entertainment for the purpose of the discussion of several topics aimed at improving Ontario’s horse racing industry, eventually led to the subject of “claiming races&rdquo...Read More

NetEnt’s Rage Of The Seas Slot Set To Impress

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

NetEnt’s Rage of the Seas slot is the latest addition to the company’s incredibly diverse and highly acclaimed online gaming portfolio – and if anyone had been under the impression that pirate-themed slots had reached th...Read More

NetEnt Unveils 3 New Live Blackjack Tables

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2020

NetEnt continues to grow larger and ever more prominent still – with its latest endeavour being the successful completion of a major expansion of its live studio based in Qormi, Malta. Three new standard Blackjack tables have now be...Read More

Bingo Finally Returns To Charlottetown Club

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2020

Popular hotspot Parkdale Sherwood Lions is finally ready to host its first Bingo games in more than 6 months. The venue has been closed ever since public health restrictions were first enforced around mid-March. But end-of-week will fina...Read More

GVC Founding Member Of Diversity Project

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2020

Committed to the cause of creating and promoting diversity in the world-wide gambling industry, operator giant GVC Holdings has signed on as founding member of the “All-in Diversity Project”. The project will focus on promotin...Read More

Park MGM To Reopen Fully Smoke-Free

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2020

Park MGM, along with in-house boutique hotel NoMad Las Vegas, will eventually reopen their doors to the public on September 30, MGM Resorts International has now confirmed. What’s more, said MGM via a social media tweet, once open, ...Read More

iGaming Projected To Be Worth $648bn By 2027

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2020

Hard though it may be to believe, we’re already crawling towards the end of a particularly disastrous year – a definite non-event on the modern calendar. But this obviously also means that we’re now getting to see indust...Read More

Score Media And Gaming Upgrades To TSX

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2020

Score Media and Gaming Inc., a major media and sports betting service based in Toronto, has announced having received the final approval needed to migrate from the TSX Venture Exchange to the Toronto Stock Exchange. As a result of the ap...Read More

Fedor Kruse Accused Of High-Stakes Cheating

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2020

A well-known online Poker player has been accused by two of his former housemates of cheating in high-stakes cash games by making illicit use of “solver” software. According to Fedor Kruse’s former Vienna housemates, id...Read More

Settlement Sparks Postle, Kuraitis Reaction

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2020

Now that a part-settlement has been reached in the Postlegate scandal involving disgraced Poker cheat Mike Postle and Sacramento-based Stones Gambling Hall, it appears as if both Postle and Stones supervisor Justin Kuraitis are eager to r...Read More

Jelly Named 3rd Studio To Join Greenlogic

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2020

Independent casino games development studio Jelly has now joined the likes of Touchstone Games and Hurricane Games by having been named the third iGaming studio to be added to Stakelogic’s Greenlogic gaming production partnership pl...Read More

Aquinnah Bingo Case Before Appeals Court

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2020

The building of a Bingo hall and gaming venue on the western side of Martha’s Vineyard by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head is an issue long already in contention – with the town of Aquinnah trying all that it can to prevent the...Read More

Fraser Downs Unable To Thrive Without Games

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2020

A lack of sufficient financial support, so said Harness Racing British Columbia in a recent statement, is what’s behind the decision to postpone the return of live harness racing to Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino in Cloverdale. O...Read More

AJ Kelsall Wins WSOP Global Casino Champ

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2020

This year for the first time in the history of the event hosted online, the invite-only World Series of Poker Global Casino Championship concluded yet again in super-successful fashion on September 13. Hosted this year in Nevada as well a...Read More

Sydney & Halifax Gaming To Reopen Oct. 5

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2020

News bound to warm the cockles of the hearts of those gaming enthusiasts living in Sydney and Halifax, is that gaming operator Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has received the greenlight for an October 5 relaunch of its day-to-day opera...Read More

Perelman To Sell SG Corp Shares To Caledonia

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2020

U.S. businessman Ronald Perelman’s 39 per cent stake in big-gaming giant Scientific Games Corporation will reportedly be sold to Australia’s Caledonia Investments for a massive $920 million. This, according to financial news a...Read More

Canadians To Enjoy A Longer Fall This Year

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2020

Prominent weather forecasting service The Weather Network predicts that this year, Canadians can look forward to a lengthy fall – with winter and storms expected to come knocking significantly later than usual. The forecast obvious...Read More

Local Speed Skaters Open To Hub Possibility

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

Even though it may at times feel as if they’re being made to take one step back after another, Canada’s speed skaters say they remain hopeful of being able to train and compete again soon. And if that means having travel to th...Read More

Brampton Man’s $100k Instant Bingo Win

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

When retired Brampton truck driver Reginald McNally finished scratching away at his Instant Bingo Doubler ticket, something looked so “off” that he immediately assumed that something must be amiss with his ticket. But upon cl...Read More

VLT Win Turns Saskatchewan Man Millionaire

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

When Saskatchewan-based video lottery terminals (VLTs) enthusiast Bob Heintz recently hit a jackpot win playing his favourite Vault Breaker progressive jackpot game, he initially thought he had won CA$1,000. But that would only last unti...Read More

Beloved TV Gameshow To Make Autumn Return

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

Recently confirmed good news is that gaming and entertainment giant and Crown corporation Loto-Québec’s beloved La Poule aux Oeufs d’Or television gaming show will be making its official 28th season return th...Read More

Fabrizio Gonzales Wins Big In 888poker Event

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

It’s the biggest online Poker festival ever to be hosted by online Poker platform 888poker – and the good news is that Millions Superstorm officially got underway on September 10. The $8 million+ guaranteed prize pool-event w...Read More

Station Finally Gives Up Reno Casino Dream

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2020

Las Vegas-based hotel and casino gaming company Station Casinos has thrown in the towel on a 15-year-long battle to raise a successful casino in Reno. According to the Reno Gazette Journal (RGJ), the company recently put all of its Reno ...Read More

Newfoundland Family Find An Ally In Seaweed

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2020

What had originally started out as no more than a business on the side run by Newfoundland family Terrance (49), Courtney (42), and Phoenix (11) Howell, the family now hails the unlikely answer to their financial worries brought about by ...Read More

Canada’s Daniel Dvoress Makes Cover Feature

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2020

Poker media publication CardPlayer has just released its latest digital bi-weekly magazine, and trending on the cover is none other than Canadian Poker champion Daniel Dvoress – the man who recently won the WSOP’s Millionaire ...Read More

Court Ruling A Telecoms Win For Canadians

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2020

A recent Federal Court of Appeal dismissal is described not only as being a victory successfully claimed by the country’s smaller independent internet service providers (ISPs), but in actual fact also a massive win for Canadians. O...Read More

Connor Drinan Wins Final WSOP Bracelet

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2020

His is a win that wrapped up a super successful and record-smashing World Series of Poker online tournament. His name is Connor Drinan and he’s the United States player to have won the final available WSOP bracelet – along wit...Read More

LeoVegas To Go Bingo Big With Pragmatic Play

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2020

Great news for Bingo enthusiasts is that online casino operator giant LeoVegas – in collaboration with online technology provider Pragmatic Play - is officially getting ready to launch a brand-new online Bingo product this coming Oc...Read More

Canadian Casinos Making A Slow Return

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2020

Canada’s gaming scene may be crawling back to life after an extended period of near non-existence, but, says casino operator Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC), it is a slow crawling back to life resulting in an industry that ...Read More

Bingo Blitz To Donate $100M To Make-A-Wish

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

Not only does Bingo Blitz offer to a global audience base social Bingo fun that is free to play, but players wanting to support a tremendously good cause now also get to help unlock donations to the value of at least $100,000 for the bene...Read More

Celine Dion Suits Any Occasion – Just Ask ESPN

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

Much in the same way as there being an App for that, there’s also a Celine Dion song for every conceivable occasion. And ESPN’s genius use of the French-Canadian superstar’s chart-topping hit It’s All Coming Back T...Read More

WSOP Celebrates Historical Poker Event

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

Never before has the Poker world witnessed anything quite like it. An event hosted on the back of the disappointing cancellation of a flagship Las Vegas live tournament competition, the 2020 World Series of Poker GGPoker online competitio...Read More

CONCACAF Says Re New WC Qualifier Schedule

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

Theirs was never going to be a World Cup journey free of its fair share of challenges. And now that making it all the way through to the 2022 competition in Qatar requires of the team to also navigate those hindrances and delays cause by ...Read More

Steve Nash Says He’s Hyped About Nets Career

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

That he’s never coached a day’s worth of basketball in his life isn’t about to dampen Canadian Hall-of-Famer Steve Nash’s excitement about looking forward to getting started on his new career as Brooklyn Nets coach...Read More

Epic Games Asks Court To Stop Apple Monopoly

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

Apple may be locked and loaded and ready for a so-called retaliation, but that doesn’t mean Fortnite creators Epic Games are simply going to sit back and wait to hear the shrapnel drop. Not if a request recently brought before court...Read More

Caesars & VICI Sell Harrah’s Racino For $22M

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

Gaming and entertainment giant Caesars Entertainment, and racino operator and co-owner VICI, have reportedly agreed to offload Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Racino on buyer Rubico Acquisition Corp. in exchange for US$22 million. Of the ...Read More

Stoyan Madanzhiev Nabs Biggest WSOP Win Ever

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

What had initially started out as an unlikely Event #77: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event final table finish for Stoyan Madanzhiev, could not have worked out in a more pro-Madanzhiev way no matter which way the chips could ultimat...Read More

Local Legions Say They’re Lost Without Bingo

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

To thousands of Canadian veterans, Royal Canadian legions are a social and mental health lifeline, and even more so to those living in smaller communities. Legions are where veterans and their families go for everything from a social game...Read More

Microgaming Launching More New Slots in September

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

September is shaping up to be quite the online gaming month – and it’s all thanks to Microgaming’s bolstered jackpot offerings coming our way. Not only is the casino games giant adding new WowPot and Mega Moolah titles ...Read More

Carlo LiVolsi Named Potential Wolfpack Buyer

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

Canadian entrepreneur Carlo LiVolsi has been named as the man looking to buy the financially struggling Transatlantic rugby club, the Toronto Wolfpack. Team officials reportedly days ago introduced LiVolsi to Rugby’s Super League as...Read More

Melika Razavi Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

Supermodel beauty and former Miss Global Iran Melika Razavi has officially shown herself to be not only drop dead gorgeous, but also a super smart player at the Poker felt by having just won a highly coveted World Series of Poker Online g...Read More

Las Vegas Strip May Only Recover By 2023

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

There was never any doubting the fact. The Las Vegas Strip’s road to economic recovery would be a long one. But analysts performing regular re-evaluations of the precarious and constantly changing situation have just thrown a parti...Read More

Olympic Games To Go Ahead In 2021

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

If it’s beginning to sound a whole lot like a record stuck on repeat, then it’s because it’s beginning to sound a whole lot like a record stuck on repeat. Come what may, says the International Olympic Committee (IOC), th...Read More

Beloved Poker Ambassador Mike Sexton Dies

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2020

Beloved Poker Hall of Famer, strategist, and broadcaster, Mike Sexton, the man famously dubbed the “Ambassador of Poker” for his lifelong passion for instilling an appreciation of the game in others, has died of cancer. He was...Read More

Tesla Narrowly Escapes Russian Hack Attempt

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2020

The FBI has reportedly foiled an attempt by a team of Russian hackers to extort millions from Elon Musk’s Tesla factory in Sparks, Nevada. The hackers had allegedly offered to a member of staff employed at Tesla’s Gigafactory ...Read More

River Cree Casino Re-Launches Table Games

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2020

Following a harrowing 6 months-long safety moratorium on all gaming activities across Alberta province, government at long last gave the official June 12 reopening thumbs-up. Slot machines and VLTs would be permitted to resume operations ...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

How Canada Is Stealing The NBA Show

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

They’ve made for quite the week in the basketball spotlight – playing hard and fast and reviving once more the Canadian basketball Olympic medal flame of hope. They’re Jamal Murray, Lu Dort, Steve Nash, and NBA coach of ...Read More

The Avengers Video Game Is Finally Here

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

Two years have lapsed since Disney’s Marvel Entertainment first announced an official partnership with Japanese games development giant Square Enix. And now, some twenty-four months on, the gaming community at long last gets to enjo...Read More

Mike Sexton Gravely Ill And In Hospice Care

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

Well-known Poker ambassador Mike Sexton is gravely ill and has for at least a month now been receiving hospice care at his home. So confirmed friend and fellow Poker enthusiast Linda Johnson on social media on September 2. Fellow Poker p...Read More

Barton Facing Vida Smith Manslaughter Charge

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

A man described by members of the Poker and Blackjack communities as a regular on the scene and someone who largely preferred to keep to himself, notorious Canadian card-counter Kevin Barton has been charged with 27 firearm offenses as we...Read More

How Denim Jeans Could Be Polluting Our Water

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

A trusted pair of jeans is to many people the ultimate go-to clothing item. Whether the requirement is to dress up or down, given the right accessory or t-shirt, there simply isn’t anything quite like it.  Which is why most pe...Read More

Vlambeer Shutting Down After 10 Years Of Games

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2020

After exactly a decade spent making mobile games, indie studio Vlambeer, the studio behind games such as Nuclear Throne, Ridiculous Fishing, and Super Crate Box, is calling it a day.  The studio, which was founded in 2010 by Jan Wil...Read More

Quebecer Campaigns For Lip Reading Masks

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2020

Face masks, though necessary and potentially lifesaving, aren’t exactly bags full of fun to wear. They tend to be hot and stifling, have been known to slide all over the show when not correctly sized, and even cause our specs to bec...Read More

Canadians Are Over-Drinking - Here’s How To Stop

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2020

To many people, life is stressful enough as it is even without having to spend extended periods of time cooped up at home, or worse, constantly worrying about issues related to work and income and being furloughed whilst at the same time ...Read More

Queen’s Plate Returns To Woodbine This Month

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2020

After months of frustration and uncertainty over no live events being permitted to take place, Woodbine Racetrack is at long last ready to get back into the business of hosting live events and entertaining horseracing fans from all over O...Read More

Poker Couple To Run Marathon Des Sables ‘21

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2020

Not only are they dab hands playing the felt, but Poker’s Julie Cornelius and husband Darin Dobler are apparently also quite adventurous and eager to do their bit for charity and specifically, childhood cancer research. As such, th...Read More

Legendary NY Mets Pitcher Dies Aged 75

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2020

MLB Hall of Famer and legendary New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver has died. He was 75 and died of complications associated with Lewy body Dementia, the Hall of Fame has confirmed. Seaver’s family announced in March last year that th...Read More

Borgata Lays Off Nearly Half Of Workforce

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2020

Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino, which is operated by casino industry giant MGM Resorts International, has confirmed having reduced its workforce by nearly half. This following operator MGM’s decision to lay off at least ...Read More

How VR Tech May Help Mines Save Millions

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2020

Mining can be a particularly dangerous industry to work in – and especially so to inexperienced workers undergoing training. Real-life blasting training requires a great deal of effort and can be costly to mines and potentially life...Read More

Musk’s Neuralink Shows Off PC-Chipped Animal

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

Neuralink, a neuroscience start-up belonging to billionaire businessman Elon Musk, has formally introduced the world to a pig that has had a computer chip – roughly the size of a coin – successfully implanted in its brain for ...Read More

PokerStars Exits China, Macau And Taiwan

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

PokerStars is no longer active or available to players living in China, Macau or Taiwan. This following the popular brand’s September 1st exit from all three the aforementioned countries. This following an email notifica...Read More

eCOGRA Announces Enhanced eGAP Upgrade

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

eCOGRA, one of the world’s leading independent iGaming testing laboratories, recently announced having made certain upgrades and improvements to its so-called Generally Accepted Practices, or eGAP, for the purpose of strengthening e...Read More

BCLC Report Shows iGaming Spike Amid Crisis

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

Online gambling continues to increase in popularity, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s latest financial report has revealed. Even though reporting an overall 2.2% drop in terms of year-on-year revenue for the period 2019-20...Read More

Stephen Lecce Inspires Bingo Drinking Game

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

So monotonous and repetitive have Education Minister Stephen Lecce’s responses to concerns over Ontario’s controversial back-to-school plan become, that one Toronto teacher has decided to try and find the humour in an otherwis...Read More

Woodbine Mohawk Park To Welcome Back Fans

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2020

Great and long-anticipated news this week is that Woodbine Entertainment on Monday declared itself ready to once again welcome in-person supporters and horseracing fans through the gates of its Woodbine Mohawk Park racetrack venue. Augus...Read More

Bragg Cites Big Expansion Driver Of Success

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2020

Toronto iGaming giant Bragg Gaming Group Inc. has released its financial results pertaining to the three months leading up to the end of June this year. A continued focus on growth as well as global diversification is according to the gr...Read More

Netflix Releases September Menu

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2020

Cooler weather may be on an unexpectedly fast approach this year but lucky for us, Netflix has just whipped out the big binge guns for September. Not only has the year flown by, but judging by a content-packed September Netflix agenda, so...Read More

Prorogue Major Blow To Sports Betting Bill

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2020

A prorogued and premature end to the current Parliament and Commons session not only has the Liberal Party’s opposition hot under the collar with frustration and anger for what said opposition party has described as a scheme purpose...Read More

Esfandiari Loses WSOP Bracelet In Burglary

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2020

Career player and live Poker ace Antonio Esfandiari says his home’s been burgled, and valuables to the tune of at least $1 million has been taken in the process. Alleged burglar Svitlana Silva (46) has, according to the WSOP bracel...Read More

Bingo Hall Enforce No Mask, No Play Rule

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2020

A 67-year-old Bingo enthusiast and resident of Ontario has reportedly been ordered to leave the premises of her local Bingo hall unless she agreed to cover her tracheostomy with a mask. Elaine Arbeau, who is battling lung cancer, as a res...Read More

Locals To Petition Salon De Jeux Relocation

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2020

Recommendations pertaining to vulnerable individuals and potential problem gamblers have some of the residents of Vanier steaming hot under the collar. A recent announcement confirming the planned 2021 relocation of popular Loto-Qué...Read More

New Purses Help Support Ontario Horseracing

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

Horseracing in Ontario, save for the fact that all races are currently competed without spectators physically present in the stands, has for the most part made a comeback. Even so, since the province’s horse people did not remain un...Read More

CA$1M Poured Into Niagara Casinos Re-Opening

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

One million Canadian dollars. Such is the size of the investment poured into improving and strengthening the health and safety barrier in place at Ontario’s Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara. Now closed for 5 months+, and ...Read More

Sims 4 Star Wars Pack Leaves Players Wanting

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

While die-hard fans of the Star Wars franchise are obviously beside themselves over the upcoming release of a new Sims 4 expansion pack featuring everything from stormtroopers to R2D2, to lightsabers and being able to make your sims take ...Read More

Pragmatic Play Launch Peaky Blinders Slot

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

Famously described as incredibly powerful, incredibly ruthless, and incredibly well dressed, turn-of-the-century England gangsters the Peaky Blinders are the notorious criminal subculture on which Pragmatic Play’s latest big slot re...Read More

Unknown Canadian Player Wins WSOP Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

Each year, we get to hear stories of this famous player or that regular grinder after several years in the game, winning their first-ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet. And it typically takes no more than a quick search to reveal a ...Read More

NHLer Allegedly Punched For Mentioning Trump

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2020

Mentioning anything even vaguely along the lines of being supportive of U.S. President Donald Trump is apparently a potentially hazardous type of sport. Just ask San Jose Sharks NHL captain Logan Couture, who claims have been sucker-punch...Read More

Vegas Dave Offloads Sports Card For Millions

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2020

Controversial sports handicapper Dave Oancea, aka Vegas Dave, has just sold the most valuable baseball card ever offloaded. For nearly $4 million. The often-criticized handicapper managed to pull off the incredible stunt during a recent ...Read More

There’s Much To Be Said For On-Cam Poker

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2020

Online Poker certainly has lived its fair share of comeback magic in recent days. What with everyone suddenly stuck at home, and Poker rooms practically in a hibernation of sorts for months on end, it can be said that players were made to...Read More

Microsoft Sides With Epic In Apple Spat

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2020

Apple is currently facing a whole lot of pushback over the terms enforced by its App Store. Epic Games, for one, creators of popular Battle Royale video game Fortnite, have clearly had their fill of Apple’s manipulative whiles and m...Read More

Anson Tsang Wins His 2nd WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2020

It’s this year two years since Anson Tsang won his very first WSOP bracelet playing Pot Limit Omaha. Which is why his having just nabbed his second WSOP gold bracelet in Event #68 of the 2020 Online World Series of Poker, is such a ...Read More

Kansas City Bans Native US Imagery At Games

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2020

Kansas City supporters and fans will no longer be permitted to don headdresses, face paint, and/or clothing in any way associated with Native American groups and cultures, the NFL team announced on Thursday. The team said by way of a stat...Read More

6 Vegas Casino Companies On Best-Of Forbes List

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2020

A stunning total of 6 Las Vegas casinos and gaming tech companies have made it on to Forbes’ second annual America’s Best Employers by State list.  Of the 25 openings reserved for Nevada state, 5 were nabbed by casino ope...Read More

Residents Concerned Over Toronto Shelters

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2020

The Toronto residents voicing ongoing concerns over incidents and altercations experienced alongside and with those living in shelters for the homeless, say they’re more upset by a lack of consultation and mental health support rega...Read More

BetOnline Announces $2.5M Online Poker Tour

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2020

Online casino operator BetOnline has announced the upcoming launch of a stunning $2.5 million guaranteed online Poker series. Scheduled to run from September 7 through September 27, the tournament will reportedly feature a phenomenal sch...Read More

Canadiens Coach On The Mend After Heart Scare

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2020

Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien says he’s feeling good as new after a recent health scare landed him at St. Michael’s Hospital and undergoing a heart procedure during the Stanley Cup playoffs. Following what Julie...Read More

Lucky Buzz Bingo Player Wins £50,000 Jackpot

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2020

A lucky Metrocentre club Bingo regular from Gateshead, UK has just won an earthshaking £50,000 jackpot. And it’s a life-changing dig that has left the Buzz Bingo player speechless. In fact, said the player (who wishes to rema...Read More

New A-List Xbox In-House Team

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2020

It isn’t easy to tell whether Microsoft’s newest Xbox development-team is a strategic preparation for success, or a hiring spree hoping to cover all its design bases. All we know for sure is that even at a stage where there&rs...Read More

Nintendo Rumoured To Release Upgraded Switch

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2020

According to separate stories recently published by two major economic news publications, Nintendo is currently hard at work on an upgraded version of its Switch console. According to one of the two publications, who also happened to cite...Read More

Tory Lanez Named In Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2020

Rapper and songwriter Megan Thee Stallion (born Megan Jovon Ruth Pete) has for the first time in nearly a month broken her previous silence over who had been responsible for hiving shot her in the foot after a Hollywood Hills party in Los...Read More

Player Lands Massive Mega Moolah Slots Win

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

Not only has a lucky Swedish online slots enthusiast won the third-largest jackpot windfall ever awarded by Microgaming’s legendary Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot, but the win also just so happens to be the largest euro jackpo...Read More

Poker NLHE Cash Pot Record Smashed - Twice

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

The 2020 World Series of Poker online on GGPoker is just about the number one focus in the world of competitive professional and recreational Poker right now. But it’s actually the cash games currently running on the GGPoker Network...Read More

Nick Nurse Named NBA Coach Of The Year

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

Raptors coach Nick Nurse, who has now brought Toronto to the edge of the playoffs’ second round, has been named NBA coach of the year. A landslide winner, Nurse’s 90 first-place votes and 470 points of confidence overall, pla...Read More

Loto-Québec To Relocate QC Gaming End-2021

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

After a period of due and proper consultation, and a weighing up of all pros and cons, Crown corporation Loto-Québec has announced having decided to relocate its Quebec City gaming hall to an all-new location and venue. The move fr...Read More

Buzz Bingo Rolls Out Playtech Tournaments

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

An all-new collaboration between casino games giant Playtech and Bingo operator Buzz Bingo will now open up an entire new world to the latter’s players, being that of slots tournaments to be played at Buzz Bingo while using Playtech...Read More

How To Choose The Right Online Bingo Site

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2020

Anyone new to online Bingo may find themselves in need of guidance in the direction of those online Bingo sites offering not only the best bang for their buck, but also preferred online providers in terms of variety of games, style, featu...Read More

BlackBerry Announces New 2021 5G Smartphone

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2020

Ontario-based smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry Ltd., once one of the world’s leading creators of smart mobile technology, has announced having teamed up with Texas-based start-up smart technology firm OnwardMobility for a brand-ne...Read More

EA Sports Teases FIFA 21 October Release

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2020

Nearly 27 years ago when EA Sports released its very first FIFA title – FIFA International Soccer – not even what is today the world’s largest sports franchise video games developer could have foreseen the revenue-genera...Read More

No WC Alpine Event In Lake Louise This Year

Ben Hamill - August 23, 2020

Canada will this season, for the first time in many years, not hold an alpine ski race on the World Cup circuit. This news followed the Thursday announcement by the Lake Louise event regarding its plans to sit the current season out due t...Read More

GVC Boosted By iGaming & Retail Reopenings

Ben Hamill - August 23, 2020

Major sports betting and iGaming operator GVC Holdings has said that while profits are currently flat, it expects to deliver an EBITDA of between £720 and £750 million for the current year. While this may be slightly lower tha...Read More

Canada’s Last Remaining Ice Shelf Collapses

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2020

Canada’s final remaining intact ice shelf present in the Canadian Arctic has collapsed, environmental researchers have confirmed. Located on the outskirts of Ellesmere Island, The Milne Ice Shelf reportedly lost in excess of 40% of ...Read More

Cancelled 2020 Won’t Affect Edmonton Rebrand

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2020

Edmonton Football Team club president and chief executive Chris Presson says the now-confirmed cancellation of the 2020 CFL season will not have any effect either which way on the club’s intentions and plans to rebrand. After Edmon...Read More

Police Rule Out Poker Ties In Zhao Death

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2020

Police have now released fresh new findings regarding the tragic death and horrendous murder of top-performing and well-known career Poker player Suzie Zhao, most prominent of which is that there appear to be no ties between Zhao’s ...Read More

Caesars Windsor Reveals 2021 Plans

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2020

Caesars Windsor, whilst currently hard at work trying to establish the best possible approach for a safe and compliant re-opening, has started providing teaser previews as to what guests and players can expect in terms of top-notch entert...Read More

Peter Foster Arrested Over Sports Betting Scam

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2020

The August 20 arrest of habitual fraudster and all-round crook Peter Foster is proof again that crime never pays – at least not in the long run. On Thursday, Foster was taken into custody for his having allegedly run a multimillion-...Read More

Canadians Mourn The Departure Of Ragu Sauce

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2020

Broken supply chains and the subsequent unavailability of certain products are most likely the driving force behind foodstuffs giant Ragu’s decision to no longer distribute its pasta sauces north of the US border. And judging by the...Read More

Microgaming Welcomes Hacksaw Gaming Onboard

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2020

Casino games giant Microgaming has for decades long been the number one go-to source for some of the best and most entertaining online slots the world has ever seen. Which is why the gaming behemoth’s recent news of it having added ...Read More

CFL Players Offer Unique Take On Dud Season

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2020

While several CFL players will have to try and find alternative sources of income following the cancellation of the 2020 season, a cancelled season right about now is also an opportunity in disguise, say players Bo Levi Mitchell and Adam ...Read More

EA Dragged To Court Over Loot Box Controversy

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2020

The UK government isn’t the only institution drawing new attention to whether or not loot boxes such as those offered by video games giant EA’s Ultimate Team Packs constitute real-money gambling. A class action lawsuit claimin...Read More

Quebec Teen Takes To TikTok Over Poutine Travesty

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2020

A TikTok user and wholesome quality food-appreciating teen from Quebec has taken it upon himself to right an important culinary wrong.  Quebec teen Hugo Vezina can in a recent TikTok video response be seen reacting to Seattle chef M...Read More

Burnaby Casino Hit With Racial Complaint

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2020

The current focus on the importance of recognising racial equality ignited by the Black Lives Matter and several other similar movements seems to have sparked anew in many individuals an urgency to resolve past wrongs. And one such person...Read More

Oregon Co. Uses Bingo To Make Sidewalks Safe

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2020

A company based on the US west coast has come up with a wonderfully unique idea to create a better awareness of the challenges faced by those who love to walk the streets of Oregon, or even just making use of local sidewalks to get to and...Read More

Shortened Season Facing Vernon & Tioga Downs

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2020

Prominent New York horse-racing enthusiast and racetracks owner Jeff Gural says there is major economic trouble afoot for his Tioga Downs Casino Resort and Vernon Downs Casino Hotel. Without active casino operations, Gural has now pointe...Read More

Apple Makes An Enemy Of Epic Games

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2020

Software giant Apple appears intent to make more enemies than what it does friends in the mobile video games industry. The latest victim of its attempts to monopolise the smartphone gaming industry is none other than Epic Games, the creat...Read More

Trump And Adelson Kiss And Make Up

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2020

When Las Vegas tycoon and multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson earlier this month telephoned US President Donald Trump to discuss a piece of legislation related to the country’s stimulus relief bill, Trump did he does best by turning t...Read More

Mike Postle Magically Off The Hook Yet Again

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2020

After several months of pre-trial arguments in the class action lawsuit filed against confirmed Poker cheater Mike Postle and his supposed Stones Gambling Hall cronies, the case has been dismissed. US Judge William Shubb ended up ruling i...Read More

Sportradar To Keep Athletes From Online Harm

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2020

Data leveraging and content giant Sportradar has launched a product designed to help protect professional athletes and sportspeople from the abuse so often suffered as a result of their having a public presence on social media. The latest...Read More

CFL Fails To Secure $30M In Federal Funding

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2020

The Canadian Football League’s board of directors will reportedly convene on Monday in order to come up with a viable survival plan as well as to determine how to best approach an abbreviated 2020 season given that no financial assi...Read More

Bilzerian’s Blitzpoker Brand Live In India

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2020

Poker player and Instagram personality Dan Bilzerian’s Blitzpoker brand is officially live in India thanks to a five-year extended partnership deal between Connective Games and popular Indian operator Spartan Poker. Bilzerian&rsquo...Read More

Fireworks Game Changer By Realistic Games

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2020

Exciting news is that specialist online casino software developer Realistic Games has decided to bring out a special Game Changer edition of their popular Funsize Fireworks slot. Fireworks: Game Changer isn’t the first slot to have ...Read More

WAP Gets Under The Pleasure Police’s Skin

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2020

Right-wing internet troll Ben Shapiro’s dismissal of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” as being a song describing a bacterial infection of the female genitalia – as opposed to a personal account of what...Read More

Doug Ford Slams OLG Re Executive Bonuses

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2020

At least 450 people in executive positions at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) last year earned well in excess of CA$100,000. And despite the Crown corporation this year being well on its way to having to absorb an annual ...Read More

Buzz Bingo Recreates Lulu Guinness Bingo Bag

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2020

If your idea of style is to carry around your daubers and other general Bingo necessities in a special themed bag from British accessories fashion designer Lucinda “Lulu” Jane Guinness OBE, then the Bingo Bibi Tote is the perf...Read More

Pollard Banknote Releases Q2 Performance

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2020

Canadian Lottery giant Pollard Banknote Limited has, compared to the first three months of 2020, reported a significant surge in the sale of Lotto tickets for the three-month-period ending June 30. And it’s an improvement the compan...Read More

Millions In Local Gaming Revenue Lost Daily

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2020

CA$22,828,500 per day. This is the total revenue lost by Canadian casinos and gaming halls since mid-March, a new study reveals. Compiled by taking into account information provided by reliable financial information sources such as indep...Read More

GGPoker Confiscates Thousands In Winnings

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2020

Controversial German high-stakes Poker player Tobias Duthweiler is again headlining casino news pages – this time round for naming prominent online Poker brand GGPoker as the real scoundrel in the latest drama to hit the industry. ...Read More

FansUnite Acquires Askott – Creates Canadian Giant

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2020

Joint-founded in 2017 by then CEO Darius Eghdami and COO Duncan McIntyre, FansUnite Entertainment has since grown into an industry leader in the use of blockchain technology in the sports betting industry. And the latest news is that the ...Read More

Natural8 Deals Handed To 6 WSOP Winners

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2020

Leading GGNetwork online Poker platform brand Natural8 has reportedly awarded sponsorships to all six of their World Series of Poker Online 2020 gold bracelet winners so far. Now roughly three weeks into the competition, a total of 25 WSO...Read More

Stephen “tWitch” Boss Opens Up About Ellen

Ben Hamill - August 15, 2020

A Twitter post prompting feedback from everyone with a story to tell about popular talk show host Ellen DeGeneres earlier this year, which almost immediately went viral, ultimately ended up attracting more reactions than what it did stori...Read More

Susie “Q” Zhao Murder Suspect Charged

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2020

Authorities have confirmed having charged convicted sex offender Jeffery Bernard Morris with the death of murdered WSOP Poker-pro Susie “Q” Zhao. The victim’s body was discovered in a car park at Pontiac Lake Recreation ...Read More

Canadian Cases Of Salmonella Linked To U.S. Onions

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2020

Some 239 cases of Salmonella contamination in Canada have now been confirmed as linked to a recall of U.S.-grown onions, the country’s Public Health Agency said late last week. Of the reported cases, at least 29 people have been hos...Read More

Brendan Shanahan Says Time For Talk Is Over

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2020

Words are no longer good enough and certainly won’t fix anything. Such was the nature of the sentiment expressed by Maple Leafs team president Brendan Shanahan following yet another disappointing and certainly embarrassing defeat i...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

New GVC CEO On The Present Vs The Future

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2020

A self-proclaimed technologist by nature, new GVC Holdings chief executive officer Shay Segev has made known his plan of action for achieving growth and adding shareholder value – a plan that consists of 4 key priorities.  Seg...Read More

Blog Sued Over Sahara Closing Down Claims

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

A reportedly unfounded rumour spread by way of a popular Las Vegas blog has led to casino giant Sahara Las Vegas filing a lawsuit against the blog’s founder. Scott Roeben, founder of popular Las Vegas blog Vital Vegas, is being sue...Read More

Caesars Windsor Could Soon Reopen Its Doors

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

Since reopening its doors for only 50 customers at any given time is nowhere near enough to keep its operations running in a financially viable manner, Caesars Windsor is now exploring alternative solutions in the hopes of being able to o...Read More

Microgaming Makes 7 Millionaires In 7 Months

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

Online gaming giant Microgaming’s award-winning progressive jackpot network has done it again – this time round making casino news headlines for having created seven millionaires within the space seven months’ time. Micr...Read More

Bingo Player Goes Missing After Massive Win

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

When 69-year-old Carolyn Riggins won big playing Bingo on July 11, the last thing her family expected was for her to go missing without a trace that very same day. Riggins, who suffers from partial dementia, was last seen at the Watauga ...Read More

The Mental Health Benefits Of Poker & Gaming

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

Games have long been recognised as being beneficial to the general well-being of the human body and mind. Games stimulate our minds on a cognitive level, and they’re also recognised as being social and mental health boosters. Not o...Read More

Toronto Wolfpack Players 2 Paycheques Behind

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2020

Players of transatlantic rugby league squad the Toronto Wolfpack have reportedly not been paid for at least 2 months and are now taking to social media to voice their utter frustration at a situation. The players’ frustration is und...Read More

Brewery Apologises For Offensive Maori Term

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2020

A local Alberta beer brewery has issued a formal apology following an oversight that two years ago led to a New Zealand pale ale produced by the company being named after the Maori word for “pubic hair”. Alberta business Hell...Read More

Tribal Gaming Expansion Denied Over Unrest

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2020

An already complicated and certainly un-neighbourly situation has now led to a New York tribal first nation having had its application for gaming operation tax-exempt status denied by the US Department of the Interior. The Cayuga Indian ...Read More

Ontario Enters Stage 3 But Casinos Remain Closed

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2020

Ontario provincial region Windsor-Essex has just become the final region to have received the Stage 3 reopening green light from local health and government authorities – with all casinos and gaming halls doing their bit for chariti...Read More

Woodbine Announces New Heinz Challenge

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

Thoroughbred horse racing colossus Woodbine Entertainment has launched an exciting new charity initiative in partnership with ketchup and cheese giant Kraft-Heinz Canada. The so-called Heinz Challenge will take on the form of a live racin...Read More

Resorts World Las Vegas To Join Loop System

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

Not only does Resorts World Las Vegas remain on track for a summer 2021 opening, but it also a little over a week ago received confirmation of approval of its application to become an official passenger stop on Elon Musk’s Las Vegas...Read More

Loto-Quebec Expecting CA$300M Revenue-Loss

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

The unprecedented nature of a global health crisis of epic proportions certainly has played a bagful of tricks on all manners of industries the world over. And the gaming industry is, sadly, one of the industries hardest hit by the impact...Read More

Microgaming To Launch More New Slots In August

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

Thanks to the inspired and innovative developers that are part of the Microgaming network of independent studio partners, the arrival of each new month is yet another reason to celebrate. Every month, Microgaming announces a slew of hot n...Read More

GGPoker Rolls Out New SnapCam Feature

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

Despite the ever-increasing popularity of online Poker, players can often be heard bemoaning the fact that online, when compared to live, in-person Poker, tends to be experienced as somewhat of an impersonal affair. Which is exactly what ...Read More

Microgaming Welcomes Eyecon To The Fold

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2020

A newly signed deal between leading casino games giant Microgaming and independent studio developer Eyecon, will now afford to the latter the opportunity to distribute their games to a global network of existing Microgaming partners. Eye...Read More

Microbes Showing Decontamination Promise

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2020

Remediating, or cleaning up, acidic mine waste isn’t easy - nor is it cheap. Which is why researchers from three Nova Scotia maritime universities are hoping that collecting microbes from a lake near an old and abandoned gold mine i...Read More

Caggiula Suspended Over Ennis Head Check

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2020

Chicago forward Drake Caggiula has been ordered by the NHL to sit out on a single game of the team’s qualifying round series. This after the star forward made illegal head contact with Edmonton’s Tyler Ennis during the second ...Read More

Record Woodbine Thoroughbred Hi-5 Jackpot

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2020

This coming Thursday promises a strong start to making up for a long absence of horse racing action at Woodbine Entertainment. The Woodbine Thoroughbred Jackpot Hi-5 promises not only the thrill of the ultimate sort of return, but also a ...Read More

Ryan Reynolds Pledges Salary To Group Effort

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

Vancouver-born Hollywood superstar Ryan Reynolds, a celebrity known for his giving and super supportive nature, has pledged his salary to be earned from the making of his next film (he didn’t name the film) to an initiative that wil...Read More

Vancouver Canuck Micheal Ferland Sent Home

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

Canucks forward Micheal Ferland has been declared unfit to play by Vancouver and has been ordered to leave the Edmonton bubble and return home. This of course means that the star forward will miss out on the remainder of the Vancouver Can...Read More

British Royals Bollocked By Bingo-Playing Pensioner

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

When English royals Prince William and wife Kate Middleton surprised the residents of Cardiff’s Shire Hall Care Home with a game of virtual Bingo earlier on this year, a resident by the name of Joan Drew Smith minced no words pointi...Read More

Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Note20 Series

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

South Korean smartphone manufacturer and technology giant Samsung has officially launched its new series of Galaxy Note20 Ultra phablets. Having launched the its latest mobile series in partnership with Microsoft, the Galaxy Note20 range ...Read More

Shorelines Casino 1st Phase Upgrade Complete

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

With the first phase of a long-delayed road expansion and upgrade now complete, Belleville residents regularly travelling in the vicinity of the famous Shorelines Casino now get to travel effortlessly through the main traffic artery at Be...Read More

How Bingo Once Went High-Tech In Moose Jaw

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Around for literally hundreds of years, Bingo certainly has a super colourful and rich history. Legend has it that Bingo could very well have been played as far back as the early 1500s – this would have been shortly after it had evo...Read More

Lightning Box Inks Deal With Konami Gaming

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Leading iGaming and land-based slots developer Lightning Box has inked a significant new supply and distribution deal with Vegas-based Konami Gaming. Founded back in 2004, the Aussie developer, with its headquarters based in Sydney, has ...Read More

Kristen Bicknell Wins 3rd WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Canadian Poker-pro and partypoker ambassador Kristen Bicknell this past weekend not only won Event #44 of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Series, but also her 3rd WSOP gold bracelet. The Canadian player beat a field of 8...Read More

Raptors Show Support For Black Lives Matter

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Basketball is finally back – and living in a bio-bubble and playing in front of virtual fans only aren’t the only tangible changes to how teams such as the Toronto Raptors and the LA Lakers are now approaching the game. Playe...Read More

Outrage Over Poor Pay Increases At Blizzard

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

What had started out as an attempt to create a fair and equal wages playing field, has only created an even deeper chasm between gaming and development giant Blizzard Entertainment (a division of Activision Blizzard Inc.) and its employee...Read More

Florida Teen Behind July Twitter Hacks

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

A 17-year-old teen from Florida in the US has been identified as the alleged mastermind behind the massive July Twitter hack that saw the accounts of several high-profile individuals and corporations compromised. The alleged teen masterm...Read More

Nahrain Tamero Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

Online Poker player Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero not only won $310,832 in incredible first-place prize money when he recently outlasted quite the field of players in the 2020 WSOP Online $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship ...Read More

Netflix Wants To Make Big Films By Big Names

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

According to its VP of original films, Netflix is eager to pursue new ideas and in future create exciting new Jumanji-type content with the help of big-name directors. These are just some of the thoughts shared by Netflix’s Tendo Na...Read More

Negreanu & Polk Shake Hands On Fight Terms

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

They used to be the best of friends but are now sworn rivals. They’re two of the biggest names in Poker today – and possibly even in the history of the game. And they’ve just shook hands on the terms of what promises to ...Read More

Illegal Sports Book Arrests Made In Ontario

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

Illegal gambling and sportsbook operations remain a major challenge for Canadian lawmakers. This once again made news headlines when Ontario Provincial Police charged several people following an illegal gambling ring raid conducted provin...Read More

YGAM Calls For Inclusive Player Involvement

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

Social charity and education-focused organisation the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has called on a more inclusive approach being followed whenever initiatives are staged for the purpose of gaining user-focused experien...Read More

Authorities Issuing Warning About Mystery Seeds

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

Canadian agriculture and food inspection authorities are cautioning local gardeners about unsolicited seeds received by post, ordering recipients not to plant anything they did not specifically order. Reports related to packages of which ...Read More

Superior Court Rules In Favour Of Breeders

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

The Superior Court of Canada, in a recent landmark ruling, ordered those individuals affected by the cancellation of government’s Slots at Racetracks program, deserving of monetary compensation for damages suffered. The way in which...Read More

MATCH Eatery Reopens At Cascades Chatham

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

Gambling at the premises of Gateway’s Cascades Casino Chatham may for the moment remain closed, but the good news is that the entertainment venue’s on-site food courts are about to be re-opened to the general public – bo...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Apologises For Twitch Tirade

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2020

Canadian Poker-pro and GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu has issued the type of apology that leaves everyone uncomfortably aware of its non-apologetic nature. Negreanu three days after he physically threatened a commenter named Tom Estr...Read More

CLA In Support Of Iroquois Olympic Inclusion

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2020

The Canadian Lacrosse Association has thrown its full weight of support behind a movement that hopes to see the Iroquois Nationals included in the 2022 World Games. The Iroquois Nationals, representative of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy,...Read More

Tony Dunst Wins WSOP Event And Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2020

Poker-pro, World Poker Tour presenter, and World Series of Poker regular Tony Dunst has won his second WSOP bracelet. Dunst not only got to walk away the champion of Event #21, complete with a WSOP bracelet in tow, but also now gets to b...Read More

WSOP Player Susie “Q” Zhao Dead At 33

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2020

World Series of Poker player Susie “Q” Zhao, 33, has died. Last seen by her mother on July 12, Zhao’s badly burned body was discovered in a car park at Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in Oakland County, Michigan, only a da...Read More

Rush Street Aiming To List On The NYSE

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

An anonymous source has leaked information about social casino and real money games developer Rush Street Interactive’s plans to become a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange. And according to the same source, Rus...Read More

New Shows Coming To Netflix In August

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

Netflix is going about this coming August in a cutting-and-pasting kind of way, and so some binge-worthy content won’t be available for much longer. Lucky for us, the streaming giant is at the same time bringing back quite a few all...Read More

Clipwire’s Bingo Story An Evergreen Success

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

Mobile gaming is on a rapid approach to surpassing $100 billion in annual revenue, a target the industry is expected to reach before the current year is out. This according to a recent report released by software-and-app-tracker data and ...Read More

Advertisers Testing Ads In Console Games

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

A migration of ads from television to console gaming may be the perfect antidote not only to the massive loss of live sports coverage, but also to challenges surrounding advertising content reaching a younger audience no longer interested...Read More

CES 2021 Called Off – Bad News For Vegas

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

Rising concerns over a second massive wave of global health crisis-induced infections have left the organisers of CES with no other option but to call off the 2021 in-person instalment of the world’s largest consumer electronics sho...Read More

Former Maple Leaf Eddie Shack Dies Aged 83

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Former NHL veteran player and Maple Leaf Eddie Shack has died, Toronto announced on Twitter on the weekend. Shack was 83. Known for his colourful antics on and off the ice, his bruising playing style, off-beat skating gait, and huge pers...Read More

Deciphering The Meaning Of Cancel Culture

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

The internet is awash with a new piece of terminology. And even those who claim to understand its meaning seem to be largely straddling the fence of confusion as to a proper definition the rest of us can get our heads around. It’s c...Read More

ALC Pleased With Class-Action Dismissal

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Canada’s Superior Court has dismissed a class-action lawsuit previously reinstated by the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal regarding the addictive and harmful nature of Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) operated by Atlantic Lo...Read More

Red Tiger Wins 5 Top Awards At 2020 EGR

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Premium slots developer Red Tiger Gaming has received no fewer than five top awards at the prestigious 2020 EGR B2B Awards Event. The leading creative force beat a field of strong and deserving competitors to the following five awards: I...Read More

First Online Pokémon GO Fest A Huge Success

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Given that this year’s Pokémon GO Fest was for the first time in the event’s history open to all players irrespective of where they were physically situated in the world, it’s no surprise at all that it also turne...Read More

MGA’s Buffalo Bingo Goes Global Online

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

  Online casino software developer MGA Games’ new Buffalo Bingo title is officially live with all licensed international partner-operators. MGA specialises in big-scale online Bingo gaming products and focuses specifically on ...Read More

Man Uses Prosthetic Mask To Rob Casino of $100k

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

The 55-year-old man accused of having donned prosthetic face masks in order to disguise himself as an old man and rob VIP casino customers out of more than $100,000, has been arrested and is currently being detained in Kansas. The man sin...Read More

Former Stars Group CEO Joins BlueRibbon

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

Rafi Ashkenazi, the man who only recently guided Canadian gaming giant The Stars Group through a massive merger with Flutter Entertainment in his capacity as CEO, has been confirmed as having joined BlueRibbon Software in the capacity of ...Read More

Little Nugget Casino & Diner To Close Down

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

Downtown Reno’s legendary Little Nugget Casino & Diner will close its doors for the second time this year at the end of July – and this time round, it will sadly be for good. A world-wide crisis completely unforeseen as l...Read More

Massive Nintendo Code Leak Reported

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

A massive source code leak of what is being described as an incident of giga proportions has left Japanese video games and console manufacturer Nintendo covering wildly for its loose bits. This after an anonymous poster on a popular gamin...Read More

Keep The Distance With Tall Canadian Celebs

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

Having trouble keeping the recommended 6-feet distance from your fellow humans in a queue or while shopping for essential items? Not exactly keen on whipping out the old tape measure when out in public? Don’t fret, because since we&...Read More

Spearhead Studios Launch 2 New Games

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

After having made its debut-appearance at ICE London 2020, EveryMatrix Group-owned Spearhead Studios is quickly becoming an iGaming force to be reckoned with. The studio recently released not only one, but two new games: Blackjack, as wel...Read More

Delta Bingo To Resume Games In Sudbury

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2020

July 27th will at long last see Bingo return to Greater Sudbury, a Delta Bingo spokesperson has confirmed. Delta’s Sudbury and Val Caron venues will be among the first to resume in-person games in the Greater Sudbury regi...Read More

Konami Test-Runs First Cashless Slot Credit

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2020

The global cashless movement is as strong and forceful as what it’s ever been. A wind now full-on from behind, i.e. the result of a global health crisis, is steering the way money changes hands in an all-new direction. And US-based ...Read More

Top Ubisoft Resignations Raising Questions

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2020

The Canadian gaming industry, though a major contributor to the country’s annual GDP, isn’t without an ugly side – as evidenced by the wave of women who in the past few weeks worked up the courage to share their own pers...Read More

Lenovo To Release 5G-Enabled Gaming Phone

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2020

Tech-giant and smart phone manufacturer Lenovo is about to take mobile gaming to all-new levels. The manufacturer has just announced what will probably emerge as their most enthralling gaming smartphone to date. It’s called the Leno...Read More

Park MGM May Ban Smoking

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

A steal-photograph captured inside of a still-closed Park MGM Casino hints at Park becoming the first casino on the Las Vegas Strip getting ready to ban smoking. And judging by the specific wording of the sign, if such an assumption can i...Read More

NFLPA & GVC Launch Betting Education Program

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is launching an initiative focused on creating a better understanding of what sports betting is about, how it functions alongside the professional sports world, and why, now that more and more US states...Read More

WPT Renames Champions Cup After Mike Sexton

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

The World Poker Tour has announced that it has decided to rename the WPT Champions Cup after veteran WPT television commentator and partypoker ambassador/chairman Mike Sexton. The travelling trophy will from now on be called the ‘Mi...Read More

Blue Jays Denied Pittsburgh Home-Season

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

The Toronto Blue Jays have had yet another door shut firmly in their faces following Pennsylvania State’s denial of a request by the MLB team to play home games in Pittsburgh in the upcoming season. The Pennsylvania Department of He...Read More

Buzz Bingo Announces Slots Tournaments

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

UK Bingo giant Buzz Bingo has ventured into all-new territory by now offering to their players the chance to complete in online slots tournaments. And best of all is that these are played alongside fiends and/or fellow online players, whi...Read More

Walmart Canada To Invest $3.5bn Locally

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

Walmart Canada has announced major investment plans for the next five years. The retail giant has declared itself in the position to invest at least $3.5 billion in improving its online service offerings as well as in-store service offeri...Read More

Woodbine Gives Social Media Reign To Charity

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

Woodbine Entertainment is a proud supporter of local charities, and in particular of those seeking to empower the black youth of Rexdale. And to show just how committed the racetrack is to those youth disadvantaged by their heritage and c...Read More

Tioga Downs & Vernon Downs To Remain Open

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Two of New York State’s largest harness-racing racetracks, Tioga Downs Casino Resort and Vernon Downs, are contrary to recent rumours, to remain open for business for the foreseeable future. This according to owner/manager Jeff Gura...Read More

All 12 WPT Online Champ Events Live-Streamed

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

The world of live online Poker is doing what it can to make the game as entertaining as possible to online viewers, fans, and participants. To this end, the World Poker Tour (WPT) World Online Championship, which just so happens to be und...Read More

Online Bingo Is Fuelled By Female Players

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Bingo remains as popular a game as ever before. And since technology has now catapulted humanity into a full-on digital reality, the online sector has experienced phenomenal growth. But even though land-based and online Bingo are essenti...Read More

Gateway’s Sudbury Casino Yet To Reopen

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Since Stage 3 of Ontario’s provincial business reopening plan is now officially in force, casinos and Bingo venues across the province are able to do business for the first time since nation-wide closures in mid-March. Gaming venues...Read More

Twitch Tells US Army To Quit Faking Giveaway

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Games and eSports streaming platform Twitch has told the US Army to stop advertising free fake goods and prizes on its Twitch eSports channel in an attempt to get users to land on the Army’s recruitment page. The clever tactic by th...Read More

Video Games Industry Reports Record June

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

A report compiled by leading New York-based consumer spending market research company NPD Group recently revealed that spending across video game hardware, software (the actual games), accessories and game cards during the month of June 2...Read More

Pat Lyons Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet Ever

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

A year that’s been particularly gruelling to some, has turned out one of the best years ever for Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons, who has just won his first ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Lyons, who in 2016 won the W...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

Canadian Museum Wronging The Rights

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

It’s a museum wholly dedicated to celebrating human rights. And in a time of physical distancing especially, it’s supposed to be a safe haven inviting people out of living in the shadows for fear of discrimination and being sh...Read More

NetEnt & Evolution Gaming Post Stunning Q2 Results

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

NetEnt AB and Evolution Gaming, the two casino games behemoths currently locked in talks over a possible merger, both posted outstanding results for the second quarter of the current year. This all most likely as a result of a super-hike ...Read More

Strauss Off The Hook After Naked Vegas Rant

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

When Kenneth Strauss got himself kicked out of last year’s 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event by having removed his trousers, exposed basically everything he had to show, followed by an unceremonious throwing of one of his shoes ...Read More

Meghan Markle On Challenging The Norm

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2020

No longer on a palace-controlled royal leash, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, was able to add a touch of challenge to her first speech since the couple’s royal divorce from Buckingham Palace. Markle d...Read More

Two More Canadian Casinos Sign Up With Passport Technology

Ben Hamill - July 18, 2020

Two more Canadian casino properties have now partnered with cash solutions provider Passport Technology in an attempt to streamline their cash responses in management structures in a way that is safe and compliant with current limited-con...Read More

Buzz Bingo To Close 26 Of Its UK Venues

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

UK retail Bingo giant Buzz Bingo (previously Gala Bingo) says it’s decided to permanently shutter at least 26 of its UK-based gaming halls due to the financial strain caused by the global health crisis. The permanent closures could ...Read More

Ronald Perelman To Sell His Stake In SG Corp

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

Big news this week is that Scientific Games chairman Ronald Perelman wants to sell his 39% stake in the company. The American billionaire and investor recently filed a sale interest (notice of intention to sell) with the US Securities and...Read More

Blizzard Waives Fee To Change Genders In WoW

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

World of Warcraft inhabitants (read: players) have been chopping and changing their physical features and appearances using the in-game barbershop long before the battle of Azeroth began – changing physical features such as the face...Read More

Trump In Possible Federal Violation Re Goya

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

US President Donald Trump, ever the rogue scoundrel in business, appears to be setting himself up for whatever happens after the US elections this November. And judging by the zeal with which he now appears to be backing Hispanic-focused ...Read More

Alpine Canada To Soon Resume Training

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

Timing really is everything, apparently. Not only was the Alpine skiing season one of the few sports seasons largely unphased by the global outbreak of an epic health crisis, but the 2020-21 season is scheduled to get underway in Austria ...Read More

WSOP Regular Bob “Big Tex” Talbot Has Died

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

World Series of Poker regular and cash-games enthusiast Bob “Big Tex” Talbot has died aged 73. The Granbury resident passed on July 9; his family confirmed. Born November 3, 1946, Big Tex Talbot had throughout his Poker caree...Read More

Ontario Casinos To Reopen From July 17

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

Select casinos and charitable gaming venues located in Ontario are celebrating as Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan is scheduled to come into force on July 17. This according to a recent announcement made by the Ontario Lotte...Read More

Rare Super Mario Bros Fetches Record Price

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

Gaming isn’t what it used to be. And whoever still considers it a pastime of the lazy, troubled, or even the unemployed, needs to get their quacking ducks in a row, because a rare version of the original 1985 Super Mario Bros releas...Read More

888casino Signs Up With NetEnt Live Casino

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

So popular have live casino games become, that 888 Holdings’ 888casino brand has decided to add a whole new range of games to its online gaming menu. And, as an added plus, the games are developed by none other than online casino en...Read More

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

Edmonton Eskimos Likely To Get A New Name

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

Money talks. And one team firmly in the running for a name-change because of this is the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos. With financial pressure from sponsors and social pressure from fans steadily mounting, many sports experts believe that...Read More

BCLC Sportsbook Now Powered By SG Corp.

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

The BCLC has roped in the expertise and services of Scientific Games and its OpenTrade Managed Trading Services (MTS) product for the purpose of upgrading and expanding the Crown corporation’s online sports betting service offerings...Read More

Pennsylvania Family Sentenced Over Illegal Gaming

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

A Pennsylvania family has been sentenced by a US district court judge following their having operated illegal video poker machines for more than four decades. Patriarch Robert Biros (85), son Andrew Biros (54), son John Biros (58), and da...Read More

Alberta Gaming Raffle Tickets Now Online

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) has, in an attempt to modernise its approach to doing business, announced that its 50/50 raffle tickets will in future be available to buy online. The raffle tickets will be available digitally...Read More

Microgaming Seals New Deal With Stakelogic

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

Leading casino games software developer and content platform provider Microgaming has announced a new partnership with fellow-developer Stakelogic. The new partnership provides that Stakelogic avails its own premium online games and iGami...Read More

Parking Lot Bingo Comes To Windsor

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Fancy a game of Bingo and all dressed up but with nowhere to go? Windsor residents this past weekend finally got to enjoy their long-awaited fill playing Parking Lot Bingo at the All Star Gaming Center. And it was quite the sight to behol...Read More

Bang Bang Games Joins YG Masters Programme

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Established earlier this year, emerging young casino games development studio Bang Bang Games has selected Yggdrasil Gaming’s YG Masters program as its global partnership programme of choice. Bang Bang will be drawing on the experti...Read More

Microgaming Teams Up With eSports’ Unikrn

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Great news for eSports fanatics is that leading casino games developer and online entertainment giant Microgaming has finally joined their world. The casino software giant recently concluded a partnership deal with sports betting and ente...Read More

Domi To Enter Into Pre-Season Waiting Period

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Training camp for the National Hockey League’s long-awaited return gets underway on Monday, but Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi won’t be joining in – not immediately, in any event. Domi, who has Type 1 diabetes and c...Read More

Kid Poker Flips Out Over Internet Glitch

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

It’s easy to forget that Canadian Poker-pro Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu is only human and not only the no-emotion-show guru we so often perceive him to be. Recently forced out of hand by an internet connection glitch whi...Read More

Sony Acquires Minority Stake In Epic Games

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2020

Japanese video games console giant Sony has acquired a minority stake to the value of $250 million in Fortnite’s Epic Games. And it’s a move analysts regard as much bigger and strategically broader than gaming only. In fact, m...Read More

MLB To Implement Extra-Innings Rule

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2020

Traditionalists had better watch out, because arena baseball is coming to the MLB. But instead of it heading Major League Baseball’s way for sole purpose of stirring the pot, the extra runner on second base at the start of each extr...Read More

How Research Is Changing Solar Energy Yield

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2020

In an industry racing toward sustainable, green, and affordable solar energy, the measure of whether that which should be achieved is actually being achieved, has always been solar panel efficiency. And that efficiency is measured in whet...Read More

Ivey Settles Protracted Dispute With Borgata

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2020

Controversial Poker player Phil Ivey has allegedly finally reached a settlement agreement with the Borgata, Atlantic City. The supposed settlement relates to a nearly decade-long dispute between Ivey and the popular MGM-owned casino over ...Read More

Saanich Junior Braves To Change Name & Logo

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2020

The Saanich Junior Braves, a team and division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, will be changing its name out of respect for local Indigenous communities. The name and logo of the Saanich Junior Braves have been in use ever s...Read More

Lightning Box Stuns With Spartan Fire Slot

Ben Hamill - July 11, 2020

Spartan Fire is slots developer Lightning Box’s latest attempt at greatness, and good news is that the game is now live and available to play at all participating operators. And even better news is that players can expect to enter a...Read More

Britney Spears Expresses Appreciation For Canadians

Ben Hamill - July 11, 2020

So hooked is Mississippi-born singer-superstar Britney Spears on Canadian art and music, that she’s been spending quality time at home swaying her body to the sound of Nelly Furtado and appreciating the art of local Ontario-based ar...Read More

BetMGM Benefits From Further Investments

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings have reportedly invested a further $250 million in ROAR Digital, which company trades as the US-focused BetMGM sportsbook and online casino. MGM and GVC originally pushed $200 million in investme...Read More

Gateway & Unifor Reach Benefits Agreement

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

Gambling industry labour union Unifor and Canadian operator Gateway Casinos & Entertainment have after protracted negotiations and a threat of legal action reportedly reached an agreement in regard to the extension of employee benefit...Read More

Bingo Back In Saskatchewan

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

July 9 after an exceptionally long wait at long last saw in-person gaming return to the community of Saskatchewan. The day was anticipated for a long time in advance, as the latest regulations now authorise the return not only of live cas...Read More

Global Gaming Expo 2020 Officially Cancelled

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

The 2020 edition of the annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E), staged each year in Las Vegas, has been cancelled. The American Gaming Association (AGA) earlier this week issued a joint statement with partner Reed Exhibitions confirming that the...Read More

NYC Casinos Struggle As Tribal Venues Thrive

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

Commercial New York casinos appear to be falling further and further behind their tribal casino counterparts. And it’s a situation now made all the worse by NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision that the hotel venues at both Tioga D...Read More

HBCU Students Graduate Bingo Party Style

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

Bingo, perhaps more so than any other game or activity, is proving a lifeline in challenging times. While many students have not been able to enjoy celebrating graduating from college in the way they would have been able to do in the past...Read More

BCLC Finally Spills Beans Over FINTRAC Fine

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has after a nearly a decade-long battle trying to keep secret the reasons behind the $700,000 fine it got slapped with by Canada’s anti-money laundering watchdog, finally come clean. ...Read More

Social Casinos Are Shaping iGaming’s Future

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

Human beings are wired for social connections. To connect socially with others and to create are two very primal human needs. And since playing and interacting with games are considered strong creative outlets, we are by our very nature a...Read More

Two More WSOP Bracelets Won

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

With Event #5 and Event #6 of the WSOP Online Event officially in the bag, two more Poker enthusiasts recently managed to each book a WSOP bracelet win. First up to win his WSOP bracelet was Allen Chang – which bracelet also just to...Read More

Great Whites Summering Up In Atlantic Canada

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

Animals and marine life, like humans, tend to gravitate toward ideal conditions in terms of the availability of food, a safe and protective environment, and a suitable climate. And these are all thought to play a role in why Atlantic Canada...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

Millions Lost Due To Caesars Windsor Closure

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

Caesars Windsor’s inability to trade for what is quickly approaching the 5-month mark could leave a hole the size of at least CA$36.6 million in the local City Council’s annual budget for the current year. This according to th...Read More

Microsoft Looking To Buy Warner Bros. Games

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

Warner Bros. owners AT&T are potentially looking to sell off the corporation’s gaming division, also known as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. What’s more, Microsoft is potentially interested in buying it. If Micro...Read More

NHL Shed Light On How The Season Will Work

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

It should be a relief to many that labour peace finally appears within reach within the ranks of the National Hockey League. The NHL and NHLPA (National Hockey League Players’ Association) earlier on this week announced having tenta...Read More

Monster Blast Slot Coming To Quickfire

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

Exciting news in the world of gaming this week is that Monster Blast, an all-new match-3 cluster slot, is about to go live on Microgaming’s Quickfire platform. The official Quickfire release date has been confirmed as July 20, where...Read More

Las Vegas’ Gambling Focus Back on Track

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2020

Sin City has long been recognised as the world’s gambling capital. But this is not to say that for a considerable amount of time Las Vegas didn’t focus on family-friendly offerings instead. Even so, a recent study conducted by...Read More

Resorts World Host Unique 4th July Fireworks Show

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2020

While Genting Group’s Resorts World Las Vegas won’t be opening before at least the summer of next year, this did not stop its operator from celebrating Independence Day with a fireworks extravaganza displayed on a 100,000 sq. ...Read More

Online Poker Boom Bubble Bursts

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2020

The recent online Poker boom probably won’t last, and an unprecedented global dilemma won’t turn out to be quite the game-changer the industry had hoped. This according to data released late last week by GameIntel, an industry...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

Ad Boycotts Will Hurt Companies – Not Facebook

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2020

Smaller businesses and companies pulling their ads from Facebook in support of a cause, even for a month, is tantamount to someone cutting off their own nose in an attempt to spite their face. This according to several business analysts o...Read More

Amazon’s Crucible Pulled Back Into Beta

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2020

Amazon’s first ever free-to-play team-based shooter game designed for PC just got pulled back into “closed beta” stage. And that Crucible, developed by Amazon’s Relentless Studio, always did run the risk of floppin...Read More

Nick Nurse Says He’s Impressed By His Team

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says he’s impressed with his players’ collective state of physique and individual fitness levels; fitness levels all the more impressive because of the Raptors not having played or trained...Read More

Analyst Pegs Eldorado Shares At 3-Digit Potential

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

Eldorado Resorts, the soon-to-be new owner/operator of Caesars Palace, remains a 3-digit promise on the stock market. Shares of Eldorado last week traded at least 10 percent higher (at times showing an even better improvement) on NASDAQ (...Read More

Travel Poker’s Silk Road With WSOP & GGPoker

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

The feeling of the proverbial letting out of the air from the wheels of life is a sensation intimately familiar to the world’s live Poker playing cream of the crop. Not only did a global crisis of epic proportions swoop in threateni...Read More

NetEnt To Release Gonzo’s Quest Megaways

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

When big-name Swedish gaming giant NetEnt released its Gonzo’s Quest slot exactly a decade ago in 2010, the game made headlines for having been the first-ever online slot featuring cascading symbols that would, after the completion ...Read More

Evolution Gaming Launch New Crazy Time Game

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

Evolution Gaming must have been in a very giving mood when it created its latest gameshow-style title. Originally showcased at ICE 2020 and based on the studio’s popular Dream Catcher money wheel live gameshow concept, Crazy Time wa...Read More

Cirque Du Soleil Files For Bankruptcy

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

Quebec-based high-quality artistic entertainment company Cirque du Soleil has for more than three decades been providing premium performance entertainment to people in over four hundred cities in sixty countries. What had started out as a...Read More

David Coleman Wins WTP Online Poker Open

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

Online Poker may not be turning out to witness quite the online revival the industry had hoped it would, but that doesn’t mean that recent tournaments haven’t made for one heck of a ride and virtual money-making thrill. The Wo...Read More

NeoPollard Named Alberta iGaming Partner

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

Exciting news making headlines this week is that Lotteries ticketing solutions provider, online gaming platform and technology provider NeoPollard Interactive has secured a significant new partnership with the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and C...Read More

Casino Execs Sue Drew’s Witkoff For Millions

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

Controversial New York City real estate developer Steve Witkoff and his Witkoff Group have once again been named at the centre of a legal spat involving millions, as well as alleged fraudulent activities. A group of high-profile casino ex...Read More

Canada Now Trumps US On Top Economies List

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

So brightly burning a trash fire has Trump’s US trade war with China become that small (but certainly forceful) countries are for the first time ever sticking it to the US’ reputation as the world’s most competitive econ...Read More

Apple More Interested In Gaming Than Ever

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

It’s official: Apple is interested in gaming. As in big-industry gaming. Also – as in iPad gaming. Not that the tech-giant’s intensified focus on gaming support should come as any surprise. This is after all the same ind...Read More

Supreme Court To Rule On KED In September

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

This week, Greater Sudbury businessman Tom Fortin brought an application before the Supreme Court in an attempt to prove that the go-ahead for the Gateway’s Kingsway Entertainment District development was the result of a biased city...Read More

Insiders Say The Luxor’s Days Are Numbered

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

One of the highest buildings on the Last Vegas Strip at the time of its official opening in 1993, the Luxor Resort & Casino remains a sight to behold and is as Vegas as Vegas gets to be. It’s so much more than just another popul...Read More

ALC Wants To Lure Players Back Home

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) is losing upwards of CA$100 million in annual revenue to illegal foreign operators. And according to ALC president and chief executive officer Chris Keevill, the Crown corporation is doing everything...Read More

Online Bingo More Popular Than Ever Before

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

Now that so many of us are stuck at home, we’re obviously looking for alternative ways to enjoy a bit of gaming fun. And the world wide web is doing exactly that. In fact, if any one industry has managed to escape the perils of a gl...Read More

BCLC Working On A Reopening Plan For Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

B.C. casinos were only expected to open during Phase 4 of the province’s reopening plans but may now be reopening well ahead of schedule. And since casinos (and certainly all businesses) have been closed since around mid-March, news...Read More

Live 5 Gaming Secures White Hat Supply Deal

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

UK-headquartered innovative online and mobile slots developer Live 5 Gaming have announced the securitisation of a key and significant supply deal with online casino platform administrator and tech provider White Hat Gaming. The deal will...Read More

Netflix Pride Event To Include Canadian A-Listers

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

Since we’re each of us part of a re-invigorated digital revolution, we’re basically doing online what we used to be able to enjoy in person. And that includes this year’s Pride festivities on Netflix. The streaming giant...Read More

Mike Matusow Courts Controversy Over Mask Law

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

So peeved off is four-time WSOP bracelet winner Mike Matusow with Caesars Entertainment’s decision to change its policy from only employees being subject to the mandatory wearing of masks to masks being now compulsory across the boa...Read More

Vancouver Off NHL’s List Of Hub Cities

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

Choosing an NHL hub city at the time of a health crisis is, to say the least, precarious business. A concern over public health and safety is also the main reason behind the NHL’s decision not to include Vancouver on the list of hub...Read More

Atlantic Lottery Corp’s Online Migration Causes Job Cuts

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation says that a shift in favour of digital gaming has been the main catalyst behind its decision to lay off about 9% of its work force, or 61 employees. Folks not being permitted to enjoy in-person gaming ente...Read More

Joey Ingram Weighs In On Postle And Dancing With Death

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2020

Not only is Vancouver native Joey Ingram notorious for his crazy prop bets and for being the man behind the public calling out of Mike Postle, but he’s also making headlines of an altogether different (not to mention not necessarily...Read More

eSports Revenue Projected To Double In 2020

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2020

The trick to turn the current boom permanent is effective consumer education. This according to Martin Bradley, who is the research director in technology and entertainment at global consumer research giant 2CV.

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David Beckham Co-Launches New eSports Team

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2020

The latest big star to rise in the growing world of is none other than a franchise co-owned by football legend David Beckham. Guild eSports says it aims to soon compete with the leaders making name in the global booming professional vide...Read More

MGA Confirms Several Licences Cancelled

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2020

CEO Heathcliff Farrugia has stated that 2019 was very challenging, but at the same time it was also a very rewarding year for the casino regulator. It was a year that saw the world’s leading gaming authority stepping up its efforts...Read More

888 Holdings Strikes Gold With Playzido Deal

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2020

Casino games brand giant is recognised as a global leader in the Bingo and iGaming industry. And following the successful conclusion of a series of recent high-profile deals and partnerships, the operator has managed to boost even more i...Read More

The Stars Group Posts Strong Q1 Revenue Report

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

The recent Q1 revenue report release by online casino and Poker operator cements even further the notion that the time to capitalise on a diversified product offering is right now. The Canadian online entertainment colossus has announced...Read More

Atlantic City Casinos To Reopen On July 2

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has cleared Atlantic City’s casinos to reopen on July 2. This means that AC casinos will reopen just in time for this year’s 4th of July celebrations. Occupancy numbers will however b...Read More

Kim St-Pierre Joins Hall Of Fame 2020

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

Being a girl who wanted to play was never easy going, says the most recent inclusion in Canada’s Hockey Hall of Fame. Even though the 1980s made no provision for girls’ hockey in Kim St-Pierre’s hometown of Chateauguay,...Read More

Atari Partners with Unikrn Inc.

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Californian electronic entertainment industry megalith Atari has announced a partnership with Seattle-based esports giant Unikrn Inc. 
Via its thriving cryptocurrency ecosystems, Unikrn will help speed up the integration of the...Read More

Canadian Sports Programs Too Slow Re Inclusivity

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Canada hasn’t done nearly enough to ensure the inclusion and empowerment of the country’s Indigenous athletes in sports. So say those who participated in a recent online discussion panel hosted by CBC Sports in collaboration w...Read More

PokerStars Announces Upgraded Home Games

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Leading online gaming giant PokerStars, obviously eager to keep the online and mobile Poker momentum going, has just made several changes and upgrades to its Home Games offering. Not only has the operator upgraded Home Games so as to incl...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

Red Tiger Unveil New Reel Keeper Slot

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Red Tiger Gaming has only just gone live with its new Reel Keeper online slot, and already it’s shaping up to be one for the history books. The game is the very latest to have been released by the award-winning developer and promise...Read More

Ontario Casinos & Hotels Desperate To Reopen

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Those representing Ontario’s local casino industry on Friday voiced their concerns before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, painting a scenario of ‘do or die’ in the face of a slow and harrowing eco...Read More

Apple Under Fire Over Mobile App Monopoly

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Tech and software giant Apple have since as recently as February this year, no fewer than 5 times rejected Facebook’s application to have its Facebook Gaming app included in Apple’s App Store. The fifth and most recent applica...Read More

Two OLG Players Hit It Lucky With Powerbucks

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Exciting news from the thrilling world of online slots this week is that no fewer than two exceptionally lucky Canadian players have managed to hit jackpots well in excess of a million Canadian dollars playing IGT’s Powerbucks Wheel...Read More

Vegas Poker Rooms Exceeding Expectations

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Las Vegas Poker rooms this weekend reopened their doors to 5-handed Poker games and according to the majority of casino managers, it proved to be a weekend of exceeded expectations as far as participation went. Games were obviously hoste...Read More

SpaceX Keen To Provide Internet To Rural Canada

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has reportedly applied to provide high-speed internet to those Canadians living in remote parts of the country. The company owns several near-earth satellites capable of providing lightning-fast internet to just a...Read More

Sussexes Hit Trademark Paperwork Snag

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

If life as ordinary citizens were what former royals the had been hoping for, then they’ve just had yet another prayer answered because according to several British news outlets, the registration of their new non-profit trademark a...Read More

Apple Next In Loot Box Line Of Fire

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

It now seems as if is the latest company to have landed in the regulatory line of fire over the controversial nature of loot boxes. According to an Apple insider news source, the tech giant may have to answer to a California class action ...Read More

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Re-Opens

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is yet again officially open for business and welcoming players through its doors. The venue officially resumed business activities on June 18 and players were super excited at finally being able to ...Read More

Latest BCLC Report Shows Casino Allocations

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

for the moment remains limited to online gaming platforms, and since the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has declared itself in no hurry to resume in-person gaming, no reopening date has been scheduled for casinos in the prov...Read More

Bingo Gala Drug Bust Investigation Goes Cold

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2020

It’s now a year since one of the biggest drug farms ever busted by UK police went up in ‘smoke’ when a giant cannabis crop just waiting for the harvest was discovered at the former location of Gala Bingo in the small tow...Read More

CFL Commissioner Ambrosie Reveals Pay Cut

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2020

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie says he’s not expecting any more from the league’s players than what he himself is willing to do. Ambrosie on Thursday revealed that he has taken a 20 per cent pay cut – along with every o...Read More

Players Divided As NBA Prepares To Play Ball

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2020

The NBA may be planning for a return to play at Orlando in Florida late next month, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is equally on board with the plan. The greatest incentive to restart is, of course, money. According to the term...Read More

Play’n GO Thrills With Troll Hunters 2 Slot

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2020

Award-winning casino games software developer Play’n GO would definitely have made more than just a few players’ day with the recent release of the studio’s Troll Hunters 2 slot. Many will know that the game is the seque...Read More

Dame Vera Lynn Has Died Aged 103

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

The wonderful Dame Vera Lynn has died aged 103. Best known for her morale-boosting hit “We’ll Meet Again”, which she dedicated to the troops fighting on the frontlines during the Second World War, the singer’s deat...Read More

Manitoba Bingo And Gaming Halls To Reopen

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

VLT and Bingo games enthusiasts living in Manitoba are without a doubt absolutely thrilled by the news that the province has declared indoor entertainment and recreation centres next to reopen as part of the third phase of reopening the l...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

BCLC Announces Exciting New Betting Upgrade

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

Now that the British Columbia Lottery Corporation has officially extended its existing partnership with leading iGaming and sports betting platform provider Scientific Games Corporation, B.C. players can expect to be treated to quite the ...Read More

Meet Harper’s Bazaar’s New Editor-In-Chief

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

American fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar, first published in 1867, was the very first fashion magazine that focused exclusively on fashion viewed through the lens of a woman. And since the classic publication has just appointed its...Read More

Charity Bingo Reports Major Revenue Loss

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

Nationwide shutdown orders in the US (and certainly the world over) are reported to have taken a huge toll on especially charities. And since Bingo halls in Amarillo, Texas, have been closed since mid-March and are now only permitted to f...Read More

First Nations Lash Out At Casino Smoking Ban

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

Manitoba’s First Nations have voiced their extreme unhappiness over an ultimatum declared by Premier Brian Pallister regarding the reopening of tribal casinos in the province. According to Pallister, only those casinos willing to in...Read More

George Russell Wins Virtual F1 Canadian GP

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

On Sunday, British racing driver George Russell secured a fourth successive virtual Formula One victory for team Williams. And with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc absent, Russell easily beat Red Bull’s Alex Albon into a neat second...Read More

Venetian First To Return To Multi-Table Play

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

If all were to go ahead as planned, The Venetian in Las Vegas will become the first Poker room to host a multi-table tournament post March’s shut-down orders. Up until now, the only live tournaments to have been played in person hav...Read More

Microgaming Releases Stunning June Slots Lineup

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

Big-gun online casino software developer Microgaming has released quite the new-games lineup for June. This includes the release of more than 20 new slots developed by Microgaming’s award-winning family of partner studios. Themes he...Read More

BCLC In No Hurry To Reopen Its Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

No specific timeline for the reopening of casinos in British Columbia has been set and, says British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) interim CEO Greg Moore, the Crown corporation is in no hurry in terms of speeding along the process. ...Read More

Paw Patrol And The Police Scrutiny Spotlight

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Canadian American hit preschool television series Paw Patrol, a furry franchise themed around a German Shepherd police dog named Chase and his team of rescued canine helpers tasked with keeping their neighbourhood safe, is a multi-million...Read More

Negreanu Willing To Bet On 2020

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Canadian golden Poker boy Daniel Negreanu is obviously in no mood to have his professional career up-ended even further than what it already has. Last week Friday the star GGPoker ambassador challenged interested parties to a bet based on...Read More

KFC’s KFConsole Gets Quite The Reaction

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Fast-food giant KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is regrettably not really planning on giving console masters Sony and Microsoft a run for their new-consoles money. But that’s not to say that the fried-chicken franchise didn’t man...Read More

Canadian Leagues Pushing For Legal Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Legalised single-event sports betting in Canada is a conversation that’s in recent years seen its fair share of ups and downs. But it’s also a conversation that’s gained increased traction ever since the ban on professio...Read More

Oneida Indian Nation Reopens 3 NY Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

Following months of temporary closures, the Oneida Indian Nation has reopened their Turning Stone Resort Casino (Verona), Point Place Casino (Bridgeport), and Yellow Brick Road Casino (Chittenango) to the general public. All three casinos...Read More

Luckbox’s TSX Expectations Far Exceeded

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

Isle of Man-based eSports bookmaker Luckbox certainly seems to have aced ‘eSports Betting Done Right’. Luckbox last week confirmed having completed a public listing funding round to the tune of CA$3.8 million in preparation of...Read More

Canadians Need To Learn How To Trust Again

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

Canadians are known for a surprisingly positive stereotype; that of extreme politeness. But the global health crisis has even the politest nation on earth on edge. We’re surrounded by precautionary health measures promising to prote...Read More

Playtech Debuts Spin & Win With PokerStars

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

Leading online casino games developer Playtech has announced the official launch of its brand-new Spin & Win live-dealer product across PokerStars brand-domains. The game is now live and available to online Roulette enthusiasts via po...Read More

Kami Hudson Aces WSOP Online Finale Event #9

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

At the end of last week we saw the World Series of Poker Online Finale Circuit Series wrap up a 9th successful tournament event. The 12-ring series concluded on June 14, and was open to all players in New Jersey, Delaware and N...Read More

What The Future Holds for Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2020

Predicting the future of any industry is a precarious affair – if 2020 has taught us anything, then it’s got to be a thing of unavoidability we’ve known since just about forever: you can only really rely on death and tax...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

MLS Is Back Tournament Scheduled for July

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2020

This week, the Major League Soccer announced its plans for the restarting of the 2020 season. All 26 MLS clubs will complete in a special MLS is Back Tournament at the Walt Disney World Resort Florida’s ESPN Wide World of Sports com...Read More

Police Raid Uncovers Tribal Casino Scheme

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

A recent police raid carried out on a total of six illegal pot shops reportedly owned and run by the Oneida Nation of the Thames has exposed more than just a secret stash of marijuana. The First Nation had apparently also been working on ...Read More

Bill & Ted’s Message To The Class Of 2020

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

Graduates of California’s Sam Dimas High School enjoyed quite the graduation send-off. Even though students had to this year make peace with a virtual graduation, they’ll always be able to tell of how they were wished well on ...Read More

USOPC Looks Into Relaxing Anti-Protest Rules

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

All people – including professional Olympic and Paralympic athletes – should have more freedom to protest at Olympic events. This according to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, which committee has now created an athle...Read More

partypoker Overhauls Its MILLIONS Online

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

Popular Poker operator partypoker’s MILLIONS weekly online tournaments were even before the cancellation of all major live Poker tournaments and games, a super success. MILLIONS Online is presented in the style of a flighted tournam...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

WSOP Announces 85-Bracelets Online Series

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

The World Series of Poker has announced that the newly created World Series of Poker Online, which was effectively created in order to replace the cancelled 2020 WSOP in Las Vegas, will officially kick off on July 1st. What&rsq...Read More

Montreal’s Surprise Whale Visitor Has Died

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

Montreal’s Surprise Whale Visitor Has Died The 9.5-metre-long humpback whale that had managed to captivate the curiosity and attention of folks living in the Montreal area in recent weeks, is reportedly suspected t...Read More

Alberta Charities Suffering Without Bingo

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

Non-profit Alberta charities and charitable support organisations are beginning to suffer the consequences of province-wide temporary casino, Bingo and charitable gaming venue closures. According to Brenda Thiruchelvam of the Edmonton Col...Read More

Musk’s Vegas Loop Gets First 2 Casino Stops

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

Elon Musk’s Boring Company has completed digging a second tunnel underneath the Las Vegas Convention Centre, and news that emerged this week is that Wynn Resorts and Resorts World Las Vegas have both lodged applications to become st...Read More

AGA Reports Record 2019 For US Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

US casinos may currently be reeling from the after-effects of shutdown orders, but according to the latest annual State of the States report as released each year by the American Gaming Association (AGA), 2019 saw quite the opposite state...Read More

Bob Eubanks To Host New LetsBingo On Mobile

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

Popular television game show host Bob Eubanks has been named as the man about to give away daily cash prizes as the presenter and host of LetsBingo, an exciting new free-to-play live Bingo game developed specifically for the mobile gaming...Read More

UK To Call On Evidence Regarding Loot Boxes

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

Discussions focused on the controversial nature of loot boxes are on the rise again. The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has said that it will what is expected to be within the week, launch a call for evidenc...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

Conor McGregor Is Retiring - Again

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

UFC star Conor McGregor says he’s retiring. And it’s an intention UFC big boss Dana White is willing to (albeit tongue-in-cheek) accept.  McGregor on Sunday after what appears to have been yet another spur-of-the-moment d...Read More

Cascades Casino Delta To Plant 500 Trees

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s Cascades Casino Delta will, once complete, become home to more than 500 trees – of which at least 225 trees will be new trees. But in order for this to happen, and certainly in order for t...Read More

Gamblers Flock To Vegas After 78 Day-Hiatus

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

Vegas is back, baby! On Thursday morning Las Vegas casinos opened their doors for the first time since mid-March. And to say that 78 days of locked-up shop did a fair bit of damage is probably a gross understatement. Even so, the majority...Read More

Bill Pascrell A GAME ABOVE’s New President

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

Exciting news on the gaming events business front is that Bill Pascrell III has been named the new president of marketing behemoth A GAME ABOVE. And it’s an appointment proudly welcomed by Pascrell, for the simple reason of a lesson...Read More

Pragmatic Play Release New Ultra Burn Slot

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

Leading casino games developer Pragmatic Play has released the latest fruits of its labour created in partnership with exciting new independent studio developer and partner Reel Kingdom. Ultra Burn is the second slot released from the ran...Read More

Climate Change Doesn’t Have To Cost The Economy

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

A global health disaster is too big a price to pay for positive climate change and a really painful system of working toward decreased carbon emissions. A cool hard truth as voiced by Corinne Le Quéré, who is a Canadian prof...Read More

Mike Postle Off The Hook

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

Its apparently true that it never rains in California. Just ask the 100+ aggrieved plaintiffs in the recently dismissed class action attempt to call one of Poker’s biggest cheats to accountability and owning up to his many sins. And...Read More

schimmelgodx Wins GGPoker WSOPC Main Event

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

GGPoker’s WSOP Super Circuit Series is officially complete – and a sterling win for the Good Gaming Network-owned online Poker platform at that. A whopping total of 9,779 entries and a superb $5 million guaranteed prize-pool o...Read More

Microgaming Reaches Crucial Green Milestone

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

Leading online casino software developer this World Environment Day got to celebrate a very special environmentally friendly milestone of its own when the company completed and passed its International Organisation for Standardisation 140...Read More

Gateway Mulling Over Re-opening Procedures

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment says its currently still evaluating processes and decisions around the reopening of its land-based casinos in the province of Ontario. All physical casinos in the province; as well as the country, for t...Read More

Khari Jones Knows All About Racism

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Montreal Alouettes head coach and former Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Khari Jones says he’s all too familiar with George Floyd’s tragic story – or at least with the sort of racism that’s obviously alive and we...Read More

Canadian National Hockey Star Haley Irwin Retires

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Canadian women’s national hockey team forward and two-time Olympic gold medallist Haley Irwin is retiring from national pro-hockey. The 31-year-old Thunder Bay, Ontario, native during her career playing Canadian pro-hockey compiled ...Read More

Loto-Québec Faces Class Action Over Poker Glitch

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Crown corporation and popular online gaming and Poker destination Loto-Québec has been confirmed as facing serious charges as well as a class-action lawsuit as a result of what appears to be a nasty technical glitch that caused unf...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

Evolution Gaming Launches Power Blackjack

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Live casino games specialist developer and supplier Evolution Gaming has rolled out its latest superb Blackjack product. Power Blackjack was first showcased at this year’s ICE 2020 London gaming and iGaming expo in London in the UK....Read More

How Video Games Grew To A $100 Billion Global Industry

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Strange though it may be in our day and age to imagine a world without gaming, it’s true that as recently the 1950s games and the first gaming machine was regarded with a suspicion of sorts. To the minds of most, video games were no...Read More

Reach’s Mirror Bingo Relaunched With Jumpman

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Well-known UK operative Reach plc is the largest commercial, national and regional news publisher in the United Kingdom today. The publisher creates superbly engaging content which is then distributed via a colossal range of newspapers, d...Read More

Pragmatic Play Releases New John Hunter Slot

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2020

Globetrotting hero and dashing explorer John Hunter could give any Indiana Jones a run for his money. And the good news is that Pragmatic Play has just released the fourth instalment in the studio’s John Hunter series of adventure-s...Read More

Bingo Toonz On Zoom A Huge Hit

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2020

“Bingo Toonz” is nothing new to the majority of Edmontonian’s – it has, after all, been played in local bars all over the province for the past 12 years. But the game replacing traditional balls with snippets extra...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

MLBPA Proposes Extended Season Finish

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

The Players Association (MLBPA) on Sunday rejected the league’s proposal involving players taking additional pay cuts necessitated by an extended period of inactivity that resulted from worldwide public health concerns. Instead, th...Read More

Harness Racing At Rideau To Resume June 7th

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

Live harness racing is expected to make its return to Rideau Carleton Raceway this June 7th.  And even though spectators will not be physically present in the stands,  enthusiasts will be able to follow all of th...Read More

Pure Canadian Gaming To Go Cashless

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

Contactless cash access and payments technology has been a long time coming and soon, Canadian players will be in a position to benefit from the convenient safety-first approach made possible by payment solutions developer Passport Techno...Read More

Casinos Anxious To Reopen Despite Protests

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

As the of Las Vegas and Reno prepare for a desperately needed reopening of the gambling industry on June 4, many now fear the possibility of a protracted financial nightmare caused by the presence of a heavily armed National Guard in the...Read More

Betting Lines Changed After NHL Announcement

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

The recent confirmation received from Commissioner Gary Bettman regarding a changed-format season return plan to be applied to the remainder of the 2019-2020 season is having far-reaching consequences, including major changes to NHL bett...Read More

NetEnt Pulls Street Fighter II Slot After 1 Week

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

Leading online casino games developer has only a week after having gone live with its Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot, completely pulled the game from circulation. Based on the popular Street Fighter arcade video games franchis...Read More

Zynga Acquires Peak In $1.8 Billion Deal

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

Popular mobile gaming developer Peak, the team behind popular mobile gaming franchises Toon Blast and Toy Blast, will following a recent acquisition deal to the tune of $1.8 billion, be taken over by developer Zynga. According to recentl...Read More

Jack Eichel On The Sabres And Hating To Lose

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Sabres captain Jack Eichel thinks losing sucks. And after a tough 5 years Eichel seems to feel he’s basically been going nowhere slowly playing for a team that’s failed to make the playoffs for the duration of his time spent a...Read More

Online Poker Steps Into a New Era

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Whoever thought a whole lot of good could come of a time challenging all of humanity on a global scale? But it has, and talk of sickness and mortality aside, it seems to have given old players and new a completely new lease on life. And ...Read More

Why Zoom Fatigue Is A Real Concern

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

  It’s a strange new world out there at the moment. And come to think of it, it’s an even stranger new world ‘in here’. And while our reasons for feeling this way may vary, much of what we&rsqu...Read More

Quickspin Man Mats Westerlund Joins Fantasma

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Quickspin co-founder Mats Westerlund, who also happens to have been part of the collective mastermind behind works of genius the likes of Quickspin’s Big Bad Wolf and s Starburst, has just been named the newest senior advisor and pa...Read More

Loto-Quebec Launches Kronos Unleashed Promo

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Loto-Quebec’s online offerings are all the rage right now, and it’s about to get even better thanks to host of new promotions, games and bonuses having been introduced to award-winning and respected Crown corporation online p...Read More

Daniel Cates Admits To Ghosting Allegations

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2020

Daniel “Jungleman” Cates has reportedly admitted to having ghosted a (none-pro) friend’s account in a high-stakes home Poker game played around three weeks ago. This after businessman and Poker enthusiast/player Bill Per...Read More

Sonya Gaudet Included In Canadian Hall Of Fame

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2020

World and Canadian wheelchair Curling gold medalist Sonya Gaudet is one of 11 athletes to have been named as having been included in the Class of 2020-2021 set to be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. And its according to ...Read More

The Comfort Foods That Aren’t Comforting

Ben Hamill - May 29, 2020

Ever notice how comfort meant to make you feel ‘better’ and, well, comforted, often only does the trick for literally a couple of minutes before the familiar old lag, slug and bad mood sets in as if with renewed vengeance? Ex...Read More

Playtech Owns Up To Past Failures

Ben Hamill - May 29, 2020

Leading casino technology and games provider has said that it is more than willing to assume full responsibility for its former failures regarding social responsibility, and that despite whatever may have transpired in times gone by, the...Read More

Habanero Launches New Techno Tumble Slot

Ben Hamill - May 29, 2020

Leading casino games developer has launched its latest online slot and Techno Tumble is bound to be a futuristic-themed hit among fans of techno and science fiction. The slot even incorporates the spirit of retro-style 60s diners by incl...Read More

Bill Perkins Outs Cheat Worse Than Postle

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

According to well-known businessman and long-time Poker enthusiast Bill Perkins, there walks among us a player who makes Mike Postle’s cheating antics resemble innocent fooling-about shenanigans. This has obviously catalysed a massi...Read More

Greta Thunberg Calls Out Sonya Savage For Honesty

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

Swedish climate- and environmental activist isn’t exactly impressed with Alberta energy minister Sonya Savage’s sense of timing. Savage in a recent podcast proclaimed people’s inability to protest amid a global health c...Read More

Cullen Commission Enters Inquiry’s 2nd Phase

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

Tensions escalated this week as the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into in the Canadian province of British Columbia announced its readiness to resume its inquiry and move head into the second phase of the proceedings. The hope and expecta...Read More

Bettman Reveals NHL Season Finale Format

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

The NHL’s Gary Bettman has reached an agreement with the Players’ Association (NHLPA) regarding the way forward for a possible season finale. The format will involve a 24-team playoff specifically designed so as to lead up to...Read More

PokerStars Unveils New DoJo Training App

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

Trust to save the boring day. The leading Poker room operator has now launched a rather superb new (and free!) training app intended to help players master specifically the basics of the game. Poker DoJo is available to all U.K. and U.S....Read More

William And Kate Play Surprise Virtual Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate Middleton recently brought a great deal of happiness and certainly many smiles too to a group of highly surprised residents living at Cardiff’s Shire Hall Care Home. The unsuspecting resi...Read More

Queen’s Brian May Tells Of Heart Attack

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

Queen’s Brian May has reportedly revealed details around his recent emergency trip to hospital after the legendary suffered what he described in typical May-form as his having had a “small” heart attack. The famous guit...Read More

Belarus’s Alexgirs Wins Biggest SCOOP Event

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

“Alexgirs”, an online Poker champion hailing from Belarus, has just won the largest prize of the entire 2020 PokerStars (SCOOP) awarded so far. The player did this by acing the SCOOP $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, ...Read More

OLG Approved For CA$500M In Government Aid

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

The  is in desperate need of help in order to stay afloat in a new and unprecedented slowed gaming landscape and has as such had to apply to Ontario’s government for a CA$500 rescue loan, which has now officially been granted. ...Read More

Aim Assist In The Works For Fortnite

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

Fortnite’s console players will have to wait a little longer for aim assist justice after announced that change is on the way but that the update will not be released before the FNCS Invitational, which is currently underway, has d...Read More

GiG Joins Playtech’s iPoker Network

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

Leading casino games tech-supplier and platform administrator this week announced having successfully migrated high-velocity casino content developer Playtech’s iPoker online network to its own aggregator platform. Playtech’s...Read More

Woodbine Ready To Launch Dark Horse App

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

is doing everything in its power to gift to horse racing lovers the best possible betting experience once live horse racing returns to Ontario’s beloved tracks come June 5. Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson has announced the upcoming unveili...Read More

MLB Considering A Spring Training Return

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

is feverishly trying to suss out ways in which the 2020 season can take place given bans on air travel and large gatherings. One idea that seems to be sticking somewhat more effectively than most others is the idea of playing in spring t...Read More

Aristocrat Finally Settles Big Fish Lawsuits

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

Australian slot machine manufacturer Leisure knows all about falling victim to terrible timing. The company has agreed to part with a settlement in the amount of $31 million in order to at long last put a class action lawsuit instituted ...Read More

Seneca Gaming Corp. Appoints Interim CEO

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Native American-controlled Seneca Gaming Corporation (SGC) is looking for new ways in which to boost its stay-at-home-affected casinos and part of the change is not renewing current CEO Holly Gagnon’s contract, which is set to expir...Read More

OneComply Inc. Joins Forces With GameCo LLC

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

If law-abiding operators and gambling-related companies such as suppliers and tech-providers are most concerned about any single aspect of business, then that aspect would have to be a streamlined and effective licensing solution. And tha...Read More

How Facebook Plans To Move In On E-Commerce

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Not only does Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook own Instagram, and more recently too, but the social media mogul now wants to control the online shopping experience as well, a privilege currently enjoyed mainly by Jeff Bezos’ Amazon...Read More

Microgaming Revamps Immortal Romance™ Slot

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Casino software giant sure has a knack of breathing new life into old classics. Enter Microgaming’s recently revamped adaptation of classic online casino slot Immortal Romance™. It’s been nearly a decade since the initi...Read More

MPN Says Its Final Goodbye

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2020

One of the oldest online Poker networks has dealt its final spread. The  Poker Network (MPN) on May 19, after nearly 18 years actively running, flipped the final goodnight switch. Founded in March 2003, the gaming giant’s Poker...Read More

CFL Talks About Season, Grey Cup Changes

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2020

The (CFL), not unlike the majority of leagues the world over, is eager to the point of desperate to salvage as much of the remainder of the current season as possible. CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie in an official statement sent to seas...Read More

NASCAR Inks Brand Bet Deal With IMG Arena

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2020

The latest news on the sports and front is that NASCAR sports betting has just gone global thanks to a deal with IMG Arena. NASCAR has confirmed that it is now in a licensed position to for the first time ever, provide live streaming rig...Read More

NetEnt Launch Highly-Anticipated Street Fighter II Slot

Ben Hamill - May 23, 2020

Leading casino software developer ’s new Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot has officially gone live. The title incorporates strong and popular elements of the famous arcade game from the early 90’s. And since its NetEn...Read More

Gold Rush Files Countersuit In Gaming Saga

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2020

Gaming terminal operator Gold Rush Gaming, Inc., appears to be calling shenanigans by way of a countersuit filed in an Illinois case involving a lawsuit filed Illinois gaming cafés chain Stella’s and Shelby’s. Gold Rush...Read More

Take-Two Says About 93 Games In 5 Years

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2020

Take-Two Interactive, the video games giant behind brands like Grand Theft Auto and , is looking at various ways in which to strengthen the brand and future lineup. Take-Two president Karl Slatoff said during a recent May earnings call th...Read More

40th Terry Fox Anniversary Shoes A Huge Hit

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2020

The timelessness of Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope in support of research exactly 40 years ago has once again been reaffirmed. Fox ran his 1980 cross-country marathon passage in a pair of Adidas sneakers of royal blue and thanks to a...Read More

YouTube Drops Coming To Blizzard Leagues

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

Activision and Google-owned streaming platform YouTube’s January-announced multiple-year deal that saw YouTube appointed the exclusive streaming partner for Activision Blizzard’s eSports leagues has finally come full circle. ...Read More

NFL Owners Vote Yes To Expanded Rooney Rule

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

The on Tuesday passed what is possibly one of the most important votes that can be passed by any business, sport-focused or otherwise, which is to improve opportunities for minorities to be appointed in executive positions. In the case o...Read More

Evolution Gaming Signs Deal With Golden Nugget

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

Specialist live casino and live dealer games supplier has confirmed having concluded a new partnership deal with the U.S. division of the Golden Nugget Casino group. What the deal effectively means is that Evolution Gaming will make avai...Read More

Safety 1st As Casino Rama Prepares To Reopen

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

Gateway’s Resort is in the process of preparing to reopen its doors to its players, the operator’s Rob Mitchell has said. Mitchell is the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Gateway Casinos and Entertainment. An...Read More

Leonard Patrick Bags $1.61M Career Win

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

GGPoker’s Circuit Ring Event #8: HR Championship has seen to it that U.K. Poker prodigy Patrick Leonard nabs the biggest score of his long and celebrated career so far when he finished in the runner-up position on May 17.

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Museums Helping Folks Lock Down Artfully

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

Kintsugi is the centuries-old art of repairing broken pottery with gold. It’s a method based on the powerful idea that by embracing flaws and imperfections, something stronger than the original design can be created. Something stro...Read More

RCMP Warns Against Rogue Bingo Games

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

The best of intentions aside, Canadians have been warned by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to refrain from participating in unlicensed Bingo and Lottery games, even when engaged with via platforms. Hosting or even just participating i...Read More

Getting To Know partypoker’s Steven DWStevie Kok

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

21-year-old Poker streamer Steven ‘DWStevie’ Kok says he’s positively “digging winning” in his capacity of official Twitch team member. The Netherlands-based streamer was signed by famous online Poker room p...Read More

Red Tiger Release Robin Hood’s Wild Forest Slot

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

Fans of Robin Hood popular storytelling culture will be delighted to know that award-winning developer has just released a brand-new storied slot titled ‘Robin Hood’s Wild Forest’. What’s more, in keeping with the...Read More

Tell All Book About Harry & Meghan Coming In August

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

Whether or not the upcoming book revealing all about Harry and wife s official royal-capacity exit will unveil hidden Royal Family secrets remains to be seen. But what is pretty much a done deal is that the August 11 release of the Harper...Read More

Minecraft Smashes Through the 200M Ceiling

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

’s Minecraft has been around for an astounding 11 years – a period of time bordering on ancient when talking the typical expected popularity-lifespan of a game. But Minecraft continues to entertain and with sales having now of...Read More

Live Races At Kawartha Downs Come June 6th

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

Great news is that live races will be returning to by as early as June 6. This following a preliminary approval granted by Ontario’s Provincial Government. Races will be live but on condition that no spectators will be invited to a...Read More

Tokyo 2020 A Major IOC Financial Loss

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

The wasted accumulated costs to be settled by the International Olympic Commission (IOC) and host-country combined, may well end up running into billions of U.S. dollars, the IOC has now said. The commission itself has set aside a prelim...Read More

PokerStars Extends SCOOP To End Of May

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

is going to town with bells and whistles on with its now-extended 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). The operator last week announced that not only will it be extending its SCOOP by very close to two additional weeks of pl...Read More

NetEnt Live Shows Off Its New Live Casino Lobby

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

has allowed operators a sneak preview glimpse at its new Live Casino Lobby and Mini-Lobby. The entire layout has been designed with a single goal in mind, explains Director of NetEnt Live, Andres Renfigo, and that single goal is player r...Read More

Loto-Quebec Celebrates Birthday With New Online Games

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

The residents of may not enjoy all of the perks of freedom of movement at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a great deal of entertainment to be enjoyed online. And since Loto-Quebec is this year celebrating i...Read More

Sheraton May Join Cascades Casino North Bay

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

If all were to go according to plan, the community of North Bay will eventually become the new home of not only the under-construction  North Bay, but also of a 120-room Four Points by Sheraton hotel right next door. Plans surroundin...Read More

T-Rex May Have Been Built for Long Walks

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2020