Toy Store Worker Bags $1M Lotto Max Win

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2022

A man from Mississauga recently discovered for himself the joy of beginner’s luck when he decided to purchase a lottery ticket for the first time in his life. Lucky Lotto winner Nathaniel Marksman bagged a massive $1 million in Maxmi...Read More

Edmonton Man Wins $17M In Lotto Draw

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2022

While a resident of Edmonton, Canada, has every reason to break out the bubbly and celebrate in a huge way after bagging a massive Lotto 6/49 Jackpot, he insists that he is a simple man, and will continue to be one. Pritpal Chahal won a st...Read More

Tom Brady’s Return Results In Suspicious Betting

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2022

Tom Brady is back from retirement, though some were not as surprised as they perhaps should have been. The star player’s return was highly speculated about leading up to the Super Bowl LVII, but there was never any certainty that his ...Read More

Toronto Resident Wins CA$30 Million Jackpot

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2022

What can be said about winning the Lotto Max jackpot that isn’t already obvious? Patrick Hale, resident of Toronto, doesn’t have to say much of anything. Especially not considering that he is now a staggering CA$30 million riche...Read More

More Calls For Ontario iGaming To Be Delayed

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2022

Lisa Gretzky, a member of the Provincial Parliament for Windsor, has urged the Ontario government to delay the upcoming iGaming market. It isn’t the first time that calls have been heard for the opening of the market to be delayed, th...Read More

Canadians Are The Biggest Gamblers Worldwide

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2022

It’s official. Canada is amongst the biggest gambling nations in the world, and likely to become the biggest before long. According to a recently released report, the region generates a staggering $31 billion in gambling yield annuall...Read More

ALC Launch Get In On The Madness Promotion

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2022

It’s March, and for the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) it means March Madness. The promotion this year is being referred to as Get In On The Madness, and involves a fun lure for those that are interested in sports betting. Anyone ...Read More

Speed Runners Beat Elden Ring In An Hour

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2022

Anyone playing Elden Ring right now will probably be noticing a few things. Firstly, that Elden Ring is an exceptionally difficult game, more unforgiving even than the Dark Souls series. The second noticeable thing is that it is extremely t...Read More

Poker Pro Faces Illegal Gambling Charges

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2022

The Poker community knows Gal Yifrach for being a big name in the community, particularly for appearing in the Live at The Bike streamed show. He also managed to grab a World Series Of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in 2018, further cementing his al...Read More

Ontario License Awarded To Bragg Gaming Group

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2022

Bragg Gaming Group certainly has reason to celebrate, having officially been awarded an Ontario operating license. This means that the company will now be allowed to offer its services in the province, the value of which can’t be over...Read More

EA Dodges Massive Loot Boxes Fine

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2022

In a ruling that will send ripples around the global gaming community, video games giant Electronic Arts (EA) recently dodged a bullet. A Dutch court overturned a previous Hague ruling that ordered the company to part with a whopping $10.9 ...Read More

Loto-Quebec Q3 Repost Indicates Recovery

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2022

Canadian gaming giant and Crown corporation Loto-Quebec recently released its latest financial figures. The good news is that the corporation appears close to fiscal recovery following the unprecedented effects of the worst of the global he...Read More

Cascades Casino North Bay Finally Open

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2022

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s Cascades Casino North Bay is finally open for business. The exciting new legal and licensed gaming hotspot is the result of a massive $41 million investment. Commenting on the grand opening last ...Read More

High 5 Games Join Forces With Loto-Quebec

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2022

Loto-Quebec is clearly on a mission to expand its catalogue of content. The company announced that it has finalised a partnership with High 5 Games, thereby getting access to a ton of new products. This is, of course, good news for locals l...Read More

FansUnite Joins New Ontario iGaming Market

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2022

With the Ontario iGaming market opening in less than a month, operators are scrambling to get their licenses. The latest company to officially get a license is FansUnite, a sportsbook known for its presence across various international mark...Read More

Marketing Forbidden For Ontario iGaming Brands

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2022

Ontario is holding its breath as the opening of the region’s iGaming market draws near. It is only a matter of time before licensed operators are allowed to offer their services, though they certainly won’t be able to market any...Read More

Edmonton Oilers Captain Partners With BetMGM

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2022

Connor McDavid is widely known as the captain of the Edmonton Oilers. But starting now he will also be known as an ambassador for BetMGM. In a recent announcement the sportsbook made it official that they have signed up the captain to act a...Read More

Ontario Unions Worried About iGaming Market

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2022

The iGaming industry in Ontario is about to be thrown wide open, with the official opening less than a month away. Local gambling enthusiast are certainly excited, but local unions are less thrilled about the implications. The fact of the m...Read More

The Avengers Game A Massive Fail

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2022

Most assumed that The Avengers game would be a smash hit. How could it not be, given its direct attachment to one of the biggest movie franchises in the world? But upon release players quickly discovered that the title was a lacklustre bugg...Read More

New York Might Increase Sportsbook Licenses

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2022

If New York Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow has anything to say about it there could soon be significantly more mobile sportsbooks operating in the area. He has officially proposed that the number of active licenses be increased to 16, which ...Read More

Two Manitoba Residents Now CA$1M Richer

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2022

Manitoba residents have been luckier than usual lately. At least, this pair has, having both managed to walk away with CA$1 million in their pockets. Jim Konowalchuk and Conrad Hykawy both managed to hit a million dollar lottery payout, a...Read More

Run It Once Poker Acquired By Rush Street Interactive

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2022

Phil Galfond is mainly known as a professional Poker player. But he is also the owner and driving force behind the site Run It Once Poker (RIO.) It was his insight, combined with a professional team of software developers, that made the pop...Read More

KED Project Back In The Spotlight Once Again

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2022

The story that never seems to leave the headlines for long is back; the Kingsway Entertainment District (KED) project. Up until now the proposed construction has gone through several upsets, and it really is nothing short of bizarre that ba...Read More

888 Joins Ontario Regulated iGaming Market

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2022

The iGaming market in Ontario is well and truly taking off. The latest giant gambling corporation to enter the market is 888, an organisation recognised as amongst the biggest in the industry. According to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission ...Read More

Century Casinos And BetMakers Join Forces

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2022

Century Casinos is known for owning some of the most prestigious properties in Canada, including the acclaimed Century Downs Racetrack and Casino and the Century Mile Racetrack and Casino. The venues are known for hosting exciting horse rac...Read More

CHL Officially Cancels Russia Junior Series

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2022

Russia’s actions in the Ukraine are sending shock waves around the world, and some countries are responding in the only way they can. By cancelling events that would have previously involved the aggressor. Russian athletes are being b...Read More

iGaming Ontario Adjusts Online Poker Rules

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2022

iGaming Ontario, the new regulatory group and subsidiary of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission Of Ontario (AGCO,) hasn’t been around for very long. But even still, it seems as if the organisation is keen on taking control of the iGamin...Read More

New Yorker Wins 2nd US$10 Million Lotto Jackpot

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2022

The chances of winning a single lottery jackpot are very slim. So, what are the chances of winning two jackpots in three years? Probably so slim as to be virtually impossible. But be that as it may, this lucky New Yorker has done exactly th...Read More

Elden Ring Impresses The Video Game World

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2022

From Software is known for creating some of the best video games in the world, so it isn’t surprising that the company’s latest release has been hotly anticipated. Elden Ring, announced in 2019, has now finally dropped. Somehow ...Read More

GGPoker And FLIP Join Forces For Women’s Day

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2022

With International Women’s Day coming up, it seems as if GGPoker and Fantastic Ladies In Poker (FLIP) saw the opportunity to host a spectacular promotional event. The organisations came together to create the International Women&rsquo...Read More

Cascades Casino North Bay Nears Opening Day

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2022

Things are slowly getting back to normal after the major disruption of the world health crisis. Land based casinos, all of which have suffered tremendously, are now slowly being allowed to reopen. This includes the Cascades Casino North Bay...Read More

$21 Million Jackpot Won By Ontario Resident

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2022

Sometimes the lottery wins handed out in Ontario defy belief. Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) recently declared that a local will have a staggering CA$21 million injected straight into their bank account. The cash comes courtesy of Lotto 6...Read More

New York Looking At Online Casino Legislation

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2022

It wasn’t long ago that New York introduced legal online sports betting. Now, unsurprisingly, it seems as if the state is swiftly moving on to legalising an online casino market. Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr has come forward with the ...Read More

Video Game Confused With Real Crisis Footage

Ben Hamill - March 01, 2022

In times of military conflict things can certainly get confusing, especially when it comes to legitimate information. Social media, in all its forms, has made it stunningly difficult to know if anything being shared, or said, is real. Mor...Read More

Calgary Women Warned About Tinder Scammer

Ben Hamill - March 01, 2022

The world health crisis has made it more difficult than ever to meet new people. In response to the challenge many have turned to dating apps to make friends, and possibly even find that special someone. Those living in Calgary had better...Read More

Poker Player Ben Ross Ejected From Venue

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2022

Some would say that the life of a Poker professional is easy. Or at least they would if they hadn’t seen the video of Ben Ross being thrown out of the Watauga Social Lounge. A video of the player surfaced on social media, clearly show...Read More

Loto-Quebec Exploring Crypto As An Option

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2022

With Crown corporation Loto-Quebec known to be constantly looking for new ways to improve the offerings and services brought to the people of the province, technology has been a huge focus point for the organisation. The Crown corp. this ...Read More

IGT’s Wheel Of Fortune Bingo Goes Live In Ontario

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2022

Award-winning digital gaming and entertainment giant International Game Technology (IGT) continues to expand and go from strength to strength. IGT announced this week that it has now brought its popular Wheel of Fortune Bingo offerings to...Read More

Borgata Poker Tournament Enrages Players

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2022

The world health crisis understandably put a hold on Poker tournaments around the world. But now with restrictions being eased things are getting back to normal. At least, they would be getting back to normal were it not for the chaos cur...Read More

Beijing Games Attracts Millions Of CA Viewers

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2022

Canadian audiences showed up in a huge way for supporting the country’s athletes at the Beijing Olympics. In fact, over 70 per cent tuned in to watch CBC/Radio-Canada’s Winter Olympics coverage every evening. The Canadian Bro...Read More

Niagara Casino Getting Back To Business

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2022

There is little as frustrating for a business as having to close doors, especially when operations are running smoothly. But that is exactly what Ontario casinos have had to do on multiple occasions over the last 2 years. The world health...Read More

Big Lotto Max Winner Finally Comes Forward

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2022

It was announced in January that a winner had been found for a massive Lotto Max jackpot. But, against expectations, the winner was not coming forward. Who wouldn’t want their more than CA$22 million? It turns out that the winner, G...Read More

Casino Rama To Reopen Entertainment Center

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2022

Over the last 2 years, visitors at Casino Rama have been somewhat disappointed in the lack of live entertainment on offer. The classic venue, usually known for a wide range of entertaining shows, has had to restrict all live entertainment. ...Read More

Kahnawà:ke Fight For Their Gaming Rights

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2022

The Mohawk Council Of Kahnawake are not taking recent developments in the gambling industry lying down. The First Nation has engaged with the federal and provincial government twice over the last few weeks, and this seems to just be the b...Read More

CA$36 Million Jackpot Waiting To Be Claimed

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2022

Imagine knowing that CA$36 million was waiting for you, only to have lost the key to get it. That may be the case with last month’s Lotto 6/49 jackpot. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has reminded locals that an enorm...Read More

Jeremy Ausmus Crowned Overall PokerGO Champ

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2022

The PokerGO Tournament has been wrapped up, but not without a few unexpected twists and turns along the way. The final table saw Brock Wilson duke it out with Sean Perry, and fittingly the finale was a nail biter. Perry went in with a signi...Read More

British Columbia Woman Wins CA$1 Million

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2022

What is the correct response for learning that you are an instant millionaire? No one knows for sure, but for this British Columbia woman the correct response was running out on her hair appointment. Unfortunately for her she ran out with h...Read More

5.6M Legal Betting Accounts Active During Super Bowl

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2022

When Super Bowl weekend comes around it is all but certain that betting enthusiast are going to participate. As to how many do participate, the active legal online betting accounts are a pretty good indication. So that the most recent Sup...Read More

New Online Poker Jackpot Win Recorded

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2022

Professional Poker players around the world are starting to pay attention to a previously unknown site. Called CoinPoker, the crypto based digital venue has seen a steady climb in record breaking pots. The most recent, snagged by Antanas &l...Read More

Quebec Casino Properties Now Due To Reopen

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2022

Anyone wanting to go to a casino in Quebec has been out of luck. Since last December every establishment has had its doors firmly closed, much to the dismay of gambling enthusiasts. But now, at last, it seems as if doors are finally ready t...Read More

Lost Ark Soars To The Top Of Steam Charts

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2022

It seems that video game enthusiasts really are desperate for the next big thing. The new MMO Lost Ark has completely defied all expectations, somehow managing to get over a million players just 24 hours after release. This makes the MMO no...Read More

Single Event Betting Arrives In Nova Scotia

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2022

After months of speculation, the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) finally made it official. Nova Scotia adopted single event wagering on Friday, February 11th, 2022. Some would say the decision was a long time coming, especiall...Read More

Ontario Announces The Return Of Sires Stakes

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2022

The Ontario Sires Stakes is recognized as one of Canada and North America’s most exciting horse racing stakes programs, but has been on hiatus for some time. But now, at last, Ontario Racing has announce its return. Come Confederation...Read More

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Partners With NFL

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2022

The National Football League (NFL) and Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) are now officially partners. This is big news for a number of reasons, not in the least due the fact that this is the first time an Ontario sportsbook has partnered w...Read More

Is Metaverse The Canadian Casino Future?

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2022

The Metaverse is being pushed hard, with many saying that it houses a big part of the Canadian digital future. Some are even hinting that locals may soon be able to visit a casino via virtual reality (VR.) It may sound farfetched but isn&...Read More

$4.5 Million Super Bowl Bet Breaks Records

Ben Hamill - February 09, 2022

Those that know the name Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale know it for one of two reasons. Either due to the man owning a successful chain of furniture stores, or due to him placing some truly ridiculously big sports bets. Either ...Read More

Casino Rama Happy To Back In Business Again

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2022

It hasn’t been an easy time for casinos in Canada. The world health crisis has forced multiple closures, leaving the venues all but entirely abandoned. Venue staff have also been left high and dry, keen to get back to work, but give...Read More

GCG Puts Forward Bizarre Last-Minute Lobby

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2022

Ontario is ready to open its iGaming market to the world, much to the delight of foreign operators. But Great Canadian Gaming (GCG) isn’t happy about the situation. Standing as one of the most influential land-based casino companies...Read More

PokerStars Apps Crash

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2022

Stars Group is known for real money apps such as Stars Casino, PokerStars, and FOXBet. Each site is well liked, at least when the software actually works. Twitter was abuzz with angry Poker players for an entire weekend, given that none o...Read More

PointsBet Celebrates Ontario iGaming License

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2022

Ontario is abuzz with the opening of its iGaming market. Naturally many operators are keen to get in on the action, though first need to obtain a license. This isn’t a problem for PointsBet Canada though, at least not anymore. The com...Read More

Latest Lotto 6/49 Millionaire Announced

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2022

When the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) makes an announcement, Canada sits up and pays attention. That’s because the company is generally announcing who the latest lottery millionaire is. In this case it happens to be Mic...Read More

First Nation Upset About Ontario iGaming

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2022

The Ontario iGaming market is set to open on April 4th. This is big news, not in the least because many predict the region could be amongst the most lucrative in the world. But not everyone is happy about the development. The M...Read More

Nevada Gambling Revenue Breaks Records

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2022

It’s difficult to believe that, not long ago, the whole of the Nevada casino market was entirely shut down. But now just a few months later the state is officially posting a new gross gaming revenue (GGR) record. A recent report made ...Read More

VR The Key To Revolutionizing Indigenous Languages

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2022

Some would say that certain fringe languages are doomed to be forgotten. But not if Sara Child has anything to say about it. The researcher based at Vancouver Island is working to revitalize Kwak’wala, a language that is currently o...Read More

Tom Brady Retires After 22 Seasons

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2022

As far as the NFL is concerned, the name Tom Brady is synonymous with excellence. He is by far the most successful quarterback in history, having participated in 22 seasons and winning 7 Super Bowl titles. Along the way he also managed to...Read More

Sony Buys Bungie For Whopping $3.6 Billion

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2022

The video game world is undergoing some dramatic changes. It wasn’t long ago that Microsoft, makers of the Xbox, purchased Activision Blizzard, leaving many reeling at the implications. But now Sony, makers of the PlayStation, have hi...Read More

WSOP Circuit Calgary Sets New Prize Record

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2022

It is safe to say that the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) was dramatically upset by the world health crisis. But now, thankfully, it seems as if the community of Poker is fully recovering. The Circuit Calgary was previously cancelled but has ...Read More

Ontario Online Casino Market Opening April 4th

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2022

Ever since the Ontario online casino market announced that it would open, Canada has been holding its breath in anticipation. Numerous delays prevented the market from opening at the end of 2021, but it seems as if now an official date has ...Read More

BCLC Launches New Monopoly Lunar New Year

Ben Hamill - January 31, 2022

As most are aware the Lunar New Year is incoming. What better way to enjoy it than with a fun new online casino game at PlayNow.com? In celebration of the celestial event, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is launching a new t...Read More

Alex O’Brien Plays Poker For Charity

Ben Hamill - January 31, 2022

If the name Alex O’Brien rings a bell, it’s because the writer was supposed to go head-to-head with Dan Bilzerian. In December 2020 she earned the right to play against him, having won the GGPoker promotional event. This matchup...Read More

Edmonton Elks Name Victor Cui As New CEO

Ben Hamill - January 30, 2022

Edmonton Elks fans already know that the 2021 season was not particularly good. In fact, many have gone so far as to call it a disaster. But major plans are already unfolding in an attempt to turn the regrettable situation around. A new chi...Read More

Poker World Goes Wordle Word Game Crazy

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2022

When thinking of Poker most don’t associate it with a word game. But that would be a mistake, because apparently Wordle is big with card loving fanatics. Created by Josh Wardle, the simple word-based game is going viral in a big way. ...Read More

Ontario Casinos Ready To Reopen Doors Again

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2022

It has been a bumpy, unpredictable road for Ontario land-based casinos. The world health crisis forced gambling venues to close their doors again on the 5th of January 2022. This came after most establishments were finally gettin...Read More

UK Online Casino Operators Hit With Fines

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2022

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) clearly isn’t playing softball. The watchdog organisation announced that it is dishing out fines to the tune of $1.77 million, with a pair of UK based online casino operators obliged to pa...Read More

Ontario Gambling Venues Could Lose Billions

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2022

It is no secret that Ontario is preparing to open up its iGaming market. This is good news for online operators, but rumors are now circulating that online gambling could be devastating for the province on many levels. A consulting firm has...Read More

Mortal Kombat 11 Developer Teases New Secrets

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2022

Gloriously violent video game Mortal Kombat 11 has been out since 2018. The release saw it made available on virtually every platform under the sun, including the PC, Xbox Series X and S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and mo...Read More

Canadians May Soon See Less Food On Shelves

Ben Hamill - January 26, 2022

Canada might soon experience food shortages, at least as far as some items are concerned. The new cross border vaccination mandate, put in place due to a resurgence of the world health crisis, is almost certain to impact supply chains. This...Read More

Canadian Speed Skaters Head For Winter Games

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2022

As far as Olympic speed skating is concerned, Manitoba has a history that stretches back 90 years. The region has produced, simply put, some of the best in the world. Now 3 residents are hoping to keep the tradition alive. Alexa Scott of Cl...Read More

Ontario Benefitting From Casino Revenue

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2022

Communities who play host to Canadian casinos and gaming venues are annually seen benefiting in massive ways from casino allocations paid to local municipalities. In Ontario, these allocations are overseen by local gaming regulator the Onta...Read More

Pollard Banknote’s Success With Texas Lotto

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2022

North American Lottery scratch-ticket leader Pollard Banknote requires no introduction. The Canada-based industry leader is constantly growing in prominence and acclaim, and recently celebrated the incredible success the Texas Lottery has h...Read More

Beter Days For Casino Lac Leamy Workers

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2022

Workers employed at Loto-Quebec’s Casino Lac Leamy are looking forward to an extended collective agreement with their employers. Discussions have been ongoing ever since the previous contract expired back in 2018. But at the beginnin...Read More

Steam Deck Game Verification Now Possible

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2022

We’re now less than a month away from Valve’s big Steam Deck launch. Part AMD-powered gaming PC, part handheld gaming system, this unassuming device promises a powerful gaming session in the palm of your hand.

But the quest...Read More

Report Creates Concern Over Ontario iGaming

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2022

Canada’s Ontario province is rearing and ready to go as it prepares to open its doors to more online casino operators entering the booming iGaming market in the province. So promising is this new project, that according to a report c...Read More

Kent Hughes Appointed New Canadiens GM

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2022

The Montreal Canadiens have appointed a new General Manager in an effort to shake things up and hopefully turn their struggling ship around. The team announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to a 5-year contract with former player agent Kent...Read More

DJ Steve Aoki Named WPT Brand Ambassador

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2022

The World Poker Tour is officially headed into a grand 20th season. And to help boost the brand, organisers have named popular DJ and music producer Steve Aoki as the tour’s latest ambassador. The famous artist is no stran...Read More

Big CA$70M Lotto Max Winner Steps Forward

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2022

A father from Brampton has now come forward to claim the incredible prize money awarded in the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s Dec. 17, 2021, Lotto Max draw. 54-year-old Manoharan Ponnuthurai says he won the incredible CA$70 millio...Read More

Wordle – A Game Reminiscent Of Simpler Times

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2022

It’s deceptively easy to play, but not nearly as easy to solve as it looks. It’s called Wordle, and with millions of users tuning in each day, it’s a word puzzle taking the internet by storm. Once a day, players get to ha...Read More

Century Group To Offload Calgary Casino

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2022

Making M&A headlines is the sale of the property on which the famous Century Casino Calgary is located. Owned by Century Casinos, the property is reportedly in the process of being offloaded for a cool $6.5 million to Rowanwood Financia...Read More

KED Legal Woes Push Opening Date To 2025

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2022

The development of the long-in-the-pipeline Kingsway Entertainment District (KED) planned for Greater Sudbury has once again been delayed. Initially set for 2024, the KED’s grand opening has now been pushed back to 2025. The further ...Read More

Wordle’s Huge Success A Surprise To Creator

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2022

When Wordle puzzle creator Josh Wardle first launched his now-popular creation, he had not an inkling of an idea of just how popular the game would become. The game has gone from 90 daily users in November last year, to 300,000 at the begin...Read More

Casino Rama Looking Forward To Reopening

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2022

Welcome news seems to be on the horizon for Gateway Casinos & Entertainment and their Casino Rama venue in Ontario. The company said this week it anticipates resuming operations at the gaming hotspot by at least the end of the month. C...Read More

Woodbine Racing Posts Phenomenal 2021

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2022

The ongoing challenges faced by Ontario’s horseracing season in 2021 notwithstanding, popular venue Woodbine Mohawk Park still pulled a rabbit from the habit by recording a superb season. The horseracing leader on Jan. 11 published it...Read More

Manitoba Regulator To Expand Online Gaming

Ben Hamill - January 17, 2022

After a particularly trying 2020-21 financial year, the province of Manitoba is considering several options in order to raise much-needed revenue. One such option currently on the table before the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation...Read More

Pollard Banknote Nominated For Gaming Awards

Ben Hamill - January 17, 2022

Awards and industry achievements are nothing new to Lottery services giant Pollard Banknote. And they’ve just been nominated for two more major awards at the International Gaming Awards: one being the US Gaming Company of the Year, ...Read More

GTA 6 A Priority For Rockstar Right Now

Ben Hamill - January 16, 2022

Even though Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) hasn’t been officially announced by the developers at Rockstar Games, news reports seem to suggest the latest version of the game is pretty much all they’re working on right now. While Tak...Read More

Athletics Left Behind In A Time Of Crisis

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2022

Ontario university students are left drawing the shortest straw because of lockdown restrictions in the province. This is clear proof again of what we’ve realised over the better part of the last two years: that navigating our way bac...Read More

Neymar Struts His Stuff In Winter Series

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2022

Most sports fans know Brazilian football superstar Neymar to be famous for more than just his stellar antics on the field. Neymar also happens to be a keen Poker player, and recently spent his injury time away from his team at Paris St. Ger...Read More

More Delays In The Pipeline For KED

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2022

It’s the casino saga that never seems to end. Even though it’s a new year with new possibilities, to many of the residents of Greater Sudbury, the Kingsway Entertainment District centre remains a bone of contention. Last week s...Read More

Saskatoon Resident Hits Big Lotto Max Draw

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2022

January 7th’s Lotto Max Jackpot prize was the result of several weeks of roll-overs. Since nobody had managed to claim the prize money for quite some time, it had increased all the way to a life-changing CA$50,000,000. An...Read More

More Drama In PlayUp CEO Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - January 13, 2022

The drama involving Australian sports betting firm PlayUp and its former US CEO, Laila Mintas, has just taken yet another interesting turn. The company previously accused Mintas of having soured a $450 million deal that would have seen it...Read More

New York A City Of Mobile Betting Firsts

Ben Hamill - January 13, 2022

It’s official: New Yorkers no longer need to leave the comfort of home to bet on sports. On Saturday, the Big Apple became not only the most densely populated US state to launch mobile betting, but also the first city to do so in 2...Read More

Plant-Based Meals Coming To KFC & Mary Brown’s

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2022

Eating plant-based is a thing. In fact, it’s become more than just a thing. And so huge has the demand for 100% plant-based become, that two of Canada’s largest “chicken food chains” have decided to expand their me...Read More

Toronto Family Wins $44M Lotto Max Jackpot

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2022

Incredible luck has befallen an ex-couple from the city of Toronto, Canada. The couple recently discovered that they had won a massive and life-changing $44,023,273.40 in the Lotto Max draw of July 20, 2021. The ex-couple, Elizabeth and ...Read More

Ottawa Coach’s Brilliant Answer To Lockdown

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2022

An Ottawa tennis coach truly is proof again of how often necessity is the mother of invention. Local coach Chris Halliday may just have invented a whole new sport in his plight to find a workaround for the latest provincial health and sa...Read More

New Canucks Fanuary Contest At PlayNow.com

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2022

It’s the beginning of a new year, and to celebrate, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has announced a brand-new competition called “Canucks Fanuary Contest” on its PlayNow.com platform. The special promo, w...Read More

2021 A Daunting Time For Low-Budget Gamers

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2022

2021 had been a particularly challenging year for many industries – including the gaming hardware sector. And so challenging an effect did it have on especially budget hardware, that even popular YouTuber the LowSpec Gamer had been ...Read More

New Safe Gambling Initiative For Ontario

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2022

A new safe gambling initiative has been launched in Ontario – with a specific focus on local gamblers resident in the province. Titled “Mindfulness Before Gambling”, the initiative is the handiwork of the Responsible Gam...Read More

Regulators Appeal Wynn Free Pass Ruling

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2022

Former casino boss Steve Wynn is once again in the news. It has now been reported that the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission are appealing a ruling handed down by the District Court in 2020. According to the ru...Read More

Gateway Appoints New CFO Queenie Wong

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2022

After a particularly challenging year for the entire industry, Canadian gaming giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has announced a new addition to their team. The company has appointed Queenie
Wong as its new Chief Financial O...Read More

Ontario Horse Racing Subject To Restrictions

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2022

With 2022 officially started with a bang, the new year is proving to be something of a mixed bag of excitement and disappointment for several industries across Canada’s Ontario province. Authorities announced more temporary closures...Read More

Sony Announces New Releases For January

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2022

It’s the moment gamers all over Canada and the world have been waiting for: Sony has now officially announced the games set to be added to PS Plus and PS Now during the month of January. PS Now, which is Sony’s cloud-based ga...Read More

theScore Secures Ontario iGaming Approval

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2022

Mobile sports betting news and entertainment app theScore Bet has announced a major breakthrough in its plight to become a licensed sports betting operator in Ontario. Recently acquired by commercial gaming ...Read More

Caesars Windsor Announces Temporary Closure

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2022

Gaming and entertainment hub Caesars Windsor is temporarily closing its doors once more. The casino confirmed in a release to the press that the reason for it’s closure on Wednesday, Jan. 5, is that of new health and safety regulati...Read More

Samsung To Launch Gaming Hub For New TVs

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2022

Console-less gaming for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X streamed over the internet is just about the best use for any decent smart TV – and the technology continues to grow and get better all the time. This makes Samsung’s CES...Read More

VanVleet’s 35 Points Push Raptors Past Knicks

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2022

After a shaky start to the season, the Toronto Raptors pushed past the New York Knicks, thanks to Fred VanVleet’s 35-point season high score on 2 January. VanVleet’s impressive score was an important contribution to the Raptor...Read More

Las Vegas’ 1st Mob Casino Celebrates 75 Years

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2022

Las Vegas’ very first mob-built casino is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary. The famous Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is the oldest resort still operational on the Strip and has been heralded as venue that ...Read More

Phil Galfond Pulls Plug On Run It Once

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2022

After three years, legendary professional Poker player Phil Galfond has made the decision to end the global operations of Run It Once. The online Poker room’s shutdown was scheduled for the 3rd of January, and now, Galfon...Read More

$1 Casino Bonuses Explained

Ben Hamill - January 02, 2022

$1 online casino bonuses are becoming an increasingly common offering at many of the best sites that accept Canadian players. At first glance, some players might think there’s something fishy about those offers, but the top sites ha...Read More

Poker Postponements & Abandoned Stacks

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2022

While live Poker in the US was on top form during 2021, the game fared less well in Europe, where events and tournaments were postponed or cancelled, and players abandoned their chip stacks. The situation has led several high-profile play...Read More

Lottery Tips For Canadians

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2021

Millions of Canadians play provincial and lotteries every week. Given the number of players and possible combinations of winning numbers, the odds aren’t exactly in their favour. However, as most players know, that doesn’t mea...Read More

Riot Games Agree To $100M Lawsuit Settlement

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2021

A 2018 gender-based discrimination class-action lawsuit against Riot Games is being brought to a close. The League of Legends publisher announced in December that it will pay US$100 million to settle the suit brought against them by Calif...Read More

Xavier Moon Signs 10-Day Los Angeles Clippers Contract

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2021

Three-time Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) Most Valuable Player Xavier Moon signed a 10-day contract with NBA team Los Angeles Clippers in December. Moon previously signed with Clippers G League affiliate Agua Caliente Clippers in...Read More

WCLC Significantly Expands Product Range

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2021

The Western Canadian Lottery Corporation (WCLC) and Scientific Games have been partnered for some time. But now it seems as if the partnership is paying off in a big way, with a host of new betting options t...Read More

The Perks Of Penny Online Slot Machines

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2021

For some players, penny online slots have a bad rap as games for the blue-rinse brigade of little old ladies with a penchant for day-glow tracksuits and moon bags. It’s a reputation that’s entirely undeserved, as those slots h...Read More

Quebec Casino And Gaming Shutdowns

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2021

Players in Quebec will need to turn to online gaming options for the foreseeable future. The increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the province has led the provincial government to suspend various social activities; a move that prompted ...Read More

Lotto Max Makes A New Multimillionaire

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2021

Another Ontarian has become a multimillionaire thanks to the popular Lotto Max. According to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), the player won an incredible CA$70,000,000 in the draw on 17 December. At the time of writing, ...Read More

Ottawa Unveils Plan To Plant 2 Billion Trees

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2021

There are certainly about to be a great deal more trees in Ottawa, at least if the recently unveiled strategy goes according to plan. The federal government announced that it wants an additional 2 billion trees in the region, tasking Natu...Read More

Gaming World Faces Division Over NFTs

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2021

When it comes to finding new ways of making money easily, video game executives can be trusted to support the schemes whole heartedly. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the buzzword right now, referring to blocks of computer code that are ef...Read More

What Makes An Online Casino Legal In Canada?

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2021

Wondering what makes an online casino legal in Canada? Now, the question of online gambling in the country is a murky one, but one that doesn’t mean players cannot enjoy the many winning opportunities available on the worldwide web....Read More

Para Surfer Feige Wins 3rd World Championship Title

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2021

Vancouver para surfer Victoria Feige won her third straight World Championship title at the International Surfing Association Para World Championships in December. The event took place at California’s Pismo Beach. According to repo...Read More

Nevada Welcomes First Official Tribal Casino

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2021

Nevada is undergoing a historic change. The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) has officially given the go ahead to the San Manuel Band Of Mission Indians Of Southern California, allowing the group to finalize a $650 million acquisition. The ...Read More

Video Gaming Union In North America Recognized

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2021

Vodeo Workers United has just become the first union for video game developers in North America. The group was voluntarily recognized by the employer Vodeo Games, a studio that only opened this year and released its first game in Septembe...Read More

Gambling Operators Shell Out Big On Marketing

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2021

There are few developments that seem as ill-fated as the controversial Kingsway Entertainment District (KED) casino project. Ever since it was first announced the massive $100 million plan has been dogged on all sides by problems, making ...Read More

Scratch Cards Not For Children Says BCLC

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2021

It turns out that many parents have been buying scratch tickets for their children. At least they have according to the forcing the company to remind everyone that gambling products aren’t for minors....Read More

Ex-Casino Manager Arrested For Ponzi Scheme

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2021

Denny Bhakta may have formerly been a manager at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront casino, but now he’s being held by the FBI. He was arrested on Tuesday, having charges of fraud and brought against him. ...Read More

Canadian Halo Player Found Guilty Of Cheating

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2021

Mathew Fiorante has been found guilty of cheating in a qualifier tournament at the beginning of December. The Halo Championship Series launched their investigation on December 3, after the opening matches saw four-hour delays due to inter...Read More

KED Casino Project Back In The Spotlight

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2021

There are few developments that seem as ill-fated as the controversial Kingsway Entertainment District (KED) casino project. Ever since it was first announced the massive $100 million plan has been dogged on all sides by problems, making ...Read More

Increase In Cold Weather Due To Arctic Warming

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2021

The term global warming often has people confused when it comes to unusually cold spells or really bad winters. However, the overall temperature of the planet rising means that the weather is a lot harsher, making winters worse in places ...Read More

Record High For House Prices In Canada

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2021

The average price for a house in Canada has reached a record high this November. The amount sits at $720 850 now, which is up from the record that was set back in March even. The overall increase in house prices from this time last year i...Read More

Casino Lac-Leamy In Hot Water Over Safety

Ben Hamill - December 20, 2021

It is a time of relief for many casino establishments in Canada, given that they’ve been allowed to open for business. But it seems that one of the biggest venues in Quebec, Casino Lac-Leamy, is in some serious hot water. Reports em...Read More

Poker Innovator Henry Orenstein Passes Away

Ben Hamill - December 20, 2021

The world of Poker has many icons and legends, but few have been as truly influential as Henry Orenstein. Having just passed away at age 98, Orenstein played a big part in transforming the game, helping to bring it to a wider audience tha...Read More

Cascades Casino North Bay Holds Job Fair

Ben Hamill - December 19, 2021

For any Ontario resident that has dreamed of working at a casino, the perfect opportunity has just arrived. This still unopened is currently holding a job festival, due to last for a 2 week period. According to a spokesperson, over 200 n...Read More

ALC & Casino Company Everi Digital Join Forces

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2021

The (ALC) is making big strides. The company recently signed a massive content distribution partnership, meaning that offered content is about to increase significantly. The partnership struck was with the digital branch of Everi Holding...Read More

US Gambling Revenue Surpasses 2019 Record

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2021

There was little doubt that the United States gambling market would be growing, but current performance seems to be defying all expectation. According to the (AGA,) current gross gaming revenue (GGR) has officially reached an all-time hi...Read More

Golden Nugget Owner Settles At $33 Million

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2021

Owner of , Fertitta Entertainment, seemed to be in some seriously hot water. The company landed up with a major dispute from FAST Acquisition, the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that was previously slated for a merger. But now...Read More

Gulas Wins 2021 World Series Of Poker Main European Event

Ben Hamill - December 16, 2021

Josef Gulas Jr was crowned the new champion after his victory at the 2021 World Series Of Poker Europe Main Event in December. Gulas claimed the title and the €1,276,712 ($1,440,808) first prize when he beat Johan Guilbert at King&rs...Read More

Canada Faces Holiday Liquor Shortages

Ben Hamill - December 16, 2021

Some Canadians may have a drier holiday season than they would like if they don’t shop early or pluck up the courage to try a new tipple. The country is facing alcohol shortages due to supply chain disruptions concerning production,...Read More

Epic Releases Free Matrix Awakens Tech Demo

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2021

Although the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have been out for some time now, they have yet to showcase particularly impressive capability. In fact, many would say that the consoles landed with a rather hollow thud, doing little to convin...Read More

National Athletes To Be Honoured At Canadian Sport Awards

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2021

The 44th edition of the Canadian Sports Awards is set to honour five athletes with awards acknowledging their accomplishments, impact, and leadership. AthletesCAN will announce the winners via a virtual broadcast later this thi...Read More

Alberta Moves Towards Sports Betting Market

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2021

Alberta residents have been looking forward to a new, regulated sports betting market for some time. That market is now reportedly closer than ever before to being opened, despite various delays and other hurdles encountered along the way...Read More

Niagara Casino Readies Event Center Opening

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2021

Those that know the iconic Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort are breathless with anticipation. The property is already known for providing a luxurious setting, complete with a massive games floor and multiple gourmet restaurants. But things...Read More

Latest eInstant Lottery Feature Debuts In BC

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2021

Instant Win Gaming (IWG) is breaking new ground yet again. The developer is known for being an industry leader as far as lottery games are concerned, providing over 250 games to numerous companies around the world. The company is also kno...Read More

PokerPaint Faces Massive Copyright Backlash

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2021

NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are currently all the rage, especially when it comes to sites like PokerPaint. The digital outlet deals in Poker inspired art, selling images that are reminiscent of iconic moment in the game’s history. Th...Read More

Huge Lotto Max Jackpot Climbs Ever Higher

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2021

The Lotto Max jackpot has once again failed to find an owner. This is bad news for those that were hoping to be winners, but very good news for those that are still hoping to win. Of course, since the jackpot went unclaimed, it has again ...Read More

Hi-Tech New York Casino On The Cards

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2021

Casinos in New York are certainly already luxurious, but a pitch now being put forward is defying all rationality. The venue proposed by Jason Ader, CEO of asset management firm SpringOwl, has planned facilities for technology that does n...Read More

Dan Bilzerian Fails To Deliver For GGPoker

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2021

Dan Bilzerian is known for many things, such as owning many guns, having big muscles, hanging out with porn stars, making bombs, and having a large trust fund. He is also known for being associated with GGPoker, yet not living up to any o...Read More

Century Mile Racetrack and Casino Reopens

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2021

It has been some time since Century Mile Racetrack and Casino has been allowed to do business. Though, in this case it was not the world health crisis causing problems. It was, rather, an outbreak of equine influenza. But now, after a lon...Read More

Tesla Under Fire For Allowing Gaming While Driving

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2021

Tesla cars are extremely advanced in many ways, not in the least due to having torque that seems to defy physics. But they also allow games to be played on the dashboard touchscreen, while the vehicle is in motion. The update that allowed...Read More

Casino Niagara Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2021

Many people think of Casino Niagara as not only iconic in Ontario, but in the whole of Canada. This isn’t surprising given that, as of right now, the establishment has been in business for 25 years.

...Read More

Rapper Drake Withdraws From Grammy Awards

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2021

For most musicians getting a Grammy nomination is a moment of incredible honor. But for popular Canadian rapper Drake it seems to be something that can be shrugged off entirely. The 35-year-old received a pair of nominations, including Be...Read More

Pollard Banknote To Develop New Lottery App

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2021

Development studio Pollard Banknote, based in Manitoba, is set to create a new Minnesota Lottery app. The company made the announcement recently, having finally secured a Mobile Convenience App Development Services Contract with the entit...Read More

Evolution Accused Of Illegal Gambling Action

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2021

Development studio Evolution, well known for providing cutting edge live dealer services, could be in serious trouble. The gambling giant has been accused of offering services illegally in various parts of the world, including Hong Kong, ...Read More

Vancouver Canucks Formally Fire Travis Green

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2021

Fans of the Vancouver Canucks will know that the team hasn’t been having the best season. In fact, currently placed dead last, it isn’t an exaggeration to say that the team is having one of its worst seasons ever. But the seas...Read More

Ontario AG Comments On iGaming Model

Ben Hamill - December 06, 2021

While Ontario’s new iGaming and sports wagering model remains on course to be launched early next year, much work remains to be done in terms of the finer legalities. So wrote Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk in a recently deliv...Read More

Sony’s Spartacus To Challenge Xbox Game Pass

Ben Hamill - December 06, 2021

There’s an all-new games subscription service about to hit the video games scene, according to documents leaked to a US news giant. Code-named Spartacus, the latest subscription service to enter the market belongs to none other than...Read More

Casino Rama Announces More Live Show Events

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2021

Fans of live entertainment will have been disappointed lately, given that most of the world has been forced to do without public crowds. But now, as things gradually begin to get back to normal, concerts and other crowd-pleasing events ar...Read More

Legal Sports Betting In Canada – Who Wins?

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2021

When it comes to gambling, Canada has a long and complicated history. For the longest time the majority of games of chance were outright banned, including sports betting. Only the government ran a few operations, and native residents were...Read More

Climate Terminology Takes Centre Stage

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2021

The weather can be a very complicated topic. Not only is the information shrouded in misunderstanding, but it is also common for the average person to not care much about specific details. Of course, when flooding hits like it did in Brit...Read More

Why Battlefield 2042 Is Getting So Much Hate

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2021

Battlefield, Call Of Duty, and FIFA are the video game franchises that stand tall above the rest. Virtually every year sees another release, and sales numbers reliably go through the ceiling. But just because the games are popular, it doe...Read More

BCLC Spearheads Love Local BC Fundraiser

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2021

The holiday season is incoming, and it looks like the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is taking this to heart. It is, after all, the season of giving, which is why the country’s legal lottery and gaming company is aiming...Read More

CA$21M Jackpot Shared Between Ontario Friends

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2021

When it comes to grabbing a lottery jackpot, most would be happy with anything above CA$1 million. But as far as these three Ontario friends are concerned, they’ll be getting significantly more than that. The lucky lottery players m...Read More

Study Reveals Ontario’s iGaming Potential

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2021

There has been much excitement over Ontario’s iGaming market opening up, with thoughts being that the potential could be huge. But it seems as if even optimistic speculation as to how big the market could be may have been understate...Read More

Secret Playable Games On Xbox Game Pass

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2021

Xbox Game Pass is widely regarded as having unbelievable value for money. Hundreds of games are offered, all of which can be played without limit, for just a small subscription fee. Though, it turns out, bizarrely, that Game Pass has even...Read More

Montreal Canadiens Fire GM Marc Bergevin

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2021

It isn’t a particularly good time for the Montreal Canadiens. Not only is the team suffering embarrassment with the current season’s 6-15-2 record, but performance on the ice has also been less than impressive. Now, with mere ...Read More

The WSOP Unexpectedly Moves To A New Home

Ben Hamill - November 29, 2021

Anyone that knows the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) expects the event to take place at its traditional home; the Rio All-Suite Hotel And Casino. But something unexpected has happened. At the final table of the 2021 event an announcement wa...Read More

KED Project Manages Even More Controversy

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2021

Greater Sudbury is now seeing perhaps its greatest ongoing controversy in history; the Kingsway Entertainment District (KED) project. Having already been the focus of multiple protests, countless objections, and outright discontent, the p...Read More

New Battlefield Amongst Worst Reviewed Games

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2021

Another year, and another Battlefield release. Though, in this case the annual addition to the franchise isn’t coming out smelling of roses. Battlefield 2042 is currently amongst the worst reviewed games on the Steam PC platform, wh...Read More

LeBron James Scuffle Swept Under The Rug

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2021

When a pair of NBA stars want to trade punches on the court, it generally gets a big reaction out of the crowd. It was just recently that two had a confrontation, though the situation didn’t actually come to punches. Probably thankf...Read More

Josh Arieh Takes WSOP Player Of The Year

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2021

The World Series Of Poker (WSOP) has been a success, which is remarkable given that many were concerned it may not happen at all. But now, with the event drawing to a close, most have been asking who will take the Player Of The Year. Comp...Read More

Alberta Woman Grabs CA$16.5 Million Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2021

It seems like barely a week goes by before another Canadian multi-millionaire is announced. The Western Canadian Lottery Corporation (WCLC) has confirmed that a lucky woman from Alberta has managed to grab a big one. It was via Lotto 6/49...Read More

Angry Casino Lac-Leamy Staff Threaten Strike

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2021

It seems as if Casino Lac-Leamy could soon be in some hot water. After the company and its security staff failed to reach an agreement, the disgruntled employees are now threatening to go on strike. Though, it isn’t as if the proble...Read More

Update On Ontario’s Online Gambling Market

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2021

The Ontario online gambling market is on the brink of opening. Currently, numerous global operators are waiting to get the go ahead, eager to get busy and start offering their services. With single event betting having recently been legal...Read More

Understanding Ontario’s New Small Town Boom

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2021

A small town in Ontario, Markdale, is nothing less than the picture of isolated beauty. Surrounded on all sides by rolling hills and forests, many would be forgiven for thinking that the quant area has all but been forgotten by the outsid...Read More

Montreal Defend Canadian Championship Title

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2021

In what is being referred to as one of the tensest matches in recent months, CF Montreal have managed to dispatch Toronto FC. This means that the team successfully defended its Canadian Championship title, even if they did have to engage ...Read More

Saskatoon Residents Are Lottery Lucky

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2021

Everyone loves the national lottery, of that there is no question. But most also have a healthy respect of what their chances are for hitting it big. Which is to say; the chances aren’t especially good. At least they aren’t es...Read More

Why $1 Deposit Online Casinos Are A Winner

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2021

The world of iGaming is growing, of that there is no question. But just because an online casino world exists, it doesn’t mean that everyone is happy with the price of admission. The fact of the matter is that the average online cas...Read More

Illegal Ontario Gambling Operation Pays $3.5 Million

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2021

An Ontario-based company operating in California has been hit with the full force of the law. Pong Game Studios was accused of running an illegal gambling operation, offering casino style games under false pretences. Now, after appearing ...Read More

VP Of Microsoft Gaming Calls NFTs Exploitive

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2021

As far as video games are concerned, the new horizon being explored is non-fungible tokens (NFTs.) But executive vice president of gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, is not currently interested. In a recent interview he went so far as to ...Read More

Nvidia CEO Admits Chip Shortage Is Long-Term

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2021

Anyone trying to buy a graphics card lately will know that the prices are not exactly inviting. In fact, graphics processing unit (GPU) prices are nothing short of outrageous. This is due to the widely publicized chip shortage, brought on...Read More

CA$1 Million Herzberg Science Prize Awarded

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2021

When it comes to science, light is often seen as an ongoing, mysterious frontier. But, thanks to Sajeev John, a professor and scientist at the University Of Toronto, that frontier is much more open than ever before. John has officially be...Read More

PointsBet Secures Major Curling Partnerships

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2021

Sportsbook PointsBet has made clear its intention of carving out a slice of the lucrative Canadian market. In that regard the company is doing exceptionally well, having set its sights firmly on curling. It wasn’t long ago that the ...Read More

Wynn Resorts Online Casino Spin Off Cancelled

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2021

Many were expecting that Wynn Resorts would be spinning off its online casino division. It was announced some time ago that Wynn Interactive would be merged with Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (S...Read More

CGA Officially Announces Four Board Members

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2021

It was on November 10th that the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) hosted its Annual General Meeting. Amongst other announcements, the most interesting turn of events is that four new members were elected to join the Board of D...Read More

Quebec Resident Wins Massive $50 Million Lotto Jackpot

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2021

Canadians have watched as the Lotto Max lottery jackpot has rolled over week after week. The amount has, of course, grown along the way, finally reaching the staggering sum of CA$50 million. It was only a matter of time before someone fin...Read More

Woman Suing AGS For Unpaid $100K Slots Jackpot

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2021

It is everyone’s dream to finally land that big, illusive slots jackpot. For a woman in Pennsylvania, however, managing to hit a $100K jackpot turned out to be a legal nightmare. Lisa Piluso of Philadelphia believed that her luck ha...Read More

Big Names Withdraw From Davis Cup Finals

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2021

Tennis Canada is reeling with news that two of the biggest local names in the tennis world have dropped out of the Davis Cup. Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov have both decided to step down, leaving Canada without its biggest st...Read More

Shopping Habits Are Key To Climate Change

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2021

It is common to hear anxious calls for governments to make changes in the fight against climate change. But, according to a sustainable design expert, the real key to preventing climate change lies in the hands of the average person. In a...Read More

Loto-Quebec Tackles Illegal Online Gambling

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2021

The new CEO of Crown Corporation, Jean-François Bergeron, recently cried out for help. In a recent statement he called on federal law makers to assist in the fight against illegal online gambling, declaring that he is unable to han...Read More

Ford Pushes Ontario As Electric Car Future

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2021

Premier Doug Ford has a plan, and it involves turning Ontario into the future of electric car manufacture. His goal is to lure manufacturers to the southern part of the province, declaring that the site will soon be a global hub. But he d...Read More

Toronto Blue Jays Semien Awarded Golden Glove

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2021

Marcus Semien, player for the Toronto Blue Jays, has been awarded the American League Golden Glove. It was his performance on second base for the season so far that earned him the recognition, demonstrating that he really is putting in an...Read More

Ontario Gears Up To Officially Launch iGaming

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2021

The world of iGaming is waiting with bated breath as Ontario nears the launch of its online gambling market. Word was that things would be kicking off before the end of the year, but now it seems as if the first quarter of 2022 is more li...Read More

Fitch Gives Great Canadian Gaming Corp B+

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2021

Fitch Ratings has made a final decision in regard to the , giving the company a B+. According to a spokesperson, Fitch took into account a number of factors in order to settle on the rating, including the fact that the entire conglomerate...Read More

McDonalds Promises To Go Greener By 2025

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2021

Many big corporations are promising to make big changes, all in the hopes of creating a greener tomorrow. , for example, has promised that it will reduce plastic waste creation, referring specifically to the toys in Happy Meals. Statistic...Read More

Saskatchewan Government Partners With SIGA

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2021

An announcement has been made by the Saskatchewan government, in collaboration with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN,) declaring that a provincial site is to be launched. This announcement comes hot on the heels of an...Read More

OLG Releases PROLINE+ Betting App Survey

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2021

It is an exciting time to be a enthusiast in Canada. Not only is it now legal in the country to bet on single event sports, but the PROLINE+ app has also been released, making the process of betting significantly easier. But with that be...Read More

Ontario Begins iGaming Application Processing

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2021

It seems like just yesterday that Ontario officially announced a new, regulated iGaming market. Now, after a brief delay, operators are officially lining up to apply for a license. But actually getting a license won’t be easy. The ...Read More

Thunder Bay Volunteers Adapt Rain Garden

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2021

The garden occupying the front lawn of the Habitat for Humanity offices, located in Thunder Bay, Ontario, has officially been adapted. A number of local volunteer residents came together, making key adjustments to the lawn and ultimately ...Read More

Jane Lynch Recruited As In-Game Bingo Caller

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2021

The thought of having Emmy Award winning actress Jane Lynch as a caller may seem strange, given her incredible over qualification. But this just so happens to be a reality, at least if the game is being played online. It turns out that m...Read More

Game Pass Blowing Up With Releases In September

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2021

Video game enthusiasts all generally agree that the Game Pass subscription is incredibly good value for money. The Microsoft run service provides hundreds of games, all of which can be downloaded and played as the player sees fit, for ju...Read More

Canada Olympic Team May Swap Bronze for Silver

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2021

In an unexpected turn British sprinter CJ Ujah has been found to have a banned substance in his system. It was confirmed by the International Testing Agency (ITA) that, after a second test had been performed to ensure the findings, the sp...Read More

MGM Leans Towards iGaming Future

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2021

Anyone hearing the name MGM Resorts International will immediately think of grand, luxurious land-based casinos. But, if the announcement made at the Bank of America Securities 2021 Gaming and Lodging Conference is anything to go by, the ...Read More

Ross Alderson Back In Testimonial Hot Seat

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2021

The Cullen Commission is back in session, resuming its investigation into alleged money laundering fraud at British Colombian casinos. Ross Alderson, previously a respected anti-money laundering investigator and having spoken once before ...Read More

$21 Million Lottery Ticket Scheme Bust

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2021

The United States District Court in Massachusetts has revealed that a lottery ticket scheme, which ran for over 8 years, has finally been brought down. Ali Jaafar and his sons, Mohamed and Yousef, are being charge with 12 counts of tax ev...Read More

BC Mom Lands CA$1m Maxmillion Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2021

For one lucky British Colombian mother, finances have certainly taken a turn for the better. It was announced by the British Colombia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) that Eiko Yamase managed to grab a Maxmillion CA$1 million prize, making her ...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

WCLC Announces CA$15 Million Lotto Max Winner

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2021

The Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) has announced another lucky winner, this time in regard to the legendary Lotto Max. The March 26th draw came up with the name Andrew Weninger, who, for some time, did not even know ...Read More

Yggdrasil Strikes Major Deal With Betway

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2021

Yggdrasil is already respected as one of the best iGaming developers in the world, having released a wide variety of excellent games. But now, having struck a deal with globally recognised operator Betway, the studio’s content will ...Read More

China Limits Video Games For Minors

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2021

China is no stranger when it comes to imposing controversial laws, now more than ever. In a new announcement the Chinese government has further limited how much time minors may spend playing online video games, reducing the timeframe to j...Read More

Ontario Lottery Winners Share CA$1M Jackpot

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2021

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has reported on yet another massive jackpot payout. This time the cash went to a group of work friends in Ontario, counting them all as amongst the luckiest the country. The sum in question...Read More

About The OLG Proline Sports Betting App

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2021

With Bill C-218 for the legalisation of single-event sports betting in Canada now passed, it’s only a matter of time before the provinces put in to action their respective plans for exactly how betting will be facilitated in their r...Read More

Bill C-218 Heralds Ontario Gambling Overhaul

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2021

Ontario has a new online gaming authority and the rules for digital gaming in the province have been laid down pending a complete market overhaul. Currently, only the OLG is permitted to offer gaming to the province’s players, but t...Read More

Bill C-218 To Change The Ontario Gambling Scene

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2021

The Ontario gambling scene is about to undergo one of the most significant changes to its regulatory structure in years. The much-discussed Bill C-218 is finally going into effect, and the impact will be felt in multiple industries across...Read More

Bill C-218 Brings Single-Event Sports Betting To Ontario

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2021

A new day has finally broken for single-event sports betting Canada fans. Following the passing of Bill C-218 by the Canadian Government on August 27, betting enthusiasts will soon be able to place wagers on all their favourite sports acr...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

Quebec Resident Grabs CA$11m Lotto Prize

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2021

When it comes to lotteries, Loto-Quebec is amongst the most generous in the world. Each week another potential winner may become an instant millionaire, though they must overcome some pretty extreme odds in the process. Regardless, even w...Read More

The Queen’s Plate Is Officially Back On

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2021

As far as Canadian horse racing is concerned, it doesn’t get much more iconic than the Queen’s Plate. With CA$1 million up for grabs, plus a ton of fun and excitement, what’s not to love? But, with the world health crisi...Read More

Xbox To Finally Launch Cloud Gaming Services

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2021

It has been hinted at for some time that video game hardware will become a thing of the past, replaced instead by cloud streaming services. Microsoft certainly seems to think that this is the future, given their announcement that such ser...Read More

Safe Conduct Grabs Queen’s Plate CA$1M Win

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2021

The Queen’s Plate is the longest running live harness horse racing event in the United States, taking place at the Woodbine Racetrack in Ontario. The race went ahead this year, much to the delight of fans, some of which thought that...Read More

Tokyo Paralympics Now Officially Underway

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2021

It has been a year since the Paralympics went ahead, with the world health crisis pushing back the starting date. But now, much to the delight of fans, the event has officially started. The stadiums may have been completely empty, with To...Read More

Naomi Osaka Leaves Press Conference In Tears

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2021

Pro tennis player Naomi Osaka is known to avoid press conferences, namely due to her diagnosed depression and anxiety. But now, facing journalists online for the first time in some months, it seems as if her decision to return to the spot...Read More

Jay-Z Invests In NY Sportsbook

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2021

World renowned rapper Jay-Z isn’t exactly associated with the gambling industry. But, if things go well, he may soon just be one of the biggest names in the United States sports betting industry. Thanks to a substantial investment o...Read More

Biggest Upsets Of The 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2021

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics was interesting for a number of reasons, not in the least due to the fact that the matches played out to empty stadiums. But it wasn’t the empty stadiums that proved to be the most surprising aspect of the ev...Read More

Researcher Aims To Improve Temperature Levels

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2021

If Quebec researcher Hugo Ouellet has his way Canadian roads could soon be a more comfortable way to travel. The cities of Laval and Quebec have given him permission to take temperature readings on key highways, ultimately giving a better...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

Big Name To Headline Fortnite’s Rift Tour

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2021

Fortnite, the video game that seems to have united people of all ages from around the world, has teased that its next big concert, named The Rift Tour, may be happening very soon. However, information remains scarce, and fans are trying f...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

Promoting Casinos On Twitch A No-Go Area

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2021

Tyler Niknam is a 31-year-old Twitch streamer better known to his followers by his alias, Trainwreckstv. He has more than 1.5 million followers and is active on a range of outlets, including Twitter and YouTube. He is also at the eye of a...Read More

Ontario Officially Changes iGaming Rules

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2021

has not been around for very long, but already the organisation has made some changes to the status quo. According to an announcement, online slots offered in the province may no long have an auto-play feature and must have each spin occ...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

MGM Considers Another Entain Bid

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2021

It is no secret that attempted to purchase Entain in January, offering a stunning $11.06 billion. But this amount was rejected, with the target company saying that the offer simply wasn’t adequate. Following this failed takeover, U...Read More

Oddschecker Sold For $215 Million

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2021

Flutter Entertainment, the gambling giant, has reportedly reached an agreement with Bruin Capital. The deal between the two will see the ownership of Oddschecker, a sports data and comparison site, change hands for the fourth time since i...Read More

Science Writer Explains Why Poker Offers Life Lessons

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2021

Some parents insist on teaching the kids how to catch a ball, but Alex O’Brien is insisting on teaching her young child how to play Poker. The science writer from the UK believes that a long list of life skills can be gained from pl...Read More

Cost Of Living Skyrockets For Canada’s Millennials

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2021

About 30 years ago, a newly built house on a 1,200 square-feet property with a huge backyard was considered a starter home the suburbs of Winnipeg. Just three decades ago, buying property was far easier and far more attainable. Down payme...Read More

Phil Ivey To Release Royal Flush Poker NFTs

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2021

It was back in April that the World Poker Tour (WPT) decided to take an unexpected step. Namely, getting into the business of non-fungible tokens (NFTs.) Those familiar with NBA Top Shot will already know what an NFT is. Namely, a digital...Read More

Video Games Officially Becoming Less Violent

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2021

The topic of video games causing violence in itself may be very debatable, but regardless of opinions, it seems that violent video games are losing popularity. Gaming publication gamesindustry.biz performed a study on this year’s E3...Read More

BCLC Celebrates Pride Month

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2021

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has joined the ranks of other major corporations that are celebrating Pride throughout the month of June. BCLC has chosen to reiterate and highlight its commitment to the celebration of pride, incl...Read More

Xbox TV May Be The Way Of The Future

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2021

If the rumours are true, Microsoft is on the verge of changing the gaming industry forever. The release of built-in Xboxes, or Xbox TVs, may further disrupt and push the gaming industry continuously forward. While Sony might have the spot...Read More

Tyler Mislawchuk Preps For Olympic Gold

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2021

Tyler Mislawchuk, the Canadian athlete, is getting ready to represent his homeland at the Tokyo Olympics. On Sunday, he emerged victorious at the World Triathlon Cup. This is the 26-year-old’s third win at this event. He most recent...Read More

4-Game Suspension Frustrates Jets’ Scheifele

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2021

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele has expressed frustration at the four-game suspension handed to him by the NHL Department of Player Safety after a tumultuous second-round opener against Montreal Canadiens. The crime? A clash with Mon...Read More

Uber Pioneer Opens Own Self-Driving Company

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2021

Raquel Urtasun, one of Uber Canada’s self-driving vehicle pioneers, has left the tech giant and is now focusing on starting Waabi, her own self-driving company. Since the global health crisis turned the demand for travel upside down...Read More

Carbon Dioxide Levels On The Rise

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2021

Scientists have warned that the average rate of increase of carbon dioxide levels is faster than it has ever been. The annual peak of global heat-trapping carbon dioxide has reached yet another very dangerous milestone: it now sits at a w...Read More

Bob Baffert Suspended After 2nd Test Fail

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2021

Legendary Kentucky Derby trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended from Churchill Downs for two years. This after Baffert’s prize Derby runner, Medina Spirit, recently failed a second postrace drug test by testing positive for the ster...Read More

Canada Beats Finland To Hockey World Gold

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2021

Canada’s national men’s hockey team on Sunday secured their 27th world title when they pipped Finland to the post in a 3-2 victory to capture the gold at this year’s Hockey World Championship final in Riga, La...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

Osaka Fined 15K For Skipping Out On French Open Press

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2021

Naomi Osaka stuck to her guns on Sunday, skipping the news conference after her first-round win at the French Open at Roland Garros. And although the $15k she was fined by French Open organisers wouldn’t have made a dent in the tens...Read More

Ibrahimovic Fined for Sports BettingTies

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2021

Soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dodged a bullet. The AC Milan and Sweden forward was recently fined €50,000 for his financial interest held in Swedish betting giant Bethard. Ibrahimovic however narrowly escaped a three-year ban fr...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

Ray J Hits It Big Playing Buffalo Slots

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2021

American singer, rapper, and television personality Ray J is lucky not only in life, but clearly also in gaming. The popular actor and tv personality recently hit it big after hitting up the San Manuel Casino in Southern California - $17,...Read More

Top 5 Twitch Online Casino Streamers In May 2021

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2021

Gone are the days when making a living from more than just winnings off your favourite online casino games was but a dream. Today, that dream is a real-life reality for a select group of top popular Twitch online casino streamers. Worth ...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

Not Everyone Loves Tim Hortons’ New Drink - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2021

Tim Hortons, Canada’s most famous coffee and donut chain, is facing a great deal of criticism for its newest offering, a cold brew coffee drink. The chain is unfortunately finding out the hard way that the phrase “everyone&rsq...Read More

Resorts World Las Vegas Goes Crypto-Friendly

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2021

The mightily impressive new kid on the Vegas block, Resorts World Las Vegas, has not yet even opened its doors and already its shaping up to be a true leader in full-service casino resorts and the one-stop entertainment customer experienc...Read More

Company Using Greenhouse Gases Gets Funding Boost

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2021

DeNova, a biotechnology company based in Halifax has been using greenhouse gases to grow aquaculture fish food. Now, the company is getting a $2.6 million boost in funding from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster innovation program. The fun...Read More

Comic Creators From Montreal To Sue Marvel

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2021

Montreal-based comic book company founders Ben and Raymond Lai are suing Marvel Entertainment – again. This time over the suit worn by Iron Man in the 2018 movie Avengers: Infinity War. The brothers and founders of Horizon ...Read More

Psychic Predicts Poker Game

Ben Hamill - May 02, 2021

Calling for specific cards is nothing new in Poker. But when someone correctly calls every single card to complete a perfect trifecta, the world tends to sit up and take notice. And that’s exactly what happened when American player ...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

Alberta’s Dormant Wells Could Go Green

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2021

A new report proposes a second, greener life for Alberta’s dormant gas and oil sites, with the 2,600 orphan wells in the province now cited as potential alternative energy sources. But in order for this to become a reality, provinci...Read More

Feds Seek To Oppose Bingo Swindlers’ Appeal

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2021

A Florida couple found guilty and charged with having duped local charities out of nearly $6 million via an illegal Bingo operation now want a circuit court to overturn an application by federal government that their appeal seeking a reve...Read More

Ibrahimović Faces FIFA Ban Over Betting Shares

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2021

The Union of European Football Associations, or UEFA, has just launched an official investigation into allegations of gambling links involving Swedish champions league player Zlatan Ibrahimović. An ethics and disciplinary investigator ha...Read More

Latest Xbox Report Not Exactly Good News

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2021

One would think that a report detailing the many big exclusives coming soon to the Xbox Series X would be good news all around. But the fact that a new report from Xbox Game Studios clearly states that none of the exclusive big releases t...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

Ethereum Behind Crypto Hitting The $2T Mark

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2021

Ethereum’s “Ether” cryptocurrency, which is second in popularity and circulation only to Bitcoin, is reportedly behind the surpassing of an incredible $2 trillion in terms of the value of the cryptocurrency market. Ether...Read More

The Rise Of Bitcoin In Canadian iGaming - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2021

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

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

Hockey Dad Walter Gretzky Dies Aged 82

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2021

Walter Gretzky, the man who taught Wayne “the Great One” Gretzky everything he knew about hockey in their icy back yard, has died. He was 82. Owing to the way he remained a constant in son Wayne Gretzky’s world on as wel...Read More

Sony Teases New Next-Generation VR For PS5

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2021

This year marks more than 4 years since Sony first launched their PlayStation VR – technology that would see players enjoy transformative new ways in which to play games on PS4. Several immersive titles saw the light during that tim...Read More

Canada Joins The Push For Paid Content

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2021

Australia is no longer alone in its drive to make tech giants pay for news and other media utilised to their advantage. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday agreed to co-ordinate the country’s own efforts with that of Au...Read More

Nintendo Price Hikes Don’t Affect Sales

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2021

Japanese games-maker Nintendo really only has to build it in order for us to buy it. This has been the message that's rung loud and clear - and continues to do so as prices continue to hike, and Switch titles continue to achieve recor...Read More

Next Olympic President Likely To Be A Woman

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2021

In an ironic twist of fate, Yoshiro Mori, the former head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics who was forced to resign last week after making derogatory comments about women talking too much, now looks to be set to be replaced by a woman. Accordin...Read More

Harrah’s LV Introduces Electronic Craps

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2021

Harrah’s Las Vegas recently rolled out a very special Craps table. No felt and no traditional chips, but certainly Craps, their first-of-a-kind Roll to Win Craps table is an electronic table with an LED screen and traditional dice w...Read More

Baltimore Ravens Ink eSports Deal With EEG

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2021

A second NFL team has just struck a multi-year partnership deal in association with eSports. The Baltimore Ravens’ deal with eSports Entertainment Group (EEG) follows a similar agreement inked by the Philadelphia Eagles. Announced ...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

What GM’s EV Plans May Mean For Oil Patch

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2021

U.S. automobile manufacturer General Motors a couple of weeks ago shocked the industry when it announced that by 2035, the majority of vehicles produced at its factories will be electric. The Detroit manufacturer said it would be investin...Read More

Bonomo Wins GGPoker Super MILLION$ Payday

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2021

Justin Bonomo is the latest GGPoker Super MILLION$ final table champion. Bonomo walked away with a massive $430,646 payday after beating some of Poker’s modern-day legends on February 9th. Heading towards the final table...Read More

2021 Super Bowl Sets New US Wager Record

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2021

This year’s Super Bowl legal betting handle has officially smashed last year’s figures. With ten states having punched in their results, the results currently available point to a phenomenal $420.1 million in total wagers acce...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

Ninja Takes A Fortnite Break

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2021

Popular Twitch streamer Ninja has announced he’s quitting Battle Royale game Fortnite after repeated stream sniping. Ninja, who became famous because of his involvement with the game he now plans to quit, explained his proposed exit...Read More

Negreanu Struggles To Match Previous Glory

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2021

Negreanu was riding high at the previous PokerGO cup. He managed to walk away with the tournament in his pocket, smiling from ear to ear in the process. No small achievement, especially since it was his first big win in over 8 years. When...Read More

Shania Twain Celebrates Women At Super Bowl

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2021

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

“Smile” Film Honours Life Of Thor Hansen

Ben Hamill - February 09, 2021

A new Poker documentary seeks to celebrate the life and career of a man believe is worthy of induction into the Poker Hall of Fame: the man hailed the “Godfather of Norwegian Poker”, Thor Hansen. A documentary by filmmakers Li...Read More

Canada Wants Tech Giants To Pay For News

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2021

Tech giants such as Google and Facebook may have played a significant and positive role in making news more readily and widely accessible, but this doesn’t mean publishers should not be compensated for their work. News isn’t f...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

Super Bowl Expected To Make Betting History

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2021

The upcoming February 7 Super Bowl LV (Las Vegas) is according to projections released by PlayUSA, about to become single most wagered on sports event in the U.S. According to early indications, U.S. bettors are expected to wager more tha...Read More

Midway Poker Tour Boss Has Players Fuming

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2021

Ghoster and Poker disappearing act Dan Bekavac, founder of the controversial Midway Poker Tour that last year saw at least a dozen players seriously short and out of pocket in terms of advertised payouts, has resurfaced. Bekavac, who has ...Read More

Bigger Bingo Payouts Proposed For Florida

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2021

Floridians may soon be celebrating larger Bingo payouts than ever before, not to mention the legalisation of electronic Bingo games. This after Florida Senator Joe Gruters on Tuesday filed a new bill that will, if successfully passed, sig...Read More

Xbox Game Pass Hits 18M Subscribers Mark

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2021

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service, cleverly dubbed the Netflix for video games has just passed the 18 million subscribers-mark, up more than 3 million since September. The service is subscription-based and offers to custom...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

Blueprint Gaming Launch Lucksome Studio

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2021

Leading Gauselmann Group games developer Blueprint Gaming has announced the launch of a brand-new iGaming design studio, Lucksome. The latest new development studio promises to bring even more innovative new content to players all over th...Read More

Allied Esports Selling WPT to Element, LLC

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2021

Big news this week on the Poker front is that Allied Esports Entertainment has announced that it is in the process of selling the World Poker Tour to new owners Element Partners, LLC. The deal is expected to be finalised as early as late ...Read More

Foxium Dazzles With New Foxpot Slot

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2021

Foxium’s soon-to-be-released Foxpot slot is every high-roller’s dream. The exciting and colourful new slot recreates a virtual gameshow setting and environment – complete with action, dazzling lights, and camera. The id...Read More

Trump Commutes Billy Walters’ Sentence

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2021

Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, his official last day in the White House, commuted former insider trader and Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters’ sentence. Walters was found guilty and convicted on insider trading charges...Read More

Play’n GO Unveils New Lord Merlin Slot

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2021

Play’n GO certainly hit the ground running and have just released yet another beautifully crafted new online slots game. Lord Merlin and the Lady of the Lake is a 5x3 slot played across 10 paylines. It’s based on the stories a...Read More

New Super Sunny Fruits Hold And Win Slot

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2021

Brand new from Playson this month is a stunning new premium quality online slot called Super Sunny Fruits: Hold and Win. Packed with special features, the new title promises to give players a real summertime experience right in the middle...Read More

Elon Musk Now The World’s Richest Man

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2021

Love him or hate him, Elon Musk is a name you can’t get away from these days. Not even in space. Now, after coming close several times, the entrepreneur has finally toppled Amazon owner Jeff Bezos off the top of the list as the worl...Read More

Play’n GO Unveil New Miner Donkey Trouble Slot

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2021

Play’n GO re well known for creating fun, feature rich online slots with immersive storylines. Now, the brand’s latest release looks set to offer more of the same, in all the right ways. Miner Donkey Trouble is the latest in a...Read More

iSoftBet Announces New Raging Dragons Slot

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2021

iSoftBet is clearly aiming to start off 2021 strong, already having announced their latest slot. The game is called Raging Dragons, and looks to be a great entry into the company’s portfolio. However, the title will have an exclusiv...Read More

Amazing New Slots Coming Our Way In 2021

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2020

Several big-name studio brands have released teaser previews of what online slots enthusiasts can expect in 2021. Coming from studios the likes NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Wazdan, Play’n GO, ELK, Microgaming, Scientific Games – SG Digi...Read More

Quickspin Unveils New Crystal Prince Slot

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2020

Winter is here and Quickspin has wasted no time releasing the perfect online video slot for the occasion. Brand new from the award-winning Scandinavian online gaming developer is Crystal Prince – a 6x4 slot featuring a starting line...Read More

CMA Approves Evolution’s Buy-Over of NetEnt

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2020

Live casino gaming and entertainment giant Evolution this week received the final outstanding competition approval required for its acquisition of specialist online casino games developer and distributor NetEnt. Nearly two months after la...Read More

BCLC Expecting Record Bets On U.S. Election

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2020

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has said that it is expecting a record number of individuals to bet on whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden will win the November 3 U.S. presidential election. The Crown corporation also said t...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

Shania Twain And Harry Styles Dreaming About Collab

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

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

Evolution To Supply William Hill In The U.S.

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

Already in partnership across regulated Europe, live casino content and technology supplier Evolution and sports betting and casino games giant William Hill have now entered into a similar supply deal in the U.S. Intended to eventually se...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

Carbon-Green Split Creating Issues In Canada

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2020

There’s no disputing the fact that going green is the only way to ensure a sustainable future. at the same time, it’s also true that many Canadian regions and communities derive their livelihoods from the oil and gas sector. A...Read More

Midway Poker Tour Puts Players Out Of Pocket

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2020

Excitement over a new live Poker tournament series recently launched didn’t last as long as expected – all as a result of exceptionally poor planning and confusion over payouts leading to allegations of fraud and underhanded a...Read More

Cache Creek Casino Shuttered By Cyber Attack

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2020

A casino owned and run by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Native American Nation has confirmed having fallen victim to a cyber-attack. As a result of the attack, Northern’ California’s Cache Creek Casino Resort was reportedly forced to ...Read More

Calgary Research Could Send Canada To Space

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2020

If history has taught mankind anything about rocket science and space travel, then it’s that the first few seconds immediately following launch are crucial – not to mention highly volatile. Rocket launches really can only go t...Read More

All-New Midway Poker Tour Coming To Illinois

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2020

Players’ inability to play live in-person Poker on the felt has frustrated the industry and everyone in it no end. Which is why the upcoming launch of a brand-new Poker tour set to offer players endless amounts of Poker action along...Read More

Nintendo To Release 4 More Retro Games

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2020

It’s Nintendo-official: the next lot of games set to be added to the Japanese games-maker’s Nintendo Switch Online retro library will include Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest and Mario’s Super Picross &nda...Read More

Vancouver’s Moth Influx No Cause For Panic

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2020

They’re not exactly butterflies and represent to many people somewhat of an “acquired taste” as far as in-house hospitality goes. And what’s worse – they’re literally all over Vancouver from seemingly o...Read More

Phosphine Traces May Indicate Life On Venus

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2020

Since an atmospheric presence of the chemical phosphine typically indicates the simultaneous presence of microbes, astronomers are venturing out on a limb regarding the possibility of there existing a form of life on Venus. But while the...Read More

BTG Inks Megaways Deal With Playzido

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

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

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

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

Sony Focused On Accelerated Content Roll-Out

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2020

Whilst PlayStation maker Sony says it recognises the presence of fierce and increased competition in the console and computer games market, it also believes that the key to achieving ongoing success and holding on to its current position ...Read More

Huawei Rolls Out New GameCenter Platform

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2020

Chinese technology and smart phone giant Huawei has officially gone live with its all-new Huawei GameCenter in 33 countries. A platform designed specifically to bring mobile gaming communities together by making available to them content...Read More

Apple In Crossfire Over Gaming Manipulation

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2020

Technology giant Apple may be typically associated with its iPhones and tablets and smartwatches as opposed to being recognised as a giant in gaming, but it certainly appears to hold an internal contrasting view in relation to that held b...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

New Instant Roulette From Evolution Gaming

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2020

Live casino specialist and live dealer entertainment giant Evolution Gaming has officially launched an all-new multi-wheel-style Roulette game. Instant Roulette, initially teased and introduced at ICE 2020, is the latest exciting Roulette...Read More

Bee Shortages Affecting Crops In B.C. & U.S.

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2020

Bees are among the hardest-working creatures on earth, ensuring the reproduction of a variety of wild and cultivated plants by pollination, thereby protecting everything from biodiversity to global food production and security. And accord...Read More

Elon Musk Has Royal Aspirations For Baby X

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

Elon Musk may be best known for Tesla and his SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) program, but there’s apparently much more to the man described by his mother as a “little boy genius” for having read and memorised en...Read More

How Kanye West Shortened His Presidency Odds

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2020

The same guy who in 2018 sent the internet into a fit of rage and confusion when he tweeted a call for the abolishment of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, has just made known his intention of running for president. In...Read More

Pariplay Unveils New Spin ‘n’ Hit Slot

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2020

Pariplay’s new Spin ‘n’ Hit slot is 50 paylines of pure reel spinning fun. The 3x5 reel game features an RTP of 96.25% and offers players the chance to trigger an exciting bonus game and a free spins bonus feature. Wilds...Read More

Astronauts Complete 2nd Battery-Spacewalk

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken have just completed their 2nd spacewalk in under a week – this time round to replace old and worn-down batteries outside the International Space Station. The bulky box-batteri...Read More

Trump Temporarily Booted By Twitch

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

The world of social media has apparently had its fill of hate-speech and overall hateful conduct voiced by US President Donald Trump. Gaming live streaming platform Twitch, a subsidiary of online sales powerhouse Amazon, earlier this week...Read More

iSoftBet Digs Deep With New Gold Digger Slot

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

Fancy yourself a talented gold-digger? Then be sure to give iSoftBet’s latest mining-themed slot a go. Gold Digger is the latest attempt at iGaming brilliance by the leading online slots developer. And judging by the inclusion of 8 ...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

New England Fined For Illegal Film Scandal

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

New England coach Bill Belichick has denied having at any point as much as laid eyes on the video footage that has now resulted in the Patriots having been fined US$1.1 million by the NFL, along with a third-round pick penalty in the 2021...Read More

Google Reveals Plans To Pay For News Content

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2020

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

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

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

Genting To Close All UK Poker Rooms For Good

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

Really sad news recently handed down to UK-based card playing enthusiasts is that major operator Genting will not be reopening any of its . All rooms situated across Genting’s 42 UK casinos will therefore remain permanently closed e...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canadians Tune In As Bob & Doug Go To Space

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2020

Space adventure enthusiasts from Canada and all over the world huddled together separately but in solidarity on Saturday as they tuned in for a historic NASA and SpaceX launch. The Falcon 9 rocket was a successful lift-off from pad 39A at...Read More

Reitmans Axes Addition Elle, Thyme Maternity

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

Canadian clothing retail giant Reitmans (CA) Limited has announced plans to permanently its Addition Elle and Thyme Maternity brands. The decision to close up double shop will result in some 1,400 job losses and follows a complete intern...Read More

Mayfair Casino Wants Saudi Sheikh To Pay

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2020

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

SG Corp Reveals Contactless Gaming Solution

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2020

Scientific Games, forever at the very forefront of innovation in , is officially rolling out a portfolio of 100% contactless gaming and casino solutions. These, declared the solutions provider, are as a whole designed to assist operators ...Read More

Niantic’s Pokémon Fest To Go Virtual

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2020

The annual Fest will this year be held online instead of the usual hosting by select cities the world over. The fest previously allowed players to meet up at physical locations around the globe, which locations typically involved large p...Read More

New BoltBet® Casino Game At Spin Casino

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

The seasoned professionals at Spin Casino have launched a brand to bring the entertainment home to Canada’s online slots enthusiasts. A fresh look and reimagining of the Vegas Flush™ online slot, with some of the best in tech...Read More

King Of Gambling Stanley Ho Dies

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

The man who became famously known as the ‘king of gambling’ for having transformed into the modern and world-class casino gambling capital it is today, the enigmatic Stanley Ho, has died at the advanced and celebrated old age...Read More

How Bumper Tables Are Keeping Diners Safe

Ben Hamill - May 23, 2020

A Baltimore company has come up with a rather ingenious plan to get diners to keep their distance whilst engaged in eating and chatter at outdoor-style and café venues. Revolution Event Design & Production debuted their bumper...Read More

Microgaming Reveal Trio Of Sports Slots

Ben Hamill - May 23, 2020

Online casino games colossus has gone the full Monty on an exclusive range of sports-themed titles. The gaming and entertainment giant have announced that it is ready to debut a fantastic trio of football-themed slots as early as this su...Read More

Lightning Box Is Back With New Eagle Sun Slot

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

We’re barely clear of a month since we saw casino games developer Lightning Box Games debut its Blown Away online slot, and the developer is back again with something new. Last week, Games confirmed in a press release that they wou...Read More

Queen’s Plate Rescheduled To September 12

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

Dating back as far as 1860, ’s Queen’s Plate is Canada’s oldest Thoroughbred horse race. What’s more, the annual Queen’s Plate is also the oldest continuously run race in all of North America. Which is why th...Read More

Quickspin Unveil New Diamond Duke Slot

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2020

Feeling on the down-low with precious little left to do? Then worry not, because has just released its new Diamond Duke online slot and it’s the ultimate boredom buster. And who couldn’t do with a healthy dose of good old fee...Read More

Corey La Barrie Dead On 25th Birthday

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

Tragic news this week is that celebrity figure Corey La Barrie has passed away on his birthday. La Barrie, only 25, died in a car accident on Sunday. His brother Jarrad revealed the tragic news on Monday in a post on social media platfor...Read More

Actor Jerry Stiller Dies Aged 92

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

Celebrated actor Jerry Stiller, perhaps best known for his role playing the hilariously borderline-offensive father of George on the comedic television sitcom Seinfeld, has died.  Actor and son Ben Stiller confirmed the news of his p...Read More

Little Richard Dies Aged 87

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Self-proclaimed king of Rock ’n Roll Little Richard has died aged 87. Of such an explosive magnitude was Little Richard’s influence not only on one particular genre, but on how we appreciate as a whole, that it’s hard t...Read More

Andre Harrell Dies At Only 59 Years Old

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Sad news confirmed by Universal Music Group late last week is that R&B producer and founder of Uptown Records Andre Harrell, has passed away. He was only 59. The label at the time of the tragic announcement described Harrell to have b...Read More

Livestream Reveals All About Xbox Series X

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2020

A recent livestream allowed a sneak-peek into what we can expect to play once the new Xbox Series X console is released later on this year. Microsoft previously let on that it would be available in the run-up toward Christmas 2020 and no...Read More

Netflix’s “Becoming” Is Right On Time

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2020

New documentary “Becoming” not only shares its name with former first lady Michelle Obama’s memoire – it’s the actual documented footage that was recorded at the time of her having book-toured to present the...Read More

Why Adele’s Weight Loss Is Unsettling

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

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

Viral Controversy Over Strange Kawasaki Disease

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

Kawasaki illness. Every bit as mysterious as a recent wave of folks losing all sense of touch and smell, let alone vascular inflammation. As for what causes the mysterious illness, thought to only affect children, have not yet been able ...Read More

Elon Musk Cryptic About Coded Baby Name

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

Elon Musk’s Canadian songstress girlfriend Grimes has given birth to a perfect healthy baby boy. Now, the name of the child, as divulged shortly after the birth by dad Elon has been questioned as it seems a bit odd. Not that “...Read More

Celebrating A Special Cinco de Mayo At Home

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

This year, though not off to the grandest or most momentous of starts, still has a lot going for it after all. And even more so if celebrating Cinco de Mayo is on your list of events worth hanging it all out for. And widespread close-of-s...Read More

Miami Dolphins’ Don Shula Dies Aged 90

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

NFL legend and former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula has died. The 90-year old inspired terms like “winningest” being coined within the ranks of professional league football and is widely regarded as a man who helped write the...Read More

Amazing Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

With Mother’s Day on the fast approach, folks have been wondering what to get mom this year, especially since not all supplies are currently in full circulation. But thanks to some pretty awesome suggestions compiled by concerned on...Read More

Asian Murder Hornets On The Way To NYC

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

China is supposedly to blame for an enemy of a different kind now that a giant Asian “murder hornet” has made its way into U.S. airspace. And on the topic of whether the murderous flesh-eating hornets are really all that dange...Read More

Beloved Actor Irrfan Khan Dies Aged 54

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2020

  Popular Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who starred in dozens of Hindi-language films and shot to round-the-world fame after he appeared in movies like Jurassic World, Slumdog Millionaire and Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, has died ...Read More

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid Confirmed Pregnant

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2020

It certainly appears to be true that something pink may be a-foot in the land of One Direction-star Zayn Malik and Victoria’s Secret supermodel-girlfriend Gigi Hadid. Rumours of a baby daughter on the way started flying about when H...Read More

Google Doodle Games Aim To Beat Boredom Blues

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

Search engine giant is doing its bit to bust an unexpected modern-day peril: stay-at-home boredom. What many originally anticipated would feel something like a holiday on the bargain, is quickly beginning to turn into a battle that invol...Read More

The Stars Group Rebrands BetStars

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

The Stars Group is slowly but surely building its brand into a name to be reckoned with. And since knowability is the name of the Fortune-500 game, the group’s recent rebrand applied to its online sports book BetStars – which...Read More

Southern California Rattled By 3.7 Quake

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2020

Southern California this year experienced not your typical Earth Day – not by a long shot. In addition to folks being stuck mostly indoors due to the ongoing global health crisis, nature had quite the bagful of tricks in store for t...Read More

Halle Berry Spills The Beans About Nahla’s Hair

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2020

Hollywood actress Halle Berry (53) has had her hands full with hair-health troubles after her daughter Nahla (12) promptly stopped brushing hair. Nahla apparently did not divulge this bit of information to her mom and according to Berry, ...Read More

Fox’s Empire Says Goodbye Without Jamal

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2020

Six seasons of music and drama led to a season-finale hype of note as the music dynasty of the decade came to an Empire-cal close on Fox primetime on Tuesday evening.  And even though it turned out to be not quite the ending many wou...Read More

Carolyn Goodman Embarrasses Herself In CNN Interview

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2020

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is every news anchor’s biggest nightmare. She’s the type of fuel that causes the fire of decent conversation to rage completely out of control and into the realm of the positively barbaric, some...Read More

Demi Moore Shelters In Place With Ex & Kids

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2020

A never-before-seen side of long-time Hollywood Demi Moore recently popped up on Instagram – much to the hilarious amusement of her fans. Moore can be seen donning a fake moustache and a wiry thin-framed pair of copper spectacles a...Read More

Rob Gronkowski To Trade Fox For Tom Brady

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

The show isn’t over for retired NFL footballer Rob Gronkowski. The 30-year-old former Patriots tight-end caused quite the stir when on Tuesday afternoon he made the shock announcement that he is officially coming out of retirement. ...Read More

Special Tribute Celebrates The Life Of Prince

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

Tuesday night on CBS would have been an emotional affair for fans of the legendary Prince and his . And to say that former Saturday Night Live comedian Rudolph, whose Prince cover-band Princess performed the tribute to the magnificent art...Read More

Kim Jong-Un Could Very Well Be In Bad Health

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

North Korean officials are vehemently denying all reports that the country’s leader, Kim Jong-Un, is in a serious and grave state of following emergency heart surgery. And it’s all beginning to look a whole lot like way too m...Read More

Nova Scotia Killer Not Your Typical Shooter

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

The small-town Portapique neighbours of 51-year-old denturist Gabriel Wortman, the man who over the course of a 12-hour violent shooting spree killed at least 16 Nova Scotia residents, including RCMP officer and mother of two Heidi Steven...Read More

How The Last Dance Sparked A Twitter Frenzy

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

If Twitter is nuts over prime television viewing content, then it’s going absolutely bonkers over ESPN’s new documentary series documenting the life and career of NBA enigma Michael Jordan, with a special focus on Jordan&rsquo...Read More

One World Concert Thanks Health Care Workers

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

Saturday’s One World: Together At Home special music event, curated by Lady Gaga and presented in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the Global Citizen, will in all likelihood remain as fixed in our memories as the...Read More

Apple’s New iPhone SE To Hit The Market On April 24

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

.’s new iPhone SE is symbol of a failing global economy. At $399, its nothing short than a basic bargain model aimed at a tight-budgeted struggling target market. In fact, one cannot help but experience feelings not all that differe...Read More

Beloved Actor Brian Dennehy Dies

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2020

Beloved U.S. Hollywood actor and strong-man figure Brian Dennehy has died. The 81-year-old actor, who will be fondly remembered for his firm jaw and towering hero-style figure, died of natural causes, his agent has confirmed. But not many...Read More

Jalen Green Set To Be The Next Big NBA Star

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2020

wonder-boy Jalen Green is the class of raw basketball talent that warrants giving the traditional college route into the NBA a complete skip and joining the NBA’s developmental G League directly. And no one appears to be more thril...Read More

PNC Bank & Others Buckle Under Heavy Load

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2020

U.S. banks are having a rather trying time trying to keep up with online banking tech issues. Wednesday proved a particularly stubborn monster as platforms buckled under the increased pressure of an influx of stimulus relief checks. And i...Read More

Denise Richards Brings the Drama Back to Reality TV

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2020

Not being able to leave the house for just any old reason hasn’t stopped Real Housewives of Beverley Hills star Denise Richards from cooking up, in her words, “a breakfast for champions”. The actress recently spilled the...Read More

Yankees Co-Owner Hank Steinbrenner Dies

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

Henry “Hank” Steinbrenner, who co-owns the New York Yankees, has died. He was only 63. The official reason provided by the team was that of his having suffered from a longstanding illness. Hank and brother Hal Steinbrenner too...Read More

Former Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson Has Died

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

Ex-NFL player and former Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson, 36, died in a car crash on Sunday evening, Alabama authorities have confirmed. The former quarterback’s car had reportedly left the road whilst driving on Pike Road, which is abo...Read More

Severe Storms Kill At Least 32 In The South

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

At least 7 people are now confirmed dead and several more hospitalised after several severe tornado-like storms ripped through various parts of George in in the early hours of Monday morning. The fatalities all occurred among residents of...Read More

Andrea Bocelli’s Solo Easter Concert Moves Millions

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

On Easter Sunday, beloved opera tenor Andrea Bocelli performed the type of concert - or “prayer”, according to the singer - that most of us will only witness once in our lifetime. His for Hope concert was first broadcast on th...Read More

A Sneak-Peek At PokerStars’ Anti-Cheat Team

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2020

It may be argued that the majority of Poker players can reasonably be expected to be aware of the anti-cheat safeguards implemented by online operators like . And yet, thousands of transgressions are reported each year, ranging from playe...Read More

Tampa Bay Bucs Unveil New Colours

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2020

 won’t be resembling orange creamy puff pies during his debut season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs revealed their new attire on Tuesday, and fans no doubt let out a collective sigh of relief that the franchise won&rsq...Read More

Sony’s New DualShock PS5 Controller Revealed

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2020

Sony’s PS5 console may only be making its way to our shores sometime between October and December this year, but this week the gaming giant treated its loyal band of fans to a first glance of its new . And to say that Sony has truly...Read More

John Prine Dies Of Coronavirus

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

Country and midwestern-folk singer/songwriter John Prine has died due to Coronavirus-related complications after spending a little under two weeks in hospital under intensive care. Pine was, in the weeks leading up to his death, treated a...Read More

Ezra Miller Seen Choking A Woman In Iceland

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

American actor Ezra Miller appears to be more beast than what he is fantastic. The hunky future Flash actor has been doing the rounds in the worst possible way on Reddit and Twitter after a slightly confusing video showing him choking a w...Read More

Donald Trump Continues To Tout Wonder-Cure

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

U.S. is particularly fond of latching onto an idea and then selling that idea off as gospel. And according to medical health experts, this is exactly the case with his current opinions expressed about hydroxychloroquine, a cheap and quit...Read More

Fans Treated To Special Country Music Awards

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

  Americans may have to wait until September 16th for this year’s in-person live Academy of Country Music Awards, but that doesn’t mean that fans will have to go without all of the special performances that ha...Read More

Bronx Zoo Reports Covid-19 Symptoms In Tiger

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

New York City is one of the hardest-hit cities of all by the deadly . And it now seems as if not only humans, but also innocent animals, are being made to suffer as a result of the outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, late last year....Read More

Luckin Coffee A Financial Fake

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2020

There are vital lessons to be learnt from ’s Luckin Coffee disaster. Most importantly perhaps that the simplest explanation nearly always tends to be the correct one. Or in layman’s terms: if it seems too good to be true, it p...Read More

Draper James Gifts Free Dresses To Teachers

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2020

So touched has Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon been by the creative and exceptionally selfless efforts displayed by teachers in the U.S. in order to enable children to keep on learning even when stuck at home during the Coronavirus pa...Read More

Google Honours The Life of Dame Jean Macnamara

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2020

April 1st is a date that’s proved particularly poignant this year during a time that sees humanity once again fighting for survival. Search engine giant on April 1 honoured the scientist who developed a vaccine for one o...Read More

Florida Lockdown Won’t Affect Religion

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2020

Controversial Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has at long last ordered the state’s residents to stay at home after a number of nerve-wracking weeks of absolute inaction in the midst of a global pandemic of monstrous proportions. DeSan...Read More

Joe Diffie Dies from Covid-19 Complications

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Country music legend Joe Diffie has died. The 61-year-old chart-topping musician died of complications caused by the . Diffie was an absolute force in country music all throughout the 90s and beyond, and throughout his career released a t...Read More

Covid-19 Has John Prine Critically Ill

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Long-time singer/songwriter John Prine is critically ill with and is currently fighting for his life in hospital. Prine’s wife Fiona Whelan Prine took to Twitter on Sunday and announced that Prine had contracted the Coronavirus and...Read More

Trump Refuses to Foot Harry And Meghan’s Bills

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

As if the fact that Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle moved from Canada to Los Angeles during a time of tight airspace lockdowns isn’t controversial enough, simply had to try what can only be described as stealing the limelight. ...Read More

Andrew “DrDisRespect” Dean Wins WSOP 15

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

A little over two weeks ago the launched its own tailor-made response to covid-19 and a global lockdown: an 18-ring online series consisting of as many events for all online players residing within the borders of Nevada, Delaware and New...Read More

Tornado Sows Mayhem In Jonesboro, Arkansas

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

The world – and in particular the U.S. – is in a state of absolute chaos and crisis due to the death and destruction caused by the deadly Coronavirus. And as if a global pandemic threatening to completely destroy entire econom...Read More

U.S. Approves Record $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Package

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2020

The U.S. Senate has officially made history by having passed a $2.2 trillion emergency relief package in an attempt to save the economy from a complete collapse amid the Coronavirus global pandemic. The stimulus package is officially the ...Read More

“Until Tomorrow” – A Very Human Challenge

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2020

is a thing and truly is trending in the oddest of ways on social media platform Instagram. Gen Z’s may be steering clear of public spaces, but they’ve now taken their unique variety of crazy online. And anyone who has over th...Read More

Taylor Swift Relives Kanye West Feud

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

Singer has had her fair share of high-profile feuds, and some stretch back an entire decade. Which makes it all the more unsavoury that she is once again at loggerheads with fellow celebrities over seeming trivial matters. And trivial th...Read More

Prince Charles Tests Positive For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

The Coronavirus obviously has no preference when it comes to choosing between king and ordinary countrymen. Buckingham Palace this week confirmed the news that Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and air to the British throne, has tested posi...Read More

China’s Hantavirus No Cause For Concern

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

As if battling one isn’t devastating enough, it now seems as if mankind has another even more deadly viral strain on its hands. Whether or not the new hantavirus is something to be concerned about is still up for debate and its exa...Read More

Playson Releases Sunny Fruits Online Slot

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

Playson truly nailed it with their Funky Fruits series of slots. And the good news is that the developer has just released a third title to the popular series. Sunny Fruits is just in time to get us ready for those long and warm summer mo...Read More

Phil Galfond Trying To Turn Poker Challenge Around

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

Run It Once poker pro has gone from utterly defeated to what some might describe as a mixture between stupidly positive and positively stupid. But money talks and tells its own story and the story being told right now is that Galfond has...Read More

Play’n GO Releases Riches of Robin Slot

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

It’s not even been a full month since leading games developer released its superb Dawn of Egypt slot, and already the developer is back again with yet another top title. This time round, its Riches of Robin making online casino new...Read More

Country King Kenny Rogers Dies

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

Long-time country music and industry sweetheart Kenny Rogers has died. Rogers (81) died of natural causes at his home in Sandy Springs, George, on Friday night, the family has confirmed. The three-time Grammy awards winner is the 10...Read More

Tom Brady Shocks With Exit Announcement

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Back in the early 2000s rookie became the unlikely new face of the New England Patriots when he was selected by head coach Bill Belichick to replace the then injured Drew Bledsoe, very few saw any future beyond a short-term solution for ...Read More

First Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Now Underway

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

The first people to have signed up for the purpose of experimental vaccination against the say that they are hoping to do something of significance as the world continues to fight the deadly pandemic. The volunteers are healthy and will ...Read More

Tips for Coping with Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

With so much hype around the doing the rounds it’s easy to become confused. And it’s even easier to struggle to differentiate between what is true and what is fake. And now that Covid-19 has been labelled a global pandemic by...Read More

Covid-19 Travel Bans Causing Chaos And Uncertainty

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

In an attempt to drastically slow the spread of the dreaded , governments across the globe have rapidly imposed various travel bans. U.S. President Donald Trump is even considering domestic travel bans and believes that this will help sto...Read More

NYC Announces Covid-19 New Rochelle Barrier

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2020

The City of New York has created a Coronavirus “barrier” supposed to act as a containment area around a small community in New Rochelle. The idea is to limit the capacity of the virus to spread any further from that particular...Read More

Trump Announces EU Travel Ban

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2020

U.S. President is playing the blame game yet again and has now said that the European Union, to his mind, has failed horribly regarding halting the spread of the Coronavirus. Trump has furthermore said that as from 11:59 p.m. (eastern ti...Read More

WHO Declares Coronavirus A Global Pandemic

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2020

The World Health Organisation finally on Wednesday declared the a global pandemic. The leading global medical authority has up until now been hesitant to classify the virus as such, for fear of the panic that this type of designation has...Read More

Floyd Mayweather’s Ex Josie Harris Dead At 40

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Josie Harris, ex-girlfriend of boxing champ Floyd Mayweather and mother to the boxer’s three children, is dead. The 40-year-old was found dead outside of her home in Valencia, California. She was pronounced dead at around 10 p.m. by...Read More

Tom Hanks & Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson have both tested positive for . The 63-year-old Hollywood actor is working on a new currently still-untitled production about singer Elvis Presley on the Gold Coast in Queensland and has been sight-seeing Au...Read More

Joe Biden Owns Super Tuesday II

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

Joe Biden has taken command of the Democratic race for U.S. presidency. Which of course means that may just as well give up all hope of holding on to Michigan and a comeback in a state where he’d all but stuck it to Hillary Clinton...Read More

Coronavirus Runs Amok With Dow, S&P500

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

The deadly this week continued to run circles around the markets and so much so that the Dow Jones has officially plunged more than 2,000 value points – the largest plunge and decline since the 2008 recession. The plunge furthermor...Read More

White House - Trump Not Tested For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

Having shown no flu-like symptoms, US President Donald Trump has not been tested for the , despite his having been in close contact with a group of lawmakers concerned about their own prior proximity to someone infected with the dreaded C...Read More

Why Buttigieg Meant More Than A Campaign

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

may no longer be part of the current presidential campaign, but what the man many had hoped would become the first gay president of the most powerful country in the world did, far outweighed running for the next US leader. Husband Chaste...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Posts Stellar Report

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

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

Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek Talks About His Health

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek recently updated his fans about his general state of health after having been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer about a year ago. The 79-year-old is loved and revered by fans of the gameshow, which he has ...Read More

Alex Karev Says Goodbye to Grey’s Anatomy

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

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

Katy Perry Reveals Her Pregnancy in New Music Video

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2020

A four-second teaser clip is all it took to convince Katy Perry’s fans that she may in fact be pregnant. The 35-year-old music superstar teased her latest music video “Never Worn White” on Twitter and Instagram earlier o...Read More

What Covid-19 Means When Talking Mortgages

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2020

The isn’t only wreaking havoc with humanity’s state of health; with the World Health Organisation moving ever closer toward changing its tune about Covid-19 not yet qualifying to be called a global health pandemic; the litera...Read More

Nicki Minaj’s Husband A Defaulting Sex Offender

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2020

As if it wasn’t bad enough that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj felt the need to defend the dark and dubious past of then-new-boyfriend Kenneth Petty when the celebrity couple first started dating, the singer will now have to navigate comm...Read More

California Declares Covid-19 State Of Emergency

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2020

California has officially declared a state of emergency following 53 cases of the now having been confirmed by health officials in the state. Early Wednesday morning saw the confirmation of the first death resulting from infection report...Read More

Tulsi Gabbard Refused Action Against Google

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2020

Tulsi Gabbard’s free speech suit against search engine giant has been rejected by a federal court judge. The Hawaii presidential hopeful last year instituted legal proceedings against Alphabet’s Google for what she considered...Read More

24 Confirmed Dead After Tennessee Tornado

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

At least 24 people have died, and more than 30 businesses have been destroyed as a result of the tornado that ripped through central Tennessee in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Severe storms and gale force winds wreaked havoc to hund...Read More

Joe Biden Does A Double On Super Tuesday

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

practically owned Super Tuesday. Exceeding all expectations, Biden scored an absolute blowout result in the south, and very nearly stole Texas from Bernie Sanders. In fact, he still might as the race for Texas eventually resulted in a dr...Read More

Hardball Anchor Resigns On Air

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

There’s something to be said for quitting live and on air. Enter Hardball With Chris Matthews; soon to be known as Hardball with who-ever-next. The surprise on-air resignation by the leading anchor was supposedly driven full circle ...Read More

Clare Crawley Is The New Bachelorette

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

Many 28-year-olds can only dream of looking anything like Clare Crawley. The 38-year old has just been named the next star to feature on The Bachelorette, and ironically, her age is exactly what drew the producers to her. Aside of course ...Read More

Pete Buttigieg Quits Presidential Race

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

Pete Buttigieg, for reasons mostly known to him only, has exited the race for Democratic presidency, saying not too much more than his stepping down had been motivated by his desire to help bring the party and the country back together. B...Read More

Bingo Raises $13.2M For Pickering Charities

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

Bingo has been doing it for charity since right from its humble beginnings. And thanks to the evergreen popularity of the game, sixty-two local Pickering charities now stand to benefit from the cool $13.2 million raised by the Pickering C...Read More

Joe Biden Chalks Up a Much-Needed Win in South Carolina

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

There’s much to be learnt from the South Carolina Primary. And there’s much to be learnt from Joe Biden. The democratic presidential candidate and former vice president of the United States racked up quite the comfortable win ...Read More

Eric Afriat Has Won His 3rd WPT Big Title

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Poker master Eric Afriat has won the 2020 World Poker Tour Fallsview Poker Classic $5,000 CAD No-Limit Hold’em event. One of Canada’s best Poker players, Afriat outlasted a sweltering field of 549 entries and bested them all. ...Read More

3rd Push For Legal Sports Betting In Canada

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

The push for a legal Canadian appears to be a never-ending one. Legalised single-game sports betting is yet again under the looking glass following a third attempt at successfully passing a bill and this time round by politicians and spo...Read More

It’s Zion Williamson’s Time To Shine

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Zion Williamson has what it takes. And not only according to LeBron James. The kid seemingly primed to be named Rookie of the Year appears to have been conditioned for exactly this accolade. Williamson, a former Duke player, has been rack...Read More

Coronavirus Vaccine Development Causes Conundrum

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Now that the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that there are indeed confirmed cases of the in no fewer than 6 US states, the heat is well and truly on to not only try and contain cross-infection, but also to de...Read More

Milwaukee Mass Shooting Shakes Wisconsin

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

What with trending on every possible news platform and literally threatening life and limb and livelihood, there appears to be little room for much else. And so, when the words “mass shooting” suddenly pop up in the feed, the...Read More

CDC Warns US Of Possible Covid-19 Pandemic

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, has urged US citizens to prepare for the worst-case Coronavirus scenario. The CDC obviously does not share the optimism voiced by the US president and has said that the time has ...Read More

My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising Hits Screens

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Love ? Who doesn’t? And what better way to spend time anime-ing away than by indulging in the latest creation by Kohei Horikoshi, My Hero Academia: Heroes: Rising. This is a theme that lends itself to anime across the anime-engageme...Read More

Mazzy Star’s David Roback Dead At 61

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Mazzy Star co-founder, guitarist, songwriter and the haunting but velvety voice that can be heard in what is perhaps the band’s biggest hit, Fade Into You, David Roback, has died of metastatic cancer. Roback’s management team ...Read More

Blueprint Presents Mighty Griffin MegaWays Slot

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

Big Time Gaming’s MegaWays mechanic is all the rage right now and has just announced having completed its Mighty Griffin MegaWays online slot. But not only will the game feature the popular MegaWays mechanic, but it will also offer...Read More

Coronavirus Only A Catalyst of Tesla Stock Drop

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

The reality-mongers and the unbelievers will be the first to say that they practically saw it coming. But not everyone is equally overjoyed by the fact that the coronavirus; coupled by a definite economic wake-up call of note; has caused ...Read More

NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Has Died

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

mathematician Katherine Johnson, the woman famously known as the ‘human computer’, has died at the blessed old age of 101. Not too many people know all that much about Johnson or that if it had not been for her super-human ma...Read More

Relax Gaming Debuts BTG’s MegaWays Mechanic

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

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

Endorphina Releases Cash Tank Battle Slot

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

Leading software developer Endorphina Gaming is ready for some battle tank action and has just released the latest game to be added to its impressive portfolio of slots: Cash Tank. Simple and uncluttered but most definitely more than up ...Read More

Weinstein May Spend 25 Years Behind Bars

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

27 hours of deliberation spread out over 5 days and the fate of film mogul Harvey Weinstein has at long last been sealed. The 67-year-old, who also happened to have inspired the controversial worldwide #metoo movement, was on Monday found...Read More

Google Rolls Out Its Hottest Invention Yet

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

has just unleashed just about the best damn feature ever. And best of all, it’s nothing new. Even so, most people would not have noticed as much as Google Docs’ new Smart Compose functionality has been doing the rounds on Gma...Read More

Ryan Newman Lives To Race Another Day

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

sensation Ryan Newman is a walking miracle. But when race team Roush Fenway seemed hesitant to reveal too much about Newman’s state of health following a terrifying Daytona 500 crash on Monday evening, fans feared for the worst. Ne...Read More

Bernie Sanders Celebrates Nevada Caucus Success

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

Its official, Bernie Sanders has won the Nevada caucuses. Which really isn’t all that different from saying that Bernie Sanders has won Nevada. But Sanders is far from done fighting for what he wants. The man from Vermont now has hi...Read More

Showdown at Las Vegas Democratic Debate

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made his first onstage appearance alongside his presidential rivals on Wednesday, February 19th, at Town Hall in Nevada. He landed the spot after winning 10% support or more in 4 nationa...Read More

MGM Ramps Up Security Following Massive Hack

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

The personal data of more than 10.6 million people to have stayed at resorts during the period leading up to the summer of 2019, is confirmed as having been breached. Even though no credit card information was successfully accessed by th...Read More

Eddie DeBartolo Presidentially Pardoned

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2020

It’s seemingly unachievable to even begin to imagine what $400,000 would look like when laid out on a table in $100 bills. That’s four thousand $100 bills, to be exact. It also happens to be how former San Francisco 49ers owne...Read More

Why Fitness Is A Deeply Personal Thing

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2020

The hardest part about anything is constantly showing up. Getting started isn’t nearly as daunting as faithfully keeping at it, day after day (after day!) over a long period of time.  This is true whether we’re talking sh...Read More

Evoplay Entertainment Announces New Retro Slots

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2020

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

Macau Casinos To Re-Open Subject To New Rules

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

Some may argue that its way too soon, but Macau casinos are expected to reopen for business within the next couple of days following a 15-day period of no trade for fear of the possibility of further spreading the deadly . But the propose...Read More

Will You Catch The Corona Virus?

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

is shutting down the world. As millions of Chinese are quarantined, the rest of the world is struggling to comprehend the impact of this threat. Around the world, isolated groups of people are being shut inside hospitals and even cruise ...Read More

Convicted Felon Blagojevich Walks

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

Walking out the front gates of The Federal Correctional Institution, Colorado, Ron Blagojevich wore a smirk that throbbed with defiance and no remorse after serving a reduced prison sentence, which has been of 8 years.  Thanks t...Read More

New Yorkers Boosting New Jersey Betting Revenue

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

New Yorkers are as it turns out, full-on into online and mobile sports bets. No surprises there. The latest market statistics show that New York-based sports bettors spend between US$203 million and US$286 million betting on New Jersey mo...Read More

BCLC To Face VLT Class Action Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

There’s seemingly no leaving VLTs alone. And now that yet another class action lawsuit has been made to loom on the horizon by one Corina Riesebos of Kelowna, it’s this time round the that is being made to scramble for its we...Read More

Sahara Las Vegas Reopens Its Poker Room

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

This Valentine’s Day marked a special occasion for Vegas-based enthusiasts. After 9 long years of having been closed, on February 14th the Sahara Las Vegas reopened its Poker room. The grand opening celebration is yet to ...Read More

Online Thrift Revolution Brings In The Big Bucks

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

Thrift has officially gone . E-commerce sites have been around for many years, but their main target market didn’t exactly regard a second-hand pair of classic sneakers or even a vintage coat to be anything close to a “main at...Read More

Fruit Stickers Are Global Warming Culprits

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

Plastic stickers affixed to fruit and veg may soon become a thing of the distant past. The latest significant move in the war on is the removal of produce stickers from fresh produce. The fresh produce stickers have up until now typicall...Read More

Blueprint Impresses With New Megaways Slot

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

Digging for diamonds has just become a great deal more exciting than ever before. And it’s all thanks to the creative genius of the design team at leading online casino software developer . Diamond Mine Megaways Extra Gold is the la...Read More

Sony Still Silent On PS5 Price

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

The truth is that simply cannot afford to get it wrong. And by “it” we mean the Japanese gaming giant’s PlayStation 5 console. Notable too is the fact that the gaming giant has not yet come to the party regarding a pric...Read More

Canada Leads The Way With Global Digital Gaming

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

Not only is Canada officially now the 10th largest economy in the world after the China-US trade war managed to knock South Korea from 10th position on the list, but significant to mention too is the fact that the ga...Read More

BCLC Conference To Focus On No-Harm Future

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

The BCLC fully committed to a future that is complete free from gambling harm. And future-proofing the gambling industry against the dangers posed by problem gambling will to this end be the main focus of the upcoming New Horizons in Resp...Read More

How Lyme’s Disease Nearly Broke Shania Twain

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

Lyme disease may have caused a substantial amount of damage to her vocal chords and voice, but singer-songwriter Shania Twain wasn’t about to allow anything to get the better of her ability to sing, let alone a disease caused by an ...Read More

Gamers Disappointed By 5 New Stadia Games

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

Gamers are difficult bunch to please. But the unhappiness following Google’s announcement of 5 new games coming to may not be rooted in unreasonable expectations. Subscribers have not had a great deal to be sinking their teeth into...Read More

Caesars Windsor A Boost To Mental Health

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

The promotion of mental health in Windsor is about to receive a massive financial boost thanks to a new Social Prescription Program offered by the Hospice of Windsor-Essex County being made possible by an investment by none other than Cae...Read More

partypoker Announces Cash Game Leaderboards

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Cash game leaderboards are all the rage right now. And if Poker is your thing then the good news is that online Poker operator a couple of days ago announced that cash game leaderboards will soon be implemented as a means by which to rew...Read More

Microgaming Dominates ICE With New Content

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2020

Leading casino games developer positively shone at this year’s ICE London international casino games expo. The team all but dominated the new games presentation action and to sweeten the deal even more, attendees were actually able...Read More

Why Men Struggle To Say I Love You To Each Other

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

It’s no secret that the majority of men find it particularly hard to say I love you to one another when not within the boundaries of a romantic or relationship setting. Quite the pity too because when men do express love within the ...Read More

Coronavirus May Cause NHL Gear Shortage

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

It’s the unfolding of a plot not all that different to having read an entire mystery drama and with only five pages remaining in the book, there being not even the hint of an indication of how the author could possibly tie together ...Read More

Martin Piik Wins The Very Last MPN Tour

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

It’s said that most good things must eventually come to an end. That this applies to Microgaming’s last-ever tournament is a sure thing. The very last MPN competition and 23rd MPN Poker Tour recently came to an end...Read More

Lack of Nintendo Direct Updates An Issue

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Google search “Nintendo Direct” and you’re bound to see results like, “When is the next Nintendo Direct?” and, “Will there be a Nintendo Direct in November 2019?”. It would be an understatement to...Read More

Canadian Court Rules On Taxable Tips

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Canada may not impose taxes on winnings generated by gambling activities but according to recent court ruling, the same doesn’t apply when it comes to tips earned by local casino workers. The reason for winnings not being taxed is t...Read More

Toronto’s Ujiri Says Lawsuit Is Malicious

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Even though prosecutors decided it fair and just not to press criminal charges against Raptors president Masai Ujiri following a brawl with a police officer during the moments right after Toronto won last year’s championship, the o...Read More

Nevada Gaming Report Full Of Surprises

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

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

Evolution Gaming Unveils Lightning Baccarat

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

industry leader Evolution Gaming has just added a brand-new title to its Lightning series of games: Lightning Baccarat. Following in the footsteps of the smash-hit Lightning Roulette and the equally popular Lightning Dice live casino rel...Read More

Blueprint Announces New Pirates’ Frenzy Slot

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

British casino software developer needs no introduction. The Gauselmann Group subsidiary has after all given us some of the best games available on the market today and has just confirmed the release of yet another stunning new slot. Pir...Read More

Cascades Casino Construction Nearly Complete

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

The word is out and everyone’s excited. ’s Cascades Casino North Bay is at long last ready for a grand opening this summer. This is a venue that has been a very long time coming, with first ground broken as far back as May las...Read More

Switch Game Release Delay Caused by Coronavirus

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

Few people realise the sheer volume of work, money and creative prowess that go into the making of a single video game. And suffice to say, a lot goes on behind the scenes too. Which is why it’s a complete stump when something as se...Read More

Pete Rose Re-Applies for Lifetime Ban Lift

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

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

Climate Chaos to Blame For Bumblebee Decline

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

Bumblebees face an uncertain future. And according to a new study led by climate change and specifically region-specific heat waves, are to blame. Bumblebees are less abundant in areas that have become hotter in recent times and research...Read More

Online Poker in Favour Of Facial Recognition Technology

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

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

Canada’s Grocery Delivery Wars In Full Swing

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

More and more folks are cashing in on saving time as well as money by doing their shopping online. And whilst less than 2% of Canadian shoppers are currently making use of online grocery shopping services, this figure is expected to grow...Read More

NetEnt Kicks Off 2020 With FashionTV Deal

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

Leading games and solutions provider are on an all-out mission to continually diversify its portfolio. NetEnt’s Connect platform at the end of last added three new suppliers to its existing range of service providers. Games Inc, Sco...Read More

Celeb Gambler Gorodetsky Guilty Of Fraud

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

When big-time celebrity sports better and gambler Robert Gorodetsky appeared before Chicago Federal Court Judge Elaine Bucklo on February 5, his was a silhouette far removed from the grandiose persona portrayed by the one and same up to n...Read More

Shepherdstown Bingo Isn’t Only About Winning

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

fans all over the world know that this is a game of which the guilty pleasures and sheer value far outweigh the joy of winning a cash prize. Winning some unexpected cash is a charm for sure but being part of a regular community is worth ...Read More

Evolution Gaming Teases 12 New Live Games

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Those who missed out on this year’s ICE London missed out on quite a bit. Live casino experts , for one, had quite a bit hanging from the wheel of big reveal. Evolution this year will be launching no fewer than 12 new live casino ti...Read More

Poker Central Now Owns High Stakes Poker

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Poker Central recently confirmed having acquired the famous High Stakes Poker brand, along with all of its assets. The good news for players is that Poker Central’s PokerGO subscription streaming platform will over the course of the...Read More

Millennials Are Living At Home – Here’s Why

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

were arguably hit hardest of all by the Great Recession. And since outrageous rent is a monster most Canadians have no other option but to either embrace with great difficulty and tremendous effort, or totally avoid by living with parent...Read More

Coronavirus Causes Macau Casino Shutdown

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

In an attempt to stop the deadly Coronavirus; now declared an international crisis; from spreading from spreading to the point of international disaster, gambling authorities have now ordered a complete closure of all Macau-based casinos...Read More

Why Online Gaming in Canada Continues to Thrive

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Just about everybody is playing some sort of online video game. Which is why today, is a multi-billion-dollar industry world-wide. It’s no surprise to learn that the Canadian online gaming industry is a leading contributor to the g...Read More

Canada’s AI Boom A Foreign Free-For-All

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Artificial Intelligence is without a doubt the next big creator of wealth. So much so that Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban famously pointed out that in his opinion, the world’s first trillionaires are bound to be those who master the ...Read More

Playground Poker Club To Host Valentine’s Day Dinner

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Love Poker enough to want to spend with your significant other in true Poker club style? Then Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake is just the place to spend this February 14th in the company of your loved one. A special romanti...Read More

Dealer Schools Currently Thriving In Japan

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

Japan’s emerging industry may not be all smooth sailing or budding roses, but this hasn’t stopped a handful of dealer schools from popping up like mushrooms all over the country. Despite the various scandalous stories involvi...Read More

Good Shepherd Players Win $1M Playing Lotto

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

Doing good unto others; especially those who are down and out or less fortunate; acts like a boomerang and that it always comes back round. Just ask the pool of 14 co-workers at Hamilton’s Good Shepherd Centre because it’s a l...Read More

NFL Sponsorships Driven By Gambling Industry

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

The NFL is nothing short of a royal cash cow. This is also the biggest reason behind its 32 football franchises having attracted in excess of $1.47 billion in sponsorship revenue for the period 2019-2020 alone. That’s a single seas...Read More

Microgaming To Launch deadmau5 Branded Slot

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

Microgaming has a number of top gaming ideas in the pipeline for 2020 and the announcement was made early on already that the year to come will be dominated by branded slot releases. The latest news is that the leading developer is curren...Read More

Vegas Casino’s Poised To Go Cashless

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

The benefits of cashless gaming are too many to mention and casinos appear to be catching on in a big way. The Palms Casino Resort, along with Red Rock Casino & Resort, were the first to gambling venues to have given Automatic Cashle...Read More

Byfuglien All Set For Permanent Jets Exit

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

When Winnipeg Jets fan-favourite defenseman Dustin Byfuglien failed to pitch for camp training in September, the last thing on his mind would have been an imminent divorce settlement being on the cards as far as his long-time marriage to ...Read More

MPN Tour Grand Finale Heads To Madrid

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

The time has come to celebrate the end to an era; to say goodbye. From the 6 – 9 February the Poker Tour will make a super stop for the very last time. The grand finale, which will be hosted by Spanish capital Madrid, will mark the...Read More

Wazdan Announces 9 New Slots

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2020

is preparing to hit a new-games homerun in celebration of the start of a new year. The developer/supplier will not only be showcasing three new slot titles at the upcoming ICE London gaming expo but has also announced that it will soon b...Read More

Larry Walker Waiting for Hall of Fame Nod

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2020

If anyone is perfectly able to imagine the different emotions experienced by Canadian legend Larry Walker ahead of this year’s Hall-of-Fame new inductees announcement, its without a doubt ex-fellow-teammate Tim Raines. Raines is af...Read More

Dan Bilzerian Loses $1M in MMA Bet

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2020

The fact that Irishman and king of MMA had not set foot in the ring; at least not to officially fight; for 14 months prior to Saturday’s stand-off with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, proved the undoing of a supposedly massive...Read More

Why Harry & Meghan Will Be Happier In Canada

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

If the are primarily concerned with escaping a life that involves being constantly ostracised by the press (case in point: typical British journalism) then their planned move to Canada may very well prove to be the best thing for them ye...Read More

Kobe Bryant’s Death Shocks the Basketball World

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

NBA star LeBron James was spotted weeping inconsolably on the tarmac at LAX after he and Kobe Bryant’s former teammates landed in Los Angeles. He’d just been informed that not only had the Basketball legend passed on, but th...Read More

Why Online Bingo Is Enjoying A Revival

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2020

may very well be headed in the direction of a global resurgence as online gaming in general continues to make headlines. This is very much a case of one sector garnering support for all related sectors and as far as the game of Bingo goe...Read More

Griffin Paul Makes WPT History

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Griffin Paul is a legend. The type of legend capable of achieving the impossible by winning both a  Main Event, and a WPT500 Main Event. A piece of masterly trickery incidentally only ever achieved once before in the history of the W...Read More

Harrah’s Reno To Halt Casino Operations

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

The merger of is in all likelihood the biggest reason behind the legendary Harrah’s Reno preparing to cease all casino and gaming operations later this year. The iconic casino has been around for some 82 years and is currently oper...Read More

IIGET Dead And Buried Due To B.C. Fail

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

The fact that industry watchdog Integrated Illegal Gambling Enforcement Team (IIGET) was declared dead and buried in 2009 is now being blamed on B.C.’s budding money-laundering industry, and also indirectly, on the . The manner in w...Read More

How Chat Apps Are Saving Dads Sanity

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

It is said that but that at the same time, in a truly ironic twist of fate, only technology can save them. It’s all about balancing the good with the not-so-good. But it’s a balancing act of time vs. tech that has left many o...Read More

SkillOnNet Now Offers Relax Gaming Titles

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

That SkillOnNet is fast clawing its way up the popularity ladder is no secret. The casino software provider’s tireless expansion efforts are beginning to pay off in a big way and its quickly becoming a one-stop-shop for everything f...Read More

McDonalds & The Coffee Cup Conundrum

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Canadians have over the course of the past number of years grown increasingly more concerned about the environment, and specifically about the impact of single-use plastics on the . The fact that coffee cups and lids are among the top 5 i...Read More

Scientists Date Dust Older Than The Sun

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Whatever your personal belief system about how Earth was made or came to be, scientists believe that the material discovered inside the meteorite that crashed into Australia’s rural outlands back in 1969, is older still. So old in f...Read More

MGM’s Flagship Grand Casino Is Sold

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

When first announced its intentions of including the real estate on which its flagship Grand Casino proudly stands tall on the Las Vegas Strip in a slew of sales aimed at lightening fixed assets load, it all seemed almost too drastic a m...Read More

Genting Staff Accused Of Discrimination

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

Rupaul Race finalist Leo Loren, better known by stage-name Baga Chipz, may wear make-up, but that doesn’t mean that the entertainer appreciates being referred to as a “fella in make-up” by casino door staff, let alone be...Read More

Encore Boston Accused of Replacing Staff With Robots

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

When Boston’s Harbour Casino first opened its doors in the Greater Boston area in June last year, much excitement prevailed. Excitement mainly due to the promise of the many new job opportunities that the newest business in the reg...Read More

BCLC Offers GameSense For Free To North America

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

Lining up a unified Lottery games community of partners with a shared commitment to player health. Such is the nature of the motivation behind the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s decision to permit all members of the North Am...Read More

eSports Has Hit The $1 Billion Revenue Mark

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

The news is out and its official, (competitive video gaming) has officially hit the $1 billion revenue mark. This according to official data released by specialised analytics company Newzoo. Its no secret at all that eSports is huge busi...Read More

Court May Have Been Misled in Kingsway Saga

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2020

The name Tom Fortin is one that has become synonymous with the controversial Greater Sudbury’s Entertainment District (KED) topic of conversation, and not exactly in the most honourable of ways either, especially not following rece...Read More

Starlight Casino London To Break Ground Soon

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2020

Its all systems go now for new Starlight Casino London. Following months of elaborate planning, the official ground breaking ceremony is at long last set to take place by no later than the end of the month. The $75 million Wonderland Sou...Read More

National Lottery Hacker To Serve Prison Time

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2020

No crime is ultimately without a victim. And nobody should ever think that they’d end up just automatically getting away with it, even if the crime in question was committed online. So cautioned National Crime Agency (NCA) senior in...Read More

NetEnt Announces Live Roulette Upgrades

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2020

Creating an already-fantastic product isn’t enough; at least not when you’re a major global casino games giant like NetEnt AB. The developer/supplier recently announced a massive and exciting new update to its existing live de...Read More

WPT Announces Venetian Stop For 2020

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2020

Big news to have recently hit Poker circuit news pages is that the legendary Venetian will this year yet again feature as a tour stop on the World Poker Tour schedule. This, said organisers at the time of the announcement, would be in ord...Read More

January Jones Badly Wanted Birthday Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2020

Not only is American actress January Jones the face and persona of popular series Mad Men’s Betty Draper, but she’s also a self-professed fan of . Playing Bingo while drinking wine, in a church basement to be exact. Jones rece...Read More

Yggdrasil Awarded Isle of Man B2B Licence

Ben Hamill - January 16, 2020

Good news on the growth front is that top casino supplier Yggdrasil Gaming has been successful in its application for a B2B software licence from the Isle of Man Supervision Commission. This serves to secure a situation of long-term prese...Read More

Twitter Goes Nuts Over Royal Split Announcement

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2020

How times have changed. Instead of reacting in a manner typical of 1950s British disappointment, upon having learnt of the announcement by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that they had reached the decision that the best thing for them invo...Read More

How To Master The Art Of Complaining Well

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2020

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

Gordon Ramsay To Launch Branded Casino Games

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2020

Hell’s Kitchen Group owner and potty-mouthed celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is supposedly planning on launching a series of casino games and online casino offerings based on and themed around his Hell’s Kitchen restaurant and ce...Read More

Bingo Is Bursting From Its Seams–Here’s Why

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2019

Interactive online Bingo is experiencing a surge in popularity the likes of which previously would not even have seemed possible, let alone probable. Bingo truly has experienced a total make-over and full-on revolution within its own ranks;...Read More

Bingo Inspires Award-Winning Musical

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2019

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

Bingo-Upset In Small English Town

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2019

Leominster, England. A little market town that is best described as remote, surrounded by rolling hills, peaceful; a tranquil retreat from busy metropolitan life. Unless you happen to be a regular patron at the Clifton Bingo Hall that is ...Read More

888 Acquires Bingo Trilogy From JPJ Group

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2019

If one thing is for certain, then it’s that Bingo is worth its weight in gold. 888 Holdings must have cottoned on to the fact, as the operator-supplier has announced that it has acquired a bundle of Bingo-brands from the Jackpotjoy ...Read More

Bingo Players Raise Funds for Utah Hospice

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2019

Charities have turned to bingo for decades to raise funds for worthy causes. Most recently, more than 200 supporters gathered together last Sunday (Jan. 20) for a session of gaming, bratwurst and beer to raise over $7,000 for the Utah Hom...Read More

5ive Get Bingo Players Dabbing to the Music

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2018

Everybody got up and dabbed with the stars when boy band 5ive took to the stage at the Mecca Acocks Green bingo club in Birmingham, UK. The 29 September show saw Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville, and Scott Robinson perform the greatest hits b...Read More

Charitable Bingo Raises Money for the Deker Bauer Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2016

Although I have begun to discuss the virtues of online bingo, I am moved today to write about a wonderful charity that held a fund raising bingo event yesterday. The Deker Bauer Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide was founded in the ...Read More

Bingo News From Around the World

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2016

In April, a listener heard a number incorrectly, thought she had bingo, called it in and started a bingo firestorm in the northern Canada hamlet of Rankin Inlet. The mistake caused many listeners to tear up their cards. Some people later ...Read More

12th Grader Chris Patterson-Piquette Has an Idea Worth Hearing About

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2016

Bingo continues to prove its enormous flexibility. Far from being "just" a birthday game, bingo is constantly being used to create offbeat games under a bingo rubric. Thus, Jimmy Kimmel had a fat baby bingo game on his show rece...Read More

Charitable Bingo Has Untapped Potential

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2016

In 2008 a student from Strathcona High School in Edmonton named Chelsea was seriously injured in an auto accident, becoming a paraplegic. Neither the school nor Chelsea's home had wheelchair accessibility at the time. Chelsea's classmates...Read More

Bingo Angst: Taking Sides on Lawsuit against Windsor and Tecumseh

Ben Hamill - March 01, 2016

The lawsuit alleges that Windsor and Tecumseh overcharged for bingo licences. Plaintiffs have been granted the right to sue for compensation from 1993 onward. If the plaintiffs win the suit, it would cost Windsor up to $70,000,000 and Tec...Read More

Bingo Supports Charities of All Types: Play Bingo to Support the Community

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2016

Last time I spoke about how charitable bingo centers are retooling to attract younger players. This week I want to talk a bit about the charitable organizations that receive funding through charitable bingo. It is because of these groups...Read More

Happy 100th Birthday to the Bingo Queen

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2016

I've been blogging so subjectively, especially about charitable bingo, that I decided to devote at least one article to just reporting Canada bingo news. I almost succeeded!

Chatham Bingo Centre

The Riverview Bingo Palace i...Read More

Charitable Bingo Game Moving

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2015

I've spoken a lot about charitable bingo. I've even made the moral case for spending one's bingo money on charitable bingo. Every so often a news item points out a sad but true element in the broad charitable bingo story: bingo is still p...Read More

A Never Ending Stream Of Unusual Bingo Themes for Charity

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2015

There are so many ways people use our wonderful kids' game! Some of these ways raise money for excellent causes as for instance musical bingo to raise money for local hospitals. Bingo can also be used to simply have fun at the expense...Read More

Charitable Bingo Lends Itself to Variations on a Theme

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2015

Last time I diverted from my usual discussion of bingo as a fun way to raise money for worthy charities to talk about online bingo. As much as I do enjoy playing bingo online, I much prefer playing at a centre or some other venue, not to ...Read More

Bingo is Good Exercise for Your Brain

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2015

One of the dreaded diseases of old age is Alzheimer's disease. I for one am terrified of losing cognition. As much as we may say that it will not happen to us, it can happen to anyone. I remember when I had minor surgery years ago and...Read More

Choosing an Online Bingo Site: Things to Consider

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2015

I've been away for two weeks but now I'm back. Since I started this blog I've spoken almost exclusively about playing bingo at bingo centres. This was because my overall focus is on charitable bingo. But, as I said in my first blog, I als...Read More

Black Tie Bingo Raises Thousands

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2015

Black Tie Bingo is the mirror image of drive-in bingo, which I discussed last time. The name Black Tie Bingo may scare off some people who think it's strictly for high rollers but that could not be further from the truth. It is a good dea...Read More

Carp Drive-in Bingo Was A Big Success Again

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2015

The annual Carp Drive-in Bingo took place over five Wednesdays in July. The Carp Drive-in Bingo is part of the Carp Fair in Ottawa, billed as Canada's best fair. Carp Drive-in Bingo is more about friendship and community than it is specif...Read More