OLG Approved For CA$500M In Government Aid

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

The  is in desperate need of help in order to stay afloat in a new and unprecedented slowed gaming landscape and has as such had to apply to Ontario’s government for a CA$500 rescue loan, which has now officially been granted. ...Read More

Aim Assist In The Works For Fortnite

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

Fortnite’s console players will have to wait a little longer for aim assist justice after announced that change is on the way but that the update will not be released before the FNCS Invitational, which is currently underway, has d...Read More

OneComply Inc. Joins Forces With GameCo LLC

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

If law-abiding operators and gambling-related companies such as suppliers and tech-providers are most concerned about any single aspect of business, then that aspect would have to be a streamlined and effective licensing solution. And tha...Read More

Take-Two Says About 93 Games In 5 Years

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2020

Take-Two Interactive, the video games giant behind brands like Grand Theft Auto and , is looking at various ways in which to strengthen the brand and future lineup. Take-Two president Karl Slatoff said during a recent May earnings call th...Read More

YouTube Drops Coming To Blizzard Leagues

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

Activision and Google-owned streaming platform YouTube’s January-announced multiple-year deal that saw YouTube appointed the exclusive streaming partner for Activision Blizzard’s eSports leagues has finally come full circle. ...Read More

Minecraft Smashes Through the 200M Ceiling

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

’s Minecraft has been around for an astounding 11 years – a period of time bordering on ancient when talking the typical expected popularity-lifespan of a game. But Minecraft continues to entertain and with sales having now of...Read More

Loto-Quebec Celebrates Birthday With New Online Games

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

The residents of may not enjoy all of the perks of freedom of movement at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a great deal of entertainment to be enjoyed online. And since Loto-Quebec is this year celebrating i...Read More

Epic Teases Unreal Engine 5 – And Its Big

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2020

’ Unreal Engine 5 has landed. And yes, it’s a tease like nothing before it. Already as it is one of the world’s most broadly used game engine’s today, Unreal is used far and wide not only be games developers, but a...Read More

How Riot Gave Volibear A New Lease On Life

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

, it seems, is all about bringing old-time characters back to life. And it does this by literally re-inventing those beloved old champions much in the same way as comic books would with superheroes like Superman and Batman. In a way, once...Read More

Atlantic Lottery Reports Online Gaming Surge

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

has said that it has seen a definite surge in online gaming over the course of recent weeks. The corporation puts this down to folks having been ordered to stay safe by staying at home. The surge has according to Atlantic Lottery CEO Chr...Read More

Valorant Aims To Be The Next Big Thing In eSports

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

Riot’s Valorant may still be in its closed beta phase, but that doesn’t mean that the new tactical shooter game released by the creators of League of Legends isn’t perfectly primed to become the next big franchise in the...Read More

New Animal Crossing A Nintendo Sales Driver

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons proved a massive driver of revenue income in terms of actual sales registered for the period leading up to March 31st for Japanese video games giant Nintendo. Despite current market difficulties, ...Read More

eSports Players Facing Match-Fixing Charges

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

Australian authorities have confirmed having arrested five Victoria-based Counter Strike: Global Offense (CS:GO) players on charges of eSports match-fixing. 4 of the 5 arrested are 20 years of age and the 5th is 27. Police hav...Read More

Valve Cancels The International

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

may be considered a lone survivor during a time of challenges untold, but even professional video gaming has not escaped the threat of an invisible enemy. Due to the mass-gatherings inspired by Valve’s annual flagship The Internati...Read More

Microsoft’s Cross-Gen Policy Gets A Buff

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2020

The cross-generation games conundrum is a particularly sharp thorn in the side of many a developer. Re-creating a game originally created for a current-generation console, so as to make that game compatible with a last-generation console,...Read More

Xbox Series X Hailed The Dawn Of A New Era

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2020

So confident is Microsoft in the pure work of genius that is its new Series X console, that Xbox big boss Phil Spencer has described the latest Xbox innovation as a piece of equipment that will usher in the biggest change in gaming since...Read More

Epic Announces Massive Invitational Event

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2020

’s Epic Games may have been suspiciously mute and on the down-low until now, especially when compared with various major charity drive events recently spearheaded by League of Legends and EA’s FIFA in an attempt to keep high-p...Read More

Evolution Gaming Credits No Sports For Boost

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2020

significant revenue and profit boost during the first quarter of 2020 is according to the live casino games specialist, the direct result of a lack of sports betting opportunities. Now that nearly all major sports events for what seems l...Read More

Valve Disarms CS Leak – Quiet About TF2

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2020

Remote code executions, which basically enables hackers to access any computer in any country by tapping into the software of a network-linked application or game, is a real concern for many gamers, professional as well as recreational. W...Read More

Facebook Launches Gaming Ahead Of Schedule

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

At a time when the world appears suddenly a little too interested in crowning the next big banana bread baker, Facebook has been making the most of its time in an entirely different way. The social media giant has now gone live with its F...Read More

Mixed Reality Game HoloVista Set For iOS Launch

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

To say that HoloVista, a new game from relatively new storytelling studio Aconite coming to iOS later this year, is based on a concept not all that different to , explains but a very miniscule part of what the experimental mixed reality g...Read More

Fortnite Announces Season 3 Roll-Out Delay

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2020

Fortnite may be one of the world’s most popular video games ever created, enjoying the patronage of literally millions, but that doesn’t mean that its completely exempt from the countless roll-out challenges faced by the entir...Read More

New #selfcare Game a Mental Health Hit

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

We could all do with a bit of peace and quiet right about now. But to many of us, “traditional” means of destressing can create even more tension, achieving the exact opposite of what we had set out to do in the first place. B...Read More

Nintendo Switch In Short Supply

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

Business as usual came to a screeching halt a little over a week ago when Japan declared, in what many consider overtime, a state of emergency. The country may have stopped short of the draconian measures implemented by some other world g...Read More

Elk Studios Unveils New Blood Lust Slot

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2020

Leading online casino games developer Elk Studios is playing its part in keeping us home and occupied. Elk has just released a and this time round, it’s a vampire-style scare adventure that’s headed for our screens. Blood Lus...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

Quarantine Efforts Lead To On Going Gaming Boom

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

There is no question that the spread of has turned the world upside down. Social distancing measures, stay at home orders and even outright quarantines have forced millions to stay indoors. Though, we can certainly all be thankful that t...Read More

Rockstar Pledges 5% Revenue To Covid-19

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

Online entertainment giant has pledged 5% of its monthly in-game generated revenue to the fight against the Coronavirus. Rockstar earns monthly online revenue from two of the most-played titles in the history of online gaming, namely Red...Read More

Call of Duty: Warzone Plagued by Cheaters

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

If there is one thing that free battle royale games struggle with the most, it has to be cheaters. Call of Duty: Warzone has just been released and has managed to attract millions of players in a very short space of time. That’s gre...Read More

CGA To Launch Pandemic Gaming Impact Survey

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2020

The gaming industry finds itself in murky waters the likes of which the modern world has not seen because of the Coronavirus global pandemic. Never before has the industry been confronted with anything even remotely similar to the current...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Will Survive Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

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

Square Enix Wants To Help With Free Games

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

  Games publisher Square Enix is doing its bit to keep gamers occupied and with something to play during a time of self-isolation and other social challenges caused by the global Coronavirus outbreak. The company has announced that ...Read More

Online Gaming Outages As Covid-19 Spikes

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2020

Social distancing may seem like a whole lot of boredom to some, but to gamers, it’s the perfect opportunity to play catch-up with all of the latest titles as well as with long-time favourites. So much so that online gaming platforms...Read More

Sony Reveals Plans For Future Of PlayStation

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

Sony may have been headed for a second-year-in-row no-show at this year’s E3 (that was before the event got chopped because of ), but that apparently doesn’t mean that it hasn’t a trick or two up its sleeve after all. Th...Read More

E3 Cancelled In Wake Of Global Pandemic

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

The latest casualty is as disappointing to some as what an Olympic Games cancellation would have been to others (and very well may still turn out to be). The world’s biggest gaming convention, E3, has officially been cancelled. A g...Read More

Team17 Hits It Up With New Worms Teaser

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

New worms – new ways to play. So reads the feed posted by Team17 about its upcoming new Worm`s release. The developer even posted a teaser video to whet the gaming appetites and even though this isn’t really anything more tha...Read More

Loot Boxes Are (Finally) A Dying Breed

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

The loot box controversy has been making waves for quite some time now. But whilst product owners like EA have been defending loot boxes (loot, loot crates) tooth and nail, some others are very clearly beginning to move away from the pay-...Read More

OLG CEO Stephen Rigby To Soon Be Replaced

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

The reign of current CEO Stephen Rigby has not been without controversy. In fact, his 5-year term at the Crown Corporation has been marked by little else. And the fact that Rigby is now on his way out of office; to be replaced as soon as...Read More

Twitter Bot Leaks New EA Star Wars Game

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

Bots. You gotta love’em, then hate’em, then love’em again. Unless you’re EA at present of course, in which case hating would probably be what you’d be going for. EA has not yet issued anything by way of a rep...Read More

Hulu TV Comes To PlayStation 4

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2020

announced in October last year that it would be shutting down Vue in order to free up time and resources to focus on core gaming instead. Vue was essentially PlayStation’s streaming service. The TV service was first showcased at E3...Read More

Levi’s Hints At Nintendo Super Mario Deal

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

has dropped a bomb without dropping a bomb. True to the Japanese gaming giant’s old want of saying something without actually saying anything concrete at all, Nintendo has alluded to the fact that its “working on something&rd...Read More

Temtem’s Battle Pass Causes Uproar

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

Game development isn’t cheap. Which is exactly why free-to-play games have now other option but to annoy players with incessant advertising content. But even a constant stream of advertisers doesn’t guarantee long-term surviva...Read More

Why Social Media Wants Our Games

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

They’re where we go to connect and where we sometimes go to hide behind the anonymity of an alias not altogether unlike your typical avatar. They help us to vent and say our say without the immediate blow-back of having to “s...Read More

Valve To Release New Half-Life Alyx On VR

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Valve was once the company that made the best ever, hands down. Their titles, from Half-Life to Portal, were universally praised on every level, with many even considering them genre defining. But then a rather unfortunate thing happened...Read More

Hasbro To Bring Back Classic 90s Handhelds

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

now may be a whale of a job better than the games those of a more mature variety had to make do with back in the days when the concepts of streaming and consoles with the ability to converse with other consoles would have been regarded a...Read More

Bethesda Follows Blizzard and Splits From Nvidia

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

Game streaming services may be the next big thing for the world of video games but what’s become quite clear too is that these are potentially the makings of some pretty nasty gaming politics. The latest bickering in the chicken cou...Read More

Red Dead Redemption 2 Gets The Hot Coffee Treatment

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Red Dead Redemption 2 now has a Hot Coffee minigame of its own but Take Two Interactive and are having none of it. Explanation: the coffee isn’t really coffee and Take Two and Rockstar aren’t the ones responsible for having w...Read More

Ninja Advocates Anger And Rage In New Tweet

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2020

Not unlike the Trumpster, streamer Ninja isn’t doing the Internet any favours with his tweets. Ninja recently pulled yet another idiotic stunt when he proclaimed on social media that the only way to learn from your mistakes (presum...Read More

Video Game Industry Still Male-Dominated

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

To maintain that more men are into hard-core gaming than women is by now a fully debunked fallacy. Even so, female representation in the video games development industry remains seemingly limited. And that’s not to say that women ar...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

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

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

Epic Games CEO On Politics And Division

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

He’s perhaps the biggest name in the video games industry at present. We’re referring of course to big boss and CEO Tim Sweeney. He’s also a man convinced that that even though video games should by all means comment on...Read More

GCGC To Reveal Money Matters On 3 March

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

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

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

EA’s Bioware To Completely Redesign Anthem

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

EA-owned Bioware’s Anthem isn’t exactly the roaring success that the creative team behind the game had hoped for. In fact, judging by Bioware’s decision to temporarily halt all further updates and releases, the realisati...Read More

Release Date Revealed For Space Channel 5 VR

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

Sega’s Dreamcast masterpiece and cult classic Space Channel 5 is coming to VR. The news that a popular Sega title that wasn’t Sonic the Hedgehog was coming to VR was announced sometime last year but no official launch dates we...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

OLG Teaches Students About Problem Gambling

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

The , in partnership with Ontario’s Ministry of Health and non-profit organisation Check Your Reflex, recently allowed students at Morningside Avenue’s Centennial College campus to experience first-hand the potentially negativ...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

Steam Smashes Its Own Two-Year Record

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

You know you’re pretty much the buzz and a big deal at that when you’re a personal record smasher in an industry the likes of the challenge that is the gaming industry. has done it again. The games streaming platform has offi...Read More

Console Kings Atari To Build 8 Gaming Hotels

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. So goes the old saying supposedly coined by the late Benjamin Franklin. Lucky for video game console pioneer , that knowledge certainly appears to be rooted in a tough-as-nails variety of...Read More

Blizzard May Have Gone Too Far with WoW Ban

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

Blizzard is for bummed. Bummed and badgering and soon possibly even busted. That Activision’s has this time gone way too far is a done thing. The latest controversial move by the creators of World of Warcraft and Overwatch is an ou...Read More

Biggest eSports Stadium Ever Is Coming To Canada

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

It’s an industry enjoying nothing short of a rabid and radical fandom. It’s massive investments and powered play. It’s audiences filling towering stadiums to maximum capacity. It’s the coming together of profession...Read More

Google Hints At Big Reveal At Games Event

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Hot, happening and tremendously exciting is the news that may at long last be on the brink of launching its own video games initiative. Google announced earlier on this week that it will be hosting a special keynote event at San Francisco...Read More

Pokémon Go Updates On the Cards

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

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

Time To Show Your Moves To TikTok & Fortnite

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Got TikTok and reckon yourself capable of some pretty smooth dance moves? Then be sure not to listen up because has launched a dance moves competition in collaboration with TikTok encouraging the latter’s users to show their swing ...Read More

Sony Teases Smart PS5 Controller

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Imagine being able to bark commands at your and never again having to bother with a cumbersome and at-times bulky headset. Now imagine being never again having to leave a game when confronted by the ultimate anti-hero on conundrum-style ...Read More

Texas Gamer Saves Life Of Friend In England

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

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

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Universal Teases Nintendo Theme Park Launch

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

Imagine being able to play “real-life” version of your favourite game. Talk about a childhood fantasy come true. The good news is that it needn’t remain a fantasy as Universal Studios Japan has announced that it will be...Read More

Sony Now A Repeat No-Show At E3

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

Not exactly great news, but certainly by this time fascinating news what with it not being new news, is the fact that Sony will yet again this year be giving E3 a skip. 2020 will be Sony’s second year in a row as a no-show at the wo...Read More

Streamers Swapping Twitch For YouTube

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

It’s nothing short of a walk over, but its one that’s part of the game in a booming market. earlier on this week announced that it had acquired the talent of three popular live-stream gamers. Gamers who will all three be movi...Read More

Andrew Burke Appointed Bluberi Gaming’s New CEO

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

Canada is home to some of the world’s best and for the longest time hidden specialist games studios in the world. And its no secret that ranks among the best that Canada has to offer; both locally as well as to international market...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

Alienware Teases Concept UFO At CES 2020

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

Its as high-end as only Dell’s Alienware technology can get, its currently still undergoing further development and has the pre-fix “concept” attached to its name, and perhaps most newsworthy of all; it closely m...Read More

The Most Influential Video Games In The Last Decade

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2020

From 2010 to 2020 there have been some major moves forward in the world of gaming. But some games made more of a splash, so we’ve revealed the titles that had the most impact for every year of the 2010s, and what mad...Read More

Epic Gaming Fails In The Last Decade

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2020

The last decade has been full of highs in the gaming industry, but there have also been plenty of lows. Join us as we take a look at some of the biggest gaming disappointments of the 2010s. Read More… Read More

Overwatch Star’s Pro Gaming Or College Dilemma

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2019

Jonathan Huffman finds himself faced with a dilemma that may well become the reality for many other teenagers in the near future. The 16-year-old from Chicago, USA, must decide whether to attend college or whether to b...Read More

Microsoft Teases Two New Xbox Consoles

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2019

Tech giant Microsoft has revealed some exciting news for its gamer fan base this quarter. The company is reportedly developing not one, but two next-generation Xbox consoles that are scheduled for a 2020 release. The t...Read More

Riot Games Launches 3rd Party Games Label

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2019

League of Legends developer Riot Games appears to want to go full on franchise, much in the same way as what Blizzard has done. The latest news on the gaming circuit is that Riot will be publishing 3rd-party...Read More

Gaming Industry Trends in 2020 And Beyond

Ben Hamill - December 19, 2019

Emerging new technologies and changing consumer habits are effectively changing the way we do business. And if any one aspect of the way in which we “should be doing business” stood out at the recent EY Growth Summ...Read More

Netflix’s Dark Crystal To Get Tie-In Game

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2019

If tactical role-playing combat is the stuff that gets the old gamer’s heart pumping in double time then be sure to look out for a new Netflix tie-in strategy game about to launch on February 4, next year. The Dark C...Read More

Sony Launches New Collaboration Series

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2019

It has been said that 2020 will be a make-or-break year for many. Multiple industry movements and transitions are nearing fulfilment and next year certainly does appear to be shaping up as a deal maker or deal breaker ...Read More

Casino Heist May Be In The Works For GTA

Ben Hamill - December 16, 2019

GTA fans are a bunch constantly in waiting; or at least, that’s what it feels like. Players are yet again barely hanging on to the edge of their seats whilst waiting in anticipation for the release of a new Grand The...Read More

Canada Leads eSports Legislation Boom

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2019

As eSports continues to expand, Canada is at the forefront of the burgeoning sector’s legal developments. This is due to the growing lists of eSports companies on both the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Exchange or T...Read More

How To Spoil A Gamer This Christmas

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2019

Gamers are generally a reasonably easy bunch to spoil, especially on special days like birthdays and Christmas, when spending just a little more than usual on a nice-to-have is regarded as perfectly justified. Christma...Read More

New Quis Quis Loop Insights Deal Confirmed

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2019

There’s a stellar new partnership kid on the block and this time round it’s between Vancouver-based tech company Loop Insights Inc. and tribal gaming community specialist industry expert Quis Quis Holdings LLC. It ...Read More

Hottest Game Releases Set for 2020

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2019

Now that another gaming year to remember is practically behind us, its time once gain to start looking forward to a new year and new things. Awesome news is that some 30+ games are already in the pipeline for release i...Read More

Games That Made Headlines In 2019

Ben Hamill - December 06, 2019

We’re officially headed into holiday time and will soon have a bit more time to do as we please, as opposed to what we have to. And what better way to be spending time away from work and responsibilities than by play...Read More

Tencent Acquires Significant Shares In Sumo

Ben Hamill - December 05, 2019

Internet and tech-giant Tencent Holdings Limited appears eager to extent the scope of its business reach as far as gaming is concerned, having just acquired 15 million shares in British development studio parent compan...Read More

Top 2 Player Board Games for Festive Season Fun

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2019

And so another date night has rolled on by and it’s your turn to choose the where and the what. Only problem is, you’re fresh out of ideas and must now resort to scrambling about online in double time in search of ...Read More

Hasbro Unveils The Ultimate Monopoly Test

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2019

If you thought that the standard Monopoly we played as kids around the family dining room table squared it off in monstrous fashion with the clock; as in the variety of game able to usurp an entire Saturday’s worth o...Read More

Facebook’s Oculus Now Owns Beat Games

Ben Hamill - November 29, 2019

Zuckerberg’s Facebook is doing a one-up on recent movements in the gaming industry and has now acquired Beat Games. The latter has been bought into the ranks of Facebook’s Oculus and is of course a well-know virtual reality...Read More

Rockstar Games Announces Secret New Upcoming Release

Ben Hamill - November 29, 2019

Rockstar Games has been closely guarding a secret that relates to the release of a new game. And sad to say, it’s not Grand Theft Auto 6. Not that GTA6 is off the cards, not by a long shot. Only that a secret game ma...Read More

PlayOn System Cause For Safety Concerns

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2019

Is there anything more annoying than having to get up mid-play because you’ve run out of chips and need to go get more? PlayOn thinks not, which is why the system involves a device that will now enable players to rem...Read More

Investigating The Therapeutic Value Of Games

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

It’s a scientifically supported fact that having fun is good for you on many levels, especially psychologically. And if gaming away for hours on end is your idea of a good time and having fun, then obviously it stand...Read More

Rebellion To Launch Sniper Elite Board Game

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2019

Some superb news on the gaming front is that long-time video games developer Rebellion Developments has just launched a board games division under the name and banner of Rebellion Unplugged. According to the latest big reveal, the new ...Read More

Amazon Keen To Start Game Streaming Service

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2019

If any giveaway is as dead as can be then it’s without a doubt a job listing. And what Amazon’s latest job listings seem to suggest is that the online retail giant has more than just a small interest in joining the...Read More

Cloud9 Slapped With Hefty Fine By Riot

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2019

Riot Games has fined eSports operator Cloud9 for the supposed violation of a 2017 League of Legends equity stock competition rule. Riot prohibits League Championship Series players from owning any portion of a team for...Read More

Fortnite’s Island Of Remembrance Explained

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2019

Epic’s Fortnite has attracted its fair share of attention; the good as well as the not-so-good; with even England’s Prince Harry having had expressed his opinion on a game considered by the good Duke to be nothing ...Read More

GTA In-Game Casino a Success

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2019

The casino feature in Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Online has proved to be a resounding success. Newly released financial results show that GTA Online set a new record for recurrent consumer spending, with a 39% increase. Bo...Read More

Netflix Not Getting Into Games Anytime Soon

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2019

Netflix isn’t planning on hopping onto the games streaming wagon anytime soon. At least not according to recent comments made by CEO Reed Hastings. Hastings commented on the general topic of streamed games, Stadia ha...Read More

Giant Game Boy Does Its Bit For Children

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2019

Calgary gamers Andrew Smith and Curtis Braham have a lot more going for them than hitting up high scores. The pair wanted to do something that would attract more donations for a charitable cause and given their particu...Read More

Epic Slaps Cheating Fortnite Player With Lifetime Ban

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2019

Its obvious now that hell hath no fury like Epic Games scorned. Jarvis Kaye (17) discovered the hard way that cheating at Fortnite is equal to the unpardonable sin in the eyes of the game’s developer, and so much so ...Read More

Hard Rock Wants To Educate Teens About Games

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2019

Casino brand Hard Rock International has teamed up with training and education specialists EduNetwork Partners and together the duo has launched The Game Plan Challenge. What the challenge essentially is a competition-...Read More

Nintendo To Bring More 3DS To Switch Lite

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2019

Prefer the ultimate in handheld portable experiences but not too amped about the range of games compatible with Nintendo’s Switch Lite? Then never fear, because the iconic Japanese games brand is considering bringing...Read More

Mario Kart Tour A Major Success

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2019

Nintendo has officially crashed the mobile games party by having sold a record number of downloads for its Mario Kart Tour. 124 million downloads in the first month following the official release of the popular game is...Read More

Gaming Studios Not Served By Tax Credit Cuts

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2019

Provincial government’s decision to axe various tax-rebates in Alberta as part of a 4-year plan to slash the income tax rate from 12% down to 8% may seem like a good idea on paper, but this is not true for all busine...Read More

Ninja Theory Focuses On Mental Health Games

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2019

Mental health issues have been explored in variety of wonderful ways that have in turn led to simple and practical solutions leading to the overall improvement of the lives of many. And let it not be said that the gami...Read More

ESPN Says They Have Overwatch 2 Inside Info

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2019

It used to be that we were stuck trying to piece together the pieces of a puzzle by stitching together teaser-shorts, a cryptic trailer, cartoons; working in reverse motion Marvel’s SHIELD storyline even; all in an attempt to fig...Read More

How Gaming Technology Is Paying It Forward

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2019

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

Google Calls Dibs On Quantum Supremacy

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2019

Google, among others, has been chasing the quantum supremacy dream for years. And if a statement of findings published very recently in the scientific journal Nature is anything to go by, then the search engine giant a...Read More

YouTube Founder To Launch GreenPark Sports

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2019

Chad Hurley isn’t the kind of man to lay all of his cards on the table in one go. The YouTube founder has been secretly working on his latest spat of pure genius. What we do know is that Hurley has been toying with t...Read More

Mr. Atari Joins The Ranks Of Synergy Blue

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2019

It’s important to do what you love. Just ask Atari founder and the man behind the Chuck E. Cheese pizzeria chain, Nolan Bushnell. The Atari man may have started out on his chosen career path some 50 years ago, but th...Read More

InfluenceInk Launches New INK Games Platform

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2019

The dividing line separating the games developer from the player is one that is slowly fading away. Gaming is now more than ever before a way of life; a lifestyle if you will; as opposed to its prior status of “just ...Read More

Riot Games Announces 5 Planned New Releases

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2019

Riot Games has become synonymous with its one smash hit released in all of 10 years: League of Legends. That’s a decade’s worth of simply riding the wave of super success. But despite what anyone may have been thin...Read More

FlowPlay Launches Gamers vs. Cancer Charm

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2019

All throughout the month of October players frequenting American games developer FlowPlay’s Vegas World will have the opportunity to buy a special American Cancer Society-branded in-game charm. The special initiative...Read More

Millennial eSports Corp Gets Fresh New Name

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2019

Millennial eSports Corporation has officially changed its name to Torque eSports Corporation, so as to be a better fit right down to description in terms of the new direction the operator is now moving in. The Canadian...Read More

Canada Museum Helps Launch Game On Switch

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2019

Scientists are often heard bemoaning the fact that science is perceived as being an interest only enjoyed by the intricately academically-minded and as such, has lost much of its potential appeal when talking everyday ...Read More

Novomatic Puts On Impressive Show At G2E

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2019

Austria’s leading iGaming giant and tech-provider Novomatic has made its third platinum appearance at the annual G2E gaming expo event in Las Vegas. The industry giant showed off the full scope of its product and ser...Read More

Google Stadia Founders Edition To Launch In November

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2019

Those who had pre-ordered a subscription to Google’s Stadia Founders Edition will be able to crank up the gaming action by as early as November 19. This isaccording to an official announcement made by the search engi...Read More

Fortnite Chapter 2 Download Now Available

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

It’s official. Epic has made good on its promise of a revolution and has at long last; after two entire days of gamers being perched on the edge of their seats refusing all forms of sustenance; released the link for ...Read More

Ubisoft Turns Video Games Into TV Animations

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2019

Brand partnerships such as the one between Netflix and Epic’s Fortnite, also referred to as “crossovers” are nothing new and have for the longest time been employed; and significantly and effectively so; as marke...Read More

Huawei Wants To See Games Start-Ups Succeed

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2019

There’s no denying the fact that mobile is the way of the future for the global gaming community. Smartphones are becoming smarter and way more sophisticated, not to mention progressively more affordable. And yet, de...Read More

Blizzard Under Fire For eSports Player Ban

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2019

Blizzard Entertainment, the US video games giant that owns big-name games like Warcraft, Starcraft and Overwatch, is taking a real rap following its having banned an eSports player from Hong Kong for having shouted out...Read More

Marvel’s Avengers Game To Star Kamala Khan

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2019

Fans of Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, had better gather round because the character has been confirmed as being one of the playable characters of the upcoming Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics Marvel’s Avengers Game. T...Read More

Microsoft To Re-Enter The Mobile Market

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2019

Microsoft is getting back into the mobile phone business. Which is something that really would have been quite natural a step, as the majority of big-tech corporations have a horse in the mobile phone race, had it not ...Read More

Sony Cuts PlayStation Now Monthly Fee By 50%

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2019

Sony has announced that it’s slashing the monthly cost of a subscription to its cloud streaming gaming service by a whopping 50%. The tech and gaming giant made the surprise announcement as part of an obvious attempt...Read More

Google & Apple Wage War On Chameleon Apps

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2019

Alphabet’s Google and mobile phone tech-giant Apple have stepped up efforts relating to limiting the number of illegal real-money gambling apps trending on the information super-highway. Tougher rules and restriction...Read More

MADD Canada Has A Clever VR Trick Up Its Sleeve

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2019

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

Louis Vuitton Designs LoL Worlds Trophy Case

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2019

There’s no denying the fact that we’re moving ever closer to a world where there will no longer be any distinction between the world of traditional sports and the world of eSports. The latest in a long line of exam...Read More

Google Play Pass Quick On Arcade’s Heels

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2019

Google isn’t about to let Apple get on with business without giving the tech-giant a run for its gaming revenue money. The search engine giant recently launched its own subscription-based gaming platform on Google Pl...Read More

Introducing VENN – The Future MTV Of Gaming

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2019

Someone is looking to do for gaming what MTV back in the day did for music. And considering that new start-up VENN has a $17 million investment confidence launch pad as a starting point, its not been bad going at all f...Read More

New GambleAware Initiative To Focus On Gaming Education

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2019

Being part of the solution will forever beat yammering on and on about the problem. Education is the ultimate solution to most challenges and the driving force behind the new joint venture between GambleAware and Paren...Read More

Apple Arcade May Be The Future Of Mobile Games

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2019

On September 19, Apple officially makes the shift from a typical once-sold-once-paid-for revenue model to a much more lucrative way of doing business: monthly subscriptions. Apple Arcade will be launched for iPhone pla...Read More

Apple Extends September Native iOS Deadline

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2019

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

HTC Vive Cosmos Does One Up On Oculus Rift S

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2019

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

Everything You Need To Know About Apple Arcade

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2019

Apple is on the verge of launching its brand-new Apple Arcade subscription gaming service and by the looks of it, it’s going to be everything but your average subscription-based free-to-play Joe. If anything, Apple r...Read More

Canada Making Its Mark In iGaming

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2019

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

PEGI Responds To NBA 2K20 Age Outrage

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2019

The cat is wreaking havoc in the chicken coop following the release of the official trailer and age rating for the upcoming new NBA 2K20 video game by games developer Visual Concepts. The authority for the implementati...Read More

PewDiePie Hits The YouTube 100M Mark

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

YouTube celebrity PewDiePie has just become the very first individual creator to pass the 100 million-subscriber mark on the popular platform. But Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, despite having practically shaped what...Read More

Mobile Games Raking In The Money

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2019

Mobile games make the world go round. Or at least makes the revenue in the world go round. According to the most recent estimations, nearly 60% of all gaming revenue is currently being generated by the mobile gaming se...Read More

Gearing Up for the G2E 2019 Gaming Expo

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2019

Its almost time again for the annual G2E and this year, the world-class gaming trade expo will treat attendees to more entertainment and gaming thrills than ever before. The sheer size of an event of this nature can of...Read More

Mario Kart Tour Mobile Release Date Revealed

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2019

Buckle up your seatbelts and prepare the dogs of war because Mario Kart Tour is finally coming to Android and iOS on September 25th. The latest Nintendo release has been available in beta in a limited number...Read More

Xbox Accused of Recording Personal Conversations

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2019

Issues like performance-limiting Gamerscore caps and players no longer being able to freely buy and sell games were the least of our Xbox One problems, even though back in 2013/2014 these topics and similar were the ta...Read More

Ninja Reveals Trade Secrets In New Book

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2019

Professional gamer Tyler Blevins, better known to the gaming world as “Ninja” is more than just a pro at what he does for a living. He’s also willing to reveal some of what he considers to be the secrets of the t...Read More

Apple Orders 17+ Age Restrictions On Gambling

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2019

Apple has further tightened its regulations governing apps that contain gambling-related content The tech-giant, in an obvious move to prevent underage players from accessing mobile and online gambling content, has sai...Read More

Mobile Gaming Now A Billion-Dollar Industry

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2019

Its no secret by now: online gaming; mobile gaming especially; is a royal money making mint. So successfully has the industry been, in fact, that its now estimated that the global gaming market will be worth an incredi...Read More

Sony Acquires Insomniac Games

Ben Hamill - August 23, 2019

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

theScore - Class A Shares Process Now Closed

Ben Hamill - August 15, 2019

Toronto-based theScore has declared its previously announced Class A shares private placement process officially closed. The company has said that the intention behind the sale of the shares is so that capital and resources may be freed u...Read More

Top Capital Venture Invests $16.5M In Singularity 6

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2019

Forget jabbing away feverishly at a keyboard trying to get on-screen characters to respond to your beck and call, because the future of video gaming is very different to the games we once played. Not that we were in any way stuck in any s...Read More

2019 GGA Las Vegas Shortlist Revealed

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2019

The die of destiny has been cast, and more importantly, the people have spoken. The final shortlist for the 2019 Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas; a truly platinum event now in its 6th year; has been released and the process of g...Read More

Digital Era Dawns For Board Games

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2019

Gen Con is board games heaven. And this year’s annual board gamers’ conference really struck a chord with tech-lovers too. The transition from analog to tech has been a slow one in the board games department but judging from t...Read More

Sportradar Poised To Transform Formula 1

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2019

Gamblers who also happen to be high-speed motor racing enthusiasts had better listen up because Formula 1 has made a very exciting announcement indeed. Having realised the need for better and more intense engagement with the sport, the F1...Read More

Pokémon Go Reaches 1 Billion Download Mark

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2019

Japan’s Pokémon Company has released a number of videos in Japan as part of a celebration of its many successes, including the fact that Pokémon Go has, since its July 2016-launch, been downloaded more than 1 billion t...Read More

Apple’s Credit Card Not Gambling Friendly

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2019

Apple is finally ready to launch its long-anticipated credit card. Apple’s first foray into the world of commercial banking, announced in earlier this year in March, is made possible thanks to a partnership with investment bankers G...Read More

Trump Blames Violent Games For Shootings

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2019

Video games are to blame for the recent mass-shootings in El Paso, Texas. Video games, white supremacy and racism, said US President Donald Trump, are the main elements at play in violent America. Rather fresh coming from a man who at the...Read More

Zynga Reports Above-Average Revenue For Q2

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2019

Its that time of the year again. When all is revealed, and everything laid bare in the world of financial reporting. With the second quarter of 2019 now behind us, its time for a Q2 revenue show-and-tell. Social casino games giant Zynga h...Read More

Sony Teases PS4 Challenger Tournament Series

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2019

Competition tournaments are coming to PS4, a YouTube teaser video by product-owner Sony reveals. Without letting on too about too many details, Sony did reveal the names of the games cited for first participation. The PS4 Challenger Tourn...Read More

New Black Shark 2 Pro Gaming Phone Hits the Market

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2019

Gaming phones may be a concept that is at this stage yet to be explored by the gaming masses, but judging by the rise in popularity, it’s a concept that isn’t showing any signs of a sudden death. The uninformed can often be he...Read More

Bhuga Crowned Fortnite Solo Finals Champion

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2019

North American Fortnite champion Kyle “Bhuga” Giersdorf may only be 16 years old, but he is now a wealthy 16-year-old thanks to his having won the Fortnite World Cup Solo Finals and $3 million in prize money. The competition ...Read More

Is Fortnite The Spanner In Microsoft’s Works?

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2019

Fortnite appears to be horrendously overplaying its hand. World events are getting bigger and bigger as the months fly by but viewers; whether by fault or default; simply aren’t keeping up. Product owner Epic Games quite understanda...Read More

Asus To Release Phone Made In Gamers Heaven

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2019

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

Nintendo Announces Switch Lite Launch Date

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2019

The long wait is over. Nintendo has finally announced the launch date for its new Switch console, albeit a much smaller and in many ways more limited version of the original namesake release. Nintendo’s new Switch Lite is focused so...Read More

Father’s Account Drained by In-Game Purchases

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2019

UK-based father of four Thomas Carter has lashed out against in-game purchases after his children drained his bank account while playing the popular video game FIFA. According to Carter, his children spent hundreds of pounds trying to &ls...Read More

Nintendo Comments On Cloud-Based Games

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2019

Japan gaming giant Nintendo may not have gone full on cloud-streaming gaming tech as has been the case with Google and Microsoft and even Sony, but that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t recognised it to be the way of the future. It...Read More

Only 4 Phones Set To Support Stadia

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2019

It appears as if Google may have been overreaching a little when it initially proclaimed that the very essence and attraction of its soon-to-be-launched Stadia games streaming service is the fact that thanks to Stadia, players will be abl...Read More

Interactive eSports Experience A First

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2019

The worlds of gaming and music are connected by an entire sub-sector of mutual fans. And its this passionately shared interest that has sparked a brand new interactive cross-activity collaboration that is being driven by a partnership bet...Read More

Stranger Things In Fortnite’s Island

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2019

As with many other good things, it all started with an ice cream store. And if you’re wondering what ice cream and an ice cream store have to do with gaming, then its time to think bigger. Epic’s Fortnite and Netflix cult hit ...Read More

Sony PS5 To Focus On AAA Games

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2019

Video games giant Sony has said of its new PS5 console, that it will prioritise “hard-core” AAA games over Indie games. And it naturally follows that the company will continue to prioritise its hard-core gamers in an attempt t...Read More

Candy Crush Blasted About In-Game Spend

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2019

A senior executive with video games creator King, the product owner of the popular mobile-first game Candy Crush, recently made the shocking revelation that one of its players had spent $2,600 on in-game purchases on a single day. King ex...Read More

DraftKings May Be Negotiating SBTech Deal

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

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

Loto-Quebec Gets Ready To Celebrate 25 Years

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2019

This year marks a special milestone for national Lottery operator Loto-Quebec, as the operator will soon be celebrating its 25th birthday. In order to spread as much joy and celebration as possible Loto-Quebec, the operator wil...Read More

eSports Team Reportedly Involved In Match Fixing

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2019

Traditionally, its mostly been cricket that has suffered thanks to the burden of having to put out the match fixing fires and trying to eliminate the scourge from its midst. But common knowledge dictates that wherever the unpredictable an...Read More

Microsoft To Loosen Up On Store-Policy

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2019

It’s a fact that Microsoft likes to keep its own close to home in an effort to strengthen its brand. So much so that for the longest time one could really only purchase Microsoft-developed games from the company’s own Microsof...Read More

Borgata Group Launches NJ Sports Platform

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2019

The pride of Vegas, namely the Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa, has announced its entry into the world of online sports betting in the state of New Jersey. Borgatasports.com is officially live and promises to bring a world of sports bettin...Read More

GCGC Reports Impressive Figures To Investors

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2019

It’s that time of the year again. As we move towards the second half of the year, all and sundry are eager to inform investors of the state of their investments and what to expect when looking ahead to the second half of the year as...Read More

The Loot Box Controversy Rages On

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2019

The control of in-game spending lies with parents and not with children. This is one of the arguments offered by the global video industry’s Entertainment Software Association as part of its loot box defence, and why loot boxes, in ...Read More

Hunger For Updates Will Break Games Industry

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2019

It’s a story that is sadly familiar. The games industry is under constant and relentless pressure to perform, to create and release more content than ever before, and to do so at dizzying pace. In the end, it’s the employees o...Read More

Sonic Gets A Make-Over After Internet Poll

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2019

Sonic The Hedgehog may be able to achieve a family-friendly rating yet, and it’s all thanks to the Internet. Not long after the release of a two and a half minute trailer for the upcoming new Sonic The Hedgehog film, internet users ...Read More

Tiidal Gaming Selects Modano As Ambassador

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2019

Canadian eSports giant Tiidal Gaming Group has a new investor and brand-ambassador, and its none other than NHL star and one of hockey’s ultimate hall of famer’s, Mike Modano. Modano is one of the most celebrated players ever ...Read More

Demolition Of Future Cascades Site Underway

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2019

It’s the beginning of a brand-new era for the community of Delta. After months of preparation and navigating kilometres of red tape, Delta finally cleared the final hurdle when the demolition of the Delta Town and Country Inn finall...Read More

BCLC Says North Shore Not A Current Option

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2019

British Columbia’s North Shore area is no longer being considered as a viable option for a new casino development. So says the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, the very same institution that had as recently as 2016, had giant p...Read More

NFL’s Adam Jones Behind Bars for Cheating At A Casino

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2019

The Rising Sun Casino in Indiana is the reason behind NFL player Adam “Pacman”
Jones having had to spend a night behind bars, following accusations on the part of the casino’s management that Jones had been cheatin...Read More

Gaming Industry Promotes Social Awareness in the Workplace

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2019

According to a study conducted by the US Chamber of Commerce foundation, the details of which were recently released by the American Gaming Association, the US gaming industry ranks well ahead of other commercial role-players when it come...Read More

Split Omaha May Be Coming To PokerStars

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2019

If a recent report is to be believed, player may soon have the opportunity to kick their four-card playing sessions up a notch thanks to a brand-new novelty game in the PokerStars pipeline. PokerStars appears to be going all out with a su...Read More

Saanich Re-Enters Race For A New Casino

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2019

Now that Victoria is no longer a runner in the race for another casino, the Saanich area is one again back in play. Those who have been following new casino development news may recall that it was actually the British Columbia Lottery Cor...Read More

Wasaga Residents Want To Keep Money At Home

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2019

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

NGCB Sticks To Its Guns Re Pre-Season MLB Bets

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2019

The MLB (Major League Baseball) appears to be, for the first time in many years, concerned about bets placed on pre-season contests. It recently filed an application with the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), to the effect that it want...Read More

Polly Craik Officially Vacates Liquor & Lotteries Chair

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2019

A fundamental disagreement. This was the only official reason offered by Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister for Polly Craik’s having exited the chair of Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries. The premier did kindly hint at the fact that her s...Read More

Canada's Team in Wheelchair Curling

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2015

This year’s Canadian National Wheelchair Curling team that will compete in the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Lohja, Finland between February 7 and 13, will have a somewhat different makeup than the teams that have dominat...Read More

Toronto Maple Leafs at the Halfway Mark

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2015

The National Hockey League (NHL) season has reached the halfway mark. It's a long season; the teams play 82 games before the playoffs start. Given that the season is so long, each team will go through up periods and down periods. The ...Read More

Canadian National Junior Hockey

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2015

Congratulations to the Canadian National Junior Hockey Team that defeated the Russian team to win the International Junior Championship at Air Canada Centre on Monday.  It was the first time the Canadian juniors had...Read More

Nordic Winter Festival at Prince George, BC on January 11

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2014

Prince George British Columbia may be far away from the big cities; it is a full 800 km north of Vancouver and the same distance west of Edmonton. Yet, Prince George is a center of winter sports activities for the entire family. In and ar...Read More

World Winter Masters Games

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2014

Where do athletes, from the internationally-known to average competitors, go when they can no longer compete with the new generation of whippersnappers? One place athletes who love competition can continue to compete is the World Masters ...Read More

Ring in the New Year at the Canadian University Ringette Championships

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2014

The Canadian University Ringette Championships will be held from December 28 to December 31. The tournament will be hosted by the University of Calgary Dinos Ringette Club. The games will be played at the Markin MacPhail Centre, Winsport ...Read More

Legalized Sports Gambling in Canada

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2014

Legalized Sports Gambling in Canada – the C-290 Bill

The issue of legalization and regulation of sports betting was thought to be dead with the failure earlier this year of the C-290 bill that would have...Read More

Remembering Jean Beliveau

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2014

Remembering Jean Beliveau – a Gentle Giant in a Violent Sport

Hockey is a sport known for its latent violence.  The puck is hard and travels at speeds close to or exceeding 100 kph.  Skates and sti...Read More

Giving Tuesday 2014

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2014

Giving Tuesday 2014 – Join and Give

For the second year, on the day after Cyber Monday, when gamers find great bargains on gaming hardware and software, gamers and everyone else in Canada will celebrate Giving Tuesday...Read More

Volunteer for the 2015 Canada Winter Games

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2014

Coming Soon

The 2015 Canada Winter Games are fast approaching. They will be held in Prince George, BC from February 13th to March 1st 2015. This will be the first time the Winter Games will be hosted in British Columbia. To insu...Read More

Ludo Board Game Convention in Gatineau

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2014

One of the more popular and upcoming Canadian gaming events will take place this weekend from November 21st to November 23rd. Canadian gamers from all regions will participate in the attractive, exciting, and just plain fun Lud...Read More

World Lottery Summit 2014

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2014

Few things in the gaming industry are more exciting than the World Lottery Summit 2014, and it's coming very soon. The World Lottery Summit 2014 will take place in the Rome Cavalieri from November 2-5 2014. The setting couldn't be more pe...Read More

Canadian Gaming Awards 2014

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2014

June Awards Ceremony

The Canadian Gaming Awards 2014 took place in June. This year the awards ceremony was the culmination of a Gaming Summit that took place in Vancouver. During the week of the Summit there are conferences and ...Read More

Responsible Gaming

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2014

Almost every pleasure filled and exciting venture or activity that we undertake has its limits. Although sitting down to a huge steak dinner every night may be a delightful treat for our taste buds, our waist and cholesterol levels will c...Read More