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

Lucky Group Wins $100k In Encore Draw

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2022

A group of enthusiastic lottery players recently won big following their purchase of an Encore ticket from the and Gaming Corporation (OLG). The group of eight, who hail from the Greater Toronto Area, purch...Read More

Man Can’t Believe His Luck With Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2022

A Canadian man from Saskatchewan this week told the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) that he had checked his winning ticket eight times before he believed that he had won. Bradly Collins, a resident of Regina, won a cool $100,0...Read More

New Lotto 6/49 Jackpot Launching in September

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2022

In September 2022, Canadians will have the opportunity to play for not one, but two multi-million dollar prizes – every Wednesday and Saturday. The upcoming promotion will include the brand-new Gold Ba...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

Winnipeggers Strike It Big With BIG SPIN

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2022

When it comes to winning big the lottery can sometimes defy expectations. In this case a pair of Winnipeg residents went head to head with THE BIG SPIN lottery game, courtesy of the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. Though, it seems as if...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

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

OLG Joins Forces With Black Talent Initiative

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2022

In 2022, the focus on diversity and inclusion continues to grow, and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is well aware of how corporate social responsibility (CSR) has fallen under the spotlight. To show their support, the OL...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

Relax Gaming Formally Partners With LottoLand

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2022

Relax Gaming is a well-known development studio in the world of legalized iGaming, recognized for its impressive software contributions. However, it seems as if the company is taking things to the next level. It was revealed in an announcem...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

Brave Billionaire Heads Back Into Outer Space

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2022

It’s difficult for the average person to imagine what they would do with billions, if they had it. But tech entrepreneur Jared Isaacman seems to know exactly what he’s doing with his billions. Namely heading off on SpaceX flig...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

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

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

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

New ALC Scratch And Win Promotional Concept

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2022

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) has officially introduced a new Scratch and Win ticket concept. The concept is referred to as Retro Combo 3 In 1, and as the name suggests incorporates several fun retro ideas. Those interested can pic...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 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

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 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

BCLC Reports Record Breaking Lottery Year

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2022

While 2021 has been something of a challenging year across most industries in Canada as well as the world over because of the ongoing global health crisis, it has now emerged that Lottery players across British Columbia enjoyed quite the ...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

New Hogwarts Legacy Trailer Reportedly Incoming

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2021

Will the world ever have had enough of Harry Potter? The short answer to that question is no, with the franchise still commanding an admirable amount of interest. Though, the latest addition isn’t going to be a book or movie, but in...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

Canada Life Named Amongst Top 100 Employers

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2021

Canada Life can certainly hold its head high, given that the company has just been chosen as one of the best employers in the country. This is particularly impressive due to challenges brought on by the world health crisis, making the wor...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

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

Amazon Forced To Shut Down New World Economy

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2021

Amazon Studio’s finally seems to have a hit game, New World. The massively multiplayer online (MMO) title went live a few months ago and has managed to attract hundreds of thousands of players. But, as with all new online games, the...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

WSOP Attracts 6K Players Despite Concerns

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2021

Given that the world health crisis is still very much a worry, there were concerns that the WSOP Main Event might not be a success. But now, with a total of 6,650 players, plus a massive $62,011,250 prize pool, the event is well on track....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

Cascades Casino Delta Accessibility Plans

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2021

The hotly anticipated Cascades Casino Delta is currently in development. But that isn’t stopping Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, the group behind the project, from unveiling mobility and accessibility plans. The accessibility pla...Read More

Record Month For Ontario-Based Rivalry

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2021

Sports betting company Rivalry, based in Toronto, Ontario, declared some time ago that it was on mission to become a dominant force in Canada. Now, with the company’s latest performance statistics being released, it seems as if that...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

Empire City Casino Celebrates 15th Birthday

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2021

Empire City Casino is widely recognized as a premium choice for those living in New York, with the operation having grown exponentially since it originally opened in October 2006. However, the establishment took the celebratory opportunit...Read More

BCLC Unveil Holiday Themed Online Casino Promotions

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2021

The holidays are going to be particularly festive if the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has anything to say about it. The company has officially launched a holiday themed online casino promotion, allowing players to grab some...Read More

PokerStars Ink Women Who Code Online Casino Canada Deal

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2021

A significant new partnership inked between online casino Canada giant PokerStars and Women Who Code has at its core the very worthy goal of improving female involvement in software engineering and development. The partnership marks a pr...Read More

Legal Online Casino Canada Single Bet Stats

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2021

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has just released the first data regarding single event betting, and it isn’t much of a surprise that the new form of wagering is off to flying start. The organization published the resu...Read More

Yggdrasil Moves Into North America Casino Online Market

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2021

Yggdrasil are on the cusp of an all-new era. Thanks to a new partnership deal recently inked with International Game Technology (IGT), they’re about to make their big debut move into the booming North American casino online market. S...Read More

Are New Or Long-Standing Online Casinos The Best?

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2021

We all love new, shiny things, and that generally includes online casinos. New online casinos tend to offer huge bonuses and flashy promotions, as well as the latest graphics and designs. But this doesn’t necessarily make them bette...Read More

Friedman Cleans Up $10,000 Event At WSOP

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2021

Adam Friedman is known to be an impressive Poker player, with many considering him amongst the best in the world. But if there was ever any doubt, the card playing savant has now managed to claim his fourth World Series Of Poker (WSOP) $1...Read More

OLG Adds New Live Dealer Content To Platform

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2021

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission (OLG) has added yet more new content to its regulated platform, This means, of course, that local iGaming enthusiasts will have a bigger selection than ever to choose from. Though, the iGa...Read More

Toronto Raptors Finally Manage A Home Win

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2021

Those that know the Toronto Raptors already understand how big a deal the team’s latest victory is. Given that the match was played on home territory, it meant that the Raptors were looking at a losing streak of over a year. The las...Read More

No More Capacity Limitations On Local Casinos

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2021

It seems as if the relief that Ontario gambling establishments have been waiting for has finally arrived. The world health crisis is now gradually being brought under control, and as such restrictions round the world are also appropriatel...Read More

Ex Blizzard Employee Starts Rival Studio

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2021

The name Chris Kaleiki may sound familiar, given that he is the World Of Warcraft designer that left his comfortable position at Blizzard. At the time of quitting Kaleiki openly stated that he is unhappy with the current state of the game...Read More

Woman Spends Her Fraudulent Ransom On Bingo

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2021

In one the more bizarre stories of the month, it has been reported that a Spanish woman kidnapped herself, obtained a ransom from her husband, then took the ill-gotten cash on a Bingo spending spree. Spanish police have arrested the 47-ye...Read More

Belleville Casino Workers On Strike

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2021

Several members of staff employed by Belleville Shorelines Casino are reported on strike following a break-down in wage negotiations between the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) and labour union Unifor Local 1090. The workers are...Read More

Canadians Warned Against Gaming Message Scam

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2021

Folks living in and around Brampton and Mississauga are being cautioned by local news publishers not to fall prey to a new gaming text message scam currently doing the rounds. The message reportedly addresses the recipient by name before...Read More

OLG Reveals Q2 Payments To Municipalities

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2021

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has been an ongoing beacon of financial support for the local municipalities of Ontario. Even despite intermittent closures and capacity limits, the Crown corporation has kept up its side o...Read More

Ontario Lifts Casino Capacity Limits

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2021

It has taken nearly two years, but Ontario's casinos and Bingo halls are finally returning to some sense of normality following local government's decision to lift capacity limits in the province. Government has motivated the dec...Read More

British Columbia Money Laundering Exposed

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2021

Those keeping track of the Cullen’s Commission will know that the inquiry has already produced damning evidence of money laundering in local casinos. But now, with proceedings drawing to a close, the most shocking details of all hav...Read More

Another Lotto 6/49 Player Wins CA$10 Million

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2021

Another week and another lottery millionaire. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) announced that yet another local is to be handed multi-millions, courtesy of the popular Lotto 6/49 draw. In this case the ticket holder will be...Read More

Bingo Finally Enjoying Long Awaited Recovery

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2021

It has been a time of great difficulty for any venue relying on visitors, with world health crisis restrictions all but crippling entire industries. But it seems as if the time for recovery has finally arrived. Bingo halls are reporting a...Read More

Curling Finally Getting Back To Normality

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2021

As most Canadians already know, it is the fans that make a sporting event truly memorable. That is why, much to the dismay of enthusiasts everywhere, curling has been less vibrant than most remember it. Though, things are starting to get ...Read More

Why The OLG Lost Control Of iGaming

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2021

There is no question that Ontario is amongst the biggest iGaming markets in the world, with billions in revenue generated on an annual basis. But it is only just recently that this market is being harnessed by local authorities. Those bil...Read More

DraftKings Make Double Big Announcements

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2021

Gambling behemoth DraftKings certainly can’t be accused of being inactive. In fact, the mega-corporation seems to be on a roll, announcing a pair of major deals in a single day. Not only has a deal been signed for a blockchain expan...Read More

Phil Hellmuth Wins 16th WSOP Bracelet

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2021

Phil Hellmuth was already respected as a legend in the world of Poker. But now, having officially won a 16th World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet, and having made it to 70 final tables in total, he is truly regarded as a legen...Read More

BetRivers Joins Growing Ontario iGaming Rush

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2021

Ontario has become the epicenter of an iGaming gold rush. United States companies are scrambling to get north of the border and set up shop, with more joining the struggle on a nearly daily basis. One such company is BetRivers, an organiz...Read More

Penn Acquires theScore For A Cool $2 Billion

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2021

Penn National Gaming has finalized the massive acquisition of theScore. It is amongst the biggest purchases in the gambling industry to date, with a massive $2 billion changing hands. Though, the amount wasn’t all in cash, with some...Read More

Ontario Finally Opening Up iGaming Floodgates

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2021

The global iGaming world has been near frantic in an effort to enter what will soon be amongst the biggest markets in the world, Ontario. Though, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission Of Ontario (AGCO) has been taking steps to try and ensure ...Read More

How To Sign Up, Claim Bonuses & Play At An Online Casino

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2021

So, you’ve been hearing about this whole iGaming thing and have been thinking about giving it a go. But online casinos can be a bit intimidating, right? After all, how exactly do you go about creating an account? How do the games wo...Read More

OLG In Hot Water After Audit Results Revealed

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2021

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) was subjected to a federal audit, with the final phase having been completed in December 2020. But the results of that audit have only recently been published, and the findings are less tha...Read More

Aristocrat Purchases Playtech In $3bn Deal

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2021

Aristocrat Technologies is well known for being amongst the biggest gambling companies in the world, responsible for creating cutting edge electronic gaming consoles. The corporation already stands as a behemoth but has now finalized a mo...Read More

Lottery Scratch Ticket Pays Out Over CA$600k

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2021

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) have reported yet another major lottery winner. In this case it was in the Set for Life scratch card department that the win occurred, with the winners due to be paid out an impressive CA$67...Read More

Rush Street Plans To Enter Canadian Market

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2021

iGaming company Rush Street Interactive (RSI) already have some presence in Canada, though presently only via a free to play entity known as CASINO4FUN. But, according to a recent announcement the corporation now has plans to expand into ...Read More

PointsBet Secures Curling Canada Contract

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2021

Legalizing single event betting has certainly opened up a number of business opportunities in Canada. In fact, the country has become nothing short of a frenzy, with numerous companies scrambling to take advantage of the highly lucrative ...Read More

McTavish Sets Record As Youngest NHL Player To Score

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2021

It’s been a rollercoaster journey for Ducks player Mason McTavish. He was originally scratched from the team line-up altogether, leading him to assume that he would not be playing at all. But in an incredible twist of fate the 18-ye...Read More

Disney Teases New Star Wars Game

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2021

As long as Disney owns Star Wars, there is no question that the mega-corporation will be squeezing the franchise for every entertainment dollar its worth. Hence the Bring Home The Bounty event, a campaign designed entirely around announci...Read More

Casinos Thrilled About US Borders Reopening

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2021

The world health crisis has been wreaking havoc on global tourism, with the United States and Canada being no exception. Gambling venues in both countries have been struggling, with cross border tourism being an enormous source of income ...Read More

WSOP Introduces Controversial New Poker Game

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2021

At this point, the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) is no stranger to controversy. Professional players have repeatedly accused the organization of lowering the skill bar, pointing at various new games that go against what many consider to be...Read More

ALC Now On Track For Ground-Breaking Year

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2021

It has been a difficult time for most, with the world health crisis causing dire financial hardships. But, despite these difficulties it is turning out to be a bumper year for the Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC.) The company, which spe...Read More

BCLC Gives Back Over CA$2bn To Community

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2021

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is known to give back to communities, though there has always been some question as to exactly how much. That is why Thompson Rivers University conducted a study, specifically based around t...Read More

What To Look For In Canadian Online Casinos

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2021

So, you’re looking for an online casino that welcomes Canadian players. But before you head straight to the online casino with the best promotions and sign up, cool your jets a moment. Sure, a good promotion is very tempting, but th...Read More

Facebook Launches Predictive Sports Games

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2021

Facebook has officially launched Facebook Fantasy Games. The new series of games is based around simple predictive challenges, allowing players to earn points by correctly predicting unknown outcomes. As would be expected, the first game ...Read More

Ontario’s Latest Lottery Millionaire Revealed

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2021

There are a number of lotteries that Ontarian residents can choose from, including Ontario 49. Ontario 49 is considered a localized alternative to Lotto 6/49, not paying out as much per draw, but available on a daily basis. In the latest ...Read More

Lawyer Warns Against Ongoing KED Project

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2021

It seems as if a week can’t pass without the Kingsway Entertainment District (KED) project being in the headlines. The controversial plan, already years in the making, is still chugging along, despite enormous resistance from multip...Read More

Twitch Hack Exposes Casino Streamer’s Revenue

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2021

It is more common than it really should be that major corporations get hacked. In most of these cases it is a group of hackers trying to make money in some way, normally by ransoming back important software. Though, other times it seems a...Read More

Lottery Millionaires Yet To Claim Jackpot Win

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2021

Another week has passed and as such the national lotteries have again held their draws. It isn’t uncommon for no big winners to be declared, but in this case a pair of lucky Canadians managed to strike it lucky. The British Columbia...Read More

Windows 11 Killing Gaming Performance

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2021

Microsoft recently announced that Windows 11 would soon be available, only to be bombarded with criticism for aggressively excluding older computers. Now that the OS has launched the criticism has only escalated, with many gamers furious ...Read More

CA$20 Lotto Max Jackpot Keeps On Growing

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2021

The Lotto Max jackpot just keeps on growing, heading into the stratosphere. Since it was not claimed the amount has rolled over, meaning that it will now be exceeding the already impressive CA$20 million. How large it will get remains to ...Read More

Serial Casino Thief Gets Multi-Year sentence

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2021

William Ferguson, 66, has been handed a minimum of 8 years in jail. He was convicted of attempting to steal over $20,000 in Vegas casino chips, leading some to comment that the sentence was a bit harsh. But the fact of the matter is that ...Read More

KISS Frontmen Confirm $200M Casino Plans

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2021

KISS is amongst the most well-known rock and roll bands in the world, having kicked off in the early 70s. Likewise, frontmen Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are also globally known, mostly recognisable for the eye-catching attire they alway...Read More

Why Online Bingo Drives Social Interaction

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2021

It is uncommon to see players getting particularly chummy when playing Blackjack. Blackjack is a game based around focus and concentration, thereby making chit chat far from a top priority. Bingo, on the other hand, is all about bringing ...Read More

World Series Of Poker Makes A Live Comeback

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2021

There is no question that world health crisis has been causing havoc with live events, including the World Series Of Poker (WSOP.) If not taking into account the hybrid event that took place last year, involving most games being played on...Read More

How Table Games Differ From Slots

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2021

We all have that one friend that knows it all. They will tell you what to wear, what to eat, how to exercise, and will even flippantly declare that there’s no difference between slots and table games. But, as you probably already k...Read More

MGM CEO Calls To Legalize Nevada Online Casinos

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2021

Bill Hornbuckle, CEO of MGM Resorts, has made a few unexpected comments. At a recent panel discussion, he declared that he would be in favor of iGaming being made legal in Nevada, much to the surprise of those in attendance. Most land-bas...Read More

Lucky Canadian Wins Second Big Lottery Prize

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2021

Many say that it is extremely unlikely to win in a lottery game, and this is indeed true to a certain extent. Some Canadians, however, manage to win not just once when playing the lottery, but twice. This is the case with 76-year-old Leo ...Read More

Playgon Games Heading To Global Gaming Expo

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2021

Respected iGaming development studio Playgon Games has confirmed that it will, indeed, be in attendance at the Global Gaming Expo 2021. More to the point, the company has also confirmed that it will be putting up a showcase, demonstrating...Read More

Nevada Casinos On The Road To Recovery

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2021

The world health crisis is still underway, but many casinos around the world have officially been allowed to reopen their doors. This includes in Nevada, where Vegas establishments have once again been allowed to start accepting guests. I...Read More

Borgata Settles Bizarre Lawsuit With Poker Pro

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2021

Poker pro Scott Robbins has officially accepted a settlement from The Borgata. Though, the reasons for the lawsuit are some of the most bizarre in recent Poker history, standing out as nothing short of outrageous. Robbins had previously b...Read More

PointsBet Strikes Massive Nation Network Deal

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2021

Australian-based sportsbook PointsBet has now officially signed on the dotted line with The Nation Network. PointsBet’s Canadian division arranged the partnership, effectively meaning that the company now has exclusive betting partn...Read More

New iGaming Regulations Upset Shawanaga Nation

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2021

As single event sports betting rolls out across Canada, the iGaming market is set to expand to new heights. Most local operators are thrilled, with preparations already being made to take full advantage. The Shawanaga First Nation, howeve...Read More

Jonathan Little Enters The Poker Big Leagues

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2021

Poker pro Jonathan Little is no stranger to the game, having played in numerous tournaments. But, on Monday he took the leap and truly stepped into the big leagues. It was his first time at the notorious Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB,) a t...Read More

British Columbia Millionaire To Go Public

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2021

There is little as life changing as suddenly realising that you are $70 million richer. It is the sort of money that can buy almost anything, including and beyond an entirely new life. But, on the other hand, what if that millionaire had ...Read More

Netflix Goes Live In Mobile Game Market

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2021

It is difficult to hear the name Netflix and not think of video streaming. The company was, after all, the first in the world to offer a paid streaming service, all but inventing what is now one of the biggest markets in the world. But no...Read More

MGM Finalizes Property Deal With Blackstone

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2021

It is no secret that MGM has decided on an asset-light approach to business, with the announcement having been made some time ago. But now, after having secured a sale-leaseback agreement with Blackstone Group, it is clear that the compan...Read More

Novibet Expands Pragmatic Play Bingo Partnership

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2021

It is no secret that operator Novibet and respected developer Pragmatic Play are already in a partnership. But now it has been announced that the partnership is set to expand, with the operator agreeing to release a range of quality Bingo...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

NHL Clears Evander Kane Of Numerous Accusations

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2021

It has been a tough time for fans of the Sharks. Forward for the San Jose Sharks, Evander Kane, has had a host of accusations heaped on him, all coming from his ex-wife Anna Kane. On July 21st Anna headed to Instagram to make h...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Corp Hires New CEO

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2021

The Toronto-based Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has finally announced a new CEO. The name put forward is that of Tony Rodio, who some may already recognise. Rodio boasts no less than 40 years of experience in the casino industry, most...Read More

DraftKings Makes Huge $20bn Bid For Entain

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2021

The world of is undergoing some massive changes, with a few key companies looking to take the ultimate crown. DraftKings, based in the United States, has made it clear that it wants to drastically increase its hold over the market. The c...Read More

Bingo Introduces Trent Students To Peterborough

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2021

Trent University partnered with Peterborough businesses to create a Bingo game that gives students an entertaining way to explore campus and downtown. Students can visit the locations on the recently launched card, complete various activi...Read More

Canadians Love The Online Casino Experience

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2021

The global online casino market grew to $64.13 billion in 2020, and it’s expected to soar to $72.02 billion at a 12.3% compound annual growth rate in 2021. The online casino market’s growth in recent years has been spectacular...Read More

Addamo Earns Poker Masters Purple Jacket With 2 Wins

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2021

Michael Addamo brought the 2021 Poker Masters to a dazzling close when he claimed the coveted purple jacket after winning the last two events. The last of the tournament’s 12 events took place on 19 September. Addamo’s wins bo...Read More

Saskatchewan Player Wins $1 Million Lottery

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2021

Wayne Gramracy’s dream of owning a new truck is coming true, thanks to his $1 million lottery win. The Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, player purchased his lucky ticket at Shoppers Drug Mart on Lillooet St. West and returned to the store t...Read More

Reality Star High Roller Goes Down For Fraud

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2021

When hearing the name Maurice “Mo” Fayne most tend to think of the Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta television show. It is, after all, the hit production that launched Fayne to success, making him a household name. Now, however, the ...Read More

Biggest Online Slot Releases Of 2021 So Far

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2021

2021 has been a difficult year in many regards, not in the least due to the hardships caused by the world health crisis. But as far as iGaming is concerned it has been one of the best, if not the best years in history. With the m...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

British Columbia Casino Finds Hotel Operator

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2021

The Cascades Casino Delta project, located in British Columbia, seems as if it is finally moving towards officially opening. and Entertainment, the company behind the construction, has provided an update, saying that an operator has been...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

CCSA Publishes New Gambling Awareness Guide

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2021

As casinos once again resume operations across Canada, the Canadian Centre on Substance And Addiction (CCSA) has likewise decided to step up efforts. The organisation has officially released a new awareness guideline document, aimed at he...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

CA$31.8m Lotto Max Jackpot Continues To Grow

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2021

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

IGT Creates Dedicated iGaming Team

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2021

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

Potential Birth Of The First Poker Union

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2021

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

Possible New BetRegal Office For North Bay

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2021

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

Spearhead Unveil New Video Bingo Release

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2021

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

Epic Tries To Monetise Unreal Tech Demo Skin

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2021

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

Canadian Player Turning Heads at US Open

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2021

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

Divisive KED Saga Shambles Clumsily Onwards

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2021

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

Quick Tips For New Online Casino Players

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2021

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

How To identify A Legal Online Casino Canada Site

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2021

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

Ontario Casinos To Require Vaccination Proof

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2021

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

Taxes Breakdown For Sports Betting Canada Fans

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2021

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

New Bid For Great Canadian Gaming Corporation

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2021

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

WSOP Commentary Threesome Finally Reunites

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2021

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

Wild Streak And Sega Sammy Renew Contract

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2021

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

Single Event Betting Off To Flying Start

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2021

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

Playtika Acquires Development Studio Reworks

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2021

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

PokerStars Petitions $1.3bn Kentucky Verdict

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2021

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

Lady Gaga’s MGM Show Breaks VIP Package Records

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2021

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

Sports Betting Could Become A $2 Billion Market

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2021

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

What To Expect At Top Canadian Online Casinos

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2021

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

Nevada Posts Unmatched Monthly Record Revenue

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2021

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

Golf Canada Gets Official Betting Partner

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2021

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

KED Project Seemingly On A Downward Spiral

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2021

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

Adams Concedes Defeat In Galfond Challenge

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2021

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

AGCO Outlines iGaming License Requirements

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2021

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

Woodbine Considering On-Site Sportsbooks

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2021

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

Hastings Park Reformation Still Happening

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2021

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

MGM Possibly Targeting Skillz And Flutter

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2021

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

Bingo Fan Aims To Visit 60 Halls Before Turning 60

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2021

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

AGCO Releases An iGaming Application Guide

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2021

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

Bridesmaid Attends Wedding Via Hologram

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2021

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

Casino Niagara Welcomes Back Table Games

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2021

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

Controversial KED Project In Trouble Again

Ben Hamill - August 23, 2021

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

Rideau Carleton Officially Back In Business

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2021

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

Epic Store Beta Testing Self-Publishing Tools

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2021

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

Erik Seidel Achieves WSOP Legendary Status

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2021

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

Woodbine Enlists New Celebrity Ambassadors

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2021

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

Boom Entertainment Strikes Golden Nugget Deal

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2021

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

Entain Enters The eSports Betting Market

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2021

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

Unusual WSOP Health Rules Confusing Players

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2021

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

Quebec’s Bingo Industry On A Death Spiral

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2021

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

Evolution & BetMGM Ink Partnership Deal

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2021

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

Twitch To Ban Casino Content

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2021

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

NBC Launches New Betting Focused Division

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2021

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

Single Event Sports Betting Set for August 27th

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2021

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

Max Desmarais New Wondr Gaming CSO

Ben Hamill - August 15, 2021

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

Special SciPlay Board Considering Takeover Bid

Ben Hamill - August 15, 2021

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

Top TikTok Trends And Tags In 2021

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2021

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

Tech Trends Changing Canadians Lives

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2021

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

Microsoft Launches xCloud Gaming For PC

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2021

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

Great Canadian Gaming Corp. In Q2 Recovery

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2021

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

MP Calls For Sports Betting Bill Urgency

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2021

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

Van Fleet & Nemeth Sunday’s Poker Money Stars

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2021

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

Great-Gran Wins Big With Buzz Bingo

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2021

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

MGM Secures $17.2bn Property Sell Off Deal

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2021

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

BetRegal Signs PGA Canada Sponsorship Deal

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2021

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

No Word On CHR Hall Of Fame Ceremonies

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2021

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

Howell City Melon Festival To Host Drag Queen Bingo

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2021

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

Hellmuth And Dwan To Battle It Out

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2021

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

Canlan Sports And theScore Ink New Deal

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2021

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

Tensions Rise In Sudbury Downs Dispute

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2021

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

US Border Casino Eagerly Awaiting Canadians

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2021

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

Tipico Group Enters William Hill Bidding War

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2021

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

Will The USA/EU Travel Ban Impact WSOP?

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2021

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

Little Canada Exhibition Opens its Doors

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2021

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

Ranchers Worry As Grasshoppers Swarm B.C.

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2021

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

BetRegal Broadens Ontario’s iGaming Options

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2021

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

Women Dominate Canada’s Olympic Wins

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2021

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

Referendum Signatures Continue To Threaten Kingsway

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2021

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

Chinese Tech Giants Buy Up Gaming Studios

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2021

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

Moonbet To Revolutionise Decentralisation In iGaming

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2021

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

Food Day Canada To Remember Anita Stewart

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2021

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

Activision Blizzard In Trouble Over Employees

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2021

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

Lucky UK Bingo Player Scoops Life Changing Win

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2021

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

Canadian Olympic Rugby Team Loses To New Zealand

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2021

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

Tribal Nation Unhappy About Pickering Casino

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2021

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

US Cop Gets 15 Months For Illegal Sportsbook

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2021

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

Gateway Casinos Introduces Match On Wheels

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2021

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

Rideau Carleton Set To Reopen Doors Soon

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2021

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

DraftKings To Launch NFT Digital Marketplace

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2021

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

Compulsive Gambler Gets 50 Months Jail Time

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2021

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

Netflix To Enter Video Game Industry

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2021

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

Indiana Jones Collection Sets New Record

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2021

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

Drone Stops Manitoba Fire Fighting Efforts

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2021

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

Olympic Betting Takes A Twist

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2021

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

Technical Issues Cancel PokerStars Tournament

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2021

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

Porketta Bingo at the Beef N’ Bird is Back

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2021

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

Return Of The ATP 500 Tournament Celebrated

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2021

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

Legion Officially Reopen For Bingo In Orillia

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2021

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

CES Adds New Categories To Official Schedule

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2021

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

Introducing Valve’s New Steam Deck Portable

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2021

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

Alberta To Introduce AGS Premium Products

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2021

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

Doug Polk Makes A Comeback

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2021

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

Fight At Casino In British Columbia Under Investigation

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2021

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

Brandon Carlo Re-Signed To Bruins For Six Years

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2021

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

Canada’s Star Swimmers Prep For Olympics

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2021

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

GCGC Celebrates Reopening

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2021

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

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2021

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

Man Steals Thousands Of Dollars From Bingo Hall

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2021

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

Canadian Woman Wins 4,800 KM Bike Ride

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2021

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

Can A Four-Day Workweek Work Everywhere?

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2021

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

Caesars Windsor Casino Set To Reopen On 16 July

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2021

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

Entain Doubling Studio Staff In Online Studios

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2021

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

Computer Analyst Embezzles Loto-Québec Customer Money

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2021

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

Online Bingo Chatroom Reunites Long-Lost Sisters

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

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

Landon Tice Concedes Heads-Up Challenge To Bill Perkins

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

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

Ontario Gov. Creates New Gambling Industry Division

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

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

Major Games To Expect On Next-Gen Consoles

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

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

SaskGaming Reports Huge Financial Losses

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

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

Post-Lockdown Anxiety Poses Problems

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

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

Surrey’s Elements Casino Reopens

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2021

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

$250M Bid For Playtech’s Finalto Branch

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2021

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

Moreno Takes Wynn Millions 2021 Title

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2021

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

GCGC To Be Purchased By Raptor Acquisitions

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2021

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

Robinhood App Faces Record High Penalties

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2021

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

Bill C-218 Moves Forward With Royal Assent

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2021

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

British Columbia Casinos To Finally Reopen

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2021

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

Sockeye Salmon Return To Okanagan Lake

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2021

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

Kingsway Entertainment District Causes Controversy

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2021

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

ASA Issues Warning Over Bingo Advertising

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2021

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

Sports Illustrated To Launch 2021 US Sportsbook

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2021

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

Stakelogic Enters Live Casino Sector

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2021

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

National Bingo Day Celebrated On June 27th

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2021

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

Wage Agreement Finalised At Chances Casino

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2021

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

What Gamers Can Expect From Windows 11

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2021

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

Ontario Pushing For Single-Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2021

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

Daniel Negreanu Ready For WSOP

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2021

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

Canada’s Volleyball Teams Loses Olympics Qualifier

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2021

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

World Series of Poker Making A 2021 Comeback

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2021

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

Las Vegas Welcomes Resorts World

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2021

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

Saskatoon’s Casinos And Bingo Halls Reopen

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2021

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

Toxic Chemicals In Cosmetics Under The Spotlight

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2021

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

Hellmuth Emerges Victorious From High Stakes Duel

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2021

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

Wagr Hits Multimillion-Dollar Seed Funding Target

Ben Hamill - June 25, 2021

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

Player Sues BetMGM For $3M In Lost Winnings

Ben Hamill - June 25, 2021

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

Pragmatic Play Sign New Online Bingo Deal

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2021

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

Canadian Senate Passes Sports Betting Bill C-218

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2021

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

Vancouver Motorists Face Pollution Charges

Ben Hamill - June 23, 2021

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

Canada’s Best Swimmers Perform To Empty Stadiums

Ben Hamill - June 23, 2021

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

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

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2021

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

Phil Ivey Teases Return To Pro Poker

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2021

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

Bill C-218 Moves Forward

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2021

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

Racing Night Live Makes A Comeback

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2021

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

Metroid: Dread Released at E3 2021

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2021

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

America’s Cardroom CEO In Trouble Over Comments

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2021

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

Wolfville Welcomes Vegas-Style Wedding Chapel

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2021

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

Drive-In Bingo Coming To Two Sudbury Locations

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2021

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

Ex-Gaming Exec Pleads Guilty In Vaccine Trial

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2021

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

Ex GCGC CEO Still In Trouble With Beaver Creek

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2021

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

Peters Wins Second US Poker Open Event

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2021

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

Lack Of Scoring Concerns Canada’s Olympic Soccer Team

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2021

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

Joe Ingram’s Phil Ivey Interview Digs Deep

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2021

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

Century Casinos Reopens Four Alberta Establishments

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2021

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

Local Food Week Comes To Canada

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2021

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

Casino Workers Sue Great Canadian Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2021

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

Increase In Virtual Bingo Players in Alberta

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2021

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

Players Welcomed Back To Great Northern Casino

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2021

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

WSOP 2021 Updates Announced

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2021

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

New Amazon Sidewalk May Be Sharing Your Bandwidth

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2021

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

E3 2021 Goes Virtual

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2021

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

Wayne Gretzky Named BetMGM Brand Ambassador

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2021

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

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

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2021

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

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

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2021

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

Saskatchewan Casinos To Reopen On June 20

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2021

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

Bingo Supports Local Manhattan Businesses

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2021

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

Local Cities Rank In Top 20 For Work-Life Balance

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

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

Osaka Withdrawal Decision Spotlights Issues

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

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

Bragg Gaming Acquires Wild Streak Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

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

The Biggest Bluff” Is Coming To Paperback

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

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

Larry Smith Among Senate Hearing Bill C-218

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

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

Canada’s “leblond1996” Wins Spring Series #8

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

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

Cashman Bingo Slot Hits Canadian Shores

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

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

How Co-Working Spaces Are Transforming The Workplace

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2021

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

Payment Solutions Central To Global Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2021

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

Truth Revealed For Marquis Downs Closure

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2021

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

Virtue Poker Attracts Big Names For Charity

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2021

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

Chances Casino Kelowna Partly Reopens

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2021

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

Fandom Sports Links Up With The CGA

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2021

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

Nvidia Says PC Gaming Its Biggest Market

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2021

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

Evolution Signs Landmark Deal With SG

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2021

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

Evolution Signs Landmark Deal With SG

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2021

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

Evolution Signs Landmark Deal With SG

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2021

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

Authorities Ignore Illegal Salamander Sales

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2021

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

Old Guard Poker Legend Tommy Hufnagle Dies

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2021

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

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

Ben Hamill - May 29, 2021

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

Trashed $1M Lottery Ticket Returned To Owner

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2021

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

Alberta Designer Creates Kaitlyn Bristowe’s Ring

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2021

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

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

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2021

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

How Bingo Is Fostering A Love For Reading

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2021

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

Excitement As Bill C-218 Passes 2nd Reading

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2021

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

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

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2021

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

Slow Indian Summer Coming For Online Poker

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2021

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

Urban Gardeners Mitigating Climate Change

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2021

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

Fair Interactive Coming Soon To Canada

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2021

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

Ontario Gets Ready For Horse Racing Return

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2021

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

Take-Two To Release 62 New Games By 2024

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2021

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

AGA Report Highlights Casino Sector Recovery

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2021

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

BCLC Announces Partnership With Greentube

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2021

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

Lego Unveils New Everyone Is Awesome Set

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2021

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

PokerStars To Expand Content For Canadians

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2021

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

Kyle Lowry Says Toronto Is Home To Him

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2021

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

Woman Embezzles Over a Million To Gamble

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2021

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

Bingo Not To Be Messed With Senate Hears

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2021

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

Poker Pros Going Crazy For Prop Bets

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2021

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

Canadians Send Cog Players For Recondition

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2021

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

Elon Musk Makes Haters Of Poker Community

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2021

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

Sony Files PS Patent For eSports Betting

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2021

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

Former Poker-Pro Accused Of Spying On FBI

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2021

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

Cops Accused Of Bad Behavior During Den Bust

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2021

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

Study Shows Sports Betting More Addictive Than Gambling

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2021

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

Why Your Phones Blue Light Isn’t Stopping You Sleeping

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2021

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

Dvoress Wins 1st GGPoker Super MILLION$

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

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

HAGI TV Bingo Takes A Bow – But Not For Long

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

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

How Small Fish Led To A World Food Prize

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

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

Price Hike Makes GCGC Take-Over Likely

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

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

The Toronto Rock To Move To Hamilton

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

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

Locals Fight For The Life Of Marquis Downs

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2021

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

Ubisoft To Shift Focus To Free-To-Play

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2021

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

Online Bingo Helps Rotary Clubs Do Good Work

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2021

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

Bingo Loco Announces Bingo Rave Of The Year

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2021

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

Woodbine Welcomes New CCO Michael Copeland

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2021

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

MGM Reaches Amicable Settlement With Ocean

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2021

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

Bluff-Fest As Daniel Loses Twice To Phil

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2021

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

Rise in Homesteaders after Global Health Crisis

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2021

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

Professional Bank Hauls Evander Kane to Court

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2021

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

Bingo Operator Celebrates Provincial Reopening

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2021

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

Video Poker Industry Forecast

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2021

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

PEIHRIA Live Harness Survey Released

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2021

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

Leak Reveals Two New Star Wars Games

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2021

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

Senate Officially Introduces Bill C-218

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2021

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

Hard Rock Atlantic City Embarks On $20 Million Renovation

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2021

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

Alomar Resigns From Hall Of Fame Board

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2021

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

Phil Hellmuth Looking To Extend Winning Streak

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2021

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

Playtech Launches Dedicated Live Casino Studio

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2021

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

GGPoker Crowns Its First Ring Winners

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2021

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

Apple Faces Epic Games In Court

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2021

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

Patrick Pads Leonard Blows Points Whistle

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2021

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

Training To Resume At Woodbine Mohawk Park

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2021

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

Salon De Jeux Move Estimated At CA$12M

Ben Hamill - May 02, 2021

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

Gaming Set To Continue Hitting The Mark

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2021

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

Ontario’s Homebuyer Complaints Surge

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2021

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

Casino Nova Scotia Closes Down

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2021

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

Irish Twitch Champ Wins Second SCOOP Title

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2021

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

Urban One The Favourite For Richmond Casino

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2021

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

Canada’s Women’s Soccer To Open With Japan

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2021

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

Athleta To Enter Canadian Market

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2021

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

Canada Facing A Shortage Of Boba

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2021

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

eQube Announces Resignation Of Directors

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2021

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

Cullen Commission Hears Former BC Premier

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2021

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

New Hockey Program Encourages Fans To Exercise

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2021

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

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

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2021

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

IOC Announces Olympic Virtual Series Tokyo

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2021

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

Matusow Says He Lost Millions On Black Friday

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2021

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

Electric Cars Hampered By Lack Of Stations

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2021

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

Self-Driving Cars Trained By Video Games

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2021

It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of a fully autonomous car was only science fiction. But now, with numerous major manufacturers pushing ahead with the required technology, it seems as if science fiction will soon be a reality. H...Read More Reveals Full Schedule For 2021

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2021

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

Human-Kind Bracelet Feeding BC’s Hungry

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2021

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

Stadium Gaming Headed For Manitoba Casinos

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2021

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

Successor Named For Loto-Quebec’s Roiter

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2021

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

Sam Trickett Taking A Break From Poker

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2021

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

There’s No Getting Rebecca Peggy Down

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2021

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

Poker Fans Get Ready For WPTDeepStacks

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2021

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

Usher In Confusing Spat Over Fake Tips

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2021

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

Online Drag Bingo Fundraising Event A Success

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2021

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

Peter German Denies David Eby Influence

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2021

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

Ontario Racing Avails More Relief Aid

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2021

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

Demand For Dealers A Positive Sign For Vegas

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2021

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

Woodbine Desperate For Re-Opening Relief

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2021

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

Evolution To Acquire Big Time Gaming

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2021

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

WPT To Co-Launch Live NFT Marketplace

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2021

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

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

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2021

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

Pavel Veksler Crowned Irish Poker Open Champ

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2021

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

UK-Based Online Casinos A Local Favourite

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2021

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

First Nations Head To Court Over PlayAlberta

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2021

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

First Nation Stakes Claim To NS Elvers

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2021

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

Digital E3 Confirmed For 2021

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2021

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

Cascades Casino North Bay Building Resumes

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2021

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

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

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2021

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

Grand Casino Tycoon Heading For Steam In May

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2021

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

Poker’s Staples Brothers Share Their Secrets

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2021

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

Wynn To Pay $5.6M In Unpaid Dealer Tips

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2021

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

Toronto Mourns Loss Of An Iconic Drag Queen

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2021

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

Playtech To Open First Live Studio In US

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2021

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

Casino Restaurant Reopens At Kamloops

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2021

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

Bally’s Corp. Completes Acquisition Of MKF

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2021

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

Patrick Leonard Unleashes Poker Training War

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2021

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

Krystina Alogbo Quits The Olympic Dream

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2021

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

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

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2021

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

B.C. Casino Workers Say They’re Forgotten

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2021

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

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

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2021

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

Pospisil Apologises For Miami Open Rant

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2021

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

PSPC PokerStars Barcelona Again Postponed

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2021

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

Ottawa’s Carbon Pricing Ruled Constitutional

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2021

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

Qualcomm Planning A Switch Doppelganger

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2021

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

Cullen Commission Granted Deadline Extension

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2021

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

Alberta Phase 3 Reopening Expected Soon

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2021

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

Kade Banks Big Sunday Million Win

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2021

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

Employee Defrauds Crown Corp. Out Of $275k

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2021

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

Pizza Hut’s KFC Collab Breaks The Internet

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2021

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

Vanessa Kade Signs With Americas Cardroom

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2021

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

Blacklisted Bingo Helping Local Businesses

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2021

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

Entain Funds Research Into Ontario Gaming

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2021

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

888 Holdings Reportedly Eyeing William Hill

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2021

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

Leylah Annie Fernandez Wins Monterrey Open

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2021

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

Postle Enlists HONR Network For Legal Aid

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2021

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

2021 Heralds The Return Of Grudge Poker

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2021

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

CEBL Perplexed By Sudden OHL Funding

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2021

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

The Rock Says Canada Loves His Tequila

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2021

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

Bally’s Casino Corp Tables Superior Offer For WPT

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2021

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

Rivers Casino Ready For Betting’s Big Return

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2021

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

Poll Shows Canadians Don’t Need The Queen

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2021

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

Starfield Could Launch As Early As November

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2021

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

Gambling’s Colourful Evolution In Canada

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2021

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

Marquis Down Facing Permanent Closure

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2021

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

Crypto Lawsuit Against Nvidia Dismissed

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2021

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

New Resorts World Casino To Allow Smoking

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2021

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

Playstudios Adds myVEGAS Bingo To Lineup

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2021

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

Man Sentenced For Ponzi Betting Scheme

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2021

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

Rogers Enters Bid Of The Year For Shaw Comms

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2021

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

Chicago Mayor Hoping For Vegas-Style Casino

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2021

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

Harry’s Vegas Visit Resurfaces In Interview

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2021

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

WPT Final Table Action Here At Long Last

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2021

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

Trudeau Dodges Questions About Head Of State

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2021

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

B.C.’s Playgon Games Receives MGA Licence

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2021

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

Dawson Creek City Rejects GCGC Request

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2021

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

EU Approves Microsoft’s Bethesda Bid

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2021

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

Poker World Enraged By GGPoker’s Misogyny

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2021

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

Concerns Raised Over Single-Event Betting

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2021

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

Bingo Hall Wants Younger Players To Join In

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2021

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

Quebec Skater Adds To WC Podium Finishes

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2021

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

Torstar Announces Interest In Online Gaming

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2021

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

Alberta Casinos Expect Mass Return Of Patrons

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2021

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

Doug Polk Says Malinowski-Holz Was Staged

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2021

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

2021 Pepsi North America Cup List Revealed

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2021

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

Former Dealer Testifies At Cullen Commission

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2021

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

Great Canadian Gaming Hard Hit By 2020

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2021

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

Dara O’Kearney The King Of Poker Content

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2021

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

BCLC Launches IWG’s InstantJackpots™ Module

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2021

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

DraftKings Named First UFC Betting Partner

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2021

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

No Races In Saskatoon This Year - Again

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2021

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

B.C. Court Uphold e-Bike Ruling

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2021

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

Crown Cast Moved By Prince Harry’s Response

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2021

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

Poker-Pro Brent Carter Charged Over Hoaxing

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2021

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

Zitro Named Best Video Bingo Provider

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2021

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

Las Vegas Sands To Offload Sin City Venues

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2021

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

Millions Made Off Female-Focused Games

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2021

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

Cullen Commission Hear Vancouver Testimony

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2021

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

Fedor Holtz To Take On Wiktor Malinowski

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2021

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

Canada Set For Record Olympic Appearance

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2021

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

Wampanoag Tribe Gets Casino Go-Ahead

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2021

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

Skyrim Is Coming To The World Of Board Games

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2021

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

Why The Golden Globes Is A Sham

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2021

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

Cascades Casino Staff Celebrating Benefits

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2021

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

Natural8 Presents Super MILLION$ Week

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2021

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

Canada To Focus On Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2021

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

Gen-Z Fashion Trends Out The Ordinary

Ben Hamill - March 01, 2021

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

Retirement Incentives At Caesars Windsor

Ben Hamill - March 01, 2021

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

More Men Are Enjoying Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 01, 2021

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

Court Says Seneca Nation Should Pay Up

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2021

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

Can Tiger Woods Pull Off A Comeback?

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2021

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

Woodbine Reschedules Winter Racing Events

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2021

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

Hillary Clinton Pens Novel With Canadian Author

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2021

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

Gateway’s Casino Rama Gets A Revamp

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2021

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

Score Media Files For US IPO Listing

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2021

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

Poker Re-Embraces An Era Of Education

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2021

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

PokerStars To Shut Down Full Tilt Poker

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2021

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

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

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2021

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

Clearview AI and RCMP In The Wrong

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2021

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

Daniel Negreanu To Take On Phil Hellmuth

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2021

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

2020 Job Losses Were All In Low-Paid Work

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2021

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

Wynn Partners With Data Corp. Genius Sports

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2021

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

U.S. Lawmaker Contests Sports Betting Loans

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2021

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

The Rise Of Gaming’s Roblox

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2021

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

Tropicana Casino For Sale For $384 Million

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2021

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

Homebuying Intentions Spike Among Canadians

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2021

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

Bingo Could Help Save Hawaii’s Economy

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2021

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

World’s Longest Hockey Game Sets New Record

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2021

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

How eSports Are Teaching Us Corporate Skills

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2021

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

Ontario Horse Racing Back On Track

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2021

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

Loto-Québec In Hot Water Over Poker Glitch

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2021

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

Casino New Brunswick Reopens Its Doors

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2021

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

Canucks Owner Says Nothing Will Be Changed

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2021

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

Cullen Commission Told About Assault Cover Up

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2021

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

GGPoker Names Daiva Byrne Community Advocate

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2021

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

Terrence Chan Upset Over Poker Bet Misunderstanding

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2021

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

Bryn Kenney Strikes Out Ex-Philly Pitcher

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2021

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

Huawei Hinting At Making Own Gaming Console

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2021

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

Wynn Announces Sale Of 6.32 Million Shares

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2021

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

Rama Gaming House To Benefit From SG Systems

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2021

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

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

Leyla Fernandez Ousted From Australian Open

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2021

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

Drag Queen Bingo Keeping Campus Connected

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2021

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

DraftKings And NFL Moving Into Canada

Ben Hamill - February 09, 2021

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

Casino Regina Dealer Fired Over Racist Talk

Ben Hamill - February 09, 2021

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

Daniel Dvoress Wins WPT Mike Sexton Classic

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2021

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

GTA 6 Details Leaked

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2021

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

New Amazon CEO Recommits To Making Games

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2021

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

Polk Celebrates Grudge Match Win

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2021

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

Clearview AI In Breach Of Canadian Privacy Laws

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2021

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

Commission Hears How Losses Fueled BCLC Inaction

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2021

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

Trump Avenue In Ottawa To Get Renamed

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2021

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

AI Ready To Reshape Online Bingo’s Future

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2021

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

Raptors Guard Fred VanVleet Makes History

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2021

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

Yong Kwon Named 2020 POY

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2021

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

Hard Rock Casino To Pay $1M In Bonuses

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2021

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

Amanda Gorman To Bring Poetry To Super Bowl

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2021

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

Google Pulls The Plug On Stadia’s SG&E

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2021

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

Six Nations Bingo Hall About To Go Green

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2021

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

Canada Hot And Cold On Sports Betting Bill

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2021

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

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

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2021

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

PokerStars Officially Live In Michigan State

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2021

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

15 More Gambling Markets Added To Play Store

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2021

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

New Push For A Casino On Governors Island

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2021

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

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

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2021

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

Great Canadian CEO Resigns After Arrests

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2021

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

Microgaming Partners With PearFiction Studios

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2021

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

Playtech Showed Resilience In Difficult 2020

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2021

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

Phil Galfond Wins 3rd Match By Concession

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2021

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

$100M Pledged For Best Carbon Capture Tech

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2021

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

New Wire Act Ruling May Benefit Online Poker

Ben Hamill - January 26, 2021

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

VLTs To Support Broader Mental Health In NS

Ben Hamill - January 26, 2021

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

Postle Without Aid As Court Plot Thickens

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2021

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

B.C.’s Golden Bingo Continues To Boom

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2021

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

Valve Fined Over EU Anti-Trust Breaches

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2021

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

Rhian Wilkinson To Join England’s Lionesses

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2021

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

OneComply To Facilitate FansUnite Expansion

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2021

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

Toronto Charity Hosts Special Bingo Night

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2021

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

888 & Caesars Extend Poker Partnership

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2021

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

Larry Flynt Scores Victory In Gambling Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2021

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

Tika The Iggy Is Montreal’s Own Fashionista

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2021

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

Former OLG Chair Appointed Bragg Director

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2021

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

Poker Legend Howard “Tahoe” Andrew Dies

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2021

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

Coast Guard’s New Tech Protects Whales

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2021

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

Pragmatic Play Launches New Replay Feature

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2021

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

Starbucks To Close 300 Canadian Stores

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2021

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

Market Reacts To Death Of Sheldon Adelson

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2021

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

Negreanu Plays Catch-Up In Polk Poker Match

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2021

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

SG Extends Supply Deal With Loto-Quebec

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2021

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

Riot & Bungie Join Up In Cheat Maker Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2021

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

WSOP Reveals Online Circuit Line-Up For ‘21

Ben Hamill - January 13, 2021

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

Retired Ontario Mother Wins $50k Instant Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 13, 2021

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

Casino Mogul Sheldon Adelson Dies At 87

Ben Hamill - January 13, 2021

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

Tokyo Olympics Hangs In The Balance

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2021

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

Cascades Casino Delta Construction Ongoing

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2021

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

BCLC Calls On Banks To Promote Safe Gambling

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2021

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

KED Cleared To Proceed–But New Reality Looms

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2021

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

Raptors And Suns Link Arms In Solidarity

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2021

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

Obsolescence The No. 1 Enemy Of Greener Tech

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2021

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

IGT Confirms Nevada Approval Of Resort Wallet

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2021

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

Yggdrasil Extends Slot Mechanics To Partners

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2021

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

Alphonso Davies Named L’Equipe World Player

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2021

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

Gateway Donated CA$78k To Charities In 2020

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2021

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

PlayOJO Announces Exciting Bingo Year Ahead

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2021

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

KFC Announces New Dedicated Gaming Console

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2021

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

HeadsUp Entertainment Readying for New Laws

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2021

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

Charles Spencer Buys Property In Muskoka

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2020

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

Dan Sewnig Aiming For NJ Poker Pro Top Spot

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2020

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

More U.S. States Say Yes To Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2020

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

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

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2020

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

2020 A Game-Changing Sports Betting Year

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2020

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

Loto-Quebec To Support AML Independent Audit

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2020

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

AEW’s Big Game Announcement Of The Year

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2020

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

Vancouver Mayor Wants Indigenous Olympic Bid

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2020

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

Cambridge’s Darwin Notebooks Assumed Stolen

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2020

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

News Of Vaccine Driving Casino Stocks Up

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2020

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

Online Bingo Performs Well In Midst Of Crisis

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2020

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

Top 10 Live Poker Earners Of 2020

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2020

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

Women Exiting Workforce As Men Enter Jobs

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2020

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

Star Citizen Adds Canadian Studio

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2020

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

Mobile Gaming To Surpass $200 Billion By 2023

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2020

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

Noisy Albertans To Help Keep Coyotes Wild

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2020

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

No Politics For Nintendo’s Animal Crossing

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2020

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

Canadian Online Gaming To Benefit From 5G Tech

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2020

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

The Likely Future Of Online Poker In Canada

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2020

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

How Bingo Lifted Our Spirits Throughout 2020

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2020

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

NFL Rolls Out Seven-Point Mobility Plan

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2020

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

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

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2020

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

New Study Shows The Mental Health Benefits Of Gaming

Ben Hamill - December 20, 2020

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

Hyperloop May Prove Too Big A Deal For Canada

Ben Hamill - December 19, 2020

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

Curacao Announces iGaming Overhaul

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2020

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

Excitement As Neymar Jr Rejoins PokerStars

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2020

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

Economic Analyst Predicts Positive 2021 For Casinos

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2020

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

Boyd Gaming To Offload Eldorado Casino

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2020

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

LeoVegas’ Pink Casino Brand Coming To Canada

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2020

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

BCLC Awarded Level 4 WLA Certification

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2020

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

Google To Allow Users To Limit Gambling Ads

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2020

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

Disney Drops Anti-Gambling Stance With ESPN+

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2020

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

More Accounts Of Abuse Added To CHL Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2020

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

Saskatoon Bingo Hall Say They’re Not Spreaders

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2020

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

Historic Moulin Rouge Sold To Foreign Firm

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2020

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

Cree Artist Creates Indigenous Ikea Showroom

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2020

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

BGaming Inks Huge Deal With SoftGamings

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2020

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

5 Saskatchewan Bingo Halls To Temporarily Close

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2020

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

WSOP Saves Face And Resolves Payout Error

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2020

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

Coming New From Microgaming This December

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2020

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

ORYX Gaming Announces WGES 2020 Sponsorship

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2020

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

Habanero Releases Christmas Gift Rush Slot

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2020

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

Microsoft Is Building A Future In Gaming

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2020

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

Canada Sports Betting Bill Gets Green Light

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2020

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

Evolution Begins NetEnt Integration Process

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2020

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

Partypoker To Exit All Unregulated Markets

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2020

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

Grover Gaming & TNT Settle Hacking Dispute

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2020

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

Netflix December Line Up Delivers The Goods

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2020

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

Slingo Originals Stun With Slingo Lightning

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2020

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

Rising Soccer Star Aiming for Olympics

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2020

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

Kwalee To Explore In-Game Ads With AdInMo

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2020

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

Microgaming Welcomes Aurum To Network

Ben Hamill - November 29, 2020

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

Shareholders Unhappy About Offer For GCGC

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2020

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

Playtech Inks Significant eSports Deal

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2020

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

Troubled Teen Schools Under Fire For Abuse

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2020

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

Buzz Bingo To Launch NetEnt-Powered Slots

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2020

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

MGA Games Launch New Sweet Home Bingo Game

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2020

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

NGCB Loses Steve Wynn Local Licence Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2020

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

All41Studios Links Up With Pronet Gaming

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2020

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

Record-Setting Raffle In Memory Of Joey Moss

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2020

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

Cascades Casino Cladding Up For Winter

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2020

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

WhatIfGod Wins PokerStars EPT Main Event

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2020

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

Actor Michael J. Fox Announces Hit Retirement

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2020

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

iPoker Network Confirm A Surge In Bitcoin Withdrawals

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2020

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

Lions Club To Revisit Bingo Safety Plans

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2020

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

Casino Cash Restrictions Could Have Halted Money Laundering

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2020

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

Bill Perkins Calls Time On Grudge Match

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2020

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

Casino Rama To Finally Reopen Its Doors

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2020

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

Newcomer Landon Tice Wins MSPT Main Event

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2020

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

Yggdrasil Unveils New Moley Moolah Slot

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2020

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

Alberta Horse Racing Celebrates Upswing

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2020

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

ALC Takes Record Number Of US Election Bets

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2020

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

Badziakouski & Eibinger Pocket EPT On A Chop

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2020

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

IOC Banking Tokyo Success On Vaccination

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2020

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

Play’n GO Unveils New Viking Runecraft Bingo

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2020

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

Great Canadian Gaming Comments On Q3 Report

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2020

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

Kim Ng Becomes The First Female GM In The MLB

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2020

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

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

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2020

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

Black-Ish Star’s Mom Chose Bingo Over Obama

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2020

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

Iconic Bally’s Brand To Be Given New Life

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2020

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

Lewis Hamilton Seen Revving To Go At GGPoker

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2020

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

Playtech Add New Game To Age Of Gods Slots Series

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2020

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

Apollo Inc. To Acquire Great Canadian Gaming

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2020

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

Bagsful Of Christmas With Netflix November

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2020

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

DraftKings Facing Legal Action Over Proxy Bet

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2020

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

CGA Back Ontario iGaming Overhaul

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2020

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

Fallsview Casino Jewelry Thief Charged

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2020

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

New Witches Movie In Trouble For Making Disabilities Scary

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2020

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

Cross-Party Sports Betting Bill Getting Cross-Party Support

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2020

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

Hanover Man Wins Big With Instant Bingo

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2020

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

Microgaming Reveal New Game Releases For November

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2020

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

Valve Unveils New Streamlined Steam Playtest

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2020

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

PokerStars & Team Furia Ink eSports Deal

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2020

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

A Christmas Of Racing Planned For Woodbine

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2020

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

BCLC Accused of Turning a Blind Eye To Money Laundering

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2020

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

Glider May Be The Key To Right Whale Survival

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2020

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

Cullen Commission Hears Of $1.8M Cash Gamble

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2020

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

Rotary Clubs Helping Others With Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2020

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

All-Canadian Division On The NHL Table

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2020

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

GGPoker Sets World Record With 2020 WSOP

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2020

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

Yggdrasil Gaming Receives ISO Accreditation

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2020

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

Galaxy Store Overhaul Focused On Gaming

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2020

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

Quebec Man Wins CA$1.3M Playing Powerbucks™

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2020

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

Poker Pro In Tax Battle With Canadian Authorities

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2020

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

Microgaming Teases Exciting New Poker Suite

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2020

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

Court Dismisses Climate Change Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2020

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

Apple’s Arbitrariness Yet Again Scrutinised

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2020

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

Tim Hortons To Trial Reusable Containers

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2020

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

Cullen Commission Turns Focus To River Rock

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2020

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

Researchers Discuss Right Whale Plight

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2020

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

Yggdrasil Gaming’s Hades Gigablox™ Goes Live

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2020

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

NetEnt And Red Tiger Enlarge Canadian Footprints

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2020

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

Rank Names Playtech Exclusive Bingo Partner

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2020

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

Google And Apple Facing U.S. Federal Action

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2020

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

B.C.’s Cullen Commission Enters Next Phase

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2020

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

Dixon Beats Newgarden To Win IndyCar Title

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2020

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

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

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2020

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

Kornuth Back In The Black In Galfond Challenge

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2020

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

Pragmatic Play To Power EGR Operator Awards

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2020

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

Google Stadia Launch Free Games

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2020

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

Poker Veteran Sam Grizzle Dies

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2020

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

Vegas Casinos Ramp Up Security Amid Crime Spree

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2020

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

Negreanu Says He Has No Problem With VPNs

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2020

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

Google Lawsuit Welcomed Despite U.S. Agenda

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2020

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

Loto-Québec Launches Reels On Instagram

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2020

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

Greg Vanney Upset Over Supporters’ Shield Award

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2020

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

Pragmatic Play To Supply Huge Bingo Operator

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2020

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

Verley Calls Out Nyx Dream Catcher Video

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2020

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

OLG Names Banking Exec Duncan Hannay As New CEO

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2020

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

Yggdrasil Thrills With New Hyperburst Slot

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2020

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

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

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2020

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

Playtech Welcomes Espresso Games To The Fold

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2020

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

Exciting Link-Up Between Evolution And Wynn

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2020

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

VLTs & Casinos Re-Shuttered Across Quebec

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2020

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

Police Called To Break Up Huge Bingo Event

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2020

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

Toronto Raptors Unveil 3 Of 5 New Uniforms

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2020

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

Late Humboldt Broncos Coach Honoured In Alta

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2020

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

Microgaming Inks Megaways™ Deal

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2020

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

Bingo Hoping For A Break In Colorado Vote

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2020

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

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

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

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

NetEnt Hyped About Expanded DraftKings Deal

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

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

Buffalo Sabres Sign Taylor Hall In $8M Deal

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

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

Light Source Synchrotron To Upgrade To 2.0

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

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

Racing Night Live At Woodbine Returns To TSN

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2020

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

GTO Leads To The Ultimate Poker Conundrum

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2020

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

Amazon Finally Cans Crucible

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2020

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

Facebook QAnon Ban Left Too Late

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2020

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

Derek Stevens Waves MLB Bet Payday Goodbye

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

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

New Twist In Greater Sudbury’s KED Plot

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

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

Gateway Loan Causes Stir In House Of Commons

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

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

PACOOP 2020 A Success, Next Up New Jersey

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

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

Missing Poker Man Possibly Killed By Backer

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2020

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

Dorion Shooting To Rope In Matt Murray

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2020

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

Indoor Bingo Helps Save Service Clubs

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2020

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

Apple’s Craftiness Called Out By Ex-Director

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2020

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

Mar Arrested At Illegal Gambling Den Tied To Canadian PM

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2020

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

US Sports Betting Hits a Record High

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2020

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

Canada Experiences Massive Retail Marijuana Boom

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2020

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

Negreanu And Polk Talk About Grudge Match Rules

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2020

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

Ex-Crown Chairman Admits To Shameful Threats

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2020

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

Why Caring About Your Looks Isn’t Being Vain

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2020

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

Police Raid Gambling Den At Toronto Mansion

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2020

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

London Western District Restart Live Races

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2020

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

Gaming Deals At Play In $381M Playboy Sale

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2020

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

Evolution Rebrands and Launches Craps Live

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2020

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

LoL Virtual K-Pop Group To Release 1st Album

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2020

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

AGLC Unveils Legal Online Casino Domain

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2020

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

Dale Selection Gets Women’s Football Trending

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2020

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

PokerStars Announces Active Waiting List

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2020

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

McGregor Could Fight Poirier

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2020

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

New Rosh Immortality Cube Megaways Slot

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2020

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

LeoVegas Makes First Foray Into Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2020

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

Kruse Debacle Draws New Attention To RTA

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2020

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

Playtech Joins Safer Digital Gambling Cause

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2020

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

Real Poker Coming To Nintendo Switch

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2020

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

Microsoft Launching New Xbox Connect For iOS

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2020

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

What’s Coming To Netflix In October?

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

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

Microgaming Adds ORYX To Supply Their Portfolio

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

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

NetEnt Inks U.S.-Focused SG Partnership

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

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

NBA Positive About 2021, But Also Realistic

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

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

No Bingo, No Jobs Say Greene County Residents

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

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

Mesquite Launches Two All-New Bingo Bonuses

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

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

Gateway Benefiting From $200M Kickstart Loan

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

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

Amazon Is Getting Into Gaming – Unveils Luna

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

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

Yggdrasil Go Live With Valley Of The Gods 2 Slot

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

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

Galfond & Co Out To Prove Postle A Cheat

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

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

First U.S. Debate Leads To Bolt For Border

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

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

Peterborough Casino Says No Mask, No Entry

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

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

Cat Osterman Crowned Athletes Unlimited Champ

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

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

Two Loto-Québec Casinos To Re-Enter Lockdown

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

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

New First Nation Study Calls For Gaming Regulation Changes

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

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

Boyd Gaming Hit With $300k Fine For Detention Incident

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2020

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

Canada Signs Biodiversity Pledge

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2020

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

Laing & Jones’ Return To Curling Results In a Win

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2020

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

Better Days Await In ‘21 Says Kawartha Downs

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2020

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

Loto-Québec Implement New Operating Curfews

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2020

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

Michael Hogan Recovering From Brain Injury

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2020

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

Hellmuth Upsets Esfandiari A Second Time

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2020

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

Jamie Foxx To Star In New BetMGM Campaign

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2020

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

Evolution Gaming & NetEnt Under Antitrust Spotlight

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2020

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

Rob Howley Signs 3-Yr Deal With Rugby Canada

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2020

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

Isai Scheinberg Sentenced

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2020

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

Bongo’s Bingo Takes The Party Action Outside

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

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

UK Gov Launches Loot Box Call For Evidence

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

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

How Therapy Is Helping Men Become Mentally Healthy

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

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

Fremont Casino LV In Trouble With NGCB

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

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

Bruce Buffer Named Twin Casino Ambassador

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

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

Chase Claypool Makes NFL History

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2020

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

Why Tatiana Maslany Is The Perfect She-Hulk

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2020

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

Seneca Resorts & Casinos Cancel Live Shows

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2020

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

Parker Talbot Wins First-Ever WCOOP Event

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2020

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

Air Pollution Warning Issued For Vancouver

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2020

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

Penny Gambling Ring Father And Son Charged

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2020

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

Bose Named Official LoL Headset Partner

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2020

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

Brad Booth Confirmed Alive & Well By Family

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

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

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

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

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

BCLC Report Shows Online Gaming Potential

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

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

Woodbine VideoCon Shines Light On Claiming

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

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

NetEnt Unveils 3 New Live Blackjack Tables

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2020

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

Bingo Finally Returns To Charlottetown Club

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2020

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

GVC Founding Member Of Diversity Project

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2020

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

Park MGM To Reopen Fully Smoke-Free

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2020

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

iGaming Projected To Be Worth $648bn By 2027

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2020

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

Score Media And Gaming Upgrades To TSX

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2020

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

Fedor Kruse Accused Of High-Stakes Cheating

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2020

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

Settlement Sparks Postle, Kuraitis Reaction

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2020

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

Jelly Named 3rd Studio To Join Greenlogic

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2020

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

Aquinnah Bingo Case Before Appeals Court

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2020

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

Fraser Downs Unable To Thrive Without Games

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2020

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

AJ Kelsall Wins WSOP Global Casino Champ

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2020

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

Sydney & Halifax Gaming To Reopen Oct. 5

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2020

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

Perelman To Sell SG Corp Shares To Caledonia

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2020

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

Canadians To Enjoy A Longer Fall This Year

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2020

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

Local Speed Skaters Open To Hub Possibility

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

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

Brampton Man’s $100k Instant Bingo Win

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

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

VLT Win Turns Saskatchewan Man Millionaire

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

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

Beloved TV Gameshow To Make Autumn Return

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

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

Fabrizio Gonzales Wins Big In 888poker Event

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

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

Station Finally Gives Up Reno Casino Dream

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2020

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

Newfoundland Family Find An Ally In Seaweed

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2020

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

Canada’s Daniel Dvoress Makes Cover Feature

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2020

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

Court Ruling A Telecoms Win For Canadians

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2020

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

Connor Drinan Wins Final WSOP Bracelet

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2020

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

LeoVegas To Go Bingo Big With Pragmatic Play

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2020

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

Canadian Casinos Making A Slow Return

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2020

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

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

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

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

Celine Dion Suits Any Occasion – Just Ask ESPN

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

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

WSOP Celebrates Historical Poker Event

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

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

CONCACAF Says Re New WC Qualifier Schedule

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

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

Steve Nash Says He’s Hyped About Nets Career

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

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

Epic Games Asks Court To Stop Apple Monopoly

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

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

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

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

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

Stoyan Madanzhiev Nabs Biggest WSOP Win Ever

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

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

Local Legions Say They’re Lost Without Bingo

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

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

Microgaming Launching More New Slots in September

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

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

Carlo LiVolsi Named Potential Wolfpack Buyer

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

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

Melika Razavi Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

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

Las Vegas Strip May Only Recover By 2023

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

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

Olympic Games To Go Ahead In 2021

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

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

Beloved Poker Ambassador Mike Sexton Dies

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2020

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

Tesla Narrowly Escapes Russian Hack Attempt

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2020

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

River Cree Casino Re-Launches Table Games

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2020

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

Great Canadian Gaming Reveals Reopening Date

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2020

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

How Canada Is Stealing The NBA Show

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

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

The Avengers Video Game Is Finally Here

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

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

Mike Sexton Gravely Ill And In Hospice Care

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

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

Barton Facing Vida Smith Manslaughter Charge

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

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

How Denim Jeans Could Be Polluting Our Water

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

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

Vlambeer Shutting Down After 10 Years Of Games

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2020

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

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

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2020

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

Queen’s Plate Returns To Woodbine This Month

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2020

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

Poker Couple To Run Marathon Des Sables ‘21

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2020

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

Legendary NY Mets Pitcher Dies Aged 75

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2020

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

Borgata Lays Off Nearly Half Of Workforce

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2020

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

How VR Tech May Help Mines Save Millions

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2020

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

Musk’s Neuralink Shows Off PC-Chipped Animal

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

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

PokerStars Exits China, Macau And Taiwan

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

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

eCOGRA Announces Enhanced eGAP Upgrade

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

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

BCLC Report Shows iGaming Spike Amid Crisis

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

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

Stephen Lecce Inspires Bingo Drinking Game

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

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

Woodbine Mohawk Park To Welcome Back Fans

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2020

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

Bragg Cites Big Expansion Driver Of Success

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2020

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

Netflix Releases September Menu

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2020

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

Prorogue Major Blow To Sports Betting Bill

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2020

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

Esfandiari Loses WSOP Bracelet In Burglary

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2020

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

Bingo Hall Enforce No Mask, No Play Rule

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2020

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

Locals To Petition Salon De Jeux Relocation

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2020

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

New Purses Help Support Ontario Horseracing

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

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

CA$1M Poured Into Niagara Casinos Re-Opening

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

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

Sims 4 Star Wars Pack Leaves Players Wanting

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

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

Unknown Canadian Player Wins WSOP Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

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

NHLer Allegedly Punched For Mentioning Trump

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2020

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

Vegas Dave Offloads Sports Card For Millions

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2020

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

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

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2020

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

Microsoft Sides With Epic In Apple Spat

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2020

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

Anson Tsang Wins His 2nd WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2020

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

Kansas City Bans Native US Imagery At Games

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2020

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

6 Vegas Casino Companies On Best-Of Forbes List

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2020

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

Residents Concerned Over Toronto Shelters

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2020

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

BetOnline Announces $2.5M Online Poker Tour

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2020

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

Canadiens Coach On The Mend After Heart Scare

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2020

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

Lucky Buzz Bingo Player Wins £50,000 Jackpot

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2020

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

New A-List Xbox In-House Team

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2020

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

Nintendo Rumoured To Release Upgraded Switch

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2020

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

Tory Lanez Named In Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2020

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

Player Lands Massive Mega Moolah Slots Win

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

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

Poker NLHE Cash Pot Record Smashed - Twice

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

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

Nick Nurse Named NBA Coach Of The Year

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

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

Loto-Québec To Relocate QC Gaming End-2021

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

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

Buzz Bingo Rolls Out Playtech Tournaments

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

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

How To Choose The Right Online Bingo Site

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2020

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

BlackBerry Announces New 2021 5G Smartphone

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2020

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

No WC Alpine Event In Lake Louise This Year

Ben Hamill - August 23, 2020

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

GVC Boosted By iGaming & Retail Reopenings

Ben Hamill - August 23, 2020

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

Canada’s Last Remaining Ice Shelf Collapses

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2020

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

Cancelled 2020 Won’t Affect Edmonton Rebrand

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2020

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

Caesars Windsor Reveals 2021 Plans

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2020

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

Peter Foster Arrested Over Sports Betting Scam

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2020

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

Canadians Mourn The Departure Of Ragu Sauce

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2020

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

Microgaming Welcomes Hacksaw Gaming Onboard

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2020

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

CFL Players Offer Unique Take On Dud Season

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2020

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

EA Dragged To Court Over Loot Box Controversy

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2020

The UK government isn’t the only institution drawing new attention to whether or not loot boxes such as those offered by video games giant EA’s Ultimate Team Packs constitute real-money gambling. A class action lawsuit claimin...Read More

Quebec Teen Takes To TikTok Over Poutine Travesty

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2020

A TikTok user and wholesome quality food-appreciating teen from Quebec has taken it upon himself to right an important culinary wrong.  Quebec teen Hugo Vezina can in a recent TikTok video response be seen reacting to Seattle chef M...Read More

Burnaby Casino Hit With Racial Complaint

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2020

The current focus on the importance of recognising racial equality ignited by the Black Lives Matter and several other similar movements seems to have sparked anew in many individuals an urgency to resolve past wrongs. And one such person...Read More

Oregon Co. Uses Bingo To Make Sidewalks Safe

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2020

A company based on the US west coast has come up with a wonderfully unique idea to create a better awareness of the challenges faced by those who love to walk the streets of Oregon, or even just making use of local sidewalks to get to and...Read More

Shortened Season Facing Vernon & Tioga Downs

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2020

Prominent New York horse-racing enthusiast and racetracks owner Jeff Gural says there is major economic trouble afoot for his Tioga Downs Casino Resort and Vernon Downs Casino Hotel. Without active casino operations, Gural has now pointe...Read More

Apple Makes An Enemy Of Epic Games

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2020

Software giant Apple appears intent to make more enemies than what it does friends in the mobile video games industry. The latest victim of its attempts to monopolise the smartphone gaming industry is none other than Epic Games, the creat...Read More

Trump And Adelson Kiss And Make Up

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2020

When Las Vegas tycoon and multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson earlier this month telephoned US President Donald Trump to discuss a piece of legislation related to the country’s stimulus relief bill, Trump did he does best by turning t...Read More

Sportradar To Keep Athletes From Online Harm

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2020

Data leveraging and content giant Sportradar has launched a product designed to help protect professional athletes and sportspeople from the abuse so often suffered as a result of their having a public presence on social media. The latest...Read More

CFL Fails To Secure $30M In Federal Funding

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2020

The Canadian Football League’s board of directors will reportedly convene on Monday in order to come up with a viable survival plan as well as to determine how to best approach an abbreviated 2020 season given that no financial assi...Read More

Bilzerian’s Blitzpoker Brand Live In India

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2020

Poker player and Instagram personality Dan Bilzerian’s Blitzpoker brand is officially live in India thanks to a five-year extended partnership deal between Connective Games and popular Indian operator Spartan Poker. Bilzerian&rsquo...Read More

WAP Gets Under The Pleasure Police’s Skin

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2020

Right-wing internet troll Ben Shapiro’s dismissal of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” as being a song describing a bacterial infection of the female genitalia – as opposed to a personal account of what...Read More

Doug Ford Slams OLG Re Executive Bonuses

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2020

At least 450 people in executive positions at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) last year earned well in excess of CA$100,000. And despite the Crown corporation this year being well on its way to having to absorb an annual ...Read More

Buzz Bingo Recreates Lulu Guinness Bingo Bag

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2020

If your idea of style is to carry around your daubers and other general Bingo necessities in a special themed bag from British accessories fashion designer Lucinda “Lulu” Jane Guinness OBE, then the Bingo Bibi Tote is the perf...Read More

Pollard Banknote Releases Q2 Performance

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2020

Canadian Lottery giant Pollard Banknote Limited has, compared to the first three months of 2020, reported a significant surge in the sale of Lotto tickets for the three-month-period ending June 30. And it’s an improvement the compan...Read More

Millions In Local Gaming Revenue Lost Daily

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2020

CA$22,828,500 per day. This is the total revenue lost by Canadian casinos and gaming halls since mid-March, a new study reveals. Compiled by taking into account information provided by reliable financial information sources such as indep...Read More

GGPoker Confiscates Thousands In Winnings

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2020

Controversial German high-stakes Poker player Tobias Duthweiler is again headlining casino news pages – this time round for naming prominent online Poker brand GGPoker as the real scoundrel in the latest drama to hit the industry. ...Read More

FansUnite Acquires Askott – Creates Canadian Giant

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2020

Joint-founded in 2017 by then CEO Darius Eghdami and COO Duncan McIntyre, FansUnite Entertainment has since grown into an industry leader in the use of blockchain technology in the sports betting industry. And the latest news is that the ...Read More

Natural8 Deals Handed To 6 WSOP Winners

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2020

Leading GGNetwork online Poker platform brand Natural8 has reportedly awarded sponsorships to all six of their World Series of Poker Online 2020 gold bracelet winners so far. Now roughly three weeks into the competition, a total of 25 WSO...Read More

Stephen “tWitch” Boss Opens Up About Ellen

Ben Hamill - August 15, 2020

A Twitter post prompting feedback from everyone with a story to tell about popular talk show host Ellen DeGeneres earlier this year, which almost immediately went viral, ultimately ended up attracting more reactions than what it did stori...Read More

Canadian Cases Of Salmonella Linked To U.S. Onions

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2020

Some 239 cases of Salmonella contamination in Canada have now been confirmed as linked to a recall of U.S.-grown onions, the country’s Public Health Agency said late last week. Of the reported cases, at least 29 people have been hos...Read More

Brendan Shanahan Says Time For Talk Is Over

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2020

Words are no longer good enough and certainly won’t fix anything. Such was the nature of the sentiment expressed by Maple Leafs team president Brendan Shanahan following yet another disappointing and certainly embarrassing defeat i...Read More

GCGC Posts Poor But Unsurprising Q2 Results

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) chief executive Rod Baker says he’s anticipating a slow recovery from the several challenges the Ontario-based casino operator has had to circumnavigate as a result of the global health crisi...Read More

New GVC CEO On The Present Vs The Future

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2020

A self-proclaimed technologist by nature, new GVC Holdings chief executive officer Shay Segev has made known his plan of action for achieving growth and adding shareholder value – a plan that consists of 4 key priorities.  Seg...Read More

Blog Sued Over Sahara Closing Down Claims

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

A reportedly unfounded rumour spread by way of a popular Las Vegas blog has led to casino giant Sahara Las Vegas filing a lawsuit against the blog’s founder. Scott Roeben, founder of popular Las Vegas blog Vital Vegas, is being sue...Read More

Caesars Windsor Could Soon Reopen Its Doors

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

Since reopening its doors for only 50 customers at any given time is nowhere near enough to keep its operations running in a financially viable manner, Caesars Windsor is now exploring alternative solutions in the hopes of being able to o...Read More

Microgaming Makes 7 Millionaires In 7 Months

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

Online gaming giant Microgaming’s award-winning progressive jackpot network has done it again – this time round making casino news headlines for having created seven millionaires within the space seven months’ time. Micr...Read More

Bingo Player Goes Missing After Massive Win

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

When 69-year-old Carolyn Riggins won big playing Bingo on July 11, the last thing her family expected was for her to go missing without a trace that very same day. Riggins, who suffers from partial dementia, was last seen at the Watauga ...Read More

The Mental Health Benefits Of Poker & Gaming

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

Games have long been recognised as being beneficial to the general well-being of the human body and mind. Games stimulate our minds on a cognitive level, and they’re also recognised as being social and mental health boosters. Not o...Read More

Toronto Wolfpack Players 2 Paycheques Behind

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2020

Players of transatlantic rugby league squad the Toronto Wolfpack have reportedly not been paid for at least 2 months and are now taking to social media to voice their utter frustration at a situation. The players’ frustration is und...Read More

Brewery Apologises For Offensive Maori Term

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2020

A local Alberta beer brewery has issued a formal apology following an oversight that two years ago led to a New Zealand pale ale produced by the company being named after the Maori word for “pubic hair”. Alberta business Hell...Read More

Tribal Gaming Expansion Denied Over Unrest

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2020

An already complicated and certainly un-neighbourly situation has now led to a New York tribal first nation having had its application for gaming operation tax-exempt status denied by the US Department of the Interior. The Cayuga Indian ...Read More

Ontario Enters Stage 3 But Casinos Remain Closed

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2020

Ontario provincial region Windsor-Essex has just become the final region to have received the Stage 3 reopening green light from local health and government authorities – with all casinos and gaming halls doing their bit for chariti...Read More

Woodbine Announces New Heinz Challenge

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

Thoroughbred horse racing colossus Woodbine Entertainment has launched an exciting new charity initiative in partnership with ketchup and cheese giant Kraft-Heinz Canada. The so-called Heinz Challenge will take on the form of a live racin...Read More

Resorts World Las Vegas To Join Loop System

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

Not only does Resorts World Las Vegas remain on track for a summer 2021 opening, but it also a little over a week ago received confirmation of approval of its application to become an official passenger stop on Elon Musk’s Las Vegas...Read More

Loto-Quebec Expecting CA$300M Revenue-Loss

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

The unprecedented nature of a global health crisis of epic proportions certainly has played a bagful of tricks on all manners of industries the world over. And the gaming industry is, sadly, one of the industries hardest hit by the impact...Read More

Microgaming To Launch More New Slots In August

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

Thanks to the inspired and innovative developers that are part of the Microgaming network of independent studio partners, the arrival of each new month is yet another reason to celebrate. Every month, Microgaming announces a slew of hot n...Read More

GGPoker Rolls Out New SnapCam Feature

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

Despite the ever-increasing popularity of online Poker, players can often be heard bemoaning the fact that online, when compared to live, in-person Poker, tends to be experienced as somewhat of an impersonal affair. Which is exactly what ...Read More

Microgaming Welcomes Eyecon To The Fold

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2020

A newly signed deal between leading casino games giant Microgaming and independent studio developer Eyecon, will now afford to the latter the opportunity to distribute their games to a global network of existing Microgaming partners. Eye...Read More

Microbes Showing Decontamination Promise

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2020

Remediating, or cleaning up, acidic mine waste isn’t easy - nor is it cheap. Which is why researchers from three Nova Scotia maritime universities are hoping that collecting microbes from a lake near an old and abandoned gold mine i...Read More

Caggiula Suspended Over Ennis Head Check

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2020

Chicago forward Drake Caggiula has been ordered by the NHL to sit out on a single game of the team’s qualifying round series. This after the star forward made illegal head contact with Edmonton’s Tyler Ennis during the second ...Read More

Record Woodbine Thoroughbred Hi-5 Jackpot

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2020

This coming Thursday promises a strong start to making up for a long absence of horse racing action at Woodbine Entertainment. The Woodbine Thoroughbred Jackpot Hi-5 promises not only the thrill of the ultimate sort of return, but also a ...Read More

Ryan Reynolds Pledges Salary To Group Effort

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

Vancouver-born Hollywood superstar Ryan Reynolds, a celebrity known for his giving and super supportive nature, has pledged his salary to be earned from the making of his next film (he didn’t name the film) to an initiative that wil...Read More

Vancouver Canuck Micheal Ferland Sent Home

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

Canucks forward Micheal Ferland has been declared unfit to play by Vancouver and has been ordered to leave the Edmonton bubble and return home. This of course means that the star forward will miss out on the remainder of the Vancouver Can...Read More

British Royals Bollocked By Bingo-Playing Pensioner

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

When English royals Prince William and wife Kate Middleton surprised the residents of Cardiff’s Shire Hall Care Home with a game of virtual Bingo earlier on this year, a resident by the name of Joan Drew Smith minced no words pointi...Read More

Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Note20 Series

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

South Korean smartphone manufacturer and technology giant Samsung has officially launched its new series of Galaxy Note20 Ultra phablets. Having launched the its latest mobile series in partnership with Microsoft, the Galaxy Note20 range ...Read More

Shorelines Casino 1st Phase Upgrade Complete

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

With the first phase of a long-delayed road expansion and upgrade now com