How Bingo Once Went High-Tech In Moose Jaw

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Around for literally hundreds of years, Bingo certainly has a super colourful and rich history. Legend has it that Bingo could very well have been played as far back as the early 1500s – this would have been shortly after it had evo...Read More

Lightning Box Inks Deal With Konami Gaming

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Leading iGaming and land-based slots developer Lightning Box has inked a significant new supply and distribution deal with Vegas-based Konami Gaming. Founded back in 2004, the Aussie developer, with its headquarters based in Sydney, has ...Read More

Kristen Bicknell Wins 3rd WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Canadian Poker-pro and partypoker ambassador Kristen Bicknell this past weekend not only won Event #44 of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Series, but also her 3rd WSOP gold bracelet. The Canadian player beat a field of 8...Read More

Raptors Show Support For Black Lives Matter

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Basketball is finally back – and living in a bio-bubble and playing in front of virtual fans only aren’t the only tangible changes to how teams such as the Toronto Raptors and the LA Lakers are now approaching the game. Playe...Read More

Outrage Over Poor Pay Increases At Blizzard

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

What had started out as an attempt to create a fair and equal wages playing field, has only created an even deeper chasm between gaming and development giant Blizzard Entertainment (a division of Activision Blizzard Inc.) and its employee...Read More

Florida Teen Behind July Twitter Hacks

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

A 17-year-old teen from Florida in the US has been identified as the alleged mastermind behind the massive July Twitter hack that saw the accounts of several high-profile individuals and corporations compromised. The alleged teen masterm...Read More

Nahrain Tamero Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

Online Poker player Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero not only won $310,832 in incredible first-place prize money when he recently outlasted quite the field of players in the 2020 WSOP Online $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship ...Read More

Netflix Wants To Make Big Films By Big Names

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

According to its VP of original films, Netflix is eager to pursue new ideas and in future create exciting new Jumanji-type content with the help of big-name directors. These are just some of the thoughts shared by Netflix’s Tendo Na...Read More

Negreanu & Polk Shake Hands On Fight Terms

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

They used to be the best of friends but are now sworn rivals. They’re two of the biggest names in Poker today – and possibly even in the history of the game. And they’ve just shook hands on the terms of what promises to ...Read More

Illegal Sports Book Arrests Made In Ontario

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

Illegal gambling and sportsbook operations remain a major challenge for Canadian lawmakers. This once again made news headlines when Ontario Provincial Police charged several people following an illegal gambling ring raid conducted provin...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Apologises For Twitch Tirade

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2020

Canadian Poker-pro and GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu has issued the type of apology that leaves everyone uncomfortably aware of its non-apologetic nature. Negreanu three days after he physically threatened a commenter named Tom Estr...Read More

CLA In Support Of Iroquois Olympic Inclusion

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2020

The Canadian Lacrosse Association has thrown its full weight of support behind a movement that hopes to see the Iroquois Nationals included in the 2022 World Games. The Iroquois Nationals, representative of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy,...Read More

Tony Dunst Wins WSOP Event And Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2020

Poker-pro, World Poker Tour presenter, and World Series of Poker regular Tony Dunst has won his second WSOP bracelet. Dunst not only got to walk away the champion of Event #21, complete with a WSOP bracelet in tow, but also now gets to b...Read More

Rush Street Aiming To List On The NYSE

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

An anonymous source has leaked information about social casino and real money games developer Rush Street Interactive’s plans to become a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange. And according to the same source, Rus...Read More

New Shows Coming To Netflix In August

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

Netflix is going about this coming August in a cutting-and-pasting kind of way, and so some binge-worthy content won’t be available for much longer. Lucky for us, the streaming giant is at the same time bringing back quite a few all...Read More

Clipwire’s Bingo Story An Evergreen Success

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

Mobile gaming is on a rapid approach to surpassing $100 billion in annual revenue, a target the industry is expected to reach before the current year is out. This according to a recent report released by software-and-app-tracker data and ...Read More

Advertisers Testing Ads In Console Games

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

A migration of ads from television to console gaming may be the perfect antidote not only to the massive loss of live sports coverage, but also to challenges surrounding advertising content reaching a younger audience no longer interested...Read More

CES 2021 Called Off – Bad News For Vegas

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

Rising concerns over a second massive wave of global health crisis-induced infections have left the organisers of CES with no other option but to call off the 2021 in-person instalment of the world’s largest consumer electronics sho...Read More

Former Maple Leaf Eddie Shack Dies Aged 83

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Former NHL veteran player and Maple Leaf Eddie Shack has died, Toronto announced on Twitter on the weekend. Shack was 83. Known for his colourful antics on and off the ice, his bruising playing style, off-beat skating gait, and huge pers...Read More

Deciphering The Meaning Of Cancel Culture

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

The internet is awash with a new piece of terminology. And even those who claim to understand its meaning seem to be largely straddling the fence of confusion as to a proper definition the rest of us can get our heads around. It’s c...Read More

ALC Pleased With Class-Action Dismissal

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Canada’s Superior Court has dismissed a class-action lawsuit previously reinstated by the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal regarding the addictive and harmful nature of Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) operated by Atlantic Lo...Read More

Red Tiger Wins 5 Top Awards At 2020 EGR

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Premium slots developer Red Tiger Gaming has received no fewer than five top awards at the prestigious 2020 EGR B2B Awards Event. The leading creative force beat a field of strong and deserving competitors to the following five awards: I...Read More

First Online Pokémon GO Fest A Huge Success

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Given that this year’s Pokémon GO Fest was for the first time in the event’s history open to all players irrespective of where they were physically situated in the world, it’s no surprise at all that it also turne...Read More

MGA’s Buffalo Bingo Goes Global Online

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

  Online casino software developer MGA Games’ new Buffalo Bingo title is officially live with all licensed international partner-operators. MGA specialises in big-scale online Bingo gaming products and focuses specifically on ...Read More

Man Uses Prosthetic Mask To Rob Casino of $100k

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

The 55-year-old man accused of having donned prosthetic face masks in order to disguise himself as an old man and rob VIP casino customers out of more than $100,000, has been arrested and is currently being detained in Kansas. The man sin...Read More

Former Stars Group CEO Joins BlueRibbon

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

Rafi Ashkenazi, the man who only recently guided Canadian gaming giant The Stars Group through a massive merger with Flutter Entertainment in his capacity as CEO, has been confirmed as having joined BlueRibbon Software in the capacity of ...Read More

Little Nugget Casino & Diner To Close Down

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

Downtown Reno’s legendary Little Nugget Casino & Diner will close its doors for the second time this year at the end of July – and this time round, it will sadly be for good. A world-wide crisis completely unforeseen as l...Read More

Massive Nintendo Code Leak Reported

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

A massive source code leak of what is being described as an incident of giga proportions has left Japanese video games and console manufacturer Nintendo covering wildly for its loose bits. This after an anonymous poster on a popular gamin...Read More

Keep The Distance With Tall Canadian Celebs

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

Having trouble keeping the recommended 6-feet distance from your fellow humans in a queue or while shopping for essential items? Not exactly keen on whipping out the old tape measure when out in public? Don’t fret, because since we&...Read More

Spearhead Studios Launch 2 New Games

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

After having made its debut-appearance at ICE London 2020, EveryMatrix Group-owned Spearhead Studios is quickly becoming an iGaming force to be reckoned with. The studio recently released not only one, but two new games: Blackjack, as wel...Read More

Konami Test-Runs First Cashless Slot Credit

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2020

The global cashless movement is as strong and forceful as what it’s ever been. A wind now full-on from behind, i.e. the result of a global health crisis, is steering the way money changes hands in an all-new direction. And US-based ...Read More

Delta Bingo To Resume Games In Sudbury

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2020

July 27th will at long last see Bingo return to Greater Sudbury, a Delta Bingo spokesperson has confirmed. Delta’s Sudbury and Val Caron venues will be among the first to resume in-person games in the Greater Sudbury regi...Read More

Top Ubisoft Resignations Raising Questions

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2020

The Canadian gaming industry, though a major contributor to the country’s annual GDP, isn’t without an ugly side – as evidenced by the wave of women who in the past few weeks worked up the courage to share their own pers...Read More

Lenovo To Release 5G-Enabled Gaming Phone

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2020

Tech-giant and smart phone manufacturer Lenovo is about to take mobile gaming to all-new levels. The manufacturer has just announced what will probably emerge as their most enthralling gaming smartphone to date. It’s called the Leno...Read More

Park MGM May Ban Smoking

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

A steal-photograph captured inside of a still-closed Park MGM Casino hints at Park becoming the first casino on the Las Vegas Strip getting ready to ban smoking. And judging by the specific wording of the sign, if such an assumption can i...Read More

NFLPA & GVC Launch Betting Education Program

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is launching an initiative focused on creating a better understanding of what sports betting is about, how it functions alongside the professional sports world, and why, now that more and more US states...Read More

WPT Renames Champions Cup After Mike Sexton

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

The World Poker Tour has announced that it has decided to rename the WPT Champions Cup after veteran WPT television commentator and partypoker ambassador/chairman Mike Sexton. The travelling trophy will from now on be called the ‘Mi...Read More

Blue Jays Denied Pittsburgh Home-Season

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

The Toronto Blue Jays have had yet another door shut firmly in their faces following Pennsylvania State’s denial of a request by the MLB team to play home games in Pittsburgh in the upcoming season. The Pennsylvania Department of He...Read More

Buzz Bingo Announces Slots Tournaments

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

UK Bingo giant Buzz Bingo has ventured into all-new territory by now offering to their players the chance to complete in online slots tournaments. And best of all is that these are played alongside fiends and/or fellow online players, whi...Read More

Walmart Canada To Invest $3.5bn Locally

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

Walmart Canada has announced major investment plans for the next five years. The retail giant has declared itself in the position to invest at least $3.5 billion in improving its online service offerings as well as in-store service offeri...Read More

Woodbine Gives Social Media Reign To Charity

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

Woodbine Entertainment is a proud supporter of local charities, and in particular of those seeking to empower the black youth of Rexdale. And to show just how committed the racetrack is to those youth disadvantaged by their heritage and c...Read More

Tioga Downs & Vernon Downs To Remain Open

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Two of New York State’s largest harness-racing racetracks, Tioga Downs Casino Resort and Vernon Downs, are contrary to recent rumours, to remain open for business for the foreseeable future. This according to owner/manager Jeff Gura...Read More

All 12 WPT Online Champ Events Live-Streamed

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

The world of live online Poker is doing what it can to make the game as entertaining as possible to online viewers, fans, and participants. To this end, the World Poker Tour (WPT) World Online Championship, which just so happens to be und...Read More

Online Bingo Is Fuelled By Female Players

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Bingo remains as popular a game as ever before. And since technology has now catapulted humanity into a full-on digital reality, the online sector has experienced phenomenal growth. But even though land-based and online Bingo are essenti...Read More

Gateway’s Sudbury Casino Yet To Reopen

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Since Stage 3 of Ontario’s provincial business reopening plan is now officially in force, casinos and Bingo venues across the province are able to do business for the first time since nation-wide closures in mid-March. Gaming venues...Read More

Twitch Tells US Army To Quit Faking Giveaway

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Games and eSports streaming platform Twitch has told the US Army to stop advertising free fake goods and prizes on its Twitch eSports channel in an attempt to get users to land on the Army’s recruitment page. The clever tactic by th...Read More

Video Games Industry Reports Record June

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

A report compiled by leading New York-based consumer spending market research company NPD Group recently revealed that spending across video game hardware, software (the actual games), accessories and game cards during the month of June 2...Read More

Pat Lyons Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet Ever

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

A year that’s been particularly gruelling to some, has turned out one of the best years ever for Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons, who has just won his first ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Lyons, who in 2016 won the W...Read More

Leisure Acquisition Scraps Gateway IPO Deal

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

It certainly seems as if Canadian casino operator giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s prospects of listing on the New York Stock Exchange in association with special purpose acquisition vehicle Leisure Acquisition Corp., are...Read More

Canadian Museum Wronging The Rights

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

It’s a museum wholly dedicated to celebrating human rights. And in a time of physical distancing especially, it’s supposed to be a safe haven inviting people out of living in the shadows for fear of discrimination and being sh...Read More

NetEnt & Evolution Gaming Post Stunning Q2 Results

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

NetEnt AB and Evolution Gaming, the two casino games behemoths currently locked in talks over a possible merger, both posted outstanding results for the second quarter of the current year. This all most likely as a result of a super-hike ...Read More

Strauss Off The Hook After Naked Vegas Rant

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

When Kenneth Strauss got himself kicked out of last year’s 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event by having removed his trousers, exposed basically everything he had to show, followed by an unceremonious throwing of one of his shoes ...Read More

Two More Canadian Casinos Sign Up With Passport Technology

Ben Hamill - July 18, 2020

Two more Canadian casino properties have now partnered with cash solutions provider Passport Technology in an attempt to streamline their cash responses in management structures in a way that is safe and compliant with current limited-con...Read More

Buzz Bingo To Close 26 Of Its UK Venues

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

UK retail Bingo giant Buzz Bingo (previously Gala Bingo) says it’s decided to permanently shutter at least 26 of its UK-based gaming halls due to the financial strain caused by the global health crisis. The permanent closures could ...Read More

Ronald Perelman To Sell His Stake In SG Corp

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

Big news this week is that Scientific Games chairman Ronald Perelman wants to sell his 39% stake in the company. The American billionaire and investor recently filed a sale interest (notice of intention to sell) with the US Securities and...Read More

Blizzard Waives Fee To Change Genders In WoW

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

World of Warcraft inhabitants (read: players) have been chopping and changing their physical features and appearances using the in-game barbershop long before the battle of Azeroth began – changing physical features such as the face...Read More

Trump In Possible Federal Violation Re Goya

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

US President Donald Trump, ever the rogue scoundrel in business, appears to be setting himself up for whatever happens after the US elections this November. And judging by the zeal with which he now appears to be backing Hispanic-focused ...Read More

Alpine Canada To Soon Resume Training

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

Timing really is everything, apparently. Not only was the Alpine skiing season one of the few sports seasons largely unphased by the global outbreak of an epic health crisis, but the 2020-21 season is scheduled to get underway in Austria ...Read More

WSOP Regular Bob “Big Tex” Talbot Has Died

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

World Series of Poker regular and cash-games enthusiast Bob “Big Tex” Talbot has died aged 73. The Granbury resident passed on July 9; his family confirmed. Born November 3, 1946, Big Tex Talbot had throughout his Poker caree...Read More

Ontario Casinos To Reopen From July 17

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

Select casinos and charitable gaming venues located in Ontario are celebrating as Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan is scheduled to come into force on July 17. This according to a recent announcement made by the Ontario Lotte...Read More

Rare Super Mario Bros Fetches Record Price

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

Gaming isn’t what it used to be. And whoever still considers it a pastime of the lazy, troubled, or even the unemployed, needs to get their quacking ducks in a row, because a rare version of the original 1985 Super Mario Bros releas...Read More

888casino Signs Up With NetEnt Live Casino

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

So popular have live casino games become, that 888 Holdings’ 888casino brand has decided to add a whole new range of games to its online gaming menu. And, as an added plus, the games are developed by none other than online casino en...Read More

9Stacks Unveils Voice-Enabled Poker Table

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

9Stacks, India’s leading and fastest-growing Poker operator, has just launched the world’s first voice-enabled tables on its premium online platform. Voice-enabled Poker tables are according to 9Stacks, the opportunity for pla...Read More

Edmonton Eskimos Likely To Get A New Name

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

Money talks. And one team firmly in the running for a name-change because of this is the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos. With financial pressure from sponsors and social pressure from fans steadily mounting, many sports experts believe that...Read More

BCLC Sportsbook Now Powered By SG Corp.

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

The BCLC has roped in the expertise and services of Scientific Games and its OpenTrade Managed Trading Services (MTS) product for the purpose of upgrading and expanding the Crown corporation’s online sports betting service offerings...Read More

Pennsylvania Family Sentenced Over Illegal Gaming

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

A Pennsylvania family has been sentenced by a US district court judge following their having operated illegal video poker machines for more than four decades. Patriarch Robert Biros (85), son Andrew Biros (54), son John Biros (58), and da...Read More

Alberta Gaming Raffle Tickets Now Online

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) has, in an attempt to modernise its approach to doing business, announced that its 50/50 raffle tickets will in future be available to buy online. The raffle tickets will be available digitally...Read More

Microgaming Seals New Deal With Stakelogic

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

Leading casino games software developer and content platform provider Microgaming has announced a new partnership with fellow-developer Stakelogic. The new partnership provides that Stakelogic avails its own premium online games and iGami...Read More

Parking Lot Bingo Comes To Windsor

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Fancy a game of Bingo and all dressed up but with nowhere to go? Windsor residents this past weekend finally got to enjoy their long-awaited fill playing Parking Lot Bingo at the All Star Gaming Center. And it was quite the sight to behol...Read More

Bang Bang Games Joins YG Masters Programme

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Established earlier this year, emerging young casino games development studio Bang Bang Games has selected Yggdrasil Gaming’s YG Masters program as its global partnership programme of choice. Bang Bang will be drawing on the experti...Read More

Microgaming Teams Up With eSports’ Unikrn

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Great news for eSports fanatics is that leading casino games developer and online entertainment giant Microgaming has finally joined their world. The casino software giant recently concluded a partnership deal with sports betting and ente...Read More

Domi To Enter Into Pre-Season Waiting Period

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Training camp for the National Hockey League’s long-awaited return gets underway on Monday, but Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi won’t be joining in – not immediately, in any event. Domi, who has Type 1 diabetes and c...Read More

Kid Poker Flips Out Over Internet Glitch

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

It’s easy to forget that Canadian Poker-pro Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu is only human and not only the no-emotion-show guru we so often perceive him to be. Recently forced out of hand by an internet connection glitch whi...Read More

Sony Acquires Minority Stake In Epic Games

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2020

Japanese video games console giant Sony has acquired a minority stake to the value of $250 million in Fortnite’s Epic Games. And it’s a move analysts regard as much bigger and strategically broader than gaming only. In fact, m...Read More

MLB To Implement Extra-Innings Rule

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2020

Traditionalists had better watch out, because arena baseball is coming to the MLB. But instead of it heading Major League Baseball’s way for sole purpose of stirring the pot, the extra runner on second base at the start of each extr...Read More

How Research Is Changing Solar Energy Yield

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2020

In an industry racing toward sustainable, green, and affordable solar energy, the measure of whether that which should be achieved is actually being achieved, has always been solar panel efficiency. And that efficiency is measured in whet...Read More

Ivey Settles Protracted Dispute With Borgata

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2020

Controversial Poker player Phil Ivey has allegedly finally reached a settlement agreement with the Borgata, Atlantic City. The supposed settlement relates to a nearly decade-long dispute between Ivey and the popular MGM-owned casino over ...Read More

Lightning Box Stuns With Spartan Fire Slot

Ben Hamill - July 11, 2020

Spartan Fire is slots developer Lightning Box’s latest attempt at greatness, and good news is that the game is now live and available to play at all participating operators. And even better news is that players can expect to enter a...Read More

Britney Spears Expresses Appreciation For Canadians

Ben Hamill - July 11, 2020

So hooked is Mississippi-born singer-superstar Britney Spears on Canadian art and music, that she’s been spending quality time at home swaying her body to the sound of Nelly Furtado and appreciating the art of local Ontario-based ar...Read More

BetMGM Benefits From Further Investments

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings have reportedly invested a further $250 million in ROAR Digital, which company trades as the US-focused BetMGM sportsbook and online casino. MGM and GVC originally pushed $200 million in investme...Read More

Bingo Back In Saskatchewan

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

July 9 after an exceptionally long wait at long last saw in-person gaming return to the community of Saskatchewan. The day was anticipated for a long time in advance, as the latest regulations now authorise the return not only of live cas...Read More

Global Gaming Expo 2020 Officially Cancelled

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

The 2020 edition of the annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E), staged each year in Las Vegas, has been cancelled. The American Gaming Association (AGA) earlier this week issued a joint statement with partner Reed Exhibitions confirming that the...Read More

NYC Casinos Struggle As Tribal Venues Thrive

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

Commercial New York casinos appear to be falling further and further behind their tribal casino counterparts. And it’s a situation now made all the worse by NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision that the hotel venues at both Tioga D...Read More

HBCU Students Graduate Bingo Party Style

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

Bingo, perhaps more so than any other game or activity, is proving a lifeline in challenging times. While many students have not been able to enjoy celebrating graduating from college in the way they would have been able to do in the past...Read More

BCLC Finally Spills Beans Over FINTRAC Fine

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has after a nearly a decade-long battle trying to keep secret the reasons behind the $700,000 fine it got slapped with by Canada’s anti-money laundering watchdog, finally come clean. ...Read More

Social Casinos Are Shaping iGaming’s Future

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

Human beings are wired for social connections. To connect socially with others and to create are two very primal human needs. And since playing and interacting with games are considered strong creative outlets, we are by our very nature a...Read More

Two More WSOP Bracelets Won

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

With Event #5 and Event #6 of the WSOP Online Event officially in the bag, two more Poker enthusiasts recently managed to each book a WSOP bracelet win. First up to win his WSOP bracelet was Allen Chang – which bracelet also just to...Read More

Great Whites Summering Up In Atlantic Canada

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

Animals and marine life, like humans, tend to gravitate toward ideal conditions in terms of the availability of food, a safe and protective environment, and a suitable climate. And these are all thought to play a role in why Atlantic Canada...Read More

Gateway Won’t Be Listing Publicly Just Yet

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

When Canadian gaming operator giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment announced late last year that it was about to merge with a special purpose acquisition vehicle called Leisure Acquisition Corp. for the purpose of listing on the NY S...Read More

Millions Lost Due To Caesars Windsor Closure

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

Caesars Windsor’s inability to trade for what is quickly approaching the 5-month mark could leave a hole the size of at least CA$36.6 million in the local City Council’s annual budget for the current year. This according to th...Read More

Microsoft Looking To Buy Warner Bros. Games

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

Warner Bros. owners AT&T are potentially looking to sell off the corporation’s gaming division, also known as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. What’s more, Microsoft is potentially interested in buying it. If Micro...Read More

NHL Shed Light On How The Season Will Work

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

It should be a relief to many that labour peace finally appears within reach within the ranks of the National Hockey League. The NHL and NHLPA (National Hockey League Players’ Association) earlier on this week announced having tenta...Read More

Monster Blast Slot Coming To Quickfire

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

Exciting news in the world of gaming this week is that Monster Blast, an all-new match-3 cluster slot, is about to go live on Microgaming’s Quickfire platform. The official Quickfire release date has been confirmed as July 20, where...Read More

Las Vegas’ Gambling Focus Back on Track

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2020

Sin City has long been recognised as the world’s gambling capital. But this is not to say that for a considerable amount of time Las Vegas didn’t focus on family-friendly offerings instead. Even so, a recent study conducted by...Read More

Resorts World Host Unique 4th July Fireworks Show

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2020

While Genting Group’s Resorts World Las Vegas won’t be opening before at least the summer of next year, this did not stop its operator from celebrating Independence Day with a fireworks extravaganza displayed on a 100,000 sq. ...Read More

Online Poker Boom Bubble Bursts

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2020

The recent online Poker boom probably won’t last, and an unprecedented global dilemma won’t turn out to be quite the game-changer the industry had hoped. This according to data released late last week by GameIntel, an industry...Read More

Superior Court Hears Other Side Of KED Story

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2020

If businessman and anti-gambling activist Tom Fortin had expected his legal representation to walk all over Gateway and the City of Greater Sudbury during a virtual presentation of arguments before the Superior Court this week, then he&rs...Read More

Ad Boycotts Will Hurt Companies – Not Facebook

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2020

Smaller businesses and companies pulling their ads from Facebook in support of a cause, even for a month, is tantamount to someone cutting off their own nose in an attempt to spite their face. This according to several business analysts o...Read More

Amazon’s Crucible Pulled Back Into Beta

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2020

Amazon’s first ever free-to-play team-based shooter game designed for PC just got pulled back into “closed beta” stage. And that Crucible, developed by Amazon’s Relentless Studio, always did run the risk of floppin...Read More

Nick Nurse Says He’s Impressed By His Team

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says he’s impressed with his players’ collective state of physique and individual fitness levels; fitness levels all the more impressive because of the Raptors not having played or trained...Read More

Analyst Pegs Eldorado Shares At 3-Digit Potential

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

Eldorado Resorts, the soon-to-be new owner/operator of Caesars Palace, remains a 3-digit promise on the stock market. Shares of Eldorado last week traded at least 10 percent higher (at times showing an even better improvement) on NASDAQ (...Read More

Travel Poker’s Silk Road With WSOP & GGPoker

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

The feeling of the proverbial letting out of the air from the wheels of life is a sensation intimately familiar to the world’s live Poker playing cream of the crop. Not only did a global crisis of epic proportions swoop in threateni...Read More

NetEnt To Release Gonzo’s Quest Megaways

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

When big-name Swedish gaming giant NetEnt released its Gonzo’s Quest slot exactly a decade ago in 2010, the game made headlines for having been the first-ever online slot featuring cascading symbols that would, after the completion ...Read More

Evolution Gaming Launch New Crazy Time Game

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

Evolution Gaming must have been in a very giving mood when it created its latest gameshow-style title. Originally showcased at ICE 2020 and based on the studio’s popular Dream Catcher money wheel live gameshow concept, Crazy Time wa...Read More

Cirque Du Soleil Files For Bankruptcy

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

Quebec-based high-quality artistic entertainment company Cirque du Soleil has for more than three decades been providing premium performance entertainment to people in over four hundred cities in sixty countries. What had started out as a...Read More

David Coleman Wins WTP Online Poker Open

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

Online Poker may not be turning out to witness quite the online revival the industry had hoped it would, but that doesn’t mean that recent tournaments haven’t made for one heck of a ride and virtual money-making thrill. The Wo...Read More

NeoPollard Named Alberta iGaming Partner

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

Exciting news making headlines this week is that Lotteries ticketing solutions provider, online gaming platform and technology provider NeoPollard Interactive has secured a significant new partnership with the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and C...Read More

Casino Execs Sue Drew’s Witkoff For Millions

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

Controversial New York City real estate developer Steve Witkoff and his Witkoff Group have once again been named at the centre of a legal spat involving millions, as well as alleged fraudulent activities. A group of high-profile casino ex...Read More

Canada Now Trumps US On Top Economies List

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

So brightly burning a trash fire has Trump’s US trade war with China become that small (but certainly forceful) countries are for the first time ever sticking it to the US’ reputation as the world’s most competitive econ...Read More

Apple More Interested In Gaming Than Ever

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

It’s official: Apple is interested in gaming. As in big-industry gaming. Also – as in iPad gaming. Not that the tech-giant’s intensified focus on gaming support should come as any surprise. This is after all the same ind...Read More

Supreme Court To Rule On KED In September

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

This week, Greater Sudbury businessman Tom Fortin brought an application before the Supreme Court in an attempt to prove that the go-ahead for the Gateway’s Kingsway Entertainment District development was the result of a biased city...Read More

Insiders Say The Luxor’s Days Are Numbered

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

One of the highest buildings on the Last Vegas Strip at the time of its official opening in 1993, the Luxor Resort & Casino remains a sight to behold and is as Vegas as Vegas gets to be. It’s so much more than just another popul...Read More

ALC Wants To Lure Players Back Home

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) is losing upwards of CA$100 million in annual revenue to illegal foreign operators. And according to ALC president and chief executive officer Chris Keevill, the Crown corporation is doing everything...Read More

Online Bingo More Popular Than Ever Before

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

Now that so many of us are stuck at home, we’re obviously looking for alternative ways to enjoy a bit of gaming fun. And the world wide web is doing exactly that. In fact, if any one industry has managed to escape the perils of a gl...Read More

BCLC Working On A Reopening Plan For Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

B.C. casinos were only expected to open during Phase 4 of the province’s reopening plans but may now be reopening well ahead of schedule. And since casinos (and certainly all businesses) have been closed since around mid-March, news...Read More

Live 5 Gaming Secures White Hat Supply Deal

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

UK-headquartered innovative online and mobile slots developer Live 5 Gaming have announced the securitisation of a key and significant supply deal with online casino platform administrator and tech provider White Hat Gaming. The deal will...Read More

Mike Matusow Courts Controversy Over Mask Law

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

So peeved off is four-time WSOP bracelet winner Mike Matusow with Caesars Entertainment’s decision to change its policy from only employees being subject to the mandatory wearing of masks to masks being now compulsory across the boa...Read More

Vancouver Off NHL’s List Of Hub Cities

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

Choosing an NHL hub city at the time of a health crisis is, to say the least, precarious business. A concern over public health and safety is also the main reason behind the NHL’s decision not to include Vancouver on the list of hub...Read More

Atlantic Lottery Corp’s Online Migration Causes Job Cuts

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation says that a shift in favour of digital gaming has been the main catalyst behind its decision to lay off about 9% of its work force, or 61 employees. Folks not being permitted to enjoy in-person gaming ente...Read More

Joey Ingram Weighs In On Postle And Dancing With Death

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2020

Not only is Vancouver native Joey Ingram notorious for his crazy prop bets and for being the man behind the public calling out of Mike Postle, but he’s also making headlines of an altogether different (not to mention not necessarily...Read More

eSports Revenue Projected To Double In 2020

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2020

The trick to turn the current boom permanent is effective consumer education. This according to Martin Bradley, who is the research director in technology and entertainment at global consumer research giant 2CV.

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David Beckham Co-Launches New eSports Team

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2020

The latest big star to rise in the growing world of is none other than a franchise co-owned by football legend David Beckham. Guild eSports says it aims to soon compete with the leaders making name in the global booming professional vide...Read More

MGA Confirms Several Licences Cancelled

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2020

CEO Heathcliff Farrugia has stated that 2019 was very challenging, but at the same time it was also a very rewarding year for the casino regulator. It was a year that saw the world’s leading gaming authority stepping up its efforts...Read More

888 Holdings Strikes Gold With Playzido Deal

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2020

Casino games brand giant is recognised as a global leader in the Bingo and iGaming industry. And following the successful conclusion of a series of recent high-profile deals and partnerships, the operator has managed to boost even more i...Read More

The Stars Group Posts Strong Q1 Revenue Report

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

The recent Q1 revenue report release by online casino and Poker operator cements even further the notion that the time to capitalise on a diversified product offering is right now. The Canadian online entertainment colossus has announced...Read More

Atlantic City Casinos To Reopen On July 2

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has cleared Atlantic City’s casinos to reopen on July 2. This means that AC casinos will reopen just in time for this year’s 4th of July celebrations. Occupancy numbers will however b...Read More

Kim St-Pierre Joins Hall Of Fame 2020

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

Being a girl who wanted to play was never easy going, says the most recent inclusion in Canada’s Hockey Hall of Fame. Even though the 1980s made no provision for girls’ hockey in Kim St-Pierre’s hometown of Chateauguay,...Read More

Atari Partners with Unikrn Inc.

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Californian electronic entertainment industry megalith Atari has announced a partnership with Seattle-based esports giant Unikrn Inc. 
Via its thriving cryptocurrency ecosystems, Unikrn will help speed up the integration of the...Read More

Canadian Sports Programs Too Slow Re Inclusivity

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Canada hasn’t done nearly enough to ensure the inclusion and empowerment of the country’s Indigenous athletes in sports. So say those who participated in a recent online discussion panel hosted by CBC Sports in collaboration w...Read More

PokerStars Announces Upgraded Home Games

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Leading online gaming giant PokerStars, obviously eager to keep the online and mobile Poker momentum going, has just made several changes and upgrades to its Home Games offering. Not only has the operator upgraded Home Games so as to incl...Read More

Unifor Seeks Court Relief Re Gateway Demands

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Casino workers’ union Unifor Local 1090 has filed an official violation complaint against casino operator giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment. The union has said that it is nothing short of appalled at Gateway’s decision...Read More

Red Tiger Unveil New Reel Keeper Slot

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Red Tiger Gaming has only just gone live with its new Reel Keeper online slot, and already it’s shaping up to be one for the history books. The game is the very latest to have been released by the award-winning developer and promise...Read More

Ontario Casinos & Hotels Desperate To Reopen

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Those representing Ontario’s local casino industry on Friday voiced their concerns before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, painting a scenario of ‘do or die’ in the face of a slow and harrowing eco...Read More

Apple Under Fire Over Mobile App Monopoly

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Tech and software giant Apple have since as recently as February this year, no fewer than 5 times rejected Facebook’s application to have its Facebook Gaming app included in Apple’s App Store. The fifth and most recent applica...Read More

Two OLG Players Hit It Lucky With Powerbucks

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Exciting news from the thrilling world of online slots this week is that no fewer than two exceptionally lucky Canadian players have managed to hit jackpots well in excess of a million Canadian dollars playing IGT’s Powerbucks Wheel...Read More

Vegas Poker Rooms Exceeding Expectations

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Las Vegas Poker rooms this weekend reopened their doors to 5-handed Poker games and according to the majority of casino managers, it proved to be a weekend of exceeded expectations as far as participation went. Games were obviously hoste...Read More

SpaceX Keen To Provide Internet To Rural Canada

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has reportedly applied to provide high-speed internet to those Canadians living in remote parts of the country. The company owns several near-earth satellites capable of providing lightning-fast internet to just a...Read More

Sussexes Hit Trademark Paperwork Snag

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

If life as ordinary citizens were what former royals the had been hoping for, then they’ve just had yet another prayer answered because according to several British news outlets, the registration of their new non-profit trademark a...Read More

Apple Next In Loot Box Line Of Fire

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

It now seems as if is the latest company to have landed in the regulatory line of fire over the controversial nature of loot boxes. According to an Apple insider news source, the tech giant may have to answer to a California class action ...Read More

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Re-Opens

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is yet again officially open for business and welcoming players through its doors. The venue officially resumed business activities on June 18 and players were super excited at finally being able to ...Read More

Latest BCLC Report Shows Casino Allocations

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

for the moment remains limited to online gaming platforms, and since the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has declared itself in no hurry to resume in-person gaming, no reopening date has been scheduled for casinos in the prov...Read More

CFL Commissioner Ambrosie Reveals Pay Cut

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2020

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie says he’s not expecting any more from the league’s players than what he himself is willing to do. Ambrosie on Thursday revealed that he has taken a 20 per cent pay cut – along with every o...Read More

Players Divided As NBA Prepares To Play Ball

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2020

The NBA may be planning for a return to play at Orlando in Florida late next month, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is equally on board with the plan. The greatest incentive to restart is, of course, money. According to the term...Read More

Play’n GO Thrills With Troll Hunters 2 Slot

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2020

Award-winning casino games software developer Play’n GO would definitely have made more than just a few players’ day with the recent release of the studio’s Troll Hunters 2 slot. Many will know that the game is the seque...Read More

Dame Vera Lynn Has Died Aged 103

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

The wonderful Dame Vera Lynn has died aged 103. Best known for her morale-boosting hit “We’ll Meet Again”, which she dedicated to the troops fighting on the frontlines during the Second World War, the singer’s deat...Read More

Manitoba Bingo And Gaming Halls To Reopen

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

VLT and Bingo games enthusiasts living in Manitoba are without a doubt absolutely thrilled by the news that the province has declared indoor entertainment and recreation centres next to reopen as part of the third phase of reopening the l...Read More

North Bay Cascades Roadwork Bid Awarded

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has confirmed having now received a long-awaited North Bay Council go-ahead regarding the planned Cascades Casino North Bay roadwork project. Once completed, the upgrade to the intersection connecting P...Read More

BCLC Announces Exciting New Betting Upgrade

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

Now that the British Columbia Lottery Corporation has officially extended its existing partnership with leading iGaming and sports betting platform provider Scientific Games Corporation, B.C. players can expect to be treated to quite the ...Read More

Meet Harper’s Bazaar’s New Editor-In-Chief

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

American fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar, first published in 1867, was the very first fashion magazine that focused exclusively on fashion viewed through the lens of a woman. And since the classic publication has just appointed its...Read More

Charity Bingo Reports Major Revenue Loss

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

Nationwide shutdown orders in the US (and certainly the world over) are reported to have taken a huge toll on especially charities. And since Bingo halls in Amarillo, Texas, have been closed since mid-March and are now only permitted to f...Read More

First Nations Lash Out At Casino Smoking Ban

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

Manitoba’s First Nations have voiced their extreme unhappiness over an ultimatum declared by Premier Brian Pallister regarding the reopening of tribal casinos in the province. According to Pallister, only those casinos willing to in...Read More

George Russell Wins Virtual F1 Canadian GP

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

On Sunday, British racing driver George Russell secured a fourth successive virtual Formula One victory for team Williams. And with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc absent, Russell easily beat Red Bull’s Alex Albon into a neat second...Read More

Venetian First To Return To Multi-Table Play

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

If all were to go ahead as planned, The Venetian in Las Vegas will become the first Poker room to host a multi-table tournament post March’s shut-down orders. Up until now, the only live tournaments to have been played in person hav...Read More

Microgaming Releases Stunning June Slots Lineup

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

Big-gun online casino software developer Microgaming has released quite the new-games lineup for June. This includes the release of more than 20 new slots developed by Microgaming’s award-winning family of partner studios. Themes he...Read More

BCLC In No Hurry To Reopen Its Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

No specific timeline for the reopening of casinos in British Columbia has been set and, says British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) interim CEO Greg Moore, the Crown corporation is in no hurry in terms of speeding along the process. ...Read More

Paw Patrol And The Police Scrutiny Spotlight

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Canadian American hit preschool television series Paw Patrol, a furry franchise themed around a German Shepherd police dog named Chase and his team of rescued canine helpers tasked with keeping their neighbourhood safe, is a multi-million...Read More

Negreanu Willing To Bet On 2020

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Canadian golden Poker boy Daniel Negreanu is obviously in no mood to have his professional career up-ended even further than what it already has. Last week Friday the star GGPoker ambassador challenged interested parties to a bet based on...Read More

KFC’s KFConsole Gets Quite The Reaction

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Fast-food giant KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is regrettably not really planning on giving console masters Sony and Microsoft a run for their new-consoles money. But that’s not to say that the fried-chicken franchise didn’t man...Read More

Canadian Leagues Pushing For Legal Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Legalised single-event sports betting in Canada is a conversation that’s in recent years seen its fair share of ups and downs. But it’s also a conversation that’s gained increased traction ever since the ban on professio...Read More

Oneida Indian Nation Reopens 3 NY Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

Following months of temporary closures, the Oneida Indian Nation has reopened their Turning Stone Resort Casino (Verona), Point Place Casino (Bridgeport), and Yellow Brick Road Casino (Chittenango) to the general public. All three casinos...Read More

Luckbox’s TSX Expectations Far Exceeded

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

Isle of Man-based eSports bookmaker Luckbox certainly seems to have aced ‘eSports Betting Done Right’. Luckbox last week confirmed having completed a public listing funding round to the tune of CA$3.8 million in preparation of...Read More

Canadians Need To Learn How To Trust Again

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

Canadians are known for a surprisingly positive stereotype; that of extreme politeness. But the global health crisis has even the politest nation on earth on edge. We’re surrounded by precautionary health measures promising to prote...Read More

Playtech Debuts Spin & Win With PokerStars

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

Leading online casino games developer Playtech has announced the official launch of its brand-new Spin & Win live-dealer product across PokerStars brand-domains. The game is now live and available to online Roulette enthusiasts via po...Read More

Kami Hudson Aces WSOP Online Finale Event #9

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

At the end of last week we saw the World Series of Poker Online Finale Circuit Series wrap up a 9th successful tournament event. The 12-ring series concluded on June 14, and was open to all players in New Jersey, Delaware and N...Read More

What The Future Holds for Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2020

Predicting the future of any industry is a precarious affair – if 2020 has taught us anything, then it’s got to be a thing of unavoidability we’ve known since just about forever: you can only really rely on death and tax...Read More

Clearview AI Refuses To Delete Canadian Images

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2020

Whether or not facial recognition technology is ethically sound is a hot topic of global interest at present. The value of facial recognition technology used without consent undoubtedly has its safety benefits from a citizens’ polic...Read More

MLS Is Back Tournament Scheduled for July

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2020

This week, the Major League Soccer announced its plans for the restarting of the 2020 season. All 26 MLS clubs will complete in a special MLS is Back Tournament at the Walt Disney World Resort Florida’s ESPN Wide World of Sports com...Read More

Police Raid Uncovers Tribal Casino Scheme

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

A recent police raid carried out on a total of six illegal pot shops reportedly owned and run by the Oneida Nation of the Thames has exposed more than just a secret stash of marijuana. The First Nation had apparently also been working on ...Read More

Bill & Ted’s Message To The Class Of 2020

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

Graduates of California’s Sam Dimas High School enjoyed quite the graduation send-off. Even though students had to this year make peace with a virtual graduation, they’ll always be able to tell of how they were wished well on ...Read More

USOPC Looks Into Relaxing Anti-Protest Rules

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

All people – including professional Olympic and Paralympic athletes – should have more freedom to protest at Olympic events. This according to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, which committee has now created an athle...Read More

Play’n GO Stuns With Rainforest Magic Bingo

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

Award-winning casino software developer Play’n GO has just released an exciting new online game called Rainforest Magic Bingo. According to the developer the new release was inspired by their Rainforest Magic slot, and it features t...Read More

WSOP Announces 85-Bracelets Online Series

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

The World Series of Poker has announced that the newly created World Series of Poker Online, which was effectively created in order to replace the cancelled 2020 WSOP in Las Vegas, will officially kick off on July 1st. What&rsq...Read More

Montreal’s Surprise Whale Visitor Has Died

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

Montreal’s Surprise Whale Visitor Has Died The 9.5-metre-long humpback whale that had managed to captivate the curiosity and attention of folks living in the Montreal area in recent weeks, is reportedly suspected t...Read More

Alberta Charities Suffering Without Bingo

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

Non-profit Alberta charities and charitable support organisations are beginning to suffer the consequences of province-wide temporary casino, Bingo and charitable gaming venue closures. According to Brenda Thiruchelvam of the Edmonton Col...Read More

Musk’s Vegas Loop Gets First 2 Casino Stops

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

Elon Musk’s Boring Company has completed digging a second tunnel underneath the Las Vegas Convention Centre, and news that emerged this week is that Wynn Resorts and Resorts World Las Vegas have both lodged applications to become st...Read More

AGA Reports Record 2019 For US Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

US casinos may currently be reeling from the after-effects of shutdown orders, but according to the latest annual State of the States report as released each year by the American Gaming Association (AGA), 2019 saw quite the opposite state...Read More

Bob Eubanks To Host New LetsBingo On Mobile

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

Popular television game show host Bob Eubanks has been named as the man about to give away daily cash prizes as the presenter and host of LetsBingo, an exciting new free-to-play live Bingo game developed specifically for the mobile gaming...Read More

UK To Call On Evidence Regarding Loot Boxes

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

Discussions focused on the controversial nature of loot boxes are on the rise again. The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has said that it will what is expected to be within the week, launch a call for evidenc...Read More

GiG Seals Exciting Deal With GS Technologies

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

Casino technology and leading platform provider Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has confirmed having secured what it describes as being a long-term agreement with affiliate brand marketing specialist, GS Technologies. According to the provi...Read More

Conor McGregor Is Retiring - Again

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

UFC star Conor McGregor says he’s retiring. And it’s an intention UFC big boss Dana White is willing to (albeit tongue-in-cheek) accept.  McGregor on Sunday after what appears to have been yet another spur-of-the-moment d...Read More

Cascades Casino Delta To Plant 500 Trees

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2020

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s Cascades Casino Delta will, once complete, become home to more than 500 trees – of which at least 225 trees will be new trees. But in order for this to happen, and certainly in order for t...Read More

Gamblers Flock To Vegas After 78 Day-Hiatus

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

Vegas is back, baby! On Thursday morning Las Vegas casinos opened their doors for the first time since mid-March. And to say that 78 days of locked-up shop did a fair bit of damage is probably a gross understatement. Even so, the majority...Read More

Bill Pascrell A GAME ABOVE’s New President

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

Exciting news on the gaming events business front is that Bill Pascrell III has been named the new president of marketing behemoth A GAME ABOVE. And it’s an appointment proudly welcomed by Pascrell, for the simple reason of a lesson...Read More

Pragmatic Play Release New Ultra Burn Slot

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

Leading casino games developer Pragmatic Play has released the latest fruits of its labour created in partnership with exciting new independent studio developer and partner Reel Kingdom. Ultra Burn is the second slot released from the ran...Read More

Climate Change Doesn’t Have To Cost The Economy

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

A global health disaster is too big a price to pay for positive climate change and a really painful system of working toward decreased carbon emissions. A cool hard truth as voiced by Corinne Le Quéré, who is a Canadian prof...Read More

schimmelgodx Wins GGPoker WSOPC Main Event

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

GGPoker’s WSOP Super Circuit Series is officially complete – and a sterling win for the Good Gaming Network-owned online Poker platform at that. A whopping total of 9,779 entries and a superb $5 million guaranteed prize-pool o...Read More

Microgaming Reaches Crucial Green Milestone

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

Leading online casino software developer this World Environment Day got to celebrate a very special environmentally friendly milestone of its own when the company completed and passed its International Organisation for Standardisation 140...Read More

Gateway Mulling Over Re-opening Procedures

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment says its currently still evaluating processes and decisions around the reopening of its land-based casinos in the province of Ontario. All physical casinos in the province; as well as the country, for t...Read More

Loto-Québec Faces Class Action Over Poker Glitch

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Crown corporation and popular online gaming and Poker destination Loto-Québec has been confirmed as facing serious charges as well as a class-action lawsuit as a result of what appears to be a nasty technical glitch that caused unf...Read More

Evolution Gaming Launches Power Blackjack

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Live casino games specialist developer and supplier Evolution Gaming has rolled out its latest superb Blackjack product. Power Blackjack was first showcased at this year’s ICE 2020 London gaming and iGaming expo in London in the UK....Read More

How Video Games Grew To A $100 Billion Global Industry

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Strange though it may be in our day and age to imagine a world without gaming, it’s true that as recently the 1950s games and the first gaming machine was regarded with a suspicion of sorts. To the minds of most, video games were no...Read More

Reach’s Mirror Bingo Relaunched With Jumpman

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Well-known UK operative Reach plc is the largest commercial, national and regional news publisher in the United Kingdom today. The publisher creates superbly engaging content which is then distributed via a colossal range of newspapers, d...Read More

Pragmatic Play Releases New John Hunter Slot

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2020

Globetrotting hero and dashing explorer John Hunter could give any Indiana Jones a run for his money. And the good news is that Pragmatic Play has just released the fourth instalment in the studio’s John Hunter series of adventure-s...Read More

Bingo Toonz On Zoom A Huge Hit

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2020

“Bingo Toonz” is nothing new to the majority of Edmontonian’s – it has, after all, been played in local bars all over the province for the past 12 years. But the game replacing traditional balls with snippets extra...Read More

Why A Good Old Swear Word Can’t Be Beat

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2020

Bad words go a long way to making us feel better when in a physically painful situation. Many would argue this to be a truth long known in the sphere of popular opinion, but even so, research now suggests that our feelings on the matter h...Read More

MLBPA Proposes Extended Season Finish

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

The Players Association (MLBPA) on Sunday rejected the league’s proposal involving players taking additional pay cuts necessitated by an extended period of inactivity that resulted from worldwide public health concerns. Instead, th...Read More

Harness Racing At Rideau To Resume June 7th

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

Live harness racing is expected to make its return to Rideau Carleton Raceway this June 7th.  And even though spectators will not be physically present in the stands,  enthusiasts will be able to follow all of th...Read More

Pure Canadian Gaming To Go Cashless

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

Contactless cash access and payments technology has been a long time coming and soon, Canadian players will be in a position to benefit from the convenient safety-first approach made possible by payment solutions developer Passport Techno...Read More

Casinos Anxious To Reopen Despite Protests

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

As the of Las Vegas and Reno prepare for a desperately needed reopening of the gambling industry on June 4, many now fear the possibility of a protracted financial nightmare caused by the presence of a heavily armed National Guard in the...Read More

Betting Lines Changed After NHL Announcement

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

The recent confirmation received from Commissioner Gary Bettman regarding a changed-format season return plan to be applied to the remainder of the 2019-2020 season is having far-reaching consequences, including major changes to NHL bett...Read More

NetEnt Pulls Street Fighter II Slot After 1 Week

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

Leading online casino games developer has only a week after having gone live with its Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot, completely pulled the game from circulation. Based on the popular Street Fighter arcade video games franchis...Read More

Zynga Acquires Peak In $1.8 Billion Deal

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

Popular mobile gaming developer Peak, the team behind popular mobile gaming franchises Toon Blast and Toy Blast, will following a recent acquisition deal to the tune of $1.8 billion, be taken over by developer Zynga. According to recentl...Read More

Jack Eichel On The Sabres And Hating To Lose

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Sabres captain Jack Eichel thinks losing sucks. And after a tough 5 years Eichel seems to feel he’s basically been going nowhere slowly playing for a team that’s failed to make the playoffs for the duration of his time spent a...Read More

Online Poker Steps Into a New Era

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Whoever thought a whole lot of good could come of a time challenging all of humanity on a global scale? But it has, and talk of sickness and mortality aside, it seems to have given old players and new a completely new lease on life. And ...Read More

Why Zoom Fatigue Is A Real Concern

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

  It’s a strange new world out there at the moment. And come to think of it, it’s an even stranger new world ‘in here’. And while our reasons for feeling this way may vary, much of what we&rsqu...Read More

Quickspin Man Mats Westerlund Joins Fantasma

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Quickspin co-founder Mats Westerlund, who also happens to have been part of the collective mastermind behind works of genius the likes of Quickspin’s Big Bad Wolf and s Starburst, has just been named the newest senior advisor and pa...Read More

Loto-Quebec Launches Kronos Unleashed Promo

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Loto-Quebec’s online offerings are all the rage right now, and it’s about to get even better thanks to host of new promotions, games and bonuses having been introduced to award-winning and respected Crown corporation online p...Read More

Daniel Cates Admits To Ghosting Allegations

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2020

Daniel “Jungleman” Cates has reportedly admitted to having ghosted a (none-pro) friend’s account in a high-stakes home Poker game played around three weeks ago. This after businessman and Poker enthusiast/player Bill Per...Read More

Sonya Gaudet Included In Canadian Hall Of Fame

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2020

World and Canadian wheelchair Curling gold medalist Sonya Gaudet is one of 11 athletes to have been named as having been included in the Class of 2020-2021 set to be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. And its according to ...Read More

The Comfort Foods That Aren’t Comforting

Ben Hamill - May 29, 2020

Ever notice how comfort meant to make you feel ‘better’ and, well, comforted, often only does the trick for literally a couple of minutes before the familiar old lag, slug and bad mood sets in as if with renewed vengeance? Ex...Read More

Playtech Owns Up To Past Failures

Ben Hamill - May 29, 2020

Leading casino technology and games provider has said that it is more than willing to assume full responsibility for its former failures regarding social responsibility, and that despite whatever may have transpired in times gone by, the...Read More

Habanero Launches New Techno Tumble Slot

Ben Hamill - May 29, 2020

Leading casino games developer has launched its latest online slot and Techno Tumble is bound to be a futuristic-themed hit among fans of techno and science fiction. The slot even incorporates the spirit of retro-style 60s diners by incl...Read More

Bill Perkins Outs Cheat Worse Than Postle

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

According to well-known businessman and long-time Poker enthusiast Bill Perkins, there walks among us a player who makes Mike Postle’s cheating antics resemble innocent fooling-about shenanigans. This has obviously catalysed a massi...Read More

Greta Thunberg Calls Out Sonya Savage For Honesty

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

Swedish climate- and environmental activist isn’t exactly impressed with Alberta energy minister Sonya Savage’s sense of timing. Savage in a recent podcast proclaimed people’s inability to protest amid a global health c...Read More

Cullen Commission Enters Inquiry’s 2nd Phase

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

Tensions escalated this week as the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into in the Canadian province of British Columbia announced its readiness to resume its inquiry and move head into the second phase of the proceedings. The hope and expecta...Read More

Bettman Reveals NHL Season Finale Format

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

The NHL’s Gary Bettman has reached an agreement with the Players’ Association (NHLPA) regarding the way forward for a possible season finale. The format will involve a 24-team playoff specifically designed so as to lead up to...Read More

PokerStars Unveils New DoJo Training App

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

Trust to save the boring day. The leading Poker room operator has now launched a rather superb new (and free!) training app intended to help players master specifically the basics of the game. Poker DoJo is available to all U.K. and U.S....Read More

William And Kate Play Surprise Virtual Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

Britain’s Prince William and wife Kate Middleton recently brought a great deal of happiness and certainly many smiles too to a group of highly surprised residents living at Cardiff’s Shire Hall Care Home. The unsuspecting resi...Read More

Queen’s Brian May Tells Of Heart Attack

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

Queen’s Brian May has reportedly revealed details around his recent emergency trip to hospital after the legendary suffered what he described in typical May-form as his having had a “small” heart attack. The famous guit...Read More

Belarus’s Alexgirs Wins Biggest SCOOP Event

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

“Alexgirs”, an online Poker champion hailing from Belarus, has just won the largest prize of the entire 2020 PokerStars (SCOOP) awarded so far. The player did this by acing the SCOOP $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, ...Read More

OLG Approved For CA$500M In Government Aid

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

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

Aim Assist In The Works For Fortnite

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

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

GiG Joins Playtech’s iPoker Network

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

Leading casino games tech-supplier and platform administrator this week announced having successfully migrated high-velocity casino content developer Playtech’s iPoker online network to its own aggregator platform. Playtech’s...Read More

Woodbine Ready To Launch Dark Horse App

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

is doing everything in its power to gift to horse racing lovers the best possible betting experience once live horse racing returns to Ontario’s beloved tracks come June 5. Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson has announced the upcoming unveili...Read More

MLB Considering A Spring Training Return

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

is feverishly trying to suss out ways in which the 2020 season can take place given bans on air travel and large gatherings. One idea that seems to be sticking somewhat more effectively than most others is the idea of playing in spring t...Read More

Aristocrat Finally Settles Big Fish Lawsuits

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

Australian slot machine manufacturer Leisure knows all about falling victim to terrible timing. The company has agreed to part with a settlement in the amount of $31 million in order to at long last put a class action lawsuit instituted ...Read More

Seneca Gaming Corp. Appoints Interim CEO

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Native American-controlled Seneca Gaming Corporation (SGC) is looking for new ways in which to boost its stay-at-home-affected casinos and part of the change is not renewing current CEO Holly Gagnon’s contract, which is set to expir...Read More

OneComply Inc. Joins Forces With GameCo LLC

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

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

How Facebook Plans To Move In On E-Commerce

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Not only does Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook own Instagram, and more recently too, but the social media mogul now wants to control the online shopping experience as well, a privilege currently enjoyed mainly by Jeff Bezos’ Amazon...Read More

Microgaming Revamps Immortal Romance™ Slot

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Casino software giant sure has a knack of breathing new life into old classics. Enter Microgaming’s recently revamped adaptation of classic online casino slot Immortal Romance™. It’s been nearly a decade since the initi...Read More

MPN Says Its Final Goodbye

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2020

One of the oldest online Poker networks has dealt its final spread. The  Poker Network (MPN) on May 19, after nearly 18 years actively running, flipped the final goodnight switch. Founded in March 2003, the gaming giant’s Poker...Read More

CFL Talks About Season, Grey Cup Changes

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2020

The (CFL), not unlike the majority of leagues the world over, is eager to the point of desperate to salvage as much of the remainder of the current season as possible. CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie in an official statement sent to seas...Read More

NASCAR Inks Brand Bet Deal With IMG Arena

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2020

The latest news on the sports and front is that NASCAR sports betting has just gone global thanks to a deal with IMG Arena. NASCAR has confirmed that it is now in a licensed position to for the first time ever, provide live streaming rig...Read More

NetEnt Launch Highly-Anticipated Street Fighter II Slot

Ben Hamill - May 23, 2020

Leading casino software developer ’s new Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot has officially gone live. The title incorporates strong and popular elements of the famous arcade game from the early 90’s. And since its NetEn...Read More

Gold Rush Files Countersuit In Gaming Saga

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2020

Gaming terminal operator Gold Rush Gaming, Inc., appears to be calling shenanigans by way of a countersuit filed in an Illinois case involving a lawsuit filed Illinois gaming cafés chain Stella’s and Shelby’s. Gold Rush...Read More

Take-Two Says About 93 Games In 5 Years

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2020

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

40th Terry Fox Anniversary Shoes A Huge Hit

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2020

The timelessness of Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope in support of research exactly 40 years ago has once again been reaffirmed. Fox ran his 1980 cross-country marathon passage in a pair of Adidas sneakers of royal blue and thanks to a...Read More

Evolution Gaming Signs Deal With Golden Nugget

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

Specialist live casino and live dealer games supplier has confirmed having concluded a new partnership deal with the U.S. division of the Golden Nugget Casino group. What the deal effectively means is that Evolution Gaming will make avai...Read More

Safety 1st As Casino Rama Prepares To Reopen

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

Gateway’s Resort is in the process of preparing to reopen its doors to its players, the operator’s Rob Mitchell has said. Mitchell is the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Gateway Casinos and Entertainment. An...Read More

YouTube Drops Coming To Blizzard Leagues

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

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

NFL Owners Vote Yes To Expanded Rooney Rule

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

The on Tuesday passed what is possibly one of the most important votes that can be passed by any business, sport-focused or otherwise, which is to improve opportunities for minorities to be appointed in executive positions. In the case o...Read More

Leonard Patrick Bags $1.61M Career Win

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

GGPoker’s Circuit Ring Event #8: HR Championship has seen to it that U.K. Poker prodigy Patrick Leonard nabs the biggest score of his long and celebrated career so far when he finished in the runner-up position on May 17.

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Museums Helping Folks Lock Down Artfully

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

Kintsugi is the centuries-old art of repairing broken pottery with gold. It’s a method based on the powerful idea that by embracing flaws and imperfections, something stronger than the original design can be created. Something stro...Read More

RCMP Warns Against Rogue Bingo Games

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

The best of intentions aside, Canadians have been warned by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to refrain from participating in unlicensed Bingo and Lottery games, even when engaged with via platforms. Hosting or even just participating i...Read More

Getting To Know partypoker’s Steven DWStevie Kok

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

21-year-old Poker streamer Steven ‘DWStevie’ Kok says he’s positively “digging winning” in his capacity of official Twitch team member. The Netherlands-based streamer was signed by famous online Poker room p...Read More

Red Tiger Release Robin Hood’s Wild Forest Slot

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

Fans of Robin Hood popular storytelling culture will be delighted to know that award-winning developer has just released a brand-new storied slot titled ‘Robin Hood’s Wild Forest’. What’s more, in keeping with the...Read More

Tell All Book About Harry & Meghan Coming In August

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

Whether or not the upcoming book revealing all about Harry and wife s official royal-capacity exit will unveil hidden Royal Family secrets remains to be seen. But what is pretty much a done deal is that the August 11 release of the Harper...Read More

Minecraft Smashes Through the 200M Ceiling

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

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

Live Races At Kawartha Downs Come June 6th

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

Great news is that live races will be returning to by as early as June 6. This following a preliminary approval granted by Ontario’s Provincial Government. Races will be live but on condition that no spectators will be invited to a...Read More

Tokyo 2020 A Major IOC Financial Loss

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

The wasted accumulated costs to be settled by the International Olympic Commission (IOC) and host-country combined, may well end up running into billions of U.S. dollars, the IOC has now said. The commission itself has set aside a prelim...Read More

PokerStars Extends SCOOP To End Of May

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

is going to town with bells and whistles on with its now-extended 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). The operator last week announced that not only will it be extending its SCOOP by very close to two additional weeks of pl...Read More

NetEnt Live Shows Off Its New Live Casino Lobby

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

has allowed operators a sneak preview glimpse at its new Live Casino Lobby and Mini-Lobby. The entire layout has been designed with a single goal in mind, explains Director of NetEnt Live, Andres Renfigo, and that single goal is player r...Read More

Loto-Quebec Celebrates Birthday With New Online Games

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

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

Sheraton May Join Cascades Casino North Bay

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

If all were to go according to plan, the community of North Bay will eventually become the new home of not only the under-construction  North Bay, but also of a 120-room Four Points by Sheraton hotel right next door. Plans surroundin...Read More

T-Rex May Have Been Built for Long Walks

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2020

Food – and in particular how animals feed and used to feed – is important when trying to understand just about anything else about an . And when that ecosystem no longer exists (as in of the pre-historic variety), figuring out...Read More

Why Canadians Are Loving Working from Home

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2020

A recent Angus-Reid survey carried out on behalf of employment firm ADP Canada indicates that nearly half of survey participants working from home are perfectly happy adopting working from home as a permanent new normal. And since nearly ...Read More

Frozen Star Kristen Bell Talks Parenting

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2020

During a recent instalment of her web series “#Momsplaining With Kristen Bell” Frozen star Kristen Bell got up close and real personal with the issue of double standards in parenting. A question particularly perplexing appears...Read More

Mega Moolah Atlantean Treasures™ Jackpot Won

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2020

Not only are players now at liberty to explore everything that the wonderful world under the water has to offer thanks to Microgaming’s Atlantean Treasures™: , but one very lucky player experienced the payday of a lifetime whe...Read More

Epic Teases Unreal Engine 5 – And Its Big

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2020

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

Cascades Casino Langley Remains Closed

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2020

Gateway’s Cascades Casino Langley may have to remain closed for a little while longer. No possible re-opening date has been announced by the operator as of yet, but the expectation is that casinos may be permitted to open somewhere ...Read More

BCLC GameSense Advisors Now On The Phone

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2020

Just because we’ve been ordered to stay at home unless it’s to leave the house for essential items like food or medicine, doesn’t mean we’re now at the mercy of our own devices when having to keep a healthy balance...Read More

Woodbine Looks To Resume Live Races In June

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson during an online question-and-answer session on Tuesday said that barring a caveat to be approved by government and local health authorities, there appears to at this stage be no reason why horseracing, albei...Read More

Alabama Player Rakes It In With Global Poker

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

is quickly becoming the new go-to online Poker room guys and judging by everything that’s been happening at the currently in-play Rattlesnake Open, running from May 3 through May 25th, it’s not difficult to see why...Read More

Red Tiger Gaming Stuns With The Wild Hatter Slot

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

’s new The Wild Hatter slot is like something straight out of a fantasy novel. Set against a colourful background, the game’s reels are populated by symbols that a wonderfully detailed and almost appear to come to life once sp...Read More

How Riot Gave Volibear A New Lease On Life

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

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

Las Vegas Sands Pulls The Plug On Japan IR

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

Not only has Japan; albeit by no fault of its own; lost out on hosting the and Paralympic Games, but according to several market commentators, may lose out on the business of numerous potential gambling industry investors too – thi...Read More

Atlantic Lottery Reports Online Gaming Surge

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

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

AGS Cites Strong Approach To Rest Of 2020

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

Las Vegas-headquartered casino group has apparently discovered the secret to beating all odds. The firm recently documented the impact the current global economic crisis has had on its Q1 performance and has assured its investors that de...Read More

Conor Wants A Piece Of Justin After UFC 249

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

Saturday’s 249 caused quite a bit of melodrama for some and an unexpected payday for others. Extensive travel bans leading up to Saturday’s fight between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and scheduled opponent Tony Fe...Read More

Rounders And The Hidden Lessons In Cheating

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

It’s no secret: Rounders has instilled itself dead centre into modern-day culture. We’ve borrowed the taglines, we’ve adopted the adages – basically, we live and dream what we imagine it must be like to live the l...Read More

Yggdrasil Packs A Punch In New Neon Rush Splitz™ Slot

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

Dogged perseverance has any crisis beat and iGaming developer/distributor is a study in exactly that. The award-winning casino software developer has just released its brand-new Neon Rush Splitz™ slot, complete with built-in custom...Read More

Georges St-Pierre Enters UFC Hall Of Fame

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

The Canadian described by ’s (UFC) Dana White as the greatest sportsman and most famous athlete to ever have come out of Canada, is well on his way to joining the ranks of the UFC Hall of Fame. Welterweight and middleweight UFC cham...Read More

Play’n GO Release Agent Destiny Slot

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

Leading casino games developer is obviously in 1st gear and raring to go. The developer’s latest slot hot off the production line is real James Bond-adventure style game. Agent Destiny is in fact like something straight ...Read More

Valorant Aims To Be The Next Big Thing In eSports

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

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

Peterborough Losing Out On Casino Income

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

The value of municipal casino allocations is often grossly underestimated. And now that casinos all over , and certainly all over the country, have been forced to closed down indefinitely in an attempt to protect not only their employees ...Read More

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Felt In San Diego

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that the moving of the earth experienced and reported by San Diegans on Sunday afternoon was in fact a 4.5 magnitude earthquake. The is thought to have originated in Imperial County, after which i...Read More

Beloved Soul Singer Betty Wright Dies

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

Beloved soul singer Betty Wright has lost her fight against , her family has confirmed. Wright was only 66 at the time of her passing at her Miami home. The beloved artist was diagnosed with endometrial cancer a little less than a year ag...Read More

Canadian Sport To Benefit From Federal Funding

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Crucial relief has been pledged by federal government to the thousands of Canadian athletes struggling to make even basic ends meet as a result of the indefinite cancellation of all major sports events.  Government has promised a sum...Read More

Poker Rooms To Limit Players Upon Reopening

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Sufficient distance geared at limiting the spread of any infectious diseases, airborne or otherwise, will be the new normal once operators are given the go-ahead to reopen by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Physical distancing policies w...Read More

NetEnt Release East Sea Dragon King Slot

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

has released yet another riveting sea-farer’s slots adventure. The good news is that the developer’s East Sea Dragon King has been released as part of its popular Cluster Pays series of slots, which obviously means that win-m...Read More

New Animal Crossing A Nintendo Sales Driver

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

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

UK Player Wins Big In Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Vicky Bevan is proof yet again that one need not have played for years and years on end to come out the other side a big winner. The Wigan (Lancashire, UK) resident, and a mum of three at that, has much to celebrate after having nabbed a...Read More

Boris Johnson Reveals Meaning Behind His Baby’s Names

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and girlfriend Carrie Symonds have officially announced the name of their son to be Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson. And, the couple added, the names pay tribute to the couple’s grandfathers as ...Read More

Poker’s Darkest Friday Nearly 10 Years Old

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2020

former CEO and founder Isai Scheinberg’s March plea and guilty verdict was likely the beginning of the end of what will forever be known as Poker’s own Black Friday saga. The once-respected online Poker boss earlier this year...Read More

Second Chance Loto-Quebec Bad Beat Jackpot

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2020

It now seems that even the worst of luck “pays” when playing OK Poker on Loto-Quebec’s premium gaming platform. And since we could all do with a bit of beating the odds right now, ’s Bad Beat Poker progressive jack...Read More

Yggdrasil Welcomes True Lab To YG Masters

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2020

Leading casino games developer Gaming’s YG Masters program appears to be growing exponentially, with the latest partner to have been added to the esteemed initiative this week confirmed by the developer as independent games develop...Read More

Old Alberta Wells May Become Energy Hotspots

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2020

Alberta isn’t at all happy to allow its redundant and old out-of-use crude oil wells to simply sit there now that they’re no longer in action. And since there are literally tens of thousands of these sites sprinkled all over t...Read More

Youssef Hossam Banned From Tennis For Life

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2020

Top young tennis seed Youssef Hossam has been banned from playing tennis for life. The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) this week handed down the ruling after Hossam was declared guilty of match-fixing during a disciplinary hearing in London i...Read More

Sidewalk Withdraws From Toronto City Project

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

A whole lot of years-long noise this week led to a futile dead end when Sidewalk Labs announced its decision to withdraw from the somewhat controversial Toronto Waterfront Smart City project. The company cited economic uncertainty as the...Read More

eSports Players Facing Match-Fixing Charges

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

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

Police Confirm Major Hong Kong Gambling Bust

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

Police have confirmed having busted wide open a massive illegal gambling ring operated by a Hong Kong syndicate. The illegal organisation had allegedly prompted players to play everything from online Blackjack to and dice games on its ro...Read More

The Senseless Killing Of Ahmaud Arbery

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

African American Georgia (U.S.) resident Ahmaud Arbery, only barely 26, was completely unarmed when he was gunned down by two white American men. In fact, Arbery had been out jogging, effectively minding his own business, when he was for ...Read More

Canucks Willing To Host Games Without Fans

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

While current circumstances remain far too volatile for actual in-person fan attendance, Canucks top doc Dr. Bonnie Henry is of the opinion that there may be a fine alternative to be found in terms of broadcast games being a solution to t...Read More

PokerStars Announces Celebrity Poker Event

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

is doing more than just its bit for relieving the plight of those affected by the current global calamity. The operator has announced the launch of a special charity initiative called “Stars Call for Action – Powered by Poker...Read More

Leaked Lenovo Legion Footage Causes A Stir

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

Computer systems manufacturer Lenovo has been dabbling in mobile technology for quite some time now and has even released a couple of pretty swanky smart devices – including note pads, idea pads and of course full-on laptop systems....Read More

GCGC Working On A Re-Opening Strategy

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

The tenacity and determination shown by casino operators across the country has yet again borne witness to the industry’s commitment to the safety of its employees and of its players. No man; or for that matter, industry; is an isla...Read More

Online Poker Continues To Thrive

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

During a time when an invisible enemy is wreaking havoc with most markets around the globe, one particular industry is proving to be quite the star; the industry. Now that most folks have been ordered to sit the crisis out by staying at ...Read More

GoT Actor Sets New Deadlift World Record

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

actor Hafthor “The Mountain” Bjornsson has set a new deadlift world record. The HBO superstar on Saturday made lifting a staggering 501 kilograms of dead weight look like light work at Thor’s Power Gym in Iceland. The 3...Read More

Starlight Casino London Construction On Hold

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

What was supposed to have been a new development right and ready to welcome its first customers by no later than the warmer months of 2021, will now in all likelihood have to bump up its opening-party plans by literally months into the fu...Read More

GGPoker Welcomes Fedor Holz And Pokercode

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

That nothing but recognition as the world’s leading Poker room will be good enough for is becoming increasingly more evident. An entire host of celebrity-style ambassadors have joined the brand’s family over the course of rec...Read More

Valve Cancels The International

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

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

Las Vegas Casinos Look Into Protective Screens

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

When the going gets tough, the tough get down to formulating a new normal. casinos may not yet know the when of a possible post-ghost-town reopening, but they’ll be damned if they’re going to be caught without a how. Since co...Read More

TravelPulse Hosts Massive Virtual Bingo Game

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

TravelPulse Canada has pulled off what may very well be the largest virtual travel agent game ever staged. Friday afternoon saw very close to 500 virtual participants take part in the live video feed event on Facebook. Hosted by Toronto&...Read More

Nolimit City Unveils Harlequin Carnival Slot

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

Let nobody accuse Nolimit City of failing to show up at the party. The leading software developer recently unveiled its fabulous new Harlequin Carnival online slot, and its nothing short of a Venice masked-ball extravaganza. A rich explos...Read More

George Street Festival Confirmed Cancelled

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

The annual George Street Festival draws thousands of festivalgoers to St. Johns. Ironically, it’s for exactly this reason that what would have this year been the 36th anniversary of the festival, has now been cancelled fo...Read More

Graysen Cameron Talks About His Recovery

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2020

To those of us unfamiliar with the challenges posed by a sudden and traumatic shift in reality, imagining what it must be like to come to terms with the imminent threat of physical disability, can be near impossible. But hope springs eter...Read More

Microgaming Praises Staff-Led PlayItForward

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2020

Now in its 6th year of operation, staff-led PlayItForward initiative has raised more than £120,000 in charitable donations, the majority of which was raised since the entire initiative was entrusted to the gaming giant&r...Read More

Microsoft’s Cross-Gen Policy Gets A Buff

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2020

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

Pragmatic Play Wows With Fruit Rainbow Slot

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2020

has just released a colourful new take on the old classic fruit machine slot. Fruit Rainbow is the latest creation by the brand, and certainly promises to live up to the leading developer’s quality online slots reputation. The 40-p...Read More

Xbox Series X Hailed The Dawn Of A New Era

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2020

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

Epic Announces Massive Invitational Event

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2020

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

OLG Municipal Allocations Are Pure Lifelines

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2020

Casinos across Canada’s provinces have shown support and heart to local communities during a time of unprecedented crises. Some have displayed massive hearts of light across hotel towers whilst others have opened their kitchens to s...Read More

Stay-At-Home Netflix Magic Coming In May

Ben Hamill - May 02, 2020

Judging by the inward-bound and the outward-bound shows presented to subscribers by Canada this May, staying at home promises to be more than just blissfully bearable. We’ll be treated to everything from the dramatic to the insane ...Read More

RevenueWire Ordered To Pay Millions To FTC

Ben Hamill - May 02, 2020

A Victoria-based e-commerce facilitation support and service provider has been ordered to part with $6.75 million by a B.C. Federal Court. The court ruled that according to evidence presented in the civil action matter between the U.S. Fe...Read More

Evoplay Launch Texas Hold’em Poker in 3D

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2020

has just added yet another entertainment masterpiece to its existing table games portfolio. The latest launch is a Wild West-themed 3D online Poker game that packs a real punch. Texas Hold’em Poker 3D is pure online card action at ...Read More

Relax Confirms Important New ReelPlay Deal

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2020

Only a couple of weeks ago, inked the deal of a lifetime with Finnish operator Paf. Now they have just confirmed having nabbed yet another lucrative partnership, and this time around with Australia’s ReelPlay. The new licensing dea...Read More

WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Sets New Record

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2020

Unprecedented times call for creative measures. And creativity often-times leads to unexpected positive outcomes. This certainly appears to be the case with the upcoming Super Circuit Online Series, to be presented in partnership with on...Read More

Betsoft Ready For Journey To The West Slot Launch

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

This May 21st is a day to look forward to as it just so happens to be the date on which plans to release yet another fantastic on action-packed online video slot. Going live in may is the new Journey to the West slot and this o...Read More

Cascades Casino North Bay On Further Hold

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

Since the construction of a new casino complex isn’t considered a service humanity can’t do without (although die-hard gaming enthusiasts would disagree!), operator & Entertainment will have to wait a while longer yet bef...Read More

Dennis Rodman – Enigma Of 1990s NBA

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

The man rumoured to have dated R&B superstar Toni Braxton is often overlooked and especially so when positioned next to The Last Dance NBA superstar and GOAT of the basketball industry, Michael Jordan. But Dennis Rodman’s absolu...Read More

Marc Eversley Looks Set To Manage The Bulls

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

The latest inside-NBA scoop is that Marc Eversley, previously the VP of player personnel for the Philadelphia 76ers, has been appointed the new General Manager for the Chicago Bulls. This means that Eversley is to officially replace the f...Read More

NHL Latest To Join The eSports Revolution

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

Present-day challenges have all but hastened the pace and extent of the digital revolution. It’s become increasingly clearer that the world needs an alternative to in-person professional sports leagues and that eSports is that alter...Read More

GGPoker Welcomes Boris Becker As Brand Ambassador

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

The news is official: 6-time Grand Slam tennis legend Boris Becker is the latest to join  impressive list of representatives and celebrity brand ambassadors. Becker joins the likes of Canadian pro and miracle-maker Daniel Negreanu, t...Read More

Play’n GO Turns Up The Heat With That’s Rich

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

Leading casino software developer is back with yet another fantastic online slot. That’s Rich is everything the name suggests and more: everything that’s needed to create a life of luxury and a glamorous existence fit for the...Read More

Celebrities Giving Viewers an Eyeful

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

It turns out there’s a term for it. For why we’re so fiercely fascinated with the lives of celebrities.  Oscar psychology. And since we recently graduated from a controlled sneak peek into celebrity homes every once in a ...Read More

Roger Federer Calls For Single Tennis Body

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2020

All-time tennis great and multiple Grand Slam title-holder Roger Federer recently released a string of tweets on social media intended to gauge the industry’s reaction to a possible merger of men and women’s professional gover...Read More

888poker To Host 11 Days Of XL Inferno

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2020

2020 certainly is shaping up to be quite the year for online Poker. Since the majority of us are currently under unofficial house arrest, most major sports events and competition events have been either postponed or outright cancelled. h...Read More

Former Aristocrat Pioneer To Join SG Corp

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2020

Leading casino and Lottery tech supplier Corporation has announced that former Aristocrat chief product officer Rich Schneider will be officially joining its ranks in 2021. Schneider, who is considered a true industry-visionary, previous...Read More

NetEnt Wows With New Gorilla Kingdom Slot

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2020

For as long as casino games giant is around, players need never fear the possibility of running out of gaming and entertainment options. The developer has just released yet another top title, this time round featuring the mighty Gorilla K...Read More

Valve Disarms CS Leak – Quiet About TF2

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2020

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

Meghan Markle Is Back On The Small Screen

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2020

Now that the of Sussex are free to decide for themselves how to spend their time, we’ll hopefully start to see a whole lot more of Meghan Markle on the platform that first introduced her to the world: television and the small scree...Read More

Girl Scouts Troop’s Kindness Bingo A Hit

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2020

It’s true that the most challenging of times often mark periods of exceptional human kindness. And our present-day human health crisis is no different. Just ask the members of Girl Scout Troop 83824. Wanting to spread some desperate...Read More

Communities Benefit From OLG Allocations

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2020

The community of Belleville, Ontario, will despite widespread temporary closures of businesses and casinos in the city and province, continue to receive casino revenue allocations, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation () has promise...Read More

North Bay Accepting Road Reconstruction Bids

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2020

Not only will the community of North Bay benefit from regular cash allocations once Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s new has been completed, but a project involving a major upgrade to the roads in the immediate vicinity of whe...Read More

Bettor Turns $0.50 Racing Bet Into $500k

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

Sometimes those long-shot underdog and against-all-odds types of bets truly do pay off. And when they do, it’s generally in stellar style. This was exactly how betting history was made when a particularly lucky Florida bettor manag...Read More

Andrew Neeme Is Master Of Poker Meet-Ups

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

His is so much more than a desire to be YouTube- or -famous. He plays not because he’s a show-off, or even because he gets paid to stream clips of himself playing cards. Online Poker master Andrew Neeme is in fact, the real deal, an...Read More

Play’n GO Excites With New Ring Of Odin Slot

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

It’s true: players are every bit as interested in Norse mythology and the Asgard, the skyward home of the gods, as they are in Ancient Egypt-themed slots. And so many will be happy to hear that read on the launch with a new online ...Read More

Penn National Announces Tropicana Sale Deal

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

Casinos all over the world are trying their best not to buckle under the financial pressure of extended closures. No income for extended periods of time means that many have had to furlough workers without pay. And those operators owning ...Read More

Malindi Elmore Tells All About Her Marathon Record

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

Setbacks and defeats are worth their weight in gold. So says the Canadian record-holder, Malindi Alberta Elmore. The 40-year-old mother of two recently elaborated on what it meant to smash the Canadian national record running only the sec...Read More

Markets Reel As Oil Crashes To Sub-Zero

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

We appear to have reached the proverbial tipping point. The proof? The price of U.S. crude oil earlier this week for the first time in history plunged all the way down and into a negative value, before it resurfaced briefly only to hover ...Read More

Facebook Launches Gaming Ahead Of Schedule

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

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

Caesars Postpones World Series Of Poker

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

We’re living in precious but precarious times. And since even medium-sized gatherings are now considered life-threatening given humanity’s current normal, the organisers of the epic annual  have taken the decision to post...Read More

Harry & Meghan Fed Up With British Tabloids

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

British tabloids have eventually managed to tick of to such an extent that the couple on Sunday announced that their private relations team will no longer engage in any way with four separate British tabloids. The couple gave new meaning...Read More

Ex-Calgarian Bill Peters To Coach In Russia

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

Ex-Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters made a return to gainful employment and professional hockey recently. Peter’s was unofficially booted by way of a voluntary resignation from the Flames last year, following his supposed earlier ha...Read More

Eddie Vedder’s Superb One World Performance

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

Pearl Jam frontman, main lyricist and lead vocalist Eddie Vedder is a man well-versed in the art of biding his time laying patiently in wait for that perfect moment of musical magnificence. And musical magnificence it was when the man beh...Read More

Canadiens Defenseman Andrei Markov Retires

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

The retirement of former Montreal Canadiens defenceman is perhaps proof that all good things must necessarily at some point come to an end. Markov, now 41, who on Thursday past formally announced his retirement from professional hockey, ...Read More

Introducing Absolootly Mad Mega Moolah

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

Microgaming’s is to the minds of many, arguably the best progressive jackpot slot ever created. And judging by the game’s popularity ratings, this certainly appears to be the case. And best of all is that thanks to the expert...Read More

Schitt’s Creek Says Thank You

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

When the stars of Schitt’s Creek recently let fly a stream of lives that has so far raised more than $200,000 for Canadian and U.S. food banks, the idea was to do something truly meaningful as a way to say thank you for six seasons...Read More

Mixed Reality Game HoloVista Set For iOS Launch

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

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

Galfond Off To 2nd Round Of Challenge

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

Run It Once-man has just kicked off the second leg of his Galfond challenge and this time round, its amateur Poker enthusiast and hedge fund manager Bill Perkins on the other side of the virtual table. The duo is playing $100/$200 Pot-Li...Read More

Woodbine Races To Return Without Spectators

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

Horse racing events may return to Woodbine as early as June/July, but in all likelihood without spectators present – or at least not in person. This is according to a recent online conversation made public by CEO Jim Lawson. The co...Read More

Bingo Crook Finally Meets His Fate

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

The man accused of having benefited from more than $10,000 in ill-begotten wins by having rigged a series of Bonanza Bingo games in Monroe in the U.S. state of Louisiana, has just got what’s been coming to him after having been fou...Read More

Quickspin’s Ticket To Rome - Nero’s Fortune

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2020

Swedish slots developer is no newcomer to the development game. We’ve seen a vast variety of games released by the company over the course of the last decade or so and the really good news is that the creative team is keeping a ste...Read More

David Haye Stars In New Poker Documentary

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2020

Exciting news this week is that a new documentary following former professional boxing champ David Haye’s transition from professional sports player to Poker player will be aired on Prime starting April 17. David vs Goliath will te...Read More

Fortnite Announces Season 3 Roll-Out Delay

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2020

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

Zoom Hires Former Facebook Security Chief

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2020

The last thing anyone wants to see popping up in a videoconference is a naked adult male blabbering racial slurs. And even more so when said naked racist pops up during a password-protected high school online meeting possibly involving h...Read More

Microgaming Confirms New Inspired Agreement

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2020

Leading online gaming giant has now announced having concluded a new content agreement with the UK’s Inspired Entertainment Inc. The agreement provides that Inspired will distribute its games via Microgaming’s content aggrega...Read More

BCLC Adds to Its Online Bingo Offering

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

Since remaining indoors and at home is the right thing to do right now if we’re to save our economy, we’re going to need a whole lot more activities to keep us free of the dreaded cabin fever. And thanks to the , not only will...Read More

California Governors 6-Point Plan Out Of Lockdown

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom has revealed a six-point guide that will in his opinion, prove effective at safely reopening the state and lifting the restrictions imposed on March 19. Newsom unveiled his guide in view of officials curre...Read More

Science Reports Biggest Supernova Ever Seen

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

have just discovered the biggest supernova ever detected, and one radiating nearly five times the amount of explosion energy released by a typical supernova. This in itself is an unprecedented occurrence when considering that the amount o...Read More

Golf’s Best To Play in Charity Online Poker Tournament

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

Now that all in-person non-essential activities have had to be put on hold until further notice, the majority of us have at our disposal quite a bit of free time. But instead of fooling around with nonsensical activities at home in a bid ...Read More

888 Reports Record 2019 Revenue Year

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

has been gunning for gold and it now seems as if all of its hard work is beginning to pay off. The operator has released a report tracking its highs and lows for 2019 and the comparative year-on-year study delivered some surprising resul...Read More

Adelson Still World’s Richest Casino Tycoon

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

Even despite financial markets being at an all-time low right now, Las Vegas Sands founder and chairman Sheldon Adelson remains one of the richest men on earth. This is according to the latest version of ’s annual World Billionaires...Read More

Rivers Casino Staff Enter Into Furlough

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

Many U.S. have no more than a question of weeks’ worth of financial reserves remaining in their operational kitties due to ongoing lockdowns. New York’s Schenectady-based Rivers Casino & Resort recently became the latest ...Read More

Wisconsin Election Chaos Leads To Outrage

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

Times are tough and as humanity adapts to an entirely new normal, it’s very easy to lose sight of the fact that there is a race for U.S. presidency in motion. And at the heart of any election, whether presidential, primary, for Supr...Read More

Japan Has No Plan B Beyond 2021 Olympics

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

Whenever Plan A proves a fail, most of us tend to have Plan B or even a C and D up our sleeves. Especially when whatever the initial plan was supposed to have achieved is a thing of importance. Unless we’re talking about the Olympic...Read More

Poker’s Phil Galfond Makes A Surreal Comeback

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

It wasn’t all that long ago that Run It Once Poker celebrity Phil Galfond took to Twitter to publicly bemoan his supposed fate playing Pot-Limit Omaha against online opponent VeniVidi1993. A clearly deflated Galfond wrote on Twitter...Read More

The Right and Wrong Way to Donate

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

We all have different ideas about what it means to constructively pass the time. And when suddenly confronted with more time on our hands than before, our idea of what constitutes boredom and what we consider to be time well spent, varies...Read More

New #selfcare Game a Mental Health Hit

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

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

Ben Affleck’s Poker Game Raises $2M For Charity

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

Trump’s plans for a “normal” Sunday may not have panned out quite in the way that he – and certainly the world – would have hoped, but that doesn’t mean that Easter was a total no-deal this year. In fa...Read More

Nintendo Switch In Short Supply

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

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

Cosmopolitan Drops $500k Suit Against Kane

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

The ’s Evander Kane is no goodie shoes. In fact, he’s exactly the opposite. And so, when in November last year the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Last Vegas instituted a lawsuit against the left winger for some $500,000 in...Read More

Virtual Bingo Carries Saint John’s SPCA

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

Virtual Bingo is doing for the animals in shelter at Saint John’s SPCA Animal Rescue what otherwise freely giving folks simply no longer can as a result of everyone having to reign it in on spending due to uncertain times.

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Donald Trump Appoints 4th Secretary Of Press

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2020

U.S. is hogging news headlines yet again. The businessman and former Apprentice reality-TV star now turned president continues to lead one of the most controversial White House communications operations to date, having just hired one of ...Read More

Trump To Look Into Aid For Casino Workers

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2020

has reacted to a plea levied by a group of senators regarding the exclusion of gambling and gambling-related businesses from being legible to benefit from the country’s Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, by saying that ...Read More

Why Biking Is Getting a Popularity Boost

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2020

We all, at some point or another, need to move from point A to point B. And since social (physical) distancing guidelines imposed certain limits on the way we get around, there’s no time like the present to do it on a bike.

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The Home of Poker Goes Quiet

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2020

Las Vegas Nevada, the once bustling and happening home of , is hardly even recognisable in its current devoid-of-all-movement state of lockdown. No one unfamiliar with Sin City would be persuaded to believe that the town that now lies des...Read More

WSOP Yet To Confirm 2020 Series Cancellation

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2020

Save for a global health pandemic that has caused nearly 2,000 deaths in a single day in the US alone, there is probably nothing quite as paralysing as uncertainty and the inability to plan for the future. And the r’s supposed inabi...Read More

Realistic Adds 2 More Games To Quickfire

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2020

Established as far back as 2002, Reading-based only ever dreamt of distributing its games throughout the UK. But things have changed considerably since then and today, the once-small-town developer is a leading contributor to Microgaming...Read More

Cannabis Curbside Deliveries Now Authorised

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2020

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has following a former complete lockdown order, now said that authorised cannabis stores will be permitted to sell and deliver by way of curbside pickups for the remainder of the declared emer...Read More

Seniors Play Bingo With Matthew McConaughey

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2020

It could be argued that if any one group of people were to be singled out as most severely affected by the , or at least from a physical and mental health point of view, then that group would have to be senior citizens. A category of peop...Read More

How An NS Library Is Helping To Save Lives

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2020

When a Nova Scotia South Shore public library initially bought a  a few years ago, the last thing on anyone’s mind would have been that the printer would one day be put to use to not only train minds and imaginations, but to sa...Read More

E3 Online Event Cancelled Now Too

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

It appears as if industries across the globe are set to adopt a whole new normal once the Coronavirus pandemic has run its course. Even before what used to be the annual gaming expo of the year was cancelled because of the current pandemi...Read More

Lockdowns Are CO2 Breathers Not Erasers

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

Earth’s atmosphere is a CO2 bank and we’ve been making deposits to that bank for decades on end. To think that failing to make a deposit for a couple of months in a row is going to completely deplete the funds just doesn&rsquo...Read More

Gen X The Most Likely To Use Credit Cards For Gambling

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

So vastly does Generation X differ from ; and even more so from those who make up Generation Z, that the differences in their approach can even be seen in the types of cards favoured to pay for something like gambling - or, as it were, on...Read More

British Open Cancelled Due To Covid-19

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

Golf’s British Open will not be played this year because of the . Reconfiguring an annual major championship schedule is proving to be a tricky task indeed as golf officials this week scramble to try and create a new schedule with n...Read More

Red Rake Unveils New 777 Heist Slot

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

It’s true that there’s nothing quite like a good old cash heist. And those who have always dreamt of nabbing a piece of fine art or a valuable artefact can now indulge in the adventure in a whole new way thanks to a new slot f...Read More

OLG Says Cash Allocations Will Continue

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

Regular casino cash allocations will continue to be paid by venues under the control of the , the Crown corporation this week said. This means that the municipalities of Ajax and Scugog will continue to benefit from cash payments payable ...Read More

NHL Considers Resuming Play In Empty Arenas

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

Change is tough. And uncertainty a many-headed monster. Whilst it’s true that restoring at least some form of order and familiarity to the will bring about not only a measure of financial stability in world sports, but also provide...Read More

Quarantine Efforts Lead To On Going Gaming Boom

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

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

NetEnt Enchants With New Wilderland Slot

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

A magical trip right into the heart of an enchanted forest seems like the perfect flight of fancy right about now. And thanks to the creative team at leading casino software developer , players can now book a visit to exactly such a dream...Read More

Covid-19 Takes a Bite Out of Apple

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

Apple’s appetite for cheap labour is starting to pay off. As in getting what they paid for. Despite various warnings by a hidden few Apple executives regarding the tech-giant’s unhealthy dependence on as far back as 2015, Tim...Read More

IGT Announces Covid-19 Survival Plan

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

The gambling industry is unfortunately not exempt from the crippling effects of and operators and business leaders all over the world are increasingly faced with having to make some very tricky and oftentimes downright heart-wrenching de...Read More

Gateway Extends Layoff Benefits To June 30

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

What with all casinos across the country having temporarily shut down their operations in a joint effort to help fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus, it stands to good reason that temporary layoffs are now part of everyday life for...Read More

New Orleans Saints Hero Tom Dempsey Has Died

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

Ex- record kicker and New Orleans Saints football hero Tom Dempsey has died from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel human Coronavirus. The 73-year-old, long-time NFL Saints sweetheart and the man whose 64-yard field goal remained u...Read More

Covid-19 Puts UK PM Boris Johnson In Hospital

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

No. 10 Downing Street has confirmed that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday evening. Johnson has been in self-isolation since having started displaying symptoms caused by Covid-19 about 10 days ago. A spoke...Read More

Pragmatic Thrills With The Wild Machine™ Slot

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

has just released a new online slot, and players are bound to go nuts for its new The Wild Machine™. The new online slot is a beehive of activities, overflowing with special 3D animation effects, awesome graphics that make symbols ...Read More

Live Shows Cancelled All Over Ontario

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

Having to cancel or reschedule any major event is a headache under perfectly normal circumstances. But rescheduling events during a time when nobody is able to realistically predict what future dates may be suitable for postponement purpo...Read More

Rockstar Pledges 5% Revenue To Covid-19

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

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

MGM Gives Jim Murren a $32M Handshake

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

CEO Jim Murren has officially resigned from his position at the head of the table at casino giant Resorts, thereby effectively prematurely ending his tenure by months. Murren’s $32 million-dollar handshake awarded by MGM Resorts In...Read More

Bingo Supports Animals In Need In Niagara

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

Bingo has helped save the day so many times in the past that its truly earned its charity support reputation. By joining in on a game, players get to not only have fun and stand the chance to win some money, but also get to contribute to ...Read More

161st Queen’s Plate Postponed Indefinitely

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2020

What would have been the 161st running of the annual Queen’s Plate, has officially been cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson announced the news on Wednesday. The event was schedule...Read More

Oilers, Flames, Announce Staff Reductions

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2020

We’re living in unprecedented times indeed. The financial strain caused by the human coronavirus is taking its toll on industries all over the world and it certainly does feel as if no industry has been spared. The sports industry i...Read More

Wimbledon 2020 Officially Cancelled

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2020

Humanity is grappling to come to terms with tumultuous times indeed. The latest shock to the system of the professional sports world is that Wimbledon has for the first time since the Second World War, been cancelled. The Coronavirus pand...Read More

Betsoft Impresses With Monster Pop Slot

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2020

Leading online casino games developer and distributor Betsoft Gaming has released a new online video slot, and by the looks of it, this one’s going to be a real blast. Monster Pop is a fun and feisty collection of other-worldly char...Read More

Microgaming Announces Thrilling April Slots Line Up

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2020

Leading casino games giant Microgaming isn’t about to allow the Coronavirus to spoil anyone’s gaming fun. The developer is continuing with business as usual, and has just released a rather stellar lineup of releases for the mo...Read More

Playground Poker Moves Cash Games Online

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2020

Our world is in actual fact no more than a digital village and Playground Poker Club has decided that there’s no time like the present to make the best of an otherwise very worrying time by taking full advantage of the unique opport...Read More

Musician Adam Schlesinger Dead At 52

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2020

The exceptionally talented singer/songwriter and co-founder of popular band Fountains of Wayne, Adam Schlesinger, has died from Coronavirus-related complications. He was only 52 years old. The news of the artist’s untimely and certa...Read More

U.S. Census Hit By Coronavirus Confusion

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2020

A decade has passed since the last U.S. census and this year’s April 1st has rolled around during a time of unprecedented challenges equal to no other census year in the history of American record-keeping. But despite the...Read More

Valve, Sony and Other Brands Helping Preserve Bandwidth

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2020

The internet is a lifeline that the majority of people cannot do without – and now more than ever before. What with the majority of countries being either in a state of nation-wide lockdown or big scale voluntary quarantine in an at...Read More

Why It’s OK Not To Do Anything During Quarantine

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2020

The old adage rings more true now than ever before; its OK if simply getting through the day is all you’ve managed to do. Consider the idea of quarantine and the growing sensation that many people really are living their best lives ...Read More

Why Essential Services Vary From Place to Place

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2020

The global Coronavirus pandemic has bestowed upon the world what certainly feels like a whole new vocabulary. We’re each day confronted with terms like flattening the curve, social distance and the concept of essential services. And...Read More

Pragmatic Play Lauds New LeoVegas Bingo Deal

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

Leading online casino content and Bingo games developer Pragmatic Play is celebrating an extension of its partnership with LeoVegas, which extension will see the globally renowned operator roll out a number of the developer’s online...Read More

Saskatchewan Casinos Issue Layoff Notices

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

As the country continues to reel under the new and mostly unprecedented challenges brought about by the , Canadian casinos are struggling to keep head above water. Uncertainty regarding current as well as future income has now caused vari...Read More

Harry & Meghan Announce Instagram Interval

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

For the past number of weeks, Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle have been providing regular updates regarding their work as well as their personal journey via their Sussex Royal Instagram account. The pair however announced on Monday th...Read More

Jay Bouwmeester On The Mend Says Blues Cap

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

When St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench early in February during a game against the Anaheim Ducks, many feared for the worst. But according to Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo, Bouwmeester appears to be out of...Read More

QuakeCon Cancelled 1st Time In 25 Years

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

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

CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo Is Covid-19 Positive

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

CNN lead anchor and brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Chris Cuomo, has confirmed having tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the potentially deadly human Coronavirus. Chris revealed his diagnosis on Twitter on Marc...Read More

Idaho Hit By Biggest Earthquake In 40 Years

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.5 hit the state of Idaho on Tuesday evening. The earthquake’s epicenter appeared to be located about 80 miles northeast of Boise and just outside of Stanley and was the state’s most pro...Read More

Ronaldinho Grants 1st Interview Since Arrest

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

Brazilian golden boy Ronaldinho, though not completely out of the legal twang following allegations of his having attempted to enter Paraguay using a fake passport last month, has at least been released from prison.

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Evolution Gaming Closes Its Georgia Studio

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Live casino specialist Evolution Gaming has announced the temporary closure of its Georgia-based live studio. The brand made the announcement earlier on this week and informed shareholders of its proposed plans to cover future shortfalls ...Read More

NetEnt Issues Positive Red Tiger Acquisition Report

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Leading casino games developer and distributer  has reported having significantly streamlined its entire operation company-wide resulting from its Red Tiger Gaming acquisition. NetEnt acquired market competitor and leading developer ...Read More

GGPoker Launches StayHome Freerolls

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Online Poker provider GGPoker may not have mentioned the current by name, but its quite obvious that its new hourly StayHome $100 freeroll prize pools are intended to give those stuck at home something fun and completely free to do with ...Read More

Tom Renney Says Sports Will Heal Us Post-Pandemic

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Sports is in many ways the glue that keeps a nation together. And this is especially true for Canadians. For this reason, sports organisations all over the country have a leading role to play in uniting Canada once the coronavirus pandemi...Read More

Active VLTs Spell Covid-19 Disaster

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Crown corporation Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries a couple of weeks ago remotely deactivated at least half of the (VLTs) under its control in Manitoba province. This in “keeping” with social distancing policies instituted by go...Read More

Yggdrasil Welcomes Azure To The Franchise Family

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

has added Azure Tech to its franchising licensing family, the supplier/distribution giant confirmed earlier on this week. The Asian gaming supplier is the second partner to be incorporated into Yggdrasil’s franchise portfolio in as...Read More

Karim Mané Looking To Fast Track NBA Success

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Montreal South Shore resident Karim Mané cannot be accused of playing things by ‘the book’. The 19-year-old Saint-Hubert player last week declared himself eligible for the NBA’s 2020 draft. And while this does not...Read More

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Faces 5 Years In Jail

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

The drama surrounding founder Isai Scheinberg finally drew to a close last week when Scheinberg pled guilty to various charges stemming from a 2011 slew of indictments imposed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Each of the charges brough...Read More

Bruno Mars Pledges $1M To MGM Fund

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

Pop star Bruno Mars has donated $1 million to be divided between the Employee Emergency Grant Fund and the Children’s Medical Support Fund. The money was pledged to the MGM Resorts Foundation, which foundation is in charge of the t...Read More

Microgaming Announces Bingo Network Shutdown

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

Its barely been six months since Microgaming closed its proprietary and now its about to shut down its Bingo operations too. The company has said that the decision was made on the strength of it having headed in a new direction, being th...Read More

Call of Duty: Warzone Plagued by Cheaters

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

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

PokerStars Crowns Richest Sunday Millions Champ

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

Live Poker may be off limits right now but that doesn’t mean that online Poker isn’t living an absolute heyday. Last week Sunday saw Brazilian online Poker player “AAAArthur” earn a fantastic $1,192,802 in prize mo...Read More

Why Home-Made Masks Are A Bad Idea

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

  With N95 masks now in critically short supply, it seems pretty reasonable that Canadians are looking towards other means in order to stay protected and avoid contracting . But whilst sewing together a couple of make-shift alternat...Read More

Hotels & Casinos Lighting Up Hearts In Dark Times

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

There are now more than 1,500 confirmed cases of in Ontario alone. Industries all over the province are suffering severe economic consequences because of the Coronavirus-induced lockdown. And while some are able to continue to function a...Read More

Earthquakes Leave West Texas Slightly Rattled

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2020

Earthquakes centred in a remote area of West Texas shook the region on Thursday, March 26th, 2020. The first occurred early in the morning and was followed six hours later by a larger tremor, according to the scientific agency ...Read More

Megxit 2 - The Canada Edition

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2020

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced their departure as senior British royals in January 2020, the world dubbed the move . The play on words was clear; it’s a portmanteau of the words exit a...Read More

New NWHL Team In Toronto

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

The National Women’s Hockey League () will soon be expanded to Toronto, which means that it will effectively be adding the first Canadian team to its ranks. The expansion will be deemed part of the 2020-2021 season and will be led b...Read More

Las Vegas Reels As Shutdown Continues

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

There are currently 219 casinos trading in Las Vegas. Hundreds of thousands of people are wholly dependent on the casino industry for daily survival. And now that the entire hatch has been closed following a shut-down order issued last w...Read More

Safe Gambling A Focal Point For Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

Operator WhichBingo has just released its 5th Market Report and what keeps on recurring as a decidedly strong theme all throughout the report is that operators are collectively moving toward safer gambling tools as a key consu...Read More

Ryan Reynolds Responds to Trudeau’s Covid-19 SOS

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

Ideas like “flattening the curve” and “social distancing” are new to the human race and yet the current coronavirus global pandemic have brought these and other curiosities right to our doors. Canadian Prime Minist...Read More

KED Project Now Plagued By The Coronavirus

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

Gateway’s controversial (KED) may see even more delays now that the global Coronavirus pandemic has caused a nation-wide commercial stand-still. Matters that were supposed to have been resolved during a meeting on May 5 were earlie...Read More

Donald Trump Wants An Open Easter

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

U.S. has said that he wants the country open and functional to the point of folks being able to pack churches to the brim on Easter Sunday. To be clear, Easter Sunday is less than 3 weeks away. Trump spoke about his dreams for a “n...Read More

Poker Pro Launches Covid-19 Support Group

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

That the Coronavirus pandemic is testing the casino industry to its absolute limits is no secret. Casinos all over Canada and the US have closed up shop amid the global pandemic. All manners of Poker tournaments have been cancelled and ca...Read More

Online Casinos Booming During Covid-19 Lockdown

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

Staying home and national lockdowns are threatening to cripple various industries in many countries all over the world, with the sports betting industry not being the least of these in terms of the severity of the situation that is now un...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Will Survive Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

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

Tokyo Olympics To Be Postponed

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

Japan finally on Tuesday conceded to what the rest of the world has known for weeks now. The 2020 Tokyo Summer have been postponed. Canada last week became the first major country to withdraw from the games, followed by Australia earlier...Read More

Covid-19 Pick-Up Lines Offer A Much-Needed Laugh

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

So apparently social distancing has a funny side too. As in hilariously funny. Covid-19 pick-up lines may very well be the funniest thing to have come out of social distancing yet as singles get creative in the absence of being able to da...Read More

Square Enix Wants To Help With Free Games

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

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

Raleigh Diner Gets Innovative With Car Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

It’s heartening to see that even in particularly challenging times, people aren’t losing their sense of fun and innovation. players, especially, have been adopting creative means in an attempt to keep engaging with their favo...Read More

David Doc Sands Tests Positive For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

Poker pro David “Doc” Sands this week became the first high-profile Poker player to test positive for the Coronavirus. The Poker champ took to  to share the news with his followers and said that he hoped that by providing...Read More

Tom Brady Signs With Tampa

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

That the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is as good a new home as any for a down-sizing quarterback as any is probably a reasonable statement to make. Unless that quarterback’s name is former New England Patriots player . It’s a matter o...Read More

GoT’s George R.R. Martin Marks Himself Safe

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

Game of Thrones penman George R.R. Martin has declared himself “safe” amid the Coronavirus global pandemic. The 71-year-old Martin this week provided an update regarding his current state of health after Indira Varma, who play...Read More

The Stars Group At Ease But Aware Amid Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

has indicated that it for the time being remains confident that the current global Coronavirus pandemic won’t have too much of an impact its projections for the remainder of the year. The group recently provided an update to its ye...Read More

No More Bingo For Quebec’s Seniors

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

Senior citizens face a set of unique circumstances in general. Loneliness, social isolation and other related challenges are very much a part of daily life for many people and oftentimes, the only reprieve in an otherwise dull existence i...Read More

Adam Silver Bats About NBA Suggestions

Ben Hamill - March 22, 2020

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday addressed the challenges posed by the Coronavirus outbreak during a televised interview on sports broadcasting network . The commissioner discussed various considerations currently under discussio...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Puts Hold On Races

Ben Hamill - March 22, 2020

The Coronavirus is pushing world economies right to the precipice of another global recession and the casino and betting industries are among the hardest hit of all. Great Canadian Gaming’s horseracing operation is the latest of the...Read More

WPT Final Tables Postponed Until May

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2020

Three more live Poker Tour final table events have now been postponed in an attempt to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Enterprises chief executive officer Adam Pliska announced on Tuesday that the three WPT tables that were supposed ...Read More

Playtech Halts Dividends Amid Health Crisis

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2020

It’s one thing to have a social distancing-compliant betting platform but it’s quite another to not have anything to bet on. Gambling and betting tech giant  this week said that it will be temporarily suspending its share...Read More

Alberta Bingo Halls & Casinos Go Into Shutdown Mode

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Alberta is the latest province to have joined the casino shut-down line. As continues to spread like wildfire, Canadian industries are reeling under the pressure of trying to keep afloat amid various restrictions on large gatherings, act...Read More

Experts Issue Home Network Warnings During Pandemic

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

As if dealing with a global pandemic isn’t enough, federal employees working from home now face having to navigate an additional challenge. experts are warning public servants as well as employees working in corporate industries to...Read More

Doug Poke Done With YouTube Poker Channel

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Controversial online figure and former Poker-pro Doug Polk says that he has decided to quit making videos about Poker. Polk recently uploaded a 15-minute video titled “This Is My Final Poker Video” to his YouTube platform as w...Read More

NetEnt To Release Super Striker Slot

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

What was supposed to have been a well-coordinated launch so as to coincide with the now-cancelled Euro 2020, has resulted in  having had to make a call on whether or not to go ahead with the release of its new Super Striker slot. Read More

Dating Apps Issue Covid-19 Cautions

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

You know it’s bad when begin issuing warnings about, well, dating. But considering that humans will be humans, and our quest for love and finding our happily ever after doesn’t exactly go away when a global health pandemic re...Read More

WPT Goes Online With partypoker

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

There’s a whole lot of exciting Poker headed our way, even amidst all of the deadly Coronavirus drama. Great news is that the , in association with online giant partypoker, will in May of this year be hosting its very first WPT Onli...Read More

Negreanu Says Online Poker Best For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

Canadian pro player believes that now is the time to legalise online Poker, if only as a trial-run of sorts. Negreanu a couple of days ago called on US government officials to reconsider legalising online Poker nation-wide and specifical...Read More

Phil Galfond Resumes Challenge

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

Pot-Limit Omaha master and Run It Once Poker-pro is on the money-mend after having a little over a week ago resumed attempting to win at his own heads-up challenge and having re-engaged on the battle field with fellow online-challenger V...Read More

Booming Games Unveil New Gladiator Arena Slot

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

is treating its fans to yet another top-notch online slot, and hot on the heels of the previous one too! Its Wild Energy slot isn’t even cold off the production press and already the developer has announced that its ready to premie...Read More

Blueprint Impresses With Wonder Of Ages Slot

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

There’s seemingly simply no slamming on the breaks in ’s vocabulary. As the rest of the world enters into a Coronavirus-induced stasis of sorts, developers are releasing new content as if life on earth depended on it. Not that...Read More

Sophie Trudeau Tests Positive For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for the . Sophie Gregoire Trudeau began experiencing mild flu-like symptoms upon her return from a public speaking engagement in the UK on Wednesday. The Prime Ministe...Read More

Sony Reveals Plans For Future Of PlayStation

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

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

Loto-Quebec Closes Casinos Amid Health Panic

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

Crown Corporation Loto-Quebec has, amid the panic caused by the , officially closed all four of the casinos and both of the gaming halls under its control in the province of Quebec.  The announcement was made by Loto-Quebec spokesper...Read More

Nunavut Minister Stunned By Bingo Deductions

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

Nunavut’s family services minister, Elisapee Sheutiapik, has expressed her surprise at having discovered that winnings classify as a stream of income according to the wording contained in current legislation relating to the Income ...Read More

Greentube Acquires CBC’s Crypto Assets

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Novomatic’s Greentube (digital division) has completed a purchase deal that now sees the company owning the majority of the cryptocurrency and related blockchain-tech assets previously owned by CashBet Coin. Greentube first became ...Read More

E3 Cancelled In Wake Of Global Pandemic

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

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

Bingo Loco To Host Rebecca Black On Tour

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

may have been pooping sports parties left right and centre, but at least Bingo seems to be right and ready for the next Bingo Loco event series to tour Australia during the month of May. And better still is the news that internet pop ico...Read More

Phil Ivey Wins Big In Sochi

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Phil Ivey is no stranger to relying on pure luck. And luck certainly sealed the deal on what very nearly turned out to be another major victory for the pro player at a high-stakes event in Sochi. One of Ivey’s opponents ended up on...Read More

Woodbine Makes Changes Following Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Some 37 cases of the have now been reported and confirmed in Ontario, with at least one of those cases in Sudbury. And so, following growing concerns about the spread and impact of the virus on the province and its people, Woodbine Entert...Read More

Team17 Hits It Up With New Worms Teaser

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

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

Billie Eilish Takes a Stand In New Music Video

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

Billie Eilish is 18 years old. Let this statement sink in for a moment within the context of what has transpired over the internet’s airwaves over the course of the last couple of days. Let it first up not be said that the No Time t...Read More

Home-Based Search For Alien Life On A Break

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

For the past 21 years SETI@home has been relying on personal users and their personal computers (at home!) to collect chunks of data hoping to ultimately prove; or disprove as it were; the existence of extra-terrestrial intelligent alien ...Read More

Deslauriers Pulls Hat Trick Win For Anaheim

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

He’s no stranger to grinding down the centre and raising mayhem on the enforcement front. And so, Nicolas Deslauriers would in all likelihood have laughed at a suggestion that his Anaheim left wing antics would one day ensure his en...Read More

Negreanu Says Covid-19 Bets Are Cold-Blooded

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

Betting may be all good fun and games, but only up to a point. As soon as human lives are at stake, very poor taste enters into the equation. Which is exactly why Canadian GGPoker professional and brand ambassador Daniel Negreanu has labe...Read More

Quickspin Completes SkillOnNet Content Migration

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

Playtech’s Quickspin has just completed a content integration deal long in the making. The company has now ported its entire suite of award-winning iGaming content to SkillOnNet’s multi-supplier platform of games. The deal got...Read More

KED Project May Face Yet Another Major Delay

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

If local Greater Sudbury businessman Tom Fortin has managed to be anything, then that thing will in hindsight have to have been a spanner in ’s (KED) works. Fortin’s legal representative recently addressed a letter requesting ...Read More

Loot Boxes Are (Finally) A Dying Breed

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

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

Bingo Helps Clear School’s Lunch Debt

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

Bingo has championed for charities for as long as what anyone is able to remember. Whether the need involved raising money for medical care for retired vets or for upgrades to housing for seniors, has consistently stepped up to the plate...Read More

Special Poker Cruise Coming This September

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

Longing for a bit of colour, sea and adventure? Then be sure to sign up for a very special tournament to be hosted by Card Player Poker Tour in partnership with Card Player Cruises this September 10 – 19. The tournament will be pla...Read More

Foods From Black Cultures Worth Preserving

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

The devaluation of black Canadian cultural cuisine is an interesting, albeit damaging, dynamic. The idea that black food is somehow inherently of a lower value than, say, fine French cuisine, has a great deal more to do with the ...Read More

Aria Sued By Former Employee Over Tip-Pool

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

March 2018 saw the Fair Labour Standards Act (FLSA) amended to the extent that casino operators were no longer permitted to pool the tips earned by general employees with tips earned by senior staff, i.e. managers and supervisors. This wa...Read More

Oregon Declares Covid-19 State Of Emergency

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

Oregon State Governor Kate Brown has officially declared a state of emergency following 7 new cases of the Coronavirus () having been confirmed in a matter of just a couple of days. By Sunday, Oregon’s number of confirmed Coronaviru...Read More

Casino Rama Wants Smoking-Friendly Gambling

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

It’s a fact that many gamblers are also smokers. Regardless of how any outside party may view the act of either gambling or smoking, or both, that smokers will smoke (whether they’re gamblers or no) remains a given. Smokers ar...Read More

OLG CEO Stephen Rigby To Soon Be Replaced

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

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

Yggdrasil Thrills With New Brazil Bomba Slot

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

Gaming is no stranger to being recognised and applauded for its unique approach to thematic development. And going all out on theme is definitely where the focus was at with the developer’s new Brazil Bomba slot. The team has creat...Read More

partypoker’s New Update Includes Rabbit Hunt

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

 is going all out on adding additional elements of enjoyment to its current online Poker offerings. The award-winning operator describes its new March 5 update as a collection of things and elements that simply aim to make all games ...Read More

CBC Voices Commitment To Women In Sports

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

It’s been famously said that focus, determination, anger, relief, a lot of the time disappointment even, are all part of the professional sports game, whether you’re a man or a woman. And even though gender equality in sports ...Read More

Twitter Bot Leaks New EA Star Wars Game

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

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

More New Microgaming Slots Coming In March

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

is reaping massive rewards following the launch of its independent studio partner model a few years ago. The casino games giant is going all out on variety and volume, none of which would have been possible had it not been for the new ap...Read More

Apollo Bingo Ladies’ Night Goes Full Monty

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

On February 15th the Apollo Bingo Hall in Barrow hosted with a bit of a twist as male strippers took to the stage after the evening’s Bingo proceedings, showing “it all” Full Monty style. Needless to say, non...Read More

Mobile Poker Moves To Portrait Mode

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2020

Operators are shaking it up in the spirit of making online more accessible to mobile clients. The fact is: horizontal video has adapted to typical mobile behaviour. And it’s a basic thing of efficient practicality too. Mobile devic...Read More

Elk Studios Releases New Micro Knights Slot

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2020

has released a new title as part of its ELK Friends Series. Micro Knights is an adventure-style slot that invites the player to become part of a defence force tasked with the honourable responsibility of defending the kingdom walls of Ch...Read More

No More Skate-In-The-Air Rule For NHL

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2020

The has spoken: the time has come to do away with the old skate-in-the-air rule. According to Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Kris King, the general consensus among NHL GMs is that many a good hockey goal has been shot down be...Read More

Why Your Fitness Routine Should Evolve With Age

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2020

Aging may not be optional (yet) but aging poorly or even badly certainly is. Most of us are aware that regular exercise helps fight a variety of diseases and even helps the body to stay mobile and younger for longer. In fact, calculations...Read More

Hulu TV Comes To PlayStation 4

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2020

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

Nova Scotia To Take Anti-Harm Steps Over VLTs

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2020

, or VLTs, are once again firmly and controversially under the regulatory looking glass. And in an effort to divorce itself from any future ramifications or negative consequences Nova Scotia is stepping up to the plate by way of a propose...Read More

BC Astronomy Student Discovers 17 Planets

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

Scientists have long agreed that exoplanets exist and that if life were to exist anywhere else in the known universe, the exoplanets would be it. One such Earth-like world was recently discovered by Universi...Read More

KISS-Themed Casino Headed For Mississippi

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

1970s American rock band KISS wants to develop a themed around the group’s rock ‘n roll antics, and they want to do it in Mississippi. If the band’s negotiations with a local casino development company do pan out, fans ...Read More

Palace Bingo Rolls Out Coronavirus Checks

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

Forget about the price is right – try the temperature is right! Bingo lovers wanting to get their game on at Palace Bingo in Great Yarmouth will no longer be allowed to participate or even enter the club to begin with, unless their ...Read More

Levi’s Hints At Nintendo Super Mario Deal

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

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

PokerStars Reveals Surprise Disqualification

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

recently all but dumbfounded the online community when it announced that the winner of the 2018 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event is no longer regarded the real winner. Not only has “wann2play” ...Read More

Canada Loses Ground On Hurun’s Billionaires List

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

Rich lists. You got to love ‘em. Unless you’re no longer on them, of course, which appears to be what is happening to Canada. If a new report published last week by Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute is anything to go by,...Read More

3 Cops Injured At Encore Boston Harbor

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

It’s only fun and games until it’s not. Which appears to have been what had gone down this past weekend at ’s Encore Boston Harbor. The fun and games managed to get out of hand to the extent of law enforcement having had...Read More

Bingo Drag Queens Accused of Felony

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

Washington State had better have a solid plan in place in terms of the future support of its senior citizens. Especially since its now calling out those hosting charitable drag queen Bingo nights on acts of alleged class B felony. Why the...Read More

Betsoft Makes A Comeback With Monster Pop Slot

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

Gaming is finally back with a brand new slot. Monster Pop is due for release at desktop and mobile casinos on March the 26th and since Betsoft has been suspiciously absent on the new games release front, fans will be expecting...Read More

Temtem’s Battle Pass Causes Uproar

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

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

Caesars Casinoless Resort Coming To Arizona

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

The Caesars Entertainment Corp. group is looking to expand its brand by venturing anew into the world of hotels and hospitality. The group recently announced the upcoming development of its first US-based non-gaming . Caesars Republic is ...Read More

The Stars Group Performs Well Beyond Expectation

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

Canadian giant The Stars Group has released its financial and performance results for all of last year – the full 12 months. The group is very satisfied with its results post Fox Bet-launch and when looking at the reported financia...Read More

Harry & Meghan To Pay Their Own Way In Canada

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

Now that Megxit appears to be a done deal, even to the point of Harry and having had to agree to no longer make reference to the word “royal’ in any of their future brands, whether commercial or philanthropic, all that remain...Read More

Canadian Water Polo Team To Miss Camp Over Covid-19 Fears

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

There’s no time like the present to have a proper plan B in place for all eventualities. And the spreading like a right wildfire through all of Europe has necessitated exactly that for Canada’s women’s water polo team. ...Read More

WPTDeepStacks Montreal Coming To Playground

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

If DeepStacks Poker is your thing, then be sure to enter the upcoming WPTDeepStacks event this coming April. The WPTDeepStacks has been a firm favourite on the global Poker circuit ever since it won the coveted Mid-Major Circuit of the y...Read More

Lucky Player Lands $100,000 Bingo Win

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Just about anything beats leaving the casino empty-handed after an evening of sheer gaming entertainment. And whilst its perfectly alright to go home with fun memories only, it’s a whole lot more exciting to leave with a money windf...Read More

Valve To Release New Half-Life Alyx On VR

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

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

Chances Kelowna’s Expansion Plans are Approved

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

The City Council in Kelowna, British Columbia, has just voted to approve the expansion to the metropole’s popular Chances Kelowna casino. While its owners welcome the decision, main rival Playtime Casino has expressed its discontent...Read More

partypoker Heads To Russia For High Stakes Action

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

It’s official: is heading to Russia. Specifically, partypoker is bringing the best in high-stakes Poker to Russia - winter or no winter. Not that things aren’t already heating up at host venue Casino Sochi. This is the highes...Read More

NetEnt’s Gold & Silver Studios Now Live

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Knowing and following the news that the award-winning studio is ready to launch two new live casino product offerings, it’s safe to say that the developer is about to give its competitors a run for their money. NetEnt earlier on th...Read More

Milwaukee Mass Shooting Shakes Wisconsin

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

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

Hasbro To Bring Back Classic 90s Handhelds

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

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

Be A Lady They Said – Nixon Video Goes Viral

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

We may no longer be oppressed to the extent of not being permitted to drive a car or even not being allowed to leave the house without a father or brother by our side; at least not in most parts of the world; but despite the liberties we ...Read More

Oklahoma Player Refused Winnings By Casino

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

Most of us have dreamt about winning big on the and finally being able to do all the things we would otherwise never have been able to do. A gambler from Oklahoma now claims that exactly that had happened to her at the local Newcastle Ca...Read More

Women’s Sport Association Undergoes Rebrand

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity will soon officially change its name to simply, “Canadian Women & Sport”. And according to national CEO Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, a compl...Read More

When Money Not Talent Is Driving Hockey

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

Costly. Prohibitively expensive. And ultimately, an unattainable goal. These are just some of the words and expressions flying about the majority of middleclass households whenever the topic of a child (or worse yet, children!) wanting to...Read More

Loto-Quebec Wants To Streamline Reporting

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

Crown Corporation is on a mission to streamline its financial reporting model. And even though it does seemingly make sense to want to simplify systems in order to make revenue reports more abridged and to the point, there is a negative ...Read More

Details of Pop Smoke’s Tragic Death Emerge

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

In the short time since up-and-coming rap star Pop Smoke was fatally shot at the Hills mansion where he was staying, new details of the tragic event have come to light. Smoke, whose real name was Bashar Barakhar Jackson, was just 20 year...Read More

Bethesda Follows Blizzard and Splits From Nvidia

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

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

Loto-Quebec Introduce New Video Slots To 2 Casinos

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

Video slots have made for a phenomenal addition to a contemporary bustling modern-day casino industry. Interactive features, high payouts and super-fast action have all combined to turn video slots into firm gaming entertainment favourite...Read More

All Eyes On Cullen Commission Of Inquiry

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

What with the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into having officially regained traction this February 24th, BC locals are wide-eyed with interest regarding what is expected to become a “big reveal” once the second phas...Read More

End 2 End’s ICE London Debut A Huge Success

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

End 2 End is fresh from a simply superb inaugural appearance at London and according to company CEO Alejandro Revich, online Bingo, more than any other game or offering, continues to lead the way when talking social interaction. So much ...Read More

Why Vancouver Should Enter 2030 Olympic Bid

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

We have the tools, and so why not put them to repeated good use? Such is the opinion of the man responsible for having helped secure the bid for the 2010 Winter and Paralympic Games on behalf of the city of Vancouver. John Furlong has su...Read More

ESPN & Poker Central To Broadcast WSOP 2020

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

and Poker Central will this year for the fourth time be partnering it up in order to broadcast all of the exciting live-action play that is the World Series of Poker (WSOP). The 2020 WSOP broadcast schedule has just been released and the...Read More

Ryan Newman Lives To Race Another Day

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

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

Bernie Sanders Celebrates Nevada Caucus Success

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

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

Jeff Bezos Pledges $10bn To Earth Initiative

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

The richest man on the planet remains convinced that despite the magnitude of the threat that is climate change, Earth can be saved. So much so that CEO Jeff Bezos is willing to throw a cool $10 billion at the problem. Bezos some days ago...Read More

Showdown at Las Vegas Democratic Debate

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

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

Red Dead Redemption 2 Gets The Hot Coffee Treatment

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

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

Alysha Newman Has Her Sights On Olympic Gold

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Alysha Newman is a woman on a mission. The wants to achieve what no other Canadian female athlete has managed to do, which is to bring home Olympic Gold in pole vault. And the fact that she’s had a much slower-than-usual start to t...Read More

Playground Poker’s Power Weekend Coming Up

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Poker is about to return to Playground Poker Casino in smash-hit kind of way and it’s all happening on February 27th when the CA$140,000 GTD Power Weekend returns to the popular Quebec venue.  The main attraction is...Read More

WSOP Announces Feb 25 Online Poker Tour

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2020

This February 25 is the big day. Also known as the opening day to one of the most exciting online Poker tournaments of the year. The online tournament kicks off in a couple of days’ time, and this year, a cool total of 13 online to...Read More

Major Pro-Teams Join Forces Against Bullying

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2020

Even though we may not enjoy thinking about it all that much or often, bullying is alive and real. Which is why the launch of the first-ever anti-bullying and bullying prevention initiative by four Canadian major league teams is just abou...Read More

Why We’re Still Not Healthy Enough

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2020

We like to think of ourselves as a progressive nation and one reasonably in control of living a healthy . And as it turns out, we’re not at all wrong. Over the past decade or so, we’ve managed to increase our life expectancy b...Read More

Osoyoos FN Tribe Eyes Okanagan Valley Casino

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2020

First Nations tribes are constantly looking for new and more effective ways of supporting their member communities. Tribal gaming venues are a real boost to tribal economies and obviously a valued benefit to Canadian players and gamers. A...Read More

Will You Catch The Corona Virus?

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

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

Convicted Felon Blagojevich Walks

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

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

How Bingo Generates Millions For Charity Each Year

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

Not only is it fun, but Marathon Bingo is also a massive generator of big-business revenue for non-profit organisations and players alike in the state of New Jersey. So much so that one New Jersey town benefits from funds to the tune of $...Read More

Woodbine Confirms Amended Schedule For 2020

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

is taking the new year by the horns. The leading Thoroughbred Racing venue has quite the schedule worked out for 2020 and the idea is obviously to bring more excitement than ever before to the local horse racing industry. Not only has ma...Read More

PokerStars Ramps It Up With 6-Card Omaha

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

Thanks to a genius initiative dreamt up by leading operator , a brand-new product is headed in the direction of card playing enthusiasts. Pot Limit 6 Card Omaha will instead of following the usual 4-card model, make provision for 6-card h...Read More

Video Game Industry Still Male-Dominated

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

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

Vancouver Model At Work In The US Too

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

There’s no place like home. Except maybe Vancouver. It’s just a pity that the cost of living in one of the greatest of Canadian cities, and certainly even in the world, has become so exorbitant that its now incredibly pricy to...Read More

Chances Kelowna Ready For Massive Expand

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

Chances Kelowna is ready to take on the future of pure entertainment in gaming head-on. The BCLC-operated casino is now pushing hard to have card table games incorporated as part of its entertainment portfolio. Now that City Council&rsquo...Read More

Curling Coach Apologises For Rant

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

Curling Dan Carey became so flustered at having been ordered by an official overseeing the Canadian women’s curling championship to wrap it up as he was about to run out of time to speak to his team during a timeout, that he respon...Read More

Play’n GO’s Leprechaun Goes Wild Slot Goes Live

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

It’s time for a bit of Irish luck to grab hold of the new year, and thanks to the genius collective creative force that is the development team at leading iGaming giant , gaming is about to hit the Irish countryside with a big bang....Read More

Nolimit CityUnveils Punk Rocker xWays Slot

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

The new year is officially fully under way and this is perfectly clear from the influx of in the casino games industry. Malta-based leading casino software developer Nolimit City Limited has just released a new slot of their own and judg...Read More

Lucky Bingo Numbers From Around Our World

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

So, you consider yourself a believer in luck. Or in lucky numbers, to be more to the point. Also, you’re a self-professed expert in where it all originates from. You love numbers, you especially love and generally, you’ve got...Read More

Why Therapy Is Good For You, Even If You’re Happy

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Most of us could do with a good old reality check from time to time. And sometimes, that check is best delivered by a trained therapist. But whilst for some people the decision to check in with a specialist in the field of understanding t...Read More

Epic Games CEO Likens Loot Boxes To Slots

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Even though Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney is a solid believer in the value of cross-platform play, the boss holds an altogether different view on loot boxes. In fact, so strong does Sweeney feel about loot boxes being not all that different...Read More

GCGC To Reveal Money Matters On 3 March

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

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

Microgaming Unveils February Game Line-Up

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2020

The word is officially out, and the news has broken. Microgaming has an entire selection of exciting new titles planned for 2020. The developer alluded to a big reveal earlier on this year but finally went the whole hog on the details at ...Read More

The Canucks Celebrate 17 Seasons Of Sedin

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2020

Their unique chemistry was more often than not after a time lost on all who cheered them on. The fact that they were brothers playing for the same team initially seemed to border on the miraculous, but this too soon enough become just an...Read More

Wholehearted Living – The Key To Happiness

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Barring extreme exceptions, most of us deeply and desperately want to be happy. We want to live our best possible. But what not everyone knows or thinks to consider is that a non-negotiable prerequisite to being happy is to live wholehea...Read More

Breathing New Life Into Age-Old Bingo Ways

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

We love , and we’ll continue to love it until the cows come home. It’s a game that’s been around for the longest time, after all. Its many benefits are widely celebrated; sung even. There are so many positives and outrig...Read More

Evolution Gaming Set For Another Successful Year

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Live casino specialist is living its heyday. The supplier recently revealed its stellar revenue performance for the 12 months leading up to December 31st and the results are nothing but positively superb. At a super 49% year-o...Read More

Traffic Prompts Hard Rock Ottawa Change

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

Expected to attract players from as far east as Hawkesbury and as far north as the Ottawa River, the soon to be expanded Hard Rock Casino Ottawa is perfectly primed to become a true landmark. The original plans for expansion involved exte...Read More

EA’s Bioware To Completely Redesign Anthem

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

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

Parasite Actor Choi Woo-shik A Real Canadian

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

A life of growing between two cultures and of having to face the multitude of challenges associated with is daunting, to say the least. But at the same time, challenges are particularly useful when it comes to forming our identities as h...Read More

Oryx Gaming Embraces Gamification

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

Gamification: morning, noon and night. Oryx Gaming is fully intent on going the whole hog Sunday-through-Monday on gamification and says that it plans on achieving this via its Group’s brand-new player engagement platform. It used ...Read More

IRS Issue Behind Bingo-Suspension In Emmett

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

It’s safe to assume that this January 22nd did not at all go as planned for the players who regularly frequent twice-weekly games night at Emmett’s Gem County Senior Community Center. Players made their way on over...Read More

Woodbine Mohawk Park Ready For Million Race

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

Woodbine Mohawk Park is amped and ready to turn 2020 into a simply fantastic harness racing year. And to get things going, is this year hosting a brand-new harness racing event expected to shadow all others. Those interested in making ha...Read More

PokerStars To Give Away 21 Platinum Passes

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

is all about creating core value by expanding on rewards. The latest news is that the operator has officially launched its Platinum Madness Promotion, which aims to dish out 21 Platinum Passes in as many days. Not that’s Platinum v...Read More

Release Date Revealed For Space Channel 5 VR

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

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

Music Bingo Catches On Big Time

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

  Once you get to do what you love, you never again have to work another day in your entire life. Just ask Elliot Piper. The entrepreneur didn’t exactly hold his breath hoping for anything longer than a 6-month run, but now th...Read More

Alyssa Nakken Appointed 1st Female MLB Coach

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

Now that Alyssa Nakken has officially been named the MLB’s first female major league coach its probably a good thing that she describes herself as being “most comfortable at a field”. This is where Nakken will be spendin...Read More

Relax Gaming Rakes In Top Poker Award

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

This year’s 2020 Gaming Intelligence (GI) Awards, a top-class casino games and entertainment awards event, has crowned none other than leading casino games and platform provider with the highly sought-after Poker Supplier of the Ye...Read More

OLG Teaches Students About Problem Gambling

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

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

Evolution Gaming Teases 12 New Live Games

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

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

Mum Wins Big At Online Bingo and Buys 1st House

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

There’s nothing quite like finally being able to buy one’s dream home. And this dream recently came true for mum-of-two and Porthcawl United Kingdom resident Samantha McKay and husband Damien, who incidentally had been saving ...Read More

Yankees Pitcher James Paxton To Sit Out

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

The New York Yankees have not exactly been enjoying the best of injury-free times. And the latest news that starter and Canadian pitcher James Paxton will be effectively “out of it” for 3-4 months following back surgery, isn&r...Read More

NetEnt Secures Rights To Hell’s Kitchen Slot

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

It’s no secret: expert casino games developer is on a roll. It’s only been a matter of a couple of weeks since the Swedish developer launched its Serengeti Kings slot and already the team is onto its next big project for 2020...Read More

Microgaming Reveals Plans For New GoT Slot

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

It’s true that there are more fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones now than ever before. That it’s a timeless classic is no secret and even though the final curtain has dropped on the Lannisters and the Targaryens, the show is ...Read More

UFC Boss Dana White Wants A Vegas Super Bowl

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

UFC big-boss Dana White wants to see the come to town. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) may have banked on VP of Marketing Fletch Brunelle to bring the deal (and the Super Bowl!) home when he was commissioned to do...Read More

Steam Smashes Its Own Two-Year Record

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

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

Pickering Casino Set For April Launch

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

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

Microgaming To Launch deadmau5 Branded Slot

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

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

Console Kings Atari To Build 8 Gaming Hotels

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

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

Netflix Using Cues from The Adult Entertainment Industry

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

Video streaming giants , Amazon Prime and even YouTube are coaxing people into watching their content on an ongoing and near-obsessive schedule by taking the cue from what the adult entertainment industry is doing. This according to Unive...Read More

Synergy Blue to Launch Arcade-Style Games

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2020

is gearing up to improve Canada’s gaming offerings even further thanks to its recently signed content deal with Bet Rite. Players across the nation will soon be able to enjoy all-new, premium gaming opportunities because of the exc...Read More

Taxpayers Have Been Footing NY Casino Bills

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

The taxes and allocations payable by land-based operators are largely defined by tax and gambling legislation implemented by each individual US state. The main element taken into account by each state is that taxes and specifically alloc...Read More

Aspire Global Partners With Authentic Gaming

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

Authentic Gaming is a leading games and Live Roulette specialist developer and has just confirmed having entered into a world-wide partnership service agreement with none other than esteemed casino games platform provider, Aspire Global....Read More

Elk Gaming Releases Hit It Hard 90’s Slot

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

The 90’s was an era among eras, and many think back fondly of how they used to “hit it hard” on the dance floor. The good news is that thanks to the creative genius at Elk Gaming, 90’s fans can now relive exactly t...Read More

Yggdrasil Teases Splitz-Mech Temple Stacks Slot

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

It’s an exciting time indeed for the team at . The leading developer is getting ready to launch for the very first time its new Publishing division of business at this year’s ICE London, and has just unveiled its very first sl...Read More

Yggdrasil Gaming To Launch Publishing Division

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

It’s almost time for ICE London and is ready to launch right off the mark with a promise to customers of their being able to grab hold of the “keys to its kingdom”. What Yggdrasil is bringing to the table this year is a...Read More

BC Telescope Provides Insight Into FRBs

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

Trying to figure out the exact nature of what they are and where they originate from is not all that different to a celestial game of Clue. Astrophysicists all around the world have been playing a cosmic game of cat and mouse ever since f...Read More

Malindi Elmore May Be Headed For Tokyo

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

B.C. native Malindi Elmore made her Olympic debut some 16 years ago. The year was 2004 and Elmore had qualified to run the 1,500 at the Olympic Games that was hosted by the city of Athens that year. But Elmore missed qualifying for the se...Read More

Akwesasne Mohawk’s Sportsbook Now Open

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

New York-based tribal gaming operator Akwesasne Mohawk Casino launched its much-anticipated sportsbook on January 17th and it’s an operation rolled out in partnership with none other than Canadian gaming giant, the Stars ...Read More

Federal Prison Time For Baccarat Cheats

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

There’s been a duo of working the Maryland block and its not Ivey and edge-sorting partner in crime Yin Sun. The FBI recently confirmed certain details of how Chenguang Ni and dealer Ming Zhang in 2017 conned a Maryland casino out ...Read More

Genting Hands Out Donations To NY Lawmakers

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

Asia-based casino giant is as it turns out so eager to this year witness a massive expansion on especially the New York casino and betting front, that its willing to put its money where its mouth is as far as contributions go. The group ...Read More

IGT Rolls Out Powerbucks In Ontario

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2020

International Game Technology (better known as IGT) is making massive progress in leaps and bounds in the world of online slots games. The latest news is particularly exciting, as IGT has just rolled out its smash-hit Powerbucks wide area...Read More

Super Bowl LIV Sports Betting Odds Posted

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2020

The NFL betting season has come to its end, with the San Francisco 49ers set to battle the Kansas City Chiefs in the much-anticipated Super Bowl LIV. Just a few hours after the last game’s final whistle was blown, odds were posted ...Read More

Mattress Mack Down $2M In Baseball Bets

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2020

US furniture mogul and avid Houston Astros fan Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale may have to either curb his spending or find himself a team or two worthy of his support if he’s to quit throwing his money into the water. The...Read More

Phil Galfond’s Challenge Kicks Off

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2020

When not too long ago started hinting at a high-stakes challenge in favour of those players willing and able to part with hands levelling out the playing field at $100 a pop, it all seemed almost too good to be true. But what with Galfon...Read More

NCEL’s Play Smart To Educate Lottery Players

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2020

Whenever conversations around problem gambling behaviour are had, national games tend to be overlooked. And yet, these do classify as gambling games too. The North Carolina Education Lottery (NCEL) recently became the first Lottery in th...Read More

Bingo Fan Celebrates 100th Birthday In Style

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2020

Not only did great-great-grandmother Eunice Greenwood recently celebrate her 100th birthday, but the West Yorkshire resident also boasts a pretty amazing personal record. Greenwood has been playing  for the past 45 years, ...Read More

Why Lying When Dating Is A Bad Idea

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

We’re all familiar with “white lies” and whilst its true that the majority of us do not see anything wrong with saying, “I’m fine” when we’re actually not, or telling a fib as to why we’re l...Read More

Why A Sincere Compliment Goes Both Ways

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Receiving a sincere compliment does wonders not only for the soul and for a feeling of being connected to those around us but it also infiltrates every aspect of , including our level of performance at work, to name but one example. The t...Read More

Greg Fossilman Raymer Wins at Heartland Poker Tour

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Greg “Fossilman” Raymer is no stranger to winning multiple Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) titles. The World Series of Poker legend does after all adorn no fewer than fewer than four HPT crowns; all won during 2012, for which he al...Read More

Google Hints At Big Reveal At Games Event

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

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

Excitement As MSPT Heads To The Venetian Again

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Not only will the Las Vegas Venetian feature as a top stop on this year’s World Series of Poker’s official tournament schedule, but the latest news is that it will this year for the fourth year in a row, and again in partnersh...Read More

Pokémon Go Updates On the Cards

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

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

Time To Show Your Moves To TikTok & Fortnite

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

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

Why We’re In Love With Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

It’s true; is no unsung hero. It’s a game that’s not only stood the test of time but one that’s also as versatile as it gets as far as people-centered games go. What better way to enjoy any old night of the week t...Read More

eQube Bingo Rolls Out The Tringos

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Meet the Tringos! A community of characters who are no larger than a standard Bingo ball. But the Tringos do more than merely lap up the sweet tropical sun on the sandy white beaches of Bingoland because they also happen to be part of a c...Read More

Lighthouse Keeper Lotto Winner Ready for Bright Future

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Ivan Dubinsky, a lighthouse keeper who works near Port Hardy in British Columbia, has just claimed a $1 million nest egg in the nationwide Lotto 6/49. The draw is held every Wednesday and Saturday, after 7:30 pm Pacific Time, and offers a...Read More

OLG Does Its Bit For Local Communities

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

The OLG has been an on going boon of financial support to the communities hosting its various casinos and gaming venues across Ontario. Canadian casino legislation determines that all operators donate regular allocations to their individu...Read More

NetEnt Connect Enjoys International Support

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

NetEnt’s new content aggregation platform Connect may be new to the online games aggregation network scene, but that doesn’t mean that numerous top international operators have let the news slip through the cracks. The top ca...Read More

McGregor Intent On Mayweather Rematch

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

hasn’t been back in the UFC fight ring since he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov by way of a 4th round submission at the Octagon in Las Vegas back in October of 2018. Not that McGregor has been enjoying the time off at home; ...Read More

Diversification The Secret To Bingo’s Success

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Bingo’s many virtues are well-sung, especially its absolute tenacity in terms of having stuck around for literally centuries when many other games and entertainment-style activities have in actual fact perished or changed to the ext...Read More

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander A Legend In The Making

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Every industry has its greats and judging by how things stand at the moment, second-year guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander may very well become the NBA’s next great player. But what exactly is it that sets Thunder’s golden boy apa...Read More

Texas Gamer Saves Life Of Friend In England

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

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

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Vegas Teachers Call For Casino Tax Hike

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

  Las Vegas may be best known for its and legendary Strip, but it’s easy to forget that the region is also home to a fully functioning community. A community focused on the quality of the local...Read More

Houston Managers Hinch And Luhnow Fired

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

Sign stealing is just about the lowest that any professional sports team could possibly stoop to. The latest wrongdoers to have committed the atrocious wrongdoing are none other than Houston Astros team manager A.J. Hinch and General Mana...Read More

Universal Teases Nintendo Theme Park Launch

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

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

Sony Now A Repeat No-Show At E3

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

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

Quickspin Ready To Shine At 2020 ICE London

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

It’s the start of a new year and this means one thing and one thing only. It’s time again for the internationally acclaimed gaming and innovation expo of the year, 2020 ICE London. This year’s expo show promises to be bi...Read More

Streamers Swapping Twitch For YouTube

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

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

Bingo And Bass A Star-Combo At Banff

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

pairs well with just about anything, however seemingly unlikely a fit. And perhaps this is the main reason behind the game having stood the test of time; surviving world wars and famine and poor politics for literally decades on end. In ...Read More

Andrew Burke Appointed Bluberi Gaming’s New CEO

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

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

Mama Duck To Return To Canada In June

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

When organisers of Toronto’s annual Redpath Waterfront Festival announced 2 years ago that the star attraction set to make an appearance at Canada’s birthday celebrations was not only six storeys tall, weighed some 13,600 kilo...Read More

Betsoft Set To Launch Super Sweets Slot

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

Perhaps the most exciting thing about start of a new year is that its bound to bring along with it a bombardment of thrilling new games from the world’s leading developers as each is more eager than the next to make anew a good impr...Read More

Microsoft And Sony Announce New Partnership

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2019

Its reasonably safe to assume that Google’s announcement of its plans to launch its own cloud-based games streaming service will have ruffled some feathers in the global games market. The market has for the longest time been a race ...Read More