Ontario’s LHRA Says About Live Horse Races

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

Ontario’s horse racing industry certainly faces challenging times as it continues to try and navigate towards a public health-compliant new normal. Following a strategy similar to what Woodbine Entertainment has begun implementing, ...Read More

Ford To Ensure OLG’s Affairs Are Above Board

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

The fact that Ontario Lottery & Gaming (OLG) CEO Stephen Rugby recently saw it fit to spend money on a complete redesign of his office as well as on the construction of a massive boardroom most probably had a great deal to do with ...Read More

Casino Contributions Support Municipalities

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2019

Many people don’t realise that much of what they see in terms of improved road infrastructure, general repairs to roads, the beatification of cities even, are funded by casinos and other gambling organisations such a...Read More

Next Triple Crown Stop – Prince Of Wales

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2019

The 160th Queen’s Plate trophy is in the bag and the honour of winning this historical event this year went to 3-year old Thoroughbred One Bad Boy. The horse, jockeyed by Flavian Prat, finished in 1st...Read More

Ontario To Open Up The Online Playing Field

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2019

Ontario may soon follow in the footsteps of Sweden. Canada’s biggest province has indicated that it plans on ending its current online gambling monopoly by allowing private operators to enter the game. As it stands at the moment, on...Read More

Lotto MAX Approaches The CA$50 Million Mark

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2019

The joy of becoming an instant millionaire is most probably one of the most life-changing experiences that any person can have. Thanks to Lottery games, the possibility exists for literally everyone. It’s a revolutionary considerati...Read More

Ontario Horse Racing To Receive Major Boost

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

Ontario’s horse racing field is about to receive financial aid to the tune of an annual CA$10 million contribution. The province’s Minister of Finance and pro-sportsbetting advocate, Vic Fedeli, recently made the announcement....Read More

Community Receives First Shorelines Funding

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

It’s payday for the Peterborough community and mayor Diane Therrien could not be more chuffed at having received the very first contribution from the Shorelines Casino Peterborough. In most parts of the gambling world, it’s be...Read More

Big Weekend for Canadian Lotteries

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2019

The past weekend was the making of more than one celebration as two giant-sized Lottery wins were registered, followed by millions in Canadian Dollars being paid out the lucky winners. One of the winning Lotto tickets were sold in Quebec,...Read More

$16 Million Lotto Winner Drawn

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2019

Sometimes we need a reminder of just what is at stake when we buy lottery tickets – and a massive jackpot is often just the ticket! Most recently, one extraordinarily lucky player over in Calgary managed to score a jackpot worth many ...Read More

OLG To Put Sports Betting Plans Into Motion

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

Sports betting is, for the most part, illegal in Canada. Operators are not permitted to run retail betting shops or on-location kiosks. This is quite ironic, as Canada is a sports-loving nation. As a result, Canadian players have had to ...Read More

Business Booms for Bede Gaming in 2018

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

Bede Gaming, the popular developer of online and mobile gaming software, has hailed 2018 as its ‘most successful year’ to date, thanks in part to its completion of no less than ten content integration deals. Another developme...Read More

GCE May Regret Recent Orillia Deal

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

Too many cooks spoil the broth, or so the old saying goes. Sadly, it now appears as if one of Canada’s most prominent and successful gaming and entertainment groups, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment (GCE), will be learning one of l...Read More

Ontario Pair Score $9.6m Lotto 6/49 Win

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2018

It was just under two weeks after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) revealed that the winning ticket for its November 3 had been sold in London that a thrilling announcement was made. It was then when the provincial opera...Read More

$9.6m Lotto Jackpot Won by Ontario Ticketholder

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2018

CBC News Canada has just made an announcement that will come as a particularly exciting one if you’re an avid lottery player. According to officials and the national news agency, a winning Lotto 6/49 ticket was recently sold in Lon...Read More

Ajax Downs Casino Gets Permission to Stay

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced an agreement that would give permission for two local casinos in extremely close proximity to each other to operate simultaneously. The decision was made in a bid to appease two dif...Read More

New Revenue Record for OLG

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

The have contributed a whopping $2.8 billion to local coffers over the past twelve months. The bulk of these impressive earnings have reportedly stemmed from casino game and slots offerings, according to recent reports. As noted by new ...Read More

Idemia to Supply Canadian Lottery Terminals

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2018

Enhanced gaming is coming the way of Canadian players in retail outlets around the country. Augmented identity leader Idemia has been chosen by the to provide 10 700 new lottery terminals. According to reports, the OLG hopes the camera-...Read More

Gateway Hanover Casino Renovation On the Cards

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2018

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited, Canada’s largest private gambling operator, has recently revealed that it will be pumping $14 million into the renovation of its casino in the small Ontario town of Read More

Canada’s Love Affair with Lottery Games

Ben Hamill - September 24, 2018

Canada and its residents have long had a love affair with lotto games, dating back to the very first national lottery launch back in 1974. That first jackpot of $1 million was split among nine lucky ladies hailing from Quebec – but ...Read More

Premier D. Ford Plans Ontario Place Casino

Ben Hamill - September 24, 2018

Canadian Premier Doug Ford’s plans to revamp Toronto’s waterfront has garnered plenty of interest in the gambling industry. Now, it seems that a downtown casino complex could once again be o...Read More

Bede Gaming Inks Content Deal with OLG

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2018

Newcastle software firm Bede Gaming has reportedly struck a huge deal with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation – one of the world’s largest lottery operators. The exclusive new agreement will see it launch its products ...Read More

Mohegan Wins Niagara Gaming Bundle License

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2018

In local Canadian gaming news, US firm like Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Hard Rock International in the tender process to operate Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara for the next 20 years. According to an officia...Read More

Mohegan Gaming Enters Canadian Industry

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2018

Popular tribal gaming operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (colloquially known as just Mohegan) has finally begun its expansion into Canada. The move was revealed after the operator was chosen by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corpor...Read More

Lotto Fraud family Goes To Prison

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2018

A father, son and daughter trio who won a hefty $12.5 million on a free lottery ticket they had scammed off a customer at their variety store were officially sentenced by Canadian courts on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The father of the f...Read More