Successor Named For Loto-Quebec’s Roiter

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2021

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

Loto-Québec In Hot Water Over Poker Glitch

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2021

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

SG Extends Supply Deal With Loto-Quebec

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2021

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

Loto-Quebec To Support AML Independent Audit

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2020

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

Loto-Québec Launches Reels On Instagram

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2020

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

VLTs & Casinos Re-Shuttered Across Quebec

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2020

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

Two Loto-Québec Casinos To Re-Enter Lockdown

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

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

Loto-Québec Implement New Operating Curfews

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2020

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

Loto-Québec To Relocate QC Gaming End-2021

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

After a period of due and proper consultation, and a weighing up of all pros and cons, Crown corporation Loto-Québec has announced having decided to relocate its Quebec City gaming hall to an all-new location and venue. The move fr...Read More

Loto-Quebec Expecting CA$300M Revenue-Loss

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

The unprecedented nature of a global health crisis of epic proportions certainly has played a bagful of tricks on all manners of industries the world over. And the gaming industry is, sadly, one of the industries hardest hit by the impact...Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quebec Player Nabs Millions In Lotto MAX

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2019

A very lucky Quebec resident will have no worry in the world this silly season following the Lotto MAX November 26 draw. CA$50 million gets you quite the Christmas party, after all! The lucky player matched all of the numbers generated...Read More

Lightning Box Launches With Loto-Quebec

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2019

Top Australian slots studio Lightning Box has just signed in on a deal that ticks all of the boxes on an expansion dream come true. The company has, thanks to an integration deal with SG Digital, concluded a games distribution agreemen...Read More

Gold TV ISP Ruling May Mean iGaming Changes

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2019

A recent federal court ruling stipulating that local Canadian ISPs are to block all online traffic to and from Gold TV may mean significant implications for local and foreign online gaming providers. Gold TV has officially been added t...Read More

Canadian Pharmacist Wins Prestigious Award

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2019

Canada has long been one of the nations at the forefront of the world’s scientific discoveries and advancements. Most recently, a local pharmacist has been honoured with a prestigious international award for his effo...Read More

Quebec Players Treated To Super Jackpot Wins

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2019

Quebec players are treated to the very best that the casino games, Lottery and Poker world has to offer. Poker recently paid it forward to one of its loyal players when Fadi Seeman grabbed hold of a really lucky opport...Read More

Loto-Quebec’s Latest Report Reveals Player Preferences

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

Canadian operator Loto-Quebec has released its latest financial and revenue report. According to the first-half of 2019/2020 assessment, Quebec players are now more than ever before choosing to spend time and money on casino gaming ent...Read More

Quebec Celebrates Two Massive Lotto Wins

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2019

It hits when you least expect it to. Pure Lotto magic. Which is part of what makes Lotto MAX and Lotto 6/49 so exceptionally popular among Canadians. The world was out for days as to the unknown identity of Quebec’s latest Lotter...Read More

Quebec Lotto Winners Rolling In the Money

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2019

Quebec Lotto players have really been living it up in Lotto 6/49 land, and this Thanksgiving had just a little bit extra to be grateful for, following the recently spate of big-money wins to have befallen the province’s residents...Read More

Evolution Gaming & SG Corp Extend Partnership

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2019

Live casino specialist Evolution Gaming is enjoying the fruits of its labour. Elaborating further on previous joint ventures between the two parties, Evolution Gaming and Scientific Games have ended into an extended pa...Read More

Lottery Luck Strikes Three Times In One Place

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2019

Loto-Quebec recently revealed the identity of another big winner, but this winner is a little more unusual than most. Jeannine L’Esperance Drolet has just bagged her third big lottery jackpot win. That’s right, it’s win...Read More

1st Case Of Vaping-Induced Illness in Quebec

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2019

The US Centre for Disease Control is on a vaping high alert following some 805 cases and 13 deaths now confirmed as being connected to the controversial supposedly healthier alternative to smoking. Moreover, Health Can...Read More

Quebec Couple Latest Lottery Millionaires

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2019

Raymond Poulin and Francine Tremblay are Quebec’s newest Lottery millionaires. The lucky Estrie couple and the lives of their family were forever changed when on September 14, they were lucky enough to bag the guaranteed CA$1 milli...Read More

Red Bull To Pay Up Following Broken Promises

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2019

If, not unlike Benjamin Careathers, you’re following a decade’s worth of faithfully waiting on Red Bull to make good on its promise to “give you wiiings”, by now feeling rather flat and demotivated and have starte...Read More

Loto-Quebec Signs Exciting New Inspired Deal

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2019

Loto-Quebec has confirmed having inked yet another milestone deal and this time round it will enable the operator to offer a range of casino and virtual sports betting games and offerings developed and managed by Inspired Entertainment. T...Read More

Canadian Astronaut Heads Back To Earth

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2019

Many Canadians will only ever progress as far as dreaming about life at zero gravity as, for the moment at least, travelling to outer space isn’t a privilege afforded to many. But weightlessness has its drawbacks, which is something...Read More

Loto-Quebec Gets Ready To Celebrate 25 Years

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2019

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

Quebec’s Youth Seek Enviro-Relief From Court

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2019

Global courts are being approached more often now than ever before to rule on issues related to climate change, global warming and a variety of other environmental issues. The world-wide “climate litigation” moveme...Read More

Loto-Quebec Revenue Breaks Records

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

Loto-Quebec President Lynne Roiter hasn’t much of a care in the world as it stands in business at the moment. Especially not after the provincial Lottery operator recently revealed a 3.1% year-on-year increase in terms of overall re...Read More

Lotto Max Pays Out CA$65 Million Jackpot

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2019

Loto-Quebec players were recently prompted to turn their homes and immediate surroundings upside down in an effort to ensure that there were no invalidated Lotto Max tickets lying about. After all, the jackpot had been won by a Quebec tic...Read More

Quebec AG Surprised By Loto-Quebec Salaries

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2019

Some of Quebec province’s most prominent Crown corporations may not be in the position to be offering the extravagant salaries that they have to up until this point to their top hands in leadership positions. In fact, the scope of t...Read More

Salon De Jeux Relocate To Cripple Charlevoix

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2019

Plans by the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) to move the Salon de Jeux casino in Quebec City to a new location could very well bring about dire consequences, especially if the venue is moved to Charlevoix, which happens to be the home of th...Read More

Loto-Quebec Class Action Denied Yet Again

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2019

A Lotto Max player’s claim that operator Loto-Quebec is in the habit of not disclosing the fact that players’ chances of actually winning the jackpot is actually exceptionally small, has yet again been dismissed by the Quebec ...Read More

Salon De Jeux & Casino De Charlevoix At War

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2019

This town isn’t big enough for the both of us. This is what immediately came to mind when we first learned of plans by the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) to transform the popular Salon de Jeux in Quebec City into a fully operational ...Read More

Quebec Couple Nearly Forfeit Lottery Win

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2019

It’s the type of eventuality capable of making just about anyone feel two degrees short of insanity. For Quebec couple Nicole Pedneault and Roger Larocque, it was sheer luck that had; a second time round; saved the day by offering a...Read More

IGT Announces MBLL Bingo Provision Deal

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2019

International Games Technology, better known as IGT, is fast becoming the Number 1 games and solutions provider of choice to Canadian operators. The latest news is that the tech and content supplier has just closed a supply deal with prov...Read More

Loto-Quebec’s Kiosks Receive Top Upgrade

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2019

Loto-Quebec is determined to make 2019 a year of innovation and an overall pleasant experience for all of its customers. The operator previously said that it had identified a need for a prominent upgrade to all of the Point of Sale (POS) ...Read More

Games of Chance Cause Kahnawake Upset

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2019

The community of Kahnawake isn’t keen on the idea of a casino in its midst. And that’s putting it lightly. A senior counselor at Kahnawake Survival School, a local high school in the area, probably said it best when he referre...Read More

Loto-Quebec Celebrates Increased 2018 Revenue

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2019

Loto-Quebec, Quebec’s only licensed lottery supplier, recently issued its third-quarter financial report, showing a significant year-on-year increase. Revenues generated during the third quarter of the 2018-19 fiscal year managed to...Read More

Evolution Gaming Inks Deal With Loto-Quebec

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2019

In a bid to improve its offerings and further up its game, Canadian operator Loto-Quebec has partnered with Evolution Gaming according to an official press release posted on Monday, 6 January. The new partnership aims to introduce live c...Read More

Quebec Cancer Patient Wins $1 Million

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2019

Success stories of people winning lottery jackpots are always welcome. They show just how diverse the player pool in Canada really is, and how many different types of people are willing to take the plunge in the hopes of landing a life-al...Read More

Loto-Quebec Scammed Out of $1m

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2018

Canadian gambling operator Loto-Quebec is reportedly investigating a scam that defrauded it out of more than $1 million dollars. Surprisingly, the province’s state-run gaming entity kept this information on the down low for months b...Read More

The History of Lotteries in Canada

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2018

If there is one thing Canucks love, it is playing the Lottery. And there have been some huge winners in the past. Casting lots in one form or another has been part of society for thousands of years – there are even references to it ...Read More

$1.75m Lotto Jackpot Claimed Just in Time

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2018

A man hailing from Montreal was cleaning out his closet looking for old clothes to donate, when he stumbled upon a lottery ticket that he had bought in December last year. It was tucked in to the pocket o...Read More

Quebec Fights Against Supreme Court Ruling

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2018

The government of Quebec is reportedly planning to appeal the Supreme Court’s ruling that stated that its amendments to online gambling bans are ‘unlawful’. The aforementioned law requires ISPs to block players’ a...Read More

Quebec Passes Bill to Block Online Gambling Operators ' IPs

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2016

For over a year members of Quebec’s parliament have been debating proposed legislation that would force local servers to block unauthorized online gambling sites. Now, the legislation has become law and a legal fight is looming, pit...Read More