BC Opens Independent Gambling Control Office

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2020

The Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch of British Columbia is about to become the autonomous Independent Gambling Control Office, thanks to an amendment to Canada’s existing Gaming Control Act. The change comes as a direct resu...Read More

B.C. Announces Long-Awaited Public Inquiry

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2019

The sound of empty barrels tumbling down a rolling hill must have finally broken through the sound barrier and startled British Columbia’s local government into a seated position; the cascading barrels in this case obviously represe...Read More

Social Media Blurring Lines Between Gambling and Gaming

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2019

A pressing need for a better regulated gambling system in Ireland is manifesting itself in far-reaching ways, including new questions being raised about social media platforms, and specifically the fact that the system, which is essential...Read More

Government Not Fooled By Empty Tech-Promises

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2019

If tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter hope to enjoy free regulatory reign in Canadian territory to the extent that they have up until now, then they had better shape up and start to take the value of the country’s democracy a ...Read More

Borgata Ordered To Forfeit Illegal Winnings

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2019

The famous Borgata casino has to date handed over winnings to the tune of $107,000 to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement; with every last penny being part and parcel of winnings that were won by either self-excluded or underage...Read More

MGA Invites Input On Unified Self-Exclusion

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

The MGA’s commitment to player protection and the cultivation of healthy gambling habits is commendable, and in all likelihood one of the main drivers behind its unbridled success as a world-renowned regulator. Malta’s regulat...Read More

Drake Accuses Casino of Racial Profiling

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2018

The Parq Vancouver has issued a formal apology and stated that it is strongly against racism after some heated accusations from Canadian rapper Drake. Just a few days ago, the musician used his official Instagram account to call the casi...Read More

Exploring BC’s Infamous ‘Vancouver Model’

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2018

It was just days after David Eby started his new role as British Columbia’s attorney general (AG) in 2017 that local casino operators issued a warning to him. “Get ready,” they said, informing him upfront that what they ...Read More

BCLC Enlists Third Party Auditor

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2018

In the latest Canadian land-based casino news, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has recently revealed that it has enlisted the services of a third-party auditor. The move comes as part of the company’s bid to ensure t...Read More

UK Regulation Hurts 888 Revenues

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2018

Not even a $60m profit was enough to distract 888 from an 18% drop in UK market revenue year-on-year. The online casino and sports betting provider blamed the lower figures on the country’s tough regulatory environment, which requir...Read More

Apple Cans Hundreds of Gaming Apps

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2018

Numerous gambling-related mobile apps have been removed from the Apple App Store – and hundreds more are likely to follow – after the implementation of Apple’s new App Review policy. In a bid to address illegal online g...Read More

What is Regulation of Online Casinos?

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2016

The term "regulation" as it applies to online casinos has two distinct meanings. First, any casino that wishes to be considered in the top echelon of online casinos, willingly submits to the regulatory requirements of several locations, t...Read More