New Calgary Flames Arena A Done Deal

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2019

Calgary taxpayers have agreed to, in many ways without having had agreed to, fund a $565 million project that will award the Calgary Flames a brand-new home arena. At this stage the only light in the darkness that is a...Read More

Gaming Studios Not Served By Tax Credit Cuts

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2019

Provincial government’s decision to axe various tax-rebates in Alberta as part of a 4-year plan to slash the income tax rate from 12% down to 8% may seem like a good idea on paper, but this is not true for all busine...Read More

NFL Shines Spotlight On Sports Betting Winning’s Tax

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2019

The old adage yet again rings proverbially true, and this time round for the global sports betting industry. There are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. And if you’re one of the millions of bettors expec...Read More

Dutch PokerStars Players Escape Win Taxes

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2019

Canadian company The Stars Group operates some of the world’s most successful iGaming brands. Among them is the number-one online poker platform on the planet, PokerStars, which operates in every corner of the globe from North Ameri...Read More

Gambling Adds $260 Billion to US Economy

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2018

$261.1 billion poured into the US economy in 2017, thanks to the gambling industry. According to an Oxford Economics report, $40.8 billion of that plumped up local, state and federal tax coffers. The rep...Read More

Poker Players Hit Hard by Spanish Taxman

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2018

Just as local poker players began to trek into Spain’s second-largest city for the , a brand new breaking news headline has hit the web that could make players from certain jurisdictions stop and think twice about attending. Hossei...Read More