Tyler Mislawchuk Preps For Olympic Gold

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2021

Tyler Mislawchuk, the Canadian athlete, is getting ready to represent his homeland at the Tokyo Olympics. On Sunday, he emerged victorious at the World Triathlon Cup. This is the 26-year-old’s third win at this event. He most recent...Read More

Leon Tsoukernik Sues Facebook Over King’s Ad

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2021

King’s Resort owner Leon Tsoukernik is reportedly trying to take social media giant Facebook to the cleaners for around $24 million over fraudulent and false advertising. Tsoukernik owns King’s Resort in Rosvadov in the Czech ...Read More

Unknown Canadian Player Wins WSOP Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

Each year, we get to hear stories of this famous player or that regular grinder after several years in the game, winning their first-ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet. And it typically takes no more than a quick search to reveal a ...Read More

Genting To Close All UK Poker Rooms For Good

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

Really sad news recently handed down to UK-based card playing enthusiasts is that major operator Genting will not be reopening any of its . All rooms situated across Genting’s 42 UK casinos will therefore remain permanently closed e...Read More

Amazon’s Interest In Gambling Is Evident

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

Amazon’s recent talks with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) over a possible bid for the UK National Lottery is possibly the clearest indication yet of the tech-giant’s interest in entering the global gambling industry. Local ...Read More

Annie Duke To Team Up With Hartford Funds

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2019

Annie Duke, famously known as the Duchess of Poker, may no longer be actively playing major tournaments, but this hasn’t stopped the rest of the world from continuing to idolise her as being a true “Poker professio...Read More

Millionaire Plans His UK Lottery Bid

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

British millionaire Richard Desmond is royally rich for a reason. The 67 year-old is obviously not in the habit of waiting on the money to come to him. Despite the fact that the current licence for the British National Lottery only runs o...Read More

Open Banking May Re-Invent The Gambling Industry

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2019

Open banking is gaining momentum and the gambling industry best brace itself for some significant and potentially far-reaching changes in the future. It all started in 2016 when the UK’s Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) rule...Read More

Annie Duke On Why Poker Is A Lot Like Business

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2019

Annie Duke, Duchess of Poker, despite her professed dislike in the nickname, is pure blue-blooded royalty to the industry.  Duke followed a truly diverse career-path in that her original ambition involved a whole lot of PhD and preci...Read More

Pennsylvania Heads Towards Online Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2019

Residents of Pennsylvania will soon be able to able to place online bets on sports events; and if all goes according to plan, as soon as within the next two to three weeks. Doug Harbach, spokesperson for the Pennsylvan...Read More

Bingo Player Strikes It Rich In Las Vegas

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2019

Bingo recently had its cake in Vegas and got to eat it too. A player, who wishes to remain anonymous, recently walked away with a top $160,000 Jackpot prize thanks to having won the Bingo Dual Daub competition hosted by the famous Rampart...Read More

Design Works Crosses The Real-Money Divide

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2019

Yet another social games developer plans to cross the divide and enter the world of real money gaming. This time round, its acclaimed American software developer Design Works Gaming. According to the Arizona-based company, the time has fi...Read More

British Bingo Industry Brings in Billions

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2019

Although bingo has taken a while to regain its status as an on-trend gaming option, that hasn’t stopped the industry in the UK from earning more than £1 billion a year. According to a recent report from research firm Midia, th...Read More

Britain Gets New Guidelines for Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2019

Statistics have made it clear that the popularity of bingo is soaring, both in Canada and across the pond in the UK, too. As many as 1.35 million Brits have enjoyed the game online or at a physical hall over the past month alone, promptin...Read More

Shortlist Finalised For Global Gaming Awards

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2018

It’s one of the gaming industry’s top awards events: the Global Gaming Awards London. The shortlist for 2019 has just been released and those who have made the very tough cut are now in the process of being contacted. The comp...Read More

UK Bingo Hall Bans Player For Acts of Kindness

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2018

A kind-hearted mother living in the United Kingdom says that she has been banned from Mecca Bingo for life – twice – after trying to perform an act of kindness for visiting a homeless man. Sue Francis, the mum in question, go...Read More

Scratch Card Winner Accused of Fraud

Ben Hamill - December 20, 2018

56-year old Eric Walker from Sheffield is calling foul on a decision by UK Lottery organisers Camelot to not proceed with a jackpot payout to the tune of £200,000. According to Sheffield, he had legitimately managed to match three s...Read More

Twitch Outs Illegal Casinos

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2018

It’s hard to keep anything a secret these days, and thanks to online streaming platforms like Twitch, it has become even harder to hide illegal and unlicensed goings-on from the wrong (or should we say right?) kind of eyes. The UK G...Read More

UK Gives Land Based Bingo a Facelift

Ben Hamill - December 05, 2018

Downing Street, pork pies and Bingo. It really just doesn’t get any more British than that. All three are age-old traditions in British society, but one of the three is undergoing nothing short of a modern-day revolution. And no, it...Read More

Jam City Bingo Sets Up Shop in Toronto

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2018

Mobile entertainment giant Jam City revealed on November 28 that it has purchased Bingo Pop – one of the world’s leading mobile bingo games – from its developer, Uken Games. The seasoned team of the smash hit offering h...Read More

UK Online Casinos Penalized for Negligence

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2018

The UK Gambling Commission’s continuous crackdown on gambling operators without ‘effective’ player protection standards has led to fines of nearly £14 million ($17 million) in total for three British online casino ...Read More

Potawatomi Players Hit a New Bingo Record

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2018

Last week, a new bingo record was set at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino over in Milwaukee, US. This record came in the form of an all-time high in terms of the number of winning cards revealed in a game, which was chalked up to being becau...Read More

The Stars Group Profits’ Soar Post-Acquisitions

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2018

Canadian iGaming operator operates, among other things, two of the world’s most successful online poker brands: PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. It should come as no surprise, then, that fans of the company’s poker offerings w...Read More

Exploring the UK’s Love Affair with Bingo

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2018

When you think of Britain there are a huge number of rather loveable stereotypes that come to mind. The Queen, horse riding in top hats and tails, the inviting warmth of a hot cup of tea, scones with jam and cream and Paddington Bear are ...Read More

Rank Group Fined Over Protection Failures

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2018

The Rank Group multi-platform gambling company has just been hit with a £500,000 (approx. $854,993) fine after being found guilty of breaching problem gambling rules. The Un...Read More

Live the Dream With Viva Las Vegas Slots Game

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2018

An experience of Sin City at its most glamorous awaits players in Red Rake Gaming’s new game, Viva Las Vegas. Packed with showgirls, images that echo famous landmarks, and lucrative special features, ...Read More

888 Profits From US Expansion

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2018

has brought about a change in fortunes for the online gambling operator. Its Q2 report showed 2017’s $17 million pre-tax profit loss turned into a gain of $60.1 million this year. The new market also meant 24% and...Read More

GiG Awarded Security Certification

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2018

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has reported been awarded the prestigious ISO 27001:2013 certification after spending months enhancing its Information Security Management System, or ISMS. T...Read More

UK Bingo Giant Receives $5.2 Million Fine

Ben Hamill - September 29, 2018

Online bingo behemoth Stride Gaming is gearing itself up to pay out a massive fine of £4m (€4.5m/$5.2m). The regulatory penalty was imposed on the operator for what has been described as ‘complian...Read More

UK Man Dupes Lottery Out of £2.5m

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2018

In the UK, a local British man has officially been charged with fraud after allegedly using a fake national lottery ticket to claim a sizable cash prize. The value of the jackpot in question was a whopping £2.5 million, which will n...Read More

US eSports Scholarships Soar in Popularity

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2018

As eSports’ popularity continues to soar in the US and globally alike, a growing number of American colleges are beginning to offer eSports programs and scholarships to their students. However, in the UK, universities have not yet t...Read More

UK Lottery Operator Fined £1.15 Million

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2018

In the United Kingdom, local lottery operator Camelot is now being forced to pay over £1.15million in penalties for multiple operational failings – including a major fault in its verified mobile application. The app reportedl...Read More

Online Bingo Hits UK Halls Hard

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2018

With the many thousands of games now available on the Internet, traditional land based bingo halls across the pond in the UK are continuing to take a dive. The legacy of the iconic pastime first began during the 1500’s, . Later, th...Read More

Ex-Con Poker Pro Loses Winnings to UK Government

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2018

Over the pond in the United Kingdom and back in March, poker player Adam Lulat managed to cement first place in the Grosvenor UK Poker Your Manchester tournament, winning £68,930 (about $95,000) for his efforts. The pro player manag...Read More

The World's Top 3 Female Poker Players

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2018

The days when Poker was strictly a man’s world are long gone. The ladies have arrived, and are doing a pretty good job at holding their own, too. The changing tide is evident in every online room and at : there are more women at the...Read More