Peter German Denies David Eby Influence

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2021

Former RCMP officer Peter German, the author behind the two damning and now-infamous reports on money laundering in British Columbia, has denied having been unduly influenced regarding his findings. German during this week’s testimo...Read More

Kade Banks Big Sunday Million Win

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2021

Not only has Canadian Poker-pro Vanessa Kade managed to get her own back by signing with PokerStars following her misogyny fuelled fall-out with Dan Bilzerian and GGPoker, but she’s just sweetened the victory by winning the Sunday M...Read More

Rogers Enters Bid Of The Year For Shaw Comms

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2021

Telecommunications giant Rogers Communications has reportedly entered a bid to acquire Shaw Communications Inc. for a whopping CA$20 billion. Should the deal be approved by local competition regulators, it could very well see the formatio...Read More

Cullen Commission Hear Vancouver Testimony

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2021

More shocking details emerged before the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in B.C. this week. The commission recently heard how Vancouver had become a central checkpoint in the underground Chinese banking system, with mon...Read More

Cullen Commission Fails To Provide Evidence

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2021

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia has now largely concluded its investigation of the province’s casinos and gambling sector stakeholders. But after six weeks of testimony, the commission has ...Read More

Casino New Brunswick Reopens Its Doors

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2021

Casinos all over the country have been suffering as a result of stay-at-home orders and the global health crisis. One such casino has been Great Canadian Gaming’s Casino New Brunswick, a venue that has not been able to welcome patro...Read More

Commission Hears How Losses Fueled BCLC Inaction

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2021

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering In B.C. late last week heard how the possibility of major financial losses had fueled money laundering-inaction on the part of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). Several...Read More

Alphonso Davies Named L’Equipe World Player

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2021

Edmonton native and star soccer fullback Alphonso Davies on Monday became one of 4 current Bayern Munich players to be named by prominent French sports daily L’Equipe as part of its world team of the year for 2020. The 20-year-old C...Read More

Yggdrasil & AvatarUX Launch BountyPop Slot

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2020

There’s a thrilling new slot just gone live from Yggdrasil and YGS Masters-partner AvatarUX. Featuring Yggdrasil’s PopWins mechanic, a mechanic already making waves from its inclusion in the Wild Pop and CherryPop games, is an...Read More

Cyberpunk 2077 Release Gets Mixed Reactions

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2020

It’s considered the most anticipated video game of the decade but waxing lyrical isn’t the only thing Cyberpunk 2077 fans around the world are doing following the launch of the latest CD Projekt Red creation. Following numerou...Read More

Mega Moolah Jungle Slot Gets Exclusive Release

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2020

Casino software giant Microgaming is back with another fantastic instalment in its Mega Moolah series of progressive jackpot slots. Developed for the iGaming titan by independent studio partner Aurum Signature Studios, Jungle Mega Moolah ...Read More

Casino Cash Restrictions Could Have Halted Money Laundering

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2020

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in B.C. has been told that, had restrictions been imposed on the amount of cash customers were permitted to bring onto the casino floor, money laundering would have not as been so sim...Read More

Play’n GO Unveils New Viking Runecraft Bingo

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2020

Play’n GO has just turned one of its most popular slots of all time into a super impressive Bingo game. Featuring 90-ball online video Bingo, Viking Runecraft Bingo allows players to play up to 4 cards at any given time. Just the s...Read More

BCLC Accused of Turning a Blind Eye To Money Laundering

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2020

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry Into Money Laundering In B.C. has heard a first-hand account of how a former casino investigator had been met with a culture of indifference upon being appointed by the province’s Gaming Policy and E...Read More

Cullen Commission Hears Of $1.8M Cash Gamble

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2020

The Cullen Commission has heard how in December 2014, a VIP patron had, over the space of a single week hauled cash to the value of $1.8 million into British Columbia’s River Rock Casino & Resort – ready to be gambled. The...Read More

Galaxy Store Overhaul Focused On Gaming

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2020

Tech and smartphone giant Samsung have given its Galaxy Store a complete overhaul. And not surprisingly, the focus is this time around nearly exclusively on gaming and the mobile gaming experience. Notable also is that Samsung has comple...Read More

B.C.’s Cullen Commission Enters Next Phase

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2020

Monday this week saw the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia enter its next phase of hearings in Vancouver, B.C. Resumed only on October 26 instead of the initially-scheduled October 13, the current phas...Read More

Pragmatic Play Launches New Star Bounty Slot

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2020

Do you frown upon small-time lootin’ water treadin’ seafarers hoping to score a quick bounty buck off unsuspecting seabound cargo-hauling victims? All because you know the true road to limitless bounty to not be hidden in the ...Read More

New Greentube 5 Line Fortune Slot

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2020

Novomatic Greentube’s newest upcoming online slot is a unique tribute to a classic casino era. Though a simple 3x3 reels and 5 fixed paylines setup, 5 Line Fortune presents the player with modern-day mechanics and exciting special f...Read More

Nolimit City Stuns With Buffalo Hunter Slot

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2020

Casino games developer giant Nolimit City’s long-awaited Buffalo Hunter slot is finally live. The new North American prairie-themed online slot game is feature-packed and certainly seems to be well worth the time the industry spent...Read More

FansUnite Acquires Askott – Creates Canadian Giant

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2020

Joint-founded in 2017 by then CEO Darius Eghdami and COO Duncan McIntyre, FansUnite Entertainment has since grown into an industry leader in the use of blockchain technology in the sports betting industry. And the latest news is that the ...Read More

Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Note20 Series

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

South Korean smartphone manufacturer and technology giant Samsung has officially launched its new series of Galaxy Note20 Ultra phablets. Having launched the its latest mobile series in partnership with Microsoft, the Galaxy Note20 range ...Read More

Tony Dunst Wins WSOP Event And Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2020

Poker-pro, World Poker Tour presenter, and World Series of Poker regular Tony Dunst has won his second WSOP bracelet. Dunst not only got to walk away the champion of Event #21, complete with a WSOP bracelet in tow, but also now gets to b...Read More

Microgaming Teams Up With eSports’ Unikrn

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Great news for eSports fanatics is that leading casino games developer and online entertainment giant Microgaming has finally joined their world. The casino software giant recently concluded a partnership deal with sports betting and ente...Read More

Saanich Junior Braves To Change Name & Logo

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2020

The Saanich Junior Braves, a team and division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, will be changing its name out of respect for local Indigenous communities. The name and logo of the Saanich Junior Braves have been in use ever s...Read More

Atari Partners with Unikrn Inc.

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Californian electronic entertainment industry megalith Atari has announced a partnership with Seattle-based esports giant Unikrn Inc. 
Via its thriving cryptocurrency ecosystems, Unikrn will help speed up the integration of the...Read More

Unifor Seeks Court Relief Re Gateway Demands

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Casino workers’ union Unifor Local 1090 has filed an official violation complaint against casino operator giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment. The union has said that it is nothing short of appalled at Gateway’s decision...Read More

Play’n GO Thrills With Troll Hunters 2 Slot

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2020

Award-winning casino games software developer Play’n GO would definitely have made more than just a few players’ day with the recent release of the studio’s Troll Hunters 2 slot. Many will know that the game is the seque...Read More

Pragmatic Play Releases New John Hunter Slot

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2020

Globetrotting hero and dashing explorer John Hunter could give any Indiana Jones a run for his money. And the good news is that Pragmatic Play has just released the fourth instalment in the studio’s John Hunter series of adventure-s...Read More

Lucky Slots Player Wins Big With Divine Fortune

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

It took no more than a 2-dollar bet for one very lucky player to win more than a quarter of a million dollars playing . The 50-year old player is a woman living in the U.S. and accessed the progressive jackpot online slot via Play Sugar H...Read More

Country King Kenny Rogers Dies

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

Long-time country music and industry sweetheart Kenny Rogers has died. Rogers (81) died of natural causes at his home in Sandy Springs, George, on Friday night, the family has confirmed. The three-time Grammy awards winner is the 10...Read More

Bingo Helps Clear School’s Lunch Debt

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

Bingo has championed for charities for as long as what anyone is able to remember. Whether the need involved raising money for medical care for retired vets or for upgrades to housing for seniors, has consistently stepped up to the plate...Read More

partypoker’s New Update Includes Rabbit Hunt

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

 is going all out on adding additional elements of enjoyment to its current online Poker offerings. The award-winning operator describes its new March 5 update as a collection of things and elements that simply aim to make all games ...Read More

Cullen Comm Shocked By 20 Years of BC Crimes

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

When former Mountie Peter German first caused the money laundering confetti to rain down all over British Columbia some 3 years ago, it could be argued that even he would not have foreseen the exact nature and scope of the mess that would...Read More

Vancouver Model At Work In The US Too

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

There’s no place like home. Except maybe Vancouver. It’s just a pity that the cost of living in one of the greatest of Canadian cities, and certainly even in the world, has become so exorbitant that its now incredibly pricy to...Read More

Universal Teases Nintendo Theme Park Launch

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

Imagine being able to play “real-life” version of your favourite game. Talk about a childhood fantasy come true. The good news is that it needn’t remain a fantasy as Universal Studios Japan has announced that it will be...Read More

4 Rovers Set for 2020 Mars Missions

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

For many of us, the imminent arrival of 2020 meant one thing and one thing only: getting to fly around in inner city space in our very own flying car. Complete with UFO-style sunroof of course. This was what had been p...Read More

Fintrac Warns Against Dirty Drafts

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2019

There’s a brand new money laundering monster rearing its ugly head in the provinces. Money laundering via direct electronic bank transfer. Fin-watchdog the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada...Read More

Microgaming Makes Summer Fun In Tiki Mania Slot

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2019

It may be snow-white cold outside, but that doesn’t mean that it necessarily must be freezing everywhere. And thanks to Microgaming’s latest slot, it’s just become a whole lot easier to allow the imagination to t...Read More

Bingo Helps Raise Money For Cancer Research

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2019

It’s no secret that the money generated by charitable Bingo games changes lives. And who better to understand the plight than those in need than someone who had passed through a specific ordeal themselves? The story of how cancer...Read More

NCAA Ruling Favours Student Brand Ownership

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2019

A unanimous vote of approval cast by the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) board of members will going forward allow athletes at college level to profit from their “names, images and likeness”. Th...Read More

Ex-Casino Staff Embarrassed By Dirty Money

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

History is our most valuable teacher. And if any one lesson had to be singled out as being effective right down to its very core, then its that in order for any problem to be solved in a meaningful manner, then a commu...Read More

Lotto Winner Waits 10 Months Before Claiming

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2019

A Lotto 6/49 winner spent some 10 months checking and double checking her winning ticket before approaching Saskatchewan Lotteries in order to claim her CA$248,296.10 in jackpot prize money. One Duc Tran from Saskatchewan had purchased...Read More

Moh Ahmed Fails To Improve World Record

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2019

Canadian distance runner Moh Ahmed can’t be too satisfied with his recent performance at this year’s world championships. Despite having put up a stellar and positively tenacious performance of grit and endurance, ...Read More

Zynga Poker & Brad Garrett Present Hope Fundraiser

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2019

Zynga Poker is on a full-on mission to bring hope to those who need it the most. The operator has teemed up with award-winning actor, comedian, and celebrity star Brad Garrett. Garrett, a semi-pro Poker man himself, will team up with Zyn...Read More

Bianca Andreescu Makes Canadian Tennis History

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2019

All hail Bianca Andreescu, queen of the North. The 19-year-old Canadian tennis star is now officially 195 spots closer to number 1 glory on the world tennis ranking and the new number 14 overall. The young star this we...Read More

Bingo Puts The Fun Into Sex Education

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2019

Bingo is getting its groove on in new and more modernised and liberal ways than ever before. The Week of Welcome committee at Albany’s College of Saint Rose recently gave new meaning to what it means to “call the win” w...Read More

Vancouver’s Planet Bingo A Beacon Of Hope

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2019

Planet Bingo in Vancouver is the largest hall in the Lower Mainland region and its management is particularly proud of the sheer size of the 400-seater venue. But this BCLC owned powerhouse is about much more than just a place where peopl...Read More

Unifor Steps It Up With #NoJobsNoDice Rally

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2019

CA labour union Unifor is holding on to its guns in true lockjaw style. If the workforce top-dog has any intentions of letting go of the rope, then it’s putting up a winning performance at hiding the fact. The latest development in ...Read More

July 26 Lotto MAX CA$60M Win Not Yet Claimed

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2019

An unsuspecting millionaire may very well be wondering the streets of Richmond as we speak, according to information released by the BCLC following the release of the July 26th Lotto MAX draw results. A lucky player eligible fo...Read More

Unifor Slams Gateway Entertainment Job Cuts

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2019

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment will have to clean up its act if it hopes to enjoy continued support from local communities. Such was the nature of the warning recently issued by Unifor, Canada’s largest gaming sector and privat...Read More

Military To Promote Responsible Gaming With GAP

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2019

The US military, which operates thousands of slot machines on its bases, is going to have to do more to promote responsible gaming among its personnel. This follows the reintroduction of the Gambling Addiction Prevention (GAP) Act of 2019...Read More

Church Forces Drag Queen Bingo To Call It Quits

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2019

Drag Queen Bingo is a thing, just apparently not in the super-conservative Westmoreland County, and not even when it’s for a very good cause. Westmoreland’s Calumet volunteer fire department has announced that it will not be g...Read More

Clean Fuel Co. Receives Millions In Funding

Ben Hamill - July 11, 2019

anada is home to some of the world’s brightest minds in Science. The focus on clean technology is currently at an all-time high and Canadian clean air company Carbon Engineering Ltd. is pioneering the kind of technology that re-pur...Read More

BCLC VP Robert Kroeker Steps Down

Ben Hamill - July 11, 2019

The first of the heads connected to British Columbia’s money laundering nightmare has started to roll, albeit this time round supposedly self-inflicted. The BCLC has announced that its Vice President of Corporate Compliance, Robert ...Read More

WSOP-C To Make Its Return To Canada Soon

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2019

If it’s a coveted World Series of Poker C-ring you’re after, then Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake is the place to be from August 18th all the way through September 2nd. The WSOP Circuit is making its r...Read More

Munroe City To Review e-Bingo Restrictions

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2019

Monroe’s City Council has proposed an important change to be made to its electronic video Bingo machine law. Council is currently engrossed in an operator-vote process with regards to the abolishment of geo-restrictions imposed on t...Read More

Disbanded BIA May Benefit Kingsway District

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2019

Administrative processes associated with the City of Sudbury’s BIA processes are slowing down the development of Kingsway Entertainment District. Residents have high hopes with regards to the Kingsway development, and there is much ...Read More

3 Billion Fake Facebook Accounts Removed

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2019

While many Facebook users are aware that fake accounts are a problem, they probably are not aware of just how bad it really is. The social media company announced it removed 3.4 billion of them in just 6 months. Perhaps even more surpris...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

May 4 LottoMax Winner Yet To Claim CA$2M

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2019

Winnipeg has an unsuspecting millionaire on the loose. According to the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC), a winning ticket to the tune of CA$2 million remains unclaimed, following a May 4 Lottery draw. The corporation has taken t...Read More

BCLC Seeks Anti-Money Laundering Partner

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2019

B.C.’s British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), by now no doubt completely overtaxed by the province’s money-laundering challenges, has taken up the challenge of assuming the responsibility of trying to find a practical so...Read More

Parq Vancouver At A Loss For Business

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2019

British Columbia’s money laundering problem is a monster with many arms. Local citizens want answers from government following former Mountie Peter German’s condemning reports, Attorney General David Eby very obviously cannot ...Read More

Minister Outraged By Caster Semenya’s CAS Ruling

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

Canada’s Minister of Sport and Science has lashed out at a controversial decision made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport regarding South African runner and athlete Caster Semenya. The court has denied an appeal l...Read More

BCLC Approves of Casinos Anti-Money Laundering Efforts

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2019

Failed police investigations, allegations of negligence, accusations of enablement and the publication of condemning documentation; such is the nature of the sordid timeline that has spanned the past number of months in terms of British C...Read More

Canada’s Unclaimed Lottery Millions

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2019

A winning Lottery ticket, purchased by an unidentified player in Guelph, is worth a cool CAD$1 million. The ticket’s winner is unidentified not because the player has asked to remain anonymous, but because the winnings have not yet ...Read More

Bevy Bingo To Raise Money For Animal Shelter

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2019

Thanks to a simply stellar initiative by a group of students, fun-lovers and Bingo players are invited to congregate at the Siberia Bar & Hotel in Aberdeen on May 1st to have a drink or two and play some Bevy Bingo. But wha...Read More

Irish Poker Initiative Helping Marty Wilson

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2019

The Poker community has called on fans far and wide to join in and raise funds for one of the game’s most beloved players. There was a time when “Mad Marty” Wilson was a regular on the Poker scene; always up for a laugh ...Read More

New BC’s Money Laundering Report Released

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2019

Former Mountie Peter German’s second report on the problem of money laundering in British Columbia isn’t exactly new news to some, and BC’s obvious inability to address the issue more effectively than what it has been do...Read More

Caesars Entertainment Ready For Sale

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2019

Controversial Wall Street investor Carl Icahn has not even held his current 28% piece of the Caesars Entertainment pie in his sticky little mitts long enough for anyone to say “hostile investment” and already he’s feveri...Read More

More BC Money Laundering Issues Come To Light

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2019

Canada’s British Columbia remains caught in the money laundering crossfire; its raining hell and judgement and there’s no sign of any of it letting up any time soon. The recent part-release of Peter German’s 2ndRead More

Auger-Aliassime’s Rise To Super-Stardom

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2019

It tends to leave you with a strange sensation of disparity. Young Canadian men’s tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime’s statement that despite now being able to buy just about any flashy supercar under the sun, he can’t r...Read More

Newfoundland And Labrador Love The Lottery

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2019

The Atlantic Lottery Corp. has revealed that residents of Newfoundland and Labrador appear to love playing the Lottery just a little bit more passionately than any other province in all of Atlantic Canada. In 2018 alone, they managed to w...Read More

Money Laundering Alive And Well In Richmond

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2019

A single rotten apple is all it takes to spoil a hundred more. There seems to be no end to British Columbia’s money laundering problems, despite law enforcement’s most valiant efforts aimed at eradicating the problem for good....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

ALC Fighting VLT Ban in Canada’s Supreme Court

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2019

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) has made its intent to fight for its right to continue to operate Video Lottery Terminals (VLT’s) across Canada as clear as day. The corporation has been fighting more than one fire on the cont...Read More

BCLC’s Recent Past Tainted By Revelations

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2019

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) may have bitten off more than what it is able to chew, following a revelation of potentially incriminating information relating to money laundering. Every last conversation that had anything...Read More

Arguments In Favour Of Online Charity Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

Most of us like to feel that we’re making a difference in the lives of others, whether it’s helping family or friends or even complete strangers. Human nature is to assist, and the trick is mostly simply to find one’s ni...Read More

Canada Suits Up For Money Laundering War

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

Canada is slowly closing the hand of justice tightly around the necks of criminals who view money laundering as the perfect tool to avoid prosecution for everything from dealing in illegal drugs to aiding and abetting terrorism. Federal g...Read More

Bianca Andreescu Makes History By Winning Indian Wells

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2019

Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu has made tennis history. The 18 year-old on Sunday won her very first tournament at Premier Mandatory level when she won the women’s final at Indian Wells. But the most amazing part is ...Read More

Canada Paves The Way For Young Tennis Stars

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2019

Not quite as excitable as the US, as full of swag as Australians, or as stiff upper lip as the British, Canadians have always managed to stay relatively grounded in sports, no matter what the rest of the world appeared...Read More

Lotto Player Finally Claims October Jackpot

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2019

One very lucky Lottery player has won the largest jackpot ever awarded to a single ticket-holder in the history of the United States, and has finally claimed the prize too. The South Carolina Lottery has confirmed that the prize has been ...Read More

eSports & Games Of Skill Yet To Pique Interest in Nevada

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Casino news headlines have been abuzz with speculation about skill-based slot machines, their place in the market, and whether they will become prominent on casino floors, as well as in the online arena. According to the Nevada Gaming Con...Read More

Bingo Used to Raise Funds for Special Olympics

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Bingo is doing its bit for kids with special intellectual needs. Every Spring, the Special Olympics host their games at the Westminster High School in Carroll County, and according to Donna McGuire, fundraising co-ordinator for the Specia...Read More

Fundraiser Gets Fancy Bingo Off the Ground

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2019

If any one game is to be singled out as the heart of the gambling industry, then let that game be Bingo. The game has done much for charitable organisations since first having been employed by the Catholic Church as the perfect fund-raise...Read More

Canada Games’ Gender Inclusion Policy Welcomed

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2019

The option to choose which gender one identifies with is one that should be declared a basic human right. It’s a personal decision, and should never have been turned into any kind of controversy, as has been the want in many sports ...Read More

$1.5m Buffalo Grand Slot Jackpot Won

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2019

Over in the US of A, punters across the nation have had a great year so far as they scored jackpot after jackpot in their casino and lotto games of choice. Now, the American arm of gaming machine developer Aristocrat Leisure Ltd has revea...Read More

Unifor Local 444 Eager for Legal Betting

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2019

Single-event sports betting has been a hot topic of discussion across Canada of late. While the US has made great strides in regulation the wagering industries of its individual states, the practice is still banned outright on local soil....Read More

AIDP Teams Up with Responsible Gambling Council of Canada

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2019

The All-In Diversity Project (AIDP) has been making plenty of news headlines of late. Now, the project has revealed its latest strategic partnership after teaming up with the Responsible Gambling Council of Canada (RGCC). The move has see...Read More

Mars Opportunity Rover Declared Dead

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2019

NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover has explored many final frontiers on the red planet, and in August 2018, presumably also the last of its own. After repeated attempts to establish contact with the rover over the course ...Read More

PartyPoker Partners With The Thirst Lounge

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2019

Bill Perkins is a true visionary. In 2016, the hedge fund manager turned film director, who also happens to be a keen Poker player, decided that it was time to join in on the Twitch revolution and explore the world of Internet streaming. ...Read More

Chances Workers in Favour of Unionizing

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2019

Less than a full month after Gateway Casinos and Entertainment revealed its acquisition of Chances Casino Kamloops to the world, employees at the Kamloops North Shore property have announced that they have voted to unionize. According to...Read More

Canada Fails to Put Launderer Behind Bars

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2019

According to a recent Global News investigation, Canadian provinces are largely failing to convict money launderers. Reportedly, nearly 75% of those accused of the practice end up walking free – a concerning statistic, considering t...Read More

State of the Union Bingo A Big Hit

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2019

Being a democrat is all about keeping it wholesome whilst keeping your cool. Just ask California Democrat and congressman Mark Takano. Whilst drinking games have become tradition during every State of the Union address, Takano decided to ...Read More

Laundered Casino Money Flows Through Government Accounts

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2019

Canada’s money laundering saga is showing no signs of respite any time soon. Dating back as far as 2015, official investigations have found that a widespread network of illegal activities involving large and questionable financial t...Read More

Explore New Orleans in the Carnival Queen Slot

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2019

Drawing inspiration from the infamous New Orleans festival of Mardi Gras, Thunderkick’s latest slot will certainly add some pep to players’ steps this February. The upcoming release will showcase the colourful and historical f...Read More

Laundering Kingpins ‘Violated’ by Raids

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2019

The masterminds behind British Columbia’s spate of illicit businesses that managed to launder more than $220 million a year was targeted late last year by the province’s Civil Forfeiture Office (BCCFO). Now, Caixuan Qin and he...Read More

Tennessee To Legalize Bingo for Fundraisers

Ben Hamill - January 31, 2019

Officials in Tennessee, US have long been pushing for the legalization of bingo games and other gambling-related activities between state borders. Most recently, a proposed joint resolution in the state’ senate is seeking to legaliz...Read More

NJ Online Casino Fined for Underage Wagering

Ben Hamill - January 31, 2019

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) has imposed a hefty $30,000 on the operator of PlaySugarHouse online casino. The fine in question has been levied after the iGaming brand was found letting underage players wager on it...Read More

Bill Blair Pledges Support to AML Efforts

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2019

BC attorney general David Eby has expressed cautious optimism about improvements in cooperation with the local federal government on his province’s money laundering problem after a meeting held on Tuesday morning. Bill Blair, the m...Read More

New Money Laundering Report Puts Old Figures to Shame

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2019

Documents revealing that British Columbian money laundering is now valued at billions of dollars a year have shocked the Canadian province’s attorney general, David Eby. Now, it has been confirmed that these figures have also attrac...Read More

River Rock Staff Probed over Laundering

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2019

Although the RCMP’s huge e-Pirate money laundering investigation in British Columbia ended up falling flat, Ontario’s gambling regulator is continuing to delve into whether staff at Richmond’s River Rock Casino were conn...Read More

Gambling Ring Operator Gets 15 Months

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2019

Over in America, the US District Court in Portland, Maine has recently handed down a sentence to one unlucky criminal. The 62-year old man has been found guilty of running a multimillion-dollar illegal gambling ring, and has been imprison...Read More

Paysafe Group Announces Major Changes

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2019

Cross-continental online payments provider the Paysafe Group, owner of both Neteller as well as Skrill online payment wallets, has made an announcement that may cause an upset amongst some of the company’s users. The online provider...Read More

NetEnt Releases New Turn Your Fortune Slot

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2019

After being granted a licence to operate in British Columbia last year, NetEnt have continued to thrill players with their amazing games and hot new releases. Now, NetEnt’s latest slots creation allows players to delve into a world ...Read More

Changes Coming to Central Gaming Bundle

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2019

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is without a doubt one of Canada’s leading gambling venue developers and operators. This reputation has also been cemented even further over the past year, with the OLG selecting Gateway for the new...Read More

Bicknell Named Female Player of the Year

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2019

As the new year kicks off, the Global Poker Index (GPI) rankings for the 2018 year have been revealed. Canada’s Kristen Bicknell once again secured a couple of great victories for her country, edging out Mike Leah for the top Canadi...Read More

Finland’s Surprise Win Over the Canadian World Juniors

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2019

It’s a rare event for a Canadian team to be on the losing end of a hockey game. Unfortunately, however, victories are never possible one hundred percent of the time, and a broken hockey stick ended up breaking the Ca...Read More

Six Nations Paid $4.5m under Casino Deal

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2019

Thanks to a previous agreement, Elements Brantford Casino has been supporting its local economy and the nearby Six Nations community with hefty financial payments. The first of these, coming to an impressive $4.5 million, was recently pai...Read More

Shorelines Casino To Re-Open Its Doors

Ben Hamill - January 02, 2019

What could easily have erupted into a labour-union nightmare, the kind where nobody wins, was thankfully resolved when the announcement was made that the popular Shorelines Casino would be re-opening its doors. The casino closed for busi...Read More

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against VLT’s

Ben Hamill - January 02, 2019

Most of us are familiar with the term “cognitive distortion”. Magicians refer to its effects as sleight-of-hand and its generally accepted that this kind of visual deception only works because of each person having a number of...Read More

Aleeyah Jadavji Gets Her Platinum Pass

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2019

She’s not just instrumental in making things run smoothly from behind the scenes at PokerStars, but she’s also an enthusiastic and capable Poker player herself. And now, she’s won a coveted a Platinum Pass, an opportunit...Read More

Canadian Wrestlers Call For Independent Body

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2019

A malicious complaint whispered in the wrong ear can be deathblow to any professional sportsperson’s career. The fact that complaints of harassment and abuse aren’t always even justified, only makes matters worse. One of Wrest...Read More

B.C.’s Sponges Thrive Despite Climate Change

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2018

Climate change poses many threats to life on earth, and each and every living creature will ultimately feel its effects in one way or another. One of the main after-effects is a major change in oxygen levels in our oceans. All living crea...Read More

Steve Spunt Wins 2nd WSOP Gold Ring At The Bike

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2018

There’s no stopping 58-year old Steve Spunt now. Not now that he’s won his second World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring at The Bike. And of course, lest we forget, $174,055 in prize money; the most to date for winning a main...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

Nuns Steal School Funds For Vegas Jaunts

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2018

In a recent case that has shaken America to its core, two Catholic nuns have stolen a whopping $500,000 from a California Catholic school for an even more shocking purpose. As it turns out, the pair of nefarious nuns took the cash to Las...Read More

Unibet Takes First Steps Into The US Market

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2018

The US sportsbetting and gaming market beckons to all those who are willing to heed the call. One such company is Unibet. Thanks to a live casino partnership with the undisputed masters of live casino, the company will be making its first...Read More

Alati Accepts $62k Prop Bet Buy-Out Offer

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2018

A surprising $100,000 proposition bet (or prop bet) between high-stakes poker players Rich Alati and Rory Young over whether Alati could stand to be confined in a pitch-dark room for 30 days has come to an end early. The confined player w...Read More

No Casino for Victoria, British Columbia

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2018

The mayor of Victoria, British Columbia is quickly changing her tune on the idea of a new downtown casino. Where she once may have been lukewarm on the idea, she is now firmly against the notion and its possible impacts on the region. Ma...Read More

Florida Lottery Winner Pays It Forward

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2018

What do you do when you’re a man familiar with standing around in the parking lot of the Sun Dome for 12 hours straight just to take home a measly $6.25 in wages so that you can keep the hope of getting a proper education alive and ...Read More

Doctors Agree Bingo Promotes Mental Health

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2018

Doctors working in 11 of Canada’s Community Health Centres are starting to realise and implement what the gaming community has known all along: playing games is good for the mind and for the soul and the perfect antidote to loneline...Read More

Research Receives A Massive Cash Injection

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2018

We knew this all along, but it’s always nice to be reminded of the fact: Canadians know how to step up to the plate and rise to any challenge considered worth the effort. Thanks to this being a trait that is present amongst the este...Read More

Curbing Air Pollution Will Save Lives

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2018

As foolish a thing as it may be to do, people gladly ignore warnings of global warming because it’s considered to be something that may or may not have negative consequences in the future. But as soon as a problem becomes an immedia...Read More

Microgaming Soapbox Race Confirmed for 2019

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2018

Isle of Man-based software giant Microgaming is renowned for the development of high quality games, and the team strives to bring new ideas to life with their superb range of slots. But the company isn’t only interested in looking a...Read More

MGA Announces New Dispute Directive

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

Whilst most of us try our best to make love and not war, sometimes, disputes are inevitable. The reality is that we do not always see eye to eye because we’re viewing the same situation from different angles. We’re not talking...Read More

Leprechaun Carol Slot Hits Canadian Casinos

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2018

With Christmas just around the corner, slots developers are working hard to get suitably festive games to their players around the world this December. The latest such release has just landed at online casinos as well, coming from the exp...Read More

Concerns Over Flopped BC Money-Laundering Probe

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2018

Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are taking the rap for having failed the fight against crime. In fact, the whole of British Colombia has been under intense scrutiny for some months now following a growing suspicion that autho...Read More

NSGC Warns Against Lotto Ticket Stocking Fillers for Minors

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2018

The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation (NSGC) has issued a stern warning against the gifting of Lottery tickets to minors. The tickets are popular as Christmas stocking fillers, especially since they are usually branded in all kinds of festiv...Read More

Looking Back at 2018’s Biggest Jackpots

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

The year so far has been filled with impressive progressive jackpot scores. A brand new Guinness World Record was set for the largest-ever online win in 2018, and with many other humongous scores having taken place over the past 11 months...Read More

MRG Launches 1st In House Slot

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

MRG, formerly known as Mr Green, recently established its own in-house game development studio on the back of its far-reaching international success. Now, the studio has officially released its very first online slot: Hammer of Fortune. ...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

Major BC Money Laundering Case Falls Through

Ben Hamill - December 06, 2018

There appears to be a hole in British Colombia’s biggest ever casino money laundering case, and as a result, the prosecution process has fallen flat on its face. The arguments have been rendered strapped and all that remains is imme...Read More

PGCB Grants PokerStars an iGaming License

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2018

PokerStars, the highly popular online gaming brand run by Canada’s own The Stars Group, is reportedly taking its first steps back into the US’s online poker market thanks to a ground-breaking new deal. The successful company&...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

BC Casino Staff Go Ahead with Strike Plans

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2018

Employees at two local Canadian casinos in British Columbia – Starlight Casino and Grand Villa – have reportedly decided to go ahead with their planned strike action. The picket could prompt renewed labor unrest in the nationa...Read More

BC & First Nations to Split Gaming Earnings

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2018

The government of British Columbia has pledged to share their provincial gaming revenues – and more of the power to boot – with indigenous First Nations communities within their borders. All BC First Nations tribes will thus ...Read More

Atlantic City Mayor Evades Casino Fight Charges

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2018

The mayor of Atlantic City will reportedly not be prosecuted for his recent fighting scandal outside a local casino. The governing official recently got into a late-night brawl outside one of the boardwalk’s busiest gambling destina...Read More

Parq Vancouver Reveals Huge Financial Loss

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2018

The Canadian casino that last month has just revealed that so far this year, they have lost many millions of dollars in profits. Parq Vancouver is a luxury hotel and gambling establishment which has long aspired to be a ‘new intern...Read More

Gateway Files for a $100m New York IPO

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2018

Canadian gaming operator Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, which runs 26 local properties across the nation, reportedly filed with the SEC last week in a bid to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering, or IPO. The British...Read More

Ontario Gives Bingo a Boost

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2018

The government of Ontario has decided to invest over $645,000 into two digital economy programs in a bid to support local business ventures. The move is also intended to help to generate more innovation when it comes to gaming in the Nort...Read More

BC’s Gambling Crackdown Hits a New Phase

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2018

The after-effects of a that has dragged on for over three years have hit casinos across Canada, and in the province of British Columbia, especially hard. The saga has left both local gaming operators and regulators with egg on their fac...Read More

Rare Organisms Discovered in Nova Scotia

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2018

Researchers in Canada have discovered a never-before-seen kind of organism that is so different from all other forms of life that it doesn’t match any of the categories currently used to classify living organisms. In short: it isn&r...Read More

November 18 A Memorable Day for Canadian Poker

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2018

November 18 was a huge day for online poker tourney grinders. Some immense scores were achieved by players from all around the world, and as per usual, it was PokerStars’ Sunday Million that generated the biggest prize pool and thre...Read More

Mega Fortune Dreams Slot Pays Out Big Win

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2018

Swedish supplier of iGaming technology and solutions has recently revealed that it managed to make one of its players over in Britain a very happy instant millionaire last month. The player in question was enjoying a few spins on the de...Read More

Shorelines Launch Raises Addiction Concerns

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2018

The Shorelines Casino Peterborough was proud to open its doors in mid-October this year, boasting 500 slot machines, 22 table games, and a 230-seater buffet diner. Also on offer is a 40-seat a la carte restaurant and plenty of entertainm...Read More

WCC 2019 Heading to Montreal in January

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2018

According to the Playground Poker Club, the third edition of the premier World Cup of Cards (WCC) will be returning to Canada once more in 2019. The 29-series championship will be running from January 20 to February 6 next year, and will ...Read More

Tornado Won’t Keep Kids Off The Sports Field

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2018

Chairman of Own the Podium Todd Nicholson is no stranger to having his life turned upside down by a natural disaster. The Paralympic athlete’s home in Dunrobin, a town in west Ottawa, was destroyed by a formidable tornado that tore...Read More

New Rules Set Back Ontario Casino Project

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2018

The proceeding, which recently started at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) as part of a debate on the proposed , has raised some important questions about a new provincial rule that has come into the fray. According to the rule,...Read More

Lottery Winner Seeks Boyfriend for $100k

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2018

A woman who in 2013 became the UK’s youngest-ever lottery winner at just 17 is now reportedly looking for a ‘loyal’ boyfriend. Nothing out of the ordinary there – except that she is also willing to pay him a $100,0...Read More

Wheel of Fun Debuts at FunFair Casinos

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2018

By fusing together a combination of highly popular game mechanics, the developers at FunFair Technologies have supplied players with a thrilling new online casino game packed with winning potential. Called Wheel of Fun, the brand new rel...Read More

Gateway’s Staff Strike Draws to a Close

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2018

It took nearly five months, but a worker’s union that works closely with staff at Gateway Casinos has finally gotten its just dues. The union had been striking for 19 weeks up until very recently, demanding higher wages and better w...Read More

Galactus’ MPL App Attracts Major Funding

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2018

According to a report published by VCCircle, India-headquartered Galactus Funware Technology PVT Ltd has finally finished a Series A funding round that attracted some big-name investors into the mix. Galactus operators a virtual skill-ba...Read More

Abuse Scandals Prolific in Canadian Sports

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2018

The Canadian sports scene is sadly no stranger to abuse. When Sheldon Kennedy’s sexual abuse lawsuit against hockey coach Graham James rocked the industry during the late 1990s, the country stepped forward to write up one of the str...Read More

David Eby Speaks Out About BC Casino Laws

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2018

If you’re au fait with the Canadian casino scene, you’ve undoubtedly read news headlines about the stir local rapper of racial profiling. Naturally, the musician’s fans were less than happy about the situation, taking t...Read More

Mysterious Comet May Be of Alien Origin

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2018

A long, flat and mysterious piece of space rock that flew past Earth last year might actually, in fact, be a piece of alien technology. This startling news comes from a paper written by top Harvard scientists, who are starting to suspect...Read More

Great Canadian Raised to ‘Buy’ Status

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2018

Great Canadian Gaming (GCG), Canada’s largest operator of bingo halls and other licensed casino gambling facilities, has recently been upgraded by TD Securities analysts from its prior ‘hold’ rating to a ‘buy&rsquo...Read More

Sizeable Growth for Great Canadian Gaming in Q3

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2018

It’s been a fruitful year for the Canadian gambling industry as a whole, with some operators in particular enjoying great results from their business to date. Great Canadian Gaming (GCG) has also enjoyed notable revenue growth durin...Read More

Young Vancouver Canucks Aim For the Stars

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2018

So far this season, the Vancouver Canucks have been enjoying notable success from the get-go, with a 9-6-0 record as of last Monday. And with the team’s top five scorers all being Elias Pettersson, who is still cons...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

Dave Duncan Opens Up About Olympic Arrest Saga

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2018

Canadian-born ski cross athlete Dave Duncan has sat down with reporters to set the record straight about the incident in which he, his wife, and Willy Raine were arrested for a car theft during the South Korea 2018 Winter Olympic Games in P...Read More

BC Casinos Strikes May Soon be Resolved

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2018

Gateway Casinos’ union members have for four months now – but this could soon come to an end thanks to a new development. A tentative deal has now been reached between the local gambling operator and the British Columbia Gove...Read More

Iowa Woman Claims Lotto Win After Finding Lost Ticket

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2018

A woman in central Iowa over in the US stepped forward this week to claim a massive $343.9 million – the largest of its kind to ever have been won in the state. Lotto officials in the state confirmed on Monday that Lerynne West ha...Read More

Slots Audio-visuals Study Reveals Interesting Findings

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2018

A new study published last week has revealed that the bright flashing lights and catchy electronic sounds that emanate from electronic gambling machines (EGMs) – also known as slot machines or pokies – could prompt players to ...Read More

Runners plunged into darkness

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2018

For professional track athletes, a successful career is all about utilising every ounce of ability. That in turn means staying alive to the latest training developments. So how might any runner feel about training thei...Read More

Matt Stout Wins 2018 Run It Up Reno ME

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2018

Poker pro Matt Stout and his girlfriend are expecting their first child before the end of the year, and this upcoming life-changing event has seen him moving away from the full time tournament circuit. The Las Vegas professional has over...Read More

Miguel Goncalo Wins WPT500 Montreal

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2018

The World Poker Tour’s Montreal Main Event has just wrapped up at Canada’s Playground Poker Club. Before the tourney got underway, it was headed up by the $500 buy-in WPT500 Montreal – an event that attracted a whopping ...Read More

Olympic Funding Talks Drag Out in Calgary

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

The head of the bid corporation for Calgary’s 2026 Olympics has revealed that all parties are still engaged in discussions, despite media reports that Mayor Naheed Nenshi told Ottawa that he would ask the city council to nix the pot...Read More

Sparkling Wins Await in New Romanov Riches Slot

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2018

Microgaming’s latest slots release is set to impress with sparkling gems and riches beyond players’ wildest dreams. Developed by Fortune Factory Studios specifically for the Isle of Man gaming giant’s casino partners, th...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

Former players who now own sports teams

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2018

Having enjoyed a career in professional sport, many ex-players simply move into a different kind of job. Nevertheless, many opt to continue inside their sport by taking on the role of coach or manager. And for the lucky few able to afford t...Read More

Senior Centers Going from Bingo to Tai Chi

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2018

Bingo and a meal have always been a firm favorite at senior centers. However, it can no longer be denied that the elderly adults of today are demanding much more from these establishments than just these classic staples to keep them enter...Read More

The Fate of Unclaimed Lottery Jackpots

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2018

Almost every real money lottery in the world has a specified time window during which you can collect your winnings. No matter how much you have won, the general time frame varies from 6 months to a year – and after that, the ticket...Read More

WPT Montreal Coming Up Soon

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2018

The iconic WPT (World Poker Tour) Montreal will return to the Playground Poker Club for the seventh consecutive year in 2018. The event will take place from October 26 to November 4 this ...Read More

Bingo’s Pros as a Charity Fundraising Tool

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2018

Bingo has been used to for about as long as the modern version of the game has been around! The pastime was first used for a charitable application when Pastor Charles H. Hagus approached Edwin S. Lowe, the inventor of the game, to ask f...Read More

Still No Winner for $60m Lotto Max Prize

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2018

seem to be an especially common occurrence in Canada, with millions in prizes forsaken each year under mysterious circumstances. People lose their tickets, forget to have them validated, leave the country for a while… anything can...Read More

BC Money Laundering Scheme Dubbed ‘Vancouver Model’

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2018

An extensive scheme has been using British Columbia’s land-based casinos to launder money for the past 10 years. Now the province’s , is taking steps to curb the operations, which have been dubbed the ‘Vancouver Model&rs...Read More

Borgata Scrutinizes Ivey’s Nevada Assets

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2018

The Borgata’s latest filing after its longstanding is a motion to have the casino’s docket and its $10.13 million judgement filed in Nevada. It is in this US state where Ivey currently lives and has identifia...Read More

Microgaming Pairs Up with Fortune Factory

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2018

Over the past year, premium iGaming content developer Microgaming has endeavored to team up with various smaller partner studios in a bid to add to its already extensive portfolio of games. Most recently, it is Fort...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

Disabled Fan Attends Dream Maple Leafs Game

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

Mick Roberts from Bishop’s Falls in Newfoundland and Labrador finally got the chance to see his beloved Toronto Hockey team, the , playing live. The weekend of the 6th of October saw...Read More

Kroeker Resigns Amid Regulatory Pressure

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2018

Robert Kroeker, the gambling industry veteran who has long been the chair of the Justice Institute of British Columbia’s Board of Governors, has now opted to resign from his current role. Kroeker...Read More

Ontario Bingo Hall Regulator to Monitor Cannabis Stores

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2018

Since 1998, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has kept a watchful eye over the Canadian province’s and bars. However, as of this month, it also has an additional market to oversee: the soon to be legalized marijua...Read More

Playground Poker Pays $1M Bad Beat Jackpot

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2018

For the second time this year, Playground Poker Club has paid out a bad beat jackpot of more than $1 million. The big $1,187,160 payout happened in early October, at a $2/$5 No Limit Hold’em table. This was also the third time sinc...Read More

Students Host Disability Awareness Deaf Bingo

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2018

A great time was enjoyed by all when Texas Tech Student Disability Services hosted its much-anticipated Deaf Bingo event last month. The game evening is part of the service’s annual Disability Awareness Week...Read More

Borgata Appeals Phil Ivey Edge Sorting Ruling

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2018

The legal battle between has intensified. This comes after the famous venue reportedly filed a cross-appeal against US District Judge Noel L. Hillman’s initial 2016 ruling. Shortly before that, Ivey and co-defendant Cheung Yin Kel...Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Lottery Spend

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2018

Newfoundland and Labrador is the only one of the Maritime Provinces where the Atlantic Lottery Corporation failed to reach its targets for this year. In fact, the company’s Chief Financial Officer Patrick Daigle says profits are a l...Read More

River Rock Staff Arrested In Gambling Raid

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2018

Two River Rock Casino employees found out the hard way that illegal gambling does not pay. The women, both registered gaming workers, were among the 11 arrested in a raid on an illegal gaming den in Richmond. The pair was later released....Read More

Bingo to Beat Loneliness

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2018

The brain-boosting power of Bingo, as well as its versatility as a learning tool, is well known. What has not really been considered in much detail until now is its potential to aid physical and mental well-being, especially when it comes...Read More

Man Wins $1M With Fortune Cookie Numbers

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2018

It’s a good thing Ronnie Martin pays attention to what Confucius say, because playing the lottery numbers from a fortune cookie won him a cool $1 million jackpot. The Pennsylvania man said he broke open the crisp, sugary confection ...Read More

How Rounders Taught Matt Damon Poker Cheats

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2018

Matt Damon did not only learn to play Poker for his role in the – he learned to cheat at it, too. Former co-star Edward Norton spilled the beans in an interview in which he also told how he and Damon thrashed the film’s produ...Read More

Grocery Bingo Event a Smash Hit

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2018

A Northwest Missouri Students Activities Council held its biggest grocery bingo night ever in September, proving the game really can be used for just about anything, anywhere. So great was the attendance that the SAC ran out of cards 20 m...Read More

Phil Ivey Ventures Back Into Live Poker

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2018

Phil Ivey is commonly regarded as one of the in the world – and also one of the planet’s strongest professional gamblers. With that said, his controversial gaming tactics have landed him in various sticky situations, one of w...Read More

Big Expansion Plans for The Stars Group

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2018

A few years back, The Stars Group was struggling with debt after being shaken by an insider trading scandal involving its founder and CEO David Baazov. After paying off its debts from the acquisition of PokerStars...Read More

Boost Your Mood in 2 Minutes

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2018

There is good news for Canadians whose long commutes to work and long working hours mean they know only too well that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. A boosted mood – and improved physical fitness – are only 2 minu...Read More

Is Jose Mourinho the Wrong Man for the Man United Job?

Ben Hamill - September 29, 2018

Football circles have been abuzz lately with what is happening with Premier League stars Manchester United, and especially with their coach Jose Mourinho. According to inside reports, the Portuguese coach is living on borro...Read More

Rounders Celebrates 20 Years of Popularity

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2018

Action-packed poker film Rounders officially hit theaters 20 years ago on September 13, 1998! Back in the 90’s, the film – which cost around $12 million to produce – wasn’t the biggest hit at first...Read More

Soccer Fans Wage War Against eSports

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2018

Soccer clubs throughout Europe are increasingly more eager to begin franchises in eSports Leagues, according to recent news reports on the matter. However, many fans of the age-old sport are opposed to the idea, going as fa...Read More

N.L. Scratch Card Players Win $1 Million

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2018

Newfoundland and Labrador’s newest lotto-made millionaires celebrated their life-changing win with an impromptu dance on the side of the road, just beside Newfoundland’s south coast. Read More

Experiment to Remove Space Junk Successful

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2018

The issue of orbiting space junk just above the earth’s atmosphere has long troubled scientists. For years, researchers have tried to develop prototypes of devices that could capture the waste so that it could be removed from orbit &n...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

Sen. Campbell Dodges Money Laundering Questions

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2018

has recently been dubbed the ‘epicenter’ of money laundering by global organised crime groups. However, throughout its troubled years, Senator Larry Campbell has earned over $800,000 in compensation, not to m...Read More

$38m Dakota Dunes Hotel Project Kicks Off

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2018

The Whitecap Dakota First Nation tribe officially broke ground on their planned $38 million Dakota Dunes Hotel project last week. The project is based just south of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, according to news reports on the matter. Indige...Read More

Gera Claims H.O.R.S.E Gold Ring and $8,303

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2018

In the USA, Manju Gera has officially been named the latest winner of a gold ring. Earlier in the week, the professional grinder bested a large field in the $400 H.O.R.S.E tourney at Thunder Valley Casino Resort, claiming her first cash ...Read More

New Waterford Friday Bingo Games Cancelled

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2018

Chair of the Canadian-based New Waterford District Community Center, David Wilton, has revealed that his organisation’s once-popular bingo games are now costing the center thousands of dollars. Now, after suffering years’ wor...Read More

Yggdrasil, Nitro Circus Host Tandem Launch

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2018

Mobile gaming solutions giant Yggdrasil Gaming has finally showcased its first-ever branded gaming partnership with Nitro Circus, the world’s leading name in action sports entertainment. To accompany the ground-breaking deal, the tw...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

William Hill Tackles Problem Gambling Head-On

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2018

Prolific UK bookie William Hill has now pledged its dedication to embracing new ideas as part of its newest responsible gambling initiative. In a recent SBC News interview, Will Hill Director of Strategy, Brand and IR Lyndsay Wright highlig...Read More

Bingo Fan Turns 107 in Style

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2018

Whenever one of their players hits the 100-year-old milestone, the Simi Valley-based Knights of Columbus Council #5803 gifts them with completely free bingo games for the rest of their lives. For local resident Hilda Corcon, this means th...Read More

GCGC Accused of Shredding Financial Records

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2018

The Western Canadian operator of River Rock Casino Resort was given a warning in 2017 that some of the establishment’s staff members may have violated federal financial reporting laws by allegedly shredding paper records detailing h...Read More

Belgium Game Developers Remove In-Game Loot Boxes

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2018

The loot box-gambling debate is one that seems on going, and now, the Belgian Gaming Commission’s strong negative opinions on the topic have seemingly had an impact on game developers that sell their products on local soil. Now, the...Read More

WSOP-C Colossus Enjoys Record Attendance

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2018

When the , the local gaming community was virtually abuzz with excitement. This initial excitement continued well onto the felt as well, as the first event of the iconic series enjoyed record-smashing attendance on Day 1. WSOP-C kicked o...Read More

Canada’s Armed Forces Turn to Bingo to Relax

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2018

Over the past couple of months, over 250 members of the Canadian Armed Forces have travelled to Senegal on their way to Mali. Easily spotted by their Maple Leaf shoulder patches and their special blue uniforms, the soldiers have bravely e...Read More

England Football Team Donates World Cup Winnings

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2018

The 2018 English World Cup football team has gained a strong following. They performed well, and even managed to hold it together all the way to the semi-finals. Defeat was eventually suffered at the hands of Croatia and they didn’t manag...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

Wazdan and Relax Gaming Team Up

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2018

Award-winning iGaming software developer Wazdan has now revealed yet another exciting partnership for its thriving business. The popular supplier has launched its range of boutique titles with Relax Gaming, an omni-channel gaming software...Read More

New Kingdom of Fortune Slot Coming In November

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2018

Blueprint Gaming has done it again. The premium supplier of online gaming software has released yet another exciting title to its extensive library, this time focusing on a wondrous imaginary kingdom where big wins and unbelievable wealth a...Read More

Maxmillions $1m Winning Ticket Unclaimed

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2018

In Alberta, the winning . So far, the purchaser of the ticket bought in Edmonton has not yet stepped forward to claim a whopping $1 million prize. Just to deepen the mystery even further, a $250,000 Extra Prize won on exactly the same da...Read More

Top-Earning Athletes Aged 25 or Younger

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2018

Massive paychecks are not as common as they once were for stars, thanks to limits imposed on rookie deals, and the average age in the top 100 earners is 31. In spite of these facts, there are still some athletes under 26 who are making eno...Read More

High Roller Loses $4.2m Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2018

certainly did not appear to be on the side of a Malaysian business tycoon after his efforts to nix over SGD5.9 million ($4.2 million) in casino debt was rejected by the high tribunal of Singapore. Recent reports have revealed that Singa...Read More

Exec in Hot Water Over BC Casino Probe

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2018