First Nations Head To Court Over PlayAlberta

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2021

First launched in the fall of 2020, provincial online gambling platform PlayAlberta.ca caters to the needs of Alberta’s gaming enthusiasts. Two First Nations are now dragging the provincial government as well as gaming regulator the...Read More

Noisy Albertans To Help Keep Coyotes Wild

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2020

The conservation of Alberta’s wild coyotes has become an increasingly more urgent appeal in recent years, with the animals grown more at ease in their interactions with people as well as domesticated pets. This is obviously not desi...Read More

Alberta Horse Racing Celebrates Upswing

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2020

Horse racing in Alberta has witnessed record figures in terms of revenue generated by Thoroughbred live racing events over recent weeks – with Edmonton’s Century Mile Racetrack and Casino alone reporting spend totalling a stag...Read More

Alberta Makes An Impact In Ghostbusters Trailer

Ben Hamill - January 02, 2020

Canadians; and especially those living in Alberta; have been taking to Twitter for days on end and saying their piece about having immediately recognised those terribly telling “big Alberta skies and wheat fields” ...Read More

Sabre-Toothed Cat May Have Trudged Canadian Soil

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2019

A recent find by young scientists associated with the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum indicates the existence of a very special pre-historic cat in the region residents of Alberta now call home. The ...Read More

Lucky Couple Tell of Their CA$15M Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2019

When Lotto enthusiasts and business owners Kim and Michael Verkerk, regular Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 players from Sundre (Alberta), got back home on the day of their having purchased a ticket that would ultimately turn out to be worth CA$...Read More

AGLC Declares Contest to Win Mansion Legal

Ben Hamill - March 01, 2019

Earlier this year, a unique essay ‘lottery’ promising its winner a $1.7 million home in Alberta went viral across the web, garnering thousands of entries from interested parties. Shortly after this, the Alberta Gaming, Liquor ...Read More

Alberta Expected To Enter The iGaming Arena

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2019

In Canada, the scope and extent of gambling products and services is different in each province. Provinces are given the option as to whether regulated gambling has a place and to what extent. The province of Alberta, despite having been ...Read More

Alberta’s $60m Jackpot Still Unclaimed

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2019

If you’ve stashed away last year’s lottery tickets in a dusty hiding spot, officials are hinting that it might be a good time to double-check your numbers. The record-breaking $60 million Lotto MAX jackpot ticket that was sol...Read More

$16 Million Lotto Winner Drawn

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2019

Sometimes we need a reminder of just what is at stake when we buy lottery tickets – and a massive jackpot is often just the ticket! Most recently, one extraordinarily lucky player over in Calgary managed to score a jackpot worth man...Read More

Alberta’s Gaming Revenues On the Rise

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2019

Following two years of concerning revenue decline, gambling revenues in Alberta have managed to turn themselves around of late. Earnings grew by $4 million during the course of 2018, driven primarily by increased use of video lottery term...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

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

A Poker Bot That Plays Perfect Games

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2018

The computer science department in the University Of Alberta have created a program that plays perfect Heads-Up Limit Hold’em Poker. The announcement triggered a frenzy in the media, with many declaring that the age of computers rul...Read More