Authorities Issuing Warning About Mystery Seeds

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

Canadian agriculture and food inspection authorities are cautioning local gardeners about unsolicited seeds received by post, ordering recipients not to plant anything they did not specifically order. Reports related to packages of which ...Read More

CLA In Support Of Iroquois Olympic Inclusion

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2020

The Canadian Lacrosse Association has thrown its full weight of support behind a movement that hopes to see the Iroquois Nationals included in the 2022 World Games. The Iroquois Nationals, representative of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy,...Read More

Ad Boycotts Will Hurt Companies – Not Facebook

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2020

Smaller businesses and companies pulling their ads from Facebook in support of a cause, even for a month, is tantamount to someone cutting off their own nose in an attempt to spite their face. This according to several business analysts o...Read More

Kim St-Pierre Joins Hall Of Fame 2020

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

Being a girl who wanted to play was never easy going, says the most recent inclusion in Canada’s Hockey Hall of Fame. Even though the 1980s made no provision for girls’ hockey in Kim St-Pierre’s hometown of Chateauguay,...Read More

Canadian Sports Programs Too Slow Re Inclusivity

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Canada hasn’t done nearly enough to ensure the inclusion and empowerment of the country’s Indigenous athletes in sports. So say those who participated in a recent online discussion panel hosted by CBC Sports in collaboration w...Read More

Playground Poker Moves Cash Games Online

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2020

Our world is in actual fact no more than a digital village and Playground Poker Club has decided that there’s no time like the present to make the best of an otherwise very worrying time by taking full advantage of the unique opport...Read More

Saskatchewan Casinos Issue Layoff Notices

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

As the country continues to reel under the new and mostly unprecedented challenges brought about by the , Canadian casinos are struggling to keep head above water. Uncertainty regarding current as well as future income has now caused vari...Read More

Jay Bouwmeester On The Mend Says Blues Cap

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

When St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench early in February during a game against the Anaheim Ducks, many feared for the worst. But according to Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo, Bouwmeester appears to be out of...Read More

QuakeCon Cancelled 1st Time In 25 Years

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

The ongoing is leaving a trail of casualties in its wake, with the latest being QuakeCon, an annual convention and mass tournament dedicated exclusively to Quake, arguably the most-played shooter game in the history of first-person shoot...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Will Survive Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

That the temporary but complete shut-down of all casinos across all Canadian provinces is going to ultimately have a concerning impact on revenue as well as job-security is by now, a given. Operators are cutting back on staff and the thre...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Venues Close Over Covid-19 Fears

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

Ontario’s has joined the nation-wide gaming Covid-19 facilities lockdown, and on Monday confirmed that it would be temporarily shutting down all gaming facilities under the corporation’s control. These include facilities in O...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Posts Stellar Report

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

has released details about its financial performance for the 12-month period leading up to December 31st, 2019. It’s good news all round for the operator thanks to a 15% revenue spike. Quarterly improvement proved a char...Read More

Canada Loses Ground On Hurun’s Billionaires List

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

Rich lists. You got to love ‘em. Unless you’re no longer on them, of course, which appears to be what is happening to Canada. If a new report published last week by Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute is anything to go by,...Read More

When Money Not Talent Is Driving Hockey

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

Costly. Prohibitively expensive. And ultimately, an unattainable goal. These are just some of the words and expressions flying about the majority of middleclass households whenever the topic of a child (or worse yet, children!) wanting to...Read More

Osoyoos FN Tribe Eyes Okanagan Valley Casino

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2020

First Nations tribes are constantly looking for new and more effective ways of supporting their member communities. Tribal gaming venues are a real boost to tribal economies and obviously a valued benefit to Canadian players and gamers. A...Read More

GCGC To Reveal Money Matters On 3 March

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is getting ready for yet another big reveal. The leading gaming giant will be spilling the beans regarding revenue and profits and overall performance for 2019 to the markets on March 3rd. ...Read More

Canadian Court Rules On Taxable Tips

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Canada may not impose taxes on winnings generated by gambling activities but according to recent court ruling, the same doesn’t apply when it comes to tips earned by local casino workers. The reason for winnings not being taxed is t...Read More

Parasite Actor Choi Woo-shik A Real Canadian

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

A life of growing between two cultures and of having to face the multitude of challenges associated with is daunting, to say the least. But at the same time, challenges are particularly useful when it comes to forming our identities as h...Read More

Pickering Casino Set For April Launch

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

Leading local operator Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is the winning entertainment team behind the new scheduled to open as early as April this year. The operator has now confirmed that construction is on track and that the residents ...Read More

Taxpayers Have Been Footing NY Casino Bills

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

The taxes and allocations payable by land-based operators are largely defined by tax and gambling legislation implemented by each individual US state. The main element taken into account by each state is that taxes and specifically alloc...Read More

Aspire Global Partners With Authentic Gaming

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

Authentic Gaming is a leading games and Live Roulette specialist developer and has just confirmed having entered into a world-wide partnership service agreement with none other than esteemed casino games platform provider, Aspire Global....Read More

Elk Gaming Releases Hit It Hard 90’s Slot

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

The 90’s was an era among eras, and many think back fondly of how they used to “hit it hard” on the dance floor. The good news is that thanks to the creative genius at Elk Gaming, 90’s fans can now relive exactly t...Read More

Yggdrasil Teases Splitz-Mech Temple Stacks Slot

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

It’s an exciting time indeed for the team at . The leading developer is getting ready to launch for the very first time its new Publishing division of business at this year’s ICE London, and has just unveiled its very first sl...Read More

Yggdrasil Gaming To Launch Publishing Division

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2020

It’s almost time for ICE London and is ready to launch right off the mark with a promise to customers of their being able to grab hold of the “keys to its kingdom”. What Yggdrasil is bringing to the table this year is a...Read More

BC Telescope Provides Insight Into FRBs

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

Trying to figure out the exact nature of what they are and where they originate from is not all that different to a celestial game of Clue. Astrophysicists all around the world have been playing a cosmic game of cat and mouse ever since f...Read More

Malindi Elmore May Be Headed For Tokyo

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

B.C. native Malindi Elmore made her Olympic debut some 16 years ago. The year was 2004 and Elmore had qualified to run the 1,500 at the Olympic Games that was hosted by the city of Athens that year. But Elmore missed qualifying for the se...Read More

Akwesasne Mohawk’s Sportsbook Now Open

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

New York-based tribal gaming operator Akwesasne Mohawk Casino launched its much-anticipated sportsbook on January 17th and it’s an operation rolled out in partnership with none other than Canadian gaming giant, the Stars ...Read More

Federal Prison Time For Baccarat Cheats

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

There’s been a duo of working the Maryland block and its not Ivey and edge-sorting partner in crime Yin Sun. The FBI recently confirmed certain details of how Chenguang Ni and dealer Ming Zhang in 2017 conned a Maryland casino out ...Read More

Genting Hands Out Donations To NY Lawmakers

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

Asia-based casino giant is as it turns out so eager to this year witness a massive expansion on especially the New York casino and betting front, that its willing to put its money where its mouth is as far as contributions go. The group ...Read More

Why Lying When Dating Is A Bad Idea

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

We’re all familiar with “white lies” and whilst its true that the majority of us do not see anything wrong with saying, “I’m fine” when we’re actually not, or telling a fib as to why we’re l...Read More

Why A Sincere Compliment Goes Both Ways

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Receiving a sincere compliment does wonders not only for the soul and for a feeling of being connected to those around us but it also infiltrates every aspect of , including our level of performance at work, to name but one example. The t...Read More

Pokémon Go Updates On the Cards

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

, Niantic’s blockbuster Augmented Reality game, is still going strong. While not quite as popular as when it was at its peak in 2016, it still has a huge following. In 2020, those fans will be treated to plenty of action, events and...Read More

Lighthouse Keeper Lotto Winner Ready for Bright Future

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Ivan Dubinsky, a lighthouse keeper who works near Port Hardy in British Columbia, has just claimed a $1 million nest egg in the nationwide Lotto 6/49. The draw is held every Wednesday and Saturday, after 7:30 pm Pacific Time, and offers a...Read More

OLG Does Its Bit For Local Communities

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

The OLG has been an on going boon of financial support to the communities hosting its various casinos and gaming venues across Ontario. Canadian casino legislation determines that all operators donate regular allocations to their individu...Read More

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander A Legend In The Making

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Every industry has its greats and judging by how things stand at the moment, second-year guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander may very well become the NBA’s next great player. But what exactly is it that sets Thunder’s golden boy apa...Read More

Hollywood Casino Fined Over Illicit Poker Games

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control board has confirmed having slapped local games venue Hollywood Casino with a $20,000 penalty fine. The fine was for having hosted four tournaments at Penn National Race Course in Grantville at increase...Read More

Pragmatic Play Unveils 2nd Slot For The Year

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

2020 is off to a phenomenal start as far as what the world of online slots is concerned. The creative juices are flowing like never before and leading developer is wasting no time pumping out brand-new online slot content at warp speed. ...Read More

Texas Gamer Saves Life Of Friend In England

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

A US gamer in all likelihood saved the life of her fellow-gamer and friend some 8,000 km away in the UK earlier on this month when she called for help on his behalf after noticing that he was having a life-threatening seizure.

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Vegas Teachers Call For Casino Tax Hike

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

  Las Vegas may be best known for its and legendary Strip, but it’s easy to forget that the region is also home to a fully functioning community. A community focused on the quality of the local...Read More

Vegas Strip Operators Boosting Society

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2020

Las Vegas today isn’t the same Las Vegas of the 1950s. In fact, it’s a much more mindful and responsible Strip shining brightly against the night sky than what was the case some 50 or 60 years ago and according to Nevada&rsquo...Read More

The Witcher 3 Breaks Records on Steam

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2020

It may not have a typical chronological storyline, but The Witcher (the original moving-pictures storyline, that is) is epic and fantastic fantasy at its very best. This is a tale riddled with monsters and magic and va...Read More

Gateway Confirms Significant Leisure M & A

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

Leading Canadian gaming and entertainment giant Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited is embarking on an exciting new business venture that will see its parent company GTWY Holdings not only in a position to finall...Read More

Welcome To 2020 Awards Season Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

The 2020 Hollywood Awards season is upon us and this year promises to be no different to any other year when talking all of the old hashed-out perfectly predictable old favourites. It’s very much its own kind of sill...Read More

Why A Booze-Free January Isn’t A Bad Idea

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2020

We aren’t exactly famous for being a people terribly fond of complete abstinence. Especially not when abstinence refers to having to abstain from the occasional drink. If truth be told, booze connects us in a variety...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

15 Friends To Share In Lotto Prize Pool Win

Ben Hamill - January 02, 2020

Office Lottery pools are exceptionally popular among Lotto enthusiasts, mainly because these enable players to increase their chances of winning as a result of either being able to afford to play more often, or getting...Read More

Gerrit Cole Causes Upset at Bookmakers

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2020

Bookmakers are excited. The type of excitement that’s generally only unleashed by the likes of MLB rainmaker Gerrit Cole being offered a nine-year deal to the value of $36 million. And yes, that’s $36 million per y...Read More

Why You Need To Keep Tabs On Browser Tabs

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2020

Time –sucks. Don’t you just love to hate ’em? And as far as prominent usurpers of available time go, multiple open browser tabs are the bomb. In a very uncool “da bomb” kind of way, of course. The “state of...Read More

Glassdoor Ranks Microsoft As Top Employer

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2019

At the end of each year, career website Glassdoor lets the cat out the bag about which companies are the best ones to work for, as nominated by the folks who actually work or used to work for those businesses. The fact...Read More

Monroe Man Charged For Rigging Bingo Games

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2019

Monroe resident John Cook, age 43, is a man with a dubious Bingo plan. But hopefully those “plans” will be off the streets for a while as Cook was recently arrested and charged with felony thievery for having rigge...Read More

Cameos Feature Added To Snapchat

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2019

Snapchat is apparently feeling particularly upbeat about the possibility of some serious festive season quirk, and so much so that its developers have just released a brand new motion feature that will allow users to become the loopy sta...Read More

What Type of Lottery Player are You?

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2019

As social beings, people are interested not only in what their fellow humans are doing, but in how and why they are doing it. Professional (and armchair) anthropologists study different behaviours and try to put reason...Read More

Books About Poker You Need To Read

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2019

In Poker, much like life, if nothing else, you simply have to have a plan. And even though life’s “how to guide” may at times appear to be non-existent, luckily this isn’t the case with Poker. And better yet is...Read More

7 Tips to Boost Your Poker Game

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2019

Poker can be a notoriously tricky game to master. If your table results are average at best, don’t worry – you aren’t alone. Even the best players took years of dedication to get to where they are now. Often, mak...Read More

Nova Scotia To Ban Flavoured Vape Juice

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2019

Nova Scotia’s decision to ban all sales of flavoured e-cigarettes and flavoured vaping juices is rooted in its attempt to reduce youth smoking rates. This is according to Health Minister Randy Delorey. The changes to...Read More

Christmas Traditions In Canada

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2019

Colonists, immigrants, and first nation peoples have all played a role in shaping Canada’s many Christmas traditions. Some are religious, some are not, but they all help to make the holiday season what it is. This is...Read More

2019 Word Of The Year Revealed

Ben Hamill - December 16, 2019

Most of us have probably played a variation of the game in which we need to use one word to describe something. Dictionary.com takes it to the next level every year, when the website selects the one word that best desc...Read More

Spain’s Amazing Christmas Lotto

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2019

It’s the second oldest Lottery in the world; beat to the time post by the Netherlands’ De Lotto only; having survived a civil war and even an outbreak of global influenza that wiped out millions; and nothing says C...Read More

Festive Foodie Christmas Gift Ideas

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2019

High prices, a crush of frantic shoppers, and a lack of inspiration can turn Christmas shopping into an unbelievably stressful experience. Why not escape all that this festive season by giving fabulous foodie gifts to ...Read More

Top Canadian Sportspeople of 2019

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2019

There are wow moments in Canadian sport every year, but 2019 has seen some truly spectacular performances, especially among the country’s rising stars. Sportsmen and women have proven themselves to be examples of tru...Read More

Canadian Football League Faces Off-Season Challenges

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2019

It’s that time of the year again: the Canadian Football League off-season. A time when nothing and everything of significance happens all at once. The current off-season poses a number of interesting challenges and s...Read More

Canadians Are Dead-Set On Living Healthy

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2019

Canadians are more now than ever before particularly concerned about the state of their health. This is according to a report on consumer trends compiled by BDC, a local bank famously dedicated to entrepreneurs. A stud...Read More

Why Intentions Are The New Goals

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2019

It was South Africa’s Desmond Tutu who famously quoted 1921 Detroit Superintendent of Schools Frank Cody when he said, “there is only one way to eat an elephant: one bite at a time”. Cody during his orig...Read More

Being Canadian – This Is What It Means

Ben Hamill - December 05, 2019

Many folks have at some point or another seriously considered giving it all up and moving to Canada. And really, why on earth not? The home of maple syrup sure beats the heck out of any variety of milk and honey. There...Read More

ELK Studios Launch New Ice Wolf Slot

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2019

Creative leading developer ELK Studios has created a rather special slots experience tailor-made to fit right in with the Canadian winter. Ice Wolf is no typical online slot, and tends to resemble a typical video game ...Read More

Masculinity The Public Enemy To Eating Clean

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2019

Meat is meat and man must eat. Or so the old (out dated) saying goes. But out dated or not, men all over the world are for whatever reason or more, despite the harrowing and absolutely gruelling cost to the environment, opting in on pl...Read More

Adrian Mateos Wins MILLIONS World Bahamas

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

Spanish Poker-pro Adrian Mateos may be young but he’s everything but inexperienced or inadequate. The player recently strutted his Poker stuff when he absolutely aced the MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event for $1.1 mi...Read More

Hockey Canada Halts Use Of Midget

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2019

It’s a decision that really is almost shockingly long overdue, but Canada’s hockey governing body has finally decided to permanently do away with some of the terms used to define specific age categories in boys and...Read More

Why Thrifting Is Cool Again

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2019

It used to be that buying clothes from a second-hand store, or “thrift” store, was regarded as wholly uncool. The very idea brought to mind images of folks digging in smelly containers in desperate search of a barg...Read More

Fortnite’s Island Of Remembrance Explained

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2019

Epic’s Fortnite has attracted its fair share of attention; the good as well as the not-so-good; with even England’s Prince Harry having had expressed his opinion on a game considered by the good Duke to be nothing ...Read More

Sportsbook Now Offering Betting On Trump’s Mistruths

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2019

Imagine being a man best known for being the ultimate fact-checker buster. And in no good sense of the word either, meaning that one tends to err on the side of the lie instead of the truth. If this sounds American, an...Read More

AGS Nabs 2019 Hire Vets Program Reward

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2019

AGS isn’t only a top developer, supplier and distributor of casino games, but the leader in top-class gaming also holds special place in its heart for retired veterans. And its this commitment towards supporting those who have self...Read More

BC Winners Disbelieving Of Lotto Luck

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2019

Two separate draws made for much disbelief recently in British Columbia and this is exactly how it tends to go when folks discover that they’ve actually won a life-changing sum of money by playing the Lotto. Kenneth ...Read More

Elements Casino Chilliwack To Re-Open Soon

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2019

1 November will see Elements Casino Chilliwack display to locals the fruits of many months of hard work and a complete do-over when it reopens is newly revamped doors to the general public. A change is as good as a hol...Read More

Why Canada Has Embraced The Greta Factor

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2019

Greta Thunberg isn’t your average teenage hero; in fact, she isn’t even your average any hero. And yet, the phenomena now known as “The Greta Factor” has made it so that the 16-year-old Swede isn’t only the n...Read More

Maple Leafs Want To Turn It All Around

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2019

Reprimanding one’s team members; even resorting to a smash of yelling here and there; isn’t beneath Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews. In fact, a stern talking to and yanking of the discipline-chains may be the on...Read More

Michael Lech Wins Big Again

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2019

Poker-pro Michael Lech has done it again. His latest WSOPC Mexico win brings his impressive career accolades to 7 rings nabbed in a total of 5 countries. Michael achieved his latest record win when he finished in 1Read More

DTH van der Merwe Retires From Canadian Rugby

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2019

It all started exactly one day after having relocated as a 17-year-old youngster with his family from South Africa to Canada in 2003. And now, looking back on a career playing international rugby for the Canadian team ...Read More

Margret Atwood Awarded Booker Prize

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2019

Canadian author Margaret Atwood and British-based Bernardine Evaristo have won the Booker Prize. And yes, they’re sharing. Organisers this year threw all tradition into the wind when they named Atwood as well as Evar...Read More

CGA Wins Motion To Intervene In ALC Appeal

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is exceptionally pleased with the country’s Supreme Court’s decision that the association will be allowed to intervene in the matter between the Atlantic Lottery Corporation In...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Joins WSOP European Tour

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

Daniel Negreanu is in town. And by town we mean Czech town. And by Czech town we mean World Series of Poker European Tour town. Also, he’s brought his new wife along for the ride. In fact, the newly married pair has ...Read More

Larsen Personally Apologises For RWC Red Card

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2019

Josh Larsen may not have had the privilege of playing for the winning side during Canada’s recent Rugby World Cup defeat at the hands of South Africa’s Springboks, but that doesn’t mean that he did not show a win...Read More

Couple Leads the Way By Striking Lottery Gold

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2019

A classic 1966 Jaguar XKE has the name of one half of a very lucky Port Alberni couple written all over it. Harold and Madelaine are now able to turn their wildest dreams and desires into a reality because the Port Alb...Read More

Lacey Evans Traffic Rant Was Staged

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2019

Viral social media video footage showing WWE wrestler Lacey Evans flying off the handle and tearing into an Edmonton RCMP traffic law enforcement officer has been confirmed as having been staged. Or rather, Evans’ pe...Read More

Lotto MAX Winner Acted On Gut Feeling

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2019

Its quite prominent, and even to the point of being uncanny, how often big-jackpot Lottery winners refer to having had a “gut feeling” about a specific draw or set of numbers. Roblin resident Dianna Bahrey is espec...Read More

Players GoWild For BetSoft’s Wolf Moon Rising Slot

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2019

Casino games developer BetSoft Gaming is going free and wild on the double with the release of its latest slot. Wolf Moon Rising is a celebration of rewarding slot features and the developer has gone all out to ensure ...Read More

Lotto 6/49 And MAX Players Too Lucky For Words

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2019

A big Lotto or instant scratch card win can change a life. Even though it sometimes at first appears way too good to be true. Just ask William and Margaret Dumas, a couple from Thompson. The couple recently won a massi...Read More

Canadian Bobsleigh Champ To Join US National Team

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2019

Team Canada Olympic bobsleigh champion Kaillie Humphries has asked to be released from team membership in order to join the US bobsledding team instead. Humphries a little over a year ago filed a harassment complaint w...Read More

Kevin Martin Retires From Streaming Poker

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2019

Kevin Martin has come a long way since his days of living it up in the Big Brother Canada house back in 2015. This was after all the same year he became one of the pioneers of Poker streaming on Twitch. But the streame...Read More

Carmelina Moscato Joins Team CSB

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2019

Former Canadian professional soccer star Carmelina Moscato has been appointed to the position of manager of women’s pro-football development for Canadian Soccer Business (CSB). The Canadian star, who is a native of M...Read More

Lottery Games Turn Canadians Into Winners

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2019

Lotto MAX and Lotto 6/49 have turned Canadians into a Lottery-crazed people. Its no surprise either, considering the incredible cash jackpots won every week. Both games feature regular weekly draws and each week the na...Read More

HTC Vive Cosmos Does One Up On Oculus Rift S

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2019

HTC is all in on the virtual reality hardcore gear game. It recently announced that it no longer plans on playing second fiddle for market leader Oculus Rift and plan on giving its competitor a run for its money with its newest HTC Vive ...Read More

$60M Winner Played Same Numbers For 30 Years

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2019

If ever there was an argument in favour of solid consistency, then this one take’s the cake as well as the candles. The Canadian landscaper who recently showed up at the offices of the WCLC a few days short of two mo...Read More

SAHARA Las Vegas Returns

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

Not only has SLS Las Vegas undergone a complete transformation ever since the venue was sold to investor Alex Meruelo in April 2018, but the iconic casino has also been given its equally legendary name back. Thanks to ...Read More

Washington DC Says Yes To Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

Washington DC is officially joining the sports betting party. Just days ago, the District of Columbia Lottery announced that sports enthusiasts would soon be able to legally wager on sports events and competitions. Acc...Read More

$60 Million Lotto MAX Winner Knew All Along

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2019

There’s a lot to be said for remaining cool-headed to the point of winning CA$60 million and then waiting 10 months before cashing in, and all in the spirit of wanting to mull things over so as to ensure a responsibl...Read More

P.K. Subban And Lindsey Vonn Get Engaged

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2019

Canadian Olympic gold medallist duo and power-couple P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn are officially engaged to be wed. The stunning couple announced their upcoming union only days before this year’s 2019 MTV Video Music...Read More

Why Great Canadian Wants To Keep It Local

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2019

The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) is fully committed towards “keeping it local” and it hopes to ramp up the initiatives connected to this level of commitment by continuing to focus on hiring local talent...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

Michelle Liu Makes Canadian Golf Open Debut

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2019

Michelle Liu is no ordinary 12 year-old. In fact, Liu is no ordinary golfer either, because at the tender age of 12, the Vancouver youth is the youngest ever player to have earned a participation spot in the Canadian W...Read More

Immigration Act Arrests Made At Hastings

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2019

Visitors at Vancouver’s Hastings Racecourse recently witnessed more excitement that what they would have bargained on. And, the action did not have much to do with what was unfolding on the track, but instead, had ev...Read More

Taylor Swift Steps Up For Canadian Student

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2019

Ayesha Khurram, a 20-year old Toronto student, has long been a fan of country-pop singer Taylor Swift. So when the renowned musician stepped in to help her pay outstanding university fees, it’s safe to say that’s s...Read More

Canada Revels In The Lottery Money

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2019

One can hardly even believe the magnitude of the Lottery and slots jackpots currently falling down like rain on various Canadian provinces. Just ask slots player Brenda Lloyd, a player from Lloydminster. Lloyd is officially CA$1.8 million...Read More

Markov Wants To Return “Home” To Montreal

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2019

Russian national and NHL star-player Andrei Markov is a man on a mission. Markov left the Canadiens two years ago but has now set his hopes on making a return to Montreal. He hopes to be offered a 1- year contract by a...Read More

Rugby 7’s Pan Am Teams Claim Gold & Silver

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2019

Canada’s Rugby 7’s teams made quick work of their Pan Am opponents, with the women’s team even having had managed to successfully defend its 2015 Toronto title. This after Canada beat the United States to the vic...Read More

Maple Leaf’s Re-Acquires David Clarkson

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2019

Toronto has officially re-acquired forward David Clarkson, a man at the receiving end of a notoriously hefty contract. What’s more, the Maple Leafs was willing to trade off goaltender Garret Sparks for the privilege of a welcome bac...Read More

Universal Punts Multi-Currency Game Machine

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2019

Universal Entertainment has confirmed its having lodged a special kind of filing with the JASDAQ Stock Exchange and one that if approved, will see the gaming hardware supplier authorised to distribute its newly-developed multi-currency ga...Read More

Keanu Reeves Is The Image Of Human Kindness

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2019

Canadian actor Keanu Reeves is, as it turns out, everybody’s favourite favourite. And this has less to do with his acting skills and motion films (which by the way, everybody adores) that what it does with the fact that he’s o...Read More

Ajax Downs Celebrates 50 Years In Business

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2019

The legendary Ajax Downs Racetrack this year celebrates its 50th birthday. That’s half a century in business and a very special achievement by any measure. The track is a popular entertainment hot spot and the only one of...Read More

Canadians Score Emmy Nominations

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2019

The 71st annual Emmy Awards nominations are out and its time to acknowledge the superb productions that have been rocking television. That Game of Thrones and Chernobyl received 32 and 19 nominations respectively was to be expe...Read More

Alabama Sheriff And Brother’s Bingo Battle

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2019

Bingo is yet again at the centre of a controversial legal spat; this time round involving a US sheriff in office suspected of long-time connections with illegal gambling and unregulated Bingo games, family ties with a local businessman an...Read More

Atlantic League MLB Ushers In The Future

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2019

Radar-tracking tech able to call balls and even strikes was recently used for the very first time during a professional baseball league game. The Independent Atlantic league practically brought the future into the pres...Read More

Canadian Women Aim to Break Records at WAC

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2019

Toronto teen Penny Oleksiak is looking for two things at the upcoming world aquatics championships (WAC). Speed, of course, is one of her goals, but Oleksiak is also hoping to find elements in her races that need atten...Read More

Canadians Of All Ages Are Embracing The Grey

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2019

Whilst “going grey” is naturally and traditionally associated with growing older, many people, women as well as men, notice the appearance of silver strands at an early age. And then spend most of the rest of their lives tryin...Read More

Canadian Employment Stats Both Good and Bad

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2019

The Canadian job market is currently stronger than what has been the case for going on 5 decades. The measuring stick is the 1970’s when the term “world-wide recession” wasn’t yet the buzzword that it is today. Bac...Read More

Poker Players Go All Out On Canada Day

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2019

The beauty that is Canada is this year 152 years old. And in order to celebrate in true Canadian style, Poker players competing in the current World Series of Poker at the Rio in Las Vegas wore red and white as a matter of national pride ...Read More

DraftKings May Be Negotiating SBTech Deal

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

Reasonably reliable rumour has it that fantasy sports betting giant DraftKings is on the verge of signing an acquisition deal that will see the operator acquire ownership of SBTech and in effect, its own in-house sports betting platform a...Read More

NHL And NHLPA Discuss World Cup Calendar

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2019

The World Cup of Hockey has become a contentious issue and a prime example of how too many cooks spoil the broth; let alone of how money makes the world go round, whether we like it or not. The NHL and NHLPA both suppo...Read More

Poker High-Roller Pays To Avoid Jail

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2019

45-year old Kansas Poker player and casino enthusiast Brandon Steven has forked out a fine to the tune of $1.1 million in an attempt to avoid jail-time following his involvement in the cover up of an illegal gambling operation in his home...Read More

The Mouth Makes His Way Back To Poker

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

Mike “The Mouth” Matusow reckons he owns Poker media. The blabbermouth is quite able to draw a lot of attention thanks to his words and deeds and the most recent news in Mike-land is the fact that the Poker-style celeb has now...Read More

GLI The Latest Organisation To Join The CGA

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2019

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is the top institution in Canada when it comes to the advancement of the local games industry. The latest entity to have joined as a member of the association is Gaming Laboratories International (GLI...Read More

MGE Makes Historic Move in Niagara

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2019

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, as MGE is officially known, is about to assume control of Casino Niagara, Fallsview Casino Resort and the soon-to-open Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre. The deal will officially be closed on Tuesday 1...Read More

How Lotteries Offer An Alternative Support System

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2019

Lotteries all over the world have become experts at boosting their jackpots. During October of last year, to name but one of many examples, a woman from North Carolina won a heart-stopping $1.6 billion playing Mega Millions. Lotteries lik...Read More

Man Wins Powerball Thanks To Fortune Cookie

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2019

Many of us would not even think about actually playing the “lucky Lottery numbers” often found on the inside of a fortune cookie. But judging by the story of how a retiree from North Carolina won $344.6 million playing the Pow...Read More

IGT Wins London Award For Women In Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2019

Gaming and tech distribution giant IGT has won a very special and prestigious award at this year’s Women in Gaming Diversity Awards. The company has been recognised for its outstanding achievements in diversity and inclusion, and re...Read More

Raptors Now Most Profitable Team In Canada

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2019

In 2014 Forbes valued the Toronto Raptors at $520 million. But a lot has changed since 2014 and so has that particular figure because as it stands right now, team Raptors is worth more than Kylie Jenner. The official f...Read More

WSOP Big 50 Event Sets A New Record

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2019

The World Series of Poker is celebrating 50 years in business, and the birthday celebrations have made the record books. The Big 50 event has been confirmed as having attracted more players to single live tournament than any other event i...Read More

Francois Billard Wins MILLIONS Tournament

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2019

One has to wonder whether Canadian Francois Billard, upon having entered partypoker’s MILLIONS North America tournament, actually thought that he would end up hoisting the trophy of victory on high only days later, having just laid ...Read More

YouTube Poker Video Takedown Under Fire

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2019

Pro-Poker players and popular channel streamers Evan Jarvis and Jaime Staples were recently forced to add their voices to the YouTube content controversy. For Evan Jarvis, it all started on the morning of June 1st. Jarvis tells...Read More

Rank’s Mecca Bingo Set To Acquire Stride Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2019

Mecca Bingo, which belongs to the Rank group, has confirmed that it has entered into talks to buy one of its biggest rivals in the market, namely Stride Gaming. The group has confirmed that it has indicated its willingness to acquire Stri...Read More

Lotto Winner Says He Won’t Stop Working

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2019

According to Filipino and Surry resident Vito Halasan, who now permanently lives in Canada and works as a janitor, he won’t be quitting his job anytime soon despite having won CAD$7 million in the Lotto 6/49. The Surrey resident&rsq...Read More

Canada Files Official North Pole Claim

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2019

When former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had 5 years ago given the order for a report detailing what Arctic scientists had at the time considered to be true in terms of which portion of the continental shelf ...Read More

Daniel Negreanu To Split From PokerStars

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2019

Anyone who has been following the more subtle goings-on on the world-wide Poker circuit will agree that although slightly sad because of it being the end of an era, Daniel Negreanu’s announcement that he will no longer be part and p...Read More

Blue Jays Unhappy About Victoria Day

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2019

To say that Blue Jays fans took a benched Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on Victoria Day in their stride would be a complete lie. In fact, quite the opposite had ended up playing itself out. A scheduled rest day certainly wasn...Read More

Inside Montreal’s International Gaming House

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

Support for up-and-coming eSports gamers in Canada has stepped up a notch, thanks to the opening of one of the country’s first gaming houses. Located in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Montreal, the two-storey house has become the base of op...Read More

Chris Moneymaker Embarks On 2nd Tour

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

Player power in Poker. The concept is nothing new and it is proving to be a popular occurrence on the international scene. Players are doing their own thing and branding away at leisure, becoming household names and celebrities in their o...Read More

CFL And CFLPA Reach Last-Minute Agreement

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2019

There’s nothing quite like the threat of a stay-away from football training camp to miraculously restore the “labor peace”. The CFL and CFLPA issued a statement late on Saturday, confirming that a disagreement th...Read More

Lotto Max Player Continues To Deny Pool-Scam

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2019

The Surrey Lotto Max player who made news headlines a number of months back when he had supposedly scammed his co-workers out of a shared prize pool, is sticking to his story that his co-workers were in fact not entitled share in the proc...Read More

MGM Announces New Gender Equality Foundation

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2019

Casino entertainment giant MGM Resorts International, in a show of commitment towards gender equality, has announced a new venture with it as founding sponsor. The newly formed non-profit foundation will endeavour to advance gender equali...Read More

Tim Adams Wins WSOPE High-Roller Event

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2019

Tim Adams is a man with a solid plan. And best of all is that he’s one of our own. The Canadian player recently showed the world exactly what he was made of by winning the 2019 World Series of Poker European Tour’s €25,00...Read More

Husband Unbelieving Of Wife’s Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2019

Allan Coe, the husband of a Lottery winner from Creighton in Saskatchewan, was so surprised at having been informed by his son that his (Allan’s) wife had just won $1,000,000 in the Saskatchewan Lottery thanks to a Western Max ticke...Read More

Canadian Universities A No-Scam Zone

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2019

In the US, there’s no war quite as unforgiving as the one battled out between parents and students hoping to the secure a spot at one of the country’s top elite universities. Where a degree is earned can make or break a career...Read More

Canada’s Weird And Wacky Tourist Attractions

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2019

Love them or hate them, ever country has them; and so does Canada: tourist attractions that border on the absolutely bizarre. The only thing, or so its dictated by popular opinion at least, necessary to really grow a healthy measure of ap...Read More

Smart Helmets To Solve Footy Concussion Woes

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

We are lovers of football and we’ll do everything in our power to keep playing; even to the point of applying our best scientific minds to ensure that the concussion-controversy is eliminated. Smart helmets make it p...Read More

Great Canadian Sells Shares To Maverick

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2019

Great Canadian Gaming (GCG) has been looking to sell some the shares owned in Great American Gaming for a while now. The company appeared to be going this way and that on the issue of who to be offloading to, and one can only assume that ...Read More

The Curse Continues–Toronto Leaves Playoffs

Ben Hamill - May 01, 2019

Each year; and this year for the 25th season in a row; the heat is turned up and the mercury pushed into the red, despite the fact that the weather is colder than a brass toilet seat in the Yukon. The wretch...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

Canadian Couple Scammed By Dominican Republic Casino

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2019

When Jay Lush and Steve Bungay, a Canadian couple from Newfoundland, booked a vacation to the Dominican Republic via Sunwing travel agency, they had assumed that all was well above board, not for one minute suspecting that financial gloom...Read More

Nanaimo Bar Tops Popular Postage Stamps

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2019

Canada’s Nanaimo Bar isn’t just any old sweet treat. In fact, so popular is the bar that consists of graham crackers, custard, coconut and chocolate, that it’s earned its rightful place in Canadian post-stamp history. Ca...Read More

Canada’s Role In The Event Horizon Telescope

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2019

The world is abuzz with electric excitement after science finally managed to capture the very first image of an actual black hole. Due to the nature of the gravitational force contained by a black hole, literally anyth...Read More

Alain Vigneault To Coach Team Canada At WC

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2019

We’re headed towards the Men’s World Hockey Championship in Slovakia, and it will be none other than Quebec City native Alain Vigneault doing the honours of conditioning the guys of Team Canada and managing their bench. Many w...Read More

Assange Arrest Reminds Canadians of Close-To-Home WikiLeaks

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2019

Some have preferred to vilify the man as well as his actions; others consider his arrest as a direct blow to freedom of press. Love him or hate him, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains a prominent figure that cannot be ignored. Assan...Read More

Bret Hart’s Hall of Fame Speech Marred By Attacker

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2019

Whether it was out of anger or as a desperate attempt at short-lived fame, nobody knows for sure, but a ramped-up spectator made headlines on Saturday when he tackled Canadian wrestler Bret “The Hitman” Hart in Brooklyn, New Y...Read More

Lotto Max Jackpot Now Worth $55 Million

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2019

$50 million. That was the size of Friday night’s Lotto Max jackpot. What’s more, no winning ticket was recorded, which means that the draw scheduled to take place on Friday, April 5, has the potential of bestowing upon a very ...Read More

Calgary Inferno Calling It Quits

Ben Hamill - April 05, 2019

Sunday marked a dark day for Canadian women’s hockey. The announcement that Canadian Women’s Hockey League team Calgary Inferno plans on calling it a day for good in terms of all of its operations on May 1st, isn&rs...Read More

Andrew Neeme Live In Canada On The Weekend

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2019

Canadian Poker players and fans are in for a special treat this coming weekend. Andrew Neeme, who is known for his popular in-person meet-up game events, will be hosted by 888poker in Canada. Thanks to the initiative, Neeme will have the ...Read More

Amimoca Teams Up With F1 To Create Crypto-Game

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2019

Formula 1 motor-racing will be making its official blockchain game debut thanks to an agreement with Amimoca Brands, a top games, blockchain and AI provider. F1 Delta Time will feature will feature both a collectable component as well as ...Read More

$4 Million Lotto Winner Proves Perseverance Pays Off

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

South Carolina thrift store worker Larry Fitzgerald is a firm believer in perseverance paying off, even when it comes to something like playing the Lottery. Whether Larry actually ever believed that he would win, especially a $4 million j...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

UK Worker Says Lottery Will Change His Life

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

It’s always positive news when someone wins the Lottery, but when it’s a downright ordinary everyday worker employed in a UK factory, it’s just so much more special. Lives are changed by Lottery wins, and this particular...Read More

Office Lottery Pools – The Good And The Bad

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2019

Office Lottery pools are all the rage and it makes perfect sense to want to improve one’s odds at winning, even if that means having to share the prize pool with 10 or 12 other people. And when millions are at stake, sometimes even ...Read More

Las Vegas Sands Court Case Settled After 15 Years

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2019

The importance of putting pen to paper whenever an agreement is reached cannot be overestimated. Just ask Hong businessman Richard Suen. Suen had supposedly played in instrumental role in putting casino operator Las Vegas Sands in touch w...Read More

Community Receives First Shorelines Funding

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

It’s payday for the Peterborough community and mayor Diane Therrien could not be more chuffed at having received the very first contribution from the Shorelines Casino Peterborough. In most parts of the gambling world, it’s be...Read More

Man Wins $1M Lottery Twice In Two Years

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

It’s an argument in favour of the belief that some people are in fact born lucky. Well, either that or Sam’s Mini Stop in Concord is somehow founded on luck itself. A lucky player Concord in North Carolina could not believe hi...Read More

No Bets On The Sports Betting Ballot In California

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

Californian tribal casino operators are quickly becoming sports betting’s most notorious enemy in the state. The state is a complicated playing field not just in as far as it relates to betting on professional sports...Read More

Koon Kicks Ivey Off The Top 10 List

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2019

As if being forced, admittedly all of one’s one doing, to resort to playing low-budget Poker and having your name stripped from one of the most esteemed Poker rooms in Vegas isn’t bad enough, Poker’s disgraced golden boy...Read More

Canada Defeated by Australia At Vancouver Sevens

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2019

Losing steam and momentum is one thing, but when you’re the national Canadian Sevens team and you’re playing the Challenge Trophy final, it’s no longer a case of dusting yourself off and having another go. Sudden...Read More

Century Mile Racetrack & Casino Opening Soon

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2019

Make no mistake; the US may have beat Canada to legalised-sportsbetting heaven, but the ultimate entertainment race is far from over. All bets are off when it comes to Canadian thoroughbred horseracing; there’s just no keeping a goo...Read More

WinSport Luge Track Faces Permanent Closure

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2019

After having been in operation for more than 3 decades, WinSport’s Canada Olympic park bobsled/luge track may be closing down for good due to a lack of funding. The problem appears to be the fact that in order to ens...Read More

OLG Insider Win One Step Closer To Payment

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

One can hardly even begin to imagine the disappointment: winning a smashing cash prize only to be told that payment won’t be possible due to the presence of the red tape of bureaucracy. Hard luck has probably never been quite as dif...Read More

1995 Winter Games Time Capsule On Display

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Anyone who has ever had the privilege of opening up a time capsule will tell you that it’s a very unique and special experience; the ultimate recognition of the tangible passing of time. And yet, not too many people have had the opp...Read More

Canada To Get Its First eSports Stadium

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Its official, Canada’s very first eSports stadium is finally becoming a reality, and a tentative opening date has been announced. If all goes according to plan, fans of professional video gaming will find a home for their passion in...Read More

New Leadership For Ocean Resort Casino

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2019

138,000 square ft. of pure gaming entertainment perfectly complimented by breathtaking views of the ocean. One can almost not imagine how this kind of potential can be mismanaged.  And yet, it must be possible, as most of the operati...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

IGT To Launch e-Bingo Across Ontario

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2019

International Game Technology, known industry-wide as IGT, is a celebrated and recognized leader in iGaming the world over. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation recently became the first Canadian operator ever to partner with IGT an...Read More

Andreescu Heads Up Canada’s Fed Cup Team

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2019

Heidi El Tabakh has been given a few well-deserved breaks for her upcoming initiation as the captain of the Canadian Fed Cup team. The recent debut of teen Bianca Andreescu has given her a true weapon in the World Grou...Read More

Great Canadian’s Stock Values Soar in January

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2019

Great Canadian Gaming (GC:CA) has been enjoying great success over the past few months, and January 7 was a particularly positive day for the massive Canadian gaming entity. The company’s stock finished the day having risen by an ...Read More

12 Canadians Score PSPC Platinum Passes

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2019

The hype all began late in 2017 in Prague when Team Pro Daniel Negreanu officially announced the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC). The $25k tournament was slated to run at the start of the yearly PokerStars Caribbean Adventure this ...Read More

Canadian Sports Predictions For 2019

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2019

With the start of a new year comes another twelve action-packed months for the world of Canadian sports. 2019 will no doubt be filled with new possibilities, big hopes and dreams, successes, heartbreaks, and everything...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

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

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

CGA Launches New Gaming-Related Initiative

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2018

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has revealed its plans to launch a fresh new education and credential-revealing initiative by the name of ‘Get To Know Gaming Canada’. The goal of the program is to highlight the numerous,...Read More

Cannabis License Lotto Set for January 2019

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2018

For many weeks now, cannabis producers and retailers have been preparing their documents to apply for the licenses needed to open marijuana shops in Ontario this coming April. Last week, that work was effectively shredded as the provincia...Read More

Loto-Quebec Scammed Out of $1m

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2018

Canadian gambling operator Loto-Quebec is reportedly investigating a scam that defrauded it out of more than $1 million dollars. Surprisingly, the province’s state-run gaming entity kept this information on the down low for months b...Read More

partypoker Makes History Online

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2018

History was made last week as online Poker once again managed to re-invent itself. The biggest online Poker tournament in history ran on partypoker, proving that the game of Poker has evolved into something that is bigger and better than ...Read More

OLG To Put Sports Betting Plans Into Motion

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

Sports betting is, for the most part, illegal in Canada. Operators are not permitted to run retail betting shops or on-location kiosks. This is quite ironic, as Canada is a sports-loving nation. As a result, Canadian p...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

Ambrosie Talks About CFL Seasonal Issues

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2018

Commissioner of the Canadian Football League Randy Ambrosie wrapped up the end of his second season when Grey Cup week in Edmonton came to a close. He also recently gave his annual State of the League address to an eager crowd of sports e...Read More

Canadian Athletes Who Love Casino Games

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2018

It takes a specific kind of personality to rise to the top as a pro athlete, and many of the world’s top sporting icons display a similar set of traits. They’re confident, they’re competitive, and they’re always se...Read More

Canada’s Lottery Luck Continues to Shine

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2018

September, October and the first half of November were all extremely lucky months for lottery players in both Canada and the USA. After the record breaking $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot was struck by a lucky punter over in South Car...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

Black Hawk Deluxe Slot Hits Online Casinos

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2018

Creator of iGaming software Wazdan has revealed yet another new addition to its growing library. This time, the developer is proud to launch its latest slot, Black Hawk Deluxe, which is packed with memorable graphics, big bonus rounds and...Read More

IGT Electronic Bingo Comes to Canada

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2018

On Wednesday, November 14, it was officially announced that New York Stock Exchange-listed firm International Game Technology (IGT) (NYSE:IGT) had entered the Canadian electronic bingo market for the first time ever. Thanks to an exclusi...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

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

Raid, Loot & Win in NetEnt’s New Vikings Slot

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2018

To celebrate NetEnt’s recent entry into Canada through a ground breaking deal with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, the developer has packed its schedule full of exciting slots releases for local players. Coming up this mo...Read More

Slots Sales Soar at North American Casinos

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2018

The gaming industry has certainly taken some interesting turns this year, both in Canada and in the neighbouring USA. However, one thing has remained relatively consistent: the growth of slots gaming at casinos in both North American nati...Read More

Social Games Study Reveals Interesting Facts

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2018

A recent study published by the Canadian Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has shown that free games with gambling themes could be a gateway to playing for real money for youngsters. Furthermore, the study also linked gameplay...Read More

Hamilton Couple Scoop Latest $1m Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2018

The streak of lucky Canadian lottery wins continues! This time, two Hamilton-based residents managed to scoop the guaranteed $1 million prize offered in the October 20 Lotto 6/49 draw. Paula Rouleau and Frank Reeves both work for the loc...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

Canadian Grandmother Scores $700k Lotto Win

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2018

A grandmother living in the Canadian region of Saskatchewan was thrilled with a lovely birthday surprise earlier this month. The lucky gran is now more than $700,000 wealthier thanks to a winning lottery ticket that was gifted to her by h...Read More

IWG and BCLC Sign Exclusive Content Deal

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

Premium supplier of online instant-win lotto games, Instant Win Games (IWG), has reportedly entered into a new content deal with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation. The partnership agreement will see the provider supplying its compl...Read More

The Best Poker Players in Canada

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

Canada has produced many top-class Poker players over the years, including Tim Andrew from British Columbia who nabbed the country it very first WSOP bracelet for 2018. As well as being a popular destination for US players, Canada has chu...Read More

NHL Signs Exclusive Betting Deal with MGM

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has recently extended a warm welcome to the National Hockey League after the latter organization announced its first-ever sports betting partnership with MGM Resorts International ...Read More

Bouchard Scores First Win Against Capitals

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2018

Evan Bouchard has scored his first-ever National Hockey League goal against the formidable Washington Capitals during the first period last Thursday evening. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored a goal and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers enjo...Read More

Social Games Popular Among Canadian Teens

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2018

A study published by a group of Canadian researchers has revealed that free social casino games are surprisingly popular among teenage high school students. According to the data, about one in eight local teens have enjoyed playing them o...Read More

Richmond Commuters Want Free Parkade Back

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2018

A Richmond community member and daily commuter has dedicated herself to trying to convince River Rock Casino to re-open a parking lot that was previously both free to use and fully operational. Until very recently, Canadian Catherine Mil...Read More

$60m Lotto Max Winning Ticket Has Been Sold

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2018

Are you one of Canada’s millions of avid lottery players? If you were clever enough to buy yourself a Lotto Max ticket in Edmonton for this week’s upcoming draw, be sure to check your ticket twice! According to the Western Ca...Read More

Shorelines Casino Peterborough Opens

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2018

The Shorelines Casinos group has proven to be committed to the province of Ontario, where its properties are located, and to its hundreds of players. This is clearly seen in its new Peterborough establishment, which held its grand opening...Read More

Ajax Downs Casino Gets Permission to Stay

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced an agreement that would give permission for two local casinos in extremely close proximity to each other to operate simultaneously. The decision was made in a bid to appease two dif...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

NetEnt to Enter Regulated Canadian Market

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2018

After reporting exceptional growth in its latest financial report, Stockholm-listed expert in casino software development NetEnt has recently revealed its entry into two new, regulated iGaming markets. In...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

Raonic Plays to Canada’s Davis Cup Victory

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2018

Canadian player Milos Raonic successfully took down Scott Griekspoor and secured a 3-1 win against the Netherlands during a Davis Cup game in Toronto on Sunday. His victory managed to propel his country back into the world group for 2019 as...Read More

Canadian Figure Skating Shake Up

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2018

In the months following the Olympic season, it is not uncommon to hear of newly announced retirements and figure skaters taking a much-deserved break. However, for the Canadian team, this year’s exodus of skaters is essentially unpreceden...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

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

Brooke Henderson Wins CP Women’s Open

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2018

Canadian Brooke Henderson has long known what was at stake at the most recent CP Women’s Open. The 20-year-old golfer from Smith Falls, Ontario was aware that her country had gone 45 years without a victory in the event, which was only co...Read More

GCGC Q2 2018 Financials Show Great Growth

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2018

At long last, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) has revealed its financials for the second quarter of 2018, ended on June 30. The company has reported an excellent 90% increase in its overall revenues up to $305.3 million, whil...Read More

CA Diplomat in Dangerous Macau Casino Deal

Ben Hamill - August 15, 2018

A former Canadian government ambassador has reportedly been linked to a risky investment in a Macau casino’s VIP room. The room in question seems to have been leased from notorious Hong Kong-based gambling mogul Stanley Ho. The fed...Read More

WCLC Inks Lotto Content Deal with IGT

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2018

The Western Canadian Lottery Corporation (WCLC) has reportedly inked a new major deal with gaming products supplier IGT, which will now provide 700 CrystalDual 27 Video Lottery Terminals for the Saskatchewan market. The VLTs are set to be...Read More

Canada’s Gaming Industry Keep Growing

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2018

Although America’s gambling market still outstrips Canada’s when it comes to size, the Canadian industry is growing at such a rapid rate that it could soon begin to rival its US counterpart. The local market performed particul...Read More

Dustin Johnson Claims 19th Golfing Career Victory

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2018

Pro golfer Dustin Johnson has made his country (and the entire North American continent) proud after claiming his 19th PGA Tour win – and third of the year as well, by easing his way into a quick success in the RBC Canadi...Read More

CGA Reveals Newest Board Members at AGM

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2018

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has now announced its appointment of no less than five new Board of Directors members. The exciting announcement was made during the CGA’s Annual General Meeting towards the end of June, and has...Read More

Unifor and GCC Reach Tentative Agreement

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2018

Canadian news and social media has been abuzz with the latest developments between Unifor, a local casino workers’ union, and the Great Canadian Casino corporation. Now, in a historical move for the national gambling scene, Unifor, ...Read More

Veterans Chosen for Canadian Invictus Team

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2018

Dave Innes was a strong young gunner with Canada’s Airborne Regiment when an unfortunate accident saw him breaking his spine in five places. While training for Bosnian deployment back in 1990, the North Bay, Ontario-based paratroope...Read More

GCGC to Release Q2 2018 Results in August

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2018

After a fruitful year of operations so far, the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) has revealed that it will release its official financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2018 after market close on August 14. The natio...Read More

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Ben Hamill - October 30, 2014

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Ben Hamill - October 29, 2014

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Ben Hamill - October 13, 2014

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Ben Hamill - October 13, 2014

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Ben Hamill - October 13, 2014

The Terminator 2 online Slots has now launched on the mobile platform. You can prepare for the exciting slots adventure with the comprehensive Terminator 2 Online Slots Review. The slots review offers you a full description of the game&rs...Read More

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Ben Hamill - October 12, 2014

Regardless of whether you’re relaxing at home or out running errands, you can open the online casino via your personal account from the comfort of your own home, on a public PC or on your tablet or smartphone device and play Canadia...Read More