Millions Made Off Female-Focused Games

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2021

Japanese twin sisters Anna and Mizuki Nakajima have created a multi-million dollar fortune out of floating their female-focused mobile games company on the local stock market. Their stake in Coly, the company joint-founded by them, was va...Read More

Bigger Bingo Payouts Proposed For Florida

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2021

Floridians may soon be celebrating larger Bingo payouts than ever before, not to mention the legalisation of electronic Bingo games. This after Florida Senator Joe Gruters on Tuesday filed a new bill that will, if successfully passed, sig...Read More

HeadsUp Entertainment Readying for New Laws

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2021

Ahead of changes to Canadian laws around online gambling and sports betting, HeadsUp Entertainment International is reviewing possible mergers and acquisitions in 2021. HeadUp Entertainment, the global media company based in Calgary Cana...Read More

Pure Canadian Gaming To Go Cashless

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

Contactless cash access and payments technology has been a long time coming and soon, Canadian players will be in a position to benefit from the convenient safety-first approach made possible by payment solutions developer Passport Techno...Read More

OLG Teaches Students About Problem Gambling

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

The , in partnership with Ontario’s Ministry of Health and non-profit organisation Check Your Reflex, recently allowed students at Morningside Avenue’s Centennial College campus to experience first-hand the potentially negativ...Read More

Massive Illegal Betting Ring Bust By OPP

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

The value of the global sports betting market is expected to reach an incredible $8 billion by the time 2025 comes around. This according to the general consensus among panellists at last year’s New York City Sports ...Read More

BC Opens Independent Gambling Control Office

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2020

The Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch of British Columbia is about to become the autonomous Independent Gambling Control Office, thanks to an amendment to Canada’s existing Gaming Control Act. The change comes as a direct resu...Read More

MGA Report Reveals Crackdown on Corruption

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2020

The Malta Gaming Authority has released its interim performance report covering the first 6 months of 2019. Decisive action was taken by the MGA in an attempt to curb money laundering and terrorism funding, and to prop...Read More

Resorts World Las Vegas Offers More Than Gambling

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2020

The Las Vegas Strip is getting its most expensive casino and resort venue in the history of Sin City. Resorts World Las Vegas will furthermore be breaking the mould in more ways than one as in addition to it being the ...Read More

Festive Season Responsible Gaming Tips

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2019

The festive season is that strange time of year when many Canadians try to relax amid financial strains or feel at their loneliest, even when surrounded by people. It can also be a time of year when the urge to gamble ...Read More

Game-Changing Lottery Innovations

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2019

Lottery games have been popular for hundreds of years; Keno slips dating all the way back to Han Dynasty have been found in China and the importance of the lottery for civil works in Europe dates back to Augustus Caesar. Today the gam...Read More

Google To Allow Online Gambling Ads In US

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2019

Google has announced that recent updates to its gaming advertising policies in the US includes an update that will allow the 4 US states to advertise online casino games and offerings. The states included in Google’s...Read More

Best Gambling Movies For The Festive Season

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2019

So what to do when you simply love to play games and have more free time than the usual on your hands this December holidays. There’s no need to lie around being bored and frustrated, because there’s a long list of...Read More

Study Reveals Gambling Habits Set By Age 20

Ben Hamill - December 19, 2019

A UK-based study commissioned by GambleAware tapping into long-term health research data accumulated by the University of Bristol indicates that by the time the majority of young people have reached the age of 20, they...Read More

NFL Suspends Josh Shaw For Betting On Sports

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2019

Arizona Cardinals defenceman Josh Shaw has been suspended for betting. The NFL recently issued a formal statement providing details around the suspension, reiterating yet again that no action threatening the integrity ...Read More

GAME BRAiN Teaches Valuable Lessons To Kids

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2019

Learning about the dangers inherent to problem gambling is important and in order for this to be truly effective, it should commence at a very young age. By adopting this approach, conversations about problem gambling and addictive beh...Read More

Former Tribal Chief Acquitted Of All Gambling Charges

Ben Hamill - November 29, 2019

Former Sheshatsiu Innu First Nations Chief Andrew Penashue has been exonerated of all charges previously instituted against him by a local court in Happy-Valley Goose Bay. The charges, totalling at least 9 in total and...Read More

Ford To Ensure OLG’s Affairs Are Above Board

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

The fact that Ontario Lottery & Gaming (OLG) CEO Stephen Rugby recently saw it fit to spend money on a complete redesign of his office as well as on the construction of a massive boardroom most probably had a great deal to do with ...Read More

Archaeologists Uncover Centuries-Old Casino

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2019

Archaeologists in the city of Pskov, located in north-western Russia, have discovered the remains of what appears to be an underground casino. The team, based at Pskov’s Archaeological Centre, believes the establishm...Read More

Air Canada To Ditch All References To Gender

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2019

Air Canada has deviated from the beaten path. The airline has announced that in an attempt to adopt a more inclusive approach, it will no longer be referring to “ladies and gentlemen” when greeting passengers and m...Read More

Google Set To Lift Online Casino Ad Ban

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2019

Google keeps the gate to the world of online advertising. This is no secret. And soon, as early as 2020, online casinos will be able to advertise their games and brands on the search engine in the US following a long-t...Read More

The Canadian Online Gambling Debate Continues

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2019

Canada is, and has been for quite some time, experiencing a right surge in online gambling spend. This applies to money spent on legal online Lottery games offered by crown institutions, as well as money spent offshore...Read More

Unisex Baby Names On The Rise

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2019

Gender-neutral names like Harper, Charlie and Parker are experiencing a significant rise in popularity in the United States, a recent survey published by Net Credit reveals. In fact, so popular have unisex names become...Read More

Grand Villa Casino Launches New Pulse Arena

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2019

The bonds of marriage between traditional gambling and general gaming entertainment are growing ever stronger and the dividing line between what used to be classified as a questionable activity and the world of modern ...Read More

888 Study Shows Women Are Better Gamblers

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2019

Women aren’t only the fairer sex, but also the sex more likely to win at gambling, a recent study conducted by 888 Holdings shows. Age too, according to the study, plays a rather significant role in the general outcome of things, w...Read More

Caesars Entertainment Donates $1M To NCRG

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2019

Casino and entertainment group Caesars Entertainment is celebrating 30 years of unwavering commitment to responsible gambling and the protection of the under-aged. As part of the special milestone celebration, Caesars has donated $1 mill...Read More

MGM Reaches 1M GameSense Milestone

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2019

When MGM Resorts International in 2017 adopted the BCLC-developed GameSense safer gambling initiative, it in all likelihood did not expect that the 1 million customer interactions mark would be reached in a matter of only two years. But ...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 responsible approach. The...Read More

Apple Orders 17+ Age Restrictions On Gambling

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2019

Apple has further tightened its regulations governing apps that contain gambling-related content The tech-giant, in an obvious move to prevent underage players from accessing mobile and online gambling content, has said that all games fe...Read More

MGM Receives Top Recognition For GameSense

Ben Hamill - August 15, 2019

Casino Resorts giant MGM Resorts International has received due recognition for its contributions made to the future of responsible gambling and player safety. The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has bestowed upon MGM special ...Read More

Online Gambling To Hit $94.5 Billion By 2024

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2019

A statement made by Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower Brittany Kaiser in the Netflix Original The Great Hack comes to mind when considering the future of the global online gambling industry. Kaiser without as much as batting an eye looke...Read More

Macau Regulator States Its Position On AI

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2019

Wilfully created unfair advantages aren’t anyone’s idea of playing fair, and neither is taking advantages of those players more willing to accept a loss than most others.  Sentiments shared by Macau’s gambling regul...Read More

Victoria’s Secret’s First Transgender Model

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2019

Lingerie fashion house Victoria’s Secret appears to have at long last cottoned on to the fact that not everyone’s fantasies are the same. The company is officially casting its first transgender model, in the shape of Brazilian...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

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

Seniors Outraged By New Gambling Rules

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2019

Paying for something that could just as well be had for free, or at a considerable discount, isn’t anybody’s idea of fun. Unless paying more or even at all comes with a sturdy dose of excitement on the side. And unless you&rsq...Read More

Ex-Chief To Face Court In Illegal Gambling Charges

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2019

The former Sheshatsiu Innu First Nation’s chief accused of various wrongdoings all related to the running of an illegal gambling den is due to appear back in the Happy Valley Goose Bay court on November 26, on which date his trial w...Read More

War Vets Unhappy About Instant Bingo Threat

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2019

Instant Bingo machines installed at the North Fort Myers VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) are causing quite the stir. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has warned that if the machines aren’t removed from t...Read More

Florida Government Vetoes Lotto Ticket Warnings

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2019

It’s no secret that national Lotteries officially contribute more towards providing affordable healthcare and education than what most local governments are able to. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is acutely aware of the fact, especi...Read More

True Love Lost At Bingo

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2019

Stories of new love and romance at the Bingo aren’t uncommon. But when love’s number is the next one up, its everything but fun and games. It’s a story that Denise Carter, a 58-year old support worker, is unfortunately a...Read More

US Family Owns Up To Illegal Bookie Charges

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

A family who make their home in Texas, Houston, has owned up to the fact that they have for going on 30 years, been running an illegal bookmaking business. Larry and Judy Tillery, and son Brian Tillery, recently pleaded guilty to a variou...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

Acquinnah Tribe Must Apply For Bingo Permit

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2019

The US town of Acquinnah has much to celebrate following a landmark ruling by a Boston Federal Court judge regarding the rights of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head to construct a Bingo hall on local tribal land. US District Court judge Den...Read More

Paysafe Named Payments Processor Of The Year

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2019

New Jersey’s Monmouth Park Raceway was the location of the recent inaugural edition of the American Gambling Awards, and it certainly did turn out to be a glitzy and glamorous affair. Payment solutions provider Paysafe was honoured ...Read More

Global Gambling Sector Worth $565bn By 2022

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

The worldwide gambling industry is bigger than big and according to a recent report that was issued following a market survey; it’s expected to burst from its seams by 2022. The “Gambling: Global Market Opportunities & Str...Read More

Mobile Gambling Doubles In 2018

Ben Hamill - June 23, 2019

It’s no secret by now that mobile technology and new advances in tech in general are completely re-shaping the way we do gaming. And it’s really quite obvious that this would be the case, what with mankind each year discoverin...Read More

Betsoft Wins Online Gambling Game Developer Award

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2019

Each year, Corporate Vision Magazine endeavours to pay due recognition to the top performing companies striving towards the advancement of the global gambling and gambling games industry. Industry leader and content supplier Betsoft has t...Read More

Canada Used As An Example In Healthy Gambling

Ben Hamill - June 16, 2019

So renowned has Canada become in terms of being a country considered to have set an exemplary standard when it comes to healthy gambling practices, that Japan is now looking to emulate what Japanese officials describe as a “golden s...Read More

First Nation Ex-Chief Denies Gambling Den

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2019

Unlicensed operators are under no circumstances permitted to offer gambling or betting opportunities to anyone present at any given moment within Canada’s borders. Illegal gambling isn’t only dangerous because the people who o...Read More

Apple’s New iOS Rules Mean No More Gambling

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2019

Tech giant Apple has announced that it is in the process of making some important changes in order to better align itself with its new chosen mandate of primarily entertainment provider, instead of primarily hardware-tech brand owner and ...Read More

Anti Gambling Groups Want In On Wire Act Case

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2019

Two US anti-online gambling groups have identified a possible opportunity to strengthen their cause on a judicial level. The National Association of Convenience Stores and the Coalition to Stop Gambling have applied by way of motion of in...Read More

Open Banking May Re-Invent The Gambling Industry

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2019

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

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

Loto-Quebec Class Action Denied Yet Again

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2019

Martha Karras, a disgruntled Lottery player from Montreal, has had her application to institute a class-action lawsuit against Lottery operator Loto-Quebec, turned down for a second time; this time around by Superior Court judge Pierre No...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

NY’s Underground Poker Secrets Revealed

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2019

New York. The Big Apple. Also, not surprisingly, home to a recently exposed thriving underground illegal Poker network. A network that has, since having had its dodgy ins and outs revealed by an unnamed dealer and inside source on Reddit,...Read More

Japan Looks To Canada For Healthy Gambling Info

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2019

Japan acted in the best interests of its citizens when it approved the long-awaited IR Resorts Bill that could see the first of the country’s land-based casino resorts open their doors by as early as 2020. Now, its once again lookin...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

Call for eBingo To Be Legalised In Alabama

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2019

2011 saw eBingo machines removed from all entertainment and racetrack venues in the state of Alabama. At the time, the official reason provided by lawmakers was that eBingo machines closely resembled typical slot machines. Even though Bin...Read More

New York Bill Seeks To Liberate Bingo

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2019

Bingo gives more meaning to the lives of senior citizens; giving them a reason to get up, get dressed and leave their apartments or homes. In short, it adds value to their lives and helps to prevent complete isolation in old age. These we...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

Social Media Blurring Lines Between Gambling and Gaming

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2019

A pressing need for a better regulated gambling system in Ireland is manifesting itself in far-reaching ways, including new questions being raised about social media platforms, and specifically the fact that the system, which is essential...Read More

ASA Dismisses Betfred Bingo Ad Complaint

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2019

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published a ruling involving a complaint received relating to a Betfred advertisement showing a three individuals engrossed in everyday activities whilst enjoying a game of Bingo on...Read More

Sports Betting On The Verge Of Regulation

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2019

Ontario may very well soon claim its share of the sports betting market from the neighbouring US. A draft budget this week saw the light and it appears as if Ontario’s progressive conservative government has been pay...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

Alaska Headed Towards Legalized Gambling

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2019

Attempts to legalize gambling in Alaska have been a long time coming. 1990 was the year that saw the first movement push for legalization, but at the time, a state-wide referendum indicated that the majority of voters; and as many as two-...Read More

Bingo Player Strikes It Rich In Las Vegas

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2019

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

China Closes In On Illegal Gambling By Using Drones

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2019

Asian countries are continuously coming up with new ways to implement advanced high-tech equipment in order to fight crime and combat black-market trade. It wasn’t too long ago that we ran a story on Japan’s plans to install f...Read More

Gender Pay Gap – Women Feel It, Men Don’t

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2019

8 out of 10 Canadian women answered in the affirmative when confronted with the question of whether or not they believed the gender pay gap to be a serious issue. Not surprisingly, only 51% of men agree that it is indeed a problem that re...Read More

eBingo Remains Illegal In Alabama

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2019

Electronic Bingo machines and coin-operated slot machines are illegal in the state of Alabama. And yet, many have in the past tried to side step the law by trying to pass these under the guise of charitable endeavours. The brother of Jeff...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

Wazdan Introduces New Big Screen Mode

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2019

As it turns out, Wazdan is more than just a pretty name. It may be true that superbly-developed themes and fair play are two of the most important considerations when it comes down to creating an enjoyable games session, but in-game mecha...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

Player Ordered to Pay Back Winnings

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

A California man has learnt the hard way that breaking the law never really pays. He was recently ordered to pay back a dizzying $93,000 in winnings to New Jersey’s gambling regulators. According to the state’s gambling laws, ...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

Facebook Policies Under Fire Ahead of Elections

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

Facebook’s privacy policies and advertising strategies have been hot topics of discussion for quite some time now. Whilst the social media giant is doing everything in its power to be seen walking the straight and narrow, especially...Read More

AI and Smart Systems To Offer Player Support

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2019

Attendees of the New Horizons in Responsible Gaming Conference are being educated about the innovative solutions that are at their disposal concerning the fight against problem gambling. Some of the topics up for discussion include artifi...Read More

Gender-Equality Sports Assoc. Gets $3M In Funding

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2019

Complete gender equality in sport by 2035. That is the earmark, says Canadian Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan. Duncan’s announcement was recently made in connection with a $3 million fund allocation on t...Read More

Pensacola Couple To Pay Back Bingo Money

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

If Larry and Dixie L. Masino, a couple from Pensacola, had any ideas about holding on to the $6 million that they had raked in thanks to having operated illegal Bingo games, then they had another thing coming. The couple, aged 68 and 65, ...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

Design Works Crosses The Real-Money Divide

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2019

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

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

Wasaga Residents Want To Keep Money At Home

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2019

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment has put its money on the small town of Wasaga Beach and has repeatedly confirmed its commitment towards the community. And yet, residents remain worried about one very important aspect: the exact location...Read More

PGA Lifts Sanctions On Gambling-Advertising

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2019

The latest announcement regarding gambling sponsorships is nothing short of a game-changer, and this time its golf’s PGA Tour leading the way. The PGA Tour has officially amended its marketing policies so as to allow gambling sponso...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

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

Big Weekend for Canadian Lotteries

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2019

The past weekend was the making of more than one celebration as two giant-sized Lottery wins were registered, followed by millions in Canadian Dollars being paid out the lucky winners. One of the winning Lotto tickets were sold in Quebec,...Read More

Canadian Online Gaming Sector Thriving

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2019

There have been plenty of interim financial reports released lately in Canada, but March is when the majority of fiscal reports from the previous year are made available to shareholders, analysts, and the public in general. Most of us ca...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

Women Power Gambling Growth in the US

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2019

Traditionally, gambling has always been considered a pastime for men. Many women were banned from entering casinos and gaming saloons altogether during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and it was only in...Read More

Bingo Player Calls for Support for Female Gamblers

Ben Hamill - January 16, 2019

An overwhelming majority of bingo players are able to have a healthy, normal relationship with their gambling game of choice. However, there is a small percentage that suffers from addiction, as with all gaming-related activities, and tho...Read More

West Virginia Lawmakers Pushing HB 2178

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2019

Legislators of the state of West Virginia have renewed their attempts to try and have online gambling legalized on local soil. They have failed to achieve this goal despite constant attempts over the past few years – but that hasn&r...Read More

Alberta Charity Game Earnings Drop in 2018

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2019

Looking back at the past year, there were a couple of prominent and interesting gaming-related trends to be seen throughout Canada. Alberta recently revealed its revenues for the 2018 financial year, showing that charitable gambling withi...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

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

Snyder Scraps Online Poker, Gaming Bill

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2019

In a move that has shocked industry experts, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has scrapped a bill that would have legalized online poker – and online gaming in general – in the American state. Just days before leaving office for...Read More

Britain Gets New Guidelines for Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2019

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

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

Principal Secretary Blames Gambling for Fraud

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2018

Last week was a much-anticipated one for the Canadian province of Manitoba, as local courts dealt with yet another gambling addiction case hearing. Heather Grant-Jury was once the Principal Secretary to former Manitoba Premier Greg Seling...Read More

Shortlist Finalised For Global Gaming Awards

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2018

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

Islands Lotto Adds Wazdan’s Games

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2018

Being the preferred partner of the New Jersey Gambling Commission, Islands Lotto is an online gaming operator that is independently owned and run. Boasting a wide selection of slot machines and instant win games, the company has now taken...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

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

Twitch Outs Illegal Casinos

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

MP Grewal Resigns Due to Gambling Problems

Ben Hamill - November 29, 2018

As many as 3% of all Canadian residents suffer from problem gambling and gaming addiction – and nobody is immune to it. Even Member of Parliament Raj Grewal has been forced to resign from his seat due to the issue, which is a growin...Read More

UK Gambling Brands Move Advertising Online

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2018

Gambling companies over in the United Kingdom are spending notably more on online and mobile marketing channels than on traditional TV ads. This news comes despite the current doctrine that public channels are already saturated to capacit...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

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

Casinos Aiming To Be More Female-Friendly

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2018

Traditionally, gambling has always been viewed as a gentleman’s pastime, with characters like James Bond setting the scene by playing dynamic games of baccarat and roulette with a gorgeous gal in attendance. Interestingly, there was...Read More

US Casinos Mull Cross-Border Operations

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2018

Casinos in the US state of Pennsylvania (PA) have used up 28 of the available 39 interactive gambling permits during two recent application periods. The 11 permits now remaining for the state represent tens of millions of dollars in poten...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

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

Your Most Unusual Bingo Questions Answered

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2018

If you’re a bingo fan, whether you’re seasoned or new to the industry, there are undoubtedly a few pressing questions about your favorite game that have been on your mind for a while. Of course, many folks avoid asking such qu...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

Novomatic Ordered to Pay Player €2.5m

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2018

An anonymous slots player recently made headlines across the world when they filed a lawsuit against Austrian gambling giant Novomatic. Following the scandal, the company was ordered to pay the plaintiff a hefty €2.5 million in compe...Read More

The Biggest Celebrity Gamblers

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2018

If you were a celebrity with a cool few hundred million in your bank account how prone do you think you’d be about ? It wouldn’t be much more than a blip on the radar after all, with plenty more millions to still go around. Bu...Read More

Tribe and Town Discuss Planned Gaming Hall

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2018

Aquinnah members of the local governmental board and have begun to exchange letters over the planned gambling venue the Native American tribe is planning to construct in the town. At the start of September, the Aquinnah selectmen sent a...Read More

Canadian Slots Players Ignore Warnings

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2018

Each year, millions of Canadian locals indulge in some . Slot machines in the country have paid out countless hefty jackpots over the past few years as well – although, most experts are firm on the fact that the odds of winning big ...Read More

LeoVegas Fights Italian Advert Ban

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2018

Mobile gaming giant LeoVegas has taken a stand against Italy’s strict new ban on gambling advertisements. The operator has now submitted an official complaint to the European Union about the so-called &lsquo...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

Trump Pushes Abe to License Las Vegas Sands

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

is now in the midst of yet another controversy. Reports have poured in about his attempts to persuade Japan’s prime minister to choose US casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson as the winning bidder in the Asian nation&rsqu...Read More

Canadian Company Wants In On Greek Casino

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2018

A Canadian pharmaceutical company wants a piece of a fancy Greek casino, and it might just get it – at a discount, too. was shortlisted to participate in the purchase of the Club Hotel Casino LoutrakiRead 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

Nevada Gaming Revenue Hits a Low In August

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2018

The absence of the Money Fight in August meant fewer visitors to Nevada, and with those smaller numbers came the state’s weakest numbers this year. The state’s total gaming win dropped 7.7% from $989.5m to $913m year-on-year. ...Read More

Idemia to Supply Canadian Lottery Terminals

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2018

Enhanced gaming is coming the way of Canadian players in retail outlets around the country. Augmented identity leader Idemia has been chosen by the to provide 10 700 new lottery terminals. According to reports, the OLG hopes the camera-...Read More

Live the Dream With Viva Las Vegas Slots Game

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2018

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

Gambling Adds $260 Billion to US Economy

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2018

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

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

UK Bingo Giant Receives $5.2 Million Fine

Ben Hamill - September 29, 2018

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

Study Reveals Brain’s Risk-Taking Center

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2018

Experiments performed on two monkeys have helped scientists to pinpoint a small part of the brain that plays a crucial role in decision-making processes. The area could also be responsible for the control of risk-ta...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

Global Regulators Clamp Down on Loot Boxes

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2018

Gaming firms have been seeking out increasingly creative ways of earning extra cash from gamers over the past couple of years, and now, they have turned their sights to video games to achieve this. The sector’s latest trend is the ...Read More

PokerStars Removes iDEAL for Dutch Players

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2018

News has now emerged that Canada-based PokerStars operator The Stars Group informed its Dutch players last month that the popular iDEAL payment method would soon be removed from the local version of the poker site. In a message sent to i...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

NFL to Allow Casino Sponsors

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2018

Over the border in the US, the with its decision to lift a long-time ban on gambling advertising and finally allow land-based casinos a chance to sponsor up to 32 of the teams under the National Football League umbrella. The ground brea...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

UK Lottery Operator Fined £1.15 Million

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2018

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

Gambling Disorder Screening for US Army

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2018

Members of the American armed forces will soon have to undergo mandatory screening for problem gambling habits due to a new provision written into the National Defence Authorization Act. Current US President Donald Trump signed the prov...Read More

Fascinating Facts About the Game of Bingo

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2018

Bingo is as interesting to learn about as it is to play, thanks to its rich and colorful history. The game was traditionally played at land-based halls for decades, where it can still be enjoyed today. More modern variations include the m...Read More

How Blockchain & Bitcoin are Changing Gambling

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2018

As the original cryptocurrency, Bitcoin has had a large impact on several industries. Many would argue that the impact of the blockchain technology behind it has been even more influential. Online gambling is among the most affected secto...Read More

The Hope Of Winning Is The Real Jackpot

Ben Hamill - January 02, 2017

The thrill of “hoping to win” may actually be more fulfilling than actually winning.

Why do people play casino games? According to recent research, the thrill of “...Read More

Donald Trump's Gambling Crystal Ball

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2016

  How will President-Elect Trump deal with the gambling industry and why that matters.  
It's a given that everyone will be looking toward the new US Administration to further their unique set o...Read More

Casinos in Japan -- Moving Ahead

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2016

By 2023, if all goes as expected, there will be Japanese legalizedcasinos with all of the casino amenities that gamblers have come to expect from luxury casino venues located around the world. The Japanese government has never had a comfo...Read More

The Gambling Industry and President-Elect Trump in the Trump Gamble

Ben Hamill - December 27, 2016

The Future of Gambling in America

Many issues were raised during the 2016 presidential election campaign but the subject of gaming reforms was barely mentioned. That doesn’t mean that the question about whether gambling ca...Read More

Trump - Good or Bad for Online Gambling?

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2016

Now that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States, many US citizens are questioning whether he will work toward ending the illegality of online gambling in most US states. Those who wax optimistic say that Trump owned ...Read More