Toronto’s Ujiri Says Lawsuit Is Malicious

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Even though prosecutors decided it fair and just not to press criminal charges against Raptors president Masai Ujiri following a brawl with a police officer during the moments right after Toronto won last year’s championship, the o...Read More

Leafs Centre Relieved Of Misconduct Charge

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs star centre Auston Matthews is officially free of the criminal charge instituted against him following his having literally been caught with his pants around his knees in his hometown of Scottsdale,...Read More

China Enforces Video Game Curfews For Teens

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2019

The Chinese government considers itself a guardian of the mental health and overall well being of its teens and children. To this end, the country has now instituted time limits on playing online video games. According...Read More

Exes Wage War Over Lotto Winnings

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2019

Winning the Lottery is supposed to be an outright joyous celebration. And the truth is, 99% of the time it is. Unless you’re Maurice Thibeault or Denise Robertson from Chatham. The former pair has been going at a leg...Read More

Mike Postle Poker Lawsuit Not All That Simple

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2019

A just call of judgement in any conceivable argument, or legal argument as it in this case were, depends on various factors, with the most important of all being a proper understanding of the fact relating to the merit...Read More

Social Media To Play Bigger Role In Law

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2019

When lawyers representing Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Inc. in a matter involving damage caused to one of the power company’s hydro poles eventually came to the conclusion that they had exhausted all possible remedies of trying to hunt...Read More

Stones To Answer To $10M Conspiracy Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2019

Its not every day one gets to read about a $10 million conspiracy lawsuit. And even more rare is the occurrence when it involves something like playing Poker. But given the circumstances leading up to the civil lawsuit...Read More

Larry Flynt Gets Green Light To Fight Casino Ruling

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2019

Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt has finally succeeded in convincing a panel of California Court of Appeal judges that he should be permitted to challenge a severely out dated 1986 state law preventing those who ow...Read More

Epic Games To Answer To Fortnite Addiction Claims

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2019

Epic Games now has the Canadian judicial system to answer to, following a legal filing against the developer and product owner of popular video game Fortnite. The motion was filed by the parents of two children who had...Read More

Aristocrat Nabs $3M Castle Hill Settlement

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2019

Aristocrat Leisure Limited has proved victorious in its legal dispute with Castle Hill Gaming Inc. and has been awarded a $3 million settlement in compensation. The US-based Aristocrat subsidiary Video Gaming Technolog...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

Munroe City To Review e-Bingo Restrictions

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2019

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

Redditor Creates Victoria Traffic Jam Bingo Card

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

After obviously having had his fill of frustrations with Victoria’s infrastructure-related challenges, one Reddit user recently took to the popular social media platform to vent his feelings on the matter. But it was the mode of con...Read More

Trump-Tweet Leads To Tribal Casino Delay

Ben Hamill - May 23, 2019

The casino industry has an enemy in Trump, it seems. Not that Trump is in need of any more enemies, what with his already being at odds with just about every non-republican living being, including China. Trump’s latest social media ...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

The Loot Box Controversy Rages On

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2019

The control of in-game spending lies with parents and not with children. This is one of the arguments offered by the global video industry’s Entertainment Software Association as part of its loot box defence, and why loot boxes, in ...Read More

Marijuana Lounges May Be Coming To Vegas

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

Marijuana lounges are a thing. And soon, they may become a thing at Vegas casinos. The Las Vegas City Council marijuana consumption bill offers to casinos the same protection enjoyed by schools and places of worship, in that marijuana lou...Read More

FAA Says Yes To Drone Deliveries In Virginia

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2019

Thanks to a landmark decision by the US aviation authority, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Wing Aviation unit belonging to Alphabet Inc., parent company to global search engine Google, will soon become the fi...Read More

No More Poker Or Mahjong In China

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2019

China has a long history of opposing anything its government deems to be too modern or too progressive, forever fearing the worst; forever pre-empting the complete moral and cultural demise of the country’s citizens. China’s r...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

Colorado Wants In On Sports Betting Too

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2019

Sports betting and the promise of a whole new world of excitement have changed the way we do entertainment. The US finally abolished the ban on legalised sports betting when the US Supreme Court declared PASPA void, and ever since, it&rsq...Read More

Biometric Data Pushes Privacy Law Progress

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2019

Biometric recognition is becoming increasingly common. Fingerprint scanning capabilities are seen on more smartphones, and airports are using fingerprint and facial recognition technology to identify people. Home security cameras can lear...Read More

Casino Goes After Gambler For $43 Million

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2019

Australia’s Star Gold Coast Casino has taken Singaporean businessman Wong Yew Choy to the island’s High Court over an unpaid AU$43.2 million ($30.6 million) gambling debt. According to spokesperson for the Queensland gaming ve...Read More

Casino Rama Faces Class Action Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2019

There’s nothing quite like a personal data breach or leak on a public system to spark a class action lawsuit. Ontario’s Casino Rama now has to deal with exactly that thanks to the personal data of thousands of its gamblers hav...Read More

BCLC Issues Office Lottery Prize Pool Alert

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2019

A lawsuit filed against a Lottery player from Surrey who had allegedly made off with a Lottery office pool’s $1 million windfall, has shed new light on the importance of properly administrated office pools. The BCLC, on its part, ha...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

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

NH Lottery Considers Launching a Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2019

It was just a few weeks ago when the US Department of Justice changed its stance on a variety of popular forms of iGaming, essentially making the sale of online lottery tickets illegal in America. Seemingly, however, the New Hampshire Lot...Read More

Mixed Reactions to Canada’s New Drone Laws

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2019

It is now public knowledge that new federal laws governing the use of drones are being put into place. However, over in Ottawa, reactions seem to be mixed when it comes to how the rules will affect the emerging technology’s local re...Read More

Atlantic City Abuzz with Ocean Resort Sale Rumors

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2019

Ocean Resort Casino (ORC) over in Atlantic City could be back up for sale very soon, despite having been operational for a mere six months to date. Recently, a local news agency released a report on a lawsuit filed by one Joey Morrissey;...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

Parents Sharing Kids Data an Issue

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2018

On average, the parents of today post more than a thousand images and videos of their kids online before they’re old enough to register social media accounts of their own. This shocking revelation comes according to a brand new repo...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

Amendment 4 Passed by Missouri Voters

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2018

Missouri has long suffered from a lack of bingo volunteers due to unnecessarily strict laws that prevent would-be volunteers from serving until they had been a member of the establishment hosting the game for at least two years. However,...Read More

Amendment 4 May Boost Bingo Worker Numbers

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2018

over in Missouri, USA, has seen consistently declining revenues over the past few years. However, there is hope yet; the faltering industry might find relief through a local ballot proposal that has been aimed at alleviating a lack of bi...Read More

Winamax Faces Poker Bot Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2018

As revealed by Poker Industry Pro (PIP) in a recent report, French online poker site Winamax is now facing a lawsuit filed by 6 of its players. The punters have argued that the company fa...Read More

Missouri Proposes Changes to Bingo Laws

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2018

Representatives of two US-based groups have voiced their support for proposed changes to the constitutional laws that govern bingo in the state of Missouri. Back in May, the state’s General...Read More

Aurora Deliberates on VGT Bill Exemptions

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2018

The City of Aurora is currently deliberating on an exemption to its recently introduced video for a brand new restaurant venue built nearby to Fox Valley Mall. If approved, this would be the first exemp...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

MRG Slapped With 6 Digit Dutch Fine

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2018

Online gambling giant MRG, formerly known as Mr Green, recently revealed that it has become the newest target of the offered to local players. In a press release on the matter, MRG highlighted that its Malta-licensed subsidiary, Mr Gree...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

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

Online Poker’s US Resurgence Makes Going Pro Easier

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2018

On April 15, 2011, the chances of being a professional online poker player in the US were essentially altogether extinct. Thousands of players who earned the bulk of their living online were suddenly forced to consider either playing on t...Read More

High Roller Loses $4.2m Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2018

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

FanDuel Co-Founder Opposes $465m Takeover

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2018

Nigel Eccles, a co-founder of daily fantasy sports giant FanDuel, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against British bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair. The case is based on the sports betting operator’s recent $465 million takeover of the a...Read More

Investment Fraud Learning Made Fun With Moneywise Bingo

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2018

Connie Lawson, the Secretary of State for Indiana, recently played host to a Bingo evening with a fun twist aimed at educating its participants. Lawson was lecturing about investment fraud at the Zionsville American Legion Building with h...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

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