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

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

Microgaming Unveils New A Dark Matter Slot

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2019

Let it not be said that big-time casino games giant Microgaming has been resting on its laurels. The developer’s independent studio model is arguably just the best thing that could have happened to the international online casino...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

Cannabis Edibles Now Legal In Canada

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2019

The use of cannabis for recreational purposes, including the process of cultivation and drying, was legalised exactly one year ago in Canada. And as of October 17, so is selling and consuming what is commonly referred ...Read More

Extinction Rebellion Gaining Momentum

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2019

A London-based group going by the name of Extinction Rebellion (XR) is risking livelihood and legal limb in an attempt to awaken the minds of government officials as well as civilians to the fact that essentially, time...Read More

Red Tiger Impresses With Well Of Wishes Slot

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2019

Superb content, said NetEnt, and the untapped potential for even more superb content to come, was the number 1 motivation behind the big-games corporation’s decision to acquire market rival Red Tiger Gaming, which it...Read More

Big Apple Given Permission to Mix Wine And Bingo

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2019

Not all spirits are created equal. And if a Bingo card-and-dab in one hand a glass of wine in the other sounds like your idea of a good time and you just so happen to live in New York, then the winds of change are blow...Read More

MGA Launches New Sports Integrity Unit

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2019

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has established a new unit tasked with promoting integrity in sports and sports betting. The special sports integrity unit is a new addition to the regulator’s forte and will focus on...Read More

Blueprint Launches Super Lucky Charms Slot

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2019

The future has never before looked quite as exciting as at this moment. This is especially true if you’re fan of Blueprint Gaming’s super slot titles. The developer is well known for its offbeat style and is a lead...Read More

Doping Scandal Strips Pan Am Bowler of Medal

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2019

Jean Perez Faure has discovered first-hand why doping at an international event like Pan Am simply isn’t worth it. The bowler has been officially stripped of his gold medal in doubles bowling following his having tested positive for...Read More

UK To Decide On Legal Age For Scratch Cards

Ben Hamill - July 18, 2019

In many world countries, 18 is the magic number; whether it is to consume alcohol, to gamble or to drive. The UK is no exception. Except for playing the Lotto that is. In the UK, one is considered ready to participate in National Lottery ...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

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

NetEnt Debuts Mercy Of The Gods Slot

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2019

Ancient Egypt-themed slots. You either hate them because it’s absolutely everywhere you turn or you’re so stuck on the deity-based undercurrent that you’re hardly able to stick with any other theme for very long before r...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

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

Colorado Heads Towards Legal Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2019

A public vote with regards to an increase in taxes is the final hurdle to be crossed for the US state of Colorado to offer fully legalised retail as well as online sports betting. Lawmakers are no doubt exhaling a sigh...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

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

Canada Suffers Major CBD Oil Shortage

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2019

Canada appears to have run out of Cannabis. More specifically; and the making of a very pressing and desperate scenario indeed; the country appears to be fresh out of CBD oil (or cannabidoil). CBD is the oil that is extracted from the pla...Read More

Mama June Hits The Slots

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2019

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality TV star Mama June Shannon recently shed more than just a mountain of weight; she also managed to shake down a fair share of her dignity when she and cheating boyfriend Geno Doak were arrested at local gas ...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

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

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

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

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

Legal Marijuana Not Raking In the Cash

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2019

Thursday afternoon’s release of the long-anticipated Ontario budget contained a number of surprises about the local (now legal) marijuana industry. Judging by the budget, pot isn’t quite the high that it was anticipated to be,...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

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

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

West Virginia Legalises Online Poker

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2019

The online Poker industry was recently able to utter a sigh of absolute relief after yet another state took the step of legalising online Poker. West Virginia is now the 5th official state to have legalised online Poker. Player...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

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

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

Canada Ponders Fully Legalising Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

The US recently put a hot spark to the flint of interest when it abolished its PASPA ruling (The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992) and legalized sports betting in its entirety. And whilst it’s true that gamblin...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

Indiana Proposal to Enable Online Betting, Casino

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2019

Just last week, the Senate Public Policy Committee of the US state of Indiana cleared a proposal which would legalize sports betting and casino gaming state-wide, and allow two new casinos to be constructed from 2020. The announcement ha...Read More

Tennessee To Legalize Bingo for Fundraisers

Ben Hamill - January 31, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Lottery Winner Implicated In Drug Bust

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2018

One would think when you’ve been lucky enough to win the Lottery there would be no need to have to find creative and dubious ways of boosting our income. But apparently it’s true that some people will never have enough money. ...Read More

US’s Betting Legalization Pressures Canada

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2018

Moves towards boosting players’ experiences and introducing regulated sports betting offerings have been waxing and waning unsuccessfully over the years in Canada. Another motion was indicated recently, however, as Canadian legisla...Read More

Legal Sports Betting Coming to Rhode Island

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2018

Eager punters in the US state of Rhode Island will finally be able to get their hands on legal wagering options. The regulated sportsbook offerings for the state will officially begin to hit the market from Monday, November 26 onwards. L...Read More

Mississippi Casinos Suffer as Sports Betting Grows

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2018

The sports betting operations at Mississippi (MS) casinos have reported a small increase in their overall wagering handle for the month of October. However, revenues for the establishments dropped by more than three-quarters during the sa...Read More

Virginia Set to Legalize Lotto & Betting

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2018

A bill aiming to repeal Virginia’s current online sports betting and lottery bans was reportedly pre-filed with the Virginia General Assembly (VGA). The bill was filed by Delegate Mark Sickles on November 20, 2018. As it is pre-fil...Read More

Legal US Sports Betting Hits Canada Hard

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2018

It was in 2017 when the US Supreme Court abolished a long-time ban that prevented the majority of its states from offering legalized sports betting services. The historic decision led to a flurry of activity by allowing individual states ...Read More

Bet365 Enters the New York Betting Market

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2018

Online gaming and sports betting operator Bet365 has just announced that they have signed an exclusive, 20-year partnership deal with Empire Resorts. As the result, the operator will soon be entering the valuable New York gambling industr...Read More

Indiana Encouraged to Legalize Betting

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2018

Since the US Supreme Court’s May ruling to , state after state has begun to legalize the profitable industry under their own sets of rules. Lawmakers are also continuing to investigate what legal betting could bring to their domain...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

Investors Called On To Support Cannabis

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

Investors who have avoided the in the past out of concerns about the possible implications of legalization for Canada should consider buying in to help boost the industry and control how it operates, according to impa...Read More

Poker Pro Hired by Mavericks

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2018

Marc Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks has hired pro poker player and expert sports bettor Haralabos ‘Bob’ Voulgaris as the team’s newest director of quantitative research and development. ...Read More

Ontario Bingo Hall Regulator to Monitor Cannabis Stores

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2018

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

Reporter Accuses WSOP Nevada of Thuggery

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2018

A reporter has accused Nevada and its communications executive Seth Palansky of thuggery without merit. John Mehaffey claims the website tried to force him into gambling further when he requested a withdrawal. The iGaming reporter furth...Read More

River Rock Staff Arrested In Gambling Raid

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2018

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

Legal Sports Betting Could Benefit NASCAR

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2018

After the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the PASPA law against sports betting in May, major organizations quickly had to rethink their views on local wagering. NASCAR is one of the organizations now investigating the potent...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

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