US Border Casino Eagerly Awaiting Canadians

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2021

The world health crisis has had an enormous impact on all industries, and the casino industry is no different. The Grand Portage Lodge and Casino, located in Minnesota, has seen business drop off to a staggering degree. But a saving grace...Read More

Tipico Group Enters William Hill Bidding War

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2021

It wasn’t long ago that Caesars Entertainment managed to purchase globally known mega-corporation William Hill. The landmark acquisition clocked in at a whopping $4.05 billion, making it one of the biggest transactions in the gambli...Read More

Will The USA/EU Travel Ban Impact WSOP?

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2021

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) online 2021 event is winding down, pushing the Poker world’s attention towards the WSOP Online international leg, as well as the traditional, in-person WSOP held annually in Las Vegas. The in-person ...Read More

Big Name To Headline Fortnite’s Rift Tour

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2021

Fortnite, the video game that seems to have united people of all ages from around the world, has teased that its next big concert, named The Rift Tour, may be happening very soon. However, information remains scarce, and fans are trying f...Read More

BetRegal Broadens Ontario’s iGaming Options

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2021

BetRegal is helping Canadian players experience a more diverse range of gaming options. The firm is standing proud and helping to transform the country’s virtual gaming field and in so doing, is making it possible for local patrons ...Read More

Women Dominate Canada’s Olympic Wins

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2021

So far, the Tokyo Olympics has been filled with plenty of action, but perhaps the most notable performance has come from the women of Team Canada. Of the country’s nine medals won so far, all of them have been earned by women, with ...Read More

Referendum Signatures Continue To Threaten Kingsway

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2021

Kingsway Entertainment District (KED) is attracting plenty of attention, and not necessarily in the best way. The group is the topic of numerous discussions throughout Greater Sudbury, despite the fact that its projects have proven time a...Read More

Chinese Tech Giants Buy Up Gaming Studios

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2021

For decades, the United States and Japan have dominated the global gaming space. Now, however, China is doing everything that it can to grow its own influence. Recently, a pattern of Chinese tech giants buying up gaming studios around the...Read More

Moonbet To Revolutionise Decentralisation In iGaming

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2021

A new project from Decentralised Gaming Technologies SV, named Moonbet, is about to take decentralisation in iGaming by storm. So far, the project is billed as the next generation in iGaming. The platform will make use of blockchain techn...Read More

Activision Blizzard In Trouble Over Employees

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2021

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard has officially come under the microscope in the worst way possible. After a lawsuit was filed against the corporation by the State of California, alleging that a toxic environment exists within the...Read More

Lucky UK Bingo Player Scoops Life Changing Win

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2021

A UK National Health Service (NHS) nurse has managed to scoop a life changing sum of cash. While attending a Bingo evening at Hollywood Park in Barrow, the nurse and her daughter sat down to a game at the Apollo Bingo Hall. Neither was ex...Read More

Canadian Olympic Rugby Team Loses To New Zealand

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2021

There were high hopes for the Canadian 7s rugby team going into the Tokyo Olympics. But now after a 21-10 loss to New Zealand it is no longer possible for the Canadians to achieve a medal victory. The team isn’t out of the event ent...Read More

Tribal Nation Unhappy About Pickering Casino

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2021

It is a time of both celebration and controversy for the Pickering Casino Resort. The new venue welcomed visitors for the first time, making it a landmark day for everyone involved. However, celebrations were soured by ongoing protests fr...Read More

Gateway Casinos Introduces Match On Wheels

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2021

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment venues are mostly known for offering gambling services to locals, but also for their Match Eatery and Public House brand. The Match restaurants provide an excellent range of customised dishes, only availa...Read More

Rideau Carleton Set To Reopen Doors Soon

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2021

After being on lockdown due to the world health crisis, Ontario is again gearing up to get back to business. The province is currently on Stage 3 of its economic restart plan, meaning that venues such as casinos are again allowed to accep...Read More

Mike Postle Poker Saga Seriously Heating Up

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2021

Things have been going from bad to worse for Mike Postle, the American Poker pro who has been accused of cheating. It wasn’t long ago that Veronica Brill and Todd Witteles called him out for cheating at a game of streamed low stakes...Read More

Compulsive Gambler Gets 50 Months Jail Time

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2021

Virginia has been left reeling after it was discovered that the Virginia Medicalaid Program has been systematically defrauded out of around $2.8 million. The guilty party was found to be Katrina Lynch, 39, who revealed that she spent a la...Read More

Netflix To Enter Video Game Industry

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2021

As it stands, Netflix is already the dominant name in video streaming services. But if the latest announcements are anything to go by, the company may also soon be a big name in video games as well. Greg Peters, chief product officer and ...Read More

Olympic Betting Takes A Twist

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2021

The 2020 Summer Olympics, the XXXII Olympiad, or Tokyo 2020, was rescheduled to unfold this year instead of last, from the 23rd of July to the 8th of August, in the Japanese capital. According to the American Gaming Association, around 20...Read More

Technical Issues Cancel PokerStars Tournament

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2021

PokerStars’ weekly Sunday Storm tournament has seen its 10th-anniversary event cancelled due to a glitch in the software. The error occurred after 64 617 entrants had bought in and saw the clock running, blinds raising, but players ...Read More

Porketta Bingo at the Beef N’ Bird is Back

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2021

Porketta Bingo as hosted by the Beef N’ Bird Tavern in Sudbury, Ontario, will once again be enjoyed by regulars thanks to the province reopening. The pub’s owner, Anthony Toppazzini, reports that his customers are very excited...Read More

Promoting Casinos On Twitch A No-Go Area

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2021

Tyler Niknam is a 31-year-old Twitch streamer better known to his followers by his alias, Trainwreckstv. He has more than 1.5 million followers and is active on a range of outlets, including Twitter and YouTube. He is also at the eye of a...Read More

Ontario Officially Changes iGaming Rules

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2021

has not been around for very long, but already the organisation has made some changes to the status quo. According to an announcement, online slots offered in the province may no long have an auto-play feature and must have each spin occ...Read More

MGM Considers Another Entain Bid

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2021

It is no secret that attempted to purchase Entain in January, offering a stunning $11.06 billion. But this amount was rejected, with the target company saying that the offer simply wasn’t adequate. Following this failed takeover, U...Read More

Legion Officially Reopen For Bingo In Orillia

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2021

Popular Orillia Bingo hall, Legion, has once again opened its doors. Having been officially closed since December due to the world health crisis, guests are again able to visit. Legion president Rick Purcell was overjoyed with the announc...Read More

Introducing Valve’s New Steam Deck Portable

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2021

Valve is without a doubt the biggest company in PC gaming. If there is a PC gamer out there, chances are overwhelming that they also have a Steam account. Steam being the Valve-owned company that acts as an online PC game marketplace. But...Read More

Alberta To Introduce AGS Premium Products

Ben Hamill - July 19, 2021

Gamblers in Alberta, Canada, will soon have the opportunity to experience premium products from AGS. Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis has purchased several products from the gaming corporation, meaning that gamblers in the area will so...Read More

Doug Polk Makes A Comeback

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2021

Known around the global poker community as the biggest poker content creator around, Doug Polk is officially back after a long hiatus. His YouTube channel, to which he currently has 318,000 subscribers and a whopping 121 million views, re...Read More

Poker Pro Gets Jail Time For Movie Piracy

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2021

Talon White, the famed Poker player, has been sentenced to 12 months in a federal prison. This comes after he admitted to heading up operations at a subscription-based website that was responsible for streaming thousands of movies and tel...Read More

Android 12 Update To Revolutionise Mobile Gaming

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2021

As one of the world’s most popular operating systems, Android has millions of people around the world waiting with anticipation for its next update. Due out soon, Android 12 already promises to offer users even more than they could ...Read More

Fight At Casino In British Columbia Under Investigation

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2021

Recently, a video emerged on numerous social media platforms. In it, it is clear that a fight broke out between several individuals at Grand Villa Casino Hotel & Conference Centre. Located in Burnaby, British Columbia, the venue has ...Read More

Brandon Carlo Re-Signed To Bruins For Six Years

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2021

It’s official: Brandon Carlo has been re-signed by the Boston Bruins. The new deal will see the defenceman signed to the NHL team for at least another six years. The player’s extension cost a whopping $24.6 million – a s...Read More

Oddschecker Sold For $215 Million

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2021

Flutter Entertainment, the gambling giant, has reportedly reached an agreement with Bruin Capital. The deal between the two will see the ownership of Oddschecker, a sports data and comparison site, change hands for the fourth time since i...Read More

Canada’s Star Swimmers Prep For Olympics

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2021

In March 2012, Canada’s top swimmers were preparing for the Olympic swim trials in Montreal. At 16-years-old, Kylie Masse was just grateful to be at a meet of this magnitude so early on in her swimming career. She had no expectation...Read More

GCGC Celebrates Reopening

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2021

Finally, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is able to reopen its doors! This comes as Ontario is officially moving into the third stage of its reopening plan. The Corporation quickly reacted to the news of the province’s reopening a...Read More

WSOP.com Launches In Pennsylvania

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2021

Pennsylvania’s players are in for a real treat now that the World Series of Poker has officially launched its online Poker room in the state. The site went live on Monday afternoon and is said to be hosting a four-day long soft laun...Read More

Man Steals Thousands Of Dollars From Bingo Hall

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2021

In Pensacola, Florida, deputies are searching high and low for a man who reportedly ransacked a Bingo hall. It is also believed that the assailant burglarised the hall and was able to make off with thousands of dollars in a massive blow t...Read More

Canadian Woman Wins 4,800 KM Bike Ride

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2021

Leah Goldstein, a 52-year-old Canadian, has become the first woman to ever win the Race Across America! Her history-making feat involved cycling 4,800 kilometres in just 11 days, three hours and three minutes. From Vernon, B.C., the cycli...Read More

Caesars Windsor Casino Set To Reopen On 16 July

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2021

After months of lockdown due to the global health crisis, Canada’s province of Ontario is finally entering the third phase of its reopening plan. With this has come the official announcement that Caesars Windsor will once again open...Read More

Entain Doubling Studio Staff In Online Studios

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2021

Entain plans to double the number of staff in its game studios by this time next year. The sports betting operator’s bold strategy to expand its online gambling offering to customers will see the number of employees rise to 300. The...Read More

Computer Analyst Embezzles Loto-Québec Customer Money

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2021

A computer analyst was charged with fraud and other criminal offenses after Quebec’s anti-corruption united discovered a security breach at Loto-Québec a year ago. 37-year-old Martin Raymond from Terrebonne allegedly used his...Read More

Major Games To Expect On Next-Gen Consoles

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

While we saw a splashy release of next-gen consoles rounding off last year, it remains clear that the gaming landscape is still in a phase of transition between consoles. This may be the case, but we are fast approaching the point where o...Read More

SaskGaming Reports Huge Financial Losses

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

The global health crisis has taken a massive toll on yet another one of Canada’s gaming corporations. SaskGaming has reported massive financial losses for the first time in its existence. According to the firm, it lost CAD13,4 milli...Read More

Post-Lockdown Anxiety Poses Problems

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2021

As provinces around Canada are rushing to re-open and lift as many restrictions as possible, some citizens are feeling apprehensive about finally being able to venture out. What once seemed like easy tasks, such as going into a coffee sho...Read More

Surrey’s Elements Casino Reopens

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2021

The casino properties of British Columbia have officially reopened after 16 months of shutdowns due to the global health crisis. Elements Casino Surrey, one of the properties owned and managed by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, reopene...Read More

Science Writer Explains Why Poker Offers Life Lessons

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2021

Some parents insist on teaching the kids how to catch a ball, but Alex O’Brien is insisting on teaching her young child how to play Poker. The science writer from the UK believes that a long list of life skills can be gained from pl...Read More

Moreno Takes Wynn Millions 2021 Title

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2021

The $10,000 buy in for the Wynn Millions Poker tournament puts things into perspective. It is not a game for amateurs, especially not considering the nearly $1.5 million in prize money. But, after 1,328 contestants went head-to-head, the ...Read More

GCGC To Be Purchased By Raptor Acquisitions

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2021

The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) is a well-known company, owning numerous land-based casinos across the country. However, after struggling tremendously due to the world health crisis, it seems as if the corporation is set to b...Read More

Robinhood App Faces Record High Penalties

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2021

US-based Robinhood Financial LLC, owners of the Robinhood trading app, have been blasted by the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA.) The watchdog authority handed out the biggest financial penalty in Wall Street History, over ...Read More

Bill C-218 Moves Forward With Royal Assent

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2021

Currently Canada has a restrictive set of gambling regulations in place, allowing only parlay bets for sports betting. Single bets are entirely restricted, much to the ire of local bettors. But this is all set change with the much-anticip...Read More

British Columbia Casinos To Finally Reopen

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2021

After having been under lockdown restrictions for nearly a year and a half, British Columbia is finally seeing some normality. In particular, casinos in the area have had their doors firmly shut, with the world health crisis risks outweig...Read More

Kingsway Entertainment District Causes Controversy

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2021

A meeting that occurred in Greater Sudbury recently has come under fire. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers regarding the much-anticipated Kingsway Entertainment District (KED). The discussion was...Read More

Phil Ivey To Release Royal Flush Poker NFTs

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2021

It was back in April that the World Poker Tour (WPT) decided to take an unexpected step. Namely, getting into the business of non-fungible tokens (NFTs.) Those familiar with NBA Top Shot will already know what an NFT is. Namely, a digital...Read More

ASA Issues Warning Over Bingo Advertising

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2021

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has officially put out a warning to operators. After an advertisement for Bingo seemed to suggest that lottery games could solve debt problems, the watchdog group wasted no time in pouncing. Accor...Read More

Video Games Officially Becoming Less Violent

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2021

The topic of video games causing violence in itself may be very debatable, but regardless of opinions, it seems that violent video games are losing popularity. Gaming publication gamesindustry.biz performed a study on this year’s E3...Read More

National Bingo Day Celebrated On June 27th

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2021

The United States takes June 27th each year to celebrate Bingo. It may seem strange that casual casino entertainment deserves an entire day for appreciation, but it should also be taken into account that this is not only one of...Read More

Wage Agreement Finalised At Chances Casino

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2021

Serious tension has been brewing at Chances Casino Abbotsford. Previous lockdowns in accordance with the world health crisis left members of the United Steelworkers union unable to work for over 15 months. Now, upon their return the venue...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Ready For WSOP

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2021

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule has finally been released for the fall series! This has fans of the game in a frenzy trying to figure out how to attend the event. Las Vegas will likely find itself buzzing by September as profess...Read More

Canada’s Volleyball Teams Loses Olympics Qualifier

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2021

The Tokyo Olympic Games are just around the corner. Scheduled to start on 23 July after being postponed for a year due to the global health crisis, the Games are expected to attract millions of eyes from across the world, all rooting for ...Read More

Las Vegas Welcomes Resorts World

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2021

On Thursday, Resorts World held its grand opening on the Las Vegas resort corridor. The event marked the first time in over 11 years that a new establishment has opened in that location. With a price tag of $4.3 billion, Resorts World La...Read More

Saskatoon’s Casinos And Bingo Halls Reopen

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2021

On Sunday morning, dozens of people were lined up outside of Casino Regina. Many of them were looking for a return to regular life as residents in Saskatoon were finally allowed to visit casinos and Bingo halls once more. As of 20 June, t...Read More

Hellmuth Emerges Victorious From High Stakes Duel

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2021

Phil Hellmuth has once more done what he always seems to do – won a high-stakes game of Poker despite being the underdog. This marks the third time that he has beaten Daniel Negreanu and a sixth consecutive win. With the High Stakes...Read More

Player Sues BetMGM For $3M In Lost Winnings

Ben Hamill - June 25, 2021

A woman from Detroit, Michigan, is gearing up to sue BetMGM. She claims that she won millions of dollars after an initial $50 wager during an online game of Roulette. Now, however, she says that the casino is refusing to pay up. Jacqueli...Read More

Largest Ever GGPoker Spin & Gold Jackpot Won

Ben Hamill - June 25, 2021

While most of us were likely content with simply being able to kick back and relax this past weekend, a player who goes by the name ‘kapsikorn’ quite possibly had the nicest weekend in the world. The player bagged themselves a...Read More

Pragmatic Play Sign New Online Bingo Deal

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2021

Pragmatic Play, the online casino giant, has made quite a big move to enhance its collaboration with BetVictor, the online gambling operator. The main focus of the collaboration has been on Bingo games, and these have very recently gone l...Read More

Canadian Senate Passes Sports Betting Bill C-218

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2021

The Canadian Senate has passed Bill C-218, which will allow for single-event wagers. At present, only parlay betting is permitted. The bill, which was passed without any amendments, is expected to open the market up. Kevin Waugh, a membe...Read More

Canada’s Best Swimmers Perform To Empty Stadiums

Ben Hamill - June 23, 2021

The global health crisis has meant that many sporting events in the past year and a half around the world had to be cancelled or postponed. While the world finally seems to be returning slowly to normalcy, some of the best swimmers in Can...Read More

Loto-Quebec Tackles New Casino Crime Wave - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2021

Loto-Quebec finally seems to have found a solution to the casino crime wave that has been sweeping the province. Recently, there have been several criminal undertakings occurring at local casino properties. Just last week, the government...Read More

Phil Ivey Teases Return To Pro Poker

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2021

As the winner of 10 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and one of the game’s most iconic faces, every move that Phil Ivey makes is one of great interest to the Poker community. He recently sat down for a lengthy, revealing inter...Read More

Bill C-218 Moves Forward

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2021

Bill C-218 has officially returned to Canada’s Senate. To date, the bill has received a great deal of criticism from the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake. The First Nation believes that the bill could harm its wellbeing and will see prov...Read More

Metroid: Dread Released at E3 2021

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2021

Gamers were in for a big surprise at E3 2021: the launch of Yoshio Sakamoto’s creation Metroid Dread was finally announced by Nintendo. The 2D side-scroller game was first conceived by Sakamoto about 15 years ago but development was...Read More

America’s Cardroom CEO In Trouble Over Comments

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2021

This week, the game of poker suffered yet another major setback as Phil Nagy, Chief Executive Officer of America’s Cardroom, displayed an instance of overt misogyny within the community. During a Twitch stream, he made a number of c...Read More

Drive-In Bingo Coming To Two Sudbury Locations

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2021

Players who love dabbing tickets in Greater Sudbury soon will be able to do so at two venues that bring together convenience, social distancing, and a hugely popular game. Players who join the drive-in Bingo offerings at Delta Bingo and G...Read More

BCLC Celebrates Pride Month

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2021

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has joined the ranks of other major corporations that are celebrating Pride throughout the month of June. BCLC has chosen to reiterate and highlight its commitment to the celebration of pride, incl...Read More

Ex-Gaming Exec Pleads Guilty In Vaccine Trial

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2021

Multimillionaire former Great Canadian Gaming Corporation CEO Rod Baker and his actress wife Ekaterina Baker officially pleaded guilty to crashing a Yukon Covid vaccine clinic in January. The pair faced charges of failure to follow declar...Read More

Xbox TV May Be The Way Of The Future

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2021

If the rumours are true, Microsoft is on the verge of changing the gaming industry forever. The release of built-in Xboxes, or Xbox TVs, may further disrupt and push the gaming industry continuously forward. While Sony might have the spot...Read More

Ex GCGC CEO Still In Trouble With Beaver Creek

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2021

Rod Baker, the former CEO of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, and his wife, actress Ekaterina Baker, made headlines at the beginning of the year. The two infamously attempted to jump ahead in the vaccine queue in the remote town of Beav...Read More

Peters Wins Second US Poker Open Event

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2021

This year’s US Poker Open is drawing to a close and with two events left to decide who the winner will be, David Peters and Ali Imsirovic seem to be the tournament’s stand-out stars. Peters is the first ever player to have won...Read More

Lack Of Scoring Concerns Canada’s Olympic Soccer Team

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2021

While the Canadian women’s soccer team has had a fairly respectable season of three wins, two losses and two draws, there has been a worrying lack of scoring. Overall, the team has managed to score just six goals over the course of ...Read More

Joe Ingram’s Phil Ivey Interview Digs Deep

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2021

For many Poker fans, ten-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) winner, Phil Ivey, has always been a mysterious figure. Despite being one of the most famous Poker players in history, very little is actually known about him. Throughout the cour...Read More

Tyler Mislawchuk Preps For Olympic Gold

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2021

Tyler Mislawchuk, the Canadian athlete, is getting ready to represent his homeland at the Tokyo Olympics. On Sunday, he emerged victorious at the World Triathlon Cup. This is the 26-year-old’s third win at this event. He most recent...Read More

Century Casinos Reopens Four Alberta Establishments

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2021

Century Casinos, the Colorado Springs-based gaming company, has announced that four of its Alberta establishments have reopened as of June 10, 2021. After the company had to close all casinos in the Canadian province on 13 December last y...Read More

Casino Workers Sue Great Canadian Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2021

A number of former employees at Great Canadian Gaming Corporation’s (GCGC) Casino Nanaimo in British Columbia have filed class action lawsuits in response to what they believe is wrongful dismissal. A total of 27 staff members indiv...Read More

Increase In Virtual Bingo Players in Alberta

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2021

As the global health crisis continued to disrupt everyday activities across the world, many of us were forced to turn to virtual experiences. Avid Bingo players in Alberta know this all too well. While there was, at first, some worry that...Read More

Players Welcomed Back To Great Northern Casino

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2021

After over a year of being stuck in limbo due to the global health crisis, Alberta is taking the necessary steps to move closer to a sense of normality. Players will be pleased to know that as of Thursday, 10 June 2021, Great Northern Cas...Read More

WSOP 2021 Updates Announced

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2021

We have less than four months to go until the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) begins on Thursday, 30 September. Throughout the global Poker community, a vivid sense of excitement is brewing as players look forward to returning to Las Ve...Read More

4-Game Suspension Frustrates Jets’ Scheifele

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2021

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele has expressed frustration at the four-game suspension handed to him by the NHL Department of Player Safety after a tumultuous second-round opener against Montreal Canadiens. The crime? A clash with Mon...Read More

E3 2021 Goes Virtual

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2021

E3 2021 will take place online this year, allowing companies and developers to showcase their new arrivals to a global audience via a free livestream. Tech giants Nintendo and Microsoft will be displaying brand new titles, along with Ubis...Read More

Carbon Dioxide Levels On The Rise

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2021

Scientists have warned that the average rate of increase of carbon dioxide levels is faster than it has ever been. The annual peak of global heat-trapping carbon dioxide has reached yet another very dangerous milestone: it now sits at a w...Read More

AGS Joins SG’s Link-Up With Loto-Quebec

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2021

The brand association between Scientific Games and Crown corporation Loto-Quebec has just become even stronger, with the addition of iGaming provider and gaming cabinet manufacturer American Gaming Systems (AGS) to SG’s OpenGaming p...Read More

Canada Beats Finland To Hockey World Gold

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2021

Canada’s national men’s hockey team on Sunday secured their 27th world title when they pipped Finland to the post in a 3-2 victory to capture the gold at this year’s Hockey World Championship final in Riga, La...Read More

Loto-Quebec Casino Revenue Takes a Dip - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2021

The latest news from Crown corporation Loto-Quebec has been anything but good. Loto-Quebec late last week published its latest financial results for the financial year that ended on March 31, which included a disappointing decline of near...Read More

Saskatchewan Casinos To Reopen On June 20

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2021

Saskatchewan is finally preparing for the grand reopening of its casino and gaming venues after over a year of closures. The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority announced this week that the seven gaming venues spread out across the regio...Read More

Bingo Supports Local Manhattan Businesses

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2021

Residents of the bustling Midtown East neighbourhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City, can now have their Bingo cake and eat it too. The East Midtown Partnership, a business improvement district working towards the improvement of the qua...Read More

Osaka Withdrawal Decision Spotlights Issues

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

Current tennis world No. 2 Naomi Osaka’s controversial announcement that she’s withdrawn from this year’s French Open continues to make headlines across the world. The four-time champion earlier this week announced her o...Read More

The Biggest Bluff” Is Coming To Paperback

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

Bestselling author Maria Konnikova’s “The Biggest Bluff” is officially being launched in paperback format on June 8. And the Doctor of Psychology, who is also the author of three best-selling books, will on the date of l...Read More

Larry Smith Among Senate Hearing Bill C-218

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

Former CFL commissioner Larry Smith will be among those tasked with reviewing Bill C-218 once its presented to Senate’s standing committee on banking, trade, and commerce this week. Bill C-218 is the privately tabled legislation set...Read More

Canada’s “leblond1996” Wins Spring Series #8

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

A Canadian player has won 888Poker’s XL Spring Series #8: $50,000 High Roller event that’s part of the premium provider’s XL Spring Series. According to a report by a prominent Poker news broadcaster, Canadian “leb...Read More

Cashman Bingo Slot Hits Canadian Shores

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2021

Aristocrat’s Cashman Bingo slot is officially the highest-grossing game ever to be released on the games and manufacturing giant’s Cashman Casino app. In fact, eight months after its initial launch, it’s still a top-five...Read More

Payment Solutions Central To Global Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2021

The video games industry has experienced nothing short of a boom from a time marked by stay-at-home orders and a halt on in-person social and sports gatherings. The industry in 2020 alone reported revenue to the tune of $175 billion, whic...Read More

Truth Revealed For Marquis Downs Closure

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2021

When Saskatoon’s Prairieland Park announced earlier this year that it planned on pulling the plug on horse racing at Marquis Downs, the immediate assumption was that the global health crisis was to blame. However, it has now emerged...Read More

Osaka Fined 15K For Skipping Out On French Open Press

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2021

Naomi Osaka stuck to her guns on Sunday, skipping the news conference after her first-round win at the French Open at Roland Garros. And although the $15k she was fined by French Open organisers wouldn’t have made a dent in the tens...Read More

Virtue Poker Attracts Big Names For Charity

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2021

The colourful world of Poker hardly ever does anything on a small scale. After Virtue Poker, the world’s first licensed Ethereum-based decentralised Poker app and platform, went live on Friday, it has now been confirmed that some of...Read More

Chances Casino Kelowna Partly Reopens

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2021

The provincial government of British Columbia has finally announced a potential reopening plan that will allow casinos and other gaming venues to potentially resume business on July 1st - this after more than a year of closures...Read More

Fandom Sports Links Up With The CGA

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2021

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has announced its latest member addition. According to a recent press release, it has now been joined by eSports gaming provider Fandom Sports. The CGA is a countrywide trade organisation representin...Read More

Evolution Signs Landmark Deal With SG

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2021

Specialist live casino provider Evolution has announced the signing of a thrilling new deal that will see the gaming powerhouse bring its Lightning Roulette game to land-based casinos worldwide. The deal, which was signed with technology ...Read More

Evolution Signs Landmark Deal With SG

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2021

Specialist live casino provider Evolution has announced the signing of a thrilling new deal that will see the gaming powerhouse bring its Lightning Roulette game to land-based casinos worldwide. The deal, which was signed with technology ...Read More

Evolution Signs Landmark Deal With SG

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2021

Specialist live casino provider Evolution has announced the signing of a thrilling new deal that will see the gaming powerhouse bring its Lightning Roulette game to land-based casinos worldwide. The deal, which was signed with technology ...Read More

Old Guard Poker Legend Tommy Hufnagle Dies

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2021

One of Poker’s few true old-school legends, Tommy Hufnagle, has passed away. After suffering an incapacitating heart attack on Feb. 15 this year, Hufnagle died on Friday. He was 77. Originally from Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, the ...Read More

Trashed $1M Lottery Ticket Returned To Owner

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2021

Finding a million-dollar winning Lottery ticket in the trash and knowing the identity of the person who mistakenly discarded that ticket got to present the finder with a moral dilemma of epic proportions. And yet, for one particular famil...Read More

Casino Rama’s Sights Set On August Reopening - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2021

The race for rolling out vaccines remains on as part of the provincial government of Ontario’s economic recovery plan. The recent announcement of local government’s plan for economic recovery has ignited new hope for the manag...Read More

How Bingo Is Fostering A Love For Reading

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2021

Not only has Bingo emerged a lifesaver in the time of physical distancing, combatting isolation and helping to raise desperately needed funds for those in need, but it’s now also doing its bit for fostering a love for reading. And w...Read More

Excitement As Bill C-218 Passes 2nd Reading

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2021

The news is official: the bill set to legalise single-event sports betting in Canada has passed a second reading before Senate. The Senate of Canada announced in a Twitter tweet on Tuesday that Bill C-218 has passed its second reading and...Read More

BCLC Names Greg Moore Its New Chairman - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2021

Crown corp. and gaming regulator the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has announced the appointment of a new chair to its board of directors. The corporation confirmed this week that experienced public services expert Greg Moor...Read More

Slow Indian Summer Coming For Online Poker

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2021

With warmer weather on its way, not to mention the gradual lifting of stay-at-home orders and other restrictions to movement and socialising, this summer is quickly turning into a period of reckoning for online Poker. This is an industry ...Read More

Fair Interactive Coming Soon To Canada

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2021

With Canada moving ever nearer online gambling regulation, several big-brand operators have expressed a keen interest in serving the Canadian market. One such operator has been confirmed as Fair Interactive Group N.V., a private online ca...Read More

Ontario Gets Ready For Horse Racing Return

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2021

While there isn’t an industry likely to come away completely unscathed from the effects of the global health crisis, Ontario’s horse racing community has suffered a particularly big blow. And certainly continues to do so given...Read More

Take-Two To Release 62 New Games By 2024

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2021

Video games giant Take-Two Interactive has now announced that it plans to release at least 62 new games by the end of 2024. The video games content titan announced the news on Tuesday during an official earnings call.  The games env...Read More

AGA Report Highlights Casino Sector Recovery

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2021

The American Gaming Association (AGA) on Thursday released its “State of the States” commercial casino survey for 2021, which report clearly highlights the enormous effects the global health crisis and stay-at-home orders have...Read More

BCLC Announces Partnership With Greentube

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2021

Exciting news for Canadian gamers is a new partnership recently forged between the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and leading games-maker and supplier Greentube. The deal marks Greentube’s first point of access to the C...Read More

Lego Unveils New Everyone Is Awesome Set

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2021

Lego has become the playground not only of young brick-building fans, but also of adults interested in living their creativity in new ways. Fans can build everything from castles to entire cities – complete with moving parts and wor...Read More

Top 5 Twitch Online Casino Streamers In May 2021

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2021

Gone are the days when making a living from more than just winnings off your favourite online casino games was but a dream. Today, that dream is a real-life reality for a select group of top popular Twitch online casino streamers. Worth ...Read More

Woman Embezzles Over a Million To Gamble

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2021

A 60-year-old woman from Temple Hill, Maryland, has admitted to having embezzled at least $1, 501,285.13 from a former employer, the Universal Ballet Foundation. According to an FBI statement from 2019, embezzler Sophia Kim stole the mone...Read More

Canadians Send Cog Players For Recondition

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2021

The Montreal Canadiens have temporarily re-assigned two of their star players to the franchise’s American Hockey League Affiliate, the Laval Rocket. Forward Brendan Gallagher and netminder Carey Price have both been re-assigned to t...Read More

Elon Musk Makes Haters Of Poker Community

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2021

Tesla and SpaceX billionaire CEO Elon Musk is far from the favourite person in the Poker room right now. This after a couple of tweets from the space-tech visionary late last week sent the price of Bitcoin on a rollercoaster adventure of ...Read More

Former Poker-Pro Accused Of Spying On FBI

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2021

Former Poker-pro and Survivor star Anna Khait has been accused of spying on FBI employees during former US President Donald Trump’s term in office. According to a report ran on Thursday by the New York Times, Khait did so on behalf ...Read More

Study Shows Sports Betting More Addictive Than Gambling

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2021

An insightful new study published by the University of Guelph offers an interesting opinion on the connection between sports betting and problem gambling. According to the study, sports bettors are exponentially more prone to develop prob...Read More

HAGI TV Bingo Takes A Bow – But Not For Long

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

Is there anything more satisfying, not to mention rewarding, than to play along with televised Bingo from the comfort of home, while knowing it’s all for a phenomenally good cause? Probably not. And that’s exactly what HAGI TV...Read More

Price Hike Makes GCGC Take-Over Likely

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2021

Following financial and asset vehicle Apollo Global Management Inc.’s concession to increase the price of its bid for purchasing Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, a takeover is beginning to look more likely than ever before. The NY...Read More

Locals Fight For The Life Of Marquis Downs

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2021

Horse racing supporters are desperate to prevent the closure of Saskatoon’s Marquis Downs track. This after in March, Prairieland Park confirmed that it would be calling a permanent halt on all races at the park and that the aim was...Read More

Ubisoft To Shift Focus To Free-To-Play

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2021

Significant changes are coming to how Ubisoft has traditionally approached the release of new premium AAA games titles. The gaming software giant during its full-year earnings update on Tuesday announced that instead of focusing on the de...Read More

Online Bingo Helps Rotary Clubs Do Good Work

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2021

Since the outbreak of the global health crisis, many charities and community clubs have had to shelve their usual fund-raising initiatives because of safety concerns, physical distancing, etc. But the Golden Rotary Club realised very quic...Read More

Bingo Loco Announces Bingo Rave Of The Year

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2021

Anybody assuming rave music and events to be part of an era long gone has it horribly wrong. Thanks to Bingo and Bingo Loco, a world leader in Bingo party events, rave has an all-new party jacket going on. And what’s more, it’...Read More

Dan Colman Issues PSA On Sean Perry

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2021

So convinced is Poker pro Dan Colman that he’s been had by Sean Perry for a cool $1 million, that he’s now taken to Twitter to warn the general Poker public about the supposed scam. Colman on the weekend tweeted a PSA to the P...Read More

Woodbine Welcomes New CCO Michael Copeland

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2021

Ontario horse racing leader Woodbine Entertainment may not have lived the best of times of late, with the world of sports and entertainment in absolute turmoil over the ongoing effects of the global health crisis. But with that having bee...Read More

MGM Reaches Amicable Settlement With Ocean

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2021

MGM Resorts International and its Atlantic City Borgata have reportedly now dropped the trade secrets lawsuit previously instituted against AC rival Ocean Casino Resort. According to a statement issued last week by MGM, the issue had been...Read More

Bluff-Fest As Daniel Loses Twice To Phil

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2021

“The Poker Brat” Phil Helmuth recently pulled off yet another one up on Canadian Poker-pro Daniel Negreanu when he beat his worthy opponent to the victor’s post in Round 2 of the High Stakes dual on PokerGO. After Round ...Read More

Resorts World Las Vegas Goes Crypto-Friendly

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2021

The mightily impressive new kid on the Vegas block, Resorts World Las Vegas, has not yet even opened its doors and already its shaping up to be a true leader in full-service casino resorts and the one-stop entertainment customer experienc...Read More

Company Using Greenhouse Gases Gets Funding Boost

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2021

DeNova, a biotechnology company based in Halifax has been using greenhouse gases to grow aquaculture fish food. Now, the company is getting a $2.6 million boost in funding from Canada’s Ocean Supercluster innovation program. The fun...Read More

Bingo Operator Celebrates Provincial Reopening

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2021

It’s taken months but finally, this week, General Manager of Saskatoon’s City Centre Bingo Gordy Ouellette was given the good news he’s been hoping for. Ouellette was delighted to hear that the Saskatchewan government is...Read More

Leak Reveals Two New Star Wars Games

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2021

A new report has emerged claiming that Disney is being pitched on two new Star Wars games. Fans will be pleased to know that games for The Mandalorian and High Republic, two popular branches of the franchise, ma...Read More

Senate Officially Introduces Bill C-218

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2021

Players in Canada are keeping a close eye on the current gambling scenery in the country and how the status of Bill C-218 will unfold. This bill will allow for sports and gambling fans to place bets on individual sporting events. Many bel...Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City Embarks On $20 Million Renovation

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2021

Hard Rock Atlantic City has announced that it will spend at least $20 million in capital improvements. The bulk of this budget has been allocated to renovating 91 of the suites at the Boardwalk casino. Hard Rock opened this integrated res...Read More

Alomar Resigns From Hall Of Fame Board

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2021

On Monday, it was announced that Roberto Alomar has resigned from the Baseball Hall of Fame board. Chairperson of the board, Jane Forbes Clark, announced the board’s acceptance of his resignation. Alomar had been elected to serve on...Read More

Phil Hellmuth Looking To Extend Winning Streak

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2021

Phil Hellmuth will face off against Daniel Negreanu in the second round of High Stakes Duel on Wednesday night. This is the fifth instalment of PokerGo’s heads-up poker show. Prior to the match between the poker world&rsquo...Read More

Patrick Pads Leonard Blows Points Whistle

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2021

Patrick “Pads” Leonard has shown himself to be a true sportsman after blowing the whistle on a points mistake that saw him mistakenly topping the PokerStars SCOOP Player of the Series leaderboard resulting from his performance...Read More

Training To Resume At Woodbine Mohawk Park

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2021

Despite the ongoing struggle against lockdown restrictions in Ontario, Woodbine Entertainment has now announced that training will soon resume at the leading horse racing facility. The racing leader said late last week that limited operat...Read More

Salon De Jeux Move Estimated At CA$12M

Ben Hamill - May 02, 2021

Loto-Québec outgoing president Lynne Roiter on Tuesday revealed the actual costs involved in the relocation of the Salon de Jeux. Roiter during an open-door finance committee meeting revealed that the cost of the move of the gaming...Read More

Psychic Predicts Poker Game

Ben Hamill - May 02, 2021

Calling for specific cards is nothing new in Poker. But when someone correctly calls every single card to complete a perfect trifecta, the world tends to sit up and take notice. And that’s exactly what happened when American player ...Read More

Gaming Set To Continue Hitting The Mark

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2021

Long gone are the days of old-school arcade gaming on the Atari’s of yester year – with those games and consoles now the playground of retro gaming enthusiasts. Gaming has travelled a long and oftentimes even beaten road since...Read More

Feds Seek To Oppose Bingo Swindlers’ Appeal

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2021

A Florida couple found guilty and charged with having duped local charities out of nearly $6 million via an illegal Bingo operation now want a circuit court to overturn an application by federal government that their appeal seeking a reve...Read More

Casino Nova Scotia Closes Down

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2021

With the global health crisis showing no immediate signs of letting up, Canadian casinos continue to struggle under the pressures of closures across the provinces. The latest bad news was the shuttering of the Great Canadian Gaming Corpor...Read More

Irish Twitch Champ Wins Second SCOOP Title

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2021

Irish online Poker ace Fintan “EasyWithAces” Hand made full use of what could very well be described as the biggest virtual gaming weekend of the year when he only just beat a power outage to grab the second SCOOP title of his...Read More

Urban One The Favourite For Richmond Casino

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2021

Richmond’s lone gaming licence has a potential taker Urban One, a media conglomerate focused on television, radio, and digital platforms. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Urban One is on mission to become the preferred brand and mo...Read More

eQube Announces Resignation Of Directors

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2021

Electronic Bingo systems provider eQube Gaming have announced the resignation of two of its board members. Directors Douglas Osrow and Damian Zapisocky have both resigned, the Edmonton-based eBingo giant announced on Wednesday. eQube than...Read More

Cullen Commission Hears Former BC Premier

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2021

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia continues. Recently heard testifying had been former B.C. premier Christy Clark, who emphasised all throughout her account of the events, that she was never warned...Read More

New Hockey Program Encourages Fans To Exercise

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2021

A new program designed to motivate hockey fans to exercise and to get in shape has just recently been launched. The program, named Hockey FIT (which stands for Fans In Training,) has been taken to cities all across Canada.  It began...Read More

IOC Announces Olympic Virtual Series Tokyo

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2021

Big gaming news from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week is the grand launch of a new series of virtual sports events set to take place in the run-up to this year’s Tokyo Olympic Games. The Olympic Virtual Series is ...Read More

Matusow Says He Lost Millions On Black Friday

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2021

Mike “The Mouth” Matusow claims Full Tilt Poker’s Black Friday cost him around $186 million. Matusow revealed on a recent episode of the Robbie Strazynski-hosted The Orbit that Poker’s darkest day cost him much mor...Read More

Electric Cars Hampered By Lack Of Stations

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2021

British Columbian motorists are reportedly keener than ever to make the switch to electric cars. But a follow-up report by the Metro Vancouver Climate Action Committee explained why the adoption rate has been lagging. According to the fin...Read More

Self-Driving Cars Trained By Video Games

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2021

It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of a fully autonomous car was only science fiction. But now, with numerous major manufacturers pushing ahead with the required technology, it seems as if science fiction will soon be a reality. H...Read More

Botcher And Homan To Play Curling Finals

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2021

Curling 2021 is fast shaping up to be the year of Brendan Bottcher vs Kevin Koe. Botcher pulled a repeat stunt on Sunday in another all-Alberta game when he beat Koe 6-2 while booking a berth in the men’s curling final of the Humpty...Read More

WSOP.com Reveals Full Schedule For 2021

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2021

The WSOP.com has now announced its complete US schedule planned for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) online for 2021. While the online version of the World Series of Poker will run from July 1 through August 1, featuring as it goes a cool...Read More

Latest Xbox Report Not Exactly Good News

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2021

One would think that a report detailing the many big exclusives coming soon to the Xbox Series X would be good news all around. But the fact that a new report from Xbox Game Studios clearly states that none of the exclusive big releases t...Read More

Successor Named For Loto-Quebec’s Roiter

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2021

Loto-Québec President and CEO Lynne Roiter will this June step down after 35 years of service to the Crown Corporation. The first woman appointed to the role of President and CEO in the history of the regulator’s existence, R...Read More

Poker Fans Get Ready For WPTDeepStacks

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2021

Grand excitement happens to be headed in the direction of Poker players and fans alike this summer. The World Poker Tour will this year make a return in its online form, with this year’s edition of the beloved tour set to include se...Read More

Usher In Confusing Spat Over Fake Tips

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2021

Pop star Usher recently landed himself in the twang with the ladies when a stunt intended to promote his upcoming residency at a Las Vegas casino ended in mayhem, insult, and general confusion. The singer ended up being accused of using ...Read More

Online Drag Bingo Fundraising Event A Success

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2021

Bingo has yet again stepped up to the plate for an organisation in need of funding. After the Queer Student Union of the University of Virginia last year had no other option but to cancel one of their leading fundraising events of the yea...Read More

Peter German Denies David Eby Influence

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2021

Former RCMP officer Peter German, the author behind the two damning and now-infamous reports on money laundering in British Columbia, has denied having been unduly influenced regarding his findings. German during this week’s testimo...Read More

Ontario Racing Avails More Relief Aid

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2021

Following the recent announcement of a new lockdown period in Ontario, and the resulting re-closure of the province’s horse racing industry, it has now been announced that there remain available funds under the OLG’s funding a...Read More

Demand For Dealers A Positive Sign For Vegas

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2021

Owners of Las Vegas schools that train people how to become casino dealers say their graduates have no problem at all getting hired. So much so, that nearly all of their students are getting hired now that the global economy is once again...Read More

Woodbine Desperate For Re-Opening Relief

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2021

Woodbine Entertainment has now addressed a formal request to Milton mayor Gordon Kranz, with the hope of opening positive discussions over a potential reopening of the region for the live racing season. Woodbine says it is hopeful that ha...Read More

Evolution To Acquire Big Time Gaming

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2021

Live casino games giant Evolution is on the verge of acquiring yet another big iGaming player in the world of digital and gaming entertainment. The company earlier this week confirmed that it has now tabled an offer to acquire Megaways-cr...Read More

UK-Based Online Casinos A Local Favourite

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2021

Studies clearly show that not only are online casinos becoming increasingly more popular all over the world, but that online casinos based in the UK are becoming a firm favourite among Canadian players. The popularity of online casinos, ...Read More

First Nations Head To Court Over PlayAlberta

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2021

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

First Nation Stakes Claim To NS Elvers

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2021

First Nation treaty rights are again under the spotlight following a recent Nova Scotia incident involving federal fishing authorities and Sipekne’katik fishermen’s right to fish for a modern livelihood. Officers a little over...Read More

Digital E3 Confirmed For 2021

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2021

It’s official: E3, the biggest gaming conference in the world, is going online. Instead of welcoming the gaming community to its usual location in Los Angeles, the event will this year be hosted 100% digitally and free so as to allo...Read More

Cascades Casino North Bay Building Resumes

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2021

Canadian operator giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has released a new update regarding the construction and development of its new Cascades Casino North Bay venue. The building of the casino is on schedule and on track and will a...Read More

Kinsmen Bingo Celebrates Record $3M Win - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2021

Long-time Manitoba Bingo host and broadcaster Kathy Kennedy says this past weekend’s $3 million win at Winnipeg’s Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo was one of the ultimate highlights of her more than three decades with the popular contest...Read More

Grand Casino Tycoon Heading For Steam In May

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2021

Heading for Steam this May is every budding casino operator’s dream. A tycoon-style strategy simulation game that will allow players to own and operate their very own virtual casino. And while Grand Casino Tycoon by Aerosoft and sti...Read More

Poker’s Staples Brothers Share Their Secrets

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2021

Poker brothers Matt and Jaimie Staples have long been stalwarts in the world of streaming, and the partypoker associates recently revealed what they deem to be the secret to their convincing success on attracting traffic to their Twitch p...Read More

Wynn To Pay $5.6M In Unpaid Dealer Tips

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2021

Wynn Resorts has finally agreed to end the protracted legal feud with around 1,000 current as well as former dealers at its Las Vegas properties. The feud, which revolved around the supposed non-payment of tips, has been ongoing for the p...Read More

Fort Erie Biding It’s Time By Making Upgrades

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2021

Niagara-region based Fort Erie Living Racing Consortium has been making the most of the downtime caused by the global health crisis and the ensuring restrictions in the area. The corporation has made full use of the opportunity by making ...Read More

Casino Restaurant Reopens At Kamloops

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2021

Great news for those who enjoy a hearty meal during a night out on casino-town is that the Atlas Steak + Fish eatery at Gateway Casinos and Entertainment’s Cascades Casino Kamloops will soon re-open its doors to hungry customers. Th...Read More

Patrick Leonard Unleashes Poker Training War

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2021

That the road to Hades is paved with good intentions is no secret. And apparently even more so when your name is Patrick Leonard and your playground the online Poker scene. Leonard on Friday sparked a spat between two of Germany’s ...Read More

Krystina Alogbo Quits The Olympic Dream

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2021

Walking away from the ultimate dream for any athlete, qualifying for and competing in the Olympic Games, certainly does not make any sense to the outsider looking in. But to Canadian water polo star Krystina Alogbo, choosing between follo...Read More

Horse Racing Now Excluded From Bill C-218 - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2021

Horse racing has officially been removed from the bill set to introduce the legal wagering on single sports events in Canada. This after a House committee on Thursday removed horse racing from Bill C-218, which is the legislation seeking ...Read More

B.C. Casino Workers Say They’re Forgotten

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2021

So significant is the impact of ongoing casino closures in British Columbia, that casino workers say they feel as if government has forgotten about them. Gateway Casino workers recently appeared in a video they hope will draw to their des...Read More

Pospisil Apologises For Miami Open Rant

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2021

Canadian Miami Open contender Vasek Pospisil has apologised for his on-court profanity-laced tirade directed at ATP Tour chief Andrea Gaudenzi on Wednesday. Pospisil lashed out at Gaudenzi during his first-round defeat against American Ma...Read More

Federal Grant Helps MSU Launch Bingocize

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2021

The Mississippi State University this week announced plans for introducing a special Bingo exercise project that will help residents at about two dozen nursing homes increase both their physical activity and social interaction. Originally...Read More

Qualcomm Planning A Switch Doppelganger

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2021

Wireless tech giant Qualcomm is rumoured to be working on a Nintendo Switch look-alike. According to a company insider, Qualcomm is hoping to showcase its flagship Snapdragon chipsets in a way other than the traditional PC-based performan...Read More

Cullen Commission Granted Deadline Extension

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2021

So mammoth and challenging has the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia turned out to be, that the commission has now been granted an extension to its deadline for delivering its full report. The commissi...Read More

Alberta Phase 3 Reopening Expected Soon

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2021

March 29 is shaping up to become a deciding day for casinos and several other businesses in Alberta. Local government will on Monday announce its decision over whether or not the province is ready for a Phase 3 reopening. While most busi...Read More

Employee Defrauds Crown Corp. Out Of $275k

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2021

An employee of Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries has been arrested and charged after she reportedly defrauded the Crown Corporation out of more than $275,000. The 51-year-old Lori Ann Mann was arrested on March 2 and has since been charged wi...Read More

Vanessa Kade Signs With Americas Cardroom

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2021

High-profile Canadian Poker-pro Vanessa Kade is clearly determined not only to put the entire Dan Bilzerian-GGPoker debacle behind her, but to push even harder to make a difference in a profession traditionally plagued by misogyny and all...Read More

Blacklisted Bingo Helping Local Businesses

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2021

Several local organisations in Louisiana, US, have collaborated to create a very special project in support of local Black-owned businesses and projects. Blacklisted Bingo, a month-long event running from March 15 through April 16, will s...Read More

Entain Funds Research Into Ontario Gaming

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2021

International sports betting and online gaming giant Entain, formerly GVC Holdings, widely regarded to be one of the biggest iGaming and sports wagering brands in the world, has reportedly taken a keen interest in Ontario’s gaming s...Read More

888 Holdings Reportedly Eyeing William Hill

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2021

So magnificently successful a year did 2020 emerge to be for online gaming and entertainment giant 888 Holdings, that it is reportedly eyeing a couple of big-money M&A targets in 2021. And though as of yet unconfirmed, rumour has it o...Read More

Leylah Annie Fernandez Wins Monterrey Open

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2021

Upcoming young Canadian tennis star Leylah Annie Fernandez has won her very first career WTA Tour title. The 18-year-old beat Swiss national Viktorija Golubic 6-1, 6-4 in the Monterrey Open final on Sunday. Fernandez, who is from Laval, ...Read More

Postle Enlists HONR Network For Legal Aid

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2021

Mike Postle is clearly determined to be considered the real victim in his response to the anti-SLAPP motions filed by Veronica Brill and Todd Witteles. So much so, that he’s taken steps to enlist the help of the HONR Network –...Read More

2021 Heralds The Return Of Grudge Poker

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2021

A Poker world literally starving for news and entertainment resulting from the big hiatus on every form of live action that was 2020 has resulted in the rise of a strange and peculiar set of circumstances. And among those at the very top ...Read More

CEBL Perplexed By Sudden OHL Funding

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2021

Funding to the value of $2.35 million extended to the Ontario Hockey League by government on Wednesday had Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) commissioner Mike Morreale scratching his head in confusion. According to Lisa McLeod, Ont...Read More

Bally’s Casino Corp Tables Superior Offer For WPT

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2021

The famous Bally’s casino brand has reportedly submitted a superior proposal to acquire the World Poker Tour (WPT) From Allied Esports. Although Allied has not formally accepted Bally Corporation’s $90 million offer, it’...Read More

Rivers Casino Ready For Betting’s Big Return

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2021

New York’s Rivers Casino in Schenectady is reportedly anticipating a busy rest-of-March, with sports betting set to take the exciting sports events remaining for the month to new levels of hype. Sports fans will not only be able to ...Read More

Starfield Could Launch As Early As November

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2021

While it may be true that precious few details have been leaked about Bethesda’s upcoming new title Starfield, the new release has attracted a world of interest from the gaming community. And if a recent rumour is to be believed, St...Read More

Gambling’s Colourful Evolution In Canada

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2021

Gambling has come a long way for many a westernised country in the world – and Canada is no exception. The evolution of gambling in Canada is a rich and eventful full circle coming together of stories and events almost as old as Can...Read More

Marquis Down Facing Permanent Closure

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2021

While live harness racing may be returning in measured extent to at least some parts of the country, it appears as if Prairieland Park’s Marquis Downs racetrack may be about to close down for good. While no official statement has be...Read More

Crypto Lawsuit Against Nvidia Dismissed

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2021

Leading chip-maker Nvidia has scored a victory in a protracted and potentially financially devastating lawsuit that has been dragging on ever since 2017, thereby effectively dodging a major bullet. Investors four years ago set into motion...Read More

New Resorts World Casino To Allow Smoking

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2021

Resorts World Las Vegas, the long-anticipated latest hot new development on the Strip, is expected to open this summer in all its red-tinted glory. And according to Resorts World’s president, Scott Sibella, the property will be a ma...Read More

Brendan Bottcher Wins His 1st Career Brier

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2021

Brendan Bottcher has won his very first career Brier. Bottcher on Sunday night finally ended a three-year silver drought when he helped Team Alberta deny Kevin Koe a fifth career championships title at the Canadian men’s curling cha...Read More

Playstudios Adds myVEGAS Bingo To Lineup

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2021

Playstudios has just broken royal style into the booming world of online Bingo. The award-winning studio has newly launched myVEGAS Bingo, which takes the entertaining world of online Bingo to all new levels of social interaction, and whi...Read More

Chicago Mayor Hoping For Vegas-Style Casino

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2021

A potentially exciting new development could be coming to the city of Chicago. And if Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot were to have her way, it would be nothing short of a casino resort straight out of the pages of Sin City Las Vegas. Curren...Read More

EA Investigating EA Gate FUT Trade Scandal

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2021

Video game giant EA has confirmed that it is officially investigating one or more employees accused of having been involved in selling high-value FIFA Ultimate Team cards on the black market. EA Gate went viral on Twitter after users star...Read More

B.C.’s Playgon Games Receives MGA Licence

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2021

Playgon Games Inc., a local and upcoming British Columbian mobile gaming powerhouse provider, is celebrating yet another remarkable achievement. Playgon recently announced that they’ve now been endorsed with a Type 1 Gaming Service ...Read More

Dawson Creek City Rejects GCGC Request

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2021

Council representatives of the city of Dawson Creek, B.C., have expressed their hesitance over conceding to a request made by struggling gaming and entertainment giant Great Canadian Gaming regarding the writing of a letter of support for...Read More

EU Approves Microsoft’s Bethesda Bid

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2021

The European Commission (EU) has finally approved software giant Microsoft’s bid to acquire gaming and media giant ZeniMax Media in a stunning $7.5 million deal. ZeniMax Media is the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, the studio ...Read More

Poker World Enraged By GGPoker’s Misogyny

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2021

GGPoker have pulled the plug on their affiliate deal with women’s Poker-pro Vanessa Kade. And the Poker world is divided in its reaction. Kade earlier this week announced the termination on Twitter, confirming that the popular Poker...Read More

Concerns Raised Over Single-Event Betting

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2021

Although Canadians have voiced wide-spread support of likely new legislation set to legalise single-event sports betting in the country, the local horse racing industry have raised several concerns over how this might affect the future we...Read More

Bingo Hall Wants Younger Players To Join In

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2021

A Charlottetown Bingo hall has come up with an innovative new way to attract a younger crowd of potential Bingo enthusiasts who may never otherwise have discovered the joy of the game. Although closed due to current health and safety rest...Read More

Quebec Skater Adds To WC Podium Finishes

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2021

Canadian world champion short track speed skater Courtney Sarault has added yet another stunning accolade to her champion’s medal haul at the short track world championships in Dordrecht in the Netherlands. Sarault first won a bron...Read More

Torstar Announces Interest In Online Gaming

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2021

Online casino entertainment may very well become a lifeline for the Torstar Corp., which owns several newspapers circulating in Ontario, including the Hamilton Spectator and the Toronto Star. The media giant made a surprising and unusual ...Read More

Alberta Casinos Expect Mass Return Of Patrons

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2021

Canada’s Alberta province is moving ever closer the re-welcoming of the gaming public to local casinos and Bingo halls. Local government has in the meantime started working on a plan of action for ensuring a smooth un-shuttering pro...Read More

Doug Polk Says Malinowski-Holz Was Staged

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2021

Doug Polk is accusing Fedor Holz and Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowski of having staged their recent heads-up match. So convinced was he of his opinion, that he ended his coverage of the competition early, saying that he had been ...Read More

2021 Pepsi North America Cup List Revealed

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2021

Now that Canadian horse racing has finally got the green light to resume its operations and activities on a more widespread scale, live harness racing has eventually made its long-awaited comeback following a trying and unprecedented hiat...Read More

Former Dealer Testifies At Cullen Commission

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2021

The Cullen Commission of Enquiry into money laundering in British Columbia on Wednesday heard even more damning evidence about the involvement of loan sharks in Richmond’s VIP gambling scene. Testimony given by former Vancouver Edge...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Hard Hit By 2020

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2021

The global health crisis has taken a significant toll on the performance of business across the country ever since it first emerged in early-2020. The gaming industry, in particular, has suffered a massive blow as a direct result of count...Read More

Dara O’Kearney The King Of Poker Content

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2021

It’s no secret that the holy grail for professional Poker players is being selected to become sponsored ambassadors for renowned Poker sites. More than a means to making a living and being recognised for one’s skills and accom...Read More

BCLC Launches IWG’s InstantJackpots™ Module

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2021

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) is constantly looking for new ways to spice up the experiences of players when interacting with its games and products. The Crown corporation’s latest effort in this regard recently sa...Read More

No Races In Saskatoon This Year - Again

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2021

There will this year for the second year in a row be no horse racing at Saskatoon’s Marquis Downs. The 2021 season, not unlike the situation that prevailed for most of last year, is been officially cancelled as a result of the restr...Read More

B.C. Court Uphold e-Bike Ruling

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2021

Electric scooters are once again making headlines in British Columbia. This after a British Columbia Court of Appeal recently ruled that a previous Supreme Court ruling that e-bikes that function more like scooters or mopeds than human-po...Read More

Poker-Pro Brent Carter Charged Over Hoaxing

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2021

Long-time professional Vegas Poker player Brent Carter, 72, recently appeared in the US District Court over charges brought against him by the state over a supposed grudge he’s allegedly been nursing against the New York State Gamin...Read More

Zitro Named Best Video Bingo Provider

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2021

Zitro has been named Best Video Bingo Provider by the judges of the SAGSE awards. This stellar recognition clearly shows that despite its phenomenal growth in the online video slots industry, the company has continued to lead the way with...Read More

Las Vegas Sands To Offload Sin City Venues

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2021

Las Vegas Sands is offloading its Sands Expo and Convention Center as well as its Venetian Resort Las Vegas in a bid it says will enable it to shift its focus to Asian markets. It furthermore confirmed that it had agreed to sell is famous...Read More

Cullen Commission Hear Vancouver Testimony

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2021

More shocking details emerged before the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in B.C. this week. The commission recently heard how Vancouver had become a central checkpoint in the underground Chinese banking system, with mon...Read More

Fedor Holtz To Take On Wiktor Malinowski

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2021

Notwithstanding his incredible Poker prowess and more than $18 million in live and online tournament winnings, Poker prince Fedor Holz will be the underdog even as he takes on a “drunk” Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowsk...Read More

Canada Set For Record Olympic Appearance

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2021

This Summer will see Canada represented in record-equalling style across various team sports codes at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. A total of eight Canadian teams have already qualified, and if only one more should make it in on the ...Read More

Wampanoag Tribe Gets Casino Go-Ahead

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2021

All isn’t lost for a Massachusetts tribe hoping to construct a 10,000 square-foot casino and Bingo Hall in Martha’s Vineyard. The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, who first started experiencing resistance from the community back i...Read More

Cascades Casino Staff Celebrating Benefits

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2021

Staff employed by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s Cascades Casino Chatham are reportedly overjoyed after new and improved employment contracts were negotiated between the operator and the union representing them. The new, more...Read More

Canada To Focus On Batteries for Electric Vehicles

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2021

When Canadian Prime Minister met with U.S. President Joe Biden mid last week, the discussion points – it has since become clear from the roadmap released after the fact – revolved mainly around Canada and the U.S. working more...Read More

Retirement Incentives At Caesars Windsor

Ben Hamill - March 01, 2021

While workers at Caesars Windsor Casino have not yet been able to return to their place of employment due to health and safety restrictions, they’ve at least in the meantime heard of improvements to their early retirement bonus ince...Read More

Court Says Seneca Nation Should Pay Up

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2021

Following Monday’s siding by a US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit with the state of New York, the Seneca Nation of Indians will have to fork out roughly $435 million to local state bodies. The Indian tribe is reportedly curr...Read More

Can Tiger Woods Pull Off A Comeback?

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2021

More details have now surfaced about the physical injuries sustained by champion golfer Tiger Woods during the recent rolling of his SUV vehicle in Southern California. And none of it sounds good. A statement issued by Woods’ team ...Read More

Sony Teases New Next-Generation VR For PS5

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2021

This year marks more than 4 years since Sony first launched their PlayStation VR – technology that would see players enjoy transformative new ways in which to play games on PS4. Several immersive titles saw the light during that tim...Read More

Kinsmen Bingo Cards Now Delivered In Secret

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2021

So hot and in demand has Manitoba’s Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo turned out to be, that the company behind the game says it’s had to resort to start delivering cards to outlets and retail stores in secret. Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo says ...Read More

Woodbine Reschedules Winter Racing Events

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2021

Ontario’s horse racing industry is finally about to catch a break from the trying times that have prevailed ever since the country went into shutdown nearly a year ago. Provincial government recently announced that it will soon begi...Read More

Gateway’s Casino Rama Gets A Revamp

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2021

While there remains no new word regarding a possible reopening date for Gateway’s Casino Rama, the operator has clearly decided to bide the time, and has embarked on a complete revamp of the popular Ontario venue. The Casino Rama, w...Read More

Poker Re-Embraces An Era Of Education

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2021

The world of Poker has passed through its fair share of historical paradigms. Poker players have traditionally made use of a wide variety of tools and resources in an attempt to better understand the game, as well as increase their levels...Read More

Cullen Commission Fails To Provide Evidence

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2021

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia has now largely concluded its investigation of the province’s casinos and gambling sector stakeholders. But after six weeks of testimony, the commission has ...Read More

Nintendo Price Hikes Don’t Affect Sales

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2021

Japanese games-maker Nintendo really only has to build it in order for us to buy it. This has been the message that's rung loud and clear - and continues to do so as prices continue to hike, and Switch titles continue to achieve recor...Read More

B.C. Self-Care Bingo Card A Pandemic Fail

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2021

Canadians have become so frustrated with the challenges and heartache caused by the global health crisis that not even a "self-care" Bingo card is able to cut the mustard anymore. B.C. residents on Friday labelled an effort by t...Read More

Daniel Negreanu To Take On Phil Hellmuth

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2021

  Those who followed the action between Doug Polk and Canadian Poker champion Daniel Negreanu will be happy to know that the hype has resulted in talk of a similar stand-off between 15-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winn...Read More

The Rise Of Gaming’s Roblox

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2021

So much has the popularity of the children’s video games platform Roblox grown during the last year, that the enormously popular brand’s value has grown from $4 billion in 2020, to an incredible $30 billion in January 2021. W...Read More

Next Olympic President Likely To Be A Woman

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2021

In an ironic twist of fate, Yoshiro Mori, the former head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics who was forced to resign last week after making derogatory comments about women talking too much, now looks to be set to be replaced by a woman. Accordin...Read More

Tropicana Casino For Sale For $384 Million

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2021

The Tropicana in Vegas is for sale, and owner Gaming & Leisure Properties has finally settled on a selling price. The official asking price: $384 million. While talk and speculation about the fate of the historical Las Vegas gaming a...Read More

Bingo Could Help Save Hawaii’s Economy

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2021

Bingo and Lottery games may be just what the doctor ordered for saving Native Hawaiians from the troubling state of their economy. Local lawmakers are actually considering the idea of legalising Bingo halls and Lottery games on the island...Read More

World’s Longest Hockey Game Sets New Record

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2021

The world’s longest hockey game ever played has stolen multiple new records this February. But since this was a game not necessarily played for individual fame and glory, it’s been a win for more than Guinness World Record pur...Read More

Ontario Horse Racing Back On Track

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2021

Ontario has finally given the green light for the resumption of live horse racing at the province’s four racetracks. Horse racing has not been permitted since provincial closures last year, and its return is certainly massively welc...Read More

Harrah’s LV Introduces Electronic Craps

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2021

Harrah’s Las Vegas recently rolled out a very special Craps table. No felt and no traditional chips, but certainly Craps, their first-of-a-kind Roll to Win Craps table is an electronic table with an LED screen and traditional dice w...Read More

Casino New Brunswick Reopens Its Doors

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2021

Casinos all over the country have been suffering as a result of stay-at-home orders and the global health crisis. One such casino has been Great Canadian Gaming’s Casino New Brunswick, a venue that has not been able to welcome patro...Read More

Canucks Owner Says Nothing Will Be Changed

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2021

Despite a particularly bad run this season, Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini took to Twitter on the weekend to say he won’t be making any changes. Aquilini said although he’s disappointed by the team’s struggling start, ...Read More

Cullen Commission Told About Assault Cover Up

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2021

The ongoing Cullen Commission into money laundering in British Columbia recently heard how a manager of River Rock Casino had tried to smooth over a complaint of assault reported by a casino staff member about a VIP high-roller – al...Read More

GGPoker Names Daiva Byrne Community Advocate

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2021

GGPoker is making good on its signing of Instagram playboy Dan Bilzerian by levelling the playing field in favour of the fairer sex. The online Poker giant has just named Fantastic Ladies in Poker (FLIP) founder Daiva Byrne its new Outrea...Read More

Terrence Chan Upset Over Poker Bet Misunderstanding

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2021

As bets tend to come and go, not every last one can be a good one. Some leave you wondering whether the odds you’ve just wagered on might not perhaps have been too good to be true. Especially when you’re Terrence Chan, and you...Read More

Bryn Kenney Strikes Out Ex-Philly Pitcher

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2021

Bryn Kenney is the reason former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Michael Schwimmer rues the day he decided to agree to be pitched by High Stakes Poker against some of the champions of the felt. Shuffling up alongside a player of Kenney&rsqu...Read More

Huawei Hinting At Making Own Gaming Console

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2021

Word on the street is that smartphone giant Huawei might be working on a special new project. The tech giant is currently working on a gaming laptop that will hopefully make it further down the production line that what did its geopolitic...Read More

Wynn Announces Sale Of 6.32 Million Shares

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2021

Casino giant Wynn Resorts is taking full advantage of a recent hike in the value of its shares. The operator announced earlier this week that it plans to offload up to 6.32 million shares in an attempt to boost its cashflow. The decision...Read More

Artist Creates Indigenous Bingo Cards

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2021

Indigenous Anishinaabe artist Nico Williams passed his time in lockdown in a creative and constructive way: designing Bingo and Mots cachés by combining thousands of minute Delica beads in such a way that the special narratives of ...Read More

Bonomo Wins GGPoker Super MILLION$ Payday

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2021

Justin Bonomo is the latest GGPoker Super MILLION$ final table champion. Bonomo walked away with a massive $430,646 payday after beating some of Poker’s modern-day legends on February 9th. Heading towards the final table...Read More

Rama Gaming House To Benefit From SG Systems

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2021

Patrons of Rama Gaming House in Ontario are in for a smashing new treat. The popular gaming establishment now gets to offer even more high-quality gaming services and products following the successful inking of an exciting new deal with S...Read More

Ninja Takes A Fortnite Break

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2021

Popular Twitch streamer Ninja has announced he’s quitting Battle Royale game Fortnite after repeated stream sniping. Ninja, who became famous because of his involvement with the game he now plans to quit, explained his proposed exit...Read More

Leyla Fernandez Ousted From Australian Open

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2021

Rising young Canadian tennis star Leylah Annie Fernandez has been eliminated from the Australian Open. The tour came to an abrupt end for the 18-year-old when she was dropped in straight sets during Tuesday’s first round by world No...Read More

Drag Queen Bingo Keeping Campus Connected

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2021

With social gatherings basically off-limits for going on a year now, virtual events have had to substitute in a variety of forms so as to keep people socially connected. And Bingo has, and continues to, play its part in a significant way....Read More

Casino Regina Dealer Fired Over Racist Talk

Ben Hamill - February 09, 2021

An employee from Casino Regina has learnt the hard way that racism never pays. The employee was fired by Crown corporation and operator Saskatchewan Gaming Corp. in 2018 after making several racist remarks towards fellow employees. The g...Read More

“Smile” Film Honours Life Of Thor Hansen

Ben Hamill - February 09, 2021

A new Poker documentary seeks to celebrate the life and career of a man believe is worthy of induction into the Poker Hall of Fame: the man hailed the “Godfather of Norwegian Poker”, Thor Hansen. A documentary by filmmakers Li...Read More

Daniel Dvoress Wins WPT Mike Sexton Classic

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2021

Canadian Poker player Daniel Dvoress has won the World Poker Tour Mike Sexton Classic. The million dollar guaranteed event formed part of the WPT Montreal Online Series, and saw the 125 players play for charity by contributing to a good c...Read More

GTA 6 Details Leaked

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2021

An anonymous leaker on Reddit claims to have inside information regarding the launch of GTA 6 – stating that the open-world sequel will feature a single, male, leading character in 1970s Florida, and could be launched in October 202...Read More

Canada Wants Tech Giants To Pay For News

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2021

Tech giants such as Google and Facebook may have played a significant and positive role in making news more readily and widely accessible, but this doesn’t mean publishers should not be compensated for their work. News isn’t f...Read More

New Amazon CEO Recommits To Making Games

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2021

While Amazon’s efforts in the video games industry turned earnest a few years ago, the tech giant hasn’t achieved much success with any of the games developed in-house to date. Of the first three titles developed by Amazon Gam...Read More

Polk Celebrates Grudge Match Win

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2021

The battle is done. The ultimate grudge has been put to rest between Canadian master Poker player Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu and American semi-retired player Doug Polk. And it now seems as if the score between the pair of long...Read More

Commission Hears How Losses Fueled BCLC Inaction

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2021

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering In B.C. late last week heard how the possibility of major financial losses had fueled money laundering-inaction on the part of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC). Several...Read More

AI Ready To Reshape Online Bingo’s Future

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2021

Artificial Intelligence technology may soon transform the way online Bingo players get to engage with their favourite game. Bingo giant Best New Bingo Sites has already started looking at new and exciting ways AI could potentially improve...Read More

Yong Kwon Named 2020 WSOP.com POY

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2021

American-based online Poker grinder and phenomenal player Yong “LuckySpewy1” Kwon has been named the 2020 WSOP.com Player of the Year. The 31-year-old, who is a resident of New Jersey, received $10,000 in cash prize money as p...Read More

Jaime Elizondo Appointed Edmonton Head Coach

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2021

Edmonton has appointed a new head coach and replacement for Scott Milanovic, who late last week resigned as head coach and offensive co-ordinator in order to pursue a job with the NFL. Jaime Elizondo was hired on as the new coach-in-charg...Read More

Hard Rock Casino To Pay $1M In Bonuses

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2021

Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino earlier this week announced that despite the challenges posed by the global health crisis, employees will for the second year in a row receive bonus payments for their hard work and loyal...Read More

Google Pulls The Plug On Stadia’s SG&E

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2021

Google has announced that it will be shutting down its in-house Stadia game studio, SG&E – Stadia Games and Entertainment. Instead of creating games and investing in building new gaming content from the ground up, the search eng...Read More

Six Nations Bingo Hall About To Go Green

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2021

A Bingo hall belonging to the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation is about to go green. The Government of Canada has announced its support of the facility’s goal to cut down on harmful emissions by making availabl...Read More

Midway Poker Tour Boss Has Players Fuming

Ben Hamill - February 02, 2021

Ghoster and Poker disappearing act Dan Bekavac, founder of the controversial Midway Poker Tour that last year saw at least a dozen players seriously short and out of pocket in terms of advertised payouts, has resurfaced. Bekavac, who has ...Read More

Canada’s Marino To Star In 1st Major In 8 Years

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2021

Canadian tennis star and former WTA world No. 38 Rebecca Marino is about to compete in her first Grand Slam in 8 years at the upcoming Australian Open. The 30-year-old will compete in the main draw of the 2021 instalment of the major even...Read More

PokerStars Officially Live In Michigan State

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2021

Top online Poker operator and brand PokerStars recently become the first online Poker room ever to go live in Michigan state. In turn, Michigan has become only the fifth U.S. state to legalise online Poker – having recently joined N...Read More

15 More Gambling Markets Added To Play Store

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2021

Google has announced an important upcoming change to the gambling terms of its Play Store. From March 1st, Google will allow real-money gambling apps to be downloaded in an additional 15 countries – including the U.S., Sw...Read More

New Push For A Casino On Governors Island

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2021

New York City mayoral candidate and cryptocurrency entrepreneur Andrew Yang may have missed last year’s Democratic Presidential candidate-boat, but he’s clearly not given up on becoming the next mayor of NYC. His latest big ca...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

Canada’s Sport Betting Bill Headed For 3rd Reading - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2021

Legalised single event sports betting is well and truly back on the table for Canada. A combined effort by the federal and Ontario governments late last year has laid the foundation for the decriminalisation of single event sports betting...Read More

Great Canadian CEO Resigns After Arrests

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2021

Now-former CEO and president of Great Canadian Gaming Corp. Rod Baker, and his wife and actress, the 32-year-old Ekaterina Baker, have both been charged with breaking Yukon quarantine rules. The couple reportedly first travelled from Vanc...Read More

Xbox Game Pass Hits 18M Subscribers Mark

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2021

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service, cleverly dubbed the Netflix for video games has just passed the 18 million subscribers-mark, up more than 3 million since September. The service is subscription-based and offers to custom...Read More

Playtech Showed Resilience In Difficult 2020

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2021

Online casino software developer/supplier Playtech is a company that takes great pride in its history, achievements, and perhaps most significant of all, its resilience. Established in 1999, Playtech is a true industry stalwart, and certa...Read More

Phil Galfond Wins 3rd Match By Concession

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2021

Champion Poker ace Phil Galfond has added yet another victory march to his Galfond Challenge performance. Galfond on Saturday won the third match in his namesake challenge when he accepted a match-concession from rival Chance Kornuth. No...Read More

New Wire Act Ruling May Benefit Online Poker

Ben Hamill - January 26, 2021

Potentially good news for online Poker in the U.S. is the recent overturning of a Trump Administration opinion on the controversial Wire Act by a federal appeals court. What the court’s ruling means for Poker could ultimately lead t...Read More

VLTs To Support Broader Mental Health In NS

Ben Hamill - January 26, 2021

The Nova Scotia government’s decision to disband a non-profit government organisation that previously focused on the funding of gambling prevention and research, has attracted criticism from a community group that used to receive fi...Read More

Postle Without Aid As Court Plot Thickens

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2021

Mike Postle is staring down the barrel of a gun of hundreds of thousands in potential legal fees. The alleged Poker cheat will also have to find new legal representation after lawyer Mac Verstandig last December applied to a Sacramento co...Read More

B.C.’s Golden Bingo Continues To Boom

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2021

Many a great movement initially starts small, only to go on to become something greater than even its creators anticipated or intended – and Golden Rotary Club’s Golden Bingo is an excellent example of exactly that. Initially ...Read More

Allied Esports Selling WPT to Element, LLC

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2021

Big news this week on the Poker front is that Allied Esports Entertainment has announced that it is in the process of selling the World Poker Tour to new owners Element Partners, LLC. The deal is expected to be finalised as early as late ...Read More

Foxium Dazzles With New Foxpot Slot

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2021

Foxium’s soon-to-be-released Foxpot slot is every high-roller’s dream. The exciting and colourful new slot recreates a virtual gameshow setting and environment – complete with action, dazzling lights, and camera. The id...Read More

Valve Fined Over EU Anti-Trust Breaches

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2021

Valve, owner of online PC gaming store Steam, has been slapped with an anti-trust fine by the European Union’s Competition Commission for breaching antitrust rules. Valve and five other firms, all games publishers, were fined €...Read More

Rhian Wilkinson To Join England’s Lionesses

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2021

Rhian Wilkinson, former assistant coach for the Canadian soccer team, having quit the position only a little over a week ago, has been hired as part of the England women’s soccer team. Wilkinson could soon face her former team at th...Read More

Trump Commutes Billy Walters’ Sentence

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2021

Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, his official last day in the White House, commuted former insider trader and Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters’ sentence. Walters was found guilty and convicted on insider trading charges...Read More

Toronto Charity Hosts Special Bingo Night

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2021

Hellenic charity and women’s organisation the Toronto Daughters of Penelope (DOP) Mycenae Chapter #220 has been around since March 5, 1950. Over the years the organisation has held numerous fund-raising initiatives, and on January 1...Read More

888 & Caesars Extend Poker Partnership

Ben Hamill - January 20, 2021

Following the successful extension of a multi-year B2B Poker link-up between casino and entertainment giants Caesars Interactive Entertainment and 888, the World Series of Poker online Poker rooms get to enjoy the best online gaming tech ...Read More

Larry Flynt Scores Victory In Gambling Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2021

Porn king and Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt on Thursday scored a minor victory over the state of California in his bid to have an archaic law overturned. Flynt, who owns two major California card rooms, the Hustler Casino and Lady ...Read More

Tika The Iggy Is Montreal’s Own Fashionista

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2021

Montreal has a new best-dressed celeb and ultra-cool fashion icon. With more than 200 outfits in her Ville-Émard  closet, Tika the Iggy is the most fashionable Italian greyhound on the block. Tika’s Instagram posts about...Read More

Former OLG Chair Appointed Bragg Director

Ben Hamill - January 19, 2021

Gaming and entertainment giant Bragg Gaming Group has appointed former OLG Chair Paul Godfrey to its board of directors. Godfrey, a well-known Canadian publishing baron, has many years of experience in the world of media, gaming, and spor...Read More

Poker Legend Howard “Tahoe” Andrew Dies

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2021

Beloved live Poker legend Howard “Tahoe” Andrew has died aged 86. Tahoe is considered by many one of Poker’s most beloved characters and is an industry stalwart who competed in every World Series of Poker Main Event from...Read More

Coast Guard’s New Tech Protects Whales

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2021

Radar and real-time vessel tracking technology are proving useful tools in an intensified effort to protect British Columbia’s southern resident killer whales from the dangers of vessel strikes, entanglements and marine traffic. The...Read More

New Super Sunny Fruits Hold And Win Slot

Ben Hamill - January 18, 2021

Brand new from Playson this month is a stunning new premium quality online slot called Super Sunny Fruits: Hold and Win. Packed with special features, the new title promises to give players a real summertime experience right in the middle...Read More

Negreanu Plays Catch-Up In Polk Poker Match

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2021

Canadian Poker master and GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu on Monday squashed his losses to under $500k for the first time since day number 12 of his high-stakes Grudge Match against archrival Doug Polk. The 26th session of their WSOP.c...Read More

SG Extends Supply Deal With Loto-Quebec

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2021

Big gaming technology provider Scientific Games (SG) has announced an extension of its instant and hybrid Lottery games supply contract with Canadian Crown corporation Loto-Quebec. The partnership has officially been extended for another ...Read More

Riot & Bungie Join Up In Cheat Maker Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - January 14, 2021

Cheat makers literally cheat games makers out of millions of dollars each year and are sooner or later made to pay for their sins by the companies whose creations they’re undermining. The latest lawsuit from several recently actione...Read More

WSOP Reveals Online Circuit Line-Up For ‘21

Ben Hamill - January 13, 2021

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) recently announced quite a line-up of online events to be played as part of a Circuit series of virtual events all throughout 2021. Since live Poker events may be off the table for a while yet, the idea is...Read More

Retired Ontario Mother Wins $50k Instant Bingo

Ben Hamill - January 13, 2021

Being at the right place at the right time has paid off for 65-year-old retired banker and mother of four, Diane Webster. The Barrie native recently won an incredible $50,000 top jackpot prize with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporati...Read More

Casino Mogul Sheldon Adelson Dies At 87

Ben Hamill - January 13, 2021

Las Vegas Sands chairman and chief executive Sheldon Adelson has died. He was 87. Adelson, the single biggest donor to the Donald Trump administration as well as several other Republican causes, and an unwavering and significant challeng...Read More

Tokyo Olympics Hangs In The Balance

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2021

Two recent polls in Tokyo have revealed that more than 80% of people want the Olympics postponed, or cancelled altogether. A recent surge in infections has led to a state of emergency, once again putting plans for the Olympics in jeopardy...Read More

Coming New From Microgaming This Month

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2021

Leading iGaming giant Microgaming has an impressive selection of new slots releases planned for January 2021. The range of topics is exciting, including bounty hunting, a leprechaun detective investigator, an oversized gorilla, and wild h...Read More

Cascades Casino Delta Construction Ongoing

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2021

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s Cascades Casino Delta in Ladner is a project a few years in the making, with actual underground construction work underway since the beginning of 2020. The CA$87 million project received approva...Read More

BCLC Calls On Banks To Promote Safe Gambling

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2021

Financial institutions such as the banking industry could play an important role in the protection of consumers from gambling-related harm. So said BCLC Director of Player Health Jamie Wiebe during his address at the Crown corporation&rsq...Read More

Huck Seed Inducted Into Poker Hall Of Fame

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2021

1996 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event winner Huckleberry “Huck” Seed has finally made it into the Poker Hall of Fame. It may have taken him over a decade, but Seed a few weeks ago scored an impressive 76 voter points ou...Read More

KED Cleared To Proceed–But New Reality Looms

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2021

Since all remaining appeals against Sudbury’s controversial Kingsway Entertainment District (KED) development were finally dismissed late last year, the development is now legally free to proceed as planned. The development passed t...Read More

IGT Confirms Nevada Approval Of Resort Wallet

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2021

Global casino tech giant International Game Technology (IGT) is celebrating yet another significant milestone achievement following the approval of its carded cashless system, Resort Wallet. The prototype has now successfully passed throu...Read More

Yggdrasil Extends Slot Mechanics To Partners

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2021

Leading online casino games giant Yggdrasil has opened up its proprietary mechanical frameworks in such a way that slot mechanics such as Splitz, Gigablox, and MultiMAX are now available for incorporation by development partners part of i...Read More

Gateway Donated CA$78k To Charities In 2020

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2021

Despite a year of bizarre circumstances and a 2020 of which the better part of ten months had been marked by immense challenges, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has remained committed to host communities and charity organisations who ...Read More

Chris Moneymaker Parts Ways With PokerStars

Ben Hamill - January 06, 2021

Chris Moneymaker is after a 17-year-long partnership bidding team PokerStars farewell. Moneymaker has been sponsored by and affiliated with the Canadian Poker powerhouse brand ever since he won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event ...Read More

Acquisition of Great Canadian Gaming Going Ahead

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2021

After an extended series of negotiations, shareholders in Great Canadian Gaming came to an agreement with Apollo Global Management regarding share prices. The former’s acquisition is now set to go ahead, officially closing in the se...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

Joseph Hebert Declared WSOP Winner in Vegas

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2021

The Las Vegas segment of the World Series of Poker recently unfolded at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. After taking the lead in the game early on, Joseph Hebert walked away with a memorable victory and a whopping US$1.5 million. U...Read More

Amazing New Slots Coming Our Way In 2021

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2020

Several big-name studio brands have released teaser previews of what online slots enthusiasts can expect in 2021. Coming from studios the likes NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Wazdan, Play’n GO, ELK, Microgaming, Scientific Games – SG Digi...Read More

Dan Sewnig Aiming For NJ Poker Pro Top Spot

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2020

Dan “mj23style” Sewnig says though he enjoys the occasional live tournament at venues like the Borgata and Parx, he considers himself a full-time professional online Poker player. Born and raised in New Jersey, the 29-year-old...Read More

Regulated iGaming Promised In Ontario Budget - {{mm-yy}}

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2020

Ontario is officially gearing up to become the first Canadian province to legalise and regulate online gambling. In the province’s budget for 2020-21, Ontario’s Ford Administration commits itself to the introduction of legisla...Read More

2020 A Game-Changing Sports Betting Year

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2020

According to data published by the American Gaming Association, 28 U.S. states had by the end of 2020 either already launched a regulated sports betting market or signed into force the legislation necessary for regulation in the near futu...Read More

How Among Us Helped Us Cope With A Crisis

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2020

Online multiplayer games are enjoying the type of hype and resurgence that can only ever be created by exceptional circumstances. And to popular smash-hit multiplayer game Among Us, that set of circumstances was a ravaging hunger for huma...Read More

Bond Director Admits To Poker Scene Error

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2020

Martin Campbell, who wrote and directed actor Daniel Craig’s first 007 film and James Bond appearance, Casino Royale, has admitted to a small error having sneaked in (initially) undetected in the film’s most climactic scene; t...Read More

Loto-Quebec To Support AML Independent Audit

Ben Hamill - December 29, 2020

Crown corporation Loto-Quebec has pledged its full support and cooperation to a planned independent anti money-laundering and loansharking audit of its oversight of the province’s casinos. Announced by Quebec Minister of Finance Eri...Read More

AEW’s Big Game Announcement Of The Year

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2020

All Elite Wrestling’s big video game announcement of 2020 may just be exactly what fans of wrestling video games have been asking for and craving for years – decades even. But stoking our high expectations of what’s to ...Read More

Vancouver Mayor Wants Indigenous Olympic Bid

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2020

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart believes any future bid to bring another Winter Olympic Games to the city should be headed by Indigenous leaders. So passionate is Stewart about an Indigenous-powered Winter Olympic Games, that he’s n...Read More

News Of Vaccine Driving Casino Stocks Up

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2020

Investors have seemingly out of the blue resumed betting with confidence on casino stocks. And financial and stock exchange experts are convinced it has everything to do with Pfizer and BioNTech’s announcement regarding the 90% effe...Read More

Online Bingo Performs Well In Midst Of Crisis

Ben Hamill - December 25, 2020

A new study focusing on the impact of the online Bingo industry has led to some interesting results. With markets analysed spanning North America, South and Central America, the Middle East and Africa, and even Europe, Asia, the Baltics a...Read More

Top 10 Live Poker Earners Of 2020

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2020

2020 has been a strange and precarious year for most people and certainly the majority of industries. The live Poker industry, in particular, has taken a massive hit – not only in 2020 but also over the past several years. Live Pok...Read More

Star Citizen Adds Canadian Studio

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2020

Massively multiplayer online game Star Citizen, which is widely known as the never-ending MMO, is adding a brand-new studio to its development portfolio. And best of all is that new addition to the development pipeline is in fact a Canadi...Read More

Mobile Gaming To Surpass $200 Billion By 2023

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2020

The most recent estimations are that mobile gaming could be a market worth well in excess of $200 billion by 2023. And that it’s an economic explosion part-created by the global health crisis of 2019-20. While game segments across t...Read More

No Politics For Nintendo’s Animal Crossing

Ben Hamill - December 23, 2020

Since the game was first launched in March 2020, Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become a favourite platform among many with a brand or an idea to sell to players. Much of what has been happening is however about to bec...Read More

Canadian Online Gaming To Benefit From 5G Tech

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2020

The advent of 5G technology has sparked its fair share of conspiracy theories – even amongst famously level-headed Canadians. Activists buying into false 5G news doing the rounds on social media have even gone as far as setting fire...Read More

The Likely Future Of Online Poker In Canada

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2020

The global health crisis has turned our world and country upside down. So much so, that even as the world celebrates the successful development of a likely vaccine, it will likely be several more months before Canadians will be able to re...Read More

How Bingo Lifted Our Spirits Throughout 2020

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2020

When more than 400 people made their way to a single public parking lot in Windsor, Ont. earlier this year, the message was clear: something big and newsworthy was in the air. And exactly so it turned out to be too, because all 400+ of th...Read More

NFL Rolls Out Seven-Point Mobility Plan

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2020

Initially adopted by the NFL in 2003, the recently expanded diversity hiring-focused Rooney Rule has seen a much smaller share of successes than what it has witnessed a system lacking actual bite. But the league hopes to change all of tha...Read More

ANR Says Q3 Hike Proof Of Smoke-Free Casino’s Success

Ben Hamill - December 21, 2020

Non-smoking policies do not pose any material risks to the earning power of land-based casinos. So said the American Non-smoker’ Rights Foundation (ANR) in response to the release of positive Q3 revenue reports by so-called “s...Read More

New Study Shows The Mental Health Benefits Of Gaming

Ben Hamill - December 20, 2020

Playing video games – so suggests a ground-breaking Oxford University study – can be good for mental health. The breakthrough study, which focused primarily on Nintendo’s Animal Crossing and EA’s Plants vs. Zombies...Read More

Curacao Announces iGaming Overhaul

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2020

So desperate has the state of Dutch-controlled Caribbean island Curacao’s economy reportedly become, that the region has stated its intention of overhauling its entire online gambling system and regulatory approach to comply with th...Read More

Economic Analyst Predicts Positive 2021 For Casinos

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2020

Prominent television host Jim Cramer says he’s optimistic about casino stocks as he looks ahead to 2021. The CNBC economic analyst said once vaccinations have been rolled out globally, there will be nothing stopping people from trav...Read More

Cleveland Indians To Adopt New Name

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2020

The MLB’s Cleveland Indians have decided to change their name. They don’t yet know to what, or when, but according to owner Paul Dolan, the time for change has come. Dolan on Monday told members of the press that the name the...Read More

Boyd Gaming To Offload Eldorado Casino

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2020

Big gaming brand Boyd Gaming Corporation has inked a deal that will see it divest itself of Clark County gaming landmark Eldorado Casino. Reportedly set to acquire Eldorado is local gaming entity DeSimone Gaming Inc. The actual purchase p...Read More

LeoVegas’ Pink Casino Brand Coming To Canada

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2020

Canadians will soon be able to enjoy all of the best online casino entertainment offered by LeoVegas’ Pink Casino brand. The international online casino operator announced on Monday that it will for the first time ever take its Pink...Read More

BCLC Awarded Level 4 WLA Certification

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2020

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has for the fourth year in a row been awarded Level 4 World Lottery Association (WLA) certification. Awarded for excellence in responsible gambling, Level 4 certification is the highest leve...Read More

Google To Allow Users To Limit Gambling Ads

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2020

Google has announced that it will in future be allowing its users to limit the number of ads seen across certain categories – most notably alcohol, and with gambling an additional option. The new feature will likely be available wor...Read More

Disney Drops Anti-Gambling Stance With ESPN+

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2020

Traditionally a company opposed to gambling, and to such an extent that only a little over 2 years ago it had been willing to drop millions in support of its family-friendly cause, Disney has clearly done a one-eighty on the topic of spor...Read More

Timothy Adams Wins GGPoker Super MILLION$

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2020

Canadian champion Poker stalwart Timothy Adams has won his first GGPoker Super MILLION$ title, adding his latest big win to a long list of prestigious events won during his long and successful professional career. The $10,000 buy-in Dece...Read More

Yggdrasil & AvatarUX Launch BountyPop Slot

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2020

There’s a thrilling new slot just gone live from Yggdrasil and YGS Masters-partner AvatarUX. Featuring Yggdrasil’s PopWins mechanic, a mechanic already making waves from its inclusion in the Wild Pop and CherryPop games, is an...Read More

New Christmas Tree Slot From Yggdrasil

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2020

Leading iGaming studio/solutions provider Yggdrasil are wishing fans a Merry Christmas and a cheerful holiday with the release of their new Christmas Tree slot. Decked with lights and colourful Christmas decorations, the latest Yggdrasil ...Read More

Saskatoon Bingo Hall Say They’re Not Spreaders

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2020

Saskatoon Bingo hall City Centre Bingo has lashed out at Saskatchewan health officials over their October 24 warning about the possibility of the venue being a potential super spreader of infections. Despite the venue’s November 3 o...Read More

Historic Moulin Rouge Sold To Foreign Firm

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2020

After years of failed promises, false hope, and contractual setbacks, the historic and long-deserted Moulin Rouge near downtown Las Vegas has been sold to a new owner. Once the sole desegregated gaming and entertainment venue in the South...Read More

Cyberpunk 2077 Release Gets Mixed Reactions

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2020

It’s considered the most anticipated video game of the decade but waxing lyrical isn’t the only thing Cyberpunk 2077 fans around the world are doing following the launch of the latest CD Projekt Red creation. Following numerou...Read More

Dan Bilzerian Named GGPoker’s New Ambassador

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2020

GGPoker has inked King of Instagram Dan Bilzerian as its newest brand ambassador. The notorious playboy joins Daniel Negreanu, Elky, Brynn Kenny, Fedor Holz, and Felipe Ramos, as he steps into his new role. The social media influencer wa...Read More

BGaming Inks Huge Deal With SoftGamings

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2020

Recognised iGaming studio BGaming has inked a significant partnership in association with mobile-focused software solutions and gaming platforms provider SoftGamings. The deal is focused on integration and global distribution and is expec...Read More

5 Saskatchewan Bingo Halls To Temporarily Close

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2020

Although permitted to remain open even with the latest safety restrictions in place, several Bingo halls in Saskatchewan have opted to voluntarily close. A combination of a major reduction in capacity and concerns about safety has led som...Read More

WSOP Saves Face And Resolves Payout Error

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2020

A recent high-profile presumably technical glitch very nearly threatened the integrity of the 2020 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event. What had started out a $100 rebuy satellite event wasted no time at all devolving into mass confu...Read More

ORYX Gaming Announces WGES 2020 Sponsorship

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2020

Bragg Gaming Group’s ORYX Gaming has announced that it will be one of the proud sponsors of the 2020 edition of the World Gaming Executive Summit (WGES). The event is scheduled for 8 – 9 Dec., and will this year be held virtua...Read More

Habanero Releases Christmas Gift Rush Slot

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2020

Habanero is helping online video slot enthusiasts celebrate the festive season with their newly released Christmas Gift Rush game. The 3x3 slot truly succeeds at setting a festive Christmas mood with its explosion of colourful symbols and...Read More

Microsoft Is Building A Future In Gaming

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2020

Microsoft is a company very much focused on gaming. When asked about the company’s efforts in terms of coming out at the top of the console war during Microsoft’s annual shareholder meeting for 2020, CEO Satya Nadella made the...Read More

Canada Sports Betting Bill Gets Green Light

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2020

Regulated single-event sports betting is coming to Canada. This will be made a reality by the passing of Liberal Government MP Kevin Waugh’s Bill C-218, better known as the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act. Sports betting in C...Read More

Evolution Begins NetEnt Integration Process

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2020

Live casino specialist Evolution has officially commenced with a reorganisation of online video slots giant NetEnt. This forms part of NetEnt’s full integration with Evolution following the latter’s successful $2.30 billion ac...Read More

Partypoker To Exit All Unregulated Markets

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2020

Online Poker brand partypoker, which is owned and operated by GVC Holdings, has confirmed having begun its exit from roughly a dozen unregulated markets. This as a result parent company GVC’s decision to depart from all markets clas...Read More

Grover Gaming & TNT Settle Hacking Dispute

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2020

Grover Gaming and sister affiliate Banilla Games, a South Carolina-based gaming tech and development company, have reportedly now settled out of court its copyright infringement dispute with North Carolina-based competitor TNT Amusements....Read More

Slingo Originals Stun With Slingo Lightning

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2020

Slingo Originals have once again nailed the crossover from Bingo into the wonderful world of online video slots with the release of their electrifying new Slingo Lightning title. The 5x5 Bingo slot boasts several thrilling features and a ...Read More

Yggdrasil’s New Syncronite Splitz Slot Goes Live

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2020

Yggdrasil’s new Syncronite Splitz slot is now live across the studio’s global network of operators, offering players the chance to cash in on up to an incredible 21,168 ways to win. Syncronite Splitz of course follows several ...Read More

Highlights Of The 2020 Annual eSports Awards

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2020

2020 marked the fifth year of the annual eSports Awards – and the most recent edition was by far the biggest yet. The event handed out an impressive total of 32 awards for the year, with the 2020 edition taking on the format of a v...Read More

Kwalee To Explore In-Game Ads With AdInMo

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2020

According to the results of a new survey conducted by Pocketgamer, more than a quarter of all mobile game developers plan to begin monetizing their free-to-play games in the next six months. And they plan on achieving this with actual in-...Read More

What The Queen’s Gambit Can Teach Poker Pokers

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2020

American Woman Grandmaster, World Chess Hall of Famer, and Poker player Jennifer Shahade says that Poker players can learn a lot from Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. And owing to director Scott Frank’s clean and uncomplica...Read More

Shareholders Unhappy About Offer For GCGC

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation shareholder Burgundy Asset Management has expressed its dissatisfaction with the some of the sale conditions on the table in terms of the offloading of the company to an investment vehicle of Apollo Globa...Read More

Playtech Inks Significant eSports Deal

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2020

An exciting new agreement between casino software development powerhouse Playtech plc and Nevada-based gaming tech giant Golden Matrix Group Inc. will focus on increasing both industry giants’ shares and interests in the global eSpo...Read More

Buzz Bingo To Launch NetEnt-Powered Slots

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2020

Buzz Bingo, the UK’s largest Bingo operator, has now integrated online video slots giant NetEnt’s highest quality premium iGaming titles with its own offerings and platform. Following a successful integration, Buzz Bingo&rsquo...Read More

MGA Games Launch New Sweet Home Bingo Game

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2020

Bingo is bigger than big not only online, but specifically also in terms of its popularity among mobile Bingo enthusiasts. And ready to answer to the demand for more Bingo entertainment is MGA Games, who have just launched an updated and ...Read More

NGCB Loses Steve Wynn Local Licence Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2020

The 2019 court application by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) to have Wynn Resorts founder Steve Wynn declared unfit to a hold a casino licence in the state has been dismissed.  Clark County District Judge Adriana Escobar rule...Read More

All41Studios Links Up With Pronet Gaming

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2020

For All41Studios, making a name for themselves in exclusive partnership with industry giant Microgaming is starting to really pay off. By now a familiar name across the global iGaming playing field, the studio has aced yet another stellar...Read More

Record-Setting Raffle In Memory Of Joey Moss

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2020

An incredible $991,800 has been raised for the benefit of a memorial fund created by Edmonton’s Winnifred Stewart Association in honour of long-time Edmonton Oilers and EE Football Team locker room attendant the late Joey Moss. The ...Read More

Cascades Casino Cladding Up For Winter

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2020

Though present challenges are making it difficult to wager an accurate prediction regarding when construction can be expected to resume at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s North Bay Cascades Casino, the operator giant has stres...Read More

iPoker Network Confirm A Surge In Bitcoin Withdrawals

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2020

A recent surge in Bitcoin’s value has led to Costa Rica-headquartered online operator Winning Poker Network having had to buy millions of dollars in bitcoin nearly daily in order to keep up with players’ withdrawal demands. Pl...Read More

Lions Club To Revisit Bingo Safety Plans

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2020

The relief experienced by Bingo enthusiasts at the return of their favourite pastime to Parkdale Sherwood Lions Club after six months of no Bingo seems to have not been destined to last. Only two months of Bingo enjoyment later, as approv...Read More

Casino Cash Restrictions Could Have Halted Money Laundering

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2020

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in B.C. has been told that, had restrictions been imposed on the amount of cash customers were permitted to bring onto the casino floor, money laundering would have not as been so sim...Read More

Bill Perkins Calls Time On Grudge Match

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2020

Fans and followers of Canadian Poker player Daniel Negreanu and Doug “Truck Driver” Polk and their rather bizarre WSOP.com Grudge Match were this week treated to the stuff that makes of Poker such an entertaining experience &n...Read More

Casino Rama To Finally Reopen Its Doors

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2020

Ontario’s Casino Rama will after eight long months of closure finally reopen its doors. Though a definite reopening date has not yet been announced, Rama First Nation Chief Ted Williams this week confirmed that the popular venue is ...Read More

Newcomer Landon Tice Wins MSPT Main Event

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2020

Sunday’s 2020 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Venetian $1,100 Main Event saw a field of 1,123 entries spend nearly 16 hours battling it out on the felt for a whopping $201,529. The winner turned out to be 21-year-old Landon Tice from B...Read More

EA Rolls Out Spending Limits For FIFA 21

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2020

Video games maker EA recently rolled out new measures it believes will offer protection to players of its FIFA games that typically feature FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) packs, which are essentially loot boxes. FIFA Playtime, EA’s versio...Read More

Alberta Horse Racing Celebrates Upswing

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2020

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

IOC Banking Tokyo Success On Vaccination

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2020

Not only is next year’s successful staging of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, a main order of business for the country as well as the International Olympic Committee right now, but also that spectators will be in a position ...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Comments On Q3 Report

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corp. has reported net losses amounting to CA$36.5 million for the three months spanning the third quarter of the year and ending September 30. Though recently permitted to reopen its Casino Woodbine and Casino New B...Read More

Kim Ng Becomes The First Female GM In The MLB

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2020

Baseball stalwart Kim Ng has become the first female General Manager in the history of the MLB when she was named the new GM of the Miami Marlins. Ng previously served in the role of Senior Vice President of Baseball operations for the ML...Read More

WSOP To Host $10,000 Live Main Event In 2020

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2020

Since unprecedented times call for unique solutions, there will this year be a 2020 World Series of Poker live Main Event, after all. The World Series of Poker on Friday announced that the official Main Event for the year will begin onlin...Read More

Black-Ish Star’s Mom Chose Bingo Over Obama

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2020

American actor and television show presenter Anthony Anderson’s mom Doris is such a big Bingo fan that she chose the game over a chance to accompany the star on a visit to the White House and a meet-and-greet with President Barack O...Read More

Iconic Bally’s Brand To Be Given New Life

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2020

The iconic Bally’s, only the third casino to open in Atlantic City New Jersey, making its grand debut in 1979, has been given a new lease on life. Recently acquired from Caesars Entertainment by the Rhode Island company previously k...Read More

Lewis Hamilton Seen Revving To Go At GGPoker

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2020

Six-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton was recently seen playing high-stakes online Poker alongside Poker greats Isaac Haxton, Niklas Astedt, Artur Martirosian, and Christian Rudolph in the $1.25 million-guaranteed Event #7 of...Read More

Apollo Inc. To Acquire Great Canadian Gaming

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation confirmed on Tuesday that its board of directors have voted unanimously in favour of the company being acquired by Apollo Global Management Inc. Apollo will according to the terms of the agreement, acquir...Read More

CGA Back Ontario iGaming Overhaul

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2020

Ontario provincial government’s forging ahead with the legalisation of a privatised online gaming sector in the province has been hailed commendable by the Canadian Gaming Association. The organisation has said that government has a...Read More

Fallsview Casino Jewelry Thief Charged

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2020

A 55-year-old Brampton resident and driving instructor by trade will not be permitted to visit Niagara Falls’ Fallsview Casino Resort or any of the other on-site stores and amenities for at least 16 months. Following a February 2020...Read More

Curling Canada Considering 2021 Calgary Bubble

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2020

Though not yet confirmed as such by Curling Canada, three major curling competitions look to be headed for a 2021 bubble in Calgary. This means that the Brier, Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and Men’s Curling World Championships wil...Read More

Hanover Man Wins Big With Instant Bingo

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2020

A resident from Hanover, Ontario, is an incredible CA$100,000 richer after playing the uber-popular Instant Bingo Doubler, a product of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). 61-year-old Hanover retiree Merlin MacKinnon is the late...Read More

Valve Unveils New Streamlined Steam Playtest

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2020

  Great news for players who enjoy trial-playing new title releases on Steam is that Valve is now adding a feature to the platform that will invite gamers to test new games directly from the Steam client – meaning no more need...Read More

A Christmas Of Racing Planned For Woodbine

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2020

Christmas is coming to Woodbine Mohawk Park. Ontario’s Woodbine Entertainment this week announced an all-new live racing schedule extending well into December and the holidays. Breaking with the traditional schedule will allow more ...Read More

BCLC Accused of Turning a Blind Eye To Money Laundering

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2020

The Cullen Commission of Inquiry Into Money Laundering In B.C. has heard a first-hand account of how a former casino investigator had been met with a culture of indifference upon being appointed by the province’s Gaming Policy and E...Read More

Glider May Be The Key To Right Whale Survival

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2020

An underwater acoustic glider has proven to be successful at detecting the presence of North Atlantic right whales migrating to and from Canadian waters. The technology, which was developed by the University of New Brunswick in associatio...Read More

Cullen Commission Hears Of $1.8M Cash Gamble

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2020

The Cullen Commission has heard how in December 2014, a VIP patron had, over the space of a single week hauled cash to the value of $1.8 million into British Columbia’s River Rock Casino & Resort – ready to be gambled. The...Read More

Rotary Clubs Helping Others With Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2020

Since it is the mission of Rotary International to stand in service and support working towards the goodwill of others, community and charity events are an important part of what the organisation does. And since Bingo is stalwart go-to ac...Read More

All-Canadian Division On The NHL Table

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2020

Since the continued closure of the Canada/U.S. border is a deciding factor impacting how the NHL will have to operate in the coming season, the league is currently considering creating a competition to be played among Canadian clubs only....Read More

GGPoker Sets World Record With 2020 WSOP

Ben Hamill - November 03, 2020

It’s official. The World Series of Poker Online Event 77: $5,000 Main Event hosted by GGPoker on September 6, 2020, has emerged the holder of a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Prize Pool for an Online Poker Tournament. The...Read More

BCLC Expecting Record Bets On U.S. Election

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2020

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has said that it is expecting a record number of individuals to bet on whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden will win the November 3 U.S. presidential election. The Crown corporation also said t...Read More

Poker Pro In Tax Battle With Canadian Authorities

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2020

2010 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Jonathan Duhamel reportedly owes the Canadian federal government an amount of CA$1,2,114 in back-taxes from money earned playing professional Poker during the period 2010-2012. What’s mor...Read More

Apple’s Arbitrariness Yet Again Scrutinised

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2020

Technology giant and iPhone-maker Apple Inc.’s arbitrary rules of inclusion and exclusion are behind Facebook’s cloud games launch on Android, but not on iOS. Facebook’s failure to launch on Apple devices is the latest s...Read More

Cullen Commission Turns Focus To River Rock

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2020

Though only a few days into the next phase of hearings, the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia has already managed to unearth more shocking information. The hearings have delved into the unsavoury going...Read More

Yggdrasil Gaming’s Hades Gigablox™ Goes Live

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2020

This past October 22 saw the release of a phenomenal new video slot by leading online casino software developer Yggdrasil Gaming. Hades Gigablox™ is only the second slot featuring the studio’s new GIGABLOX™ mechanic. Th...Read More

NetEnt And Red Tiger Enlarge Canadian Footprints

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2020

Premium iGaming solutions and casino software provider NetEnt, along with NetEnt-owned online slots development specialist Red Tiger, have announced a major expansion initiative in the Canadian online gaming market. An enlarged operator b...Read More

Rank Names Playtech Exclusive Bingo Partner

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2020

Premium casino software and technology solutions supplier Playtech has successfully reached yet another of its group transformation objectives by inking an extended dal with the Rank Group. UK Bingo and online casino giant the Rank Group ...Read More

Google And Apple Facing U.S. Federal Action

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2020

Three federal lawsuits filed in Alabama and Connecticut take issue with Apple and
Google’s free-to-play casino games offering in-game currency in return for real money. Two Selby County residents and a third person from Connec...Read More

B.C.’s Cullen Commission Enters Next Phase

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2020

Monday this week saw the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia enter its next phase of hearings in Vancouver, B.C. Resumed only on October 26 instead of the initially-scheduled October 13, the current phas...Read More

B.C. To File Loot Box Class-Action Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2020

British Columbia is on the verge of its very first official loot box class action lawsuit. Filed on September 30 by plaintiffs Mark Sutherland and Shawn Moore, from British Columbia and Ontario, respectively, the suit alleges that loot bo...Read More

Kornuth Back In The Black In Galfond Challenge

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2020

Whether or not career Poker player Chance Kornuth will ultimately succeed where both VeniVidi1993 and ActionFreak have failed remains to be seen. But as for right now, and following Wednesday’s session, Kornuth’s $190,000 fini...Read More

Google Stadia Launch Free Games

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2020

Google is luring people into cloud gaming by enticing them with a series of free-to-play Stadia game demos. Games such as Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle and Humankind, launched earlier this week on Stadia, will be available to play for free f...Read More

Poker Veteran Sam Grizzle Dies

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2020

Professional player Sam Grizzle, widely known as one of the funniest guys in the Poker world, has died. Grizzle was 67 years old. After suffering a serious stroke and brain aneurysm on Sunday, October 18, Grizzle reportedly fell into a co...Read More

Vegas Casinos Ramp Up Security Amid Crime Spree

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2020

Violent crime on The Strip and in especially the Las Vegas Boulevard has witnessed a steady rise. Aggravated assault in particular is up at least 4 per cent compared to this time last year. As a result, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has r...Read More

Negreanu Says He Has No Problem With VPNs

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2020

Canadian Poker whizz Daniel Negreanu says he has no problem with players making use of a VPN to hide their real physical location – just as long as they are who they say they are. The GGPoker Ambassador shared his personal views on ...Read More

Loto-Québec Launches Reels On Instagram

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2020

Crown corporation and gaming giant Loto-Québec is officially on Instagram. The local gaming and entertainment supplier says that it hopes to step up its presence on social media, and by so doing, connect more effectively with local...Read More

Greg Vanney Upset Over Supporters’ Shield Award

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2020

Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney says the decision to not award the Supporters’ Shield to any club this year is disappointing and disgraceful. The decision referred to by Vanney was made by the group charged with overseeing the han...Read More

Pragmatic Play To Supply Huge Bingo Operator

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2020

Pragmatic Play, this year’s lead sponsor of the prestigious EGR Operator Awards 2020, continues to make online casino news headlines this week. The award-winning content supplier has been named the exclusive Bingo provider to leadin...Read More

Doug Polk’s Trash Talk Falls Flat Ahead of Negreanu Game

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2020

There’s now less than a fortnight remaining until Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu’s heads-up match on PokerGO. And judging by Doug Polk’s pre-game trash talk, his intention of taking out the trash is nothing more than fear...Read More

Exciting Link-Up Between Evolution And Wynn

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2020

American casino and sports betting operator Wynn Sports Interactive has announced an exciting new partnership alongside live casino iGaming specialist Evolution, formerly Evolution Gaming. The alliance will allow Wynn Sports Interactive t...Read More

VLTs & Casinos Re-Shuttered Across Quebec

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2020

Unprecedented situations call for unique and targeting responses. Which is why Crown corporation Loto-Québec’s decision to temporarily close one of its most popular best-performing casinos, as well as all Video Lottery Termin...Read More

Police Called To Break Up Huge Bingo Event

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2020

So eager are residents of Montreal to continue to play Bingo that on Wednesday, police had no option but to visit a local gaming hall and order organisers to send 170 players home. This official visit came after an initial warning had alr...Read More

Late Humboldt Broncos Coach Honoured In Alta

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2020

The coach who died in April 2018 in the fatal crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team’s bus and a private semi was recently honoured with a bronze statue in his hometown of Peace River, Alberta. Darcy Haugan, 42 at t...Read More

Bingo Hoping For A Break In Colorado Vote

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2020

Bingo may be about to benefit from the biggest legislative break Colorado has ever seen. Bingo halls will be banking on voter support in November and a dice rolling in favour of Amendment C. Should the chips fall in favour of the amendmen...Read More

Xbox Series X Is Quick & Quiet, But It’s Also Too Hot

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

So hot to the touch is the Microsoft’s Xbox Series X that some reporters, influencers and creators who have managed to get their hands on an early release, found themselves using the hardware as a makeshift fireplace, with others ye...Read More

Buffalo Sabres Sign Taylor Hall In $8M Deal

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

They’ve been called everything from moribund to the NHL’s biggest disaster. But the Buffalo Sabres are hoping to soon turn all of that around – and they’re banking on an US$8 million deal involving the sweepstakes ...Read More

Light Source Synchrotron To Upgrade To 2.0

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2020

More than 3,000 experiments have been completed at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron in Saskatoon – experiments that are helping scientists develop everything from cancer treatments to new processes in geology and biochemistry. ...Read More

GTO Leads To The Ultimate Poker Conundrum

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2020

Game Theory Optimal Poker is about as controversial and disparity-invoking an issue as counting cards in Blackjack. And since Poker is a game of player-on-player as opposed to Blackjack’s player-vs-dealer, GTO supporters are natural...Read More

Amazon Finally Cans Crucible

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2020

Ecommerce and online entertainment giant Amazon have officially canned Crucible, their free-to-play multiplayer shooter game. Crucible has no sustainable future explained Amazon’s Crucible team in a recent blog post. And no surprise...Read More

New Twist In Greater Sudbury’s KED Plot

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

An unexpected development in Greater Sudbury City recently threatened to add yet another twist to the already-complicated Kingsway Entertainment District plot. Greater Sudbury District Council recently heard how 3rdLine Studio, a local de...Read More

Gateway Loan Causes Stir In House Of Commons

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

The CA$200 million Federal Government loan extended to Gateway Casinos & Entertainment as part of government’s Large Employer Emergency Financing project has emerged quite the subject of dissension in the House of Commons. ...Read More

PACOOP 2020 A Success, Next Up New Jersey

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2020

Thanks to Canadian online Poker and iGaming operator PokerStars, online Poker is thriving in regulated U.S. states such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania. With the second edition of PokerStars’ Pennsylvania Championship of Online Poker...Read More

Missing Poker Man Possibly Killed By Backer

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2020

Jon Jonsson, the Icelandic Poker player last seen alive leaving a hotel in Dublin, Ireland, on February 9 last year, may have been killed by a backer. According to an unnamed detainee currently serving time in a local prison in Iceland, J...Read More

Indoor Bingo Helps Save Service Clubs

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2020

Branch 56 of the Royal Canadian Legion in the Pleasantville neighbourhood St. John’s aren’t wishing the summer they’ve only just managed to survive on their worst enemies. A normally bustling summer of weddings and recep...Read More

Apple’s Craftiness Called Out By Ex-Director

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2020

Apple Inc. is the epitome of the double industry standard. So says former Apple App Store Director Phil Shoemaker of Apple’s keep-out policies responsible for preventing Xbox Game Pass and Google Stadia from selling their wares to i...Read More

Negreanu And Polk Talk About Grudge Match Rules

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2020

They’re ready to launch, say Poker champs Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk. Having in July agreed to a heads-up style Poker grudge match, it now seems they’ve finished hashing out the final details. The so-called grudge match wi...Read More

Ex-Crown Chairman Admits To Shameful Threats

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2020

An inquiry into the suitability of Crown Resorts to hold its licence for its new casino planned for Sydney later this year has unearthed quite the pandora’s box of embarrassments. The government enquiry has now led to former Crown R...Read More

Carbon-Green Split Creating Issues In Canada

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2020

There’s no disputing the fact that going green is the only way to ensure a sustainable future. at the same time, it’s also true that many Canadian regions and communities derive their livelihoods from the oil and gas sector. A...Read More

Police Raid Gambling Den At Toronto Mansion

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2020

Law enforcement authorities have seized a massive mansion in a quiet neighbourhood just north of Toronto – along with alcohol to the value of CA$1.5 million, roughly a million dollars in cash, 11 firearms, and thousands of rounds of...Read More

London Western District Restart Live Races

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2020

After a long hiatus live horse racing is finally making a return to London’s Western District Fair in Ontario. Horse racing eventually returns to the popular premises this week – with live harness racing expected to thrill hor...Read More

Gaming Deals At Play In $381M Playboy Sale

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2020

The late Hugh Hefner’s Playboy brand has long enjoyed strong ties with the world of casinos and gaming. And now that New York special acquisition vehicle Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. is forking out a cool $381 million to acquire...Read More

Midway Poker Tour Puts Players Out Of Pocket

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2020

Excitement over a new live Poker tournament series recently launched didn’t last as long as expected – all as a result of exceptionally poor planning and confusion over payouts leading to allegations of fraud and underhanded a...Read More

LoL Virtual K-Pop Group To Release 1st Album

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2020

The long-anticipated debut album by League of Legends universe virtual K-pop group K/DA will eventually be released on November 6, LoL creators Riot Games have said. K/DA released its first single in two years earlier on this year in Augu...Read More

Dale Selection Gets Women’s Football Trending

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2020

Football is a sport enjoyed by many Canadians. And to some, it’s a sport enjoyed by entire families, and in many cases, families made up of mostly women. One example of a family of female football players and enthusiasts is WWCFL st...Read More

LeoVegas Makes First Foray Into Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2020

Online casino gaming and entertainment giant LeoVegas has expanded into the booming world of online Bingo. The operator recently launched its very first online Bingo product and range of games. According to a pre-launch press release to ...Read More

Cache Creek Casino Shuttered By Cyber Attack

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2020

A casino owned and run by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Native American Nation has confirmed having fallen victim to a cyber-attack. As a result of the attack, Northern’ California’s Cache Creek Casino Resort was reportedly forced to ...Read More

Kruse Debacle Draws New Attention To RTA

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2020

Real-Time Assistance (RTA) in Poker is a hotter conversation topic now than ever before because of what we saw happening as a result of the Fedor Kruse debacle. Since many Poker players weren’t even aware of such a thing as cheating...Read More

Real Poker Coming To Nintendo Switch

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2020

Poker has often in the past been incorporated in video games. But despite this presence, the game has traditionally been included as a sort of by-product by developers of games like Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto. But thanks to ...Read More

Microsoft Launching New Xbox Connect For iOS

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2020

An upcoming new update by Microsoft will enable iOS users to stream Xbox One games directly to their iPhones. The update will form part of a big new Xbox App update created specifically for iOS. Scheduled to be available soon via Apple&rs...Read More

NBA Positive About 2021, But Also Realistic

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league remains as upbeat as ever over the possibility of teams playing in their home arenas in front of fans in the seats come next season. But – cautioned Silver on Wednesday as part of his ann...Read More

No Bingo, No Jobs Say Greene County Residents

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

To the residents of Eutaw in Greene County, Alabama, Bingo is more than just gaming entertainment or an opportunity to connect socially with others – it also generates around $400,000 in revenue every month, not to mention even hund...Read More

Mesquite Launches Two All-New Bingo Bonuses

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

Thanks to a special initiative undertaken by Mesquite Gaming’s Virgin River Hotel & Casino alongside digital Bingo application provider sidePlayR, Bingo enthusiasts will from now on out be treated to an enhanced and premium gami...Read More

Gateway Benefiting From $200M Kickstart Loan

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

Based in British Columbia and established in 1992, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is a private employer that operates 26 casinos and gambling venues scattered across three provinces. As such, the company employs tens of thousands of pe...Read More

Amazon Is Getting Into Gaming – Unveils Luna

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

Amazon is officially getting into gaming. And not unlike practically everything else we’ve seen the internet giant get into, its new Luna cloud gaming platform is expected to grow large enough to give market rivals Google Stadia and...Read More

Galfond & Co Out To Prove Postle A Cheat

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

Stones Gambling Hall supervisor and Postlegate-sympathiser Justin Kuraitis may be convinced of the Poker community’s apathy regarding alleged cheat Mike Postle. But some of the biggest names in the industry aren’t about to sim...Read More

Peterborough Casino Says No Mask, No Entry

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

Ontario’s Shorelines Casino Peterborough isn’t making light of the province’s reopening health and safety guidelines. Earlier this week the casino reportedly refused two customers entry to its premises because of the fac...Read More

Cat Osterman Crowned Athletes Unlimited Champ

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

Cat Osterman, a 37-year-old Team USA pitcher and star left-hander, has been crowned the very first Athletes Unlimited softball champion. She was crowned based on the total number of points scored whilst playing in a five-week long bio-bub...Read More

Two Loto-Québec Casinos To Re-Enter Lockdown

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

A mandated return to a state of lockdown for several regions in Québec spells nothing good for the province’s casinos and gaming venues. So much so that Crown corporation Loto-Québec has announced that it has decided t...Read More

New First Nation Study Calls For Gaming Regulation Changes

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2020

An insightful new study by Canadian research and public policy organisation Frasier Institute has identified specific key reforms that, if implemented by the country’s lawmakers, will help First Nations create value for their commun...Read More

Boyd Gaming Hit With $300k Fine For Detention Incident

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2020

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has slapped Boyd Gaming’s Las Vegas Fremont Casino with a massive $300k fine. The fine is in response to a November 2019 incident that saw a female gambler man-handled and unlawfully detained by secur...Read More

All-New Midway Poker Tour Coming To Illinois

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2020

Players’ inability to play live in-person Poker on the felt has frustrated the industry and everyone in it no end. Which is why the upcoming launch of a brand-new Poker tour set to offer players endless amounts of Poker action along...Read More

Laing & Jones’ Return To Curling Results In a Win

Ben Hamill - September 30, 2020

After a long break from the ice, Canada’s favourite curling couple are back. Brent Laing and Jennifer Jones have made a triumphant return, winning the doubles event at Waterloo’s KW Granite Curling Club. The freshness of bran...Read More

Better Days Await In ‘21 Says Kawartha Downs

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2020

Better days are coming to Ontario’s horse racing scene – and it’s a future Kawartha Downs is determined to make a bright and successful one. Harness racing, especially, has a promising future in the region, said racetrac...Read More

Loto-Québec Implement New Operating Curfews

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2020

Crown corporation Loto-Québec recently announced in-depth details regarding several changes set to be implemented post-reopening in an attempt to more effectively safeguard those visiting its casinos and gaming halls – all si...Read More

Hellmuth Upsets Esfandiari A Second Time

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2020

High-stakes Poker pounders Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari have been arch-rivals on the felt for longer than any of the two would probably care to remember. In fact, for 18 years has Esfandiari been a professional thorn in Hellmuth&r...Read More

Jamie Foxx To Star In New BetMGM Campaign

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2020

Grammy and Academy Award-winning superstar and beloved celebrity personality Jamie Foxx is set to star in an upcoming new big-brand campaign for sports betting and iGaming operator BetMGM. The big-brand bookmaker welcomed the film star t...Read More

Rob Howley Signs 3-Yr Deal With Rugby Canada

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2020

  Former Wales and British Lions attack coach Rob Howley, the man late last year slapped with an 18 months-long fine (half of which was suspended), for breaching rugby’s betting and gambling rules, has signed a three-year assi...Read More

Isai Scheinberg Sentenced

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2020

A U.S. federal judge has sentenced online Poker offender and PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg to a $30,100 fine and suspended prison time over his involvement in online gaming operations after the coming into force of America’s Un...Read More

Bongo’s Bingo Takes The Party Action Outside

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

It’s doubtful whether even Bongo’s Bingo founder Jonny Bongo himself could have foreseen just how popular an outdoor and physically distanced edition of the company’s famous Bingo parties was going to be. But popular pro...Read More

UK Gov Launches Loot Box Call For Evidence

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

The U.K. government this week officially launched its previously hinted-at call for evidence regarding the effects and impact of loot boxes in video games. Driven by government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCM...Read More

Fremont Casino LV In Trouble With NGCB

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

Popular gaming venue the Las Vegas Fremont Casino Resort has found itself in hot water after local regulator the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) filed an official unsuitable operations complaint against the gaming establishment earlier...Read More

Bruce Buffer Named Twin Casino Ambassador

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2020

Bruce Buffer is no stranger to the world of broadcasting, entertainment and live events. The man dubbed the “Voice of Mixed Martial Arts” would not have spent the past 24 years announcing Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) e...Read More

Seneca Resorts & Casinos Cancel Live Shows

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2020

All live performances and music shows previously scheduled by New York’s Seneca Resorts and Casinos for the remaining months of 2020 have been cancelled, the gaming and entertaining establishment has confirmed. Cancelled shows incl...Read More

Parker Talbot Wins First-Ever WCOOP Event

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2020

Whether or not he himself ever thought he’d actually nail it is anyone’s guess – but luckily, that doesn’t take anything away from the fact that Canada’s Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot finally became a ...Read More

Bose Named Official LoL Headset Partner

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2020

Northeastern American audio equipment and technology specialist developer and manufacturer Bose has been named the official headset partner of all global League of Legends (LoL) events. Beginning with the upcoming League of Legends World ...Read More

Brad Booth Confirmed Alive & Well By Family

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

Prominent Canadian born Poker player Brad Booth has been found and is alive and well, Booth’s family has confirmed via a tweet. On July 30 Booth was reported missing after he failed to make contact with neither friends nor family fo...Read More

PS4 Games Won’t Be Backwards Compatible with PS3 & PS2 Consoles

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

PlayStation fans who had been hoping to play their old PS3 and PS2 games on Sony’s upcoming new PS5 console are unfortunately in for a disappointment. Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan during a recent interview with a hig...Read More

BCLC Report Shows Online Gaming Potential

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2020

British Columbia has always been able to rely heavily on the support of a high-performing provincial online gaming industry. This is true in the present and was true even before global disaster hit around mid-March. And even though B.C.&r...Read More

WNBA Star Marries Ex-Prisoner She Helped Free

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2020

WNBA superstar and two-time Olympic gold medalist Maya Moore is married to Jonathan Irons, a man she’s spent the last 13 years helping to free from prison. Moore, named the league’s Most Valuable Player in 2014, in February 2...Read More

Bingo Finally Returns To Charlottetown Club

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2020

Popular hotspot Parkdale Sherwood Lions is finally ready to host its first Bingo games in more than 6 months. The venue has been closed ever since public health restrictions were first enforced around mid-March. But end-of-week will fina...Read More

Park MGM To Reopen Fully Smoke-Free

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2020

Park MGM, along with in-house boutique hotel NoMad Las Vegas, will eventually reopen their doors to the public on September 30, MGM Resorts International has now confirmed. What’s more, said MGM via a social media tweet, once open, ...Read More

iGaming Projected To Be Worth $648bn By 2027

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2020

Hard though it may be to believe, we’re already crawling towards the end of a particularly disastrous year – a definite non-event on the modern calendar. But this obviously also means that we’re now getting to see indust...Read More

Nintendo To Release 4 More Retro Games

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2020

It’s Nintendo-official: the next lot of games set to be added to the Japanese games-maker’s Nintendo Switch Online retro library will include Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest and Mario’s Super Picross &nda...Read More

Fedor Kruse Accused Of High-Stakes Cheating

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2020

A well-known online Poker player has been accused by two of his former housemates of cheating in high-stakes cash games by making illicit use of “solver” software. According to Fedor Kruse’s former Vienna housemates, id...Read More

Settlement Sparks Postle, Kuraitis Reaction

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2020

Now that a part-settlement has been reached in the Postlegate scandal involving disgraced Poker cheat Mike Postle and Sacramento-based Stones Gambling Hall, it appears as if both Postle and Stones supervisor Justin Kuraitis are eager to r...Read More

Aquinnah Bingo Case Before Appeals Court

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2020

The building of a Bingo hall and gaming venue on the western side of Martha’s Vineyard by the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head is an issue long already in contention – with the town of Aquinnah trying all that it can to prevent the...Read More

Vancouver’s Moth Influx No Cause For Panic

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2020

They’re not exactly butterflies and represent to many people somewhat of an “acquired taste” as far as in-house hospitality goes. And what’s worse – they’re literally all over Vancouver from seemingly o...Read More

AJ Kelsall Wins WSOP Global Casino Champ

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2020

This year for the first time in the history of the event hosted online, the invite-only World Series of Poker Global Casino Championship concluded yet again in super-successful fashion on September 13. Hosted this year in Nevada as well a...Read More

Sydney & Halifax Gaming To Reopen Oct. 5

Ben Hamill - September 16, 2020

News bound to warm the cockles of the hearts of those gaming enthusiasts living in Sydney and Halifax, is that gaming operator Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has received the greenlight for an October 5 relaunch of its day-to-day opera...Read More

Local Speed Skaters Open To Hub Possibility

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

Even though it may at times feel as if they’re being made to take one step back after another, Canada’s speed skaters say they remain hopeful of being able to train and compete again soon. And if that means having travel to th...Read More

Brampton Man’s $100k Instant Bingo Win

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

When retired Brampton truck driver Reginald McNally finished scratching away at his Instant Bingo Doubler ticket, something looked so “off” that he immediately assumed that something must be amiss with his ticket. But upon cl...Read More

VLT Win Turns Saskatchewan Man Millionaire

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

When Saskatchewan-based video lottery terminals (VLTs) enthusiast Bob Heintz recently hit a jackpot win playing his favourite Vault Breaker progressive jackpot game, he initially thought he had won CA$1,000. But that would only last unti...Read More

Beloved TV Gameshow To Make Autumn Return

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

Recently confirmed good news is that gaming and entertainment giant and Crown corporation Loto-Québec’s beloved La Poule aux Oeufs d’Or television gaming show will be making its official 28th season return th...Read More

Fabrizio Gonzales Wins Big In 888poker Event

Ben Hamill - September 15, 2020

It’s the biggest online Poker festival ever to be hosted by online Poker platform 888poker – and the good news is that Millions Superstorm officially got underway on September 10. The $8 million+ guaranteed prize pool-event w...Read More

Station Finally Gives Up Reno Casino Dream

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2020

Las Vegas-based hotel and casino gaming company Station Casinos has thrown in the towel on a 15-year-long battle to raise a successful casino in Reno. According to the Reno Gazette Journal (RGJ), the company recently put all of its Reno ...Read More

Newfoundland Family Find An Ally In Seaweed

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2020

What had originally started out as no more than a business on the side run by Newfoundland family Terrance (49), Courtney (42), and Phoenix (11) Howell, the family now hails the unlikely answer to their financial worries brought about by ...Read More

Canada’s Daniel Dvoress Makes Cover Feature

Ben Hamill - September 14, 2020

Poker media publication CardPlayer has just released its latest digital bi-weekly magazine, and trending on the cover is none other than Canadian Poker champion Daniel Dvoress – the man who recently won the WSOP’s Millionaire ...Read More

Connor Drinan Wins Final WSOP Bracelet

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2020

His is a win that wrapped up a super successful and record-smashing World Series of Poker online tournament. His name is Connor Drinan and he’s the United States player to have won the final available WSOP bracelet – along wit...Read More

LeoVegas To Go Bingo Big With Pragmatic Play

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2020

Great news for Bingo enthusiasts is that online casino operator giant LeoVegas – in collaboration with online technology provider Pragmatic Play - is officially getting ready to launch a brand-new online Bingo product this coming Oc...Read More

Canadian Casinos Making A Slow Return

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2020

Canada’s gaming scene may be crawling back to life after an extended period of near non-existence, but, says casino operator Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC), it is a slow crawling back to life resulting in an industry that ...Read More

Bingo Blitz To Donate $100M To Make-A-Wish

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

Not only does Bingo Blitz offer to a global audience base social Bingo fun that is free to play, but players wanting to support a tremendously good cause now also get to help unlock donations to the value of at least $100,000 for the bene...Read More

WSOP Celebrates Historical Poker Event

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

Never before has the Poker world witnessed anything quite like it. An event hosted on the back of the disappointing cancellation of a flagship Las Vegas live tournament competition, the 2020 World Series of Poker GGPoker online competitio...Read More

CONCACAF Says Re New WC Qualifier Schedule

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

Theirs was never going to be a World Cup journey free of its fair share of challenges. And now that making it all the way through to the 2022 competition in Qatar requires of the team to also navigate those hindrances and delays cause by ...Read More

Epic Games Asks Court To Stop Apple Monopoly

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

Apple may be locked and loaded and ready for a so-called retaliation, but that doesn’t mean Fortnite creators Epic Games are simply going to sit back and wait to hear the shrapnel drop. Not if a request recently brought before court...Read More

Caesars & VICI Sell Harrah’s Racino For $22M

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

Gaming and entertainment giant Caesars Entertainment, and racino operator and co-owner VICI, have reportedly agreed to offload Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Racino on buyer Rubico Acquisition Corp. in exchange for US$22 million. Of the ...Read More

Stoyan Madanzhiev Nabs Biggest WSOP Win Ever

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

What had initially started out as an unlikely Event #77: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event final table finish for Stoyan Madanzhiev, could not have worked out in a more pro-Madanzhiev way no matter which way the chips could ultimat...Read More

Local Legions Say They’re Lost Without Bingo

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2020

To thousands of Canadian veterans, Royal Canadian legions are a social and mental health lifeline, and even more so to those living in smaller communities. Legions are where veterans and their families go for everything from a social game...Read More

Carlo LiVolsi Named Potential Wolfpack Buyer

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

Canadian entrepreneur Carlo LiVolsi has been named as the man looking to buy the financially struggling Transatlantic rugby club, the Toronto Wolfpack. Team officials reportedly days ago introduced LiVolsi to Rugby’s Super League as...Read More

Melika Razavi Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

Supermodel beauty and former Miss Global Iran Melika Razavi has officially shown herself to be not only drop dead gorgeous, but also a super smart player at the Poker felt by having just won a highly coveted World Series of Poker Online g...Read More

Las Vegas Strip May Only Recover By 2023

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

There was never any doubting the fact. The Las Vegas Strip’s road to economic recovery would be a long one. But analysts performing regular re-evaluations of the precarious and constantly changing situation have just thrown a parti...Read More

Olympic Games To Go Ahead In 2021

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2020

If it’s beginning to sound a whole lot like a record stuck on repeat, then it’s because it’s beginning to sound a whole lot like a record stuck on repeat. Come what may, says the International Olympic Committee (IOC), th...Read More

Beloved Poker Ambassador Mike Sexton Dies

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2020

Beloved Poker Hall of Famer, strategist, and broadcaster, Mike Sexton, the man famously dubbed the “Ambassador of Poker” for his lifelong passion for instilling an appreciation of the game in others, has died of cancer. He was...Read More

River Cree Casino Re-Launches Table Games

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2020

Following a harrowing 6 months-long safety moratorium on all gaming activities across Alberta province, government at long last gave the official June 12 reopening thumbs-up. Slot machines and VLTs would be permitted to resume operations ...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Reveals Reopening Date

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2020

British Columbia-based Crown corporation and gaming giant Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) has finally released a proposed reopening date following more than 6 months of country-wide closures of all 25 its gaming venues. Gaming ac...Read More

How Canada Is Stealing The NBA Show

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

They’ve made for quite the week in the basketball spotlight – playing hard and fast and reviving once more the Canadian basketball Olympic medal flame of hope. They’re Jamal Murray, Lu Dort, Steve Nash, and NBA coach of ...Read More

The Avengers Video Game Is Finally Here

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

Two years have lapsed since Disney’s Marvel Entertainment first announced an official partnership with Japanese games development giant Square Enix. And now, some twenty-four months on, the gaming community at long last gets to enjo...Read More

Mike Sexton Gravely Ill And In Hospice Care

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

Well-known Poker ambassador Mike Sexton is gravely ill and has for at least a month now been receiving hospice care at his home. So confirmed friend and fellow Poker enthusiast Linda Johnson on social media on September 2. Fellow Poker p...Read More

How Denim Jeans Could Be Polluting Our Water

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

A trusted pair of jeans is to many people the ultimate go-to clothing item. Whether the requirement is to dress up or down, given the right accessory or t-shirt, there simply isn’t anything quite like it.  Which is why most pe...Read More

Vlambeer Shutting Down After 10 Years Of Games

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2020

After exactly a decade spent making mobile games, indie studio Vlambeer, the studio behind games such as Nuclear Throne, Ridiculous Fishing, and Super Crate Box, is calling it a day.  The studio, which was founded in 2010 by Jan Wil...Read More

Poker Couple To Run Marathon Des Sables ‘21

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2020

Not only are they dab hands playing the felt, but Poker’s Julie Cornelius and husband Darin Dobler are apparently also quite adventurous and eager to do their bit for charity and specifically, childhood cancer research. As such, th...Read More

Borgata Lays Off Nearly Half Of Workforce

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2020

Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino, which is operated by casino industry giant MGM Resorts International, has confirmed having reduced its workforce by nearly half. This following operator MGM’s decision to lay off at least ...Read More

How VR Tech May Help Mines Save Millions

Ben Hamill - September 04, 2020

Mining can be a particularly dangerous industry to work in – and especially so to inexperienced workers undergoing training. Real-life blasting training requires a great deal of effort and can be costly to mines and potentially life...Read More

PokerStars Exits China, Macau And Taiwan

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

PokerStars is no longer active or available to players living in China, Macau or Taiwan. This following the popular brand’s September 1st exit from all three the aforementioned countries. This following an email notifica...Read More

BCLC Report Shows iGaming Spike Amid Crisis

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

Online gambling continues to increase in popularity, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s latest financial report has revealed. Even though reporting an overall 2.2% drop in terms of year-on-year revenue for the period 2019-20...Read More

Stephen Lecce Inspires Bingo Drinking Game

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2020

So monotonous and repetitive have Education Minister Stephen Lecce’s responses to concerns over Ontario’s controversial back-to-school plan become, that one Toronto teacher has decided to try and find the humour in an otherwis...Read More

Woodbine Mohawk Park To Welcome Back Fans

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2020

Great and long-anticipated news this week is that Woodbine Entertainment on Monday declared itself ready to once again welcome in-person supporters and horseracing fans through the gates of its Woodbine Mohawk Park racetrack venue. Augus...Read More

Bragg Cites Big Expansion Driver Of Success

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2020

Toronto iGaming giant Bragg Gaming Group Inc. has released its financial results pertaining to the three months leading up to the end of June this year. A continued focus on growth as well as global diversification is according to the gr...Read More

Prorogue Major Blow To Sports Betting Bill

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2020

A prorogued and premature end to the current Parliament and Commons session not only has the Liberal Party’s opposition hot under the collar with frustration and anger for what said opposition party has described as a scheme purpose...Read More

Esfandiari Loses WSOP Bracelet In Burglary

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2020

Career player and live Poker ace Antonio Esfandiari says his home’s been burgled, and valuables to the tune of at least $1 million has been taken in the process. Alleged burglar Svitlana Silva (46) has, according to the WSOP bracel...Read More

Bingo Hall Enforce No Mask, No Play Rule

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2020

A 67-year-old Bingo enthusiast and resident of Ontario has reportedly been ordered to leave the premises of her local Bingo hall unless she agreed to cover her tracheostomy with a mask. Elaine Arbeau, who is battling lung cancer, as a res...Read More

Locals To Petition Salon De Jeux Relocation

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2020

Recommendations pertaining to vulnerable individuals and potential problem gamblers have some of the residents of Vanier steaming hot under the collar. A recent announcement confirming the planned 2021 relocation of popular Loto-Qué...Read More

Sony Focused On Accelerated Content Roll-Out

Ben Hamill - September 01, 2020

Whilst PlayStation maker Sony says it recognises the presence of fierce and increased competition in the console and computer games market, it also believes that the key to achieving ongoing success and holding on to its current position ...Read More

New Purses Help Support Ontario Horseracing

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

Horseracing in Ontario, save for the fact that all races are currently competed without spectators physically present in the stands, has for the most part made a comeback. Even so, since the province’s horse people did not remain un...Read More

CA$1M Poured Into Niagara Casinos Re-Opening

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

One million Canadian dollars. Such is the size of the investment poured into improving and strengthening the health and safety barrier in place at Ontario’s Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara. Now closed for 5 months+, and ...Read More

Sims 4 Star Wars Pack Leaves Players Wanting

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

While die-hard fans of the Star Wars franchise are obviously beside themselves over the upcoming release of a new Sims 4 expansion pack featuring everything from stormtroopers to R2D2, to lightsabers and being able to make your sims take ...Read More

Unknown Canadian Player Wins WSOP Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 31, 2020

Each year, we get to hear stories of this famous player or that regular grinder after several years in the game, winning their first-ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet. And it typically takes no more than a quick search to reveal a ...Read More

There’s Much To Be Said For On-Cam Poker

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2020

Online Poker certainly has lived its fair share of comeback magic in recent days. What with everyone suddenly stuck at home, and Poker rooms practically in a hibernation of sorts for months on end, it can be said that players were made to...Read More

Microsoft Sides With Epic In Apple Spat

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2020

Apple is currently facing a whole lot of pushback over the terms enforced by its App Store. Epic Games, for one, creators of popular Battle Royale video game Fortnite, have clearly had their fill of Apple’s manipulative whiles and m...Read More

Anson Tsang Wins His 2nd WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2020

It’s this year two years since Anson Tsang won his very first WSOP bracelet playing Pot Limit Omaha. Which is why his having just nabbed his second WSOP gold bracelet in Event #68 of the 2020 Online World Series of Poker, is such a ...Read More

Kansas City Bans Native US Imagery At Games

Ben Hamill - August 28, 2020

Kansas City supporters and fans will no longer be permitted to don headdresses, face paint, and/or clothing in any way associated with Native American groups and cultures, the NFL team announced on Thursday. The team said by way of a stat...Read More

6 Vegas Casino Companies On Best-Of Forbes List

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2020

A stunning total of 6 Las Vegas casinos and gaming tech companies have made it on to Forbes’ second annual America’s Best Employers by State list.  Of the 25 openings reserved for Nevada state, 5 were nabbed by casino ope...Read More

BetOnline Announces $2.5M Online Poker Tour

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2020

Online casino operator BetOnline has announced the upcoming launch of a stunning $2.5 million guaranteed online Poker series. Scheduled to run from September 7 through September 27, the tournament will reportedly feature a phenomenal sch...Read More

Lucky Buzz Bingo Player Wins £50,000 Jackpot

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2020

A lucky Metrocentre club Bingo regular from Gateshead, UK has just won an earthshaking £50,000 jackpot. And it’s a life-changing dig that has left the Buzz Bingo player speechless. In fact, said the player (who wishes to rema...Read More

New A-List Xbox In-House Team

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2020

It isn’t easy to tell whether Microsoft’s newest Xbox development-team is a strategic preparation for success, or a hiring spree hoping to cover all its design bases. All we know for sure is that even at a stage where there&rs...Read More

Nintendo Rumoured To Release Upgraded Switch

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2020

According to separate stories recently published by two major economic news publications, Nintendo is currently hard at work on an upgraded version of its Switch console. According to one of the two publications, who also happened to cite...Read More

Poker NLHE Cash Pot Record Smashed - Twice

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

The 2020 World Series of Poker online on GGPoker is just about the number one focus in the world of competitive professional and recreational Poker right now. But it’s actually the cash games currently running on the GGPoker Network...Read More

Loto-Québec To Relocate QC Gaming End-2021

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

After a period of due and proper consultation, and a weighing up of all pros and cons, Crown corporation Loto-Québec has announced having decided to relocate its Quebec City gaming hall to an all-new location and venue. The move fr...Read More

Buzz Bingo Rolls Out Playtech Tournaments

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

An all-new collaboration between casino games giant Playtech and Bingo operator Buzz Bingo will now open up an entire new world to the latter’s players, being that of slots tournaments to be played at Buzz Bingo while using Playtech...Read More

How To Choose The Right Online Bingo Site

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2020

Anyone new to online Bingo may find themselves in need of guidance in the direction of those online Bingo sites offering not only the best bang for their buck, but also preferred online providers in terms of variety of games, style, featu...Read More

EA Sports Teases FIFA 21 October Release

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2020

Nearly 27 years ago when EA Sports released its very first FIFA title – FIFA International Soccer – not even what is today the world’s largest sports franchise video games developer could have foreseen the revenue-genera...Read More

No WC Alpine Event In Lake Louise This Year

Ben Hamill - August 23, 2020

Canada will this season, for the first time in many years, not hold an alpine ski race on the World Cup circuit. This news followed the Thursday announcement by the Lake Louise event regarding its plans to sit the current season out due t...Read More

Cancelled 2020 Won’t Affect Edmonton Rebrand

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2020

Edmonton Football Team club president and chief executive Chris Presson says the now-confirmed cancellation of the 2020 CFL season will not have any effect either which way on the club’s intentions and plans to rebrand. After Edmon...Read More

Police Rule Out Poker Ties In Zhao Death

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2020

Police have now released fresh new findings regarding the tragic death and horrendous murder of top-performing and well-known career Poker player Suzie Zhao, most prominent of which is that there appear to be no ties between Zhao’s ...Read More

Caesars Windsor Reveals 2021 Plans

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2020

Caesars Windsor, whilst currently hard at work trying to establish the best possible approach for a safe and compliant re-opening, has started providing teaser previews as to what guests and players can expect in terms of top-notch entert...Read More

Peter Foster Arrested Over Sports Betting Scam

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2020

The August 20 arrest of habitual fraudster and all-round crook Peter Foster is proof again that crime never pays – at least not in the long run. On Thursday, Foster was taken into custody for his having allegedly run a multimillion-...Read More

Microgaming Welcomes Hacksaw Gaming Onboard

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2020

Casino games giant Microgaming has for decades long been the number one go-to source for some of the best and most entertaining online slots the world has ever seen. Which is why the gaming behemoth’s recent news of it having added ...Read More

CFL Players Offer Unique Take On Dud Season

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2020

While several CFL players will have to try and find alternative sources of income following the cancellation of the 2020 season, a cancelled season right about now is also an opportunity in disguise, say players Bo Levi Mitchell and Adam ...Read More

EA Dragged To Court Over Loot Box Controversy

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2020

The UK government isn’t the only institution drawing new attention to whether or not loot boxes such as those offered by video games giant EA’s Ultimate Team Packs constitute real-money gambling. A class action lawsuit claimin...Read More

Oregon Co. Uses Bingo To Make Sidewalks Safe

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2020

A company based on the US west coast has come up with a wonderfully unique idea to create a better awareness of the challenges faced by those who love to walk the streets of Oregon, or even just making use of local sidewalks to get to and...Read More

Shortened Season Facing Vernon & Tioga Downs

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2020

Prominent New York horse-racing enthusiast and racetracks owner Jeff Gural says there is major economic trouble afoot for his Tioga Downs Casino Resort and Vernon Downs Casino Hotel. Without active casino operations, Gural has now pointe...Read More

Apple Makes An Enemy Of Epic Games

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2020

Software giant Apple appears intent to make more enemies than what it does friends in the mobile video games industry. The latest victim of its attempts to monopolise the smartphone gaming industry is none other than Epic Games, the creat...Read More

Sportradar To Keep Athletes From Online Harm

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2020

Data leveraging and content giant Sportradar has launched a product designed to help protect professional athletes and sportspeople from the abuse so often suffered as a result of their having a public presence on social media. The latest...Read More

CFL Fails To Secure $30M In Federal Funding

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2020

The Canadian Football League’s board of directors will reportedly convene on Monday in order to come up with a viable survival plan as well as to determine how to best approach an abbreviated 2020 season given that no financial assi...Read More

Bilzerian’s Blitzpoker Brand Live In India

Ben Hamill - August 18, 2020

Poker player and Instagram personality Dan Bilzerian’s Blitzpoker brand is officially live in India thanks to a five-year extended partnership deal between Connective Games and popular Indian operator Spartan Poker. Bilzerian&rsquo...Read More

Buzz Bingo Recreates Lulu Guinness Bingo Bag

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2020

If your idea of style is to carry around your daubers and other general Bingo necessities in a special themed bag from British accessories fashion designer Lucinda “Lulu” Jane Guinness OBE, then the Bingo Bibi Tote is the perf...Read More

Huawei Rolls Out New GameCenter Platform

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2020

Chinese technology and smart phone giant Huawei has officially gone live with its all-new Huawei GameCenter in 33 countries. A platform designed specifically to bring mobile gaming communities together by making available to them content...Read More

Millions In Local Gaming Revenue Lost Daily

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2020

CA$22,828,500 per day. This is the total revenue lost by Canadian casinos and gaming halls since mid-March, a new study reveals. Compiled by taking into account information provided by reliable financial information sources such as indep...Read More

GGPoker Confiscates Thousands In Winnings

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2020

Controversial German high-stakes Poker player Tobias Duthweiler is again headlining casino news pages – this time round for naming prominent online Poker brand GGPoker as the real scoundrel in the latest drama to hit the industry. ...Read More

FansUnite Acquires Askott – Creates Canadian Giant

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2020

Joint-founded in 2017 by then CEO Darius Eghdami and COO Duncan McIntyre, FansUnite Entertainment has since grown into an industry leader in the use of blockchain technology in the sports betting industry. And the latest news is that the ...Read More

Natural8 Deals Handed To 6 WSOP Winners

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2020

Leading GGNetwork online Poker platform brand Natural8 has reportedly awarded sponsorships to all six of their World Series of Poker Online 2020 gold bracelet winners so far. Now roughly three weeks into the competition, a total of 25 WSO...Read More

Susie “Q” Zhao Murder Suspect Charged

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2020

Authorities have confirmed having charged convicted sex offender Jeffery Bernard Morris with the death of murdered WSOP Poker-pro Susie “Q” Zhao. The victim’s body was discovered in a car park at Pontiac Lake Recreation ...Read More

GCGC Posts Poor But Unsurprising Q2 Results

Ben Hamill - August 14, 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) chief executive Rod Baker says he’s anticipating a slow recovery from the several challenges the Ontario-based casino operator has had to circumnavigate as a result of the global health crisi...Read More

Blog Sued Over Sahara Closing Down Claims

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

A reportedly unfounded rumour spread by way of a popular Las Vegas blog has led to casino giant Sahara Las Vegas filing a lawsuit against the blog’s founder. Scott Roeben, founder of popular Las Vegas blog Vital Vegas, is being sue...Read More

Caesars Windsor Could Soon Reopen Its Doors

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

Since reopening its doors for only 50 customers at any given time is nowhere near enough to keep its operations running in a financially viable manner, Caesars Windsor is now exploring alternative solutions in the hopes of being able to o...Read More

Bingo Player Goes Missing After Massive Win

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

When 69-year-old Carolyn Riggins won big playing Bingo on July 11, the last thing her family expected was for her to go missing without a trace that very same day. Riggins, who suffers from partial dementia, was last seen at the Watauga ...Read More

The Mental Health Benefits Of Poker & Gaming

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2020

Games have long been recognised as being beneficial to the general well-being of the human body and mind. Games stimulate our minds on a cognitive level, and they’re also recognised as being social and mental health boosters. Not o...Read More

Toronto Wolfpack Players 2 Paycheques Behind

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2020

Players of transatlantic rugby league squad the Toronto Wolfpack have reportedly not been paid for at least 2 months and are now taking to social media to voice their utter frustration at a situation. The players’ frustration is und...Read More

Apple In Crossfire Over Gaming Manipulation

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2020

Technology giant Apple may be typically associated with its iPhones and tablets and smartwatches as opposed to being recognised as a giant in gaming, but it certainly appears to hold an internal contrasting view in relation to that held b...Read More

Tribal Gaming Expansion Denied Over Unrest

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2020

An already complicated and certainly un-neighbourly situation has now led to a New York tribal first nation having had its application for gaming operation tax-exempt status denied by the US Department of the Interior. The Cayuga Indian ...Read More

Ontario Enters Stage 3 But Casinos Remain Closed

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2020

Ontario provincial region Windsor-Essex has just become the final region to have received the Stage 3 reopening green light from local health and government authorities – with all casinos and gaming halls doing their bit for chariti...Read More

Woodbine Announces New Heinz Challenge

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

Thoroughbred horse racing colossus Woodbine Entertainment has launched an exciting new charity initiative in partnership with ketchup and cheese giant Kraft-Heinz Canada. The so-called Heinz Challenge will take on the form of a live racin...Read More

Loto-Quebec Expecting CA$300M Revenue-Loss

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

The unprecedented nature of a global health crisis of epic proportions certainly has played a bagful of tricks on all manners of industries the world over. And the gaming industry is, sadly, one of the industries hardest hit by the impact...Read More

GGPoker Rolls Out New SnapCam Feature

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2020

Despite the ever-increasing popularity of online Poker, players can often be heard bemoaning the fact that online, when compared to live, in-person Poker, tends to be experienced as somewhat of an impersonal affair. Which is exactly what ...Read More

Caggiula Suspended Over Ennis Head Check

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2020

Chicago forward Drake Caggiula has been ordered by the NHL to sit out on a single game of the team’s qualifying round series. This after the star forward made illegal head contact with Edmonton’s Tyler Ennis during the second ...Read More

Record Woodbine Thoroughbred Hi-5 Jackpot

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2020

This coming Thursday promises a strong start to making up for a long absence of horse racing action at Woodbine Entertainment. The Woodbine Thoroughbred Jackpot Hi-5 promises not only the thrill of the ultimate sort of return, but also a ...Read More

Vancouver Canuck Micheal Ferland Sent Home

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

Canucks forward Micheal Ferland has been declared unfit to play by Vancouver and has been ordered to leave the Edmonton bubble and return home. This of course means that the star forward will miss out on the remainder of the Vancouver Can...Read More

British Royals Bollocked By Bingo-Playing Pensioner

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

When English royals Prince William and wife Kate Middleton surprised the residents of Cardiff’s Shire Hall Care Home with a game of virtual Bingo earlier on this year, a resident by the name of Joan Drew Smith minced no words pointi...Read More

Shorelines Casino 1st Phase Upgrade Complete

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2020

With the first phase of a long-delayed road expansion and upgrade now complete, Belleville residents regularly travelling in the vicinity of the famous Shorelines Casino now get to travel effortlessly through the main traffic artery at Be...Read More

How Bingo Once Went High-Tech In Moose Jaw

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Around for literally hundreds of years, Bingo certainly has a super colourful and rich history. Legend has it that Bingo could very well have been played as far back as the early 1500s – this would have been shortly after it had evo...Read More

Kristen Bicknell Wins 3rd WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Canadian Poker-pro and partypoker ambassador Kristen Bicknell this past weekend not only won Event #44 of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Series, but also her 3rd WSOP gold bracelet. The Canadian player beat a field of 8...Read More

Outrage Over Poor Pay Increases At Blizzard

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

What had started out as an attempt to create a fair and equal wages playing field, has only created an even deeper chasm between gaming and development giant Blizzard Entertainment (a division of Activision Blizzard Inc.) and its employee...Read More

Nahrain Tamero Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

Online Poker player Nahrain “2Rivers” Tamero not only won $310,832 in incredible first-place prize money when he recently outlasted quite the field of players in the 2020 WSOP Online $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship ...Read More

Negreanu & Polk Shake Hands On Fight Terms

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2020

They used to be the best of friends but are now sworn rivals. They’re two of the biggest names in Poker today – and possibly even in the history of the game. And they’ve just shook hands on the terms of what promises to ...Read More

Superior Court Rules In Favour Of Breeders

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

The Superior Court of Canada, in a recent landmark ruling, ordered those individuals affected by the cancellation of government’s Slots at Racetracks program, deserving of monetary compensation for damages suffered. The way in which...Read More

MATCH Eatery Reopens At Cascades Chatham

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

Gambling at the premises of Gateway’s Cascades Casino Chatham may for the moment remain closed, but the good news is that the entertainment venue’s on-site food courts are about to be re-opened to the general public – bo...Read More

Bee Shortages Affecting Crops In B.C. & U.S.

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2020

Bees are among the hardest-working creatures on earth, ensuring the reproduction of a variety of wild and cultivated plants by pollination, thereby protecting everything from biodiversity to global food production and security. And accord...Read More

Daniel Negreanu Apologises For Twitch Tirade

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2020

Canadian Poker-pro and GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu has issued the type of apology that leaves everyone uncomfortably aware of its non-apologetic nature. Negreanu three days after he physically threatened a commenter named Tom Estr...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

Tony Dunst Wins WSOP Event And Gold Bracelet

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2020

Poker-pro, World Poker Tour presenter, and World Series of Poker regular Tony Dunst has won his second WSOP bracelet. Dunst not only got to walk away the champion of Event #21, complete with a WSOP bracelet in tow, but also now gets to b...Read More

WSOP Player Susie “Q” Zhao Dead At 33

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2020

World Series of Poker player Susie “Q” Zhao, 33, has died. Last seen by her mother on July 12, Zhao’s badly burned body was discovered in a car park at Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in Oakland County, Michigan, only a da...Read More

2020 F1 Canadian Grand Prix Cancelled

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2020

The ongoing world health crisis has claimed yet another casualty. Due to the high cost of bringing cars to North America from Europe, and with no spectators being permitted in the stands as per the orders of public health authorities, the...Read More

Rush Street Aiming To List On The NYSE

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

An anonymous source has leaked information about social casino and real money games developer Rush Street Interactive’s plans to become a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange. And according to the same source, Rus...Read More

Clipwire’s Bingo Story An Evergreen Success

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

Mobile gaming is on a rapid approach to surpassing $100 billion in annual revenue, a target the industry is expected to reach before the current year is out. This according to a recent report released by software-and-app-tracker data and ...Read More

Advertisers Testing Ads In Console Games

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2020

A migration of ads from television to console gaming may be the perfect antidote not only to the massive loss of live sports coverage, but also to challenges surrounding advertising content reaching a younger audience no longer interested...Read More

Former Maple Leaf Eddie Shack Dies Aged 83

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Former NHL veteran player and Maple Leaf Eddie Shack has died, Toronto announced on Twitter on the weekend. Shack was 83. Known for his colourful antics on and off the ice, his bruising playing style, off-beat skating gait, and huge pers...Read More

First Online Pokémon GO Fest A Huge Success

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2020

Given that this year’s Pokémon GO Fest was for the first time in the event’s history open to all players irrespective of where they were physically situated in the world, it’s no surprise at all that it also turne...Read More

MGA’s Buffalo Bingo Goes Global Online

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

  Online casino software developer MGA Games’ new Buffalo Bingo title is officially live with all licensed international partner-operators. MGA specialises in big-scale online Bingo gaming products and focuses specifically on ...Read More

Man Uses Prosthetic Mask To Rob Casino of $100k

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2020

The 55-year-old man accused of having donned prosthetic face masks in order to disguise himself as an old man and rob VIP casino customers out of more than $100,000, has been arrested and is currently being detained in Kansas. The man sin...Read More

Little Nugget Casino & Diner To Close Down

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

Downtown Reno’s legendary Little Nugget Casino & Diner will close its doors for the second time this year at the end of July – and this time round, it will sadly be for good. A world-wide crisis completely unforeseen as l...Read More

Massive Nintendo Code Leak Reported

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

A massive source code leak of what is being described as an incident of giga proportions has left Japanese video games and console manufacturer Nintendo covering wildly for its loose bits. This after an anonymous poster on a popular gamin...Read More

Spearhead Studios Launch 2 New Games

Ben Hamill - July 27, 2020

After having made its debut-appearance at ICE London 2020, EveryMatrix Group-owned Spearhead Studios is quickly becoming an iGaming force to be reckoned with. The studio recently released not only one, but two new games: Blackjack, as wel...Read More

Delta Bingo To Resume Games In Sudbury

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2020

July 27th will at long last see Bingo return to Greater Sudbury, a Delta Bingo spokesperson has confirmed. Delta’s Sudbury and Val Caron venues will be among the first to resume in-person games in the Greater Sudbury regi...Read More

Konami Test-Runs First Cashless Slot Credit

Ben Hamill - July 26, 2020

The global cashless movement is as strong and forceful as what it’s ever been. A wind now full-on from behind, i.e. the result of a global health crisis, is steering the way money changes hands in an all-new direction. And US-based ...Read More

Top Ubisoft Resignations Raising Questions

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2020

The Canadian gaming industry, though a major contributor to the country’s annual GDP, isn’t without an ugly side – as evidenced by the wave of women who in the past few weeks worked up the courage to share their own pers...Read More

Lenovo To Release 5G-Enabled Gaming Phone

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2020

Tech-giant and smart phone manufacturer Lenovo is about to take mobile gaming to all-new levels. The manufacturer has just announced what will probably emerge as their most enthralling gaming smartphone to date. It’s called the Leno...Read More

Park MGM May Ban Smoking

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

A steal-photograph captured inside of a still-closed Park MGM Casino hints at Park becoming the first casino on the Las Vegas Strip getting ready to ban smoking. And judging by the specific wording of the sign, if such an assumption can i...Read More

NFLPA & GVC Launch Betting Education Program

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is launching an initiative focused on creating a better understanding of what sports betting is about, how it functions alongside the professional sports world, and why, now that more and more US states...Read More

WPT Renames Champions Cup After Mike Sexton

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2020

The World Poker Tour has announced that it has decided to rename the WPT Champions Cup after veteran WPT television commentator and partypoker ambassador/chairman Mike Sexton. The travelling trophy will from now on be called the ‘Mi...Read More

Blue Jays Denied Pittsburgh Home-Season

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

The Toronto Blue Jays have had yet another door shut firmly in their faces following Pennsylvania State’s denial of a request by the MLB team to play home games in Pittsburgh in the upcoming season. The Pennsylvania Department of He...Read More

Buzz Bingo Announces Slots Tournaments

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

UK Bingo giant Buzz Bingo has ventured into all-new territory by now offering to their players the chance to complete in online slots tournaments. And best of all is that these are played alongside fiends and/or fellow online players, whi...Read More

Woodbine Gives Social Media Reign To Charity

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2020

Woodbine Entertainment is a proud supporter of local charities, and in particular of those seeking to empower the black youth of Rexdale. And to show just how committed the racetrack is to those youth disadvantaged by their heritage and c...Read More

Tioga Downs & Vernon Downs To Remain Open

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Two of New York State’s largest harness-racing racetracks, Tioga Downs Casino Resort and Vernon Downs, are contrary to recent rumours, to remain open for business for the foreseeable future. This according to owner/manager Jeff Gura...Read More

All 12 WPT Online Champ Events Live-Streamed

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

The world of live online Poker is doing what it can to make the game as entertaining as possible to online viewers, fans, and participants. To this end, the World Poker Tour (WPT) World Online Championship, which just so happens to be und...Read More

Online Bingo Is Fuelled By Female Players

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Bingo remains as popular a game as ever before. And since technology has now catapulted humanity into a full-on digital reality, the online sector has experienced phenomenal growth. But even though land-based and online Bingo are essenti...Read More

Gateway’s Sudbury Casino Yet To Reopen

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2020

Since Stage 3 of Ontario’s provincial business reopening plan is now officially in force, casinos and Bingo venues across the province are able to do business for the first time since nation-wide closures in mid-March. Gaming venues...Read More

Football’s 2020 Ballon d’Or Award Cancelled

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

Football’s prestigious annual Ballon d’Or award is the latest big event to have been cancelled as a result of the disruptions caused by the ongoing global health crisis. Awarded every year for the past 64 years by France Footb...Read More

Casino Tycoon Suing Insurance For Millions

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

Billionaire real estate investor and casino-tycoon Phil Ruffin is suing two prominent US insurance giants for millions in damages suffered and income lost as a result of the knock-on effect on business caused by the global health crisis. ...Read More

Video Games Industry Reports Record June

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

A report compiled by leading New York-based consumer spending market research company NPD Group recently revealed that spending across video game hardware, software (the actual games), accessories and game cards during the month of June 2...Read More

Pat Lyons Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet Ever

Ben Hamill - July 21, 2020

A year that’s been particularly gruelling to some, has turned out one of the best years ever for Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons, who has just won his first ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Lyons, who in 2016 won the W...Read More

Leisure Acquisition Scraps Gateway IPO Deal

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

It certainly seems as if Canadian casino operator giant Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s prospects of listing on the New York Stock Exchange in association with special purpose acquisition vehicle Leisure Acquisition Corp., are...Read More

NetEnt & Evolution Gaming Post Stunning Q2 Results

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

NetEnt AB and Evolution Gaming, the two casino games behemoths currently locked in talks over a possible merger, both posted outstanding results for the second quarter of the current year. This all most likely as a result of a super-hike ...Read More

Strauss Off The Hook After Naked Vegas Rant

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2020

When Kenneth Strauss got himself kicked out of last year’s 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event by having removed his trousers, exposed basically everything he had to show, followed by an unceremonious throwing of one of his shoes ...Read More

Two More Canadian Casinos Sign Up With Passport Technology

Ben Hamill - July 18, 2020

Two more Canadian casino properties have now partnered with cash solutions provider Passport Technology in an attempt to streamline their cash responses in management structures in a way that is safe and compliant with current limited-con...Read More

Buzz Bingo To Close 26 Of Its UK Venues

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

UK retail Bingo giant Buzz Bingo (previously Gala Bingo) says it’s decided to permanently shutter at least 26 of its UK-based gaming halls due to the financial strain caused by the global health crisis. The permanent closures could ...Read More

Blizzard Waives Fee To Change Genders In WoW

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

World of Warcraft inhabitants (read: players) have been chopping and changing their physical features and appearances using the in-game barbershop long before the battle of Azeroth began – changing physical features such as the face...Read More

Alpine Canada To Soon Resume Training

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

Timing really is everything, apparently. Not only was the Alpine skiing season one of the few sports seasons largely unphased by the global outbreak of an epic health crisis, but the 2020-21 season is scheduled to get underway in Austria ...Read More

WSOP Regular Bob “Big Tex” Talbot Has Died

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2020

World Series of Poker regular and cash-games enthusiast Bob “Big Tex” Talbot has died aged 73. The Granbury resident passed on July 9; his family confirmed. Born November 3, 1946, Big Tex Talbot had throughout his Poker caree...Read More

Ontario Casinos To Reopen From July 17

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

Select casinos and charitable gaming venues located in Ontario are celebrating as Stage 3 of the province’s reopening plan is scheduled to come into force on July 17. This according to a recent announcement made by the Ontario Lotte...Read More

Rare Super Mario Bros Fetches Record Price

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

Gaming isn’t what it used to be. And whoever still considers it a pastime of the lazy, troubled, or even the unemployed, needs to get their quacking ducks in a row, because a rare version of the original 1985 Super Mario Bros releas...Read More

9Stacks Unveils Voice-Enabled Poker Table

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

9Stacks, India’s leading and fastest-growing Poker operator, has just launched the world’s first voice-enabled tables on its premium online platform. Voice-enabled Poker tables are according to 9Stacks, the opportunity for pla...Read More

Edmonton Eskimos Likely To Get A New Name

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2020

Money talks. And one team firmly in the running for a name-change because of this is the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos. With financial pressure from sponsors and social pressure from fans steadily mounting, many sports experts believe that...Read More

Alberta Gaming Raffle Tickets Now Online

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) has, in an attempt to modernise its approach to doing business, announced that its 50/50 raffle tickets will in future be available to buy online. The raffle tickets will be available digitally...Read More

Parking Lot Bingo Comes To Windsor

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Fancy a game of Bingo and all dressed up but with nowhere to go? Windsor residents this past weekend finally got to enjoy their long-awaited fill playing Parking Lot Bingo at the All Star Gaming Center. And it was quite the sight to behol...Read More

Domi To Enter Into Pre-Season Waiting Period

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Training camp for the National Hockey League’s long-awaited return gets underway on Monday, but Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi won’t be joining in – not immediately, in any event. Domi, who has Type 1 diabetes and c...Read More

Kid Poker Flips Out Over Internet Glitch

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

It’s easy to forget that Canadian Poker-pro Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu is only human and not only the no-emotion-show guru we so often perceive him to be. Recently forced out of hand by an internet connection glitch whi...Read More

MLB To Implement Extra-Innings Rule

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2020

Traditionalists had better watch out, because arena baseball is coming to the MLB. But instead of it heading Major League Baseball’s way for sole purpose of stirring the pot, the extra runner on second base at the start of each extr...Read More

Ivey Settles Protracted Dispute With Borgata

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2020

Controversial Poker player Phil Ivey has allegedly finally reached a settlement agreement with the Borgata, Atlantic City. The supposed settlement relates to a nearly decade-long dispute between Ivey and the popular MGM-owned casino over ...Read More

Saanich Junior Braves To Change Name & Logo

Ben Hamill - July 12, 2020

The Saanich Junior Braves, a team and division of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, will be changing its name out of respect for local Indigenous communities. The name and logo of the Saanich Junior Braves have been in use ever s...Read More

BetMGM Benefits From Further Investments

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings have reportedly invested a further $250 million in ROAR Digital, which company trades as the US-focused BetMGM sportsbook and online casino. MGM and GVC originally pushed $200 million in investme...Read More

Gateway & Unifor Reach Benefits Agreement

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

Gambling industry labour union Unifor and Canadian operator Gateway Casinos & Entertainment have after protracted negotiations and a threat of legal action reportedly reached an agreement in regard to the extension of employee benefit...Read More

Bingo Back In Saskatchewan

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

July 9 after an exceptionally long wait at long last saw in-person gaming return to the community of Saskatchewan. The day was anticipated for a long time in advance, as the latest regulations now authorise the return not only of live cas...Read More

Global Gaming Expo 2020 Officially Cancelled

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

The 2020 edition of the annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E), staged each year in Las Vegas, has been cancelled. The American Gaming Association (AGA) earlier this week issued a joint statement with partner Reed Exhibitions confirming that the...Read More

NYC Casinos Struggle As Tribal Venues Thrive

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2020

Commercial New York casinos appear to be falling further and further behind their tribal casino counterparts. And it’s a situation now made all the worse by NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision that the hotel venues at both Tioga D...Read More

HBCU Students Graduate Bingo Party Style

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

Bingo, perhaps more so than any other game or activity, is proving a lifeline in challenging times. While many students have not been able to enjoy celebrating graduating from college in the way they would have been able to do in the past...Read More

BCLC Finally Spills Beans Over FINTRAC Fine

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has after a nearly a decade-long battle trying to keep secret the reasons behind the $700,000 fine it got slapped with by Canada’s anti-money laundering watchdog, finally come clean. ...Read More

Two More WSOP Bracelets Won

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2020

With Event #5 and Event #6 of the WSOP Online Event officially in the bag, two more Poker enthusiasts recently managed to each book a WSOP bracelet win. First up to win his WSOP bracelet was Allen Chang – which bracelet also just to...Read More

Millions Lost Due To Caesars Windsor Closure

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

Caesars Windsor’s inability to trade for what is quickly approaching the 5-month mark could leave a hole the size of at least CA$36.6 million in the local City Council’s annual budget for the current year. This according to th...Read More

Microsoft Looking To Buy Warner Bros. Games

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

Warner Bros. owners AT&T are potentially looking to sell off the corporation’s gaming division, also known as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. What’s more, Microsoft is potentially interested in buying it. If Micro...Read More

NHL Shed Light On How The Season Will Work

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2020

It should be a relief to many that labour peace finally appears within reach within the ranks of the National Hockey League. The NHL and NHLPA (National Hockey League Players’ Association) earlier on this week announced having tenta...Read More

Las Vegas’ Gambling Focus Back on Track

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2020

Sin City has long been recognised as the world’s gambling capital. But this is not to say that for a considerable amount of time Las Vegas didn’t focus on family-friendly offerings instead. Even so, a recent study conducted by...Read More

Resorts World Host Unique 4th July Fireworks Show

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2020

While Genting Group’s Resorts World Las Vegas won’t be opening before at least the summer of next year, this did not stop its operator from celebrating Independence Day with a fireworks extravaganza displayed on a 100,000 sq. ...Read More

Pariplay Unveils New Spin ‘n’ Hit Slot

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2020

Pariplay’s new Spin ‘n’ Hit slot is 50 paylines of pure reel spinning fun. The 3x5 reel game features an RTP of 96.25% and offers players the chance to trigger an exciting bonus game and a free spins bonus feature. Wilds...Read More

Amazon’s Crucible Pulled Back Into Beta

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2020

Amazon’s first ever free-to-play team-based shooter game designed for PC just got pulled back into “closed beta” stage. And that Crucible, developed by Amazon’s Relentless Studio, always did run the risk of floppin...Read More

Analyst Pegs Eldorado Shares At 3-Digit Potential

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

Eldorado Resorts, the soon-to-be new owner/operator of Caesars Palace, remains a 3-digit promise on the stock market. Shares of Eldorado last week traded at least 10 percent higher (at times showing an even better improvement) on NASDAQ (...Read More

Travel Poker’s Silk Road With WSOP & GGPoker

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

The feeling of the proverbial letting out of the air from the wheels of life is a sensation intimately familiar to the world’s live Poker playing cream of the crop. Not only did a global crisis of epic proportions swoop in threateni...Read More

NeoPollard Named Alberta iGaming Partner

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2020

Exciting news making headlines this week is that Lotteries ticketing solutions provider, online gaming platform and technology provider NeoPollard Interactive has secured a significant new partnership with the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and C...Read More

Apple More Interested In Gaming Than Ever

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

It’s official: Apple is interested in gaming. As in big-industry gaming. Also – as in iPad gaming. Not that the tech-giant’s intensified focus on gaming support should come as any surprise. This is after all the same ind...Read More

Supreme Court To Rule On KED In September

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2020

This week, Greater Sudbury businessman Tom Fortin brought an application before the Supreme Court in an attempt to prove that the go-ahead for the Gateway’s Kingsway Entertainment District development was the result of a biased city...Read More

Insiders Say The Luxor’s Days Are Numbered

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

One of the highest buildings on the Last Vegas Strip at the time of its official opening in 1993, the Luxor Resort & Casino remains a sight to behold and is as Vegas as Vegas gets to be. It’s so much more than just another popul...Read More

New England Fined For Illegal Film Scandal

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

New England coach Bill Belichick has denied having at any point as much as laid eyes on the video footage that has now resulted in the Patriots having been fined US$1.1 million by the NFL, along with a third-round pick penalty in the 2021...Read More

ALC Wants To Lure Players Back Home

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) is losing upwards of CA$100 million in annual revenue to illegal foreign operators. And according to ALC president and chief executive officer Chris Keevill, the Crown corporation is doing everything...Read More

BCLC Working On A Reopening Plan For Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 30, 2020

B.C. casinos were only expected to open during Phase 4 of the province’s reopening plans but may now be reopening well ahead of schedule. And since casinos (and certainly all businesses) have been closed since around mid-March, news...Read More

Live 5 Gaming Secures White Hat Supply Deal

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

UK-headquartered innovative online and mobile slots developer Live 5 Gaming have announced the securitisation of a key and significant supply deal with online casino platform administrator and tech provider White Hat Gaming. The deal will...Read More

Mike Matusow Courts Controversy Over Mask Law

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

So peeved off is four-time WSOP bracelet winner Mike Matusow with Caesars Entertainment’s decision to change its policy from only employees being subject to the mandatory wearing of masks to masks being now compulsory across the boa...Read More

Vancouver Off NHL’s List Of Hub Cities

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

Choosing an NHL hub city at the time of a health crisis is, to say the least, precarious business. A concern over public health and safety is also the main reason behind the NHL’s decision not to include Vancouver on the list of hub...Read More

Atlantic Lottery Corp’s Online Migration Causes Job Cuts

Ben Hamill - June 29, 2020

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation says that a shift in favour of digital gaming has been the main catalyst behind its decision to lay off about 9% of its work force, or 61 employees. Folks not being permitted to enjoy in-person gaming ente...Read More

Joey Ingram Weighs In On Postle And Dancing With Death

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2020

Not only is Vancouver native Joey Ingram notorious for his crazy prop bets and for being the man behind the public calling out of Mike Postle, but he’s also making headlines of an altogether different (not to mention not necessarily...Read More

Google Reveals Plans To Pay For News Content

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2020

So dedicated is to high-quality news content, that the search engine giant intends to start paying qualifying news publishers for their stories beginning later this year. The plan, announced Google on Thursday, is to launch the licencing...Read More

David Beckham Co-Launches New eSports Team

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2020

The latest big star to rise in the growing world of is none other than a franchise co-owned by football legend David Beckham. Guild eSports says it aims to soon compete with the leaders making name in the global booming professional vide...Read More

888 Holdings Strikes Gold With Playzido Deal

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2020

Casino games brand giant is recognised as a global leader in the Bingo and iGaming industry. And following the successful conclusion of a series of recent high-profile deals and partnerships, the operator has managed to boost even more i...Read More

The Stars Group Posts Strong Q1 Revenue Report

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

The recent Q1 revenue report release by online casino and Poker operator cements even further the notion that the time to capitalise on a diversified product offering is right now. The Canadian online entertainment colossus has announced...Read More

Atlantic City Casinos To Reopen On July 2

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has cleared Atlantic City’s casinos to reopen on July 2. This means that AC casinos will reopen just in time for this year’s 4th of July celebrations. Occupancy numbers will however b...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

Red Tiger Unveil New Reel Keeper Slot

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Red Tiger Gaming has only just gone live with its new Reel Keeper online slot, and already it’s shaping up to be one for the history books. The game is the very latest to have been released by the award-winning developer and promise...Read More

Ontario Casinos & Hotels Desperate To Reopen

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Those representing Ontario’s local casino industry on Friday voiced their concerns before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, painting a scenario of ‘do or die’ in the face of a slow and harrowing eco...Read More

Apple Under Fire Over Mobile App Monopoly

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Tech and software giant Apple have since as recently as February this year, no fewer than 5 times rejected Facebook’s application to have its Facebook Gaming app included in Apple’s App Store. The fifth and most recent applica...Read More

Vegas Poker Rooms Exceeding Expectations

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

Las Vegas Poker rooms this weekend reopened their doors to 5-handed Poker games and according to the majority of casino managers, it proved to be a weekend of exceeded expectations as far as participation went. Games were obviously hoste...Read More

Genting To Close All UK Poker Rooms For Good

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

Really sad news recently handed down to UK-based card playing enthusiasts is that major operator Genting will not be reopening any of its . All rooms situated across Genting’s 42 UK casinos will therefore remain permanently closed e...Read More

Apple Next In Loot Box Line Of Fire

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

It now seems as if is the latest company to have landed in the regulatory line of fire over the controversial nature of loot boxes. According to an Apple insider news source, the tech giant may have to answer to a California class action ...Read More

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Re-Opens

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is yet again officially open for business and welcoming players through its doors. The venue officially resumed business activities on June 18 and players were super excited at finally being able to ...Read More

Latest BCLC Report Shows Casino Allocations

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2020

for the moment remains limited to online gaming platforms, and since the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has declared itself in no hurry to resume in-person gaming, no reopening date has been scheduled for casinos in the prov...Read More

Bingo Gala Drug Bust Investigation Goes Cold

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2020

It’s now a year since one of the biggest drug farms ever busted by UK police went up in ‘smoke’ when a giant cannabis crop just waiting for the harvest was discovered at the former location of Gala Bingo in the small tow...Read More

CFL Commissioner Ambrosie Reveals Pay Cut

Ben Hamill - June 21, 2020

CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie says he’s not expecting any more from the league’s players than what he himself is willing to do. Ambrosie on Thursday revealed that he has taken a 20 per cent pay cut – along with every o...Read More

Play’n GO Thrills With Troll Hunters 2 Slot

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2020

Award-winning casino games software developer Play’n GO would definitely have made more than just a few players’ day with the recent release of the studio’s Troll Hunters 2 slot. Many will know that the game is the seque...Read More

Manitoba Bingo And Gaming Halls To Reopen

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

VLT and Bingo games enthusiasts living in Manitoba are without a doubt absolutely thrilled by the news that the province has declared indoor entertainment and recreation centres next to reopen as part of the third phase of reopening the l...Read More

North Bay Cascades Roadwork Bid Awarded

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has confirmed having now received a long-awaited North Bay Council go-ahead regarding the planned Cascades Casino North Bay roadwork project. Once completed, the upgrade to the intersection connecting P...Read More

Charity Bingo Reports Major Revenue Loss

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

Nationwide shutdown orders in the US (and certainly the world over) are reported to have taken a huge toll on especially charities. And since Bingo halls in Amarillo, Texas, have been closed since mid-March and are now only permitted to f...Read More

First Nations Lash Out At Casino Smoking Ban

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

Manitoba’s First Nations have voiced their extreme unhappiness over an ultimatum declared by Premier Brian Pallister regarding the reopening of tribal casinos in the province. According to Pallister, only those casinos willing to in...Read More

Negreanu Willing To Bet On 2020

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Canadian golden Poker boy Daniel Negreanu is obviously in no mood to have his professional career up-ended even further than what it already has. Last week Friday the star GGPoker ambassador challenged interested parties to a bet based on...Read More

KFC’s KFConsole Gets Quite The Reaction

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Fast-food giant KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) is regrettably not really planning on giving console masters Sony and Microsoft a run for their new-consoles money. But that’s not to say that the fried-chicken franchise didn’t man...Read More

Oneida Indian Nation Reopens 3 NY Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 15, 2020

Following months of temporary closures, the Oneida Indian Nation has reopened their Turning Stone Resort Casino (Verona), Point Place Casino (Bridgeport), and Yellow Brick Road Casino (Chittenango) to the general public. All three casinos...Read More

What The Future Holds for Gaming

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2020

Predicting the future of any industry is a precarious affair – if 2020 has taught us anything, then it’s got to be a thing of unavoidability we’ve known since just about forever: you can only really rely on death and tax...Read More

MLS Is Back Tournament Scheduled for July

Ben Hamill - June 13, 2020

This week, the Major League Soccer announced its plans for the restarting of the 2020 season. All 26 MLS clubs will complete in a special MLS is Back Tournament at the Walt Disney World Resort Florida’s ESPN Wide World of Sports com...Read More

Police Raid Uncovers Tribal Casino Scheme

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

A recent police raid carried out on a total of six illegal pot shops reportedly owned and run by the Oneida Nation of the Thames has exposed more than just a secret stash of marijuana. The First Nation had apparently also been working on ...Read More

USOPC Looks Into Relaxing Anti-Protest Rules

Ben Hamill - June 12, 2020

All people – including professional Olympic and Paralympic athletes – should have more freedom to protest at Olympic events. This according to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, which committee has now created an athle...Read More

WSOP Announces 85-Bracelets Online Series

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

The World Series of Poker has announced that the newly created World Series of Poker Online, which was effectively created in order to replace the cancelled 2020 WSOP in Las Vegas, will officially kick off on July 1st. What&rsq...Read More

Alberta Charities Suffering Without Bingo

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

Non-profit Alberta charities and charitable support organisations are beginning to suffer the consequences of province-wide temporary casino, Bingo and charitable gaming venue closures. According to Brenda Thiruchelvam of the Edmonton Col...Read More

AGA Reports Record 2019 For US Casinos

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2020

US casinos may currently be reeling from the after-effects of shutdown orders, but according to the latest annual State of the States report as released each year by the American Gaming Association (AGA), 2019 saw quite the opposite state...Read More

Pragmatic Play Release New Ultra Burn Slot

Ben Hamill - June 09, 2020

Leading casino games developer Pragmatic Play has released the latest fruits of its labour created in partnership with exciting new independent studio developer and partner Reel Kingdom. Ultra Burn is the second slot released from the ran...Read More

Gateway Mulling Over Re-opening Procedures

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment says its currently still evaluating processes and decisions around the reopening of its land-based casinos in the province of Ontario. All physical casinos in the province; as well as the country, for t...Read More

Relax Gaming Goes All Out With Mega Flip Slot

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Leading online slots and casino games developer Relax Gaming is all about creating fresh new takes on beloved casino classics. And the developer has done exactly that yet again with the release of its brand-new Mega Flip ...Read More

Reach’s Mirror Bingo Relaunched With Jumpman

Ben Hamill - June 05, 2020

Well-known UK operative Reach plc is the largest commercial, national and regional news publisher in the United Kingdom today. The publisher creates superbly engaging content which is then distributed via a colossal range of newspapers, d...Read More

Casinos Anxious To Reopen Despite Protests

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

As the of Las Vegas and Reno prepare for a desperately needed reopening of the gambling industry on June 4, many now fear the possibility of a protracted financial nightmare caused by the presence of a heavily armed National Guard in the...Read More

MGA Games Stuns With Golden Lucky Cat Bingo

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

Luck is just about on every player’s side now that leading online casino software developer Games has officially released its new Golden Lucky Cat video Bingo game. The game is of course based on the Far East cultural concept of a ...Read More

Betting Lines Changed After NHL Announcement

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

The recent confirmation received from Commissioner Gary Bettman regarding a changed-format season return plan to be applied to the remainder of the 2019-2020 season is having far-reaching consequences, including major changes to NHL bett...Read More

WSOP Edging Nearer Pennsylvania Online Poker Entry

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

The fight for the keys to the legalised online Poker kingdom in the US state of Pennsylvania is officially good and proper on. And as these things go, current one-man monopoly show PokerStars may soon have competition in the persona of th...Read More

NetEnt Pulls Street Fighter II Slot After 1 Week

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

Leading online casino games developer has only a week after having gone live with its Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot, completely pulled the game from circulation. Based on the popular Street Fighter arcade video games franchis...Read More

Zynga Acquires Peak In $1.8 Billion Deal

Ben Hamill - June 02, 2020

Popular mobile gaming developer Peak, the team behind popular mobile gaming franchises Toon Blast and Toy Blast, will following a recent acquisition deal to the tune of $1.8 billion, be taken over by developer Zynga. According to recentl...Read More

Jack Eichel On The Sabres And Hating To Lose

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Sabres captain Jack Eichel thinks losing sucks. And after a tough 5 years Eichel seems to feel he’s basically been going nowhere slowly playing for a team that’s failed to make the playoffs for the duration of his time spent a...Read More

Online Poker Steps Into a New Era

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Whoever thought a whole lot of good could come of a time challenging all of humanity on a global scale? But it has, and talk of sickness and mortality aside, it seems to have given old players and new a completely new lease on life. And ...Read More

Loto-Quebec Launches Kronos Unleashed Promo

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2020

Loto-Quebec’s online offerings are all the rage right now, and it’s about to get even better thanks to host of new promotions, games and bonuses having been introduced to award-winning and respected Crown corporation online p...Read More

Mayfair Casino Wants Saudi Sheikh To Pay

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2020

Saudi business mogul and Sheikh Salah Hamdan Al Balawi, thought to be at least £100 million strong in liquefiable assets, has reportedly proved successful at convincing a UK High Court judge to suspend a applied to his assets follo...Read More

SG Corp Reveals Contactless Gaming Solution

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2020

Scientific Games, forever at the very forefront of innovation in , is officially rolling out a portfolio of 100% contactless gaming and casino solutions. These, declared the solutions provider, are as a whole designed to assist operators ...Read More

Niantic’s Pokémon Fest To Go Virtual

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2020

The annual Fest will this year be held online instead of the usual hosting by select cities the world over. The fest previously allowed players to meet up at physical locations around the globe, which locations typically involved large p...Read More

Daniel Cates Admits To Ghosting Allegations

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2020

Daniel “Jungleman” Cates has reportedly admitted to having ghosted a (none-pro) friend’s account in a high-stakes home Poker game played around three weeks ago. This after businessman and Poker enthusiast/player Bill Per...Read More

Sonya Gaudet Included In Canadian Hall Of Fame

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2020

World and Canadian wheelchair Curling gold medalist Sonya Gaudet is one of 11 athletes to have been named as having been included in the Class of 2020-2021 set to be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. And its according to ...Read More

ALS Society Hosts Special Bingo Game

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2020

Canada-based ALS awareness and support society ALS Double Play has announced that since its annual Intentional Walk for ALS isn’t practically possible at present, it has decided to instead host a brand-new event that anyone would be...Read More

Habanero Launches New Techno Tumble Slot

Ben Hamill - May 29, 2020

Leading casino games developer has launched its latest online slot and Techno Tumble is bound to be a futuristic-themed hit among fans of techno and science fiction. The slot even incorporates the spirit of retro-style 60s diners by incl...Read More

Bill Perkins Outs Cheat Worse Than Postle

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

According to well-known businessman and long-time Poker enthusiast Bill Perkins, there walks among us a player who makes Mike Postle’s cheating antics resemble innocent fooling-about shenanigans. This has obviously catalysed a massi...Read More

Cullen Commission Enters Inquiry’s 2nd Phase

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

Tensions escalated this week as the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into in the Canadian province of British Columbia announced its readiness to resume its inquiry and move head into the second phase of the proceedings. The hope and expecta...Read More

PokerStars Unveils New DoJo Training App

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

Trust to save the boring day. The leading Poker room operator has now launched a rather superb new (and free!) training app intended to help players master specifically the basics of the game. Poker DoJo is available to all U.K. and U.S....Read More

Belarus’s Alexgirs Wins Biggest SCOOP Event

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

“Alexgirs”, an online Poker champion hailing from Belarus, has just won the largest prize of the entire 2020 PokerStars (SCOOP) awarded so far. The player did this by acing the SCOOP $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, ...Read More

OLG Approved For CA$500M In Government Aid

Ben Hamill - May 27, 2020

The  is in desperate need of help in order to stay afloat in a new and unprecedented slowed gaming landscape and has as such had to apply to Ontario’s government for a CA$500 rescue loan, which has now officially been granted. ...Read More

Aim Assist In The Works For Fortnite

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

Fortnite’s console players will have to wait a little longer for aim assist justice after announced that change is on the way but that the update will not be released before the FNCS Invitational, which is currently underway, has d...Read More

GiG Joins Playtech’s iPoker Network

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

Leading casino games tech-supplier and platform administrator this week announced having successfully migrated high-velocity casino content developer Playtech’s iPoker online network to its own aggregator platform. Playtech’s...Read More

Woodbine Ready To Launch Dark Horse App

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

is doing everything in its power to gift to horse racing lovers the best possible betting experience once live horse racing returns to Ontario’s beloved tracks come June 5. Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson has announced the upcoming unveili...Read More

Aristocrat Finally Settles Big Fish Lawsuits

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

Australian slot machine manufacturer Leisure knows all about falling victim to terrible timing. The company has agreed to part with a settlement in the amount of $31 million in order to at long last put a class action lawsuit instituted ...Read More

Seneca Gaming Corp. Appoints Interim CEO

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Native American-controlled Seneca Gaming Corporation (SGC) is looking for new ways in which to boost its stay-at-home-affected casinos and part of the change is not renewing current CEO Holly Gagnon’s contract, which is set to expir...Read More

OneComply Inc. Joins Forces With GameCo LLC

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

If law-abiding operators and gambling-related companies such as suppliers and tech-providers are most concerned about any single aspect of business, then that aspect would have to be a streamlined and effective licensing solution. And tha...Read More

Microgaming Revamps Immortal Romance™ Slot

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Casino software giant sure has a knack of breathing new life into old classics. Enter Microgaming’s recently revamped adaptation of classic online casino slot Immortal Romance™. It’s been nearly a decade since the initi...Read More

Luckbox Looks To List on TSX

Ben Hamill - May 25, 2020

Accelerated IPO is the name of the game right now for bookmaker Luckbox. The Isle of Man-headquartered information technology giant is looking to list its business on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange as soon as practically possible a...Read More

NASCAR Inks Brand Bet Deal With IMG Arena

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2020

The latest news on the sports and front is that NASCAR sports betting has just gone global thanks to a deal with IMG Arena. NASCAR has confirmed that it is now in a licensed position to for the first time ever, provide live streaming rig...Read More

Microgaming Reveal Trio Of Sports Slots

Ben Hamill - May 23, 2020

Online casino games colossus has gone the full Monty on an exclusive range of sports-themed titles. The gaming and entertainment giant have announced that it is ready to debut a fantastic trio of football-themed slots as early as this su...Read More

NetEnt Launch Highly-Anticipated Street Fighter II Slot

Ben Hamill - May 23, 2020

Leading casino software developer ’s new Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot has officially gone live. The title incorporates strong and popular elements of the famous arcade game from the early 90’s. And since its NetEn...Read More

Gold Rush Files Countersuit In Gaming Saga

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2020

Gaming terminal operator Gold Rush Gaming, Inc., appears to be calling shenanigans by way of a countersuit filed in an Illinois case involving a lawsuit filed Illinois gaming cafés chain Stella’s and Shelby’s. Gold Rush...Read More

Take-Two Says About 93 Games In 5 Years

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2020

Take-Two Interactive, the video games giant behind brands like Grand Theft Auto and , is looking at various ways in which to strengthen the brand and future lineup. Take-Two president Karl Slatoff said during a recent May earnings call th...Read More

YouTube Drops Coming To Blizzard Leagues

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

Activision and Google-owned streaming platform YouTube’s January-announced multiple-year deal that saw YouTube appointed the exclusive streaming partner for Activision Blizzard’s eSports leagues has finally come full circle. ...Read More

Lightning Box Is Back With New Eagle Sun Slot

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

We’re barely clear of a month since we saw casino games developer Lightning Box Games debut its Blown Away online slot, and the developer is back again with something new. Last week, Games confirmed in a press release that they wou...Read More

NFL Owners Vote Yes To Expanded Rooney Rule

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

The on Tuesday passed what is possibly one of the most important votes that can be passed by any business, sport-focused or otherwise, which is to improve opportunities for minorities to be appointed in executive positions. In the case o...Read More

Evolution Gaming Signs Deal With Golden Nugget

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

Specialist live casino and live dealer games supplier has confirmed having concluded a new partnership deal with the U.S. division of the Golden Nugget Casino group. What the deal effectively means is that Evolution Gaming will make avai...Read More

Safety 1st As Casino Rama Prepares To Reopen

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2020

Gateway’s Resort is in the process of preparing to reopen its doors to its players, the operator’s Rob Mitchell has said. Mitchell is the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Gateway Casinos and Entertainment. An...Read More

Queen’s Plate Rescheduled To September 12

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

Dating back as far as 1860, ’s Queen’s Plate is Canada’s oldest Thoroughbred horse race. What’s more, the annual Queen’s Plate is also the oldest continuously run race in all of North America. Which is why th...Read More

New Sky Hunters Slot from Kalamba Games

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

Sky Hunters is the latest to be released by the enigmatic Kalamba Games. This time around the Malta-based studio went to town on everything from creating a show of natural backdrop beauty, to crafting a game with incredible feature appea...Read More

RCMP Warns Against Rogue Bingo Games

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2020

The best of intentions aside, Canadians have been warned by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to refrain from participating in unlicensed Bingo and Lottery games, even when engaged with via platforms. Hosting or even just participating i...Read More

Minecraft Smashes Through the 200M Ceiling

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

’s Minecraft has been around for an astounding 11 years – a period of time bordering on ancient when talking the typical expected popularity-lifespan of a game. But Minecraft continues to entertain and with sales having now of...Read More

Live Races At Kawartha Downs Come June 6th

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2020

Great news is that live races will be returning to by as early as June 6. This following a preliminary approval granted by Ontario’s Provincial Government. Races will be live but on condition that no spectators will be invited to a...Read More

Tokyo 2020 A Major IOC Financial Loss

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

The wasted accumulated costs to be settled by the International Olympic Commission (IOC) and host-country combined, may well end up running into billions of U.S. dollars, the IOC has now said. The commission itself has set aside a prelim...Read More

Loto-Quebec Celebrates Birthday With New Online Games

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

The residents of may not enjoy all of the perks of freedom of movement at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a great deal of entertainment to be enjoyed online. And since Loto-Quebec is this year celebrating i...Read More

Sheraton May Join Cascades Casino North Bay

Ben Hamill - May 18, 2020

If all were to go according to plan, the community of North Bay will eventually become the new home of not only the under-construction  North Bay, but also of a 120-room Four Points by Sheraton hotel right next door. Plans surroundin...Read More

T-Rex May Have Been Built for Long Walks

Ben Hamill - May 17, 2020

Food – and in particular how animals feed and used to feed – is important when trying to understand just about anything else about an . And when that ecosystem no longer exists (as in of the pre-historic variety), figuring out...Read More

Epic Teases Unreal Engine 5 – And Its Big

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2020

’ Unreal Engine 5 has landed. And yes, it’s a tease like nothing before it. Already as it is one of the world’s most broadly used game engine’s today, Unreal is used far and wide not only be games developers, but a...Read More

Cascades Casino Langley Remains Closed

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2020

Gateway’s Cascades Casino Langley may have to remain closed for a little while longer. No possible re-opening date has been announced by the operator as of yet, but the expectation is that casinos may be permitted to open somewhere ...Read More

BCLC GameSense Advisors Now On The Phone

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2020

Just because we’ve been ordered to stay at home unless it’s to leave the house for essential items like food or medicine, doesn’t mean we’re now at the mercy of our own devices when having to keep a healthy balance...Read More

Alabama Player Rakes It In With Global Poker

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

is quickly becoming the new go-to online Poker room guys and judging by everything that’s been happening at the currently in-play Rattlesnake Open, running from May 3 through May 25th, it’s not difficult to see why...Read More

Red Tiger Gaming Stuns With The Wild Hatter Slot

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

’s new The Wild Hatter slot is like something straight out of a fantasy novel. Set against a colourful background, the game’s reels are populated by symbols that a wonderfully detailed and almost appear to come to life once sp...Read More

How Riot Gave Volibear A New Lease On Life

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

, it seems, is all about bringing old-time characters back to life. And it does this by literally re-inventing those beloved old champions much in the same way as comic books would with superheroes like Superman and Batman. In a way, once...Read More

Las Vegas Sands Pulls The Plug On Japan IR

Ben Hamill - May 14, 2020

Not only has Japan; albeit by no fault of its own; lost out on hosting the and Paralympic Games, but according to several market commentators, may lose out on the business of numerous potential gambling industry investors too – thi...Read More

Atlantic Lottery Reports Online Gaming Surge

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

has said that it has seen a definite surge in online gaming over the course of recent weeks. The corporation puts this down to folks having been ordered to stay safe by staying at home. The surge has according to Atlantic Lottery CEO Chr...Read More

AGS Cites Strong Approach To Rest Of 2020

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

Las Vegas-headquartered casino group has apparently discovered the secret to beating all odds. The firm recently documented the impact the current global economic crisis has had on its Q1 performance and has assured its investors that de...Read More

Conor Wants A Piece Of Justin After UFC 249

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

Saturday’s 249 caused quite a bit of melodrama for some and an unexpected payday for others. Extensive travel bans leading up to Saturday’s fight between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and scheduled opponent Tony Fe...Read More

Rounders And The Hidden Lessons In Cheating

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2020

It’s no secret: Rounders has instilled itself dead centre into modern-day culture. We’ve borrowed the taglines, we’ve adopted the adages – basically, we live and dream what we imagine it must be like to live the l...Read More

Georges St-Pierre Enters UFC Hall Of Fame

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

The Canadian described by ’s (UFC) Dana White as the greatest sportsman and most famous athlete to ever have come out of Canada, is well on his way to joining the ranks of the UFC Hall of Fame. Welterweight and middleweight UFC cham...Read More

Play’n GO Release Agent Destiny Slot

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

Leading casino games developer is obviously in 1st gear and raring to go. The developer’s latest slot hot off the production line is real James Bond-adventure style game. Agent Destiny is in fact like something straight ...Read More

Valorant Aims To Be The Next Big Thing In eSports

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

Riot’s Valorant may still be in its closed beta phase, but that doesn’t mean that the new tactical shooter game released by the creators of League of Legends isn’t perfectly primed to become the next big franchise in the...Read More

Peterborough Losing Out On Casino Income

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2020

The value of municipal casino allocations is often grossly underestimated. And now that casinos all over , and certainly all over the country, have been forced to closed down indefinitely in an attempt to protect not only their employees ...Read More

Andre Harrell Dies At Only 59 Years Old

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Sad news confirmed by Universal Music Group late last week is that R&B producer and founder of Uptown Records Andre Harrell, has passed away. He was only 59. The label at the time of the tragic announcement described Harrell to have b...Read More

Canadian Sport To Benefit From Federal Funding

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Crucial relief has been pledged by federal government to the thousands of Canadian athletes struggling to make even basic ends meet as a result of the indefinite cancellation of all major sports events.  Government has promised a sum...Read More

Poker Rooms To Limit Players Upon Reopening

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Sufficient distance geared at limiting the spread of any infectious diseases, airborne or otherwise, will be the new normal once operators are given the go-ahead to reopen by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Physical distancing policies w...Read More

New Animal Crossing A Nintendo Sales Driver

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons proved a massive driver of revenue income in terms of actual sales registered for the period leading up to March 31st for Japanese video games giant Nintendo. Despite current market difficulties, ...Read More

UK Player Wins Big In Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2020

Vicky Bevan is proof yet again that one need not have played for years and years on end to come out the other side a big winner. The Wigan (Lancashire, UK) resident, and a mum of three at that, has much to celebrate after having nabbed a...Read More

Poker’s Darkest Friday Nearly 10 Years Old

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2020

former CEO and founder Isai Scheinberg’s March plea and guilty verdict was likely the beginning of the end of what will forever be known as Poker’s own Black Friday saga. The once-respected online Poker boss earlier this year...Read More

Second Chance Loto-Quebec Bad Beat Jackpot

Ben Hamill - May 10, 2020

It now seems that even the worst of luck “pays” when playing OK Poker on Loto-Quebec’s premium gaming platform. And since we could all do with a bit of beating the odds right now, ’s Bad Beat Poker progressive jack...Read More

Yggdrasil Welcomes True Lab To YG Masters

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2020

Leading casino games developer Gaming’s YG Masters program appears to be growing exponentially, with the latest partner to have been added to the esteemed initiative this week confirmed by the developer as independent games develop...Read More

Old Alberta Wells May Become Energy Hotspots

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2020

Alberta isn’t at all happy to allow its redundant and old out-of-use crude oil wells to simply sit there now that they’re no longer in action. And since there are literally tens of thousands of these sites sprinkled all over t...Read More

Youssef Hossam Banned From Tennis For Life

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2020

Top young tennis seed Youssef Hossam has been banned from playing tennis for life. The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) this week handed down the ruling after Hossam was declared guilty of match-fixing during a disciplinary hearing in London i...Read More

eSports Players Facing Match-Fixing Charges

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

Australian authorities have confirmed having arrested five Victoria-based Counter Strike: Global Offense (CS:GO) players on charges of eSports match-fixing. 4 of the 5 arrested are 20 years of age and the 5th is 27. Police hav...Read More

Police Confirm Major Hong Kong Gambling Bust

Ben Hamill - May 08, 2020

Police have confirmed having busted wide open a massive illegal gambling ring operated by a Hong Kong syndicate. The illegal organisation had allegedly prompted players to play everything from online Blackjack to and dice games on its ro...Read More

Canucks Willing To Host Games Without Fans

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

While current circumstances remain far too volatile for actual in-person fan attendance, Canucks top doc Dr. Bonnie Henry is of the opinion that there may be a fine alternative to be found in terms of broadcast games being a solution to t...Read More

Leaked Lenovo Legion Footage Causes A Stir

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

Computer systems manufacturer Lenovo has been dabbling in mobile technology for quite some time now and has even released a couple of pretty swanky smart devices – including note pads, idea pads and of course full-on laptop systems....Read More

GCGC Working On A Re-Opening Strategy

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2020

The tenacity and determination shown by casino operators across the country has yet again borne witness to the industry’s commitment to the safety of its employees and of its players. No man; or for that matter, industry; is an isla...Read More

GoT Actor Sets New Deadlift World Record

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

actor Hafthor “The Mountain” Bjornsson has set a new deadlift world record. The HBO superstar on Saturday made lifting a staggering 501 kilograms of dead weight look like light work at Thor’s Power Gym in Iceland. The 3...Read More

Starlight Casino London Construction On Hold

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

What was supposed to have been a new development right and ready to welcome its first customers by no later than the warmer months of 2021, will now in all likelihood have to bump up its opening-party plans by literally months into the fu...Read More

GGPoker Welcomes Fedor Holz And Pokercode

Ben Hamill - May 06, 2020

That nothing but recognition as the world’s leading Poker room will be good enough for is becoming increasingly more evident. An entire host of celebrity-style ambassadors have joined the brand’s family over the course of rec...Read More

Valve Cancels The International

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

may be considered a lone survivor during a time of challenges untold, but even professional video gaming has not escaped the threat of an invisible enemy. Due to the mass-gatherings inspired by Valve’s annual flagship The Internati...Read More

Las Vegas Casinos Look Into Protective Screens

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

When the going gets tough, the tough get down to formulating a new normal. casinos may not yet know the when of a possible post-ghost-town reopening, but they’ll be damned if they’re going to be caught without a how. Since co...Read More

TravelPulse Hosts Massive Virtual Bingo Game

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2020

TravelPulse Canada has pulled off what may very well be the largest virtual travel agent game ever staged. Friday afternoon saw very close to 500 virtual participants take part in the live video feed event on Facebook. Hosted by Toronto&...Read More

Graysen Cameron Talks About His Recovery

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2020

To those of us unfamiliar with the challenges posed by a sudden and traumatic shift in reality, imagining what it must be like to come to terms with the imminent threat of physical disability, can be near impossible. But hope springs eter...Read More

Microsoft’s Cross-Gen Policy Gets A Buff

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2020

The cross-generation games conundrum is a particularly sharp thorn in the side of many a developer. Re-creating a game originally created for a current-generation console, so as to make that game compatible with a last-generation console,...Read More

Xbox Series X Hailed The Dawn Of A New Era

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2020

So confident is Microsoft in the pure work of genius that is its new Series X console, that Xbox big boss Phil Spencer has described the latest Xbox innovation as a piece of equipment that will usher in the biggest change in gaming since...Read More

Epic Announces Massive Invitational Event

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2020

’s Epic Games may have been suspiciously mute and on the down-low until now, especially when compared with various major charity drive events recently spearheaded by League of Legends and EA’s FIFA in an attempt to keep high-p...Read More

OLG Municipal Allocations Are Pure Lifelines

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2020

Casinos across Canada’s provinces have shown support and heart to local communities during a time of unprecedented crises. Some have displayed massive hearts of light across hotel towers whilst others have opened their kitchens to s...Read More

Get Ready For The Super High Roller Bowl

Ben Hamill - May 01, 2020

There’s nothing quite like riding the wave and keeping a good thing going. Which is exactly what plans on doing following the smashing success that was the 2020 Poker Masters Online Series. The leading online gaming site has announ...Read More

Pragmatic Play Launch Bingo Blast

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

Part of Bingo’s magical appeal is its relaxing laid-back nature. In fact, it’s a game that caters for every preference, with some choosing to dab at various cards at once and others preferring to choose a more relaxed pace of ...Read More

Betsoft Ready For Journey To The West Slot Launch

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

This May 21st is a day to look forward to as it just so happens to be the date on which plans to release yet another fantastic on action-packed online video slot. Going live in may is the new Journey to the West slot and this o...Read More

Cascades Casino North Bay On Further Hold

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

Since the construction of a new casino complex isn’t considered a service humanity can’t do without (although die-hard gaming enthusiasts would disagree!), operator & Entertainment will have to wait a while longer yet bef...Read More

Marc Eversley Looks Set To Manage The Bulls

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

The latest inside-NBA scoop is that Marc Eversley, previously the VP of player personnel for the Philadelphia 76ers, has been appointed the new General Manager for the Chicago Bulls. This means that Eversley is to officially replace the f...Read More

The Stars Group Rebrands BetStars

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

The Stars Group is slowly but surely building its brand into a name to be reckoned with. And since knowability is the name of the Fortune-500 game, the group’s recent rebrand applied to its online sports book BetStars – which...Read More

NHL Latest To Join The eSports Revolution

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

Present-day challenges have all but hastened the pace and extent of the digital revolution. It’s become increasingly clearer that the world needs an alternative to in-person professional sports leagues and that eSports is that alter...Read More

GGPoker Welcomes Boris Becker As Brand Ambassador

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2020

The news is official: 6-time Grand Slam tennis legend Boris Becker is the latest to join  impressive list of representatives and celebrity brand ambassadors. Becker joins the likes of Canadian pro and miracle-maker Daniel Negreanu, t...Read More

Roger Federer Calls For Single Tennis Body

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2020

All-time tennis great and multiple Grand Slam title-holder Roger Federer recently released a string of tweets on social media intended to gauge the industry’s reaction to a possible merger of men and women’s professional gover...Read More

Evolution Gaming Credits No Sports For Boost

Ben Hamill - April 26, 2020

significant revenue and profit boost during the first quarter of 2020 is according to the live casino games specialist, the direct result of a lack of sports betting opportunities. Now that nearly all major sports events for what seems l...Read More

Valve Disarms CS Leak – Quiet About TF2

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2020

Remote code executions, which basically enables hackers to access any computer in any country by tapping into the software of a network-linked application or game, is a real concern for many gamers, professional as well as recreational. W...Read More

Girl Scouts Troop’s Kindness Bingo A Hit

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2020

It’s true that the most challenging of times often mark periods of exceptional human kindness. And our present-day human health crisis is no different. Just ask the members of Girl Scout Troop 83824. Wanting to spread some desperate...Read More

North Bay Accepting Road Reconstruction Bids

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2020

Not only will the community of North Bay benefit from regular cash allocations once Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s new has been completed, but a project involving a major upgrade to the roads in the immediate vicinity of whe...Read More

Bettor Turns $0.50 Racing Bet Into $500k

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

Sometimes those long-shot underdog and against-all-odds types of bets truly do pay off. And when they do, it’s generally in stellar style. This was exactly how betting history was made when a particularly lucky Florida bettor manag...Read More

Andrew Neeme Is Master Of Poker Meet-Ups

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

His is so much more than a desire to be YouTube- or -famous. He plays not because he’s a show-off, or even because he gets paid to stream clips of himself playing cards. Online Poker master Andrew Neeme is in fact, the real deal, an...Read More

Rob Gronkowski To Trade Fox For Tom Brady

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

The show isn’t over for retired NFL footballer Rob Gronkowski. The 30-year-old former Patriots tight-end caused quite the stir when on Tuesday afternoon he made the shock announcement that he is officially coming out of retirement. ...Read More

Special Tribute Celebrates The Life Of Prince

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

Tuesday night on CBS would have been an emotional affair for fans of the legendary Prince and his . And to say that former Saturday Night Live comedian Rudolph, whose Prince cover-band Princess performed the tribute to the magnificent art...Read More

Penn National Announces Tropicana Sale Deal

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2020

Casinos all over the world are trying their best not to buckle under the financial pressure of extended closures. No income for extended periods of time means that many have had to furlough workers without pay. And those operators owning ...Read More

Malindi Elmore Tells All About Her Marathon Record

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

Setbacks and defeats are worth their weight in gold. So says the Canadian record-holder, Malindi Alberta Elmore. The 40-year-old mother of two recently elaborated on what it meant to smash the Canadian national record running only the sec...Read More

EGT Interactive To Launch Rainbow Luck Slot

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

Most of us could do with a little colour right now, let alone a healthy dose of luck. The good news is that EGT Interactive has announced the upcoming launch of a brand-new slot titled Rainbow Luck, bringing the best of colour and luck to...Read More

Facebook Launches Gaming Ahead Of Schedule

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

At a time when the world appears suddenly a little too interested in crowning the next big banana bread baker, Facebook has been making the most of its time in an entirely different way. The social media giant has now gone live with its F...Read More

Caesars Postpones World Series Of Poker

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

We’re living in precious but precarious times. And since even medium-sized gatherings are now considered life-threatening given humanity’s current normal, the organisers of the epic annual  have taken the decision to post...Read More

Apollo 13 Experience Finally Relived

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2020

When James A. Lowell Jr., Fred W. Haise Jr. and John L. Swigert Jr. stepped into the what they had deemed to be safe enclosing of the Apollo 13 fifty years ago, the last thing they had expected was that they had just become part of one of...Read More

Casino Montreal Opens Kitchens For Charity

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

Quebec’s Casino Montreal, overseen by regulating authority and Crown corporation Loto-Quebec, may not be able to offer the usual in terms of high-quality and entertainment value to its surrounding communities, but that doesn’...Read More

Celebrating Canmore’s Unsung Bingo Hero

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

When unprecedented circumstances forced all of Canmore indoors for the better part of every day and night, local Bingo caller Randi Lynn Rinaldi stepped up to the challenge of trying out for an entirely new title: that of local hero. What...Read More

How The Last Dance Sparked A Twitter Frenzy

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

If Twitter is nuts over prime television viewing content, then it’s going absolutely bonkers over ESPN’s new documentary series documenting the life and career of NBA enigma Michael Jordan, with a special focus on Jordan&rsquo...Read More

Ex-Calgarian Bill Peters To Coach In Russia

Ben Hamill - April 21, 2020

Ex-Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters made a return to gainful employment and professional hockey recently. Peter’s was unofficially booted by way of a voluntary resignation from the Flames last year, following his supposed earlier ha...Read More

Canadiens Defenseman Andrei Markov Retires

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

The retirement of former Montreal Canadiens defenceman is perhaps proof that all good things must necessarily at some point come to an end. Markov, now 41, who on Thursday past formally announced his retirement from professional hockey, ...Read More

Gearing Up For PokerStars SCOOP

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

Exciting news this week is that the official schedule for the 2020 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has been released. And best of all is that it will this year feature an incredible $85 million in guarantees! These include $1...Read More

Mixed Reality Game HoloVista Set For iOS Launch

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2020

To say that HoloVista, a new game from relatively new storytelling studio Aconite coming to iOS later this year, is based on a concept not all that different to , explains but a very miniscule part of what the experimental mixed reality g...Read More

Galfond Off To 2nd Round Of Challenge

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

Run It Once-man has just kicked off the second leg of his Galfond challenge and this time round, its amateur Poker enthusiast and hedge fund manager Bill Perkins on the other side of the virtual table. The duo is playing $100/$200 Pot-Li...Read More

Woodbine Races To Return Without Spectators

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

Horse racing events may return to Woodbine as early as June/July, but in all likelihood without spectators present – or at least not in person. This is according to a recent online conversation made public by CEO Jim Lawson. The co...Read More

Bingo Crook Finally Meets His Fate

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2020

The man accused of having benefited from more than $10,000 in ill-begotten wins by having rigged a series of Bonanza Bingo games in Monroe in the U.S. state of Louisiana, has just got what’s been coming to him after having been fou...Read More

Quickspin’s Ticket To Rome - Nero’s Fortune

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2020

Swedish slots developer is no newcomer to the development game. We’ve seen a vast variety of games released by the company over the course of the last decade or so and the really good news is that the creative team is keeping a ste...Read More

Fortnite Announces Season 3 Roll-Out Delay

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2020

Fortnite may be one of the world’s most popular video games ever created, enjoying the patronage of literally millions, but that doesn’t mean that its completely exempt from the countless roll-out challenges faced by the entir...Read More

BCLC Adds to Its Online Bingo Offering

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

Since remaining indoors and at home is the right thing to do right now if we’re to save our economy, we’re going to need a whole lot more activities to keep us free of the dreaded cabin fever. And thanks to the , not only will...Read More

California Governors 6-Point Plan Out Of Lockdown

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom has revealed a six-point guide that will in his opinion, prove effective at safely reopening the state and lifting the restrictions imposed on March 19. Newsom unveiled his guide in view of officials curre...Read More

Science Reports Biggest Supernova Ever Seen

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

have just discovered the biggest supernova ever detected, and one radiating nearly five times the amount of explosion energy released by a typical supernova. This in itself is an unprecedented occurrence when considering that the amount o...Read More

Golf’s Best To Play in Charity Online Poker Tournament

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

Now that all in-person non-essential activities have had to be put on hold until further notice, the majority of us have at our disposal quite a bit of free time. But instead of fooling around with nonsensical activities at home in a bid ...Read More

Adelson Still World’s Richest Casino Tycoon

Ben Hamill - April 16, 2020

Even despite financial markets being at an all-time low right now, Las Vegas Sands founder and chairman Sheldon Adelson remains one of the richest men on earth. This is according to the latest version of ’s annual World Billionaires...Read More

Rivers Casino Staff Enter Into Furlough

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

Many U.S. have no more than a question of weeks’ worth of financial reserves remaining in their operational kitties due to ongoing lockdowns. New York’s Schenectady-based Rivers Casino & Resort recently became the latest ...Read More

Japan Has No Plan B Beyond 2021 Olympics

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

Whenever Plan A proves a fail, most of us tend to have Plan B or even a C and D up our sleeves. Especially when whatever the initial plan was supposed to have achieved is a thing of importance. Unless we’re talking about the Olympic...Read More

Poker’s Phil Galfond Makes A Surreal Comeback

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

It wasn’t all that long ago that Run It Once Poker celebrity Phil Galfond took to Twitter to publicly bemoan his supposed fate playing Pot-Limit Omaha against online opponent VeniVidi1993. A clearly deflated Galfond wrote on Twitter...Read More

New #selfcare Game a Mental Health Hit

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2020

We could all do with a bit of peace and quiet right about now. But to many of us, “traditional” means of destressing can create even more tension, achieving the exact opposite of what we had set out to do in the first place. B...Read More

Ben Affleck’s Poker Game Raises $2M For Charity

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

Trump’s plans for a “normal” Sunday may not have panned out quite in the way that he – and certainly the world – would have hoped, but that doesn’t mean that Easter was a total no-deal this year. In fa...Read More

Nintendo Switch In Short Supply

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

Business as usual came to a screeching halt a little over a week ago when Japan declared, in what many consider overtime, a state of emergency. The country may have stopped short of the draconian measures implemented by some other world g...Read More

Cosmopolitan Drops $500k Suit Against Kane

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

The ’s Evander Kane is no goodie shoes. In fact, he’s exactly the opposite. And so, when in November last year the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino in Last Vegas instituted a lawsuit against the left winger for some $500,000 in...Read More

Virtual Bingo Carries Saint John’s SPCA

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2020

Virtual Bingo is doing for the animals in shelter at Saint John’s SPCA Animal Rescue what otherwise freely giving folks simply no longer can as a result of everyone having to reign it in on spending due to uncertain times.

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The Home of Poker Goes Quiet

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2020

Las Vegas Nevada, the once bustling and happening home of , is hardly even recognisable in its current devoid-of-all-movement state of lockdown. No one unfamiliar with Sin City would be persuaded to believe that the town that now lies des...Read More

WSOP Yet To Confirm 2020 Series Cancellation

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2020

Save for a global health pandemic that has caused nearly 2,000 deaths in a single day in the US alone, there is probably nothing quite as paralysing as uncertainty and the inability to plan for the future. And the r’s supposed inabi...Read More

Elk Studios Unveils New Blood Lust Slot

Ben Hamill - April 11, 2020

Leading online casino games developer Elk Studios is playing its part in keeping us home and occupied. Elk has just released a and this time round, it’s a vampire-style scare adventure that’s headed for our screens. Blood Lus...Read More

Sony’s New DualShock PS5 Controller Revealed

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2020

Sony’s PS5 console may only be making its way to our shores sometime between October and December this year, but this week the gaming giant treated its loyal band of fans to a first glance of its new . And to say that Sony has truly...Read More

Seniors Play Bingo With Matthew McConaughey

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2020

It could be argued that if any one group of people were to be singled out as most severely affected by the , or at least from a physical and mental health point of view, then that group would have to be senior citizens. A category of peop...Read More

Casino Operators On The Brink Of Bankruptcy

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2020

US casino operators are on their last reserves, reveals a recent report compiled by Macquarie Research. Most companies have, at best, 14.3 months remaining before running completely out of cash and available credit resources. Some have as...Read More

How An NS Library Is Helping To Save Lives

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2020

When a Nova Scotia South Shore public library initially bought a  a few years ago, the last thing on anyone’s mind would have been that the printer would one day be put to use to not only train minds and imaginations, but to sa...Read More

Lockdowns Are CO2 Breathers Not Erasers

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

Earth’s atmosphere is a CO2 bank and we’ve been making deposits to that bank for decades on end. To think that failing to make a deposit for a couple of months in a row is going to completely deplete the funds just doesn&rsquo...Read More

British Open Cancelled Due To Covid-19

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2020

Golf’s British Open will not be played this year because of the . Reconfiguring an annual major championship schedule is proving to be a tricky task indeed as golf officials this week scramble to try and create a new schedule with n...Read More

Red Rake Unveils New 777 Heist Slot

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

It’s true that there’s nothing quite like a good old cash heist. And those who have always dreamt of nabbing a piece of fine art or a valuable artefact can now indulge in the adventure in a whole new way thanks to a new slot f...Read More

OLG Says Cash Allocations Will Continue

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

Regular casino cash allocations will continue to be paid by venues under the control of the , the Crown corporation this week said. This means that the municipalities of Ajax and Scugog will continue to benefit from cash payments payable ...Read More

NHL Considers Resuming Play In Empty Arenas

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

Change is tough. And uncertainty a many-headed monster. Whilst it’s true that restoring at least some form of order and familiarity to the will bring about not only a measure of financial stability in world sports, but also provide...Read More

Quarantine Efforts Lead To On Going Gaming Boom

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2020

There is no question that the spread of has turned the world upside down. Social distancing measures, stay at home orders and even outright quarantines have forced millions to stay indoors. Though, we can certainly all be thankful that t...Read More

NetEnt Enchants With New Wilderland Slot

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

A magical trip right into the heart of an enchanted forest seems like the perfect flight of fancy right about now. And thanks to the creative team at leading casino software developer , players can now book a visit to exactly such a dream...Read More

Gateway Extends Layoff Benefits To June 30

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

What with all casinos across the country having temporarily shut down their operations in a joint effort to help fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus, it stands to good reason that temporary layoffs are now part of everyday life for...Read More

The Town Heroes Present Isolation Bingo

Ben Hamill - April 07, 2020

In times of anxiety and even self-isolation at home, sometimes all you need to keep you going is to take your mind off the new normal for just an hour. Which is exactly what Halifax-based alternative rock band The Town Heroes are doing wi...Read More

Rockstar Pledges 5% Revenue To Covid-19

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

Online entertainment giant has pledged 5% of its monthly in-game generated revenue to the fight against the Coronavirus. Rockstar earns monthly online revenue from two of the most-played titles in the history of online gaming, namely Red...Read More

MGM Gives Jim Murren a $32M Handshake

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

CEO Jim Murren has officially resigned from his position at the head of the table at casino giant Resorts, thereby effectively prematurely ending his tenure by months. Murren’s $32 million-dollar handshake awarded by MGM Resorts In...Read More

Bingo Supports Animals In Need In Niagara

Ben Hamill - April 06, 2020

Bingo has helped save the day so many times in the past that its truly earned its charity support reputation. By joining in on a game, players get to not only have fun and stand the chance to win some money, but also get to contribute to ...Read More

Why It’s OK Not To Do Anything During Quarantine

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2020

The old adage rings more true now than ever before; its OK if simply getting through the day is all you’ve managed to do. Consider the idea of quarantine and the growing sensation that many people really are living their best lives ...Read More

Why Essential Services Vary From Place to Place

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2020

The global Coronavirus pandemic has bestowed upon the world what certainly feels like a whole new vocabulary. We’re each day confronted with terms like flattening the curve, social distance and the concept of essential services. And...Read More

Harry & Meghan Announce Instagram Interval

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

For the past number of weeks, Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle have been providing regular updates regarding their work as well as their personal journey via their Sussex Royal Instagram account. The pair however announced on Monday th...Read More

Idaho Hit By Biggest Earthquake In 40 Years

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.5 hit the state of Idaho on Tuesday evening. The earthquake’s epicenter appeared to be located about 80 miles northeast of Boise and just outside of Stanley and was the state’s most pro...Read More

Ronaldinho Grants 1st Interview Since Arrest

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

Brazilian golden boy Ronaldinho, though not completely out of the legal twang following allegations of his having attempted to enter Paraguay using a fake passport last month, has at least been released from prison.

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GGPoker Launches StayHome Freerolls

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Online Poker provider GGPoker may not have mentioned the current by name, but its quite obvious that its new hourly StayHome $100 freeroll prize pools are intended to give those stuck at home something fun and completely free to do with ...Read More

Tom Renney Says Sports Will Heal Us Post-Pandemic

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Sports is in many ways the glue that keeps a nation together. And this is especially true for Canadians. For this reason, sports organisations all over the country have a leading role to play in uniting Canada once the coronavirus pandemi...Read More

Karim Mané Looking To Fast Track NBA Success

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Montreal South Shore resident Karim Mané cannot be accused of playing things by ‘the book’. The 19-year-old Saint-Hubert player last week declared himself eligible for the NBA’s 2020 draft. And while this does not...Read More

Andrew “DrDisRespect” Dean Wins WSOP 15

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

A little over two weeks ago the launched its own tailor-made response to covid-19 and a global lockdown: an 18-ring online series consisting of as many events for all online players residing within the borders of Nevada, Delaware and New...Read More

Smartphone Tracking May Be Used to Fight Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

The saying about desperate times calling for desperate measures has probably never rung truer than what is currently the case. In times of crisis, all bets are off, especially when the crisis involves a big-scale loss of human life. Prime...Read More

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Faces 5 Years In Jail

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

The drama surrounding founder Isai Scheinberg finally drew to a close last week when Scheinberg pled guilty to various charges stemming from a 2011 slew of indictments imposed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Each of the charges brough...Read More

Bruno Mars Pledges $1M To MGM Fund

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

Pop star Bruno Mars has donated $1 million to be divided between the Employee Emergency Grant Fund and the Children’s Medical Support Fund. The money was pledged to the MGM Resorts Foundation, which foundation is in charge of the t...Read More

Microgaming Announces Bingo Network Shutdown

Ben Hamill - March 31, 2020

Its barely been six months since Microgaming closed its proprietary and now its about to shut down its Bingo operations too. The company has said that the decision was made on the strength of it having headed in a new direction, being th...Read More

Call of Duty: Warzone Plagued by Cheaters

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

If there is one thing that free battle royale games struggle with the most, it has to be cheaters. Call of Duty: Warzone has just been released and has managed to attract millions of players in a very short space of time. That’s gre...Read More

Hotels & Casinos Lighting Up Hearts In Dark Times

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

There are now more than 1,500 confirmed cases of in Ontario alone. Industries all over the province are suffering severe economic consequences because of the Coronavirus-induced lockdown. And while some are able to continue to function a...Read More

Social Distancing Bingo Is Changing Lives

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2020

Bingo has saved the day so many times in the past that it’s become impossible to keep count. And thanks to Stacy Bruner from Madison, Wisconsin, Online Bingo has in a very short while raised thousands in support of various local ch...Read More

No More Training Or Grooming At Woodbine

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2020

Race season at Woodbine Racetrack commencing on schedule on April 18 is looking like less of a possibility now than ever before as the Coronavirus continues to spread across Canadian provinces and also the world. The plan up until very re...Read More

Pragmatic Play Unveils Wild West Gold Slot

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2020

There is a positively booming demand for fresh new online casino content right now, made all the more pressing by the global coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc in the land-based casino industry due to national as well as global shutdowns...Read More

Olympic Games Postponed–Relief & Uncertainty

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2020

Relief. Excitement. Uncertainty. These are the seemingly confusing, but really perfectly understandable, emotions experienced by athletes all over the world following the recent (and mostly anxiously anticipated) announcement that the Tok...Read More

Union Outraged By OLG Layoffs

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2020

Labour unions are calling on Canadian business owners and administrators to draw on any possible means available to them for the purpose of saving jobs and avoiding lay-offs as far as possible. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union h...Read More

CGA To Launch Pandemic Gaming Impact Survey

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2020

The gaming industry finds itself in murky waters the likes of which the modern world has not seen because of the Coronavirus global pandemic. Never before has the industry been confronted with anything even remotely similar to the current...Read More

New NWHL Team In Toronto

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

The National Women’s Hockey League () will soon be expanded to Toronto, which means that it will effectively be adding the first Canadian team to its ranks. The expansion will be deemed part of the 2020-2021 season and will be led b...Read More

Las Vegas Reels As Shutdown Continues

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

There are currently 219 casinos trading in Las Vegas. Hundreds of thousands of people are wholly dependent on the casino industry for daily survival. And now that the entire hatch has been closed following a shut-down order issued last w...Read More

ICE North America Postponed Due To Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

It’s becoming more obvious now than ever, or at least since last year’s Coronavirus outbreak, that is in all likelihood going to be around for some months yet. The ongoing global pandemic has led to various events being postp...Read More

Safe Gambling A Focal Point For Online Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2020

Operator WhichBingo has just released its 5th Market Report and what keeps on recurring as a decidedly strong theme all throughout the report is that operators are collectively moving toward safer gambling tools as a key consu...Read More

KED Project Now Plagued By The Coronavirus

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

Gateway’s controversial (KED) may see even more delays now that the global Coronavirus pandemic has caused a nation-wide commercial stand-still. Matters that were supposed to have been resolved during a meeting on May 5 were earlie...Read More

Playson Releases Sunny Fruits Online Slot

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

Playson truly nailed it with their Funky Fruits series of slots. And the good news is that the developer has just released a third title to the popular series. Sunny Fruits is just in time to get us ready for those long and warm summer mo...Read More

Poker Pro Launches Covid-19 Support Group

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

That the Coronavirus pandemic is testing the casino industry to its absolute limits is no secret. Casinos all over Canada and the US have closed up shop amid the global pandemic. All manners of Poker tournaments have been cancelled and ca...Read More

Phil Galfond Trying To Turn Poker Challenge Around

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

Run It Once poker pro has gone from utterly defeated to what some might describe as a mixture between stupidly positive and positively stupid. But money talks and tells its own story and the story being told right now is that Galfond has...Read More

Play’n GO Releases Riches of Robin Slot

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

It’s not even been a full month since leading games developer released its superb Dawn of Egypt slot, and already the developer is back again with yet another top title. This time round, its Riches of Robin making online casino new...Read More

Online Casinos Booming During Covid-19 Lockdown

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

Staying home and national lockdowns are threatening to cripple various industries in many countries all over the world, with the sports betting industry not being the least of these in terms of the severity of the situation that is now un...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

Tokyo Olympics To Be Postponed

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2020

Japan finally on Tuesday conceded to what the rest of the world has known for weeks now. The 2020 Tokyo Summer have been postponed. Canada last week became the first major country to withdraw from the games, followed by Australia earlier...Read More

Square Enix Wants To Help With Free Games

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

  Games publisher Square Enix is doing its bit to keep gamers occupied and with something to play during a time of self-isolation and other social challenges caused by the global Coronavirus outbreak. The company has announced that ...Read More

Raleigh Diner Gets Innovative With Car Bingo

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

It’s heartening to see that even in particularly challenging times, people aren’t losing their sense of fun and innovation. players, especially, have been adopting creative means in an attempt to keep engaging with their favo...Read More

David Doc Sands Tests Positive For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 24, 2020

Poker pro David “Doc” Sands this week became the first high-profile Poker player to test positive for the Coronavirus. The Poker champ took to  to share the news with his followers and said that he hoped that by providing...Read More

Tom Brady Signs With Tampa

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

That the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is as good a new home as any for a down-sizing quarterback as any is probably a reasonable statement to make. Unless that quarterback’s name is former New England Patriots player . It’s a matter o...Read More

Pragmatic Play Unveils Dance Party Slot

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

If there’s one party not to be missed, and especially since most of us now have a bit of extra free time on our hands, then its s new Dance Party online video slot. The gaming giant on Tuesday released information about its latest c...Read More

The Stars Group At Ease But Aware Amid Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

has indicated that it for the time being remains confident that the current global Coronavirus pandemic won’t have too much of an impact its projections for the remainder of the year. The group recently provided an update to its ye...Read More

Amazon’s Interest In Gambling Is Evident

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

Amazon’s recent talks with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) over a possible bid for the UK National Lottery is possibly the clearest indication yet of the tech-giant’s interest in entering the global gambling industry. Local ...Read More

No More Bingo For Quebec’s Seniors

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

Senior citizens face a set of unique circumstances in general. Loneliness, social isolation and other related challenges are very much a part of daily life for many people and oftentimes, the only reprieve in an otherwise dull existence i...Read More

Adam Silver Bats About NBA Suggestions

Ben Hamill - March 22, 2020

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday addressed the challenges posed by the Coronavirus outbreak during a televised interview on sports broadcasting network . The commissioner discussed various considerations currently under discussio...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Puts Hold On Races

Ben Hamill - March 22, 2020

The Coronavirus is pushing world economies right to the precipice of another global recession and the casino and betting industries are among the hardest hit of all. Great Canadian Gaming’s horseracing operation is the latest of the...Read More

Indie World Showcase Teases Switch Releases

Ben Hamill - March 22, 2020

Indie is hot right now, and especially so for Nintendo. The games giant has just announced that fans are in for a royal Indie treat on . The company made the announcement via its latest Indie World Showcase video broadcast and it certainl...Read More

Covid-19 Push To Legalise Online Poker in US

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2020

According to data provided by PokerScout, online games on ’ platforms attracted more than 2,700 cash game players on Tuesday alone. And in Italy, there were roughly 5,000 players at online tables on the same day, which represents ro...Read More

WPT Final Tables Postponed Until May

Ben Hamill - March 21, 2020

Three more live Poker Tour final table events have now been postponed in an attempt to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Enterprises chief executive officer Adam Pliska announced on Tuesday that the three WPT tables that were supposed ...Read More

Online Gaming Outages As Covid-19 Spikes

Ben Hamill - March 20, 2020

Social distancing may seem like a whole lot of boredom to some, but to gamers, it’s the perfect opportunity to play catch-up with all of the latest titles as well as with long-time favourites. So much so that online gaming platforms...Read More

Alberta Bingo Halls & Casinos Go Into Shutdown Mode

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Alberta is the latest province to have joined the casino shut-down line. As continues to spread like wildfire, Canadian industries are reeling under the pressure of trying to keep afloat amid various restrictions on large gatherings, act...Read More

Why Curling Is A Thing Of Complexity In Canada

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Forget love and war and taxes – all is fair in curling, apparently. Curling free agency every 4 years isn’t a thing. Or at least; it isn’t a thing in Canada. Unlike most other countries and in fact, most other sports, Ca...Read More

Experts Issue Home Network Warnings During Pandemic

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

As if dealing with a global pandemic isn’t enough, federal employees working from home now face having to navigate an additional challenge. experts are warning public servants as well as employees working in corporate industries to...Read More

Doug Poke Done With YouTube Poker Channel

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Controversial online figure and former Poker-pro Doug Polk says that he has decided to quit making videos about Poker. Polk recently uploaded a 15-minute video titled “This Is My Final Poker Video” to his YouTube platform as w...Read More

Tom Brady Shocks With Exit Announcement

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2020

Back in the early 2000s rookie became the unlikely new face of the New England Patriots when he was selected by head coach Bill Belichick to replace the then injured Drew Bledsoe, very few saw any future beyond a short-term solution for ...Read More

Yggdrasil Unveils New All Star Knockout Slot

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

There’s a on the entertainment block, and according to a recent press release issued by the gaming giant, its new All Star Knockout game is by none other than YGS Masters partner studio and prolific creator of leading slot titles, ...Read More

Spaniards Get Bingo-Creative In Quarantine

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

Let it not ever be said that Spain’s community lacks creativity. The country may be on lockdown, with residents now only permitted to leave their homes on a have-to basis when in need of fuel or medicine or food supplies, but that ...Read More

Workers Say CSEC Move A Slap In The Face

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2020

The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation took quite a bit of rap over the weekend on social media following a prior announcement and email to hourly staff informing of the fact that in view of a possible full-on season suspension...Read More

Tips for Coping with Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

With so much hype around the doing the rounds it’s easy to become confused. And it’s even easier to struggle to differentiate between what is true and what is fake. And now that Covid-19 has been labelled a global pandemic by...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

Negreanu Says Online Poker Best For Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

Canadian pro player believes that now is the time to legalise online Poker, if only as a trial-run of sorts. Negreanu a couple of days ago called on US government officials to reconsider legalising online Poker nation-wide and specifical...Read More

Phil Galfond Resumes Challenge

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

Pot-Limit Omaha master and Run It Once Poker-pro is on the money-mend after having a little over a week ago resumed attempting to win at his own heads-up challenge and having re-engaged on the battle field with fellow online-challenger V...Read More

Booming Games Unveil New Gladiator Arena Slot

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2020

is treating its fans to yet another top-notch online slot, and hot on the heels of the previous one too! Its Wild Energy slot isn’t even cold off the production press and already the developer has announced that its ready to premie...Read More

Sony Reveals Plans For Future Of PlayStation

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

Sony may have been headed for a second-year-in-row no-show at this year’s E3 (that was before the event got chopped because of ), but that apparently doesn’t mean that it hasn’t a trick or two up its sleeve after all. Th...Read More

Loto-Quebec Closes Casinos Amid Health Panic

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

Crown Corporation Loto-Quebec has, amid the panic caused by the , officially closed all four of the casinos and both of the gaming halls under its control in the province of Quebec.  The announcement was made by Loto-Quebec spokesper...Read More

Nunavut Minister Stunned By Bingo Deductions

Ben Hamill - March 16, 2020

Nunavut’s family services minister, Elisapee Sheutiapik, has expressed her surprise at having discovered that winnings classify as a stream of income according to the wording contained in current legislation relating to the Income ...Read More

Official Forced To Apologise Over Olympics Cancellation Rumour

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

A list of global sports events as long as the longest arm has been cancelled due to the global Coronavirus outbreak. And so, one could reasonably assume that this year’s will follow suit. Japan may not have seen the surge in cases ...Read More

MGM Suspends Buffets Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

A global coronavirus panic is in full swing. Markets are struggling to keep head above water and German Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing for a worst-case scenario, firm in the belief that what with there being no therapy nor immunity...Read More

E3 Cancelled In Wake Of Global Pandemic

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

The latest casualty is as disappointing to some as what an Olympic Games cancellation would have been to others (and very well may still turn out to be). The world’s biggest gaming convention, E3, has officially been cancelled. A g...Read More

Bingo Loco To Host Rebecca Black On Tour

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

may have been pooping sports parties left right and centre, but at least Bingo seems to be right and ready for the next Bingo Loco event series to tour Australia during the month of May. And better still is the news that internet pop ico...Read More

NCAA Says No March Madness Due To Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic is negatively impacting sports in so many ways right now that it’s becoming difficult to keep count. The latest news is that the National Collegiate Athletic Association () has called off March Madness and h...Read More

Phil Ivey Wins Big In Sochi

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Phil Ivey is no stranger to relying on pure luck. And luck certainly sealed the deal on what very nearly turned out to be another major victory for the pro player at a high-stakes event in Sochi. One of Ivey’s opponents ended up on...Read More

Team17 Hits It Up With New Worms Teaser

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

New worms – new ways to play. So reads the feed posted by Team17 about its upcoming new Worm`s release. The developer even posted a teaser video to whet the gaming appetites and even though this isn’t really anything more tha...Read More

Home-Based Search For Alien Life On A Break

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

For the past 21 years [email protected] has been relying on personal users and their personal computers (at home!) to collect chunks of data hoping to ultimately prove; or disprove as it were; the existence of extra-terrestrial intelligent alien ...Read More

Deslauriers Pulls Hat Trick Win For Anaheim

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

He’s no stranger to grinding down the centre and raising mayhem on the enforcement front. And so, Nicolas Deslauriers would in all likelihood have laughed at a suggestion that his Anaheim left wing antics would one day ensure his en...Read More

Negreanu Says Covid-19 Bets Are Cold-Blooded

Ben Hamill - March 12, 2020

Betting may be all good fun and games, but only up to a point. As soon as human lives are at stake, very poor taste enters into the equation. Which is exactly why Canadian GGPoker professional and brand ambassador Daniel Negreanu has labe...Read More

KED Project May Face Yet Another Major Delay

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

If local Greater Sudbury businessman Tom Fortin has managed to be anything, then that thing will in hindsight have to have been a spanner in ’s (KED) works. Fortin’s legal representative recently addressed a letter requesting ...Read More

Loot Boxes Are (Finally) A Dying Breed

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

The loot box controversy has been making waves for quite some time now. But whilst product owners like EA have been defending loot boxes (loot, loot crates) tooth and nail, some others are very clearly beginning to move away from the pay-...Read More

Bingo Helps Clear School’s Lunch Debt

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

Bingo has championed for charities for as long as what anyone is able to remember. Whether the need involved raising money for medical care for retired vets or for upgrades to housing for seniors, has consistently stepped up to the plate...Read More

Special Poker Cruise Coming This September

Ben Hamill - March 11, 2020

Longing for a bit of colour, sea and adventure? Then be sure to sign up for a very special tournament to be hosted by Card Player Poker Tour in partnership with Card Player Cruises this September 10 – 19. The tournament will be pla...Read More

Aria Sued By Former Employee Over Tip-Pool

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

March 2018 saw the Fair Labour Standards Act (FLSA) amended to the extent that casino operators were no longer permitted to pool the tips earned by general employees with tips earned by senior staff, i.e. managers and supervisors. This wa...Read More

Casino Rama Wants Smoking-Friendly Gambling

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

It’s a fact that many gamblers are also smokers. Regardless of how any outside party may view the act of either gambling or smoking, or both, that smokers will smoke (whether they’re gamblers or no) remains a given. Smokers ar...Read More

OLG CEO Stephen Rigby To Soon Be Replaced

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

The reign of current CEO Stephen Rigby has not been without controversy. In fact, his 5-year term at the Crown Corporation has been marked by little else. And the fact that Rigby is now on his way out of office; to be replaced as soon as...Read More

Yggdrasil Thrills With New Brazil Bomba Slot

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

Gaming is no stranger to being recognised and applauded for its unique approach to thematic development. And going all out on theme is definitely where the focus was at with the developer’s new Brazil Bomba slot. The team has creat...Read More

partypoker’s New Update Includes Rabbit Hunt

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2020

 is going all out on adding additional elements of enjoyment to its current online Poker offerings. The award-winning operator describes its new March 5 update as a collection of things and elements that simply aim to make all games ...Read More

CBC Voices Commitment To Women In Sports

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

It’s been famously said that focus, determination, anger, relief, a lot of the time disappointment even, are all part of the professional sports game, whether you’re a man or a woman. And even though gender equality in sports ...Read More

Twitter Bot Leaks New EA Star Wars Game

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

Bots. You gotta love’em, then hate’em, then love’em again. Unless you’re EA at present of course, in which case hating would probably be what you’d be going for. EA has not yet issued anything by way of a rep...Read More

More New Microgaming Slots Coming In March

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

is reaping massive rewards following the launch of its independent studio partner model a few years ago. The casino games giant is going all out on variety and volume, none of which would have been possible had it not been for the new ap...Read More

Apollo Bingo Ladies’ Night Goes Full Monty

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

On February 15th the Apollo Bingo Hall in Barrow hosted with a bit of a twist as male strippers took to the stage after the evening’s Bingo proceedings, showing “it all” Full Monty style. Needless to say, non...Read More

Great Canadian Gaming Posts Stellar Report

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2020

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation 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. Qu...Read More

Google Cloud Team Up With MLB

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2020

Google Cloud is the official new home of the MLB’s business processes and fan-experiences. this week announced that it has secured a multi-year partnership with search engine giant Google which will see the league’s various b...Read More

Mobile Poker Moves To Portrait Mode

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2020

Operators are shaking it up in the spirit of making online more accessible to mobile clients. The fact is: horizontal video has adapted to typical mobile behaviour. And it’s a basic thing of efficient practicality too. Mobile devic...Read More

Elk Studios Releases New Micro Knights Slot

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2020

has released a new title as part of its ELK Friends Series. Micro Knights is an adventure-style slot that invites the player to become part of a defence force tasked with the honourable responsibility of defending the kingdom walls of Ch...Read More

Relax Gaming Stuns With New Mega Masks Slot

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2020

The deep and dark mysteries of the Guatemalan Jungle set the stage for Relax Gaming’s newest adventure. Mega Masks makes for a great reveal following centuries of secrets and things hidden under the cover of darkness and overgrowth...Read More

No More Skate-In-The-Air Rule For NHL

Ben Hamill - March 07, 2020

The has spoken: the time has come to do away with the old skate-in-the-air rule. According to Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Kris King, the general consensus among NHL GMs is that many a good hockey goal has been shot down be...Read More

Hulu TV Comes To PlayStation 4

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2020

announced in October last year that it would be shutting down Vue in order to free up time and resources to focus on core gaming instead. Vue was essentially PlayStation’s streaming service. The TV service was first showcased at E3...Read More

Nova Scotia To Take Anti-Harm Steps Over VLTs

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2020

Video Lottery Terminals, or VLTs, are once again firmly and controversially under the regulatory looking glass. And in an effort to divorce itself from any future ramifications or negative consequences Nova Scotia is stepping up to the pl...Read More

BC Astronomy Student Discovers 17 Planets

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

Scientists have long agreed that exoplanets exist and that if life were to exist anywhere else in the known universe, the exoplanets would be it. One such Earth-like world was recently discovered by Universi...Read More

KISS-Themed Casino Headed For Mississippi

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

1970s American rock band KISS wants to develop a themed around the group’s rock ‘n roll antics, and they want to do it in Mississippi. If the band’s negotiations with a local casino development company do pan out, fans ...Read More

Palace Bingo Rolls Out Coronavirus Checks

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

Forget about the price is right – try the temperature is right! Bingo lovers wanting to get their game on at Palace Bingo in Great Yarmouth will no longer be allowed to participate or even enter the club to begin with, unless their ...Read More

Levi’s Hints At Nintendo Super Mario Deal

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

has dropped a bomb without dropping a bomb. True to the Japanese gaming giant’s old want of saying something without actually saying anything concrete at all, Nintendo has alluded to the fact that its “working on something&rd...Read More

PokerStars Reveals Surprise Disqualification

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2020

recently all but dumbfounded the online community when it announced that the winner of the 2018 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event is no longer regarded the real winner. Not only has “wann2play” ...Read More

3 Cops Injured At Encore Boston Harbor

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

It’s only fun and games until it’s not. Which appears to have been what had gone down this past weekend at ’s Encore Boston Harbor. The fun and games managed to get out of hand to the extent of law enforcement having had...Read More

Bingo Drag Queens Accused of Felony

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

Washington State had better have a solid plan in place in terms of the future support of its senior citizens. Especially since its now calling out those hosting charitable drag queen Bingo nights on acts of alleged class B felony. Why the...Read More

Clare Crawley Is The New Bachelorette

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

Many 28-year-olds can only dream of looking anything like Clare Crawley. The 38-year old has just been named the next star to feature on The Bachelorette, and ironically, her age is exactly what drew the producers to her. Aside of course ...Read More

Coronavirus Scare - WSOP May Call Off Tour

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

It’s absolutely mind-blowing to even try to begin to understand the sheer scope of the trail of collateral damage currently being created by the dreaded Coronavirus (). And the industry’s most at risk are those reliant on larg...Read More

Betsoft Makes A Comeback With Monster Pop Slot

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2020

Gaming is finally back with a brand new slot. Monster Pop is due for release at desktop and mobile casinos on March the 26th and since Betsoft has been suspiciously absent on the new games release front, fans will be expecting...Read More

Plans for Toronto Smart City Ignite Privacy Concerns

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

Various privacy concerns have been raised ever since Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs (a sister-company to Google) first announced its plans for creating a “smart city” along ’s eastern waterfront area back in October of 2...Read More

Red Tiger Launches Wings of Ra Slot

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

Chances are we’ll never tire of Ancient Egypt-themed games. There’s just something positively magical and absolutely promising about them. And to ensure that our insatiable appetite for all things Egypt is being catered for, R...Read More

Temtem’s Battle Pass Causes Uproar

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

Game development isn’t cheap. Which is exactly why free-to-play games have now other option but to annoy players with incessant advertising content. But even a constant stream of advertisers doesn’t guarantee long-term surviva...Read More

Caesars Casinoless Resort Coming To Arizona

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

The Caesars Entertainment Corp. group is looking to expand its brand by venturing anew into the world of hotels and hospitality. The group recently announced the upcoming development of its first US-based non-gaming . Caesars Republic is ...Read More

Bingo Raises $13.2M For Pickering Charities

Ben Hamill - March 03, 2020

Bingo has been doing it for charity since right from its humble beginnings. And thanks to the evergreen popularity of the game, sixty-two local Pickering charities now stand to benefit from the cool $13.2 million raised by the Pickering C...Read More

Why Social Media Wants Our Games

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

They’re where we go to connect and where we sometimes go to hide behind the anonymity of an alias not altogether unlike your typical avatar. They help us to vent and say our say without the immediate blow-back of having to “s...Read More

Canadian Water Polo Team To Miss Camp Over Covid-19 Fears

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

There’s no time like the present to have a proper plan B in place for all eventualities. And the spreading like a right wildfire through all of Europe has necessitated exactly that for Canada’s women’s water polo team. ...Read More

WPTDeepStacks Montreal Coming To Playground

Ben Hamill - March 02, 2020

If DeepStacks Poker is your thing, then be sure to enter the upcoming WPTDeepStacks event this coming April. The WPTDeepStacks has been a firm favourite on the global Poker circuit ever since it won the coveted Mid-Major Circuit of the y...Read More

Valve To Release New Half-Life Alyx On VR

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Valve was once the company that made the best ever, hands down. Their titles, from Half-Life to Portal, were universally praised on every level, with many even considering them genre defining. But then a rather unfortunate thing happened...Read More

Lucky Player Lands $100,000 Bingo Win

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Just about anything beats leaving the casino empty-handed after an evening of sheer gaming entertainment. And whilst its perfectly alright to go home with fun memories only, it’s a whole lot more exciting to leave with a money windf...Read More

Eric Afriat Has Won His 3rd WPT Big Title

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Poker master Eric Afriat has won the 2020 World Poker Tour Fallsview Poker Classic $5,000 CAD No-Limit Hold’em event. One of Canada’s best Poker players, Afriat outlasted a sweltering field of 549 entries and bested them all. ...Read More

iSoftBet Releases Fishin’ for Gold Slot

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Leading casino software developer has added another slot game to its renowned portfolio. Fishin’ for Gold has an ice fishing theme, and offers various special features including the new Bonus Chance mechanic.

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Chances Kelowna’s Expansion Plans are Approved

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

The City Council in Kelowna, British Columbia, has just voted to approve the expansion to the metropole’s popular Chances Kelowna casino. While its owners welcome the decision, main rival Playtime Casino has expressed its discontent...Read More

partypoker Heads To Russia For High Stakes Action

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

It’s official: is heading to Russia. Specifically, partypoker is bringing the best in high-stakes Poker to Russia - winter or no winter. Not that things aren’t already heating up at host venue Casino Sochi. This is the highes...Read More

3rd Push For Legal Sports Betting In Canada

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

The push for a legal Canadian appears to be a never-ending one. Legalised single-game sports betting is yet again under the looking glass following a third attempt at successfully passing a bill and this time round by politicians and spo...Read More

It’s Zion Williamson’s Time To Shine

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Zion Williamson has what it takes. And not only according to LeBron James. The kid seemingly primed to be named Rookie of the Year appears to have been conditioned for exactly this accolade. Williamson, a former Duke player, has been rack...Read More

Hasbro To Bring Back Classic 90s Handhelds

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

now may be a whale of a job better than the games those of a more mature variety had to make do with back in the days when the concepts of streaming and consoles with the ability to converse with other consoles would have been regarded a...Read More

Oklahoma Player Refused Winnings By Casino

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2020

Most of us have dreamt about winning big on the and finally being able to do all the things we would otherwise never have been able to do. A gambler from Oklahoma now claims that exactly that had happened to her at the local Newcastle Ca...Read More

Women’s Sport Association Undergoes Rebrand

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity will soon officially change its name to simply, “Canadian Women & Sport”. And according to national CEO Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, a compl...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

Endorphina Releases Cash Tank Battle Slot

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

Leading software developer Endorphina Gaming is ready for some battle tank action and has just released the latest game to be added to its impressive portfolio of slots: Cash Tank. Simple and uncluttered but most definitely more than up ...Read More

Loto-Quebec Wants To Streamline Reporting

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

Crown Corporation is on a mission to streamline its financial reporting model. And even though it does seemingly make sense to want to simplify systems in order to make revenue reports more abridged and to the point, there is a negative ...Read More

Cullen Comm Shocked By 20 Years of BC Crimes

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

When former Mountie Peter German first caused the money laundering confetti to rain down all over British Columbia some 3 years ago, it could be argued that even he would not have foreseen the exact nature and scope of the mess that would...Read More

SkillOnNet Goes Big With Slingo Deal

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

Online Bingo-and-slots content supplier SkillOnNet wants to not only give players what they want, but also to elevate the entire player experience to new levels. And after having sealed a distribution deal with , SkillOnNet is one step cl...Read More

Bethesda Follows Blizzard and Splits From Nvidia

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

Game streaming services may be the next big thing for the world of video games but what’s become quite clear too is that these are potentially the makings of some pretty nasty gaming politics. The latest bickering in the chicken cou...Read More

Loto-Quebec Introduce New Video Slots To 2 Casinos

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

Video slots have made for a phenomenal addition to a contemporary bustling modern-day casino industry. Interactive features, high payouts and super-fast action have all combined to turn video slots into firm gaming entertainment favourite...Read More

All Eyes On Cullen Commission Of Inquiry

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

What with the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into having officially regained traction this February 24th, BC locals are wide-eyed with interest regarding what is expected to become a “big reveal” once the second phas...Read More

End 2 End’s ICE London Debut A Huge Success

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

End 2 End is fresh from a simply superb inaugural appearance at London and according to company CEO Alejandro Revich, online Bingo, more than any other game or offering, continues to lead the way when talking social interaction. So much ...Read More

Why Vancouver Should Enter 2030 Olympic Bid

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

We have the tools, and so why not put them to repeated good use? Such is the opinion of the man responsible for having helped secure the bid for the 2010 Winter and Paralympic Games on behalf of the city of Vancouver. John Furlong has su...Read More

ESPN & Poker Central To Broadcast WSOP 2020

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

and Poker Central will this year for the fourth time be partnering it up in order to broadcast all of the exciting live-action play that is the World Series of Poker (WSOP). The 2020 WSOP broadcast schedule has just been released and the...Read More

NetEnt Makes a Splash With Ocean’s Treasure Slot

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

is back with a brand new underwater maritime treasure hunt adventure. The leading developer has just lifted the covers from its latest creation and players had better brace themselves for the awakening of the great and ominous Kraken, pr...Read More

Ryan Newman Lives To Race Another Day

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2020

sensation Ryan Newman is a walking miracle. But when race team Roush Fenway seemed hesitant to reveal too much about Newman’s state of health following a terrifying Daytona 500 crash on Monday evening, fans feared for the worst. Ne...Read More

Pragmatic Play Spooks With New Mysterious Slot

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

It’s not even Halloween and is treating players to a spooky slots adventure. The award-winning developer has just released its new Mysterious slot, and it’s a Victorian haunted house adventure to die for. Set against a shadow...Read More

Red Dead Redemption 2 Gets The Hot Coffee Treatment

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Red Dead Redemption 2 now has a Hot Coffee minigame of its own but Take Two Interactive and are having none of it. Explanation: the coffee isn’t really coffee and Take Two and Rockstar aren’t the ones responsible for having w...Read More

Woodbine’s Mohawk Million Race Fully Booked

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

 is headed into a year for the books. Not only will Woodbine this year be hosting the 161st edition of the Queen’s Plate, but event organisers have also just confirmed that all -9 of the available spots in this year&...Read More

MGM Ramps Up Security Following Massive Hack

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

The personal data of more than 10.6 million people to have stayed at resorts during the period leading up to the summer of 2019, is confirmed as having been breached. Even though no credit card information was successfully accessed by th...Read More

Alysha Newman Has Her Sights On Olympic Gold

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Alysha Newman is a woman on a mission. The wants to achieve what no other Canadian female athlete has managed to do, which is to bring home Olympic Gold in pole vault. And the fact that she’s had a much slower-than-usual start to t...Read More

Playground Poker’s Power Weekend Coming Up

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2020

Poker is about to return to Playground Poker Casino in smash-hit kind of way and it’s all happening on February 27th when the CA$140,000 GTD Power Weekend returns to the popular Quebec venue.  The main attraction is...Read More

WSOP Announces Feb 25 Online Poker Tour

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2020

This February 25 is the big day. Also known as the opening day to one of the most exciting online Poker tournaments of the year. The online tournament kicks off in a couple of days’ time, and this year, a cool total of 13 online to...Read More

Eddie DeBartolo Presidentially Pardoned

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2020

It’s seemingly unachievable to even begin to imagine what $400,000 would look like when laid out on a table in $100 bills. That’s four thousand $100 bills, to be exact. It also happens to be how former San Francisco 49ers owne...Read More

Evoplay Entertainment Announces New Retro Slots

Ben Hamill - February 23, 2020

Retro is big; in fact, when talking gaming and entertainment, its bigger than big – it’s positively humungous. Which is why the news that Entertainment is bringing Vegas-style retro back is of the simply fantastic variety. Ev...Read More

Ninja Advocates Anger And Rage In New Tweet

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2020

Not unlike the Trumpster, streamer Ninja isn’t doing the Internet any favours with his tweets. Ninja recently pulled yet another idiotic stunt when he proclaimed on social media that the only way to learn from your mistakes (presum...Read More

Major Pro-Teams Join Forces Against Bullying

Ben Hamill - February 22, 2020

Even though we may not enjoy thinking about it all that much or often, bullying is alive and real. Which is why the launch of the first-ever anti-bullying and bullying prevention initiative by four Canadian major league teams is just abou...Read More

Macau Casinos To Re-Open Subject To New Rules

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

Some may argue that its way too soon, but Macau casinos are expected to reopen for business within the next couple of days following a 15-day period of no trade for fear of the possibility of further spreading the deadly . But the propose...Read More

How Bingo Generates Millions For Charity Each Year

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

Not only is it fun, but Marathon Bingo is also a massive generator of big-business revenue for non-profit organisations and players alike in the state of New Jersey. So much so that one New Jersey town benefits from funds to the tune of $...Read More

New Yorkers Boosting New Jersey Betting Revenue

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

New Yorkers are as it turns out, full-on into online and mobile sports bets. No surprises there. The latest market statistics show that New York-based sports bettors spend between US$203 million and US$286 million betting on New Jersey mo...Read More

Woodbine Confirms Amended Schedule For 2020

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

is taking the new year by the horns. The leading Thoroughbred Racing venue has quite the schedule worked out for 2020 and the idea is obviously to bring more excitement than ever before to the local horse racing industry. Not only has ma...Read More

PokerStars Ramps It Up With 6-Card Omaha

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

Thanks to a genius initiative dreamt up by leading operator , a brand-new product is headed in the direction of card playing enthusiasts. Pot Limit 6 Card Omaha will instead of following the usual 4-card model, make provision for 6-card h...Read More

Video Game Industry Still Male-Dominated

Ben Hamill - February 21, 2020

To maintain that more men are into hard-core gaming than women is by now a fully debunked fallacy. Even so, female representation in the video games development industry remains seemingly limited. And that’s not to say that women ar...Read More

Vancouver Model At Work In The US Too

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

There’s no place like home. Except maybe Vancouver. It’s just a pity that the cost of living in one of the greatest of Canadian cities, and certainly even in the world, has become so exorbitant that its now incredibly pricy to...Read More

Chances Kelowna Ready For Massive Expand

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

Chances Kelowna is ready to take on the future of pure entertainment in gaming head-on. The BCLC-operated casino is now pushing hard to have card table games incorporated as part of its entertainment portfolio. Now that City Council&rsquo...Read More

Montreal Canadiens Coach Fined Over Comments

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

Thinking what you will is one thing - but blurting it out for all to hear is an entirely different ballgame. Not to mention potentially explosive. Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien is learning this the hard way, what with his ha...Read More

Curling Coach Apologises For Rant

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

Curling Dan Carey became so flustered at having been ordered by an official overseeing the Canadian women’s curling championship to wrap it up as he was about to run out of time to speak to his team during a timeout, that he respon...Read More

Play’n GO’s Leprechaun Goes Wild Slot Goes Live

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

It’s time for a bit of Irish luck to grab hold of the new year, and thanks to the genius collective creative force that is the development team at leading iGaming giant , gaming is about to hit the Irish countryside with a big bang....Read More

BCLC To Face VLT Class Action Lawsuit

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

There’s seemingly no leaving VLTs alone. And now that yet another class action lawsuit has been made to loom on the horizon by one Corina Riesebos of Kelowna, it’s this time round the that is being made to scramble for its we...Read More

Sahara Las Vegas Reopens Its Poker Room

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

This Valentine’s Day marked a special occasion for Vegas-based enthusiasts. After 9 long years of having been closed, on February 14th the Sahara Las Vegas reopened its Poker room. The grand opening celebration is yet to ...Read More

Sony Still Silent On PS5 Price

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

The truth is that simply cannot afford to get it wrong. And by “it” we mean the Japanese gaming giant’s PlayStation 5 console. Notable too is the fact that the gaming giant has not yet come to the party regarding a pric...Read More

Canada Leads The Way With Global Digital Gaming

Ben Hamill - February 19, 2020

Not only is Canada officially now the 10th largest economy in the world after the China-US trade war managed to knock South Korea from 10th position on the list, but significant to mention too is the fact that the ga...Read More

Nolimit CityUnveils Punk Rocker xWays Slot

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

The new year is officially fully under way and this is perfectly clear from the influx of in the casino games industry. Malta-based leading casino software developer Nolimit City Limited has just released a new slot of their own and judg...Read More

BCLC Conference To Focus On No-Harm Future

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

The BCLC fully committed to a future that is complete free from gambling harm. And future-proofing the gambling industry against the dangers posed by problem gambling will to this end be the main focus of the upcoming New Horizons in Resp...Read More

Lucky Bingo Numbers From Around Our World

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

So, you consider yourself a believer in luck. Or in lucky numbers, to be more to the point. Also, you’re a self-professed expert in where it all originates from. You love numbers, you especially love and generally, you’ve got...Read More

Gamers Disappointed By 5 New Stadia Games

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

Gamers are difficult bunch to please. But the unhappiness following Google’s announcement of 5 new games coming to may not be rooted in unreasonable expectations. Subscribers have not had a great deal to be sinking their teeth into...Read More

Epic Games CEO On Politics And Division

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

He’s perhaps the biggest name in the video games industry at present. We’re referring of course to big boss and CEO Tim Sweeney. He’s also a man convinced that that even though video games should by all means comment on...Read More

WPT Cancels Asia Stops Due to Coronavirus

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

Not to be flippant about the global threat of a potentially fatal influenza-like infection, but the is pooping on even Poker’s party. The World Poker Tour (WPT) has officially cancelled all of its events planned for Asia for the ne...Read More

Caesars Windsor A Boost To Mental Health

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

The promotion of mental health in Windsor is about to receive a massive financial boost thanks to a new Social Prescription Program offered by the Hospice of Windsor-Essex County being made possible by an investment by none other than Cae...Read More

Pro-Poker US Candidate Andrew Yang Withdraws

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

To say that the withdrawal of Andrew Yang from the US presidential race is a real blow to the online Poker community is a gross understatement. Yang, the only candidate in the current presidential candidacy run vocally in favour of the le...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

partypoker Announces Cash Game Leaderboards

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Cash game leaderboards are all the rage right now. And if Poker is your thing then the good news is that online Poker operator a couple of days ago announced that cash game leaderboards will soon be implemented as a means by which to rew...Read More

Awkwafina To Star In New Baccarat Film

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2020

Phil Ivey plays cards. Poker cards. And sometimes even  cards. But the true brains behind the operation that would ultimately become one of the most notorious edge-sorting schemes in the history of the US casino industry is somebody ...Read More

Microgaming Unveils February Game Line-Up

Ben Hamill - February 16, 2020

The word is officially out, and the news has broken. Microgaming has an entire selection of exciting new titles planned for 2020. The developer alluded to a big reveal earlier on this year but finally went the whole hog on the details at ...Read More

The Canucks Celebrate 17 Seasons Of Sedin

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2020

Their unique chemistry was more often than not after a time lost on all who cheered them on. The fact that they were brothers playing for the same team initially seemed to border on the miraculous, but this too soon enough become just an...Read More

New Tyrannosaurus Found in Canada

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2020

Two fossilised skulls on Canadian soil proved a charm to researchers trying to figure out what one of the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex’s cousins must have looked like when having first prowled the badlands of Alberta. Not that the gu...Read More

Coronavirus May Cause NHL Gear Shortage

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

It’s the unfolding of a plot not all that different to having read an entire mystery drama and with only five pages remaining in the book, there being not even the hint of an indication of how the author could possibly tie together ...Read More

Martin Piik Wins The Very Last MPN Tour

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

It’s said that most good things must eventually come to an end. That this applies to Microgaming’s last-ever tournament is a sure thing. The very last MPN competition and 23rd MPN Poker Tour recently came to an end...Read More

Lack of Nintendo Direct Updates An Issue

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Google search “Nintendo Direct” and you’re bound to see results like, “When is the next Nintendo Direct?” and, “Will there be a Nintendo Direct in November 2019?”. It would be an understatement to...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

Breathing New Life Into Age-Old Bingo Ways

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

We love , and we’ll continue to love it until the cows come home. It’s a game that’s been around for the longest time, after all. Its many benefits are widely celebrated; sung even. There are so many positives and outrig...Read More

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

Galfond Calls Off Poker Challenge

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Self-professed Pot-Limit Omaha expert and 3-time bracelet winner Phil Galfond used to own a Manhattan apartment with an in-built custom-designed slippery slide for those no-stair days. You know the kind. But these days the creator of Run...Read More

Nevada Gaming Report Full Of Surprises

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

Nevada’s casinos appear to have for the most part recovered from 2018’s collective dismal financial situation caused at the time by s forced reorganisation, pending bankruptcy. This certainly appears to be the case considering...Read More

Traffic Prompts Hard Rock Ottawa Change

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

Expected to attract players from as far east as Hawkesbury and as far north as the Ottawa River, the soon to be expanded Hard Rock Casino Ottawa is perfectly primed to become a true landmark. The original plans for expansion involved exte...Read More

EA’s Bioware To Completely Redesign Anthem

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

EA-owned Bioware’s Anthem isn’t exactly the roaring success that the creative team behind the game had hoped for. In fact, judging by Bioware’s decision to temporarily halt all further updates and releases, the realisati...Read More

QTech Announces Epic Media Merger

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

Major mergers have been known to be the stuff that landmark expansion deals are made of. The latest news populating casino news headlines is a confirmed merger of exactly such a nature and significance, being the merger between leading re...Read More

IRS Issue Behind Bingo-Suspension In Emmett

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2020

It’s safe to assume that this January 22nd did not at all go as planned for the players who regularly frequent twice-weekly games night at Emmett’s Gem County Senior Community Center. Players made their way on over...Read More

Woodbine Mohawk Park Ready For Million Race

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

Woodbine Mohawk Park is amped and ready to turn 2020 into a simply fantastic harness racing year. And to get things going, is this year hosting a brand-new harness racing event expected to shadow all others. Those interested in making ha...Read More

PokerStars To Give Away 21 Platinum Passes

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

is all about creating core value by expanding on rewards. The latest news is that the operator has officially launched its Platinum Madness Promotion, which aims to dish out 21 Platinum Passes in as many days. Not that’s Platinum v...Read More

Blueprint Announces New Pirates’ Frenzy Slot

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

British casino software developer needs no introduction. The Gauselmann Group subsidiary has after all given us some of the best games available on the market today and has just confirmed the release of yet another stunning new slot. Pir...Read More

Release Date Revealed For Space Channel 5 VR

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

Sega’s Dreamcast masterpiece and cult classic Space Channel 5 is coming to VR. The news that a popular Sega title that wasn’t Sonic the Hedgehog was coming to VR was announced sometime last year but no official launch dates we...Read More

Cascades Casino Construction Nearly Complete

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

The word is out and everyone’s excited. ’s Cascades Casino North Bay is at long last ready for a grand opening this summer. This is a venue that has been a very long time coming, with first ground broken as far back as May las...Read More

Music Bingo Catches On Big Time

Ben Hamill - February 12, 2020

  Once you get to do what you love, you never again have to work another day in your entire life. Just ask Elliot Piper. The entrepreneur didn’t exactly hold his breath hoping for anything longer than a 6-month run, but now th...Read More

Switch Game Release Delay Caused by Coronavirus

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

Few people realise the sheer volume of work, money and creative prowess that go into the making of a single video game. And suffice to say, a lot goes on behind the scenes too. Which is why it’s a complete stump when something as se...Read More

Rapper Nelly Involved in Mohegan Sun Casino Brawl

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

Rapper Nelly is no stranger to making news headlines for all the wrong reasons. The latest grubby news on the airwaves involves an incident involving the famous “Hot in Herre” rapper getting involved in a heated confrontation ...Read More

Pete Rose Re-Applies for Lifetime Ban Lift

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

Let no one accuse former manager and player Pete Rose of not having cast a vote of confidence in favour of his own team. If only Rose hadn’t done this whilst managing and playing for the Cincinnati Reds and with real gambling money...Read More

Climate Chaos to Blame For Bumblebee Decline

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

Bumblebees face an uncertain future. And according to a new study led by climate change and specifically region-specific heat waves, are to blame. Bumblebees are less abundant in areas that have become hotter in recent times and research...Read More

Online Poker in Favour Of Facial Recognition Technology

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

When businessman and partner Rob Young recently posted a poll on Twitter requesting votes in favour of facial recognition technology being employed by the site in order to rule out issues related to ghosting, multi-accounting and general...Read More

Alyssa Nakken Appointed 1st Female MLB Coach

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

Now that Alyssa Nakken has officially been named the MLB’s first female major league coach its probably a good thing that she describes herself as being “most comfortable at a field”. This is where Nakken will be spendin...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

Celeb Gambler Gorodetsky Guilty Of Fraud

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

When big-time celebrity sports better and gambler Robert Gorodetsky appeared before Chicago Federal Court Judge Elaine Bucklo on February 5, his was a silhouette far removed from the grandiose persona portrayed by the one and same up to n...Read More

Shepherdstown Bingo Isn’t Only About Winning

Ben Hamill - February 10, 2020

fans all over the world know that this is a game of which the guilty pleasures and sheer value far outweigh the joy of winning a cash prize. Winning some unexpected cash is a charm for sure but being part of a regular community is worth ...Read More

Poker Central Now Owns High Stakes Poker

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Poker Central recently confirmed having acquired the famous High Stakes Poker brand, along with all of its assets. The good news for players is that Poker Central’s PokerGO subscription streaming platform will over the course of the...Read More

Coronavirus Causes Macau Casino Shutdown

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

In an attempt to stop the deadly Coronavirus; now declared an international crisis; from spreading from spreading to the point of international disaster, gambling authorities have now ordered a complete closure of all Macau-based casinos...Read More

Why Online Gaming in Canada Continues to Thrive

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Just about everybody is playing some sort of online video game. Which is why today, is a multi-billion-dollar industry world-wide. It’s no surprise to learn that the Canadian online gaming industry is a leading contributor to the g...Read More

Mum Wins Big At Online Bingo and Buys 1st House

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

There’s nothing quite like finally being able to buy one’s dream home. And this dream recently came true for mum-of-two and Porthcawl United Kingdom resident Samantha McKay and husband Damien, who incidentally had been saving ...Read More

Yankees Pitcher James Paxton To Sit Out

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

The New York Yankees have not exactly been enjoying the best of injury-free times. And the latest news that starter and Canadian pitcher James Paxton will be effectively “out of it” for 3-4 months following back surgery, isn&r...Read More

NetEnt Secures Rights To Hell’s Kitchen Slot

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

It’s no secret: expert casino games developer is on a roll. It’s only been a matter of a couple of weeks since the Swedish developer launched its Serengeti Kings slot and already the team is onto its next big project for 2020...Read More

Microgaming Reveals Plans For New GoT Slot

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

It’s true that there are more fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones now than ever before. That it’s a timeless classic is no secret and even though the final curtain has dropped on the Lannisters and the Targaryens, the show is ...Read More

Tyler’s New Bingo Hall Does It For The Vets

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

A new community venue has come to town for the residents of Tyler and it’s all for a very good cause: supporting the nation’s veterans. January 24 saw Christian Restoration Community Women Veteran Program Bingo open its doors...Read More

NetEnt Streetfighter II Slot In The Works

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

There’s hardly a soul not familiar with Capcom’s early ‘90s Streetfighter II: The World Warrior game. The arcade classic shot to ultimate cult-fame what seemed like mere moments following its release. And now that casino...Read More

Steam Smashes Its Own Two-Year Record

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

You know you’re pretty much the buzz and a big deal at that when you’re a personal record smasher in an industry the likes of the challenge that is the gaming industry. has done it again. The games streaming platform has offi...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

Dealer Schools Currently Thriving In Japan

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2020

Japan’s emerging industry may not be all smooth sailing or budding roses, but this hasn’t stopped a handful of dealer schools from popping up like mushrooms all over the country. Despite the various scandalous stories involvi...Read More

Phil Galfond Down €500k At His Own Game

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

Some would argue that former Poker-pro Phil Galfond had better cut his losses and run, because given his current situation of being €500,000 out of pocket at a game organised by his truly, it’s too late to quit whilst he’...Read More

Good Shepherd Players Win $1M Playing Lotto

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

Doing good unto others; especially those who are down and out or less fortunate; acts like a boomerang and that it always comes back round. Just ask the pool of 14 co-workers at Hamilton’s Good Shepherd Centre because it’s a l...Read More

NFL Sponsorships Driven By Gambling Industry

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

The NFL is nothing short of a royal cash cow. This is also the biggest reason behind its 32 football franchises having attracted in excess of $1.47 billion in sponsorship revenue for the period 2019-2020 alone. That’s a single seas...Read More

Console Kings Atari To Build 8 Gaming Hotels

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. So goes the old saying supposedly coined by the late Benjamin Franklin. Lucky for video game console pioneer , that knowledge certainly appears to be rooted in a tough-as-nails variety of...Read More

Vegas Casino’s Poised To Go Cashless

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

The benefits of cashless gaming are too many to mention and casinos appear to be catching on in a big way. The Palms Casino Resort, along with Red Rock Casino & Resort, were the first to gambling venues to have given Automatic Cashle...Read More

Byfuglien All Set For Permanent Jets Exit

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2020

When Winnipeg Jets fan-favourite defenseman Dustin Byfuglien failed to pitch for camp training in September, the last thing on his mind would have been an imminent divorce settlement being on the cards as far as his long-time marriage to ...Read More

NY Governor Suggests VLT Allocation Cuts

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced by way of the release of a proposed executive NYC budget for 2020 that some significant changes may very well have to be implemented to the current revenue allocations generated by Video Lotter...Read More

MPN Tour Grand Finale Heads To Madrid

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

The time has come to celebrate the end to an era; to say goodbye. From the 6 – 9 February the Poker Tour will make a super stop for the very last time. The grand finale, which will be hosted by Spanish capital Madrid, will mark the...Read More

Blizzard May Have Gone Too Far with WoW Ban

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2020

Blizzard is for bummed. Bummed and badgering and soon possibly even busted. That Activision’s has this time gone way too far is a done thing. The latest controversial move by the creators of World of Warcraft and Overwatch is an ou...Read More

Synergy Blue to Launch Arcade-Style Games

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2020

is gearing up to improve Canada’s gaming offerings even further thanks to its recently signed content deal with Bet Rite. Players across the nation will soon be able to enjoy all-new, premium gaming opportunities because of the exc...Read More

WSOP 2020 Schedule Unchanged Despite Coronavirus Threat

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2020

The organizers of the 2020 recently revealed that the event would be postponed until further notice following the Coronavirus outbreak that started in China earlier this year. Following this, Poker players have been rightly concerned abou...Read More

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