Illegal Sports Book Arrests Made In Ontario

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2020

Illegal gambling and sportsbook operations remain a major challenge for Canadian lawmakers. This once again made news headlines when Ontario Provincial Police charged several people following an illegal gambling ring raid conducted provin...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BCLC Sportsbook Now Powered By SG Corp.

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2020

The BCLC has roped in the expertise and services of Scientific Games and its OpenTrade Managed Trading Services (MTS) product for the purpose of upgrading and expanding the Crown corporation’s online sports betting service offerings...Read More

Microgaming Teams Up With eSports’ Unikrn

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2020

Great news for eSports fanatics is that leading casino games developer and online entertainment giant Microgaming has finally joined their world. The casino software giant recently concluded a partnership deal with sports betting and ente...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

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

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

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

eSports Revenue Projected To Double In 2020

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2020

The trick to turn the current boom permanent is effective consumer education. This according to Martin Bradley, who is the research director in technology and entertainment at global consumer research giant 2CV.

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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

Kim St-Pierre Joins Hall Of Fame 2020

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2020

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

Canadian Sports Programs Too Slow Re Inclusivity

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2020

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

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

BCLC Announces Exciting New Betting Upgrade

Ben Hamill - June 19, 2020

Now that the British Columbia Lottery Corporation has officially extended its existing partnership with leading iGaming and sports betting platform provider Scientific Games Corporation, B.C. players can expect to be treated to quite the ...Read More

George Russell Wins Virtual F1 Canadian GP

Ben Hamill - June 18, 2020

On Sunday, British racing driver George Russell secured a fourth successive virtual Formula One victory for team Williams. And with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc absent, Russell easily beat Red Bull’s Alex Albon into a neat second...Read More

Canadian Leagues Pushing For Legal Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - June 17, 2020

Legalised single-event sports betting in Canada is a conversation that’s in recent years seen its fair share of ups and downs. But it’s also a conversation that’s gained increased traction ever since the ban on professio...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

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

Ontario’s LHRA Says About Live Horse Races

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2020

Ontario’s horse racing industry certainly faces challenging times as it continues to try and navigate towards a public health-compliant new normal. Following a strategy similar to what Woodbine Entertainment has begun implementing, ...Read More

MLBPA Proposes Extended Season Finish

Ben Hamill - June 03, 2020

The Players Association (MLBPA) on Sunday rejected the league’s proposal involving players taking additional pay cuts necessitated by an extended period of inactivity that resulted from worldwide public health concerns. Instead, th...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

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

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

Bettman Reveals NHL Season Finale Format

Ben Hamill - May 28, 2020

The NHL’s Gary Bettman has reached an agreement with the Players’ Association (NHLPA) regarding the way forward for a possible season finale. The format will involve a 24-team playoff specifically designed so as to lead up to...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

MLB Considering A Spring Training Return

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

is feverishly trying to suss out ways in which the 2020 season can take place given bans on air travel and large gatherings. One idea that seems to be sticking somewhat more effectively than most others is the idea of playing in spring t...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

CFL Talks About Season, Grey Cup Changes

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2020

The (CFL), not unlike the majority of leagues the world over, is eager to the point of desperate to salvage as much of the remainder of the current season as possible. CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie in an official statement sent to seas...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jay Bouwmeester On The Mend Says Blues Cap

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2020

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

Covid-19 Gives eSports A Boost

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

Major sports- and entertainment events all over the world are either being cancelled or pushed back as the coronavirus continues to make its way across the continents. The pandemic is driving us online as we look to alternative forms of e...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Woodbine Makes Changes Following Covid-19

Ben Hamill - March 13, 2020

Some 37 cases of the have now been reported and confirmed in Ontario, with at least one of those cases in Sudbury. And so, following growing concerns about the spread and impact of the virus on the province and its people, Woodbine Entert...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seccafien’s Tokyo Training on Track

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2020

Canadian long-distance runner Andrea Seccafien is in the middle of preparing for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be held in from the 24th of July to the 9th of August. If her recent performances are anything to ...Read More

BC Telescope Provides Insight Into FRBs

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

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

Malindi Elmore May Be Headed For Tokyo

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2020

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

Super Bowl LIV Sports Betting Odds Posted

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2020

The NFL betting season has come to its end, with the San Francisco 49ers set to battle the Kansas City Chiefs in the much-anticipated Super Bowl LIV. Just a few hours after the last game’s final whistle was blown, odds were posted ...Read More

Larry Walker Waiting for Hall of Fame Nod

Ben Hamill - January 29, 2020

If anyone is perfectly able to imagine the different emotions experienced by Canadian legend Larry Walker ahead of this year’s Hall-of-Fame new inductees announcement, its without a doubt ex-fellow-teammate Tim Raines. Raines is af...Read More

Dan Bilzerian Loses $1M in MMA Bet

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2020

The fact that Irishman and king of MMA had not set foot in the ring; at least not to officially fight; for 14 months prior to Saturday’s stand-off with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, proved the undoing of a supposedly massive...Read More

Mattress Mack Down $2M In Baseball Bets

Ben Hamill - January 28, 2020

US furniture mogul and avid Houston Astros fan Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale may have to either curb his spending or find himself a team or two worthy of his support if he’s to quit throwing his money into the water. The...Read More

Biggest eSports Stadium Ever Is Coming To Canada

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

It’s an industry enjoying nothing short of a rabid and radical fandom. It’s massive investments and powered play. It’s audiences filling towering stadiums to maximum capacity. It’s the coming together of profession...Read More

Kobe Bryant’s Death Shocks the Basketball World

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

NBA star LeBron James was spotted weeping inconsolably on the tarmac at LAX after he and Kobe Bryant’s former teammates landed in Los Angeles. He’d just been informed that not only had the Basketball legend passed on, but th...Read More

McGregor Intent On Mayweather Rematch

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

hasn’t been back in the UFC fight ring since he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov by way of a 4th round submission at the Octagon in Las Vegas back in October of 2018. Not that McGregor has been enjoying the time off at home; ...Read More

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander A Legend In The Making

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2020

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

Houston Managers Hinch And Luhnow Fired

Ben Hamill - January 22, 2020

Sign stealing is just about the lowest that any professional sports team could possibly stoop to. The latest wrongdoers to have committed the atrocious wrongdoing are none other than Houston Astros team manager A.J. Hinch and General Mana...Read More

eSports Has Hit The $1 Billion Revenue Mark

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2020

The news is out and its official, (competitive video gaming) has officially hit the $1 billion revenue mark. This according to official data released by specialised analytics company Newzoo. Its no secret at all that eSports is huge busi...Read More

Lottoland Launches Its Very 1st Sports Book

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2020

Online Lottery betting giant Lottoland has confirmed having sealed a deal whereby the operator will for the first time ever be in a position to offer sports betting offerings to its customer base. Lottoland recently confirmed that as a di...Read More

DraftKings Look Into Celeb Cheat Allegations

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2020

Sports betting giant DraftKings has officially launched in-house investigations into whether Bachelor in Paradise celebrity couple Tanner Tolbert and wife Jade Roper Tolbert had been in unfair cahoots that led to the type of unfair advant...Read More

Pro-Women’s Hockey Rally Raises Awareness

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2020

A viable women’s professional hockey league is a lot to ask for by the looks of things. But Canadians of all ages remain ever hopeful it now seems, as could be witnessed on just another ordinary Saturday early-Januar...Read More

The Evolution of Alex Burrows

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2020

Alexandre Ménard-Burrows was an old-school player during his National Hockey League career. He started out undrafted in the minor leagues and fought his way through, believing in himself and his remarkable skills when...Read More

Notable Sports Trends Of The Last Decade

Ben Hamill - January 05, 2020

As the new decade begins, individuals and industries are reviewing the past 10 years in earnest. Sport in Canada is no exception, and there are plenty of positive and negative elements to reflect on. Take a look at the best and worst t...Read More

Woodbine Announces 2023 Jimmy Freight Stakes

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2020

Jimmy Freight is the only millionaire son of champion racehorse Sportswriter, and was retired in late 2019 after a very illustrious career with total earnings of CA$1,457,405.00. Now the bay’s progeny will compete in...Read More

Gerrit Cole Causes Upset at Bookmakers

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2020

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

London’s SBC 2019 Awards Shows The Gold

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2019

With London’s expanded SBC 2019 Awards now declared a done and dusted success, the industry officially has a better idea as to who was responsible for making the year the super-nova success that it turned out to be. ...Read More

How Legalised Sports Betting Has Benefitted the USA

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2019

May 2018 was a monumental month for the USA’s gambling industry. The US Supreme Court overturned PASPA, legalising sports betting and opening the way for the country to benefit from it in various ways. According to a...Read More

Overwatch Star’s Pro Gaming Or College Dilemma

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2019

Jonathan Huffman finds himself faced with a dilemma that may well become the reality for many other teenagers in the near future. The 16-year-old from Chicago, USA, must decide whether to attend college or whether to b...Read More

Injured Player Calls On Health Canada For Policy Changes

Ben Hamill - December 24, 2019

When former Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki stepped onto a Broncos team bus April of 2018, the last thing on his mind would have been even the vaguest hint of an idea suggesting that he would not be getting ...Read More

Will Jasey-Jay Anderson Try For Big No. 7?

Ben Hamill - December 20, 2019

Canadian Olympic snowboarding champion Jasey-Jay Anderson isn’t revealing anything regarding whether he plans on competing at a record 7th Olympic Games come 2020 Tokyo Japan. A few years ago Anderson beca...Read More

Why Everyone’s Looking At NHL Coach-Player Dynamics

Ben Hamill - December 19, 2019

Coach-player interaction within the ranks of the NHL is in the spotlight following a series of potentially reputation-damaging events and revelations. Bill Peters buckled under the heat a short while ago and supposedly...Read More

New Calgary Flames Arena A Done Deal

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2019

Calgary taxpayers have agreed to, in many ways without having had agreed to, fund a $565 million project that will award the Calgary Flames a brand-new home arena. At this stage the only light in the darkness that is a...Read More

Canadian Athletes Not Fooled By Russia “Ban”

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2019

The fact that Russia will in all likelihood; if only barely; escape a blanket ban as far as Tokyo 2020 goes is the makings of a major thorn in the sides of many a Canadian professional athlete. The World Anti-Doping Ag...Read More

California Sports Betting Talks Postponed To 2020

Ben Hamill - December 16, 2019

The now-legal framework for sports betting is taking the US by storm, and what with each state being at liberty to decide for itself whether or not to adopt the new framework, California appears to be next in line to r...Read More

Canada Leads eSports Legislation Boom

Ben Hamill - December 15, 2019

As eSports continues to expand, Canada is at the forefront of the burgeoning sector’s legal developments. This is due to the growing lists of eSports companies on both the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Exchange or T...Read More

Indigenous Tribe Turns Solar Into Success

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2019

The members of a small BC First Nations community are “doing it for themselves”. Members of the Yunesit’in community just to the west of Williams Lake in the region of Chilcotin, BC, have set in motion the making...Read More

Top Canadian Sportspeople of 2019

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2019

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

Canadian Football League Faces Off-Season Challenges

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2019

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

Toronto’s Marner Speaks Out About Locker Room Abuse

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2019

Hockey locker rooms have traditionally been associated with a policy that eerily closely resembles that of the US military’s infamous “don’t ask, don’t tell” unspoken approach; albeit in pro-hockey’s case h...Read More

Communities Are Choosing Greener Energy

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2019

There’s nothing quite like those icy Canadian winter months to cultivate anew a precious appreciation for any conceivable device able to generate heat. Heaters and furnaces and boilers become our new best friends, eq...Read More

Robert Wickens’ Amazing IndyCar Crash Recovery

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2019

Canadians are a tenacious lot, no doubt about it. And they don’t come much more tenacious than IndyCar driver Robert Wickens. So severe had been the crash that nearly cost Wickens the loss of his life, that the 30-ye...Read More

NFL Suspends Josh Shaw For Betting On Sports

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2019

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

Eurico Rosa Da Silva To Retire At Woodbine

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2019

Long-time Woodbine Thoroughbred jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva has officially announced his retirement and will be leaving the field for good come this December. Da Silva some time ago announced that his final “day at the races&rdqu...Read More

Sean McColl Headed For The Wall In Tokyo

Ben Hamill - December 01, 2019

There aren’t all that many ways in which to cement one’s name in the pages of Olympic history, but 32-year-old Canadian Sean McColl has figured out at least one possible inroad. McColl is a champion rock climber, h...Read More

CEBL Commissioner Confirms CBC Sports Deal

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2019

Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) Commissioner and CEO Mike Morreale isn’t interested in small-fry performances. In fact, he has a rather specific vision for what the league operating under his strong hand of m...Read More

Brandon Brooks’ “No Excuse” Anxiety Post

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2019

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Brandon Brooks has made no secret of the fact that he regularly battles the side effects of a long-term variety of anxiety. And he obviously isn’t about to start making alternati...Read More

Dane Evans Pitched Up On Sunday – Here’s Why

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2019

Hamilton’s Tiger Cats may not have “done what they had set out to do” during Sunday’s Grey Cup stand-off against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, but at least it had been the challenge daunting- and at the same time ...Read More

Jim Lawson To Step Down As CFL Chairman

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

Woodbine Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Jim Lawson will supposedly step down from his position as chairman of the board of the Canadian Football League at the end of this month, having already made the decision ...Read More

Winnipeg Blue Bombers End Grey Cup Drought

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2019

Sunday marked a day to remember in the history of Canadian Football League. The many reasons to celebrate are about so much more than the Winnipeg Blue Bombers having won the standoff with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats; it a...Read More

Fred Cox Has Died At The Age Of 80

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2019

Sad news this week is that the NFL’s Fred Cox has died at the age of 80. Cox is regarded as one of the very last of the “straight-on” placekickers and is an ex-Viking who played in no fewer than 4 Super Bowls. Fr...Read More

Toronto Fires Babcock And Hires Keefe

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2019

Let it be said that Mike Babcock gives new meaning to what it means to “tumble out the gate”. Not even being handed the plushest of contracts ever offered to any head coach in the history of the NHL worked the kind...Read More

Lawrence Has No Hard Feelings Towards Collaros

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2019

Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Simoni Lawrence appears to have forgotten all about his 2-game suspension after having caused Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zack Collaros more than just a slight headache following th...Read More

Cloud9 Slapped With Hefty Fine By Riot

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2019

Riot Games has fined eSports operator Cloud9 for the supposed violation of a 2017 League of Legends equity stock competition rule. Riot prohibits League Championship Series players from owning any portion of a team for...Read More

Hockey Canada Halts Use Of Midget

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2019

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

Powell Pushes For Canadian Basketball Olympic Berth

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2019

Basketball at the Olympics. Is there even a notion more exciting than Canada playing it up at Tokyo 2020? But what of the fact that Canada missed a berth during a September attempt at qualifying in China? The fact that...Read More

theScore Celebrates 1M YouTube Fans Mark

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2019

Accessibility and making everyone to feel welcome to engage in eSports is the ultimate key to its success; and this includes the fact that the company now enjoys the support of more than one million YouTube subscribers...Read More

Leafs Centre Relieved Of Misconduct Charge

Ben Hamill - November 18, 2019

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

Don Cherry Fired Over Immigrant Remarks

Ben Hamill - November 17, 2019

Following controversial comments made towards Canadian immigrants and Remembrance Day poppies, iconic Canadian ice hockey announcer Don Cherry has been fired. Cherry complained on-air this past weekend that he rarely s...Read More

Sportsbook Now Offering Betting On Trump’s Mistruths

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2019

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

PWHPA Waiting For The NHL World To Change

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2019

None of the members of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association (PWHPA) will be playing in North America in the 2019/2020 season. And as to why the some 200 players are having no supposed qualms sacrifi...Read More

Canada Dreams Of Baseball Gold In Japan

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2019

Thanks to Japan having had its host-country-say regarding which sports get to be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics programme, baseball is officially back in Olympic-style business. And let it be made known that there...Read More

E-Cargo Bikes Pedalling Deliveries Into the Future

Ben Hamill - November 10, 2019

Online shopping may appear to be a solution to road traffic congestion, but the reality is quite the opposite. Its easy to lose track of the fact that even though the shopper hasn’t had to leave his or her home, some...Read More

Sonny Bill Williams May Be Moving To Toronto

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2019

All Blacks World Championship rugby legend Sonny Bill Williams may very well be soon be headed in the direction of the Toronto Wolfpack. Rumours involving a multi-million-dollar deal and a 2-year contract with Wolfpack...Read More

US Sports Betting To Reach $7bn Mark By 2025

Ben Hamill - November 07, 2019

The latest news on the US sports betting front is the updated projection that by the time the door is officially closed on 2025, or five years from now, the industry will be worth an astonishing $7 billion. It’s a bo...Read More

Ethan Bear Commits To The NHL

Ben Hamill - November 06, 2019

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ethan Bear knows that change has to come from within; from a personal decision. The 22-year-old recalls a particularly difficult season with American Hockey League team Bakersfield Condors. T...Read More

Toronto Maple Leafs Save Kid’s Birthday

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2019

What had started out as a particularly dismal birthday celebration is about to be transformed into arguably the best party that 11-year-old Kade Foster has ever had, or even will have in future. When Kade’s dad Jason...Read More

Mattress Mack Loses $11.6M On Astro’s MBL Bet

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2019

Houston-based Gallery Furniture store chain owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale isn’t too frazzled about the fact that he is fresh out of $11.6 million, due to the Houston Astros’ inability to triumph over riva...Read More

Woodbine’s 36th Breeders Crown Super Success

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2019

Woodbine Entertainment’s 36th Breeders Crown proved a smash hit among lovers of harness racing. The harness event was this year hosted for the first time in all of 11 years and according to John Campbell, ...Read More

Curling Canada Wants To Keep Experts At Home

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2019

Never mind the secret to success in sport and in coaching; trying to keep the expertise at home in the first place is a daunting task all of its own. But Curling Canada has a plan. And that plan involves embracing a co...Read More

MGM & Yahoo Seal Landmark Sports Betting Deal

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

The word is out and the times are exciting. Following a recent deal inked between Yahoo and big casino and betting powerhouse MGM, sports betting is coming to Yahoo’s fantasy sports app. The duo announced the news re...Read More

Andreescu Set To Play In WTA

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

Some would argue that the best of 2019 tennis is now practically behind us, what with all four Grand Slams already having been played.  But the actual fact of the matter is that the best; or perhaps a better descripti...Read More

Maple Leafs Want To Turn It All Around

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2019

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

Conor McGregor Announces January UFC Return

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2019

Irish MMA fighter and enigma Conor McGregor has announced a January 2020 Las Vegas return to UFC mixed martial arts. That’s January 18th, to be exact. The Irishman did not divulge who his opponent will be ...Read More

Fans Crowd Arena For Raptors Banner Event

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2019

When Toronto fans are on time, you know that you know that something is up. And something was indeed up when Raptors fans crowded into a sold-out Scotiabank Arena some 40 minutes before the opening night to the new sea...Read More

Marathon Runners Claim Olympic Berths

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2019

Two automatic berths and entries into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been claimed by a pair of marathon winners from Calgary and Vancouver respectively, following their recent superb finishes in the Toronto Waterfro...Read More

DTH van der Merwe Retires From Canadian Rugby

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2019

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

How John Herdman Is Changing Canadian Soccer

Ben Hamill - October 20, 2019

John Herdman believes in the ability of his players to self-motivate. So much so that many are referring to the Canadian soccer team coach as changing the face of Canadian soccer. These are important days as they also ...Read More

Millennial eSports Corp Gets Fresh New Name

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2019

Millennial eSports Corporation has officially changed its name to Torque eSports Corporation, so as to be a better fit right down to description in terms of the new direction the operator is now moving in. The Canadian...Read More

FOX Bet Named Official MLB Gaming Partner

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2019

FOX Bet has just become the 4th official Authorised Gaming Partner to US Major Basketball League (the MLB). Fox BET now joins MGM, FanDuel and DraftKings as the 4th partner in the exclusive gaming...Read More

Calgary Goalie’s Wacky Weird Ritual

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

Yes, we will have our lucky charms or rituals. Very few gamblers don’t. And yet, it remains a wonderfully serendipitous occasion when we get to feast our sport-hungry eyes on the preferred rituals of our heroes. Cons...Read More

Positive Attitude To Betting On the Rise In The USA

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2019

The 2018 repeal of PASPA and the nation-wide ban on sports betting by the US Supreme Court is most likely the reason behind more Americans now than ever before having done a complete one-eighty regarding their feelings...Read More

CGA Supports Call To Legalise Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2019

The positives flowing from the legalisation of betting on single sports events far outweigh the possible concerns. This is the explanation offered by the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) when diluted to its most basic...Read More

Canadian Women’s Volleyball Team Wins NORCECA Bronze

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2019

After a straight-sets loss to Puerto Rico earlier on, Canada’s women’s volleyball team is back stronger and better than ever before. Thanks to a great deal of hard work, commitment and a steely resolve to take back...Read More

Calgary Track May Have Reached Slippery End

Ben Hamill - October 14, 2019

Calgary’s WinSport bobsled, luge and skeleton sliding track has reached the end of its road. The facility this year entered its 33rd year in operation wear and tear has severely taken its toll. Winter spor...Read More

Woods Secures 1st Place In Milan-Turin

Ben Hamill - October 12, 2019

It was a double-whammy victory for Canada’s Michael Woods as he on Wednesday was the first to cross over the finish line of the 100th edition of the Milan-Turin cycling race. The 32-year old calls Ottawa h...Read More

Canadian Government Worried About Connected Cars

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2019

Autonomous cars may hold a lot of promise for the future of road safety, but we’re nowhere near completely taking our hands off the proverbial wheels. And whilst it may be true that Rome wasn’t built in a day and ...Read More

Blizzard Under Fire For eSports Player Ban

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2019

Blizzard Entertainment, the US video games giant that owns big-name games like Warcraft, Starcraft and Overwatch, is taking a real rap following its having banned an eSports player from Hong Kong for having shouted out...Read More

Larsen Personally Apologises For RWC Red Card

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2019

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

Toronto Wolfpack Shows Their True Colours

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2019

It’s true; there’s nothing quite like the excitement of nail-biting rugby league action. Saturday’s Million Pound Game proved no exception as Toronto’s Wolfpack made a comeback that is fit for the books. The Be...Read More

Moh Ahmed Fails To Improve World Record

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2019

Canadian distance runner Moh Ahmed can’t be too satisfied with his recent performance at this year’s world championships. Despite having put up a stellar and positively tenacious performance of grit and endurance, ...Read More

Mattress Mack MLB Bet May Be Biggest Ever

Ben Hamill - October 07, 2019

So convinced is Houston businessman and owner of the Gallery Furniture chain Jim McIngvale that the Houston Astros will this year perform a repeat stunt of their 2017 MLB World Series Win, that he has wagered what may ...Read More

John Tavares Named New Maple Leafs Captain

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2019

John Tavares never envisioned a “C” appearing on his jersey back in the days when playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs was but a dream. But life has a way of topping our dreams and desires and Tavares, for one, can ...Read More

Woodbine To Trial 3 Months Of No Whips

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2019

Woodbine Entertainment is once again setting the par and horse racing industry standard. The racetrack management corporation has announced that it will be instituting a trilogy of new rules aimed at investigating the ...Read More

VR Tech Enters The World Of eSports

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2019

Virtual Reality tech may be nothing new, but people’s willingness to pay to watch gamers have a go at competition-style gaming entertainment donning nerdy headgear and making erratic movements only decipherable by keeping a simulta...Read More

Adam Sandler To Star In Sports Betting Film

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2019

US actor Adam Sandler will come December 13 be heading towards big screen cinemas in the leading role of Uncut Gems, a movie based on the life and times of a New York jeweller turned high-stakes sports bettor.  Sandle...Read More

US Interrupts Canada’s AmeriCup Winning Streak

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2019

6 years and 17 straight victories. This was what Canada was made to offer up in terms of a previously uninterrupted winning streak when the Americans recently beat Canada to the victory post in the FIBA Women’s Ameri...Read More

Dubas Learnt Of Matthews Charge On Twitter

Ben Hamill - September 28, 2019

If only Maple Leafs star player Austen Matthews had been as bad at keeping secrets as what he appears to be able to keep his behaviour when out in public in check, then General Manager Kyle Dubas and the rest of Matthe...Read More

Tkachuk Becomes Calgary Flames’ Top Earner

Ben Hamill - September 27, 2019

Matthew Tkachuk is Calgary Flames’ highest-paid player. This following Calgary having re-signed the NHL player to a 3-year contract valued at a fantastic $21 million. According to the information released about the f...Read More

Louis Vuitton Designs LoL Worlds Trophy Case

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2019

There’s no denying the fact that we’re moving ever closer to a world where there will no longer be any distinction between the world of traditional sports and the world of eSports. The latest in a long line of exam...Read More

Virtue And Scott Announce Retirement Plans

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2019

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir may not be partners in real life, but their on-ice chemistry is nothing short of mesmerising. They have after all been ice-dancing partners for the past 22 years. Virtue and Moir earlier thi...Read More

Beers Nervous & Excited About Lacrosse WC

Ben Hamill - September 24, 2019

Matt Beers has been playing National Lacrosse League for years. He is passionate about the game and describes himself as a “weekend warrior” for being able to play and practice mostly on weekends only since lacross...Read More

Donaldson Appointed Raptors Assistant Coach

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2019

Raptors data analyst Brittni Donaldson has been appointed new assistant coach to head coach Nick Nurse. Donaldson is now officially the 10th female coach assistant appointed by the National Basketball League. And judging by th...Read More

Raptors Congratulated On Branded Hijab

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2019

The Raptors are in a class of their own. And this is true on as well as away from the court. Toronto last week became the first NBA team ever to fully embrace Muslim culture and a spirit of true inclusivity when the te...Read More

Mississauga Hosts Rally For Bianca Andreescu

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2019

If I can do it, so can you. These are the words of Bianca Andreescu to the young people living in the tennis super-star’s hometown of Mississauga, Ontario. And this is the reason Canadians all over the country; the w...Read More

Canadian Bobsleigh Champ To Join US National Team

Ben Hamill - September 17, 2019

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

Nicolas-Guy Turbide Wins First Worlds Medal

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2019

Quebec City resident and para-athlete champion swimmer Nicolas-Guy Turbide has staked his claim to his first ever world para swimming championships medal when he finished second claiming silver in the men’s 100m back...Read More

Mitch Marmer Glaringly Absent At Leafs Golf Day

Ben Hamill - September 13, 2019

Mitch Marmer leaves a gaping hole. When he isn’t in the mix, that is. Marmer was glaringly absent at Toronto’s recent annual golf tournament. But it was expected as such in camp Maple Leafs. Marmer is after all a c...Read More

Nurse Confirms F1’s Schumacher Is Conscious

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2019

Retired F1 legend Michael Schumacher (50) has not been seen since a devastating skiing accident in Grenoble in 2013. The accident and blow to the head had effectively shattered Schumacher ‘s protective helmet. Grenob...Read More

Bianca Andreescu Makes Canadian Tennis History

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2019

All hail Bianca Andreescu, queen of the North. The 19-year-old Canadian tennis star is now officially 195 spots closer to number 1 glory on the world tennis ranking and the new number 14 overall. The young star this we...Read More

Eric Lamaze Horrified By Tokyo 2020 Changes

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2019

To say that Olympic equestrian champion Eric Lamaze is unhappy about the announced alterations to the team format for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games would be the understatement of the year. Indignant, livid even, would be proper d...Read More

Alpine Ski-Champ Marcel Hirscher Retires

Ben Hamill - September 08, 2019

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher has announced his official retirement from Alpine skiing. Widely regarded as one of the best in his class in the entire history of the sport, Hirscher now wants to pursue some of life’s mo...Read More

Fox Bet Launches In New Jersey

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2019

Popular online platform Betstars New Jersey will soon be no more. But it’s to be replaced by something bigger and much better: Fox Bet. If the name rings a strangely familiar bell than its because Fox Bet is the resu...Read More

Current NHL CBA To Run Its Course

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2019

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has decided to shake the labour plague by having opted in on a cease-fire of sorts. Labour issues have afflicted the league ever since Bettman joined its ranks in 1993 and so the irony of ...Read More

Edmonton’s TELUS World Of Science To Expand

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2019

Edmonton’s TELUS World of Science will soon be in a position to offer even more to its visitors thanks to funding allocated to the centre by Canada’s federal government. The funding is earmarked for expansion and a...Read More

Rafter Catapults Canada Towards Tokyo 2020

Ben Hamill - September 03, 2019

A walk-off homer and a mercy rule ending on Sunday effectively catapulted the Canadian women’s softball team towards a berth in Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games. An emotional Kaleigh Rafter after the qualifier against Brazil delive...Read More

Study Hopes To Negate Football Head Injuries

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2019

A team of Montreal researchers hoping to better understand and negate the occurrence of head injuries in football have enlisted the members of 3 local varsity football teams in a new study. The study hopes to make head...Read More

US Sports Betting Market A Revenue Machine

Ben Hamill - August 30, 2019

Sports betting is now legal and sportsbooks officially open in a total of 13 US states. And needless to say, the US sports betting industry is experiencing its heyday and generating literally billions in revenue income...Read More

Saskatchewan Leads Paid Sports Audience Way

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2019

There’s nothing quite like a paying audience. And especially so when talking pro-sport events. Data compiled by Statistics Canada has revealed that Saskatchewan now has more people willing to pay to attend a sports e...Read More

Ninja Reveals Trade Secrets In New Book

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2019

Professional gamer Tyler Blevins, better known to the gaming world as “Ninja” is more than just a pro at what he does for a living. He’s also willing to reveal some of what he considers to be the secrets of the t...Read More

WHO Classifies Bottled Water As A Low Health Risk

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2019

The presence of microplastics in bottled drinking water has been a topic of heated discussion. But according to studies conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the actual levels of contamination appear to be ...Read More

Richard Wins Bronze In Cliff Diving Series

Ben Hamill - August 27, 2019

Returning to competitive cliff diving after a prolonged recovery necessitated by an injury is a harrowing mental challenge. These are the words of Montreal professional cliff diver Lysanne Richard, after having won bro...Read More

Michelle Liu Makes Canadian Golf Open Debut

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2019

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

Rogers Cup Highlights The Gender Wage-Disparity

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2019

Despite our modern and liberated day and age, the gender pay-gap remains as contentious an issue as ever before and not even pro-sports is exempt. In fact, the international sports world often has much to reveal about ...Read More

Curt Schilling To Run For US Congress

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2019

Trump appears to be drawn to controversy and inappropriate remarks much like a moth to an open flame. The US president recently voiced his public support in favour of disgraced ex-MLB pitcher and former ESPN commentator Curt Schilling&rs...Read More

Mislawchuk Wins Olympic Test Triathlon Gold

Ben Hamill - August 21, 2019

Tokyo humidity and general triathlon hell proved no match for Canadian star athlete Tyler Mislawchuk when he recently sprinted over the finish-line a smooth 4 seconds ahead of the pack to claim gold in the Olympic test...Read More

Chris Sale Reaches 2,000 Strikeout Record

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2019

Chris Sale, the legendary lefty of the Boston Red Sox, has reached a brand new career milestone. The talented player is being celebrated for having reached 2,000 career strikeouts faster than any other pitcher in the h...Read More

Bianca Andreescu Making Canada Proud

Ben Hamill - August 19, 2019

Bianca Andreescu has won the women’s Rogers Cup, thereby clinching her second title for the year. It may have been a win not quite earned in the traditional way, what with opponent Serena Williams having had to cop out only 20 minu...Read More

Doping Scandal Strips Pan Am Bowler of Medal

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2019

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

Rooney Takes A Beating Over Gambling Shirt Sponsorship

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2019

Former Man United and England captain Wayne Rooney recently managed to attract quite a bit of controversy when he revealed to the football world that the wheels of his leaving current team D.C. United and joining Derby...Read More

Blue Jays To Extend Foul Netting In 2020

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2019

In an attempt to better promote fan safety, the Toronto Blue Jays will be extending the protective safety netting at the Rogers Centre and at Dunedin Stadium next season. Several Major Baseball League (MLB) teams have ...Read More

Markov Wants To Return “Home” To Montreal

Ben Hamill - August 11, 2019

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

Sportradar Poised To Transform Formula 1

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2019

Gamblers who also happen to be high-speed motor racing enthusiasts had better listen up because Formula 1 has made a very exciting announcement indeed. Having realised the need for better and more intense engagement with the sport, the F1...Read More

NBA Game-Fixing Scandal Now Docu-Series

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2019

A docu-drama based on the events surrounding the National Basketball Association (NBA) game-fixing scandal involving ex-referee Tim Donaghy is set for release on November 1st, 2019. Two film distribution com...Read More

Remains Of Giant Parrot Discovered

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2019

Scientists are constantly making exciting new discoveries of animal and plant life that may very well have populated the earth thousands; and in some cases even millions; of years ago. The latest is the re-examination ...Read More

China-Bound Basketball Team Plagued By Problems

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2019

Success in sport is oftentimes all about doing the best with what’s available. Though not ideal, this is what Basketball Canada will have to do if it hopes to go big come China. Various top-players won’t avail them...Read More

Calgary’s One-Handed Fighter Shows His Steel

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2019

Calgary’s Jake Peacock is a living, breathing example of why giving up or failure to come to the party in the first place because of a physical disability simply isn’t “how things are” or how they have to be. Calga...Read More

Arctic Discovery Shines New Light On ET Life

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2019

The latest Arctic research now suggests that instead of trudging around on the surfaces of the Moon and Mars, the answers to many of our questions may have been locked up in our own back yard all along. Life on other planets, so say a tea...Read More

NJ Sportsbooks Having A Google Heyday

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2019

It’s true that nothing defines a culture as distinctly as its language. But it’s perhaps even more appropriate to say that; especially in an age driven by science and technology; that nothing defines a culture as distinctly as...Read More

Nevada Beats NJ Sports Betting Revenue

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2019

Nevada has emerged the latest victor in the battle of sports betting revenue income against the state of New Jersey. The garden state used to lead by a mile and then some but it now appears as if the tables really are starting to turn. Re...Read More

The Oilers May Find A Saviour In Ken Holland

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2019

Money talks. And $25 million in the bank is enough to more than just budge the immovable object. Or at least it is in Edmonton-Oilers-valley. But then again, moving from a pretty cushiony job onto a rock-hard Oilers to...Read More

Uninterrupted Is Coming To Canada

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2019

Curious about what Canada’s top athletes get up to when away from the fields and events? Then look no further because a new collaboration between music superstar Drake and the Lakers’ LeBron James has something spe...Read More

Young Canadian Scientist Headed For Euro Contest

Ben Hamill - August 04, 2019

18-year-old Manning Whitby isn’t your run-of-the-mill post teen. Not by a long shot. Whitby is one of Canada’s finest young scientific minds, having developed a wearable perception aid to be worn by individuals aff...Read More

Riot Teams Up With Bet Watchdog Sportradar

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2019

Riot Games is no stranger to coming to the global event party in a larger-than-life kind of way. The operator is after all the driving force behind some of the world’s largest eSports competition events. In fact, Riot is the team re...Read More

Rugby 7’s Pan Am Teams Claim Gold & Silver

Ben Hamill - August 01, 2019

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

Canadians Excelling at Pan Am Lima 2019

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2019

Pan Am Lima 2019 is currently underway in Peru, and Canada is in full-force attendance. The medals are literally flying into the bag and the latest news is that gymnast Ellie Black has successfully defended her Pan Am ...Read More

Playtech Breaks Wimbledon Bets Record

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2019

Fansof tennis the world over weren’t the only ones revelling in the theatre of sports that was the epic Wimbledon finale between the legend that is Roger Federer and the 2019 men’s final winner, namely Novak Djokov...Read More

New SoftSwiss Logo Teases Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - July 30, 2019

iGaming provider SoftSwiss is getting ready to embrace a new day, as attested to by its brand new logo. SoftSwiss at the time of the new logo reveal also made use of the opportunity to make known some of its future pla...Read More

Sun Yang Lashes Out Following Podium Shame

Ben Hamill - July 29, 2019

Chinese swimmer and gold medalist Sun Yang is no stranger to controversy. His recent performance following the men’s 200-metre freestyle final at the world aquatics championships in Gwangju, South Korea, albeit gross...Read More

Maple Leaf’s Re-Acquires David Clarkson

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2019

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

How Seabin Makes For A Clean Toronto Marina

Ben Hamill - July 28, 2019

Low-cost floating garbage cans may seem too simple and good a solution to be true, but considering the fact that Toronto’s Outer Harbour Marina is now visibly cleaner than ever before, the proof appears to be in the pudding after a...Read More

Canada Aiming to Beat Own 2015 Pan Am Performance

Ben Hamill - July 25, 2019

Any athlete will readily admit that the most daunting and difficult of records to beat are one’s own. Canada will have to really take the bull by the horns at the upcoming Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, if it has ...Read More

Calgary City To Pay 50% Of Flames Arena Bill

Ben Hamill - July 24, 2019

The City of Calgary has agreed to foot 50% of the $550 million bill involved in the construction of a new arena for the Calgary Flames. Calgary Flames ownership will be picking up the other half of the tab. The constru...Read More

DeBues-Stafford Shatters 34-Year Record

Ben Hamill - July 23, 2019

Canadian track and field champion Gabriela DeBues-Stafford isn’t only super fast out of the staring blocks, but she also has what it takes to keep up the pace, and for all of 1,500 metres to boot. The athlete recentl...Read More

Daniel Sturridge Guilty Of Leaking Betting Info

Ben Hamill - July 22, 2019

The English Football Association (FA) has sanctioned English football star Daniel Sturridge, after it was discovered that the player had leaked information about his possible transfer. An independent regulatory commiss...Read More

Uber for Boats Now In Canada

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2019

Fancy having a boat for a day or weekend but not enough of a die-hard boating enthusiast to actually fork out thousands of dollars for the pleasure of owning one? Then read on because the company referred to as the Airbnb or the Uber of b...Read More

NASCAR To Offer Live Bets From September 15

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2019

It’s a wondrous and momentous thing when a plan finally comes together. And for NASCAR fans it will be a sweet moment indeed when they are finally able to fully embrace all of their stock car race betting fantasies w...Read More

Alysha Newman Smashes Two Pole Vault Records

Ben Hamill - July 20, 2019

Canadian track and field world champion and pole jump record holder Alysha Newman has bettered her own record – again. Newman for the second time in two months improved her own previous best when she cleared 4.77 met...Read More

Caleb Smidt Wins Calgary Sunday Showdown

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2019

Rodeo roping champion Caleb Smidt is a man among champions following his recent performance at the Calgary stampede rodeo. Smidt positively owned Showdown Sunday when he stuck it to not one, not two, but three former c...Read More

Boxing Legend Pernell Whitaker Dead At 55

Ben Hamill - July 17, 2019

Boxing fans all over the world are mourning the passing of Olympic Boxing Hall of Fame fighter Pernell Whitaker. The man regarded as one of the best defensive fighters that the world has ever seen has died after being ...Read More

Atlantic League MLB Ushers In The Future

Ben Hamill - July 15, 2019

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

Canadian Women Aim to Break Records at WAC

Ben Hamill - July 14, 2019

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

Rays Consider Share-Season With Montreal

Ben Hamill - July 13, 2019

New and creative; some would say desperate; ways must be employed if baseball is to remain in Tampa Bay. This according to Commissioner Rob Manfred following the announcement that the Rays will, for a season at least, ...Read More

The Bid For Bringing The WNBA To Canada

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2019

Fancy shooting a couple of hoops but restricted to getting your basketball fix from looking on as the Raptors get their NBA groove on even though it would be nice to see the gals going at it too? Then take heart, becau...Read More

Interactive eSports Experience A First

Ben Hamill - July 09, 2019

The worlds of gaming and music are connected by an entire sub-sector of mutual fans. And its this passionately shared interest that has sparked a brand new interactive cross-activity collaboration that is being driven by a partnership bet...Read More

Olympic Ski Cross Champ Kelsey Serwa Retires

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2019

Retiring at the age of 29 isn’t something envisioned by or even entirely possible for many people. Unless your name is Kelsey Serwa, celebrated Olympic current ski cross champion. The two-time Olympic medallist and w...Read More

Next Triple Crown Stop – Prince Of Wales

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2019

The 160th Queen’s Plate trophy is in the bag and the honour of winning this historical event this year went to 3-year old Thoroughbred One Bad Boy. The horse, jockeyed by Flavian Prat, finished in 1st...Read More

Leafs Secure Two Promising Free Agent Trades

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2019

Not being overwhelmed by the free agency frenzy isn’t easy. Ask anyone. But in particular, ask the Leafs. Toronto on Monday managed to swing fate’s pendant in their favour when the team secured a giant-sized trade ...Read More

Arctic Fox Walks From Norway To Canada

Ben Hamill - July 06, 2019

A feisty female arctic fox recently had researcher-scientist Arnaud Tarroux checking and rechecking everything from his tracker-tech to the actual data generated by the equipment. Neither Tarroux nor fellow researcher ...Read More

McBean Named Canadian Chef De Mission for Tokyo 2020

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2019

Now retired 3-time rowing gold medallist Marnie McBean has been named Canada’s chef de mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The appointment as chef de mission is considered a top honour in sports circles. McBean...Read More

One Bad Boy Wins The 160th Queen’s Plate

Ben Hamill - July 05, 2019

One Bad Boy is no one’s playmate. The king of the races cemented his name into the pages of horseracing history when he recently kicked dust in the faces of his opponents in the annual Queen’s Plate event at Woodbi...Read More

Rift Rivals 2019 Roundup

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2019

The continents of Europe and North America are home to some of eSport’s top elite players. And there’s nowhere better to witness the battle of the rivals play out that at Rift Rivals, which is widely considered to be the No. 1...Read More

TGS Signs With GINX For CA eSports Content

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

Canada’s only 24-hour eSports channel, namely GINX eSports TV Canada, has partnered up with the operators of Canada’s first eSports arena, namely TGS, in an effort to bring the best in local eSports action to Canadian viewers....Read More

Wickenheiser Receives Highest Hockey Honour

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

National Canadian Women’s Hockey team captain Hayley Wickenheiser is an Olympic force to be reckoned with. And this year she has much to celebrate because the 2010 Olympic gold medal winner has just been announced as...Read More

Canada’s Best Prepare For Pan Am Peru

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2019

The 2015 Pan Am games in Toronto saw Canada make podium a total of 27 times, with local athletes having laid claim to 11 gold medals, 7 silver and 9 bronze. It turned out to be a year to remember. This summer’s Pan A...Read More

Breakdancing & 3 Other Sports Get Olympic Go Ahead

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2019

Breakdancing has been trying to shake, rattle and roll its way into the Olympic Games for quite some time. It will, along with surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing; doing what it can to be included in the Olympic Games schedule for 2...Read More

Local Tech-Corp May Win The Hyperloop Race

Ben Hamill - July 02, 2019

Hyperloop technology has been a hot but also very controversial topic of debate for quite some time. Tech-companies have been running the race with vigour, hoping to be the first to come up with the technology needed t...Read More

NHL And NHLPA Discuss World Cup Calendar

Ben Hamill - July 01, 2019

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

Kawhi Leonard Considers Re-Sign With Raptors

Ben Hamill - June 28, 2019

Toronto Raptors golden goose Kawhi Leonard will soon be a free man; one able to choose for himself where the road will lead him to next. It was always assumed that Leonard would decline a renewed contract with the Rapt...Read More

eSports Team Reportedly Involved In Match Fixing

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2019

Traditionally, its mostly been cricket that has suffered thanks to the burden of having to put out the match fixing fires and trying to eliminate the scourge from its midst. But common knowledge dictates that wherever the unpredictable an...Read More

Quebec’s Youth Seek Enviro-Relief From Court

Ben Hamill - June 27, 2019

Global courts are being approached more often now than ever before to rule on issues related to climate change, global warming and a variety of other environmental issues. The world-wide “climate litigation” moveme...Read More

Pettersson Wins Rookie Of The Year Trophy

Ben Hamill - June 26, 2019

Elias Pettersson has become the first Canuck to win the prestigious NHL’s Calder Trophy for rookie of the year in almost 3 decades of NHL history. The 20-year-old Swede and Vancouver Canucks centre staked out his cla...Read More

Nascar And Sportradar Extend Partnership

Ben Hamill - June 25, 2019

Ever since the very first trial betting station was erected at Nascar’s Dover International Raceway, fans took to the idea of betting on Nascar event outcomes like ducklings to water. Betting added an exciting new el...Read More

Twitter Canada Announces Premium Sport Deals

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

Canadian fans just love getting their daily sports fill on social media platform Twitter. And this, says Twitter’s Global Head of Content Partnerships, Kay Madati, is the main reason behind the social media giant’s...Read More

New Youth Basketball Initiative Announced

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

The importance of the availability of an introductory basketball program cannot be overestimated, as this is what ultimately shapes the future of the sport. To this end and in order to satisfy the need for an age-appro...Read More

Vettel Unhappy About Ruling At Canadian GP

Ben Hamill - June 22, 2019

Five seconds is all it takes to turn a world-class victory into a mediocre runner-up. Just ask Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The F1 champ experienced the brunt of what he has described as “over-regulation” at this ...Read More

Raptors Now Most Profitable Team In Canada

Ben Hamill - June 14, 2019

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

Colorado Heads Towards Legal Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2019

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

Gronkowski Cuts Short Rumours Of A Come-Back

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2019

Rumours of Rob Gronkowski’s intentions to make his way back out of retirement and onto the field have been doing the rounds for quite some time now. The player has however said that, even if this is a very tempting i...Read More

NCAA Sticking To Its Sports Betting Guns

Ben Hamill - June 10, 2019

The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) will not budge with regards to its views on sports betting, and specifically that college-level athletes should not be permitted to bet on sports or come into contac...Read More

Canada’s Rise To Tennis Glory

Ben Hamill - June 08, 2019

What do Felix Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov and Bianca Andreescu have in common? Two words: “Canada” and “Tennis”. The Great White North has slowly but surely established itself as a tennis superpower, and ...Read More

Tiger Woods Fails To Make The Cut At Own Poker Event

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2019

If Poker is a lot like golf, then let it be known that Tiger Woods is the exception in every way. The world’s most popular card game shares a number of qualities with golf. Much like swinging away with the old stick and ball, in Pok...Read More

Canada Files Official North Pole Claim

Ben Hamill - June 07, 2019

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

Gambling As A Legitimate Career Path

Ben Hamill - June 06, 2019

Whether or not it’s actually possible (read: profitable) to make a full-time career out of gambling is a question that has captivated and also boggled the minds of many. To the person who just loves a good old bet; whether standard ...Read More

FanDuel And fuboTV Announce New Deal

Ben Hamill - June 06, 2019

Now that sports betting has been legalised in the US, there is seemingly no end to the potential for new and exciting business and partnership opportunities. The latest news is this department is that fuboTV, which is popular live sports ...Read More

Science Says Beware The Neuro-Wearable

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2019

Use with caution. Such is the nature of the message preached by neuroscientists following a broad-based overview of some of the wildly fantastic claims made by the manufacturers of wearable “neuro-devices”.  Neuro...Read More

Canada Sports Hall Of Fame 2019

Ben Hamill - June 01, 2019

It’s an honour that befalls only but a few during the course of a lifetime. And it celebrates a lifetime’s worth of achievement in sports. We’re referring of course to the Canada Sports Hall of Fame. Olympic City in Calg...Read More

Blue Jays Unhappy About Victoria Day

Ben Hamill - May 31, 2019

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

Inside Montreal’s International Gaming House

Ben Hamill - May 30, 2019

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

Beckie Scott’s WADA Bullying Claim Dismissed

Ben Hamill - May 24, 2019

Canadian and former pro-skier Beckie Scott is a true pioneer for clean sports and considered to be a real fire-cracker in the field ever since she fought for more than 24 months to have a bronze medal that had been awa...Read More

Borgata Group Launches NJ Sports Platform

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2019

The pride of Vegas, namely the Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa, has announced its entry into the world of online sports betting in the state of New Jersey. Borgatasports.com is officially live and promises to bring a world of sports bettin...Read More

Talking Food With Dream-Team Virtue And Moir

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2019

Canadian ice-skating duo Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue know all about making magic on ice, but what about life away from the competitions and the arena? Ever since the ice dancing pair became known as Canada’s dream-team, Canadians ha...Read More

ESPN And Caesars To Launch Branded Studio

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2019

ESPN is a brand that is exclusively sport-driven and it’s become synonymous with some of the biggest sports tournaments in the world. When talking gambling and betting, the same can be said of Caesar’s Entertainment. Combine t...Read More

Raptor Kawhi Leonard Beats The Game 7 Buzzer

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2019

Wise old folk often say that too much of a good thing is no longer any good. We’re taking the liberty of adding: unless your name is Kawhi Leonard. The Toronto Raptors forward recently proved that the legacy of the f...Read More

AGA Launches Sports Betting Advertising Code

Ben Hamill - May 21, 2019

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has announced by means of a special press release that it has, in partnership with the operator-members of the association, formulated a responsible marketing code that aims to regulate marketing and ...Read More

Toronto’s Travis Dermott Out For 6 Months

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Travis Dermott is headed towards a 6-months no-play break as a result of his having had to undergo surgery to his shoulder. What this means is that the defenseman will not be available to play until at least...Read More

Toronto’s Travis Dermott Out For 6 Months

Ben Hamill - May 20, 2019

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Travis Dermott is headed towards a 6-months no-play break as a result of his having had to undergo surgery to his shoulder. What this means is that the defenseman will not be available to...Read More

ESPN And Fox To Broadcast McMahon’s XFL

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2019

Vince McMahon is having a second go at launching a Football league, and this time round, he appears to be employing a more strategic approach. His first attempt; a joint venture between WWE and NBC, lasted only a singl...Read More

Motives Questioned As Trump Honours Woods

Ben Hamill - May 16, 2019

US President Donald J. Trump has bestowed upon pro-golfer Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Trump awarded the nation’s top honour to Woods during a ceremony that took place in the Rose Garden of the Whit...Read More

Disqualification Fiasco At Kentucky Derby

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2019

Never before in the history of America’s most prestigious horse race, the Kentucky Derby, has any winning horse been disqualified as a result of having interfered with other horses during a race. Until this year’s ...Read More

Kentucky Derby Smashes Betting Records Again

Ben Hamill - May 13, 2019

The Kentucky Derby has done it again. It has yet again managed to smash all records of bets placed on any which event hosted at Churchill Downs. On Saturday, bettors showed up in their drones to take a stab at who they...Read More

TOR Scientist Wins Gerhard Herzberg Award

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2019

The discovery and study of what is referred to as ancient Earth water may seem perplexing to some, but the world of science knows full well that understanding our own planet’s oldest resources is only way to unlockin...Read More

Van Ryk And Betts Named Top Canadian Uni-Athletes

Ben Hamill - May 11, 2019

British Columbia University’s Kiera Van Ryk is a player who knows her way around the volleyball court. The Thunderbird has just been named the top Canadian female athlete in university sport. Van Ryk, who is original...Read More

Sports Leagues Demand Royalties, Or Else

Ben Hamill - May 09, 2019

US sports leagues are yet again showing their true colours, so to speak; working from the premise, that is, that the rumours about their habit of trying to strong-arm Nevada’s bookies into paying additional integrity...Read More

Minister Outraged By Caster Semenya’s CAS Ruling

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

Canada’s Minister of Sport and Science has lashed out at a controversial decision made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport regarding South African runner and athlete Caster Semenya. The court has denied an appeal l...Read More

Smart Helmets To Solve Footy Concussion Woes

Ben Hamill - May 07, 2019

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

March Madness Attracts $106M In Bets In NJ

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2019

Much like its basketball tournament’s namesake, March really was a month of madness for New Jersey’s sports betting industry. Basketball’s March Madness tournament has seen record betting figures being tallied, a...Read More

FAA Says Yes To Drone Deliveries In Virginia

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2019

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

888 Acquires Costa Bingo

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2019

888 Holdings has acquired Costa Bingo thanks to their willingness to put up £18 million in cold hard cash. The purchase price will be paid to soon-to-be-former owner Jackpot Joy Group (JPJ) in two instalments; £12 million as a...Read More

College To Open $6M eSports Arena On Campus

Ben Hamill - May 03, 2019

Full Sail University is eager to turn Orlando into a games hub, and the university’s $6 million eSports arena construction investment speaks volumes regarding just how invested and interested the university is in the sector. The For...Read More

The Curse Continues–Toronto Leaves Playoffs

Ben Hamill - May 01, 2019

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

Colorado Wants In On Sports Betting Too

Ben Hamill - April 28, 2019

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

The Fury Turns To Arbitration In USL Issue

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2019

Ottawa Fury FC has no intention of abiding by the decision of CONCACAF to disallow it from playing in the USL. Fury is currently the only remaining Canadian team in the United Soccer League’s top tier, and opting to play in the USL ...Read More

Pennsylvania Heads Towards Online Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2019

Residents of Pennsylvania will soon be able to able to place online bets on sports events; and if all goes according to plan, as soon as within the next two to three weeks. Doug Harbach, spokesperson for the Pennsylvan...Read More

Stephanie Dixon Named CA Chef De Mission

Ben Hamill - April 27, 2019

19-time Paralympic medallist Stephanie Dixon has been named Canada’s chef de mission at the Paralympic Games for the next two years. Dixon will lead Canada into the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, as well ...Read More

Bettor Wins $1.2 Million Backing Tiger Woods

Ben Hamill - April 25, 2019

A decade plus ago, nobody would have as much as bat an eyelid about putting it all on Tiger Woods. But in the lead-up to this year’s Masters, betting anything more than a couple of bucks on Woods winning the tourname...Read More

Possible Lotto and Sports Betting Collaboration On The Cards

Ben Hamill - April 24, 2019

ust when you think that sports betting in the US has managed to be all that it can be since the strike-down of its PASPA chains, an event regarded as being nothing short of historical, the industry presents yet another untapped area of im...Read More

James Holzhauer Makes Jeopardy! History

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2019

Professional sports bettor James Holzhauer is a man well acquainted with a simple truth and the mantra of many a pro-gambler: the size of the win will always be directly proportionate to the size of the risk. The Illinois native made hist...Read More

Sports Betting On The Verge Of Regulation

Ben Hamill - April 23, 2019

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

Canada’s Role In The Event Horizon Telescope

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2019

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

Tiger Woods Finally Wins His 5th Masters

Ben Hamill - April 22, 2019

On Sunday last week, Tiger Woods won more than his fifth Masters. He reclaimed his right to dream of bigger things and he showed the world that he was more than just a disgraced divorcee acting out by driving around hi...Read More

Demolition Of Future Cascades Site Underway

Ben Hamill - April 19, 2019

It’s the beginning of a brand-new era for the community of Delta. After months of preparation and navigating kilometres of red tape, Delta finally cleared the final hurdle when the demolition of the Delta Town and Country Inn finall...Read More

Assange Arrest Reminds Canadians of Close-To-Home WikiLeaks

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2019

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

Venture Capital Firms Zoom In On Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2019

More and more venture capital firms are starting to show a definite interest in the legalised US sports betting market. The 2019 strike-down of the federal ban on sports betting by the US Supreme Court has literally op...Read More

Canada’s Conners Nicks Final Masters Slot

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2019

Canadian pro- golfer Corey Conners looks to be more excited about no longer having to start his work-week on the first day of the week than about the fact that he’s just secured the final slot in this year’s Master...Read More

Auger-Aliassime’s Rise To Super-Stardom

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2019

It tends to leave you with a strange sensation of disparity. Young Canadian men’s tennis star Felix Auger-Aliassime’s statement that despite now being able to buy just about any flashy supercar under the sun, he ca...Read More

New Limitations On Children’s Football Enforced

Ben Hamill - April 13, 2019

Most of us have, thanks to the widespread publicity enjoyed by the topic, over the last couple of years become familiar with the term “concussion controversy” when talking Football. Like it or not,  players are hi...Read More

Pennsylvania To Issue 2 More Betting Licenses

Ben Hamill - April 12, 2019

Operating a sportsbook in the newly regulated US state of Pennsylvania doesn’t come cheap. But according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) this doesn’t appear to be slowing anyone down in their quest to obtain a ...Read More

Hajrullahu Signs New 2-Year Contract With Tiger-Cats

Ben Hamill - April 08, 2019

Is there any quality in pro-sports quite like consistency? It’s this very thing that has ensured that Hamilton Tiger-Cats veteran Canadian kicker Lirim Hajrullahu has been signed by his team for 2 more consecutive se...Read More

William Hill US To Sponsor NHL

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2019

London’s William Hill is one of the few operators whose name is linked almost exclusively to sports betting. William Hill is a bookie first and an online casino operator second. The sports betting giant last Thursday revealed via a ...Read More

NY Casinos Cut Back On Slots to Cut Costs

Ben Hamill - April 04, 2019

Two of New York City’s upstate casinos have approached the New York State Gaming Commission for permission to reduce the number of slot machines on their floors. Tigoa Downs owner Jeff Gurrall has tried to humour the curious by sayi...Read More

Transport Canada Considers Hyperloop Tech

Ben Hamill - April 03, 2019

Some call it a sci-fi fantasy come true; others, too fantastic to be true. Hyperloop technology has been a hot topic of conversation for a few years now, with many tech-companies having hinted at having made headway with the futuristic mo...Read More

Drake Lends Helping Hand To eSports Start-Up

Ben Hamill - April 02, 2019

Canadian rapper Aubrey Drake Graham, better known as Drake, is well known for his interests in sports and gambling. It now seems as if Drake has found the perfect combination; the world of professional video gaming, also known as eSports....Read More

Is Breakdancing Heading To The Olympics?

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2019

Breakdancing may have its day at the Olympic Games yet. Whilst many people continue to argue that breakdancing, despite its gruelling physical nature, should not even be classified as a sport in the first place, the In...Read More

Rhode Island Approves Online Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - March 30, 2019

There’s been a lot of speculation about which US state would be the next in line to take the plunge and legalise online sports betting. When the US Supreme Court abolished PASPA, allowing for legal bets to be placed ...Read More

Vancouver Ranked Number 5 Top Sports City

Ben Hamill - March 28, 2019

Vancouver is a city among cities; this we’ve always known. But according to an index that was compiled by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA), not only is Vancouver a top tourist destination and a firm favouri...Read More

Player Ordered to Pay Back Winnings

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

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

Ontario Horse Racing To Receive Major Boost

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

Ontario’s horse racing field is about to receive financial aid to the tune of an annual CA$10 million contribution. The province’s Minister of Finance and pro-sportsbetting advocate, Vic Fedeli, recently made the announcement....Read More

Comcast Announces $50M Philly eSports Arena

Ben Hamill - March 27, 2019

eSports fans and participants residing in the vicinity of Philadelphia’s East Coast will soon experience the joy of having their very own 3,500-seater arena. A dedicated space from where you can cheer on your favourite team is a spe...Read More

R.J. Barrett USA Today’s Player Of The Year

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

If Canadian basketball champion R.J. Barrett knows how to do anything, then it’s how to score. And scoring in every sense of the word, both on and off the basketball court. 18-year old Barrett has just been named Bas...Read More

Bianca Andreescu Makes History By Winning Indian Wells

Ben Hamill - March 25, 2019

Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu has made tennis history. The 18 year-old on Sunday won her very first tournament at Premier Mandatory level when she won the women’s final at Indian Wells. But the most amazing part is ...Read More

#FixTheSubway BINGO Puts New Spin On The Game

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2019

Bingo has been instrumental in fighting for many a social cause, but a group of Queens players who also happen to be daily commuters reliant on public transport in Jackson Heights may very well be the first to have expressed their frustra...Read More

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

Ben Hamill - March 19, 2019

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

Canada Ponders Fully Legalising Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

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

Playtech Launches New AP McCoy Branded Slot

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

Playtech’s Sporting Legends series has just welcomed a new celebrity sports star to the fold. The developer has announced that the newest addition to the branded product is none other than horse racing legend AP McCoy. Exciting as ...Read More

No Bets On The Sports Betting Ballot In California

Ben Hamill - March 18, 2019

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

MGM Resorts Closes Red Sox Sponsporship Deal

Ben Hamill - March 17, 2019

Of all of the US’s major pro-sports leagues, Major League Baseball (MLB) has been the sports betting industry’s toughest customer to win over. The league has in the past voiced major concerns about allowing bets to be placed o...Read More

Canada Defeated by Australia At Vancouver Sevens

Ben Hamill - March 15, 2019

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

MLB Passes New Rules Regarding Pre-Game Info

Ben Hamill - March 14, 2019

Despite the Supreme Court’s obvious vote of confidence in the sports betting industry, reflected as such in the May-2018 nullification of the ban on professional and amateur sports betting, Major League Baseball (MLB...Read More

NHL GM’s Happy With The State Of The Game

Ben Hamill - March 10, 2019

Things are going well for Canada’s National Hockey League (NHL). And when things are going well, it inevitably means that management is happy because money is being made. Last year around about this time was when a b...Read More

ESPN To Air Daily Sports Betting Show

Ben Hamill - March 09, 2019

It wasn’t exactly ages ago that Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger declared with bold confidence that despite the fact that Disney-owned global sports network ESPN recognised the prominence of the sports betting industry, its parent company (...Read More

Century Mile Racetrack & Casino Opening Soon

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2019

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

WinSport Luge Track Faces Permanent Closure

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2019

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

eSports & Games Of Skill Yet To Pique Interest in Nevada

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Casino news headlines have been abuzz with speculation about skill-based slot machines, their place in the market, and whether they will become prominent on casino floors, as well as in the online arena. According to the Nevada Gaming Con...Read More

1995 Winter Games Time Capsule On Display

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

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

Canada To Get Its First eSports Stadium

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

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

New Leadership For Ocean Resort Casino

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2019

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

Felix Auger-Aliassime Defeated In Rio Final

Ben Hamill - March 05, 2019

Rio’s ATP 500 final saw Serbia’s Laslo Djere beat playerplayerCanadian teen Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday past.  18 year-old Aliassime is from Montreal, and on Sunday he became the youngest player ever ...Read More

NGCB Sticks To Its Guns Re Pre-Season MLB Bets

Ben Hamill - March 04, 2019

The MLB (Major League Baseball) appears to be, for the first time in many years, concerned about bets placed on pre-season contests. It recently filed an application with the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), to the effect that it want...Read More

William Hill to Run GE Inc.’s Sportsbooks

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2019

Prominent UK bookmaker William Hill has reportedly taken over Golden Entertainment Inc.’s (GE Inc.) Nevada racing and sportsbook operations. The bookie assumed control of the business through its US subsidiary, according to its offi...Read More

Vancouver Titans Hungry for eSports Glory

Ben Hamill - February 25, 2019

The Vancouver Titans aren’t the type to take to the ice, hit the turf, or play between carefully painted lines. Instead, the Canadian city’s newest professional sports team works with keyboards, mice and HD monitors from withi...Read More

MGA Suspends & Terminates iGaming Permits

Ben Hamill - February 24, 2019

The Malta Gaming Authority has suspended the licenses of four of the gambling companies under its jurisdiction, and has ordered them to cancel their online operations with immediate effect. The MGA is seemingly getting much stricter on l...Read More

How Video Games are Selected for eSports

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2019

There’s no denying the fact that eSports are clearly the future of entertainment. With an industry that is soaring in both value and popularity year upon year, competitive gaming has become a force to be reckoned with rather than ju...Read More

eSports Continues to Set New Records

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2019

eSports are definitely here to stay. The competitive gaming industry has boomed over the past ten years, and its reach has exploded to reach a much larger scope than even industry analysts ever could have imagined. Although organized con...Read More

Indiana Proposal to Enable Online Betting, Casino

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2019

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

Survey Proves Bets Help Sports Viewership

Ben Hamill - February 17, 2019

A poll conducted by a New Jersey university has discovered that sports betting actually aids sports viewership. This is excellent news for the television networks that stream major league games, as in recent years, the US league has exper...Read More

Kellogg’s and eMLS Continue Partnership

Ben Hamill - February 15, 2019

American food manufacturer Kellogg’s is typically associated with sugary breakfast cereals and other wholesome treats. However, the company has taken a surprising foray into the world of eSports of late, and has now inked a three ye...Read More

Nevada Beats NJ in Super Bowl Bet Figures

Ben Hamill - February 13, 2019

Wagering on this year’s Super Bowl has been described as anti-climactic for many, especially when it came to betting volumes (not to mention the games). The NFL marquee contest was something of a let down on the field, but it did ma...Read More

Prof. Redlick Talks Canadian Betting Laws

Ben Hamill - February 04, 2019

Since the US Supreme Court overturned PASPA last year, the US’s sports betting market has grown exponentially in size. However, this growth has given rise to another question, namely: where does this leave Canada’s own wagerin...Read More

Calgary Pressed to Build Sports Fieldhouse

Ben Hamill - January 30, 2019

Proponents of Calgary’s planned multi-sport fieldhouse have met individually with members of the council, held meetings with the mayor, and pressed the city to hold to its word of building the world-class arena. The proposal for th...Read More

Women Power Gambling Growth in the US

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2019

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

Ubisoft’s eSports Film Makes Debut

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2019

The number of spectators in the eSports world is predicted to exceed the 380 million mark in 2019. According to Statista, around 6.6 billion hours of competitive gaming were watched last year, and the Global Association of Federal Sports ...Read More

Zwift Reveals Pro Cycling eSports League

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2019

January 23 marked the Facebook launch of a new pro eSports league established by multi-player training and racing platform Zwift. The London company is currently leading the gamification process of professional cycling, and in December se...Read More

Sportradar Expand Local Marketing Services

Ben Hamill - January 17, 2019

Popular sports betting platform operator Sportradar is proud to announce that it has expanded its selection of wagering services in Canada. The licensed supplier has done this by launching ad:s, its new complete service marketing solution...Read More

Kaillie Humphries #17 On Sports Illustrated Fittest Athletes List

Ben Hamill - January 16, 2019

16Local bobsledding icon Kaillie Humphries has made it onto the 2019 Sports Illustrated list of the top 50 fittest athletes in the world! An expert panel of judges was chosen to compare a variety of different sports an...Read More

DraftKings Punter Loses $670k to Slow Bets

Ben Hamill - January 15, 2019

DraftKings has been in the spotlight of late, although not exactly for the best of reasons. The daily fantasy sports supplier has received heavy criticism for the way their Sports Betting National Championship (SBNC) came to an end on Jan...Read More

Women Battling Bias in eSports

Ben Hamill - January 12, 2019

Among many of her peers, Susie Kim thinks that female gamers are definitely out there. She would know, too, being the general manager for an iconic championship eSports team. However, Kim is still not surprised that none of these ladies a...Read More

Louisiana Governor Gets Behind Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2019

Louisiana might soon become the latest in a long line of US states to legalize sports gambling if the state’s governor’s plans go well. Gov. John Bel Edwards has publicly voiced his support for the industry, noting that revenu...Read More

NY Senators Reviewing New iPoker Proposal

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2019

The new year has already brought around favourable changes for the online poker scene in the US state of New York. State lawmakers have again contemplated iPoker legislation, thanks to a bill that was recently forwarded to the Senate for ...Read More

How to Stop Kids Turning Away from Sports

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2019

Ask any professional Canadian sportsperson or junior league champ and they’ll tell you that they developed their passion at a young age. Getting and keeping kids interested in playing sports is essential to the future of the indust...Read More

Canadian Sports Predictions For 2019

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2019

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

SLT Launch New Blockchain eSports Platform

Ben Hamill - January 07, 2019

In the latest industry news headlines, local Canadian company Ubique Networks has teamed up with Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) in order to launch a brand new eSports platform powered by blockchain. The agreement was officially inked on November...Read More

American Sports Gambler The Most Influential Person Of 2018

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2019

In a turn of events that is nothing short of astounding, mind-blowing even, the collective representative the “American Sports Gambler” has been named the most influential person of the year by top media publicatio...Read More

Canadian Wrestlers Call For Independent Body

Ben Hamill - January 01, 2019

A malicious complaint whispered in the wrong ear can be deathblow to any professional sportsperson’s career. The fact that complaints of harassment and abuse aren’t always even justified, only makes matters worse. One of Wrest...Read More

Canada’s Stadiums Plagued By Food Violations

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2018

Food health violations. Not exactly the kind of terminology one would enjoy associating with a fun day out at a professional sports event. And yet, this particular beast is rearing its ugly head at Canadian pro-sports events at increasing...Read More

The Stars Group Awarded Swedish Online Licence

Ben Hamill - December 28, 2018

It’s official: PokerStars parent company, The Stars Group (TSG), has just been welcomed into Sweden’s newly regulated online gambling fold. The Stars Group, together with four other operators, have become the latest operators ...Read More

eSports Becoming a Major Income Stream

Ben Hamill - December 26, 2018

It will come as no surprise to anyone who has been following the world of professional video gaming, more commonly known as eSports, that the genre is all but exploding. According to an analysis compiled by risk financ...Read More

NBA Names The Stars Group As Gaming Partner

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2018

Canadian-based The Stars Group, owners of the world-famous PokerStars brand, have managed to secure its very first partnership with a US pro-sports league. The group was recently named the official gaming partner of the National Basketbal...Read More

Unibet Takes First Steps Into The US Market

Ben Hamill - December 18, 2018

The US sportsbetting and gaming market beckons to all those who are willing to heed the call. One such company is Unibet. Thanks to a live casino partnership with the undisputed masters of live casino, the company will be making its first...Read More

Sportradar & NASCAR Team Up for Integrity

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2018

NASCAR has once again joined forces with the experts at Sportradar in order to fortify its dedication to protecting the integrity of motor racing sports. The renewed partnership will see NASCAR benefiting from Sportrad...Read More

Research Receives A Massive Cash Injection

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2018

We knew this all along, but it’s always nice to be reminded of the fact: Canadians know how to step up to the plate and rise to any challenge considered worth the effort. Thanks to this being a trait that is present amongst the este...Read More

Jennifer Jones Makes Career-Defining Shot

Ben Hamill - December 13, 2018

“Oh really? That’s kind of cool.” This was the response offered by four-time Canada Cup curling champion Jennifer Jones after having been informed that she had just made one of the best shots of her career, as we...Read More

Sir Mix-a-Lot To Star In New Bluberi Slot

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2018

Celebrity super-stars are warming up to the idea of being associated with casino brands, which is good news as it indicates higher levels of acceptance of the industry. The latest celeb to have added his name to the growing list of star-a...Read More

Nominations Open for Canada’s Sports Hall Of Fame

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

Being included in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is one of the most prestigious honours to befall any sportsman or –woman. The nominations for 2019 are currently still open, and to date, 56 of a total of 66 sports sl...Read More

OLG To Put Sports Betting Plans Into Motion

Ben Hamill - December 11, 2018

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

Red Sox CEO Gets Behind Sports Betting

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2018

Not too long ago, pro-sports leagues were the main spanners in the sports betting legalisation works. Big-shot managers were lashing out at anyone even suggesting a re-consideration, let alone a reform, and the general picture that was pa...Read More

Twitch Outs Illegal Casinos

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2018

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

William Hill Trims Down On Digital Deadwood

Ben Hamill - December 09, 2018

Many are the benefits mergers and acquisitions. And yet, you cannot have the good without being prepared to stomach just a little bid of the bad. William Hill’s acquisition of MRG (Mr Green) is expected to establish job security for...Read More

Lightning Box Enters North American Market

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2018

Thanks to the expansion of an existing agreement between SG Digital and specialist slots developer Lightning Box, the latter is now in the very fortunate position of being able to extend its global presence by entering brand-new territory...Read More

Business Booms for Bede Gaming in 2018

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

Bede Gaming, the popular developer of online and mobile gaming software, has hailed 2018 as its ‘most successful year’ to date, thanks in part to its completion of no less than ten content integration deals. Another developme...Read More

US Sports Leagues Embrace A New World

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

A gold rush. This is how Sharon Otterman, Chief Marketing Officer for major bookmaker William Hill, describes the scramble by professional sports leagues to get a spot on the sports betting bus. These are the very same...Read More

Online Gambling To Bring in $73 billion by 2020

Ben Hamill - December 05, 2018

$1 million in online payment transactions every day. This is the golden number that was recently released by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and refers to the average value of the payments processed by its members every...Read More

Abuse Allegations Surface Against the OHL

Ben Hamill - December 03, 2018

According to David Branch, the commissioner of the Ontario Hockey League, his organization has failed the players it sought to protect. According to Branch, he had no idea how bad the hazing was for iconic players like Daniel Carcillo. C...Read More

OverActive Media Signs European LoL Team

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2018

Owners of Toronto’s newest Overwatch franchise, OverActive Media Group, revealed that they have now added a European League of Legends (LoL) team to their growing eSports portfolio. The signing of the deal has come through an agree...Read More

CA Sports Cease Use of the Term ‘Midget’

Ben Hamill - December 02, 2018

Sports leagues across Canada’s provinces have long made use of the term ‘midget’ when referring to youth sporting groups. However, the term has many negative connotations, particularly for those with the conditio...Read More

Xuan Liu Moves Into the World of eSports

Ben Hamill - November 30, 2018

It has been more than 18 months since Canadian poker star Xuan Liu cashed in a live tournament. This may seem odd considering that she has cashed six-figure wins in four different years since 2011 and has earned nearly $2 million in her c...Read More

Ambrosie Talks About CFL Seasonal Issues

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2018

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

UK Gambling Brands Move Advertising Online

Ben Hamill - November 28, 2018

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

US’s Betting Legalization Pressures Canada

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2018

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

The Highest Paid Female Athletes

Ben Hamill - November 25, 2018

When you hear that the top prize in the United States Open tennis championships is a rather sizeable $3,8 million, it sort of makes you want to take up professionally yourself. But, of course, unless you were slamming a tennis ball onto a ...Read More

Legal Sports Betting Coming to Rhode Island

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2018

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

The Ins and Outs of Kin-Ball

Ben Hamill - November 24, 2018

The world is a big place, which you were probably already aware of. Given its size, there are more than a few interesting sports out there, many of which have remained tied to a particular location, such as Gaelic Football and Aussie Rules....Read More

Mississippi Casinos Suffer as Sports Betting Grows

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2018

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

Virginia Set to Legalize Lotto & Betting

Ben Hamill - November 23, 2018

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

Canadian Athletes Who Love Casino Games

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2018

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

US Sports Betting Scene Keeps Evolving

Ben Hamill - November 21, 2018

Industry insiders firmly believe that the world of US sports changed forever when the Supreme Court abolished a law that prevented states from deciding whether or not to legalize sports betting between their borders. Before the ruling, o...Read More

St. Clair College Ventures into eSports

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2018

This month, St. Clair College made international headlines by revealing its new eSports administration and entrepreneurship program to the world. The aim of the scheme is to build on the success that the school started...Read More

Legal US Sports Betting Hits Canada Hard

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2018

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

Bet365 Enters the New York Betting Market

Ben Hamill - November 19, 2018

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

Evolution Gaming Air TV Series for Ardent Group

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2018

Live dealer casino giant Evolution Gaming has reportedly joined forces with Ardent Group, a prominent Belgian gambling operator, to launch a nightly live gambling television series. Last week, Evolution’s upper management announced...Read More

Tornado Won’t Keep Kids Off The Sports Field

Ben Hamill - November 16, 2018

Chairman of Own the Podium Todd Nicholson is no stranger to having his life turned upside down by a natural disaster. The Paralympic athlete’s home in Dunrobin, a town in west Ottawa, was destroyed by a formidable to...Read More

TheScore’s New eSports App Makes Its Debut

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2018

Recently, Toronto-headquartered media company TheScore revealed that it would be launching a brand new eSports-based mobile app and matching website. The offering is intended to help the company cover its share of the rapidly growing pro ...Read More

DraftKings Launch Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2018

DraftKings, North America’s biggest daily fantasy sports supplier, is soon set to open its first land-based sportsbook in the US state of Mississippi. The opening of the venue will also mark the firm’s first established sports...Read More

Galactus’ MPL App Attracts Major Funding

Ben Hamill - November 14, 2018

According to a report published by VCCircle, India-headquartered Galactus Funware Technology PVT Ltd has finally finished a Series A funding round that attracted some big-name investors into the mix. Galactus operators a virtual skill-ba...Read More

Abuse Scandals Prolific in Canadian Sports

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2018

The Canadian sports scene is sadly no stranger to abuse. When Sheldon Kennedy’s sexual abuse lawsuit against hockey coach Graham James rocked the industry during the late 1990s, the country stepped forward to write up one of the str...Read More

Florida Green-Lights Anti-Casino Measure

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2018

The recent midterm elections have resulted in a big win for Florida giants Disney and the Seminole Tribe of Florida – the owner of the Hard Rock brand. According to the experts at Ballotopedia, entertainment behemoth Disney and the ...Read More

First eSports Law Firm Launches in Canada

Ben Hamill - November 12, 2018

When it comes to , careers can be made in just a few months. Almost anyone (although they are usually younger in age) with a PC and a high level of skill in video gaming can secure themselves a million-dollar contract and huge sponsorship...Read More

US Casinos Mull Cross-Border Operations

Ben Hamill - November 11, 2018

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

Young Vancouver Canucks Aim For the Stars

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2018

So far this season, the Vancouver Canucks have been enjoying notable success from the get-go, with a 9-6-0 record as of last Monday. And with the team’s top five scorers all being Elias Pettersson, who is still cons...Read More

GDFS Inc. Inks Omega Systems Deal

Ben Hamill - November 05, 2018

Canadian B2B daily fantasy sports (DFS) software supplier Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc. (GDFS Inc.) has recently revealed their signing of a three-year content agreement with Omega Systems. Under the deal, GDFS Inc. will supply the iGa...Read More

William Hill Looking To Buy MRG

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2018

British betting brand William Hill is reportedly aiming to purchase online gaming firm Mr Green & Co for a consideration of £242 million (around $308 million). According to the popular bookmaker’s CEO Philip Bowcock, the ...Read More

Famous Celebs Who Were Successful Athletes

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2018

Most people don’t realise it, but many successful actors and celebrities started out as high-achieving athletes, before turning their attention to entertainment, acting or politics. Actors such as Burt Reynolds, Forest Whitaker, De...Read More

Runners plunged into darkness

Ben Hamill - November 04, 2018

For professional track athletes, a successful career is all about utilising every ounce of ability. That in turn means staying alive to the latest training developments. So how might any runner feel about training thei...Read More

Spotlight On Sexism in Sport

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

There is a lot of attention on sexual harassment and double standards experienced by women right now. These are issues that have been real and extremely problematic for years, but they are being talked about more openly and, hopefully, deal...Read More

NHL Signs Exclusive Betting Deal with MGM

Ben Hamill - November 02, 2018

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

Bouchard Scores First Win Against Capitals

Ben Hamill - November 01, 2018

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

U Sports Includes Transgender Athletes

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2018

Canadian university athletics governing body U Sports has announced a new inclusive policy for . Effective immediately, they will be allowed to compete on the teams that correspond either with their birth gender, or wi...Read More

Nike Forays Into eSports with New Deal

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2018

Nike has officially entered the world of eSports. The sportswear giant, who has stirred controversy with its recent adverts involving Colin Kaepernick, has reportedly signed a deal with Royal Never Give Up (RNG) League of Legends icon Jia...Read More

Indiana Encouraged to Legalize Betting

Ben Hamill - October 29, 2018

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

How 5G Will Change the World

Ben Hamill - October 28, 2018

Over the past few months we have been hearing a lot of talk about 5G and how it is going to revolutionize mobile broadband and pave the way for an enhanced technological society. But is this just overly hyped advertising for communication...Read More

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2018 Class

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2018

On Thursday, October 18 2018, this year’s inductees were formally welcomed into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. The class includes two builders, individuals who have helped to advance sport in Canada, and six . Each ...Read More

5 Of The Best Footballers in the World

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2018

So you’re sitting in your local pub, minding your own business, catching up on the latest sports news. But then, from nearby, you hear two patrons discussing who the top 5 football players in the world are. You know already that the...Read More

New Rules for Figure Skating A Game Changer

Ben Hamill - October 23, 2018

As the sport of evolves and athletes get familiar with trusted moves, the rules of competing are changed to keep them on their toes. The International Skating Union has made significant modifications to how performanc...Read More

Critics Accuse Transwoman Cyclist of Cheating

Ben Hamill - October 19, 2018

A transgender Canadian woman has recently won the Cycling World Championship in Los Angeles, bringing immense pride to local fans of the sport. However, some critics have now accused Dr Rachel McKinnon, t...Read More

Brian Yang Wins Gold in Youth Olympics

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2018

There can be no doubt that Canada has produced some of the and sportspeople, no matter which particular sport or practice is under discussion. From tennis to badminton, ice hockey and even football, local pros are taking the world by sto...Read More

Rio Casino May Become an MLB Ballpark

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2018

The focus of the rumor mill in Las Vegas lately has been the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, located off-Strip, and best known to Canadians as the home of the Nevada leg of the . Rekindled reports abou...Read More

US Elections May Impact Online Poker

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2018

In just a few short weeks, voters across several US states will be casting their votes to decide the fates of various pressing issues. These include, among other things, online poker and sports betting. Right now, it is t...Read More

SG Set to Acquire Don Best Sports Corp.

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2018

Mere weeks after joining the Global Lottery Monitoring System, US-based gaming systems developer has revealed the inking of a deal allowing it to purchase Don Best Sports Corporation (DBS)Read More

Poker Pro Hired by Mavericks

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2018

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

FanDuel Launches Alexa-Based Sports Betting App

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2018

has just become the first brand to launch an app that can be accessed and used on Alexa. The function has definitely been brought to the Amazon Echo, and may also extend to other products.

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Alex Ambrose Joins Scientific Games

Ben Hamill - October 08, 2018

has just welcomed Alexander Ambrose to their team, as Chief Financial Officer for SG Digital and will be based in the London office. Being the CFO of the newest division in the company is expected to be ...Read More

UK Regulation Hurts 888 Revenues

Ben Hamill - October 05, 2018

Not even a $60m profit was enough to distract 888 from an 18% drop in UK market revenue year-on-year. The online casino and sports betting provider blamed the lower figures on the country’s tough regulatory environment, which requir...Read More

Nevada Gaming Revenue Hits a Low In August

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2018

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

Mike Woods Earns a Spot in Vuelta History

Ben Hamill - October 04, 2018

Mike Woods more than earned his spot in the Vuelta a España history annals in September. Not only was the 31-year-old cyclist the second Canadian to win a stage of the famous race, but was also the first one to achiev...Read More

888 Profits From US Expansion

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2018

has brought about a change in fortunes for the online gambling operator. Its Q2 report showed 2017’s $17 million pre-tax profit loss turned into a gain of $60.1 million this year. The new market also meant 24% and...Read More

NHL Goalie Equipment Shrinks

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2018

NHL goalies are going to have to keep their reflexes sharp or toughen up. Their equipment has become the most recent to change since the hockey league began streamlining players’ gear. The thinking behind the shrinkage...Read More

NetEnt to Enter Regulated Canadian Market

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2018

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

Will Yggdrasil Create More Branded Slots?

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2018

Yggdrasil Gaming has been hailed as one of the world’s fastest-growing suppliers of online and mobile gaming software. And after its Chief Studio Manager Christopher Mifsud described the as a &lsqu...Read More

FanDuel Pays Out Full $82k Erroneous Win

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2018

Daily fantasy sports giant FanDuel has opted to pay out the full $82,000 to New Jersey-based punter Anthony Prince on a $110 bet he made on the Denver Broncos versus Oakland Raiders game ...Read More

Soccer Fans Wage War Against eSports

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2018

Soccer clubs throughout Europe are increasingly more eager to begin franchises in eSports Leagues, according to recent news reports on the matter. However, many fans of the age-old sport are opposed to the idea, going as fa...Read More

Most Expensive Football Transfers Ever

Ben Hamill - September 25, 2018

What would the world of football be if it didn’t have the obscene player value amounts dangled in front of our eyes? After all, watching the games and cheering for the goals is one thing, but gasping at the utterly outrageous sums of mone...Read More

Quebec Fights Against Supreme Court Ruling

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2018

The government of Quebec is reportedly planning to appeal the Supreme Court’s ruling that stated that its amendments to online gambling bans are ‘unlawful’. The aforementioned law requires ISPs to block players’ a...Read More

First-Time Bookmaker Sponsorship for F1

Ben Hamill - September 23, 2018

Formula One, the king of auto racing sports brands worldwide, has surprisingly decided to change its age-old negative stance towards sponsorship by bookmakers. On Tuesday, the owner of the brand Liberty Media revealed that it has inked ...Read More

Everything You Need to Know about eSports and Betting

Ben Hamill - September 22, 2018

In today’s tech-driven world, eSports is rapidly becoming one of the largest online betting markets in the world, and a topic that seems to crop up with increasing frequency in sports news pages. While really just a bunch of guys pl...Read More

SBG Growth Drives Stars Group’s Revenues

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2018

CEO of Canada’s The Stars Group, Rafi Ashkenazi, has described after the recently purchased business demonstrated fantastic growth across its key financial verticals for the year ended on June 30, 2018. Total revenues for SBG for ...Read More

Legal Sports Betting Could Benefit NASCAR

Ben Hamill - September 20, 2018

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

Sports Stars Sponsored By Casinos

Ben Hamill - September 18, 2018

The world of sports is an every changing one. It was not so long ago that it was all but expected that alcoholic beverage brands or electronics companies would sponsor sports teams. It was an accepted situation, almost as if the two had alw...Read More

888sport Moves In To New Jersey

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2018

888 Senior Vice President Yaniv Sherman has officially been relocated to the firm’s New Jersey office to spearhead its new expansion plans across America after its 888sport brand was launched recently in the Garden State. With 888&...Read More

Yggdrasil, Nitro Circus Host Tandem Launch

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2018

Mobile gaming solutions giant Yggdrasil Gaming has finally showcased its first-ever branded gaming partnership with Nitro Circus, the world’s leading name in action sports entertainment. To accompany the ground-breaking deal, the tw...Read More

Canadians Head To World Surfing Games

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2018

Star Canadian surfer Peter Devries will soon be heading to the Sea of Japan to go head to head against some of the world’s strongest names in surfing at the 2018 UR ISA World Surfing Games (WSG) in Tahara.

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NFL’s Sports Betting Revenues Set to Soar

Ben Hamill - September 09, 2018

The National Football League’s revenues are apparently set to soar by more than $2.3 billion per year thanks to the recently . The news comes according to a recent Nielsen Sports study, which was commissioned by the American Gaming Associ...Read More

William Hill Tackles Problem Gambling Head-On

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2018

Prolific UK bookie William Hill has now pledged its dedication to embracing new ideas as part of its newest responsible gambling initiative. In a recent SBC News interview, Will Hill Director of Strategy, Brand and IR Lyndsay Wright high...Read More

Canadian Figure Skating Shake Up

Ben Hamill - September 06, 2018

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

US eSports Scholarships Soar in Popularity

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2018

As eSports’ popularity continues to soar in the US and globally alike, a growing number of American colleges are beginning to offer eSports programs and scholarships to their students. However, in the UK, universities have not yet t...Read More

IGT & William Hill Bag Sports Betting Deal

Ben Hamill - September 02, 2018

Leading gaming systems developer IGT (International Game Technology) has at long last revealed that it has been chosen in partnership with the American arm of British bookie William Hill to supply the Rhode Island Lottery with a new serv...Read More

Top-Earning Athletes Aged 25 or Younger

Ben Hamill - August 24, 2018

Massive paychecks are not as common as they once were for stars, thanks to limits imposed on rookie deals, and the average age in the top 100 earners is 31. In spite of these facts, there are still some athletes under 26 who are making eno...Read More

Hydrogen Set To Replace Fossil Fuels

Ben Hamill - August 23, 2018

Hydrogen has been drawing hype as a potential replacement for gasoline and diesel for decades now. And while its use as a substitute for fossil fuels is still in its early stages, hydrogen’s popularity is burgeoning rapidly in Canad...Read More

FanDuel Co-Founder Opposes $465m Takeover

Ben Hamill - August 20, 2018

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

Ronaldo’s Transfer Sees Real Madrid Lose Half its Instagram Followers

Ben Hamill - August 17, 2018

There are a few things in this world that can boast having fanatical followers. Religions, of course, are a fine example, but probably wish they had followers as fanatical as those that cluster around the game of football. In some cases, ...Read More

NJ Punters Wager Nearly $4 Million in July

Ben Hamill - August 16, 2018

Bettors in the US state of New Jersey placed just less than $4 million in wagers during the first full month of legal sports betting for the region. New Jersey was the state that first began the push towards the abolishment of the long-ti...Read More

US Leagues Call for Betting Integrity Fee

Ben Hamill - August 13, 2018

According to new reports, New York could become the first American state to regulate its through a clause involving a specialized fee. This proposed fee, dubbed an ‘integrity fee’ by its attached legislative bill, would be pa...Read More

Nylander In It For The Long Haul

Ben Hamill - August 12, 2018

William Nylander, the restricted free agent who is the first of the Maple Leaf team’s younger starts to play out a deal at the entry level, has made it more than clear that he would prefer to stick with Toronto for the near future. It is ...Read More

Calgary Loses $10m Due to Lack of Sports Facilities

Ben Hamill - August 10, 2018

A recent report has revealed that Calgary has lost around $10 million in potential investment, due simply to being bypassed for sporting events. The reason? Very simply; a lack of sports facilities that meet expected standards. The $10 m...Read More

NHL’s Jarome Iginla Hangs Up His Skates

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2018

Jarome Iginla had always dreamed of winning a Stanley Cup, throughout the duration of his career in the National Hockey League while playing with the Calgary Flames and even since leaving the team in his twilight years. The closest the f...Read More

Sports Betting for Canada’s Border Cities?

Ben Hamill - August 07, 2018

Is an expansion of the sports betting industry on the cards for Canucks? The rise in popularity for online gambling worldwide is continuing apace, and Canada is no exception. Additionally, this sector is seeing some of the biggest amounts...Read More

Canadian Athletes Test New Pill Technology

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2018

Word has got out that Canadian athletes participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be testing a new pill technology. But, despite the fact that the object looks like no more than a vitamin supplement, it happens to be cutting edge engi...Read More

Stars Group Adds Online Sportsbook

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2018

have already been capitalizing on their partnership with admirable results. But, the two seem to be going above and beyond to make the most out of it, demonstrated clearly by the recent addition to the New Jersey gaming market. Currently...Read More

Athletes We’d Love To See In Other Sports

Ben Hamill - August 05, 2018

When an athlete trains for a sport, on a professional level, it’s no small undertaking. Specific sports require certain levels of fitness, which means that athletes all but transforms their body to fit the physical demands in questi...Read More

Getting to Grips with Canoe Polo

Ben Hamill - August 03, 2018

The 2018 edition of Canoe Polo’s biannual World Championship (regional championships are held in the intervening years) began on the 31st of July in Welland, Ont. There are also Canoe Polo events in the World Games, the i...Read More

Canadian Teens Ruling Basketball, Football

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2018

There are many exceptional sportsmen and women in Canada, but the younger generation of up-and-coming sports stars is often overlooked. With that said, there are two massively talented Canadian teens that are currently shaping the futur...Read More

MGM and GVC Partner in US Betting Venture

Ben Hamill - July 31, 2018

This has been a year packed with M&A activity for the world’s largest casino firms, and the trend is showing no signs of slowing year. In the spirit of this phenomenon, global   operators MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings h...Read More