One Settlement Down in P.E.I. Supreme Court Case, 13 Remain
Capital Markets Technologies and former CMT business partner Paul Jenkins have reached a settlement as part of the company’s P.E.I. Supreme Court e-gaming lawsuit. Meanwhile, 13 defendants also named as defendants in the suit still remain.
P.E.I. hired some businessmen to seek companies that would be able to develop a proprietary online gaming system and to become a regulator. It all happened in the early 2010s. However, the project quickly got out of hand, prompting P.E.I. to abandon all online gaming plans by early 2012.
The entire process was so rife with incompetence that lawsuits continue today. Read More
LeoVegas Wins Big At Global Gaming Awards 2019
LeoVegas is one of the top online casinos in the world. In fact, the site often appears at or near the top of the online casino rankings across a range of areas. This includes customer service, game choice, promotions and graphics. In particular, Canadians prefer Leo Vegas for its generous deposit bonus and 98% payouts. As it turns out, players all over the world feel the same, too. At the recent Global Gaming Awards 2019 ceremony, LeoVegas subsequently picked up two coveted accolades. Namely, awards for Online Casino of the Year and Mobile Operator of the Year.
The Global Gaming Awards is an annual ceremony that honors the very top firms in the online gaming industry. Other firms also receiving honors this year include Evolution Gaming and NetEnt for its Jumanji online slot. Read More
Microgaming Pays Record Progressive Jackpots in 2018
No matter what online casino games are popular at any given time, progressive slot jackpots remain the most sought-after games online. All slot jackpots are fun to win. But Microgaming’s Mega Moolah games regularly set records and pay out millions at a time.
When the numbers were tallied for 2018, Microgaming revealed that it had paid out more than $234 million CAD in progressive jackpots winnings for that one year alone. This includes the largest Mega Moolah jackpot ever paid worth nearly $28 million CAD in September 2018. Read More
Alberta to Launch Online Gambling via AGLC in 2020
Online casinos are prevalent throughout most of Canada. There are many sites available to Canadian players, from 888 to LeoVegas and dozens more. Most provinces, however, also offer online gambling regulated within their territory. Residents and visitors can play online poker, casino games, lottery offerings, and bingo, to name a few games.
They are all predominantly overseen by local gaming regulators with taxes and profits going to benefit some aspect of each province. For instance, education or charitable organizations.
Now, Alberta is ready to get in on the action. Read More.
New Year, New Online Casino and Slot Games From Microgaming, NetEnt, and Yggdrasil
As online gaming fans settled into the new year, some of the world’s largest casino game developers launched a number of new and upgraded online slot games. From Lucky Blackjack to Trolls Bridge and the Great Albini, the new releases offer fresh features and graphics.
NetEnt went further with a Turn Your Fortune game inspired by French Art Nouveau. Meanwhile, Microgaming celebrates the 15th anniversary of its brand partnership with Lara Croft with new offerings to come. All in all, Microgaming, NetEnt, and Yggdrasil found fun ways to ring in 2019. Read More.
Canadian Video Lottery Terminal Fate Rests on Unique Lawsuit
Video lottery terminals, better known as VLTs, are common throughout Canada, whether in restaurants, bars, or liquor stores. However, not everyone is happy with their presence in the country. In fact, approximately 30,000 people in Newfoundland and Labrador have now been given the green light to file a class action lawsuit against state-owned VLT operator Atlantic Lottery Corp. Read More.
CGA Launches New Program To Showcase Benefits Of Canadian Gaming Industry
The latest initiative from the Canadian Gaming Association is a way to illustrate the positive efforts of the country’s gaming industry. The goal is to better inform everyday Canadians about the gambling community.
Too often, people without much information about the world of gambling view the industry as a dark one. To them, gambling conjures up images of old movies, back-room transactions, and the underworld. Today’s gambling businesses, however, are legitimate and respectable. This is exemplified by the companies and employees represented by the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA).
This, too, is the epitome of the Get to Know Gaming Canada program. The CGA launched the initiative at the end of 2018 to highlight some of the exceptional stories that emerge from the gambling community on a regular basis. Read More.
Loto-Quebec Victimized by $1M Scam, Shows Importance of Security at All Levels
The scam was quick and efficient, with its target Loto-Quebec, the lottery overseen and operated by the Quebec government. All told, the criminals were able to scam the organization out of nearly C$1 million, highlighting once again the importance of maintaining quality casino fraud prevention standards at all levels. Read More.
Playtech Partners with Iovation to Prevent Fraud
Playtech creates and implements many of the online casino games offered on your favorite gaming sites. Moreover, it’s been leading the world in technology and gaming content for years. As a developer of gaming solutions, it seems only right that Playtech is also concerned with customer safety and online fraud prevention.
Yes, that is also the responsibility of the internet gaming sites that offer the content. However, Playtech wants to take their own efforts a step further to help prevent fraud.
The latest move by Playtech does just that, in partnership with Iovation, a company that has spent more than a decade developing online protection services for internet companies. Read More.
US Sports Betting Energy May Force Canadian Provinces to Act
When the United States Supreme Court handed down a monumental ruling for sports betting in May 2018, American sports fans rejoiced. Lawmakers in many individual states were anxious to tackle the issue, as the ruling essentially gave them the right to enact legislation per their constituents’ wishes. Since then, sports betting mania has taken over in the United States with may states having launched their own markets, especially those on the Canadian border. What does this mean for sports betting in Canada, though? Read More.
Lotto Max Changes Include More Drawings and More Money
Beginning in May 2019, the entire operation will double in size. There will be two drawings per week instead of one, while the cap on the main jackpot will also be upped by an additional $10 million to rest at $70 million. Furthermore, one more number will be added, raising the possible picks from 49 to 50. Read More.
Vikings and Gods Highlight Recent Online Casino Game Releases
The end of the year is a perfect time for gaming companies to release those online casino games that they’ve been working on throughout the year. It also provides a perfect opportunity to give their customers some exciting holiday action by releasing holiday-themed casino games. Microgaming did drop one called Icy Gems, and players can expect more from their favourite developers in the coming weeks. Read More.
New Canadian Casinos Put BC and Ontario at Center of Action
The casino will be open to the public in the middle of 2020, and is set in stone. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) gave its final approval to the Cascades Casino Delta last week. Read More.
Playtech & LeoVegas Among 2018 EGR Award Winners
Each year, EGR (eGaming Review) hosts an awards ceremony honouring the best online casinos, and professionals involved in the industry. Let us find out more about the 2018 EGR Awards, and who was acknowledged as being the best in their respective fields. Read More.
Racial Profiling or BC Rules?
Drake is one of Canada’s most famous and successful entertainers. His career has spanned television and radio, acting and music, as the Toronto native garnered worldwide acclaim for his accomplishments as a rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. Read More.
Drake claims Vancouver casino racially profiled him
Hip hop star Drake took to his Instagram account early Saturday morning to let his 50 million followers know about the poor service he received at Parq Casino in Vancouver, British Columbia. Read More.
Canadians Tried, But Did Not Win US Mega Millions
There are numerous lotteries available in Canada, some on a national level and others restricted to provinces. Some are at the best online casinos in Canada, and some are found elsewhere. From Lottery Canada to the British Columbia Lottery, players have opportunities to win millions of dollars by picking the same numbers as the automated machines. But do we have any lotteries on the level of the US Mega Millions? Definitely not. Read More.
NetEnt Games Go Live with British Columbia Lottery
When looking at games developed for the most popular Canadian online casinos, one name pops up time and time again. NetEnt is a leader in the digital gaming entertainment world. It has been designing and introducing internet casino games since the mid-1990s. Read More.
Playtech Sells Plus500 for CAD$227 Million
Playtech recently announced that they sold 10% of their stake – Plus500, at an online trading platform.The shares that amounted to 11.4 million were sold at a prize of CAD$1.55 per share. The total was approximately CA$227 million, which the online casino software provider said will be used for debt reduction and general company purposes. The online gaming company assured its stakeholders that this would not affect the issuance of the interim dividend that was announced by Plus500 on the 13th of August. Read More.
Easton Pharmaceuticals Inc. Shows Interest in a Casino and Hotel Development
In a press release made on 29 August 2018, Easton Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced their interest in developing an integrated resort. The hotel and casino resort will be developed in Europe. However, the exact location has not been announced. Read more.
TYPO FIXED ON ATLANTIC CITY HARD ROCK CASINO SIGN
As opening day draws closer at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, many new props, signs and design elements continue to be installed. One such addition was that of the brand’s guitar sign, which is featured at all major Hard Rock outlets. In the rush to get all preparations done before opening day, it seems though that somebody may have forgotten to proofread the sign as it didn’t quite read so nicely when it was initially installed. Read more.
Canadians Have Lost Millions to Lottery Scams
Gambling online will always have its up and downs, but for some Canadians, it’s been a struggle to avoid scams. According to a new Better Business Bureau (BBB) study, North Americans lost US$344 million (±CA$453 million) to lottery scam operations and prize hoaxes. From 2015 to 2017, the BBB found that players fell prey to around half a million of these scams and reported them. However, the figure may be higher because of unreported incidents. Read more.
Insider Trading Charges Against Former Online Gambling Mogul David Baazov gets Tossed
In 2016 David Baazov, the golden boy of the online gambling industry and CEO of Amaya was charged for insider trading. Read more here…
Canadian Man Wins $1.3 Million on Wheel of Fortune Slot at the Cosmopolitan Casino
A man from Canada is now CA$1,322,750.87 richer after hitting a massive payout while playing the Wheel of Fortune slot game at the Cosmopolitan Casino in Las Vegas. The big win took place on May 26. Read more.
STEVE WYNN HAS BIG PAYDAY FOLLOWING DISMAL 2017
It’s fair to say that former Wynn Resorts CEO, Steve Wynn, has had a dismal 2017 by anyone’s standards. It came as a surprise that he was named as one of the highest paid executive officers in 2017. According to Associated Press, Wynn was paid a staggering CA$44.88 million last year in cash and stock, which sees him top the list of highest-paid CEOs in Nevada. Read more.
Houston Rockets Destroyed by Golden State Warriors in Game 6
The Houston Rockets went into Game 6 a victory away from winning the Western Conference finals and making it into their first NBA Final in over twenty years. However, the task of overcoming an unforgiving Golden State Warriors side at the Toyota Center proved to be too much on Sunday evening. The Rockets suffered a 115-86 defeat. Read more.
Vikings Go To Hell Hits Your No#1 Online Casino Today
Are Viking-themed slots your fetish? Then, you’re in luck, as Yggdrasil launches their newest title, Vikings Go To Hell online slot, today! Read more.
NetEnt Americas Awarded the Supplier Licence in British Columbia
The British Columbia Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB) has given NetEnt Americas a license to supply the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) with its online casino games. NetEnt had left the Canadian gambling market only a year ago and have been called back to provide the BC online gambling players with their leading casino games. Read more.
NHL Could Reveal Player Injuries because of Gambling
It’s no secret that hockey can sometimes be a violent sport, and knowledge of player weaknesses could influence which teams win. This is why many coaches in the National Hockey League, or NHL, choose to reveal only that players have ‘upper’ or ‘lower body’ injuries. However, the recent gambling ban lift in the United States could soon force coaches to be more specific. Read more here.
Joey Votto Apologizes for Offensive Canadian Baseball Remarks
Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds’ first baseman, has apologized for the comments he made belittling fellow Canadian baseball player, James Paxton and lashing out on Canada as a whole. This after Paxton successfully threw a no-hitter in Toronto. Votto says his remarks were “out of a side of jealousy”. Read more here.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER A US$100K RICHER FROM VIDEO POKER JACKPOT
Floyd Mayweather raked in a whopping $100 000 in winnings while playing video poker on Sunday. While he might not need it, Mayweather is always looking for a way to make money, whether or not it’s inside the boxing ring. Read more here.
JAPAN CASINOS AND CASINO RESORTS TO BE LEGALISED
The Japanese government has decided to lift its ban on casinos and casino style gambling resorts; offering poker games. This is exciting news for all our Canadian readers and gambler across the globe with interests in visiting this modern Asian destination. Read more here…
Casino Stocks Soar After US Supreme Court Sports Betting Ruling
The stock prices of a number of major casino groups (including MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment and Churchill Downs, among others) have seen major gains over the last 24 hours. The jump comes after the US Supreme Court’s announced that a federal law banning sports betting on individual events would be repealed. Read more.
Ottawa’s Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee Approves the Hard Rock Casino
In the past week, Hard Rock and the Rideau Carleton Raceway casino project was approved by Ottawa’s agricultural and rural affairs committee. The committee was approving the zoning amendment for the casino resort location on 4837 Albion Road. Read more.
Room Check Policies for Las Vegas Hotels Slammed by Unions
Following the mass shooting on October 1st in 2017, many hotels have implemented policies to prevent future tragedies of the same nature. These policies include mandatory room checks for guests who have hung ‘do not disturb’ signs on their doors. However, unions for workers in the hospitality industry are not happy with certain conditions. Read more.
UEFA Champions League Final
The biggest football competition in Europe, the UEFA Champions League, boils down to a close with two teams remaining. The final will consist of Spanish giants, Real Madrid, and English legends, Liverpool. Both teams had a tremendous run in the League, but only one can be crowned the best football team in Europe. Read more.
Daily Fantasy Sports Officially Legal in Pennsylvania
Daily fantasy sports are now officially legal in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced the news this week, after legalising DFS on Saturday. Sites offering daily fantasy sports will be regulated and overseen by the board. Read more.
Liverpool Advance to the Champions League Final Despite Loss to Roma
In a tempestuous game that had everything, Liverpool advanced to the UEFA Champions League final at the expense of AS Roma. Read more.
Toronto Raptors Squander Game 1 Against Cleveland Cavaliers
The Toronto Raptors suffered a surprising Game 1 defeat against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers managed to come from behind to snatch a 113-112 overtime win at the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday. Read more.