Toymaker MGA Entertainment May Purchase Toys ‘R’ Us Canada
American toy industry giant, MGA Entertainment has placed a bid to purchase the Canadian Toys ‘R’ Us stores. The bid comes as an effort to save the Canadian Toy ‘R’ Us operations after it was announced that the global toy retailer would be shutting down all of its stores within the United States and the United Kingdom. Read more here.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Canada
March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day and while it may not be an official holiday throughout Canada, the day certainly goes down in a big way. Read more here…
Canadian Player Scores the Mega Moolah Jackpot
A lot of players playing the Mega Moolah online know that this progressive jackpot game has made many players millionaires. In 2017, almost every month there was a winner. A lot of players might have wondered if this top online slot will bring the same luck to players in 2018. Read more here
Betway to Sponsor Three eSports Events in 2018
It seems that 2018 is going to be a busy year for Betway as they are scheduled to sponsor three eSports competitions. Read more here.
Wynn’s Shares put Gaming License in Jeopardy
Steve Wynn’s troubles are far from over, despite all of his efforts to minimise his sexual misconduct allegations. The former casino magnate is facing multiple lawsuits from former employees, and an investigation by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). Wynn resigned as CEO in February from Wynn Resorts, but the MGC claim that Wynn’s shares make his behaviour a major component of the company. Read more here
RUSSIA SET TO FACE ONLINE GAMBLING PROBLEM DURING FIFA WORLD CUP
The 2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup is set to be held in Russia later this year. It is very likely to be the most bet on sporting event in history. Previous FIFA World Cup Events, like the one in Brazil and South Africa, have also held that title in the past. However, this is causing some serious concerns for the Russian government. Read More Here.
2018 Academy Awards – The Big Winners
The 90th edition of the Academy Awards took place last night and, as is true every year, it proved to be a rather exciting event filled with surprises and moving moments. The Oscars are undoubtedly the most famous award ceremony within the film industry and are well-known for delivering viewers with several talking points after the show due to the number of unexpected award winners and losers each year. Read more here
CANADA’S MEN’S RUGBY 7S SQUAD TO DEBUT NEW KIT IN LAS VEGAS
As you read this, the Canadian Men’s Rugby 7s team are headed for Las Vegas. No, not for a gambling spree – the team will be participating in the Vega leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Read more here…
David Baazov’s Insider Trader Trial Postponed until April
The Ex-Amaya CEO, now known as The Stars Group, David Baazov’s Insider Trading trial has been postponed to April. The lawsuit was meant to start Monday 26th. However, Judge Salvatore Mascia moved it to April because Baazov’s legal team wanted the trial to be delayed. Read more here.
Live! Casino & Hotel to Receive Outdoor Gaming Area
Maryland, America, home to Live! Casino & Hotel will be the first of its kind to boast an outdoor gaming area within the state. Read more here.
Proposed Japanese Casino Tax too High
Since 2016, all eyes have been on Japan and its decision to legalised gambling. The island nation, as one of the most populated areas in Asia, drew a lot of attention since then. This is mainly due to delays in follow up regulations for gambling. Read more here.
Caesars Adopts New Safety Policy
Caesars Entertainment will be checking its guest rooms every 24-hours, regardless of if they have a “Do Not Disturb” sign dangling on the doorknob or not. The safety measures come after last year’s massacre in Las Vegas where a gunman killed 58 people and injuring hundreds via his hotel room windows before killing himself. Read more here…
RIVER ROCK VIP MANAGER DEREGISTERED FROM GPEB, APPEAL DENIED
The former director of VIP guest relations, Lisa Gao, at the troubled River Rock casino in British Columbia has been officially deregistered by the province’s Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB). Read More Here.
Yggdrasil Enters Spain – Expands European Footprint
Online gamblers in Spain will be thrilled to know that they will soon be able to play Yggdrasil casino games. The brilliant software provider and existing partner, GVC have agreed to collaborate on the venture into the Spanish gaming market. Read more here…
Online Casino for the Hard Rock International Brand
In a recent statement that the international brand of hotel, casinos and café has made, they are partnering with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). The partnership is to design and create a new online casino for the United States online gambling market. Read more here.
Ex-Boyfriend Sued by Woman Over CA$6.1 Mil Lottery Win
A Canadian woman is reportedly suing her ex-boyfriend claiming that he owes her half of his lottery winnings. During their time together, the couple had always bought lottery tickets to which they had agreed to split any of the winnings made on their tickets. Read more here.
Steve Wynn has Announced his Resignation as CEO
Amid widespread allegations from former employees of Wynn Resorts, Steve Wynn has tendered his resignation for his position of Chief Executive Officer. The 76 year old casino magnate made the announcement this week to various media outlets. His move follows a damaging story by the Wall Street Journal on 26 January about Wynn’s alleged misconduct. Read more here.
MICROGAMING LAUNCHES PLAYBOY GOLD
The top dog in the eGaming industry, Microgaming, is set to showcase its brand new online slot, Playboy Gold, at the ICE Totally Gaming event starting today, 6 until 8 February 2018. Playboy™Gold will be joining the very popular Playboy Online Slot which the company launched five years ago together with Playboy Live Dealer. Read more here.
AUSTRALIAN COURT CLEARS GAMING INDUSTRY & ARISTOCRAT IN SLOT CASE
An Australian Federal court has clear Crown Resorts Casinos and Aristocrat, an Australian slot developer, in a court case related to slot machines and gambling addiction. This was a major court case that could have changed the gambling industry in Australia, had the result been different. However, even though Aristocrat and Crown Resorts have been cleared in this case, it is likely to have a ripple effect in Australia and, possibly, around the world. Read more here.
Gabriela Dabrowski is Flying the Canadian Flag High
When it comes to international sport, Gabriela Dabrowski is flying the Canadian flag super high. She, along with Mate Pavic of Croatia won the mixed doubles in the Australian Open, but this is her second grand slam title. In fact, she won the French Open mixed doubles in 2017, making her the first Canadian woman to win such a prestigious senior grand slam. Read more here…
Elton John’s Final Tour
After around three-years’ worth of touring the globe, Elton John is retiring, ending off around 50 years of performing. He states that he would like to go out with a bang! Read more here.
Wynn Resorts to Open New Wynn West Hotel
Despite falling tourist numbers in Las Vegas since the Mandalay Bay tragedy, Wynn Resorts has bought the site of the former Frontier hotel. In an effort to build up trust for the city, they intend to build a new hotel called the ‘Wynn West’ to accompany their new Paradise Park. This project is expected to boost revenues along the Vegas Strip and bring more tourists in. Read more here.
Sobeys partners with Ocado to launch online grocery store
Canadians get ready to shop your groceries online by 2020. Sobeys Inc. the second largest food retailer in Canada, recently inked a deal with Ocado Group to use its technology to create an e-commerce platform for groceries. The partnership will ultimately see the company operate a fleet of delivery vans and an automated warehouse in the Greater Toronto Area. Read more here.
AMAZON HQ LOCATION CUT TO 20 CITIES, PADDY POWER ADJUSTS ODDS
Amazon is currently in the process of trying to select a city to be the home of its new corporate headquarters. Amazon is currently the fourth most valuable company in the world and the largest online retailer, so there has been quite a bit of competition to be the location of the new HQ. Read More
Deco Diamonds Slot Review
The much-anticipated Deco Diamonds online slot was launched yesterday, January 17th. Just hours after release the game has lived up to expectation; pretty much what you’d expect from Microgaming…read more here.
High Stakes Tables Attract a Lot of Students and Housewives
In a recent casino audit, it was found that most of the casinos high roller revenue has been coming in from an abnormally large portion of both students and housewives. The audit initially took place to try and rid casinos of any money laundering through organised crime efforts. The fact that most students and housewives are funding the high stakes tables left British Columbia’s attorney general quite bewildered. Which leaves everyone to question where are is all of BC’s casino funding really coming from? Read more here.
Swiss Youth Parties Oppose Online Gambling Laws
Four Swiss youth organisations from political parties have gathered signatures to oppose new online gambling laws. Over 50 000 valid signatures have been collected to start a referendum. Their initiative has been supported by the Green Party, the Green Liberal Party, the Free Democratic Party and the Swiss People’s Party youth divisions. Read more
The Revel Casino sold for $200 Million
New Jersey – Recently, various media reports have been speculating and forecasting the re-opening of the Revel Casino as part of Atlantic City’s New Year resolutions. Just this week, the failing casino was sold for $200 million. The property might open this summer under a new name. Read more here…