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AGLC Starts 2021 with 265 Layoffs Due to Pandemic

AGLC Starts 2021 with 265 Layoffs Due to Pandemic

The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission made it through all of 2020 without officially laying off any employees. From the time that the coronavirus pandemic hit Canada in March through the end of the year, the AGLC managed to keep employees on the payroll. That all changed on Monday,...

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What Happens in Rock Vegas, Stays in Rock Vegas

What Happens in Rock Vegas, Stays in Rock Vegas

Football. Golf. Bowling. Frederick J. Flintstone is a bona fide three-sport star. The main character of the animated sitcom The Flintstones, which aired during prime-time on ABC from 1960 to 1966, has a long list of exploits. Not only one of the most recognizable figures in show business history, he also...

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APAT to Host WCOAP on PartyPoker Starting January 23

APAT to Host WCOAP on PartyPoker Starting January 23

PartyPoker has put many formerly-live tournaments online during the coronavirus pandemic. Not only does it allow players to participating, it often promotes the tour brand and its opportunities to parts of the world previously unfamiliar. That seems to be the case with the World Championship of Amateur Poker (WCOAP). The...

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Atlantic Lottery to Expand Online in Nova Scotia

Atlantic Lottery to Expand Online in Nova Scotia

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation regulates gambling in four provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. The move to incorporate online casino games into online lottery sites for each of the territories gained steam in 2020 with a New Brunswick launch in August. This year, ALC...

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WPT Montreal Online Festival of 24 Events Starts Jan 17

WPT Montreal Online Festival of 24 Events Starts Jan 17

The World Poker Tour, Playground Poker Club, and PartyPoker joined forces to bring the WPT Montreal to the online poker tables. It has long been a favorite tour stop of Canadian players and WPT fans. Since the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, it doesn’t look like Playground will be...

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Is Bugs Bunny the Best Gambler Ever?

Is Bugs Bunny the Best Gambler Ever?

Chances are Elmer J. Fudd wasn’t much of a card player. He wore his heart on his sleeve, always seemed to be on tilt, and his poker face was nonexistent. If he had a bad hand, you’d know it. One of the funniest fictional characters ever produced by Warner Bros.,...

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OLG Alum Godfrey Takes Board Position at Bragg Gaming

OLG Alum Godfrey Takes Board Position at Bragg Gaming

The news wasn’t much on its face, at least for most people not interested in the business side of Canadian gambling. Bragg Gaming Group appointed Paul Godfrey to its Board of Directors. Godfrey is a former politician, sports team owner, and newspaper publisher. He also served as the Chair of...

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New 2021 Microgaming Releases Offer Megaways and UltraWays

New 2021 Microgaming Releases Offer Megaways and UltraWays

Leave it to Microgaming and its partners to start 2021 off in style. The globally-respected online gaming software company and game developer partnered with so many independent gaming studios that it is releasing a dozen new titles in January alone. Canadian online casino players can look forward to a wide...

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Salas Becomes First Argentinian WSOP Main Event Champ

Salas Becomes First Argentinian WSOP Main Event Champ

The 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event finished on the first weekend of 2021. It shouldn’t be surprising, as few things in 2020 went as planned. On the night of January 3, two WSOP winners – one from Argentina and the other from America – met up in Las...

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Negreanu Continues to Fight on in the High Stakes Feud

Negreanu Continues to Fight on in the High Stakes Feud

It’s a well-documented fact that Daniel Negreanu is a huge fan of the Rocky franchise. Like most people, he finds the series dramatic, entertaining and inspirational. And often draws parallels between Rocky Balboa, the boxer, and himself, the poker player. Well, if this were the movies, ‘Kid Poker’ would be...

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