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Playground Poker Closes Again, WPT Montreal on Hold

Playground Poker Closes Again, WPT Montreal on Hold

Covid-19 strikes again. Playground Poker followed official orders from the government and public health officials to shut its doors in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. After finally receiving approval to reopen in September, even with very limited capacity and no poker or alcohol, Playground happily opened its doors....

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Wheels in Motion on the Smoothest Ride in Poker

Wheels in Motion on the Smoothest Ride in Poker

Kenneth Cleeton (K.L.) has a long way to go if he wants to catch Bryn Kenney atop poker’s all-time money list. According to the Hendon Mob, the world’s largest live poker database, he is currently ranked in 91,559th position with $16,024 in tournament earnings to his name. Kenney, meantime, has...

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AGLC Launches PlayAlberta for Online Lottery and iGaming

AGLC Launches PlayAlberta for Online Lottery and iGaming

The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission started its process of implementing internet gaming in January 2019. It may have started earlier, but the AGLC tried to keep the initial proposal process out of the public eye. Now, nearly two years later, the PlayAlberta website went live. It offers online...

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Top 6 New Microgaming Online Slot Releases in October

Top 6 New Microgaming Online Slot Releases in October

The start of a new month means one thing to online casino slot game fans: the release dates of the latest and greatest new games to hit the Canadian casinos online. Microgaming facilitates the releases that come from the great minds at smaller, independent game developers around the world. That...

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Why ‘The Cincinnati Kid’ Was Fit For Hollywood

Why ‘The Cincinnati Kid’ Was Fit For Hollywood

“By God, he’s got the jack!” As the camera panned the room, with close-ups and dramatic music, the spectators gasped incredulously. Before them was a high-stakes game of poker between two rivals. The likes of which they had never seen. And the action was fierce. The pair had been trading...

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WPT WOC Finds Five New Champions in $100.7M Series

WPT WOC Finds Five New Champions in $100.7M Series

The World Poker Tour entered new territory in 2020. For 18 seasons, it focused on hosting live tournaments around the world, filming final tables for television broadcasts. When this year delivered the coronavirus pandemic and closed live poker in virtually every country in the world – while also banning most...

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Gateway Casinos to Receive $200M CEEFC Loan

Gateway Casinos to Receive $200M CEEFC Loan

Any good news is welcome these days, especially for a company like Gateway Casinos & Entertainment. All land-based casino companies struggled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic-mandated shutdowns in March. Gateway celebrated the news that it received a $200 million CEEFC loan this month. Approved for Liquidity Late last...

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5 Common Slot Machine Superstitions

5 Common Slot Machine Superstitions

There are a lot of games in the casino that require thinking and strategy, but slots are not one of them. It’s almost entirely a game of luck, so that allows the customer to just sit back, relax and go for a spin. As a matter of fact, that’s one...

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Are Canadian Casinos in Danger of Closing Again?

Are Canadian Casinos in Danger of Closing Again?

Canada has taken an extremely cautious and measured approach to reopening many businesses this year. The initial shutdown happened quickly in mid-March. As the first cases of Covid-19 hit Canada from Europe and Asia, Canada took swift action to close all nonessential businesses to prevent the spread of the virus....

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PokerStars Closes 2020 WCOOP, Players Win Almost $100M

PokerStars Closes 2020 WCOOP, Players Win Almost $100M

For those playing in the 2020 World Championship of Online Poker on PokerStars in the last few weeks, there is likely a sigh of relief that they can take a break from the action. While they do that, we can provide a rundown of the 75 events, their winners, and...

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