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The Foreseeable Future of Canada’s iGaming Frontier

Are mobile live casinos the final frontier for gambling in Canada? There’s no denying that gambling is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. Not for the gamblers, mind you, but for the owners and operators of gambling establishments; casinos, card rooms, bingo halls, race tracks, sports books, etc. Billions of dollars pass through Canada’s commercial casinos every year, and it’s been this way since the activity was legalized so many decades ago. Yes, gambling is one of the country’s most popular pastimes. With the national GDP on a steady incline, the amount of money we spend on this unique form of entertainment is sure to continue rising as well. How we partake in it, however, has been evolving since the dawn of the internet, so much so that the question of stability in the land-based gambling industry is questionable, at best. Are Mobile Live Casinos the Final … Continue reading

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Canada Casino Growth a Societal Boon or Bane?

Weighing the cost of expansion in live and online gambling in Canada. It’s rather phenomenal how fast the online gambling industry has expanded in just two decades time. Like a sports car spinning 0 to 60 in two seconds flat, iGaming went from one of the world’s least trusted industries in the late 1990’s, to the world’s second most profitable eCommerce (behind adult entertainment, of course). It was an industry with fantastic potential, giving gambling enthusiasts all over the world an opportunity to partake in the same casino games they know and love in land-based gaming halls, via desktop computers and, eventually, mobile smartphones and tablet devices. All it needed was the right level of security and regulation, and the rest was history. Expansion of Live and Online Gambling in Canada a Societal Boon or Bane? Gambling isn’t your average sort of eCommerce. Where auction sites like eBay and online … Continue reading

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Gambling Strategies that Don’t Translate to Online Casinos

Best casino strategies that you can’t employ at online betting sites. Most of us enjoy a friendly wager now and again. Of those who do, most prefer to make smart bets that have a better chance of paying out. Gambling strategies can be an effective way to minimize risk and losses, while giving us a stronger sense of accomplishment when we win. For the most part, land-based and online casinos are the same. They offer the same great games, with the exact same rules of play. But the strategies involved don’t always translate from the physical to the digital realm. Best Casino Strategies that Don’t Work at Online Betting Sites The only discernible difference between live and online casino games is the use of RNG-based software. A lot of terrestrial casinos utilize electronic games these days, but over the internet, every game is governed by a random number generator (RNG) … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Healthy Relationship with Gaming?

BCLC invests in PlayPlanner to promote healthy casino gaming in Canada. Gaming regulators across Canada have spent the last few years seeking ways to quell public outcry. Since the dawn of internet gambling in particular, its been feared that problem gambling will swell out of control. Prior to multi-provincial regulation of iGaming, evidence surfaced to support those concerns. Researchers were commissioned to study the situation and recommend solutions. What they’ve come up with is a fundamental need to raise awareness and promote greater responsibility. All this time, regulators have been pumping revenue into the promotion of gaming. Every other commercial encourages adults to go out and buy a lottery ticket. Billboards depict the broad-grinning excitement of slots players and table games enthusiast. Such advertisements aren’t going to go away – the government does need to sustain its most abundant source of entertainment-driven revenue. However, they will be promoting greater responsibility … Continue reading

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Tiki Vikings Online Slot Defies Logic, Pays Dividends

Slots makers Microgaming and JFTW deliver a clash of themes in Tiki Vikings Slot. Some things go great together – peanut butter and jelly, ice cream and chocolate syrup, coffee and cinnamon rolls, Barney and Betty Rubble. Other things, well, not so much – milk and lemon juice, strawberries and mustard, water and circuit boards. But sometimes, things a clash of logical pairings may be just what the doctor ordered. In terms of digital slot machines, let’s face it – thematically speaking, everything that can be done, has been done. Or has it? All logical themes have been covered, sure, but what about the less logical variety? The idea of basing new games on a purposeful clash of themes opens the doors wide for a whole new barrage of never imagined online slots themes. Who better to tap into this volatile new concept than Microgaming‘s exclusive content partners at Just … Continue reading

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Playtech to be OLG’s New BetBuddy for Responsible Gambling

Playtech joins Ontario in responsible online gambling campaign. The promotion of responsible gambling has long been a priority of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. The OLG is tasked with enforcing regulatory compliance among all gaming entities in the province, including land-based casinos and charitable gaming facilities, as well as the PlayOLG iGaming website. That job has grown indubitably larger in recent years. Ontario has allocated the managerial duties across dozens of land-based casino to private companies, easing their own load, but at the same time doubling their need for intense scrutiny of those operations. Expansion of the online gaming venue also requires a deeper and more meaningful level of supervision. That’s where the provincial regulator’s partnership with Playtech comes in. The two have been working closely together since 2014, with the London-based digital gambling games publisher supplying content and backend services for Ontario’s online gambling website. Now, their partnership … Continue reading

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The Shameful Promotion of Gambling without Morals

UK vs Canada Gambling Laws – A Simple Comparison Turns Ugly! Welcome, and thank you for your interest in reading what I’ve written hear today, but I warn you, the information you’re about to read, while factual (on my end) and informative (to those vested in iGaming) also includes my own ranting over the irresponsibility of others who seek only dollar signs, ignoring the humane side of this unique and volatile industry. With that being said, if still interested, please continue… I read an (arguably?) ill-conceived editorial today that had me scratching my head. I’m not going to name names or link to it for several reasons. First of all, I don’t wish to spread some of the ideals found within it. Secondly, it wasn’t a famous person or media outlet that published it. It was nothing more than a thoughtless online gambling affiliate looking to push some promotional links. … Continue reading

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Habanero gets Crazy with Wild Trucks Slot

New Wild Trucks Online Slot takes Smokey & The Bandit to the extreme. Trucking a big rig across country is an oft-overlooked profession of great import and respect. All those hours on the road, away from home and family, urged to deliver each load as quickly as possible, with or without the clinically recommended amount of sleep. It’s a tough job, and one most of us aren’t cut out for. Habanero Systems is celebrating the road-weary men and women of the hauling industry in their latest digital gaming creation. They call it the Wild Trucks Slot, and it’s packed with features today’s sophisticated online casino gamers will surely appreciate. Wilds, multipliers, free spins, a payline function that starts anywhere, and the most surprising of all – an RTP of just above 98%. Now that’s something you don’t see every day… New Wild Trucks Online Slot from Habanero I saw the … Continue reading

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Evolution Launches Live Side Bet City

Side Bet City live casino poker game new from Evolution. Evolution Gaming is at it again, expanding its world-leading live casino platform with yet another innovative new way to place a wager. They call it Live Side Bet City, and it’s based on your typical poker hand rankings, while making space for an unlimited number of players to join in. Instead of playing your own poker hand against other players or the casino, the dealer will set one hand of 7 cards face up on the table. Your job is to place a bet on the strength of those cards – the first three, the first five, and/or all seven. Or, the more pessimistic among you can bet against them all! Oh, and did I mention it’s set in the fabulously neon 1980s? Side Bet City Live Casino Poker Game Evolution Gaming built an all new studio segment where the … Continue reading

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How Fast is a Royal Vegas Casino Withdrawal?

Royal Vegas Payout Time – Expectations of a Winner’s Withdrawal The typical online casino experience is quick and easy, up to a point. Registering an account takes only a few moments. Depositing funds is instant. Playing the games, fabulously entertaining. Winning a significant sum of money, indescribable! But what happens when it comes time to withdrawal that cash back to your card, bank or web wallet? Suddenly it feels like the wheels are grinding to a halt. Dark clouds roll in. Trepidation and uncertainty abound. What if you mess this up? What if the casino isn’t as honest as you thought it was? Are you ever going to see that money?!? Relax. Take a deep breath. The payout process does take a bit longer, but if you’re working with a reputable casino like Royal Vegas, you have nothing to worry about. Their reputation dates all the way back to the … Continue reading

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