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Layman’s Guide to Alberta Gambling Laws Online and On Land

Legal Betting FAQ: Land-based and online gambling laws in Alberta, Canada. The province of Alberta is truly an amazing place. Its majestic landscape is beautiful all year round. It is especially famous for its eclectic range of festivals, hosting everything from the Edmonton Fringe Festival (the world’s second largest), to Canada’s largest rodeo, the Calgary Stampede (right), dubbed “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”. With petroleum, agriculture, and technology leading Alberta’s industrial engine, the province boasts one of the world’s strongest economies. Residents seek out a range of entertainment that is as diverse as the region’s culture. Gambling is a pastime enjoyed by many, whether it’s a night at the poker table, a session at the slot machines, or a day at the track. Unlike some of their neighboring provinces, Alberta does not regulate as many forms of betting. Online gambling, for instance, is not provided by the local government, … Continue reading

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Quick Reference Guide to Quebec Gambling Laws

Betting and the Law FAQ: Quebec gambling online and on land. The province of Quebec is Canada’s second largest by population, as well as land area. It is home to the NHL’s most decorated, 24-time Stanley Cup Champions, the Montreal Canadiens, and the largest casino in the country, Casino de Montreal. Its capitol, Quebec City, is one of the oldest English settlements in North America, highlighted by its world-famous Château Frontenac (right). Its rich heritage is showcased by a vast population of fun-loving individuals; many of which who list games of chance among their favorite pastimes. Whether it’s a wager on the ponies, a spin of the slots reels, or an evening of Texas Hold’em poker, gambling is as ingrained into the culture as readily as hunting, fishing, or going to the cinema. Like most regions of the world, there are strict laws that govern what Quebecois can and cannot … Continue reading

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Canadian Tax Man Coming for Casino Tips

Gambling winnings not taxable in Canada; casino tips are, agrees appellate court. If you’ve ever worked in the hospitality industry, you know how important tips are to your overall income. Whether you’re a part-time waitress or a hotel bellhop pulling minimum wage, or a fancy sommelier at a celebrity chef restaurant, tips tend to make up a notable portion of your income. No matter how much you earn in gratuities, they do count as income, and therefore must be claimed as such when filing taxes. Cheng Xai, a long-time slot machine attendant at BC, Canada’s Grand Villa Casino, is well aware of that. Yet, he failed to report a rather significant amount of tips on his taxes in 2011 and 2012. The Canada Revenue Agency wasn’t too happy about it, but Xai, who happens to have a rather unique background in tax law, was confident in his right to keep … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Game of Thrones Power Stacks Slot

Microgaming to build new Game of Thrones Slot in 2020. Millions of people fell in love with the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones. Many of those same fans were equally enthralled by Microgaming’s 2014 dual-editions of Game of Thrones Online Slots. Those games, published in 15 line and 243 ways editions, were the result of a contract with HBO that gave the digital games developer exclusive rights to build the branded slot content. Now, it’s been confirmed that another branded game is in the making. Microgaming announced this morning that they’ve extended their contract with HBO. Another license-branded Game of Thrones slot machine is in the works, earmarked for launch sometime later this year. The newest version is currently being marketed as the Game of Thrones Power Stacks Slot. New Game of Thrones Slot 2020 Today’s press release confirms that the newest edition will feature a number of the … Continue reading

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Key Takeaways from iGaming Industry Failures

What players should learn from failed online casino startups. They say history is among the most important educational subjects because, without it, we would not learn from the mistakes of our past. It’s hard to ignore that logic. Knowing what the world’s first atom bombs did to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan has stopped world leaders from launching nuclear warheads ever since (albeit reluctantly, for some). History taught us that segregating people by race, creed or religion is a terrible concept. These are just some of the most obvious examples. At its core, history helps us to find better solutions to present and future problems. For online casino enthusiasts, this concept can help to protect people from the all-too-real threat of rogue iGaming operations. Most of the duplicitous operators of the past did not enter the market with the intent of going rogue. Some did, yes, but the majority attempted to … Continue reading

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Review of Slot Machines at Singapore Casinos

Double Play: Singapore casino slot machine offerings reviewed. There’s something about Singapore that attracts all manner of tourists from every region of the world. It is one of the most curious locations on the planet. Singapore is an island, a city, and a nation, all at once. It’s also located just north of the equator, giving it a tropical climate that’s hard for travelers to resist – like an upscale, resplendent version of Costa Rica. Among Singapore’s multitude of attractions are a pair of luxury casino resorts; the Marina Bay Sands and the Resorts World Sentosa. Both are located along the southern shores of the island; both opulently designed by some of the world’s largest, multi-billion-dollar casino corporations. The question is, for avid slots fans, is one any better than the other? Singapore Casino Slot Machines Offerings Reviewed We’ll take an insider look at each of these casinos, comparing their … Continue reading

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The Truth About Free Casino Apps

Why even the best free slot app is dramatically unrealistic. There are literally thousands upon thousands of free slot machine apps on the Google Play and iTune app stores. It’s crazy how many results come up when you search for things like slots and casino games. We’ll never know exactly how many there are, because the results for any given search on Google Play stops at 250. I find it especially troubling that you’re not allowed to sort them by review ratings, but that’s besides the point of today’s topic – the lack of realism in free slot machine apps. Ask anyone who’s played these ‘social casino games’, and they’ll tell you something they don’t like about them; something that makes them unrealistic. The most common reason circulated is the belief that free slots games have a higher return to player (RTP) than the real money editions. It is always … Continue reading

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Best Casino Games to Play & Watch on Twitch

Most popular twitch casino games for playing and viewing in 2020. With every notable passage of time, the world changes, as does the people in it, and they way they operate. Progressions in technology have a lot to do with it. It changes the way we work, the way we communicate, and even the way we enjoy pastimes. For casino gamers, the last twenty years have seen a dramatic shift. First came online casinos. Then we were introduced to live casino games – real dealers hosting games from studios, streamed live over the internet. The mobile gambling revolution came next. All of these events were intertwined with an intriguing new entertainment wave, wherein online gambling became worthy of viewership. The video broadcasting website, Twitch.tv, was built on the concept of streaming games. First it was PC and console-based video games that were all the rage. Everything from Call of Duty … Continue reading

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3 of Canada’s Top 5 Online Slots are by Play’n Go

Play’n Go slots rule the roost at Canada online casinos in 2020. A few years ago, no one knew who Play’N Go was. Despite having been in the digital gambling software business since 2005, they spent their early years developing games for other software brands, who subsequently earned all the credit. Once they decided to go it alone, it took a few more years to make a name for themselves. Now, in the first weeks of 2020, almost every avid online casino gamer knows Play’n Go. Even those who don’t know the brand name are probably familiar with their games. Play’n Go is the proud creator of titles like Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, Ankh of Anibus, and Fire of Egypt. Play’n GO attributes its success to its elite staff of games creators. In their own words; “Play’n GO people have the expertise and passion for slots that … Continue reading

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Low Edge Casino Games for High IQs

Guru’s guide to smart casino games for superior strategists. Do you consider yourself to be a entertainment-minded gambler? Are you looking for a good time on a budget, without too much strain on the brain? If you said yes, you’re on the wrong page. This content was specifically comprised for gamblers with a high IQ and an affinity for mathematical computation; people with a keen power of observation and memorization. These are the players that are most likely to enjoy the lowest-edge, strategy-based casino games. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that the average Joe isn’t capable of invoking in-depth strategies. The problem is that if you’re not truly up to the challenge, making smart decisions at every turn can take a toll on your mental fortitude. Anyone with the basic math skills to multiply double digits is also capable of multiplying 7-digit numbers or more. But how long will … Continue reading

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