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Canada Sports Betting Laws Keeping Up with the Jones?

Legal sports betting at a Canada casino in 2020 – What are the odds? For more years than most of you have been alive, Canadians have been able to place a wide range of bets on a vast number of amusements. Horse race betting was always a thing. Bingo and special charity events have been around for ages. We’ve had lotteries since the 1970s, and the first genuine casinos came along in the 1980s. It was around that time the nation’s lottery officials came up with the idea of a launching a sports lottery they called Sports Select (Pari Sportif). Most provinces launched it under the name Pro-Line. Any adult-aged Canadian could walk into a lottery retailer, fill out a Pro-Line slip, and purchase it, just like a 6/49 lotto ticket. For many, many years, we were content with this; especially in the 1990s, when the US government through a … Continue reading

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Espacejeux Celebrates “10 Years of Ta-Dah!” with $100k Giveaway

Arrival of 2020 marks 10 year anniversary for online casino Quebec. It’s finally here – the new year, a new decade, a time to look back on the wonders of recent past, and reinvent yourself for the bright future ahead. While you’re at it, you might as well take advantage of some rare opportunities afforded by Quebec’s home-grown and locally regulated online casino. Espacejeux.com is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2020. Anyone who’s followed them in the previous decade may remember that promotions aren’t their strong point. There’s no big welcome bonus package for new players; no weekly or monthly reload bonuses; no free spins on the slot machines for your birthday. So when I heard Espacejeux was hosting a six-figure cash prize giveaway, it caught my attention. 10 Year Anniversary for Online Casino Quebec It was January 26, 2010, when the government of Quebec officially passed a motion … Continue reading

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Playtech’s Live Quantum Blackjack Reviewed

Quantum Blackjack Live featuring up to 1000x multiplier cards. Fans of live dealer gambling know that innovation is the key to success in this business. Yes, your standard live blackjack game will attract internet gamers looking for a more realistic experience, but the games that feature something more unique, exceptional, and genuinely entertaining are going to harvest the most attention from the collective iGaming community. Evolution Gaming capitalized on this very concept with the introduction of game-show style titles in its live casino studios. Dream Catcher was the first, followed by games like Lightning Roulette, and Lightning Dice. With charismatic hosts delivering a community atmosphere, these titles were destined for greatness, but what really made them so successful were the multipliers. Each one features some type of multiplier that can award much higher prizes than the standard pay table. Now, Playtech is building off that exact same concept with the … Continue reading

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Local Entrance Levies Rise 50% at Singapore Casinos

A tax hike on resident entry passes is making Singapore casino slot machines far less appealing to locals. It’s no secret that the government of Singapore doesn’t want its citizens gambling at casinos. They do, however, want to harvest all the revenue they can from Asia’s high-rolling, gamble-happy foreigners. Seeking the best of both worlds, the country opened two mega resort casinos in 2010, the Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa. Both are immaculate properties that, despite being the only two located on the island-state, have contributed to Singapore being consistently named among the world’s top ten countries for gambling revenue. Well aware that telling their own citizens that they are prohibited from entering these casinos wouldn’t go over too well, the government instead decided that locals could patronize the establishments, provided they pay an entry levy to do so. Two types of passes would be issued – one … Continue reading

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How to Play the Atlantic Lottery Online

The Atlantic Lottery: Play online, win for real with higher odds in the ALC Mobile App. The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) is the provincially mandated lottery network of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Its services present citizens of region with an exciting way to play for big prizes and, at the same time, help fund all sorts of local events, festivals and community projects, as 100% of all profits are funneled back into the Atlantic provinces. The ALC provides a wide range of lottery products to residents aged 19+. For years, lottery draw tickets, instant scratch’n’win tickets, and pro-line sports tickets have been available for purchase at hundreds of lottery retail locations all across the area. Now, you can play anytime thanks to the ever-evolving ALC Mobile App. Atlantic Lottery Play Online, Win for Real The ALC can now be played at your convenience … Continue reading

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Manitoba’s Veterans Reap the Rewards of VLT Gambling

Manitoba’s Premier fulfills promise to give more gambling revenue to Legions. Gambling is a tricky topic. Some people love it. Other people hate it. A few think they can make a living from it, while some lose everything they hold dear trying. The morality and legality of gambling has for decades been a matter of great religious and political debate. But if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that the governments who regulate it are mesmerized by the amount of money it generates. Most governments are prone to increasing taxes to suck every bit of money they can out of casinos and other gambling businesses. While Manitoba’s leaders do appreciate the cash flow it generates – perhaps more so than any other Canadian province – they’ve exhibited a greater level of respect and appreciation for the people of the province than the gambling money in their coffers. … Continue reading

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Citizens Launch Petition Against Kenora Casino Proposal

Seven years after approval by the city, residents petition against new casino in Kenora, Ontario. The city of Kenora has come a very long way over the years. For centuries, it served as a merchant port under the rules of various European nations. When it was incorporated as a trading post by France in 1882, it was called Portage-aux-Rats, or Rats Portage, meaning exactly what it sounds like. In 1905, it gained the more respectable title of Kenora, and the city has steadily flourished since. By 2012, the city had swelled so much that it drew the attention of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). Provincial regulators thought it was about time Kenora received its own small casino establishment, complete with 300 slot machines that would create an estimated 90 jobs in the community, and generate up to $6 million in revenue for the coffers of the municipality. The … Continue reading

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Microgaming’s New Paranormal Online Slot, A Dark Matter

A Dark Matter Slot: Sleuthing the paranormal within old England’s Wraith Manor. Would you consider yourself a good detective? Are historic tales of maddening mystery right up your alley? If stirring Sherlock Holmes into a good Stephen King novel would be your perfect cup of tea, you’re sure to enjoy the latest addition to Microgaming’s Quickfire iGaming platform. Fresh off the digital publishing presses of Slingshot Studios is a brand new online slot machine they call A Dark Matter. It is a dark matter, indeed, as a cunning sleuth attempts to uncover the truth behind an ominous presence that’s skulking through the shadows of Stonehurst. The citizens of the old English town are becoming increasingly fearful, and all evidence points towards the confines of Wraith Manor. Are its eccentric inhabitants to blame? Or is there something more sinister going on? You’ll have to spin the reels to find out… Sleuthing … Continue reading

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Jeopardy James Returns for Tournament of Champions

Pro gambler and Jeopardy! phenom James Holzhauer returning for $250k Tournament of Champions. Earlier this year, the game show loving world was enraptured by the genius mind of one James Holzhauer. He first appeared on Jeopardy! in April 4, 2019, converting his rapid-fire wisdom in a 32-game win streak worth $2,464,216. That total makes him the second highest money-winning player in the 55 year history of Jeopardy, and the fourth largest of nay game show prize earner since the dawn of television. For the countless fans who watched ‘Jeopardy! James‘ in action during his two-month reign, this week’s announcement by long-time host Alex Trebek was a source of immense enthusiasm. For the first time since 2017, Jeopardy! Will host its famous Tournament of Champions, welcoming Holzhauer back for a chance to become the show’s all time highest cash winner. Pro Gambler Jeopardy! James Holzhauer is Back! James’ last appearance on … Continue reading

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The Neutral Nation and the Darker Side of iGaming

A Swiss online gambling study is exposing a problem some of the world’s politicians have feared for more than a decade; the vulnerability 24/7/365 accessibility poses for compulsive gamblers.

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