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Toronto iGaming: PlayOLG vs. Royal Vegas?

Comparing two of the top Toronto online casino sites, PlayOLG and Royal Vegas. As Canadians, we live in one of the world’s most beneficially liberal countries. The freedom of the people takes precedence above all else. We have freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of association, etc. In many things, we are given the freedom of choice, including – unlike so many other jurisdictions – the freedom to choose where we gamble online. In Ontario, players have access to a home-grown and locally regulated iGaming website known as PlayOLG.com. It is a ring-fenced gaming site, meaning it is only available to adult-age residents of Ontario, Canada. But we are not limited to playing here. We can safely and legally access any of the world’s reputable, internationally regulated iGaming sites. Comparison of Top Toronto Online Casino Sites Today’s goal is to compare PlayOLG with one of the international market’s most … Continue reading

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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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Are Jackpot Slots Ever Overdue to Hit?

When a progressive jackpot slot machine or other game reaches repletion, is it really “overdue” for a strike? Progressive gambling games are unique in the sense that they are capable of paying out incredible prizes far greater than any other. A standard slot machine might cap its payoff at $10,000, while a progressive jackpot slot may start at $10k, and grow continuously higher until someone wins it. The same comparison can be made of instant scratch-off lottery tickets with a predefined number of predetermined prize amounts, versus exponentially profitable number-draw lottery games. It is that fantasy-size prize that draws so many players to enjoy these types of games. The larger the prize becomes, the more people there are willing to risk a few dollars on the long-shot odds of winning a life-altering prize. We all know the saying “someone has to win it” rings true, but what about this 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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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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Lucky Lotto Player from Quebec holds $32M Ticket

Who won $32M Lotto Max in Quebec last weekend? Check your tickets now! There’s a new multi-millionaire in Quebec today, but that lucky person may or may not know it. On October 18, 2019, the Lotto MAX drawing resulted in one perfect winner. That one person held the ticket with the exact numbers, and bonus ball, to unleash the massive $32 million jackpot. Yet to date, no one has stepped forward to claim that monumental prize. We don’t have a whole lot of information to go on. Until someone steps forward, or until enough time passes that it’s worth shedding a bit more light on the situation, lottery regulators are not pin-pointing any particular location. All we know for now is that the ticket was purchased somewhere in the vast province of Quebec. Who Won the $32 Million Lotto Max in Quebec? There’s just one ticket out there worth $32 … 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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US DOJ Aims to Reverse Online Gambling Laws, Again

US DOJ files appeal to include all internet gambling activities in Wire Act. To the surprise of no one with any knowledge of the situation, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is still donning their summer flip-flops. Following a sorted history that goes back more than a decade, the federal administration is hoping to see the definitions with in the Wire Act of 1961 altered to include all forms of online gambling. At present – as it has for the last 8 years – the Wire Act makes it illegal to offer sports betting over any type of telecommunication service, including the internet. Such activities can only be offered, where legally regulated, at a licensed retail sportsbook. Since the reversal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) earlier this year, sports wagering is being legalized and regulated in more and more US states, which seems to be drawing … Continue reading

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Online Casino Games vs. Sports Betting

How does gambling for real money at an online casino compare to betting on sports? Ask any given group of 100 avid, educated gamblers what type of gambling is best, and you’ll get a wide range of responses. That’s because every gambler, no matter how experienced they are in wagering, is built differently. A lot of people like casino games like slot machines or blackjack best. Others prefer betting on sporting events, playing poker, or just buying a plain old lottery ticket. Today we’re going to compare the two most popular varieties of gaming found online – sports betting and casino gambling. They both have their similarities, but far more differences between them. Which is better? Well, that’s for you to decide. We’re just here to help you make the right decision for you. Online Casino Games & Sports Betting Similarities The most obvious aspect casinos and sportsbooks have in … Continue reading

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Alberta Lottery Owes $2.4M in Unclaimed Tickets

Alberta unclaimed lottery tickets amount to over $2.4 million in prizes. Did you ever imagine the feeling that would come with the news that you’d won the lottery? Not just a few hundred dollars, or even a few thousand, but a massive prize worth 6- or 7-figures? Most of us never experience this feeling, but just day-dreaming about it can set off our endorphins. Now, imagine what it would feel like to know that you should have won the lottery, but never claimed your prize. Maybe you lost the ticket. Maybe you never watched the drawing, and accidentally threw it away, assuming it a loser. Oh, the pangs of regret that would be awful! The sad reality is that this situation befalls lottery players all the time. The only saving grace is that they rarely ever know it happened. In that regard, at least they’re spared the emotional calamity that … Continue reading

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