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Playground Poker Club Announces Online Launch

Playground Poker Online: Canada’s best poker room teams with PartyPoker to launch online cash games. For the last decade, poker fans all across the country, and beyond, have looked to the Playground Poker Club as the top poker destination in all of Canada. Located in Kahnawake, Quebec, just outside of Montreal, Playground features a massive, 128,000 sq.ft. gaming floor featuring 75 poker tables, and of course some slot machines to offset the entertainment variety. In the last ten years, the property has played host to some of the largest poker events this side of the 49th parallel. Daily cash games and regular tournaments, WPT and WSOP events – it all happens right here. But that all came to a crashing halt on March 13, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., when the property closed its doors indefinitely to promote healthy social distancing. At first, it was a waiting game. How long before … Continue reading

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2020 Guide to Legal Gambling in Nova Scotia

Legal Betting FAQ: Terrestrial and online gambling laws Nova Scotia (2020). Nova Scotia is what you might call the pinky toe of Canada; a relatively tiny island off the eastern coast, but one that plays a very important role in balancing the nation’s economy. It is the world’s largest supplier of everything from lobster and wild berries, to gypsum and Christmas trees. Having an inordinately drastic ebbing of the tide, and also being situated so close to the mainland’s busiest ports, results in a rather disturbing situation wherein Nova Scotia is home to an incredible number of annual ship wrecks; a fact that explains why there are a brow-raising 41 lighthouses situated along its coastline. Aside from agriculture and fishing, the ‘Bluenose’ of Canada also harvests a good deal of its economic gain from tourism. Cruise ships docking in the ports of Halifax and Sydney contribute $1.3 billion to the … Continue reading

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iGaming in Canada: BC Gambling Laws in 2020

Legal Betting FAQ: British Columbia gambling online & on land in 2020. British Columbia is known for a lot of things, but none so much as the beauty of its diverse landscape. An abundance of national parks and other natural tourist attractions include the famous ski resorts of Whistler, featuring the iconic Inukshuk Statue atop Whistler Mountain (right). It is one of many such statues, derived from Inuit culture, built atop the world’s highest mountain peaks, often sought out by adventurers for their unique photo opportunities. Beyond tourism, much of B.C.’s economic structure is built upon construction, manufacturing and a copiousness amount of natural resources. These features have contributed to a strong economy in the province, which translates to a substantial degree of pastime expenditures among the locals; many of which are keen on the entertainment value of the multitude of gambling activities regulated within the province. Residents of British … Continue reading

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Gambling Laws Manitoba Online and On Land

Legal Betting FAQ: Manitoba online casino and land-based gambling laws in 2020. Manitoba is one of Canada’s most unique provinces. The central most among them, its landscape is the most diverse in the country, stretching from its southern border with the US, where the bustling capital city plays host to NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and Valour FC, to its northern oceanic coastline, where the town of Churchill has rightfully earned the nickname, ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’. Due to its diversity in both climate and landscape, natural resources are among Manitoba’s most important domestic products. From forestry to mining, to drilling for oil, the land of the Glorious and Free is brimming with hard workers who take the enjoyment of their pastime activities seriously. One such pastime popular in the Keystone Province is gambling, but it’s not so readily available as it is in some other parts of Canada. Manitoba … Continue reading

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Facts & Figures: Ontario Gambling Laws 2020

Legal Betting FAQ: Terrestrial and online gambling laws of Ontario in 2020. Ontario is perhaps the most famous of all provinces in Canada. It is certainly the most populated of them all, home to 38% of the nation’s total population, and the second largest by area. Its capital of Toronto hosts an impressive collection of professional sports teams, including the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, NBA’s Toronto Raptors, and MLB’s Toronto Blue Jays. Ontario has a bustling economy, driven largely by manufacturing and natural resources. Tourism is another major economic driver, greatly spurred by the presence of the majestic Niagara Falls. Residents of the province tend to visit the area more than one might think necessary; not to see the famous Horseshoe so much as to visit the multitude of local attractions. These include a pair of world-class, integrated commercial casino resorts. Tourists are drawn to these, as are the locals … Continue reading

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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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2-Handed Live Casino Holdem by Evolution

Evolution Live Holdem Reviewed: 2-Handed Casino Holdem rules & strategy. Evolution Gaming has produced some (if not all) of the world’s finest live dealer casino games. Their tables stream out of warehouse studios from Latvia, Europe to B.C., Canada, and a handful of major land-based casinos in between. They are most famous for their blackjack, roulette, and off-the-wall live gaming tables, but they also present some lesser-talked-about classics, live 2-Handed Live Casino Holdem. Today we’ll be taking a close-up look at these 2-handed, house-banked holdem tables. We’ll start with a synopsis of the gaming experience, followed by a quick rundown of the rules, and finish with everyone’s favorite – a basic, easy to follow strategy to ensure the highest theoretical return to your bankroll. Evolution Live Holdem Reviewed Evolution Gaming overhauled its tables in early 2019, giving the whole studio a sleek, monochrome design. Smooth greys of all shades, offset … Continue reading

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The Multifarious Menu of Canadian Gaming

A virtual tour of Canadian gambling opportunities in 2020. Your degree of interest in this information will be directly related to your age. The younger you are, the more common place today’s digital technology will seem to you. The older you are, the more amazing you’ll find the multifarious ways in which Canadians can partake in gaming. And when I say gaming, I don’t mean video games. I mean real gambling games. Casino games, poker games, even bingo games – the kind of stuff you can win and lose money on. Prior to the introduction of the information highway, known colloquially as the world wide web, gaming was something you did as a way to pass an evening. You got together with a friend or two, went to the local gaming hall, and spent your entertainment dollars on fun games of chance. Now, it’s something anyone of legal age can … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Virtual Reality of Internet Gambling

State of Online Gambling in 2020: The future is here and now! As I awoke this morning, slowly blinking away the cobwebs of grogginess, something occurred to me. In less than six weeks, we’ll be ringing in the new year. Not just any new year, but the year 2020. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were celebrating the turn of a new millennium. Sure, I was a lot younger in those days, but my-oh-my have the times have changed! In 2000, internet gambling barely existed. The internet wasn’t even a household thing yet. Hardly anyone used online banking services, and those who did were mostly eBay auction extraordinaires. Today, everyone uses the internet, everyday, in multiple ways. We buy things, move money, pay bills, send text messages and snap chats, post every passing thought on social media, and in between it all, we access all manner of entertainment; … Continue reading

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