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How to Play the Mega Moolah Slot from Quebec

Hitting the Mega Moolah: Quebec players go for gold on Microgaming’s famous Millionaire Maker. Slot machine jackpots are nothing new. The majority of games, old and new, come with a flashy jackpot sign to help draw players into the action. But not all jackpots are created equal. Very few are worthy of the label, “Millionaire Maker”. In fact, that nickname belongs to just one online slot machine – the Mega Moolah. What sets this classic Microgaming-made jackpot slot apart from every other digital reel spinner on the world wide web is a progressive prize that start at a whopping one million. That’s the seed amount, mind you. It doesn’t grow to one million before players are eligible to win it. It actually starts at that prize point. Every single time a player wins – which happens more often than you might expect – Microgaming tosses another $1,000,000 into the pot … Continue reading

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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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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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Will Seneca Casino Become Hotspot for Canada Sports Wagers?

New York tribe’s rare opportunity to provide legal sports betting for Canadians. The Seneca Tribe of Upstate New York has been given a very unique opportunity. Located a stone’s throw across the border from Canadian soil, the Seneca Niagara Resort Casino could soon become the closest legal option for Canada sports wagers, thanks to the recent passage of a bill legalizing sports betting in the state. So far, the tribe doesn’t seem to interested in the option, but there’s good reason to suspect that, deep down and behind closed doors, they’re grinning like kids in a candy store. After all, Canadians have long expressed their desire for a legal single-event sports betting product in their home country. With local legislative efforts stalling for years, this could be catalyst that sends more Canadians across the border than ever before. New York to Offer Closest Thing to Legal Sports Betting for Canadians … Continue reading

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Alberta seeks a Slice of Online Gambling Pie

Will Alberta be Next Province to join the Canada Online Gambling Market? It’s January—a month that calls for inherent introspect and change. We all do it. Many of us vow to eat healthier, get more exercise, or work towards a better position of employment. Resolutions aren’t just for individuals, though,. The province of Alberta, Canada is looking to make some constructive changes, too, promoting the salubrity of its gaming revenue. For a while now, Alberta’s government has shown interest in the provincial regulation of online gambling. Up until recently, interest is all it was. Now, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) is taking steps to get the ball rolling. If successful, Saskatchewan would be the only province in Canada that does not offer any form of internet-based gambling (lottery, casino, poker, sports, racing, etc.) AGLC Seeks Partner for Online Gambling To be successful in today’s modern age of business, it … Continue reading

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DOJ taking Another Look at US Online Gambling Laws

Are US and Canada to become the doppelgangers of online gambling regulation? The way US and Canada online gambling laws stand now, there are many similarities, with a few important contrasts. But there are waves rising in the waters on both sides of the 49th parallel that could bring them closer to egalitarianism than ever before. According to the Associated Press, the US Department of Justice is rethinking its opinion towards cross-border player pooling between states where online gambling is lawfully regulated. At the same time, an argument for the legalization of single-event sports betting is brewing in Canada. Major Similarities Between US and Canada Online Gambling Laws There’s a lot these neighboring nations have in common when it comes to internet gambling. The most critical is the way their federal governments pass responsibility off to their subdivision of jurisdictions. In the US, the federal government decides what forms of … Continue reading

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Slovakia Starts New Year with Online Gaming Regulation

Then Slovakia jumped out ahead of the Canada online gambling market… For years, I’ve been pondering the future of Canada’s mish-mash online casino laws. Some provinces offer internet gambling, some do not. Those who do monopolize the industry, claiming to be the only legal source, and yet players can access international operators with no legal threat of repercussions. It creates a confusing situation for Canadian iGamers, and prevents our government from collecting the millions in revenue that forward-thinking jurisdictions have been wrangling for years. Over the last decade, I’ve twice predicted our government would take the regulatory plunge, in one direction or another. Both times, I was wrong. We have not made the more likely (and unfavorable) move to outlaw international gaming sites, nor have we taken the more lucrative (and preferable) option to offer licenses to international iGaming operators. Today, my disappointment rings louder than ever as I solemnly … Continue reading

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Canada Lottery Aims for More Interactive Gambling

Lotteries looking to make digital gambling games fun for young players. The decade old question of how to get today’s millennial generation to gamble rages on. Casinos have had this discussion time and again, creating more nightclubs and lounge atmospheres with integrated digital touch-screen gambling tablets to play on. All this is in an effort to counter the fast-rising popularity of online and mobile casino gambling. It’s not just slot machines that fail to interest the younger generation. Canada’s lottery programs are suffering, too. Adults under 35 aren’t interested in filling out paper slips. They’re used to getting entertainment by way of much more sophisticated technology. So, the lotteries are hoping to pique their interest with new interactive gambling games. Online Lotteries Not Enough to Attract Millennials The idea to make lottery tickets available over the internet was an obvious one, but not a very effective one. Most provinces now … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Online Betting Legality in Canada

Why offshore online gambling is legal in Canada, despite provincial government claims to the contrary. Canada’s largest, most populated provinces promote an internet gambling product. British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec present a wide variety of gambling opportunities (lottery, casino, poker and/or bingo), while the provinces of Atlantic Canada offer access to online lotteries. There’s no question as to the legality of these ring-fenced website. What about internationally regulated gaming sites? The ones licensed and headquartered overseas. Not just any old operators, but the big ones, like 888, LeoVegas, PartyPoker and Royal Vegas Casinos. What’s the real legal status on these websites? Canadian provinces say they’re illegal. Australia also says they’re illegal. Most of the United States agree, they’re illegal. So why is it that so many of these respected, internationally regulated gambling websites have withdrawn from the US and Australia, but continue to accept Canadian players? Is Offshore Online … Continue reading

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BC Online Casino delivers Record Gaming Revenue

Live online casino games contribute to record-breaking annual gambling revenues for BCLC. The British Columbia Lottery Corp (BCLC) has released its latest annual earnings report for the fiscal year ending March 2018. Thanks in part to the growing popularity of the BC online casino, PlayNow, the provincial regulator is celebrating record-breaking revenue. All told, BCLC generated $3.72 billion in the 12-month period. That represents a 3.4% uptick—an additional $123 million—on top of the previous year’s results. Net income for the Crown Corporation rose $61.5 million to a record setting $1.4 billion year over year. Land-Based Gaming the Largest Contributor British Columbia’s land-based gaming facilities were the largest contributor to provincial gaming revenue; as is to be expected. BCLC operates a total of 15 commercial casinos, 18 community gaming centers, 5 bingo halls and 2 racinos. Between them, BCLC is reporting record revenue of $1.95 billion. The vast majority of that … Continue reading

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