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GCG Leads Charge in Canada Casino Closures

Kudos to GCG for shutting down all Canadian casinos ahead of mandates. How many of you readers out there would agree that the casino industry is a greedy one? They provide an entertainment service, true, but their service draws customers based on the idea that they can win money. And yes, some can win, but many more will lose. That’s just how gambling it works. Poker rooms collect money from rake. Betting exchanges collect commission. Sportsbooks constantly slide the odds scale into their favor. No doubt there are a lot of people that consider gambling industry CEOs to be rich scoundrels who would do anything to make yet another buck. But at a time like this, when the world is under ghost-like attack from an invisible virus that threatens our existence as we know it, I was pleasantly surprised to find that one major casino corporation thought first and foremost … Continue reading

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Canada’s Easy Online Casino Safety Checklist

Online Gambling 101: Safe and secure casino gaming for all. In Canada and all over the world, online gambling isn’t what it used to be. The games, the technology, the legal environment – each of these elements have evolved, and continue to do so with each passing year. In the beginning, it wasn’t just the games players were taking risks on. Each user’s safety and security was a gamble. All of the available sites were new, making operator selection a proverbial toss of the dice. As the years went by, due diligence was the answer to player protection. We were directed to investigate every aspect of an online casino, and if every safety category was checked off, the operator could be trusted. It was a reliable method, but such a tedious pain in the you-know-what. Today, there are much easier ways to ensure the online casino you’re depositing with isn’t … 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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Masse Hopes for Legal Sports Movement Next Week

Internet Gambling Canada: A “lose-lose position” without legal sports betting. It’s been nearly a decade since political figureheads began the push for legalization of single-event sports betting in Canada. In the early days, there was little more than a hope and a prayer. The required legislation was, at first, unanimously applauded, only to lose favor beyond the house, dying a slow and miserable death. Another push began a few years later, but was largely ignored. It wasn’t until our neighbors to the south amended their laws that more Canadians began to take notice. Now, with legal sports betting spreading at a rapid pace across US states, the need to legalize single-event betting in the Great White North is finally being seen as an issue worthy of intense debate. One of its most adamant supporters over the years, NDP MP Brian Masse, says the first real movement could feasibly happen as … Continue reading

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Online Casino Bonuses with Low Playthrough

Online casino low playthrough bonus offers: How low is low? Almost every promotion in the world looks great on a banner. It’s not until you read the fine print that you find out whether it’s really a good deal or not. Leasing a brand new vehicle with no down payment and a cheap monthly rate seems great, until you find out about all the fees, like security deposit, acquisition fee, doc fee, excess wear fee, disposition fee, excess mileage fee, lease-swap fee, gap insurance, I could go on and on… Online casino bonuses are similar. Matching a deposit dollar for dollar up to, say, $400, is a great deal. But the fine print can include intensive wagering requirements, or playthrough, game restrictions, withdrawal limitations, and other unsavory demands. Most of the common requisites are understandable. After all, casinos aren’t in the business of giving away money. But what most people … 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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Canada Online Betting, Then and Now

Online Betting Canada: A factual recollection of lawful iGaming. In some ways, it’s surprising just how much online gambling has evolved throughout the world. Far more surprising, however, is the rapid evolution of digital technology. Just look how far we’ve come in the last 30 years. When I was a kid, nascent video gaming consoles were all the rage. I still remember unwrapping my first Nintendo Entertainment System. Not the Super Nintendo. Not the Nintendo 64, or today’s Nintendo 3DS, Wii U or Switch editions. I’m talking about the original NES that came with the original Super Mario Brothers / Duck Hunt cartridge combo, and that laser gun that made every small child wonder how pointing it at a TV worked to shoot down animated ducks. More gaming consoles arrived, followed by computers small enough to put on a desk, and then, the granddaddy of them all – the information … 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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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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