Canadian Senator Comes to Sportsbetting Bill’s Defense

Canada’s single game sportsbetting bill has received widespread support from groups across the country, while being targeted with heavy opposition from North America’s major sports leagues.  The league opposition has split opinion in Canada’s Senate, the so-called ‘chamber of sober second thought’, even after the bill received unanimous support in the House of Commons.  However, […]
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Powerball Lottery Jackpot Evades Canadian Players

While Canadians tend to participate in national lotteries such as Lotto Max or Lotto 649, many citizens were crossing the border this week to take part in the US Powerball lottery, which had a jackpot of over $580 million, ten times the amount for the upcoming Lotto Max jackpot.  American towns near the 49th parallel […]
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New York Considering Casinos to Pay for Sandy Damages

The damage done to New York from Superstorm Sandy, especially the flooding of the New York City subway system has depleted the state’s emergency budget to pay for the repairs.  New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo says repairing the damages from the storm could double the state’s estimated $1 billion deficit.  With the repairs necessary […]
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Hudak Clarifies Position on OLG Casinos

The move towards casinos for Ontario has been a controversial maneuver to make ever since the announcement was first made in March.  OLG Chair Paul Godfrey and Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan held a joint press conference to announce what they called a ‘modernization’ of the OLG’s gaming strategy.  This strategy would cancel the existing […]
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Brantford Weighs in on Hamilton Casino

The city of Hamilton has spent the last few months debating if they will accept the OLG’s proposal of a casino in their borders.  The issue has proven very divisive in both city council and the Hamilton community at large, now that council has put the issue to the public for feedback.  However, nearby Brantford […]
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Sportsbetting Bill Tests Relationship between Canada’s Houses of Government

Canada’s sportsbetting bill has turned into a battle between Canada’s two houses of Parliament.  Tabled in the House of Commons by NDP MP Joe Comartin from Windsor, Ontario, the bill will amend Canada’s gambling laws to legally allow single game bets.  If this law is passed, Canadians will be able to legally place wagers on […]
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River Cree Casino Continues Operating After Lengthy Legal Dispute

The future of a casino near the Edmonton area was put in jeopardy over a legal dispute.  The River Cree Casino is located outside the western border of Edmonton on the reserve of the Enoch Cree First Nation.  The casino’s operators are Paragon Gaming, who runs the casino on behalf of the First Nation reserve.  […]
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Starlight Casino Gunman Succumbs to Injuries

The BC Coroner’s Service has identified the body of 48 year old Mehrdad Bayrami as the gunman who engaged in an armed standoff with police outside the Starlight Casino in New Westminster two weeks ago.  The standoff began when early morning shots were fired on November 8 in the casino parking lot, which led to […]
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Online Poker Supporters Fight for Change in Law

Poker fanatics are thrilled that the recent US election resulted in a second four year term for President Obama.  Between Obama and Romney, the Democrat has been a much better friend to the online poker community.  Online poker advocates are hoping that Obama will capitalize on support from several US states to legalize online poker […]
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Sportsbetting Bill Supporters Want Their Voices Heard

The Canadian sportsbetting bill would allow single game bets across the country, but has lost much legal support.  Critics suggest heavy opposition from North America’s major sports leagues has influenced senators, many of whom have decided to vote against the bill.  The leagues in turn have been condemned for refusing to accept the benefits the […]
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