Kingston Community Wants OLG Casino Put To Municipal Ballot

The people of Kingston reportedly disagree with their city councilors voting to approve the OLG casino proposal, according to a new independent research poll.  The discrepancy has raised the voices of casino opponents who agree with NDP leader Andrea Horwath, that the casino proposal should be put to 2014 municipal ballots before any gambling licenses […]
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New Jersey Legalizes Online Gambling

The online gambling community scored a royal flush in New Jersey yesterday after the state legalized internet bets within the Garden State.  The law allows Atlantic City casinos to house servers for online casinos, and operators are optimistic this will begin the reintegration of online gambling across the entire US market. The New Jersey online […]
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OLG Lottery Privatization Divides Ontario Legislature

Ontario is gearing up for another gambling battleground.  A proposal from the OLG to privatize the province’s lottery operations is supported by the governing Liberals, opposed by the NDP, and under pressure to go further from the Conservatives. OLG CEO Rod Phillips says the provincial lottery is outdated with today’s online and social gambling environment.  […]
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Oscar Bets Popular In Canada

In preparation of the Academy Awards ceremony, online gambling websites and traditional bookmakers across North America opened their coffers to bets on the Oscars.  The odds were stacked in favour of certain nominees over others, and as the ceremony unfolded, most projections were fairly accurate. Most gamblers think of Las Vegas as the prime destination […]
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Nevada Legalizes Interstate Online Gambling

Legalized online gambling in the US took one step closer today after Nevada passed an online gambling bill that legalizes interstate bets.  The legislation was said to be crucial to Nevada’s economy according to state lawmakers, and gives licensed Nevada-based online gambling operators an edge over other firms in markets across the US. Governor Brian […]
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Revel Casino in Atlantic City Files For Bankruptcy

New Jersey will legalize online gambling by the end of the month, but one of the Atlantic City casinos is declaring bankruptcy before the online casino sites are operational.  Lawmakers have said the purpose of the online gambling legislation is to revitalize the casinos on the boardwalk, and this announcement validates that the online casinos […]
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Toronto Hosts Final Town Hall Casino Meeting

Toronto hosted a final community town hall meeting this week regarding the OLG casino proposal.  The focus of the debate revolved around the proposed MGM investment that would install a casino at Exhibition Place next to the CNE grounds. The town hall meeting was hosted by city councilor George Smitherman, who ran against Mayor Rob […]
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MGM Wants To Return To New Jersey

MGM International, one of the largest gambling firms in the US, has announced its intentions to return to New Jersey as the state prepares to legalize online gambling.  The company had its own online casino site operating from the Isle of Man, but closed the domain as it proved unpopular with gamers at the time.  […]
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Conservative Senator Lashes Out At Sportsbetting Bill

The Canadian sportsbetting bill has been lauded and criticized on opposing ends of Canada’s sports, gambling, law enforcement, and political organizations.  However, the most vicious condemnation of the bill has come from Conservative Senator Linda Frum, whose opinion on sportsbetting is “entirely amoral with no vested interest in any outcome, good or bad.” It has […]
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Lotto-Quebec Refuses To Allow Bets On Pope Nomination

Bookmakers around the world are taking bets on who will succeed Pope Benedict XVI as the next head of the Vatican, and one of the contenders is Cardinal Marc Ouellet from Quebec.  However, the provincial lottery and gaming corporation Lotto-Quebec is refusing to allow bets on its local candidate, proclaiming that religion should be off […]
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