New Jersey Poker Players Support PokerStars Bid For Atlantic Club Casino

A heads up battle over casino ownership is underway between the American Gaming Association and PokerStars.  The Poker Players Alliance waded into the debate by surveying New Jersey residents for feedback on the legal battle, and the results suggest PokerStars has more support than the AGA claims. The online poker giant submitted a bid to […]
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Ontario Government Snubs Rideau Carlton Raceway

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is signing agreements with Ontario racetracks to extend the life of the slot at racetrack revenue sharing agreement.  Notably absent from the locations with new arrangements is the Rideau Carlton Raceway in Ottawa, which will leave the track without provincial income as of April 1.  The Rideau racetrack is in contention […]
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OLG Includes Vaughan In List Of GTA Casino Locations

The OLG lists several communities in and around the GTA as ideal locations for a centralized casino and gaming centre.  Downtown Toronto, along with Mississauga and Richmond Hill, are the more publicized locations, but the OLG declared near the end of last week that Vaughan is also a serious contender. OLG President Rod Phillips believes […]
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Ontario Casinos Lost $260 Million Since 2008

Ontario is investing in new casinos within designated gaming zones across the province as part of the OLG gaming modernization strategy.  Critics of the plan believe the expansion will hurt the revenue stream for already established casinos near the US border, and figures from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation indicate the casinos are already losing […]
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New Jersey Residents Increasingly Support Online Sportsbetting

Residents in New Jersey are warming up to online gambling and legalized sportsbetting.  According to Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, support for online gambling is at its highest than ever before.  The majority of sports bettors also agree with New Jersey lawmakers that the state should be allowed to legalize the practice at Atlantic […]
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Who Would You Trust For Tips On March Madness Picks?

Today is the final day for sports bettors to fill out a betting bracket for the NCAA March Madness, and offices around North America will make their own betting pools.  Gambling enthusiasts encourage would-be bettors to heed the advice of analytical bettors who recognize the strengths and weaknesses of certain teams.  Poker star Phil Ivey […]
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OLG Increases Incentive To Sell Off Lottery

The publicized focus of the OLG’s gaming modernization strategy focuses primarily on discussions regarding the proposed casinos in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, and elsewhere.  As a result, the plan to privatize the provincial lottery remains largely under the radar. The OLG is interested in licensing the operations of the provincial lottery to a private company, which […]
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NHL Continues To Oppose Canadian Sportsbetting Bill

The NHL alienated Canadians during the long, drawn out lockout in which fans expressed anger at the league for eliminating half a season over a financial dispute between millionaires and billionaires.  But the league is losing support from former players and even government authority figures in its continued opposition to the Canadian sportsbetting amendment, Bill […]
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AGLC Says New VLTs Will Reduce Problem Gamblers In Alberta

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is instituting a new program to reduce the likelihood of new problem gamblers.  The province is removing its traditional Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) and replacing them with new machines that impose limits on how players bet.  The program is beginning in Calgary, and will expand throughout the province […]
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Peterborough Seeks Advice From Other Communities Regarding Downtown Casino

The city of Peterborough seems ready to give the OLG its consent for a privatized casino in the region, but is still debating the specific location.  Some councilors think a downtown location will be most profitable, while others feel the casino is best suited on the outskirts of the city. The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement […]
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