Pressure On Senators To Pass Bill C-290

A group of regional and municipal representatives alongside law enforcement agencies are keeping alive the fight to legalize single game sportsbetting.  The sportsbetting bill, publicly known as Bill C-290, is supported by a majority of Canadian citizens, but Senators are determined to defeat the motion against the consent of the public. Matt Marchand, President of […]
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Kathleen Wynne Explains Paul Godfrey Dismissal

Earlier this month, the Ontario government fired OLG Chairman Paul Godfrey, which led to the subsequent resignation of the entire OLG Board in protest.  Godfrey cited differences between himself and Premier Kathleen Wynne as reasons for the dismissal.  Wynne stayed silent for a number of days, but offered her take on the changes at the […]
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Kathleen Wynne Tells Windsor Horseracing Important For Ontario Economy

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited Windsor this week to clarify the government’s gambling position.  Wynne reiterated that her government is committed to supporting Ontario’s horseracing industry, including racetracks in and around Windsor. Ontario’s horseracing industry paid a hefty price for the change in strategy at the OLG.  The provincial gambling regulator committed to privatized, urban […]
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Bwin.Party Shifts Operations In Wake Of Declining Revenues

Bwin.party digital entertainment is following the lead of other European based online gambling sites in removing operations from undefined gambling markets.  The company decided to pull out of nations with conflicting online gambling laws, and streamline its operations in Europe.  Bwin.party is also focusing on the newly legalized online gambling markets in the US. Bwin.party […]
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Paul Godfrey Firing Leaves Void In OLG Leadership

The OLG will go through significant changes over the next few weeks after the dismissal of Chairman Paul Godfrey, which led to the subsequent resignation of the entire OLG Board.  The empty void at the top of the OLG was pounced upon by opposition MPPs and anti-casino activists as an indication that the Ontario government […]
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PokerStars Lawsuit Against Atlantic Club Goes To Court Today

Lawyers representing PokerStars and the Atlantic Club casino appear in New Jersey Superior Court today to make their case regarding the cancelled sale of the casino to the online poker site.  The Atlantic Club wants to walk away from the arrangement, while PokerStars wants time to complete its casino license application with the New Jersey […]
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Ultimate Poker Deals One Millionth Online Poker Hand In Nevada

Ultimate Poker, a fully licensed and regulated US based online poker site, went live in Nevada on April 30 following the decision  by state lawmakers to authorize internet poker bets within jurisdiction.  After two weeks of operations, Ultimate Poker announced that it already surpassed one million digitally dealt poker hands. The milestone announcement is cited […]
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Manitoba Increases VLTs In Hotels

The Manitoba government announced this week that it will increase the number of video lottery terminals (VLTs) in hotels and beverage rooms across the province.  The decision will see add 500 new machines under supervision of the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation, the gambling authority in the province.  The new machines will increase the VLT […]
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OLG Agrees To Review Waterloo Region Casino Vote

A controversial vote in the Waterloo Region of Ontario is complicating the OLG casino consultation process.  The controversy reached the ears of the Ontario government at Queen’s Park, where both Premier Kathleen Wynne and Finance Minister Charles Sousa asked the OLG to review how casinos are approved by municipalities. Under the casino consultation guidelines, the […]
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