BCLC Steps up Ad Campaign for PlayNow.com with OpenBet “Promote” Solution

In a move to drive growth to its online gaming website PlayNow.com, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), stepped up advertising campaigns by utilizing the OpenBet “Promote” solution. Through the “Promote” system, diners at the March Eatery Public House at Starlight Casino view live broadcasts of sporting events, and the real time odds prices of […]
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Contagious Gaming-Chelbis Acquisition, Moves Forward with Signing of Share Purchase Agreement

In connection with a previous declaration made by Ontario-based Contagious Gaming last December 08, 2014, the Canadian company announced last week that it has finalized the Share Purchase Agreement related to the Reverse Take Over (RTO) acquisition of Malta-based Chelbis Company Ltd. and Isle of Man-based Chelbis Company Ltd. for CA$4,050,000. In addition to the […]
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Brantford City Rakes in CA$1.3 Million 3Q Revenue Share for Hosting OLG Casino Brantford

The City of Brantford recently received a cheque for CA$1.307,627 million from the Ontario Lotteries and Gaming Corporation (OLG), representing the municipality’s share of the 2014 3rd quarter revenue generated by Casino Brantford. The amount received brings the total non-tax revenue earned by Brantford from hosting the OLG-run charity casino since 1999, to over CA$58.8 […]
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Niagara Falls Mayor Advocates Free Drinks to Boost Customer Patronage at Casinos

Mayor Jim Diodati said last Wednesday that the continuing decline of Ontario casino revenues for almost a decade now requires taking a bolder step. He believes that, the serving of free drinks at casinos is something they should seriously look into to avoid being beaten out of their own game. The Niagara Falls Mayor explained […]
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Montreal Police Internal Affairs Investigation Leads to Crackdown on Illegal Sportsbooks

Police units in several cities in the province of Quebec have simultaneously launched a crackdown directed against an active network of illegal sportsbooks operations purportedly linked to organized crime. According to Montreal Police Commander Ian Lafrenière, a two-year old police internal affairs investigation concerning Sgt. André Thibodeau, a supervising patrol officer of the Montreal police […]
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Canadian MP Brian Masse to NHL Chief Gary Bettman: “Reconsider Stance against Bill C-290”

In light of the 2014 developments in which the National Hockey League (NHL) entered into a fantasy sports betting partnership with Draft Kings, and the possibility that Bill C-290 will resurface as a 2015 agenda in the Canadian Senate, Member of Parliament (MP) Brian Masse made a move to increase the support for the private […]
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Ontario Lottery Gaming Officially Opens PlayOLG’s Virtual Doors to Legal Aged Ontarians

PlayOLG.ca, the online real money gaming site that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) set off with a soft launch in November 2014, is now available to the province’s legal-aged gaming public. The official launch last Thursday (Jan. 08, 2015) fulfills a major aspect of OLG’s modernization initiatives to bring in more non-tax revenue […]
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Casino New Brunswick’s CA$2.6 Million Capital Expenditures Explained

Casino New Brunswick is the CA$90-million hotel casino complex located in Moncton City and borne out of the 2008 New Brunswick Destination Casino Project embarked on by the Lotteries Commission of New Brunswick (LCNB), in collaboration with successful project bidder Sonco Gaming. In 2014, the latter spent CA$2.6 million for major improvements, which was in […]
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BCLC’s Scratch and Win Brings CAS1 Million Fortune to a Salmo Boxing Day Shopper

Salmo resident Kristy Bengert spent some of her Boxing Day shopping money to purchase British Columbia Lottery Corp.’s (BCLC) CA$10 “$100 Million Fortune Scratch and Win” tickets and became an instant millionaire before year 2014 ended. According to Ms. Bengert, she has always been a regular buyer of the S&W ticket for years, and the […]
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Forbes Reveals How Canadian CEO Baazov Pulled Off the Greatest Acquisition Deal of 2014

Year 2014 was notably filled with the biggest acquisition deals in the online gambling industry, but one that stood out and actually rocked the iGaming world was the $4.9 billion acquisition transaction between Canada’s Amaya Gaming Group and Isle of Man’s Oldford Group. After all, it entailed the sale of Rational Group, the parent company […]
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