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It’s official – owners of the Hard Rock Cafe at the Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto confirmed the property will be closing its doors for good come May, when its lease runs out. Unlike most of the world’s Hard Rock properties, this one doesn’t offer any sort of gambling, but its impending closure may be...
Online gambling has been around for more than two decades now. However, for some unfathomable reason, its regulation lacks any uniformity; not just from one country to the next, but within national territories. And when it comes to online casinos Canada is one of the strangest, least uniform markets on the planet. Most European...
Where were you one year ago today, March 18, 2016? Were you in the Brampton area of Southern Ontario? Any chance you played the Lotto Max? Did you win the lottery and not even know it? The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp (OLG) is asking these very questions today, in hopes of finding the...
One of the most attractive features that have helped build the internet gambling industry to its multi-billion dollar size, is the availability of generous online casino bonuses and comp-based rewards programs. Interactive gambling affords much higher promotional offerings than the land-based variety. Online casinos aren’t bogged down with massive utility bills and enormous employee...
Has David Baazov, former CEO of Canada online betting giant Amaya, gone from ‘King of the Mountain‘ to ‘Bottom of the Barrel‘? It’s doubtful the situation has escalated so far. More likely, his recent divestment of 7 million shares in the online gambling firm, is just another way to further distance himself from the...
A few years ago, the British Columbia Lottery Corp (BCLC) launched a socially responsible gambling strategy called GameSense. The provincial regulator has since rolled out the new program at all 35 of its land-based casinos and gaming facilities. It has a simple purpose, but involves a much deeper, interactive process than the casino world...
A Canada slots player says he was wrongfully denied a $10k jackpot prize he won at the OLG Slots at Mohawk Racetrack. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp (OLG) says they cant pay the prize, because he signed a self-exclusion form nearly two decades ago. At a glance, it would seem the OLG is...
Fifty years ago, it was relatively easy to cheat slot machines. All it took was the right tools, a little ingenuity and a aptitude for covert operations. Now days, the slots have become entirely digitized. You might think that would thwart slot machine cheats, but it hasn’t. In reality, as these popular gambling devices...
iDebit has been billed as the “fastest and cheapest” option available to Canadian gamblers. It is incredibly easy to use, its fees are limited, it is fast and you can find it on the biggest and best online gambling sites. This is the future of online payments, but in this case the future has...
Using gift cards to gamble online is not exactly new, but it is a method that is growing in popularity. These cards make the whole process that little bit easier and safer, and there are many of them to choose from. In this article we’ll answer a few basic questions about gift card casinos,...