Gambling Laws Archive

Land-based casinos in Alberta, Canada see no problem with online gambling regulation in the province. There is no lack of gambling taking place in the charmingly picturesque province of Alberta, Canada. A spattering of commercial and tribal casinos paint the southern landscape. The Great Northern Casino and Boomtown Casino are a bit further north. Bingo...
How and how much do slot machines pay in Ontario casinos? This is a question you might expect to be answered by a seasoned slot machine guru who’s played so long—studied the games so relentlessly—that he (or she) comprehends all there is to know about these unpredictable games of chance. Indeed, many such self-proclaimed...
Are aggressive online casino promotions normalizing gambling? In times past, a woman in the workforce was unheard of in mainstream society. Over time, and especially instigated by during World War II, the need for more laborers saw a welcoming of female employees. Slowly the stigma faded into history. It became normal for women to...
Is your computer, mobile device and online casino secure? In 2019, internet security is crucial. There are more hackers today than ever before, and they’re getting smarter with each passing year. Security software can only do so much. Laws stand to protect us from unsolicited data distribution, but cannot protect us from ourselves. More...
The province is appealing a court decision, arguing that games of skill in Ontario bars are still gambling. In Canada, federal and provincial laws can be very strict in regards to gambling. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario is responsible for upholding all relative mandates within the province. If a gambling device, such...
Betsson Group now exhibiting eCOGRA Safe and Fair Seal. In the earliest days of online gambling, safety and security were major issues. The same problems exist today, but within a remarkably smaller fraction of the iGaming industry. The difference came with respectable operators seeking out ways to exhibit accountability, thereby gaining a reputation for...
Ireland to update antiquated gambling laws with new regulatory body. As a consistent purveyor of multifarious news relating to the live and online gambling industry, I’m constantly researching the current and historical legal status of gaming in Canada and other jurisdictions all over the world. As such, I’ve come across a lot of outdated...
‘Players can win every time on our skill gaming machines!’ The laws of gaming vary significantly from one jurisdiction to the next. In the US, much like Canada, the federal government leaves it up to the states to decide the legalities of gambling. Some states and provinces allow “games of chance” like slot machines,...
Appeals Court will hear case of ALC’s arguably unfair Video Lottery Terminals. In major gambling destinations—Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City, all the casinos of Southern Ontario—slot machines are the norm. They are the most commonly played gambling devices in North America. Aisle after aisle, bank after bank, slot machines line the floors of casinos...
Is North Bay City Council blinded by bonus casino revenue? Last night, the North Bay City Council convened for a special committee meeting. A crowd of locals came out to attend, eager to hear whether a $31 million casino is in their future. It’s a very old discussion, by most standards; one that’s been...