Sports Archive

The weirdest myths and misconceptions about Canada. If you were at least a teenager before the internet became a ‘thing’, you remember a time so far removed from today’s modern world of technology. Aside from what we read in scholarly history books, the people of one country rarely knew much about the culture of...
The Canadian Gaming Association welcomes the partnership between NHL and MGM in hopes it will become the catalyst for legal single game betting in Canada. On Monday, we told you about a breaking news announcement in which the National Hockey League (NHL) and MGM Resorts International teamed up in a deal to enhance fan...
Canadian NHL teams miss out on sports gambling deal with MGM. Last weekend, the National Hockey League left us with a teaser announcement. Chris Johnston of Sportsnet said a big announcement was coming on Monday morning; that the NHL would dive into the sports gambling industry. “The league is going to get into the...
Top 10 worst gambling losses per capita by country. Here in Canada, most of us don’t see gambling as a problem. Then again, most of us don’t spend a large amount of money gambling—or at least, we don’t think we do. That’s because most of us don’t consider the lottery to be gambling. If...
Online gambling fraud puts Paddy Power Betfair next in line for UKGC paddling with £2.2 million fine imposed. The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) continues its warpath this week, with Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) being the latest target. Following an investigation into criminal betting and failure to protect problem gamblers, the Irish company will...
Why virtual casino games are a natural progression in video gaming. Video games aren’t just for children. They never have been. My parents and grandparents, like so many others, were enthralled with Atari. Then came Nintendo, Sega, PlayStation, Xbox, etc. Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros led the charge that evolved into modern video games...
BCLC promises single event betting in Canada, pending legal update. Sports betting in North America has been a subject of great dissimilarity between Canada and the United States. For more than 25 years, betting on sports has been legal in Canada, but illegal across 98% of the US. In that regard, Canada was considered...
OLG hires Bede Gaming for Ontario online casino makeover. When a house becomes run down, we renovate. If we tire of our look, we get a makeover. When business is flagging, we reevaluate product and market strategies. And when Ontarians get bored with local iGaming services, operators call in a new tech designer to...
ASA investigates UK online gambling promo ads, pulls one. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) are continuing their warpath, in pursuit of any land-based or remote gambling operator in breach of regulatory standards. This week, it’s the ASA that’s dealing blows, following an investigation into several online casino and sports...
Million-pound racing win at online betting site Bet365 leads British bookmaker and Irish punter to court. Betting online is a common practice in many parts of the world, especially when it comes to racing and other major sporting events. The UK is home to the world’s largest, most strictly regulated internet gambling industry. That...