Gambling Laws Archive

Canada’s Favorite Casino: Where we love to play online and on land. There is no “casino strip” of the Great White North. We do not have a single location where gambling halls line the city’s main thoroughfare. Gaming destinations spot the nation’s map sporadically. The largest, most glamorous properties appear in major cities, of...
Industry First: A virtual conference will be held to discuss the future of gambling post-coronavirus outbreak. Every year, a number of conventions and conferences are held in various part of the world to discuss the present and future state of the gambling industry. They talk about all forms of land-based gambling, online gambling, AR...
Responsibility in iGaming: Stop using a credit card in casino cashiers! It’s been nearly twenty five years since the online gambling industry debuted its first real-money slot machines and table games. From day one, internet players have been encouraged to deposit money with a credit card. This is a practice that needs to stop....
Will snide remarks against regulators ensure Stakers Sportsbook never returns to the UK market? When a subjacent is chastised by its superior, the typical response is one of capitulation and acquiescence. An admonished child hangs its head apologetically. An employee ensures the boss that their work will improve. But sometimes – on rare head-turning,...
Nova Scotia proposes legislation to avoid the possibility of a future VLT class action law suit in the province. When a pattern of negative situations presents itself, you take steps to avoid similar repercussions. If people keep getting sick at the same restaurant, you avoid that restaurant. If the weather always turns rotten on...
UK’s Mr. Green Casino loses jackpot, fined £3 million by the Gambling Commission for “systematic failings”. When we talk about major online gambling sites making big multi-million-dollar payments, we usually think of big slot machine jackpots awarding progressive prizes. That was not the case in the UK this week. Media headlines lit up with...
Thailand bans toy-bearing crane machines as illegal gambling games. All over the planet, children (and even some adults) delight in the chance to win a cheap but lovable toy from a claw machine. You’ll find these crane-based, prize-bearing encasements in arcades, malls and department stores worldwide. Or at least, you once did. Don’t expect...
Another class action lawsuit is aimed at Canada’s VLT slot machines. Corina Riesebos of Kelowna, BC has filed class action against the British Columbia Lottery Corp (BCLC). The lawsuit targets “video lottery terminals” and “electronic gambling devices”; the most common type of gambling game found in slots parlors and community gaming facilities throughout the...
Three ways the industry’s most trusted online casinos (and the other ones, too) are attracting players in 2020. Twenty years ago, attracting new players to an online casino really was as simple as the famous quote from Kevin Costner’s Field of Dreams, – “If you build it, he will come”. Come they did; in...
PokerStars founder voluntarily faces 9-year-old money laundering and illegal online gambling charges in US. It seems so long ago now – the day forever embossed into the hearts of the online poker community as ‘Black Friday’. April 15, 2011. That was the day the US government cracked down on the world’s largest internet gambling...