Lottery Archive

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has recently released its annual revenue report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. Within that verbose document of numerical wonders lies the tale of a blossoming gambling industry. All facets of gaming saw an increase in overall revenue, but none so impressive as a digital market...
The online gambling industry is looking towards the foreseeable future in the most lucrative regional markets. Thanks to player-friendly laws from our federal government, Canada is right up there with the best of them. Being among the world's most competitive markets, Canadian players should have a lot to look forward to in the coming...
Combining the revenue generated from lottery and casino games on the provincially operated online gaming portal, Espacejeux.com, the gaming regulator reports a total income of $29.23 million, up from $23.62 million in the same period last year. That marks a total increase of $5.11 million ($23.8%) year over year (YoY)....
The easiest way to tell you're playing a Class II pull-tab game is to look on the borders of the screen. The casino cannot completely hide the fact that it's really an electronic bingo game. Therefore, they must display the bingo card you're really playing each time you press play. Top or bottom,...
Buying ten thousand Lotto Max tickets (at $5 a pop, that's $50,000 btw) isn't going to put a dent in your 1 in 28,633,528 chance of winning. The lottery really is about luck. If you buy a ticket, and you get supremely lucky, you might win it. But as a 79 year old...
The latest revenue reports are telling a much different story than previously expected. Not only are the gambling-related tax coffers still generating an influx of money, the lottery and gaming regulator is seeing record breaking revenue in the 2018-19 fiscal year, and they've got a host of new online casino games and budget-minded...
BCLC awaits winning lottery ticket claim from the Feb 22nd $25.9M Lotto Max jackpot drawing. Imagine for a moment what it would feel like to win $25 million? Now imagine being the winner of that incredible prize, and not even knowing it? Crazy right? But that’s exactly what’s happening right now in British Columbia,...
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...
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...
Switzerland’s new online gambling laws to require licenses in 2019. Switzerland has long been known for its neutral position among leading nations. Come January 1, 2019, that stance will no longer apply to online casino games. A few months ago, the Swiss government adopted new internet gambling regulations. Implementation of the Swiss Gambling Act...