Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority commits to online gambling

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority will be launching an online gambling portal in 2022. Next year’s launch will mark the first foray into online gambling by Canadian tribal gaming interests and is set to provide both casino play and regulated sports betting to residents of Saskatchewan.  Though committing to a business expansion through an online…

Canadian lawmakers approve single game sports betting

No matter where you are in North America, you can legally engage in regulated, single-game sports betting. That boast, which has been too long in coming, was made possible this week when Canadian lawmakers approved Bill C-218, which legalizes single game wagering operations. Bill C-218 passed through the upper chamber of Parliament on a 57-20…

Canadian casino CEO jumps COVID vaccine line

A Canadian casino CEO and his wife are in hot water after executing a clever effort to jump massive coronavirus vaccine line in the Great White North. Unfortunately, most people take a pretty dim view of this kind of chicanery and the couple are facing some pretty serious legal issues as a result of their…

Canadian government ready for single game sports betting

Canadian lawmakers are getting ready to embrace single game sports betting for the first time in their country's history. It's a nod to the reality that sports betting is big business and has the potential to raise revenue in a pandemic-stricken economy where revenue is as scarce as hen's teeth. According to a report from…

Alberta online gambling seeks to stem offshore cash flow

Regulated online gambling, at least in one form or another, is coming to the Canadian province of Alberta. It's part of a larger effort by the Provincial government aimed at stemming the flow of gaming cash from Alberta to offshore operators. According to a report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, PlayAlberta.ca is hoping to bring…

Canadian Hell's Angels charged in illegal online gambling bust

More than 200 people were arrested in Canada earlier this week for their roles in an alleged illegal online gambling operation that police say was run by the Hell's Angels. The massive operation have apparently been running for more than five years and may have earned as much as $131 million during that time, according…

British Columbia considering cashless casinos to fight money laundering

In world of credit cards and electronic money, the land-based casino has always stood out as a sort of temple of cash. In fact, most land-based gamblers have always had a preference for both purchasing chips, and collecting their winnings in cash. But recently there's been a push in the town of Delta, British Columbia…

Ontario Online Lottery Draws Fire for Frequent Drawings

Anti-gambling critics and addiction counselors are tearing out their hair over Hit or Miss, a new online lottery product that offers players in Ontario, Canada new drawings every five minutes. Critics of the new game say that its fast pace and continuous drawings are just asking for trouble from players who are unable to control…

Canadian Man Sentenced in Illegal Sports Betting Case

David Hair, a 50-year-old Ontario man, was sentenced to three years in prison and a $3 million fine for his role in organizing a massive, but illegal, Canadian sports betting ring. Hair was the head of the Platinum Sportsbook (Platinum SB) a pay-per-head (or credit betting) site that had hundreds of players and earned tens…