Author: Mark DaSilva

ALC Encourages Responsible Gambling

The cost of post-secondary education is rising. Tuition, textbooks, transportation and living expenses add up quickly, leaving many students to seek out additional income in less conventional ways. With the advent of online gambling, many students started seeking their fortune from online poker – and a new program by the Atlantic Lottery Corporation aims to…

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Ex-Girlfriend of Poker Champ Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery

On December 21, 2010 Canadian poker champion Jonathan Duhamel was the victim of a violent robbery. Three people broke into his Quebec home, tied him up, assaulted him and stole more than $200 000 in jewellery and cash. This week, one of the criminals will be tried – Duhamel’s ex-girlfriend Bianca Rojas-Latraverse.   Duhamel won…

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Loto Quebec Revenue Drops

Despite its successful foray into the online gambling world, Loto Quebec is having a difficult time generating a profit increase. According to recent reports, the Canadian lottery provider has experienced a significant loss in profits, equalling 7.2%.   Overall, Loto Quebec’s year-on-year earnings fell to $304.9 million. The company also noted that the loss could…

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Full Tilt CEOs Face Additional Charges

Just when they thought it couldn’t get any worse – Full Tilt Poker CEOs Howard Lederer and Raymond Bitar are in for even more legal troubles. The prosecution has decided to charge the two men with violating the Travel Act 1961. “Over $42,000,000 deposited into the Lederer Consulting Account were transferred into a personal bank account…

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Do The Democrats Support Online Gambling?

  Last week, the Republican party announced its plans to ban online poker in American – but what do the Democrats think? Usually, when one party takes a strong stance on an issue, the other adopts the opposite – or at least presents a different view point. However, the Democrats have not adopted any viewing,…

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EuroVegas Will Be Located in Madrid

It has been a long battle between Madrid and Barcelona for the rights to host the new EuroVegas gambling complex, and the project’s developer has finally made a choice between the two cities. Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson has chosen Madrid for the new site of EuroVegas.   "Barcelona is an outstanding tourism destination,…

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Social Gambling Makes Land-Based Debut

It was ground-breaking when land-based casino games first made their foray into the online world. Now, we’re seeing a similar transition, as online-based social gaming doubles back into the land-based gambling world. Double Down, now owned by IGT, is the first to make this transition, moving into Nevada’s casino market.   The new partnership will…

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Full Tilt Hopes Poker Ruling Offers Protection

Two of the biggest gambling headlines of the year merge as former Full Tilt Poker executives believe that a recent court ruling about poker will protect them when it comes time for sentencing. Reports indicate that Full Tilt lawyers have requested a status conference, giving them the opportunity to discuss the possibility of their sentences…

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EA Considers Online Gambling

Electronic Arts is one of the most popular social gaming developers in the world. Just behind Zynga, the company see the most online gaming users per month. Now, the company is taking yet another cue from Zynga, as it begins looking at its options in the online gambling market. Recent reports have shown that EA…

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Facial Recognition in Ontario Casinos Protect Players’ Privacy

  Problem gambling is a significant issue in Ontario. Thousands of individuals across the province have found themselves addicted to gambling and, until recently, Ontario lacked an effective approach to keeping them out of casinos. 15 000 self-excluded gamblers found themselves able to continue entering local casinos, despite asking to be banned, resulting in lawsuits…

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