Author: Terrence Nash

Should Players Bet on a Dwight Howard Trade?

The NBA season has had a number of surprises this year – few fans would have bet that the LA Lakers would fall out of playoff contention.  But the end of the season could look entirely different after trade deadline day on February 21, when teams attempt to shore up their weaker points with new…

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Zynga Moves into Real Money Gambling Operations

Zynga is the world’s largest provider of social media games, and has developed plans for developing real-money gaming applications of its social games.  The company’s financial performance in 2012 was part of the reason for the shift to gambling, along with a deteriorating relationship with the world’s largest social media site Facebook.  Zynga also plans…

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Surrey Council Rejects Casino Proposal

The people of South Surrey have convinced their mayor to speak on their behalf – and reject the proposed Gateway casino.  City council hosted an extended public consultation meeting on January 18 to allow as many citizens as possible to express their opinions about the planned casino.  The statements were overwhelmingly against the project, and…

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Casinos Identify Problem Gamblers with Facial Recognition Technology

Facial detection technology remains a controversial subject yet has been adapted by several organizations across Canada – one of which is the OLG.  Ontario’s gambling legislative body says the technology helps identify gamblers who have placed themselves on self-exclusion lists in order to prevent them from entering casinos.  The OLG’s counterpart in British Columbia –…

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Controversial Plan to Use Keno for NHL Arena Funding

News that the NHL will return for a shortened season has received general disinterest from frustrated fans, while local pubs near NHL arenas are jubilant that fans will once again return to arenas.  Canada’s seven NHL franchises provide the majority of business for these pubs, but the future of the Edmonton Oilers remains in question…

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Ontario’s Parties United on Horseracing, Divided on OLG

The OLG became one of the most politicized organizations in Ontario throughout 2012, and is set to continue its role as a hot-button topic into 2013.  Ontario’s three main political parties are at odds over how to proceed with the future of the OLG gaming strategy – in particular, over the shift to urbanized casinos…

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Could a Casino Help The Gardiner Expressway?

Toronto has been wrestling with the OLG’s gaming modernization plan for the better part of 2012, which will indeed extend into 2013.  The OLG has made clear its interest in establishing a casino within Toronto or the surrounding regions, but has left the final decision to city council.  The issue has divided much of the…

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NDP Wants to Keep Racetrack Slots

The Ontario NDP is calling for the slots at racetrack program to be extended into 2014, and that the governing Liberal gaming modernization plan should be put to municipal referendums.  The horseracing industry has particularly struggled with the government’s transition to privatized casinos – the removal of slots from racetracks has lead to an overall…

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US Online Poker Players Relocating to Canada

Ever since the Black Friday poker scandal US poker players have been legally unable to make real-money bets on online poker sites.  But in Canada, online poker is legal and professional poker players who make a living off of the games they play have been migrating north of the border to keep their lifestyle alive. …

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