Author: Casey Kaplan

New Toronto Casino Would Hurt Niagara Falls

 On Friday, a report claimed that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission is considering building a new casino in Toronto. While the news received a generally positive response, Niagara Falls politicians are none too pleased.  According to Kim Crater, who represents Niagara Falls, a new casino in Toronto would hurt profits at gambling venues in…

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Fallsview Casino Announces Spring Schedule

 The Fallsview Casino in Ontario is one of the top destinations for gaming and  entertainment in the province. The casino is host to a wide range of special events and concerts, and this spring season is expected to bring in some top talent from around the world.  One of the biggest events to be seen…

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British Columbia Holds First Responsible Gambling Week

 2012 will be the year of the first ever Responsible Gambling Week in British Columbia. The event will run from January 14th to January 20th.  The main goal of the event will be to promote responsible gambling among BC residents. The organizers also hope to help problem gamblers find the help they need through counseling…

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University of Guelph Researchers Study Shame and Gambling

 A recent study by researchers at the University of Guelph has found that gamblers feel guilt and shame whenever they lose. The issue worsens with the severity of the individual’s habit, the study finds.  According to research done by Sunghwan Yi and Vinay Kanetkar, problem gamblers feel more guilt than moderate gamblers when they have…

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Calvin Ayre Makes Predictions 2012’s Gambling Market

Canadian online gambling mogul Calvin Ayre has made his predictions for what will happen this year in the gaming market worldwide. Operating BoDog.com, one of the world’s biggest online gambling brands, Ayre has a great deal of insight into the market, giving him the ability to make informed forecasts for the year ahead.  With the…

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Opposition to Single Game Sportsbetting

 A recent report in The Canadian (Agora Cosmopolitan), an editorial expressed the other side of the issue, one in which residents do not support additional gambling activities. While politicians believe that regulation would be safer for citizens, some Canadians think the complete opposite.  They believe that legalizing additional forms of gambling in Canada would be harmful…

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Gambling Stocks Improve

With the news that the American government is changing its tune about online gambling, investors across Canada and the United States are scrambling to buy up gambling stocks. Under the impression that online gambling is going to experience a boom, the decision to buy gambling stocks and shares seems to be a worthwhile investment. Some…

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Canadian Gaming Firm Considers Purchasing Cryptologic

Cryptologic has had a tough time this year, struggling with finances and having trouble staying on its feet. The company seems to be in need of a lot of help, and a Canadian gaming company might be able to be of assistance. Amaya Gaming, one of Canada’s top gaming developers, has offered Cryptologic an impressive…

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Lotteries Promote Responsible Gambling For The Holidays

During the holiday season, it has become popular to give scratch cards to friends and family as presents. However, McGill University has presented some concerns about this practice, as it may encourage irresponsible gambling – and gaming commissions across the country have decided to support the issue.  Often, parents give their children lottery scratch cards…

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OLG’s Online Gambling Plan Criticized

 Earlier this week, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation officially announced that it would be pursuing its plans to launch its own online casino. While most industry professionals were pleased with the news, some politicians were not. The OLG’s plan has been criticized for being a bit too short-sighted.  Tim Hudak of the Conservative Party…

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