Author: Casey Kaplan

OLG Plans To Legalize Online Gambling In Ontario

The OLG is ready to legalize online gambling in Ontario, which it says is part of its gaming modernization strategy.  The organization says given the legalization in New Jersey as well as Manitoba enacting a PlayNow.com website that is licensed from British Columbia, Ontario will fall behind and lose millions of dollars without enacting its…

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Oscar Pistorius Bail Hearing Wrought With Tears And Controversy

The bail hearing of Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic athlete who overcame a double amputation procedure to compete in the London Olympics was a court room filled with controversy, anger, and tears.  Pistorius is accused by prosecution of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp within their South African home on Valentine’s Day, but the defense argues the…

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Amaya Gaming Will Continue To Develop DC Comics Online Casino Games

Montreal-based Amaya Gaming Group Inc announced it will continue supporting DC Comics characters under a new agreement with Warner Bros.  The Canadian gambling operating platform has a deal in place with the production company’s consumer products division to exclusively design online casino games based off the popular comic book characters. Amaya will offer real-money games…

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Markham Superbowl Gambling Operation Linked To Hell’s Angels

It was reported that York Regional Police, with assistance from the RCMP, raided the Le Parc Banquet Hall in Markham the night of the Superbowl – seizing millions in cash and computers operating the Platinum Sportsbook online casino.  Authorities have now linked the operation to the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang, and charge London chapter President…

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Illegal Online Sportsbook Shutdown In Markham Ahead Of Superbowl

Markham police shut down a Superbowl party Sunday night after uncovering an illegal sportsbetting operation in a banquet hall.  Police say there were over 2,300 people in attendance at the party, but they only charged the six people coordinating the betting activity.  The raid also shutdown the Platinum Sports Book online gambling site, which police…

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Liberals Admit They Dropped The Ball On Racetrack Slots Cancellation

The Ontario Liberal government alienated rural Ontarians last March when it announced the cancellation of the OLG slots at racetrack revenue sharing program.  Ontario racetracks and horseracing industry advocates argue the lost slots revenue threatens the future of their industry, and the government never consulted their representatives when it cancelled the program.  Liberal Agriculture Minister…

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Pro Bowl Blowout Could Influence Superbowl Betting Activity

This weekend was the NFL’s annual Pro Bowl game, and predictably ended with a blowout finish.  The offensive stars were putting up points to satisfy fantasy league and sportsbetting enthusiasts, but the one-sided domination has many experts questioning if the Pro Bowl is worth continuing.  The blowout also has gamblers wondering if the Superbowl could…

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Edmonton Secures Arena Deal with Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers will remain in the city after all.  The city of Edmonton says they have agreed to an arena funding deal with the NHL franchise that ensures the Oilers will have a new arena by 2016 to replace the aging Rexall Place.  The city is hoping the province will cover the remaining funding…

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