Author: Casey Kaplan

Final Casino Meeting Gets Personal

Toronto had its final public consultation meeting in regards to the casino this weekend, in which attendees were willing to share personal experiences with casinos and gambling to make their points.  The meeting attracted approximately 300 people, who were equally divided over whether a casino is in the city’s best interest.  However, pro-casino supporters agreed…

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PokerStars Owners Plan To Buy Atlantic City Casino

The parent company of online poker sites PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker has submitted a purchasing proposal for the Atlantic Club casino as part of its strategy to enter the US gambling market.  The deal is contingent on approval from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, but would provide a significant investment to turn…

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Hamilton Police Unopposed to Casino

The City of Hamilton has been betting on a casino since the OLG announced its gaming modernization plans in March of last year.  The proposal has been greeted with support as well as obstructed by opposition, with groups on all sides expressing their opinions as to why their argument is the correct one.  However, pro-casino…

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Order of Canada Recipient Leads Opposition to Surrey Casino

An Order of Canada recipient is the face of the opposition against the proposed South Surrey casino near Gateway, British Columbia – opposition which could cancel the development of the casino entirely.  Personal Injury Lawyer Bernie Simpson says if the casino is developed as planned, it would devastate families of minority cultures living in southern…

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Hamilton Hosts Two Public Meetings on the Casino

Gambling is taking on a new form in Ontario as part of the OLG strategy to modernize gambling activity in the province.  The new look will include several Las Vegas style casinos in some of Ontario’s biggest cities and communities, a movement that has required input from the public for city councils to make their…

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Judge Rules Against New Jersey Sportsbetting

Canada’s proposed sportsbetting law amendment has come under fire from the professional sports leagues in North America.  They argue that the integrity of their leagues and the security of athletes would be in danger by amending Canada’s laws to legalize single game wagers.  The leagues have made similar arguments in New Jersey where the state…

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Hamilton Casino Debate Gets Ugly

  The proposed Hamilton casino has been a controversial subject due to its potential effects on the social environment of the city, but the proposal has also caused a high level of controversy at Hamilton city hall between councilors.  The latest controversy involves comments by Councilor Sam Merulla, a vocal opponent of the casino, who…

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BC Responsible Gambling Awareness Month Coming in January

British Columbia will once again host its annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Month throughout January, 2013, with various communities hosting events throughout the month.  These events are part of a joint effort to educate BC residents about the risks associated with gambling – while also discussing future gambling expansion plans. The campaign was created as a…

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How Does Your Personality Influence Your Game?

How do you know which type of game provides you the greatest odds of winning?  Believe it or not your personality fits the gameplay style of certain games over others, and if you plan on playing in a casino – either land-based or online – you may want to consider that before placing a bet. …

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