Author: Gary Parkinson

Generosity Of Calgary Lottery Winner Exploited By Email Scammers

One man’s generosity in Calgary is being exploited by scammers defrauding potential charitable donors.  The Alberta Cancer Foundation is warning any potential donors of false emails promising money in exchange for personal information, as well as monetary donations. The emails are being sent by scammers using the name Tom Crist, who was the winner of…

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Might The Olympics Inspire The Senate To Finally Pass Bill C-290?

The 2014 Winter Olympics wrapped up in Sochi Russia yesterday, with Canadians celebrating coast to coast to coast at the final medal tally.  Canada finished third in total medal standings, but patriots were most excited that both the men’s and women’s Olympic hockey teams won gold medals against all other competitors – championing what is…

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Federal Budget Announcement Targets Canadian Online Gambling Sector

The Canadian government introduced the 2014 federal budget on February 11 with few expectations of any noteworthy commitments.  While there were indeed very little commitments that stood out, one portion of the budget will severely impact Canada’s online gambling sector. In the House of Commons, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said the government will introduce commitments…

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Former Heads Of OLG Reunite In Private Sector

The former leaders of the OLG in Toronto reunite at Postmedia Network Canada Corporation, a holding company that owns Postmedia Network.  Postmedia Network is one of the largest media organizations in the country, and owns multiple newspapers, including the National Post. Paul Godfrey is President and CEO of Postmedia, and was also Chairman of the…

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Canadians Must Bet Offshore To Legally Gamble On The Superbowl

The Canadian Gaming Association is crying foul that another Superbowl will come and pass with no new action on Bill C-290.  The legislation, which would allow provinces to legalize single game sportsbetting, has sat idly in the Senate for nearly two full years. Las Vegas casinos predict the Superbowl will generate $90 million in betting…

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Eagle River Casino Near Edmonton May Close Due To Bankruptcy

Gamblers in Edmonton and its surrounding areas may have one less casino to place their bets before the end of February.  The Eagle River Casino, on the Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation located northwest of the Alberta capital, is in bankruptcy court attempting to restructure its debts. According to the casino’s own financial statements, there…

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Sportsbetting Reformers Will Continue Pressing Senate On Bill C-290

Supporters of sportsbetting reform in Canada are raising the stakes once again.  Bill C-290, the sportsbetting legislation that would legalize single-game bets in Canada, has been delayed a final vote in the Senate due to out of touch, unelected representatives. But supporters of Bill C-290 are planning another public awareness campaign, led by the Windsor…

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