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Two for the Money

“Two for the Money” – Best Sports Betting Movie Ever?

Hollywood has churned out many great movies about sports, and probably even a larger number about casino gambling and poker. “Two for the Money” has both of them, and also a galaxy of acting talent in both Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey and a star sexy turn from the ever reliable and sultry Rene Russo. Its Read More

US Says No to Online Casinos

  Much to the chagrin of legal online casino advocates in the United States, the legalization of online gambling has never been an important issue for the state legislatures of our southern neighbors. Here in Canada, we have long enjoyed the benefits and convenience of online casinos. However, in the United States it still seems some way before Read More

Evolution Gaming Wins Big Live Dealer Casino Awards

Leading Live Dealer Casino Games Software Developer, Evolution Gaming, had reason for double celebration at the recently held 2018 EGR (eGaming Review) B2B Awards with the company once again picking up the Live Dealer Casino Supplier of the Year, while also receiving the Multi-Channel Supplier of the Year award. Evolution Gaming beat eight other shortlisted Read More

A Short History of Online Casino Bonuses

The History of the Online Casino Bonus

In less than a generation since they were first introduced in the mid-1990’s, online casinos have changed the way we look at, undertake and understand gambling. In 2018, research has now shown that for the first time in history, the majority of Canadians now have their first lifetime interactions with gambling in an online environment Read More

NetEnt Makes 3 Millionaires in only 2 weeks

NetEnt Makes 3 Millionaires in only 2 weeks

What a couple of weeks it has been for the folks at NetEnt, the industry-leading Swedish online casino games developer – they have made 3 lucky players multi-millionaires in only 2 weeks! To begin with, NetEnt helped to provide twin monster sized, online progressive slots, multi-million jackpot wins, one win on each of June 12 Read More

France vs Croatia – 2018 World Cup Final Odds

Odds for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final – France vs Croatia Has this been the wackiest FIFA Soccer World Cup ever? The shocks have been never ending at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. From the surprise early knockouts of the World Cup’s 2014 finalists, Germany and Argentina, through to Japan’s ‘almost victory’ over the Read More

2018 FIFA World Cup – Semi Finals – Odds and Previews

2018 FIFA World Cup – Semi Finals – Odds and Previews

2018 FIFA World Cup Semi Finals The shocks have been non-stop at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. From Mexico’s defeat of the reigning World Champions Germany in the Group Stage to Japan’s ‘almost victory’ over the in-form Belgians in the Round of 16, and England finally overcoming their long running ‘penalty curse’, this version of Read More

2018 FIFA World Cup – Quarter Finals – Odds & Previews

2018 FIFA World Cup – Quarter Finals – Odds and Previews

Best 2018 World Cup Betting Value for the Quarter Finals The 2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup looks like it is going to go down in the history books as one of the craziest tournaments in living memory. First Germany were knocked out in the Group Stage and then Argentina and Spain were knocked out to Read More

Jackpot Giant Prize Breaches CAD $16 Million Barrier

Jackpot Giant Prize Breaches CAD $16 Million Barrier

Playtech’s online progressive slots, ‘Jackpot Giant’ current jackpot prize that just this week has broken through the CAD $16 million barrier. This means that when it is finally won, the current jackpot will be at least won of the Top 4 online slots jackpots ever won worldwide. Who knows? Perhaps by the time it is Read More

2018 FIFA World Cup - Round of 16 – Odds & Previews

2018 FIFA World Cup – Round of 16 – Odds & Previews

Entering the knockout stage, in the Round of 16, every match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is now a winner-take-all, cut-throat affair with each match hanging on a knife-edge. The loser goes home, and the winner steps ever closer to lifting the World Cup trophy. For your convenience below, you’ll find tables updating all Read More

888 Casino launches Brand New Website

888 Casino launches Brand New Website

It’s around this time last year that 888 Casino began celebrating their 20th birthday (established in 1997 – the pre-Jurassic era for online casinos). With their ‘coming of age’ and with their 21st birthday almost upon them, it is clear that 888 Casino have no intention of standing still and watching the grass grow beneath Read More

World Cup’s Big 7 Nations – 3rd Match Previews

World Cup’s Big 7 Nations – 3rd Match Previews

You’ll recall that prior to the beginning of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, our panel of in-house experts chose the 7 teams most likely to lift the World Cup as (in no-particular-order); Brazil Argentina Belgium Germany England France Spain With teams now entering Match Day 3 action at the World Cup, some of Read More

NetEnt’s World Cup Jackpot – C$1.5 million to be won

NetEnt’s World Cup Jackpot – C$1.5 million to be won

Leading Swedish Online Casino Games Developer, NetEnt, has launched the Mega Million campaign and daily jackpot to run every day of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. In total over 4 weeks of World Cup action, there is €1 million (CAD $1.5 million) to be won. The Mega Million campaign will run on NetEnt’s Read More

2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup – Special Bet Types – Part 2

2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup – Special Bet Types – Part 2

Keeping track of all the win-loss form for the 2018 FIFA World Cup can take a lot of your precious relaxation time. Are you looking for other ways to put your wealth of soccer knowledge to use other than picking the winners and losers in the early usually meaningless and one-sided Group matches at the Read More

2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup – Special Bet Types

2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup – Special Bet Types – Part 1

With the entire planet in the midst of 2018 Soccer World Cup fever, keeping track of all the form can take some time. Moreover, maybe you’re bored with just picking the winners as particularly some of the first round matches involve the big favourites playing the smaller and weaker nations. With that being the case, Read More

World Cup’s Big 6 Nations – 1st Match Previews

World Cup’s Big 6 Nations – 1st Match Previews

For long-term followers of our Online Casino Canada News, you may recall that a couple of months back, our panel of in-house experts ran the form and player slide rule over all 32 teams to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. For those with the best memories, you’ll recall that our experts chose the Read More

Top 6 Celebrity Gamblers

It’s no secret that Hollywood celebrities love to splash their cash on gambling nearly as much as they do on fancy parties, fine Hollywood homes, private planes and maybe even drugs, sex and alcohol for some. In this article, we examine the Top 6 Celebrity gamblers and their casino games of choice that they love Read More

Las Vegas to host the Super Bowl?

The NFL may not be open to the changes in the sports betting laws in the U.S. after the recent Supreme Court decision to hand over sports betting to the States to decide for themselves if they wish to offer it to its online and land-based casino players. However, in the meantime, NFL owners met Read More

US Supreme Court Rules for Sports Betting

The United States Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that has until now prohibited sports gambling. It is a landmark decision that gives states the green light to go ahead and legalise sports betting. The court ruled 6-3 to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), a 1992 law that Read More

NetEnt’s Live World Cup Roulette 2018

The Latest innovation in Live Casino Gaming unveiled by NetEnt Determined to keep ahead of the chasing pack of Online Casino Games Developers, Swedish software giant, NetEnt, has launched its latest in a long list of technological innovations in the Live Dealer Casino environment with the release of the cutting edge Live Sports Roulette to Read More

Top 7 eSports Events – Best eSports Gaming

Welcome to our run down of the Top 7 eSports events that take place annually. Betting on eSports is growing and continues to gain in popularity year-on-year, with an increasing number of bookmakers now offering a range of betting markets across all major eSports tournaments. The global gaming market will hit CAD $151.5 billion in revenues Read More

Raptors NBA Atlantic Division Favorites

After low expectations earlier in the season, the Toronto Raptors have eclipsed the Boston Celtics and are now favourites to take out the NBA’s Atlantic Division. With just a few games remaining, the Raptors now have their eyes firmly focused on taking it to LeBron and the Cavs and making a run for the Eastern Read More

888 Casino Adds Evolution Live Dealer Games

888 Casino, one of the world’s leading online casinos, has added the new range of Evolution Live Dealer Games to its game selection line-up to be launched soon. The decision has been made by 888 Casino to improve its range of Live Dealer Casino offerings for their many clients worldwide by integrating into their network Read More

World Cup 2018

2018 World Cup Predictions

Football (Soccer) celebrates its largest and most important event for 2018 to be held in host nation, Russia, in June-July 2018. The usual nations have qualified for the World Cup, however, Chile, Italy and the United States faced enormous heartbreak and failed to secure a spot in Russia. A full list of qualifiers for the Read More

World Cup 2018: All 32 Countries – A Team-by-Team Guide

32 countries including hosts Russia play-off in June-July for the celebration of football that is World Cup 2018. Five-time World Cup winners Brazil are there, as of course are defending champions Germany, plus Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Iceland, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, South Korea, Read More

7.5 Million Mega Moolah Win

7.5 Million Dollar Winner on Mega Moolah

On February 27 2018, one unassuming and very lucky Canadian player logged into Royal Vegas Online Casino to unwind and playing a few games of Microgaming’s industry leading online progressive slot, Mega Moolah. A few moments later, the lucky Canadian was an astonishing CAD $7.5 million richer and his life changed forever in the blink Read More

Top 6 Online Casino Game Trends in 2018

2017 was a very good year for the Online Casino industry, with a lot of interesting developments, companies and online players both happy and both groups making more money than ever before. Online Casinos and Game Developers are constantly innovating to bring consumers more enticing ways to make bets with more options to win. With Read More

Online Casinos Sponsor Many EPL Teams

Online Casinos Sponsor many EPL Teams

Top-tier European soccer has never been richer. Primarily due to massive TV broadcast deals that makes top flight soccer now available all over the world, sponsors have realised that a shirt sponsorship deal with a popular team can potentially expose their brand to hundreds of millions of people worldwide who might otherwise never have heard Read More

Canada still ahead of US in Online Gaming

Although still in its embryonic stages as an industry (less than 25 years), online casino gaming in Canada is still quite some way ahead of America’s young industry, which is currently limited to only a few states and seems to face permanent extinction on a regular basis under the continued threat of further federal prohibition. Read More

6 Biggest Jackpots Won on Hall of Gods

Over the years, NetEnt, one of the world’s leading software developers of digital gaming solutions and online casino games, has provided many lucky players the ideal opportunity to win life altering jackpots on their online progressive slot, Hall of Gods. Closing out 2017 with a Hall of Gods payout of a monster CAD $12.1 million Read More

Ice Totally Gaming London 2018

New Slots Released at ICE 2018 in London

The International Casino Exhibition (ICE) is being held in London, February 6-8 2018 at the ExCel London. ICE is the annual launch pad for gaming innovation, with literally hundreds of new product launches over the three days of the show. Lasts year’s show was a huge success with exhibitors from at least 151 countries and Read More

NetEnt announces Jumanji slots for 2018

Since NetEnt’s establishment some 22 years ago, the Swedish gaming software provider of digital gaming solutions have been at the cutting edge of developing branded online slots games. NetEnt developed the very first branded online slot with ‘Scarface’ through its partnership with Universal Studios. Many other branded slots have followed including titles that have become Read More

Mega Fortune

Mega Fortune hit for 4.4 million CAD

NetEnt, one of the world’s leading software developers of digital gaming solutions and online casino games, has provided one lucky player the absolute ideal start to 2018 after he recently secured a CAD$ 4.4 million jackpot win on the online progressive jackpot video slot, Mega Fortune. The CAD$ 4.4 million jackpot was won by a Read More

Asgardian Stones

NetEnt’s Q1 2018 Online Slots Releases

NetEnt were busy in the last quarter of 2017, releasing their movie-branded online slot hit ‘Planet of the Apes’. Moreover, NetEnt introduced some stunning industry innovations in December 2017 including their new mobile first Blackjack and the world’s first ever ‘Avalanche’ spin mechanism slot in ‘Finn and the Swirly Spin’. The popular Swedish games developer Read More

Netent Releases Finn and the Swirly Spin

NetEnt Releases Finn & the Swirly Spin

NetEnt’s final online slot release of 2017, ‘Finn and the Swirly Spin’ sounds like just another Irish luck-themed slot. Look closer….. Finn and the Swirly Spin is perhaps THE MOST original online slots release to appear in recent years. The innovative style of game play is totally unique and will captivate online slot players as Read More

Short History of Gaming in Canada

A Short History of Gaming in Canada

Do you believe gaming is a new phenomenon in Canada? Time to re-think that myth. Are you aware that gaming in Canada goes back as far as least as the First Nations? Some social historians believe that the origins of gaming in North America goes back as far 6000 BC. Let’s take a brief historical Read More

PlayTech Buys Bet Buddy

Playtech Buys Gaming Platform, BetBuddy

Playtech, one of the leading software developers of online casino games and software solutions, has announced it has acquired BetBuddy. BetBuddy is a leading online gambling platform that tracks potential problem gamblers. It works by tracking, recognising and modifying behavioural patterns, evaluating responsible gambling data, analytics, and develops creative solutions to identify and proactively prevent Read More

Online Casino Glossary

Canadian Online Casino Glossary A – Z

If you’re new to the world of online casinos and sportsbooks, it can often feel a little bit overwhelming. For some, there is a whole collection of new lexicon of Casino and betting terms to get your head around. It’s important that you understand the terms that are laid out in front of you. You Read More

NetEnt launches Mobile Live Blackjack

From this month onwards, Swedish online casino games software specialist, NetEnt, is offering its Live Dealer Casino players a revolutionary new product, Mobile Standard Blackjack. As the name implies, this ground-breaking technology offers players a more immersive mobile Blackjack experience as the company introduces its latest addition to its stable of Live Dealer Casino games with Read More

Good Luck Charm

Bizarre and Weird Casino Superstitions

Chances are, when playing an online slots machine, you essentially are fully aware and know empirically and logically that the slots are calibrated and computer controlled and that there is nothing you can do in order to increase your chances of winning. Some might play for an hour or two without a reasonable-sized win whilst Read More

C$790,000 Won on Age of the Gods

Over the past year-and-a-half, the Age of the Gods online video slot series has proven itself to be one of the most popular games ever released by Playtech. The series was originally designed to replace the successful Marvel online slot series. However, Age of Gods has outgrown its predecessor. In a move that has caused a progressive Read More

Mega Moolah

Life-Changing Wins on Mega Moolah

Earlier this month, a British man playing with Betway Online Casino on a mobile device won a CAD$2.5 million jackpot on Microrgaming’s progressive slot, Mega Moolah. Six days previously, a life-changing CAD$11.46 million payout was won by another mobile Mega Moolah player. That was the second largest payout this year after a CAD$13.5 million payout Read More

Highlander Slots

Microgaming Announces “Highlander” slot

On the back of the recent release of another Microgaming slot based on a classic cult movie, ‘Halloween’, the gaming software moguls have deemed in their infinite wisdom that “There can be only One” and have announced a release for their new ‘Highlander’ online slot. Licensing Agreement Signed Microgaming has recently signed a licensing agreement Read More

New ‘Monster Wheels’ and ‘Halloween’ Slots

Just in time for Halloween, the world’s leading online casino game provider and software developer, Microgaming, has unleashed the new ‘Monster Wheels’ and ‘Halloween’ slots and released them to the world. Monster Wheels The ‘Monster Wheels’ moniker is quite apt. This new game brings an interesting collection of sweetly designed supernatural creatures like goblins, werewolves, Read More

Artificial Intelligence

How AI will Enhance Online Casinos

From the moment in 1997 that the Computer Program ‘Deep Blue’ defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov, its only been a matter of time until Artificial Intelligence (AI) entered the world of online gaming. Recent progress has been made, with the next generation of AI computers defeating Go champions. Even more recently the inventively-named, ‘Deep Read More

Ontario Rolls the Dice In Order to Renovate its Gambling Industry

Ontario Rolls Dice to Update Infrastructure

Background Ontario has long been planning to further expand the aging infrastructure of its gambling industry. As Online Casinos continue to grow worldwide, Ontario looks partly to renovate its physical gambling venues in response. Since 2012, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp (OLG) have been in possession of a plan that has been looking at Read More

Microgaming's New HQ

New Microgaming HQ Ready for Business

. In 2015, the new Microgaming headquarters started taking shape as construction went underway for the new “Sixty Two” building. Today and after 2 years, the new 5 story establishment has been completed, located directly across from the existing Microgaming offices. The new design includes a sky-bridge, giving employees access to the old building while Read More

New Jersey Get Two New Online Casinos

New Jersey Welcomes New Online Casinos

Since in-state Online Casino gambling was legalized in New Jersey in November 2013, market revenue from the online gambling industry has increased 30% every year, and the online gambling market is booming. Legalization was primarily made in an effort to counter declining revenues from the brick-and-mortar Atlantic City casinos, and the legislation was proposed as Read More


Russia Bans VPNs

A new law has been passed in Russia to forbid the use of VPN´s – Virtual Private Network – for private citizens. The law will take effect on November 1st and is yet another blow to Internet freedom for Russian citizens. But aside from the law´s political implications it will also strike a hard blow Read More

Discover Game OF Thrones Slots

Discover Game of Thrones Slots

The wait is over, and the seventh season of super popular fantasy show Game of Thrones is finally hear. At the time of writing, the first to episodes of the new season has aired, and it promises to be an action packed rollercoaster ride as Daenerys Stormborn has finally arrived in Westeros with her three Read More

MGM Eyes Online Casino Operations

MGM Eyes Online Casino Operations

There has been much talk recently about the MGM group’s supposed adoption of key online gaming platforms in the past months. This has been seen by many as a way that the company can shore up profits and open additional revenue generation capacity, while enticing both returning and new clientele to the brand. Existing relationships Read More