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While others sent legal counsel on their behalf, Fred Pinnock was determined to stand before the Cullen Commission for the very first time. “I am going to make myself available at every opportunity to deliver my message,” Pinnock said at a public hearing Friday.

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9/30/2020

article Dealer at Casino Lac Leamy dealer tests positive for COVID-19
(Ottawa) -- A dealer at the Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement to CTV News Ottawa, Loto Quebec says the employee last...

9/29/2020

article Loto-Quebec temporarily lays off 1,350 employees, closes casinos
(Montreal) -- Loto-Quebec is temporarily laying off 1,350 employees in its Montreal and Quebec City casinos due to the second wave of COVID-19. The layoffs at the Casino...

9/22/2020

article Concordia researchers delve into the Montreal Casino's "Vegas Nights" experience
(Quebec) -- The sounds, the lights, the layout, even the smells of the Montreal Casino have all been carefully crafted to entice gamers inside, and to keep them there as...

9/17/2020

article New study reveals Montreal as most gaming-obsessed city in the world
(Quebec) -- When you think about the cities in the world that you might expect to be leaders in the field of gaming, where springs to mind? For most people, first...

9/15/2020

article Casino Nova Scotia To Repoen Sydney And Halifax Locations
(Nova Scotia) -- Casino Nova Scotia locations in both Halifax and Sydney will reopen on October 5. Both have been closed since March 16 when they were forced to shut...

9/14/2020

article Casino Nova Scotia reopening in October after 6-month closure due to COVID-19
(Nova Scotia) -- Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced Monday that its Casino Nova Scotia properties in Sydney and Halifax will be reopening on Oct. 5. Both...

9/9/2020

article After COVID cash-out, local casinos coax back gamblers
(Calgary) -- After months of lockdown disruption and tens of millions in lost revenue, casino operators are hoping gamblers don’t see returning to card tables as a...

9/4/2020

article Great Canadian Gaming to reopen casinos in Ontario and New Brunswick Sept. 28
(Canada) -- Great Canadian Gaming Corp. says it will reopen its casinos on Sept. 28 in Ontario and New Brunswick that have been closed since March 16. The Toronto-based...

9/3/2020

article Table games at Alberta casinos can re-open with COVID-19 safety measures
(Alberta) -- After being closed since Alberta shut down casinos in March to stop the spread of COVID-19, table games are open again with mitigating health and safety...

8/30/2020

article The Wait Continues For Single-Game Sports Betting In Canada
(Canada) -- By most accounts, it’s a near-certainty that legal single-game sports wagering is coming to Canada eventually. The bigger question is when, as it...

8/24/2020

press release Canada’s sports betting hearings threatened by Trudeau’s ’emergency recess’
(Canada) -- Further frustrations appear on the legislative horizon for the Canadian sports betting marketplace, after the Liberal Party government prorogued Parliament...

8/23/2020

article Single sports betting bill delayed by prorouged Parliament
(Canada) -- A local politician brought renewed attention to legalizing single sports betting Friday saying that the prorouging of Parliament has further delayed the...

8/21/2020

article Masse criticizes stymieing of single-game betting bill
(Windsor) -- Affronted by the Prime Minister’s call to prorogue Parliament in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, MP Brian Masse (NDP — Windsor West) on...

8/13/2020

article Canada is losing $23M per day due to casino closures during COVID-19: study
(Canada) -- The house always wins. It’s certainly easy to see when you take a look at how much certain countries or American states are losing per day due to...
article Reopening rule — a limit of 50 customers — won't work for Caesars Windsor
(Windsor) -- The Stage 3 reopening approved for Windsor that started Wednesday hasn’t helped Caesars Windsor to reopen and bring back its 2,600 employees, due to...
article TAYLOR: Casino operator taking its time reopening
(Nova Scotia) -- Who says operating a casino is a licence to print money? Great Canadian Gaming Corp., the company that runs Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax and Sydney,...

8/11/2020

article Pod gaming on the table for Caesars Windsor
(Windsor) -- Unifor local 444 president Dave Cassidy says operators are considering putting pods in casinos, to allow them to reopen. “Pods of you know 50 people...

8/3/2020

article Gaming profits from casinos were headed higher until lockdown
(Saskatchewan) -- The operator of Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw was looking forward to improved revenues and profits until closure by the COVID-19 lockdown in late March...

7/30/2020

article Casinos officially reopen in Winnipeg
(Winnipeg) -- Casinos in Winnipeg officially reopened on Wednesday, but they are different from what people may remember. As part of the province’s Phase Four of...

7/28/2020

article Manitoba casinos re-open under province’s Phase 4 protcols
(Manitoba) -- Casinos in Manitoba have been given the green light to re-open under the province’s Phase 4 guidelines. Casinos in Winnipeg and Manitoba had closed...
article Man who lost $75K to VLTs disappointed in Supreme Court ruling in Atlantic Lotto lawsuit
(Canada) -- One of two men leading an attempt to sue the Atlantic Lottery Corp., alleging its video lottery terminals are addictive and deceptive, is disappointed the...

7/27/2020

article Gambling on VLTs: Alberta communities grappling with long-time bans on popular machines
(Alberta) -- It's been nearly 30 years since VLTs first came to your neighbourhood pub in Alberta. Today nearly 6,000 of the electronic gambling machines are in more...

7/24/2020

article What Manitoba casinos will look like when they reopen
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba casinos have been given the green light to reopen, giving Manitobans the chance to play as early as Saturday. Even though casinos will be allowed...

7/22/2020

article 'Not the casino that people are used to': Lac-Leamy set to reopen, but with big changes
(Quebec) -- One of the region's most popular entertainment attractions is gambling that a series of changes aimed at keeping visitors and employees safe during the...
article Manitoba casinos may be allowed to reopen over the weekend
(Manitoba) -- After being closed down for more than four months, casinos in Manitoba may be allowed to reopen as early as Saturday. According to the Manitoba's phase...

7/17/2020

article New Normal: Casinos betting on temperature checks, chip cleaners
(Toronto) -- Canadian gamblers are trading in cards and chips for temperature checks, hand sanitizer, face masks and disinfecting wipes. As casinos across the country...

7/16/2020

article Alberta’s gambling profit should be used to create new welfare payment, says think tank
(Alberta) -- Alberta’s more than $1.4 billion in gambling profits should be used to give the province’s poor a monthly payment, similar to welfare, says a...

7/10/2020

article Casinos in Regina, Moose Jaw reach capacity within hours of opening
(Saskatchewan) -- While many industries have seen customers slowly trickling back, the casinos in Regina and Moose Jaw saw a torrent of guests return on their first day...

7/9/2020

article SaskGaming loses more than $5M in two weeks following casino closures
(Saskatchewan) -- SaskGaming estimates it lost more than $5 million in 15-days after temporarily closing Casino Regina and Casino Moose Jaw. According to SaskGaming...
article What to expect as casinos and bingo halls reopen in Saskatchewan
(Saskatchewan) -- It’s game on in Saskatchewan — with casinos and bingo halls reopening to the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday. The gaming...
press release What to expect as casinos and bingo halls reopen in Saskatchewan
(Saskatchewan) -- It’s game on in Saskatchewan — with casinos and bingo halls reopening to the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday. The gaming...

7/2/2020

article Casino de Montreal to reopen with strict new guidelines next month
(Montreal) -- After shutting down on March 13, for safety reasons regarding COVID-19, the Casino de Montreal will reopen to the public as of August 3. Quebec’s...

6/23/2020

article Cashless gambling? How coronavirus may change Canada’s casinos
(Canada) -- As coronavirus restrictions start to ease across the country, Canadians may soon be able to hit the slots and roulette tables as casinos slowly start to...

6/22/2020

article Alberta casinos take varying approaches to reducing COVID-19 risk
(Alberta) -- Casinos were allowed to open June 12 under Phase 2 of Alberta’s relaunch strategy. The province has outlined four requirements these kinds of...

6/19/2020

article Manitoba casinos recalling staff, preparing to reopen quickly, says union
(Manitoba) -- There are strong signs Manitoba's casinos will re-open July 2, says the union representing some workers at the government-run facilities. What we know...

6/18/2020

article Casinos allowed to reopen, but date not confirmed for Sydney’s Casino Nova Scotia
(Nova Scotia) -- Nova Scotia casinos have been given initial approval to reopen for business, but a date has not been confirmed. On Monday, the Great Canadian Gaming...

6/15/2020

article theScore’s John Levy joins the call for legal sports betting in Canada
(Canada) -- Score Media and Gaming Inc, parent of sports betting firm theScore, has added its backing to a joint call made last week by the commissioners of five major...

6/12/2020

article Province confirms support for single-event sports betting
(Canada) -- In the wake of a joint statement of support for single-event sports betting made by professional sports’ league commissioners this week, the Ontario...

6/10/2020

press release With VLT and casinos shut down, Alberta faces $400-million revenue loss
(Alberta) -- The three-month closure of VLTs and casinos in the province likely means the province has lost more than $400 million in revenue. The gambling industry was...

6/9/2020

article Canadians are gambling more since COVID-19
(Canada) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has kept thousands of people isolated in their homes for extended periods of time, and according to an Ontario-based market research...

5/30/2020

article Casino shutdowns cut Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries payroll costs by millions
(Manitoba) -- A major workforce reduction at Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is saving the Crown corporation millions in payroll expenses, with casino operations paused...

5/4/2020

article SaskGaming loses almost $30K after Casino Regina dealer colludes with player, province says
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatchewan government's purse is $29,435 lighter due to a blackjack dealer at Casino Regina colluding with a player, according to the...

4/9/2020

article Riding Out the Crisis, Mapping the Recovery
(Canada) -- Canada has 115 casinos, all of them shut down by the coronavirus. Paul Burns (l.), president and CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association, looks at what’...

4/1/2020

article Club Regent casino patron tested positive for COVID-19
(Manitoba) -- The Province of Manitoba is asking anyone who visited Club Regent Casino two weeks ago to self-isolate after a person who was there on the afternoon of...

3/28/2020

article VLTs still operating in Manitoba despite physical distancing recommendations
(Manitoba) -- It's been two weeks since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Manitoba. Schools have suspended classes, gyms are closed and casinos are shut...

3/23/2020

article Will It Be Third Time Lucky For Single-Game Sports Betting In Canada?
(Canada) -- For the third time in less than a decade, the Parliament of Canada is considering a bill to legalize single-game sports betting. Bill C-218 would redact a...

3/17/2020

article Manitoba casinos shuttered as COVID-19 lockdown grows
(Manitoba) -- As Winnipeg continues to shut down in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19, some still were willing to try their luck and play the slots one more time....
article Casinos in Alberta remain open despite limits on mass gatherings due to coronavirus pandemic
(Alberta) -- Casinos in Alberta remain open despite a restriction on mass gatherings and the shuttering of schools and daycares due to COVID-19. Other provinces –...

3/16/2020

article All SIGA casinos closing for two weeks
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has announced they are closing all of their SIGA casinos temporarily for the next two weeks. The move is in...

3/12/2020

article The Current State of Gambling in Canada
(Canada) -- Gambling is legal in Canada and its residents seem to be enjoying it. Canada is well known for its liberal tendencies when it comes to social norms, but also...

3/7/2020

article Casino Rama may add smoking room with slots to meet consumer demand
(Canada) -- A smoking room, where gamblers could spark up and play the slots, could be coming to Casino Rama. But the union representing the casino’s employees...

3/4/2020

article Lawyer slams Nova Scotia's move to protect itself against gambling-related lawsuits
(Nova Scotia) -- The province’s move to shield itself from gambling-related lawsuits amount to depriving justice to the many Nova Scotians whose lives have been...

3/3/2020

article N.S. government moves to protect itself against gambling-related lawsuits
(Nova Scotia) -- The Nova Scotia government wants to give itself immunity from gambling-related lawsuits going back to May 2, 1991, the day the cabinet of the day made...
article Sask. MP introduces single-event sports betting bill
(Saskatoon) -- Saskatoon-Grasswood MP Kevin Waugh is aiming to make single-event sports betting a reality in Canada. Last week he introduced the Safe and Regulated...

3/2/2020

article Canada Sports Betting Bill Introduced in House of Commons, Comes in Response to US Gaming Expansion
(Canada) -- A Canada sports betting bill has been introduced in the House of Commons that would expand gambling to allow betting on single-game sporting outcomes.

2/28/2020

article Sports betting in Canada is still not (completely) legal. That might soon change. (Or not.)
(Canada) -- It is the second-biggest betting event in the U.S. sports calendar and when it kicks off in a couple of weeks Canadians will likely wager tens of millions of...

2/25/2020

article Canada’s third stab at single-game sports betting likely DOA
(Canada) -- Canada’s sports bettors may be thrilled by the debut of yet another single-game wagering bill, although this one is likely doomed to suffer the fate of...
article Stinson: The only legal bets available to Canadian sports gamblers are terrible ones, but that may soon change
(Canada) -- It is a curious fact that Canada has permitted legal sports wagering for decades now, but only through provincial lottery systems that offer multi-event...
article Masse, Cassidy push for legalizing single-event sport betting in Ottawa
(Canada) -- Local MP Brian Masse (NDP — Windsor West) is once again hopeful to finally get single-event sports betting legalized by Parliament in Ottawa. Given...

2/13/2020

article Canada Casino Workers Must Pay Tax on Tips, Court Rules
(Canada) -- In Canada, gambling winnings may be tax-free, but the tips patrons give casino workers from their winnings certainly are not. That’s the opinion of...
article Canadian casino workers just got some bad news from the taxman
(Canada) -- In a bewildering instance of WTF, Canada is demonstrating that it has some pretty odd tax laws. Gamblers are given a break in the country and aren’t...

1/27/2020

article Addictions experts speak out as 24-hour slot machines approved for Alberta
(Alberta) -- Gaming addiction experts say a recent decision by Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC) to allow casinos to run 24-hour slot machines is “the...

1/19/2020

article WARREN: Canada should cash in on single-event sports betting
(Canada) -- The opponents have been chosen for Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2. However, we already know who the big loser will be on game day – it’s Canadian...

1/15/2020

article Masse wants to raise stakes for sports betting
(Canada) -- A local Member of Parliament is gathering support for the legalizing of single-game sports betting in Canada. Windsor West MP Brian Masse was in Toronto and...

12/28/2019

article A Man Is Suing An Ontario Casino For Almost $1M Because They Allowed Him To Lose
(Ontario) -- After losing thousands of dollars, a man is suing Caesars Windsor because the Ontario casino allegedly allowed him to gamble and lose.The gambler, Tarwinder...
article Canadian Casino is Being Sued for Allowing Man to Lose Too Much Money
(Canada) -- Canada is home to a large and profitable casino industry. Most of the country’s provinces allow gambling establishments to operate. This week, a...

12/10/2019

article Casino customers paying with bank drafts might be hiding dirty money, warns Fintrac
(Canada) -- Canada’s anti-money laundering agency is warning casinos to carefully eye customers who pay for their gaming with bank drafts — the latest method...

10/19/2019

article Whistleblower and former RCMP commander seeks standing at B.C. money laundering inquiry
(Canada) -- While others sent legal counsel on their behalf, Fred Pinnock was determined to stand before the Cullen Commission for the very first time. “I am going...

10/10/2019

article Liberal candidate Pupatello adds to calls for legal sports betting in Canada
(Ontario) -- Moves to introduce single-game sports betting in Canada have been given some added momentum courtesy of Liberal Party of Ontario candidate Sandra Pupatello...

7/8/2019

article Slow economy and market maturity impact profits at SaskGaming
(Saskatchewan) -- SaskGaming, the operator of two casinos in the province of Saskatchewan, Casino Regina and Casino Moose Jaw, has published its annual report showing...

7/5/2019

article SaskGaming reports 'successful' year despite downward trend in casino profits
(Saskatchewan) -- SaskGaming is reporting profits of $44.9 million coming from the province's two casinos for the fiscal year but it is a continuation of a downward...

3/25/2019

article Ontario Pushing for Single-Game Sports Betting in Canada
(Ontario) -- Citizens of Ontario currently can bet on sports games but must do so under the Pro-Line system that requires a minimum parlay bet of three games.

3/18/2019

article Canadian Finance Minister calls for single game sports betting
(Canada) -- Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli has asked for an amendment that would legalise single event sports wagering in Canada. Fedeli wrote to federal Finance...

3/13/2019

article Guest column: We can all win with single sports betting
(Windsor) -- For a government that wants to do anything and everything possible to secure Canadian jobs, amending legislation to allow for Single Sport Betting seems...

3/12/2019

article Renewed Hope For Legal Canada Sports Betting Springs Up In Ontario
(Ontario) -- Our neighbors to the north could look to join the United States by bringing legal sports betting to Canada. A Toronto Sun story last week reported the...

3/9/2019

article CFL boss says league "strongly supports" single-game sports betting
(Ottawa) -- Canadian Football League commissioner Randy Ambrosie says that the CFL “strongly supports” expanding gambling laws in Canada to allow people to...

11/18/2018

article Canadian MP wants to tackle sports betting—again
(Canada) -- Citing developments in the United States, a lawmaker from Canada has said that the country needs to be a part of the burgeoning sports betting industry.

8/26/2018

article Quebec Makes Another Attempt to Ban all Non-Government Gaming Sites
(Quebec) -- The government of Quebec is once again pulling out all the stops in an attempt to ban access to all gaming sites which it doesn’t own.

7/31/2018

article Sports betting hopes for strengthened CGA
(Ottawa) -- The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA), bolstered by five new board members, is “hopeful” that regulatory changes in the US will lead to greater...

5/20/2018

article Will Canadian Gaming Industry be Hurt by US Sports Betting Decision?
(Canada) -- Canadians may still be able to play online poker, but as of this week, they now lag behind their neighbors when it comes to sports betting. And that could...

5/14/2018

article California moves to allow legal bets on 49ers, other sports teams
(California) -- California could soon legalize sports betting following a decision Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn federal law that outlawed the practice....

11/27/2017

article OLG seeking expansion of sports gaming options
(Ontario) -- Lotteries in Ontario could reach out to a larger betting market sometime late next year. It could draw in Ontarians who like to bet on the more newsy things...
article Ontario's gambling agency rolls the dice on novelty, online sports betting
(Ontario) -- Think you know when U.S. President Donald Trump will be impeached? How about who the next James Bond will be? Or perhaps you have an inside track on the...

9/30/2016

article OP/ED: Vote on single game sports betting in Canada was an affront to the public and to democracy
(Canada) -- Until the mid-1980s all forms of sports betting were illegal in Canada except for horse racing and private bets between individuals. That changed in 1985...

9/23/2016

article Niagara Falls chamber disappointed single-sports betting bill defeated
(Ontario) -- Before you plunk down those dollars on the Super Bowl, remember it’s against the law. Despite a campaign by Windsor NDP MPP Brian Masse to have his...

9/22/2016

article Canada votes down single-game sports betting bill
(Canada) -- Proposed federal legislation that would amend the national Criminal Code to legalize single-game sports wagering in Canada was shot down by the House of...
article Canadian Gaming Association shares disappointment with betting decision
(Canada) -- The Canadian Gaming Association has issued a press release stating the organization’s disappointment with a parliamentary vote against allowing single-...
article Niagara politicians react to betting bill's defeat
(Canada) -- Federal Parliament was “extremely shortsighted” in defeating a bill to begin the process of allowing single-event sports betting, which could...

9/11/2016

article Liberals need a free vote on sports betting
(Canada) -- There is new hope Prime Minster Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government will allow a free vote later this month on a private member’s bill to...

8/30/2016

article MP betting on sports gambling
(Ontario) -- The time has come to allow single-game sports betting in Canada, an NDP MP says. Brian Masse, the member of Parliament for Windsor West, was in Niagara...

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