Thursday, September 23, 2021

Tag: Canada

Canadian provinces go head-to-head with offshore bookies

Canadian Lawmakers green light sports betting
Canadian lawmakers gave single-match sports betting the greenlight this summer, hoping to put an end to one of the western world’s largest remaining black markets. Just how effective they are now depends on provincial regulations - and how much harmony can be achieved between them.

Canadian lawmakers pursue betting reform ahead of snap poll

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A perfect storm of political will and economic necessity has pushed sports betting back on the books for federal legislation, and a potential online market launch in Ontario. With a snap general election looming however - time is of the essence.

Canadian lawmakers revive push for federal sports betting

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Canadians are once again taking the fight for sports betting to the federal level. Spurred on by competition from bordering US states such as Michigan, a well-backed bipartisan bill entered parliament

Ontario government to create open market for online gambling

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Ontario, Canada’s largest province, could soon break with the nation’s long-standing convention of state-run gaming monopolies, as the newly-elected Progressive government introduces legislation to open the online market.   Ontario is to end its monopoly on online gambling, in a bid to channel millions of players away from the black market and towards newly-licensed operators. In the 2019 Budget released in April,...

Loto Quebec reports revenue rise as it maintains case for international ISP blockade

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Loto Quebec has reported a one third increase in online gambling revenue for the first half of FY18/19, recording a 4.6 percent increase to $1.06bn. The Canadian gambling monopoly added that net income had also increased 6.3 percent to achieve $551m over the six...

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers announces nine new members

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The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers has announced that its Board of Directors has approved the membership applications of nine new companies, bringing the trade group comprised of the world’s leading gaming suppliers to a total of 166.

Global Gaming Women to host panel discussion at Canadian Gaming Summit

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Global Gaming Women (GGW) will participate in the upcoming Canadian Gaming Summit (CGS) to showcase and support the contributions of women leaders in the gaming industry during the annual event which takes place Monday, June 18 through Wednesday, June 20, 2018…

Canada’s OLG extends instant games contract with Scientific Games

Scientific Games Corporation (SGMS) announced that Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), the Ontario, Canada-based government agency thatotgaming centres throughout has extended its Canadian subsidiary's contract as one of OLG's instant games

Canadian monopolies struggle against grey market operators

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Canada’s reluctance to regulate is proving lucrative for unlicensed offshore firms, leaving the country’s state-run monopolies fighting for a slice of their own multi-billion dollar market. You can’t beat them, says Danielle Bush, partner at Miller Thompson, so you might as well subcontract them. Its provinces are prohibited from issuing gaming licences, and its judiciary has no means of charging...

Loto-Quebec faces inter-province competition

Quebec provincial gambling group has seen an increase in its online revenue, though not enough to topple its West Coast rival.   A contentious new bill, however, could upset the hegemon. Earlier this month, Loto-Quebec released its FY2016 report, announcing a revenue rise of 2.1 percent to C$3.6b with profits remaining steady at C$1.23bn just exceeding the year’s target. The group’s foundation...

NetEnt obtains British Columbia supplier licence

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NetEnt Americas has been named as the only licenced gaming and lottery operator in British Columbia, Canada, following approval from the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch.   The Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB), the gaming regulator in the BC province, has approved NetEnt Americas as supplier to the only licenced gaming and lottery operator in the province, British Columbia Lottery...

Evolution expands outside Europe with new Canadian studio

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Evolution Gaming has partnered with British Columbia Lottery Corporation to create a new Live Casino studio in British Columbia to support Canadian lotteries.   The leading provider of Live Casino solutions, Evolution Gaming, will build its first Live Casino studio outside of Europe in the Metro Vancouver area of British Columbia. Evolution’s new state-of-the-art Live Casino studio, which will be the company’s...

BMM Testlabs expands Moncton office to house growing team

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BMM Testlabs has signed a new office lease to add 11,000sqm to its premises. The leading industry testing laboratory, BMM Testlabs, has confirmed it will move into new office space in Moncton to accommodate its expanding staff. BMM’s new premises will add an additional 11,000 sqm to its floorspace, including the option to add more space over the next two years,...

Canadian sports-betting bill dealt a fatal blow

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The Canadian House of Commons has narrowly voted down a bill to legalise single-game sportsbetting, just as the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation prepares to offer NBA fixtures as part of its Pro-Line platform for the first time in 21 years.   Hopes for a regulated single-game sportsbetting market in Canada have been dashed after a bill seeking to legalise the...

IGT to launch Canada’s first omni-channel progressive jackpot

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In collaboration with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, International Gaming Technology is delivering Powerbucks, North America's first omni-channel progressive prize pool jackpot.   International Game Technology and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation announce the Canadian debut of IGT's Powerbucks, North America's first omni-channel progressive prize pool jackpot. Powerbucks links the jackpot pool from the land-based Powerhits slot games at BCLC's 33...

Quebec’s Bill 74 “unlawful,” says national regulator

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The body responsible for policing Canada’s telecommunications says that Quebec’s new IP-blocking law breaks the terms of the country’s Telecommunications Act.   Canada’s national telecommunications authority has released a memorandum claiming that Quebec’s new law on IP-blocking violates federal law. May saw the Quebec legislature pass Bill 74, which calls on internet service providers (ISPs) to block all online gambling sites in...

Latest round of operators exit Canada

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William Hill has become the latest operator to announce it will no longer accept wagers from Canadian punters. From May 10, players in British Columbia were forbidden access to William Hill’s online gambling offering but the company has reassured its customers that they will still be able to withdraw their balances at any time. Their competitor Ladbrokes quit the Canadian online...