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Loto-Québec Issues Casino Montréal Statement

Loto-Québec issues a statement on the situation at Casino Montréal and its protesting gambling workers. The workers walked off the job on May 21, 2022, because they found the Crown corporation’s terms for a new collective agreement insufficient.
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Loto-Québec Issues Casino Montréal Statement

BCLC Reminds of Expiring CA$15M Ticket

BCLC reminds its players of an expiring Lotto Max ticket worth CA$15 million. The ticket was purchased last August somewhere in Vancouver. It's almost a year later and the winner hasn't emerged yet. Lottos Max offers enormous cash prizes, with the main prize worth up to CA $70 million and Maxmillion prizes worth a hefty CA-1 million each.
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BCLC Reminds of Expiring CA$15M Ticket
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#Casinomeister launches in #Ontario The new site lists operators compliant with Ontario’s Alcohol and Gaming Commission regulations.

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#GreatCanadianGaming Corporation rebrands as Great Canadian Entertainment The company’s renovation includes a new corporate website and a new loyalty rewards programme.

Loto-Québec Advertises Its Amenities in New Spot

Loto-Québec launched a new campaign called "We're All Play". The campaign features a one-minute-long spot showcasing the premium amenities of the Crown corporation's land-based casino properties across the province of Quebec. Loto Québe is a state-run Crown Corporation responsible for overseeing and conducting all regulated casino and lottery offerings in the Quebec province.
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Loto-Québec Advertises Its Amenities in New Spot

Gateway Casinos to Host Online Job Fairs for Delta Site

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is hosting several online career fairs on Indeed to fill up to 600 positions for Cascades Casino Delta. The new gaming venue is set to launch in the fall of this year and it will stretch over 160,000-square-foot of land.
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Gateway Casinos to Host Online Job Fairs for Delta Site
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Kamloops Local Earns Almost a CA$1M on Online Slot Play

Angie Lovell has won CA$992k playing the mobile-only Odds of the Gods slot game. The BCLC is the regulator of all gambling and lottery options in the province of British Columbia. Its PlayNow platform is only regulated gaming website in that province.
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Kamloops Local Earns Almost a CA$1M on Online Slot Play

Durham Casino Employees Prepare for a Strike

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation operates three casinos in Durham. Unionized staff members of the three properties are unhappy with the lack of a new collective agreement. They plan to go on strike if an agreement is not found before Friday, July 22, 2022.
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Durham Casino Employees Prepare for a Strike

Grand Villa Casino Edmonton Welcomes Back Patrons

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment will reopening its Grand Villa Casino Edmonton this week. The gaming amenity at Rogers Place in Ice District will renew operation on July 18, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Gateway Casino & entertainment operates 27 casino properties in British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta.
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Grand Villa Casino Edmonton Welcomes Back Patrons
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iSoftBet Launches the Mystic Rise of the Genie

iSoftBet launched its latest slot offering, Rise of the Genie, on July 6, 2022. The game invites players to steal a genie's lamp and chase some winning opportunities. iSoftbet is the leading supplier and aggregator of online gaming titles.
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iSoftBet Launches the Mystic Rise of the Genie

Relax Gaming Produces the Impressive Banana Town

Relax Gaming has produced a new slot game called Banana Town. Relax Gaming is a leading supplier and aggregator of iGaming content. Recently, Relax has won the Best Mobile Gaming Software Provider at this year’s edition of the prestigious EGR B2B Awards and Best Gaming Provider in the AskGamblers Awards.
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Relax Gaming Produces the Impressive Banana Town

Jackpot Digital Delivers ETGs to South Dakota Casino

Jackpot Digital has signed a partnership with Rosebud Casino in South Dakota. It will install two Jackpot Blitz ETGs. JackPot Digital is a supplier of electronic table games for the cruise ship sector and regulated casinos.
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Jackpot Digital Delivers ETGs to South Dakota Casino
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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Looks to Recruit Dealers

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is offering locals a chance to join its dealer academy and seek careers in the gambling sector. The casino is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming and it is located in upstate New York at 1 Rush St, Scenectady, NY 12305.
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Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Looks to Recruit Dealers
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Jackpot Digital Informs of Casino Pauma Agreement

Jackpot Digital has reached an agreement with Casino Pauma for a lucrative collaboration. The Canadian manufacturer of electronic table games has acquired a licensing agreement to install two of its premium Jackpot Blitz™ Electronic Table Games at the casino located in Paumana Valley, California.
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Jackpot Digital Informs of Casino Pauma Agreement
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BCLC Informs Public of Scratch Ticket Bug

BCLC informs the public about a scratch game bug. The problem affects the new CA$3 Road to Riches Scratch & Win products. The state-run agency oversees and manages all regulated lottery and gambling activities for the Province of B.C.
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BCLC Informs Public of Scratch Ticket Bug

Tioga Downs Patron Triggers Blackjack Jackpot

Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols, New York State, announced that a patron has won more than US$300,000 in Blazing 7’s Hot Shot Progressive jackpot. The patron won the prize with only a US5 bet.
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Tioga Downs Patron Triggers Blackjack Jackpot

Push Gaming Enters Ontario's Regulated iGaming Space

Push Gaming has been licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. Now it can supply its content to other locally approved operators. The province's competitive market opened up on April 4, 2022.
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Push Gaming Enters Ontario's Regulated iGaming Space

ALC Presents New Instant Win Game

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation has added some new products to its ALC.ca platform this month. The instant win game Deuces Wild is among the new offerings. It comes with low-cost entries and offers top prizes in the range of CA$900 to CA $60,000.
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ALC Presents New Instant Win Game

BetMGM Wins Casino Operator of the Year Award

BetMGM has been named the Casino Operator of the Year at EGR North America Awards 2022. The award celebrates excellence in the North American gaming industry. The winner is chosen on several factors, including originality of product, brand exposure and innovations.
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BetMGM Wins Casino Operator of the Year Award

B.C. Addresses Delta Casino Money-Laundering Concerns

Delta's upcoming casino hotspot could launch operation in the second half of 2022. The local mayor has expressed concerns about money laundering and dirty money. Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, has tried to address these concerns.
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B.C. Addresses Delta Casino Money-Laundering Concerns

Pragmatic Play Launches Its Latest Ancient Egypt Slot

Pragmatic Play launches its latest Ancient Egypt slot game Eye of Cleopatra on April 18, 2022. The provider has established itself as one of the best brands for producing and supplying iGaming titles to the gambling industry.
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Pragmatic Play Launches Its Latest Ancient Egypt Slot

B.C. Parent Unhappy with Gambling Education Campaign

Vancouver parent is unhappy with the fact that a local group is handing out cartoon storybooks, yo-yos, and bouncy toy dice. The local government confirmed that the Gambling Support BC organization or GSBC and its prevention providers are not a gambling lobby.
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B.C. Parent Unhappy with Gambling Education Campaign

Loto-Québec Reveals Red Tiger Gaming Agreement

Loto-Québec announced a content arrangement with Red Tiger Gaming. Red Tigers is a subsidiary of Evolution Gaming, a trusted partner of the state-run Crown corporation since 2018. The company's products are available in numerous jurisdictions from all around the globe. Loto Québebec will offer its premium slot titles and unique jackpot mechanics to the Crown agency’s online platform lotoquebec.com. The content includes Piggy Riches Megaways, Gonzo”s Quest Megaway, Primate King, and Cash Volt.
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Loto-Québec Reveals Red Tiger Gaming Agreement

Canada Revamps the Classic Lotto 6/49 Game

This year, Canadian lotteries will celebrate 40 years of offering the Lotto 6/49 game. The new and improved version will come with the attractive two multi-million dollar jackpots every round. Since its official launch in 1982, Lottos 6-49 has generated more than CA$65 billion in sales for the country and paid out more CA $32 billion to thousands of players from the provinces.
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Canada Revamps the Classic Lotto 6/49 Game

Pragmatic Play Brings the Nostalgia with Tic Tac Take

Pragmatic Play's latest slot game Tic Tac Take is based on the old-school pen and paper game from everyone's childhood. The game is a slot form with a 5-by-3 grid and the opportunity to win up to x2,200 of a player's wager. Pragmatic Play is one of the best in the business when it comes to delivering world-class gaming content to the iGaming industry.
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Pragmatic Play Brings the Nostalgia with Tic Tac Take

Caesars Windsor Casino Staff Agrees to a Contract

Unifor Local 444 and Caesars Windsor Casino staff have agreed to a contract. The union and the management have been negotiating since February this year. In a recent online meeting, the majority of the workers voted in favor of a pressure tactic such as going out on strike.
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Caesars Windsor Casino Staff Agrees to a Contract

MPP Urges for Delay in Ontario’s Gaming Regime

Lisa Gretzky is a member of Provincial Parliament for Windsor West. She has urged the Government of Ontario to put the launch of the new iGaming market on hold. Great Canadian Gaming Corporation published a study on the expansion. It said the introduction of a 20% tax on gross gaming revenue of 20%, which will put land-based casinos at risk, since they pay higher taxes.
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MPP Urges for Delay in Ontario’s Gaming Regime

Pragmatic Play Improves on Maxbet.ro Partnership

Pragmatic Play will extend its partnership with Maxbetro until March 14, 2022. The developer will launch its Live Casino vertical to the Romanian operator's offerings. Pragmatik Play is one of the most prominent names in the iGaming industry.
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Pragmatic Play Improves on Maxbet.ro Partnership

Loto-Québec Partners with High 5 Games

Loto-Québec has signed a content distribution agreement with a leading US-based slot provider, High 5 Games. High5 Games is based in the U.S. and it offers a premium collection of more than 500 titles to its partners from numerous markets.
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Loto-Québec Partners with High 5 Games

Cascades Casino North Bay Launches This March

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment informs it reopens this March 9th. Cascades Casino North Bay broke ground on May 31, 2019 and was supposed to open in the summer 2020. The construction was halted in March 2020 due to unexpected situation.
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Cascades Casino North Bay Launches This March

IGT Debuts Wheel of Fortune Bingo Across Ontario

International Game Technology has introduced Wheel of Fortune bingo offerings in Ontario. The company has received regulatory licenses from Sony Picture Television for it. IGT is an industry-leading provider of numerous gaming products.
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IGT Debuts Wheel of Fortune Bingo Across Ontario

OLG Reminds of Unclaimed CA$36M Prize

The Lotto 6/49 prize worth CA$36.4 million was drawn last month, but the winner from Barrie has not yet claimed it. The winner could have forgotten about the ticket or is looking for financial help before cashing out.
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OLG Reminds of Unclaimed CA$36M Prize

Casino Rama Suspends Operations

Casino Rama in Ontario has suspended operations. Ontario is going back to a modified version of Step Two of the provincial reopening plan. The changes include restrictions on indoor activities such as casinos, restaurants, and gyms.
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Casino Rama Suspends Operations

NY Senate Leader Backs Empire City Casino

Andrea Stewart-Cousins supports MGM Resorts International’s Empire City Casino getting one of the three full-commercial casino licenses. There is a moratorium on commercial downstate casino licences until 2023. Governor Kathy Hochul proposed to accelerate the process in distributing the available ones.
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NY Senate Leader Backs Empire City Casino

Casino Rama Staff Buzzing to Be Back

Casino Rama was closed for almost two years due to health and safety concerns. It was re-opened on January 31, 2022. The government of Ontario entered a modified Business Reopening Plan.
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Casino Rama Staff Buzzing to Be Back

Is Metaverse Canadian Casinos' Future?

Some gambling leaders plan to build a virtual reality casino in the Metaverse. The introduction of casinos would be great news for the gambling industry of Canada and the global one.
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Is Metaverse Canadian Casinos' Future?

Casino Lac-Leamy Violates Health Protocols

Casino Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec has violated health and safety regulations. The rules state that guests and staff of casinos in Quebec must wear a protective face mask and present proof of vaccination.
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Casino Lac-Leamy Violates Health Protocols

Gateway Casinos Provides Update on Delta Project

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has given an update on the construction of its Cascades Casino Delta in Delta, British Columbia. The venue is set to open later this year. It will be CA$87 million and will have a 40,000-square-foot gaming floor with over 600 slot machines and 30 gaming tables.
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Gateway Casinos Provides Update on Delta Project

Pragmatic Play Extends LatAm Footprint

Pragmatic Play has signed a content distribution deal with Estrelabet. The deal extends Pragmatik Play's presence in the LatAm market. Pratik offers Live Casino and Bingo games, as well numerous slot titles.
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Pragmatic Play Extends LatAm Footprint

ALC Presents its Latest Scratch ‘n Win Promo

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation has introduced a new Scratch ‘n Win ticket concept. The new product is titled Retro Combo 3 in 1 and costs CA$10. It combines several popular board games in one exciting ticket.
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ALC Presents its Latest Scratch ‘n Win Promo

Casino Rama Eager to Restart Work

Casino Rama is eager to restart work next Monday, January 31, 2022. This is also the day the province lifts some of the restrictions. Ontario announced on January 5, that it will be entering a reformed Step Two of its business reopening plan.
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Casino Rama Eager to Restart Work

BCLC Braces for Lunar New Year with New Title

BCLC has launched Monopoly Lunar New Year on PlayNow.com. The new title is just in time for the Lunar Year celebrations which starts on February 1, 2022. Play now is the only regulated platform for online gaming in British Columbia.
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BCLC Braces for Lunar New Year with New Title

iGaming Market Could Hurt Ontario Land-Based Casinos

Report for Great Canadian Gaming Corporation predicts that the launch of Ontario's new open iGaming market could have a negative effect on land-based casinos. It predicts a 25% job loss at Gateway Casinos Sault Ste. Marie and a cost of CA$1.9 million over five years to the venue.
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iGaming Market Could Hurt Ontario Land-Based Casinos

Ontario Casinos Set to Reopen This Month

Ontario closed down casinos and other indoor entertainment venues on January 5, 2022 in order to prevent spread of the new variant of health and safety issues. The province entered Step Two of a redeveloped reopening plan, which was scheduled to be lifted on Jan 26th, 2021. January 31st is now the target date.
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Ontario Casinos Set to Reopen This Month

Casino Rama Confident for January Reopening

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is optimistic about reopening Casino Rama in Ontario. The two-week lockdown will be lifted on January 5, 2022. All indoor social activities such as casinos, restaurants and gyms must close down.
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Casino Rama Confident for January Reopening

Manitoba to Explore Online Gaming Expansion

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation is considering expanding its online gambling sector. The corporation had to close down its gaming properties in March 2020 due to the unprecedented situation.
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Manitoba to Explore Online Gaming Expansion

NY Lawmakers Call for Issue of Casino Licenses

NY lawmakers want the state to issue downstate casino licenses this year. The state's gaming industry witnessed the launch of mobile sports betting recently. It is believed that the digitalization and the expansion of land-based property would be of significant benefit to the New York State.
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NY Lawmakers Call for Issue of Casino Licenses

Casino Niagara Marks Its Quarter-Century Anniversary

Casino Niagara in Niagara Falls, Ontario celebrates 25 years of operations this week. The casino first opened its doors on December 9, 1996. It has been a success for the city of Niagara falls and has attracted more than 100 million visitors each year.
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Casino Niagara Marks Its Quarter-Century Anniversary

Responsible Gambling Council Launches Ontario Campaign

The Responsible Gambling Council launched its newest awareness campaign, which is called "Mindfulness Before Gambling". The campaign is aimed at Ontario gamblers. Ontario has legalized single-game betting and is planning to open an iGaming market in the upcoming months.
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Responsible Gambling Council Launches Ontario Campaign

Gateway Casinos Welcomes Its New CFO

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has appointed Queenie Wong as its new Chief Financial Officer. Queeni Wong will start from January 1, 2022. Gateway Casino & entertainment is one of the leaders of Canadian gaming industry. It has 26 land-based casino properties across Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta.
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Gateway Casinos Welcomes Its New CFO

CA$37-Million Lotto Max Jackpot Remains Intact

The Lotto Max jackpot remains intact at CA$37 million. No ticket from Canada's ten provinces and three territories has managed to match the winning numbers. There are two draws for the game every week: one on Tuesday and one Friday.
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CA$37-Million Lotto Max Jackpot Remains Intact

Pragmatic Play Inks East African Collab with Odibets

Pragmatic Play will launch its premium services in East Africa. The company has signed a content distribution deal with Odibets. The provider offers Live Casino, Virtual Sports, Bingo and a multi-product portfolio of slot games.
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Pragmatic Play Inks East African Collab with Odibets

Pragmatic Play Extends Footprint in Argentina

Pragmatic Play announced a new deal with Buenos Aires' BPlay. The provider of iCasino content will supply the operator with premium slots and table games. Pragmatik Play is considered one of the biggest names delivering iGaming content to operators from the gambling industry.
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Pragmatic Play Extends Footprint in Argentina

ORYX Gaming Bolsters its Swiss Presence

Bragg Gaming Group has signed a new content distribution deal with Grand Casino Baden. The company's ORYX Gaming division offers proprietary, exclusive, and aggregated casino titles to its many operators in Europe, North America, and Latin America.
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ORYX Gaming Bolsters its Swiss Presence

Gateway Casinos Not Worried about Ontario Restrictions

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment is not worried about the new health and safety restrictions for indoor venues with a capacity of 1,000 or more in Ontario. The restrictions apply to sports facilities, entertainments centres and casinos.
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Gateway Casinos Not Worried about Ontario Restrictions

Could Casino Lac-Leamy Staff Go Out on Strike?

Casino Lac-Leamy and some of its staff members have failed to reach an agreement over salary increases. 80 security guards and surveillance workers from the property are threatening to go on a general strike. The previous collective contract expired back in 2018 and it has not been settled yet.
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Could Casino Lac-Leamy Staff Go Out on Strike?

ALC Launches Content from Everi Digital

ALC has signed a content distribution deal with Everi Digital Entertainment. Everis has a portfolio of more than 50 games. In the last three years, Ever's Entertainment has struck deals for content Distribution to British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
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ALC Launches Content from Everi Digital

Cascades Casino North Bay Hosts a Job Fair

Cascades Casino North Bay is hosting a job fair to hire 200 more staff members. The new Ontario property should open early in 2022. Gateway Casinos & Entertainment started the development of their Northbay property back in 2019.
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Cascades Casino North Bay Hosts a Job Fair

BCLC Debuts IWG's Newest eInstant Feature

BCLC Debuts IWG's Newest eInstant Feature. IwG is a leading supplier of online instant win games to lottery organizations. The supplier provides a full service for lotteries, such as strategy and expertise on design.
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BCLC Debuts IWG's Newest eInstant Feature

Cascades Casino North Bay on Schedule for Grand Opening

Cascades Casino North Bay is on schedule for its grand opening in the first few months of 2022. The development of the site was delayed due to the emergence of an unprecedented situation. Work at the soon-to-be casino was allowed to resume this April.
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Cascades Casino North Bay on Schedule for Grand Opening

ORYX Gaming Goes Live with White Hat Gaming

ORYX Gaming has signed a new deal with White Hat Gaming. The new collaboration will see ORYX launch its premier gaming content to iGaming operators. Whitehat Gaming is based in Canada and is one of the leading B2B companies in the digital gaming industry.
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ORYX Gaming Goes Live with White Hat Gaming

Pollard Banknote Receives New Minnesota Lottery Contract

Pollard Banknote Limited has been awarded a Mobile Convenience App Development Services Contract from the Minnesota Lottery. The Canadian lottery provider will be allowed to develop a lottery app for its partner for both iOS and Android devices.
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Pollard Banknote Receives New Minnesota Lottery Contract

Casino Rama Adds More Exciting Show to is Calendar

Kim Mitchell and Honeymoon Suite will be added to the live entertainment schedule at Casino Rama. The resort is reopening its Entertainment Centre in a few weeks. Live shows were put on hold since the occurrence of the unprecedented situation in March 2020.
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Casino Rama Adds More Exciting Show to is Calendar

Windsor Man Scores Major Triple Million Win

Glenn Weitz from Windsor has won CA$3 million from a Triple Millions scratch-off ticket. The odds for winning the main prize are 3,109,875 to one in 6,219,750 depending on location.
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Windsor Man Scores Major Triple Million Win

Lotto Max Jackpot Piles On to CA$32 Million

Lotto Max jackpot is CA$32 million. No one of the provinces managed to match the winning numbers for the main prize of LottoMax. The game is a draw-based game with two rounds every week. Participants can win up to CA $70 million with the jack pot or grab a Maxmillion prize worth CA1 million each.
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Lotto Max Jackpot Piles On to CA$32 Million

Study Reveals Ontario's Huge iGaming Potential

Study Reveals Ontario's Huge iGaming Potential. New report suggests that Ontario could become the largest regulated online jurisdiction in the whole of North America. The new and competitive market is on schedule to be launched in Q1 of 2022.
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Study Reveals Ontario's Huge iGaming Potential

Ontario Friends Share CA$21-Million Jackpot

Kenneth Nitsotolis, Bill Tepelenas and Dino Martino have won a substantial Lotto 6/49 prize. The game is a draw-based game that awards hundreds of millions of Canadian dollars to its player every year.
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Ontario Friends Share CA$21-Million Jackpot

Lotto Max Jackpot Up for Grabs Again

The Lotto Max jackpot stood at CA$12 million during its last draw on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. None of the purchased tickets for the round managed to guess correctly the winning combination. The main prize will grow even bigger for next draw, on Friday.
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Lotto Max Jackpot Up for Grabs Again

Loto-Québec Cannot Tackle Illegal Online Gambling on Its Own

Loto-Québec has requested help from the police department and federal lawmakers in its fight against illegal online gambling sites. The Crown corporation's new President and CEO Jean-François Bergeron spoke before an audience at the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.
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Loto-Québec Cannot Tackle Illegal Online Gambling on Its Own

Seneca Resorts & Casinos Grab 28 Slot Awards

Seneca Resorts & Casinos in New York State have won 28 slots awards from Strictly Slot magazine. The magazine's annual ‘Best of Slots’ event determined that Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Senecas Allegany Resort and Casino and Senucas Buffalo Creek Casino are the best gaming properties in the state.
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Seneca Resorts & Casinos Grab 28 Slot Awards

Lotto Max Jackpot Reaches the CA$50 Million Mark

The Tuesday, November 9 draw for Lotto Max did not determine a winner of the CA$41 million prize. The jackpot will grow even bigger for the next draw. Lottos Max is a nationwide lottery game with two draws every week.
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Lotto Max Jackpot Reaches the CA$50 Million Mark