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Yolina has followed closely the latest development on the Canadian gaming scene over the past years, monitoring the land-based, lottery, and online offerings up for grabs. The dynamic nature of the local lottery and casino fields, as well as the opportunities lying ahead of Canada fire her enthusiasm for what is to come. A sports betting enthusiast, in her spare time Yolina could be found in her natural habitat – turning the pages of biographies and catching up on the latest stand-up comedy podcasts.

OLG Will Now Oversee Horse Racing Cancellation Fees

This week, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced that it will be making some changes in regard to horse racing policies. The AGCO said that the cancellation of horse racing fees will be tasked to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The change will go into effect starting from October 1, 2022.

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Relax Gaming Extends Partners List with Thunderkick Deal

The latest set of news coming from the industry-leading iGaming provider, Relax Gaming, is that the company has inked an agreement with Thunderkick. Now, the latter will be added to the supplier’s list of Powered by Studio partners. The Stockholm-based studio has an immaculate reputation in the gaming industry, and it touts an impressive portf ...

Alberta Will Most Likely Delay Launch of Sports Betting Market

It seems that Alberta is taking its time with the creation of its retail sports betting market, as the province may not keep its initial deadline. The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission, which has been tasked with the responsibility has not provided an official update after the end of the Request for Proposals and may fail to meet th ...

NY Sen. Joe Addabbo Says iGaming Will Not Affect Land-Based Casinos

Most recently, New York State Senator Joe Addabbo has spoken on the legislature’s intentions of bringing regulated online gambling in the Empire State. The Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering chair assured the industry that after online sports betting, the introduction of iGaming will not cannibalize the land-based casino sector in the state....

NY Sees Decrease of Sports Betting Handle but Pick in Revenue

After a tremendous start of the NFL season, New York State has reported a slightly lower weekly handle for the second week of the league. On Friday, the New York State Gaming Commission reported that for the week ending on September 18, 2022, the handle has reached US$296.7 million. This is 10.1% lower than the week prior to that.

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Ontario Awaits the Launch of More Operators

Ontario’s iGaming market has already welcomed more than 20 online sportsbooks, but even more are on their way. The province expects several more operators to gain permission from iGaming Ontario to go online within its borders. Most currently, BetVictor reported that it has signed a gaming operator agreement with the regulator and it should de ...

PressEnter Europe Gains iGaming License for Ontario

Ontario’s iGaming market has been relatively quiet this week, as only PressEnter Europe Limited has announced its entry into the local sector. The company’s Nitro Casino brand has been permitted to enter the scene by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, and it will be able to offer its rich slot and table games content to the local ...

Online Sportsbook Coalition Commits to Legal Operations

Major internet sportsbook operators are now turning their attention to participating in only regulated markets. This week, a group of industry-leading sports betting brands came out with a 12-point pledge, which aims to declare their commitment to regulated markets as well as promote a responsible-gambling culture within their activities and mor ...

Bragg Gaming Group Joins Forces with Bally’s Corp.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, a leading aggregator and supplier of iGaming content, Bragg Gaming Group, announced a partnership with one of the industry’s leaders Bally’s Corporation. The partnership will allow the Ontario gaming provider to launch its premium content to brands of Bally’s Interactive subdivisions, such as Virgin Casino ...

Loto-Québec Staff Accept New Collective Agreement Terms

On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Loto-Québec informed the local public that its conflict with its professional staff has now been resolved. The Crown corporation reported that the protesting professionals have now agreed to the recently proposed terms and have ratified the new deal. Essentially ending their general strike and returning to work.< ...