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Katy Jean

Katy Jean

Katy Jean is a writer and regular contributor to Bonus. She’s also a front page writer for The Nova Scotian in The Chronicle Herald, delivering news focused on her home province. Katy rose to prominence on Twitter as a source of information on public health briefings, politics, and access to services during the COVID-19 pandemic. She began writing for Online Poker Report in January 2022, concentrating on the Ontario iGaming launch, including its impact on First Nations. At Bonus, she continues to use plain language to help new readers understand the complex online gambling industry, while adding her own expert insight.

Latest articles

Twenty Years Into New York Retail Casino Gaming, is it Time to Revisit the Compact?

August 25, 2022 | By: Katy Jean

Seneca Nation is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its gaming compact with New York State. Through the compact, the tribe owns and operates three upstate casinos. Though celebrations have highlighted the successes of those gaming facilities, the anniversary has also raised the question of whether the 2002 agreement is still fair in 2022. The three casinos […]

Canadian Provincial Lotteries Team Up, Call On Government to Fight Offshore Gambling

August 15, 2022 | By: Katy Jean

Five provincial lottery corporations have created a new pan-Canadian coalition to protect Canadians from unregulated online gambling. The Coalition of Provincial Lottery Corporations (CPLC) is calling on the Canadian federal government to help. Its goal is to take action against misleading online gambling advertisements, prevent offshore gaming websites from serving their residents, and keep lottery […]

Striking Workers at Ontario’s Pickering Casino Picket Nearby Casino Woodbine

August 3, 2022 | By: Katy Jean

Negotiations broke down late last week between Unifor casino workers at Pickering Casino Resort and Casino Ajax and their employer, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC). This week, they’ve added a third picket line at Casino Woodbine, located about 65 km from the Pickering location. The new picket line appeared on July 29, expanding on the existing strike […]

Great Canadian Gaming Employees Latest Group of Casino Workers to Threaten Strike

July 22, 2022 | By: Katy Jean

More than 2000 casino workers in Ontario are set to strike if they can’t reach new agreements with their employer, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCG). The workers are members of Canada’s largest private sector union, Unifor, which announced the decision Monday. The strike would impact gaming employees and security at up to eight GCG casinos […]

Scugog First Nations Enter Mediation With Ontario Government Over Casino Dispute

July 5, 2022 | By: Katy Jean

Mississauga of Scugog Island First Nations (MSIFN) will be entering mediation and seeking relief with the Ontario government. This comes after the province opened new gaming facilities near the MSIFN-owned Blue Heron Casino without consultation as well as claims of agreement violations, bad faith negotiations, and failures to provide consultation related to gaming. In a […]

Bryn Kenney, Sergi Reixach Deny Cheating Allegations Made By Martin Zamani

April 25, 2022 | By: Katy Jean

If you follow poker gossip at all, then by now you’ve probably heard something about accusations directed at high roller Bryn Kenney by one Martin Zamani. On April 21, Zamani appeared on the Doug Polk Podcast to explain his allegations further. Zamani is a tournament poker player, and brother of Ben Zamani, another professional player. […]

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