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Robyn McNeil

Robyn McNeil

Robyn McNeil is a Nova Scotia-based writer and editor. She lives in Halifax in an empty nest with a mischievous cat and a penchant for good stories, strong tea, cheeseburgers, yoga, graveyards, hammocks, gardening, games, herb, adventure, and hoppy beer.

Latest articles

TheScore Bet Launches on Desktop in Ontario as Coolbet Takes a Bow

March 17, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Ontario gamblers can now access theScore Bet via its familiar app and online. The change comes after the Toronto-based brand released a desktop version of its popular Ontario online casino and sportsbook. Previously, players could only access theScore Bet through the app launched last April when Ontario debuted regulated online gambling. Despite the app-only offering, […]

Downstate New York Casinos a Pot of Gold for Lobbyists, Consultants

March 16, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

It could be years before the first shovel breaks ground on any of the three proposed downstate New York casinos. Yet, the ​​business of casinos already has money flowing as competing camps lobby to win one of the highly sought-after licenses. According to an investigation by Politico, lobbying firms behind 10 proposed casinos have already […]

New Jersey Smoking Ban Gains Support, Likelihood of Passing

March 14, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

A New Jersey smoking ban loophole is closer to closing at Atlantic City casinos. Lawmakers discussed the matter on March 9. On Thursday, the New Jersey General Assembly Health Committee (AHC) and the Assembly Tourism, Gaming, and Arts Committee (ATGA) jointly held a public hearing. More than a dozen speakers at the hearing spoke in […]

New York Gov. Hochul Formally Proclaims March Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March 10, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Governor Kathleen C. Hochul has made it official that March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) in New York. Dr. Chinazo O. Cunningham, the commissioner of the state’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), delivered the formal proclamation on the Governor’s behalf. Cunningham spoke during a joint media conference held by New York State’s […]

UBC Study Finds Link Between Video Game Loot Boxes, Gambling

March 9, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

A new study from the Centre for Gambling Research at the University of British Columbia (UBC) raises concerns about the connection between video game loot boxes and gambling. Luke Clark, psychology professor and director of the UBC center, delivered the findings at the New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference. The annual British Columbia Lottery Corporation […]

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