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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, […]

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 […]

NorthStar Gaming Now Publicly Traded as TSXV:BET Following Reverse Takeover

March 7, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Investors will shortly be able to purchase shares in Ontario’s homegrown online gambling operator NorthStar Gaming. The company announced on Mar. 3 that it had completed the reverse takeover process it was undergoing to become a publicly-traded corporation. Technically speaking, the former NorthStar Gaming is now a subsidiary of another company, Baden Resources, which has now taken on […]

iGaming Ontario Faces Operator Ire Over Unexpected Banking Fees

March 7, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

Ontario online gambling operators are frustrated with iGaming Ontario (iGO) over unexpected fees. The provincial agency says it has received due diligence fees from its financial institution and will pass them on to the operators. According to Gaming News Canada, which broke the story, iGO informed operators on Feb. 21 to expect invoices for the […]

888 Holdings Internal Investigation Sparks Shareholder Panic, Leadership Change

January 30, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

888 Holdings is facing a crisis sparked by an internal investigation into suspected gray market compliance failures. The CEO, Itai Pazner, has stepped down. The company’s share values plummeted 29% in early trading on Jan 30. That morning, the company released a regulatory announcement stating it had suspended VIP accounts in the Middle East region. The internal […]

BetMGM Co-Owner Entain Leaving Unregulated Markets

January 18, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

European gambling giant Entain announced on Jan. 18 its plan to “accelerate” its exit from unregulated international markets. The decision won’t directly affect American gamblers, though Entain is the technology-supplying half of the BetMGM ownership team. However, Entain also serves dozens of gambling markets globally, as an operator and supplier. So the company’s announcement today […]

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