Canadian Online Casino News

Welcome to our news section! Here we cover new game announcements, industry news, trends, and promotions and offer other useful information for online casino fans in Canada.

A snapshot of the main reels screen in NetEnt's new Universal Monsters: The Phantom of the Opera slot.

January 31, 2018

Is NetEnt’s Latest a Copy of a Microgaming Slot?

NetEnt has just released their latest game, a slot called “Universal Monsters™: The Phantom Curse”. Just from the name, you…

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The RCMP have raided over 20 illegal gambling establishments in the last 2 months.

January 31, 2018

Illegal Casinos on the Rise in Canada

With gambling being legal in Canada, it’s fairly easy to find an excellent brick-and-mortar casino or poker room to visit….

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River Rock Casino

January 28, 2018

River Rock VIP Manager De-Registered Following Probe

  It started with some initial suspicion which led to the launch of a laundering probe, and in reaction, an…

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A view of the slots section at River Rock casino.

January 14, 2018

Friction Around BCLC Laundering Probe

A few months ago we covered the announcement that River Rock casino would undergo a laundering probe after a string…

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Smoke billowing from the Resorts World casino in Manila, Philippines

December 30, 2017

The Most Dramatic Casino Crimes of 2017

Attempted robberies and casinos are “old-friends”. Sometimes they end with a few people in jail, and unfortunately, sometimes people get…

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Canada Juniors Whip Slovakia to Stay Perfect at Worlds

December 28, 2017

Canada Juniors Whip Slovakia to Stay Perfect at Worlds

  The Canadian junior team’s solid defence has proven itself once again as they continue to fight their way to…

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December 26, 2017

End the Year Winning with These Festive Online Slots

It’s the holiday season! The excitement of Christmas eve is behind us, but now the real relaxation and fun begins….

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Plans for the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

December 25, 2017

Seminole Tribe to add Huge Guitar Tower to Hard Rock Casino

The Seminole tribe have been serious players in the gaming industry for a while now. In 2007, they purchased Hard…

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The British Columbia Lottery Corp.

November 30, 2017

The BCLC Revises Regulatory Laws After 20 Years

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has announced it has completed revamping a document known as the Operational Services Agreement (OSA)….

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NetEnt's New Free Round Widget.

November 26, 2017

NetEnt Releases New Rewards Wheel for Players

Online gaming developer Net Entertainment have released a new tool called the “Free Round Widget”. The widget will be able…

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November 17, 2017

Revenue Boom for Loto-Québec Continues…

Although Loto-Québec has maintained a humble diplomacy surrounding the topic, the figures describing the operator’s growth in the last year…

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The Atlantic Lottery

November 11, 2017

Atlantic Lottery Goes Omni-Channel with New Games

The Atlantic Lottery has taken a major step in making their products more accessible to Canadians. The lottery approached Scientific…

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Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

October 30, 2017

Manitoba Chiefs in Huge Lawsuit Against Province

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has filed a lawsuit against the provincial government of Manitoba for close to $1 billion….

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The Cardless Connect App by IGT

October 24, 2017

IGT Launch Cardless Connect Mobile Rewards App

International Gaming Technology (IGT) have for a while been recognized as true innovators in the world of gambling technology. With…

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Mega Moolah Jackpot Bonus

October 18, 2017

Mega Moolah Makes 2 Millionaires in a Week

It’s always great to hear about a really big online slot win, but when it happens at a casino you…

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Lightning Box Games

October 9, 2017

William Hill Partners with Lightning Box for Two New Slots

We’ve featured William Hill as one of our recommended online casinos for Canadians, and not without good reason. William Hill…

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River Rock Casino

September 30, 2017

River Rock Casino in BC Faces Laundering Probe

Evidence has risen pointing to a possible case of money laundering by the River Rock Casino located south of Vancouver….

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Pokerstars Zoom Poker Edition

September 26, 2017

Pokerstars Bring on Usain Bolt to Launch Zoom Poker Edition

The world’s best known online poker room, Pokerstars, have brought on legendary sprinter Usain Bolt to lead the marketing campaign…

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September 23, 2017

New Urban Casino “Parq Vancouver” to Open this Friday

The much-awaited Parq Vancouver casino complex is scheduled to open this Friday. This impressive entertainment facility is one of the…

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The ESL CS:GO Logo

September 11, 2017

Betway Casino Becomes Major Sponsor of ESL Esports League

Esports is growing from strength to strength as more spectators become hooked on the craze, and more companies start team…

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The Woodbine Racetrack next to Rexdale

August 31, 2017

Local Residents Worried About New OLG Rexdale Deal

As far as the gaming industry is concerned, the recent deal between OLG and The Great Canadian Gaming Corp. is…

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Microgaming to Release New Gnome Wood Slot

August 28, 2017

Microgaming to Launch 2 New Epic Slots in September

As a leader in online casino gaming software, Microgaming is always up to something creative, and we’re glad to announce…

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The New Spin Palace Online Casino

August 24, 2017

Spin Palace Undergoes Facelift and Adds Sports Betting

Spin Palace has earned its place as one of the most popular online casino amongst Canadians. We’re definitely fans of…

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The Great Gaming Corporation.

August 14, 2017

OLG Announce New Operators for GTA Bundle

Last month we talked about what was to be one of the biggest and most influential decisions of Canada’s gaming…

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New Jersey - Online Gaming Success Story

July 31, 2017

New Group Lobbying for Legal Online Gaming in the US

Online gaming has always been a hot issue amongst politicians and policy makers in the US. It always feels like…

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Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

July 25, 2017

OLG to Choose Ontario’s New Gambling Operator

For a while now, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has been reviewing private organizations’ proposals to take over the…

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Playtech BGT's New BetTracker App

July 18, 2017

Playtech Announce New BetTracker App

A new app could make sports betting on mobile devices that much easier. Betting on sports is extremely popular in…

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Cash Busters

July 12, 2017

Loto-Quebec to Release Physical Version of “Cash Busters” Instant Win Game

As casino players, we have it pretty good here in Canada. This latest news highlights this fact. The extremely popular…

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Jurassic World Slot

June 30, 2017

Microgaming with New Jurassic World Slot

After the success of the Jurassic Park slots, Microgaming has released another fast-paced action-packed dino-themed slot: Jurassic World. The Jurassic…

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June 25, 2017

Mega Moolah Slot Makes Yet Another Millionaire

If there’s one online slot game that’s dominated the big wins of 2017 so far, it has to be the…

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Yggdrasil has become a popular choice amongst slot fans.

June 20, 2017

Yggdrasil Wins EGR Best Slots Provider 2nd Year Running

If you’re a frequent reader of our reviews, you’ll probably know that we’re fans of Yggdrasil. This is a casino…

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Bodog Let 'Em Ride

June 5, 2017

BC Player Wins $397k Jackpot at Bodog Online Casino

We always love a good story about a Canadian player hitting a big jackpot. This time lady luck decided to…

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GameCo Skill-Based Slots

May 30, 2017

GameCo’s Skill-Based Slots Hit Foxwoods Casino

GameCo is a very interesting company that we’ve been keeping our eye on since they released their revolutionary skill-based games…

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Gonzo's Quest by NetEnt

May 25, 2017

British Columbia Grants NetEnt Full Gaming Supplier License

British Columbia’s official gaming regulator, the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB), has given the leading Swedish game developer NetEnt…

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Hard Rock Casino

May 18, 2017

Plans Announced for Hard Rock Casino in Ottawa

In a new deal overseen by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG), the Rideau Carleton Raceway will soon be…

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Bodog Poker

May 8, 2017

Bodog’s “Quick Seat” Improves Online Poker for Recreational Players

For a long while now, Bodog has taken a different approach to online poker. There was a time when poker…

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PokerStars Jackpot Poker

April 30, 2017

PokerStars Release Improved Jackpot Poker on Steam Platform

  Looking to enter the multi-billion dollar social gaming market, PokerStars developed Jackpot Poker, a version of their popular Spin…

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Evolution Gaming's Live Casinos

April 25, 2017

Evolution Gaming Signs Deal to Open First Canadian Studio

The Swedish live casino production company Evolution Gaming has penned a new deal with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation to…

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Mega Moolah Online Slot

April 13, 2017

Mega Moolah Slot Win Creates Another Millionaire

Experienced online slots players are well aware of the existence of the massive progressive jackpot Mega Moolah. A recent Mega…

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The Century Casino in Calgary.

April 3, 2017

Plans Approved for New Edmonton Casino

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission has approved a plan for a new gambling entertainment centre to be built in…

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The emoji slot game is on its way.

March 27, 2017

An Emoji Slot Game? NetEnt Continues to Surprise Us

The ICE Totally Gaming conference in London, England, proved to be a hotbed of new ideas and announcements in the…

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Age of the Gods Slot

March 20, 2017

Lucky Slots Player Wins $1 Million at William Hill Casino

It’s no secret that the William Hill online casino is home to great online slots games. The company’s main software…

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William Hill Signs Deal to Include Yggdrasil Slots

March 13, 2017

William Hill Brings Yggdrasil Slots On Board

William Hill, one of our favorite recommended online casinos for Canadian players, has made a serious move to take their…

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The British Columbia Lottery Corp.

March 6, 2017

BCLC Revenue Report Shocks the Gaming Industry

  In our last news piece, we covered a new agreement signed by the British Columbia Lottery Corp. (BCLC) and…

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MGM Signs Responsible Gaming Deal with GameSense.

February 28, 2017

MGM Signs Responsible Gaming Deal with BC’s GameSense

In a new agreement, MGM Resorts International and the British Columbia Lottery Corp. (BCLC) have taken steps to make gaming…

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Is baseball betting on its way to becoming legal in the US?

February 23, 2017

The MLB is Reconsidering Baseball Betting

Legal wagering in the US is constantly under examination and discussion, but in a new announcement by Major League Baseball’s…

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A view from Gonzo's Quest VR by NetEnt.

February 20, 2017

NetEnt to Release First VR Slot Game

As virtual reality continues to gain popularity in the gaming world, it’s becoming clear that online casinos will be next…

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Playtech Release New Superman Slots

February 15, 2017

Playtech Announce New Superman Slots Series

Playtech have announced another huge collaboration, this time with entertainment giant Warner Bros. The exclusive deal focuses on brands falling…

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Virtual Reality Casino Gaming

January 31, 2017

Virtual Reality Casino Gaming the Next Big Thing?

It feels like only a few years ago that virtual reality casino gaming would have been regarded as some kind…

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Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation

January 27, 2017

Ontario Communities Reap the Benefits of Local Casinos

The relationship between land-based gaming and the communities that surround these facilities can be a tricky one. While some consider…

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NYX Gaming enters Canada.

January 23, 2017

NYX Gets Green Light to Operate in Canadian Provinces

The company known as NYX Gaming Group has been granted an approval to begin offering its software to online gaming…

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Bitcoin Rise Could Affect Online Gaming

January 11, 2017

Bitcoin’s Success Set to Affect Online Gaming?

Bitcoin was launched only several years ago yet the digital currency protégé has almost become a household name. While public…

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Party Island Slot Pays Out Big!

December 29, 2016

Big Wins Rock the Slots at Spin Palace

One of our favorite online casinos, and one that is open to players from Canada of course, is Spin Palace….

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Baazov withdraws Proposal to buy Amaya

December 26, 2016

David Baazov Withdraws Proposal to Purchase Amaya

The ownership of the Montreal-based company Amaya Incorporated has been a topic of discussion since the beginning of the year….

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Playtech Launch $250k Giveaway

December 22, 2016

Playtech Begins Huge $250k Giveaway

Playtech, an industry leader in the world of online casino software development, has launched a special promotion for the 2016…

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PokerStars Launch Casino Rush

December 12, 2016

Pokerstars Launch New “Casino Rush” App

The popular poker site Pokerstars has launched a new application for Android and iOS devices called Casino Rush. As the…

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Play live dealer games at Jackpot City.

November 30, 2016

Jackpot City Launches New Live Dealer Games

As we’ve mentioned in our online casino reviews before, Jackpot City is definitely one of your best bets as a…

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November 22, 2016

Ontario’s Casino Rama Hacked by “Anonymous Threat Agent”

  The Casino Rama resort in Ontario is going through an extremely rough patch at the moment. Only two weeks…

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Canadian players wins C$11.6 million playing Mega Moolah

November 16, 2016

Canadian Player Wins $11.6 Million on Mega Moolah

Mega Moolah is one of Microgaming’s most successful games of all time, but it’s probably one of the most famous…

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MPN has added new tournament formats.

November 9, 2016

Microgaming’s New Poker Tournaments Offer Top Slots

  Microgaming has released their new schedule for the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN). This new action-packed schedule is based around…

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October 31, 2016

Maple Casino Launches 2016 Halloween Cash Dash

Based on our experience of what’s available, we think that Maple Casino is one of the best online casinos for…

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October 26, 2016

Is NetEnt Withdrawing from Canada?

Over the course of 2016, Swedish casino software developer NetEnt has made a number of shifts that may hint at…

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The British Columbia Lottery Corp.

October 23, 2016

BCLC Online Slots Break Their Own Rules

According to BC gambling laws, new online slots games need to be evaluated and approved before being available to the…

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October 19, 2016

Amaya Inc. in Talks with William Hill about Merger

The Canadian-based company Amaya Inc is currently in talks with William Hill, one of the most well-known bookmakers in the…

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October 10, 2016

A Jackpot City Slot just paid out $1,020,000

As September 2016 came to a close, one very lucky player at Jackpot City had a lot to be happy…

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Playtech New Game

September 26, 2016

Playtech Launches New Live Casino Card Game

Playtech has already claimed its clear position as one of the leaders in online casino software. Here in Canada we…

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Edmonton City

September 14, 2016

Edmonton’s New Grand Villa Casino Officially Open

The new Grand Villa casino has been opened in downtown Edmonton as of the 7th of September. The project was funded…

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888 Betting pokemon App

September 11, 2016

888 Launch Pokémon GO-Style Free Bets App

The Pokémon GO phenomenon spread like a wildfire this summer, gathering popularity instantaneously and catching the attention of the international…

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Spin Palace Bonus and Promotions

August 31, 2016

Month of Big Wins by Canadians at Spin Palace

It’s been a great month for Canadian online casino players. There have been some nice big wins especially at Spin…

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Motorhead Slot Machine

August 16, 2016

NetEnt Completes “Rocks” Slot Series

The NetEnt online gaming software company has completed its Rocks Trilogy series of slots games. The game to complete the…

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August 4, 2016

Jackpot City Announces Big Online Slots Winners

Jackpot City is one of our favorite online casinos and one that we’ve reviewed in the past. It’s a Microgaming…

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Tarzan Slot Machine

August 1, 2016

Microgaming Sign Licensing Agreement for Tarzan Online Slot

Microgaming have just announced that they have bought the exclusive rights to the Tarzan brand name for use in an…

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July 26, 2016

Netent’s New NRVNA Slot – What We Think

We’re always excited to review a new game from one of our favorite developers. We met Netent’s latest release, the…

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Play Electric Diva online slot

July 11, 2016

Microgaming Release Brand New Slots Game “Electric Diva”

With so many new slots games being released regularly, it must be a real challenge for developers to keep coming…

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June 30, 2016

Playtech release Two New Age of the Gods Slots Games

Playtech is a long-standing leader in the online casino software arena, and the creator of some of our favorite games….

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June 26, 2016

10 Tips to Sharpen Your Online Blackjack Game

Blackjack is a classic casino game that can be enjoyed by players of all levels of card game experience. You…

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EGR Awards 2016

June 21, 2016

EGR Awards the Best Online Casino Software Providers of 2016

The Electronic Gaming Review holds an awards ceremony every year to honour professionals and companies that have excelled in doing…

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Canadian Dollar

June 11, 2016

May Marks Big Slots Wins by Canadians

We’re not yet halfway through 2016 and already Canadian online slots players are proving to be some of the luckiest…

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May 31, 2016

Now You Can Bet on Who Will “Win” Game of Thrones

It’s amazing how popular HBO’s series Game of Thrones has become, but it’s not just that people watch the show…

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Netent Theme Park

May 30, 2016

NetEnt Release Footage of New “Theme Park” Slots Game

It’s called “Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune” and it could be NetEnt’s next big slots game hit. The game is…

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April 29, 2016

New Sports Betting Bill will be Debated in Parliament

Welcome to our second installment of our weekly Canadian casino news roundup. Stay up-to-date with the latest online casino news from…

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April 28, 2016

Couple Wins Canadian Lottery Jackpot of $50 million

Welcome to our first installment of our weekly Canadian casino news roundup. Stay up-to-date with the latest online casino news…

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