Canadian Casino News

First Omni-Channel Progressive Jackpot


Gaming history was recently made in Canada when IGT (International Game Technology) and British Columbia Lottery Corporation launched Powerbucks. Linking online, mobile, and land-based pools, Powerbucks is the first multi-channel progressive jackpot pool ever to be available in North America. IGT’s regional vice-president, David Flynn, said that the software developer was happy to partner with

Brexit Affects UK iGaming Industry

Brexit Affecting Betting

When the British population voted for the United Kingdom to remain in, or leave the European Union in a referendum that was nicknamed ‘Brexit,’ they surely didn’t expect the massive ripple effect that occurred when the results were announced. In what many saw as a shock move, 51.9% of 33.6 million voters made their mark

C$850,000 Jackpot Winner Talks About Win


When Ashley clicked the Spin button on her favourite online slot for the umpteenth time, she had no idea her life was about to change. The player, who lives near Toronto, watched in disbelief as the game told her she had won C$850, 000! It took Ashley a while to realise just how much she’d

Playtech Plans to Purchase Quickspin


Playtech Plc, the gambling software development company based on the Isle of Man, has announced that it plans to acquire Swedish online games studio, Quickspin. Playtech is in the process of brokering a deal that will see them spend up to $55.6 million in acquiring the brand. This figure is the maximum consideration of 6x

Paysafe Welcomes Income Access Acquisition


Payment solution provider Paysafe has acquired an affiliate tech company as part of a strategy to amplify its product capabilities. The company behind one of Canada’s most trusted online casino payment methods said that it acquired Income Access for C$40 million. Income Access’ shareholders will receive C$28 million once the transaction has been completed. Three

New VIP Rooms at Century Casino


High-rolling players can enjoy exclusive gaming in an upmarket environment at Alberta’s Century Casino and Hotel Edmonton, following the opening of new VIP and high-limit rooms. The new rooms are the most recently completed phase of the casino’s on going $2 million renovation. The event is being celebrated by operator Century Casinos Incorporated, with a

Quebec’s Online Casino Introduces eSports Betting

EspaceJeux - Sports Betting

eSports betting has joined the slots, table games and card games offered by Loto Quebec’s online casino. The Canadian operator announced that the category had been implemented via the Mise-o-jeu iGaming platform, and is available at its casino, EspaceJeux. The new venture was timed to coincide with the StarCraft II World Championship Series’ Summer Circuit

The Many Capabilities of Xbox


The original Xbox console was released back in 2001, and competed with other sixth-generation devices such as the Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo’s Game Cube. The original console was followed by the seventh-generation Xbox 360, and the eighth generation X-box One, which compete with the PlayStation 3, the Nintendo Wii, the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo

Grand Villa Edmonton to Open in September

Grand Villa Edmonton Casino

Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited is a Canadian casino operator that is based in Vancouver and runs 12 gaming establishments in British Columbia and Alberta. The company has announced that the opening of its most recent project, the Grand Villa Edmonton development, will take place on the 7th of September, 2016. The Grand Villa Edmonton

Any Smartphone Could Become Touch-Responsive with New Technology


The Dark Knight, a Batman movie from 2008, has inspired a team from the University of Michigan to develop some interesting new software for smartphones. In the movie Batman bounces a high-frequency audio signal off the infrastructure of Gotham City, using smartphones that act as a SONAR system to find the Joker. This started Yu-Chih