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Inbound budget sees Ontario pull the trigger on its igaming framework  

The government of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, is set to move ahead and establish the foundations for a liberalised igaming market – a move that will likely have significant consequences for how Canada chooses to regulated sports betting. Publishing its provincial budget, Ontario’s legislative assembly will reveal its conditions for launching a regulated igaming marketplace – a subject that …

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Federal or provincial… Canada stuck at regulatory crossroads

Canada’s continued resistance towards legalising a ‘single sports betting’ framework has perplexed industry observers, as a subject matter that has all political party support, professional sports’ blessings and a ready-made audience.  One-by-one as US states regulate sports wagering, the Great White North continues its slumber on adopting some form of a modern sport betting framework, replacing its antiquated parlay systems. …

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Ontario policy veteran Paul Burns takes Canada CGA leadership

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has confirmed the appointment of Paul Burns as new President and Chief Executive Officer of its trade and industry representative body. Burns was a founding member of the CGA, and has acted as a key stakeholder in the organisations initiatives and policy acting as Vice President of Affairs since 2015. A 20-year Canadian gambling executive, …

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Amaya governance proposes name change to ‘The Stars Group Inc’

Further to publishing its Q1 2017 trading update, Amaya Inc governance has informed investors that it has moved to propose a corporate name change to ‘The Stars Group Inc’. The Toronto-listed gambling group informs that its proposed name change to The Stars Group will be voted on at the upcoming annual shareholders meeting. Further to the name change, Amaya governance …

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Bet Buddy – How responsible gaming measures can be brand enhancing

Scott Longley spoke to Bet Buddy founder Simo Dragicevic for SBC to explore how analytics can be used for identifying problem gambling behviour and the benefits of such an approach. We know that the online gambling industry has fallen for data analytics in a big way. What it offers operators in terms of knowing the customer and being able to …

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Rocky start for PlayOLG.ca leaves customers frustrated

Ontario State’s newly launched GTECH Interactive powered online gambling portal PlayOLG.ca has faced several issues since its launch on Friday 9 January, which has left many Ontario online gambling consumers frustrated. Ontario consumers took to social media channels to report website issues regarding game loading times, onsite glitches and flawed geolocation access services which would not allow some customers to …

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Paddy Power customer dataset sold for €7600

Jason Ferguson, the man accused of hacking and stealing information from 649,055 Paddy Power customers, says he bought the data through an online message board last December and denies accountability. He told Bloomberg News that he was also offered a new dataset for €7600 (£6030). “I bought lots of data for marketing but I did not hack anything.” “Is it ethical? To my knowledge, …

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Optimal Payments gets involved with GiGse

Online payment solutions provider Optimal Payments has announced its VIP sponsorship and attendance at the 14th annual Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GiGse) from July 14 to 16, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. GiGse brings together over 700 of the top executives and decision-makers in the regulated iGaming market to discuss the latest trends and emerging developments …

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