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Ontario Lottery Set with First Regulated On The Web Gambling Web Site

Ontario Lottery Set with First Regulated On The Web Gambling Web Site

The Ontario Lottery will launch PlayOLG.ca, quickly which has taken over four years from conception to completion, is big on responsible gambling features.

A new Ontario lottery will soon make the province that is canadian 5th to launch a completely regulated online gambling platform, using the announcement that PlayOLG.ca, operated by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), is to launch ‘in the coming weeks.’

PlayOLG.ca is currently available to the 50,000-odd players of OLG’s Circle Rewards Program, who were emailed on earlier this and asked to offer feedback ahead of official launch week. The site will have a selection initially of slot games and table games, such as video poker and roulette, as well as lottery services and products. These will be accompanied into the future by poker, bingo and sports betting.

It’s been a road that is long regulation for Ontario, which first announced its intention to offer online video gaming back 2010 as an extra source of income to plug the budget deficit.

The so-called ‘gray market’ has a huge customer-base in Canada, which includes usually turned a blind attention to its citizens gambling on offshore web sites, but Ontario believes it is losing out as a result. With an estimated half-million Ontarians gambling regularly on sites like PokerStars (recently acquired, of course, by Toronto-based Amaya), that’s somewhere between $400 million to $500 milli

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Paragon Gaming Investigation Could Jeopardize Vancouver Edgewater Casino

Paragon Gaming Investigation Could Jeopardize Vancouver Edgewater Casino

An artist’s rendering of the proposed Edgewater Casino resort become integrated Vancouver. It seems the task could now take jeopardy.

Las developers that are vegas-based Gaming, whose ability to ‘meet the conditions of its enrollment’ has been called into concern, could place the future of the $535-million Edgewater casino project in downtown Vancouver into doubt.

At the middle of the probe by the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch is, it appears, Paragon’s relationship with Michael Graydon, the former boss of the British Columbia Lotteries Corporation (BCLC), now head of PV Hospitality, a joint venture partner of Paragon.

A separate British Columbia government investigation of Graydon has currently figured the executive was indeed in conflict of interest when he negotiated work with Paragon in December 2013, while nevertheless head of the BCLC.

The aim for the Paragon project is always to relocate and expand the existing Edgewater Casino, which Paragon purchased in 2006, to make a new resort having a 72,000- square-foot gambling floor and two boutique hotels with 550 visitor rooms between them, also as space for restaurants and retail.

The development, that will be scheduled to start in 2016, is expected to create 2,000 jobs and generate $180 million each year for the economy that is local. The project is being built on a parcel owned by the BC Pavilion Corporation, opposite the BC Place Stadium.

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Golden Nugget New Jersey Unshuffled Baccarat okay, Claims DGE

Golden Nugget New Jersey Unshuffled Baccarat okay, Claims DGE

The DGE has ruled in favor of players in the million-dollar lawsuit over an unshuffled baccarat deck at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City. (Image: atlanticcitynj.com)

The Golden Nugget New Jersey can inhale a little easier this week, after the Atlantic City casino had been exonerated for a casino game of mini-baccarat that sparked a million-dollar lawsuit. The game has now been deemed legal by the nj-new Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) following an investigation that is two-year.

And here’s the back story: In 2012, a team of clients during the Golden Nugget nj-new jersey casino spotted a deck that is new of at one baccarat table that appeared to be unshuffled. The cards were being dealt in specific order that repeated itself every 15 hands, permitting them to know with very nearly complete certainty which cards were coming next. Upping their bets to as much as $5,000, opportunistic gamblers was able to win 41 hands in a row and collectively bank $1.5 million.

The casino quickly put the kibosh on the fishy game and called State Police and the DGE, not before it had paid out $500,000 associated with $1.5 million.

It appears that the cards had been supposed to arrive from producer, Kansas-based business Gemaco, in a pre-shuffled state, using a machine that uses complex algorithms to guarantee that no two decks would be the same. This deck that is particular however, somehow slipped through the

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