Influencer Interactive Inc. launches Blitzbet

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During the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people have been forced to stay in their homes and turn to the internet for entertainment. One form that has taken has been online gambling, which has seen a large uptick in players and money wagered. Canadian company Influencer Interactive Inc. is hoping to take advantage of that situation by offering a new online ... Read more

BCLC extends gaming partnership with Scientific Games

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The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has extended an agreement with Scientific Games Corporation, one of the worldwide leaders in the gaming world. Scientific Games will now continue to power all the Managed Trading Services on the PlayNow.com platform for the coming years. The company is most known for its OpenTrade solution, which has received praise for both its reliability and ... Read more

DraftKings goes public despite phyiscal activities being shut down

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The majority of the sports world may be locked out right now, but that didn't stop DraftKings from going public. The Daily Fantasy Sports and sports betting app company went public on the NASDAQ last Friday. It was a big chance for the company, which has seen a near complete shutdown of its operations since the coronavirus pandemic has halted ... Read more

Coronavirus taking a toll on several leagues and wagers

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The sports world came to a screeching halt in mid-March when professional and amateur leagues around the globe stopped operations as the coronavirus grew into a worldwide pandemic. The National Basketball Association was the first major professional league in North America to temporarily stop playing games, but others such as the National Hockey League soon followed suit. As of now, ... Read more

What happens during coronavirus shutdown?

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It's no secret anymore that the coronavirus has greatly affected the lives of people across the globe. A week or so ago, the World Health Organization upgraded the coronavirus, calling it a global pandemic. The virus, which started in China and initially caused outbreaks in Italy, Iran and South Korea, has now spread to just about every country in the ... Read more

Saskatchewan to push for new rules

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There has been a lot of talk recently about legalizing single-game sports wagering throughout Canada. In Saskatchewan, some lawmakers are making a realistic push toward making it legal in the province. Kevin Waugh, who represents Saskatoon-Graswood, introduced a bill recently that would amend the Criminal Code to legalize single-game sports wagering. As many other proponents of a move have argued, ... Read more

Law introduced into the House

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Single-game sports betting may finally be working its way to legalization in Canada. After months of talk -- and a few failed attempts in the past -- NDP MP Brian Masse presented a bill he co-sponsored with Conservative MP Kevin Waugh that would legalize single-event sports betting in the country. It's likely that the House will debate the bill in ... Read more

XFL openly embraces gambling, reaches large audience

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The XFL is back again, trying for a second time to be an off-season competitor to the National Football League in the United States. The second season began the week after the Super Bowl, on February 8, and the league's owner -- the WWE's Vince McMahon -- is hoping for better, more long-lasting results this time around. One positive thing ... Read more

Penn National buys stake in Barstool Sports

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A gaming company is making a major investment in a media company all as part of a push to capitalize on the huge popularity and future projected growth of sports betting in the United States. Penn National Gaming Inc. announce recently it will invest $163 million into Barstool Sports. The deal will value Barstool sports at $450 million. Penn National ... Read more

World Junior Ice Hockey Championships 2021

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The World Junior Ice Hockey Championships is the elite ice hockey competition for players 20 years of age and under and is held each year. The 2021 version of the tournament is set to be held in Canada for the 14th time and is sure to highlight some of the world's top young hockey players - most of whom play ... Read more