This Week in Gambling: Canadian online gambling ban fails
This week in gambling, the Canadian Province of Quebec attempted to ban online gambling, but the federal government stepped in to save the day. Plus, the NFL sports betting season just kicked off, and Sheldon Adelson has a new enemy in the industry.
APCW Perspectives: Gambling news from North America and Europe
This week, J. Todd returns with stories out of California and Quebec, as well as online gambling news from Greece, France and the U.K.
Bingo struggles on in Quebec
Quebec's bingo halls struggle to stay enticing, in an age of short attention, no smoking and online gambling.
Quebec to block unlicensed gambling sites
Quebec will introduce provincial legislation that will force ISPs to block unlicensed online gambling sites.
The Reel Life: Wanna buy some coke prank edition
The Reel Life loves a good prank, but apparently, the LAPD does not. So of course, we had the complete opposite reaction to a recent video of some enterprising young men "selling some coke" out of the back of their SUV.
The Reel Life: Your phone a friend can't include Santa
A New Jersey mother of three learned this week that the state's laws against talking on a cell phone while driving always apply, even if you're on the phone with Santa Clause himself.
Ontario and Quebec in dialogue on offshore gambling control
Ontario is conducting conversations with Quebec over how to control offshore online gambling.
C$1 million guaranteed Main Event headlines Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival
The Full Tilt Poker Montreal Festival features 17 poker events across 13 days.
The Reel Life: S.C. woman shows up to presser half naked
The state whose governor said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail while he was really in Argentina visiting his mistress had yet another strange occurrence this week, when a half-naked woman showed up at a news conference at the South Carolina statehouse.
The Reel Life: Neck tie suspension edition
The Reel Life doesn't believe in school uniforms. So we think a 13-year-old's decision to wear a real necktie instead of the cheesy school-issued clip-on should be applauded. But the school apparently thinks it's an offense worthy of suspension.
Playground Poker Club tourneys will benefit youth hockey in Montreal
The Playground Hat Trick Series features some of the biggest names in the home of hockey's most successful team who have joined forces with North America's largest standalone poker room to help raise money for youth hockey in the Montreal area.
The Reel Life: Rare art edition
This week, the Reel Life offers this public service announcement: Before you take that box to Goodwill, make sure there's no rare art in there. You don't want to end up inadvertently donating a masterpiece.
The Reel Life: Trail of Cheetos edition
The Reel Life loves nothing more than a stupid criminal. And Austin Lee Westfall Presler gave us a great story this week.
The Reel Life: Follow those tracks edition
A word of advice to would-be car thieves: wait until the snow melts before you go digging through those glove boxes.
The Reel Life: Octogenarian Gangnam Style
The Reel Life rarely delves into politics, but former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson did something that caught our eye this week, and it's just too good to let pass by without making mention of it. Because how often do you get a chance to see an octogenarian dancing to "Gangnam Style"?
The Reel Life: Come down and take your medicine edition
When the Reel Life was in high school, one of our social studies teachers imparted some important wisdom. "You may be able to outrun one policeman," he said, "but you'll never outrun the radio."
The Reel Life: Naked jogger edition
In addition to playing the online slots, The Reel Life is an avid jogger. We aren't flashy about it, though, unlike a 23-year-old in Kentucky who decided to run through rush-hour traffic naked.
The Reel Life: "Who's suing who?" edition
The Reel Life loves nothing more than hearing a story about a senior citizen holding their own when someone tries to take advantage of them. But we've never seen anyone with the gall to sue the senior who did nothing other than defend himself.
IGT to highlight industry-leading products at the World Lottery Summit in Montreal, Canada
IGT will showcase industry-leading video lottery terminal (VLT) products from Sept. 9 – 12 at the World Lottery Summit in Montreal, Canada.
The Reel Life: Pick a better present edition
The Reel Life is in favor of men surprising their girlfriends on their birthdays. We're not in favor, however, of them nearly killing themselves in the process.
The Reel Life: Ruined breathalyzer edition
If the Reel Life has said it once, we've said it 1,000 times: Don't drink and drive. But we have to say, a 26-year-old New Zealand man had perhaps one of the most entertaining reactions to be arrested for drunk driving we've seen.
The Reel Life: Rafting under the influence edition
The Reel Life knows that drinking alcohol can have unforeseen consequences. And you should never drive a car under the influence. However, we're thankful that we're now aware that an Alaska man has also taught us that we shouldn't float on a raft after a hard night of drinking, too.
IGT to supply Loto-Quebec with online casino games
International Game Technology will supply interactive online casino games to EspaceJeux.com, Loto-Quebec's Online Gaming Site.
BCLC PlayNow.com joins Loto-Quebec on Canadian Poker Network
Poker players in British Columbia and Quebec will now play together on the first regulated poker network in North America.
Top-10 hands to November Nine hands watch for on ESPN
When ESPN airs its final table coverage of the World Series of Poker Main Event on Tuesday night, poker fans will only see about 10 percent of the rou…
Quebecer wins WSOP pot-limit Omaha title for $315,311
Miguel Proulx of St. Charles, Quebec, won the $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha championship at the World Series of Poker early on Friday morning to claim his first WSOP bracelet and the first place prize of $315,311.