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The impact of online gambling in Canada and around the world

By: Staff – The internet has a lot to answer for, and in the world of gambling it certainly does. Online betting sites and casinos have been cited as the reasons for the failing fortunes of established land-based casino destinations such as Las Vegas. On a state by state basis, The United States of America … Continue reading

Pop-Up Phenomenon, Happy Place, Arrives in Toronto

By: Staff – As Canadians prepare for colder weather and summer vacation feels like a distant memory, comes a joy-filled pop-up experience that is sure to put a smile on your face and some extra hop in your step.  HAPPY PLACE, an interactive, immersive exhibit with larger-than-life installations and multi-sensory themed rooms, is on a … Continue reading

Review: WWE 2K19 Inches Closer to the Perfect Wrestling Game

By: Curtis Sindrey –   WWE’s 2K video game series is back with another entry. WWE 2K19, the sixth game in the series, gets a lot right and some things hilariously wrong. 2k Showcase Mode Part mini documentary, part interactive story, WWE 2K19’s new showcase mode follows the career of Daniel Bryan. Going from his Feb. 2003 … Continue reading

The Best Casinos in Canada Revealed

By: Staff – The gaming industry in Canada brings in a lot of money for their economy, so it is unsurprising that their casinos are of the highest quality; here are a few of the best… Casino Niagara, Ontario Spanning 95,000 square feet over two floors, this giant of a casino has been around since 1996 and … Continue reading

Giller Prize Announces 2018 Shortlist

By: Staff – Today, at the Scotiabank Centre in Toronto, the Scotiabank Giller Prize announced its 2018 shortlist. CBC Radio’s Gill Deacon hosted the special event, while 2018 jury members Kamal Al-Solaylee, Maxine Bailey, Philip Hensher and Heather O’Neill were on hand to announce the 2018 finalists and read citations for each title. “I couldn’t … Continue reading

Reggae Sumfest Celebrates Creativity and Talent in Montego Bay

By: Curtis Sindrey – Jamaica’s beloved Reggae Sumfest music festival brought the best of reggae, and dancehall to Montego Bay in a celebration of creativity and talent. The festival, which launched in 1993, has since hosted a variety of both international stars and iconic Jamaican artists including 50 Cent, Rihanna, Usher, Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Beres Hammond, and … Continue reading

A Selection of the Best Casino-Related Songs

By: Staff – It will come as no surprise that the casino has influenced a number of different areas in pop culture including, movies, television shows and songs. Over the years, there have been a number of successful songs across various different musical genres relating to the pastime, many of which have topped the charts or at … Continue reading

Review: Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo” dazzles in Oshawa

By: Curtis Sindrey – Oshawa was taken away into the world of one of Cirque du Soleil’s best-loved productions, Corteo, last night as it kicked off a run of shows until June 24. Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. Mauro the Dreamer Clown is the central … Continue reading

Photos + Recap: 2018 Prism Prize Gala @ TIFF Lightbox

Photos by: Joanna Glezakos –  Fantavious Fritz was announced as the Grand Prize winner of the 2018 Prism Prize for Charlotte Day Wilson’s music video for “Work.” Both director and artist were on hand to accept the Prism Prize trophy and $15,000 award at the Prism Prize Awards Presentation at TIFF Lightbox in Toronto last night (May … Continue reading

Arctic Monkeys and Music’s Ongoing Love Affair With Casino Glamour

By: Staff – They’ve come a long way since I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor.If you had said back in 2006 that four cheeky scallywags from Sheffield called Arctic Monkeys would become one of the most intriguing bands of the 21stcentury and develop a chameleon-like ability to shift their style, many may have … Continue reading