Ubisoft’s Gaming AI ‘SAM’ is Launching Worldwide

After launching in Canada back in January, Ubisoft is bringing their gaming assistant AI to the global games market. Sam is designed to enrich a players gaming experience by connecting them with their game library, friends, community, as well as most of Ubisoft’s online services.Starting today, Sam is available worldwide in English only and is currently in BETA. Sam is a chatbot that f [...]

24 May 2018

Which Is the Better Buy: Great Canadian Gaming Corp. or Stars Group Inc.?

Great Canadian Gaming Corp. (TSX:GC) and Stars Group Inc. (TSX:TSGI)(NASDAQ:TSG) are two of the best performers in 2018 on the TSX, up 49% and 59%, respectively. Both have plenty of good things going on in their businesses, and both are stocks I’ve recommended in recent months. While both are worth owning if you can only purchase one, here’s the better buy. The pros of owning Great Canad [...]

24 May 2018

Pressure mounts to liberalize sports betting in Canada

The odds appear to be tilting in favour of Canada loosening sports-betting laws so they are more in sync with those of European and Asian nations. A Canadian sports-gaming advocate told Business in Vancouver that pressure is mounting on the federal government to change the law to allow sports wagering on individual games – a practice that he says is widespread, yet done exclusively [...]

24 May 2018

NHL Gaming World Championship: Regional finals

he NHL Gaming World Championship is moving closer to crowning its first-ever champion. Twenty-four of the best EA Sports NHL 18 players from Canada, the United States and across Europe are competing in the regional tournaments for a shot at their share of $100,000. The eight finalists in each region will battle it out in a bracket-style tournament, with the regional champion a [...]

24 May 2018

Will Canadian Gaming Industry be Hurt by US Sports Betting Decision?

Canadians may still be able to play online poker, but as of this week, they now lag behind their neighbors when it comes to sports betting. And that could make it much tougher for Canada’s gaming industry to stay competitive.On Monday, the Supreme Court overturned a federal law that banned sports betting in most states,. However, wagering on single games is still illegal in Canada. While [...]

24 May 2018

U.S. overturning ban on sports betting means Canadian gaming could fall behind; experts

A U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn a decades-long ban on sports betting might make it even harder for Canada’s gaming industry to compete, experts say.The Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in a 6-3 ruling on Monday, a decision which several organizations quickly encouraged Canada to mimic. PASPA was first enacted in the U.S. [...]

24 May 2018

Scientific Games signs instant games extension with Canada’s OLG

OLG is the largest instant games vendor in Canada in terms of sales and will continue to work with Scientific Games under the extended contract until July 31st 2022. "Scientific Games is delighted to continue our work supplying instant games to OLG," said John Schulz, Scientific Games senior vice president of instant products. "For many years, Scientific Games and its predecessor comp [...]

24 May 2018

Montreal home to 41 percent of gaming-related jobs

To compile its report, Indeed looked at gaming industry-related job postings and searches in Canada between December 2015 and December 2017. Specifically, Indeed assessed which gaming-related jobs are growing and which jobs are gaining interest from job seekers. “Montreal has emerged as Canada’s leading hub for gaming job creation, and that comes as no surprise since it’s home [...]

24 May 2018