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Great Canadian Gaming reports revenue growth

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Great Canadian Gaming, the Toronto-based gaming company, has reported a rise in revenue in the third quarter of 2018.

The revenues rose to $343.2m and adjusted EBITDA increased to $140.6m in the third quarter, which represents 115 and 124 per cent, respectively, year on year.

The company has recently announced the gaming expansion at Casino Woodbine on its second level, with the introduction of 50 table games and over 300 slot machines. Subsequent to the third quarter of 2018, Casino Woodbine added further gaming capacity on its third level, bringing the total gaming capacity to approximately 3,700 slot machines and 100 table games.

“2018 continues to be an exceptional year for Great Canadian,” said Rod Baker, the company’s president and chief executive officer. “Our third quarter results reflected a full three months of operations from the West GTA Gaming Bundle, which is under Great Canadian’s management since May 1, 2018, and approximately one month of new revenues for Casino Woodbine generated from the introduction of table games and additional slot machines. We expect the new table games, which have been well received by the market, to help develop our customer base.”

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Bojoko heads to Canada…

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The hugely popular online casino comparison site launches in Canada with a completely localised offering

 

Bojoko, the hugely popular online casino comparison site, has launched in Canada for the very first time after enjoying massive success in the UK market.

Bojoko is the Airbnb of the online casino world and allows operators and game developers to upload their own listings which players then rate and review.

Good Game Limited, the company behind Bojoko, has been preparing to launch in Canada for more than two years and enters the market with a completely localised offering.

This includes partnering with licensed online casinos that offer dedicated promotions and bonuses to Canadian players and that offer localised payment options.

All content on the Bojoko website has also been re-written in Canadian English, and all currencies are in Canadian dollars, too.

Bojoko is now calling on online casino operators that accept players from Canada to post their listings and allow players to start rating and reviewing their sites.

Players that sign up to Bojoko can take advantage of exclusive offers and promotions, be notified of any news and updates and “follow” their favourite casinos and game developers.

Joonas Karhu, Chief Business Officer at Bojoko, said: “Bojoko is just what online casino players in Canada need. It is a place where they can find reputable brands and discover the best bonuses and promotions available to them.

“Bojoko has proved to be very successful in the UK by allowing operators to upload their own profiles which are then rated and reviewed by players. We believe this formula will be just as popular in Canada and look forward to welcoming Canadian players to our growing community.”

Bojoko’s Canada launch kick-starts the brand’s expansion into international markets, with plans to go live in additional online casino jurisdictions later this year.

 

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Canada Amends the Criminal Code Offence of Money Laundering

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The Government of Canada has amended the Criminal Code offence of money laundering. The regulation changes criminalise moving money on behalf of someone despite money laundering suspicions.

“This change modernises Canada’s money laundering criminal offences to be consistent with key allies (e.g. U.K. and Australia) and provides an additional tool to disrupt and more effectively investigate and prosecute money laundering, particularly when dealing with sophisticated actors such as professional launderers,” Finance Department spokesman Greg Sommerville said.

Canada also considers other recommendations produced in the past 18 months. 120 recommendations were filed, but only 19 have been approved so far.

“Canada has fallen so far behind for so many years, we’re playing catch-up,” James Cohen, executive director of Transparency International Canada said.

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Luminosity Gaming partners with BIG Digital to launch first of its kind esports and gaming experience

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Luminosity Gaming, one of the largest and most successful esports organizations in North America, has partnered with experiential technology company BIG Digital to develop an innovative first-of-its-kind interactive gaming activation and experience, with the first event taking place recently at Bud Light Dreams Festival on June 29 and 30, 2019.

Dreams is a two-day, three-stage outdoor sensorial celebration of Toronto’s music and arts community. Luminosity, well known for its overwhelming success in engaging with esports and gaming fans, landed at Dreams with its mobile tour that included interactive touchscreen gameplay, on-site gaming stations and merchandise sales.

“We believe there is a massive intersection of fans between the worlds of gaming and music. Our launch and presence at Dreams validated that belief. We received an overwhelmingly positive response throughout the weekend and can’t wait to replicate this success at other events in the future,” said Steve Maida, founder and president of Luminosity Gaming.

The esports category is exploding and becoming one of the most requested categories that brands want to activate against. BIG and Luminosity are building programs and products that educate brand partners and provide an easy entry point to connect with Luminosity audiences.

“The intent is to provide the esports experience to a wider range of audience groups. A key aspect was designing mobile and flexible structures for customizing the experience. The combination of gaming containers and digital technology, including a giant LED billboard and pop-up digital screens, featured Luminosity content that showcased team and player segments as well as a curated social conversation to festival attendees. A Wi-Fi network enabled mobile contesting and further interactions and engagement by the attendees,” said Michael Girgis, co-founder of BIG Digital.

Luminosity‘s success in connecting with a music-focused audience is not new. In April 2019, Grammy-nominated artist Tory Lanez joined Luminosity’s ownership group. As an ambassador for the franchise, Lanez continues to engage with fans, grow the brand, create content, and help the franchise continue its track record of success through creative ideas and by leveraging Tory’s wealth of experience in the music industry.

In addition to the launch at Dreams, Luminosity has recently made multiple game-changing moves:

The Official LG Fortnite House, a content hub and house in Florida featuring four of the most popular and innovative creators in gaming, launched on June 16, 2019. Formula, Kiwiz, Nicks, and Randumb joined an already stacked roster of Luminosity creators, bringing with them over 900,000 Twitter followers, 7 million YouTube followers, and close to 1 billion total video views. With their addition, the Luminosity online fanbase increased from approximately 50 million to approximately 58 million followers in total.

On May 31, 2019, Luminosity Gaming and Enthusiast Gaming announced a proposed merger. The merger and partnership includes eight esports teams (including Luminosity’s management of the Vancouver Titans Overwatch League franchise), 40 esports and gaming influencers, 80+ gaming media websites, and 900+ YouTube and Twitch channels, and will create a globally leading organization that will produce the best and most engaging experiences for a massive audience of approximately 200 million.
As the franchise continues its growth mission by investing in new teams, players, streamers, and influencers, stay connected with Luminosity for updates:

 

ABOUT LUMINOSITY GAMING:
Luminosity Gaming (LG) is a North American professional esports organization. Founded in 2015 in Canada by Steve Maida with the goal of giving aspiring competitive gamers sustainable careers, the company now hosts some of the best professional gamers in the World. Luminosity has teams and championships in game titles such as Fortnite, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Overwatch, PUBG, Halo, Madden, and more. Luminosity scouts for and hires players and teams who compete on the company’s behalf in tournaments online and in arenas around the world for prize money. Through those efforts, Luminosity has grown to be one of the largest and most successful esports organizations, not only in North America but in the world.

ABOUT BIG DIGITAL:
BIG Digital is a leader in experiential media and marketing technologies, providing top brands, retailers, and venues with the latest digital and interactive solutions. As the industry leader in digital out-of-home and interactive activations since 2001, BIG Digital enables all types of brands to engage audiences in unique and immersive ways. BIG Digital’s tech-based approach to creating and executing innovative campaigns using pop-up and permanent videowalls, projection mapping, augmented reality, and touchscreen kiosks continues to fuel the company’s leadership in the marketing, out-of-home, and retail verticals.

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