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Patrick White is joining Jeux.ca, a site specializing in video games, esports and board games

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Jeux.ca, the Quebec website specializing in video games, esports and board games, announced on Monday that journalist Patrick White is joining the company and acts as a partner for editorial content and development.

Jeux.ca, which was started in 2016, has 25,000 unique visitors on average per month in Quebec, according to Google Analytics, and reaches 103,000 people monthly on Facebook.

Patrick White will be a minority shareholder, alongside founder and director Vincent Chevalier, a majority shareholder.

With Patrick White’s arrival, going forward, Jeux.ca volunteer contributors will be paid.

“I am very pleased to welcome Patrick to the Jeux.ca team. His 29 years of experience in journalism, including 15 years in media management, will be a huge asset and his vision for the future of news in the video game industry was immediately compelling. He will be a mentor for us,” said Vincent Chevalier in a press release.

Jeux.ca aims to become a key player in specialized journalism in Quebec, focusing especially on the emergence of eSports here, in Canada and the world. And the team of a dozen journalists and contributors will do an in-depth look and analysis of the video game industry,

Jeux.ca also wants to develop more video content, podcasts, longer substantive pieces, brand content and a presence at conferences, special events, forums and other digital platforms, such as the recent Lan ETS and Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Invitational, as well as SXSW 2019 in Austin, Texas in March.

Jeux.ca has a presence on the Web, on cell phones, tablets, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flipboard, Reddit and Linkedin.

“I am very excited by the idea of joining Jeux.ca’s amazing team and developing this Quebec-based news site. The future of journalism is in specialization, in quality content and in the next generation. I am firmly convinced that the esports market will see phenomenal growth over the next few years, and Jeux.ca will be on the front lines to keep fans informed and translate this information to a wider audience,” said Patrick White.

Patrick White established the HuffPost Québec in December 2011, creating one of the top sites for news, opinion and entertainment in Quebec. He was its managing editor. White began his career in May 1990 as a researcher and field producer for CTV National News at the Quebec National Assembly. He then joined the Reuters news agency in 1997 as a correspondent for Quebec City, and then London, Paris and Montreal. In 2004, he became deputy news editor at The Canadian Press (CP) French service.

In 2006, he joined the Journal de Québec as news director and then headed the French online portal Canoe.ca in 2010 and 2011. White was active on Quebec City radio from 1987 to 2002 on CKRL-FM and CHYZ-FM, as well as with the Journal économique de Québec. Since leaving the HuffPost in October 2018, he has been a news commentator on the radio, on TV and on the web, a lecturer in journalism at UQAM and a speaker at public media conferences. He is also founder of the entertainment blog Patwhite.com, started 15 years ago in 2004, and is a contributor to the Quebec site Avenues.ca.

 

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George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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BCLC to Launch Optional Budgeting Tool “PlayPlanner”

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BCLC is going to introduce PlayPlanner to every casino and community gaming centre in B.C. as part of its commitment to encourage positive play and informed decision-making.

PlayPlanner is an optional budgeting tool allows Encore Rewards members to set and manage daily time and money limits when playing slot or eTable games. During each playing session, players receive reminders on how they are tracking against their settings through onscreen pop-up messages.

“We’ve created PlayPlanner to make it easier for players to stay within personal limits by making decisions about time and money before gambling. We are committed to ensuring that this tool meets the needs of our players now and into the future as part of our focus on supporting healthy play,” Jamie Wiebe, BCLC Director, Player Health said.

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First Quarter of 2019 – 2020 – Loto-Québec’s results are in line with budget forecasts

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First Quarter of 2019 - 2020 - Loto-Québec's results are in line with budget forecasts
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At the end of the first quarter of the 2019–2020 fiscal year, Loto-Québec is reporting total revenues of $656.1M and a consolidated net income of $337.4M.

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“Since 2015–2016, our total first-quarter revenues (for the same number of days) have increased by $70.0M (+11.9%), while total expenses over the same period have risen by just 1.9%. As for our consolidated net income, it saw a $63.9M (+23.4%) increase, to which all sectors contributed,” says President and CEO Lynne Roiter.

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  • Lotteries
    The lottery sector saw a decrease in revenues (-11.6%) due in part to fewer Maxmillions being offered through Lotto Max (32, compared to 199 in the first quarter of 2018–2019), and a sales decline of special-edition tickets, because the 100$ ULTIME ticket was not brought back this year. On the other hand, the Corporation paid out a $65Mjackpot—the biggest in its history.
  • Casinos 
    The casino sector reported stable revenues compared to the same quarter last year. For the same number of days, revenues are up $2.1M (+1.0%).
  • Gaming establishments 
    The bar network saw a decline in revenues (-1.2%), while revenues at gaming halls (+4.1%), bingo halls (+16.5%) and Kinzo halls (+13.4%) rose. Electronic bingo was a contributing factor in higher bingo hall revenues.
  • Online gaming
    Revenues from the online gaming website—lottery and casino games combined—grew by $5.6M (+23.8%).

The quarterly report is available on Loto-Québec’s website.

 

SOURCE Loto-Québec

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Great Canadian Gaming Corporation Announces the Name of New Gaming Property as Pickering Casino Resort

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Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (Great Canadian) has named the world-class gaming and entertainment destination located in Pickering, Ontario as Pickering Casino Resort. The resort will be a draw for all who enjoy exceptional service, thrilling gaming options, live entertainment and diverse dining experiences.

“While we have so much more to develop and construct, being able to share the brand name of the resort with the community is an exciting next step for us,” Tyrone Waite, General Manager of Pickering Casino Resort.

Construction of Pickering Casino Resort started last year and is projected to open in two phases. The first phase is slated to open in early 2020 and will feature a number of gaming and dining options. The second phase will include a full scope of entertainment amenities and hotel offerings.

“We will now be concentrating on hosting career fairs and seeking local talent to join our team. We are looking for people who have exceptional guest service skills and are willing to learn and grow with the company. We have great training programs that will equip our team members with the right skill set and set them up for future success,” Waite said.

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