Post Tagged with: "gambling"

Ryerson Poker Club plays for fun, not cash

Ryerson Poker Club plays for fun, not cash

The Ryerson Poker Club is keeping Texas Hold’em fun – by eliminating the gambling side of the popular card game. “We promote poker, not gambling,” said Muhtasim Chowdhury, a second-year engineering student and vice-president of the Ryerson Poker Club.   Instead of cash prizes the club buys gift cards that winners get at the end of the tournament. For the […]

by Charles Bossy· · Sports
Ryerson professor investigates world of online gambling in new book

Ryerson professor investigates world of online gambling in new book

In his latest book Life Real Loud, Ryerson journalism associate professor Bill Reynolds follows the downward spiral of Canadian philanthropist and entrepreneur John Lefebvre. Lefebvre, a lawyer by trade, founded Neteller, an online startup that processes payments between gamblers and the websites on which they play. Shortly after Neteller started making a name for itself in the gambling world, the Calgary native and marijuana enthusiast found […]

by Halla Imam· · Arts & Life, Literature, Top stories
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New OLG lottery game may pose a problem for millennials, experts say

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. announced that inter-provincial agencies are looking to create a new lottery game aimed at appealing to a younger demographic. Experts say this could be detrimental to the millennial generation. A Ryersonian article from October 2013 explained that “young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 are two to three times more likely to develop a […]

by Kelly McDowell· · News, students, Top stories
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 7

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 7

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press.

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 6

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 6

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian campus news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press.

Gambling addiction an increasing problem for university students: group

Gambling addiction an increasing problem for university students: group

Toronto may not be getting a casino, but Ryerson students are still at risk of developing a gambling addiction, according to one group. Know the Score 2, an interactive gambling awareness program, was on campus Monday sharing information about the potential problems students can encounter. It says young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 are two to three […]

by Greg DeClara· · Arts & Life