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Century Casinos provides update on "Century Downs Racetrack and Casino" project

Project will be called "Century Downs Racetrack and Casino," and will be the only horse racetrack in the Calgary area.

Century Casinos announces racing entertainment center and race track project in Calgary

The proposed project would be the only horse race track in the Calgary area and would consist of a 5.5 furlongs (0.7 miles) race track and a Racing Entertainment Centre, including a gaming floor proposing 625 gaming machines, a bar, a lounge, restaurant facilities, an off-track-betting area and an entertainment area.

Canadian Poker Tour expects large fields for event

The Canadian Open Poker Championship is an 11-day event featuring 13 events at three of Calgary's premier casinos.

Calgary schools' gambling ban raises cash-flow fears

News brief: Impending Catholic Education Foundation of Calgary won't be a replacement for the $2 million raised annually for schools through casinos and bingos.

Companies want Calgary loophole closed

News Brief: Faced with slumping profits, two Calgary gaming companies want the province to close a loophole in the smoking ban that permits gamblers to light up on First Nation casinos.

Calgary casinos see no effect from smoking ban

News Brief: While a new First Nations casino on the city's west edge broke ranks yesterday on a province-wide smoking ban, some other Calgary gambling haunts said they hadn't seen business drop.

Calgary Schools End Casino Fundraisers

News Brief: Catholic schools in Calgary have agreed to stop using casinos as a means of fundraising.

Calgary Casino Project Breaks Ground

News Brief: Construction has begun on a massive casino project in southwest Calgary, despite a warning from the city's mayor that a deal still needs to be struck on access roads.

Bishops Unite Against Casinos

News Brief: Calgary"s bishops will once again inform the Catholic school board it must stop fundraising through casinos and bingos because the practice is "morally problematic."

Calgary Casino Construction Begins

ews Brief: Construction on a controversial $27-million First Nation casino-hotel project west of Calgary can proceed after a judge granted an injunction preventing protesters from interfering further.

Full House for Calgary

ews Brief: It’s a full house when it comes to casinos in Calgary and no further gambling dens will be approved for the foreseeable future, says Alberta Gaming Minister Gordon Graydon.

Calgary Catholic Schools Debate Gambling Funding

News Brief: Trustees with the Calgary Catholic School District will debate on Wednesday the issue of raising funds through gambling, a practice the city's bishop has called morally problematic.

Calgary Preacher Praises Poker

News Brief: Thou shalt play Texas Hold 'Em, says a Calgary preacher known for his ability to connect God and pop culture.

Calgary School Casino Fundraisers in Jeopardy

News Brief: Banning casino fundraisers for the classroom will be on the table next week for Calgary's Catholic school board, thanks to a motion filed by dissident trustee Michael O'Malley.

Calgary Casino Workers End Strike

ews Brief: A six-week strike by Casino Calgary workers is over, after employees voted 73 per cent in favour of returning to work.

Calgary Casino Faces Obstacle

News Brief: Calgary is trying to put up a roadblock to a new native casino.

Calgary Casino Staff to Strike

The staff of the Calgary Casino have voted 75% in favour of a strike and are expected to serve strike notice today and put up picket lines Friday.

Personality Traits and Craving among Pathological Gamblers and Alcoholics

A study in the August issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research compares craving between pathological gamblers and alcoholics, correlating craving with personality.

Restaurant Owner Dismayed by VLT Removal

News Brief: A Calgary restaurant owner who had video lottery terminals removed from her business because they were underperforming says the provincial government has a serious gambling problem.

Big Lottery Jackpots Up for Grabs

News Brief: Calgarians who want a fast-track to millionaire status have two runaway jackpots they can try to catch.

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