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Century Casino boosted by 24 hour poker

The introduction of 24-hour poker at the Century Casino & Hotel in Edmonton, is continuing to contribute positively to the increased revenue and visitation of the casino.

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.

Women cashes in on $8.8 million bookmark

News Brief: A pipeline worker from Hinton, Alta., got more than a thrill from her mystery novel when she found the lotto ticket she was using as a bookmark won her nearly $9 million.

Lotto winner cashes in $8.8M bookmark

News Brief: A pipeline worker from Hinton, Alta., got more than a thrill from her mystery novel when she found the lotto ticket she was using as a bookmark won her nearly $9 million.

Camrose Resort Casino spawns competitors

News Brief: The $20-million Camrose Resort Casino opened Tuesday and already has spawned three competitors for an attached hotel still being built.

Low-paid casino staff likely gambling addicts: union

News Brief: Casino workers who put up with meagre wages in Alberta are 'probably' gambling addicts who do the job as much for enjoyment as for financial support, says the head of one of Alberta's largest unions.

Packer asked to resolve Alberta dispute

The Alberta Federation of Labour has asked the James D. Packer to resolve the seven month old labour dispute at the Palace Casino in Edmonton.

Alberta tribes battle for casino

News Brief; Two neighbouring Alberta First Nations are competing to build a casino and a jackpot awaits the winner.

Alberta band warned about online gambling haven

ews Brief: Alberta’s tribal band has been told to halt their plans for an Internet gambling haven on their reserve near Edmonton.

Alberta sports groups dependant on gambling

ews Brief: Basketball Alberta and hundreds of other not-for-profit amateur sports groups all rely on the province for a significant portion of their funding.

Striking Edmonton casino workers reject offer

News Brief: Striking workers continued to picket outside the Palace Casino on Saturday after rejecting an offer from the company that included thousands of dollars in signing bonuses.

Alberta denies online gambling reports

News Brief: An Alberta Gaming spokesman says the province is not considering the introduction of Internet gambling as suggested in recent media reports.

Alberta considers online gambling

News Brief: The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission is gauging whether to set up Internet gambling shops in the province.

Alberta lotto players watched Ontario skies for winning numbers

News Brief: The Red Deer winners of nearly $14 million picked their numbers based on weather patterns in Scarborough, Ont., where the Lotto 6/49 is drawn, lotto officials say.

Alberta tribe bets on casino

News Brief: The Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation's chief hopes the Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza, will reverse the fortunes of the 900 Alexis band members.

Palace Casino strike drags on

ews Brief: After three months of picketing, there's no end in sight for the strike at the Palace Casino, says a union leader.

Anti-gambling official skims funds

News Brief: A top anti-addiction official in the western Canadian province of Alberta skimmed nearly half a million dollars from his employer to feed his own gambling habit, the province's top auditor said on Friday.

Century Casinos opens new Edmonton casino

Century Casinos, Inc. opened the doors to its new Century Casino & Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with a VIP opening gala on Friday, November 17, 2006.

River Cree casino opens doors

News Brief: Enoch In a colourful pageant of costumed singers, dancers and drummers the Enoch Cree nation got its first glimpse of economic salvation Sunday, when the River Cree casino threw open its doors for a community open house.

Charities asked to support striking casino workers

The labour movement has escalated its efforts to resolve the Palace Casino strike by sending letters to 300 charities who are scheduled to volunteer for casinos at Palace in the coming months.

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