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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.

Alberta Tribal Casino Dispute Goes to Court

News Brief: The bitter dispute over a casino development on aboriginal land west of the city may soon be played out in a Calgary courtroom.

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.

Calgary Slots to Skyrocket

News Brief: The number of slot machines in and around Calgary will skyrocket by 80 per cent and push the government's gambling revenue from the area to almost half a billion dollars a year, if three planned casinos are awarded licences to operate.

Alberta Casino Plans Proceed

News Brief: A top Stoney administrator said the construction of a massive casino and hotel complex will go ahead despite the protests of locals who lay claim to the land.

Alberta Bingo Halls Need New Game Plan

News Brief: Alberta’s bingo halls and the charity and sports groups that rely on money from the game say they need to explore new and faster games to bring players back, after experiencing declining revenues over the past two years.

Klein Defends Level of Gambling in Canadian Province

News Brief: Premier Ralph Klein says he doesn't think there is a gambling problem in the province, despite a report that said Albertans lose more every year than other Canadians.

Alberta Smoking Ban Proposal Amended

News Brief: The Conservative government has amended a proposed workplace smoking ban to allow people to light up in bars, casinos and bingo halls.

Police Issue Early Reminders About Children Left In Cars

Palace Station security officer came across a suspicious sight Saturday morning: a car parked in a far corner of the parking lot with the rear and side windows covered with newspaper.

Boomtown Expansion Application Approved

The Board of the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission has advised Gamehost Income Fund that it's application to expand the Boomtown Casino located in Fort McMurray, Alberta has been approved to proceed.

Century Casinos Completes Alberta Transactions

Century Casinos, Inc. has completed transactions to develop and operate a casino and hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Alberta Tribal Casino Proposal Moves Ahead

News Brief: The Stoney Nakoda First Nations, through a company set up to launch a casino operation, is moving ahead with its proposal to build a casino and hotel development in Alberta.

Century Casinos Edmonton Casino Plans Move Forward

Century Casinos, Inc. has moved to step eight of the licensing process which grants approval to build the Celebrations Casino and Hotel project in Edmonton, Canada by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.

Alberta Horsemen Granted License

News Brief: An extensive licensing review process culminated on October 29 with Horse Racing Alberta granting the United Horsemen of Alberta a ten-year license to operate a racetrack in the Calgary area.

Pinnacle Entertainment Receives Louisiana Gaming License Renewals

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. reports that the Louisiana Gaming Control Board unanimously approved gaming license renewals for the Company's two current Louisiana casinos, Boomtown New Orleans and Boomtown Bossier City.

Alberta Town Launches Problem Gambling Program

News Brief: A program to help gamblers deal with their gaming dependencies will start next month in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Alberta Tribe Makes Offer for Casino Services

News Brief: The Enoch First Nation is offering to pay the city $1.4 million for water, sewer and firefighting services for its proposed casino.

Study: Alberta Reaching Casino Saturation Point

News Brief: While seven First Nations in the province hope to build casinos on their land, a researcher who studies the effects of gambling says Alberta is already reaching its saturation point.

Former Government Worker Sentenced for Fraud

News Brief: A former senior civil servant who defrauded the Alberta government of $124,000 to feed a desperate gambling habit was sentenced Thursday to nine months in jail.

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