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Canada: Man loses bingo win to thief

Man, in electronic bingo ticket machine confusion, loses his winnings to a quick witted thief.

Lottery corp. cannot police itself: ombudsman

News brief: Manitoba may overhaul way internal lottery investigations are handled.

Manitoba problem gambling report released

News Brief: The Addiction Foundation of Manitoba's latest Manitoba Gambling and Problem Gambling report, released Aug. 7, suggested women were just as likely to gamble as men in the province.

Dakota chiefs form splinter group over casinos

News Brief: Dakota leaders in southwest Manitoba have decided to set their own course on gambling, saying they're fed up with the slow progress of casino plans in the hands of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.

Long Plain prepares casino bid

News Brief: Brandon's rejection of an aboriginal casino is opening the door to a bid from a First Nation to locate one on the outskirts of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

Brandon voters reject casino proposal

News Brief: The Brandon, Manitoba, plebiscite results show 57.2 per cent of voters rejected the proposal to build a casino.

Casino trades smoke for slots

News Brief: A native-owned casino north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is going smoke-free as part of a deal that will see it double its stable of slot machines and share more money with northern reserves.

Charged poker player shocked

News Brief: A Winnipeg man who was among 63 people charged with gambling offences after raids on three social clubs last week says he can't believe he and his friends were breaking the law.

Poker pro criticizes poker ban

News Brief: Daniel Negreanu, Canada's most famous poker champion said it is 'ridiculous' that private, for-profit poker games are not allowed to take place.

Psychic helps win lottery jackpot

News Brief: A Winnipeg women won a $6.8 million lottery jackpot with numbers she got from a tarot card reading.

Manitoba lottery to fund First Nations program

News Brief: The Manitoba government has signed an agreement with the province's First Nations to transfer $20 million in lottery revenue over five years into an economic development fund.

Manitoba gambling lounge opens

News Brief: A new native-run gambling lounge with 40 video lottery terminals (VLTs) with an adjacent smoking lounge will open doors Friday in Headingley, says Swan Lake First Nation Chief Robert Daniels.

Manitoba Tribal Casinos Included in Smoking Ban

News Brief: First Nations bars, restaurants and casinos will no longer be exempt from Manitoba's smoking ban, provincial minister Dave Chomiak announced Wednesday.

Manitoba Tribes Want Cut of Gaming Profits

ews Brief: The Manitoba government is negotiating a profit-sharing deal with aboriginals who want 12% of the province’s gambling profits and exclusive authority over all gaming on First Nations.

Manitoba Casino Not Worried About Smoking Ban

ews Brief: South Beach Casino's popularity and success wouldn't be threatened if a provincial smoking ban were extended to First Nations, the chairman of the native-run casino says.

Manitoba Plans Casino Feasibility Study

News Brief: The Manitoba government is looking at whether there should be more Aboriginal casinos in the province.

Casino Refuses to Pay Out Jackpot

News Brief: Two men from Manitoba have hired a lawyer and are threatening legal action after a Winnipeg casino refused to pay out more than $209,000 in slot-machine winnings.

Manitoba Casino Investigators Laid Off

News Brief: Manitoba Lotteries has laid-off 16 casino investigators in an effort to save money.

Lotto Scam Uses Manitoba Lottery

News Brief: The government agencies responsible for gaming and lotteries in the province are warning the public to beware of phoney letters suggesting they've hit the jackpot in a Manitoba lottery.

Manitoba Shuts Down Charity Poker Tournament

News Brief: Another Texas hold'em poker tournament has been shut down by the Manitoba Gaming Control Commission.

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