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Gender bias in casino's washroom, court rules

News Brief: For years, the Great Blue Heron Charity Casino in Port Perry, Ont., had a simple policy when it came to cleaning the casino's bathrooms – male employees cleaned the men's rooms and female staff the women's.

Montreal casino guards locked out

News Brief: Security employees at the Montreal Casino were locked out by management last night during a four-hour protest in front of the casino's administrative offices.

Responsible gambling resource centre hours reduced

News Brief: Reducing operating hours and staffing levels at the responsible gambling resource centre at Caesars Windsor will actually provide better service to casino patrons seeking help managing their gambling habits, the chief executive officer of the Responsible Gambling Council says.

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.

Saskatchewan to collect casino liquor tax

News Brief: An agreement that sees the equivalent of the provincial liquor tax collected at the Dakota Dunes Casino and then remitted to the Whitecap Dakota First Nation could be a harbinger of things to come in more of Saskatchewan's First Nations casinos.

Vancouver casino ready to open

News Brief: A gleaming new casino festooned with big-screen TVs, a show lounge and 600 slot machines opens at 9 a.m. Friday at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ashanti at Fallsview Casino Resort

Fallsview Casino Resort announced today that award-winning R&B singer/songwriter Ashanti will perform one show only in the resort's Avalon Theatre on Saturday, October 11.

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.

Car dealership workers hit jackpot

News Brief: All 25 employees of the GM dealership in Sundridge, Ontario hit the jackpot last night, winning $22.5 million on a shared ticket.

Fallsview reveals fall line-up

Famed Music City songwriter and producer Jeffrey Steele will perform two solo shows at Fallsview Casino in November as part of the resort's fall concert line-up.

Ontario casino workers reach deal

News Brief: A tentative agreement has been reached to end a strike by more than 800 workers at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. casinos in Toronto, Brantford and Sudbury.

Saskatchewan casino income rises

News Brief: Saskatchewan's government-owned casinos continue to be big money-makers for the province, generating net income of $43.8 million in the 2007-08 fiscal year.

No charges against Ont. family who racked up $1.2M in lottery winnings

News Brief: The Ontario Provincial Police has found no evidence to support charges against a northern Ontario family who won dozens of lottery prizes.

Fallsview adds another Jessica Simpson show

Fallsview Casino Resort announced today that it has added a second performance by international music, fashion, TV and movie star Jessica Simpson to its August concert line-up.

Professor urges legalizing Web betting

UNLV associate professor says the legalization and regulation of online gambling in the United States and Canada could help reduce some of the activity's harm.

Talks to end Ontario casino strike

News Brief: Negotiations to end a strike by employees at three casinos in Ontario are expected to resume as early as Tuesday.

Ontario prof calls for online gambling rules

News Brief: A recent study from the University of Western Ontario that suggests new regulations to govern Internet gambling.

Tony Bennet tops Fallsview concert lineup

Fallsview Casino Resort announced today that iconic crooner Tony Bennett will be returning in October for a pair of performances in the resort's Avalon Theatre.

Fallsview adds Jessica Simpson to August lineup

Fallsview Casino Resort announced today that one of the most recognizable celebrities in the world - international music, fashion, TV and movie star Jessica Simpson - has been added to the resort's August concert line-up.

Ontario MP bets on Vegas-style sports gambling

News Brief: The Windsor-Tecumseh MP estimates Las Vegas-style sports gambling could generate as much as $3 billion in gross wagering a year.

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