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Nova Scotia VLTs reveal playing habits

New Brief: Early next year, the Nova Scotia Gaming Control Commission will install devices on all of the province's 2,200 VLTs that will reveal a player's spending habits and playing tendencies on the machines.

Saskatchewan casino profits divided

News Brief: Profits from Saskatchewan casinos are being divided for First Nations for the first time under a more generous gaming agreement approved last year.

Niagara Falls all new to Ringo Starr

News Brief: Before arriving in Niagara last week to launch his 10th All Starr-studded tour, Ringo Starr had never seen the falls.

Caesars Windsor wins rave reviews

Even long-time Las Vegas veterans were in awe as they got their first look at Caesars Windsor, and the $439 million expansion and renovation that has transformed Ontario's first casino-resort into a property rivaling the world's best.

No invitation? You'll have to wait

News Brief: The public will have to wait until 8:30pm tonight to get a first-hand look at the casino's $429-million makeover.

Tough times for Caesars Windsor

News Brief: American gamblers, who are expected to make up 80 per cent of the visitors to Caesars Windsor, have started cutting back this year after spending more in 2007 than the year before.

$3.5 billion class action lawsuit against OLGC proposed

News Brief: A $3.5-billion proposed class-action lawsuit against the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporatio has been launched on behalf of thousands of addicted gamblers who allege they asked to be barred from Ontario's casinos, but were still allowed in.

Stoney Nakoda casino brings new start to tribe

News Brief: The chiefs of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation cut a red ribbon Tuesday to open Alberta's newest casino, hoping it will bring economic and social benefits to a reserve with 80 per cent unemployment.

Fallsview hosts musical productions

Fallsview Casino Resort will be hosting productions of 'Twist and Shout: The Smash Hit Sixties Show' and 'Country Classics: Treasures From The Attic' in September.

Century Casinos hosts poker tournament

Century Casinos, Inc. reports that its Century Casino & Hotel in Edmonton, Canada, will host the 1st Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament in support of the MS Society of Alberta on June 14, 2008.

Saskatchewan minister gauges Nova Scotia VLT cuts

News Brief: Saskatchewan's liquor and gaming minister, Dan D'Autremont, is in Nova Scotia this week, gauging the impact of that province's nation-leading efforts to cut video lottery terminals

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.

Lake City Casinos workers ratify deal

Approximately 500 B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union members employed by Lake City Casinos have a new ratified contract.

PokerTek reports Ludoplex Quebec installations

PokerTek, Inc. has installed an additional six PokerPro electronic Texas Hold’em devices at Loto-Quebec’s Ludoplex Quebec property in Quebec City.

Vernon, BC, considers limiting slots

News Brief: Vernon city council has proposed limiting the number of slot machines within the city to 300 despite Lake City planning for 400 machines in its Anderson Way outlet, which is currently under construction.

Ontario lottery exec alleviates fears

News Brief: By saying she hopes to see Casino Rama roll along for many years to come, the new executive director of Ontario Lottery and Gaming has lifted clouds of doubt hanging over the facility for years.

Vancouver casinos diversify

News Brief: Vancouver casino operators have pumped millions of dollars lately into the newest entertainment options possible as they scramble to attract hard-to-please patrons who want to flit from one option to another over the course of an evening.

Vancouver enters bingo wars

News Brief: Vancouver is about to enter the bingo-hall wars that have swept the rest of British Columbia.

Ontario casinos cut full-time staff

News Brief: More than 275 casino workers took buyouts offered by Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara.

Casino loophole lets criminals launder cash, RCMP fear

News Brief: An RCMP probe into a southern Ontario drug trafficking ring has exposed a loophole in the province's casino system that police fear criminals are exploiting in a bid to launder the proceeds of crime.

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