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Fort Erie Race Track plans revealed

News Brief: The Fort Erie Race Track owner has unveiled plans for a $282 million hotel, entertainment and housing complex on land next to the thoroughbred track and slot casino.

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.

Revenue tumbles at Ontario casinos

News Brief: Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort should use its Avalon ballroom and hotel to help bring gaming revenue back up at that casino and Casino Niagara, says Ontario Lottery and Gaming spokeswoman Teresa Roncon.

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.

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.

BC casino evacuated after bomb threat

News Brief: A large crowd of Cascades Casino patrons found themselves down on their luck Tuesday afternoon when a bomb threat forced a mandatory evacuation of the building.

Windsor casino construction delayed by job action

News Brief: About 25,000 construction workers across Ontario have walked off the job, causing delays for Windsor casino and other large projects

No more regular Sunday gambling in PEI

News Brief: Sunday openings in the future, the P.E.I. government said, would be allowed on a case-by-case basis.

Scam artist's claims investigated

News Brief: Ontario will investigate the claims of scam artist who says he cheated Casino Windsor out of thousands of dollars over a 10-year period, an Alcohol and Gaming Commission spokesman said on Wednesday.

P.E.I. racino offers weekend gambling

News Brief: The racino at the Charlottetown Driving Park was open for gambling for its first Sunday this week, but VLTs in bars were still shut down.

Sunday gambling rules annoy bars

News Brief: The launch of Sunday shopping on P.E.I. last weekend opened Charlottetown's racino for gambling, but bar owners are annoyed they still can't run their VLTs on Sundays.

VLT addiction ends in prison sentence

News Brief: An addiction to VLTs cost Margaret Alice Baldwin hundreds of thousands of dollars and her freedom.

Fallsview expansion proposed

News Brief: Falls Management Co., is considering adding a 5,000-seat entertainment centre to the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, according to the casino spokesman.

New study ordered on B.C.'s problem gamblers

News Brief: The B.C. government is commissioning a new study on problem gambling, a week after CBC News reported that casino employees often encounter distressed gamblers, and some who are aggressive or threatening.

NDP proposes VLT ban

News Brief: Prince Edward Island New Democrat Leader Dean Constable envisions an Island without video lottery terminals.

Wing fans pack in Casino Windsor

News Brief: Bettors and Detroit Red Wings fans packed Casino Windsor's 8-month-old sports betting venue earlier this week.

Casino staff lack training to spot betting addicts, N.S. Ombudsman says

News Brief: A report from Nova Scotia's Ombudsman has found that staff at the casino in Sydney aren't sufficiently trained to identify potential gambling addicts as required under provincial law.

Official: Tribes should dole out casino money

News Brief: A Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations executive member says accountability for casino spending should rest with First Nations governments.

B.C.'s problem gamblers get little help at casinos, documents suggest

News Brief: Distressed gamblers usually get little help when they appeal to staff at B.C. casinos — often no more than a brochure and phone number to call for further assistance, according to B.C. Lottery Corp. documents obtained by CBC News.

Living Sky casino details revealed

News Brief: Additional details of the Living Sky Casino in Swift Current were unveiled during a ground breaking ceremony on April 20.

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