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Complaint made to competition bureau that VLTs use 'deceptive' technologies

News Brief: Six people have launched a complaint before the federal Competition Bureau that electronic gaming machines are designed to entice gamblers into risking too much of their money.

Ontario casino smoking rooms criticized

ews Brief: Critics are chastising the Ontario government's decision to allow smoking rooms to be built inside provincially owned casinos but not bars and restaurants.

Paradise Poker searches for the poker King of Canada

Canada is a hotbed of great poker players and Paradise Poker is in search of the best one to crown him or her King of Canada with a $50,000 prize.

Student wins $1 million poker tournament

News Brief: An Ottawa graduate student found a novel way to climb out from under $30,000 debt: he went to the Bahamas and won a $1 million poker tournament.

Saskatchewan casino construction to begin

News Brief: Construction of the casino and performing arts centre in Swift Current is to start early this year, said Steve Shaheen, spokesperson for the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.

Gambling duo prove there's no tax on luck

News Brief: In the late 1980s, the brothers won about $90,000 at Toronto's Woodbine race track and decided to put that money toward more sports betting.

Great Canadian Gaming to run park-and-ride

ews Brief: The Canada Line’s only park-and-ride facility will be owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation after the casino operator struck a deal with transit planners.

Alberta tribe bets on casino

News Brief: The Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation's chief hopes the Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza, will reverse the fortunes of the 900 Alexis band members.

Casino Windsor changes name

News Brief: Casino Windsor announced this morning that in early 2008, it will be known as Caesars Windsor.

Palace Casino strike drags on

ews Brief: After three months of picketing, there's no end in sight for the strike at the Palace Casino, says a union leader.

Coquitlam casino liquor bylaw may be amended

ews Brief: Gamblers may soon be able to sip a beer or cocktail between hands at Coquitlam’s Boulevard Casino.

Jamie Gold wins celebrity poker event

2006 World Series of Poker Main Event champion and Team Bodog pro Jamie Gold hosted and won the first BodogFIGHT Celebrity Poker Tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia.

BC Lottery Head: No tolerance for criminals

News Brief: More than 180 people were banned from B.C. casinos and gaming halls last year, some for criminal reasons, the president of the B.C. Lottery Corporation told the legislature's committee on Crown corporations on Tuesday.

VLT change leads to drop in players

News Brief: A change to video lottery terminals in Newfoundland and Labrador has led to a small drop in the number of players.

PEI may get casino

News Brief: The Atlantic Lottery Corp. is preparing a business plan to convert the gaming facility at the Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre to a full casino.

Ex-lovers settle fight over lottery win

News Brief: The once-happy couple have settled a legal dispute over the lottery winnings, cutting short what could have been a bitter and messy legal battle involving love and money.

BC study looks at casino impact

News Brief: A multi-year study has given the first glimpse into the impact of increased casino gambling in Surrey and Langley, British Columbia.

Anti-gambling official skims funds

News Brief: A top anti-addiction official in the western Canadian province of Alberta skimmed nearly half a million dollars from his employer to feed his own gambling habit, the province's top auditor said on Friday.

Warnings suggested for lottery tickets

News Brief: An addictions expert at Dalhousie University in Halifax has called on the federal government to put some sort of warning labels on lottery tickets, similar to the ones on tobacco products.

Gamblers sues over losses

News Brief: A man who claims he lost $500,000 at a Nova Scotia casino says he's set to sue the province for negligence.

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