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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.

Century Casinos opens new Edmonton casino

Century Casinos, Inc. opened the doors to its new Century Casino & Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with a VIP opening gala on Friday, November 17, 2006.

£20m jackpot for Paradise Poker's three founders

News Brief: Three Canadian founders of Sportingbet's Paradise Poker business yesterday shared a payout worth more than £20m after operating profits reached a milestone.

Game of poker shifting from recreation to occupation: study

News Brief: An alarming number of Ontarians believe poker is a viable means to make a living, according to a study released Tuesday by the Responsible Gambling Council.

Canada pressured to decide on online gambling

News Brief: It appears Canada is going to come under pressure to outline a stance on online gambling as Britain pushes countries around the world to regulate, while the United States moves toward outlawing it.

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.

Fallsview crowns new WPT title winners

Fallsview Casino Resort has crowned its two new WPT title winners - one each for the inaugural WPT Canadian Open and the WPT North American Poker.

Canadian Jason Sagle leading North American Poker Championship

Canadian Jason Sagle is the chip-leader at the first North American Poker Championship (NAPC) held outside the United States.

Saskatchewan casino shaping up

News Brief: The new casino at Whitecap Dakota First Nation will be second to none in Western Canada.

Canada: Ontario's bill to prohibit online gambling adverts

Text of Bill 152 that refers to Ontario's proposed prohibition of online gambling advertising.

River Cree casino opens doors

News Brief: Enoch In a colourful pageant of costumed singers, dancers and drummers the Enoch Cree nation got its first glimpse of economic salvation Sunday, when the River Cree casino threw open its doors for a community open house.

Ontario moves to ban online gambling ads

News Brief: The Ontario government plans to move to close the loopholes with a blanket ban on advertising of Internet gambling, direct or indirect.

WPT Canadian Open included Canadian poker stars

WPT Enterprises, Inc. and Fallsview Casino Resort report that the inaugural WPT Canadian Open will also include three of Canada's premier poker pros - Daniel Negreanu, Gavin Smith, and Isabelle Mercier.

Casino Windsor gets new sign

News Brief: The large red Casino Windsor sign that faces the Detroit skyline was removed Monday to make way for the view from a new lounge inside the casino that faces the Detroit River.

Charities asked to support striking casino workers

The labour movement has escalated its efforts to resolve the Palace Casino strike by sending letters to 300 charities who are scheduled to volunteer for casinos at Palace in the coming months.

Alberta tribal casino exceeds hiring expectations

News Brief: A new resort opening this month near Edmonton will be one of the largest employers of aboriginal people in Alberta, says the general manager.

Ontario government criticized for layoffs

News Brief: There's criticism of the Ontario government following the layoff of more than 100 casino employees in Niagara Falls.

Fallsview Casino cuts jobs

News Brief: Tough times in the tourism sector are being blamed for another round of job cuts in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Casino Camrose work proceeds

News Brief: Work on Casino Camrose and the adjacent hotel and convention centre is progressing.

Six Nations Online Sites Close

News Brief: Three Internet sites associated with online gaming at Six Nations are no longer in operation.

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