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Calgary Schools End Casino Fundraisers

News Brief: Catholic schools in Calgary have agreed to stop using casinos as a means of fundraising.

Nova Scotia Launches Problem Gambling Campaign

News Brief: Nova Scotia is betting a new multi-media ad campaign will help prevent younger people from developing serious gambling problems.

Fallsview Hosts WPT Canadian Open

Fallsview Casino Resort will host the first-ever World Poker Tour Canadian Open from October 22 to October 24.

Calgary Casino Project Breaks Ground

News Brief: Construction has begun on a massive casino project in southwest Calgary, despite a warning from the city's mayor that a deal still needs to be struck on access roads.

Manitoba Tribal Casinos Included in Smoking Ban

News Brief: First Nations bars, restaurants and casinos will no longer be exempt from Manitoba's smoking ban, provincial minister Dave Chomiak announced Wednesday.

West Edmonton Mall Casino Workers Strike

News Brief: The 250 workers of Palace Casino in West Edmonton Mall went on strike to support their effort to get a first union contract under the United Food and Commercial Workers.

Maple Ridge Proposes Gambling Centre

News Brief: If expanding gambling comes to Maple Ridge, British Columbia, it likely will be in that form of a community gaming centre with a shiny new bingo hall with everything a casino has except table games.

NDP Targets Opponents Over Gambling Issue

News Brief: NDP Leader Allison Brewer criticized her Conservative and Liberal opponents for supporting legalized gambling during the latest leaders' debate of the election campaign.

Yukon Tribal Chief Proposes Casino

News Brief: James Allen, chief of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, said in a recent interview he would like to sit down with the government to discuss a first nations-run casino in theYukon territory but has found the government less than receptive.

Alberta Tribal Casino Construction Finished

News Brief: Alberta's first aboriginal-run casino is weeks away from opening as construction on the $178-million River Cree Resort and Casino wraps up more than two months ahead of schedule.

Casino Windsor Bets on Detroit Bettors

News Brief: Starting today, metro Detroiters will be able to cross the Canadian border to Windsor and place live bets on sports, something that is legal in the United States only in Nevada.

Casino Windsor Offers Sports Betting

News Brief: Casino Windsor will begin offering sports betting next Friday -- marking the first time Metro Detroiters will have access to live sports wagering.

Manitoba Tribes Want Cut of Gaming Profits

ews Brief: The Manitoba government is negotiating a profit-sharing deal with aboriginals who want 12% of the province’s gambling profits and exclusive authority over all gaming on First Nations.

Alberta Casino Highlights Native Culture

News Brief: The new River Cree Resort and Casino includes tasteful references to First Nations culture while avoiding any exploitation of sacred symbols.

Man Sues Paper for Printing Wrong Lotto Numbers

News Brief: Elation turned to despair for a Quebec man last weekend when a mistake in a Montreal newspaper led him to believe he had a winning ticket in last weekend's $43.2-million Lotto 6-49 jackpot.

Manitoba Casino Not Worried About Smoking Ban

ews Brief: South Beach Casino's popularity and success wouldn't be threatened if a provincial smoking ban were extended to First Nations, the chairman of the native-run casino says.

Dollarama Employees Share $10.8M Lotto Ticket Win

News Brief: Eight dollar store employees in Toronto, Ont. and a Kitchener woman became sudden millionaires of a $43-million Lotto 6/49 jackpot yesterday.

Inside Gaming Column: Fuel Prices Pinching Locals Casinos

A selection of news and views from inside the industry this week.

4 Winners to Share $43M Jackpot

News Brief: Three Ontarians and one Quebecer will share the second-largest lottery jackpot in Canadian history as the lucky winners of Saturday's $43.2-million Lotto 6-49 draw.

B.C. Lottery Annual Report Released

ews Brief: According to recent study, public support for gaming in B.C. is dropping while casino-fueled revenues continue to steadily climb.

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