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Bishops Unite Against Casinos

News Brief: Calgary"s bishops will once again inform the Catholic school board it must stop fundraising through casinos and bingos because the practice is "morally problematic."

OLG Casino Point Edward Grand Opening this Friday

OLG Casino Point Edward is inviting the media and public to a weekend of celebration beginning with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting this Friday to show off its brand new look.

Nova Scotia Looks at Gambling Impact

News Brief: The province is hoping to break new ground in finding the social and economic impacts of gambling in Nova Scotia.

B.C. Casino Off to Strong Start

News Brief: A look at Cascades Casino shows that the downtown Langley, British Columbia, facility has been a huge success in its first year.

Continent 8 Shelves Float Plan

News Brief: The U.S. crackdown on gambling has claimed another victim as Continent 8 Technologies opted to pull its planned float amid continued turbulence in the market.

Canadian Industry Taking a Beating

News Brief: The rising dollar, soaring gas prices and tighter restrictions on smoking are hurting Canada's casino industry, which is already losing ground to on-line upstarts.

BC Player Card Criticized by American Group

ews Brief: America’s leading anti-gambling organization has blasted the provincial government and the B.C. Lottery Corporation for their introduction of frequent-player cards to be used in casinos.

Great Canadian Casinos Tries Again for Liquor License

ews Brief: Hot on the heels of being denied a liquor licence for its gaming floor, Great Canadian Casinos Inc. is now considering a bar at its View Royal venue.

B.C. Government Wins Big with Lottery

News Brief: According to the B.C. Lottery Corp.'s annual report, the provincial government scooped up $914.4 million from lottery revenues.

Casino Windsor Reports Layoffs

News Brief: Ontario's Casino Windsor says it is laying off 297 unionized and 32 non-union staff due to a slowdown.

Coquitlam Wins Big

ews Brief: Coquitlam, British Columbia, scored a $2-million windfall from the Boulevard Casino this week.

BC Casinos Rake in Money

News Brief: Municipalities across B.C. received a record windfall from casino gambling in the past fiscal year, raking in more than $65 million in royalties — up nearly 20 per cent from the year before.

Alberta Charity Casinos Bring in $1.7 Million

News Brief: More than $1.7 million in gambling revenues coming annually from casino nights hosted in Calgary, according to information provided by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.

Racino Royale Approved for Harness Racing

ino Royale reports that the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority has authorized the company's request to operate eight weeks of harness racing at Big Valley Raceway in Craven, Saskatchewan.

BC Casino Denied Liquor License

ews Brief: Plugging the slots while downing a beer is still a no-go at Victoria's only casino after View Royal refused to support its bid for a new liquor licence Tuesday.

Manitoba Plans Casino Feasibility Study

News Brief: The Manitoba government is looking at whether there should be more Aboriginal casinos in the province.

Racino Royale Revitalizes Racing in Saskatchewan

Racino Royale, Inc. is finalizing the regulatory process to begin standardbred racing at Big Valley Raceway in Craven, Saskatchewan at the end of July.

Baymount Receives Preliminary Track License Approval

Baymount Incorporated and its wholly-owned subsidiary Belleville Racetrack Development Corporation have received Preliminary Approval for a License to Operate a Racetrack from

Casino Refuses to Pay Out Jackpot

News Brief: Two men from Manitoba have hired a lawyer and are threatening legal action after a Winnipeg casino refused to pay out more than $209,000 in slot-machine winnings.

Woodstock Mayor Dismisses Casino Plans

News Brief: Local municipal officials haven't had direct contact with backers of what the city's mayor calls a ‘fantasy’ casino plan for Woodstock, Ontario.

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