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Annual GIGSE Conference Attracts Record Numbers

Record numbers of I-gaming industry members participated in the annual Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo (GIGSE) May 16-18 at the Palais de Congres in Montreal.

Internet Gambling Leaders Address Changes Facing the Industry at GIGSE

Lawrence Lessig opened the eighth annual Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo (GIGSE) last week with an appeal to the Internet gambling industry to convince government officials to regulate online gaming.

Mohawks Consider Share Offering

News Brief: The Mohawks of Kahnawake are considering participating in a London share offering that would raise money for an international network of computer centres to serve the online gambling industry and other e-businesses.

Lotto Scam Uses Manitoba Lottery

News Brief: The government agencies responsible for gaming and lotteries in the province are warning the public to beware of phoney letters suggesting they've hit the jackpot in a Manitoba lottery.

WPT Goes to Canada

In October the World Poker Tour will offer a look at who else might be Canadian stars-in-the-making when the Tour inaugurates its first stop north of the border at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort.

VLT Smasher Had Tough Life, Crown Says

News Brief: A Crown prosecutor says a Newfoundland man convicted of smashing nearly a dozen video lottery terminals with a hammer should not have to go to jail for his crimes.

Poll: Majority of Canadians Support Gambling

In a recent poll of Canadian attitudes toward gaming, the overwhelming majority of Canadians see gaming as a fun, responsible and acceptable form of entertainment.

Ontario Gamblers Wagering More

News Brief: Ontario gamblers wagered $5.85 billion in fiscal 2004-05, an increase of $125 million from the previous year.

GIGSE Organizers Raise Money for Gordon House

The Gordon House Association, a UK-based provider of residential support for gamblers recovering from addiction, will be the official charity of the River City Group-sponsored Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo (GIGSE).

Sault Ste. Marie Receives Casino Cash

News Brief: Sault Ste. Marie has received $344,906 from Casino Sault Ste. Marie.

Pollard Wins Interprovincial Lottery Contract

Pollard Banknote Limited Partnership has been awarded a contract to print a brand new national instant ticket game for the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation.

Saskatchewan Casino Proposal Moves Forward

News Brief: The First Nations-run Swift Current Casino was one step closer to becoming a reality Tuesday with the signing of a municipal services agreement between the city and Nekaneet First Nation.

Lavalife, Party Poker Team Up

Deal yourself into the Lavalife Party Poker Challenge, and you could get lucky -- walking away with fabulous prizes and maybe even a date!

Atronic Names New Exec

Atronic is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Turner to their sales team as Regional Sales Executive.

PEI Casino On Hold

News Brief: The PEI government has suspended plans for a casino-styled gambling centre in Summerside.

Gateway Casinos Buys Casino

News Brief: Gateway Casinos Income Fund has signed a deal to buy Cascades Langley Casino and Hotel for $106.3 million in cash and units.

PKR.com Ready to Launch

Revolutionary online poker room PKR.com, is gearing up to break into the North American market in spring 2006.

Ontario Government, First Nations Sign Agreement

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has signed an agreement-in-principle with the Ontario First Nations Limited Partnership that sets out a new partnership for sharing the economic benefits of gaming.

Security Company Owner Charged with Bribery

News Brief: The owner of a Saginaw security company has been charged in federal court with paying a $100,000 bribe to a Casino Windsor official to obtain a $2.6-million security contract.

BC Casino Construction Begins

News Brief: Efforts to attract a more mainstream clientele to British Columbia's increasingly lucrative gaming sector take another step today when construction begins on a new $100-million casino complex in New Westminster.

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