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VLT Risks Flagged in Study

ews Brief: A first-ever study of gambling prevalence in Newfoundland and Labrador has found VLT players are significantly more at risk for addiction than other gamblers.

CRTC Approves Gambling Channel

News Brief: The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has given cable and satellite carriers the green light to deliver gambling channel.

Man Wins $382,000 in Largest Legal Poker Prize

News Brief: A Salt Spring Island man has won the largest legal poker prize in Canada at the B.C. poker championships in Richmond, B.C.

Expert Warns About Alberta Casino Growth

News Brief: Alberta is pressing its luck by giving permits to so many casinos, suggests a professor with the Gambling Research Institute.

Canadians Flock to Washington Casinos

News Brief: Canadians are hopping onto charter buses to go to casinos across the border.

Vancouver Casino Revenue Falls Short

News Brief: Vancouver, British Columbia, had been relying on a $7.0 million windfall in revenue from the newly-opened Edgewater Casino. Instead, competition from other municipalities saw the casino pull in only $5.4 million.

Montreal Casino Signs Banking Deal

News Brief: The Montreal casino has given the Banque Nationale exclusive bank machine rights on the premises, and is taking a cut of the service charge.

Liberals Calling for Cuts to Number of VLTs in Saskatchewan

News Brief: The provincial Liberals want significant cuts to the number of video lottery terminals.

Kahnawake Gaming, eCOGRA Work Together

The Kahnawake Gaming Commission and eCOGRA have agreed to work together to ensure that player protection measures are consistently applied across companies operating under their rules.

Calgary Casino Workers End Strike

ews Brief: A six-week strike by Casino Calgary workers is over, after employees voted 73 per cent in favour of returning to work.

Lottery Fever Erupts Over $40M Jackpot

News Brief: People from coast to coast to coast are lining up to buy a ticket for a chance at $40 million, the biggest jackpot in Canadian history.

Union Leader Criticizes Saskatchewan Casino Layoffs

Prairieland Corporation's callous decision to lay-off employees at Saskatoon's Emerald Casino is an unacceptable move that breaches the spirit of the province's final report on this issue, says the president of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees' Union.

Alberta Tribal Casino Smoking Policy Criticized

News Brief: Construction of the new River Cree casino at the Enoch Cree Nation is smoking along but Edmonton casinos are going into nicotine fits over Enoch's smoking policy.

Ontario Casino Plans Considered

Brenda Otto, the Community Development Officer for Trent Hills, outlined a project this week for boosting the economy in Campbellford, Ontario.

Magna Closes Flamboro Downs Sale

Magna Entertainment Corp. reports the completion of the sale of its wholly owned subsidiaries that own and operate the Flamboro Downs racetrack near Hamilton, Ontario to Great Canadian Gaming Corp.

Manitoba Keeps Door Shut to Casino Proposal

News Brief: A city councillor wants to re-open talks with Sioux Valley Dakota Nation about building a casino in Brandon, Manitoba, but the province says the possibility of such a project died years ago.

Coquitlam Casino Revenue Dips

News Brief: Coquitlam's latest windfall from the Great Canadian Casino, almost $1.5 million, is the lowest it has been in two years.

Saskatchewan City, Tribe Work Towards Deal

News Brief: A deal is in the works between the city of Yorkton and a downtown tribal casino over the issue of smoking.

Casinos Good Bet for Both Sides of Niagara Falls

News Brief: The twin cities of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Ontario rolled safe economic bets when respective governments authorized casino gambling.

Brandon Mayor: Let People Decide About Casino

News Brief: The people should decide whether they want a casino in downtown Brandon, Manitoba, but shouldn’t weigh their choice on the fact it would be native-owned and operated, says Mayor Dave Burgess.

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