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Calgary Casino Faces Obstacle

News Brief: Calgary is trying to put up a roadblock to a new native casino.

Smoking Ban to Hurt Ontario Casino Revenues

News Brief: An internal government prediction that gaming revenues will sink by $250 million to $350 million annually once Ontario’s smoking ban goes into effect bodes ill for Windsor, a critic of the ban says.

Canadian Lotto Companies Assess Online Gambling Impact

News Brief: Canadian lottery corporations are preparing to assess those the impact of online gambling on their industry and the extent of government control in this area.

Former Nova Scotia Politician Continues VLT Fight

News Brief: The desire to accomplish something concrete in the fight against video lottery terminals is one of things keeping former Nova Scotia Liberal leader Danny Graham in public life.

Ontario Problem Gambling Program Failing

News Brief: Ontario's Ministry of Health should hand over responsibility for the province's problem-gambling strategy because money is not getting to the people who need it, according to a new report.

Ontario Man Wins Ultimate Poker Challenge

Luck paved the way for Michael Brown, who won the top prize yesterday at the first Ultimate Poker Challenge.

Saskatchewan Official Imposes Casino Deal

News Brief: Saskatchewan's gaming minister released details of an imposed settlement Monday to resolve stalled negotiations between the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority and Prairieland Park.

Calgary Casino Staff to Strike

The staff of the Calgary Casino have voted 75% in favour of a strike and are expected to serve strike notice today and put up picket lines Friday.

Court to Decide Disputed B.C. Lottery Jackpot

News Brief: A judge will decide who gets a share of a $14.5-million lottery jackpot in British Columbia.

Nova Scotia's Problem Gambling Laws Criticized

News Brief: Nova Scotia is not doing enough to keep problem gamblers away from the province's two casinos, critics said yesterday as they responded to the story of a man who lost $500,000 to slot machines over three years.

Courts May Decide Jackpot Claim

News Brief: A $14.5-million Lotto 6/49 jackpot may be the first in B.C.'s history to be divvied up in a courtroom if a dispute between its winners and claimants is not settled by today, says a B.C. Lottery Corporation spokeswoman.

Nova Scotia Gambler Threatens to Sue

News Brief: Paul Burrell lost his life savings at the Casino Nova Scotia and is now suing the casino for not enforcing their problem gambler rules.

$10 Million Lotto Super 7 Jackpot

Tonight's Lotto Super 7 draw is worth a big $10 million.

Co-workers Fight Over 6/49 Jackpot

News Brief: Two women have filed a complaint with the B.C. Lottery Corp. claiming they were part of a winning employee pool but have been cut out of the $14.5 million prize money by the nine winners.

Alberta Tribal Casino Dispute Goes to Court

News Brief: The bitter dispute over a casino development on aboriginal land west of the city may soon be played out in a Calgary courtroom.

89 Year-Old Couple Win Lottery

News Brief: 89-year-old Canadian couple who won a $7.5 million lottery jackpot plan to keep living in their retirement home and perhaps splurge on a new pair of nylons for her and a Lincoln car for him.

No Casino For Winnipeg Reserve

News Brief; The chief of the Roseau River First Nation says his band will not open a casino or gaming centre on an urban reserve it plans to establish in Winnipeg.

Casino Niagara Reinvents Itself

News Brief: The first casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario, has been reinvented primarily to attract the local population, leaving the international appeal to the billion-dollar Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort.

Manitoba Smoker-Friendly Casino to Open

News Brief: A Manitoba native reserve is set to open a new gambling hall that is smoker-friendly.

Personality Traits and Craving among Pathological Gamblers and Alcoholics

A study in the August issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research compares craving between pathological gamblers and alcoholics, correlating craving with personality.

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