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Critics: Close Online Poker Loophole

News Brief: Critics say broadcasters should close a loophole that allows on-line poker rooms to advertise on Canadian television.

P.E.I. Anti-Gambling Group Holds Vigil

News Brief: An anti-gambling group will hold vigil outside the new entertainment centre at the Charlottetown Driving Park when it opens to the public Thursday morning.

Calgary Slots to Skyrocket

News Brief: The number of slot machines in and around Calgary will skyrocket by 80 per cent and push the government's gambling revenue from the area to almost half a billion dollars a year, if three planned casinos are awarded licences to operate.

Alberta Casino Plans Proceed

News Brief: A top Stoney administrator said the construction of a massive casino and hotel complex will go ahead despite the protests of locals who lay claim to the land.

PEI Urged to Increase Treatment Ads

News Brief: With the number of video lottery terminals at the Charlottetown Driving Park set to increase this week, there are calls for Prince Edward Island government to better advertise its treatment program for gambling addiction.

'The Great Canadian Poker Tournament' Comes to BC

Extreme Poker Ltd. reports that its television program, "The Great Canadian Poker Tournament’ has entered into negotiations to produce ‘The Great Canadian Poker Tournament, British Columbia Edition,’ to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Lotto Super 7 Jackpot Reaches $17 Million

Tonight's Lotto Super 7 draw is worth a big $17 million.

Time Running Out to Claim Lottery Prize

Time is running out to claim a prize worth $250,000 for an Encore - Lotto Super 7 ticket sold one year ago in Northern Ontario.

Northern Lights Casino To Host Cajun Fest 2005

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, who proudly own and operate three casinos throughout Minnesota, host Cajun Fest 2005 Thursday, August 18 through Sunday, August 21.

New Brunswick Tribe Seeks Damages

News Brief: New Brunswick's Tobique First Nation is seeking more than $262,000 in damages from a group of dissidents who took over the reserve's casino complex in June.

No Boston-to-Canada Ferry Service This Year

A group of investors has abandoned plans to launch a Boston-to-Nova Scotia ferry service this summer, although they still hope to begin the trips in May.

Critics Pan Racino Age Limit

News Brief: You'll have to be 19 to bet at the new racino at the Charlottetown Driving Park, but critics see the increased age limit as doing little to stop addictive gambling.

Report: BC Gambling Needs More Scrutiny

News Brief: The B.C. government must apply greater scrutiny to the province's $2-billion gambling industry in order to maintain public confidence that government regulators and casino operators are free of corruption, Auditor-General Wayne Strelioff recommended in a report.

BC Party Opposes Online Lottery Sales

News Brief: Selling lottery tickets online will encourage more problem gambling, says the B.C. NDP's critic for gambling policy.

Vancouver Casino Revenue Lower than Expected

News Brief: Stiff competition among Lower Mainland casinos is projected to cost the city of Vancouver $1.6 million this year.

Alberta Bingo Halls Need New Game Plan

News Brief: Alberta’s bingo halls and the charity and sports groups that rely on money from the game say they need to explore new and faster games to bring players back, after experiencing declining revenues over the past two years.

Lotto Super 7 Jackpot Draw Tonight

The Lotto Super 7 jackpot for tonight’s drawing has reached $10 million.

B.C. Rakes in Gambling Revenue

News Brief: British Columbia rakes in hundreds of millions of dollars from gambling revenues each year, and the amount keeps rising. John Les, the minister responsible for gaming, says the province is not addicted to gambling revenues.

Ontario's NDP Calls for Investigation

ews Brief: Ontario's NDP is calling for an investigation into how Ontario hires private American companies to run its casinos.

Winnipeggers Doing Well in WSOP

News Brief: Card sharks are in the money stage at the 2005 World Series of Poker and a Winnipegger was in prime position heading into yesterday's crucial third round.

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