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Study: Ontario Casinos May Be Illegal

News Brief: A federal study suggests Ontario's casinos may be illegal and advises that a public inquiry be held into Canada's $13-billion gambling industry.

Casinos Win Legal Battle over Cigarette Rewards

News Brief: Federal health officials have been in a legal tussle with two of Canada's largest casinos over a rewards program they use called Players Advantage Club.

Negreanu Tries Video Gaming

News Brief: Stacked with Daniel Negreanu is a Texas Hold 'Em poker game scheduled for release in this fall for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PSP systems.

Nova Scotia Casino Contract Negotiated

News Brief: The buyer of Nova Scotia's two casinos has negotiated a contract with the province that gaming officials insisted Monday makes responsible gambling ‘a priority consideration’ of its operations.

Provincial Casino Regulators, FINTRAC Sign Agreement

The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada and five provincial casino regulators have signed memoranda of understanding to assist in Canada's efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist activity financing.

Hamm to Cut VLT Numbers, but Rejects Ban

News Brief: Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm was adamant he would not ban VLTs, but only reduce their numbers.

B.C. Track Redevelopment Faces Hurdles

News Brief: There's been no progress on the multi-million-dollar casino project since Winfield-based Probe Ventures pitched the concept to the Greater Vernon Services Commission in early May.

Ontario Gamble Pays Off

News Brief: The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s $1 billion gamble on building a second casino in Niagara Falls is paying off.

Nova Scotia Families Lobby for VLT Ban

News Brief: The families of five gambling addicts who killed themselves are joining a campaign to ban video lottery terminals.

Lotto Super 7 Jackpot Reaches $10 Million

Tonight's Canada’s Lotto Super 7 draw is for a bonus jackpot of $10 million.

Klein Defends Level of Gambling in Canadian Province

News Brief: Premier Ralph Klein says he doesn't think there is a gambling problem in the province, despite a report that said Albertans lose more every year than other Canadians.

Detroit Expects to Win from Ontario Smoking Ban

News Brief: Casino Windsor officials are bracing to lose gamblers to Detroit casinos when Ontario imposes a no-smoking ban on all public buildings next year.

Canadian Gambling Study Released

The Canada West Foundation releases its third study on the issues which the growth of gambling are having on our society.

New Brunswick Casino Protesters Ordered Home

News Brief: A New Brunswick judge has ordered a group that's been occupying a casino on a native reserve to go home.

Casino Regina Host Largest Canadian Poker Tournament

One thousand players will converge upon Casino Regina July 27-30 to contend for a prize pool of more than $1,000,000 at Canada's largest ever poker tournament.

Pointe St-Charles Doesn't Want Casino

Pointe St-Charles residents are opposed to the re-location of the casino in their neighborhood and are petitioning to prevent the Loto-Quebec project.

Smoking Banned in Ontario Casinos

News Brief: Fears that restaurants, bars and casinos will lose smokers' business were dismissed in favour of health concerns Wednesday as Ontario passed what it boasts is the ‘most aggressive anti-tobacco legislation in North America.’

Niagara Fallsview Casino Features Wirewalker

Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort will launch the bustling tourist season with an outdoor party featuring record-breaking wirewalker Jay Cochrane.

Mayor: Casino Rama Could Close

Casino Rama will close its doors within six years unless Ontario's First Nation communities resolve an ongoing dispute over gaming revenues, warns Ramara Township Mayor Bill Duffy.

Canadian Gaming Association Launched

Several of Canada's leading gaming operators, equipment manufacturers and suppliers report the creation of a new industry association to be the national voice for the industry.

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