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Montreal Man Hits it Big

News Brief: A 22-year-old Montreal man has struck the third highest jackpot awarded by Casino de Montreal.

Caesars Completes Nova Scotia Sales

Caesars Entertainment has completed the sale of its interest in the company that owns and operates two Nova Scotia gaming properties for approximately US $70 million.

Smokers Rush to Manitoba Casino

News Brief: Manitoba gamblers beat a path and a smoke trail to Brokenhead First Nation yesterday as the South Beach Casino opened for business.

PEI Won't Lose Gambling Addiction Hotline

News Brief: Aliant doesn't know how a Nova Scotia's Gambling Help Line number ended up in Prince Edward Island phone books. However, that province's government said it won't be cutting off Islanders who dial the number.

Official: Tribal Casino Smoking Unfair

News Brief: Manitoba should step in and force the First Nations-run casino near Grand Beach to go smoke free, says the Opposition Tory's deputy leader.

Nunavut City Passes On Lottery Responsibilities

News Brief: The northern city of Iqaluit says it's getting out of the lottery licensing business.

Man Ends Hunger Strike Against VLTs

News Brief: A New Brunswick, man addicted to video lottery terminals, ended his hunger strike yesterday but not his fight against the machines.

Lotto 6/49 Jackpot Rises to $14 Million

Lotto 6/49 continues to offer bigger jackpots more often, and tonight's draw is estimated at $14 million.

Nova Scotia Could Lose $200 Million from VLT Ban

News Brief: Nova Scotia's Conservative government estimates the province would lose as much as $200 million annually if video lottery terminals were banned.

Actor Asks Man to End VLT Hunger Strike

News Brief: Canadian actor John Dunsworth says a New Brunswick man should continue his fight against video lottery terminals, but end his hunger strike.

Gambling Addiction Leads to Class Action Lawsuit

A Canadian Class Action lawsuit has been launched claiming that people with Parkinson's disease developed a gambling addiction as a result of their use of the drug Mirapex.

Lotto Super 7 Jackpot at $22.5 Million

Canada’s Lotto Super 7 bonus draws continue with tonight's jackpot at $22.5 million.

British Columbia's Newest Casino Opens

News Brief: A new casino is opening its doors in Langley on Thursday, and city councillors are already spending the expected gaming revenues.

Group Wants Children Fund Repaid

News Brief: A group opposing to the spread of legalized gambling says a casino in Ontario should repay hundreds of thousands of dollars that a woman from Hamilton stole from a children's hospital fund and lost at the casino.

World Poker Champs Help Out Charity

Silverstar Entertainment in association with The Canadian Charities Association, presents a charity fundraising event featuring world poker tour champions.

Nova Scotia Uses Smart Tool to Limit Gambling

News Brief: Gamblers in one Nova Scotia town have a smart new tool to help keep themselves from going wild on lottery machines.

Aureus Ventures Enters Gaming Industry

Aureus Ventures Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase certain companies and other assets involved in the gaming industry in British Columbia, and contemplates other countries in the European Union, in exchange for shares of the company.

Smoking Could Return Saskatchewan Bingo Hall

News Brief: Another First Nations facility that had been smoke-free could allow smoking again – the Lac La Ronge bingo hall.

Ontario Casinos Consider Options

News Brief: In the face of sobering statistics from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the city’s two casinos are eager to turn the page.

Casino Windsor Profits Shrink

News Brief: Profits at Casino Windsor continue to shrink because of increased border security, competition from Detroit casinos, the lingering repercussions from a six-week strike last year and the declining value of the Canadian dollar.

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