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Saskatchewan City Responds to Casino Smoking

News Brief: The mayor of the smoke-free city of Yorkton wants to talk to the Sakimay band about a First Nations casino's decision to allow smoking again.

Expert: Nova Scotia VLT Plan Falls Short

News Brief: One of Nova Scotia’s own experts on problem gambling is comparing the government's new gaming strategy to a stool that doesn't work properly.

Casino Niagara Adds Poker Room

News Brief: A new poker room opens today in Casino Niagara, Niagara Fall’s original casino.

Online Campaign Aims to Eliminate Nova Scotia VLTs

News Brief: A Nova Scotia citizens' group has launched an online campaign to get rid of all VLTs in the province.

Man Wins $2.3 Million at Niagara Fallsview Casino

A St. Catharines contractor is $2.3 million richer after hitting a Megabucks slot machine jackpot at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort early this morning.

Activist Wins Access to Casino Related Suicides

News Brief: An anti-poverty activist who finally won the right to access a documents related to suicides and attempted suicides at Quebec casinos will have to wait to see them.

Loss of VLTs May Lead to Increased Drug Trade

News Brief: Facing the prospect of losing their lucrative video lottery terminals, Quebec bar owners are being tempted by alternative sources of revenue like a cut from drug deals on the premises.

Nova Scotia to Remove 1,000 VLTs

News Brief: Nova Scotia will be eliminating 1,000 video lottery terminals, about one-third of the total in the province, Premier John Hamm said.

Alberta Smoking Ban Proposal Amended

News Brief: The Conservative government has amended a proposed workplace smoking ban to allow people to light up in bars, casinos and bingo halls.

Police Issue Early Reminders About Children Left In Cars

Palace Station security officer came across a suspicious sight Saturday morning: a car parked in a far corner of the parking lot with the rear and side windows covered with newspaper.

Counsellors Set up in Ontario Casinos

News Brief: The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is setting up information centres at two of the province's casinos that will be operated by independent counsellors who specialize in gambling addictions.

Ontario Government Site Hijacked by Online Casino

News Brief: Net surfers looking to read up on the Ontario government are being redirected to a gambling website called Zodiac Casino.

Time Running Out for $250,000 Ticket

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

Nova Scotia Premier to Cut VLTs

News Brief: Premier John Hamm says the province will take some video lottery terminals out of service to help combat ‘a very, very terrible issue here in Nova Scotia.’

Great Canadian Gaming Completes Orangeville Raceway Acquisition

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has completed the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Orangeville Raceway Limited.

Niagara Fallsview Crown Blackjack Champion

The winners of last year's Masters of Blackjack tournament returned to Niagara Fallsview Casino with a vengeance to defend their titles.

Smoke Ban Didn't Hurt Saskatchewan Casino Attendance

News Brief: The province-wide smoking ban didn't hurt attendance at Casino Regina in the early weeks of 2005.

Boomtown Expansion Application Approved

The Board of the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission has advised Gamehost Income Fund that it's application to expand the Boomtown Casino located in Fort McMurray, Alberta has been approved to proceed.

Poll: Canadians Frown at Internet Poker

News Brief: More than half of Canadians think playing Internet poker for cash is unacceptable, suggests a new Decima poll.

Casino Windsor Revenue Dips Again

International News Brief: Casino Windsor's revenue plummeted 13.6 per cent during the three months ending Dec. 31, 2004, the third straight quarter of falling income.

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