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PokerRoom.com Proposes NHL Lockout Solution

PokerRoom.com has today delivered registered letters to NHL commissioner and NHL Players' Association executive director offices, inviting them to settle the labor dispute in a game of winner-take-all poker on PokerRoom.com.

Casino Regina Workers Ratify Contract

News Brief: Casino Regina workers have ratified a contract agreement with the downtown Regina casino, despite opposition from some workers who are angry about the new deal.

Great Canadian Gaming Acquires BC Track Operator

News Brief: Great Canadian Gaming Corp. has reached a deal to acquire Orangeville Raceway Ltd., operator of two standardbred tracks in British Columbia, for at least $40 million.

Gateway Casino Expansion Opens

Gateway Casinos Income Fund reports that the Burnaby Casino expansion is now complete and the expanded facility opened on December 16, 2004.

Century Casinos Edmonton Casino Plans Move Forward

Century Casinos, Inc. has moved to step eight of the licensing process which grants approval to build the Celebrations Casino and Hotel project in Edmonton, Canada by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.

Canada Safety Council Urges Halt to Casino Expansion

News Brief: The Canada Safety Council is calling for a moratorium on casino and gambling expansion across the country because about 360 problem gamblers are committing suicide every year.

Nova Scotia to Fund Problem Gambling Program

News Brief: Interest from a $4-million surplus accumulated by the Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation will be spent on health promotion, including help for problem gamblers.

Great Canadian Gaming Drops Lawsuit

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation President Anthony R. Martin reports that the company has settled its defamation claims against Allegiance Capital Corporation and its President Mr. David Mahmood.

Manitoba Lottery Profits Up

News Brief: Officials are crediting new video lottery terminals for an increase in profits at the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation.

Activist: Don't Bet on Anti-Gambling Device

News Brief: An anti-gambling activist says Nova Scotia is wasting time and money by testing a new device meant to control problem gambling.

Regina Casino Workers Poised for Strike

News Brief: More than 300 workers at a casino in Regina are poised to strike should negotiations over their contract be delayed.

BC Government Attacked for Gambling Changes

News Brief: British Columbia’s NDP Leader Carole James charged the lottery corporation's latest request for proposals is further proof the Liberal government is expanding gambling by stealth.

Fredericton Exhibition and Horsepower Finalize License Agreement

Horsepower Broadcasting Network International Ltd. and Fredericton Exhibition, operating under Fredericton Raceway have entered into a five year Horsepower Authorized Racetrack Affiliate license agreement.

Wagering Increases After NBA Brawl

In the aftermath of the worst brawl in sports history, Internet bookmaker BetUS.com has seen a dramatic increase in wagers placed on Eastern Conference futures.

BC Group Criticizes Slot Decision

News Brief: A member of the Kamloops Social Planning Council says he’s disappointed city councillors approved 50 slot machines at a local bingo hall.

Use of Manitoba Casino Cash Applauded

News Brief: The NDP government's decision to pay for more cops with cash from casinos will make a significant difference in the battle against crime, says the head of the Winnipeg Police Association.

$95,814 Ticket Still Missing

Time is running out to claim a LOTTO 6/49 second prize worth $95,814.30 for a ticket sold one year ago in Kingston, Ontario.

Man Ordered to Stay Away from Casinos

News Brief: A B.C. man has been prohibited from going near any casinos and their employees after he considered driving into a casino with a crude homemade bomb.

CryptoLogic to Release New Games

CryptoLogic Inc. reports the release of a new array of internationally-popular games with the latest version of its leading casino software.

Atlantic Lottery Track Ownership Fast-Tracked

News Brief: The P.E.I. government has fast-tracked the Atlantic Lottery Corporation's ownership of the Charlottetown Driving Park.

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