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B.C. Government Admits to Breaking Gambling Promise

ews Brief: The B.C. government has finally admitted what it's been denying for weeks -- that it's broken its election promise not to allow expanding gambling.

Ontario Casino Likely Subject to Smoking Ban

News Brief: Gamblers who smoke will likely have to butt out when they visit Ontario casinos once the province passes its proposed anti-smoking legislation, Health Minister George Smitherman suggested Tuesday.

B.C. Casino Profits Jump

News Brief: British Columbia's biggest casino owners are making increasing amounts of money, even though the provincial government says it has been keeping a lid on gambling.

Great Canadian Gaming Profit Grows

News Brief: Great Canadian Gaming Corp. announced Monday its quarterly profit grew by 46 per cent on a newly opened casino and acquisitions.

Alberta Horsemen Granted License

News Brief: An extensive licensing review process culminated on October 29 with Horse Racing Alberta granting the United Horsemen of Alberta a ten-year license to operate a racetrack in the Calgary area.

Gambling 'Here to Stay': McGuinty

News Brief: Gambling in Ontario is here to stay, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday, despite a report showing problem gamblers contribute more than one third of the province's gambling revenues.

Man Wins Largest Canadian Slot Jackpot

News Brief: A Toronto tax accountant has won the largest slot-machine jackpot in Canadian history, picking up nearly $5.8 million at a Niagara Falls casino.

Lotto 6/49 Jackpot at $22 Million

LOTTO 6/49 continues to offer bigger jackpots more often, and tonight's draw is estimated at $22 million.

Nova Scotia Gambling Revenues Down

News Brief: Nova Scotians are betting more money than ever, but the provincial government's revenues from gambling are falling due to increased expenses.

Pinnacle Entertainment Receives Louisiana Gaming License Renewals

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. reports that the Louisiana Gaming Control Board unanimously approved gaming license renewals for the Company's two current Louisiana casinos, Boomtown New Orleans and Boomtown Bossier City.

NHL Lockout Hurts Sports Lotteries

News Brief: With the National Hockey League lockout continuing, the people who profit from sports lotteries are feeling the pinch.

Richmond Casino Delivers Check to Province, City

News Brief: Richmond has received a $2.9 million cheque from the province, its share of the net profits from the first quarter operations of the new River Rock casino facility on the waterfront, according to B.C. Lotteries Corporation spokesperson Greg Walker.

Gateway Casinos Reports Cash Distribution

Gateway Casinos Income Fund reports a cash distribution of $0.105 per unit for the month of September 2004.

Manitoba Casino Workers Told to Butt Out

News Brief: Club Regent and McPhillips Street Station casino workers who were secretly smoking in heated puffing shacks will be forced to step outside as of today.

CFL Sponsored by British Online Company

News Brief: The Canadian Football League has announced a two-year sponsorship agreement with a British-based on-line sports book and casino.

Northern Lights Casino to Host Satellite Poker Tournament

The Northern Lights Casino & Hotel in Walker, Minnesota is hosting the World Poker No-Limit Hold 'Em Satellite Tournament throughout October.

BC Lottery Launches Online Play and Purchase

British Columbia Lottery Corporation has introduced Internet play and purchase as a new way to distribute select lottery products.

Casino Fraud Leads to Grow-Op Bust

News Brief: Ontario police say a fraud investigation at a Caribbean casino led them to a local marijuana grow house, which has resulted in four arrests and a child placed with the Children's Aid Society.

Study: Two Casino Options for Victoria

News Brief: A market study of gaming opportunities identifies two options for bringing a casino to Victoria, British Columbia, including one that would see View Royal's casino closed to make way for a larger and more profitable casino on the downtown waterfront.

Study: Gambling Hurting the Weakest

News Brief: Gambling in Nova Scotia is threatening the security of low-income earners, the less educated and seniors and is draining money from charities, a new study shows.

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