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Toronto Couple Wins $26 Million in Super 7

News Brief: A Toronto couple picked up their winnings in the Super 7 lottery on Monday – a cheque for $26,879,379, the third largest prize on a single ticket in Canadian lottery history.

Expert: Halt Saskatchewan Casino Expansion

News Brief: The Saskatchewan government should put the brakes on casino expansion until the province does a study on its socio-economic impact, says an expert on problem gambling.

Prairie Gambling Operations Hurt by Smoking Ban

News Brief: Health advocates may be applauding the growing movement to ban smoking in public places, but people who operate casinos, bars and even charity bingos say they're losing millions.

Generous King In Trident's Latest Games

Players at King Neptune's and Trident Lounge online casinos are in for an abundance of treats this month...and a special promotion to launch the latest new games.

Check n Raise Launch Planned for September

Developed in Toronto by Funtime Hospitality Corp., Check n Raise will be opening for business on September 26, 2004.

Ontario Casinos Rebound

News Brief: Ontario's gambling industry is beginning to rebound from difficulties posed by war in Iraq, SARS and a weak American economy in 2003, according to a report released Wednesday.

Atlantic Lottery Starts Selling Tickets Online

International News Brief: The Atlantic Lottery Corporation started, Monday, to offer lotto tickets online.

Victoria Readies for Casino Announcement

News Brief: Great Canadian Casinos Corporation is expected to announce plans for a casino in Victoria, British Columbia, as early as the end of this week.

Nova Scotia Sets Forth Casino Plan

News Brief: The provincial government is calling it the first step toward the future of gambling. But critics say the province got off on the wrong foot.

Manitoba Smoking Ban Leads to Job Loss

News Brief: Manitoba Lotteries Corp. will give severance packages to 269 workers, a move the corporation says is necessary because of Winnipeg's tough smoking ban.

Study: Problem Gambling on Rise in Nova Scotia

News Brief: The number of people, especially young adults, who are at risk of becoming problem gamblers in Nova Scotia is on the rise, says a study released Tuesday.

Canadian Casino Rezoning Proposal Approved

Gateway Casinos Limited Partnership has received approval from the Burnaby City Council for its rezoning application for the first phase of the redevelopment.

Canadian Lottery Players Trust Luck

News Brief: Lacking the assistance of psychics, most Canadian betting on last night's record jackpot relied on their own numbers, or on a stroke of sympathy from a computer randomizer.

City Will Look at Bad Effects of Gambling

News Brief: Coquitlam council voted Monday to host a forum on the ill effects of gambling, almost three years after the Great Canadian Casino opened its doors.

Handle Down, Purses Up

ews Brief: Though pari-mutuel handle on Thoroughbred racing in the United States and Canada dropped slightly in the second quarter of 2004, purses increased 2.86%, according to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Equibase.

Funds to Fight Gambling, Addiction Stagnant in New Brunswick

News Brief: Gamblers betting at video lottery terminals pumped millions of dollars more into the provincial coffers last year than in the previous year.

Ontario Casino Works Ratify Agreement

The Great Blue Heron Charity Casino reports that employees represented by the Canadian Auto Workers union have ratified a first collective agreement between the Charity Casino and the CAW.

Vancouver Slot Hearing Draws Crowd

News Brief: Nearly 200 speakers showed up to voice their opinions on the proposal to approve 600 slot machines for the Hastings Racecourse.

Great Blue Heron Casino Threatened with Strike

CAW-Canada has set a strike deadline of Thursday, July 15, 12:01 a.m., in an effort to reach an agreement with the Great Blue Heron Charity Casino, covering 700 workers in Port Perry, Ontario.

Vancouver Holds Public Meeting for Slots at Track

News Brief: Vancouver city council is planning to lend its collective ear to the public on the contentious issue of slot machines making an appearance at Hastings Racecourse.

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