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Alberta Tribe Makes Offer for Casino Services

News Brief: The Enoch First Nation is offering to pay the city $1.4 million for water, sewer and firefighting services for its proposed casino.

Ontario Tribe Fights Smoking Ban

News Brief: The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, operators of Great Blue Heron Charity Casino, are at odds with the Ontario Health Department over a smoking ban.

Ontario Nixes Gambling on Ferries

ews Brief: The Ontario government torpedoed reports today that it would consider letting travelers on the new high-speed ferry to Rochester play video lottery terminals in provincial waters.

Bill Would Allow VLTs on Fast Ferry Between Rochester and Toronto

News Brief: Video lottery terminals would be allowed on the high-speed ferry that recently began operating between Rochester, N.Y., and Toronto under a measure introduced in the state legislature.

BetWWTS.com Offers Updated Odds on Canadian Election

First handicapping the political race at the beginning of June, online bookmaker BetWWTS.com today announced updated odds on the outcome of the Canadian Federal Election.

Study: Alberta Reaching Casino Saturation Point

News Brief: While seven First Nations in the province hope to build casinos on their land, a researcher who studies the effects of gambling says Alberta is already reaching its saturation point.

Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort a Success

News Brief: The early returns on the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort show that the $1 billion gaming venue and entertainment complex is a success.

Police Shut Down Illegal Gambling Operation

News Brief: Police say they have broken up an illegal gambling ring, after conducting raids in Ottawa's west end Tuesday.

Canadian City Wins with Casinos

News Brief: A grassroots drive to land casino gaming in Niagara Falls, a movement that became a political mantra, began an almost unprecedented era of growth in the region's hospitality industry.

All Happening at GIGSE

All roads seemed to be heading to Toronto last month as the biggest online gambling event around kicked into gear attended by hundreds of delegates from around the globe.

Slots Supporters Say 'Save the Track'

News Brief: Supporters of the Hastings Park racetrack will be rallying Tuesday evening at Vancouver city hall as it makes its latest move on the issue of slot machines there.

Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort Opens

ews Brief: Nearly 8,000 gamblers attended a gala opening, by invitation only, of the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort on Tuesday evening.

Former Government Worker Sentenced for Fraud

News Brief: A former senior civil servant who defrauded the Alberta government of $124,000 to feed a desperate gambling habit was sentenced Thursday to nine months in jail.

Casino Windsor Revenues Drop

News Brief: Casino Windsor revenues tumbled 16 per cent in the fiscal year ended March 31, caused mainly by a litany of events out of their control, according to casino officials.

New and Improved Lotto 6/49 Launched

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation officially launched the new, bigger and better LOTTO 6/49 today in Toronto.

Man Torches Cars After Gambling Away Money

News Brief: A Nova Scotia man who set fire to a pair of vehicles after losing money on video lottery terminals has been placed on probation.

Cape Breton Woman Wins $10 million in Lottery

News Brief: An unemployed Cape Breton woman has won what is believed to be the biggest lottery jackpot in the Canadian Island's history.

Report Supports Victoria Casino

News Brief: Another casino in Victoria, British Columbia, could double the region's present level of $50 milllion in gaming activity, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Internet Operators Won't Gamble on U.S. Convention

News Brief: For a group of Internet gambling executives gathering today in Toronto, the absence of American law enforcement authorities may also be a big draw.

Windsor Gamblers Find Return Friendly

News Brief: The colored waterfall danced, the slot machines clanged and players lined up to check the status of their bonus points at Casino Windsor on Friday morning as it reopened after a contentious 41-day strike.

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