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Century Casinos' Edmonton Bid Moves Forward

Century Casinos has received notice from the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission that it has been selected as the only one of six applicants to move to step seven of eight steps of the casino licensing process in Edmonton, Alberta.

Canadian Lotto Jackpot at $25 Million

Canada’s Lotto Super 7 jackpot has reached $25 million.

Alberta Casino Receives Approval

News Brief: Enoch Cree Nation reports that the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission has approved the tribe’s casino proposal.

'He'll come back,' Says Ex-Wife of $30M Man

News Brief: Nynna Ionson is still waiting to hear what, if anything, her $30-million ex-husband has in store for her.

Protesters Occupy New Brunswick Casino

News Brief: Native protesters are continuing an occupation at the casino at the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick.

Canadian Lottery Considers Online Gambling

News Brief: An Atlantic Canadian online club will be used to set up one of the country's first legal Internet gambling sites if the Atlantic Lottery Corp.'s board approves the plan, the agency's president has confirmed.

Niagara Area Bets on New Casino

News Brief: The opening of the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, set for June 10, is expected to have long-ranging impact on the tourism and hospitality trades in both Southern Ontario and the Buffalo Niagara region.

Hastings Entertainment Purchase Worth $20.1 Million

News Brief: Great Canadian Gaming Corp. said Thursday its purchase of Hastings Entertainment Inc. was worth CAD$20.1 million.

Casino Workers' Strike Enters 4th Day

News Brief: The strike at Casino Windsor went through a third day with no sign that negotiations might resume any time soon.

Toronto's Move for More Woodbine Slots Revenue Could Fail

News Brief: A push by Toronto to gain a larger share of the projected $286-million in gross slots revenue from Woodbine racetrack is expected to fail.

Casino Windsor Workers Brace for Long Strike

News Brief: With angry Casino Windsor workers bracing themselves for a long strike and no new talks scheduled, some downtown merchants are worried U.S. customers who stay away will be hard to lure back.

Canadian Holds Onto Winning Ticket for a Year

ews Brief: A Canadian holding a winning CAD$30 million lottery ticket, waited a nearly a year to claim his windfall because he didn't want to do anything rash.

Niagara Fallsview Casino Set to Open

One of the world's most popular and enduring tourist attraction centres is about to experience a major revival, with the opening on June 8th of the new Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort.

Money Laundering Scheme Backfires

News Brief: A cocaine trafficker attempted to launder his drug money through a casino ended up losing most it thanks to a partners with a gambling problem.

Great Canadian Gaming Wins Hastings Park Bid

News Brief: A subsidiary of Richmond's Great Canadian Gaming Corp., backed by Vancouver developer Peter Wall, announced its winning bid for the financially troubled Hastings Park track.

Saskatchewan Gaming Official Responds to Tribe's Concerns

News Brief: Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Minister Eric Cline is concerned the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations got the wrong impression after he announced no decision had been made on a Saskatoon-area casino.

Saskatchewan Chief Fears Casino Delay

News Brief: Construction season is almost here and Whitecap First Nation Chief Darcy Bear says he has concerns about the delay in getting a licence for the casino he hopes will anchor a Saskatoon-to-Lake Diefenbaker tourist corridor.

PEI Considers VLTs for Tracks

News Brief: The Prince Edward Island government is considering allowing the province's two racetracks to install video lottery terminals to help generate revenue for the harness racing industry.

Canadian Track Fined

News Brief: Canadian harness track Flamboro Downs has been fined $75,244 and placed on 12 months' probation for violating security rules by the Ontario Racing Commission.

Magna Entertainment Interested in Quebec Racetracks

Magna Entertainment has made a non- binding proposal to the government of the Province of Quebec to invest in Quebec's four standardbred racetracks, as well as a training center located in St. Basile le Grand.

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