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Vancouver Approves Downtown Slots Deal

News Brief: Vancouver city council has now officially reversed its position on a casino with 600 slot machines at the Plaza of Nations – following a temporary setback for the project earlier this week.

Vancouver Slots Deal Derailed

News Brief: The proposal to set up 600 slot machines at Vancouver's Plaza of Nations has effectively been killed by Vancouver city councillor Tim Louis.

Casino Windsor Challenges Equity Order

News Brief: Casino Windsor is challenging a pay equity order awarding some female employees raises and retroactive pay dating back to 1994, a casino spokesman said Monday.

Pickpocket Steals $7,500 From Gambler

News Brief: A pickpocket stole $7,500 from a Canadian gambler's inside pocket while he played baccarat at Casino Rama, near Orillia, Ontario.

Ontario Lottery Chairman Ousted

News Brief: Stanley Sadinsky has been ousted from his political appointment as chairman of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation after serving less than seven months of a three-year term.

British Columbia Track Signs Casino Deal

News Brief: Surrey will get 10 per cent of the net gaming revenues from a casino coming to Fraser Downs, and with a provision for an extra split the city's take could be $3 million annually.

Manitoba Casino Proponents Meet Deadline

News Brief: The proponents behind Casino Grand Beach have met the deadline to prove that they have financial backing for their 15 million-dollar project to the Manitoba government.

Ontario Mayor Wants Share of Neighbor's Gaming Revenues

News Brief: North Bay mayor, Vic Fedeli, says that though he is opposed to a casino initiative for his city, he thinks the city ought to share in gaming revenues of a neighboring community.

BC City Wants Casino Redesignated

News Brief: Prince George stands to lose almost $1 million a year in gaming revenues unless it can convince the B.C. Lottery Corporation to re-designate Casino Hollywood a ‘destination casino’ when it moves this summer.

Mayor: Ontario Should Lift Casino Referendum Ban

News Brief: Ontario should lift the moratorium on casino referendums so the issue can be settled locally by the community, according to Callander Mayor Bill Brazeau.

Manitoba Politicians Against Tribal Casino

News Brief: Manitoba Conservatives are calling on the province to stop plans for a native casino north of Winnipeg unless it bans smoking.

Smoking Allowed at Manitoba Tribal Casino

News Brief: The Manitoba government may be asking smokers to butt out but operators of a proposed aboriginal-run casino near Grand Beach say they won't.

Manitoba Casino Plan Revived

News Brief: A native-run casino north of Winnipeg is one step closer to reality.

Man Wins $4.5 Million Slot Jackpot

ews Brief: An Ontario man won the province's second-largest slot machine jackpot early Saturday, after taking a break from playing cards.

Saskatchewan Gaming Results Up

News Brief: The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has released its third-quarter results on, showing a net income increase over last year of nearly 24 per cent.

Manitoba Removes Keno Monitors

ews Brief: Manitoba Lotteries Corporation is removing nearly all of its controversial Keno monitors from convenience stories, malls and laundromats in Winnipeg.

Great Canadian Casinos Interested in Racetrack

News Brief: A day after Woodbine Entertainment Group announced it plans to sell Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Great Canadian Casinos indicated it might be a potential suitor.

Nova Scotia Reaches Settlement with Gaming Head

ews Brief: The Nova Scotia government has reached an out-of-court settlement with the former head of its alcohol and gaming authority.

Ontario Casino Expansion Considered

News Brief: The province is considering the expansion of Casino Windsor and hopes to have enough information to make a decision in six months, says Minister of Economic Development and Trade Joseph Cordiano.

Vancouver Track Up for Sale

News Brief: The lag in the time it is taking the Vancouver City Council to decide on expanded gaming for Hastings Park has prompted Woodbine Entertainment Group to offer the track it purchased only two years ago for sale.

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