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Canadian Lottery Proposes Online Gambling

News Brief: The Atlantic Lottery Corporation wants to introduce Internet gaming to Maritime gamblers.

Ontario Towns Clamor for Casino

News Brief: A seemingly innocent remark 12 days ago by Economic Development Minister Joe Cordiano about the potential for more casinos in Ontario has thrown communities across the province into a tizzy.

Loto-Québec Rewards More than Prevent Gambling

News Brief: Even though Loto-Québec's casino arm spent far more to reward patrons than to prevent compulsive gambling last year, it still lags behind the competition in customer loyalty programs, a spokesperson says.

Online Sites Get Seal of Quality

The Trident group of top-end online casinos is among the first four operations awarded the e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance seal of quality this week.

Restaurant Owner Dismayed by VLT Removal

News Brief: A Calgary restaurant owner who had video lottery terminals removed from her business because they were underperforming says the provincial government has a serious gambling problem.

Youth 'Need Warning on Dangers of Gambling'

News Brief: Young people are twice as likely to be problem gamblers as the average B.C. resident -- and that's not good, says Surrey Coun. Penny Priddy.

Problem Gamblers Call for VLT Ban

News Brief: Problem gamblers are among the loudest voices in the chorus calling for a ban on video lottery terminals in Alberta.

Ontario Considers Casinos

News Brief: Ontario's cash-strapped Liberal government is looking at potential areas for new casinos in the province.

Big Lottery Jackpots Up for Grabs

News Brief: Calgarians who want a fast-track to millionaire status have two runaway jackpots they can try to catch.

Ontario Casinos' Revenues Drop

News Brief: Revenue at Ontario's border casinos in Windsor and Niagara Falls are off CAD$160 million, and racetrack slot machines are ringing up less cash.

What to do When You Win $32.5-million in the Super 7

This week's Lotto Super 7 jackpot is worth $32.5 million, the second largest in the lottery's history. So let's say you won it.

Fake Letters Overshadow Casino Proposal

News Brief: A batch of phony letters in support of a $52-million casino/hotel project planned for Victoria, British Columbia, is unfairly overshadowing the benefits of the proposal, its developer says.

Alberta Buys Up Privately-Owned Gaming Machines

News Brief: Alberta has spent more than CAD$1 million to buy up the last 11 privately-owned gambling devices in the province.

Troupe Offers to Reinstate HIV-Positive Gymnast

Cirque du Soleil offered Friday to reinstate an HIV-positive gymnast after federal labor investigators found "reasonable cause" to believe the Montreal-based circus engaged in job discrimination when it fired the performer because of his condition.

Ontario Sets Up First Phone Counseling Program

News Brief: Help will be one call away for those hooked up to Canada's first government-backed phone counselling program for problem gamblers.

Smoking Ban Will Help Curb Gamblers' Appetites: Study

News Brief: A crackdown on one vice will affect another when Saskatoon's smoking control bylaw comes into effect, predicts the co-author of a 2002 study on gambling in Saskatchewan.

Lotto Super 7 Jackpot Reaches $25 Million

Just one week after an Ontario player won a $20 million Lotto Super 7 jackpot, tonight's jackpot is $25 million .

Manitoba Lifts Sunday Gambling Ban

News Brief: The Manitoba government is lifting its ban on Sunday gambling at hotels, bars and lounges in what it says is an attempt to help the battered rural economy.

Vancouver Casino Proposal Gets Approval

News Brief: In a close vote after two days of hearings, Vancouver city council has given the green light to a new casino at the Plaza of Nations.

Manitoba Rejects ATMs in Casinos

News Brief: The Manitoba government has decided not to install bank machines at its two casinos in Winnipeg.

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