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Casino staff lack training to spot betting addicts, N.S. Ombudsman says

News Brief: A report from Nova Scotia's Ombudsman has found that staff at the casino in Sydney aren't sufficiently trained to identify potential gambling addicts as required under provincial law.

Halifax casino completes latest renovation phase

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront casino hotel has even more to offer business and leisure travelers thanks to the completion of the latest phase of its five-year, $14 million renovation plan.

Casino Nova Scotia workers want union

At a press held on Sunday evening, workers Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax spoke about their efforts and reasons for working towards forming a union in their workplace.

Injured casino worker looks for compensation

News Brief: The case of a Nova Scotia casino worker injured gathering chips and dealing cards is going back before the provincial Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal.

Casino Nova Scotia workers to unionize

Workers employed by Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax have now begun the process of forming a union in order to win increased wages, benefits, job security and overall fair treatment.

Complaint made to competition bureau that VLTs use 'deceptive' technologies

News Brief: Six people have launched a complaint before the federal Competition Bureau that electronic gaming machines are designed to entice gamblers into risking too much of their money.

Warnings suggested for lottery tickets

News Brief: An addictions expert at Dalhousie University in Halifax has called on the federal government to put some sort of warning labels on lottery tickets, similar to the ones on tobacco products.

Gamblers sues over losses

News Brief: A man who claims he lost $500,000 at a Nova Scotia casino says he's set to sue the province for negligence.

Nova Scotia Launches Problem Gambling Campaign

News Brief: Nova Scotia is betting a new multi-media ad campaign will help prevent younger people from developing serious gambling problems.

NDP Targets Opponents Over Gambling Issue

News Brief: NDP Leader Allison Brewer criticized her Conservative and Liberal opponents for supporting legalized gambling during the latest leaders' debate of the election campaign.

Nova Scotia Looks at Gambling Impact

News Brief: The province is hoping to break new ground in finding the social and economic impacts of gambling in Nova Scotia.

Halifax Casino Adds New Features

News Brief: Casino Nova Scotia is in the middle of a $20 million renovations which includes improved security, new VLT machines and a new poker room.

Nova Scotia Father, Son Win $15.4M Lotto

News Brief: Nova Scotia's newest multimillionaire told his boss a little white lie Thursday morning when he called to say he couldn't make it to work.

Nova Scotia Gambling News Questioned

News Brief: Nova Scotia Liberal Gambling Critic Leo Glavine questions why the government is announcing funds for the development of a gaming strategy and an advertising campaign 3 days before Christmas.

Nova Scotia VLT Report Released

ews Brief: The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation says turning off VLTs at midnight has led to a decline in problem gambling.

Former Nova Scotia Politician Continues VLT Fight

News Brief: The desire to accomplish something concrete in the fight against video lottery terminals is one of things keeping former Nova Scotia Liberal leader Danny Graham in public life.

Nova Scotia's Problem Gambling Laws Criticized

News Brief: Nova Scotia is not doing enough to keep problem gamblers away from the province's two casinos, critics said yesterday as they responded to the story of a man who lost $500,000 to slot machines over three years.

Nova Scotia Gambler Threatens to Sue

News Brief: Paul Burrell lost his life savings at the Casino Nova Scotia and is now suing the casino for not enforcing their problem gambler rules.

No Boston-to-Canada Ferry Service This Year

A group of investors has abandoned plans to launch a Boston-to-Nova Scotia ferry service this summer, although they still hope to begin the trips in May.

Nova Scotia Casino Contract Negotiated

News Brief: The buyer of Nova Scotia's two casinos has negotiated a contract with the province that gaming officials insisted Monday makes responsible gambling ‘a priority consideration’ of its operations.

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