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Gambling duo prove there's no tax on luck

News Brief: In the late 1980s, the brothers won about $90,000 at Toronto's Woodbine race track and decided to put that money toward more sports betting.

Casino Windsor changes name

News Brief: Casino Windsor announced this morning that in early 2008, it will be known as Caesars Windsor.

Game of poker shifting from recreation to occupation: study

News Brief: An alarming number of Ontarians believe poker is a viable means to make a living, according to a study released Tuesday by the Responsible Gambling Council.

Fallsview crowns new WPT title winners

Fallsview Casino Resort has crowned its two new WPT title winners - one each for the inaugural WPT Canadian Open and the WPT North American Poker.

Canadian Jason Sagle leading North American Poker Championship

Canadian Jason Sagle is the chip-leader at the first North American Poker Championship (NAPC) held outside the United States.

Canada: Ontario's bill to prohibit online gambling adverts

Text of Bill 152 that refers to Ontario's proposed prohibition of online gambling advertising.

Ontario moves to ban online gambling ads

News Brief: The Ontario government plans to move to close the loopholes with a blanket ban on advertising of Internet gambling, direct or indirect.

WPT Canadian Open included Canadian poker stars

WPT Enterprises, Inc. and Fallsview Casino Resort report that the inaugural WPT Canadian Open will also include three of Canada's premier poker pros - Daniel Negreanu, Gavin Smith, and Isabelle Mercier.

Casino Windsor gets new sign

News Brief: The large red Casino Windsor sign that faces the Detroit skyline was removed Monday to make way for the view from a new lounge inside the casino that faces the Detroit River.

Ontario government criticized for layoffs

News Brief: There's criticism of the Ontario government following the layoff of more than 100 casino employees in Niagara Falls.

Fallsview Casino cuts jobs

News Brief: Tough times in the tourism sector are being blamed for another round of job cuts in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Fallsview Hosts WPT Canadian Open

Fallsview Casino Resort will host the first-ever World Poker Tour Canadian Open from October 22 to October 24.

Casino Windsor Bets on Detroit Bettors

News Brief: Starting today, metro Detroiters will be able to cross the Canadian border to Windsor and place live bets on sports, something that is legal in the United States only in Nevada.

Casino Windsor Offers Sports Betting

News Brief: Casino Windsor will begin offering sports betting next Friday -- marking the first time Metro Detroiters will have access to live sports wagering.

Dollarama Employees Share $10.8M Lotto Ticket Win

News Brief: Eight dollar store employees in Toronto, Ont. and a Kitchener woman became sudden millionaires of a $43-million Lotto 6/49 jackpot yesterday.

OLG Casino Point Edward Grand Opening this Friday

OLG Casino Point Edward is inviting the media and public to a weekend of celebration beginning with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting this Friday to show off its brand new look.

Casino Windsor Reports Layoffs

News Brief: Ontario's Casino Windsor says it is laying off 297 unionized and 32 non-union staff due to a slowdown.

Baymount Receives Preliminary Track License Approval

Baymount Incorporated and its wholly-owned subsidiary Belleville Racetrack Development Corporation have received Preliminary Approval for a License to Operate a Racetrack from

Woodstock Mayor Dismisses Casino Plans

News Brief: Local municipal officials haven't had direct contact with backers of what the city's mayor calls a ‘fantasy’ casino plan for Woodstock, Ontario.

Smoking Ban Burns Windsor Bingo Parlours

News Brief: Nearly a month into Ontario's smoking ban, Windsor bingo hall operators say many Michigan customers are staying home.

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