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Ontario High Rollers Hit Freebie Jackpot

News Brief: Ontario casinos spent more than $300 million on perks and comps to lure gamblers to the card tables and slot machines.

Ontario Gambling Proceeds Need Monitoring: Auditor

News Brief: It's no safe bet that Ontario charities are getting all the proceeds they're owed from bingo halls and local raffles because the province doesn't properly oversee how they're run.

Ontario Casino Plans Considered

Brenda Otto, the Community Development Officer for Trent Hills, outlined a project this week for boosting the economy in Campbellford, Ontario.

Magna Closes Flamboro Downs Sale

Magna Entertainment Corp. reports the completion of the sale of its wholly owned subsidiaries that own and operate the Flamboro Downs racetrack near Hamilton, Ontario to Great Canadian Gaming Corp.

Casinos Good Bet for Both Sides of Niagara Falls

News Brief: The twin cities of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Ontario rolled safe economic bets when respective governments authorized casino gambling.

Smoking Ban to Hurt Ontario Casino Revenues

News Brief: An internal government prediction that gaming revenues will sink by $250 million to $350 million annually once Ontario’s smoking ban goes into effect bodes ill for Windsor, a critic of the ban says.

Ontario Man Wins Ultimate Poker Challenge

Luck paved the way for Michael Brown, who won the top prize yesterday at the first Ultimate Poker Challenge.

89 Year-Old Couple Win Lottery

News Brief: 89-year-old Canadian couple who won a $7.5 million lottery jackpot plan to keep living in their retirement home and perhaps splurge on a new pair of nylons for her and a Lincoln car for him.

Casino Niagara Reinvents Itself

News Brief: The first casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario, has been reinvented primarily to attract the local population, leaving the international appeal to the billion-dollar Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort.

Time Running Out to Claim Lottery Prize

Time is running out to claim a prize worth $250,000 for an Encore - Lotto Super 7 ticket sold one year ago in Northern Ontario.

Ontario's NDP Calls for Investigation

ews Brief: Ontario's NDP is calling for an investigation into how Ontario hires private American companies to run its casinos.

Study: Ontario Casinos May Be Illegal

News Brief: A federal study suggests Ontario's casinos may be illegal and advises that a public inquiry be held into Canada's $13-billion gambling industry.

Casinos Win Legal Battle over Cigarette Rewards

News Brief: Federal health officials have been in a legal tussle with two of Canada's largest casinos over a rewards program they use called Players Advantage Club.

Ontario Gamble Pays Off

News Brief: The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s $1 billion gamble on building a second casino in Niagara Falls is paying off.

Detroit Expects to Win from Ontario Smoking Ban

News Brief: Casino Windsor officials are bracing to lose gamblers to Detroit casinos when Ontario imposes a no-smoking ban on all public buildings next year.

Smoking Banned in Ontario Casinos

News Brief: Fears that restaurants, bars and casinos will lose smokers' business were dismissed in favour of health concerns Wednesday as Ontario passed what it boasts is the ‘most aggressive anti-tobacco legislation in North America.’

Niagara Fallsview Casino Features Wirewalker

Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort will launch the bustling tourist season with an outdoor party featuring record-breaking wirewalker Jay Cochrane.

Mayor: Casino Rama Could Close

Casino Rama will close its doors within six years unless Ontario's First Nation communities resolve an ongoing dispute over gaming revenues, warns Ramara Township Mayor Bill Duffy.

Gambling Addiction Leads to Class Action Lawsuit

A Canadian Class Action lawsuit has been launched claiming that people with Parkinson's disease developed a gambling addiction as a result of their use of the drug Mirapex.

Group Wants Children Fund Repaid

News Brief: A group opposing to the spread of legalized gambling says a casino in Ontario should repay hundreds of thousands of dollars that a woman from Hamilton stole from a children's hospital fund and lost at the casino.

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