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Canadian Holds Onto Winning Ticket for a Year

ews Brief: A Canadian holding a winning CAD$30 million lottery ticket, waited a nearly a year to claim his windfall because he didn't want to do anything rash.

Niagara Fallsview Casino Set to Open

One of the world's most popular and enduring tourist attraction centres is about to experience a major revival, with the opening on June 8th of the new Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort.

Canadian Track Fined

News Brief: Canadian harness track Flamboro Downs has been fined $75,244 and placed on 12 months' probation for violating security rules by the Ontario Racing Commission.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ontario Considers Casinos

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

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.

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.

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 .

Ontario Casinos Take Big Hit

Based on second quarter statistics compiled by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., attendance and revenues at both Casino Niagara in Niagara Falls and slot machine operations at Fort Erie Racetrack were down.

Winning LOTTARIO Ticket Missing

Time is running out to claim a LOTTARIO jackpot for a ticket sold one year ago in Georgetown, Ontario.

Casino Worker Faces Fraud Charges

News Brief: A once-prominent businesswoman who faces fraud and theft charges in this southwestern Ontario city has been arrested at Las Vegas’ Aladdin Hotel and Casino where she was working.

Casino Layoffs Blamed on Border Tie-Ups

News Brief: Casino Windsor has laid off 100 employees amid a dwindling customer base and plunging revenues.

Casino Niagara Employees Reject Union

ews Brief: Workers at Casino Niagara in Niagara Falls, Ont., have voted against joining a union by a 59 percent margin, but the Canadian Auto Workers called the election tainted and vowed to contest it.

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