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Critics on BCLC Review

Dec 18, 2014 6:44 PM

Source: Global News Canada

Thu, Dec 18 – A crown review of the BCLC has come up with...

Judge to decide evidence issue in gambling case

Dec 18, 2014 4:22 PM
By: associated press photo

Source: Mail Online UK

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge said Thursday she'll rule soon whether the FBI improperly entered suites at a Las Vegas Strip casino without a warrant during a probe of what prosecutors say was illegal gambling involving a Malaysian businessman and his...

La. police: 2-year $104M loss in gambling revenues and fees if New Orleans sets ...

Dec 18, 2014 3:52 PM

Source: Comox Valley Echo

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana regulators say $104 million in revenues and state fees might be lost over two years from Harrah's casino, a horse racing track and video-poker halls if New Orleans enacts a...

Column: The big gamble

Dec 18, 2014 8:42 AM

Source: Nova News Now

Not fast: there are no track lights on. You can hear the rhythmic clop of the hooves out there, the harness making soft, rhythmic sounds — the horses occasionally chuckle. The stables are quiet,...

Agency plans to go after illegal gambling and study sports betting [The Sun Herald]

Dec 18, 2014 7:40 AM

Source: BusinessWeek

Dec. 18--The president of the American Gaming Association on Wednesday corrected a tweet even before wrapping up a conference call during which he listed his three priorities for 2015. Geoff...

President of horse racing association asks for patience

Dec 17, 2014 11:29 PM

Source: Guelph Mercury

As critical talks continue to establish a new gambling product that will integrate Ontario's horse racing industry and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming corporation — and drive revenue for both — the...

Provincial audit of B.C. Lottery Corp. makes 25 recommendations

Dec 17, 2014 10:14 PM
By: dirk meissner

Source: Globe and Mail

A failed voluntary-retirement program that cost British Columbia Lottery Corporation $25-million is a “shining” example of why business-and-management improvements are needed at the Crown...

NDP blasts lottery corporation spending

Dec 17, 2014 9:23 PM

Source: Cowichan News Leader

A financial review of B.C. Lottery Corp. put a sunny face on an organization that continues to waste money and have significant gaps in control of illegal activities, NDP gambling critic David Eby...

BC Lottery Corporation on course of cost-containment

Dec 17, 2014 7:48 PM
By: cam fortems

Source: Kamloops This Week

The province is looking to increase its take from the B.C. Lottery Corporation through savings rather than the growth that has marked its history. Finance Minister Mike de Jong held a press...

Gambling habits at Crown Casino to be analysed

Dec 17, 2014 11:51 AM
By: jason dowling

Source: Melbourne Age

More than 20 years after opening in Melbourne, Crown Casino will start analysing the gambling behaviour of individuals, including gambling intensity, duration and frequency of gambling, as a tool to...