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FP says OLG pushing Innova terminals in bingo halls

Jun 29, 2015 10:14 AM

Source: Stockwatch

The Financial Post reports in its Monday, June 29, edition that on-line gaming companies are popping up in Canada, quickly vaulting the country into second place in terms of industry market cap...

Gambler fights casino over £2m

Jun 29, 2015 9:15 AM

Source: Yahoo! UK and Ireland

A gambling "addict" is fighting a High Court bid by the Ritz Club casino to recover more than £2 million. Safa Abdulla Al-Geabury, who says he is worth more than a billion dollars, wrote a cheque...

Casino must draw tourists

Jun 29, 2015 1:42 AM
By: published on mon jun

Source: Toronto Star Online

Re: A good bet at Woodbine, Editorial June 25 A good bet at Woodbine, Editorial June 25 So the Star thinks that a full-fledged casino at the Woodbine racetrack...

Gambling with time: how making poker machines fair would reduce the harms of gambling

Jun 28, 2015 4:48 PM
By: dorte gyrd-hansen, head of the center for health economic research at university of southern denmark

Source: Conversation AU

Poker machines are a game of chance, requiring no skill to play. But players - particularly problem gamblers - often overlook the fact that they are actuarially unfair - that is, the machines are...

Casino suddenly seems respectable — in Rexdale: Hume

Jun 28, 2015 4:13 PM
By: christopher hume urban issues, published on sun jun

Source: Toronto Star Online

A couple of years ago, talk of a downtown casino had much of the city up in arms, but the quiet move to expand gaming in Rexdale is getting a different reception. How quickly we forget. A...

Irresponsible Gambling Destroys Families - Shifeta

Jun 26, 2015 7:37 AM

Source: AllAfrica.com

Windhoek — Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta has warned irresponsible gamblers to refrain from gambling, saying it should be a game for people who have a surplus income rather than...

Spinning out of control? VLT revenue on the rise

Jun 25, 2015 8:21 PM
By: jean laroche

Source: CBC

There's no dispute over the fact that Nova Scotians are pumping more money into video lottery terminals since the governing Liberals got rid of a card control system called My-Play. VLT revenue was...

Success! Amazing Footage Of The First Slot Machine In Space Is Released

Jun 25, 2015 5:57 PM

Source: Yahoo! Canada

/PRNewswire/ -- It was a galactic 20 years in the making but finally on the morning of Sunday, June 14th 2015, just before 10 a.m. – the team at Soboba had lift off! 25...

This Week in Gambling: No California online poker in 2015

Jun 25, 2015 1:29 PM

Source: Casino City Times

This Week in Gambling, J Todd discusses the fading prospects of online poker in California for 2015. Plus, he takes a look at the IRS' proposal to lower the threshold for jackpot reporting....