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Snake Eyes and Scrutiny for Macao's Casinos

Jul 30, 2014 8:44 AM

Source: Caixin Online

(Macao) -- Mainlanders looking to skirt the Chinese government's strict currency controls for a little high-stakes gambling need not look far after reaching the city of Macao. The Macao way-around,...

Kamloops council sends casino-relocation plan to public hearing

Jul 29, 2014 10:00 PM
By: andrea klassen

Source: Kamloops This Week

Gateway Casinos president and CEO Tony Santo hopes to see his company’s proposal to build an expanded casino at 1555 Versatile Dr. up for public debate by mid-August, but City of Kamloops officials...

Casino proposal will go to public hearing

Jul 29, 2014 8:22 PM

Source: CFJC TV Channel 7

It's predicted to create more than 220 jobs ,cost 35 million dollars to develop,and will attract people...

Retailers winning Atlantic Lottery Corp. jackpots doesn't make for an Ontario-like scandal

Jul 29, 2014 4:18 PM
By: matthew coutts

Source: Yahoo! Canada

By | Daily Brew  –  A new report has been released about the notably high rate at which retail workers in Atlantic Canada happen to win the lottery and those reading this in Ontario right now might...

A ‘no’ vote for expanded casino

Jul 29, 2014 3:01 PM
By: port perry star

Source: DurhamRegion.com

To the editor: Re: ‘Scugog casino enough for all of Durham’, July 17, durhamregion.com. So, the Mississaugas of Scugog...

Google needs third category for apps with in-app purchases

Jul 29, 2014 1:08 PM
By: nick wood

Source: Total Telecom

Empello argues it is a mistake to reclassify free-to-download apps just because they include in-app purchases. Google was wrong to reclassify applications that are free to download – but include in-app purchases – as paid-for apps, alleged compliance...

New measures for gaming loyalty schemes to reinforce responsible gambling

Jul 29, 2014 1:13 AM
By: jessica.glover@minstaff.vic.gov.au

Source: Premier of Victoria

«Back to previous Tuesday, 29 July 2014 Points accrued in gaming loyalty schemes will not be used for further gaming, under arrangements announced today. Minister for Liquor and Gaming...

Specialist Aboriginal gambling support program reaches far-west NSW

Jul 28, 2014 8:42 PM
By: gavin coote

Source: ABC Online

People in the far-west could have access to more problem gambling support with the rollout of a specialist program. Former NRL star Ashley Gordon heads the Warruwi Gambling Help program, which aims...

Reject bid to build casino outside downtown core:Kamloops city staff

Jul 28, 2014 5:37 PM

Source: Huffington Post Canada

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - City staff are encouraging councillors in Kamloops, B.C., to reject a company's bid to build an expanded casino outside the downtown core. On Tuesday night, councillors are expected...

NFL paying attention to influence of high-stakes fantasy football leagues

Jul 28, 2014 3:16 PM
By: mike florio

Source: NBC Sports

Risking money, whatever the amount, on the outcome of NFL games constitutes gambling. Risking money, whatever the amount, on the outcome of the performance of specific players in NFL games does not...