Vernon City Council Wants Larger Share Of Casino Revenue From BCLC

The city of Vernon is taking a stand against the BCLC for what it describes as an unfair revenue sharing agreement.  As the BCLC shifts its attention to promoting online gambling, revenues at offline casinos are falling, which is costing host communities funds to finance local services. In 2012, the BCLC reported record high profits […]
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Zynga Officially Launches Real Money Online Casino Applications In UK Market

Zynga is making good use of its partnership with bwin.party digital entertainment with the official launch of its real-money online poker and online casino games in the UK gambling market.  The social game developer is marking its first foray into the online gambling industry as part of an effort to recoup declining revenues from its […]
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Fallsview Casino Granted 50 Percent Cut In Property Taxes

Residents of Niagara Falls should expect higher property taxes this year to compensate for lost revenue from Fallsview Casino’s tax reduction.  The mayor of Niagara Falls says the agency that made the tax cut has unfairly passed the financial cost of housing Fallsview Casino onto community residents.  The local government is fighting the decision, and […]
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Meaford Councilor Wants Slot Machines in the Community

Gambling has been a topical issue in Ontario for the better part of a year as communities adjust to the OLG’s gaming modernization strategy.  The change in strategy was announced in March, 2012 by identifying 29 designated “gaming zones” that the OLG has divided amongst Ontario communities.  However, some communities such as Meaford – located […]
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South Surrey Casino Receives Support and Condemnation at Public Meeting

The South Surrey casino proposal has received fierce public debate as the community remains divided on whether the gaming facility should be given the green light.  However, the odds moved slightly in the casino’s favour after a notable public consultation meeting on January 14. The proposal has been submitted by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. […]
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BC Judge Allows Problem Gambling Lawsuit to Proceed

A BC Superior Court judge has given consent for a lawsuit launched by problem gamblers against the BCLC to move forward.  The plaintiffs argue they were denied their casino winnings but the BCLC claims the money should be withheld because the plaintiffs registered with the provincial self-exclusion program.  The BCLC says this is standard procedure […]
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Bally Technologies to Supply Saskatchewan with 650 VLTs

Bally Technologies Inc. has a reputation that dates back decades, and is becoming a popular choice in Canada as a supplier of gaming devices and technology.  Their areas of expertise include the development of slot machines, video lottery terminals, and interactive mobile applications with operations in markets around the world.  Bally has made impressive expansions […]
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Northern Bear Online Casino Controversial in Saskatchewan

Former First Nations Chief and current Northern Bear Casino CEO Bernie Shepherd stirred up a lot of controversy in November when he launched the Northern Bear online casino without legal regulation from the province of Saskatchewan, where the Northern Bear First Nations reserve is located.  Shepherd received support from GEObet Tribal Gambling Network located in […]
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Operations Continue at Fraser Downs Ending Dispute over South Surrey Casino

Gaming in southern BC was in somewhat of a dispute of operations this past summer when an announcement for a South Surrey casino was made public that threatened the stability of the Fraser Downs racetrack, which has amassed a loyal following of customers.  Several track bettors along with local businesses at the time made clear […]
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Ontario Politicians Draw Battle Lines over Future of Gambling

Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak announced his opinion on the future of gambling in Ontario yesterday, which as he has indicated will include increased privatization of the OLG.  The OLG has been a very controversial organization ever since it announced a change in gaming strategy earlier in the year, a strategy that has divided the […]
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