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No winning ticket for Friday night's $50-million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO, Cananda - Better luck next week — no one has the winning ticket for the $50-million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. Two MaxMillions prizes of $1-million each were also offered, but again, no winning tickets were sold. The jackpot for next Friday's draw will remain at $50-million, but there will be 10 MaxMillions prizes up for grabs. ---

Gambling industry divided on Internet gambling; Las Vegas Sands group launches opposition ads

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Many experts believe online wagering is the future of gambling, but the casino industry is increasingly divided on the issue. The latest evidence of the split came Monday as the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling launched the first commercial in a six-figure campaign warning of the dangers of legalized Internet gambling. The coalition is emphasizing the possibility that criminals and terrorists may use online gambling to launder money.

Study: 10 US states considering approving or expanding Internet gambling this year

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - At least 10 U.S. states are considering bills to legalize or expand Internet gambling this year, according to a group that tracks gambling-related legislation worldwide. But the Gambling Compliance survey also finds slim chances for a national law to regulate Internet poker, predicting a major effort by online gambling opponents to block it in Congress.

IOC tightens links with bookmakers to tackle fixing

By Keith Weir SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Gambling company Betfair has signed an information sharing agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to support efforts to prevent betting corruption from tarnishing the Games. The Olympics, both winter and summer, have not traditionally attracted a lot of interest from gamblers and have been free of the fixing scandals seen elsewhere in sports such as soccer and cricket.

Winning $11 million winning ticket for Lotto 6-49 jackpot sold in Toronto

TORONTO - Anyone who bought a ticket in Toronto for Saturday's Lotto 6-49 draw should check the numbers. Officials say there was one winning ticket for the jackpot, worth $11 million. It was sold in Toronto. As well, the winning ticket for the guaranteed prize draw, worth $1 million, was sold in Brampton, Ont. The estimated jackpot for Wednesday's Lotto 6-49 draw is $5 million.

'Courtsiders' court controversy at Australian Open

By Simon Cambers MELBOURNE (Reuters) - It's the climax of a grand slam singles match and everyone in the crowd is on their feet clapping and cheering - with the exception of one man who remains firmly rooted to his chair. His interest in the score is as intense as the other spectators but his priority is to transmit the result of each point to someone often several thousand miles away via an electronic device in his pocket.

Borgata cancels NJ poker match where fake chips were used; state probe ongoing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Saying they have confirmed that one or more people used "a significant number of counterfeit chips" at an Atlantic City poker tournament, state casino regulators on Saturday cancelled the tainted match and ordered all prize money frozen until an investigation is complete. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement cancelled the first event of the Borgata Winter Poker Open. It had suspended the game Friday after suspicions about the use of fake chips arose. No charges have been filed in the case.

Winning ticket for $50-million Lotto Max jackpot sold in Brampton, Ontario

TORONTO - There is one winning ticket for the $50-million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. Officials say it was sold in Brampton, Ont. Winning tickets were also sold for two of the 12 MaxMillions prizes of $1-million each. One was purchased in Calgary, and the other in Quebec.

Tennis: Briton charged with courtside betting at Open

A British man appeared in court Thursday charged with illegal courtside betting at the Australian Open, as police warned of the need to crack down on the practice. Daniel Dobson, 22, was arrested after a match on Tuesday following intelligence received by Tennis Australia and passed to police. Prosecutors allege he used a device concealed in his shorts and attached to his mobile phone to send out live match data in a practice known as "courtsiding".

After years of struggling, NJ's Atlantic Club closes, victim of casino glut in northeast US

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - New Jersey's Atlantic Club Casino Hotel shut down early Monday morning, the victim of a glut of casinos in the northeastern U.S. Once Atlantic City's top-earning casino, where then-owner Steve Wynn clowned with Frank Sinatra in commercials, bringing the legendary singer an armful of fresh towels, the Atlantic Club went out with a whimper. In the hours before the 12:01 a.m. closing, its restaurants and bars had all shut down, and many gamblers and employees had already left.
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