Issue 144
June 16-22, 2003
Volume 3
page 2

Gateway Casinos to Open Another
British Columbia Casino

LANGLEY, CANADA - Gateway Casinos is set to put up a hotel, convention centre and gaming hall in downtown Langley.

The complex, surrounded by 900 parking spots, is planned for a large block of land at the intersection of Fraser Highway and Glover Road, the City of Langley announced Wednesday. The spot is currently occupied by closed businesses, vacant lots and truck parking. Langley City mayor Marlene Grinnell said her council considered a multi-use building essential.

The $35-million (US$26 million) plans call for a 25,000-square-foot convention centre, a 70-room hotel, and a casino with 30 tables, 300 slot machine, a restaurant and a 400-seat "show lounge."

Gateway runs 10 casinos in B.C. and Alberta, and president Dave Gadhia said they all make an effort to fit into their communities by sponsoring local events and
avoiding gaudiness.




U.S. House Votes to Block Web Gambling Payments
- WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to outlaw credit-card payments to Internet casinos, hoping to choke the offshore gambling sites that draw billions of dollars from U.S. customers.

The House passed the measure by a vote of 319 to 104, overriding the objections of lawmakers who said it could encourage online bets on horse racing, lotteries and other forms of state-approved gambling untouched by the measure.

The bill did not include criminal penalties but supporters hope to add them after the Senate passes its bill. The Senate Banking and Finance Committee has held hearings on a similar bill but has not yet scheduled a vote.

The lopsided House vote masked the controversial nature of the bill as lawmakers debated for hours the best way to block unregulated Web sites while not upsetting the thicket of state, local and tribal regulations that govern gambling in the United States.

Lawmakers instead sought to prevent credit-card payments and other money transfers to gambling sites, an approach already taken up voluntarily by many credit-card providers.

Canadian Discount Carrier Plans Las Vegas Flights - LAS VEGAS - A Montreal-based discount air carrier plans nonstop round-trip flights between Montreal and Las Vegas beginning in the fall. Privately held Jetsgo announced today that it plans to add four twin-engine MD-83 jets to its fleet, for a total of 12 planes. The addition will enable the company to inaugurate service to the United States with flights to Orlando, St. Petersburg and Fort Myers, Fla., in addition to Las Vegas.

The company did not specify a start-up date, but said Las Vegas service would be offered five times a week. It would be the only nonstop service between Las Vegas and Montreal.

Nelly and the St. Lunatics

Nelly and the St. Lunatics will perform at the Rain at The Palms Resort Casino on June 29, 2003.

Price: $50.00 (General admission), $100.00 (VIP admission)

Price Note: May not include all taxes & fees.

Show Time: 8:00 p.m.

Reservations: Reservations Recommended

For more information please call: (702) 942-7777
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