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Alberta Charity Casinos Bring in $1.7 Million

13 July 2006

CALGARY, Alberta – As reported by the Canmore Leader: "Non-profit groups in the Bow Valley know where to hold em', with more than $1.7 million in gambling revenues coming annually from casino nights hosted in Calgary, according to information provided by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission.

"Stephanie Francis, a spokeswoman for AGLC, said 37 of the 38 groups in Banff and Canmore licensed to hold casino nights in the past 12 months earned more than $46,000 each, exclusively through Frank Sisson's Silver Dollar Casino in Calgary.

"Non-profit groups like school bands and sports organizations are reaping the benefits of gambling despite the lack of video lottery terminals in Canmore and the not-yet-built Stoney casino, slated for Highway 40 and the Trans-Canada Highway, 25 kilometres to the east of Canmore…"

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