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No more regular Sunday gambling in PEI

5 June 2007

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND -- As reported by the CBC News: "Anyone who showed up to use the VLTs at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Sunday discovered it was closed.

"Earlier this spring, Atlantic Lottery Corporation took out advertisements that said the race track's racino, with its 210 VLTs and Texas hold 'em poker tables, would be open on Sundays.

"...The racino opened on May 20, and the lottery corporation said it would open on Sundays until Christmas — which didn't sit well with Island bar owners who wanted to turn on their VLTs, too.

"The Tory government, however, said the Sunday opening in May was a one-time affair allowed because a special horse race was being run. Sunday openings in the future, the government said, would be allowed on a case-by-case basis..."

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