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P.E.I. racino offers weekend gambling

25 May 2007

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND -- As reported by the CBC News: Sunday gambling will soon expand into P.E.I. bars, a government bureaucrat has told CBC News, and a local gambling opponent says it's all a cash grab.

"The racino at the Charlottetown Driving Park was open for gambling for its first Sunday this week, a move that coincided with the introduction of Sunday shopping, but VLTs in bars were still shut down.

"...The law divides gambling operations in the province into two categories: those the Atlantic Lottery Corporation operates and those it does not.

"The entertainment centre at the Charlottetown Driving Park is currently ALC's only gambling operation on the Island, and it was given permission to operate last Sunday.

"The bars, operating in the other category, have not yet been granted that permission. Bar owners complained that isn't fair..."

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