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Sunday gambling rules annoy bars

23 May 2007

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, Canada -- As reported by CBC News: "The launch of Sunday shopping on P.E.I. last weekend opened Charlottetown's racino for gambling, but bar owners are annoyed they still can't run their VLTs on Sundays.

"The racino at the Charlottetown Driving Park announced last Saturday it would be open Sundays until Christmas. Patrons could play on one of the 210 slot machines or play Texas hold 'em from noon to midnight on Sundays.

"The ads came as a surprise to some bar owners who have VLTs, because their machines still have to shut down on Saturday night and remain off until Monday.

"...The Lotteries Commission Act divides gaming centres in the province into two categories: those run by the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, of which the racino is the only one, and others..."

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