Full House for Calgary
As reported by the Calgary Sun: "It's a full house when it comes to casinos in Calgary and no further gambling dens will be approved for the foreseeable future, says Alberta Gaming Minister Gordon Graydon. "Graydon said Calgary, with six casinos and a seventh in the works, is at the saturation point for a city of its size, and he doubts Alberta Gaming will allow another to open here until the demand significantly increases. "Graydon said the $44 million Stampede Casino, which will open in 2008, doesn't count as a new facility, as it will replace the old casino, while offering more 'bells and whistles.' ".As well, Graydon said the Tsuu T'ina Nation casino, which is approved and is expected to undergo construction in the next year, will not be affected by the ban on further facilities."