The province will maintain high levels of security, improve efficiency and cut red tape by having government staff perform security checks on prospective casino employees and suppliers. Amendments to casino regulations will allow trained alcohol and gaming division staff, instead of RCMP officers, to perform checks. Potential casino employees in Halifax and Sydney will undergo the same level of security clearance as they do now. “Having alcohol and gaming division staff do security checks will maintain a high level of security, while cutting costs for suppliers and the province,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell. Also, any company that has been approved to supply goods or services to a casino in another Canadian province will not have to have another time-consuming and expensive security check in Nova Scotia. Currently, casino suppliers must be interviewed in person no matter where they are located. This can take more than a month, and suppliers must pay travel and other costs. The change will not take effect until alcohol and gaming division staff are fully trained over the next several months.
by The Associated Press Posted Jul 12, 2016 9:12 am MDT Last Updated Jul 12, 2016 at 1:23 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Feds: Warner Bros. agrees to settle charges it misled gamers WASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission says Warner Bros. has agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers by not properly disclosing that it paid those with big followings on YouTube and social media to promote a video game.The FTC says Warner Bros. paid online influencers thousands of dollars to post positive videos and reviews of the game “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor” in late 2014.The government says Warner Bros. hired the influencers through an advertising agency and instructed them to publish the disclosure of its sponsorship on YouTube in a spot where consumers couldn’t easily view it.The settlement could be finalized next month. It would bar Warner Bros. from conducting similar campaigns, but there is no financial penalty.Warner Bros. says it’s committed to complying with FTC guidelines regarding social influencers.