New Brunswick’s first casino opened in Moncton on Tuesday May 4, a big boost for this eastern province.  Casino New Brunswick, built near the Magnetic Hill tourist attraction will feature 500 slot machines, 22 table games and a poker room with eight tables.  But even after a day there is already controversy building within the poker room.  Players will only be allowed to speak in English, something that is common to most poker rooms outside of France and Quebec, due to unfair advantages that may come between two or more colluding players if others cannot understand what is spoken between the parties.

The $90-million New Brunswick gaming complex includes a casino, hotel, spa and convention centre and is expected to attract more than 600,000 visitors a year and estimated over $50 million profit.  In comparison the Nova Scotia casinos do between $80 to $100 million in profits.

Hopefully some poker tournament series get added to New Brunswick casino, especially after the suscess that the recent Four Aces tournament in Montreal had.  Perhaps NAPT New Brunswick?? (North American Poker Tour)