Picture: VO graphic designer, Ricky Letovsky's depiction of the cash from the proposed mega-casino at B.C. Place, heading down I-5 to the Las Vegas-based Paragon Gaming as revenue.
Our paragon of a premier and Paragon Gaming, a premier casino peddler, have decided to give Vancouver a great big gift!
If approved by City Council after public hearings this Thursday night, they will insert that huge gift-wrapped package right up Vancouver’s False Creek, depositing it right into the centre of our city.
It’s huge! It will be the largest casino in Western Canada, featuring more than 1,500 slot machines!
It will create jobs, we’re told! And provide buckets full of cash to local and provincial coffers!
Did I mention the jobs? Big jobs! Hundreds of them! Right here in the centre of our city! And in case I didn’t mention it, buckets full of cash for local and provincial coffers. What’s not to love?
Now, they say you should never look a gift horse in the mouth. So let’s just ignore the fact that the American company building this mega-casino in our city’s heart is not required to provide any local community amenities in violation of Vancouver development policy.