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Casino

Nevada legislators move to legalize gambling in hotel rooms

Could it happen in Vancouver? Nevada legislators are considering a bill to allow patrons to gamble on casino-issued mobile devices anywhere in a hotel-casino, Business Week reports. The law now...

Gambling addict makes mess in casino

 I was in the office when I got a phone call from one of the supervisors in the pit. "It smells like s--t out here". At the time I did not take the call literally, so I asked her to clarify. "...

Live blogging the casino public hearing at City Council, Day 3

11:04 -- Meeting recessed. Mayor announces reconvening April 12th at 6pm.   11:00 -- Woodsworth says she wants to ensure that everyone at Edgewater keeps their "well-paying" jobs. She asks...

BCACG calls on Christy Clark to replace Rich Coleman in gaming portfolio

The province's gaming portfolio has followed Solicitor General Rich Coleman from ministerial position to ministerial position. Non-profits say it's time for Coleman to let this portfolio go.

COPE calls on Premier Designate Clark to de-link casino expansion from social services

COPE Councillors Woodsworth and Cadman announced today that they intend to bring forward a Motion before City Council calling upon Premier Designate Christy Clark to live up to her “Families First...

NDP's Horgan pulls the plug on online gambling

Horgan vows to restore $30 million of funding to BC’s charities and non-profits "who were promised funding by the Liberals, then saw that promise disappear."

Ministers and reverends tell mayor and council: "No casino!"

Citing social ills, St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church, Central Presbyterian Church, Christ Church Cathedral, First Baptist Church,St. Paul’s Anglican Church come out against casino expansion.

Menke confirms PavCo partnership began four years ago

Pavco’s request for proposals (RFP) process  for the BC Place casino was apparently preordained. That’s been my conclusion about Paragon/PavCo’s proposal to dramatically expand the Edgewater...

City Councillors ask tough questions on casino expansion

“I want to be clear that there was evidence of poor money policing in BC casinos, and that the BCLC was fined by FINTRAC more than $700,000. Is that correct?” Councillor David Cadman asked city...

Live blogging the casino public hearing at City Council, Day 2

10:20 -- Mayor Robertson says they will reconvene on Monday, March 14th at 6:30pm. 10:15 -- Woodsworth asks for more info about the 8% at risk of becoming problem gamblers. Carsley says, amongst...