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Casino

Province made an "exceptionally" fast decision on BC Place casino, says NDP critic Spencer Chandra Herbert

In March 2009, the BC Pavillion Corporation (PavCo) sent out a call for proposals to develop the land west of BC Place. Sixteen weeks later, PavCo selected a proposal from the Nevada-based Paragon...

BC Lottery Corp on spending spree while charities reel

A review of the BCLC 2010 annual report suggests that the corporation may transfer up to 73% of its capital expenditure budget directly into private hands annually.

Vancouver residents oppose downtown casino, Justason Market Intelligence poll finds

A January/February survey of Vancouver residents by Justason Market Intelligence finds that 51% of Vancouver residents oppose the proposed downtown casino development. This opposition includes...

Paragon of haste

“Stop the expansion of gambling that has increased gambling addiction and put new strains on families,” promised the BC Liberals during the 2001 elections.

  A decade after the BC Liberals took...

Vancouver Not Vegas: Wednesday Feb. 9th, Public Forum in Chinatown

With the exception of the public hearings on February 17 at City Hall, this will be the most important event in the fight against the planned downtown mega-casino, a group opposing the casino...

Myth-busting at The Edgewater

Myth: Today is my lucky day; I know I'm going to win. Fact: There is no magic in gambling. No thought or feeling that you may have will help determine whether you win or not. It's Saturday night at...

City Council to hold public hearings on B.C. Place casino in February

City council reviewed a several reports relating to developments in the area of Northeast False Creek yesterday, including a report on  the relocation and expansion of the Edgewater Casino at B....

Christy Clark promises to restore gaming money to arts groups, if elected

To ensure charities and community groups have a stable and sustainable source of funding, BC Liberal leadership candidate Christy Clark has said that that as premier she would review the current...

Council expected to be divided today over motion to suspend gaming expansion

At today's city council meeting, Councillor Ellen Woodsworth will bring forward a motion to suspend the expansion of gaming in Vancouver, while another councillor says now is not the time to make a...

Grandview-Woodland Area council opposes casino development

Grandview-Woodland Area council announced its opposition to  the Edgewater casino expansion at BC Place, according to a press release sent out by Tom Durrie. They are the third neigbourhood...