B.C. Place casino

Edgewater Casino lease extension rasies questions

“Its time to actually tell the public the truth about what’s happening with this site.”

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...

Will B.C. casinos' bad record on money laundering get worse at B.C. Place casino?

In the shadowy underworld of organized crime, casinos are an ideal place to turn dirty money into legitimate cash, according to a spokesperson from FINTRAC, the federal agency that monitors cases of...

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....

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...

Recent gang violence strengthens Sean Bickerton's resolve to oppose casino expansion at B.C. Place

The gang-related shootings last weekend highlight the dangers of outside criminal influences infiltrating the city, according to anti-casino activist Sean Bickerton.

Should Rich Coleman be responsible for promoting and regulating gaming?

Solicitor General Rich Coleman, the minister in charge of managing gaming in B.C., is also in charge of investigating gaming-related crimes. Some see  Coleman's double appointments as a conflict...

Big casinos are bad for local business: Donald Trump

Supporters of the Las Vegas-style casino at B.C. Place argue that an expansion in gaming will create new jobs and lead to economic growth in the province. It's a flawed argument, according to real...

False Creek Residents Association votes against BC Place casino

Last Wednesday, the False Creek Residents Association (FCRA) voted unanimously to oppose the expansion and relocation of Edgewater Casino to B.C. Place. They join a growing list of community and arts