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Gambling in Vancouver, B.C. under scruitiny

Why Edgewater casino could go bankrupt and leave us holding the bag

Suddenly clouds have formed on the horizon for the planned new Edgewater Casino at BC Place, as news comes that regulators are reviewing the viability of the project and the suitability of former BC...

Vancouver got played: BCLC CEO Michael Graydon defects to Paragon Gaming

Critics of casino expansion may now safely say "I told you so."

Rich Coleman put back in charge of gaming policy: citizens concerned about future of Edgewater casino

Critics say that putting Rich Coleman back on the gaming portfolio will be problematic for the future of gaming projects in B.C., including the controversial Edgewater casino.

Ken Lum tells of father's devastating gambling addiction, as moral issues surface at casino hearings

Moral questions surrounding gambling surfaced repeatedly in today's public hearing on casino expansion. Councillors pressed casino proponents hard, eliciting some surprising answers from casino...

Vancouverites speak out about proposed casino at BC Place: live blog from City Hall

10:10 -- Brian Middleton, first speaker comes up. He started working for casinos 25 yrs ago. He speaks in support of the casino and questions why charities and sports programs are funded through...

Prominent citizens come out against proposed casino

On the eve of City Council's public hearings on the Edgewater casino expansion, prominent citizens have signed on to oppose a new gambling facility in the city's downtown area.   Milton...

Did Rich Coleman tell the truth about BCLC and Paragon?

Tomorrow, April 9th, is the date city sponsored hearings resume on Paragon’s zoning application for a new casino at BC Place Casino. One of the important issues is the process for selection of the...

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...

Casino expansion at B.C. Place may lead to increase in organized crime activity, sources say

"Studies have shown that organized crime will try to infiltrate casinos in many different ways, whenever they’re expanding," Sgt. Randy Morstensen said.

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...