Edgewater casino

Insular megacasino would add no value to Vancouver's downtown businesses

This Saturday and Sunday, Vancouver City Council is holding rare weekend public consultations on the controversial proposed megacasino project adjacent to BC Place. Council’s ultimate decision on...

Eighteen law enforcement officers oppose casino expansion

Corruption, addiction, petty crime. Entrenched gangs. Organized crime. More of all of the above. This concerns a group of eighteen law enforcement officers from across Canada, who have written the...

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."

Vancouver hates casinos, Vancouver designer states in iPhone video

Lindsay Brown, a local designer says "Vancouver hates casinos" and calls the proposal process around the mega-casino application for B.C. Place "undemocratic." She predicts casino expansion public...

More compelling reasons not to bank on casino revenue

Addiction and human trafficking, money laundering. Twenty-four hour help lines for problem gamblers. All potential costs to the city of a mega-casino complex expansion downtown.

The road to Paragon

A quick and dirty proposal call with one serious proponent — a proposal set up by a rezoning worked out between the NPA council and the government of BC through the BC Pavilion Corporation. That...

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.

Destination casino not a lucrative idea for the world's most livable city

Vancouver citizens and city council will soon have an opportunity to table their demands for benefits from the new "destination casino" at BC Place. They had better come prepared, because so far,...