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Looking for Lady Luck at Cornucopia's High Rollers

Some dressed the part, while same played the part at Cornucopia's first ever High Rollers event last Friday held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Chimpanzee, The Lucky One, Damsels in Distress and five new films: review

Young Oscar’s family is in danger of attack by the “thugs” from over the ridge in the excellent wildlife documentary, Chimpanzee.

All about addictions

The first step is knowledge and knowledge gives you the power to take control of your addicition

Will Kate wear white? What are the odds?

Betting-mad Brits flock to their bookies hoping to clean up on the Royal Wedding.

Mayor and council vote unanimously against casino expansion

Present facility can relocate, but no increase in local gaming without public consultation.

Casino employee's views on gambling addiction

There was nothing like going to work at the casino at 5:55am with my black Tim Horton's coffee and seeing people (some in a zombie-like state) there. Don't they sleep? How long have they been there?...

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...

Las Vegas freebies snag gamblers' dough

“I lost $1000 but they gave me a free buffet so that‘s OK”. That is the heart of what goes on in Las Vegas. The hotels and casinos in Sin City give out more “comps” than any other city in the world (...

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...