Vernon City Council Wants Larger Share Of Casino Revenue From BCLC

The city of Vernon is taking a stand against the BCLC for what it describes as an unfair revenue sharing agreement.  As the BCLC shifts its attention to promoting online gambling, revenues at offline casinos are falling, which is costing host communities funds to finance local services. In 2012, the BCLC reported record high profits […]
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BCLC Will Host Casino Open House Meeting In Salmon Arm

Residents of Shuswap County in the interior of British Columbia are invited to an open house this month to discuss a planned gaming centre under consideration for the community of Salmon Arm. The BCLC is partnered with Berezan Management, a property development firm with offices in BC and Alberta, to develop a facility proposed by […]
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‘Vancouver Not Vegas’ Takes PavCo To Court

The BC Pavilion Corporation, known publicly as PavCo, will go to court over its intentions to develop a new casino near BC Place in downtown Vancouver.  The plaintiff, an anti-casino protest group known as ‘Vancouver Not Vegas,’ alleges that PavCo prevented Vancouver councilors and residents from debating the proposal at a public consultation meeting, and […]
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UBC Will Develop Gambling Psychology Centre In September

The University of British Columbia (UBC) will study how gambling influences decision making in the brains of regular players.  The school is opening a centre for gambling research scheduled to open in September with financial support from the BCLC. According to university researchers, gamblers’ brain chemistry is affected by the volume of bets that they […]
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South Surrey Casino Receives Support and Condemnation at Public Meeting

The South Surrey casino proposal has received fierce public debate as the community remains divided on whether the gaming facility should be given the green light.  However, the odds moved slightly in the casino’s favour after a notable public consultation meeting on January 14. The proposal has been submitted by Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. […]
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BC Judge Allows Problem Gambling Lawsuit to Proceed

A BC Superior Court judge has given consent for a lawsuit launched by problem gamblers against the BCLC to move forward.  The plaintiffs argue they were denied their casino winnings but the BCLC claims the money should be withheld because the plaintiffs registered with the provincial self-exclusion program.  The BCLC says this is standard procedure […]
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