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BC casino in talks to prevent strike

News Brief: Negotiations to try and prevent a labour dispute at Lake City Casino begin Tuesday.

WPT Canada tour kicks off

WPT Canada tour kicks off today with its first stop—Coast to Coast Poker Championships, presented by British Columbia Lottery Corporation—at River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Columbia.

Vernon could face slot limits

News Brief: Restrictions could be placed on how many slot machines are allowed within Vernon, British Columbia, city limits. sponsors BC event announces sponsorship of the 3rd Annual B.C. Poker Championships.

Computer takes on poker aces to see who's the busted flush

News Brief: Two professional poker players to take on a computer this evening in the world's first such man-machine challenge.

BC casino results up

News Brief: British Columbia casino revenues climbed 11 per cent last year to more than $1.2 billion.

BC casino evacuated after bomb threat

News Brief: A large crowd of Cascades Casino patrons found themselves down on their luck Tuesday afternoon when a bomb threat forced a mandatory evacuation of the building.

New study ordered on B.C.'s problem gamblers

News Brief: The B.C. government is commissioning a new study on problem gambling, a week after CBC News reported that casino employees often encounter distressed gamblers, and some who are aggressive or threatening.

B.C.'s problem gamblers get little help at casinos, documents suggest

News Brief: Distressed gamblers usually get little help when they appeal to staff at B.C. casinos — often no more than a brochure and phone number to call for further assistance, according to B.C. Lottery Corp. documents obtained by CBC News.

Lottery winner order to share with ex-wife

News Brief: A Vancouver man who won $10-million Super 7 lottery jackpot has been ordered by the B.C. Supreme Court to split the remainder of his winnings with his ex-wife.

New Westminster depends on casino profits

ews Brief: New Westminster, British Columbia, will take longer to wean itself off of casino profits than expected.

B.C. casino allowed to serve alcohol

ews Brief: By the end of the month, visitors to Coquitlam’s Boulevard Casino will be allowed to drink alcohol while they gamble.

Canadian Purse-snatching suspect arrested

News Brief: An arrest has been made in connection with the purse snatching of a casino patron last week.

BC city gets millions from casino

ews Brief: The city of Coquitlam, British Columbia, hit the jackpot again last week with $2.3 million from Boulevard Casino.

Great Canadian Gaming to run park-and-ride

ews Brief: The Canada Line’s only park-and-ride facility will be owned and operated by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation after the casino operator struck a deal with transit planners.

Coquitlam casino liquor bylaw may be amended

ews Brief: Gamblers may soon be able to sip a beer or cocktail between hands at Coquitlam’s Boulevard Casino.

Jamie Gold wins celebrity poker event

2006 World Series of Poker Main Event champion and Team Bodog pro Jamie Gold hosted and won the first BodogFIGHT Celebrity Poker Tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia.

BC Lottery Head: No tolerance for criminals

News Brief: More than 180 people were banned from B.C. casinos and gaming halls last year, some for criminal reasons, the president of the B.C. Lottery Corporation told the legislature's committee on Crown corporations on Tuesday.

Ex-lovers settle fight over lottery win

News Brief: The once-happy couple have settled a legal dispute over the lottery winnings, cutting short what could have been a bitter and messy legal battle involving love and money.

BC study looks at casino impact

News Brief: A multi-year study has given the first glimpse into the impact of increased casino gambling in Surrey and Langley, British Columbia.

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