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Maple Ridge Proposes Gambling Centre

News Brief: If expanding gambling comes to Maple Ridge, British Columbia, it likely will be in that form of a community gaming centre with a shiny new bingo hall with everything a casino has except table games.

B.C. Lottery Annual Report Released

ews Brief: According to recent study, public support for gaming in B.C. is dropping while casino-fueled revenues continue to steadily climb.

B.C. Casino Off to Strong Start

News Brief: A look at Cascades Casino shows that the downtown Langley, British Columbia, facility has been a huge success in its first year.

BC Player Card Criticized by American Group

ews Brief: America’s leading anti-gambling organization has blasted the provincial government and the B.C. Lottery Corporation for their introduction of frequent-player cards to be used in casinos.

Great Canadian Casinos Tries Again for Liquor License

ews Brief: Hot on the heels of being denied a liquor licence for its gaming floor, Great Canadian Casinos Inc. is now considering a bar at its View Royal venue.

B.C. Government Wins Big with Lottery

News Brief: According to the B.C. Lottery Corp.'s annual report, the provincial government scooped up $914.4 million from lottery revenues.

Coquitlam Wins Big

ews Brief: Coquitlam, British Columbia, scored a $2-million windfall from the Boulevard Casino this week.

BC Casinos Rake in Money

News Brief: Municipalities across B.C. received a record windfall from casino gambling in the past fiscal year, raking in more than $65 million in royalties — up nearly 20 per cent from the year before.

BC Casino Denied Liquor License

ews Brief: Plugging the slots while downing a beer is still a no-go at Victoria's only casino after View Royal refused to support its bid for a new liquor licence Tuesday.

St. Eugene Resort Partners Celebrate

News Brief: Many came together to celebrate the First Nation partners assuming operational control for Casino of the Rockies.

Two Bids for BC Casino

News Brief: Both the Osoyoos Indian Band and Rocky Mountain Turf Club from Lethbridge, Alta. are working on applications to the B.C. Lottery Corporation for two distinct gaming facilities for the town of Osoyoos.

Gateway Casinos Buys Casino

News Brief: Gateway Casinos Income Fund has signed a deal to buy Cascades Langley Casino and Hotel for $106.3 million in cash and units.

BC Casino Construction Begins

News Brief: Efforts to attract a more mainstream clientele to British Columbia's increasingly lucrative gaming sector take another step today when construction begins on a new $100-million casino complex in New Westminster.

Great Canadian Casinos Pays City $1.7 Million

News Brief: Coquitlam, British Columbia, hit the jackpot this week with a $1.7-million pay-out courtesy of Great Canadian Casino.

Man Wins $382,000 in Largest Legal Poker Prize

News Brief: A Salt Spring Island man has won the largest legal poker prize in Canada at the B.C. poker championships in Richmond, B.C.

Vancouver Casino Revenue Falls Short

News Brief: Vancouver, British Columbia, had been relying on a $7.0 million windfall in revenue from the newly-opened Edgewater Casino. Instead, competition from other municipalities saw the casino pull in only $5.4 million.

Coquitlam Casino Revenue Dips

News Brief: Coquitlam's latest windfall from the Great Canadian Casino, almost $1.5 million, is the lowest it has been in two years.

Court to Decide Disputed B.C. Lottery Jackpot

News Brief: A judge will decide who gets a share of a $14.5-million lottery jackpot in British Columbia.

Courts May Decide Jackpot Claim

News Brief: A $14.5-million Lotto 6/49 jackpot may be the first in B.C.'s history to be divvied up in a courtroom if a dispute between its winners and claimants is not settled by today, says a B.C. Lottery Corporation spokeswoman.

Co-workers Fight Over 6/49 Jackpot

News Brief: Two women have filed a complaint with the B.C. Lottery Corp. claiming they were part of a winning employee pool but have been cut out of the $14.5 million prize money by the nine winners.

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