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'The Great Canadian Poker Tournament' Comes to BC

Extreme Poker Ltd. reports that its television program, "The Great Canadian Poker Tournament’ has entered into negotiations to produce ‘The Great Canadian Poker Tournament, British Columbia Edition,’ to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Report: BC Gambling Needs More Scrutiny

News Brief: The B.C. government must apply greater scrutiny to the province's $2-billion gambling industry in order to maintain public confidence that government regulators and casino operators are free of corruption, Auditor-General Wayne Strelioff recommended in a report.

BC Party Opposes Online Lottery Sales

News Brief: Selling lottery tickets online will encourage more problem gambling, says the B.C. NDP's critic for gambling policy.

Vancouver Casino Revenue Lower than Expected

News Brief: Stiff competition among Lower Mainland casinos is projected to cost the city of Vancouver $1.6 million this year.

B.C. Rakes in Gambling Revenue

News Brief: British Columbia rakes in hundreds of millions of dollars from gambling revenues each year, and the amount keeps rising. John Les, the minister responsible for gaming, says the province is not addicted to gambling revenues.

B.C. Track Redevelopment Faces Hurdles

News Brief: There's been no progress on the multi-million-dollar casino project since Winfield-based Probe Ventures pitched the concept to the Greater Vernon Services Commission in early May.

British Columbia's Newest Casino Opens

News Brief: A new casino is opening its doors in Langley on Thursday, and city councillors are already spending the expected gaming revenues.

Aureus Ventures Enters Gaming Industry

Aureus Ventures Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase certain companies and other assets involved in the gaming industry in British Columbia, and contemplates other countries in the European Union, in exchange for shares of the company.

Great Canadian Gaming Completes Orangeville Raceway Acquisition

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has completed the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Orangeville Raceway Limited.

BC Casino Job Fair Overwhelmed by Response

News Brief: As many as 1,500 people lined up Monday for a chance at one of the 600 full and part-time jobs being offered at the Cascades Casino/Coast Hotel and convention centre in Langley City.

Bingo 'Bust' on Galiano Island

News Brief: Some residents of Galiano Island are upset over a recent undercover sting operation targeting a small bingo game at a local restaurant.

Locals Get First Look at Proposed BC Casino

News Brief: Residents of Fort St. John had their first opportunity to view the plans of the proposed hotel, conference centre and gaming centre, during an open house with the developers on Tuesday evening.

Fraser Downs Sale Delayed

News Brief: The closure of the sale of Fraser Downs and Sandown Park to Great Canadian Casino Corp. has been delayed.

BC Casino Reaches New Workers' Contract

News Brief: Lake City Casino workers have a new contract with their employer. Members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union have ratified the three- year agreement by a margin of 86 per cent.

Fraser Downs Approved by City Council

News Brief: The sale of Fraser Downs has been given approval by Surrey council, provided the purchaser meets a list of requirements.

Gambling Research Needed, Says Vancouver Councillor

News Brief: Vancouver city councillor Peter Ladner wants the province to set up an independent gambling research institute to study the effects of expanded gambling in B.C.

Casino Approved for BC City

News Brief: A $100-million destination resort casino has won final approval in New Westminster, with construction set to begin immediately.

River Rock Casino Parking Structure Near Completion

evada Gold & Casinos, Inc. report the substantial completion of the parking structures at the River Rock Casino in Sonoma County, California.

NHL Dispute Hurting BC Lottery

News Brief: The National Hockey League shutdown is costing the B.C. Lottery Corp. millions of dollars in lost hockey-wagering revenues.

Great Canadian Gaming Acquires BC Track Operator

News Brief: Great Canadian Gaming Corp. has reached a deal to acquire Orangeville Raceway Ltd., operator of two standardbred tracks in British Columbia, for at least $40 million.

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