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Gateway Casino Expansion Opens

Gateway Casinos Income Fund reports that the Burnaby Casino expansion is now complete and the expanded facility opened on December 16, 2004.

Great Canadian Gaming Drops Lawsuit

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation President Anthony R. Martin reports that the company has settled its defamation claims against Allegiance Capital Corporation and its President Mr. David Mahmood.

BC Government Attacked for Gambling Changes

News Brief: British Columbia’s NDP Leader Carole James charged the lottery corporation's latest request for proposals is further proof the Liberal government is expanding gambling by stealth.

BC Group Criticizes Slot Decision

News Brief: A member of the Kamloops Social Planning Council says he’s disappointed city councillors approved 50 slot machines at a local bingo hall.

Man Ordered to Stay Away from Casinos

News Brief: A B.C. man has been prohibited from going near any casinos and their employees after he considered driving into a casino with a crude homemade bomb.

B.C. Government Admits to Breaking Gambling Promise

ews Brief: The B.C. government has finally admitted what it's been denying for weeks -- that it's broken its election promise not to allow expanding gambling.

B.C. Casino Profits Jump

News Brief: British Columbia's biggest casino owners are making increasing amounts of money, even though the provincial government says it has been keeping a lid on gambling.

Great Canadian Gaming Profit Grows

News Brief: Great Canadian Gaming Corp. announced Monday its quarterly profit grew by 46 per cent on a newly opened casino and acquisitions.

Richmond Casino Delivers Check to Province, City

News Brief: Richmond has received a $2.9 million cheque from the province, its share of the net profits from the first quarter operations of the new River Rock casino facility on the waterfront, according to B.C. Lotteries Corporation spokesperson Greg Walker.

Gateway Casinos Reports Cash Distribution

Gateway Casinos Income Fund reports a cash distribution of $0.105 per unit for the month of September 2004.

BC Lottery Launches Online Play and Purchase

British Columbia Lottery Corporation has introduced Internet play and purchase as a new way to distribute select lottery products.

Study: Two Casino Options for Victoria

News Brief: A market study of gaming opportunities identifies two options for bringing a casino to Victoria, British Columbia, including one that would see View Royal's casino closed to make way for a larger and more profitable casino on the downtown waterfront.

Rumors Swirl Around British Columbia Casino

News Brief: Rumours are swirling in about a possible relocation of a casino from Quesnel to Victoria, British Columbia.

BC Liberals Push More Gambling

News Brief: When Liberals were the opposition, the strongly opposed gambling and promised to stop casino expansions. Since gaining power, they’ve double the number of slots, opened mega-casinos and allowed drinking in casinos.

Prince George Casino Ready for Opening

News Brief: The new Treasure Cove Casino is betting on Las Vegas-style gambling and it’s unique northern British Columbia environment.

Victoria Readies for Casino Announcement

News Brief: Great Canadian Casinos Corporation is expected to announce plans for a casino in Victoria, British Columbia, as early as the end of this week.

Canadian Casino Rezoning Proposal Approved

Gateway Casinos Limited Partnership has received approval from the Burnaby City Council for its rezoning application for the first phase of the redevelopment.

City Will Look at Bad Effects of Gambling

News Brief: Coquitlam council voted Monday to host a forum on the ill effects of gambling, almost three years after the Great Canadian Casino opened its doors.

Vancouver Slot Hearing Draws Crowd

News Brief: Nearly 200 speakers showed up to voice their opinions on the proposal to approve 600 slot machines for the Hastings Racecourse.

Vancouver Holds Public Meeting for Slots at Track

News Brief: Vancouver city council is planning to lend its collective ear to the public on the contentious issue of slot machines making an appearance at Hastings Racecourse.

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