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Slots Supporters Say 'Save the Track'

News Brief: Supporters of the Hastings Park racetrack will be rallying Tuesday evening at Vancouver city hall as it makes its latest move on the issue of slot machines there.

Report Supports Victoria Casino

News Brief: Another casino in Victoria, British Columbia, could double the region's present level of $50 milllion in gaming activity, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Hastings Entertainment CEO Resigns

News Brief: Phil Heard has resigned as chief executive officer of Hastings Entertainment Inc., recently purchased by Great Canadian Gaming Corp.

Hastings Entertainment Purchase Worth $20.1 Million

News Brief: Great Canadian Gaming Corp. said Thursday its purchase of Hastings Entertainment Inc. was worth CAD$20.1 million.

Great Canadian Gaming Wins Hastings Park Bid

News Brief: A subsidiary of Richmond's Great Canadian Gaming Corp., backed by Vancouver developer Peter Wall, announced its winning bid for the financially troubled Hastings Park track.

Vancouver Approves Downtown Slots Deal

News Brief: Vancouver city council has now officially reversed its position on a casino with 600 slot machines at the Plaza of Nations – following a temporary setback for the project earlier this week.

Vancouver Slots Deal Derailed

News Brief: The proposal to set up 600 slot machines at Vancouver's Plaza of Nations has effectively been killed by Vancouver city councillor Tim Louis.

British Columbia Track Signs Casino Deal

News Brief: Surrey will get 10 per cent of the net gaming revenues from a casino coming to Fraser Downs, and with a provision for an extra split the city's take could be $3 million annually.

BC City Wants Casino Redesignated

News Brief: Prince George stands to lose almost $1 million a year in gaming revenues unless it can convince the B.C. Lottery Corporation to re-designate Casino Hollywood a ‘destination casino’ when it moves this summer.

Great Canadian Casinos Interested in Racetrack

News Brief: A day after Woodbine Entertainment Group announced it plans to sell Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Great Canadian Casinos indicated it might be a potential suitor.

Vancouver Track Up for Sale

News Brief: The lag in the time it is taking the Vancouver City Council to decide on expanded gaming for Hastings Park has prompted Woodbine Entertainment Group to offer the track it purchased only two years ago for sale.

Youth 'Need Warning on Dangers of Gambling'

News Brief: Young people are twice as likely to be problem gamblers as the average B.C. resident -- and that's not good, says Surrey Coun. Penny Priddy.

What to do When You Win $32.5-million in the Super 7

This week's Lotto Super 7 jackpot is worth $32.5 million, the second largest in the lottery's history. So let's say you won it.

Fake Letters Overshadow Casino Proposal

News Brief: A batch of phony letters in support of a $52-million casino/hotel project planned for Victoria, British Columbia, is unfairly overshadowing the benefits of the proposal, its developer says.

Vancouver Casino Proposal Gets Approval

News Brief: In a close vote after two days of hearings, Vancouver city council has given the green light to a new casino at the Plaza of Nations.

Hastings Park Offers Online Betting

News Brief: Woodbine Entertainment Group, the parent of the operator of Vancouver's Hastings Park track, announced Tuesday the launch of a Internet-based wagering system called

Residents Against Proposed Vancouver Casino

News Brief: Some local residents were not happy with what they learned at a open house about a casino proposed for their Vancouver neighborhood.

British Columbia City Wants Casino

News Brief: Burnaby, British Columbia, and Gateway Casinos hope has proposed a 600 slot casino.

Nurse 'Double Dipped' to Pay Gambling Debts

News Brief: A former Hospital nurse fired for abusing sick leave to pay off gambling bills has been given a chance to get her job back.

Canada's Only Riverboat Casino to Move

News Brief: Canada's only riverboat casino is headed for operations on dry land if its New Westminster owners get their wish.

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