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Charitable Gambling Association feel used

Charities, used by B.C government to expand gambling, have not seen financial benefits.

$450-million hotel-casino complex announced for False Creek

New $450-million casino confirmed by B.C government for False Creek in Vancouver, BC.

New casino planned for Vancouver's False Creek

New casino likely in the False Creek area of the city.

Bookies still betting public backs Canadian hockey team

Canada is still the online bookies favourite to win ice hockey gold.

Online bookmakers warm to winter games

The Winter Olympics in Vancouver are starting to prove popular with online gamblers.

No increase in crime after slot machine installation

International news brief: A report by the city of Vancouver shows no increase in crime after the addition of 450 slot machines to Hastings Park.

Vancouver casino ready to open

News Brief: A gleaming new casino festooned with big-screen TVs, a show lounge and 600 slot machines opens at 9 a.m. Friday at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Vancouver casinos diversify

News Brief: Vancouver casino operators have pumped millions of dollars lately into the newest entertainment options possible as they scramble to attract hard-to-please patrons who want to flit from one option to another over the course of an evening.

Vancouver enters bingo wars

News Brief: Vancouver is about to enter the bingo-hall wars that have swept the rest of British Columbia.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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