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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'Survivor' Bets Prompt Suspicion

News Brief: Even before the first episode of Survivor was even televised this season, more than 15 people from the Vancouver, British Columbia, area placed bets with an offshore bookie on contestant Sandra Diaz-Twine.

Expert: Hastings Track Slots Come with a Social Price

News Brief: Slot machines can probably save the Hastings race track, an Alberta gambling expert says. But there is a price to pay.

Hastings Park Slot Plan on Hold

News Brief: After a Vancouver city council vote on Tuesday night, installing slots at the Hastings Park racetrack is still on hold.

Slots Approved for Vancouver's Plaza of Nations Casino

News Brief: Vancouver City council opened the doors for slot machines in the city yesterday by narrowly passing a motion to hold a public hearing to allow slots at a casino at the Plaza of Nations.

Gambling Foe Fights Slots in Vancouver

News Brief: Bill Chu, founder of the Multicultural Coalition Against Gambling Expansion, sees slot machines as the most guilty corrupters.

Vancouver Officials Recommend Slots

News Brief: Vancouver city staff are recommending their elected bosses take a gamble and approve slot machines for a proposed casino in False Creek and at Hastings Racecourse, in a move that could dump an additional $18.5 million into city coffers each year.

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