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Gaming foes worry casino move will lead to more gambling

Vancouver's Edgewater Casino has been given the green light to move to a new location at BC Place, and critics are concerned the relocation will pave the way for more gambling in the future.


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article How to lose money developing a big-city casino
(Vancouver) -- Questions swirl around whether taxpayer money was used wisely in courting the Parq Vancouver entertainment complex development given that project’s...


article Vancouver's Parq casino refinances debt and secures new equity partner
(British Columbia) -- The financially struggling Parq Vancouver project has a new equity partner and has refinanced its massive initial loans. This smooths some pressing...


article Parq Vancouver casino successfully refinances
(Vancouver) -- The Parq Vancouver, a luxury casino complex that opened to fanfare in 2017, announced it has successfully refinanced its debt amid increasing financial...


article Future of Parq Vancouver casino uncertain due to massive financing debt
(Vancouver) -- The Parq Vancouver casino’s owner, Parq Holdings L.P., and that company’s shareholders – majority-owner PBC Group, and Dundee Corp....
article Parq Vancouver Misses Debt Payment as Casino Seeks to Refinance
(Vancouver) -- Luxury casino Parq Vancouver’s parent company missed an interest payment on a second-lien loan as it struggles to refinance debt taken on to build...


article Parq casino future uncertain as owner mum on whether it can service its debt
(Vancouver) -- The future of Parq Vancouver casino is under the microscope as questions arise over whether its owner is able to service its debts. The Parq Vancouver...


article Elevated Lead Levels In Warm Springs Childcare Building
(Oregon) -- Childcare facilities on the Warm Springs reservation were tested last year for lead in the drinking water. One location showed nearly double the action...


article Controversy over ‘Drake incident’ at Parq Vancouver Casino
(Vancouver) -- About three weeks ago, Parq Vancouver casino was accused by one of the top artists of our time, of racial profiling. The incident happened after Drake was...


article Vancouver’s Parq Casino Has Lost $108 Million in 2018, Owners Blame New Anti-Crime Regulations
(Vancouver) -- It’s rare for a casino in a large and well established gaming market to be bleeding so much money, but that appears to be what’s happening at...


article Parq Vancouver reports losses of $108M so far in 2018
(Vancouver) -- The new Parq Vancouver hotel and casino complex in downtown Vancouver appears to be having a run of bad luck -- losing some $108 million so far in 2018....


article Drake incident sparks PR crisis for Parq Vancouver
(Vancouver) -- Parq Vancouver’s response to rap superstar Drake’s claim that the business racially profiled him and barred him from gambling sheds light on...


article Drake blocked from Vancouver's Parq Casino, claims it was 'profiling'
(Vancouver) -- Musician Drake said he was blocked from gambling at luxury resort Parq Vancouver's casino Friday night and is blaming "profiling" by the...


article Drake Accuses Vancouver Casino of Racial Profiling
(Vancouver) -- Drake has accused a Vancouver casino of racial profiling. The Toronto native asserts that he was refused service during his Aubrey & the Three Migos...


article Vancouver collects $45 million in casino revenue
(Vancouver) -- With all this talk these days about casinos and money laundering, I thought you might be interested to know how much cash the city collected over the last...


article ‘We’re very proud of the property’ – Parq Vancouver developer as resort nears 1st birthday
(Vancouver) -- A little more than a month away from its first anniversary, Parq Vancouver is winning over its critics. The $490 million development, built by Las Vegas-...


article Paragon’s Parq makes waves in local casino market
(Vancouver) -- Metro Vancouver gamblers have somewhere new to go thanks to Paragon Gaming LLC’s two-level, 72,000-square-foot Parq casino in downtown Vancouver,...


article Vancouver's Edgewater Casino to auction off gaming gear
(Vancouver) -- Vancouver’s waterfront Edgewater Casino will hold an auction after it closed its doors to be part of a larger development.


article New upscale restaurant at Parq Vancouver hiring 65 positions this week
(Vancouver) -- You’ve heard the buzz about Parq Vancouver, now it’s your chance to be a part of it. You’re officially invited to apply to work at...


article How Scott Menke's gamble on Parq Vancouver hit the jackpot
(Vancouver) -- Scott Menke bet big on Parq Vancouver, the city’s new downtown casino and resort. Who is this single-minded Las Vegas transplant, and how did he...


article Foodie guide to four new restaurants at Parq Vancouver
(British Columbia) -- The new Parq Vancouver complex opened a week ago and already has a reputation as a budding entertainment destination with two hotels, a casino and...


article Fun City: 18 photos of Parq Vancouver casino hotel resort
(British Columbia) -- A new casino-hotel destination resort in downtown Vancouver has been planned since the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. After more than two years of...


article A sneak peak of Parq Vancouver casino resort
(British Columbia) -- Walking through the casino at the Parq Vancouver resort during an exclusive sneak peak of the property Wednesday morning, unexpected sunlight...
article Vancouver's newest luxury hotels and casino throw open their doors
(British Columbia) -- The newest addition to Vancouver's ever changing skyline opened its doors for the first time Friday. The golden hued Parq Vancouver was built...


article Edgewater Casino in downtown Vancouver to close this month
(Vancouver) -- On the morning of September 29, the Edgewater Casino at False Creek will close its doors for good, while on the same day, on the west side of BC Stadium...


article Edgewater Casino in downtown Vancouver will close this month
(Vancouver) -- It is the end of an era for not only downtown Vancouver’s waterfront casino but one of the remaining buildings of the Plaza of Nations. Edgewater...
article Parq Vancouver urban casino resort in downtown opens this month
(Vancouver) -- The much-touted Parq Vancouver urban casino resort next to BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver will open on Friday, September 29, and a celebratory...


article Edgewater Casino in downtown Vancouver will close this month
(British Columbia) -- It is the end of an era for not only downtown Vancouver’s waterfront casino but one of the remaining buildings of the Plaza of Nations....


article Casino by Vanshaw gets temporarily closed down due to landlord dispute
(Alberta) -- A long standing dispute between the operator of Casino By Vanshaw and their landlord has taken a turn for the worse as customers will be met with locked...


article Paragon Gaming’s Vancouver casino project under construction after five-year wait
(Vancouver) -- Casino operator Paragon Gaming has begun construction on a long-planned $600 million hotel-casino complex in Vancouver, B.C., Canada that was scuttled in...


article Do you support slot machines in the City of North Vancouver?
(Vancouver) -- The City of North Vancouver is considering an end to its 20-year gambling prohibition. This week the city heard from the public, a local health officer...


article Is a casino coming to North Vancouver?
(Vancouver) -- Recent actions by The City of North Vancouver hint at the possibility of a casino, or “community gaming centre”, coming to the Lower Lonsdale...


article North Van eyes slot machines
(Vancouver) -- While the City of North Vancouver council considers lifting a ban on gambling to cash out on slot machines, a local petition has popped up in opposition....


article Why Edgewater casino could go bankrupt and leave us holding the bag
(Vancouver) -- Suddenly clouds have formed on the horizon for the planned new Edgewater Casino at BC Place, as news comes that regulators are reviewing the viability of...


article Gambling expansion an election non-issue in Metro Vancouver … because no politician is in favour
(Vancouver) -- In recent times, bids to expand gambling in Vancouver and Surrey have been vociferously shouted down by residents. So it’s not surprising that none...


article Paragon gambles on casino parkade excavation
(Vancouver) -- Paragon Gaming, which wants to build a $535-million casino-hotel complex at BC Place, has been given an excavation permit by city hall to build a proposed...


article Affidavit casts doubt over downtown Vancouver casino proposal
(Vancouver) -- Paragon Gaming, which is at the centre of a major casino proposal in Vancouver, was strongly criticized by an Albertan First Nation for failing to live up...


article $1.63M more for Coquitlam from casino
(Vancouver) -- The results of the second quarter for the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver are in and the city’s share is about the same as it was last year. The United...


article Edgewater Casino expansion will not include more games
(Vancouver) -- Two days ago Vancouver City Council announced they voted to place a restrictive covenant on the Edgewater Casino property allowing no more gambling than...


article Vancouver places (another) barrier to prohibit gambling expansion
(Vancouver) -- The city really, really doesn’t want any more slot machines or gaming tables at the Edgewater Casino – ever.
article Vancouver places restrictive covenant on Edgewater Casino
(Vancouver) -- Vancouver city council has gone all in on a motion it bets will hamstring Paragon Gaming’s ability to expand Edgewater Casino.


article Vancouver got played: BCLC CEO Michael Graydon defects to Paragon Gaming
(Vancouver) -- I hate to say ‘I told you so’, but... Michael Graydon, CEO of the British Columbia Lottery Commission (BCLC), is jumping ship to sign on with...


article Gambling firm bets big on Vancouver
(Vancouver) -- The Wynn Hotel is one of the fanciest casinos on the famous Las Vegas strip, where the man who wants to bring a bit of Vegas to Vancouver sees inspiration...
article Smyth: Gambling expert rips casino harm-reduction plans as ‘window dressing’
(Vancouver) -- Before Paragon Gaming builds the biggest casino in Western Canada next to B.C. Place in Vancouver, the Las Vegas company must develop a “harm-...


article Smyth: B.C. Place casino development ‘beautiful and exciting,’ but critics still vocal about gambling addiction concerns
(Las Vegas) -- The Wynn Hotel is one of the fanciest casinos on the famous Las Vegas strip, where the man who wants to bring a bit of Vegas to Vancouver sees inspiration...


article Paragon inches closer to building downtown casino
(Vancouver) -- A Las Vegas-based company is one step closer to building a $535-million casino complex adjacent to B.C. Place Stadium after city staff approved Monday a...
article Pitch to double size of casino floor arouses concern
(Vancouver) -- For more than three years, the debate over a proposed casino at BC Place has polarized the public and government.
article Pitch to double size of Vancouver casino floor raises concern
(Vancouver) -- The high-stakes debate over a proposed casino beside BC Place had players locked in a heated battle at city hall this week.


article Vancouver casino relocation wins preliminary approval
(Vancouver) -- The parking lot beside B.C. Place is one step closer to becoming a flashy new casino slash luxury resort.
article Vancouver Paragon casino plan approved with conditions
(Vancouver) -- A development permit has been issued with conditions to Paragon Gaming to build an urban resort in downtown Vancouver.
article Vancouver Paragon casino proposal has final public hearing
(Vancouver) -- The public has one last chance to comment on casino complex for downtown Vancouver when the proposal goes before the city's development permit board...
article Vancouver Permit Board approves supersized Edgewater casino at BC Place: Live blog transcript
(Vancouver) -- Live from the casino expansion debate: Development Permit Board gives Paragon and PavCo. what they want, while acknowledging the risk posed to...


article City won’t interfere with casino application
(Vancouver) -- The ruling Vision Vancouver council will not interfere with a Las Vegas-based casino company’s desire to build a $535-million entertainment complex...
article Mayor Gregor Robertson promises no gambling expansion in Vancouver
(Vancouver) -- Vancouver's mayor says he won't allow any expansion of gambling in the city while he's in office.


article Anti-gambling group Vancouver Not Vegas wants city to delay decision on Edgewater Casino move
(Vancouver) -- The anti-gambling group Vancouver Not Vegas wants city council to delay a planned Monday decision on whether to allow the Edgewater Casino to relocate in...
article New B.C. Place casino proposal resurrects Vancouver Not Vegas critics
(Vancouver) -- A proposal to double the size of a relocated Edgewater Casino is up for review. The city’s development-permit board next Monday (December 16) will...


article Anti-casino group petitions city to review plans
(Vancouver) -- An anti-casino coalition has launched a petition urging Vancouver City Council to review plans for a new $535 million casino next to BC Place stadium.
article Casino opponents hope to halt construction of new Edgewater Casino in Vancouver
(Vancouver) -- Opponents of plans for a new Edgewater Casino next to BC Place are hoping a petition will cause the city to reconsider.


article Vancouver casino project would likely hurt fortunes of area businesses
(Vancouver) -- Should Vancouver city council approve the newly proposed ‘urban resort’ with casino near BC Place?


article New Vancouver casino proposal for B.C. Place projects image of entertainment-focused urban resort
(Vancouver) -- Paragon Gaming Corp. is taking a second run at moving its Edgewater Casino into a $535-million redevelopment of BC Place lands by playing up the concept...
article Paragon Gaming trying again to move casino next to BC Place
(Vancouver) -- The group behind a failed gambling expansion plan is back with a new proposal for Vancouver. The pitch is for a multi-million dollar “urban resort...


article $535 million “urban resort” to house new downtown Vancouver casino
(Vancouver) -- The developers of a new casino, hotel and entertainment complex in Vancouver say they are bringing a “new, world class urban resort” to the...
article Casino company rolls dice again on downtown Vancouver development
(Vancouver) -- Las Vegas-based casino company Paragon Development has unveiled a new proposal for a $535-million “urban resort” to replace a plan that...
article Paragon Gaming offers $535-million resort proposal for BC Place lands
(Vancouver) -- Paragon Development Ltd. has reinvented its proposal for a $535 million redevelopment of the south side of BC Place Stadium as what they are calling an...
article Partnership involving Las Vegas company to revive Vancouver hotel-casino project
(Vancouver) -- A $535 million hotel-casino project in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, that was scuttled nearly two-and-a-half years ago by city leaders, has been...
article Vancouver casino proposed again for BC Place
(Vancouver) -- Paragon Development Ltd. has laid out its plans for a new $535 million casino next to BC Place Stadium, a project being billed as a "world class...


article Edgewater Casino gaming permit extended another three years
(Vancouver) -- It looks like the simmering fight over gaming expansion in Downtown Vancouver is heating up once again.


article Vancouver casino to rebrand as Hard Rock Casino
(Vancouver) -- The iconic Hard Rock brand that is so familiar to Canadian tourists on the Strip is coming to Vancouver.


article Edgewater casino moving to BC Place
(Vancouver) -- Vancouver city council has approved Edgwater Casino's move from its current location in False Creek to a new location adjoining BC Place Stadium.


article Casino expansion: Unfinished business?
(Vancouver) -- Doubt is swirling around city hall as the possibility of future casino expansion dominated the last session for the current mayor and council.
article City can't freeze casino developers
(Vancouver) -- Vancouver can't stop the proponents of a massive rejected casino from building a large commercial shell next to BC Place while they wait for a city...
article City council re-affirms no gambling expansion
(Vancouver) -- In its last official meeting before the new Vancouver city council assumes office, the current government has --again-- made it clear the existing...
article Edgewater casino move approved by Vancouver
(Vancouver) -- Vancouver city council has approved the relocation of the Edgewater casino from its False Creek home to a proposed entertainment and hotel complex next to...
article Gaming foes worry casino move will lead to more gambling
(Vancouver) -- Vancouver's Edgewater Casino has been given the green light to move to a new location at BC Place, and critics are concerned the relocation will pave...
article Mayor says there will be no gambling expansion on his watch
(Vancouver) -- Gregor Robertson has told council there will be no expansion of casinos in Vancouver while he's in the mayor's chair, but some critics say he is...
article Rezoning for Edgewater Casino move approved by Vancouver city council
(Vancouver) -- Vancouver city council finalized a rezoning today (November 29) that would allow for the relocation of Edgewater Casino to a site next to B.C. Place.
article Vancouver approves rezoning for Edgewater casino
(Vancouver) -- Vancouver city council voted Tuesday to approve a rezoning that would allow the Edgewater casino to move from its former site on False Creek to a planned...
article Vancouver councillors worry expanded casino will find its way into downtown project
(Vancouver) -- Vancouver can’t stop the proponents of a massive rejected casino from building a large commercial shell next to BC Place while they wait for a city...


article Casino critics want rezoning vote delayed
(Vancouver) -- Anti-gambling activists will be out in force Tuesday morning as Vancouver city council votes on a rezoning that will allow the Edgewater casino to move...
article Vancouver Council considers move for Edgewater Casino
(Vancouver) -- Opponents of a major Downtown Casino expansion rejected earlier this year, are taking issue with a new bylaw going before Vancouver council on Tuesday.
article Vancouver Not Vegas group demands public hearing on casino relocation
(Vancouver) -- The anti-gambling group Vancouver Not Vegas is arguing that the relocation of Edgewater Casino to a site next to BC Place should be referred to a public...

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