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Public meeting set to discuss expanded, relocated casino in Mission

A proposal to move the current Chances Mission to a new location and increase the size and type of gaming offered, will be publicly discussed next month. A public information session will take place on Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Mission City Hall.

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11/14/2018

article City says gaming revenues on par with last year, despite Cascades Casino strike
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11/13/2018

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(British Columbia) -- THE BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has approved a new gambling and entertainment facility in the City of Delta. Cascades Casino Delta, operated by...
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(British Columbia) -- The BC Lottery Corporation has granted final approval for a new casino in Delta, after extensive reviews and the city’s approval in May.

11/7/2018

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11/6/2018

article Laundering laws, not racism, may have barred Drake from gambling in Vancouver
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11/5/2018

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(British Columbia) -- British Columbia’s attorney general says new rules to fight money laundering at provincial casinos will apply universally. David Eby says he...
article B.C. casino and Drake at odds over his place at the tables
(Vancouver) -- Canada’s most internationally-famous pop star has become embroiled in a not-so-harmonious disagreement with a fancy resort and casino in Vancouver that...

11/4/2018

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(British Columbia) -- Marking its 10th anniversary, Grand Villa Burnaby has undergone $15 million in renovations with an expanded gaming floor and three new restaurants...

11/3/2018

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(British Columbia) -- A Vancouver casino says it "categorically" stands against racism after Canadian rap icon Drake accused it of profiling him. In a post on...
article Parq Vancouver apologizes after Drake claims that he was profiled at casino
(British Columbia) -- Parq Vancouver has apologized after Canadian rapper Drake claimed that he was profiled and kept from gambling at the casino. "Parq Casino @...

11/1/2018

article Tentative agreement reached in casino strike: BCGEU
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10/31/2018

article Richmond Commuters Want Free Parkade Back
(British Columbia) -- A Richmond community member and daily commuter has dedicated herself to trying to convince River Rock Casino to re-open a parking lot that was...

10/25/2018

article BC Casinos Will Bring in Cash Babysitters to Oversee Large Cash Transactions
(British Columbia) -- It seems that British Columbia’s (BC) gaming regulator no longer trusts some of its workers to do their jobs. The British Columbia Lottery...

10/24/2018

article A cash babysitter has been appointed for Metro Vancouver casino workers
(British Columbia) -- BC Lotteries Corporation has engaged a third-party auditor to monitor B.C.’s busiest casinos to make sure gaming workers are recording source...
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(British Columbia) -- Records obtained by CBC News reveal that investigators and their managers working for the B.C. Lottery Corporation were awarded bonuses partly...

10/23/2018

article British Columbia’s casinos need help observing new AML rules
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia’s provincial gambling monopoly has hired a third-party auditor in the hopes of reducing sketchy transactions at its land-...

10/20/2018

article The City That Had Too Much Money
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10/17/2018

article Canada’s casinos used by criminal gangs, wealthy Chinese to launder over US$75 million
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10/15/2018

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10/7/2018

article North America’s most unaffordable city cracks down on dirty money
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10/6/2018

article Court application by company in ongoing Okanagan casino strike denied by judge
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10/4/2018

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10/3/2018

article Details Emerge about Vancouver Poker Raid that Nabbed River Rock Casino Dealers
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10/2/2018

article Casino Worker Arrested For Dealing Private Poker Game On The Side
(British Columbia) -- A Canadian casino north of Seattle could lose two employees after they were arrested for involvement in a private home poker game.
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(British Columbia) -- B.C.'s anti-gang agency informed the province's Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch about the presence of two former River Rock Casino dealers...

10/1/2018

article Former casino executive shouldn't be chairing Justice Institute: watchdog
(British Columbia) -- A key executive who once oversaw the casino labelled as the epicenter of money laundering in the province's gaming industry now has an...
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(British Columbia) -- B.C.'s anti-gang agency informed the province's Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch about the presence of two River Rock Casino employees...

9/30/2018

article B.C. to look at private lenders as part of money laundering probe
(British Columbia) -- A new probe into money-laundering in British Columbia will look into private lenders' use of Vancouver-area real estate to hide drug money, a...
article Gambling addict says B.C. government lacks will to set limits on billion-dollar industry
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9/29/2018

article Exclusive: Documents allege complicity in money laundering in major investigation of River Rock Casino
(British Columbia) -- Serious allegations including potential falsification of documents and complicity in money laundering are revealed in new records about a major...

9/28/2018

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(British Columbia) -- The B.C. government is extending its investigation into money laundering beyond casinos, into real estate, horse racing and exotic cars.
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(British Columbia) -- Serious allegations including potential falsification of documents and complicity in money laundering are revealed in new records about a major...

9/27/2018

article Report Shows Large Cash Transactions from Undocumented Sources Made in BC Coquitlam Casino in 2016-17
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article Report warned Liberals of money laundering in B.C. casinos in 2012
(British Columbia) -- A report obtained by CTV News through the Freedom of Information Act shows the now well-documented problem of money laundering in B.C. casinos had...

9/26/2018

article Big-bucks cash deals at Coquitlam casino, docs show
(British Columbia) -- High rollers carrying wads of cash but with no reported source of funds were gambling at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver until a crackdown earlier...

9/23/2018

article Delta council rejects idea of casino question on ballot
(British Columbia) -- Cascades Casino Delta will not be on the civic election ballot. Delta council this week rejected a proposal put forward by Coun. Jeannie Kanakos to...

9/19/2018

article Victoria wants more information on money laundering prevention in casinos
(British Columbia) -- Victoria City Council is looking for details from the B.C. Lottery Corporation and the B.C. Attorney General about how they will prevent money...

9/18/2018

article Sen. Larry Campbell refuses to answer questions about board role for B.C. casino company
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9/16/2018

article Call for Delta casino to be on ballot
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9/11/2018

article City of Kamloops could take financial hit due to casino strike
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9/5/2018

article B.C. premier ‘not ruling out’ public inquiry into money laundering but prefers internal probe
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9/1/2018

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8/30/2018

article New Anti-Money Laundering Measures Blamed for Falling BC Casino Revenue in H1 2018
(British Columbia) -- The new anti-money laundering requirements in British Columbia are being blamed by casino owners for a decline registered in the gaming revenue of...
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(British Columbia) -- A new report surfaced this week suggesting that employees of a British Columbia (BC) casino allegedly shredded paper records of large cash...

8/29/2018

article Exclusive: River Rock Casino warned employees may have shred large cash transaction records
(British Columbia) -- New documents and source interviews reveal allegations that River Rock Casino managers were warned employees were shredding paper records of large...

8/28/2018

article Trudeau asks Blair to fight money laundering in B.C. in bid to stop organized crime
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8/20/2018

article Strike ante raised by union
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(British Columbia) -- Some critics are alleging that British Columbia’s independent probe of casino money laundering was compromised because reviewer Peter German...

8/17/2018

article B.C.’s gaming regulator investigating ‘deeply concerning allegations’ of sex assault, harassment at River Rock Casino
(British Columbia) -- B.C.’s gambling regulator is investigating the management of River Rock Casino for the handling of alleged incidents in the casino’s...

8/10/2018

article B.C. attorney general asks BC Liberals to waive cabinet privilege on money laundering documents
(British Columbia) -- Attorney General David Eby is asking for Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson’s help to obtain agreement of the previous government to waive...

8/2/2018

article Langley City casino expansion underway
(British Columbia) -- Work on a major expansion of the Cascades Casino Resort in Langley City is underway, with a pile-driver pounding poles into the ground to provide...

7/30/2018

article Delta casino gets the green light from city
(British Columbia) -- Delta’s casino is now ready to move forward, after council gave it fourth and final reading Monday night (July 30). “I know that there...

7/11/2018

article B.C.’s former illegal gaming enforcement commander makes startling claim about what he could not investigate
(British Columbia) -- Authorities called it the flow of dirty money into B.C. casinos captured on undated surveillance footage. But what happened outside the view of...
article OP/ED: Attorney general doesn’t provide any help to stop Delta casino
(British Columbia) -- After outlining my opposition to the casino proposal that received conditional approval from Delta council in May, I reported that I had written...

7/10/2018

article Former head of B.C.’s illegal gambling enforcement team blames RCMP, B.C. Liberals for inaction against money laundering
(British Columbia) -- The former head of B.C.’s Integrated Illegal Gambling Enforcement Team (IIGET) says the former provincial government didn’t crack down...
article Warnings ignored: Investigator fired after raising concerns about casino money laundering
(British Columbia) -- A pile of $20 bills – some $600,000 -- that was stacked higher than the casino cashier. It’s the surreal scene that stays with Joe...

7/8/2018

article BC’s ‘Dirty Money’ Casino Investigation Shifts Focus to Housing Market Bubble
(British Columbia) -- In British Columbia, an ongoing casino money laundering investigation is about to enter its second phase, and the province’s overheated...

7/6/2018

article Watchdog ‘astounded’ at Rich Coleman’s casino donation comments
(British Columbia) -- A B.C.-based political watchdog group is taking aim at former solicitor general Rich Coleman, over comments he made regarding donations to the BC...

7/5/2018

article How big is British Columbia’s money laundering problem?
(British Columbia) -- Beautiful British Columbia has been hiding a dirty little secret: Canada’s westernmost province has laundered at least $100m through its...

7/4/2018

article B.C. pledges action on casino money laundering
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. government has vowed to crack down on money laundering in the gaming sector after a scathing report identified millions of dollars in...
article Premier Horgan open to inquiry on money laundering in B.C. casinos
(British Columbia) -- Premier John Horgan says a public inquiry may be needed to determine how money laundering infiltrated B.C. casinos, a scourge the head of a recent...

7/3/2018

article 'It was an unintentional failure,' says former attorney general of money laundering fiasco
(British Columbia) -- In the wake of former RCMP deputy commissioner Peter German's report exposing the potential laundering of $100 million though B.C. casinos,...

7/1/2018

article How CBC journalists laundered $24K at B.C. casinos
(British Columbia) -- In May 2008, I found myself staring into the bright glow of a slot machine, a thick wad of $20 bills in my lap, wired with a hidden camera and...
article How the laundering of ‘dirty money’ in B.C. casinos was exposed
(British Columbia) -- Peter German, the former deputy RCMP commissioner tasked with investigating crime in British Columbia’s casinos, knew he had his work cut out...
article B.C. Casinos Linked to Money Laundering: What Does This Mean for Great Canadian Gaming Corp.?
(British Columbia) -- A long-awaited report from B.C.’s attorney general could have some wide-ranging consequences for casinos in the province, and that could be a...
article Mike Smyth: 'I am not soft on crime,' Coleman insists after damning casino report
(British Columbia) -- Columnist Mike Smyth writes about the aftermath of last week's bombshell money-laundering report. Has it knocked Rich Coleman out of the race...

6/30/2018

article Stop whitewashing the bloodstains from BC's Dirty Money Laundromat
(British Columbia) -- “I only have a daughter.” These were the last words of Lilly (Rong) Li, before she was strangled to death by two men in May, 2006. She...
article 'They didn't want to listen': Fired gambling inspector feels vindicated by report
(British Columbia) -- It's been a bittersweet week for Joe Schalk. As the former senior director of investigations for B.C.'s Gaming and Policy Enforcement...
article B.C. casino report offers glimpse at shift in RCMP priorities on financial crime
(British Columbia) -- In July of 2015, an RCMP officer investigating the flow of money into a B.C. casino told the province’s lottery corporation that officers...

6/28/2018

article B.C. casino report offers glimpse at shift in RCMP priorities on financial crime
(British Columbia) -- In July of 2015, an RCMP officer investigating the flow of money into a B.C. casino told the province’s lottery corporation that officers...
article How institutional infighting allowed money laundering to flourish at B.C. casinos
(British Columbia) -- "Toxic." "Poisoned." "The enemy." In a report about money laundering in Lower Mainland casinos, you might hope those...

6/27/2018

article 'They turned a blind eye to it,' says Eby on release of damning German report into money laundering at B.C. casinos
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. government has pledged sweeping oversight reforms of the casino industry as recommended by a damning independent report on money...
article B.C. casinos are ‘laundromats’ for ‘infusion of dirty money,’ report says
(British Columbia) -- Plastic shopping bags bulging with cash dumped onto casino counters. Hundreds of thousands in $20 bills, bundled by elastic bands. Thirteen minutes...
article B.C. money laundering report says casino chips being used as ‘currency’ to traffic drugs
(British Columbia) -- A new report from British Columbia Attorney General David Eby shows rampant money laundering at casinos fueled the opioid epidemic and rampant real...
article Large-scale money laundering at B.C. casinos; system failure: 'Dirty Money' report
(British Columbia) -- A long-awaited independent report into money laundering at B.C. casinos has been released with sweeping reforms recommended for the industry.
article Mulgrew: B.C. money-laundering report offers rhetoric instead of accountability
(British Columbia) -- The much-anticipated report into money laundering in B.C. casinos released Wednesday turned out to be a political whitewash. The police didn’...
article Shaw: Money-laundering report crucifies Liberals for mismanagement
(British Columbia) -- B.C. Attorney General David Eby didn’t need to use too many words Wednesday when he heaped the bulk of the blame for money laundering in the...

6/26/2018

article B.C. has failed to prevent money laundering through casinos: Attorney-General
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia’s Attorney-General says the province has failed to prevent widespread money laundering through its casinos, and hopes an...

6/24/2018

article Government seeks forfeiture of casino chips seized from suspected money launderer
(British Columbia) -- The director of civil forfeiture has filed suit against an alleged international money launderer to get casino chips seized from him forfeited to...

6/21/2018

article British Columbia casinos under pressure to ban high-limit games
(British Columbia) -- Casinos in the Canadian province of British Columbia are facing mounting public pressure to ban high-limit table games following a spate of money...

6/20/2018

article Poll shows voters support public inquiry into B.C. casino money laundering
(British Columbia) -- A majority of B.C. voters believe the provincial government should call a public inquiry into circumstances that enabled money laundering to occur...

6/13/2018

article Union responds to Gateway Casinos' letter to Kamloops
(British Columbia) -- The union representing workers at Cascades Casino in Kamloops is not impressed with a public letter issued by Gateway Casinos on Tuesday. Stephanie...

6/12/2018

article LETTER: Don’t give Delta casino final approval
(British Columbia) -- Although there may be a moral debate happening in our community, like it or not, I think gambling and casinos are here to stay.

6/11/2018

article Casino workers petition BCLC for fairness
(British Columbia) -- Members of the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working at casinos are petitioning BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) today...

6/8/2018

article Canadian police arrest suspected international money launderer
(British Columbia) -- Law enforcement officials in western Canada reportedly arrested an Australian national late last month amid allegations that he was the mastermind...

6/6/2018

article Man was in B.C. to launder money: RCMP
(British Columbia) -- An Australian high-stakes gambler, who was ordered deported after an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing Tuesday, was in B.C. to launder money,...

5/3/2018

article Delta council gives preliminary approval to Ladner casino
(British Columbia) -- Delta council has given the go ahead for a casino to be built in Ladner, providing BCLC and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure are...

5/2/2018

article Mesirow takes $400M gamble on casinos
(Vancouver) -- Mesirow Financial has completed the sale-leaseback of three Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited properties in Vancouver. Gateway is one of the...

5/1/2018

article How Suspicious Transactions in British Columbia Casinos Turned into Canada’s Biggest Money Laundering Scandal
(British Columbia) -- The term “money laundering” is often associated with popular offshore destinations such as Bermuda or Panama, but it turns out that...

4/29/2018

article Delta casino to promote 'socially responsible' gaming
(British Columbia) -- Measures are in place to help problem gamblers, the B.C. Lottery Corporation assures. One of the issues raised by opponents of Gateway’s...

4/26/2018

article Proposed Delta casino to be part of ‘Cascades’ brand
(British Columbia) -- Delta’s proposed casino may still in the application phase, but that hasn’t stopped Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. from...

4/20/2018

article The Vancouver Model: BC Casinos Linked with Chinese Gangs, Drugs and International Crime
(British Columbia) -- The suspicions that money from criminal activity has been laundered through British Columbia casinos for years have spread and are now turning into...

4/19/2018

article How Chinese gangs are laundering drug money through Vancouver real estate
(British Columbia) -- Criminal syndicates that control chemical factories in China’s booming Guangdong province are shipping narcotics, including fentanyl, to...

4/10/2018

article Ladner casino proposal going to hearing
(British Columbia) -- Delta council on Monday evening gave preliminary approval for the proposed Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. Hotel/casino complex. The $70...

4/8/2018

article Will there be a $70 million casino hotel in Ladner by 2020?
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4/3/2018

article B.C. attorney general reviewing report aimed at ending money laundering
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia's attorney general says a report on money laundering makes clear that proceeds of crime have been laundered through the...

4/2/2018

article Casino plan heading to Delta council
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3/29/2018

article Vancouver supercars are next in B.C. dirty money crackdown
(British Columbia) -- A money laundering crackdown sparked by lavish bets at Vancouver gambling tables has a new target in sight: The city’s gleaming luxury...

3/28/2018

article Suspicious Transactions Plummet at BC Casinos Following Crackdown
(British Columbia) -- Suspicious cash transactions at British Columbia’s casinos have dropped significantly in the wake of tighter controls implemented by the...

3/27/2018

article 'Suspicious' B.C. casino-cash transactions plummeted in February: Eby
(British Columbia) -- “Suspicious” casino-cash transactions plummeted in British Columbia after the provincial government tightened oversight, says Attorney...
article Vancouver Supercars Are Next in Canadian Dirty Money Crackdown
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3/26/2018

article B.C. attorney-general wants Ottawa to help province halt money laundering
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia’s attorney-general wants the federal government to help the province prevent money laundering. Former RCMP deputy...

3/23/2018

article Review of casino standoff, police shooting suggests IIO lacked training
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia's police watchdog lacked clear procedures and training for investigators after an officer-involved shooting led to a man's...

3/21/2018

article Compulsive gambler sues B.C. Lottery Corp.
(British Columbia) -- A gambling addict who says he blew $550,000 in disability payments on online lottery games is suing B.C. lottery officials for allegedly failing to...

3/16/2018

article BC Casinos Would Lose $88 Million Per Year from High Stakes Transaction Ban
(British Columbia) -- A proposal to restrict table game “buy-ins” at British Columbia casinos to no more than CA$10,000 ($7,650) would cost the sector up to...
article British Columbia Expects Revenue to Fall as It Tackles Dirty Money
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia is projecting a C$30 million ($23 million) drop in gambling revenue as the government cracks down on money laundering at Vancouver...
article Report: Anti-money-laundering measures could slam BCLC casino revenue
(British Columbia) -- A confidential report commissioned by B.C. Lottery Corp. estimates that B.C. casinos could lose up to $88 million in revenue each year if the...
article Cracking down on illegal gambling comes with cost, says report commissioned by province
(British Columbia) -- A provincial crackdown on large cash transactions in casinos could lead to a significant cut in revenue for the province, according to an...

3/15/2018

article 2016 money given to BCLC high rollers wasn’t for winnings, probe finds
(British Columbia) -- The hits just keep on coming for the casino industry in Canada. In an investigation over gambling practices and possible money laundering that...

3/13/2018

article Massive BCLC casino cheque payouts were mostly returned funds
(British Columbia) -- The majority of big-money cheques issued to B.C. Lottery Corp. high-rollers in 2016, including a $2.4 million return of funds, were not for...

3/2/2018

article Kelowna casino re-opens under new name
(British Columbia) -- Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is betting its newly re-branded and refurbished Kelowna casino will be a hit, both with gamblers and diners. The...

2/26/2018

article Kelowna casino re-brands; chooses grand opening charity
(British Columbia) -- Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is set to launch their new brand, Playtime Casino, with a grand opening in Kelowna this Thursday. Playtime Casino...

2/19/2018

article No quick fix: B.C.’s Attorney General says money laundering problem will take years to solve
(British Columbia) -- B.C.’s Attorney General is promising a widespread crackdown in the wake of shocking allegations of money laundering in B.C. real estate...
article Smyth: Eby talks tough on money-laundering, will he back it up with real action?
(British Columbia) -- B.C. has become a haven of drug-dealing and money-laundering that’s killing hundreds of people from overdoses and pricing homes beyond the...

2/16/2018

article River Rock VIP Manager Arranged Illegal Third-Party Cash Delivery for Gambler
(British Columbia) -- Lisa Gao, the former director of VIP guest relations at British Columbia’s River Rock Casino, was deregistered by the Canadian province...

2/15/2018

article River Rock Casino's top VIP hostess no longer at the casino following de-registration
(British Columbia) -- A prominent River Rock Casino employee who oversaw all high-limit betting operations is no longer working at the Richmond casino after losing a...

2/3/2018

article Delta casino proposal raises traffic and tunnel questions
(British Columbia) -- The City of Delta hosted its first open house on the proposed Gateway hotel/casino Thursday at Harris Barn. Over the course of the evening, well...

1/29/2018

article Delta business owners worried proposed casino could cause shortage of workers
(British Columbia) -- Members of Delta’s business community got their chance to weigh in on plans for a casino in Ladner during a Delta Chamber of Commerce...

1/27/2018

article B.C. government probe leads to deregistration of River Rock VIP host
(British Columbia) -- In British Columbia, a probe into allegations of third-party cash buy-ins at the River Rock Casino has resulted in the revocation of the...

1/25/2018

article River Rock VIP host deregistered after B.C. government probe
(British Columbia) -- B.C.’s gaming regulator has revoked the registration of River Rock Casino’s director of VIP gambler relations after an investigation...

1/23/2018

article ‘We had no idea it was this big’: B.C. attorney general on money laundering notes
(British Columbia) -- In a potential preview of next month’s provincial budget, B.C. Attorney General David Eby has pledged to crack down on white collar crime and...
article BC Lottery Corporation inches closer to virtual casino
(British Columbia) -- It can be hard work to set up a casino in this province – overcoming concerned city councils, neighbourhood opposition and the stigma of...

1/12/2018

article Richmond coffee shop the site of $2.68 million dollar transaction: Legal files
(British Columbia) -- Paul King Jin, the B.C. Lottery Corp.-banned lender at the centre of an investigation into alleged transnational money laundering in B.C. casinos,...
article Chinese Real Estate “High-Roller” Loans Money from Allegedly Underground Banking Network in Richmond, Legal Filings Claim
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia’s self-regulated casino industry has been blasted for its lax anti-money laundering measures. The issue appeared on the...

1/8/2018

article B.C. gaming officials flag unusual betting by high roller 'housewives' & 'students' in casino review
(British Columbia) -- People identifying their occupations as "student" or "housewife" make up an unusually large share of B.C.'s high-rolling...
article China's hunt for corrupt officials could affect BCLC 'whale' gambler revenue
(British Columbia) -- B.C. Lottery Corp. casinos rely heavily on large transactions from Asian “whale” gamblers, but revenue connected to this high-roller...

1/6/2018

article Gambling advisors coming to casinos
(British Columbia) -- B.C.’s NDP government is betting an investment into at-risk gamblers will pay off for the entire province. The province’s gaming policy...

1/2/2018

article Casino workers' union stunned by BCLC's $500,000 freedom of information search fee
(British Columbia) -- A union that requested B.C. Lottery Corporation records concerning anti-money laundering compliance at casinos including River Rock in Richmond, is...

12/20/2017

article Documents point to $5,000-chip problems at River Rock Casino
(British Columbia) -- A flood of $5,000 chips that disappeared from River Rock Casino raised concerns about public safety and an alleged underground economy connected to...

12/12/2017

article London Councillors raise questions about Gateway's casino plans
(British Columbia) -- A Canadian casino giant has provided an inside look into a proposed east end casino and hotel complex — fully equipped with an eight-storey...

12/4/2017

article BC Lottery given power to impose fines, strip licences from casinos
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. government is giving the province's gambling regulator new powers to impose fines directly and even strip operating licences from...

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