Cullen Commission Heats up as testimony puts former BC Liberal minister Rich Coleman right into the spotlight.

A former British Columbia RCMP officer testified he was informed in 2009 that Rich Coleman, then-minister responsible for gaming, was “largely responsible” for rampant money laundering related to organized crime in the province’s casinos, and that senior B.C. Mounties were complicit, an inquiry has heard. Fred Pinnock, former commander of B.C.’s anti-illegal gaming unit, described to the CullenContinue reading Cullen Commission Heats up as testimony puts former BC Liberal minister Rich Coleman right into the spotlight.

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Vancouver casino project would likely hurt fortunes of area businesses

I apologize for the delay today in posting this weeks column, but with two sick kiddies on the couch today, my time has been limited. This week, Brent and I battle over the new Paragon proposal for an ‘urban resort’. Where do you stand on this issue, or does it matter to you at all?Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Vancouver casino project would likely hurt fortunes of area businesses

Some little noticed news from the Friday before the long weekend… BCLC considers expanding gambling to mobile device apps.

From the Surrey Leader:  VICTORIA – Trying to maintain market share in rapidly evolving gambling business, B.C. Lottery Corporation is looking at expanding its online games and tickets to mobile phones and tablets.  BCLC launched its gambling website PlayNow.com a year ago, as unregulated internet poker websites started cutting into the province’s lucrative casino andContinue reading Some little noticed news from the Friday before the long weekend… BCLC considers expanding gambling to mobile device apps.