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#1 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:55 AM

Thought we could have a distinct thread for this.

http://cfax1070.com/...hp?newsId=13658

NEW SLOT MACHINE PROPOSAL PERCOLATING IN VICTORIA

May 19, 2010

A GAMBLING OPERATOR HAS BEEN TALKING TO CITY HALL FOR SEVERAL MONTHS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF LOCATING A COMMUNITY GAMING CENTRE IN VICTORIA.


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Place your bets

Vancouver might not be the only major city in the province getting a new gaming facility. Two months after the government announced the development of an entertainment complex featuring 1,500 slot machines near BC Place, Public Eye has learned the province’s largest bingo hall has been pushing to open one of its mini-casinos in Victoria.



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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:10 AM

Remember this old idea from John Asfar:

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#3 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:32 AM

And they are putting a big casino near BC Place. Do we really want to revisit this controversial issue? With big price tags attached to the bridge, sewage treatment and possibly the mega-yacht marina we might not have a choice.


Does anyone know of any policing problem in View Royal? I don't see how it would be different if it was here, inside private property like a hotel annex. Maybe the Gatsby property, well away from any current downtown problems. I don't think that many binners pick up their $5.65 from the Bottle Depot then immediately lay it on on red on the roulette wheel in an effort to double it. Most problem gamblers look like you and I, and indeed can find their way to either casino if they need to. I mean, there is a free shuttle now if anyone from downtown wants to go. I don't think it is full of organized crime and destitute individuals.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 01:29 PM

I'm not against a casino, but I think we should require the developer goes the extra mile for it. Many would disagree, but I'd love to see a casino in a heritage building on the water with one of those big illuminated "Casino" signs that you see everywhere in Europe. Maybe in the wax museum building or a new building on one of our waterfront surface parking lots. Like this one in Lucerne:



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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:36 PM

How about in the new marina, that should liven things up considerably!
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:05 AM


Islander wins biggest online lottery jackpot


By Robert Randall • Published on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cowichan Bay resident Judith Pennyfeather is $7,643,546 richer today after winning the largest ever jackpot on the BC Lottery Corporation’s PlayNow.com online 6/49 lottery.[...]
As a public service, we here at VibrantVictoria have taken the liberty of putting this jackpot into perspective in order to see what kind of buying power $7.6 million actually has.[...]
Pennyfeather is no stranger to big chunks of real estate as a former part-owner of Nanaimo’s Mount Benson, the iconic backdrop to the hub city.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:19 PM

^That woman sounds weird.

Firstly, after determining she was the winner of millions and millions of dollars, she just goes and calmly makes herself a cup of tea. I really don't think many people do that when they find out such life-changing news. Then, when asked about what she plans to do with the money, she has no idea or plan of what to do with the money. Zilch. I've talked to countless people over the years that buy lottery tickets and every single one of them had at least some idea of where they were going to put their winnings. I don't play lottery but if I did I would have a clear plan of what to do with the loot.
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:55 PM

BCLC has developed a "football square board" for pubs to use during Superbowl. It lets them run a legal board without risk of being fined for using an illegal lottery, board, or pool.

And they only take a $10 commission on each $200 board.

Almost seems reasonable.
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:19 PM

I signed up with Play Now so that I could bet on the Grey Cup. Only problem was that I had to bet on two different games and you have to win them both to take home the money.

That was a little disappointing, but after going to all the trouble I placed a wild bet on an NFL game where I had no clue whatsoever as to what the outcome might be.

Watched the Grey Cup with more anticipation than usual as I now had some skin in the game. (as VHF would say)

Checked the next day and sure enough somehow I won. I was able to load up my account with my credit card but to get the money back I have to give them my bank account number, they will not credit my card.

I think there might be some people out there that get wired to this crap. Not this cowboy.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:05 PM

I tried signing up at Play Now but for some reason it couldn't verify me or something :(

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#11 Rob Randall

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 11:54 PM

^That woman sounds weird.

Firstly, after determining she was the winner of millions and millions of dollars, she just goes and calmly makes herself a cup of tea. I really don't think many people do that when they find out such life-changing news. Then, when asked about what she plans to do with the money, she has no idea or plan of what to do with the money. Zilch. I've talked to countless people over the years that buy lottery tickets and every single one of them had at least some idea of where they were going to put their winnings. I don't play lottery but if I did I would have a clear plan of what to do with the loot.

Yes, she struck me as unusual when I saw her. I can understand making tea; when faced with a mind-boggling event, people either go nuts or cope by being ultra-calm, trying to keep it together by doing something simple while the concept sinks in. I can see myself doing that.

I confess I pretty much had the article written in my head before I got the chance to see her at the ceremony. I was expecting a funny "aw, shucks,I guess I'll pay off some bills, go on a long trip" type yokel, the kind you see in these types of photo ops.

But she struck me as being extremely guarded yet professionally polite and smiling. Sure, anyone who instantly turns into a walking ATM is going to be cautious but Pennyfeather went to great pains to not say anything. The reporters couldn't get a decent prediction out of her. In desperation for a decent quote I practically begged when I asked her: what wouldn't you do with the money? I was hoping she'd say "I won't be partying etc." but she wouldn't even take that bait. I felt like saying, "hey, say you'll buy a boat. You don't have to actually buy one, but I really need a good quote for this article! C'mon give me something!

I considered scrapping the article because there's only so much you can do with several minutes of "I don't know what I'll do with the money". I tried to flesh out the story by doing a bit of digging and that's when I found she was one of the owners of the controversial Mt. Benson site.

Then it all clicked in. She didn't go nuts when she found out she won because she likely was already relatively well off so no need to jump up and down. She's guarded likely because she received a lot of negative media attention from the Mt. Benson sale a few years ago.

But she seemed very nice and as for the negative stuff, you can't really blame her for doing what she wanted with property she owned fair and square I suppose.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 07:45 AM

If I won that kind of money, I wouldnt want anyone outside my family and really, really close friends to know. The resentment would just become to much for a lot of people.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:06 AM

If I won that kind of money, I wouldnt want anyone outside my family and really, really close friends to know. The resentment would just become to much for a lot of people.


You don't really have a choice as the BC Lottery people require that you provide them a photo and marketing op in order to get your dough. If you wanted to avoid the attention badly enough, I guess you could always hire a lawyer to act as a stand in for you but most people aren't going to think of that.

Wealthy or not I think she made the right call. If she said she was wanting to buy a boat then a hundred brokers would be calling her! Best to say nothing, take the dough and move on.

#14 gumgum

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:10 AM

I know they are obligated. I was just pointing out that I can understand her reluctance to talk to the media.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:38 AM

You can hire a lawyer as a stand-in? I didn't know that. That would be an excellent thing to do considering every marketing and save-a-xx foundation will be after you once they're alerted of your earnings, knowing full well of the typical lack of fiscal prudence that goes with large windfall winnings.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:48 AM


Islander wins biggest online lottery jackpot


By Robert Randall • Published on Wednesday, January 12, 2011


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What I want to know is how did they manage to blow 7 million dollars on propping up Mt. Doug Secondary

And I knew that the Chelsea Green repairs were expensive, but.. ouch :o

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:49 AM

You can hire a lawyer as a stand-in? I didn't know that. That would be an excellent thing to do considering every marketing and save-a-xx foundation will be after you once they're alerted of your earnings, knowing full well of the typical lack of fiscal prudence that goes with large windfall winnings.


I'll admit I got excited when I read that bit, but then reality kicked in that I would have to win the lottery first

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#18 Bingo

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:40 AM

Check your B.C. Lottery tickets: A winning ticket was sold here on Vancouver Island.

According to the B.C. Lottery Corp. the winning ticket for Saturday’s $13.68-million jackpot on the Lotto 6/49 was sold somewhere in the Malahat/Juan de Fuca area.

- See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.dgVcSLir.dpuf

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#19 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 08:27 AM

Lee said winnings for successful bets on Biden total about $1.1 million.

 

There were 23,000 bets totalling $5.6 million wagered on the 2020 U.S. election, with approximately $1.4 million placed on Joe Biden and $3.6 million placed on Donald Trump.

 

https://www.timescol...lion-1.24239300

 

 

 

 

 

 

not bad.  so bclc made $3.9M net profit.


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Posted 14 November 2020 - 02:43 PM

Betting for 2024 has opened on PlayNow. A bet on Tucker Carlson pays 101-1

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