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#641 Spy Black

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 05:59 AM

University Heights would be a really stupid place for a casino. A middle school is across the street and a high school and UVic practically down the street. 

Like bars, there is a minimum age law in B.C. that describes who can, or can't get inside the casino.

Visually, and practically, a casino is just a building surrounded by a bunch of cars. What exactly do you feel is the issue with locating a casino near a school?

 

Realistically, if it's just the act of gambling that's your concern, a casino is no different than the myriad of corner stores selling lottery tickets over the counter, almost all of which are located close to (or next to) schools.

What would make a casino "bad", but makes a Government Liquor Store "OK"?


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#642 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 06:03 AM

on top of that many corner stores also have keno which the gambler can sit around in the store watching for his./her numbers.  so it's a de facto casino.


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#643 Spy Black

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 06:17 AM

Exactly - if anything, the 7-11 with the make-shift Keno Parlour is far more dangerous than an actual casino.

The hard core gamblers are tucked away in an age restricted building in a casino, but in the 7-11 Keno Parlour the gambling flotsam and jetsam of society are right there, sitting in a chair right next to the potato chip aisle your kid is shopping in.


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#644 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 06:23 AM

the bay centre has a great little keno parlour too.  right outside the dollar store.


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