May 272011

by Terry O’Neill

Is gambling good for B.C. or bad for British Columbians?

Drive by Coquitlam’s Boulevard Casino at any hour on any day of any week in any month of the year and you’ll see a parking lot full of cars driven by folks who have gone inside to part with their money in amusing and diverting ways.

Losers always outnumber winners by a wide margin — that’s the nature of the gambling beast. But since no one is forcing any of the players to try their hand at the slots or poker, I don’t see much wrong with the way the casinos do business.

But I do have a larger concern…

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