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BC casino results up

16 July 2007

BRITISH COLUMBIA -- As reported by Surrey Leader: "B.C. casino revenues climbed 11 per cent last year to more than $1.2 billion.

"Lower Mainland casinos raked in the bulk of that, collecting $870 million in 2006-07, according to the B.C. Lottery Corporation's annual report.

"The single biggest generator was Richmond's River Rock Casino, where gamblers left behind a total of $233 million, up eight per cent.

"...Total BCLC revenues hit $2.4 billion, with nearly $1 billion coming from lotteries and $218 million from bingo halls.

"...More than $140 million in grants went to community and charitable groups..."

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