Delta and North Vancouver may soon see a new gaming facility, but it’s no dice for Surrey.
In a unanimous vote, Council has rejected the B.C. Lottery Corporation’s bid to build a gaming facility south of the Fraser.
Councillor Bruce Hayne says Surrey’s current gaming policy states the only way the city would bet in favour is if it were a destination casino.
Hayne says BCLC is shopping around a community gaming facility and that doesn’t fit policy.
The city had previously rejected a proposed resort casino in 2013.
The BCLC had estimated a Surrey casino would generate between $25 to $50-million, of which between $1.5 to $3 million would flow to the local government.