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Surrey City Council has decided to reject the controversial casino and entertainment complex.
By a vote of 5 to 4, with Surrey Mayor Diane Watts holding the deciding vote, Surrey said no thanks to the casino project.
Terry McNiece who led the group opposing the casino plan was asked if it was a David beats Goliath moment.
"Not really. I mean it was sort of overwhelming odds, but we had the community behind us right. As you can see the community is quite passionate about this. I mean we're stacked up against Gateway and BC Lottery Corporation but the community was behind us."
The BC Lottery Corporation calls the decision disappointing but says the casino project for South Surrey is now dead.